Category: Claws of the Panda

A Few Questions for Biden Supporters

This revelation seems very strange:

President Biden has revoked a Trump-era executive order that sought to keep foreign countries and companies out of America’s bulk power systems – principally entities associated with the Chinese Communist Party – as part of his “Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.”

Is it okay to question this decision of Dear Leader, especially given multiple allegations of financial ties between him & his family and the Chinese Communist Party? If the answer is ‘No’, then is it ever okay to question the decisions of Dear Leader? Asking for a friend.

Update: Nothing to worry about, eh?

Y2Kyoto: Say It Isn’t So, Qiáo!

Biden’s first act in office is to end America’s energy self-sufficiency.

Speaking at the White House Tuesday night, Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed President Biden will follow through with campaign promises to ban new fracking on federal land.
 
“President Biden promised to end all new oil and gas leasing on federal lands when was a candidate,” a reporter asked. “Does the administration still have that commitment today? To end that lease?”
 
“We do and the leases will be reviewed by our team we just have only been in office for less than a day now,” Psaki said.
 
Earlier Tuesday, Biden signed an executive order placing the United States back into the Paris Climate Agreements, despite the country reducing emissions without being in the global agreement. He also revoked permits for the Keystone XL pipeline, eliminating 11,000 jobs and destroying $2 billion in wages.

Everything is going according to plan: China’s coal output rose last year to its highest since 2015, despite Beijing’s climate change pledge to reduce consumption of the dirty fossil fuel and months of disruption at major coal mining hubs.

Flashback: In Oct, @GlennKesslerWP gave it 4 Pinocchios for the Trump Campaign saying that Biden will end fracking.

Enemy Of The People

A host of corporate media outlets including CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and MSNBC have participated in private dinners and sponsored trips with the China-United States Exchange Foundation, a Chinese Communist Party-funded group seeking to garner “favorable coverage” and “disseminate positive messages” regarding China, The National Pulse can reveal.
 
Other outlets involved in the propaganda operation include Forbes, the Financial Times, Newsweek, Bloomberg, Reuters, ABC News, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, AFP, TIME magazine, LA Times, The Hill, BBC, and The Atlantic.
 
The relationship is revealed in the Department of Justice’s Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) filings, which reveal a relationship spanning over a decade between establishment media outlets and the China–United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF).

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Whoops! No, no, no. They pulled it down! “The “View full list of employers” functionality is temporarily unavailable.”

But you can still read some of the highlights on this thread — including!

$55 billion of COVID subsidies (tax $$ ) paid to >300,000 organizations including:

BCE (Bell Canada)
Rogers Communications
Galen Weston’s Shoppers Drug Mart
Bank of China
PetroChina
China Southern Airlines
Air China

Update (that was fast): The $54 billion questions has been answered. Someone tweeted out the the URL that links to the full list of all 340,000 CEWs recipients that are corporations

It’s here. Enjoy!

Boris Johnson’s Britain

Where the foxes caper unmolested, the government makes your school lunch, and “While there is no evidence that anyone on the party membership list has spied for China…”

An extraordinary leaked database of 1.95 million registered party members reveals how Beijing’s malign influence now stretches into almost every corner of British life, including defence firms, banks and pharmaceutical giants.
 
Most alarmingly, some of its members – who swear a solemn oath to ‘guard Party secrets, be loyal to the Party, work hard, fight for communism throughout my life…and never betray the Party’ – are understood to have secured jobs in British consulates.
 
Among them is a senior official at the British Consulate in Shanghai. Its headquarters is also home to intelligence officers from the UK security services.
 
The official describes their role as supporting ministers and officials on visits to East China.

More from Skynews;

“Communist party branches have been set up inside western companies, allowing the infiltration of those companies by CCP members – who, if called on, are answerable directly to the communist party, to the Chairman, the president himself,” she said.
 
“Along with the personal identifying details of 1.95 million communist party members, mostly from Shanghai, there are also the details of 79,000 communist party branches, many of them inside companies”.
 
Ms Markson said the leak is a significant security breach likely to embarrass Xi Jinping.
 
“It is also going to embarrass some global companies who appear to have no plan in place to protect their intellectual property from theft. From economic espionage,” she said.

@BrianTh37895972: Note how many major cities there are in China. Then ponder that the leaked list of 1.9 million CCP members who now live in other countries are just from the **Shanghai area**. The # of CCP members living abroad engaged in influence operations is vast.

He Admires Their Basic Dictatorship

SECRET // CANADIAN EYES ONLY

Justin Trudeau invited China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to send its troops for cold weather training at CFB Petawawa in Ontario — and Trudeau raged at the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) for cancelling the training after China kidnapped Canadian citizens Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig.
 
This is only one of many bombshell revelations in The China Files, a 34-page access to information document released by the Trudeau government to Rebel News, seen below…

Updated with the full video. Not to be missed.

Chinada

Globe and Mail (paywalled);

A former commander of Canadian troops in Afghanistan is urging the federal government to reject a takeover of an Arctic gold mine by a Chinese state-owned enterprise.
 
Retired major-general David Fraser said this rejection should form part of a strategic rethink aimed at keeping China out of Canada’s Far North.
 
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet recently ordered a formal national security review of the proposed acquisition of Toronto-based
TMAC Resources Inc. by Shandong Gold Mining Co. Ltd., a Chinese state-owned conglomerate and one of the world’s largest gold producers.
 
A senior government official told The Globe and Mail that the Canadian military is opposed to the transaction because of Beijing’s growing economic and military threat in the High Arctic. The Globe is not identifying the official who was not authorized to publicly discuss the security review under way.
 
Mr. Fraser said Ottawa should turn down the $207.4-million takeover, citing the mine’s location in Hope Bay, an inlet on the Northwest Passage, as
well as its proximity to Canadian early warning radar facilities.
 
“This thing has a port attached to it. [China has] written a paper saying they want to be a near-Arctic power. Well, this gives them actual Arctic access,” Mr. Fraser said in an interview.
 
“If you look at what they have done on the South China Sea to extend their area of influence – what’s to stop them, once they get squatter’s rights and get into this port, of doing the same thing up there?”

Not this government. They’ll send the RCMP to carry their bags of cash.

Rest is here.

Chinada

Fellow travelers;

Two Canadian MPs are taking part in a campaign to release Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou that cites “deteriorating relations with China and the rise of Sinophobia in Canada”.
 
The New Democratic Party’s Niki Ashton and the Green Party’s Paul Manly are both listed as speakers at the “Zoom to Free Meng Wanzhou” online panel discussion on Tuesday evening.
 
Manly’s participation is in line with the policy of the Greens, who have three MPs and in July called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s federal government to ask the US to drop its charges against Meng and its request to have her extradited.

Related: Irresponsible ‘tough talk’ with China is useless, says Canada foreign minister

Related: The Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Quebec, Jacques R. Fournier, tells Le Journal de Québec he was unaware of the ethical rules governing travel of judicial officials abroad when he accepted an all-expenses-paid trip to China last year:

Related: According to a disclosure filed with the US Justice Department, Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper received $132,046 for a number of advertising campaigns that featured flattering coverage of China.

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