President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly that the world “must hold China accountable for their actions” that led to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
On September 22, he said in a pre-recorded speech: “We are once again engaged in a global struggle. We have waged a fierce battle against an invisible enemy, the China virus, which has claimed countless lives in 188 nations.”
The president said that the United States is now pioneering COVID-19 vaccines that have entered the final stage of clinical trials.
President Trump characterized the Chinese regime as “the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world,” noting that in the early stages, when the virus first emerged in China’s central city of Wuhan, Beijing chose to lock down cities while “allowing flights to leave China, and infect the world.”
MP Garnett Genuis, the Conservative shadow minister for Multiculturalism & Canada-China said Beijing’s actions in Hong Kong should be concerning for all Canadians, as well as all free peoples.
On September 22, Genuis said at a webinar that Beijing’s subjugation of Hong Kong by imposing a draconian national security law on the autonomous region has global implications, and represents “what is likely to be the most important conflict/contest of the 21st century.” He said: “Hong Kong provides the key to the whole world in terms of the challenges and conflicts that now confront us in the 21st century.
What Hong Kong helps us do is understand the nature of the conflict between countries like ours and the PRC.”
The CCP will lose access to a strategic space tracking station in Western Australia which is owned by the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC). The Swedish state-owned company told the media a few days ago that it would not enter into any new contracts at the Australian site to support Chinese customers after its current contract expires. Experts believe that this decision may indicate that the confrontation between the CCP and Western countries will extend from the field of science and technology to a space war.
On Sept. 21, Reuters reported that The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) has had a contract allowing Beijing access to the satellite antenna at the ground station since at least 2011. The PRC last used the Yatharagga Satellite Station, owned and maintained by the SSC, in June 2013 to support the three-person Shenzhou 10 mission which completed a series of space docking tests, SSC said.
On September 17, several major news websites in mainland China reported that the China-listed investment holding company China Create Capital Limited announced its owner, Zhang Wei, has been indicted on 11 counts of heading a “mafia-style gang” and illegally raising public funds.
As previously reported by the Chinese language Epoch Times, Zhang and 43 of his colleagues were arrested in April last year for what the government said was criminal activities.
China’s state media said that the mafia-style criminal group China Create Capital Limited had been charged with illegally raising public funds for non-existent investment projects through its online peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform “88 Wealth Network.”
Zhang and his accomplices got rich from the P2P scheme by lending the investment funds out as high-interest loans, and then using violent means if necessary to recover interest payments from borrowers.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a speech in Wisconsin on September 23 where he exposed some of China’s programs to influence US politicians. He also revealed the State Department is reviewing the activities of two Chinese government organizations involved in these operations in the United States, under the regime’s United Front Work Department, the U.S.-China Friendship Association, and the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification.
Meanwhile, the Chinese government is planning to create a blacklist of US companies, as a way of retaliating against US sanctions placed on Chinese companies. The Ministry of Commerce published a “Unreliable Entity List” on September 19 of provisions that will be used in the blacklist. Among the points it looks at are “endangering national sovereignty, security or development interests of China,” and for “suspending normal transactions” with any business, organization, or individual of China that the regime believes goes against normal market principles or damages their rights.
And it's now being revealed that Catholics in China are being persecuted regardless of whether they follow the original religion, or the Chinese government's altered version under the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association. Even people at state-sanctioned churches are facing threats and intimidation, and the regime is shutting down or destroying churches regardless.