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How Chinese Cartels Dump Cheap Drugs on the West | China Unscripted
China is dumping fentanyl in the United States, fueling an opioid crisis, while withholding drugs for overdose. It's part of a larger drug war China is fighting against the US. This is a highlight from the full China Unscripted interview with Rosemary Gibson, co- author of China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America's Dependence on China for Medicine—How China Took Control of American Medicine https://youtu.be/uddZNwbvu6U
 

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Gravitas LIVE | China, a global disease incubator? Palki Sharma Upadhyay | WION News
Asian flu in 1956, Bird flu outbreak in 1997, the SARS epidemic in 2002 and the Wuhan virus pandemic in 2020; Four disasters, one source: CHINA. Why is China a hotspot for new diseases?
 

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04 June 1989: The Date CCP Wants to Forget
China was going through massive changes in the 80s. The Chinese Communist Party had opened up its economy to foreign investment. Leaders like Deng Xiaoping were credited to have put China on the path of prosperity. His move raised the income and living standards of the Chinese populace phenomenally. However, along with prosperity came the education and expectations for greater political openness.
The students were at the forefront of these demands. This spark of the early-80s gave shape to student protests of the mid-80s. However, no one had expected that this spark would become a flame in a short period. The catalyst came in the form of the death of the leading politician, Hu Yaobang.
Hu Yaobang was General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and a close comrade of President Deng Xiaoping. He was credited with China’s launch into capitalism and recovering the country from the misdeeds of Mao Zedong.
In 1987, Hu Yaobang was unceremoniously removed from his post and made an ordinary politburo member. His crime, he tolerated “bourgeois liberalization”, or had sympathy for student demands for democratic reform.
Tiananmen Square is Beijing’s most famous landmark and it was about to become world-famous. On 15 April 1989, learning about the death of Hu, thousands of students started gathering in Tiananmen Square. They were chanting the slogans of greater freedom of speech and less censorship.
Crowds kept swelling day by day and eventually the number of protesters reached over a million. Such large numbers baffled the government and they were unsure of taking direct action against the protesters. Soon the debates started raging among the ranks of CCP about what line should be adopted against the protesters. The progressives were backing concessions, while the hardliners wanted a tough approach. Eventually, the hardliners won the debate.
On 21 May 1989, martial law was declared in Beijing. On 3 to 4 June, PLA troops began to move towards Tiananmen Square. They opened fire on their citizens, many of them their own brothers and sisters, killing over 10,000 (as per the cable of the British Ambassador to China, Sir Alan Donald) and wounding thousands of others. The student moment was brutally crushed. All student leaders and protesters were arrested. Communist Party had once again reigned supreme and regained control of the area.
The aftereffects of the Tiananmen Square were that the CCP abandoned their balanced approach. The economic reforms stayed on track but the political reforms were abandoned. Today after 32 years, China has less freedom of speech, rather lesser freedom of every kind.
Xi Jinping and his team have created a parallel universe for the Chinese citizens where no one else except China exists. The irony of the situation is that all the protesting students are in their 40s or 50s. They have children whom they could never tell what Tiananmen Square protests were all about. They have social media where they can express every absurdity, but not political opinion. Today Xi Jinping rules over a robotic society where young men can sell their kidney to buy iPad, but cannot browse the international news. Long back Friedrich Nietzsche had said, which aptly applies to present-day China, In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
 

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COVID-19 used as an ‘excuse’ to ban Tiananmen Square massacre vigils in Hong Kong
Asia correspondent Adrian Brown says vigils commemorating the Tiananmen Square massacre have been banned in Hong Kong for a second year in a row with authorities using COVID-19 as an “excuse”. “Last year this event was also banned by the police citing the same reason, COVID-19, but up until then the event had taken place every year for the past 30 years,” he said. Mr Brown said the police have argued the commemorations could “contravene” the national security law which was imposed on Hong Kong over a year ago because some of the organisers have openly called for an end to one party rule in China. “So the police are using the excuse of COVID-19 to ban this commemoration but it seems the real reason is politics because we have had only one untraceable infection of COVID-19 in Hong Kong during the past 38 days,” he said. “Basically, the city is back to normal, sports events are taking place, restaurants are open, shopping malls are open, so this seems to be down to politics”.
 

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Hong Kong vigil organizer arrested on Tiananmen Square massacre anniversary | Latest English News
Hong Kong police arrested lawyer and activist Chow Hang Tung for organizing and promoting unauthorized assembly. Authorities had banned the annual vigil to commemorate the victims of the deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown.
 

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How Anker is beating Apple and Samsung at their own accessory game


Steven Yang quit his job at Google in the summer of 2011 to build the products he felt the world needed: a line of reasonably priced accessories that would be better than the ones you could buy from Apple and other big-name brands. These accessories — batteries, cables, chargers — would solve our most persistent gadget problem by letting us stay powered on at all times. There were just a few problems: Yang knew nothing about starting a company, building consumer electronics, or selling products.

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Built in just 10 hours! A Chinese lab with the capacity to PCR test(Nucleic acid detection) up to 1.5 million people a day was put into use in Guangzhou on Saturday.
 

