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YouTube Helps Cover Up China’s Atrocities
YouTube and Google is helping hide the crimes of the Chinese Communist Party. Over the years, we've been hit hard with demonetization, age restriction, or even had videos removed. And I've noticed a pattern to what gets flagged—any footage from China that makes the Communist Party look bad. They say we violate the vague YouTube Community Guidelines. But is that really what's going on? Or is it something much sinister? And yes, this episode is demonetized...
 

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Suspected Chinese hackers exploited Pulse Secure VPN to compromise 'dozens' of agencies and companies in US and Europe
For months, hackers with suspected ties to China have exploited a popular workplace tool to break into government agencies, defense companies and financial institutions in the US and Europe, according to a report by the cybersecurity firm FireEye.
The alarming report highlights how hackers repeatedly took advantage of several known flaws and one newly discovered vulnerability in Pulse Secure VPN, a widely used remote connectivity tool, to gain access to dozens of organizations in the defense industrial sector.
Tuesday's revelations represent the latest cybersecurity crisis to hit the US, following the SolarWinds intrusion campaign by Russia's foreign intelligence service and a raft of server software exploits that Microsoft has attributed to Chinese state-sponsored hackers.

The US Department of Homeland Security confirmed the intrusions in its own public advisory Tuesday, urging network administrators to run a special tool designed to scan for signs of compromise and to install an emergency workaround published by Ivanti, the owner of Pulse Secure.

The attackers who exploited Pulse Secure are extremely sophisticated and used their access to steal account credentials and other sensitive data belonging to victim organizations, said Charles Carmakal, FireEye's senior vice president.
"These actors are highly skilled and have deep technical knowledge of the Pulse Secure product," Carmakal said.
Some of the intrusions using the vulnerabilities began as early as August of last year, according to FireEye's report. The group conducting those attacks may be working for the Chinese government, the report said, and Carmakal added that "there are some similarities between portions of this activity and a Chinese actor we call APT5."
Other actors have exploited the vulnerabilities as well, though FireEye said it's unclear whether they may be linked to a particular government.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/02/politics/russian-hackers-target-us-cyber-hunters-solarwinds/index.html
In a blog post, Pulse Secure said the newly discovered flaw affects a "very limited number of customers" and that a more permanent software update to address that vulnerability will be issued in early May. Software patches already exist for the other vulnerabilities.
"The Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) team is in contact with a limited number of customers who have experienced evidence of exploit behavior on their PCS appliances," Pulse Secure said. "The PCS team has provided remediation guidance to these customers directly."
It added: "Customers are also encouraged to apply and leverage the efficient and easy-to-use Pulse Secure Integrity Checker Tool to identify any unusual activity on their system."
DHS' Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said that since March 31, it has assisted "multiple entities" whose vulnerable products have been exploited by a cyber threat actor.
"CISA has been working closely with Ivanti, Inc. to better understand the vulnerability in Pulse Secure VPN devices and mitigate potential risks to federal civilian and private sector networks," Nicky Vogt, an agency spokesperson, said Tuesday. "We will continue to provide guidance and recommendations to support potentially impacted organizations."
 

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China's aggression on the India China border sparked a backlash against the Chinese Communist Party in India. Then the coronavirus took things to a whole other level. Now, the Quad alliance is moving full steam ahead and stopping China's imperialist ambitions. This is a highlight from the China Unscripted episode What Happens If China Takes Over the World? with Cleo Paskal from Chatham House & Foundation for Defense of Democracies. https://youtu.be/spBdWQDjXwo
 

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China is Terrified of Olympic Boycott
Beijing is terrified of boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games. A lot is riding on Beijing 2022, and it's a chance to reorder the Biden China relationship.
 

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China is Terrified of Olympic Boycott
Beijing is terrified of boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games. A lot is riding on Beijing 2022, and it's a chance to reorder the Biden China relationship.
I think India should boycott 2022 Beijing Olympic Games! Totally support it!

It would saves lots of money for our reception, and won't have any impact on the medals ranking, both summer and winter Olympic games.
 

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#114 What Happens If China Takes Over the World?
The Chinese Communist Party is forging ahead with a plan for world domination. But can the Quad, an alliance of the US, Japan, Australia, and India, save the Indo Pacific and the rest of the world from an authoritarian nightmare? Joining us on this China Unscripted is Cleo Paskal from Chatham House & Foundation for Defense of Democracies. You can read Chatham House's original report here: https://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/de...
 

