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FBI and CIA Analysts Working Trump Probe Took out Professional Liability Insurance after 2016 Election, Text Messages Show

September 24, 2020

FBI and CIA analysts who worked on the investigation of the Trump campaign in 2016 were so concerned about what scrutiny of their work by the incoming administration may turn up that they took out professional liability insurance, according to text messages between FBI analysts released on Sept. 24.

“We all went and purchased professional liability insurance,” an FBI analyst wrote to a colleague on Jan. 10, 2017.

“Holy [expletive]. All the analysts too?” the colleague responded.

“Yep. All the folks at the agency as well,” the analyst wrote, referring to the CIA.

The conversation then shifted to what could happen if the Trump’s administration discovered the details about the probe via a leak to the press.

“The thought was if that piece comes out… and Jan. 2o comes around… the new [attorney general] might have some questions… then yada yada yada… we all get screwed,” one of the two analysts, who are not identified in the documents, wrote.

“Don’t think it will happen now, but just in case… this could be a very very unpredictable 4 years,” the analyst added.

The two analysts were working on the investigation into Trump’s incoming national security adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, according to a supplement filed in the Flynn case on Sept. 24.

Other text messages between the analysts show that both conceded that nothing of substance was turned up in the Flynn inquiry. The pair then expressed exasperation after the case was ordered to stay open after a Jan. 5 White House meeting during which President Barack Obama personally discussed the Flynn case with FBI Director James Comey.

“So razor is going to stay open??” one of the analysts wrote, referring to Crossfire Razor, the codename for the Flynn investigation.

“Yep. Crimes report being drafted,” the other analyst responded.

One of the analysts then wrote that FBI officials were “scrambling for info to support certain things and it’s a mad house.”

“These documents provide information long known to the agents and others at the highest levels of the Department of Justice and the FBI; information long concealed by the Special Counsel and FBI,” Flynn’s defense team wrote in a filing accompanying the new records. “This evidence shows outrageous, deliberate misconduct by FBI and DOJ—playing games with the life of a national hero.”

The Department of Justice has requested to drop the charges against Flynn after discovering that the FBI had no reason to conduct the interview during which he allegedly lied to the agents. Flynn later pleaded guilty to lying, but has since withdrawn his guilty plea. In a unique twist, the prosecutors and the defendant are now in agreement while in a standoff with the judge, who has refused to allow the charges to be dropped until a court-appointed third party argues in favor of rejecting the request.

India–China Stalemate Pulls India, US Closer

August 24, 2020

The stasis on the India–China border is setting in motion closer relations between India and the United States as well as the emergence of India as more of balancing power in relation to China, experts say.

India’s defense establishment hosted a high-level meeting on Aug. 22 to discuss the stalemate between the Indian and Chinese militaries on India’s western border.

India’s military had a bloody conflict with the People’s Liberation Army on June 15, in which 20 Indians and an unknown number of Chinese soldiers were killed. The faceoff between the two militaries on the disputed border called the line of actual control (LAC) began in May, following a decade-long pattern of temporary incursions across the LAC.

The clash badly damaged the bilateral relations between the world’s two most-populous nations, although the developments imply that India is becoming more of a balancing power against China, Zack Cooper, a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, told The Epoch Times in an email.

“From an American point of view, this is healthy for the region, as it will help to provide more of a counter-balance to China’s influence in the Indo-Pacific,” Cooper said, when asked how the India–China stalemate will affect the United States.

With a combined population of more than 2.74 billion people, India and China comprise 36 percent of the world’s population and are two of the world’s top five economies. However, the two neighbors contrast politically—one a communist nation and the other a democracy.

The current stalemate between India and China is the outcome of Chinese “revisionism and expansionism,” which is visible in other contested areas such as the South China Sea, Priyajit Debsarkar, the author of several books and a geopolitical analyst with the London-based think tank Bridge India, told The Epoch Times in an email.

“It is a crisis, which is symptomatic of the Chinese Communist Party’s behavior, that is deliberately trying to undo all rules of international order created by notions of democracy and liberal values,” Debsarkar said.

“Obviously, the U.S. can hardly ignore the bearing of this bilateral issue on the current global order. At the same time, the U.S. understands that while the Chinese see the peaceful rise of India, as a threat, the U.S. and the liberal world see India’s rise as inevitable and in the greater interest of liberal international order,” he added.

