The Living Force
Another video about China’s ‘Orwellian’ social credit system:
"Chinese television is apparently airing these videos now.
"Today, in the face of American aggression, the people of China must unite more than ever!" — was the headline on the TV, reportedly."
Source: ASB Military News on Telegram
NB: can someone who speaks Mandarin check the original message?
Hmmm, I wonder why this vote would be allowed in a US client state? Surely they are able to do vote rigging, (you would think so anyway). Just my initial thought...The guys from the Duran are drawing attention to the fact that the DPP, ruling party in Taiwan, suffered a heavy defeat in the recent elections. It would appear that people have voted for leadership which has a less hardline stance on China, and their policy towards Taiwan. It seems likely that avoiding conflict is their main motivation. There has been very little coverage of this in Western press, while much attention has been focused on the relatively small lockdown protests in China (which the guys also briefly discuss).
Unfortunately, as Mercouris points out, it would be very premature to suggest that the risk of conflict is reduced by this election. He rightly points out that Zelensky was elected by people with similar motivations to avoid conflict with Russia, and we saw how that turned out. The globalists will see this election result as counter to their aims and may even ramp up their strategy of provoking China into action.
Hmmm, I wonder why this vote would be allowed in a US client state? Surely they are able to do vote rigging, (you would think so anyway). Just my initial thought...
KMT chairman touts party’s close ties with the USChu, who is on an 11-day trip to the US, made the remarks during a visit to the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in California on Thursday, and highlighted that the KMT and the US share memories of fighting side by side.
The US and China, which was ruled by the KMT at the time, were allies during World War II, and more than 250,000 US personnel served in what was known as the “China-Burma-India” theater.
The KMT has fought against communism for the past 100 years and in bloody battles to defend Taiwan, but is still willing to maintain exchanges with China’s private sector, Chu said.
While at the Hoover Institution, Chu met with US experts and academics, including political sociologist Larry Diamond and political scientist Kharis Templeman, discussing issues related to cross-strait security and relations.
The US academics raised concerns about Taiwan’s local government elections at the end of the year, to which Chu expressed cautious optimism, the KMT said in the statement.
In addition to controlling more than two-thirds of the counties and cities in Taiwan, the KMT would field outstanding candidates to challenge for the municipalities, counties and cities that it does not control, Chu said.
At a press event with Taiwanese media in Washington on Sunday, Chu said he would reopen the KMT’s representative office in the US after 14 years.
Chu said the KMT, Taiwan’s main opposition party since 2016, had not had a voice in Washington since the closure of its representative office, and the aim of reinstating it was to enable the US to better understand the party’s position and the different voices of Taiwan.
The chairman is to attend a plaque-unveiling ceremony to reopen the KMT’s liaison office in Washington tomorrow. The party closed it in 2008 shortly after the election of Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) as president.
Asked if the move was in any way linked to him possibly running for the presidency in 2024, Chu rejected the idea, saying that it was part of his job as the party chairman to engage in party politics.
Reopening the office would also establish a communications channel with the US for future KMT presidential candidates, Chu added.
The KMT were the original puppets of the US.
This is just the latest in a series of cruise missiles and surface strike missiles developed or purchased by the Taiwanese government in recent years. That includes Tomahawk and JASSM-ER cruise missiles bought from the United States, and the extended-range Yu Feng (Cloud Peak) supersonic cruise missile program, which Taipei has claimed can strike the Chinese capital of Beijing.