October 1, 2020
(updated October 3, 2020)
Published by LeeF
A paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine has called for mandating a coronavirus vaccine, and outlined strategies for how Americans could be FORCED to take it.
The paper warns that an immediate mandate for the vaccine would spark too much resistance and backlash, so the writers suggest that at first it should be voluntary.
However, it suggests that if not enough people are willing to get the vaccine within the first few weeks of it’s availability, it should be transformed into an obligation, with penalties put into place for refusal.
The paper outlines “six trigger criteria” that need to be met before the vaccine is made mandatory, and that it should be rolled out to specific demographics of the population first.
“Only recommended groups should be considered for a vaccination mandate,” initially, according to the paper, which cites “high risk groups” as the first set of people.
“[T]he elderly, health professionals working in high-risk situations or working with high-risk patients…persons with certain underlying medical conditions,” as well as those in “high-density settings such as prisons and dormitories” should be mandated to get the jab, the paper says.
It also suggests that active-duty military service members should be among the first that are forced into the vaccination.
The paper proclaims that “noncompliance should incur a penalty” and notes that it should be a “relatively substantial” one.
It suggests that “employment suspension or stay-at-home orders,” should be issued, but that fines should be discouraged because they can be legally challenged, and “may stoke distrust without improving uptake.”
The paper also suggests that government health authorities should avoid making public their close relationship with vaccine manufacturers, to quell public mistrust.
Just coincidentally, the authors of the paper reside at Yale and Stanford, institutions that have received substantial funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for vaccine development.
June 4, 2020
(updated November 16, 2020)
Published by LeeF
On June 4th, 2020, Hao Haidong (郝海东), Miles Kwok (Guo Wengui / 郭文贵) and Steve Bannon, proclaimed the “Declaration of New Federal State of China“, as part of the the “Whistleblower Movement” (Expose Revolution / 爆料革命)’s next step in the overthrowing of the Chinese Communist Party. (Declaration download: https://gnews.org/zh-hans/221944/)
In addition, they announced the formation of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) called “Himalaya Supervisory Organization“, that is supposedly meant to “serve as a bridge of communications between the New Federal State of China and international communities in areas of cooperation, defending people’s freedom, and protecting the security of assets on the basis of common development and mutual respect among the people of the whole world.”.
According to the “Declaration” PDF that we have acquired from Gnews’ website (https://gnews.org/zh-hans/221944/), the sponsors and formulators of the Declaration, includes:
“Global fellow supporters of Whistleblower’s Movement,
The Himalaya Supervisory Organization Chairman of Rule of Law Foundation — Mr. Kyle Bass,
Chairman of Rule of Law Society — Mr. Stephen K. Bannon,
Leader of Whistleblower’ s Movement & Founder of Rule of Law Foundation and Rule of Law Society Mr. Miles Guo (Guo, Wengui).”
Miles Guo is a Chinese billionaire that famously fled China in 2014 after he discovered that he is about to be arrested over multiple charges (it is unknown if the alleged charges are legitimate). He was formerly the 73rd richest man in China and had been on the crosshair of the Chinese Government for the past few years as he made public multiple “national-level” documents, which detailed espionage plans against the United States of America – a charge that is denied by the Chinese government as forgeries. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guo_Wengui)
Hao Haidong is a former Chinese football star (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hao_Haidong), that played for over 100 appearances for the Chinese National Team as well as a record holder for the highest number of goals scored in the Chinese Super League. He is widely considered as the best striker from China in the past 2 decade. As such, Hao Haidong is an extremely high profile individual, and its highly significant to note in the credibility of this movement and declaration. We can also be sure that, he can no longer return to China without getting arrested. This rebellion is joined by his wife, Ye Zhaoying (叶钊颖), whom is also super high profile, as she is the former world champion and number 1 seeded player in Batminton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ye_Zhaoying)
Steve Bannon requires little introduction. He was the former White House Chief Strategist of the Trump administration and had been widely credited for turning around Trump’s presidential campaign when it was running out of steam. Steve Bannon had since been busy supporting populist-nationalist movements across Europe. The former Breitbart executive chairman had been in very close association with Miles Kwok over the past 2 years, appearing on many of the chinese language stream of Miles Kwok, that were focusing on the 2019 Hong Kong protests and riots.
And Kyle Bass is a prominent fund founder and principal of Hayman Capital Management. He gain his fame for predicting and profiting of the subprime crisis. His fund studied China very closely and had concluded that the China’s economy is badly over-leveraged, financial reporting are dubious and that they are struggling to keep itself afloat. His fund follow through with the bet of a Chinese banking collapse which did not happen (or perhaps the Chinese government had did a very good job of mitigating it), which he eventually pull out of the position in early 2019 after the Yuan strengthened. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyle_Bass)
From my personal understanding, the 3 (Kyle Bass, Miles Kwok and Steve Bannon) had became very close friends in their common denouncement of the CCP, and had appeared on each other’s shows/interviews discussing the developments in China.
