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Biden Scraps Trump Mandate For Universities To Report Chinese Dealings

President Trump made sure that any institutions failing to comply would lose certification for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program. Now Biden has scrapped the policy.

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Joe Biden has scrapped a policy instituted by President Trump that mandated US colleges and universities to report all connections with the Chinese government to encourage transparency in the face of evidence that CCP propaganda is infiltrating the education system.

Axios reports that Trump enacted a policy demanding that education institutions disclose all dealings with the controversial Chinese Confucius Institute.

Trump made sure that under the new policy any institutions failing to comply would lose certification for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program.

However, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs documents show that Biden scrapped the policy on January 26, with an ICE official also confirming to Campus Reform that the policy was done away with by Biden.

In 2018, Trump also signed the National Defense Authorization Act, into which Senator Ted Cruz had placed a provision prohibiting funding to the Chinese-run Confucius Institutes on American campuses. Since that time, scores of schools have closed their Confucius Institute, according to Human Rights Watch.

However, College Fix reported that multiple institutions being scrutinised by the Department of Education have refused to provide internal documents that are thought to contain evidence of undisclosed financial grants from the Chinese government.

Now they don’t have to. Biden has seen to that, once again placating the Communist state.

As we previously reported, many universities throughout America are still allowing what have been described as Chinese propaganda centers to operate on their campuses, despite warnings from intelligence officials that the communist state is using them to infiltrate US society and indoctrinate Americans.

US intelligence agencies have previously labeled the Confucius Institutes as a national security threat, and several universities have since trashed the programs.

In congressional testimony in 2018, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned that “The level of naïveté on the part of the academic sector about this creates its own issues. They’re exploiting the very open research and development environment that we have, which we all revere. But they’re taking advantage of it.”

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

An engineering professor at the University of Arkansas was also arrested by the FBI and faces up to 20 years in prison for allegedly hiding funding that he received from the communist Chinese government.

Congressional Republicans also expressed concerns that China is attempting to hinder US coronavirus research through such infiltration of US universities.

In May last year, the FBI issued a PSA warning of the Chinese government’s intention to steal American medical research in its quest to find a cure for COVID-19.

Speaking to Campus Reform, Gordon Chang, an expert on United States-China relations, and author of The Coming China Collapse, noted that “estimates put the annual theft of American intellectual property at somewhere between $150-600 billion a year.”

“Some of that actually takes place on American college campuses. China has bought a number of college professors, a number of them have been fingered by the FBI and they’re pending investigations, and Chinese students have been engaged in activities…for instance, downloading entire databases for China.”  Chang added.

Referring to the Confuscious Institutes, Chang said that they “report in reality to the Communist Party’s United Front Work Department. That means these are attempts to subvert other countries.“

“The U.S. is not permitted to have institutes like this in China. You don’t have a Lincoln Center or Roosevelt Institute… we know that propaganda is absolutely critical to totalitarian regimes.” Chang urged.

“They want to put forth narratives and restrict what is said about China on American campuses.” Chang asserted, adding that “You’ve got to remember that the Chinese regime is deeply racist with its Han nationalist ideology. This is something we haven’t quite seen since The Third Reich.”

The problem extends beyond the US, with European officials also expressing concerns that China is using the programs to infiltrate and spy on other countries. Some nations have outright banned the Chinese from setting up the institutes at their universities.

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After Being Lectured And Laughed At By CCP, Pathetic Blinken Says China Is Right To Criticise U.S. Human Rights

“We know we have work to do at home that includes addressing profound inequities, including systemic racism”

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Following a remarkable exchange a fortnight ago when U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was laughed out of the room by a Communist Chinese delegation for attempting to scold them on human rights abuses, he has now declared that China is right to criticise America’s record on the issue.

Blinken told reporters Tuesday that China was right to claim that the U.S. is guilty of rights abuses against minorities.

“We will hear from some countries, as we do other years, that we have no right to criticize them because we have our own challenges to deal with,” Blinken stated during a press briefing on the release of the State Department’s Report on Human Rights.

“Well, we know we have work to do at home that includes addressing profound inequities, including systemic racism,” he added.

“We don’t pretend these problems don’t exist or try to sweep them under the rug. We don’t ignore them. We deal with them in the daylight with full transparency,” Blinken further stated.

“The way we confront our challenges at home will give us greater legitimacy in advocating for human rights abroad,” he added.

The Secretary of State there agreeing with the CCP that America is the one in the wrong, while Communist China rounds up people and throws them into internment camps because of their religion, as well as subjecting people to forced sterilization and abortions, slave labour and live organ harvesting.

That’s what happens when this guy is heading up foreign diplomacy.

The full briefing is below:

Blinken also suggested this week that the United States won’t take any punitive action against China for its role in unleashing COVID-19 pandemic upon the world.

China has also released its own version of a human rights report, charging that State’s rights in the U.S. is a human rights abuse, as well as citing George Floyd as an example of how America is deeply racist.

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#benchday: Big Day For Brits As Government Allows Them To Sit On Park Benches

“All bitches born after March 8th know is sit on bench and have coffee”

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People in Britain have expressed excitement and gratitude en mass to the government for allowing them to once again sit on park benches next to another person from today.

In terms of historical British victories for freedom, it’s surely up there with VE day and the signing of the Magna Carta.

Let the celebrations begin:

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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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