China: ‘De VS verspreidde Corona in China’…!!

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15-03-20 08:53:00,

Een Chinese woordvoerder beschuldigt Amerikaanse militairen ervan, dat zij het coronavirus in Wuhan zouden hebben verspreid. Dit is een volgende stap in de woordenstrijd die escaleert, nadat de nationale veiligheidsadviseur van Trump, Peking eerder had beschuldigd van het gebruik van een dekmantel rondom de Corona-uitbraak. Het Amerikaanse leger zou dus in staat zijn geweest, het coronavirus naar de Chinese stad Wuhan te brengen. Deze stad is zoals je weet, het hardst getroffen door de uitbraak. De woordenstrijd met Washington lijkt plotseling in een hogere versnelling geraakt.

China heeft groot bezwaar tegen de commentaren van, en uitspraken door VS-ambtenaren, die China ervan beschuldigen dat het te langzaam op het virus zou hebben gereageerd en niet transparant genoeg zou zijn geweest. Afgelopen woensdag sprak de Amerikaanse National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien erover, dat de snelheid van de reactie van China op uitbraak van het coronavirus, de wereld waarschijnlijk twee maanden meer had gekost, voordat de VS zich kon gaan voorbereiden op de uitbraak.

In een sterk geformuleerde Tweet, geschreven in het Engels op zijn geverifieerd Twitter-account, zei de Chinese woordvoerder van het Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken Zhao Lijian dat het juist de Verenigde Staten zijn waar die transparantie ontbreekt. Zhao schreef op zijn Tweet:

‘Wanneer was er de eerste patiënt in de VS? Hoeveel mensen zijn er inmiddels geïnfecteerd? Wat zijn de namen van de ziekenhuizen waar de patiënten liggen? Het is misschien wel het Amerikaanse leger dat deze epidemie naar Wuhan heeft gebracht. Wees doorzichtig! Maak je gegevens openbaar! De VS zijn ons een verklaring schuldig!’

Maar Zhao, die een fervent en vaak strijdlustig Twitter-gebruiker is, bood geen enkel bewijs voor zijn suggestie, dat het Amerikaanse leger de schuld zou kunnen krijgen van de uitbraak in China. Dus het is nogal een beschuldiging..! Eerder die donderdag bekritiseerde Zhao’s collega-woordvoerder Geng Shuang, van het Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, ambtenaren van de V.S. van ‘immorele en onverantwoordelijke’ commentaren die de reactie van Peking op het coronavirus de schuld gaven van het verergeren van het wereldwijde effect van de pandemie.’

Gevraagd naar de commentaren van Robert O’Brien, vertelde Geng in een dagelijkse nieuwsbriefing in Peking, dat dergelijke opmerkingen door VS-ambtenaren de epidemische inspanningen van de VS niet zouden helpen. De inspanningen van China om de verspreiding te vertragen hadden de wereld tijd  gegeven,

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Vermoedt China de VS achter de Corona uitbraak? – Wakker Mens

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15-03-20 09:23:00,

De woordvoerder van het Chinese Ministerie van buitenlandse zaken Lijian Zhao heeft een beroepgedaan op de autoriteiten van de VS om informatie vrij te geven over de oorsprong van het Corona-Virus. Beijing suggereerde zelfs dat US-militairen het COVID-19 naar China zouden hebben gebracht.
Zhao wees naar een Video van dinsdag, waarin de directeur van het Amerikaanse Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, toegaf, dat er in de Verenigde Staten een aantal Corona-gerelateerde sterfgevallen waren, die per ongeluk als griep gedeclareerd waren.

Redfield gaf toe dat de artsen op dat moment geen nauwkeurige test voor de nieuwe ziekte hadden. Hij ging er niet verder op in wanneer deze onjuist gediagnosticeerd gevallen zich voor de eerste voordeden. Hij zei alleen dat “dat er op deze manier enkele gevallen werdend gediagnosticeerd”.

2/2 CDC was caught on the spot. When did patient zero begin in US? How many people are infected? What are the names of the hospitals? It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent! Make public your data! US owe us an explanation! pic.twitter.com/vYNZRFPWo3

— Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 (@zlj517) March 12, 2020

De woordvoerder van het Chinese Ministerie van buitenlandse zaken riep de Amerikaanse autoriteiten op om preciezere informatie over deze zaken.
Ook wees hij op een militaire delegatie van de VS die in oktober 2019 naar Wuhan reisden om deel te nemen aan de militaire wereldspelen. Kort daarop bevestigde Wuhan de uitbraak van de Corona-epidemie. De militaire delegatie was een onderdeel van een groep Amerikaanse atleten.

Volgens de Wereld gezondheidsorganisatie, WHO, werd de COVID-19-epidemie voor het eerst op 31. December 2019 gemeld in de Chinese stad Wuhan. De oorsprong van het virus is nog steeds niet bekend.

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China, 5G, And The Wuhan Coronavirus: The Emperor’s New Virus – Dutch Anarchy

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12-03-20 02:51:00,


Source: Electricsense 

Could there be a link between the Coronavirus and 5G? Researcher and building biologist Paul Doyon has just spent the last 18 months in China. He’s written a brilliant article laying out the evidence. And how you can protect yourself—an EMF based protection strategy. Warning: this is a heavy science based article with nearly 100 references to studies—neither Paul or myself want to be accused of fear-mongering:

My heart goes out to China and to all its people who have suffered so much due to this new “novel” Wuhan coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19).

However, as someone who had become very sick and had his immune system break down and was sick for six months looking for answers before even suspecting that living in close vicinity to several cell phone towers was actually what was causing the problem and making him sick, I feel I cannot in good conscience remain silent, and I strongly suspect that China and the rest of the world are looking under the wrong stone for what is actually the problem here.

At the moment, with 10,000 recently installed 5G antennas plastering its city, Wuhan is probably one of the most 5G-electropolluted cities on the planet.

Electrosmog Warnings from Scientists for Over 40 Years

Respected scientists, researchers, doctors, and activists have been — for over forty years — warning us about the dangers of wireless radiation and electromagnetic fields. In 1977, the reporter Paul Brodeur published a book called The Zapping of America; in 1985, the late Dr. Robert O. Becker (twice nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on cellular dedifferentiation and re-differentiation in the healing process) wrote The Body Electric, and later published Cross Currents: The Perils of Electropollution, The Promise of Electromedicine in 1990; in 1995 (and again later in 2007), B. Blake Levitt, author and researcher, published Electromagnetic Fields: A Consumer’s Guide to the Issues and How to Protect Ourselves. Since then there have been a slew of other books and documentary movies put out on the subject. And the list goes on and on.

Dr. Leif Stafford, Swedish neuro-oncologist, has called this wireless rollout

the largest biological experiment ever.

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China, 5G, And The Wuhan Coronavirus: The Emperor’s New Virus | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

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07-03-20 01:10:00,

Could there be a link between the Coronavirus and 5G? Researcher and building biologist Paul Doyon has just spent the last 18 months in China. He’s written a brilliant article laying out the evidence. And how you can protect yourself—an EMF based protection strategy. Warning: this is a heavy science based article with nearly 100 references to studies—neither Paul or myself want to be accused of fear-mongering:

My heart goes out to China and to all its people who have suffered so much due to this new “novel” Wuhan coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19).

However, as someone who had become very sick and had his immune system break down and was sick for six months looking for answers before even suspecting that living in close vicinity to several cell phone towers was actually what was causing the problem and making him sick, I feel I cannot in good conscience remain silent, and I strongly suspect that China and the rest of the world are looking under the wrong stone for what is actually the problem here.

At the moment, with 10,000 recently installed 5G antennas plastering its city, Wuhan is probably one of the most 5G-electropolluted cities on the planet.

