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GOP: China Has Infiltrated US Higher Education To Impede Coronavirus Research

Congressional Republicans claim China is spreading communist propaganda through US universities.

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Congressional Republicans are accusing China of attempting to hinder US coronavirus research by infiltrating US universities and spreading communist propaganda.

Reuters reports that ranking GOP members across seven House committees have delivered a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that warns Beijing is indoctrinating American students.

The letter was signed by Congressman Jim Jordan, the ranking Republican on the House Oversight committee, as well as by members on the Homeland Security, Science, Armed Services, Education and Intelligence and Foreign Affairs committees.

The letter requests that DeVos provide more information pertaining to the allegations against China, including all documents related to schools that have accepted funds from China, as well as details of any investigations into colleges and education officials who may have accepted “gifts” from the communist state.

“We write to seek a better understanding of the Department’s efforts to address unreported foreign direct investment into the U.S. higher education system,” the letter reads.

“We have been concerned about the potential for the Chinese government to use its strategic investments to turn American college campuses into indoctrination platforms for American students,” the congressmen further write.

“China has strategically invested in U.S. academia to attempt to steal confidential information and technology from U.S. companies, and even the U.S. government,” the lawmakers state in the letter, pointing to a 2018 report from the Hoover Institution identifying upwards of 110 Confucius Institutes operating on American colleges to facilitate China’s espionage and theft of intellectual property.

They add that “Besides China peddling money for influence in U.S. institutions of higher education (IHE), China is restricting any research regarding the origins of COVID-19 that does not comport with CCP propaganda.”

These actions “bring into question whether U.S. [institutes of higher education] receiving federal taxpayer dollars should be allowed to accept funds from China, the CCP, or other affiliated organizations,” the letter concludes.

Commenting on the letter, Rep. Jim Jordan said “We cannot allow a dangerous communist regime to buy access to our institutions of higher education, plain and simple.”

“The Chinese Communist Party’s cover-up of the early outbreak of the coronavirus immeasurably worsened this disease’s impact on the United States and the world.” Jordan urged, adding that “We owe it to the American people to hold China accountable and to prevent them from doing further harm to our country.”

The suspicions of Chinese infiltration of US higher education pre-dates the coronavirus crisis, with the Department of Education instigating an investigation into several universities last year to determine if they had failed to disclose foreign funding.

In February, the department announced it has uncovered $6.5 billion so far in undisclosed foreign funding from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, China and Russia. The investigation has since been expanded to include Harvard and Yale.

The FBI has previously issued warnings regarding China investing in American higher education to steal sensitive information, primarily via access through federal grants.

In January, the Department of Justice also arrested a professor at Harvard, as well as two Chinese nationals for reportedly acting as foreign agents.

Last year President Donald Trump signed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act which proposed an ultimatum to universities receiving financial assistance from the Pentagon: close the Chinese propaganda center on campus or lose funding. Since that time, at least 49 schools have closed their Confucius Institute, according to Human Rights Watch.

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Leaked Letter: Global Transport Body Pushing Standardised Vaccine Passport on EU

IATA lobbying for “governments and authorities” to accept their vaccine passport framework

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A leaked internal document reveals that the world’s largest air transport body is imploring the EU to adopt its vaccine passport system as standard across the entire 27 nation bloc, to ensure “evidence-based border restrictions” are implemented.

EURACTIV reports that the letter was sent to EU leaders by The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which has been pushing its vaccine statues based Travel Pass framework for some time now.

The letter, signed by IATA vice-president for Europe Rafael Schvartzman and addressed to European Council president Charles Michel, urges EU countries to “agree on the crucial role of secure digital solutions, such as the IATA Travel Pass”.

the letter argues that the travel pass will provide “governments and authorities – but also passengers and crew – with the needed confidence in each passengers’ health status”.

“This digital solution can verify the applicable legal framework at departure and arrival jurisdictions… ensuring that the traveller knows all the measures and conditions applicable,” the letter further reads.

It further suggests that countries need to agree to a “sane” approach to lifting travel restrictions, ensuring an “attainable balance between risk and people/economies’ financial sustainability.”

The leaked letter was obtained just hours before the EU is set to debate the vaccine passport system, with countries including Italy, Greece, Spain, and Portugal acting as the most aggressive proponents for a standardised vaccine passport system to kickstart tourism again.

Vaccine passports have previously been touted by the EU, with officials suggesting back in April that visa applicants would also be required to be vaccinated.

EU countries including SpainEstoniaIcelandDenmarkPoland, and Belgium have all indicated that they are open to some form of vaccine passports, as well as sharing the data across borders.

