Unsilenced

Leon Lee is a Chinese-Canadian filmmaker who shares compelling stories that shine a light on human rights issues. Lee’s debut film Human Harvest, an exposé of China’s illegal organ trade, was viewed by millions worldwide and received the prestigious Peabody Award. His feature documentary Letter from Masanjia premiered at Hot Docs and garnered awards from festivals worldwide. Lee received Canada’s Top 25 Immigrants Awards in 2016. His goal is to make a difference by bringing significant, true stories to life and spark vital discussions on topics of international importance.

Based on true events, “Unsilenced” follows Wang, a university student in Beijing, and his friends as their carefree days are shattered by the 1999 order that banned the spiritual practice Falun Gong in China. As the state churns out lies and starts brutally suppressing voices of dissent, they cross paths with Daniel, a cynical American reporter struggling to find meaning in his profession in the country he loves. With the risk of prison, torture, and even death looming over them, they must all make a choice: to go with their conscience and speak the truth, or to remain silent as atrocious crimes go on behind closed doors.

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Schweizer: Biden Family Received ‘Some $31 Million’ from Individuals Linked to ‘Highest Levels of Chinese Intelligence’
“One of the most startling things we uncovered is the simple fact that the Biden family, while he was vice president of the United States and continuing when he became president, received some $31 million from Chinese individuals who are linked to the highest levels of Chinese intelligence,” Schweizer outlined on Fox News Channel’s Life, Liberty & Levin.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/23/schweizer-biden-family-have-received-31-million-from-individuals-linked-to-chinese-intelligence/

State Department Will Spend $25,000 to Engage China’s Surfing Community

According to a recent grant notice, the United States’ Mission to China is funding a $25,000 grant to “carry out a program to engage Hainan’s surfing community and local environmentally active social media influencers on the topic of climate change and impacts to ocean environments.” It’s your tax dollars at work in the surf of the South China Sea.
https://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2022/01/24/state_department_will_spend_25000_to_engage_chinas_surfing_community_813160.html

Report: Chinese Olympic app has serious security flaws
Citizen Lab, an internet watchdog group, said in its report the MY2022 app has seriously flawed encryption that would make users’ sensitive data–and any other data communicated through it–vulnerable to being hacked. Other important user data on the app wasn’t encrypted at all, the report found. That means the data could be read by Chinese internet service providers or telecommunications companies through Wi-Fi hotspots at hotels, airports and Olympic venues. The Citizen Lab report said the app was mandatory for attendees of the games, and the International Olympic Committee’s official guidance instructs attendees to download the app before they come to China. But the IOC issued a statement Tuesday saying the smartphone app was not compulsory.
https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14525371

Taiwan reports new large-scale Chinese air force incursion
Taiwan on Sunday reported the largest incursion since October by China’s air force in its air defense zone, with the island’s defense ministry saying Taiwanese fighters scrambled to warn away 39 aircraft in the latest uptick in tensions.
https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/taiwan-reports-new-large-scale-chinese-air-force-incursion-2022-01-23/

Australian prime minister loses control of WeChat account
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has lost control of his account on the Chinese-owned social media platform WeChat and a lawmaker on Monday accused China’s leaders of political interference. Morrison’s 76,000 WeChat followers were notified his page had been renamed “Australian Chinese new life” earlier this month and his photograph had been removed, Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported. The changes were made without the government’s knowledge, the report said.
https://apnews.com/article/technology-elections-media-sydney-australia-83001855fd80472317f806bc05bf90b4

China easing rates triggers economic divergence, and highlight potential distortion risks
As the West reopens, China’s lockdowns remain draconian. It has eased rates on the back of growth concerns. The result is growing monetary divergence, and China looks set to go down the same monetary experimentation route the West is now trying to reverse.
https://morningporridge.com/blog/blains-morning-porridge/china-easing-rates-triggers-economic-divergence-and-highlight-potential-distortion-risks/

UK Intelligence Agency Targets China’s United Front
The intelligence services of the British government harnessed the power of the media to try to protect the state from Chinese interference. In an almost unprecedented move, MI5 – the agency focused on counterintelligence within the U.K. – chose to call out an alleged Chinese spy, whom it said has been making payments to politicians.
https://thediplomat.com/2022/01/uk-intelligence-agency-targets-chinas-united-front/

US extends rivalry with China to the moon as it resists cooperation and seeks control over mining
There’s enough strife on land, sea and in the air to keep US Cold Warriors and their Wolf Warrior counterparts in China sparring for a long time to come, but the race to create zones of influence and secure resources doesn’t begin and end with planet Earth.
With the roll-out of Nasa’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft last March in support of the US Artemis Programme, the moon has been added to the mix.
https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3164195/us-extends-rivalry-china-moon-it-resists-cooperation-and-seeks

Journalist TRACKED DOWN Source Behind SOS Note, Discovered Chinese NETWORK Of Forced Labor Camps
Amelia Pang details her new book, “Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America’s Cheap Goods.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXa8U_5sQtI

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