Electrosmog Warnings from Scientists for Over 40 Years

Respected scientists, researchers, doctors, and activists have been — for over forty years — warning us about the dangers of wireless radiation and electromagnetic fields. In 1977, the reporter Paul Brodeur published a book called The Zapping of America; in 1985, the late Dr. Robert O. Becker (twice nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on cellular dedifferentiation and re-differentiation in the healing process) wrote The Body Electric, and later published Cross Currents: The Perils of Electropollution, The Promise of Electromedicine in 1990; in 1995 (and again later in 2007), B. Blake Levitt, author and researcher, published Electromagnetic Fields: A Consumer’s Guide to the Issues and How to Protect Ourselves. Since then there have been a slew of other books and documentary movies put out on the subject. And the list goes on and on.

Dr. Leif Stafford, Swedish neuro-oncologist, has called this wireless rollout

the largest biological experiment ever.

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STANDPUNKTE • China ist mit der COVID-19-Epidemie konfrontiert. War sie von Menschenhand gemacht? | KenFM.de

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02-03-20 05:04:00,

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Ein Akt der Bio-Kriegsführung?

Ein Standpunkt von Peter König.

Das neue Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, auch COVID19 genannt, hat bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt rund 3.000 Menschen getötet und rund 87.000 weltweit infiziert, die überwiegende Mehrheit davon in China. Das Virus hat sich auf mindestens 56 Länder ausgebreitet.

Die Epidemie ist weitgehend auf das chinesische Festland beschränkt.

Während sich das Virus laut WHO auf mindestens 56 Länder ausgebreitet hat, ist die Zahl der bestätigten Fälle gering: 4691 bestätigte Fälle außerhalb des chinesischen Festlands.

Was die westlichen Medien versäumen, ist die Tatsache, dass die Wahrscheinlichkeit besteht, dass das Virus in einem oder mehreren der zahlreichen US-Labors für biologische Kriegsführung vom Menschen hergestellt worden sein könnte.

Die westlichen Medien schweigen auch darüber, dass das Virus anscheinend in hohem Maße ethnische Chinesen befällt, d.h. dass es speziell auf chinesische DNA abzielt. Fast alle Todesfälle und bestätigten Fälle in den 51 Ländern und Gebieten, in die das Virus sich ausgebreitet hat, sind chinesischen Ursprungs.

Das Virus scheint sich zu verstärken, da es im Laufe der Zeit mutiert, was seine Kontrolle noch schwieriger macht. Wird es schließlich die „chinesischen DNA-Grenzen“ durchbrechen und auch andere DNA-Typen, d.h. westliche „kaukasische“ Menschen, befallen?

Aber der Westen erwartet nun von chinesischen Wissenschaftlern und Bioforschern, dass sie die Epidemie überwinden und das Virus an einer weiteren Mutation hindern und damit das westliche Infektionsrisiko verringern.

Trotz früher Hoffnungen, dass bald ein Impfstoff gefunden werden kann – bis jetzt gab es nur wenige Fortschritte in dieser Richtung. Kubas antivirales rekombinantes Interferon Alpha 2B (IFNrec) wurde jedoch von chinesischen Medizinern und Bioforschern zur Bekämpfung des Coronavirus ausgewählt.

Interessanterweise war Interferon vor 39 Jahren in Kuba entdeckt worden, zu Beginn des kubanischen Biotechnologie-Programms im Jahr 1981. Aber es wird in der Welt nicht weit verbreitet eingesetzt, obwohl es unzählige Leben retten und unzählige Patienten (vor allem Diabetiker) heilen könnte, einfach wegen des US-Boykotts, der die Vermarktung von Medikamenten Made in Cuba nicht zulässt.

Dennoch scheint die Infektionsrate von COVID19 in den letzten drei Wochen allmählich zurückgegangen zu sein.

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China Confronts COVID19 with Endless Creation Towards a Shared Future for Mankind | New Eastern Outlook

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28-02-20 10:59:00,

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The new coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, also called COVID19, has as of this date killed more than 3,000 people and infected more than 80,000 around the globe, the vast majority of them in China. The virus has spread to at least 33 countries. What western media do not talk about is that with high probability the virus was man-made in one or several bio-warfare laboratories of which the Pentagon and CIA have about 400 around the world (Igor Nikulin, a former member of the UN Commission on Biological and Chemical Weapons). But such high-security bio-labs also exist in Canada, the UK, Israel and Japan. Western media also are silent about the fact that the virus is directed specifically at the Chinese race, meaning, it targets specifically Chinese DNA.

We may never have solid proof, but most likely the virus was transported by an infected person, or otherwise from where ever it was fabricated to Wuhan, either to the famous Wuhan bio-research lab (research for peaceful purposes, contrary to what the west says), or nearby. But it did not originate in the Wuhan fish market.

Almost all of the deaths or infected people in the 33 countries and territories to which the virus spread, are of Chinese origin. The virus appears to be strengthening, as it mutates over time, making its control even more difficult. The US-led west, instigator of the bio-war, presumes that in time and with multiple mutations, the virus may break the “Chinese DNA boundaries” and affect also other DNA types, i.e. western Caucasian people. But the west also expects Chinese scientists and bio-researchers to overcome the epidemic and stop the virus from further mutating, therefore reducing the western infection risk.

Despite early hopes that a vaccine may be found soon – until now there has been little progress in this direction. However, Cuba’s antiviral Recombinant Interferon Alpha 2B (IFNrec) was chosen by Chinese medical and bio-researchers to combat the coronavirus. Interestingly, Interferon had been discovered in Cuba 39 years ago, at the very onset of biotechnology in 1981. But is not widely used in the world, even though it could safe countless lives and cure countless patients (mainly diabetics), simply because of the US boycott that does not allow marketing of medication made in Cuba.

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China Deploys Agricultural Robots And Drones To Fight Virus Outbreak

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21-02-20 08:45:00,

XAG Co., Ltd. was selected by the Chinese government late last month for the deployment of its ground-based robots and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to spray powerful disinfectants across public places in cities where the Covid-19 outbreak is the worse. 

XAG is using a fleet of R80 Agricultural Utility Vehicle robots with 80-liter (21 gallons) sprayers for ground-based disinfectant operations across public places. 

The company tweeted several pictures of the R80 in action, spraying disinfectant across a “parking lot outside the office block in Guangzhou.” 

Our farm #robot R80 has stepped forward to join the #fightcoronavirus operation, disinfecting parking lot outside the office block in Guangzhou. Lightweight, flexible to traverse small districts, R80 can disinfect an area of up to 64800 square metres per hour, with no dead ends. pic.twitter.com/Dm7r8kqjVK

— XAG (@XAG_official) February 11, 2020

Here’s a video of the robot spraying disinfectant in an ambulance, which presumably had a virus-infected patient beforehand. The robots are used to spray disinfectants in areas where it’s too dangerous for humans, considering the virus is airborne and extremely contagious.

We have adapted our R80 AUV into an epidemic prevention #robot to spray disinfectant in public spaces, working with #drones to fight the new #COVID19 #coronavirus. Video shows how R80 was being deployed in hospital to precisely disinfect ambulance inside and out. pic.twitter.com/tWoHkmKiZn

— XAG (@XAG_official) February 13, 2020

XAG also deployed the “first-ever ground-to-air disinfection solution.”

The first-ever ground-to-air disinfection solution. The R80 #robot disinfected epidemic prevention vehicles and quarantine area at hospital, while the autonomous #drone cooperated from the air, reducing the risks of human exposure to both virus and disinfectant. #FightCoronavirus pic.twitter.com/cdq1bkKuII

— XAG (@XAG_official) February 18, 2020

Justin Gong, vice president and co-founder of XAG, said the ground-based drones and UAVs had established a “three dimensional and integrated” disinfection system.

Gong said the robots and UAVs offer a unique advantage to cover a wide area while leaving first responders out of harm’s way.   

