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Urban Chinese Support for Armed Unification with Taiwan: Social Status, National Pride and Understanding of Taiwan
While some scholars argue that Chinese popular nationalism either has no increasing impact on foreign policy due to its insignificance or has been subjected to official nationalism because it is closely monitored and regulated by the government,4 some others argue that Chinese popular nationalism is a double-edged sword5 that Beijing uses to justify and serve its foreign policy on the one hand, but on the other hand, sometimes has to adjust the policy under its pressure.
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10670564.2022.2107390

14 Things We Know About The Mysterious “Explosions” That Severely Damaged The Nord Stream 1 And Nord Stream 2 Pipelines
Something really strange just happened.  On Monday, large underwater “explosions” were detected in the precise areas of the sea where the Nord Stream pipeline system is now leaking.  In fact, the explosions were so large that they actually registered on the Richter scale.  If someone wanted to purposely damage the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines, very large explosions would be needed because those pipelines are extremely thick.  So it appears that this was a deliberate act of sabotage, and that is what many European officials are now alleging.  But if that is the case, who was behind it?
http://endoftheamericandream.com/14-things-we-know-about-the-mysterious-explosions-that-severely-damaged-the-nord-stream-1-and-nord-stream-2-pipelines/

Pointed at China, US spreads THAAD all around Guam
“The new system will provide a more comprehensive ability to defend the island [Guam] from all threat axes, and a larger group of missiles. “That’s in the works. There’s still a lot of work to be done, on where those parts and pieces will go,” Nicholson said. The new Guam Defense System would ideally include 360-degree radar and missile defenses against advanced ballistic, hypersonic, and cruise missiles, plus sophisticated drones and space weaponry.
https://asiatimes.com/2022/09/pointed-at-china-us-spreads-thaad-all-around-guam/

China urges Europe to take positive steps on climate change
“The climate policies of some European countries have shown a ‘backswing’, and it is hoped that this is just a temporary stopgap,” he said, according to a summary of the meeting released by China’s environment ministry. As western countries raise coal consumption in order to offset gas supply disruptions brought about by the conflict in Ukraine, China’s foreign ministry said in a statement this month that its own green and low-carbon development path remained firm – “in contrast with the European Union”.
https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/china-urges-europe-take-positive-steps-climate-change-2022-09-22/

With $20 trillion between them, Blackrock and Vanguard could own almost everything by 2028
None other than Vanguard founder Jack Bogle, widely regarded as the father of the index fund, is raising the prospect that too much money is in too few hands, with BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street Corp. together owning significant stakes in the biggest U.S. companies. “That’s about 20 per cent owned by this oligopoly of three,” Bogle said at a Nov. 28 appearance at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. “It is too bad that there aren’t more people in the index-fund business.”
https://financialpost.com/investing/a-20-trillion-blackrock-vanguard-duopoly-is-investings-future

Five Myths About China
Myth #1: America is making China rich, and can weaken it by reducing imports, investment, and so forth. China’s exports to the U.S. fell to 2% of its GDP in 2021 from 9% in 2005. Nonetheless the absolute level of Chinese exports to the U.S. has jumped by 50% since the Trump tariffs went into effect in August 2019. Six trillion dollars of stimulus bought Chinese rather than American goods, because our creaky supply chains can’t meet a surge in demand. China has a trillion-dollar trade surplus, which means it exports capital. We have a $1.4 trillion trade deficit, which means we import capital. In fact, we have imported a net $18 trillion of capital in the past 30 years to cover our deficits. Stopping Americans from investing in China is a waste of time.
https://americanmind.org/features/florida-versus-davos/five-myths-about-china/

We can’t beat China without facing up to the capture of the ruling class.
More specifically, it is our ruling class—those seated atop the commanding heights of our most influential institutions from Harvard to Hollywood; Seattle to Silicon Valley; and Wall Street to Washington, D.C. The very people who see events like this, and their participants, as “dangers to our democracy”—rather than as essential exercises for restoring some semblance of a republic.
https://americanmind.org/features/florida-versus-davos/america-with-american-characteristics/

Gordon Chang to Newsmax: ‘Something Is Terribly Wrong’ in China
“There’s been a lot of smoke — that says there is a fire somewhere,” Chang told “Saturday Agenda.” “We don’t think that there has actually been a coup; but at this point there have been some extremely troubling developments at the top of the Communist Party, as well as the top of the People’s Liberation Army, which reports to the party.
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/china-xi-jinping-rumor/2022/09/24/id/1088879/

