Katyusha News Reference – Monday, January 11, 2021

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I. The New Federal State of China News

1.A statement issued by the New York Stock Exchange on January 6 announced that it would continue to delist the shares of China Telecom, China Mobile Co., Ltd. and China Unicom (Hong Kong). After 9:30 a.m. ET on January 11, 2021, Americans cannot participate in the trading of shares of these three companies.

2. Following 126 new cases of CCP virus infection on January 10, 21 new infections were added in Shijiazhuang on January 11, but insiders revealed that the actual infection number was far higher than this figure. On that day, another nine locations in Shijiazhuang were increased to a medium-risk area. In addition, the epidemic situation in Xingtai Nangong is serious, and a square cabin hospital with a capacity of 5,000 people is being urgently built.

3. “The independence of the judiciary is fundamental to the rule of law and administrative justice in Hong Kong, as well as the confidence in our judicial system and Hong Kong’s international reputation,” the new Chief Justice Zhang Juneng of the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong, said Monday (January 11). He noted that judicial independence meant that courts “can never succumb to undue external pressure or influence”.

4.According to London, British Foreign Secretary Raab expected that more restrictions will be imposed this week on companies that buy goods from Xinjiang and possibly imposing sanctions on Chinese Communist Party officials who are believed to play an important role in related human rights violations, by which to deal with concerns and criticism at home about Britain’s complicity in forced labor in Xinjiang

5.On January 8, the third-party payment company of the Communist Party of China, Guofubao Information Technology Co., Ltd., underwent an industrial and commercial change. Guofutong Information Technology Development Co., Ltd., the company’s second largest shareholder, officially withdrew. Bank of America’s shareholding in Guofubao Information Technology Co., Ltd. increased from 70% to 100%, and PayPal officially fully owned Guofubao. This is also the first third-party payment company wholly owned by a foreign company in Communist Party of China so far. Paypal and payment service Stripe have just in high profile cut off the Trump presidential campaign’s access to donations, and they are obviously more interested in the promise of the Communist Party of China.

6.Newly elected Iowa Republican Rep. Ashley Hinson confirmed Monday (January 11) that she had asked Pelosi to exercise his power to prevent the delivery of CCP newspapers to Congress. “I was shocked by the uninvited China Daily,” Hinson said. China Daily is a propaganda tool controlled by the Communist Party of China. It is reported that despite early protests by some lawmakers, the publication has been distributed in the United States Congress for many years.

II. World News

1. On Monday (January 11), First Lady Melania Trump issued a public statement “Our Way Forward” in which she was “disappointed and frustrated” by the January 6 congressional violence and called on Americans to “cure in a civilized way”.

2. The White House announced a January 11 press release, stating Trump declared a state of emergency in Washington, D.C. from January 11 to January 24, spanning four days after Biden’s inauguration on January 20. The state of emergency authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster relief efforts in the national capital. The news came after the meeting between President Trump and Vice President Pence.

3. On March 11, General Mark Milley, Chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, and General Valery Gerasimov, Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, held a conference call, and the two sides discussed safety issues of mutual concerns. 

4. The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday (January 11) restarted impeachment proceedings against President Trump, and most Republican lawmakers did not support Pelosi’s idea. Even if the Democratic Party finally passed the House of Representatives by a majority vote, the resolution was not coercive. Pence has previously expressed his opposition to the invocation of the 25th Amendment to remove the president.

5. Despite the campaign against President Trump to be denationalized by the Democratic and establishment media following the congressional invasion last Wednesday (January 7), the Defense Department has said today that President Trump remains the only person in the government who has full and direct power to order a military action and the only discretionary person to use the state’s nuclear arsenal. The Ministry of Defense will avoid participating in any “military coup”.

6. Craft, the permanent representative of the United States to the United Nations, will visit Taiwan from January 13 to 15. Taiwan’s presidential palace announced on January 11 that President Tsai Ing-wen expects to meet with Kraft in the presidential palace on the morning of January 14. Foreign Minister Wu Jaushieh said that the theme of Kraft’s visit to Taiwan was to discuss with Taiwan how to promote Taiwan’s participation in international organizations, and the topic was very important.

7. U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Hoekstra announced on Monday (January 11) that he had officially met with Chen Xinxin, Taiwan’s representative to the Netherlands at the embassy, becoming the first U.S. official to meet with Taiwanese officials in public in a U.S. government venue since Secretary of State Pompeo announced on Saturday that he lifted self-restrictions on U.S. relations with Taiwan. 

8. Your T1 WIFI, an Internet provider based in northern Idaho, confirmed that it is blocking Facebook and Twitter from providing service to its customers due to complaints from people who use the company’s Internet service after the two big technology companies blocked President Trump, saying its customers no longer want to access Facebook and Twitter.

9. On January 8th, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Tucson shooting, Biden promised to defeat the National Rifle Association (NRA) and “end gun violence”. The NRA responded Sunday (January 11) that Biden attempted to repeal the right of the American people to own firearms under the Second Amendment to the Constitution, calling on gun owners to remain vigilant and participate in the political and legislative process. Lutheran has previously pointed out that Biden’s successful election will end the American people’s right to own guns in order to achieve elitist rule.

10. In a statement on January 11, U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo said that Cuba was once again included in the list of countries that support terrorism because Cuba has repeatedly supported international terrorism and provided safe haven for terrorists. “Through this action, we will once again hold the Cuban government accountable and send a clear message that the Castro regime must stop supporting international terrorism and subverting American justice.

11. On January 11, the Indonesian Food and Drug Administration approved the emergency use of the CCP Koxing vaccine. The vaccine is undergoing a third phase of testing in Bandung, Indonesia, with 1,600 volunteers participating in the trial. According to Penny, the head of Indonesia’s biopharmaceutical company, the vaccine is only 65.3% effective. According to Reuters, Koxing Biotechnology’s third phase of trial in Brazil was less than 60% effective.12. According to the Portuguese daily, Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa tested positiv

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