He said virus containment operations would be mainly across outdoor public places and those communities that have confirmed or suspected cases of the virus.

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US & China Lead Biggest Jump In World Defense Spending In 10 Years

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18-02-20 07:51:00,

Authored by Jason Ditz via AntiWar.com,

New data from the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) has shown a roughly 4% increase in military spending for 2019, the single largest rate of growth seen in the past 10 years.

The increase is being driven in large part by the two largest military spenders in the world, the United States and China. Both nations increased their respective spending by 6.6%. The US alone increased spending $53.4 billion, which is itself almost as much as other major nations, like Britain, spend on their entire national defense budget.

Since the US is by far the biggest single spender on the military, it makes sense that their increase would drive an increase worldwide. China, though a distant second, appears to be trying to keep up with America in increasing their spending. Still, the US spends nearly three times as much as China annually.

Spending was also on the rise across Europe, up 4.2% from the previous year, and at the highest levels since before 2008. The NATO spending increases which are driving this are the result of US demands.

In this regard, the impulse to keep spending on the US front probably is not so shared in NATO, with many of the big economies in Europe, particularly Germany, resistant to surge spending to meet US expectations, with the public in such nations preferring to focus on their economy.

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at a military ceremony at Tiananmen Square.

It’s hard to blame the public for resisting such spending increases, as most of Europe is not bordering any specific enemies, or even rivals, and has no reason to believe their military would have to engage in defensive operations.

In NATO, the more likely result of such spending is to get convinced to send more troops to the Russian frontier, and then spend more money, continuing that cycle of escalation.

President Trump demands more spending out of NATO, however, and many nations are trying to placate him with their own modest increases. Where that ends is anyone’s guess,

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STANDPUNKTE • China verkauft BMW Lithium für eine halbe Milliarde Euro | KenFM.de

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15-02-20 10:17:00,

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Bolivien zieht Lithium-Vertrag mit Deutschland zurück

Ein Standpunkt von Karl Bernd Esser.

Der bayerische Autobauer BMW hat bei dem chinesischen Rohstoff-Konzern Ganfeng Lithium für 540 Millionen Euro Mitte Dezember 2019 bestellt. „Mit der Vertragsunterzeichnung sichern wir unseren Lithium-Bedarf für Batteriezellen ab“, sagte Einkaufsvorstand Andreas Wendt. Der Vertrag laufe bis Ende 2024. „Bereits 2023 wollen wir 26 elektrifizierte Modelle im Angebot haben, davon mehr als die Hälfte vollelektrisch. Entsprechend steigt der Bedarf an Rohstoffen“, sagte Wendt. Ganfeng baue das Lithium in Australien ab.

Für die kommende, fünfte Generation an Batteriezellen kauft BMW auch Kobalt ab 2020 selbst ein und liefert die Rohstoffe den Batteriezell-Herstellern CATL und Samsung SDI. Kobalt soll künftig aus Minen in Australien und Marokko bezogen werden. Die Lieferverträge garantieren eine Versorgungssicherheit bis 2025, teilte BMW mit. Mit den Zellen der beiden asiatischen Hersteller baut BMW die Batterien für seine Elektroautos selbst in den Werken Dingolfing, Spartanburg und Shenyang. Bis 2031 hat BMW bei CATL Batteriezellen für 7,3 Milliarden Euro und bei Samsung SDI für 2,9 Milliarden Euro bestellt. „Damit sichern wir langfristig unseren Bedarf an Batteriezellen“, sagte Wendt. In Europa wollen die Münchner 2025 jedes dritte Auto mit Elektro- oder Hybridantrieb verkaufen.

Warum handelte BMW so schnell und umsichtig?

Der Vertrauensvorschuss vom BMW Konzern in das neu gegründete deutsch-bolivianische Staatsunternehmen YLB (Yacimientos de Litio Bolivianos (kurz: YLB, übersetzt: Bolivianische Lithiumvorkommen) zur Lithiumgewinnung ist weggeschmolzen. Im November 2019 hat Boliviens Regierung nach Angaben eines Regionalpolitikers ein Joint Venture zur Lithium-Gewinnung mit einem deutschen Unternehmen überraschend annulliert. Die Anlage der deutsch-bolivianischen Staatsfirma YLB an der „Salzpfanne Uyuni“ in Bolivien war erst am 9.10.2018 das Joint Venture zwischen der baden-württembergischen Firma ACI-Systems Alemania GmbH (ACISA),  der Thüringischen K-UTEC AG Salt Technologies ( zu DDR-Zeiten VEB-KALI ) und der Bolivianischen Regierung. Bolivien ist mit 51 % am Gemeinschaftsunternehmen YLB ACISA E.M beteiligt. Der Konzern untersteht dem bolivianischen Energieministerium und wurde 2017 mit Hauptsitz in La Paz gegründet. Das Joint Venture beinhaltet Investitionen in Höhe von 1,2 Milliarden US-Dollar und den Bau dreier Fabriken in Bolivien,

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China “epidemic” cases with no coronavirus—what?? « Jon Rappoport’s Blog

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by Jon Rappoport

February 10, 2020

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During 30 years of investigating “epidemics,” I’ve looked for causes that have nothing to do with the latest and greatest virus.

In other words, what else could be causing the symptoms of the illness?

In the current “coronavirus epidemic,” the one condition that has been emphasized is: pneumonia.

Standard medical texts will tell you that viruses, bacteria, and fungi can cause pneumonia. Add to that, heavily polluted toxic air (as in Wuhan and other Chinese cities). Add in extreme malnutrition. YOU DON’T NEED A CORONAVIRUS TO EXPLAIN CASES OF PNEUMONIA IN CHINA.

All right. So how many deaths from pneumonia occurred in China well before the “appearance of the coronavirus?”

Estimates vary. Here is one, based on an analysis of studies: 2.8 million to 17 million deaths per year. Source: “Pneumonia Incidence and Mortality in Mainland China: Systematic Review of Chinese and English Literature, 1985-2008” (PLoS one, 2010).

Notice the dates—1985-2008, long before the supposed coronavirus showed up. Before 5G technology, before a biowar research lab ramped up in Wuhan.

2.8 million to 17 million deaths. No need for a mysterious virus.

The wide variance in these death numbers is the result of trying to integrate Chinese language and English language studies, the huge expanse of territory in China, the huge population, and possible attempts, within China, to conceal true statistics.

What does all this tell us? It tells us that now, there is a gigantic pool of people with pneumonia, in China, who can be falsely labeled “deaths from the coronavirus.”

And that’s not all. There are other categories of illness that can be merged with pneumonia, in the rush to diagnose people with the coronavirus. I’m talking about “lower lung infections” and “influenza.” The mortality numbers leap even higher.

You might rightly ask, “So why hasn’t pneumonia, all by itself, been labeled an epidemic in China in past years? Why hasn’t the World Health Organization, at the very least, declared a state of emergency for China based on pneumonia?”

You can bet your bottom dollar that,

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China Is Disintegrating: Steel Demand, Property Sales, Traffic All Approaching Zero

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14-02-20 10:09:00,

In our ongoing attempts to glean some objective insight into what is actually happening “on the ground” in the notoriously opaque China, whose economy has been hammered by the Coronavirus epidemic, yesterday we showed several “alternative” economic indicators such as real-time measurements of air pollution (a proxy for industrial output), daily coal consumption (a proxy for electricity usage and manufacturing) and traffic congestion levels (a proxy for commerce and mobility), before concluding that China’s economy appears to have ground to a halt.

That conclusion was cemented after looking at some other real-time charts which suggest that there is a very high probability that China’s GDP in Q1 will not only flatline, but crater deep in the red for one simple reason: there is no economic activity taking place whatsoever.

