U.S President Donald Trump says U.S. government will investigate accusations that Google has worked with the Chinese military.
Trump tweeted yesterday, “Billionaire Tech Investor Peter Thiel believes Google should be investigated for treason. He accuses Google of working with the Chinese Government.”
The president repeated accusations made previously by Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and venture capitalist, that Google may be infiltrated by Chinese intelligence agents.
“A great and brilliant guy who knows this subject better than anyone! The Trump Administration will take a look!” the president wrote on Twitter.
Trump later told reporters he would have various agencies, including potentially the Justice Department, “see if there’s any truth to” Thiel’s accusations.
Thiel has called on the FBI and CIA to probe Google on its relations with China, and alleged that the company worked with the Chinese military.
“We have terminated Project Dragonfly,” Google executive Karan Bhatia told the US Senate Judiciary Committee.
The project was reported to have ceased late last year but rumours that it remained active persisted.
The top U.S. general, Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, expressed similar concerns about Google in a congressional hearing in March, the Globe and Mail reported.
Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui claimed anyone who has colluded with the Chinese Communist Party will end in disasters. “Google and the social media has done a lot of evil supporting the CCP in persecution of the Chinese people,” Guo said.
Yesterday, former U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice sparred with a senior Chinese diplomat on Twitter over the mass detention of Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province. The “disgusting and disgraceful” diplomat is Zhao Lijian, China’s ambassador in Islamabad.
“You are a racist disgrace. And shockingly ignorant too,” Rice told Zhao on Twitter.
In a string of messages that appeared aimed at highlighting U.S. hypocrisy on human rights, according to Bloomberg, Zhao referred to everything from income inequality and school shootings in the U.S. to immigration officers separating children from parents.
He tweeted a list of mostly-Western nations that condemned China for its actions in Xinjiang as well as a separate list of other countries — including Pakistan, Cuba, Tajikistan and Nigeria — that wrote a joint letter to the United Nations supporting Beijing, which Zhao called “a big slap on the face of U.S. & its western cohorts.”
For their selfish interests, many western corporatists like Google have cooperated with China’s state-owned corporations like Huawei to build the national network for censorship and religious persecution; some countries like Russia and Iran have even hailed the Communist dictatorship of human rights violations in Xinjiang and Tibet.
According to the Politico, U.S Senators are introducing a bipartisan bill that would clamp down on U.S. companies from doing business with Chinese tech giant Huawei, the latest effort to ensure President Donald Trump takes a hard line in his trade talks with China.
Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) are leading the effort to stop the Trump administration from unilaterally allowing business with Huawei. Their bill would require congressional approval for the Commerce Department to remove Huawei from a list that found “reasonable cause” that the company was acting against U.S. security interests. The bill would also allow Congress to disapprove of any waivers granted to companies selling parts to Huawei.
“The best way to address the national security threat we face from China’s telecommunications companies is to draw a clear line in the sand and stop retreating every time Beijing pushes back,” said Van Hollen. “President Trump shouldn’t be able to trade away those legitimate security concerns.”
When China’s state-run media the People’s Daily has taken on Donald Trump over the weekend in an editorial that China will not be bullied by Trump into an unfair deal, the U.S.-China trade war has taken a toll on Trump’s friendship with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
“I used to say he was a good friend of mine,” Trump said Monday at a White House event. “We’re probably not quite as close now. But I have to be for our country. He’s for China and I’m for USA, and that’s the way it’s got to be.”
Donald Trump reiterated that he could impose additional tariffs on Chinese imports if he wants, after promising to hold off on more duties in a trade-war truce he reached with Xi Jinping last month.
“We have a long way to go as far as tariffs where China is concerned, if we want. We have another $325 billion we can put a tariff on, if we want,” Trump said. “So, we’re talking to China about a deal, but I wish they didn’t break the deal that we had.”
China released its second-quarter GDP report yesterday. The country’s GDP expanded 6.2% in the second quarter, marking its slowest growth since 1992.
In recent days, a quarter of China’s 1.4 billion people have suffered great losses and casualties when over 400 rivers in the country have risen beyond the warning level after a whole week’s heavy rain. The condition of flooding could be the worse in thirty years.
Adding to the disasters, all social media in China are blocked to report on the floods and damages. And this is the first time in thirty years that no CCP leaders have paid inspection tours to the affected regions. The Chinese are truly deplorable under Communist rule.
Such a vile dictatorship must be wiped out from earth.
Everything is just beginning.
By Cloudy Seagail