Philippines: Top Diplomat Scolds Duterte Spokesman for Giving Up South China Sea Territory

Julian Felipe Reef is not part of the Philippines’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman, Harry Roque, claimed Tuesday. “It’s not even part of our EEZ. Julian Felipe reef is outside that zone; that’s how far it is,” Roque said during a virtual press briefing on May 11. Julian Felipe Reef is located approximately 175 nautical miles west of Bataraza, a municipality of the Philippine province of Palawan. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) defines an EEZ as “extending 200 nautical miles from shore,” according to the World Trade Organization. Within this zone, “the coastal state has the right to explore and exploit, and the responsibility to conserve and manage, both living and non-living resources.” “The exclusive economic zone shall not extend beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured,” Article 57 of the U.N. convention reads. Roque’s remark about Julian Felipe Reef on Tuesday contradicts recent statements issued by the Philippine government after the Philippine Coast Guard spotted 220 Chinese fishing boats moored in line formation along the shore of Julian Felipe Reef on March 7. Philippine Defense Secretary

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Indians Using Fake IDs with Donald Trump's Name to Thwart Lockdown

Police in northern India’s Himachal Pradesh are investigating at least two cases of people using fake Chinese coronavirus E-passes — one bearing the name of former U.S. President Donald Trump and another of the famous Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan — to enter the region during an ongoing coronavirus lockdown. “HP [Himachal Pradesh] Police is in receipt of a complaint regarding fake registration in the name of Mr. Donald Trump and Mr. Amitabh Bachchan in the Covid [Chinese coronavirus] e-pass platform,” the Himachal Pradesh State Police Department wrote in a Twitter statement issued May 7. HP Police is in receipt of a complaint regarding fake registration in the name of Mr. Donald Trump and Mr. Amitabh Bachchan in the Covid e-pass platform. Shimla Police is registering a FIR under relevant sections of IPC and IT Act for further legal action.@CMOHimachal — Himachal Pradesh Police (@himachalpolice) May 7, 2021 “The passes were under [the] essential service provider category. The one in the name of ‘Donald Trumph’ [sic] called him the son of ‘Mark Jones’ and said he was to visit ‘Parkash Sharma.’ The other said Bachhan, the son of ‘Harbans Rai Bachhan’, was to meet ‘Rajiv Sehjal.’ The passes were valid

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Reports: China's Population Fell in 2020 for First Time in over Half a Century

China’s annual population report for 2020 will reveal a population decline unparalleled since the era of Mao Zedong, the Financial Times reported Wednesday, prompting Communist Party officials to delay its publication. China has seen a steady decline in its birth rate for the past five years, yet to be reversed by the repeal of its “one-child policy” — which mandated forced abortions, infanticides, and other atrocities for decades — in 2016. The Communist Party allows women to give birth to no more than two children legally now, though few appear to be taking up the opportunity. “Replacement fertility,” meaning the number of children each woman in a country must have to fully replace the currently existing population, is 2.1, slightly above the legal permissions in China. Chinese citizens belonging to certain ethnic minorities are not subject legally to the two-child policy but have endured the systematic sterilization of millions of women to prevent them from overtaking the majority Han population. The People’s Bank of China estimated this year that fertility in the country is at about 1.5 children per woman. The “one-child policy” implemented in 1979 led to the mass killing of newborn girls, as many parents preferred a

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China Mandates Livestream Platforms Collect Private Info to Swiftly Handle 'Bad Information'

Chinese live-streaming platforms are now required to collect personal information and “social credit codes” from their users so internet regulators may “immediately handle” any behavior deemed illegal or “immoral” by the ruling Communist Party, the Chinese government mandated Friday. According to an April 23 regulation issued by seven Chinese government agencies, including China’s Cyberspace Administration and China’s Ministry of Public Security: [L]ivestreamers will need to provide their real names as well as social credit codes to the livestreaming marketing platforms they use. The platforms will in turn have to submit their identity information and other information concerning tax to local tax authorities. Livestreamers will also need to be above the age of 16 unless they’re under supervision of an adult [sic]. “In addition, these platforms will step up monitoring of livestreaming content and must immediately handle any illegal and bad information,” China’s state-run Global Times noted. The mandate takes effect May 25 and “requires livestreaming platforms to blacklist those with records of serious violations or immorality,” according to China Daily, a newspaper owned by the publicity department of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). “The regulation … stipulates people engaged in livestreamed marketing must provide true, accurate, and necessary information

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Report: China Was Only Major Economic Power to Increase Pollution in 2020