We start with China’s infrastructure and fixed asset investment, which until recently accounted for the bulk of Chinese GDP. As Goldman writes in an overnight report, in the Feb 7-13 week, steel apparent demand is down a whopping 40%, but that’s only because flat steel is down “only” 12% Y/Y as some car plants have ordered their employee to return to work (likely against their will as the epidemic still rages).

However, it is the far more important – for China’s GDP – construction steel sector where apparent demand has literally hit the bottom of the chart, down an unprecedented 88% Y/Y or as Goldman puts it, “construction steel demand is approaching zero.”

But wait, there’s more.

Courtesy of Capital Economics, which has compiled a handy breakdown of real-time China indicators, we can see the full extent of just how pervasive the crash in China’s economy has been, starting with familiar indicator, the average road congestion across 100 Chinese cities, which has collapsed into the New Year and has since failed to rebound.

Average Road Congestion across 100 Cities in China

Parallel to this, daily passenger traffic has also flatlined since the New Year and has yet to post an even modest rebound.

Daily Passenger Traffic

And the biggest shocker: a total collapse in passenger traffic (measured in person-km y/y % change),

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Will China Virus Trigger New Great Depression? | New Eastern Outlook

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11-02-20 09:25:00,

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Historically the greatest economic depressions have started with unexpected events on the periphery of major financial markets. That was the case in May 1931 with the surprise collapse of the Austrian Creditanstalt Bank in Vienna which brought the entire fragile banking system of postwar Germany down with it, triggering the Great Depression in the United States as major US banks were rocked to their foundations. Will it be again an unanticipated event outside the financial markets, namely the China 2029 Novel Coronavirus and its effects on world trade and especially on US-China trade that triggers a new economic depression?

Until around January 20 when the news broke about the coronavirus exploding in China’s Wuhan and surrounding cities, global financial markets and especially in the US were optimistic that the combined actions of the Federal Reserve to pump in more liquidity and of the Trump Administration to do all possible in an election year would keep the economy positive. Stocks continued their artificial climb as Fed liquidity fueled the fires of the most overvalued stock market in US history for January.

However since then, as official China infection numbers soar daily and the deaths attributed to the corona virus climb, it is beginning to sink in that the world’s major manufacturing center and source of a huge part of the global industrial supply chains, China, could face catastrophic economic consequences from the health emergency and resulting cordon sanitaire closings of cities involving at this point more than 77 million citizens and the manufacturing that is linked to it. That in turn could drag the entire world, most especially the USA, into a severe economic downturn at a time it is ill-prepared.

US Economy Already Fragile

What is usually downplayed in major media is the fact that the world’s largest economy, the United States, was already showing alarming signs of economic decline before the China virus shock.

One of the most alarming declines in the past months before January was the sector that many believed was the lead of an American energy renaissance, namely the once-booming shale oil and gas sector. Over the past decade, to the surprise of much of the world, the USA emerged as the world’s largest producer of oil,

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China: 22 Milliarden Stimulimaßnahme als Versuch die Märkte aufgrund des Coronavirus zu beruhigen | www.konjunktion.info

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03-02-20 09:24:00,

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Der Shanghai-Index ist in den letzten Tagen um 7% gefallen – wohl hauptsächlich bedingt durch den Coronavirus. Andere Märkte zeigen noch keine explizite Reaktion. Auch weil China das tut, was die meisten Marktteilnehmer erwartet haben: eine offenen Manipulation der Aktienpreise mittels direkter Zentralbankaufkäufe.

Die Frage, die wir uns jetzt stellen müssen lautet: wird das ganze (dauerhaft) funktionieren? Die Frage ist – wie sich jeder selbst denken kann, der diesen Blog längere Zeit verfolgt – mit einem eindeutigen “Nein” zu beantworten. Zumindest auf mittlere Sicht betrachtet. Das künstliche Aufpumpen der Aktienmärkte wird den Crash bei den Fundamentaldaten nicht aufhalten und es wird auch die Befürchtungen ausländischer Investoren in China nicht beseitigen können. Ich gehe derzeit davon aus, dass Peking in einigen Tagen, eine weitere Runde Stimuliankäufe bekanntgeben wird. Dann noch eine, noch eine, noch eine…

Alle werden nach einer kurzen Rally mit einem Rückfall enden. Chinas Probleme werden die Probleme eines jeden Landes werden, da sich die “wirtschaftliche Krankheit” zeitgleich mit dem Coronavirus ausbreiten wird.

Die US-Aktien-Futures erholten sich, als die Anleger aufgrund der Notsituation durch die Stimulimaßnahmen der chinesische Regierung beruhigt wurden und spekulierten, dass sich die durch den Ausbruch des Coronavirus hervorgerufene Volatilität auf den Weltmärkten über zwei Wochen hinweg beruhigen würde.

Die Kontakte im März auf den S&P 500 stiegen um 0,7% und trugen zu den Gewinnen bei, nachdem die chinesischen Aktien stark nachgaben, während die Futures auf den Nasdaq 100 ab 10:41 Uhr in Tokio um 0,8% zulegten. Die Bewegungen kamen, als die chinesischen Märkte nach einer Urlaubspause wieder eröffnet wurden, in der die Verluste bei Aktien und Rohstoffen anstiegen.

Am Wochenende teilte die chinesische Zentralbank mit, sie werde den Geldmärkten netto 21,7 Milliarden US-Dollar zur Verfügung stellen und den Banken raten, mehr Kredite zu vergeben, um den Markteinfluss des Coronavirus zu begrenzen, das mehr als 300 Menschen im Land getötet und mehr als 14.000 infiziert hat.

Befürchtungen, der Ausbruch könnte eine ohnehin schon fragile Weltwirtschaft schwächen, hat vier Monate der Ruhe bei den US-Aktien zerstört, die Größe der täglichen Schwankungen im S&P 500 verdoppelt und verdreifacht und eine solide Ertragssaison hinter sich gelassen. Die hervorragenden Ergebnisse von Apple Inc.

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Coronavirus – China Fights Determinately, while Others Smear! | New Eastern Outlook

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01-02-20 11:48:00,

CHI

China has been hit by coronavirus as if by a brick over the head; heavily and mercilessly. Instead of help, Beijing has received criticism, even verbal attacks.

In spite of doing tremendous job fighting the epidemy, China is getting almost no tributes for its performance.

Now Bangkok, Jakarta and other regional capital are in panic. After trying to sweep the crises under the carpet in order not to rock their tourist industries which are heavily dependent on annual arrival of the millions of Chinese package tourists, they are trying to introduce coherent health measures. A bit too late, complain their own citizens. However, the West has no appetite to criticize them. All criticism is reserved, as always, for China.

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No one knows precisely where the present disease really comes from. Chinese doctors (as well as the Russian ones) are working days and nights, trying to find the answers, as well as the cure. But until now, people are still dying. The mortality rate of the infected patients is very high; some sources say at about 50%. As this article is being written, around 210 have already lost their lives, mainly in China.

In 2013, The Guardian wrote that there were similar cases in Saudi Arabia, where the research was brutally swept under the carpet:

“A doctor in a Saudi hospital was fired for reporting a new, deadly strain of the coronavirus. Now, with half of all confirmed cases ending in death, the World Health Organization has issued a global alert and scientists are preparing for the worst…”

This example exposes an approach so commonly adopted by different nations.

In many countries, similar emergencies are not confronted directly. The governments hope that they will, quietly, go away, until it is often too late to prevent disaster.

My doctor friends in Hong Kong commented on the above-mentioned case:

“That was MERS, and MERS is a corona virus, and so is a common cold. The present virus has not got a name yet, but belongs to the corona virus family, too.”

