What Really Happened in Wuhan: Investigating the Chinese lab leak theory

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Shopping Invasion of America From China; Biden Sells Strategic Reserve Oil to China | China Insider​



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We discuss how China is using data theft and its commercialization in a shopping war on America. Amazon has a Chinese seller problem. Companies like Wish.com, Shein, and AliExpress out-compete American companies. All that is based on data that the Chinese Communist Party has gathered on Americans. I then speak with John McNabb, former co-founder and co-Chairman of the 2016 Trump Leadership Council and the long-time lead director of Continental Resources. We discuss the Biden administration selling strategic reserve petroleum to China, how the current energy focus benefits Russia and China, as well as what went wrong in the war on American energy.
 

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How the US Is Fueling China’s Military Growth | China in Focus​



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From dancing videos to national security risks, experts say social media sensation TikTok is helping the Chinese military develop artificial intelligence. In this special report, we look at how U.S. companies are boosting China’s military growth, how Americans’ data is feeding China’s AI mills, and how microchips are the heart of it all. Joining us to help shed light on the topic are Arthur Herman, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and director of the Quantum Alliance Initiative; and David Goldman, deputy editor at Asia Times.
 

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Japan's Defense Against 'Paramount' Leader Xi; Legal Expert: USAGM Nominee's China Ties​



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Japan is on the road to amending its constitution amid China’s military threat. We discuss how the Chinese regime’s leadership is pushing Japan to do so, with Taiwan as the focus. While Chinese leader Xi Jinping wants to become the paramount leader, he needs credible achievements. A new so-called People’s View says they will keep lockdowns and zero-COVID. Plus I speak with John Zadrozny from America First Legal about their concern over the nomination of Amanda Bennet to the United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM), a position that oversees federally funded news agencies like Voice of America. He tells me why.
 

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Scott Spacek’s ‘China Hand’: Spy Thriller Based on Real Experience in China​



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I speak with Scott Spacek, author of the new spy thriller “China Hand,” which is based on his experience living and teaching in China. We discuss how his book reflects the modern U.S.-China relationship and explore the details through Andrew Callahan, a Harvard grad turned special agent on a mission. China Hand is the story of Andrew Callahan, a new Harvard graduate teaching in Beijing. He encounters Lily Jiang, who will entangle him in a conspiratorial web of worldwide proportions, including the defection of a top military general from China to the United States. A CIA officer approaches Andrew and informs him that Lily’s father is a top Chinese general caught in a power struggle. Now the agency needs Andrew’s assistance for Lily to evade round-the-clock surveillance and escape to the United States. If Andrew agrees, he’ll face China’s ruthless security services and deadly odds to help pull off one of the greatest intelligence coups in American history. If he refuses, it could cost Lily and her family their lives. Set against the backdrop of a beautiful culture at a turbulent time, China Hand is the story of a reluctant spy and a mission. Their deadly consequences continue to reverberate today.
 

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Australia, US Defense Leaders Weigh in on Pacific; US Sanctions Iranian Oil Sales to China​



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President Joe Biden pays the Middle East a visit. But there’s controversy surrounding his trip, which comes as Beijing works to boost its influence in the region. A successful hypersonic missile test was conducted off California’s coast, with more sophisticated testing coming later this year, as the United States and China race to develop the weapons systems. The secretary of defense meets his Australian counterpart. Both are stressing the need for “rules-based order” in the Pacific. Beijing is still negotiating with American regulators—trying to keep over 100 Chinese companies from getting delisted. But a top official from the Securities and Exchange Commission says he’s not convinced they’ll reach a deal.
 

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Taiwan Accuses Chinese Company of Stealing Secrets; Shanghai: New Round of COVID-19 Mass Testing​



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Shanghai is on its way toward a new round of mass testing; there’s fear the city is headed back under a new lockdown. Taiwan takes another step toward tackling intellectual property theft. This time, the island is taking aim at a Chinese Apple supplier. A high-level Taiwanese delegation visits the Czech Republic. The country’s leader is seeking closer ties to China but is facing pushback. Another Western nation is warning against data risks through TikTok. But what makes that data collection so critical?
 

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Real Estate ‘Time Bomb’ and Mortgage Boycott by Homeowners in China; Enes Freedom on Human Rights​



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China is facing a growing mortgage strike. Unfinished homes and growing resentment toward banks and developers may be a ticking time bomb. For the Chinese regime, a third of the economy is on the line, with upward of $2 trillion in home loans. Meanwhile, the protest over what Chinese residents call “rotten tail buildings” reaches more than 300 properties. I recently interviewed Enes Kanter Freedom at the International Religious Freedom Summit. We go in on his journey defending human rights in China and his reasons to keep going.

China is facing a growing mortgage strike. Unfinished homes and growing resentment toward banks and developers may be a ticking time bomb. For the Chinese regime, a third of the economy is on the line, with upward of $2 trillion in home loans. Meanwhile, the protest over what Chinese residents call “rotten tail buildings” reaches more than 300 properties. I recently interviewed Enes Kanter Freedom at the International Religious Freedom Summit. We go in on his journey defending human rights in China and his reasons to keep going.
 

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FBI, DHS Still Buying Chinese Drones; Senators Advance Bill To Boost US Microchip Making​



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Beijing lashes out over a potential U.S. trip to Taiwan. We look at how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is involved. Chinese-made drones are at work for U.S. government agencies. New details say departments like the FBI and Homeland Security are still buying them. The Senate gears up to vote on a bill aiming to boost semiconductor production on home soil. But there’s more to it. We dig into the controversy behind the package. Washington is earmarking over a billion dollars to help counter hypersonic missile threats from Russia and China. Nearly 30 satellites will be launched in 2025—with even more to come.
 

