China to Test 26 Million for COVID-19 in Shanghai; the Political Side of Lockdowns in China

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China to Test 26 Million for COVID-19 in Shanghai; the Political Side of Lockdowns in China​




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Beijing has implemented hard lockdowns on Shanghai. Inside a city of 26 million is an internal fight between factions. Power politics among communist leaders are playing with the lives of those who live there, as virus cases surge in the financial hub of China. We discuss the political competition between Chinese leader Xi and his rivals. Shanghai’s COVID trend is fitting too well into statistical data. An internet user finds a trend in Shanghai’s daily COVID cases, amid underreported cases of elderly death in Shanghai in the hard lockdown. Australia now has a space command. Malcolm Davis from the Australian Strategic Policy Insitute explains why the country is making the move into space and what the China threat means to Australia and the United States.
 

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New Omicron subvariant detected near Shanghai; Senators introduce bill to stop CCP spying​



Thousands of Chinese military personnel are in Shanghai amid a rising virus surge. The global financial hub is now on the front lines of Beijing’s uncompromising battle to eradicate the virus. Chinese Communist Party authorities are taking 2-month-old babies away from their parents, and people are questioning the reason for it. A new subvariant of Omicron emerges in China, not far from Shanghai. The concern now: is this a new danger? How hostile is the Chinese Communist Party toward the United States? Chinese state media hold clues. Is China helping Russia with its invasion of Ukraine? Ukraine’s intelligence was made public just before the China and European Union summit.
 

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Apple, Tesla productions stalled by China lockdowns; Biden ‘confident’ son didn’t break law​



President Joe Biden believes his son didn't break any laws. But what is Hunter Biden accused of? Now lawmakers are demanding more records. Another city under China's lockdown is crippling Apple and Tesla products. Near Shanghai, the major manufacturing hub is stalling production, causing a global supply crisis. China and Ukraine’s foreign ministers held peace talks on the phone. But questions arise over what Beijing truly wants. We take a look at what it's saying to its own people. China makes its biggest purchase of U.S. corn since May 2021. But why? Is a food crisis looming on the horizon? Australia is arming itself as one of its neighbors is opening the door for Beijing to station troops in the South Pacific. Also at the forefront is the United States.
 

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China Attempts to Work Out Capitalist Problems With an Authoritarian State Control: Brian McCarthy​




I’m joined by Brian McCarthy, founder and chief strategist for Macrolens. McCarthy is a regular traveler to China, and his interactions on the mainland shaped his views of the financial risks in the Chinese market. Macrolens is a provider of independent macroeconomic research dedicated to helping investors better understand the Chinese macroeconomy. Brian has testified on the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. We discussed the lockdown in Shanghai and if there will be a severe impact on the global economy. We also discussed the state of the U.S.-China relationship and their economic links to each other, with a focus on what happened when China did not meet its Phase 1 deal during the Trump-era trade war.
 

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China earned gold medal for virus handling: Xi Jinping…​



Shanghai is facing a food crisis as lockdown orders persist. Now, even billionaires are struggling to get what they need. At the same time, violence in the city breaks out. We reached out to local police for details, and got some unexpected answers. A Kansas professor was convicted over concealing ties to China while doing U.S. government-funded research. And a Chinese national gets sentenced to prison for stealing trade secrets from a U.S. agriculture company. A CDC expert from Shanghai admits the city’s official health app reflects false virus test results. A recording of her phone call with a patient’s relative sheds light on what’s happening behind the scenes.
 

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US consulate in Shanghai allows employees to leave; Shanghai eases lockdown, 11M trapped at home​



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Fears rise, as the #USconsulate in Shanghai allows some employees to leave China. Shanghai announces a plan to ease its citywide shutdown. But an official notice asks people to stay inside for now. Will a U.S. push for #GreenEnergy really counter oil crises? That approach may not be quite so clear-cut, with China still firmly involved. Beijing makes a rare move: delivering missiles to a Russia ally. That nation is now primed to become the first country in Europe to operate #ChineseMissiles. Parts of Shanghai erupt into protests amid strict lockdown orders. Residents complain they don’t have enough to eat, with some saying they’re starving to death.
 

