I.The New Federal State of China News
1. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that world powers should clinch a global treaty on pandemics to ensure proper transparency after the novel coronavirus outbreak which originated in China.
2. On Feb. 14, Sky News Australia anchor Sharri Markson said that the impartiality of the WHO panel’s report on the origin of the novel coronavirus is being questioned because at least three members of the WHO panel of experts are having “unclear” relationships with official Communist Party agencies
3. On February 14, Peter Ben-Embarek, a Danish WHO food scientist and head of the Wuhan expert panel on the source of coronavirus pandemic, tells the media that they are urgently seeking to obtain hundreds of thousands of blood samples from Wuhan, which the Chinese Communist Party has so far not allowed them to examine. He also notes that there are indications that the December 2019 outbreak in Wuhan is more widespread than previously thought and that 13 strains of the virus have mutated. Embarek said the WHO team hopes to return to Wuhan a few months later to continue the investigation, but could not provide a specific timeline at this time.
4. A nine-month investigation conducted by the Associated Press in collaboration with the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensics Research Laboratory revealed that the Communist Party used its increasingly prominent influence on Western social media to spread claims that the U.S. made the virus as a biological weapon, the Associated Press reported Monday.
5. Canada on Monday launched a 58-nation initiative to stop countries detaining foreign citizens for diplomatic leverage, a practice that Ottawa and Washington say China and others are using.
6. Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei said in Taiyuan he’d welcome a phone call from U.S. President Joe Biden, in his first public remarks since the change of administration in Washington. He added that he’d like to talk about joint development between China and the US if there would be talks with the US President. This is Ren Zhengfei’s first direct statement after the Biden administration took office. His arrogance and hubris is overwhelming
7. Tuesday’s news that the Chinese Communist Party is looking at restricting exports of rare earths, products vital to U.S. defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin. The Chinese Communist Party wants to create problems for the United States in manufacturing advanced weaponry and the F-35 fighter jet.
8. China’s State Councilor Wang Yi called for stronger communication and coordination from all parties to resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula when he spoke to South Korea’s new foreign minister Chung Eui-Yong on Tuesday, China’s foreign ministry said. Chung told Wang that Seoul was willing to continue to play a constructive role in promoting the resumption of peace talks, firmly supported Beijing in hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022 and was willing to deepen regional cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.The Chinese Communist Party has threatened South Korea with North Korea’s military turmoil, making the latter already show a diplomatic disadvantage to China, and the U.S. will lose its influence in the Asia-Pacific if left unchecked.
9. The media report on Monday that official data show that the Chinese Communist Party has rapidly accelerated its investment in Indonesia. Singapore is the largest source of foreign direct investment in Indonesia last year, at $9.8 billion, followed by Communist China, according to the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board. Since funds from Singapore are likely to be diverted from the Communist Party of China, observers say the Communist Party of China is likely to be Indonesia’s de facto top source of FDI.
10. The Japanese Coast Guard confirms on Tuesday that a Chinese Communist country’s maritime police ship has again intruded Japanese territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands. According to data from 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters based in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, this is the seventh time this year that a Chinese Communist ship has entered Japanese waters. The Japanese government has established a countermeasures office to deal with the situation after the passage of the Maritime Police Law by Communist China.
11. China’s new “Administrative Measures for Religious Clergy” will go into effect on May 1. Under the new rules, the state-run Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA) will be responsible for selecting and consecrating of episcopal candidates. The rules remove the role of the Vatican in approving bishops, giving a slap in the face to the Holy See, despite the 2018 Vatican-China agreement reportedly involving both Chinese authorities and the Holy See in the process of appointing bishops.
12. The Japanese government’s incentive for its companies to move manufacturing facilities out of Communist Chinese and add Bangladesh to the list of preferred destinations for factory relocation, will give a boost to the Japanese economy.
13. Australian Prime Minister Morrison has recently said that Victoria’s Belt and Road agreement with China is not beneficial to Australia and could be scrapped in a few weeks.
14. The newly issued policy, called “Major National Policy of the State Council: Comprehensive Rejuvenation of Traditional Culture by 2025,” The new policy requests all levels of the Chinese Communist Party support traditional culture.Foreign commentators say the CCP’s new policy is merely a propaganda slogan, to promote communism, using the “symbols” of Chinese traditional culture as a facade for its own political gain, while destroying its essence to continuing authoritarian rule
1. Israeli Ambassador to the United States Gilad Erdan said on Tuesday that it would not engage with US President Joe Biden on strategy regarding the Iranian nuclear program, urging tougher sanctions and a “credible military threat” against Iran
2. The Iranian and Russian armies have held joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday aimed at enhancing the security of maritime trade in the region.
3. In response to former President Ma Ying-jeou’s recent call not to reject Chinese vaccines, Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center Commander Chen Shih-chung said Taiwan does not consider Chinese vaccines a viable option.
In response to former President Ma Ying-jeou’s recent comment about accepting Chinese communist vaccines, head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), Chen Shih-Chung says that Taiwan does not consider these to be a viable option.
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