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,” Newsweekreported 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 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.
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.
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.
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).
!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.
Democrats in the House Oversight Committee blocked a Republican-backed subpoena that would have forced Hunter Biden to testify before Congress earlier this week.
Unfortunately, we will have to wait a little longer to see crackhead Hunter under oath in a hot seat on Capitol Hill.
According to the House Oversight Republicans, the Democrats denied the motion with little to no justification, and are effectively running interference for the Biden Crime Family, refusing to hold them accountable.
The committee made the announcement in a Tweet on Tuesday afternoon:
If the motion had passed, Hunter would have had to appear and provide his ‘expert’ testimony at an upcoming Oversight hearing about making all US Postal Service vehicles electric, answering questions about his long history of energy deals with China, Russia, and Ukraine.
With him under oath, there surely would have been some other questions about his business dealings too. Is it any wonder why Dems shot this down?
The motion to subpoena Hunter was originally submitted by GOP Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ), who explained his reasoning in a Tweet this week.
I just made a motion to subpoena Hunter Biden as a witness for the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s hearing on electrifying.
Hunter sold a U.S. cobalt mine to a Chinese company. Cobalt is necessary for electric car production. Hunter’s expertise is invaluable!
As the DC Swamp attempts to protect the degenerate bagman of the Biden Crime Family, the investigation surrounding him just continues to heat up in the wake of the NY Times recent acknowledgment of his ‘laptop from hell.’
Russia and China cement their relationship and together claim that Biden’s sanctions against Russia are “Illegal”.
Radio Free Asia reported on the recent meeting between Russia and China. Biden’s actions to date have emboldened the two countries while bringing them closer together.
Russia and China further cemented their alliance on Wednesday, hitting out “illegal” international sanctions on Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine.
“The ministers had a thorough exchange of views on the situation around Ukraine,” the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement following talks between Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in the eastern province of Anhui on Wednesday.
“The head of the Russian foreign ministry informed his Chinese counterpart about the progress of the special military operation … and the dynamics of the negotiation process with the Kyiv regime,” the statement said.
“The sides noted the counterproductive nature of the illegal unilateral sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and its satellites.”
The article continues:
“There is no limit to China-Russia cooperation, no limit to our efforts to achieve peace, safeguard security and oppose hegemony,” Wang told a regular news briefing in Beijing.
“China-Russia relations are non-aligned, non-confrontational and not targeted at any third party,” the spokesman said.
On Ukraine, Wang Wenbin said China would “play a constructive role and provide assistance to normalize the situation in Ukraine,” adding, “any action that could add fuel to the fire or exacerbate controversies must be prevented.”
Lavrov, who is in the country ostensibly for talks about the future of Afghanistan, said the international community is “living through a very serious stage in the history of international relations.”
It’s clear that China and Russia know that Biden is weak and as a result, America is the most vulnerable it has been for a century. It appears these two countries are on a joint mission to destroy the US. China has been at war with the US for years, both economically and with information.
Under Biden, China is winning. The response from Biden related to Russia’s efforts in Ukraine leads many to think China will do the same and invade Taiwan.
These two countries have never had an opportunity like they do today to destroy the US. By acting together they are a formidable foe for the US after only one year with Biden in power.
A trove of documents that were uncovered by a recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request reveals the National Institutes of Health (NIH) secretly deleted information about the genetic sequencing of the Covid-19 virus in the summer of 2020.
No surprise, former NIH director Francis Collins and NIAID Director Tony Fauci were front and center with this cover-up too.
According to Just the News — the now-deleted data was provided to the NIH by researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in March 2020, but was deleted shortly after it was received at the request of the Communist Chinese Party (CCP) aligned lab.
After an initial pushback by the NIH, the files were completely deleted in the middle of June.
The emails obtained by the Empower Oversight group show a Wuhan University researcher submitted virus sequence information to the NIH’s Sequence Read Archive in March 2020 – the same month the World Health Organization declared a pandemic and about two months after the virus was detected in Wuhan.
The scientist made an additional submission on the virus in June 2020, according to the emails. Later that day, he asked the NIH to retract the submission, claiming it was made in error.
