6 US Companies owned by China that you didn’t know about; US China talk Taiwan in high level meeting

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Stronger than Article 5 of the NATO Agreement, U.S. Will Defend Taiwan for TSMC Chips?​



Following the Afghanistan withdrawal debacle, questions have arisen over whether the U.S. is willing and able to defend Taiwan should the CCP attempt a military takeover. President Biden has said that the U.S. will stand by Taiwan in the same manner it does with its NATO allies, Japan and South Korea, and with good reason: the majority of the semiconductor chips powering our personal, business and government devices are built by Taiwan-based TSMC, the global leader in chip manufacturing. Just how important is TSMC to the financial and technological security of the U.S.? Watch today’s Tea Time to find out.
 

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KYLE BASS: We Are Seeing a Major US-China Financial Decoupling | Focus Talk​



In recent month, we have seen Chinese Communist Party cracking down on a wide range of Chinese companies and industries from Didi to private tutoring to online gaming. These abrupt actions caused U.S. investors to lose billions of dollars. In this interview, Kyle Bass, the founder and chief investment officer of Hayman Capital Management, argues that there is no way that one can discount the CCP risk. The U.S. regulators should start to enforce rules on Chinese companies in order to protect U.S investors. He also thinks that what we are seeing is just the beginning of a major US-China financial decoupling.
 

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US money tapped for Pacific undersea cable; Is China still investment-worthy? | China in Focus​



For years, Western investors have almost forgotten something that they’re now being reminded of the hard way—that China is a communist country. Recent moves by Chinese authorities have sent #ChineseStocks plummeting—washing away billions of dollars and causing many to question: is China still investment-worthy? #UnderseaCable concerns—An island-country in the western Pacific Ocean plans to tap U.S. funding, to construct communication cable stretching along the ocean floor. This, after the nation rejected a Chinese company-led proposal over security threats. And the European Union may be seeing a “historic leap” forward in its relationship with Taiwan.
 

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Could the 90-day Covid Origin Probe Be Politicized? | Zooming In China​




The 90-day Covid Origin report president Biden ordered came out last Friday. The unclassified summary of the report assesses that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, probably emerged and infected humans through an initial small-scale exposure that occurred no later than November 2019 with the first known cluster of COVID-19 cases arising in Wuhan, China in December 2019. In addition, the IC was able to reach broad agreement on several other key issues. We judge the virus was not developed as a biological weapon. Most agencies also assess with low confidence that SARS-CoV-2 probably was not genetically engineered; however, two agencies believe there was not sufficient evidence to make an assessment either way. Finally, the IC assesses China’s officials did not have foreknowledge of the virus before the initial outbreak of COVID-19 emerged. Today I invited a virologist and an Intelligence Community veteran to discuss the report with me. Sean Lin was the former lab director of the Walter Reed Army institute of research. Nick Eftimiades was a Retired senior intelligence officer who specialized in China.Mr. Eftimiades spent 34 years in CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency and has written extensively on China’s espionage operations” Pronounced. Here is the discussion.
 

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China seeks to challenge US dominance in space; Biden speaks with Xi Jinping amid tensions​



China is stepping up its space exploration goals to challenge U.S. dominance. President Biden speaks with his Chinese counterpart. The talks seemed to inspire optimism in the Chinese Communist Party leader. But an analyst says otherwise. A pro-Chinese regime social media campaign expands to new platforms. That’s amid an attempt to mobilize Americans to protest in the U.S., in favor of Beijing. The Taliban has reportedly postponed plans to inaugurate a new Afghan government. It was planned for September 11th. And China was invited to the ceremony.
 

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Michael Shellenberger: Renewables are the Problem, Not the Solution | CLIP| American Thought Leaders​



Michael Shellenberger argues that renewable energy resources are extremely harmful to the environment and to endangered species, and argues that nuclear energy is the real solution. He also argues that many elites who are the most fervent proponents of renewables are disconnected from the natural world.
 

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‘Would allow China to have direct oil access’: Antonio Graceffo on Beijing’s interest in Afghanistan​



In this episode, we sat down with China economic analyst Dr. Antonio Graceffo. He touched on Beijing’s interest in Afghanistan, what some of those risks are, and how Beijing’s plan of global dominance through the Belt and Road initiative is playing out.
 

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Xi Jinping Controls Private Industry in China | Zooming In China​



Billionaire investor George Soros, a frequent critic of Xi Jinping’s regime, spoke out again on Monday, charging mutual fund giant BlackRock with misunderstanding China under Xi’s rule and risking their clients’ money and US national security in the process. At the heart of that misunderstanding is BlackRock’s belief that there is a fundamental difference between state-owned and private industry within China, but following crackdowns on Jack Ma and Alibaba, Didi and other Chinese companies listing on American stock exchanges, and tech giants like Tencent, that is no longer the case. As crackdowns now spill into other industries, including education and entertainment, and as Xi increases the pace of his march toward dictatorship, questions of whether any company in China is free from CCP control and just how deep American investments in China should be are more pressing than ever.
 

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Chinese warships go into US economic zone; Chinese destroyer spotted near Japan | China in Focus​



Chinese warships have entered America’s exclusive economic zone. Chinese state-run media are calling it a countermeasure against the United States. A Chinese ship rams into a Japanese ship after coast guard ships from both countries had a confrontation over disputed territory. Wikipedia is banning a group of article editors from mainland China. The users reportedly threatened to doxx and report Hong Kong users over political disagreements. A Chinese man says he learned about Hong Kong’s fight for freedom through foreign social media. But after he voiced his support online, something went wrong. A college graduate from Hong Kong tells NTD her story after fleeing to the United States to avoid the Chinese Communist Party’s oppression.
 