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Shanghai Residents Trade Food to Survive Lockdown; Can Japan Join AUKUS to Deter China?​



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Shanghai’s residents in lockdown have resorted to bartering for food—exchanging Diet Cokes for garlic, a bottle of soy sauce for eggs. We explore how the city’s lockdown has impacted the livelihood of the people. Australia is getting more help with AUKUS. The security pact between the United States, the UK, and Australia will help to boost hypersonic missile development to race against China’s hypersonic threat. I have Rick Fisher break down the new details.
 

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373m Chinese under full or partial lockdowns; US bans anti-satellite missile tests​



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How many people are under lockdown orders in China? A new report found the number covers more people than the entire U.S. population. Under Beijing’s “Zero-Cases Policy,” those who test positive for COVID-19 are sent to quarantine centers. But what happens to their pets? Photos and video of one incident paint a grim picture. Energy independence vs. climate concerns—the issue marks a fine line for the United States as Washington struggles to find a balance. But the most controversial part of the issue might be coming from somewhere else. China will soon send more astronauts into orbit, despite getting blocked from using the International Space Station. A group of Chinese companies is suing the Israeli government. We zoom in on the dispute and its apparent ties to the United States.
 

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Will China Ever Reach ‘Zero COVID’?; Why Omicron Is the Hill to Die on for the Communist Party​



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We explore why China will continue lockdowns even as they prove ineffective against Omicron. At the same time, we take a look at how Shanghai’s COVID-19 response has become a political blockade against Chinese leader Xi Jinping on his quest to get a third term in power. As the humanitarian crisis in Shanghai and other cities continues—including starvation, misery, and more—what lies behind the Communist Party’s brutal draconian enforcement?
 

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China Is “Controlling Thirst For Freedom” (No Singing Allowed!) | The Beau Show


Shanghai, China’s largest and most thriving city, has been locked down for weeks, with food shortages, anxious citizens, and draconian measures, putting a bruise on its economy. Drones and robodogs patrol streets enforcing lockdown measures, but the citizens seem to be waking up to the reality of the CCP’s political game.
 

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COVID Theater’ in Shanghai Leads to Starvation and Misery; What Happened in Beijing April 25, 1999​



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Shanghai’s dead stop on COVID-19 failed. Will American businesses change their view of China? If the lockdowns continue, what happens to the global supply chain? On April 25, 1999, 23 years ago, a large group gathering in Beijing was twisted by Chinese state media. The Chinese communist regime then launched a massive persecution against Falun Gong, a spiritual meditation in China. I have Erping Zhang to talk about what happened that day, and why is the communist regime so afraid of Falun Gong.
 

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US gave Chinese firms $1.8B in subsidies; FCC commissioner targets Apple over China App Store​



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U.S. state and local governments gave billions in subsidies to #ChineseFirms. This–despite China being a major U.S. competitor. We hear from an FCC commissioner about his letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook. He accuses Cook of hypocrisy and #Censorship. Does the cure cost more than the illness? In Shanghai, locals are sharing stories of people who’ve died–amid the city’s draconian lockdown measures. From witnessing a historic appeal in China, to making American goods through slave labor, a Philadelphia resident explains why one day in April holds special importance to him. And for those watching our full episode— The FBI Director talks about America’s greatest threat. And it isn’t Moscow, despite its war on Ukraine. Instead, the official singles out a country with an “unprecedented level of espionage.”



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Living Shanghai senior nearly sent to funeral home; Poll: 82% of Americans view China unfavorably​



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More news emerges from under Shanghai’s lockdown. Workers there were busy loading a filled body bag into a vehicle destined for a funeral home—when they discovered it was still moving. A wave of tragic suicides hits Shanghai. Driven by starvation and the absence of medical care, more residents have been found dead after struggling under the city’s draconian rules. Over 80 percent of Americans say they don’t like China. More specifically, they don’t like China under its current communist rule. China’s Huawei sees a revenue drop. U.S. sanctions on the telecom giant have led to a poor first-quarter performance. A new report shows China is losing foreign capital. Curiously, the report came from a top Chinese research firm.
 

