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Chinese Scientists’ New ‘Vampiric’ Method to Reverse Aging; AI Expert Predicts ‘Virtual’ Babies​



Chinese scientists claim that they have developed a new ‘vampiric’ technique that may reverse the aging process. This is extremely problematic, given the Chinese regime’s systems for organ harvesting. Also, an AI expert has predicted ‘virtual’ babies within the next 50 years. Joshua Philipp, host of Crossroads, discusses these topics and more.
 

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A worker in a protective suit walks on a closed bridge during the lockdown in Shanghai, China, on May 18, 2022. (Reuters/Aly Song/File Photo)


An Inside Look at the ‘Zero-COVID’ Lockdowns in China



The lockdowns serve the CCP’s purposes while demoralizing Chinese citizens

Stu Cvrk

June 8, 2022

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State-run Chinese media have been trumpeting the supposedly glorious efforts of Chinese public health officials—with their local security enforcers in the background—in containing the spread of COVID-19 in Chinese cities under the umbrella of the Xi Jinping’s grand “Zero-COVID” policy.

The continuous agitprop on this subject serves several purposes for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP): (1) convincing the Chinese people and the world that the totalitarian “zero-COVID” that is ruining Chinese lives actually works; (2) propagating the fear porn message to the world that the “pandemic” is still ongoing; (3) keeping a lid on any domestic dissent, especially in Shanghai, leading up to the expected approval of Xi’s continued leadership status at the upcoming 20th National Congress of the CCP; and (4) camouflaging Chinese economic woes through purposeful interruption of global supply chains that adversely affects the world economy.

The CCP appears to be playing some high-stakes poker in pursuit of these purposes because, whether intended or not, the “zero-COVID” lockdowns are also destroying the Chinese economy, as previously reported by Epoch Times here.

The eyes gaze at the endless stream of “zero-COVID” headlines that reinforce the CCP propaganda purposes behind “zero COVID.” Some recent examples include the following:
  • “Experts: Anti-COVID strategy works” (China Daily)
  • “Dropping dynamic zero-COVID approach in China could cause 1.55 million deaths: study” (China Daily)
  • “Shanghai records lowest daily tally since March 24, may need fight at community level ‘till June 8’” (Global Times)
  • “China’s zero-covid will be proven beneficial for world economy” (Global Times)
  • “Racing against time and virus, China merits global confidence” (People’s Daily)
  • “Dynamic zero-COVID approach, China’s choice to safeguard lives, underpin economic growth” (China Daily)
Ad nauseum. Regarding that last item, does the CCP seriously believe that “Zero COVID” is “China’s choice”? Read on.

What do lockdowns really mean to average Chinese citizens who have to endure them?

As The Wall Street Journal reported on May 10, if a single person in an apartment building tests positive, people in the entire building need to be isolated while the infected person and all occupants of that apartment are moved to centralized quarantine facilities.

The Journal further reported on May 15 that mass testing is now the norm, with negative tests required to complete simple daily activities such as buying groceries or riding the subway. Imagine having under that regimen day after day!

To summarize what the harsh lockdowns mean for average citizens: lockdowns initiated at any time without advance notice; restriction to one’s living quarters (including being physically locked in); being sent to a quarantine facility if testing positive; limited or no access to hospitals for routine medical procedures and urgent care; reduced availability to food supplies (some may be government-provided and some mass-ordered for delivery if fortunate); and “escape” from home quarantine authorized only for mandatory daily COVID tests.

A security worker locks a door with a chain in a neighborhood under a COVID-19 lockdown in the Jing’an district of Shanghai on June 2, 2022. (Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images)

Is the patience of the people wearing thin into the eighth week of the lockdowns in Shanghai and other Chinese cities?

A video tweeted on May 16 by Fang Zhouzi (@fangshimin), a Chinese muckraker who is an opponent of pseudoscience and other fraud, provides striking evidence of discord. In it, two groups of people clad in biosafety suits attack each other outside what is probably an apartment building.

While the context of the confrontation is unclear, a logical deduction is that the situation had something to do with the “zero-COVID” lockdown enforcement, given that everyone in the video was clothed in a biosafety suit. Some informed speculation is provided below, courtesy of a friend who is fluent in Chinese and has routine communications with long-time Chinese friends on the mainland. He described the situation as “a mess” (yī tuán luàn一團亂). And given that the Chinese population is seething over the continuing lockdowns, the likelihood is high that this sort of incident is probably happening elsewhere.

