Kenya’s SGR is part of China’s greater Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to finance and build infrastructure projects throughout developing nations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Based on predatory loans, the BRI projects serve China more than the host country, which acquires burdensome debts to Beijing. By forcing nations across multiple continents to become increasingly dependent upon China, the BRI allows Beijing to push the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) sociopolitical agenda on a global scale. … [Read more...] about Belt and Road: China-Kenya Rail Contract Ruled Illegal
Biden allies think Trump’s attempts to attack the former vice president on China are just an effort to deflect from his own failures in dealing with the country, which began long before anyone had heard of Covid-19. This critique includes his decision to launch a tariff war with China that devastated US agricultural exports to reach a trade deal that they view as underwhelming as well as undermining the alliances and international institutions that they see as vital to promoting US interests around the world. That case has been bolstered by Bolton’s claims that Trump begged Xi for a politically-beneficial trade deal and turned a blind eye to China’s human rights abuses and espionage in hopes of securing an agreement. … [Read more...] about China Is Going to Be a Big Issue in the 2020 Campaign. But What Does That Mean?
"We will state the truth in full, without apology: We declare that the United States of America is the most just and exceptional nation ever to exist on Earth," Trump said. "We are proud of the fact that our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and we understand that these values have dramatically advanced the cause of peace and justice throughout the world." … [Read more...] about Trump gives optimistic Independence Day message, says US is ‘coming back’ after ‘terrible plague from China
The population control measures are backed by mass detention both as a threat and as a punishment for failure to comply. Having too many children is a major reason people are sent to detention camps, the AP found, with the parents of three or more ripped away from their families unless they can pay huge fines. Police raid homes, terrifying parents as they search for hidden children. … [Read more...] about China subjects Muslim minorities to forced birth control, abortions to suppress population, report says
The National People’s Congress Standing Committee took up the bill at the start of a three-day session Sunday, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported. China has said it is determined to enact the law, and its passage is expected by Tuesday. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong police arrest dozens of protesters amid China’s review of national security bill