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China has risen, with zeal and determination. It is confronting deadly disease frontally,

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Bemerkungen zum US/China „Handelsabkommen“

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27-01-20 01:14:00,

Was „Die Märkte“ aufatmen lässt und in der Presse als Schlussstrich unter einen fast zweijährigen „Handelsstreit“ zwischen den USA und China gefeiert wird, betrachtet der US-Wirtschaftsexperte Paul Craig Roberts[*] etwas nüchterner: Nämlich als kaschiertes Eingeständnis einer gescheiterten US-Strategie, China mittels Zöllen einzuhegen. Der Artikel ist interessant. Susanne Hofmann hat ihn übersetzt. Vielen Dank. Eine Nachbemerkung konnte ich mir nicht verkneifen. Siehe am Ende des Textes. Albrecht Müller.

Bemerkungen zum US/China-„Handelsabkommen“
von Paul Craig Roberts

Zunächst einmal muss man verstehen, dass es sich hier nicht um ein Handelsabkommen handelt. Vielmehr schreckt Trump vor Zöllen zurück, da er erkannt hat, dass die Zölle auf US-Waren und für amerikanische Konsumenten anfallen, nicht für China. Trump verschleiert seinen Rückzug, indem er von einem Handelsabkommen spricht. Chinas Part des Abkommens besteht darin, dem Kauf von US-Waren zuzustimmen, die es ohnehin erwerben wollte.

Der Sinn und Zweck von Zöllen liegt darin, heimische Produzenten vor ausländischer Konkurrenz zu schützen, indem man den Preis importierter Waren anhebt. Was Trump, seine Regierung und die Finanzpresse nicht verstanden haben, ist, dass mindestens die Hälfte des US-Handelsdefizits mit China von den Waren herrührt, deren Produktion nach China verlagert wurde, zum Beispiel von Unternehmen wie Apple, Nike und Levi. Wenn die Waren in die Vereinigten Staaten eingeführt werden, um dort an Amerikaner verkauft zu werden, zählt die ins Ausland verlagerte Produktion global agierender US-amerikanischer Konzerne als Import. Daher treffen die Zölle US-Firmen und US-Verbraucher.

Zölle sind kein probates Mittel, um ausgelagerte US-Produktion wieder zurückzuholen. Wenn Trump oder irgendeine US-Regierung die Produktion aus dem Ausland wieder zurück in die Vereinigten Staaten holen möchte, könnten sie dieses Ziel erreichen, indem sie die Besteuerung von Unternehmen änderte und zwar nach der Maßgabe: Produziert eine US-Firma in den USA mit US-Arbeitskräften für US-Märkte, gilt für ihren Gewinn ein niedriger Steuersatz. Stellt die Firma Produkte für den US-Markt im Ausland mit ausländischen Arbeitskräften her, sollte der Steuersatz so hoch sein, dass er die Arbeitskosten-Ersparnis mehr als wettmacht.

Wie ich seit Jahren betone, hat die Verlagerung der US-Produktion ins Ausland den Vereinigten Staaten immense externe Kosten auferlegt. Arbeitsplätze der Mittelklasse sind verloren gegangen, Karrieren wurden beendet, der Lebensstandard ehemaliger US-Arbeiter und ihrer Familien ist gesunken. Die städtischen und staatlichen Steuereinnahmen sind geschrumpft,

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How China Overtook The US As The World’s Major Trading Partner

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25-01-20 10:36:00,

Authored by Iman Ghosh via VisualCapitalist.com,

In 2018, trade accounted for 59% of global GDP, up nearly 1.5 times since 1980.

Over this timeframe, international trade has transformed significantly – not just in terms of volume and composition, but also in terms of the countries that the rest of the world leans on for their most important trade relationships.

Now, a critical shift is occurring in the landscape, and it may surprise you to learn that China has already usurped the U.S. as the world’s most dominant trading partner.

Trading Places: A Global Shift

Today’s animation comes from the Lowy Institute, and it pulls data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) database on bilateral trade flows, to determine whether the U.S. or China is a bigger trading partner for each country from 1980 to 2018.

The results are stark: before 2000, the U.S. was at the helm of global trade, as over 80% of countries traded with the U.S. more than they did with China. By 2018, that number had dropped sharply to just 30%, as China swiftly took top position in 128 of 190 countries.

The researchers pinpoint China’s 2001 entry into the World Trade Organization as a major turning point in China’s international trade relationships. The dramatic shift that followed is clearly demonstrated in the visualization above—between 2005 and 2010, a number of countries tipped towards Chinese influence, especially in Africa and Asia.

Over time, China’s dominance has grown dramatically. It’s no wonder then, that China and the U.S. have a contentious trade relationship themselves, as both nations battle it out for first place.

A Tale of Two Economies

The United States and China are competitors in many ways, but to be successful they must rely on each other for mutually beneficial trade. However, it’s also the major issue on which they are struggling to reach a common ground.

The U.S. has been vocal about negotiating more balanced trade agreements with China. In fact, a mid-2018 poll shows that 62% of Americans consider their trade relationship with China to be unfair.

Since 2018, both parties have faced a fraught relationship, imposing major tariffs on consumer and industrial goods—and retaliations are reaching greater and greater heights:

While a delicate truce has been reached at the moment,

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Is the New “Deadly China Virus” a Covert Operation? – Activist Post

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22-01-20 09:35:00,

By Jon Rappoport

NEW VIRUS IN CHINA. WATCH OUT. SPREADING. ANIMALS TO HUMANS? PANDEMIC COMING UP? OBEY MEDICAL AUTHORITIES. ALL HANDS ON DECK. CENTERED IN WUHAN. CITY OF 11 MILLION. WILL THEY QUARANTINE AND SHUT DOWN HONG KONG? TRAVELERS WITH THE VIRUS GETTING THROUGH TO EUROPE AND AMERICA? WHAT’S THE NAME OF THE VIRUS? 2019-nCOV or nCoV2019. WHAT? THANK GOD THE CHINESE ARE UNDER A TIGHT DICTATORSHIP, THEY CAN CRACK DOWN AND QUARANTINE ANYBODY ON A WHIM. IF YOUR BODY TEMPERATURE IS ELEVATED ON A TEST, THEY STOP YOU? WOW. WE MAY NEED THAT IN THE USA, AS LONG AS THEY DON’T STOP ME. IMPEACHMENT? FORGET THAT, IT’S THE VIRUS.

In the 19 years of this website, the one story I’ve researched and covered more than any other is the DEADLY VIRUS hustle. SARS, Swine Flu, Ebola, etc.

Now, we have a new one. The possible maybe CORONAVIRUS from China.

In each case of these could-be killers, we have an official warning. “This could be the big one.” Millions of people could fall ill and die. In each case, there are travelers. “People returning from X have the virus and they are spreading it.” In the case of SARS and Swine Flu, the patients’ symptoms were typical “flu” symptoms: fever, fatigue, cough, weakness. In other words, there was no reason to think the “new disease” was any different from ordinary traditional illness.

The big and only difference is the claim that researchers have found a new virus as the cause of illness.

But in each case, there are serious problems with that claim.

First, only “official researchers” are involved with the “discovery” of the new virus. There is no confirmation from independent researchers. For example, in the case of SARS (2003), ten labs belonging to the World Health Organization (WHO) performed the “discovery” of that coronavirus. They were connected through closed circuit—no outsiders allowed.

Eventually, a Canadian biologist working for WHO, Frank Plummer, told the press he was quite puzzled by what he was seeing: more and more SARS patients didn’t have the SARS virus at all. In fact, almost no new SARS patients had the virus. Well,

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China Just Escalated Their Brutal Persecution Of Christians To An Entirely New Level

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05-01-20 10:21:00,

Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog,

Be very thankful that you don’t live in China.  Approximately one out of every seven people on the entire planet lives in China, and it has become one of the most dystopian societies that the world has ever seen.  Surveillance cameras, government spies and facial recognition scanners are everywhere, and the totalitarian “social credit score” system that is currently being rolled out is an absolute nightmare.  And the Chinese government is not content to simply control how people behave.  They also want to literally control what people believe, and the ongoing crackdown on the Christian faith has been absolutely brutal. 