First of all, my friend has frequently referred to Chinese medical personnel wearing biosafety suits by the term “big white” (dàbái 大白). These people were all health workers at the start of the pandemic in China. Since the brutal Shanghai lockdowns began, many “zero-COVID” enforcers were dressed in white hazmat suits with blue stripes.

As time passed and the lockdowns became institutionalized and the procedures more brutal, a considerable portion of the “big white” morphed into enforcers, including “urban management” (chéngguǎn 城管), the dreaded parapolice who plague Chinese cities. That’s truly disturbing since the latter—in years past—were infamous for beating to death fruit sellers on the streets and people who resisted having their homes demolished (“chāi 拆”) during forced urban renewal and expansion projects.

The incredible video clip from Fang Zhouzi provides a template for what’s almost certainly happening in China regularly these days: the police are beating “the people,” and there’s strife between hostile groups of individuals who want—as reflected by their dress, behavior, and equipment/accouterments—to be viewed as carrying out the wishes of some authority.

Here’s some speculation from one of his friends in China on the video. He only heard “the police hit someone” (警察打人了) from spectators (maybe the one taking the video, who was then harshly criticized in the comments for being a coward and not daring to join the fight). Some comments suggest that the people in blue were real guards, whereas those in white were the ones being quarantined. It seems the blues are police as they were beating the white.

Next is some speculation from an “ardent patriot of the People’s Republic of China,” who views the video as a confrontation between blue-clad community association representatives and white uniformed hospital/health workers who want to enter the community to do their “zero-COVID” activities. According to this person, the clash took place at the entrance to a “community” (xiǎoqū 小区).

The people in white robes are from the “medical system” (医疗系统). They are nurses, doctors, and medical people–generally outsiders to a community but higher in the hierarchical system regarding regulations and commands. The people in blue robes are from the “community work system” (社区工作系统) or “street office” (街道办事处). They are usually “public servants” (公务员 ) who were selected (or volunteered) to serve the community. In normal times, they would mediate quarrels between two families; they would be familiar with everybody who lives in the community, and if you run into them, they’d say “hi” to you and ask how you’re doing, or they would be in charge of all kinds of community/condominium affairs.

So, in short, this seems most likely to be a “battle” at the entrance of a certain community between “insiders” and “outsiders.” The “insiders” wear blue. Their job is to serve the community, and some of the blue robes may be representatives of the residents in the community that they work for. So they speak for the community. The “outsiders” wear white. They are medicare workers dispatched from hospitals. They don’t care about any individual community; they care about the COVID situation in general, and they visit every community.[to continue - see PDF)



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How China Weakens the US Through Overdose Deaths​



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More Americans are dying from drug overdoses than ever before. #IllicitPills are pouring into the country from across the #Border. But they originate from thousands of miles away. In this special report, we look at how China has weaponized the drug industry, the ways it’s impacting every American, and what’s being done to stop it. Joining us to help shed light on the topic are Victor Avila, former ICE special agent and author of “Agent Under Fire”; Casey Fleming, CEO of BlackOps Partners; John Mills, a retired colonel and former director of Cybersecurity at the DOD; Ronald Rychlak, professor of Law at the University of Mississippi; and Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.).
 

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Eileen Gu Will Represent Team USA in Winter Olympics Bid?; China’s Third Aircraft Carrier Delayed​



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China delays the launch of its Type 003 carrier—the long-awaited next-generation warship to compete with the United States. Is the reason technical, political, or something else? We have Michael Cisek to break down the details. Plus, a Chinese company is trying to match Starlink, the internet satellite system by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. What is that all about? Finally, Eileen Gu is making a comeback to shock everyone. Now she is playing her U.S. card. The gold medalist is ready to help the United States bid for the next Winter Games. But Chinese nationalists are mad.
 