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China Drives Wedge Between India and US
As India suffers from a devastating new wave of the coronavirus, China is using it to drive a wedge between the US and China. Haidilao hotpot may be spying on you. And John Kerry says we have to work with China on climate change. That and more on this week's China news headlines! From the China Unscripted Podcast: Falun Gong: The Biggest Threat to the CCP’s Power https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHKdj...
 

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Philippines FM Curses Out China “GET THE $#&! OUT!” | EU-China Deal Dead?
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a fan of cursing. And China's encroachment on the South China Sea, or the West Philippine Sea, is causing some issues with the Philippines. And a major EU China investment deal may be in trouble. That and more on this week's China news headlines.
 

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Philippines FM Curses Out China “GET THE $#&! OUT!” | EU-China Deal Dead?
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a fan of cursing. And China's encroachment on the South China Sea, or the West Philippine Sea, is causing some issues with the Philippines. And a major EU China investment deal may be in trouble. That and more on this week's China news headlines.

Philippines foreign minister apologizes for angry, expletive-laden tweet directed at China


 

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Did Taiwan and Japan Team Up to Track Chinese Warship?
Taiwan and Japan tracked a Chinese warship in the East China Sea. Is this a sign of a new alliance against China and the Chinese Communist Party?
 

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Gordon Chang: Communist China Has Committed ‘Mass Murder’ of Americans
Last year, Congressman Eric Swalwell’s ties to the suspected Chinese spy Fang Fang brought Chinese espionage to the forefront of national discussion. But that was just the tip of the iceberg.
And beyond espionage, the Chinese Communist Party has become increasingly belligerent globally—from fueling riots in America to encroaching in Nepali territory to celebrating COVID-19 deaths in India. What is the Chinese leadership hoping to achieve, and why do they believe—according to Chang—that they are running out of time?
Furthermore, one year on, over 3 million people have died globally from COVID-19. Beyond covering up the initial outbreak, did China’s communist leaders intentionally spread this virus beyond its borders? And if it did, what does that mean for America and the world?
In this episode, we sit down with China analyst Gordon Chang to understand the full scope of Chinese communist subversion.
 

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Link for the discussion video:
Gordon Chang: Communist China Has Committed ‘Mass Murder’ of Americans
Last year, Congressman Eric Swalwell’s ties to the suspected Chinese spy Fang Fang brought Chinese espionage to the forefront of national discussion. But that was just the tip of the iceberg.
And beyond espionage, the Chinese Communist Party has become increasingly belligerent globally—from fueling riots in America to encroaching in Nepali territory to celebrating COVID-19 deaths in India. What is the Chinese leadership hoping to achieve, and why do they believe—according to Chang—that they are running out of time?
Furthermore, one year on, over 3 million people have died globally from COVID-19. Beyond covering up the initial outbreak, did China’s communist leaders intentionally spread this virus beyond its borders? And if it did, what does that mean for America and the world?
In this episode, we sit down with China analyst Gordon Chang to understand the full scope of Chinese communist subversion.

Mr Johnq, Gordan Chang is the real CCP agent, you didn't know that?

From Quora:
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I’m not very famillar with him but I searched a similar answer on the Chinese version of Quora (Zhihu), and I found the answers to be pretty funny that I would like to translate part of them just for the purpose of sharing.

“What is your opinion on Gordon Chang?”

Answer from “Xiluzhanwoyi”writes,

“The magnum opus of Mr. Gordon Chang - ‘The Coming Collapse of China’, was a great masterpiece, it has profound realism and historical meaning, and has been seen by many western experts as ‘The Book’ of studying China, it really deserves its name. Since the book was published in 2001, China has collapsed all the way from the 6th place to the 2nd place, and will continue to collapse as per Mr. Chang’s perdiction, until it finally reaches the No.1 superpower.”

-“Although some people in the west has realised that he is a ‘fraud’, he has largely successfully fooled the west to take no serious about China. The period from 2001 to now was a period of great strategic importance, and thanks to his work, China has gained an incredible opportunity to develop sliently behind the scene, he is a master of fooling, a warrior in disguise, and a great hero to our country.”

“As a great Chinese decendent and a warrior working abroad, he has done incredible things for our country, when comrade Chang finishes his job and returns home, I suggest a big gold medal being issued to him!”

An anonymous answer writes,“Hey, stop it, dudes! If you make comrade Chang expose his identity, you guys will suck.”

Damn, I watched Gordon Chang on CNN a few times but I never realised that he is a Chinese decendent (half Chinese). Now that I know it, I immediately ask myself, can we really rule out the possibility that he is actually working for China? :p

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Mr Johnq, Gordan Chang is the real CCP agent, you didn't know that?

