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Peter Thiel: Google should be investigated by CIA, FBI over ‘treasonous’ China links

The investor seemed to be referencing Google’s decision in June 2018 to not renew a contract with the U.S. Defense Department that would help it dissect drone videos through artificial intelligence, CNBC reported. The tech company decided to end the partnership, which expired in March, after thousands of employees protested the work and signed a petition urging Google to step away.


How U.S. Tech Giants Are Helping to Build China’s Surveillance State

“After receiving tips from confidential sources about Semptian’s role in mass surveillance, a reporter contacted the company using an assumed name and posing as a potential customer. In response, a Semptian employee sent documents showing that the company — under the guise of iNext — has developed a mass surveillance system named Aegis, which it says can “store and analyze unlimited data.”

Aegis can provide “a full view to the virtual world,” the company claims in the documents, allowing government spies to see “the connections of everyone,” including “location information for everyone in the country.”

The system can also “block certain information [on the] internet from being visited,” censoring content that the government does not want citizens to see, the documents show.””


Hong Kong: Protesters storm and deface parliament on handover anniversary – BBC News

Colonialism is missed by the subjects of Communist rulers…

“Extensive damage was done to the building, with portraits of political leaders torn from the walls and furniture smashed.

Inside the central legislative chamber, one protester sprayed black paint across the emblem of Hong Kong on the rear wall – while another raised the old British colonial flag.”


Over 600 US Companies Support Trump’s Tariffs on China: Letter

“More than 600 U.S. companies signed a letter on June 21 in support of President Donald Trump’s tariffsimposed on China, backing the U.S. administration clamping down on the regime’s unfair trade practices.

The letter (pdf), signed by hundreds of U.S. producers as well as trade groups, said the administration needs to stay firm on the Chinese regime, given that the U.S. manufacturing sector is at stake. It also expressed concern about human rights abuses in China.”


U.S. enjoys best manufacturing jobs growth of the last 30 years – MarketWatch

The hollowing out of America’s industrial base, and the loss of the highly paid jobs for the high-school educated that went along with them, goes some way to reflect the tectonic shifts in U.S. politics that set the stage for the election of President Donald Trump and his brand of populism.  Last year, 264,000 new manufacturing jobs were added, representing the highest number of new workers since 1988. As a percent of the total workforce, manufacturing rose for the first time since 1984.

Source: U.S. enjoys best manufacturing jobs growth of the last 30 years – MarketWatch

NYT Confirms Schweizer ‘Secret Empires’ Bombshell on Elaine Chao and Mitch McConnell’s China Ties

“The fact that both the father-in-law and sister-in-law of Senator McConnell sat on the board of CSSC Holdings is highly unusual, to say the least,” writes Schweizer. “One could say it is unprecedented in American political history. In general, CSSC is a sensitive, critical asset of the Chinese government and operates under a veil of privacy and secrecy.”

Indeed, as the New York Post confirmed, “The main goal of the CSSC is to strengthen the Chinese military.”