Himalaya Toronto Maple Leaf, Jojo
Today, the new U.S. Secretary of State held the first press briefing in Washington, D.C.
• While supporting cooperation with China on climate change issues, Secretary Anthony Blinken reiterated the genocide of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang. Numerous media have given different opinions on this.
o Secretary Anthony Blinken has agreed with former Secretary Mike Pompeo’s designation of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) as having participated in genocide against the Uyghurs. So, at the press conference, he probably meant to favor cooperation with China as a country on climate change but continued to condemn the genocide committed by the CCP.
• It is worth noting that today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day and Secretary Blinken highlighted his Jewish family’s history of persecution and his stepfather’s holocaust rescue at the conference.
o The CCP’s genocidal policy against the Uyghurs will be very upsetting to the Jewish community, especially those in charge of the Swamps.
• Mr. Lu De and guests discuss whether the Biden administration will say one way in public and another in private on the matter of Communist China.
o If the Biden administration tries to do that, they will pay a big price, especially in terms of damage to their reputation.
o More and more left-wing media outlets are now paying attention to how the Biden administration is handling the Chinese Communist genocide. For example, Josh Rogin from the Washington Post tweeted today: “UN Ambassador nomninee @LindaT_G declines to call China’s genocide in Xinjiang a “genocide,” like @SecBlinken did. “I look forward to the results of the review that’s being done… all of the procedures were not followed. Yikes.”
o The whistleblower movement is turning the pro-CCP ecosystem in the U.S. into an anti-CCP ecosystem. Biden’s pick for Commerce secretary, Gina Raimondo, pledged a tough line against Chinese trade and technology threats but didn’t say she would continue the Trump administration’s blacklisting of Huawei Technologies Co.