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Very happy to see Bangladesh's GDP and per GDP is fast growing, and even per GDP is higher than India now.
I think OBOR and RCEP would help tens of millions of its people out of poverty.


South Asia Should Pay Attention to Its Standout Star
https://www.bloombergquint.com/opinion/india-and-pakistan-are-now-poorer-than-bangladesh

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Half a century ago, in March 1971, Bangladesh’s founders declared their independence from richer and more powerful Pakistan. The country was born amid famine and war; millions fled to India or were killed by Pakistani soldiers. To the Pakistani military’s American backers, the new country seemed destined to fail: Henry Kissinger, then Secretary of State, famously called it a

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The Pentagon gave $39 MILLION to Dr. Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance - the charity that funded coronavirus research at the Wuhan lab accused of being the source of the outbreak, federal data reveals
  • Federal data seen by DailyMail.com reveals The Pentagon gave $39 million to EcoHealth Alliance, which funded a lab in Wuhan, China, between 2013 and 2020
  • The Wuhan Institute of Virology is accused of being the source of Covid-19
  • The majority of the DoD funding came from the DTRA, a military branch with a mission to 'counter and deter weapons of mass destruction and improvised threat networks'
  • Federal grant data assembled by independent researchers shows that the charity has received more than $123 million from the government in total
  • Grants from the Pentagon included $6,491,025 from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) from 2017 to 2020
  • EHA also received $64.7 million from the US Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • It received $13 million from Health and Human Services, which includes the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control
  • It is not known how much of the money actually went to the Wuhan lab
  • EHA has also funded deeply controversial 'gain of function' experiments, where dangerous viruses are made more infectious to study their effect on human cells
 

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China At WAR: Drug Dealing, Money Laundering, and Espionage
China is waging a drug war against the West. And award winning Canadian Journalist Sam Cooper has discovered the shady links between the Chinese Communist Party, triads, and Canadian politicians. He joins us today to discuss China's reverse opium war and the "Vancouver Model" from his new book Wilful Blindness. Read Sam Cooper’s Book, Wilful Blindness: https://amzn.to/3fQ3L9l Watch our podcast with Sam Cooper: Canada’s Corruption Fuels Chinese Drug War https://youtu.be/lVcpNtdU5i8 Follow Sam Cooper on Twitter! https://twitter.com/scoopercooper
 

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How Communist China Weaponizes Healthcare and Medicine Against Foreign Adversaries—Cleo Paskal
India’s second wave of COVID-19 has prompted growing questions and suspicions of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) involvement, following a deadly border clash last year.
In this episode, we sit down with Cleo Paskal, an expert on the Chinese Communist Party and its Indo-Pacific strategy, to understand how the CCP systematically exploits the weaknesses of its adversaries.
In the Chinese communist playbook, anything can be weaponized, from using apps like TikTok to subtly influence the minds of America’s youth to depriving people of life-saving treatment if they don’t toe the Communist Party line, Paskal says. Cleo Paskal is an associate fellow at Chatham House.
 

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China’s Knife Violence—Why Are Mass Stabbings So Common? | China Uncensored
A man in China carried out an attack on a school in Guangxi Province where his wife worked. Chinese media suggest that incidents like these are isolated, but at the same time, officials have vowed to crack down on them. That plus a Q&A with China Uncensored!
 

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India feature phone market was led by Transsion Group’s Itel with a market share of 20% and followed by Samsung with 19% share, according to CMR Mobile Handset Market Review Report for Q4 2020.



Counterpoint: Transsion overtakes Samsung to lead African smartphone market, Xiaomi doubles its share

 

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India feature phone market was led by Transsion Group’s Itel with a market share of 20% and followed by Samsung with 19% share, according to CMR Mobile Handset Market Review Report for Q4 2020.



Counterpoint: Transsion overtakes Samsung to lead African smartphone market, Xiaomi doubles its share

I have my doubt in this . Never heard of these brands ..Itel , infinix, tecno .... LAVA i heard and know... so suspect if the numbers are correct.

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I have my doubt in this . Never heard of these brands ..Itel , infinix, tecno .... LAVA i heard and know... so suspect if the numbers are correct.

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In the long run Chinese phones and companies will be pushed out of the Indian market, as the Indian government and people are starting to wake up to the CCP threat.
 

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Very happy to see Bangladesh's GDP and per GDP is fast growing, and even per GDP is higher than India now.
I think OBOR and RCEP would help tens of millions of its people out of poverty.


South Asia Should Pay Attention to Its Standout Star
https://www.bloombergquint.com/opinion/india-and-pakistan-are-now-poorer-than-bangladesh

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Half a century ago, in March 1971, Bangladesh’s founders declared their independence from richer and more powerful Pakistan. The country was born amid famine and war; millions fled to India or were killed by Pakistani soldiers. To the Pakistani military’s American backers, the new country seemed destined to fail: Henry Kissinger, then Secretary of State, famously called it a

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Bangladesh GDP per capita is not higher than India's if we remove 2020 data(which is a pandemic year),
Further OBOR projects are used by Chinese to debt trap poor countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan and srilanka to get some military bases in their country.

Even the poor countries are now waking up to the Chinese trap.

 

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