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Gregory Moore: ‘Zero-COVID’ Marches China Into Dangerous Territory for the Regime​



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China’s zero-COVID policy could push citizens toward more discontent and further escalate tensions with the regime. “As long as the economics are good, the [Chinese Communist] Party can kind of get away with being really draconian because people can kind of endure it because living a good life is getting better, right? But if the economy starts going down, if there’s a recession, if there’s a famine, if there’s a lot of shutdowns, that’s what I think the Party gets into dangerous territory … the zero-COVID policy could be something that could push them into that dangerous territory.” At the Western Conservative Summit, I spoke with Dr. Gregory Moore, professor of Global Studies and Politics at the Colorado Christian University. We discussed the state of the U.S.-China relationship, his experiences in China, as well as what to watch for in the second half of 2022 regarding the bilateral relationship.

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US, CCP Defense Chiefs Stand Firm Over Taiwan; Chinese Propaganda Tops Search Engine Results​




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Beijing threatens Washington with war over Taiwan during a meeting between Chinese and U.S. defense chiefs—marking their first-ever face-to-face talks. Beijing extends its long arm abroad. Reports say the communist regime is exploiting American search engines to influence opinion on sensitive topics. A Trump-era order banned Americans from investing in Chinese military-linked companies. But the Treasury may be quietly changing the way it’s enforced. The Commerce Department is going after three U.S. companies in an attempt to protect sensitive American technology from getting leaked to China. Protests escalate in China’s financial hub. Some Shanghai residents are now demanding freedom and democracy.
 

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What Planned Expansion to WHOPowers Could Mean for the World—Feat. Alex Newman

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“States like New York, Illinois, California, Washington State, that imposed some of the most draconian policy responses—those are also some of the states that had the worst health outcomes, and I don’t think that should be a surprise,” says Alex Newman, contributor for The Epoch Times.
“America’s Founding Fathers said over and over again, variations on this: Giving up freedom and hoping for safety is futile; you’ll end up with neither freedom nor safety,” he adds.
Major amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR) proposed by the Biden administration were debated in Geneva in late May. For one, these aimed to expand the powers of the World Health Organization (WHO) to be able to declare global health emergencies without the targeted country’s consent.
These changes were not approved, owing in part to heavy resistance from certain African nations. However, the WHO and member governments will put forth even further-reaching amendments to the global rules in September.
Award-winning international journalist Alex Newman explains why we should be concerned.
 

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Footage of Woman Attacked in Restaurant in China:What Is Behind It?; Is the US Losing Latin America?​


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Security footage details a brutal gang attack in China. Authorities are now putting police on the street. Is the outrage from internet users being misdirected by the Chinese regime? And are there bigger implications behind this horrible attack? I spoke with Joseph Humire at the recent Americas Summit. Mexico boycotted the event. What does that mean for the role the United States plays in the Western Hemisphere, in particular regarding Latin and South America?
 

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Footage of Woman Attacked in Restaurant in China:What Is Behind It?; Is the US Losing Latin America?​


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Security footage details a brutal gang attack in China. Authorities are now putting police on the street. Is the outrage from internet users being misdirected by the Chinese regime? And are there bigger implications behind this horrible attack? I spoke with Joseph Humire at the recent Americas Summit. Mexico boycotted the event. What does that mean for the role the United States plays in the Western Hemisphere, in particular regarding Latin and South America?
perhaps the men ate spoiled fly lice. 🪰 🍚 ;)
 

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US, China Spar Over Taiwan at Defense Meeting; Japan Could Defend Taiwan in Case of Attack: Expert​



China in Focus

Do Chinese-made vaccines cause cancer? A thousand Chinese citizens and their families suspect just that. Reports show hundreds of children were found to get diabetes after getting the jab. We spoke with victims to find out more. Defense chiefs from two of the world’s two biggest economies met in person for the first time in years. During the talks, their exchange soon turned heated over Taiwan. Successes and setbacks—the Chinese Communist Party has seen both as it moves forward with goals in the Indo-Pacific region. What is Beijing planning next? An expert breaks it down. A video on social media depicts a Uyghur family as they smile and dance. But some reveal there’s more to the clip than meets the eye.
 

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Chinese Banks Freeze Billions in Deposits: Officials Use Health QR Code to Bar Protestors​



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Chinese local banks are freezing deposits. Protestors cannot go near banks as their health app for COVID-19 turns red. Authorities provided no explanation. China has recently escalated aggression regarding Taiwan. What can the United States do? More importantly, what must the United States do domestically to strengthen its foreign policy abroad? I spoke with Kelly Sloan about this at the Western Conservative Summit.
 

