Now We Know

Elusive links that tie the President directly with “mass internment” of Uyghurs have come to light.

Adrian Zenz addressing the Uyghur Tribunal on genocide with his landmark evidence of “intent” regarding the atrocities in Xinjiang.

Blame for the vast network of extra judicial camps in Xinjiang lies right at the pinnacle of the CCP hierarchy with President Xi Jinping himself. He, rather than Xinjiang governor Chen Quanguo as was previously suspected, is responsible according to researcher Adrian Zenz, who presented evidence of highest level Politburo culpability to the Uyghur Genocide Tribunal in London.

Read more at “Now We Know: Xinjiang, Xi Jinping Is Responsible”

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Sensitive Superpower

When Washington’s intelligence agencies were tasked with determining the origins of Covid-19 a few months ago, there was reason to hope they would succeed. Rumor had it they were using supercomputers to dig out and analyze previously unnoticed evidence.

The report they filed on August 24 dashed those hopes. According to the two-page unclassified summary, the agencies couldn’t agree on a conclusion.

Four believed the virus originated in an animal, but they had low confidence in their belief. One agency – some guess the FBI – was moderately confident a laboratory incident of some sort was to blame. Three others didn’t think there was enough evidence to support either theory.

Read more at “China: the overly sensitive superpower”

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Thorium Breakthrough

On the edge of the Gobi Desert, at a place called Wuwei, China will soon test a safe, inexpensive nuclear energy, that will not need water to cool nuclear fuel rods nor uranium.

This experimental nuclear reactor uses thorium as a fuel and experts believe that China will be the first country to have a chance to commercialize the technology, German website reported.

The reactor is unusual in that it has molten salts circulating inside it instead of water. It has the potential to produce nuclear energy that is relatively safe and cheap, while also generating a much smaller amount of very long-lived radioactive waste than conventional reactors.

Read more at “China eyes thorium breakthrough in Gobi desert“

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Undersea Cables

If you’ve ever emailed a resort in Fiji or Vanuatu about that long-awaited holiday, it’s likely your email traveled through an undersea internet cable. Such cables carry much of the internet traffic around the globe, in conjunction with underground fiber connections, satellites and microwave links.

For Pacific Island countries, undersea internet cables can be crucial. The number of Pacific Island countries with such connections has increased substantially in recent years. Even so, many countries still rely on a single cable and others have no cable at all.

Each undersea cable is about the width of a garden hose, made up of protective layers of metal and plastic wrapped around the hair-thin optic fibers that carry signals as pulses of light. There are more than 400 submarine cables crisscrossing the world’s seabed’s, with a combined length of 1.3 million kilometers.

Read more at “US-China tensions tug at Pacific internet cables”

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Religious Teachings 

The “Administrative Measures for Off-campus Training Materials” confirm that the crackdown on private tutoring is about ideology, not money only.

On September 1, the Chinese Ministry of Education published its “Administrative Measures for Off-campus Training Materials for Primary and Secondary School Students.” By “off-campus training,” the CCP means the private tutoring services that help students preparing for the difficult Chinese exams.

The crackdown on this multi-million-dollar market has been presented as a way to save money tutors milk out of struggling families, while realizing Xi Jinping’s goal of “common prosperity” by preventing the children of the rich from gaining advantages in the competitive Chinese school system thanks to their access to expensive private tutoring.

Read more at “Material for Students Cannot Propagate Religious Teachings”

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14th National Games 

The “Chinese Olympics” run through September 27, and try to prove that “Socialism is good” for sport too.

Forget Tokyo Olympics, China can do much better. This was the message repeated by several Chinese athletes who had been in Tokyo and are now participating in the 14th National Games, which run through September 27 and were opened by President Xi Jinping on September 15.

The Games are held every four years, and started in 1959, as China’s “mini-Olympics.” But there is nothing mini in the 14th edition taking place in Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province. Stadiums are packed, although the public is asked to wear masks, which contrasts with the sober atmosphere created by the anti-COVID measures in Tokyo.

Read more at “celebrate Xi Jinping’s Thought on Sport”

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Sexology CCP Style

A Chinese professor of sexology tells college students that the study of sexuality should be “patriotic” and “in line with the Party.”

Recently, a student at Central China Normal University (CCNU” provided Bitter Winter with a report of a conversation that took place on August 5 between Peng Xiaohui, a well-known professor of sexology at the university, and the officers of the Undergraduate Sexology Association of CCNU.

In this conversation, Peng asked the students to resist “extreme feminism” and comprehensive sex education models from the West, accusing them of trying to subvert socialist culture, and asked students to support the leadership of the CCP when conducting sexology studies.

Read more at “Sexology CCP Style”

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Sparks of Chinese Light

There are potentially huge, positive implications in the resolution of the three-year stalemate between China and the United States over the detention in Canada of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. She was released and returned to China after admitting some wrongdoing in her management of the company.

Initially, Beijing claimed Meng’s arrest was totally politically motivated; it was a blow against Huawei for its 5G global ambitions. Thus, it reacted by arresting two Canadian citizens, demanding Meng’s release, and refusing to discuss the accusation.

By confessing at least to misconduct, Meng acknowledged the arrest was not political, and it had actual legal basis. In return for the admission, the US gave up on sentencing Meng for something more severe or deporting her to America.

Read more at “Meng Wanzhou: Sparks of Chinese Light”

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Relatives of Refugees

Those who managed to escape tell the truth about the horror of the camps. The CCP compels their relatives to denounce them, those who don’t end up in jail.

A catalogue of sadistic brutality is reserved for the families of victims of the CCP’s internment regime who dare to speak out. Elaborate games of cat and mouse, humiliation and mental cruelty have characterized life for the families and dear ones of those taken from them at dead of night or simply vanished after being called in for questioning by police.

Read more at “Relatives of Refugees Who Speak Abroad Manipulated, Jailed, Tortured”

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Not Red Enough

Students do not take ideological courses seriously. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection warns that this lack of enthusiasm cannot be tolerated.

President Xi Jinping was described as deeply concerned after reading a report by the all-powerful CCP’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of September 5 on the ideological health of Chinese universities.

However, any Chinese undergraduate student might have told him what the Commission found after inspecting 31 colleges and universities throughout China. Students couldn’t care less for the mandatory courses about “Marxism or Xi Jinping Thought.” They regard them as a necessary evil, and try not to waste too much time on ideology, focusing instead on courses about medicine, business, or whatever else they are studying that they believe will help them after college in the competitive fight for a job. Nobody would dare skip or criticize the ideological courses. But taking a nap during them was never really forbidden.

Read more at Red Universities Not Red Enough, CCP Says

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