PayPal Co-Founder and Bitcoin Investor Peter Thiel Warns Bitcoin May Be Chinese Financial Weapon

Writer: Lois

PayPal co-founder and billionaire Bitcoin investor Peter Thiel recently stated in an online meeting that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) could potentially weaponise the cryptocurrency to destroy the United States Dollar reserve currency status.

Mr Thiel attended the Wednesday meeting, hosted by the Richard Nixon Foundation, alongside former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The PayPal co-founder asserted that if Communist China has a long strategy on Bitcoin, the regime could use the cryptocurrency against the US dollar.

“Even though I’m a pro-crypto, pro-Bitcoin maximalist person, I do wonder whether if at this point Bitcoin should also be thought of in part as a Chinese financial weapon against the US. . .it threatens fiat money, but it especially threatens the dollar,” said Mr Thiel.

Mr Thiel has been a prominent critic of Silicon Valley since he departed his industry position in 2018. The billionaire warns that CCP-affiliated big tech companies such as Google and Facebook are significant threats to US security and stability. He also covered this topic in his Wednesday speech.

Shark Tank co-host Kevin O’Leary has also commented how various institutions refuse to purchase Bitcoin in fear of being exposed to the communist Chinese regime, even labelling the cryptocurrency as “China Coin.”   ······ [Read more] “PayPal Co-Founder and Bitcoin Investor Peter Thiel Warns Bitcoin May Be Chinese Financial Weapon”

‘Preposterous Propaganda’: Presentation on Xinjiang Uyghurs at Canberra’s Chinese Embassy Upsets Australia’s Uyghur Community

Writer: Lois

A press conference held by Canberra’s Chinese Embassy and funded by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in an attempt to cover up the genocide of Uyghurs in Xinjiang has appalled and upset numerous members of Australia’s Uyghur community. 

The event was part of a propaganda campaign conducted by the CCP to extinguish global scrutiny over its genocide of the Uyghur Muslim people, an ethnic minority native to the Xinjiang region. This genocide involves the placement of over one million Uyghurs in internment camps, which the CCP has euphemised as re-education camps. There have been countless allegations of human rights violations, including the forced sterilisation and systemic rape of Uyghur women, torture and labour exploitation, by CCP officials controlling the camps. The CCP continues to deny all of these allegations.

The Chinese Embassy held its two-hour press conference on Wednesday and involved so-called real accounts from six Uyghur speakers. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Xinjiang Vice-Governor Erkin Tuniyaz was among these speakers. Mr Tuniyaz accused Western politicians and media of fabricating the claims of Uyghur genocide and abuse of other minorities in the region.  

Cheng Jingye, China’s ambassador to Australia, also claimed any allegations against the CCP lay on false information and urged conference attendees to stop pestering China over the situation in Xinjiang.  ······ [Read more] “‘Preposterous Propaganda’: Presentation on Xinjiang Uyghurs at Canberra’s Chinese Embassy Upsets Australia’s Uyghur Community”

Leaked Document Reveals UK Government’s Secret Plans for Vaccination Passports

Writer: Lois

According to a London Guardian article published on Tuesday, a leaked government report dating back to December 17, 2020, expose the British government’s secret, advanced plans for vaccine passports around the same period government ministers were reassuring the public there were no such plans.

The document is allegedly from Swiss-based consultancy firm Zühlke Engineering, an entity also involved in developing the UK NHS track and tracing app.

“[The document] details research into possible public attitudes to a Covid certificate, sometimes called a domestic Covid passport. This [passport] would use vaccination status, a recent negative Covid test or proof of coronavirus antibodies to allow people into potentially packed places when the country opens up,” The Guardian article reads.

Furthermore, the report features mock-ups that show how the app-based COVID-19 certificate would function, including scannable QR codes. One such mock-up shows the certificate linked to the National Health Service (NHS) app with an expiration date. 

A separate example certificate shows links to the NHS test and trace app. However, The Guardian article states this option is considered unlikely as the track and trace app is anonymous. The vaccination certificate would include personal information.

Summit News also reported in December 2020 the British government’s contracts with various firms to create so-called COVID-19 freedom passports.  ······ [Read more] “Leaked Document Reveals UK Government’s Secret Plans for Vaccination Passports”

Clarence Thomas criticises Section 230 of the US Constitution, proposes solutions for social media giants’ threats to First Amendment

Writer: Lois

US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas filed a 12-page concurring opinion on Monday declaring that social media giants’ ability to restrict speech on their platforms should make them liable for First Amendment violations, regardless of their existence as private entities. 