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Indian soldiers walk at the foothills of a mountain range near the northern Indian town  of Leh on June 25, 2020. (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP via Getty Images)


India’s Chief of Defense Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat told the Indian daily Hindustan Times in an Aug. 24 report that a “military option” is possible if talks don’t succeed between India and China. Meanwhile, defense minister Rajnath Singh chaired a two-hour meeting on Aug. 22 with the country’s national security adviser and the heads of its army, navy, and air force.

This meeting was preceded by the Army head meeting the top seven army leaders from around India to discuss the “security situation and operational preparedness on both the northern and western fronts” with China and Pakistan, The Times of India (ToI) reported.

A week ago, India’s top defense leaders had a meeting with its external affairs ministry and defense ministers after which the Indian media was replete with reports about the country not relenting from its stand of the LAC being non-negotiable.

“The LAC is simply not negotiable. Our troops will remain forward deployed in eastern Ladakh till the Chinese soldiers withdraw,” an unnamed official told ToI.

After the Aug. 22 meeting, Indian officials again said there’s no change in the conflict on the LAC.

“China is indulging in ping-pong tactics by shuttling the ball between diplomatic and military talks, without any serious attempt at conflict resolution,” another senior official told the ToI.

Aparan Pande, a research fellow and the director of the Washington-based Hudson Institute’s Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia, told The Epoch Times on a chat platform that the India–China stalemate will deepen what’s already started between India and the United States and its allies.

“The more China refuses to budge, the more India will come closer to the U.S. and the more U.S. will be happy to provide military and economic support,” said Pande, who on Aug. 21 released a book, “Making India Great: The Promise of a Reluctant Global Power.”

In response to a question about the changing U.S. relationship with China and its emerging partnership with India, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on July 15 at a press conference that India is a great partner.

Sandeep Kaur (C) and her brother Prabhjot Singh (2R) react after laying the wreaths of flowers on the coffin of their father and soldier Satnam Singh who was killed in a recent clash with Chinese forces in the Galwan valley area, during the cremation ceremony at Bhojraj village near Gurdaspur on June 18, 2020. (Narinder Nanu / AFP via Getty Images)

“We talked about the conflict they had along their border with China. We’ve talked about the risk that emanates to India from the Chinese telecommunications infrastructure there,” Pompeo said.

“I think the whole world is coalescing around the challenge that we face and the democracies, the free nations of the world, will push back on these challenges together,” he added. “I’m very confident of that.”

The situation on India’s western border will bring more institutionalized cooperation between the world’s two largest democracies, India and the United States, said Krzysztof Iwanek, the head of the Asia Research Centre, War Studies University (Poland), and contributor to The Diplomat magazine.

“While New Delhi is unlikely to become a U.S. formal ally, this deepening of ties will take a form of more frequent and possibly partially more institutionalized cooperation: more intelligence sharing, more equipment transfers, strengthening of QUAD, maybe even new defense agreements or American training for chosen members of Indian armed forces,” he told The Epoch Times in an email.

QUAD refers to the quadrilateral security dialogue between the United States, India, Japan, and Australia. The think tank Stimson Center describes it as  an “important part of the geopolitical rebalancing in the Indo-Pacific region.”

Pande emphasized that while Indo–U.S. ties will become closer and the partnership will deepen, it’ll not lead to a military treaty between the two.

“Indian External Affairs Ministry said a no to the alliance,” she said. “Things don’t change so soon. Between countries like India and the U.S., it always takes time.”

Meanwhile, as the stalemate continues with both sides refusing to budge, Pande said the coming months are going to become tougher on the rough Himalayan terrain where even in June when the bloody conflict happened, the temperatures were sub-zero degree Celsius.

“We had military exercises in the mountains before. Whether both will do it right now, not sure but will all depend on if both DC and Delhi want to send a message to China and also if they want to ramp up or cool things down,” said Pande when asked if the world should expect joint military exercises between India and the United States in the coming months.

She noted that Chinese behavior can be unpredictable as the last and the only war between India and China started when China attacked India in October during the “snow and winter” of 1962.

“Normally both sides withdrew during winter and left small numbers [at the heights.] This time it will be large numbers all through snowy winter,” said Pande adding that China will try to send a message to the world that it is stronger than India, and India will counter it.

“The U.S. will support India,” said Pande.