Over the past several years, scores of pastors have been arrested, countless underground churches have been shut down, and thousands of Bibles have been burned.  Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough for Chinese officials, and so they have now taken things to an entirely new level.

When the communists first came to power in China, it was a very dark time for Christians.  But underground churches started blossoming even in the midst of the persecution, and eventually there were a few decades where the national government more or less tolerated unsanctioned gatherings.  Today, it has been estimated that there are more than 100 million Christians in China, and it is being projected that China may actually have more Christians that any other nation on the planet by the year 2030.

Needless to say, the communists don’t like any threats to their power, and they see this underground movement as a very serious threat.

Under the leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the persecution of unofficial churches has steadily escalated.  This year they actually tried to ban Christians from gathering on Christmas, and a series of new regulations has just been introduced that requires “total submission to the Chinese Communist Party at all times”

A new mandate entitled “Administrative Measures for Religious Groups” has been approved by the CPC and is comprised of six chapters and 41 articles dealing with the organization, functions, offices, supervision, projects and economic administration of religious communities.

The new rules also seek to ensure that religious leaders support,

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China’s smartphone shipments to rise in 2020 amid push to 5G

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02-01-20 03:40:00,

Shipments of smartphones in China are estimated to grow 0.7 percent this year, according to the global market intelligence firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

It says the increasing popularity of 5G phones will be the major factor behind the shipments’ growth.

The IDC expects 5G phone shipments to lead 5G network users in the short term, with one in every five phones to be connected to the faster and more stable network by 2021.

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China officially launches ‘one of the world’s largest’ 5G networks, with plans available for as low as $18

Prices of more than 20 percent of 5G phones will fall below the 2,000 yuan ($286) mark this year, according to the firm.

The demand for 5G smartphones in megacities could lead to a second-hand market in smaller less developed cities forming, where non-5G phones could be a better choice for local consumers.

Data showed shipments of 5G phones in China reached 485,000 units in the third quarter of 2019. Most of them were top of the line smartphones priced at over $700.

For more stories on economy & finance visit RT’s business section

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The New Colonization: China Is Building Enormous Self-Sustaining Chinese Cities All Over The African Continent

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01-01-20 02:28:00,

Authored by Michael Snyder via TheMostImportantNews.com,

During colonial times, European powers exploited Africa for the vast resources that it possesses. But what China is doing today is actually much worse. Yes, the Chinese greatly desire African resources, but ultimately what they want is Africa itself. But instead of conquering Africa using military force, China is using economics instead. Today, more than 10,000 Chinese-owned firms are operating in Africa, and virtually every major road, bridge, railway and skyscraper is being built by the Chinese. As a result, most African nations are very deeply indebted to China at this point. And as you will see below, when those debts go bad that gives the Chinese a tremendous amount of leverage.

Many people believe that the endgame for China is to make a whole lot more money and to gain control over a whole lot more resources. And China is undoubtedly pursuing those goals, but as Forbes has noted, ultimately what this is about is turning Africa “into another Chinese continent”…

The reason Chinese corporations are in Africa is simple; to exploit the people and take their resources. It’s the same thing European colonists did during mercantile times, except worse. The Chinese corporations are trying to turn Africa into another Chinese continent. They are squeezing Africa for everything it is worth.

Right now, approximately two million Chinese citizens already live in Africa, and that number is steadily rising with each passing month.

These days, it is difficult to find a major construction project on the continent that is not being handled by the Chinese, and this has enabled them to put their imprint on some of the largest African cities. For example, just check out what is happening in Nairobi, Kenya

On the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, a small sign points to “Beijing Road,” where a new housing development called the Great Wall Apartments looks like the concrete towers you’d find in a Chinese city.

Across Africa, Chinese developers are building highways, light rail systems, apartment buildings, and entire cities.

Most of the “cities” that China is building are known as “special economic zones”.

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How China Tracks Everyone And What It Means For All Of Us – Activist Post

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26-12-19 11:55:00,

By VICE News

VICE’s Elle Reeve heads to China to investigate the rise of facial recognition technology — and what that means for all of us.

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Ukraine, China & 2024 retirement plans: Key takeaways from Putin’s 15th annual press chat

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20-12-19 10:27:00,

At his annual year-end press conference, Vladimir Putin addressed his presumed retirement in 2024, the situation in Ukraine, domestic issues around healthcare and demographics, and relations with China, among many other topics.

Thursday’s Moscow event was the 15th in as many years of Putin’s presidency, and finished up as one of the longest. The Russian president sat for four hours and 18 minutes, taking around 80 questions from 57 journalists, of which he answered about 77. Some 1,895 reporters representing Russian and foreign media received accreditation for the conference, with many more watching online.

The climate crisis was the first topic. Putin appeared to cast doubt upon the Western mainstream scientific consensus that humans are responsible for the transformation, but he acknowledged the problem exists. “No one knows the reasons for global climate change,” he remarked. “It’s hard, if it’s even possible, to estimate human impact but it doesn’t mean that we should sit around & do nothing.”

Ukraine

Only last week, the president held his first meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky in Paris. At the press conference, Putin said he was “alarmed” by Zelensky’s post-meeting statements about reviewing the Minsk accords, but says he is open to another summit (which Russian media speculates will happen in April).

We have nothing except the Minsk agreement. If we revisit this we are at a dead end.

The deal, crafted in the Belarusian capital in 2015, requires Kiev to alter its Constitution and grant “special status” to the mainly Russian-speaking Donbass region.

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Dialogue between Kiev & people in eastern Ukraine needed to resolve conflict – Putin

Although his predecessor Petro Poroshenko (now Ukraine’s de facto opposition leader) signed up to the plan, it’s implementation is considered impossible for Zelensky. Even if he somehow got it through Parliament, he lacks the strength to face down extreme nationalists who would surely take to the streets in protest. If this happened a “third Maidan” is possible, potentially leaving Ukraine in complete anarchy and threatening the business interests of Ukrainian oligarchs, including Zelensky’s own sponsor, the billionaire Igor Kolomoysky.

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Propaganda zu China

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19-12-19 09:25:00,

Es ist absehbar, dass in den kommenden Jahren die Propaganda zu China stark zunehmen wird. Auch zu diesem Konflikt bietet der SPR Medien-Navigator eine gute Orientierungshilfe.

CFR- und NATO-konforme Medien werden, wie üblich, von Demokratie und Menschen­rechten sprechen, aber Machtpolitik meinen. Bei NATO-kritischen Medien ist hingegen bisweilen eine Verharmlosung Chinas zu beobachten, die ebenso gänzlich unangebracht ist.

Ein Sonderfall ist die (deutsche) Epoch Times der in China verfolgten Falun Gong Bewegung, die im Allgemeinen NATO-kritisch, über China jedoch NATO-konform berichtet.

Hinzu kommt die Sprachbarriere: Sind die »China Cables« echt, wie die New York Times sagt, oder mit zahlreichen Grammatikfehlern aus dem Englischen ins Chinesische übersetzt, wie Peking-nahe Muttersprachler sagen? Für Westler ist das schwierig zu beurteilen.

Das westliche Endziel in China wurde bereits dargestellt: Regimewechsel in Peking und Abspaltung der Randregionen Tibet, Xinjiang, Taiwan und Hongkong. Auch die zahlreichen in China aktiven NED-Organisationen wirken auf dieses Ziel hin, wie schon bei Tiananmen 1989.

SPR ist seinerseits zu einer wichtigen Referenz für (Expat-)Chinesen geworden, die sich fragen, wie die »freie westliche Presse« derart synchron gegen China abdrehen konnte. Und die Antwort lautet, selbst­ver­ständlich: Das American Empire und seine Medien.

