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FCC Orders Shutdown of US Arm of China Unicom, Primary Telecom Provider for Beijing Olympics

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to block state-owned China Unicom from the U.S. market, adding to a growing list of Chinese telecommunication carriers ejected from operating on U.S. soil over national security concerns. The body’s 4–0 vote on Jan. 27 means that all three of China’s leading wireless carriers are now barred, following the FCC’s action

Xi Jinping Seeking ‘Global Domination’: Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo said Chinese leader Xi Jinping wants “global domination—hegemony for the Chinese Communist Party,” warning that the rise of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) could destroy the rules-based international order in place since the end of World War II. “It’s not about putting a Chinese tank division in Taiwan. It’s about accreting political power

What’s Behind the Troop Build-Up on the Ukraine-Russia Border?

Commentary The Washington foreign policy establishment says that the hundreds of thousands of Russian troops on Ukraine’s border threaten NATO and European security. Maybe so, but it’s also possible the Russian forces deployed shortly after Joe Biden took office represent Moscow’s defensive posture. For all the theories the media and Beltway experts have advanced to explain

Pfizer Board Member Suggests End to Mask, Vaccine Mandates

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former director of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and current board member at Pfizer, said that declining COVID-19 cases should signal to policymakers that it is time to lift more pandemic-related restrictions. “I think certainly on the east coast where you see cases declining dramatically we need to be willing to

‘Allow People to Exercise Their Natural Immunity’: Former HHS Adviser

Several prominent doctors joined about 30,000 demonstrators in the “Defeat the Mandates” march in Washington on Jan. 23. Among them was former federal government adviser Dr. Paul Alexander, who declared that COVID-19 mandates and rules have failed to prevent transmission of the virus. “Society has been so terrorized for two years,” Alexander told EpochTV’s “American

‘Defeat the Mandates’: Thousands Protest in Washington Against Vaccine Requirements

Thousands of people turned out in Washington to march in protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates on Jan. 23—one of the largest U.S. events and protests held against the mandates since the start of the pandemic. Starting at 12:30 p.m. local time, thousands of people marched around the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, with many holding

Fact-Checkers Are Used to Confuse the Public: Sharyl Attkisson

Five-time Emmy award-winning journalist Sharyl Attkisson said she has seen an increased effort to manipulate the public to appreciate censorship and disapprove of journalism. One of the strategies that has been employed is the use of third-party fact-checkers, she said. “Nearly every mode of information has been co-opted, if it can be co-opted by some

A Busy Week for Russian, Chinese Navies

News Analysis The joint naval drills between China, Russia, and Iran come at a worrying time for the United States and its allies. The “2022 Marine Security Belt” exercises took place in the northern Indian Ocean on Jan. 21, with the stated goal of increasing cooperation between the three countries. According to a spokesman for Iran’s

China’s Economic Coercion of Australia a ‘Wake-Up Call’ to World: UK Minister

The Chinese regime’s economic coercion of Australia has been a “wake-up call” to other countries, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has said. China had been Australia’s top trading partner. But after Australia called for an independent investigation into the origins of COVID-19 in April 2020, the Communist regime retaliated by adopting a series of measures against Australian exporters, including arbitrary

A Serbian View on the Djokovic Debacle

Commentary It is a sad day when the future of tennis depends on an arbitrary decision of members of the political class. But this is precisely what happened in Australia when the Federal Court dismissed Novak Djokovic’s appeal against the cancellation of his visa by the Immigration Minister Alex Hawke. Djokovic’s gracious behaviour following the dismissal,

Wife Stands Off With Hospital to Keep Her Husband Alive, and Wins

Sentiments expressed in random phone calls for Anne Quiner as her husband Scott lay in a hospital bed breathing through a ventilator ranged from “I hope your husband dies a vegetable” followed by a litter of profanity, to “he should have taken the vaccine; I hope he dies,” before hanging up. While not the traditional

England Ends All COVID Passports, Mask Mandates, Work Restrictions

Restrictions including COVID-19 passes, mask mandates, and work-from-home guidance will be removed in England, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday. Johnson also suggested that self-isolation rules may also be thrown out at the end of March as the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic becomes endemic. Effective immediately, the UK government is no longer

India Wants Both Russia and the US as Allies Against China

News Analysis Russia is an unreliable, autocratic, and pro-China country. Yet India, the world’s biggest democracy, is aligned with the East European country due to a historical relationship and an Indian desire to maintain both Russian and American friends for any potential fight against China. At a summit in December with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian leader Vladimir

US Commission Urges UN Report on Uyghurs Before Beijing Olympics

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers, is calling on the United Nations human rights office to release its assessment on the plight of the persecuted Uyghur ethnic group in China’s Xinjiang region before the start of the 2022 Winter Olympics. “Doing so would provide a global public service as

World Anti-Doping Agency Warns Athletes Over Contaminated Chinese Meat Ahead of Beijing 2022

Olympic athletes must “exercise extreme caution” as they eat Chinese meat, which can be contaminated with the prohibited substance clenbuterol, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) warned last week. A WADA spokesperson said its guidelines for traveling athletes to “only to eat at places given the all-clear by event organizers” in countries such as China remained in place,

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