Himalaya Toronto Maple Leaf, Jojo
• The White House issued a notice on the continuation of Executive Order 13818 yesterday.
o It stated：“The prevalence and severity of human rights abuse and corruption that have their source, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States, continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. For this reason, the national emergency declared on December 20, 2017, must continue in effect beyond December 20, 2020. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13818 with respect to serious human rights abuse and corruption.”
o The assets of all those involved (including the American citizens) are at risk of being frozen.
o In the current situation, an executive order can bypass Congress and quickly implement effective measures to protect U.S. national security. Please note that an executive order has to be reviewed and accepted by the National Security Council.
o No law or regulation can please everyone. In the U.S., it at least ensures that the interests of the majority are maximized. Plus, in the U.S., because of their system, the impact of a wrong government decision has an extremely limited.
o However, in China, not just law, but everything only serves a very few red families in power. For most Chinese people, there is never any benefit.
• House Republicans have signed a letter demanding that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi remove Rep. Eric Swalwell from the Intelligence Committee over his ‘classified’ friendship with Chinese spy Fang Fang, also known as Christine Fang. However, Nancy Pelosi has already said that she is not concerned by Swalwell’s ties to Fang.
• At the Senate hearing yesterday, Senator Josh Hawley, on behalf of 74 million of President Trump’s supporters, called out the mainstream media for Russia investigation but not election fraud investigation.
• In response to the delay of Intelligence Community Assessment focused on foreign election influence, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said it is pure nonsense and totally unsubstantiated to accuse that interfered in the U.S. election.
o The CCP has interfered in the U.S. intelligence community for years. Those pro-communist groups colluded with the Chinese government try to downplay the CCP threat and deliberately put the finger on Iran and Russia.
o Mr. Lu De concludes at the end of the show that we, Chinese, all have the CCP’s mindset and will take generations to get rid of it. The Whistleblower Movement is to speed up this process.