The reason 4th of June was chosen for this declaration is because this is also the date for the Tiananmen Square incident of 1989, where the CCP announced martial law and cracked down on the massive protests that had been going on for more than a month. It was reported that troops opened fire at the protesters with live ammunition, killing hundreds of protesters and bystanders, with thousands more injured. This incident is totally censored in China and for the first time this year, Hong Kong is banned from commemorating this event.
Tentatively, it is impossible to understand how serious should we take this declaration/proclamation as well as this “rebel grouping”. Because tentatively, it is not very different from any proclamation of independence from any separatists groupings, from Philippines to Myanmar or Europe, or anywhere around the world. All of them have a flag, a declaration and supporters that are willing to fight for their vision.
But what marks this different from all the secessionist or independence movements around the world, is the high profile of the people involved in this particular one. All 4 of them (the 3 best friends + Hao Haidong) are of extremely high profile, all of them appears in public media.
Another significant thing to take them somewhat seriously, is the amount of financial backing this grouping could possibly have. While I have to say, it might not be “a lot” to hired 4 planes and a helicopter to fly the flag and announcement, and also buy air time at Times Square to announce their “formation” as they were doing the live streams making the proclamation and make this “noise”, from an announcement in Chinese yesterday (3rd June 2020) by Miles Kwok, he apparently say that he have a massive massive investment in his various media platforms under his Guo Media corporation ( https://www.guo.media/ )
Tentatively, from my understanding of their strategy, is to:
– build up a massive media platform to compete against the CCP on the information war
– encourage whistleblowing within China and transmit information out of China
– encourage people to bring as much information from Federal State of China into China itself (inspite of the Great China Firewall)
– establish a readiness to take over the CCP when “the CCP in inevitable decline and collapse”
– everyone needs to keep their head lows and be low profile for their personal security
Currently, its very hard to get more information quickly, as there is near zero information in English. Everything is reported and reshared in Mandarin/Chinese, and even as I can understand Mandarin/Chinese, context and use of words used is pretty foreign to me. However, now that this had commanded my attention, we will try to report in the future if there is any other significant developments accordingly.
As of writing of this article, Hao Haidong’s and his wife, Ye Zhaoying’s Weibo accounts (Chinese Twitter) have been suspended. Anything discussing and about Hao Haidong in Hupu’s (a sports forum) database is totally deleted/censored. This is not a joke, at least for not for him and his wife.
October 14, 2019
(updated December 27, 2019)
Published by LeeF
Lebron James spoke out on Monday in defense of the Chinese Communists. The NBA star trashed Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey for tweeting his support for Hong Kong freedom protesters. And then Lebron lectured on the perils of free speech. Lebron said Daryl’s tweet could have hurt a lot of people.
LeBron says he believes Rockets GM Daryl Morey wasn’t educated when he spoke about Hong Kong and that his tweet could have hurt a lot of people, including financially pic.twitter.com/UMj71DPQH7
LeBron James called Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey uneducated and went off at-length about the “negative” side-effects of free speech, in reaction to Morey’s tweet of support to pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong.
On October 4th, Morey tweeted a message of support of Hong Kong’s demonstrators, saying: “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.”
That message touched off a firestorm of controversy as China canceled minor league exhibition games and canceled numerous business deals with the Rockets, and the NBA. On Monday, Lakers forward LeBron James spoke publicly about the incident for the first time, and didn’t mince words while calling Morey out for a tweet that he says could have caused people to be physically “harmed.”
The NBA received tremendous bipartisan criticism for their initial response to Morey’s tweet, when they responded by calling the post “regrettable” for the offense that it caused. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver eventually tried to quell the backlash by championing Morey’s free speech rights.
Now, with the league representatives and players back from their tumultuous trip to China, it seemed like the news cycle of the NBA-China rift had died down. However, with James denouncing free speech in even stronger terms than the NBA did while calling a pro-democracy tweet “uneducated,” it’s difficult to see the crisis going away.
“Has he been brainwashed by the Chinese Communist Party’s fake news or has he been bought?” a user asked. Another lamented that an American “would not cherish the precious freedom of speech they [Americans] have.”
The Hollywood Reporter noted some of James’ lucrative ties to Beijing:
James’ business interests in China are enormous, thanks to his lifelong endorsement deal with Nike and his starring role in Warner Bros.’ Space Jam 2, which was likely greenlit with the huge China box office partly in mind, given the popularity of basketball in the country.
RTHK, a Hong Kong broadcaster, noted social media users began circulating a photo of James’ face superimposed on Mao Zedong, the Chinese communist butcher responsible for the deaths of at least 45 million people.