From Quora:
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I’m not very famillar with him but I searched a similar answer on the Chinese version of Quora (Zhihu), and I found the answers to be pretty funny that I would like to translate part of them just for the purpose of sharing.

“What is your opinion on Gordon Chang?”

Answer from “Xiluzhanwoyi”writes,

“The magnum opus of Mr. Gordon Chang - ‘The Coming Collapse of China’, was a great masterpiece, it has profound realism and historical meaning, and has been seen by many western experts as ‘The Book’ of studying China, it really deserves its name. Since the book was published in 2001, China has collapsed all the way from the 6th place to the 2nd place, and will continue to collapse as per Mr. Chang’s perdiction, until it finally reaches the No.1 superpower.”

-“Although some people in the west has realised that he is a ‘fraud’, he has largely successfully fooled the west to take no serious about China. The period from 2001 to now was a period of great strategic importance, and thanks to his work, China has gained an incredible opportunity to develop sliently behind the scene, he is a master of fooling, a warrior in disguise, and a great hero to our country.”

“As a great Chinese decendent and a warrior working abroad, he has done incredible things for our country, when comrade Chang finishes his job and returns home, I suggest a big gold medal being issued to him!”

An anonymous answer writes,“Hey, stop it, dudes! If you make comrade Chang expose his identity, you guys will suck.”

Damn, I watched Gordon Chang on CNN a few times but I never realised that he is a Chinese decendent (half Chinese). Now that I know it, I immediately ask myself, can we really rule out the possibility that he is actually working for China? :p

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LOL, you literally just copy pasted the exact same response in other threads, which means it is Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda. :rofl:
Anybody can post anything on quora, and CCP propaganda on quora has been targeting Gordon Chang, which means that he really bothers them. Otherwise why would they go out of their way to target Gordon Chang? So Gordon Chang is alright, especially for countering CCP paid propaganda.
Members should watch the following video of Gordon Chang's interview to understand why CCP propaganda is targeting him in this way. The video is on the following web page:
 
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LOL, you literally just copy pasted the exact same response in other threads, which means it is Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda. :rofl:
1. You did copy & paste job for months in this forum
2. They are from Quora, the western platform.
 

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1. You did copy & paste job for months in this forum
2. They are from Quora, the western platform.
It doesn't matter. Quora is not a news agency. Anyone can post on it, as shown by the Chinese Communist Party propaganda and lies posted freely there, as there are no checks there. Everyone knows that in the west already, so you are wasting your time.
 
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SEXPIONAGE Chinese ‘honey trap spy’ called Fang Fang ‘had sex with mayors and targeted Dem politicians to infiltrate US politics’
A SUSPECTED Chinese honey trap spy reportedly had sex with two mayors and targeted Democratic politicians to infiltrate US political circles.

The apparent expose about Chinese national Fang Fang, or Christine Fang, was published by Axios on Tuesday morning.

Rep Eric Swalwell (left) with suspected Chinese intelligence operative Christine Fang (Swalwell has not been of having a sexual relationship with Fang, nor any wrongdoing)
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Rep Eric Swalwell (left) with suspected Chinese intelligence operative Christine Fang (Swalwell has not been of having a sexual relationship with Fang, nor any wrongdoing)Credit: Facebook

Fang targeted aspiring politicians from 2011 to 2015, with a reported focus on Representative Eric Swalwell.

Swalwell, who has been married since 2016, has not been accused of having a sexual relationship with Fang, nor any wrongdoing.

Swalwell is one of the youngest members of the House and someone who Fang reportedly helped raise funding for.

His office told The Sun: "Rep. Swalwell, long ago, provided information about this person — whom he met more than eight years ago, and whom he hasn’t seen in nearly six years — to the FBI. To protect information that might be classified, he will not participate in your story."

Fang also helped raise cash for Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, according to the outlet.

The Sun has contacted Gabbard for comment, who also has not been of having a sexual relationship with Fang, nor any wrongdoing.

Fang photographed with Rep Judy Chu (left) with suspected Chinese intelligence operative Christine Fang (Chu has not been of having a sexual relationship with Fang, nor any wrongdoing)
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Fang photographed with Rep Judy Chu (left) with suspected Chinese intelligence operative Christine Fang (Chu has not been of having a sexual relationship with Fang, nor any wrongdoing)Credit: Facebook
Axios also reported that the alleged honey trap had a romantic or sexual relationship with at least two US mayors from the Midwest.