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BlackRock and ESG Controlling America but Benefiting China—With Will Hild | China Insider​



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How does Blackrock utilize the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) score system to control domestic policies, while benefiting from their special treatment in China? And does the United States suffer while China benefits from this vampiric relationship? We discuss this with Will Hild from Consumers’ Research. I then discuss the just-concluded Shangri-La security summit, where China’s minister of defense calls itself a peaceful country but threatens war over Taiwan. Which one is it: war or peace? Plus, a new freedom of information act document reveals Chinese drones from civilian ships could be dangerous yet disguised.
 

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Could China Wipe Out America’s Agriculture?​



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The secrets to life, the #GeneticCode of what we eat—the Chinese regime is stealing it. In this special report, we look at how the Chinese Communist Party has infiltrated American agriculture, what it means—here at home and around the world—and how to get to the root of it. Joining us to help shed light on the topic are Ross Kennedy, founder of Fortis Analysis; ICE former special agent Victor Avila; and military intel analyst and Air Force veteran Andrew McCarthy.
 

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Putin–Xi Call: Kremlin Claims Xi Endorses Putin’s Invasion; US Innovation Race Losing to China​



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Russian President Vladimir Putin calls Chinese leader Xi Jinping on his birthday. But the call might be a good thing for the Chinese leader. Now people are having their suspicion confirmed: China and Russia are in it together. But I think there is a more subtle reason why Putin called Xi Jinping. I got the chance to speak with Luke Livingston, director of the upcoming film “Innovation Race,” about the state of the U.S. competition with China—in particular, why innovation is key but the United States is not in the state to properly innovate. Why?
 

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For 2 Years, WHO Claimed COVID-19 Had a Natural Origin—Now It Isn’t so Sure

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In a sudden reversal, the World Health Organization (WHO) now admits that the COVID-19 virus might well have come out of a Wuhan lab. In a lengthy new report, the organization claims that the lab leak theory is plausible and needs to be studied.
The U-turn comes after two previous WHO reports roundly dismissed the lab leak theory.
Unsurprisingly, the Chinese Communist Party is already crying foul, issuing a statement claiming that the lab leak theory is a false claim concocted by anti-China forces for political purposes and that it has nothing to do with science.
 

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The Secret World of The Global Elites who Would ‘Rule Us All’​



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“In the market, you have to adapt to the mistakes you make; you admit your errors…But the WEF, and the World Health Organization, or the US government and CDC, NIH, for that matter…just have a hard time admitting that they were wrong. But the fact is that they were wildly wrong.” Jeffrey Tucker is a man well versed in the behaviors and intentions of those we call ‘global elites’–the people who seemingly pulled the strings to enact worldwide lockdowns in the earlier days of the pandemic. He is the Founder and President of the Brownstone Institution, dedicated to advancing the freedoms of the individual. “I think there is a reason to be concerned, mainly because these people insulate themselves from any opposition to this outlook, to this worldview. And they come to believe it’s their destiny to behave this way and do these sorts of things.” What psychology drives these would be ‘masters of the universe,’ and when did America’s jarring tradition of having unelected officials ‘call the shots’ really begin?
 

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Internet Users Remark on Odd Hailstones in Beijing; Bill Introduced to Ban Oil Exports to China​



Oil prices in the United States are skyrocketing. Half a million barrels of American oil flow into China daily, but some on Capitol Hill are looking to change that. Over 90 percent of the American companies operating in Shanghai are expecting less revenue than before. A recent poll highlights the impact of pandemic control. Teachers are protesting in one of China’s most culturally-rich provinces. Why? Reports say authorities are cutting their paychecks back down to what they were a decade ago. Hailstones fall in Beijing. But the ice clumps’ curious shape caught the attention of Chinese internet users. A bill aims to overhaul Washington’s policy toward Taiwan—covering sanctions, military aid, and diplomatic relations. We break down the highlights.
 

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Xi Signs ‘Non-War Military Operations’ Rules: Who Does It Target?—With Gordon Chang | China Insider​



Chinese leader Xi Jinping signs a new document regarding a “trial” for non-war military operations. These new rules spark guesses as to what the purpose is for. Is it to invade Taiwan? To suppress internal dissent? Or to cause trouble elsewhere? I speak with Gordon Chang about these questions.