New village loudspeaker campaign aims to spread ideological message – Global Times

Local residents in Tayuan village of Zhengding, where Chinese President Xi Jinping used to work as the county Party chief, are proud of the project’s launch event. It played an important role in conveying the voice of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the spirit of the 19th National Congress, as shown by the banners hanging in the office building of the local government.

Xu, 58, does not have to monitor broadcasting operations at the local station, as all the programs have been uploaded to cloud services and are played simultaneously. “There are different programs every day, including the Good Voice of the Communist Party of China, Policies of Our Party and Agricultural Technology,” he told the Global Times.

Those born in the 1950s and 1960s in Chinese villages are familiar with the presence of loudspeakers, as they played a key role in community life when there were no other entertainment activities.”

U.S. charges 19 in Chinese ‘birth tourism’ scheme in California

“In the cases unsealed on Thursday, prosecutors say, the schemes committed widespread immigration fraud and money laundering and defrauded property owners when leasing apartments and houses for the pregnant women.

Federal agents raided three apartment complexes and several other sites being used as maternity houses or hotels across Southern California in March in 2015, saying they catered to wealthy women from China who paid $15,000 to $80,000, depending on services offered.”

Russia warns U.S. against military intervention in Venezuela

“China also called on the U.S. to stay out of Venezuela’s political crisis and said it opposes all outside intervention there. Over the last decade, China has given Venezuela $65 billion in loans, cash and investment. Venezuela owes more than $20 billion.

Iran described the opposition’s claim there that it holds the presidency as a “coup” and an attempt to take over power unlawfully.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: New Yorkers “Outraged” over 25,000 new jobs in NY and VA….

“The 29-year-old former waitress ran on a deeply progressive platform characterized by expansive social benefits including medicare-for-all and tuition-free higher education but has not yet detailed exactly how she will raise sufficient revenue to fund her policies.

Asked about the $32.6 trillion price tag recently placed on Sanders’ Medicare-for-all plan, Ocasio-Cortez has fallen back on the savings that would result from eliminating out-of-pocket cost to the consumer at the point of care.”

With new indictment, U.S. launches aggressive campaign to thwart China’s economic attacks – The Washington Post

““This was,” said U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California Alex Tse, “some of the most advanced semiconductor technology in the world.”

If convicted, the defendants face up to 14 years in prison and $5 million in fines. The two companies, United Microelectronics and Jinhua, could face fines worth more than $20 billion. The three men charged Thursday are in China, U.S. officials said.”

World Government: Red China may block Disney-Fox Deal in USA

Although already given a green light by shareholders and the U.S. Department of Justice, the Disney-Fox deal requires antitrust approval from a number of national regulators around the world. And the growth of China’s massive marketplace gives Beijing’s voice, in particular, considerable sway. American chipmaker Qualcomm, for example, saw its $44 billion acquisition of a Dutch semiconductor company go bust in July when China declined to rule on the transaction.

China Is Working to Remove President Donald Trump, Mike Pence Warns

“Beijing has mobilized covert actors, front groups and propaganda outlets to shift Americans’ perception of Chinese policies,” the vice president will say, according to prepared remarks seen by the Journal. “As a senior career member of our intelligence community recently told me, what the Russians are doing pales in comparison to what China is doing across this country.”

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

Nested on the servers’ motherboards, the testers found a tiny microchip, not much bigger than a grain of rice, that wasn’t part of the boards’ original design. Amazon reported the discovery to U.S. authorities, sending a shudder through the intelligence community. Elemental’s servers could be found in Department of Defense data centers, the CIA’s drone operations, and the onboard networks of Navy warships.