Katyusha News Reference – Sunday , January 31, 2021

Himalaya Moscow Katyusha (RU) Eddy

I.The New Federal State of China News

1.According to data published in NextsTrain, a real-time virus mutation tracking platform, by the end of January 2021, CCP viruses has a total of 3,931 mutated genotypes worldwide. Previously, Dr. Limeng Yan has warned that the rate of vaccine development cannot cope with the highly mutating nature of the virus.

2.Taiwan Air Force issued a news release on January 31 that a PLA Y-8 reconnaissance aircraft, two J-10 fighters, and two J-11 fighters entered the southwest air defense identification zone of Taiwan. It is reported that one U.S. reconnaissance aircraft also appeared in its surrounding airspace on the same day, which is the first time since last September that the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense announced the activities of U.S. military aircraft.

3.On January 31, Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) said that since President Biden has taken a sharply critical stance against the CCP on human rights, Japan should follow this direction and express the same attitude toward the CCP. The Japanese political establishment is expected to enact a law in February to sanction those involved in human rights violations.

4.On January 31, SMIC announces on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that the company is notified by OTC Markets Group, the operator of the OTCQX market, on January 29th that its American Depositary Shares has been removed from trading and not allowed to trade from February 1st, EST.

5.The British media reported that the British government will announce on February 15 that it will restrict Chinese Communist Party members from studying or working in 44 sensitive fields and will revoke visas, affecting thousands of people. According to the report, the British Foreign Office has informed universities that it will conduct security checks on overseas scholars and researchers studying or working in fields related to national security.

6.The Chinese Communist Party has filed an international arbitration against the Ukrainian government for damages after its acquisition of the Ukrainian aero-engine giant Madasic is rejected. Ukrainian President Zelensky approves sanctions against a citizen of Communist China and four companies on Jan. 29. The companies and individuals sanctioned include Tianjiao Aircraft Holdings Limited, Hong Kong Tianjiao Holdings Limited, Beijing Tianjiao Aviation Industry Investment Company Limited, Beijing Xinwei Technology Group Company Limited, and Chinese citizen, Wang Jing

7.The Chinese Communist authorities announce on January 29 that they will no longer recognize BNO passports as travel documents and proof of identity. Sources say that Beijing will even threaten fellow Hong Kong citizens with further measures to revoke the person’s permanent resident status in Hong Kong.

8.On the evening of January 29, the Shanghai Banking and Insurance Regulatory Bureau issued a notice that once again reinforces the directive of “discouraging housing speculation” and requires banks not to lend money to building without ceiling top structure completed. Prior to this, rumors of tightening mortgage loans are widely circulated, and then four major banks raise personal mortgage loan interest rates, to tighten funds entering the property market. In fact, improper regulation of the property market will cause the collapse of the Communist Party’s financial system.

9.NATO member Lithuania announces on January 29 that it has banned the use of airport security equipment produced byNuctech Company Limited from Communist China due to national security concerns

II.World News

1.Myanmar’s military says in a statement that a one-year state of emergency was imposed under constitutional provisions. Meanwhile, Myanmar’s military television says the presidential office announces the transfer of state power to Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the National Defense Force. Leaders of Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy, including Senior State Minister Aung San Suk Kyi and President Win Myint, were taken away by the military early that morning.

2.European media reported that Norway has discovered a huge deposit of rare minerals such as phosphate, vanadium, and titanium. This will help the EU reduce its reliance on raw materials from Communist China and Russia. According to current conservative estimates, the deposit would hold the world’s largest phosphate reserves, ahead of Morocco’s approximately 50 billion tons and China’s 3 billion tons. 

3. Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs says on January 31 that the “Taiwan-Poland Agreement on Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters”, has been signed by Polish President Andrzej Duda, that two sides will strengthen the fight against transnational crime and enhance judicial cooperation on the basis of respect for the common values of human rights and the rule of law. 

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