Over $490 million in U.S. tax #dollars were funneled to #China. The Chinese entities that benefited ranged from a controversial Wuhan lab to a Chinese tech company. Where did the money go? And how is the Pentagon involved? A new report is tracking it down.
A673. Another Wake-Up Call’: Senator Calls for Details on Alleged Breach at Alaska Military Base
Chinese tourists, or #spies? That’s what lawmakers are trying to find out after one group tried to breach a military base in #Alaska. Reports are saying a car blew past the security checkpoint of an Alaskan military base. The Chinese people in the vehicle said they were tourists that got lost. Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan is calling it another wakeup call, adding that this is a new era of authoritarian aggression led by dictators in China and Russia. This comes after the Chinese spy balloon entered the United States from Alaska.
A672. The CCP Targeted My Mother & Sister Because I Dance with Shen Yun: Steven Wang | CLIP
“The #CCP…went to find my sister and my mother and threatened them. They would say, ‘Your son is abroad with Shen Yun. You must tell us everything about his activities.'” The Chinese regime has long targeted Steven Wang’s family members in China for practicing the spiritual discipline of Falun Gong. And the persecution only worsened after he joined Shen Yun Performing Arts as a principal dancer. They said he was a “threat to national security.” Wang’s mother was recently sentenced to four years in prison.
A671. CCP Leadership in Panic Mode After Shocking Arrest! | Crossroads
There has been a profound shift in relations between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The significance of this can’t be understated, yet it appears to have gone largely unnoticed. This is bigger than U.S. sanctions on high-tech chips. This is bigger than the previous arrests of Chinese spies. This hits on something deeply held by the CCP as one of its core interests, and changes a seemingly unspoken agreement in America to leave the issue untouched. It was easy to miss. On May 26, two suspected Chinese spies were arrested by U.S. authorities. The Department of Justice said in a release that John Chen and Lin Feng were charged in a bribery scheme that was directed by the Chinese authorities. They face charges of conspiracy, bribery, and money laundering. What matters most though is the story behind these charges. The two were allegedly involved in a CCP plot against Falun Gong right here in the United States. They’re accused of trying to bribe an IRS official to go after an entity tied to Falun Gong practitioners. But this is a case not just about the CCP exporting one of its largest human rights abuses onto American soil. This is a case of the American government taking a stand where it previously would not…
A670. Chinese Jet Intercepts US Spy Plane: Video | China In Focus
A video shows a Chinese #fighter jet passing right in front of a U.S. #plane‘s nose. The United States is calling it an “unnecessarily aggressive” maneuver by the Chinese jet during an intercept over the South China Sea. China is fighting back, saying the United States intruded on their space. This comes as China’s defense minister refuses to speak with his U.S. counterpart.
A669. US ‘Nuclear Umbrella’ to Cover Taiwan? | China In Focus
#Weapons of mass destruction may be on the table for a certain Indo-Pacific #island. Reports say Taiwan could be in talks to come under Washington’s “nuclear umbrella.” That would trigger the United States to retaliate in kind if Taiwan were to come under nuclear attack from Beijing. For decades, the U.S. nuclear umbrella has shielded Japan, South Korea, and Australia. There are mixed reactions to the reported proposal, with some saying it would help boost Taiwan’s security while others are more cautious.
A668. Outrage in Muslim Region After Mosque Demolition | China In Focus
A667. Moderna Sets Up Shop in China Amid Fears of a 65 Million Per Week Infection Wave | China In Focus
#Moderna is setting up shop in #China as fears of another COVID-19 wave in the country rise. The vaccine maker says it has registered in China. So far, the country has only vaccinated its population with domestic vaccines. Stocks shot up at the news. This comes amid warnings from China’s top health adviser that China could see 65 million infections per week come summer.
A666. Chinese Malware Hits Guam, Aiming for Taiwan? | China In Focus
Under #attack? Critical U.S. infrastructure—infiltrated. All fingers pointing to state-sponsored Chinese #hackers. Microsoft warning the attack singled out the U.S. island territory of Guam, raising national security concerns. But was Taiwan the intended target? That’s due to Guam being the centerpiece of any U.S. military response to a Taiwan invasion. And it goes further. The U.S. and allies warn this could be happening globally.
A665. Energy Department Rescinds $200 Million Grant for Microvast | China In Focus
The #EnergyDepartment is pulling a $200 million grant from #battery company Microvast—an action one lawmaker is calling “a win for U.S. taxpayers.” The company was found to have close links to Beijing and admitted that China influences its business. The grant project aims to foster battery-making here in the United States.