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'To Cicadas' Poet Allegedly Insults Xi Jinping: China's Heightened Political Sensitivity


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A poem about cicadas turns out to be politically sensitive, and the author was forced to apologize. According to internet users, the poem implicitly insults Xi Jinping, the Chinese leader. However, nothing in the poem openly suggests so, so what gives? I’ll break down how a poem about cicadas and the summer heat turns out to be the biggest political joke since the Soviet Union. I also speak with David Alton from the British House of Lords. He tells me what drives him to fight for human rights, being sanctioned by China, and much more—including his message to the people watching.
 

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Paskal: Multiple Concerns Over Chinese Purchases of US Farmland | China in Focus



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U.S. microchip maker Intel is lobbying lawmakers over a new bill that could spell trouble for the company if it keeps its operations in China. The European Union’s incoming ambassador to China says the EU supports China's peaceful reunification with Taiwan. At the same time, the former U.S. Defense Secretary is calling for an end to the One-China Policy. A new move from Russia could boost its ties with like-minded countries, and China is on the list. Chinese companies are buying up U.S. land. But those purchases come with risks. Cleo Paskal with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies breaks it down.
 

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$50 Billion: Wealthy Chinese Want to Leave China; More Banks Freeze Withdrawals in China​



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Wealthy Chinese are leaving China—or at least planning on leaving—as they cannot stand the draconian COVID measures. But will Chinese leader Xi Jinping allow it to happen if that means billions of dollars in cash go out of China amid the contractions and poor economy? Meanwhile, more banks in China suspend bank withdrawals using various excuses. I speak with Justin Butterfield from First Liberty on a case docked in the Supreme Court. Falun Gong practitioners are asking to overturn the decision of the 2nd circuit court in New York after a pro-CCP organization harassed, assaulted, and intimidated members of the Falun Gong practice in New York at their Flushing booths.
 

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Communism With Chinese Characteristics | CLIP | American Thought Leaders



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"The market practices are still controlled by the state. So it's not capitalism… it's a single party state, it's a single party, communist state, it hasn't stopped defining itself as communist." Elizabeth Spalding explains that China, under the CCP's rule, has always been a communist state, and refutes the claims that it has a form of capitalism or a free market economy. She clarifies that while Beijing may experiment with the markets in a way that past communist states never did, all things are still under full control of the party.
 

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Slavery Versus Freedom: China, US Tug-of-War Over Brazil​



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Brazil: a key U.S. ally since World War II and the most important country in Latin America. But all that could change. In this special report, we look at why Brazil is strategically vital to the United States, what happens if the Chinese regime takes over, and the consequences of Washington turning a blind eye. Joining us to help shed light on the topic are Captain James Fanell, former director of Intelligence and Information Operations for the U.S. Pacific Fleet; and Rafael Fontana, Brazilian journalist and author of “Chinobyl: A Journey Through the Guts of the Communist Dictatorship.”
 

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Hmm. . . good point. With any luck, Brazil can free itself from the brutal shackles of the U.S. with the aid of China, which is only looking for raw materials and markets.
 

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Recalling Persecution of Falun Gong in China; Central China Sees Covid-19 Outbreak Amid Heatwave​



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Twenty-three years ago, the Chinese Communist Party officially started clamping down on Falun Gong. We hear from someone who practices the meditation discipline and how he refused to back down in the face of persecution. At the same time, events across the United States are raising awareness about the continued persecution, and lawmakers in Washington are showing their support. It’s long been believed that Beijing holds major influence over the NBA. Now, a star athlete-turned activist is pointing to certain recordings as proof of that suspicion. An official Chinese report says at least 10 new COVID-19 variants have been detected in the past two weeks. Authorities are calling it a warning sign of a surge.

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Communism Is Threatened By Individuality​



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Today I speak with Rabbi Abraham Cooper. He was elected as Vice Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. We discuss his experience seeing the fall of the Soviet Union, what the concerns are in China when it comes to human rights, and his past trip to Hong Kong. We also look into the role of the commission which will advise the Secretary of State on religious freedom around the world. We also discuss issues related to antisemitism as well as the freedom to practice or not to practice religion.
 

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Doc | Xi’s Path to Dictatorship for Life? | Zooming In with Simone Gao​



Zooming In with Simone Gao

The Chinese Communist Party’s 20th National Congress is going to be held in fall. The fight comes down to whether Xi Jinping will get a third term as the top leader of the country. Although leading up to the conference, there had been rumors and indicators that Xi was losing power, a closer look at the political maneuvers by the Xi faction might render a different impression. If Xi did get a third term and his way for a life-long tenure was paved, would China become ever more dangerous to the rule based international order or would it bring the Communist rule to an end faster? Zooming in with Simone Gao explores.
 

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Bloody Batteries: China’s Exploitation of Congolese Children for Cobalt in Electric Car Batteries​



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Mining companies backed by the Chinese regime are using Congolese children to mine cobalt, a key component in electric car batteries. Are American carmakers helping China to exploit African children? China dominates the world’s cobalt processing. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, there are unsafe working conditions, pay of less than $1 a day, injuries, and diseases inside the mines. Are these the consequences of a greener world? And are bloody batteries, made from cobalt, the best source for the future of cars? And is the American green agenda built with the bloody hands of children in Africa?