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Jeffrey Tucker: US May Not Know Alternatives to Lockdown, China’s Zero-COVID Strategy

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What has the lockdown situation in Shanghai taught the rest of the world? Is the method and invention by a totalitarian regime, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), proving to be correct? Has public health gone too far going into politics? We discuss these questions with Jeffrey Tucker, founder and president of the Brownstone Institute, as well as his view on why China invented the lockdown for COVID-19 and why the world adopted the method. Plus, we discuss the CCP regime and it’s nature amid the humanitarian crisis in China.
 

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Shanghai locals protest extended lockdowns; Disinformation board and vaccine passports​



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Protests erupt in Shanghai. Residents there say they’ve had enough of the city’s restrictive lockdown rules. Experts explain how vaccine passports and a cashless society could change the West for good. We look at how the Chinese Communist Party is connected. Could China strike the United States without firing a single shot? We hear from a retired U.S. general about how it could happen, through unrestricted warfare. We zoom in on China’s economy for a look at real estate, supply chains, and predictions from a prominent Chinese economist recently silenced on social media.
 

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Shanghai Garbage Truck Transports COVID-19 Patients​



A massive protest breaks out at an Apple factory in another fight between locals and authorities amid Shanghai's strict lockdown. A new mode of transportation for Shanghai’s virus patients: traveling by garbage truck. They’re being used amid a shortage of other vehicles, just like in Wuhan back in 2020. Why is Beijing sticking to its “Zero-Cases” policy? We take a closer look. China may not have been the only nation monitoring movement during the pandemic. Documents show the United States may have been doing the same. And, should the United States reduce tariffs on Chinese goods? The Senate and President Joe Biden say yes. But pushback is mounting.
 

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Chinese Hackers Steal Trillions of Dollars of Intellectual Property


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Pushback against Shanghai’s restrictions are getting more violent. Protests between residents and law enforcement have sparked authorities to ramp up the rules.
Reports say those problems aren’t limited to Chinese citizens in the global financial hub, either. Foreigners living in the city are also dying at home.
Trillions of dollars in intellectual property are reported stolen after Chinese state-linked hackers attacked over 30 companies from the United States, Europe, and Asia. But the onslaught isn’t over.
An American company is trying to revive traditional Chinese culture that was almost lost. But Beijing is trying to put a stop to it, even from an ocean away.
 

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Farmers Forbidden From Farming Under Lockdown​


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On Mother’s Day in Shanghai, Chinese authorities forcibly separated a mother from her son. An expert breaks down why Beijing is sticking to its “Zero COVID-19” policy.
Are China’s food shortages primed to get worse? In some regions, farmers are getting banned from working their fields. Instead, they’re forced to stay at home.
Is Washington changing its stance on Taiwan? Two sentences were removed from the State Department’s website defining U.S.-Taiwan relations. The update has drawn anger from Beijing.
A top U.S. intelligence official says Beijing is carefully weighing the Russia-Ukraine war, while keeping its eye on Taiwan.
Aircraft carriers from three nations are sailing the waters around Taiwan. The United States, Japan, and China are all maintaining a presence there as tensions heat in the region.
 

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Documentary | Will Zero-Covid Become Xi Jinping’s Waterloo?​


Zooming In with Simone Gao

The Zero-Covid policy was met with stiff resistance from the Shanghainese when China’s largest city became a hot spot for the new Covid variant Omicron. Meanwhile China’s economy was hit hard by the lock down. Could Shanghai turn into Xi Jinping’s Waterloo because his zero-covid policy has backfired and there seems to be traps on both ends of the tunnel? Zooming In with Simone Gao finds out.
 

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US national guard to work with Taiwan: Tsai​



China in Focus
Tiffany Meier


Shanghai eases its months-long lockdown. But more than 2 million people are still confined to their homes. For those who can leave the house, getting tested for COVID-19 is the new normal.
The United States puts more Chinese companies under scrutiny, this time over sanctions.
Europe is set to ban most oil imports from Russia. But what will the move mean for China?
“Cooperation” between U.S. National Guard and Taiwan’s military—that’s the word from Taiwan’s president, during a U.S. lawmaker’s visit to the island.
A poll shows half of surveyed countries are willing to cut ties with China if it invades Taiwan. Most of them are major trading partners to China, the United States included.