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August 26 marks the 1,000th day since Huawei's Chief Financial Officier Meng Wanzhou was detained at the behest of the U.S. and held in Vancouver, Canada. There, she is treated like a criminal and forced to wear an ankle bracelet to track her movements. She has committed no crime in Canada. But she awaits possible transfer to the US to face trumped-up spurious charges of fraud for supposedly circumventing US sanctions on Iran. This development exemplifies Canada's complete abandonment of its once friendly attitude towards China.
Alongside its trade war, the US government is also engaged in a digital war against China. A central target of this US war is blocking China's access to high-end microchips, the heart of all information technology devices and development.
The US has banned the export of crucial materials needed by China's leading chip manufacturer; allocated 52 Billion U.S. dollars for microchip manufacturers locating in the U.S. to prevent Chinese chip access; and forbidden investment in a list of 59 Chinese companies related to advanced technologies.
Illustration: Liu Rui/GT
US media reports indicate that there is possibility that US military ships and planes will attempt to enter the 12 nautical miles zone around Chinese reefs near the Nansha Islands. Such a possibility is the latest, and a particularly dangerous, part of a proto-war, so far an indirect one, being waged by the US government against China.
This proto-war appears to be aimed at intimidating, weakening, and even possibly overturning the Chinese government and social order. ...
A censorship mania going far beyond the necessary social media banning of Trump’s fascist coup incitement is appearing in U.S. Democratic party leadership circles leading to the necessity to warn of the possibility that socialist and progressive social media presence and websites may be heavily censored or banned, and to urge that as a precaution multiple versions of progressive websites or at least of their databases should be located in multiple countries.
Chinese tech such as Tik_Tok, WeChat, or Huwaiis 5G technology is significantly more advanced than its U.S. counterparts. In attempting to block it the U.S. regime deprives American people and American companies of advanced technologies which their competitors will use in other countries. Details in the article.
For a long period the Chinese regime has vacillated between seeking accommodation with the U.S.-led imperialist forces to ‘do business’ with the western world, and defending itself against the attempted economic, political, and military encirclement and strangulation of China by those same imperialist forces.A new era in China's defense against U.S. regime aggrression has begun, and the impact on world affairs, and on the struggles of workers in the two countries, will be pronounced.
The American ruling class clearly fears that Bernie Sanders with his pro-working class program might become president of the U.S.. Due to his massive victory in the Democratic primary vote in the state of Nevada, and his ever-growing support across the U.S., the American intelligence agencies, establishment political figures, and corporate media have launched a concerted campaign aimed at destroying his campaign for the U.S. presidency.
During the fall 2019 mass Hong Kong demonstrations against the proposed law allowing extradition from Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland no one mentioned that an *existing* extradition treaty with the U.S. had been used to nearly force Hong Kong to return the courageous whistle-blower Edward Snowden to the U.S. after he revealed to Hong Kong people the massive theft of their online data by the U.S. Government
In April 2018 corporate media for weeks uncritically accepted British government claims, backed by the U.S., that the Russian government attempted to assassinate the double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, with a weapons grade nerve agent which is supposed to kill instantly. But the recovery of Skirpal and his daughter and other inconsistencies and changes of story rendered the official account more than suspect. Completely unmentioned in the coverage of an all edged Russian assassination of a single double agent was the daily assassinations carried out by the U.S. drone program
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