Katyusha News Reference ——June 8, 2021

. The New Federal State of China News 

1. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), the Pentagon subagency tasked with countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction including biological weapons, gave $37.5 million to EcoHealth Alliance, a firm that has provided funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), the Chinese virology lab from which CCP-virus has been suspected of leaking.

2. On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) argued that the United States should start punishing China for the coronavirus pandemic now and suggested revoking China’s permanent most-favored-nation status, hurting the financing terms they get from international financial institutions, and revoking visas from CCP members and their children so they can’t educate their children at American schools.

3. House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy told Breitbart News exclusively this weekend that he is considering various proposals that would allow Americans to sue the Chinese Communist Party for wrongful death if a loved one died of coronavirus or for damages to their businesses if they suffered due to the pandemic.

4. A London panel organized by the World Uyghur Congress known as the “Uyghur Tribunal” concluded on Monday with testimony alleging that the Chinese government has perpetrated “compulsory sterilization,” “forced contraception,” and “torture” on ethnic Uyghurs in China’s western Xinjiang region.

5. House armed services committee, the foreign relations committee and intelligence committee’s top republican is urging President Joe biden to formulate a strategy of “comprehensive institutions” for stopping the nuclear construction in China, warned at the same time, the lack of action on this issue may lead to the China at a certain degree of nuclear parity with the United States in 2030.

6. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said part of the widespread media dismissal of the coronavirus lab-leak theory last year stemmed from liberal networks’ financial connections to the CCP government.

7.Japan and Australia on June 9 affirmed the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait for the first time in bilateral talks, while agreeing to deepen security cooperation amid CCP’s rising assertiveness in regional waters.

8. CCP Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his counterpart Wunna Maung Lwin during a meeting on June 8 in Chongqing that Beijing would continue implementing bilateral projects in the Southeast Asian nation, Myanmar state broadcaster MRTV reported.

9. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday told the Senate Foreign Relations committee the Biden administration’s foreign policy agenda’s goals of out-competing rival China in the global economy and revitalizing worldwide “alliances and partnerships.”

10. U.S. President Joe Biden is close to issuing a new executive order targeting personal data collection by apps like Chinese-owned WeChat and TikTok, according to people familiar with the matter.

11. Japan and Australia voiced “serious concerns” on June 9 over reports of human rights abuses against Uyghur and other Muslim minorities in China’s far western region of Xinjiang.

12.The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on June 8 decided to drop Chinese sportswear brand Li Ning as its official kit sponsor for the Olympics, announcing that Indian athletes will wear unbranded apparel during the Tokyo Olympics.

13. The European Union and the United States will announce a wide-ranging partnership around technology and trade next week in an attempt to push back against China and promote democratic values.

II. World News

1. Joe Biden departs Washington early June 9 on the first foreign trip of his presidency, launching an intense series of summits with G7, European and NATO partners before a tense face-to-face with Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

2. The United Doctors of Venezuela, a non-governmental organization representing anti-socialist health workers, accused the socialist regime on June 7 of fabricating its Chinese coronavirus statistics, which remain at press time suspiciously lower than those of its neighbors.

3. Apple announced the launch of its new iCloud+ services at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) recently. One feature, called “Private Relay,” allows users to mask their browsing activity and identity similar to a virtual private network, but this feature will not be offered in China due to the country’s laws surrounding VPNs.

4. In partnership with aerospace company Boeing, the U.S. Navy has successfully carried out aerial refueling using an unmanned aircraft for the first time. The service branch said June 7 that the unprecedented MQ-25 program achievement was conducted on June 4 from MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois.

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