Katyusha News Reference ——March 28, 2021

Ⅰ. The New Federal State of China News

1. A joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely,” according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press. If true, the CCP should be held accountable for the serious interference with the truth about the origin of the virus and the new lies that will make the epidemic bring new harm to the world.

2. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday he sees “increasingly adversarial” aspects to the United States’ relationship with China(CCP).

3. “The United States on Saturday condemned China’s (CCP) sanctions against two American religious-rights officials and a Canadian lawmaker in a dispute over Beijing’s treatment of Uighur Muslims and other minorities. We stand in solidarity with Canada, the UK, the EU, and other partners and allies around the world in calling on the (CCP) to end the human rights violations and abuses.” Blinken said in a statement.

4. China moved to tighten scrutiny over its credit rating business on Sunday, issuing draft rules aimed at bolstering an industry long blamed for inflating ratings in the country’s $4.4 trillion corporate bond market.

5. The defense ministers of Japan and Indonesia on Sunday agreed to send messages to the rest of the world that the two countries will strongly oppose any action by China (CCP) that could escalate tensions in regional waters.

6. The United Arab Emirates will start producing CCP’s Sinopharm vaccine next month in a deal that deepens Beijing’s influence in the Arab Gulf, long a bastion of U.S. power.

7. Corey Lewandowski, a former Trump 2016 campaign manager and 2020 senior adviser said, Trump’s social media site will come in 3-4 months.

8. The United States, Britain, the European Union and Canada have engaged in political manipulation to destabilize China (CCP), a spokesperson for the Xinjiang regional government Xu Guixiang said on Monday.

9. The UN has begun negotiations with Beijing for a visit “without restrictions” to Xinjiang to see how the Uighur minority is being treated, secretary-general António Guterres said in an interview broadcast.

10. The U.S. isn’t ready to lift tariffs on Chinese imports in the near future, but might be open to trade negotiations with Beijing, according to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai.

11. Taiwan Deputy Defence Minister Chang Che-ping is no longer scrambling Chinese aircraft encroach on its air defense identification zone but tracks the intruders with ground base missiles instead to help save resources, a senior official said on Monday.

12. CCP announced tax breaks on Monday to spur growth of its semiconductor industry. CCP was suffering with U.S. sanctions by cutting off access to American processor chips for tech giant Huawei and some other companies.

13. Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered a speech at a meeting of the Liberal Democratic Party’s Union in Niigata on Tuesday. When talking about the confrontation between the United States and China (CCP), Abe pointed out that Asia, including Japan, has stood at the forefront of the confrontation between the two countries.

14, Cyberspace has been further tightened since the Chinese Communist Party’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) unveiled a draft of the country’s radio and television law on March 17, which will fully control on the entire Internet.

II. World News

1. Palau’s new President Surangel Whipps Jr. leaded a group visiting to Taiwan on March 28, the delegates also included the Palau’s U.S. ambassador John Hennessey – Niland. After the former President Jimmy Carter cut off relations with Taipei in 1979 to support Beijing, this is the first formal visit to Taiwan for ambassador of the United States.

2. Secretary of State Antony Blinken tells CNN that the Biden administration “will take necessary actions at a time and place of our choosing” to hold Russia accountable for its aggression.

3. According to reports, the stranded container ship blocking the Suez Canal for almost a week was reportedly ‘refloated’ on Monday and was being secured, raising hopes the busy waterway will soon be reopened.

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