Tuesday, April 7, 2020


Gordon Chang: U.S. Should Seize China’s $1 Trillion in Treasury Obligations as Coronavirus Compensation

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, a man walks by a money exchange shop decorated with Chinese yuan banknotes and other countries currency banknotes at Central, a business district in Hong Kong. China allowed its yuan to sink to an 11-year low against the dollar after U.S. …
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America can seize China’s holdings of U.S. Treasury obligations as compensation for the one-party state’s negligence related to the coronavirus pandemic, said Gordon Chang, Daily Beast columnist and author of The Great U.S.-China Tech War, offering his remarks on Monday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Rebecca Mansour and special guest host Ed Martin.
China owns approximately $1.2 trillion in U.S. Treasury holdings.
Chang said, “What the United States can do is just simply seize the treasury obligations that China holds in their own name, they hold a little more than a trillion U.S. dollars in treasuries, probably through nominees they hold some more.”
Chang continued, “But what I recommend is that we not do this alone, and the reason is that China would say that this was a repudiation of debt. They would say that we were bad stewards of the global financial system. They would just tar us and they would actually go after the dollar.”
“What we can do is work with the issuers of other major currencies,” added Chang. “For instance, the Canadian dollar, the pound, the Swiss Franc, the euro, the yen, if we were to do that, and if all these countries were going to confiscate assets, then we have the makings of a real solution.”
Chang said, “Of course, we can never get enough to compensate the world for what happened. We’ve got lives lost, and even if you were just to look at this as a financial play, the amount that we could seize would be far less than the damage China has caused. But the important thing for us is that we’ve got to deter future bad actors, because if the Chinese get away with this, then others will think that they can do the same thing.”
Chang warned, “This is probably not the last pandemic that comes from China.”
“What China did was deliberately make the world sick,” concluded Chang. “It’s hard to understand that, but … but Beijing took actions that would inevitably lead to other nations not protecting themselves, and that would mean the spread of this disease, infecting many, killing some. This is how malevolent Beijing has been. We have got to start defending ourselves, and one way to do this is to teach a lesson that Beijing will never forget.”
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Marsha Blackburn: China’s Role in International Organizations Should Be ‘Reexamined’

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 05: Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) speaks during a Senate Judiciary confirmation hearing for Aditya Bamzai and Travis LeBlanc to be members of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board on Capitol Hill on February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
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Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said on Tuesday that China’s standing in international organizations should be reexamined considering the damage the country created by failing to contain the coronavirus.
“China must pay for damages caused by the coronavirus. It’s standing within international organizations should also be re-examined,” Blackburn wrote on Tuesday.

China must pay for damages caused by the coronavirus. It’s standing within international organizations should also be re-examined.

Blackburn’s commentary follows as politicians and lawmakers have become increasingly critical of China’s relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO). Many Republicans have criticized the WHO for reportedly working to conceal China’s failure to contain the coronavirus.
Sen. Martha McNally (R-AZ) called on WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, saying in April:
I’ve never trusted a communist. And their cover-up of this virus that originated with them has caused unnecessary deaths around America and around the world. The WHO needs to stop covering for them. I think Dr. Tedros needs to step down. We need to take some action to address this issue. It’s just irresponsible. It’s unconscionable what they have done here while we have people dying across the globe.
Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) in March called on Congress to hold a hearing and investigate the WHO’s role in helping China hide its incompetence surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.
Scott said in his statement:
The mission of the WHO is to get public health information to the world so every country can make the best decisions to keep their citizens safe. When it comes to Coronavirus, the WHO failed. They need to be held accountable for their role in promoting misinformation and helping Communist China cover up a global pandemic. We know Communist China is lying about how many cases and deaths they have, what they knew and when they knew it – and the WHO never bothered to investigate further. Their inaction cost lives.
As soon as Congress is back in session, there should be a hearing, along with a full investigation, to review whether American taxpayers should continue to spend millions of dollars every year to fund an organization that willfully parroted propaganda from the Chinese Communist Party.
However, Blackburn’s commentary could suggest that politicians should reexamine China’s status in other international organizations such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations’ National Security Council.
Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3