The NIH responded by saying it preferred to edit or replace submissions over replacing them.
A few days later, the researcher submitted another request to withdraw the genetic sequence from the NIH database, according to the emails.
The NIH agreed to the researcher’s request one day later, and asked for clarification on whether another submission should be deleted.
“I had withdrawn everything,” an unnamed NIH official said to the Wuhan researcher in an email.
Additionally, a separate batch of emails recovered by EO indicated that the genetic sequencing data “seemed to support” claims that the virus was man-made and was originated from the extremely-dangerous Gain of Function research that was taking place at the Wuhan institute.
According to one email sent by Professor Trevor Bedford of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, who works closely with Fauci, Collins, and the NIH explained the deleted sequencing data likely indicated that the virus originated outside the Hunan Market in Wuhan and that the “matter must be analyzed properly. But, despite communicating his concerns, it seems like the issue was never even looked into by the agency – in fact, it’s quite the contrary. The Public Health Regime has covered up any notion that this virus was created in a lab.
The newly uncovered documents further reveal that Fauci and Collins were specifically made aware of the genetic sequencing data that was eventually deleted. In one exchange with another member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, virologist Jesse Bloom, the NIH and NIAID directors were “alerted” about the takedown and concerns over the contents of the data, prompting them to host an emergency Zoom meeting with NIH staff and affiliates.
“The documents also show an expert advised then-NIH Director Francis Collins and Dr. Anthony Fauci, who leads the agency’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, that COVID originated outside of the Wuhan food market, as the Chinese government has claimed.”
Keep in mind, this genetic sequencing data for the virus was provided to US Public Health officials in the earliest stages of the pandemic when absolutely nothing was widely known about it. Not only would the information have likely helped save lives but the data would have exposed the corrupt scheme behind the pandemic much earlier if it truly did confirm the lab leak theory – Hence why Fauci, Collins, and the NIH kept quiet and pulled the info down.
The Biden family international corruption scandal begins to snowball towards a mountain of ‘undeniable’ evidence that the First Family is linked to communist Chinese interests.
As the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, the federal tax investigation into Hunter Biden is “gaining momentum as prosecutors gather information from several of his associates about the sources of his foreign income.” The New York Times recently corroborated the authenticity of the reporting prior to the 2020 election that the Hunter Biden laptop and its records are, indeed, authentic. The Times’ report raised the issue of Hunter Biden’s potential criminal exposure for failing to report his actions as a foreign agent of a government under FARA requirements.
Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) rose on the Senate floor and disclosed new documents that he promised were just a ‘taste’ of what he and his colleague Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) have in store to demonstrate ‘undeniable’ strong links between the Biden family and the Chinese communist government.
“Today, Senator Johnson and I begin a series of speeches on our investigations into the Biden family financial deals,” Senator Grassley said. “We’ll make these presentations with two themes. First, we’ll refute and we’ll dismantle the talking points that the liberal media and our Democrat colleagues pushed onto the American people.”
“Their talking points said that our investigation over the years advanced and spread disinformation,” Grassley continued. “On November 29, 2021; May 11, 2021; March 18, 2021; December 14, 2020; December 10, 2020; October 19, 2020; and December 9, 2020, I came to the Senate floor to rebut those false charges. Now, or at least then, the liberal media and my Democrat colleagues ought to be ashamed of themselves for the outright lies that they peddled about our investigative work.”
“As a result, Senator Johnson and I did what any good investigator would do,” he said. “We gathered even more records to prove all these people wrong, which brings me to the second theme. Senator Johnson and I will produce new records to show additional connections between the Biden family and the communist Chinese regime.”
“Before we get to those records, I’m going to discuss the background of our investigation,” he continued. “We started this investigation last congress. Then, I was Chairman of the Finance Committee, and at that time, Senator Johnson was Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. It began in August 2019. I started at that time an inquiry into a transaction involving Hunter Biden that was reviewed by the federal government’s Committee on Foreign Investment.”