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15 buildings demolished in 45 seconds; General Milley asked to resign over China calls​



A top U.S. general is in hot water. A report says he secretly called his Chinese counterpart twice. During those calls, he reportedly said he’d inform China should the United States decide to attack. Taiwan seems to be taking Beijing’s aggression seriously. New military drills are gearing up for a specific scenario: in the case of China taking out the island’s military airfields. Fifteen high-rises in China have now been blasted to pieces. The buildings had been sitting unfinished for over eight years. A Chinese Communist Party media mouthpiece officially labels U.S. billionaire investor George Soros a “terrorist,” after Soros angered Beijing.
 

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China looks to weaponize global infrastructure: report; Milley defends China calls as within duties​



China has been on a buying spree for seaports around the world. But what’s driving it? As the world’s largest export nation, China’s concerned about keeping shipping lanes open. But is there more to it? The top U.S. military officer defends his controversial phone calls to Beijing earlier this year, saying he acted within his duties. Beijing’s overseas mouthpiece is teaching parents how to educate their kids on racism. That’s through an English-language cartoon. But a U.S. nonprofit is sounding the alarm about its message. And will Chinese real estate giant Evergrande be the next Lehman Brothers? Or is it, “too big to fail?” An expert explains.
 

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‘Assume that technology is weaponized against you’:Casey Fleming on the China threat​



In this special episode, we sat down with two guests: Casey Fleming, CEO of BlackOps Partners Corporation on #Cybersecurity, and former counterterrorism officer Drew Berquist, who also hosts his own show. They touch on the changing landscape of counterterrorism, from what we learned in the 20 years in Afghanistan to how that will affect adversaries like the Chinese Communist Party going forward.
 

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Xi Jinping ‘The Most Powerful Man in the World,’ says Clyde Prestowitz | CLIP​



Clyde Prestowitz explains the nature of Communist China and the misconceptions about the Communist Party that many Americans have, and describes Xi Jinping as the most powerful leader in the world because of the way he can exert pressures US businesses which even the President of the United States can’t match. Prestowitz uses the case of Apple fighting the US government in court while rolling over to the pressures of the CCP as a prime example.
 

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Evergrande crisis leads to suicide attempts; Polish gene project drops Chinese BGI tech​



Wuhan’s virology lab may have already been capable of creating bat coronaviruses in 2018. A newly leaked grant proposal shows the facility was planning to release genetically modified viruses into Chinese bat caves. A Chinese real estate company’s debt crisis continues, and it’s driving some over the edge. Some Evergrande investors have even attempted suicide. But Evergrande isn’t the only company trapped in crisis mode. At least three other real estate companies are struggling to cope with hundreds of billions of dollars in debt. All American athletes attending the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will now need to be vaccinated against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, the disease that causes COVID-19. The decision comes from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee.
 

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How Beijing supports anti-US terrorists: report; Huawei CFO not extradited, to return to China


Twenty years ago, the terrorist attacks on 9/11 caused two former foes, the United States and China, to become friends in order to fight the war on terror. But just how sincere was the Chinese regime in its motivation? And what cost did the United States pay after taking the Chinese regime’s word? In a new special report, we look at the Chinese regime’s history of supporting terrorist groups—despite vocally condemning them in front of the West—and what the regime is ultimately working toward. Chinese telecom company Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou can now leave Canada and go back to China next year. The U.S. will also withdraw its extradition request to Canada. And is China a democracy? China’s ambassador to the U.S. said yes. And that’s not all. He claimed China’s politics exemplifies the ideas of former U.S. president Lincoln.
 

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‘The bigger threat is coming from China’: Anders Corr on the AUKUS submarine deal | China in Focus​



In this special episode, we sat down with two guests, Dr. Anders Corr, publisher of the Journal of Political Risk, and Rick Fisher, senior fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center. They touch on the AUKUS deal between Australia, the UK, and the United States, the blowback from France, and what it means going forward.
 

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US to replace Huawei equipment in networks; What’s behind the blackouts in China? | China in Focus​



Beijing allows two American siblings to leave China and come home after three years. Their father is one of China’s most-wanted corrupt officials. Beijing accuses him of committing major bank fraud. Power shortages cause issues across China, and American businesses are feeling the pain. Coal shortages may play a role, but some say the real cause is the Chinese Communist Party’s global ambition. A China affairs analyst breaks it down. America is spending big bucks to kick Huawei out of U.S. networks. One government agency is now lending a hand to rural telecom carriers. Heavy rains drench northern China. The continued downpours have already caused flooding and mudslides. China’s real estate industry seems to be booming, but many buildings are being ripped down.
 

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Live Q&A: China Directs Military to Prepare for War; New York Faces Shortage of Healthcare Workers​



Chinese leader Xi Jinping recently instructed military officers and soldiers to “make preparations for war,” while speaking at an undisclosed base in northwestern China. And in other news, New York is facing a shortage of healthcare workers as thousands refuse to comply with vaccine mandates. In this live Q&A with Crossroads host Joshua Philipp we’ll discuss these stories and others, and answer questions from the audience.
 

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Biden’s new China trade plan echoes Trump’s; China sends 52 aircraft to Taiwan ADIZ | China in Focus​



Former President Donald Trump’s China tariffs will stay in place for now. And the U.S. trade representative says there could be even more ahead, if her upcoming talks with Beijing don’t go well. Within just two months, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration seized 1.8 million fentanyl-laced pills—most of them made in China. Beijing breaks its own record. It sent a whopping 52 Chinese aircraft toward Taiwan—the highest reported number on record. Freedom in Hong Kong takes another hit. The city’s largest independent trade union has disbanded, citing that “political uncertainty” made it too difficult to continue. Reports say Taiwan’s pandemic numbers are shrinking, with no new virus cases found locally in five days. As the situation improves, officials are tweaking some of the island’s prevention measures.