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• Secretary Antony Blinken underscored in his call with PRC counterpart Yang Jiechi that the U.S. is committed to working with allies and partners standing up for our values in the face of human rights abuses in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong, the U.S. Embassy tweeted. Chinese media also reported it and said Yang pinned the blame on Washington for plunging bilateral relations to their lowest point in decades and rejected international criticism of Beijing’s policies in Xinjiang and Hong Kong. “The Chinese government’s policy towards the U.S. has always maintained a high degree of stability and continuity,” Yang was quoted as saying by the state-run Xinhua News Agency.
o The CCP wants to deliver the message to the United States that their previous “promises” remain unchanged and Xi’s position is stable, so there is no need to worry.
o Yang is warning the Biden administration to stay out of the genocide in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet. Whatever the CCP wants to do to them is an internal affair.
• According to RFI, WHO officials said on Feb. 5 that the investigation team in Wuhan would write a future report by international and Chinese scientists together but suggested this report would not give all the answers.
o Mr. Lu De and guests all questions how credible such a report would be when none of them had seen the virus samples or information.
o Foreigners won’t know that Communist China usually has a major political purge every 30 years. When the new administration within the CCP comes to power, people like Peter Daszak who are supporting the old government will end up very tragically.