“On September 23, 2020, Senator Johnson and I released our report,” he added. “On November 18, 2020, we released our supplement to that report. Those reports were based in large part on Obama administration government records and also almost a dozen transcribed interviews of government officials. In both reports, Senator Johnson and I made financial information public that hadn’t ever been known before.”
“Our report exposed extensive financial relationships between Hunter and James Biden and Chinese nationals connected to the communist regime,” he went on. “More precisely, these were Chinese nationals connected to the Chinese government’s military and intelligence service. One of those individuals was a person by the name of Patrick Ho. According to reports, Hunter Biden said of Patrick Ho, quote, ‘I have another New York Times reporter calling about my representation of Patrick Ho.’ Then Hunter Biden says the F-word denoting ‘a spy chief of China who started a company that my partner who is worth $323 billion founded and is now missing.’ End of that quote.”
“We’ll get into more detail with respect to Patrick Ho in future speeches,” Grassley added. “We’ll do the same with Gongwen Dong [CFO of the Kam Fei Group of Hong Kong], another close associate of Hunter Biden who is connected to the Communist regime. Hunter Biden’s reference to, quote, ‘my partner,’ end quote, is an apparent reference to Ye Jianming [former chairman of the Shanghai-based CEFC China Energy]. Yi had connections to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Yi had a company called CEFC, which had multiple variations.”
“Today and in future speeches, Senator Johnson and I will simply refer to that company as CEFC,” he said. “Documents show that CEFC’s corporate mission was, quote, ‘to expand cooperation in international energy economy and contribute to national development,’ end of quote. Now let me emphasize that word national in that quote — national development. CEFC existed for the communist state.”
“Indeed, records show that CEFC is dedicated itself to serve China’s national energy strategy, developing national strategic reserves for oil, and now I quote, ‘partnering with centrally administered and state-owned enterprises,’ end of quote,” Grassley continued. “Records prepared by one of Hunter and James Biden’s business associates, a James Gilliar, say the following about this company’s CEFC — quote, ‘at the time China was hungry for crude, but its state-backed companies were having difficulty closing some deals abroad. The optics of China’s state-backed giants marching into a country to buy and extract oil weren’t great for central Asian politicians. This paved the way for private firms like CEFC, which can strike oil deals in Europe and the Middle East, where Chinese state-owned enterprises could bring political liabilities,’ end of quote.”
“Documents also show that CEFC, quote, ‘is building an energy storage and logistic system in Europe,’ end of quote, to connect China, Europe, and the Middle East,” he added. “You may ask why. Plainly, to serve, quote, ‘China’s ambitions to have over seas storage locations connected with world markets,’ end of quote.”
“The document further states that CEFC’s investments and their bank division has investments in the energy sector, quote, ‘which are in tandem with the government’s $4 trillion one belt, one road foreign investment program,’ end of quote,” Grassley said. “So, then CEFC operated under the guise of a private company, but for all intents and purposes, as an arm of the Chinese government.”
“Hunter Biden and James Biden served as a perfect vehicle by which the Chinese communist government could gain inroads here in the United States through CEFC and its affiliates,” he said. “And these inroads were focused on Chinese advancement into the global and U.S. energy sector. Hunter and James Biden were more than happy to go along, of course, for the right price.”
“So, now let’s turn to the first poster which shows bank records that hasn’t been made public before now,” Grassley said while standing in front of a blown-up bank record. “This is a portion of a document that we, meaning Senator Johnson and I, will release in full. The topic of this poster shows a wire transaction, August 4, 2017, from CEFC to Wells Fargo clearing services for $100,000. Now look at the bottom of the poster. This is the underlying data of this transaction. It states, quote, ‘further credit to Owasco,’ end of quote. Owasco is Hunter Biden’s [law] firm.”
“Now, there is no middle man in this transaction,” he added. “This is $100,000 of what is effectively arm of the Chinese communist government direct to Hunter Biden.”
“So, a second question,” he said. “Question to the liberal media and my Democratic colleagues who accused us over the last two years of distributing Russian disinformation. Is this official bank document Russian disinformation?”
