Katyusha News Reference – Friday, February 5, 2021

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I. The New Federal State of China News

1. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke on the phone with Chinese Communist Party representative Yang Jiechi on Friday, expressing concern about human rights and democratic values in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong. Mr.  Blinken has called for China to condemn the military coup in Myanmar, the Commerce Department said in a statement. And warned Beijing that Washington will work with its allies to hold the people’s Republic accountable for its actions to threaten the international stability in the Indo-Pacific region, including the Taiwan Strait.

2. Australia has called for a United Nations investigation on Thursday into allegations of human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region. The way the Beijing regime treats Uighur Muslims has been continually criticized by the international community. Prior to this, the U.S. government is also deeply disturbed by reports of sexual assault on women in Xinjiang detention camps.

3. In an interview with Fox News that aired Thursday, former Secretary of State Pompeo says the Chinese Communist Party uses homegrown apps to obtain personal data on U.S. citizens, then combs it with artificial intelligence technology and uses it as a weapon against the U.S. “We, and our allies, must take the Chinese [Communist Party] threat seriously.

4. The Biden administration has previously called on the Communist China to actively address the growing concern of the United States about China’s nuclear stockpile. The Chinese communist party responded forcefully to the call on Friday, calling Washington’s concerns “unfounded slander.

5. The CCP is trying to bind international financial enterprises and slow down the decoupling process. The German insurance giant Allianz said on Friday it has acquired full ownership of China Life’s insurance business after agreeing to buy a 49% stake in a Chinese-Chinese joint venture it does not yet own. All happened a month after the EU-China reached an Investment Agreement.

6. The Beijing authority increases their intimidation against Australia. On Friday, its Ministry of Education issues the No. 1 Study Abroad Warning in 2021 and lying that there have been successive vicious incidents of overseas students being attacked in many places in Australia, cautions Chinese students to make a full risk assessment and consider carefully whether to go or return to Australia to study, 

7. The CCP and the World Health Organization (WHO) seem to have reached an agreement on how to mislead the world on CCP virus. The Global Times, the CCP’s state-run media, said on Thursday that WHO research teams should be sent to the United States and Europe to “investigate” the origin of the virus. WHO officials in a previous speech, which seems tosuggest the virus originated outside Wuhan.

8. The CCP Foreign Office and official newspaper launch another campaign on Thursday to smear women who have been proven to have been raped and tortured in CCP concentration camps, calling them “criminals” and “actors”.

9. A new study releases on Thursday by Graphika, a social media analysis company in the United States, found that a large number of fake and impostors systematically speak well for the Communist Party of China on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, while slandering American democracy and its ability to fight the CCP virus pandemic. And Chinese Communist diplomats have been driving the spread of this disinformation online 

10. Hong Kong Education authorities have issued sweeping guidelines to bring Hong Kong’s primary and high school Curriculum in line with the city’s national security law, requiring the youngest pupils at primary level will have to learn the basic concepts of national security and name the agencies of subversion, secession and so on. And to know ” whom are protecting the people”, specifically refer to the police and the People’s Liberation Army.

11. It is reported on Thursday that Germany is preparing a 2 billion euro exit plan from Huawei, which is jointly proposed by the German Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Research and the Ministry of Transport. European governments are increasingly taking measures to keep Huawei out of the 5G plan due to security concerns. The French Constitutional Council approves the French “anti-Huawei” law on Friday, and telecom operators Bouygues Telecom and SFR, which protested against the bill, will have to remove the antennas of Huawei’s 5G mobile network already installed.

12. Luckin Coffee says on Friday that it is negotiating with stakeholders about a financial restructuring and that the company has filed for bankruptcy protection. Luckin made its debut in the U.S. stock market in May 2019, after which the Securities and Exchange Commission found that the company deceived investors by falsely reporting revenue, expenditure and net operating losses. Fraudulent accounting practices are common among CCP companies listed on the US stock exchanges.  

13. On Friday, it is revealed that the Communist China is using vaccines as a bargaining chip to pressure the Turkish Parliament to pass the Extradition Treaty between the China and Turkey. The treaty was signed in 2017 and suddenly ratified by the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China’s National People’s Congress last December. It may be submitted to the Turkish Parliament as early as this month. The legislation, if enacted, could lead to life-threatening disasters for Uighurs fleeing to Turkey.

14. The Communist Party releases a new list of ethical guidelines for actors and other performers on Friday, saying that if they do not abide by these norms, they will face a permanent professional ban. The association says that performers should not incite hatred and discrimination between races, nor should they promote cults and superstitions. The new regulations will be implemented on a trial basis from March 1.

15. Several international traders reveal that China has ordered at least 1 million tons of barley from Canada and Europe respectively to fill the huge demand gap for feed grain.

16. On February 5, the Information Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the Communist Party announces that a subtype of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 among wild birds is detected in Lianyungang City, Jiangsu Province. 

17. For the first time since the new Coast Guard law has come into effect in China this month, the CCP coast guard intruded into Japan’s territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands on Saturday, drawing strong concerns from Japan over the new law. The law, which comes into force on Monday, explicitly allows the CCP coast guards to use weapons against foreign ships

II. World News

1. Following Dominion Voting Systems Company’s claim of $1.3 billion against Mr. Giuliani on the grounds of “scattering lies”, Election Technology Company Smartmatic also officially filed a complaint with Mr. Giuliani, Attorney Powell and Fox News Media for $2.7 billion. “FOX is committed to providing a complete context for each story through in-depth reporting and clear insights,” a spokesperson for FOX News Media said in a subsequent statement. We are proud of our 2020 election coverage and will vigorously defend this relentless lawsuit in court “

2. In order to strengthen supply chain cooperation between the United States and Taiwan, the American Association in Taiwan and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States jointly holds a symposium on the supply chain industry on Friday. The industry participants call on the United States and Taiwan to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. This is the highest-level meeting between the U.S. Biden administration and Taiwan since taking office.

3. U. N. observers have found new evidence of Iran ‘ s undeclared nuclear activities, media reported on Friday. During the autumn inspection, the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency found traces of radioactive material from samples collected at two sites, which may indicate that Iran has carried out nuclear weapons work.

4. Japan’s ruling lawmakers on Friday call for a new law similar to the United States’ Taiwan Relations Act, looking to help Taiwan defend itself amid Beijing’s repeated invasions intoTaiwan’s airspace.

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