Bloomberg Opinion columnist David Fickling noted Wednesday that while China makes all sorts of grandiose promises about reaching “net zero” carbon emissions by 2060, it was the only major economic power in the world that increased pollution in 2020. That analysis came from a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) released Tuesday, which found energy demand and “global energy-related CO2 emissions” went down across the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, “the largest annual percentage decline since World War II.” “Demand for fossil fuels was hardest hit in 2020 — especially oil, which plunged 8.6%, and coal, which dropped by 4%. Oil’s annual decline was its largest ever, accounting for more than half of the drop in global emissions,” the IEA reported. The exception was China, which significantly increased its annual CO2 emissions, by more than most other industrialized nations reduced them. China’s emissions surged by 7 percent in December 2020 after it became “the first major economy to emerge from the pandemic and lift restrictions.” Chinese emissions ran above 2019 levels from April onward, by an average of five percent each month. The IEA noted China is indisputably “the world’s largest CO2 emitter.” Fickling described this as a

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Reyes: How India Is Keeping MAGA China Policies Alive Post-Trump

Nationalist, anti-China policies implemented by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi echo those favored by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration over the past four years. As Trump’s term draws to a close, Modi promises to keep the once-U.S.-led fight to contain China alive well beyond January 2021. Modi was elected to the office of prime minister in 2014 after running successfully on a populist platform as a member of India’s Hindu nationalist BJP party. Similar to Trump’s America First agenda, Modi sought to reignite Indian society by prioritizing the needs of the nation’s majority Hindus. This platform proved victorious again in 2019 when Modi won reelection in another landslide victory, earning him five additional years in office. Over the past several months, Modi has initiated a handful of strategic anti-China policies across the economic and military sectors designed to contain the Asian giant and, in turn, put India’s needs first. Below are three key ways Modi has assumed the anti-China mantle. “Self-Reliant India” Modi in April launched his “Self-Reliant India” initiative, which encourages Indian businesses to become less dependent on foreign supply chains. He announced the effort as a deliberate response to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, which Modi said had exposed India’s over-reliance on China

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Azerbaijan and Armenia Declare Martial Law After Deadly Clashes

Armenia and Azerbaijan reported casualties on Sunday following clashes between their militaries in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh — The two countries accused each other of initiating the conflict. Both Armenia and Azerbaijan declared martial law following the fighting, which reportedly killed at least 23 people. Nagorno-Karabakh is a region located along the disputed border separating Azerbaijan and Armenia. In the 1990s, ethnic Armenian separatists seized the region from Baku in a war that killed at least 30,000 people. Sunday’s fighting continued into Monday morning “with heavy artillery used by both sides,” according to Abu Dhabi-based newspaper the National. “The Armenian defense ministry reported fighting throughout Sunday night, while its counterpart in Azerbaijan said Armenian forces were shelling the town of Terter.” Arayik Harutyunyan, president of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Artsakh), said that “seventeen Armenian separatist fighters were killed and more than 100 wounded in the fighting,” according to the newspaper. Harutyunyan conceded that “his forces had lost positions” in Sunday’s fighting. Azerbaijan’s Prosecutor-General’s Office said that 19 civilians were wounded on Sunday in shelling by Armenian armed forces, Radio Free Europe (RFE) reported. Armenian Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisian said that “Azerbaijani forces launched missile attacks along the Line of

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Futures Fall As Europe Slides, Chinese Media Talks Back Rally

One day after a torrid ramp in Chinese stocks sent US futures surging and the Nasdaq hit a fresh all

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German Communist Party Unveils Statue Of “Freedom Fighter” Vladimir Lenin

Earlier today, Twitter’s @MrsMelChen, an editor at Spectator USA, shared a passage written by Chairman Mao that caught our eye.

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Is the Coronavirus Scare a Psychological Operation?

First published June 3, 2020 Governments have used psychological warfare throughout history to manipulate public opinion, gain political advantage, and

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Coronavirus – The Aftermath. A Coming Mega-Depression…

First published by GR on April 9, 2020 What will be next? Is a question on many people’s minds. Very

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“Welcome to CHAZ” tourism video shows amazing highlights of living under a lawless communist regime run by left-wing lunatics

Thursday, June 18, 2020 by: Mike AdamsTags: CHAZ, communism, crazy, insanity, left cult, Leftists, lunatics, race wars, racism, Seattle, Tourism,

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Fact Check: Sen. Tim Kaine Claims U.S. 'Didn't Inherit Slavery … We Created It'

Claim: Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) claimed during a floor speech on Tuesday that the United States did not inherit slavery

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2 Million Arab Lives Don’t Matter

2 million Arab lives don’t matter. Elite-funded BLM serves the NWO by denying or being ignorant of its predation that

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