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Taiwan State Media Accidentally Announces Non-Existent China Military Invasion

GABRIELLE REYES
20 Apr 2022

Taiwan’s government-funded Chinese Television System (CTS) accidentally broadcast a running news ticker on Wednesday morning falsely declaring Chinese forces had launched a military invasion of New Taipei City, the Taipei Times reported on Thursday.

The Taiwanese public broadcaster CTS allowed mock alerts intended for an upcoming disaster drill in New Taipei City to enter its text feed for a running news ticker at the bottom of its 7:00 a.m. news bulletin on April 20. The text included alarming messages, such as, “Communist forces strike New Taipei City with guided missiles.”

“Naval vessel explodes, facilities, ships damaged at Port of Taipei,” read another false update.

“Arson and explosives placed by suspected special forces at Banqiao [train] Station, no casualties,” CTS’s news ticker further claimed.

“The CTS chyron had also warned that conflict with China was ‘in danger of breaking out,’ and that New Taipei officials had established a command and control center,” Newsweek reported on Wednesday. “‘Chinese Communists make preparations for war, [Taiwan] president declares state of emergency effective 8 a.m. March 6,’ the text read.”

CTS’s accidental broadcast of the mock alerts caused several residents of New Taipei City to phone the local government and inquire about the messages on Wednesday. In response, CTS pinned the following statement to the top of its YouTube live stream later Wednesday, “The news ticker content shown earlier was part of a disaster prevention video created by the New Taipei Fire Department. Today, due to incorrect settings, the content of yesterday’s video was mistakenly inserted. Please don’t panic! We hereby clarify and apologize!”

CTS issued a more detailed explanation of the incident later on April 20, writing:

We were tasked by the New Taipei City Government to shoot a disaster drill video, with the script provided by the New Taipei City Fire Department. The news producer who recorded the video used a horizontal screen layout with news tickers, which was done through a change in the path of a text file link. However, the producer did not restore the file link path after completing the recording on Tuesday [April 19], resulting in the error in the morning news program.

Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) launched an investigation into the CTS news ticker fiasco on April 20. The NCC suspects CTS may have breached Article 21 of Taiwan’s Radio and Television Act, which bans programs that “disrupt public order or adversely affect good social customs.”

“TV stations that breach the article face fines of NT$200,000 to NT$2 million (US$6,838 to US$68,378), with the minimum raised to NT$400,000 if it is deemed a major offense,” NCC representatives said at a press conference on Wednesday.

Longstanding political tension between Taipei and Beijing has increased in recent months, placing Taiwan on high alert for a possible act of military aggression from China. Beijing considers Taiwan a Chinese territory and has repeatedly threatened to “reunify” the island nation — which is located off China’s southeastern coast — with “the mainland,” or China. In line with this belligerent stance, China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has ramped up air sorties that penetrate Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in recent months.

Hunter Biden Invested $1 Billion Into World’s Largest Greenhouse Gas Emitter

KanekoaTheGreat
April 19th, 2022

Hunter Biden has continued to profit from Chinese-government owned oil, gas, and coal companies through his 10 percent equity stake in Bohai Harvest RST, while his father, Joe Biden, has canceled the Keystone XL Pipeline, banned new drilling for oil and gas on federal lands, and declared war on Americans at the gas pump because of climate change.

Bohai Harvest RST, founded in 2013 and controlled by the Bank of China, invested $1 billion in 2015 in the Chinese-state owned China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec Group), the world’s largest oil and gas conglomerate.

In 2020, one of Sinopec Group’s subsidiaries, China Petroleum & Chemical, created more carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than the entire nation of Canada, which itself produced the eleventh most CO2 emissions among all nations.

In total, Sinopec Group produced 343 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent during 2020 and 2021 which was more carbon dioxide emissions than BP, Chevron, and Saudi Aramco combined.

In other words, while Joe Biden declares war on Americans at the gas pump because of climate change, his son’s Chinese equity fund continues to hold its investment in Chinese oil-giant, Sinopec Group, which as the world’s largest polluter creates more carbon dioxide emissions than BP, Chevron, and Saudi Aramco combined.

In contrast to Joe Biden’s pledge to eliminate fossil fuels in the United States, Hunter-backed Sinopec Group plans on increasing its oil and gas production in 2022 with its highest capital investment in history.