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Indian Congress Party supporters leave Chinese goods on a flag displaying the country of China, along with an inscription reading “Boycott Made in China,” during an anti-China demonstration in Kolkata, India, on June 18, 2020. (Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP via Getty Images)

‘Collaboration of the Century’

Debsarkar said that the stalemate between India and China is a “defining moment” in unfolding power arrangements in which he believes India will play a crucial role globally into the distant future. He defined the trajectory of the Indo–U.S. relationships in this context as “robust, bipartisan, and multidimensional.”

“India will fulfill the aspirations of the U.S., be it by supplying medicines to heal the planetary pandemic apart from the ties enshrined in trade and people. The relationship is every day evolving and is deeply rooted and can be certainly coined as the ‘Collaboration of the Century,’” he said.

Iwanek said the stalemate will accelerate various emerging geopolitical equations in the region.

“Growing U.S.-India cooperation, growing India-China rivalry (and the failure of their dialogue), growing China-Pakistan cooperation, and India’s deepening interest in modern Western defense technology: American, French and Israeli,” he said, adding that a major change would be India “apparently” abandoning its policy of keeping its political and economic relations with China separate.

Iwanek says Beijing has the capacity to simultaneously sustain tensions on India’s border as well as with its neighbors, and India remains at the “weaker side of the conflict.”

Debsarkar said in this scenario, the United States has an “abiding interest” in preventing a major catastrophe and helping to restore “tranquility for the world order of peace, prosperity, and democracy.”

“The bilateral bond between the U.S. and India is manifested in multiple layers with the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act [ARIA] as one focused in the Indo Pacific region. Joint collaboration and commitment to generate a policy framework is something that will bring lasting peace and prosperity for the entire region,” Debsarkar said.

The $2.5 billion ARIA, which was passed by Congress in December 2018, provides a broader statement for the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy.

“Without strong leadership from the United States, the international system, fundamentally rooted in the rule of law, may wither … It is imperative that the United States continues to play a leading role in the Indo-Pacific,” ARIA (pdf) notes.

Debsarkar says the United States must stand up against “unprovoked naked aggression especially to defend the free world order.”

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Hongkonger Injured in Knife Attack While Defending Epoch Times Staffer Says He Has No Regrets

June 13, 2020

A man who was hospitalized after defending an Epoch Times staffer during a knife attack in Hong Kong said he did not regret his actions and called for fellow citizens to safeguard the city’s freedoms.

Jerry, a part-time videographer with the Hong Kong edition of The Epoch Times, was attacked by a knife-wielding man in a white shirt while covering a pro-democracy protest in Kwun Tong district at around 9 p.m. on June 12.

The bystander, who the police had identified as a 21-year-old male at a Saturday press conference, grabbed the knife with his bare hands to stop the assailant. Police did not disclose his name.

According to a friend who accompanied the victim at the hospital, the knife severed two nerves in his hand. He was scheduled for surgery Saturday morning, said Kwun Tong district councilor Kinda Li.

Despite the serious injury, the man struck a defiant tone, expressing hope that Hongkongers could “live up to their expectations” and stand ready to defend their values.

“A lot of people might have the mentality that ‘if I don’t come out this time, I can do it next time,’ or that ‘even if I don’t come out, many others will.’ They therefore choose not to stand up,” the friend told The Epoch Times, relaying his message. “But this mindset is contagious.”

For six months last year, Hong Kong was rocked with mass protests against Beijing’s growing encroachment into the city’s autonomy. Beijing last month imposed a national security law for the city, bypassing Hong Kong’s legislature, which critics fear will crush the city’s freedoms. The move reignited the pro-democracy movement, sparking several protests in recent weeks.

The man said he believes pro-Beijing instigators like the attacker would not be so “out of control” if the two million Hongkongers who took to the streets to call for greater freedoms last June could come together to prevent similar acts of intimidation from recurring.

Before the attack, the assailant shouted pro-Beijing slogans in front of a street stand adorned with pro-democracy slogans and images in an area nearby the Epoch Times photographer, according to Hong Kong media.

“Quite frankly, I’m not scared to be stabbed to death on the street, what I fear is to see people’s hearts turning cold and apathetic, indifferent to everything around them,” the 21-year-old said, according to his friend.

The Hong Kong edition of The Epoch Times in a statement expressed appreciation and respect toward the bystander, adding that they hope he can quickly recover.

The outlet also condemned the violence of the assailant and urged Hong Kong police to investigate the incident and the person’s background.

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A man threatens an Epoch Times staffer and other citizens with his knife in Hong Kong, on June 12, 2020. (Jerry/The Epoch Times)

The attacker is in police custody. According to the police, the man is a 27-year-old male surnamed Kwong. They had found a knife box along with two and a half tablets during a body search. A fruit knife approximately 7.5 inches long was found on the ground at the scene.