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China und USA: Menschenrechtswidrige «Kriege gegen den Terror»

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17-12-19 11:11:00,

Der Vater von Bota Kussaiyn wurde in ein «Umerziehungslager» geschickt.
© Amnesty Intern.

Der Vater von Bota Kussaiyn wurde in ein «Umerziehungslager» geschickt.


Jörg Kronauer / 17. Dez 2019 –

China rechtfertigt die «Umerziehungslager» in Xinjiang mit dem gleichen Argument wie die USA die Kriege in Afghanistan und im Irak.

upg. Die «Umerziehungslager» für Muslime in Xinjiang sind eine unentschuldbare, menschenrechtsverletzende Überreaktion der Regierung in Beijing auf eine Reihe grösserer terroristischer Attentate. Bei den USA war es nach dem Anschlag von 9/11, als sie völkerrechtswidrig überreagierten: Ausser in Guantanamo richteten die USA zwar keine «Lager» ein, aber sie führten Kriege «gegen den Terror» in Afghanistan (bisher über 100’000 Todesopfer), Irak (etwa 500’000 Todesopfer) und Syien (über 400’000 Todesopfer). Der amerikanische «Krieg gegen den Terror» entschuldigt in keiner Weise das Vorgehen Beijings in Xinjiang. Zur Einordnung gehört jedoch das Wissen, welchen Terror und welche Ängste islamistisch-fundamentalistische Gruppen in China verbreitet haben. Der Journalist Jörg Kronauer, Redaktionsmitglied von German Foreign Policy, fasst diese bei uns wenig bekannten Hintergründe zusammen.

Auch China steckt in einem Krieg gegen den Terror

Seit November schlagen sie in der westlichen Öffentlichkeit hohe Wellen: die «China Cables». Das sind geleakte Dokumente chinesischer Behörden mit Informationen über staatliche «Umerziehungslager» für meist muslimische Uiguren im westchinesischen Autonomen Gebiet Xinjiang. Die Lager, in denen enorm viele Menschen festgehalten werden – wie viele genau, ist nicht bekannt –, werden im Westen schon seit vergangenem Jahr immer wieder scharf kritisiert; zuweilen ist gar von «Konzentrationslagern» die Rede.

Chinesische Stellen erklären stets, es handle sich um Einrichtungen, in denen Uiguren von «terroristischen und extremistischen Gedanken» abgebracht und zugleich in der Landessprache unterrichtet wie beruflich fortgebildet werden sollen; es gehe darum, dem uigurischen Terrorismus langfristig den Nährboden zu entziehen.

Die «China Cables» bestätigen einen Vorwurf, der in westlichen Medien immer wieder erhoben wird: dass die Menschen in den Lagern ohne gerichtliches Urteil, gegen ihren Willen und über lange Zeit festgehalten, zur Veränderung ihres Verhaltens veranlasst und penibel überwacht werden. Weitere Vorwürfe, insbesondere den, dass in den Einrichtungen Gewalt und Folter angewandt würden, belegen die «China Cables» nicht.

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Die Attentäter schlugen in den Abendstunden zu.

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China Papers: propaganda als onderdeel van nieuwe koude oorlog? | Uitpers

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07-12-19 06:33:00,

Islamitisch Instituur van Urumqi (foto: J.J.)

In onze media is er heisa rond de ‘China Papers’, gelekte Chinese documenten waaruit zou blijken dat China massaal Oeigoerse moslims opsluit en brainwasht. Wat is ervan aan? Wat is de band met de uitdeinende nieuwe koude oorlog?

De documenten komen uit een onbekende ‘hooggeplaatste bron in de partij’ en werden oorspronkelijk in de New York Times gelekt. Bij diegenen die verklaren dat ze echt zijn vinden we personen die voor het Pentagon werken en voor de Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Niet echt objectieve beoordelaars. Bovendien worden de documenten ontdaan van elke context en geframed voor het demoniseren van China.

Zo wordt in de meeste media een interne toespraak van president Xi, waarin hij opriep ‘absoluut geen mededogen’ te tonen, aangevoerd als ultiem bewijs van massale opsluiting en slechte behandeling van de Oeigoerse moslims, op bevel van het hoogste gezag.

Wat is het echte verhaal? In maart 2014 pleegden Oeigoerse terroristen een aanslag met messen op reizigers in het treinstation van Kunming (in de provincie Yunnan). Daarbij vielen 150 gewonden en 31 doden. Enkele weken later kwam president Xi naar Xinjiang om de toestand te bespreken. Hij riep op tot de ‘strijd tegen terrorisme, infiltratie van radicalisme en separatisme’ door gebruik te maken van de ‘organen van de staatsmacht’ en ‘absoluut geen medelijden’ te tonen. Bestaat er ergens een regering die wel mededogen toont met terrorisme, radicalisme en separatisme? Het verwijt tegen de Chinese president klinkt extra hol op het ogenblik dat de Westerse legers in het Midden-Oosten oorlog tegen IS voeren en Frankrijk en Groot-Brittannië commando’s sturen om hun eigen Syriëstrijders te vermoorden.

Uit de lucht gegrepen aantallen

Bij het doorlopen van de 400 bladzijden ‘China Papers’ blijkt dat de conclusies zoals in het hierboven aangehaalde voorbeeld grotendeels neerkomen op een intentieproces. Geen enkele belangrijke claim tegen China wordt met feiten aangetoond.

De belangrijkste van die claims was oorspronkelijk ‘dat de Chinese overheid de voorbije drie jaren misschien wel tot één miljoen Oeigoeren, Kazakken en andere minderheden vasthoudt in interneringskampen en gevangenissen’ . Die is intussen door onze media zonder verdere aanwijzingen opgeschaald tot ‘meer dan een miljoen, misschien wel anderhalf tot twee miljoen’ in ‘concentratiekampen’. In de China Papers staat echter niets concreet over aantallen betrokken personen.

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China’s African Swine Fever Now Global Threat | New Eastern Outlook

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30-11-19 08:58:00,

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The worst outbreak of fatal African Swine Fever disease ever has devastated the world’s largest pig population, that of China, over the past months. Now it is spreading to neighboring states and even threatens the United States pig herds. The political and human impact could be far worse than imagined as a de facto pandemic disease situation spreads. Globalization of agribusiness is not helping matters.

On August 3, 2018 a case of African Swine Fever (ASF) was confirmed in China’s Liaoning Province. Since then despite various measures to contain the deadly disease it has spread across China where as of November, 2019 in little more than a year, nearly half of China’s huge pig population has either died or been eliminated in a desperate effort to contain the disease. ASF is not deadly to humans but is 100% fatal to any pig that is infected. There is no known treatment to cure it. It can be spread by direct contact with an infected pig, body fluids, contact with equipment or clothing and via certain tick species.

The China Agriculture Ministry issued a report in August that the size of China’s live pig herd had declined by a very precise 38.7% from August 2018. Industry sources suspect underreporting and put the actual number at more like 50%. In any event it is huge, and has impacted the politically sensitive measure of China food price inflation over the past year. Pork is a mainstay of the Chinese diet for meat protein and considered a national security issue. Most pigs in China are raised by small-scale farmers who face ruin now. According to reports inside China this has led many desperate small farmers to try to hide the presence of ASF in their herds, to slaughter and sell, to avoid financial ruin.

The disease is especially dangerous. According to experts it’s hard to kill. One report notes, “It lives in feces for 11 days and blood for 15 weeks. It lives in salted meat for 182 days, dried meat for almost a year, and frozen meat for three years. The Chinese love to take meat snacks with them when they travel. Rules can be bent in Asia.”

Even more alarming are reports that disposal of infected China pig carcasses is not safe.

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Tagesdosis 29.11.2019 – China: CO2 Klima-Leugner | KenFM.de

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29-11-19 02:38:00,

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Ein Kommentar von Rainer Rupp.

