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Report: John Bolton Says He Knew in Advance Huawei’s CFO Would Be Arrested

National Security Adviser John Bolton says he knew in advance of the arrest December 1st arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Sabrina Meng, according to National Public Radio’s Steve Inskeep. “I knew in advance. That is something we get from the Justice Department,” Bolton reportedly told NPR. The arrest occurred in Vancouver, Canada on the same day President Donald Trump and top administration officials had dinner with their Chinese counterparts in Buenos Aires. Bolton attended the dinner. This likely means that he knew of the likely impending arrest even as he…

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Huawei CFO Arrest is a ‘Declaration of War’ Says Editor of Global Times

The arrest of a top Chinese technology executive by Canadian authorities acting at the behest of the United States is threatening to upend the Trump administration’s efforts to sustain a trade truce with China. The arrest of Sabrina Meng, the chief financial officer of China’s largest mobile phone marker, has been condemned by Chinese officials, who are calling for her immediate release. The U.S. has reportedly requested Meng be extradited to New York, where she would reportedly face federal charges of violating Iran sanctions. Hu Xijin, the editor in chief of the…

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State Media: ‘It May Sound Racist,’ but Brazil’s Culture Is Inferior to China’s

China’s state-run Global Times expressed outrage Wednesday over comparisons between its economy and Brazil’s, dismissing Brazilians as lazy and insisting that, “it may sound racist,” but Brazil’s culture is too inferior to China’s to ever succeed with full development. Under Communist Party leader Xi Jinping, China’s government has increased calls for the embrace of “traditional Chinese culture,” meaning a mixture of Han culture and Maoist communism, over other world cultures, including minority cultures within China like Uighur or Tibetan culture. Chinese state media has increased the publication of articles arguing that Han Chinese people are more intelligent, harder working,…

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Donald Trump Spins 90 Day China Truce as ‘Big Leap Forward’

President Donald Trump celebrated his decision Monday to postpone his proposed 25 percent tariffs on China for ninety days. “Relations with China have taken a BIG leap forward!” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Very good things will happen.” The president met with Chinese President Xi Jinping for dinner on Saturday during the G-20 summit in Argentina and agreed to suspend the proposed tariffs in exchange for China’s agreement to purchase unspecified amounts of agricultural products from the United States. “Farmers will be a very BIG and FAST beneficiary of our deal…

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Buenos Aires Trade Truce Seen as a ‘Trap’ and a ‘Disaster’ by China Hawks

The trade truce between the U.S. and China delays their economic battle but creates little hope for lasting resolution of the deep divide between the two nations on the future of the global economy, according to many China analysts. President Donald Trump and China hawks in his administration have frequently criticized prior U.S. presidents for being out-maneuvered and out-smarted by China’s tactic of engaging in endless negotiations and holding out the promise of reform while continuing to carry out its economic predation.  The Obama administration spent years in what was…

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Report: China Demands Tech Companies Keep ‘Detailed Records’ of User Activity

China now requires tech companies to keep “detailed records” of user activity, according to a report. “The new rules from China’s internet regulator went into effect Friday,” reported CNN Business. “The new requirements apply to any company that provides online services which can influence public opinion or ‘mobilize the public to engage in specific activities,’ according to a notice posted on the Cyber Administration of China’s website earlier this month.” “Companies will now have to start logging the activities of users posting in blogs, microblogs, chat rooms, short video platforms…

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Trade Trucers Push President Trump to Back Off on China Tariffs

Talk of a “trade truce” is once again threatening to disrupt U.S. attempts to rein in China’s predatory economic practices. The United States and China are “exploring” a trade deal in which the Trump administration would hold off on imposing new tariffs or raising existing ones in exchange for “new talks,” officials from both governments told the Wall Street Journal. The Trump administration is divided into rival camps when it comes to China. The Trucers include Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, many Treasury staffers, and National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow.  They…

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Navarro Will Attend the Trump-Xi Meeting at G-20

Peter Navarro will be traveling to the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires and attending a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese dictator Xi Jinping this week. It had been reported earlier this month that Navarro might be excluded from the meeting. Navarro, the White House’s chief trade advisor, is one of the Trump administration’s fiercest critics of China. The news was first reported by the South China Morning Post. A White House source has confirmed it to Breitbart News. Navarro’s attendance at the meeting raises hopes that President Trump…

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Theresa May Refuses Asylum for Pakistani Christian Hunted by Lynch Mobs to Appease British Muslims

Theresa May has reportedly refused to grant a Pakistani Christian woman being hunted by lynch mobs for “blasphemy” asylum, after bureaucrats advised her it would cause upset in Britain’s Muslim community. Asia Bibi’s ordeal began when Muslim fieldworkers objected to her drinking from the same water supply as them, branding her “unclean” and telling her she should convert to Islam, which she declined to do. Days later, village imam Qari Muhammad Salaam declared she had committed blasphemy over the mosque loudspeakers. A baying mob dragged her before a makeshift sharia court…

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Report: Half a Billion Christians Facing Global Persecution

More than 60 percent of the world’s population of more than 7.5 billion reside in countries where the right to religious freedom is obstructed or denied. An estimated 505 million Christians face persecution for following their faith, a Catholic NGO Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) report indicated this week. “For simply belonging to the wrong religion, countless numbers of people have been killed; many others have disappeared and still more have been imprisoned indefinitely,” John Pontifex, the report’s editor-in-chief, said. On Thursday, a press release on the 14th…

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