Report: Wuhan Funeral Homes Burned Coronavirus Victims Alive

A casket of a Covid-19 deceased moves into the crematorium oven at the Pontes crematorium and funeral center in Wilrijk, Belgium, Friday, April 3, 2020. At the Wilrijk crematorium, near Antwerp, an extra 200 cremations due to Covid-19 have been done since the start of the week. The new coronavirus …
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Locals in Wuhan, where the Chinese coronavirus pandemic originated, have heard screams coming from funeral home furnaces, and some treated in hospitals say they saw workers put living coronavirus patients in body bags, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported on Monday.
RFA noted that it could not independently verify that the Chinese Communist Party was burning coronavirus patients alive, nor has the Communist Party confirmed or denied the rumors. Yet the rumors persist that, to make room for new patients in Wuhan’s overcrowded hospitals, medical staff chose older patients less likely to survive the infection and shipped them to incinerators while they were still alive and conscious.
RFA quoted a source “close to the funeral industry” identified only as Ma who said that he had heard reports of “people restrained and forced into body bags when they were still moving.”
“Some people are saying that … there are video clips of screams coming from funeral homes, from inside the furnaces … which tells us that some people were taken to the funeral homes while they were still alive,” Ma added.
Ma also noted the existence of video testimony from an anonymous older woman who had been treated at a Wuhan hospital, presumably for Chinese coronavirus.
“One old lady was saying that they put one guy into … a body bag when he wasn’t even dead yet, and took him off to the crematorium because there was no way of saving him,” Ma told RFA.
Video of an older woman speaking anonymously to a camera began circulating on social media in February in which she said she witnessed a patient next to her at a Wuhan hospital stuffed into a body bag while still alive.
“He’s not dead, his feet and hands are still moving,” the woman says, “[They] wrapped him in a plastic body bag and zipped it up.”
According to New Tang Dynasty, a broadcaster affiliated with the persecuted Chinese Falun Gong movement, the woman spoke with a Wuhan accent, suggesting she was a native of the central Chinese city.
The Taiwanese outlet Taiwan News traced the origin of the video to a Chinese student group called “Youth Production,” who reportedly uploaded the video on February 24. Taiwan News noted that the woman claimed to have suffered from coronavirus symptoms but, as she was in her 60s, she did not suffer severe symptoms, unlike the man taken away, who she estimated was in his 70s.
“She said that the man was weak but was still breathing when medical workers ‘bound his head’ and then his hands and feet, which were ‘still moving,’” Taiwan News reported, noting that she also lamented that the hospital where she received care had no other treatments available for coronavirus patients besides oxygen. In the West, doctors have begun experimenting with several drug mixtures, one of which — a combination of antibiotics and hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to treat lupus and malaria — has generated optimism in American hospitals.
The woman said she felt older patients at the hospital were treated “like dead dogs.”
Neither Taiwan News nor RFA could independently confirm the reports of Wuhan residents being burned alive.
The Chinese Communist Party claims that, as of Tuesday, it has documented 82,718 cases of coronavirus nationwide and 3,335 deaths across the country. The vast majority of these, 3,212 deaths, were recorded in Hubei province. Wuhan is the capital of Hubei.
Multiple reports citing sources in Wuhan’s seven funeral homes dispute this claim, estimating that the real death toll in the city is as much as ten times higher than China’s official nationwide death toll. Reports of hundreds of bodies cremated in some funeral homes began surfacing in February, at the height of the epidemic in the city. Government officials did not allow residents to pick up the remains of their relatives until late March, however, as the strict lockdown that saw government officials welding Wuhan residents in their homes was still ongoing.
When the funeral homes opened to distributed ashes two weekends ago, witnesses estimated that some funeral homes were distributing as many as 5,000 sets of remains a day. Estimates as to the number of sets of remains distributed last week in Wuhan range from 30,000 to 46,000 people.
“There are suspicions that many people died in their homes without being diagnosed and, at first, there were no kits to do the test,” an unnamed resident said in a report last week. “Nobody in Wuhan believes the official numbers. The real one, only they know.”
Ma, the funeral home source speaking to RFA in its report on Monday, said that Wuhan was cremating so many bodies at some point that some incinerators broke down, resulting in cremators placing multiple bodies in one incinerator at a time to keep up with the sheer amount of remains. The result has been several reported incidents of people receiving urns with ashes featuring items they do not recognize that clearly did not belong to their loved ones.
“A resident of Wuhan’s Jiang’an district surnamed Liu said she had found a man’s belt clasp in the urn she was given, supposedly containing her mother’s ashes,” RFA noted. “And a resident of Hongshan district said he had found the remains of ceramic dental crown, denture or implant in the urn labeled with his father’s name, even though his father had never had such a thing fitted.”
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The UK Ordered 3.5 Million Coronavirus Tests from China, They're Worthless