At least two separate sexual interactions, including one of the aforementioned mayors, were caught on FBI electronic surveillance, according to Axios.

One of the encounters reportedly took place in a car with a mayor from Ohio.

When asked why she was interested in him, Fang reportedly responded that she wanted to get better at speaking English.

Fang reportedly enrolled as a student at Cal State East Bay in 2011 and, according to friends and acquaintances, was in her late 20s or early 30s, according to Axios China reporter Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian.

During this time, Fang is believed to have had regular contact with a suspected Chinese Ministry of State Security officer who was under diplomatic cover in the San Francisco consulate.

The suspected spy with then-Representative Mike Honda and then-San Jose city Councilmember Ash Kalra in March 2014 (left) with suspected Chinese intelligence operative Christine Fang (Honda and Kalra have not been of having a sexual relationship with Fang, nor any wrongdoing)
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The suspected spy with then-Representative Mike Honda and then-San Jose city Councilmember Ash Kalra in March 2014 (left) with suspected Chinese intelligence operative Christine Fang (Honda and Kalra have not been of having a sexual relationship with Fang, nor any wrongdoing)Credit: Facebook
However, US intelligence officials believe her main handlers were based in China.

She also served as the president of the Chinese Student Association and the campus chapter of APAPA, a group that promotes civic affairs for Asian Pacific Islanders.

Fang reportedly used her position to get a foot in the door of local off-campus politics, leading her to become a regular at fundraisers and other events.

Swalwell was one of Fang's first known political contacts when the pair were acquainted during his time as a councilmember for Dublin City, California.

Their earliest known interaction was facilitated through the Chinese Student Association.

A source told Axios that Fang was a "bundler" during Swalwell's 2014 Congress re-election campaign and encouraged people to donate to his operations.


Fang served as the president of the Chinese Student Association and the campus chapter of APAPA
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Fang served as the president of the Chinese Student Association and the campus chapter of APAPACredit: Facebook
She also reportedly facilitated potential intern assignments for his offices, including one in Washington DC.

However, Swalwell reportedly halted any contact with Fang when he received a defense briefing from the FBI about her.

Fang also helped Hawaii Representative Gabbard with a fundraising event in 2013.

However, a spokesperson told Axios that she "has no recollection of ever meeting or talking with her, nor any recollection of her playing a major role at the fundraiser."

Fang also volunteered to campaign for Representative Ro Khannah's 2014 run for Congress before he was elected two years later.

Khannah's office told the outlet that he remembers seeing Fang at several Indian American political events, but he did not speak to her.

Fang with Fremont City Councilmember Raj Salwan (left) and Representative Ro Khanna ell (left) with suspected Chinese intelligence operative Christine Fang (Salwan and Khanna have not been of having a sexual relationship with Fang, nor any wrongdoing)
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Fang with Fremont City Councilmember Raj Salwan (left) and Representative Ro Khanna ell (left) with suspected Chinese intelligence operative Christine Fang (Salwan and Khanna have not been of having a sexual relationship with Fang, nor any wrongdoing)Credit: Facebook
His office added that he was not briefed by the FBI and that her name does not appear on their staffing records - but noted that their records do not include all volunteers' names.

The Sun also contacted Khannah for comment, who has not been accused of having a sexual relationship with Fang, nor any wrongdoing.

US officials do not believe that Fang received or passed on any classified materials, Axios reported.

However, a current senior US intelligence official told the outlet the case "was a big deal, because there were some really, really sensitive people that were caught up" in her network.

Fang fled the United States in mid-2015 as she was being investigated by authorities.

She was expected to attend an event in DC in June 2015, but said she couldn't make it as she had to return to China.

"When she left kind of abruptly, we all kind of scratched our heads," former Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison told Axios.

Following Fang's probe, the FBI has heightened the importance of investigations into Chinese intelligence and influence operations.

In May 2019, the agency even created a unit dedicated to countering Beijing's operations at state and local levels.
 

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China's crackdown on Hong Kong intensifies as the National Security Law gives Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and Hong Kong police powers to go after freedom of the press. And when that doesn't work, the CCP uses thugs to attacks journalists. Epoch Times reporter Sarah Liang joins us to talk about the man who assaulted her with a bat in broad daylight.
 

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China has already begun the war for Taiwan. Will the rest of the world respond in time? Joining us once again is Ian Easton, senior director of the Project 2049 Institute and author of “The Chinese Invasion Threat: Taiwan’s Defense and American Strategy in Asia.”
 

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