Germany warned by CIA of possible attack on Nord Stream gas pipeline weeks in advance: report
The report, which cited unnamed sources, came as explosions rattled the Baltic Sea Tuesday before unusual leaks were discovered on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines running underwater from Russia to Germany. 
https://www.foxnews.com/world/germany-warned-possible-attack-nord-stream-gas-pipeline-cia-weeks-advance-report

China Is Flooding the World With Police
China doesn’t just police inside its borders. China has set up “overseas Chinese police service stations” all around the world to make sure its law enforcement knows reaches every corner of the globe. In this episode of China Uncensored, we look at a report on these stations by the NGO Safeguard Defenders, what the CCP’s 110 Overseas police program is all about, and what it’s true purpose is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdVIxN8Lkng

Chinese Countermeasure Barge Covered In Radar Reflectors Emerges
Pictures recently emerged on social media of an interesting Chinese barge covered in various radar reflectors and antennas, and also equipped with a pair of Type 726-series defensive launchers that are used on various People’s Liberation Army Navy warships. By all indications, the barge’s main purpose is to support countermeasure and electronic warfare and related test and training activities, which could also support the development of new and improved weapons, sensors, and countermeasures. In some ways, it looks similar to decoy target barges that were used by Russia in efforts to protect the Kerch Strait Bridge in Crimea earlier this year.
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/radar-reflector-covered-chinese-countermeasure-barge-emerges

China demands end of US theft of Syrian resources
China’s foreign ministry spokesman highlighted that the US military has used at least 800 tankers in August alone. “By June 2022, US military’s extraction, smuggling, and illegal transaction of Syrian oil, gas, and mineral resources have brought an estimated $18.2 bln of direct losses on Syria, making Syria’s humanitarian disaster much worse,” he added in his statement.
https://thecradle.co/Article/news/16040

The War On Germany Just Entered Its Hot Phase
Russia thus surely has no plausible interest in sabotaging the Nord Stream system. Others though do have such interests. They likely want Germany to ‘stay in line’ with their war to Decolonize Russia. The major potential actors behind this are the U.S., the British, the Ukrainian and the Polish government or a mixture of those.
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/09/the-war-on-germany-just-entered-its-hot-phase.html

Gazprom: Goodbye Europe, hello China and Asia
Aksyutin said it is Gazprom’s view that the “centre of the world’s gas industry is moving to the east” away from Europe, with the company making plans to accommodate fast-growing gas consumption in China and elsewhere in Asia.
https://www.upstreamonline.com/production/gazprom-goodbye-europe-hello-china-and-asia/2-1-1304413

China Is Quietly Trying to Dethrone the Dollar
This agenda is in line with individual policies on the part of the group’s most prominent members, including Russia’s attempt to cushion the blow of Western sanctions, China’s deteriorating relations with the United States, India’s use of nondollar currencies in its trade with Russia, and Iran’s recent proposal for a single SCO currency. Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed to address development deficits through regional integration, especially by expanding the shares of local currency settlements, strengthening the development of local-currency cross-border payment and settlement systems, and promoting the establishment of an SCO Development Bank.
https://www.nepalchronicles.com/2022/09/21/china-is-quietly-trying-to-dethrone-the-dollar/

162 Researchers From Top US Nuclear Facility Now Working for China: Report
More than 150 scientists who worked in a top U.S. national security laboratory were hired by the Chinese regime to do research, according to a new report. Much of that research has directly advanced Chinese military technology, which now threatens U.S. national security.
https://www.theepochtimes.com/162-researchers-from-top-us-nuclear-facility-now-working-for-china-report_4748811.html

Who is China’s Li Qiaoming – Army General rumoured to replace Xi Jinping in a coup
Massive rumour making round on social media – many of them originated from China – have said that Chinese President Xi Jinping is under threat of military coup, and is set to be replaced as country’s President by a powerful military General Li Qiaoming. Li Qiaoming, who is among the most senior officials of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), has served as commander of the Northern Theater Command from September 2017 to September 2022.
https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/who-is-chinas-li-qiaoming-army-general-rumoured-to-replace-xi-jinping-in-a-coup/ar-AA12dL0u

China Weaponizes Fentanyl Issue Against America: Expert
“China is linking the fentanyl issue and negotiations with other totally different issues like [the] Taiwan issue. So when Pelosi visited Taiwan, one of the ways in which China retaliated against the United States was to cease negotiations over the fentanyl issue,” Corr told the “China in Focus” program on NTD, a sister media outlet of The Epoch Times.
https://www.theepochtimes.com/china-weaponizes-fentanyl-issue-against-america-expert_4742752.html

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