“Now, beyond this document, in future speeches, Senator Johnson and I will show you more transfers between and among such companies as CEFC, Northern International Capital [a Hong Kong-based investment company], Hudson West III, Hunter Biden’s Owasco and James Biden’s Lion Hall group. In doing so, please keep in mind the players in this game, Hunter Biden, James Biden, Ye Jianming, Gongwen Dong, Mervyn Yan and Patrick Ho, to name a few. All of these individuals mixed and mingled with related corporate entitites over a period of years with respect to millions of dollars.”
“Now, the next poster,” Grassley said and turned to a record with a number of signatures. “Those connections are illustrated by the second poster which I made public last November. It’s an original bank record with one typographical error in all. Here you have Hunter Biden, Gongwen Dong and Mervyn Yan executing an assignment, an assumption agreement together.”
“So, now a third question to those who accuse us of disseminating ‘Russian disinformation,’ so especially to the liberal media, who are the ones who ought to be policing our government system to make sure that everything is done honest, they shouldn’t have to have members of Congress giving all this information out, but is this official record ‘Russian disinformation’?” he asked.
“In our next speeches we’ll show you more records that haven’t been seen before,” Grassley said. “Records that undeniably show strong links between Biden family and communist China. Today is just a small taste.”
The Biden family profits from the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and China’s subsequent acquisition of Afghanistan’s lithium.
Hunter Biden owns 10% of Chinese state-owned private equity firm Bohai Harvest RST.
Bohai Harvest owns Contemporary Amprex Technology Co. Limited, the world’s largest lithium-ion battery maker.
Days before Biden’s Afghan withdrawal, Contemporary Amprex Technology announced it was soon to raise $9 billion to fund six projects aimed at boosting its production capacity of lithium-ion batteries.
Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan left the country’s $3 trillion in lithium reserves to Taliban-friendly China and its state-controlled equity firms like Hunter Biden’s Bohai, which owns the world’s largest lithium-ion battery maker.
In 2009, Hunter Biden (son of Joe Biden) and Christopher Heinz (stepson of the former chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, former U.S. Secretary of State, and current U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry) created the international private equity firm Rosemont Seneca Partners (here).
Rosemont Seneca Partners would be officed less than a mile from Kerry’s 23-room Georgetown mansion, and just two miles from both Joe Biden’s then-office in the White House and his residence at the Naval Observatory.
In June 2015, Rosemont Seneca obtained a 20% equity stake in Bohai Harvest RST, a Chinese private equity firm that Hunter Biden had been a board member of since its founding in 2013 until 2019.
Bohai Harvest relies heavily on an international subsidiary of the state-owned Bank of China to finance its investments, according to The Intercept.
Between June 2014 and October 2015, Rosemont Seneca Bohai wired between $10,000 and $150,979 to Hunter Biden for undisclosed purposes. In total, Hunter Biden received $708,302 from Rosemont Seneca Bohai, according to The Daily Caller.
In October 2017, Hunter Biden’s company Skaneateles LLC took 10% (here) of the Bohai stake from Rosemont Seneca, Hunter investing $420,000.
Demand for lithium is projected to increase 40-fold above 2020 levels by 2040, according to the Institute for Energy Research (IER).
CATL’s stock skyrocketed between November 2020 and February 2021 (when Joe Biden came to power), and is currently over $500 per share, up from under $200 the same time last year.
China currently controls the supply chains for most of the production and/or processing of lithium, notes IER.
In May 2021, Biden announced the U.S. will rely on “ally” countries such as China to supply the bulk of the metals needed to build electric vehicles and focus on processing them domestically into battery parts, according to Reuters.
But Afghanistan is the “the Saudi Arabia of lithium” as it is naturally rich in the precious metal essential for electric vehicle batteries and battery storage technologies, like those produced by CATL.
In early August 2021, Biden signed an executive order to make half of all new vehicle sales by 2030 zero emissions vehicles (here).
Days before Biden’s botched mid-August withdrawal from Afghanistan, CATL said it was planning a private share placement to raise up to 58.2 billion yuan ($8.98 billion) to fund six projects aimed at boosting its production capacity of lithium-ion batteries, according to Reuters.
Only days after the U.S. military withdrew from Afghanistan, the Taliban took control of major cities and installed themselves in the presidential palace in Kabul.
