May 12, 2021

Geopolitics

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New signs of Chinese nuclear weapon buildup: State Dept.
In the early to mid-2010s as the People’s Liberation Army Second Artillery, called the PLA Rocket Force after 2015, was clearly developing new and more varied intercontinental range missiles, some analysts and arms control experts held that this was not evidence per se that China was expanding its nuclear missile forces. Read More.
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China aims for ‘globe-spanning universal society’: State Dept.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has combined its brand of Marxism-Leninism and extreme nationalism to pursue a goal of maintaining absolute power at home while instituting a global socialist order, said a report by the policy planning staff at the U.S. State Department. Read More.
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China expels pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong
In its intent to crush all opposition, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) last week forced the expulsion of four pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong. Read More.
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U.S. official: Pax Sinica would require Americans' obedience
An aggressive and intrusive Chinese Communist Party (CCP) “not only rejects our democratic political principles, but it sees them as a prime vulnerability that it can exploit,” the U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asia and Pacific affairs said in a recent speech. Read More.
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Guatemala rescinds invite to Planned Parenthood
Guatemala's pro-life president has declared he will not allow Planned Parenthood to operate in the country. Read More.
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As U.S. media anoints Biden, Iran's regime rejoices
Iran, which received boatloads of cash from the United States when Joe Biden was vice president in the Obama administration, went into celebration mode on Saturday when the U.S. corporate media declared Biden the winner of the Nov. 3 presidential election. Read More.
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Report: 72 South Koreans have died from flu vaccine
Communist China is continuing to pressure South Koreans to receive a flu vaccine, saying it is "essential" for combating coronavirus, even though 72 people in South Korea have died from the vaccine, a report said. Read More.
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President Trump's deals changed the Mideast map
Amid a flurry of activity in which U.S. President Donald Trump has brokered peace deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Sudan, calculations are being made in Arab capitals regarding the normalization of ties with Israel. Read More.
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Fentanyl: China killing Americans with impunity
The communist regime in China is killing Americans with fentanyl, an analyst noted. Read More.
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People of China 'are not to be trifled with,' Chairman Xi warns
Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping warned potential “invaders” of the communist nation's military resolve, speaking on the 70th anniversary of China's entry into the Korean War, the only time Chinese forces have fought U.S. troops in combat. Read More.
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President Trump brokers Israel-Sudan peace deal
President Trump's decision to remove Sudan from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism helped pave the way for Sudan to reach a deal on the normalization of relations with Israel. Read More.
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China’s ‘war of decision’ seen replacing U.S. as hegemon
Chinese statecraft, especially under the era of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) dictatorship, has featured a pattern of fighting “wars of decision,” or intentional offensive conflicts that China can win, timed to reshape a new regional or global political environment favorable to the CCP. Read More.
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Poll finds most Arabs support Trump's Mideast peace plan
A new survey has found that President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan which endorses a pathway to normalized relations with Israel is widely supported by Arabs in countries that would be affected. Read More.
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CCP warns it will detain Americans in China
The communist government in China has threatened to detain Americans in China in retaliation for the U.S. Department of Justice's prosecution of Chinese scientists visiting the U.S. who were charged with concealing their active duty People's Liberation Army (PLA) status. Read More.
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Covid used as cover to expand domestic surveillance
Internet freedom has declined for the 10th consecutive year as governments around the world are using the coronavirus pandemic as a "cover" to expand online surveillance, crack down on dissent, and build new technological systems to control society, Freedom House says in a new report. Read More.

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