Daniel Greenfield

When dealing with the People's Republic of China, it can be hard to distinguish callous contempt for human life, shameless greed, and corrupt incompetence from enemy action. 
The coronavirus has been a boom for certain Chinese industries, mask-makers, ventilator manufacturers, and drug companies.
But they aren't to be trusted
The UK government’s new testing chief has admitted that none of the 3.5 million antibody tests ordered from China are fit for widespread use.
Professor John Newton, who was appointed by health secretary Matt Hancock to oversee testing, reportedly said the tests were only able to identify immunity in people who had been severely sick with coronavirus.
The tests did not pass the evaluation stage, and he was quoted by The Times as saying they were “not good enough to be worth rolling out in very large scale”.
Last month, a PHE director told ministers the 15-minute home test kits would be available “within days” once they have been cleared – but doubt was cast over the accuracy of the tests just days after.
Your first hint that the tests would be worthless is that they were Made in China.
The UK has allegedly bought two million coronavirus antibody tests from a Chinese manufacturer - as Number 10 continues to evaluate kits made by British firms. 
Half of the rapid fingerprick kits are being made by Guangzhou-based firm Wondfo and will arrive in Britain by the end of the week, ITV reports.
The other million, which are reportedly being held-up, are being made by AllTest, a diagnostics firm based in Hangzhou.
Both of the tests - which the Government has spent millions of pounds on - are said to have EU approval and can be used in hospitals in the UK immediately. 
Buying test kits from China that weren't adequately tested was brilliant. Pure genius.

Silicon Valley, and the Chinese Connection to Coronavirus Infection

By James Fulford

After Feinstein was elected to the Senate in 1992, Blum continued profiting off their ties to China. A the same time, the freshman lawmaker was pitching herself as a “China hand” to colleagues, even once claiming “that in my last life maybe I was Chinese.” HARIS ALIC



IN THE November 2006 election, the voters demanded congressional ethics reform. And so, the newly appointed chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is now duly in charge of regulating the ethical behavior of her colleagues. But for many years, Feinstein has been beset by her own ethical conflict of interest, say congressional ethics experts.

“All in all, it was an incredible victory for the Chinese government. Feinstein has done more for Red China than other any serving U.S. politician. “ Trevor Loudon

“Our entire crony capitalist system, Democrat and Republican alike, has become a kleptocracy approaching par with third-world hell-holes.  This is the way a great country is raided by its elite.” ---- Karen McQuillan  AMERICAN THINKER.com

Senator Who Employed Chinese Spy Endorses Joe Biden for President



A high-profile U.S. senator with professional and personal ties to China — including once employing one of its spies — is backing former Vice President Joe Biden amid mounting questions over his son’s business dealings with the communist regime.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), a former chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, announced her endorsement of the former vice president on Tuesday, claiming to have witnessed Biden’s “fortitude” and leadership during their overlapping tenures in Congress.
Feinstein said in a statement:
I’ve worked closely with Vice President Biden and I’ve seen firsthand his legislative ability, his statesmanship, and most importantly his moral fortitude (NO, IT’S NOT A JOKE, BUT THEN FEINSTEIN IS THE MOST SELF-SERVING CORRUPT POL IN U.S. HISTORY). During his time in Congress and in the White House, Joe Biden has been a tireless fighter for hard working (ILLEGALS) MEXICAN families.

China Sent Pakistan "Underwear Masks"

Daniel Greenfield

This is an alleged story. It is not verified. So take it with a grain of salt. But it fits the larger pattern of the People's Republic of China sending defective test kits and worthless masks, whether as aid or as sales. Even as the Chinese Communists conspire to corner the market on coronavirus supplies, their factories are quickly turning massive profits by pumping out garbage. Because of the high demand for coronavirus products, ChiCom factories are able to demand full payment before delivery.
And what's being delivered? In this case, allegedly, underwear masks.
China has not even spared its 'all-weather ally' Pakistan. Promising to provide testing kits and top-quality N95 masks to Pakistan in a bid to help the country that has been crippled by the lethal coronavirus outbreak, Beijing actually duped its 'friend' by sending in masks made out of underwears.
Reporting the news, a local Pakistani news channel said, "China ne chuna laga diya" (China conned us) and further notified that the Sindh provincial government sent the masks to hospitals without checking.
"In the name of to-quality N95 masks, China has sent in masks made out of underwear."
These would presumably have been surgical masks. With global retail markets slowing down, an enterprising factory might have decided to take some of its badly made underwear and turn it into even wo

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