The Biden admin. left billions of dollars worth of U.S. weaponry to be seized by the Taliban.
In early September 2021, the Taliban announced a partnership with China, namely that China will be their “main partner” in helping rebuild Afghanistan. The Taliban have an interest in China’s Belt and Road Initiative and see it as a revival of the ancient Silk Road, according to The Post Millennial.
Joe Biden fights climate change in the United States, while his son’s Chinese private equity fund holds investments in Chinese oil giant, Sinopec, which creates more CO2 emissions than all of Canada.
Hunter Biden has continued to profit from Chinese-government owned oil, gas, and coal companies through his 10% 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 Chinese-government owned Bank of China, invested $1 billion in 2015 in the Chinese-state owned China Petrochemical Corporation (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 other words, while Joe Biden shut down the Keystone Pipeline XL, which would’ve given the United States 830,000 barrels a day from Canada, his son continued to profit from his investment in the Chinese state-owned oil giant Sinopec Group, which creates more carbon dioxide emissions than the entire nation of Canada.
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Now China is taking advantage of the weakness of President Joe Biden in the White House and issuing threats against any nation that supports Taiwan.
This is what many have warned about. That China would start to make incursions on Taiwan and make threats after Russia invaded Ukraine.
The communist nation warned that any nation that supports the Taiwan military, one of which is the United States, would face the “worst consequences,” and said that “no one and no force” would be able to stop them, Fox News reported.
China’s relationship with Taiwan has come into focus against the backdrop of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with the island bolstering its own defenses since the war started in case of aggression from the mainland.
Taiwan said it planned to double its yearly missile-production capacity this year. The announcement from the defense ministry came after Taiwan approved an extra $8.6 billion for military spending over the next five years.
Beijing doesn’t see Taiwan as a sovereign country but rather as a breakaway province that can be absorbed back into China by force if deemed necessary.
“We continue to watch to try to identify, has [China] learned the correct lessons as it applies to the changing world order and the concern that we see in the Ukraine?” U.S. Navy Adm. John Aquilino, who commands the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, said to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday, the Military Times reported.
But this was also something that former President Donald Trump warned about.
In an interview last week he predicted that China would be next to invade Taiwan.
“China is going to make a move — and a very strong move — on Taiwan,” he said. “I would say sooner rather than later. Now the Olympics — I would say after the Olympics — now that the Olympics is over, they see what fools we made of ourselves in getting out of Afghanistan and the way they got out. I got it down to 2,000 soldiers and the rest was easy. There’s never been anything so mishandled, so bungled, so incompetent. I think actually a big reason why the problem you have with Ukraine — I think when Putin and when Xi and when Kim Jong-un and when the Iranians are watching that, the Iranian leaders, I think they saw what happened in Afghanistan — and I think that gave them a new sense of power and dignity.”
The former president also said that the Republicans have to save the nation from the disasters that President Biden and the Democrats have created.
“When you talk inflation, when talk the border, when you talk about the wall, all of these things — the wall could have been finished in three weeks,” he said.
“It had such an impact because we built 500 miles of wall and we had the best numbers on the border we’ve ever had, and the drug numbers were the lowest we’ve ever recorded. They’ve been recording them for a long time, but we were stopping the drug traffic to a large extent. We’ve never had a southern border as good, and now it’s the worst it’s ever been,” Trump added.
“Whether it’s human trafficking, whether it’s drugs, whether it’s people coming across, it’s by far the worst it’s ever been. Every single thing we have is in bad shape. The military has become woke — we have great generals, but not the guys you see on television that took out ISIS, 100 percent of the ISIS caliphate — we got Al-Baghdadi. Nobody has done the job we had done, and now every single thing — inflating is totally self-inflicted,” he said.
“I think inflation is largely because of the energy. It’s gone up so much that the bacon goes up with it. Every single thing you do, whether it’s the trucks or the machines you use to make a product or whatever it may be — the planes that fly it to a destination — everything is related to energy. It’s so bad. Energy has doubled and tripled — and it’s going to be tripled and quadrupled,” he said.
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