Sinopec expects to spend 198 billion yuan ($31.10 billion) in 2022 on oil and gas development, up eighteen percent from a year ago according to a company statement filed to the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

The Chinese-state owned oil giant plans to produce 281.2 million barrels of crude oil and 12,567 billion cubic feet of natural gas in 2022, up from its output of 279.7 million barrels and 1,199 billion cubic feet in 2021.

A 2021 study revealed that Sinopec Group was not only the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter but also that it produced more than five percent of the world’s plastic waste as the world’s second-worst plastic polluter behind ExxonMobil.


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Source: IBT and Statista

Coal is the world’s most affordable energy fuel, but climate change activists like Joe Biden have declared war on coal in the United States due to coal also being the largest source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels.

China, the world’s largest polluter, which produces 29 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions – more than the United States and European Union combined – burned over 53 percent of the coal used in the world in 2020.

Despite joining the Paris Climate agreement, China continues to build coal-fired power plants at a rate that outpaces the rest of the world combined, building more than three times as much new coal power capacity as all other countries combined in 2020, with plans as recently as last year to build 43 more coal-fired power plants.

In 2016, Hunter Biden’s Bohai Harvest RST invested in a lucrative bond deal with Yancoal Australia, a coal-mining subsidiary of the Chinese-government owned Yankuang Group, which was China’s fourth-largest coal producer at the time.

Bohai Harvest RST together with Chinese government-owned Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and BOC International Holdings (a subsidiary of the Chinese-government owned Bank of China), invested $775 million into a Yancoal subsidiary asset-backed bond issuance, and in return “collect[ed] interest of 8.55% a year on $760 million of the bonds, plus interest of up to 15% a year on the remainder.”

In 2020, Yankuang Group merged with Chinese government-owned Shandong Energy Group, renamed itself Shandong Energy Co. Ltd., and collectively now forms the second-largest coal producer in China.

Although Hunter Biden holds a significant investment in what is now China’s second-largest coal producer, Joe Biden committed his administration to fighting climate change in the United States last year when he suspended American oil and gas leases in Alaska, reversing a drilling program approved by the Trump administration.


future coal production by country
Source: IEA and Visual Capitalist
A pie chart showing the top annual CO2 emitting countries in 2019
Source: IEA and UCSUSA

Within hours of being sworn in, Biden issued an executive order reinstating the U.S. to the Paris Climate Agreement. Under the Paris Climate accords, China as the world’s largest polluter and carbon emitter get a free pass until 2030 (who knows if they will honor the agreement after 2030).

In the meantime, America must reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2025 through the purchase of solar photovoltaics (70 percent produced in China), wind turbines (35 percent produced in China ), and lithium-ion batteries (70 percent produced in China).

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Chinese Police Forcing Residents Out of Their Homes To Build More COVID Isolation Facilities

Alicia Powe
Published April 18, 2022

Chinese authorities are deploying police officers to remove residents from their homes to turn the residential buildings into COVID-19 isolation sites in an effort to enforce the nation’s “zero COVID” policy.

!n video footage shared on social media, Chinese law enforcement officials in hazmat suits are seen scuffling with outraged residents after they were forced to surrender their homes.

Authorities began the forced evictions on in Shanghai on Thursday, the Guardian reports.

“Authorities began ordering 39 households in one housing complex to move so that patients with Covid could be housed there ‘in order to meet the needs of epidemic prevention and control,’ as government officials rush to construct tens of thousands of beds to house patients with Covid,” the publication notes. “China’s internet censors quickly stepped in to scrub evidence of the clash from Chinese social media sites – as they did with several other videos that have appeared over the last few weeks – with search results for the name of the apartment complex disappearing from Weibo by Friday morning.”

Angry residents in Shanghai are heard crying and screaming at law enforcement officials after being evicted from their homes.

Police in retaliation begin beating and arresting the demonstrators before hauling them into trucks in footage published by Chinese journalist Jennifer Zeng, who regularly documents the inhumane conditions in China.

As the Gateway Pundit has reported, the communist Chinese government is also using the COVID-19 pandemic to starve its people.

China’s financial capital, Shanghai, began what was announced to be an eight-day lockdown on March 28, but has since enforced an indefinite citywide quarantine.

Chinese citizens are desperate for food and other basic necessities.

In China’s state-run wards, where food and resources are also scarce where patients are held like inmates and fight over water, food, and limited supplies.

In addition to being food-deprived, those held hostage in the isolation facilities are subject to hazardously unsanitary conditions.