Kwong was charged with wounding and striking to cause bodily harm, as well as possessing poison.

The Hong Kong Journalist Association expressed “strong condemnation” toward the violent attack on the reporter and called for a thorough investigation into the person’s motivation.

Jerry sustained minor hand injuries and did not request hospitalization.

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Brother of George Floyd Criticizes Violent Protesters: ‘Do Something Positive’

June 1st, 2020

The brother of a man whose death sparked protests and riots across the United States has criticized people using violence in the wake of the death, sending a message that what happened to his brother is being overshadowed by the rampages that started in Minneapolis.

Terrence Floyd, the younger brother of George Floyd, said he was still numb from his brother’s death, which sometimes makes him angry, but he’s refraining from becoming violent in part because that’s not what his brother would have wanted.

The riots are “overshadowing what’s going on,” Floyd said in an interview broadcast on ABC’s “Good Morning America” early Monday.

“He was about peace, he was about unity, but the things that are transpiring now—they may call it unity but it’s destructive unity, it’s not what he was about. It’s not what my brother is about,” Floyd said.

“If you’re angry, it’s OK to be angry, but channel your anger to do something positive or make a change another way because we’ve been down this road already. He would want us to seek justice the way we are, the way we’re trying to do, but channel it another way. The anger, damaging your hometown is not the way he’d want.”

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Buildings continue to burn in the aftermath of a night of protests and violence following the death of George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minn., on May 29, 2020. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)
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Protesters hold signs during a march from St. Paul to US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis via the Saint Anthony Falls bridge on the fourth day of protests and violence following the death of George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minn., on May 29, 2020. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)
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Protesters loot a store in the Manhattan borough of New York City, N.Y. on June 1, 2020. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

Floyd died on Memorial Day after being apprehended for alleged forgery. Videos that circulated widely online showed a police officer, later identified as Derek Chauvin, kneeling on Floyd’s neck while Floyd said he couldn’t breathe.

Protests erupted in Minneapolis, where Floyd died, and have spread to other cities as people call for police reform. Widespread looting, property destruction, and violence against a host of individuals has taken place at or near the protests.

Terrence Floyd said the fact Floyd’s family is dealing with Floyd’s death by being “positive about it” and seeking justice shows the futility of engaging in violence to try to enact change.

“Why are you out here tearing up your community? Because when you’re finished and turn around and want to go buy something, you done tore it up. So now you messed up your own living arrangements. So just relax. Justice will be served,” he told ABC News, while calling for charges against the other three officers who were at the scene when Floyd was arrested.

Floyd’s girlfriend sounded a similar message last month.

“You can’t fight fire with fire. Everything just burns, and I’ve seen it all day—people hate, they’re hating, they’re hating, they’re mad. And he would not want that,” Coureney Ross said.

“He wouldn’t, he wouldn’t, he wouldn’t. He would give grace—I stand on that today—he would still give grace to those people.”

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Editorial: Wherever Ties to the Chinese Communist Party Are Close, the CCP Virus Follows

Epoch Times Editorial Board
May 22, 2020

This year, the CCP virus (commonly known as the novel coronavirus) spread rapidly while the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) concealed the real situation in China, causing incalculable losses to the world.

So far, the CCP virus has spread to most countries in the world, with more than 5 million people infected and nearly 330,000 deaths attributed to the disease caused by the virus, COVID-19—assuming one takes at face value the official Chinese death toll of 4,642. In fact, many Chinese believe the real number is at least 10 times that.

Facing a huge loss of life and economic devastation, the governments and peoples of various countries urgently need to reflect on the relationship between the plague and the Communist Party, and what individuals and countries should do to avoid the epidemic and save themselves.

The Communist Party’s dark history is intertwined with war, famine, plague, and death. The Epoch Times editorial series “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party” states that “the essence of communism is an evil specter” whose ultimate goal is to destroy mankind. The CCP is the biggest embodiment of this specter.

The CCP’s 70-year tyranny has killed 80 million Chinese people and destroyed traditional Chinese culture and morality. In the past 30 years, from the Tiananmen Square massacre of pro-democracy students in 1989, to the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, which began in 1999, the suppression of and misrule over the Chinese people have brought huge culpability to the CCP, as well as those in the rest of the world who have enabled it or been complicit by turning a blind eye.