A slew of other countries have also now indicated that they will introduce vaccination passports, despite concerns that it will create a two-tear society of those who have and have not been vaccinated.

After months of denying there are any plans to introduce so called vaccine passports, the British government has also now admitted that not only is it considering introducing them for travel, but also merely to gain access to events spaces, and even shops and pubs.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seemingly resistant to introducing the scheme, but is being hounded by proponents to adopt it, and has promised a review.

Former Prime Minister, and arch globalist, Tony Blair has renewed his push for Britain to implement a standardised global vaccine passport while the country has the G7 Presidency.

Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Blair urged “We should plan for an agreed ‘passport’ now. The arguments against it really don’t add up.”

“The world is moving in this direction,” Blair added, saying that he “can’t see another way of this.”

“With my team at the Institute for Global Change, I have looked at this from every angle and come to this conclusion: there is no prospect of a return to anything like normal without enabling people to show their Covid status, whether that means they have been vaccinated or recently tested,” Blair proclaimed.

Blair also revealed that he is working with the World Economic Forum on its CommonPass initiative, a COVID passport scheme being pushed by a coalition of Big Tech companies, and that has received funding from the Rockefeller Foundation. The CommonPass is already being implemented by all three major airline alliances.

Blair previously declared that vaccine passports are inevitable and that “It’s going to be a new world altogether.”

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Video: Students Believe Trump, Not Biden, Said Uyghur Genocide A ‘Cultural Norm’ In China

Watch the reactions as they discover the truth

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Students at the University of Florida were surprised to discover that Joe Biden recently shrugged off China’s mass genocide of Uyghurs as a different ‘cultural norm,’ with many initially suggesting that it is something that President Trump would say.

Campus reform asked students which President they reckoned uttered the comments, with the majority guessing it was Trump.

Watch their reactions when they were told it was their dear Democratic leader who defended communist China’s actions:

Biden made the comments last week during a CNN town hall.

Biden stated that “If you know anything about Chinese history, it has always been the time when China has been victimized by the outer world is when they haven’t been unified at home.”

He went on to say that President Xi Jinping is aiming to achieve a “tightly controlled China.”

“I’m not gonna speak out against what he’s doing in Hong Kong, what he’s doing with the Uyghurs in the western mountains of China…culturally there are different norms that each country and their leaders are expected to follow,” he added.

When you understand what China is actually doing to the Uyghurs, Biden’s comments are atrocious.

More than a million Uyghurs and other minorities are held against their will in re-education camps throughout the Xinjiang region.

After Xi Jinping directed authorities to show “absolutely no mercy” towards prisoners, reports began emerging of the forced sterilization and systematic gang rape and torture of women by guards.

“Tursunay Ziawudun, who fled Xinjiang after her release and is now in the US, said women were removed from the cells “every night” and raped by one or more masked Chinese men. She said she was tortured and later gang-raped on three occasions, each time by two or three men,” reports the BBC.

Victims have also reported that guards use electric batons to rape women, electrocuting them from the inside.

Apparently, according to Joe Biden, this is just part of Chinese ‘cultural norms’ and shouldn’t be questioned.

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This Country Will Fine Anyone Who Refuses COVID Vaccine…

Will also refuse government services for the unvaccinated

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While Europeans and Americans worry about what freedoms they are giving up by staying unvaccinated, it’s more clear cut for people in Indonesia, as the government there is threatening to fine anyone who says no to a COVID jab.

Reuters reports that Jakarta is threatening residents with fines of up to 5 million rupiah, approximately $360, for anyone who ‘opts out’.

As well as fines, the government is threatening to withhold benefits for anyone who hasn’t taken the shot.

“Sanctions are our last effort to encourage people’s participation,” Health ministry official Siti Nadia Tarmizi said. 

“Deputy Jakarta governor Ahmad Riza Patria said city authorities were merely following rules,” the report states.

The country is having trouble convincing its mostly Islamic populace to take the vaccine, with polls finding that only 37% are willing to get the jab.

Commenting on the move to punish residents who do not comply, Usman Hamid, a director at Amnesty International Indonesia said “A blanket mandate on vaccination, especially one that includes criminal penalties, is a clear violation of human rights.” 

Remember that when it comes here.

Knock knock, it’s the thought police.

This two-tier social system based on vaccination status is the elite’s desired global model.

As we previously reported, from next week Israel, one of the first countries to start vaccination, will allow ‘Green Pass’ holders who have taken the shot to access public spaces including sports events, restaurants and hotels while those who haven’t had the shot will remain on lockdown.

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