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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Rockets Apologize for Cutting Off CNN Reporter’s Question About China Controversy

The Houston Rockets have apologized for shutting down a CNN reporter’s question about the NBA-China controversy, during a Thursday press conference. CNN reporter Christina Macfarlane asked Rockets guards James Harden and Russell Westbrook if either of them would reconsider speaking out on social issues, given China’s angry response to a now-deleted tweet from Rockets GM…

Monitor: Islamic State Expanding ‘Global Presence in 2019’ Post-Caliphate Fall

The demise of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) caliphate in Iraq and Syria is reportedly pushing some members of the jihadi organization into countries with substantial Muslim populations. ISIS members have established a footprint in India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Libya, the Hindustan Times (HT) reported on…

India Weighing Preemptive Nuclear Strike In Response to Kashmir

India’s recently declared commitment to its nuclear doctrine of ‘No First Use’ would be contingent upon the developing circumstances in its Muslim-majority Kashmir dispute with China and Pakistan. The declaration came days after Beijing, through its state-run Global Times, cautioned of a potential nuclear war over its Kashmir moves. Any steps taken by a nuclear-armed India to…

Lawsuit: TikTok Sent User Data of Americans to China

A new lawsuit alleges that social media app TikTok sent “vast quantities” of data on American users to China. BBC News reports that the video-sharing social media app TikTok has been hit with a class action lawsuit which alleges that the app transferred “vast quantities” of American user data to China. The lawsuit alleges that…

Tesla’s U.S. Sales Drop 39% in Third Quarter

Tesla’s third-quarter year-over-year revenue dropped by 39 percent in the United States for the third quarter, cratering from $5.13 billion last year to $3.13 billion. CNBC reports that Tesla’s third-quarter revenue dropped by 39 percent in the United States this week, its first major drop in over two years. Sales in the United States, which…

Elon Musk to Appear at AI Conference – in China

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma are set to debate the concept of artificial intelligence at the World AI Conference in Shanghai, China, this week. Experts point out that the appearance could be bad timing for Musk, as the United States imposes on China while at the same time, the communist…

‘Cultural Genocide’: Leaked Documents Reveal How China Uses AI, Mass Surveillance to Run Concentration...

(AP) — The watch towers, double-locked doors and video surveillance in the Chinese camps are there “to prevent escapes.” Uighurs and other minorities held inside are scored on how well they speak the dominant Mandarin language and follow strict rules on everything down to bathing and using the toilet, scores that determine if they can…

Antisemitic Malaysian Leader Flirts with Holocaust Denial at Columbia University

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad questioned the number of Jewish people that were killed in the Holocaust during an event at Columbia University on Wednesday evening. According to a report by the Times of Israel, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad used his visit to Columbia University to spread Holocaust denial.  At one point in the…

Mike Pence: We’re Going to Continue to Stand Strong on China

The Trump administration will continue to take a tough line with China in trade talks, Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday. Speaking at the CNBC Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha conference, Pence said that the U.S. would continue to insist that China make significant reforms to its economic system, including abandoning trade barriers, forced technology…

Wikipedia Editors Attack China Critic ‘Epoch Times’ After NBC Hit Piece

After NBC News published a hit piece on news outlet the Epoch Times and its association with the Falun Gong, a spiritual movement persecuted by China’s government, the Wikipedia page for the outlet was vandalized and filled with attacks sourced to the piece. One editor involved has a history of attacking Falun Gong and defending…
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