For nearly 40 years, the CCP has used globalization and economic incentives to bring other countries under the Communist Party’s influence. CCP infiltration beyond China’s borders runs deep in the political, economic, cultural, and educational spheres. Examples of PRC influence operations include the Confucius Institutes programs, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and telecom giant Huawei. By trapping people and governments within its system of economic interests, the CCP leads them to accommodate its atheist ideology, tolerate its tyrannical rule, and betray the divine.

Misfortune is certain to befall those countries and regions that increased their engagement with the CCP and endorsed it. The path of the CCP virus as it has spread around the world goes through the countries, cities, organizations, and even individuals that are closely related to the CCP.

New York City the US Hot Spot

As of May 21, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University statistics website, there were 1,562,714 confirmed cases and 93,863 deaths in the United States. The number of confirmed deaths in New York state alone accounted for 30 percent of the national total.

Ever since President Richard Nixon’s visit to China in 1972, the United States has provided critical support to the CCP in various forms in the fields of politics, military affairs, diplomacy, economics, finance, education, and science and technology. Later, when the United States helped China to become a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), it gave the CCP access to the international community and caused huge amounts of Western wealth to be transferred to China, making it the “world’s factory.”

Only in the last few years has a general reevaluation of the U.S.–China relationship begun to take place, as American politicians, officials, and think tanks come to realize the role the United States has played in building up mainland China to the benefit of the Communist Party.

Without the help of the United States, and without the support of so many multinational companies, high-tech giants, and large financial groups, the CCP could not have quickly developed from a regime on the verge of economic collapse to an emerging hegemon capable of challenging the United States.

As the world’s No. 1 metropolis, New York City is the global center for the economy, finance, commerce, and media. It is also the location of the United Nations headquarters and has a great influence on global politics, education, and entertainment. With its special status and influence, the city of New York has played a major role in helping the CCP to achieve its agendas and advance its interests.

Wall Street, which represents America’s financial capital, has provided funding to the CCP for many years and has become the behind-the-curtain financier helping the Chinese communist regime prolong its life.

By infiltrating New York’s economy, finance, commerce, media, culture, education, and other fields, as well as the Chinese-American community, the CCP has channeled wealth and technology back to China. While exporting its ideology and abuse of human rights to the world, it has attempted to seize world leadership and challenge the United States.

These factors have made New York hard hit by the CCP virus.

Devastating Situation in Iran

The CCP considers Iran an intimate comrade-in-arms. While the official numbers of confirmed cases and deaths in Iran aren’t as high as those from some other countries, analysts believe Iran’s figures must be greatly underreported. Similar to the CCP, Iran’s authoritarian regime has likely concealed the true scale in an attempt to “maintain social order.”

Many high-ranking Iranian officials have been infected, including Iran’s first vice president and the deputy health minister, and many have died as a result.

The CCP has been supporting Iran for years, offering economic aid and weapons. It has even provided key nuclear weapons technology to Iran in order to threaten and constrain democratic countries.

For the BRI, which the CCP launched in 2013 to export communist hegemony, Iran is an important geographical and strategic hub from which the CCP can penetrate Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Countries in Europe

Out of nations with a higher number of cases (25,000 or more), aside from China and Iran, Spain has the highest relative number of cases (at least 497 per 100,000 people), with more than 233,000 cases and 27,940 deaths. Three close relatives of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and the deputy prime minister have been infected.

The severe epidemic sent a strong warning to Spain that the government’s pro-communist policies have brought misfortune to the country.

Spain was the first EU country to make friendly gestures toward the CCP after the Tiananmen Square massacre on June 4, 1989.

Italy is the hardest-hit area in Europe. The root cause of its being hit hard by the CCP virus is due to the intimate relationship between the Italian government and the CCP.

Italy is a member of the G-7 and a developed and democratic country. Despite the opposition of its allies, it formed an alliance with the CCP in March 2019 to “strengthen a comprehensive strategic partnership.” Italy is also the first EU country to sign onto the BRI.

Italy has 74 sister-city relationships with communist China, including in the Lombardy region, which has the highest number of infections and deaths, and cities such as Milan, Venice, and Bergamo.

Major European countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and Germany are now also caught up in the CCP virus pandemic. People have suffered huge losses, and even the British prime minister was infected.

One thing these countries have in common is that they have been “close to” the CCP in recent years. For instance, the CCP wants to use Huawei’s 5G technology to infiltrate the world, but the United Kingdom, France, and Germany have ignored security warnings and given the company the green light.