While no NBA affiliated person has openly condemned James’ remarks at press time, Boston Celtics player Enes Kanter appeared to criticize James without naming him. “Wow dude!” he wrote on Twitter, adding an emoji of a man slapping his forehead. He later detailed his own fight with Chinese ally Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of his native Turkey, who has imprisoned his father and antagonized him and his family for being followers of the America-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.
-Haven’t seen or talked to my family 5 years
-Jailed my dad
-My siblings can’t find jobs
-Revoked my passport
-International arrest warrant
-My family can’t leave the country
-Got Death Threats everyday
-Got attacked, harassed
-Tried to kidnap me in Indonesia
September 25, 2019
(updated September 26, 2019)
Published by LeeF
Both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act through committee on Wednesday, paving the way for a floor vote and triggering an incendiary rant out of the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday.
The act, if signed into law, would protect Hong Kong protesters’ ability to enter the United States if participating in peaceful protests damages their criminal records unjustly and requires the U.S. government to continuously assess China’s repression of the autonomous city, requiring sanctions if the Communist Party acts against it.
Hong Kong’s people have been protesting by the millions since June against increasingly bold attempts by the Communist Party of China (CPC) to violate the “One Country, Two Systems” policy that prevents Beijing from imposing its laws on the port city. Hong Kong’s government, appointed by Beijing, has responded to the protests with police brutality and mass arrests.
A bipartisan coalition of Senators and Congressmen, led by both Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), have supported passing legislation to help defend human rights in Hong Kong in the face of the ongoing assault by China and its proxies in the government there. The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act will now head to a floor vote in both houses of Congress and, if passed, will reach President Donald Trump’s desk. Trump has not indicated that he would veto the bill, and used his time at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday to encourage the Hong Kong democracy movement.
The bill would ensure that protesters and pro-democracy leaders will not face extra hurdles in receiving American visas because they participated in the protests. It would also require the State Department and other relevant federal agencies to monitor the status of human rights in Hong Kong and issue travel alerts or sanctions, if necessary, should the Chinese regime expand its repression. It allows for sanctions not only on Chinese enterprises, but individual Chinese officials if found to commit human rights crimes.
As its passing appears imminent, the Chinese Foreign Ministry unleashed threats to meet America’s defense of human rights with “forceful fightback” and accusations of “vile” behavior on the part of the peaceful pro-democracy movement.
“In disregard of the vile behavior of Hong Kong’s radical and violent forces … the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee insisted on reviewing and passing the above-mentioned Hong Kong-related bill,” ministry spokesman Geng Shuang lamented. “Such behavior is a gross interference in China’s domestic affairs, which fully reveals the ill intentions of some people in the United States to mess up Hong Kong and contain China’s development.”
“The passing of the bill by the US Senate and the House Foreign Affairs Committees will only embolden Hong Kong’s radical and violent forces, and further mess up Hong Kong,” he continued. “It will harm the interests of both China and the U.S. No one should underestimate China’s firm resolve and determination to safeguard its national sovereignty, security and development interests, to implement “one country, two systems”, and to safeguard Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability. Any attempt by the US to harm China’s interests will be met with forceful fightback.”
Geng ordered Congress to “immediately stop advancing the bill,” as he has several times in the past with no success.
The Global Times, a Chinese regime propaganda outlet, published a screed Thursday calling the bill “blatant interference in China’s domestic affairs,” citing “analysts.” The Times went on to quote anonymous “experts” who claimed that the bills had nothing to do with human rights and were instead designed to help give Washington leverage in its ongoing trade dispute with Beijing.
“All these bills should be viewed against the backdrop of the overall China-US confrontation and the trade war,” one anonymous “expert” said.
Geng’s tone did not deviate from his warnings last week against Congress for even considering the bill. The Foreign Ministry spokesman commanded the American Congress to legislate as Beijing would prefer.
“We strongly urge the U.S. to … stop its interference of any kind in Hong Kong affairs, stop advancing the bill, stop endorsing Hong Kong’s violent and radical forces and separatists, and stop abetting words and deeds that harm the prosperity of the special administrative region,” Geng said.
Protests are planned once again in Hong Kong this weekend, this time to observe the anniversary of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, the precursor to the current wave of protests. Pro-democracy activists have made four demands of their government: direct election of lawmakers, freedom for political prisoners, an end to calling protesters “rioters,” and an independent inquiry into police brutality. The Hong Kong government met a fifth demand – the withdrawal of a proposed law that would allow China to extradite anyone present in Hong Kong – this month, hoping it would bring an end to the protests.
February 16, 2019
(updated December 27, 2019)
Published by LeeF
India’s government has proposed giving itself vast new powers to suppress internet content, igniting a heated battle with global technology giants and prompting comparisons to censorship in China. Under the proposed rules, Indian officials could demand that Facebook, Google, Twitter, TikTok and others remove posts or videos that they deem libelous, invasive of privacy, hateful […]