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• Eight Communist Chinese bomber planes and four fighter jets entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Saturday.
o Xi Jinping is under a lot of pressure lately：
a. Xi believes he won the ultimate battle in the U.S. presidential election, but his opponents feel the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) lost instead due to the Trump administration’s crimes against humanity designation.
b. With everyone now aware of Xi’s current health condition, top party officials have doubted his ability to stay in power.
o Mr. Lu De and guests discuss why Xi is setting his sights on Taiwan now.
a. Xi wants to divert everyone’s attention by going through the attack on Taiwan.
b. Xi believes his political career has always been won without losing. This time, Taiwan can surely be conquered as well, earning the greatest honor of his life and becoming another greatest ruler in Chinese history.
• Biden Administration issued a statement to “urge Beijing to cease its military, diplomatic, and economic pressure against Taiwan.”
o In its statement, the Biden administration claimed that it would maintain the commitments as outlined in the Three Communiqués, the Taiwan Relations Act, and the Six Assurances.
• President Joe Biden agreed with the Trump administration that China committed genocide against Uyghurs.
o Xi sanctioned 28 members of the Trump administration in order to warn the current Biden administration.
• Jamie Metzl, a member of the World Health Organization’s International Advisory Committee on Human Genome Editing, has speculated that the coronavirus originated in a lab in Wuhan, China.