The document follows the US Supreme Court’s voiding of a 2019 appeals-court ruling which declared President Donald Trump’s blocking of several Twitter users as a violation of the First Amendment. The high court ruled the case as moot as Mr Trump is no longer the acting President.

Mr Thomas further criticised the legal protection Section 230 of the Constitution grants to tech giants. He asserted free-speech law should not stop lawmakers from regulating such platforms as common carriers.

Rather than a broad application of the First Amendment across all online moderation decisions, Mr Thomas argues for free-speech law to be applied in limited, reasonable circumstances. For example, when user-submitted content is taken down in response to government threats.

“Because of the change in Presidential administration, the Court correctly vacates the Second Circuit’s decision,” Mr Thomas wrote.

“The Second Circuit feared that then-President Trump cut off speech by using the features that Twitter made available to him. But if the aim is to ensure that speech is not smothered, then the more glaring concern must perforce be the dominant digital platforms themselves.  ······ [Read more] “Clarence Thomas criticises Section 230 of the US Constitution, proposes solutions for social media giants’ threats to First Amendment”

World Health Organisation Director-General Scrutinises Organisation’s Report into COVID-19 Origins

Writer: Lois

World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today dismissed his organisation’s long-awaited investigation report into the origins of COVID-19. The United States has also rejected the document, which disregards the Wuhan laboratory leak theory as extremely unlikely, as a political whitewash.  

The WHO Director-General contradicted the report and his past reputation of being too close with China by stating the necessity of further investigation into the Wuhan lab leak theory and implying the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had withheld critical data from the WHO.

“Although the team has concluded that a laboratory leak is the least likely hypothesis, this requires further investigation,” said Mr Adhanom Ghebreyesus. 

“I expect future collaborative studies to include more timely and comprehensive data sharing.”

On Tuesday, the United States and 13 allies, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, and South Korea, issued a statement urging Beijing to provide full access to expert sources.

Officials of both the Trump and Biden administration have criticised the controversial WHO report. Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo labelled the document a sham and joint disinformation campaign between the CCP and WHO. Current U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken believes the communist Chinese regime tainted the report.    ······ [Read more] “World Health Organisation Director-General Scrutinises Organisation’s Report into COVID-19 Origins”

Alternative News

Writer:Enzo20 Leaves on stone bones

The human placenta, called “Zihe Che” in Chinese medicine and Taoism, has recently been heavily trafficked in China, and the underground industry is so powerful that one businessman alone sells 130,000 placentas a year, which is only banned in 2020. The “Zihe Che” comes from hospitals, medical waste factories and funeral parlors. The processing site is dirty, messy, poor, and simply unbearable to look at. They are shipped in refrigerated trucks and sold at prices ranging from $450 to $580 a piece, re-fresh and packaged in capsules.

From the human moral and spiritual and health point of view really makes the author gloomy sad. The reason why people don’t eat human beings is a big taboo for human beings. In almost all cultures, eating human beings is very harmful (including human fetus), from the health point of view, it can easily contain hepatitis B virus and various hormones, which can activate cancer cells; also because the easiest way to transmit germs and viruses is on the human body. However, Zhang Jiayang, the director of the Shanghai Chinese Medicine Archives, thought of a way to buy it at a reasonable price, legalize and scientificize it, and make it disappear from the black market.  ······ [Read more] “Alternative News”

Former CDC Director Robert Redfield Agrees with COVID-19 Wuhan Lab Origin Theory

Writer: Lois

In an interview with CNN on Friday, former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield expressed his belief that COVID-19, or the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus, originated in a Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) lab.

“I’m of the point of view that I still think the most likely etiology of this pathology in Wuhan was from a laboratory, escaped. Other people don’t believe that. That’s fine. Science will eventually figure it out,” stated Mr Redfield.

A recent World Health Organisation (WHO) investigation mission to Wuhan has stated the virus likely mutated from a strain that infected mainly bats to a version capable of harming humans.

However, another more plausible theory backed by mounting evidence asserts that the virus escaped during an experiment conducted by the Wuhan Institute of Virology, allegedly the only organisation in China authorised by the CCP to study the most lethal pathogens.

“I do not believe this somehow came from a bat to a human and at that moment in time, that the virus came to the human, became one of the most infectious viruses that we know in humanity for human-to-human transmission,” said the former CDC Director.

“It’s not unusual for respiratory pathogens that are being worked on in a laboratory to infect the laboratory worker.  ······ [Read more] “Former CDC Director Robert Redfield Agrees with COVID-19 Wuhan Lab Origin Theory”