The areas with the worst outbreaks in these countries—London in the UK, Oise in France, and North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany—have also forged friendly relations with the Chinese Communist Party.

When the pandemic hit, the experiences of European countries sounded the alarm to the world.

Severity in China’s Neighboring Countries Varies

Compared with European and American countries, the situations in the areas near mainland China more clearly illustrate the relationship between the epidemic and the CCP.

Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan are all close neighbors of mainland China. The numbers of people infected in Hong Kong and Taiwan are far lower than those in Japan and South Korea. The key difference is in these countries’ attitudes toward the CCP.

Currently, Japan has more than 16,000 confirmed infections, and South Korea has more than 11,000. In Hong Kong and Taiwan, which have closer trade and economic relations with mainland China, the number of confirmed cases is only 1,056 and 440, respectively. Among them, the early cases in Hong Kong were imported from the mainland, and later infected persons included riot police and pro-government personnel. The vast majority of cases in Taiwan were imported from abroad.

Since establishing diplomatic relations with the CCP regime in 1992, South Korea has gradually strengthened its economic and trade relations with the CCP. Since the current government came to power, it has moved closer to the CCP and has increased bilateral investment.

Although the relationship between the Japanese government and the CCP is not close, a large number of Japanese companies have invested in China, thereby relying on the CCP and transferring vital resources to it. Japan and the CCP have formed 256 ties of friendly provincial and municipal relations. Among them, Hokkaido, Tokyo, Aichi Prefecture, Kochi Prefecture, and other areas are experiencing serious outbreaks of the CCP virus.

Although Hong Kong and Taiwan have extremely close economic and trade relations with the mainland, the people of Hong Kong and Taiwan haven’t been blinded by their financial interests. In 2019, the people of Hong Kong launched large-scale protests against the CCP’s control and even risked their lives to stand up to it.

The brutal suppression of the Hong Kong protests lay bare the true face of the CCP and awakened the Taiwanese people. Voting this January for a pro-free world president showed the determination of the people of Taiwan to keep their distance from the CCP. The results of the presidential election saved Taiwan.

In Taiwan today, people aren’t quarantined at home and the economy hasn’t been suspended, yet the number of infections and deaths remains among the lowest in the world. The key to Taiwan’s anti-epidemic success lies in its distrust of the CCP and its refusal to blindly follow the World Health Organization (WHO), which is being controlled by the CCP.

The epidemic situation in Hong Kong and Taiwan reveals the secret of the success of prevention and self-help during the CCP virus pandemic: Only by rejecting the CCP can we resist the CCP virus.

Rejecting the CCP

Major plagues always come on suddenly and then, at a certain point, disappear without a trace. Historical records show that every plague had a clear target.

The bubonic plague at the end of the Ming Dynasty was a typical example. The transition from the Ming to the Qing dynasties, also known as the Manchu conquest of China, was a decadelong period of battles between the Ming army, the Qing army (established by the Manchu clan in Northeast China), and the Li Zicheng army, a rebel peasant force.

The bubonic plague in this period of time pointed at the Ming army only, leaving the Qing and Li Zicheng armies unaffected.

Plagues are not accidental. The CCP virus epidemic was triggered by the CCP’s crimes, and it spread globally due to the CCP’s concealment. The spread of the virus shows a clear pattern: It is selectively targeting the CCP and is aimed at eliminating the CCP and those who are pro-communist or who have close ties with the CCP.

All regions that are hard-hit by the virus outside China are those having intimate ties with the CCP, those who have supported the CCP in terms of trade, investment, or helping the CCP improve its international image. Likewise, individuals who have been the CCP’s supporters often find themselves vulnerable to the CCP virus.

In fact, this spreading pattern helps to point out a life-saving path for all nations and people all over the world. It is a path that directly connects to the spiritual side of all beings.

Conversely, supporting the CCP, endorsing the CCP, or establishing a close partnership with the CCP, will likely invite the virus.

Everyone longs for peace and health amid a global pandemic. Facing this sudden disaster, the limitations of modern technology and management methods become obvious. Everyone should keep in mind that the divine has been caring for humanity for thousands of years.

If one upholds one’s inner goodness, reflects on one’s actions, and rejects the CCP—the representative of the greatest evil, one will be protected by the divine.

The pandemic occurred because of the CCP, and the situation will change when people change their attitudes toward the CCP.

Editorial Board

April 26, 2020

Update: This editorial was updated on May 21, 2020.

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