In meiner Tagesdosis vom 22. November „Am Deutschen Klimawesen wird die Welt nicht genesen“ wurde darauf hingewiesen, dass auch China zu den Ländern gehört, die für zwei Drittel der weltweiten CO2-Emissionen verantwortlich sind, aber nicht im Traum daran denken, die westliche CO2 Klima „Wissenschaft“ ernst zu nehmen. Dafür gab es von einigen Lesern heftige Kritik.

So kommentierte z.B. ein Leser in bekannt besserwisserischem Ton, der Autor möge ihm „doch bitte Mal nur einen, wirklich nur einen chinesischen Klimawissenschaftler, Physiker, Geologen usw. nennen, der sowas sagt“, der also nicht an das vom IPCC (Internationaler Klima Rat) in die Welt gesetzte CO2-Dogma glaubt. Dieser Aufforderung komme ich gerne nach, aber nicht ohne mich zu wundern, woher dieser anscheinend feste Glauben kommt, dass China mit im CO2-Klimaboot sitzt.

Da wären z.B. fünf renommierte Erd- und Klimaforscher der Pekinger Universität, JingYun Fang, Jiang Ling, Zhu ShaoPeng, Wang Chao Yue und Hai Hua Shen. In ihrer umfangreichen Studie, die unter Führung von Dr. Fang (Fang et al.) im Oktober 2011 veröffentlicht wurde, heißt es unter anderem, dass der „IPCC-Bericht nicht mehr das maßgebende Dokument zum Klimawandel ist“. Er sei politisch tendenziös und enthalte etliche Fehler und Mängel. Die Erderwärmung sei zwar eine „objektive Tatsache“, aber es herrsche eine „große Unsicherheit über die Höhe des Temperaturanstiegs“. Zudem trügen Aktivitäten des Menschen und natürliche Faktoren zur Erwärmung bei; allerdings sei es schwierig, den jeweiligen Beitrag zu quantifizieren.

Die wissenschaftliche Studie von Fang at al. ist auch unter dem Titel: „Global warming, human-induced carbon emissions, and their uncertainties” (Globale Erwärmung, vom Menschen verursachte Kohlenstoffemissionen und ihre Unsicherheiten) im Springer Verlag erschienen. (Kostenpunkt 41,50 Euro) In der Einführung zum Buch heißt es zusammenfassend:

„In den letzten Jahrzehnten gab es eine Reihe von Debatten über die Klimaerwärmung und ihre treibenden Kräfte. Basierend auf einer ausführlichen Analyse der wissenschaftlichen Literatur gehen wir davon aus, dass (1) die Klimaerwärmung auftritt, aber mit großen Unsicherheiten in Bezug auf das Ausmaß des Temperaturanstiegs;

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Russia & China complete their first cross-border mega highway bridge (VIDEO)

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29-11-19 10:32:00,

The construction of a bridge over the Amur River to link Russia and neighboring China has been completed in the Far East. The historic road is first of its kind between the two states and is set to boost economic ties.

The bridge links the cities Heihe in northern China and Russia’s far eastern city of Blagoveshchensk located on the opposite banks of the Amur River, also known as Heilongjiang by the Chinese. The bridge is more than 1km long (0.6 miles) and is a part of key 19.9km (12.4 miles) two-lane highway project.

The ambitious $300-million construction project was started in December 2016 and the two parts of the massive cable-braced bridge were joined together at the end of May. The new milestone was reached on Friday, when local authorities announced the end of the construction works paving the way for the opening, scheduled for April 2020.

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“The bridge has a strategic importance for us. It is a very serious perspective for our region,” the governor of the Amur Region, Vasily Orlov, said during a special ceremony marking completion of the project.

The harsh weather conditions of the frigid region have been hampering cross-border trade for years, but the ambitious project is set to solve this problem. After the route becomes operational, cargo volume could see an 8-fold increase to 4 million tons, according to Alexander Kozlov, the Russian Minister for the Development of the Far East.

The new bridge should also boost tourism, increasing the tourist flow from China to 2 million. However, initially tourists won’t be able to use the road as it will only be available to cargo trucks. It will take another year and a half to build a crossing point allowing passenger transport, including tourist buses, to cross the bridge.

However, tourists could be offered a more convenient and an even cheaper way to get to the other side, according to Kozlov, as Russia is also building a cableway across the Amur River.

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How Does China Evaluate and Choose its Leaders? Understanding China’s University System – Global Research

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23-11-19 07:18:00,

Many Westerners have at least a dim awareness of China’s Gaokao, the system of annual university entrance examinations, taken by about 10 million students each year. This set of examinations is quite stiff and perhaps even harsh, covering many subjects and occupying three days. The tests require broad understanding, deep knowledge and high intelligence, if one is to do well. These examinations are entirely merit-based and favoritism is impossible. Students who produce the highest grades in these examinations are in the top 1% of a pool of 1.5 billion people.

Few Westerners are aware that China also has a system of bar examinations which every graduate lawyer must pass in order to practice law in China. These are even more severe, requiring not only high intelligence but deep knowledge of the laws and a broad understanding of all matters legal, these exams being so difficult that many refuse to even attempt them. Of about 250,000 graduate lawyers who sit the exam, only about 20,000 will pass and obtain qualifications to actually practice law in China. If you meet a Chinese lawyer, you can be assured you are dealing with someone from top 1% of that same pool of 1.5 billion people.

I mention these two items only to introduce a third – the Civil Service Examinations.

The Imperial civil service examinations were designed many centuries ago to select the best administrative officials for the state’s bureaucracy. They lasted as long as 72 hours, and required a great depth and breadth of knowledge to pass. It was an eminently fair system in that the exam itself had no qualifications. Almost anyone, even from the least educated family in the poorest town, could sit the exam and, if that person did well enough, he or she could join the civil service and potentially rise to the top. The modern civil service examination system evolved from the imperial one, and today millions of graduates write these each year. They are extremely difficult. Of perhaps two million candidates only about 10,000 will get a pass. And that pass doesn’t get you a job; all it gets you is an interview.

When you meet some who has entered the civil service in China’s central government, you can rest assured you are speaking to a person who is not only exceptionally well educated and astonishingly knowledgeable on a broad range of national issues,

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Mensenrechtenschending door China… Niet door België.

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22-11-19 10:05:00,

Het is het klassieke verhaal dezer dagen op onder meer onze VRT waar men het nodig acht om China te kastijden omdat het de mensenrechten niet respecteert. Dit op een ogenblik dat een meer dan 600-koppige handelsmissie dat land bezocht zoekend naar allerlei contracten. En dan komt het nu klassieke verhaal over de Oeigoeren en sinds een paar maanden ook Hongkong.

En dan zijn wij, de zuiveren, die China hier een lesje moeten leren en met het vingertje wijzen richting de ‘stoute’ leerling. Wat een karikatuur en zowat het toppunt van durf en arrogantie. Het doet denken aan de kolonisatie toen wij de Congolezen zo nodig de deugden van onze beschaving moesten brengen. En we weten hoe dat afliep.

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Naar gelang de definitie die men op de term mensenrechten plakt is er in wezen geen enkel land dat respect toont voor de mensenrechten. Zeker en vast ook België niet. Onze serie ministers voor armoedebestrijding doen allerlei peperdure plechtige beloftes over het bestrijden van die schande. Met als resultaat een in ons land almaar toenemende armoede.

Men moet tegenwoordig maar na 18 uur door de Brusselse Nieuwstraat, ‘s lands winkelstraat bij uitstek, wandelen om scenes te zien die voor wie menselijke gevoelens heeft alleen maar schokkend overkomen. Kleine kinderen leven er gewoon op straat. De Belgische welvaartstaat in volle glorie.

Maar dat is maar een klein deel van de mensenrechtenschendingen door België. Het was toch België die door in 2003 de Antwerpse haven voor Amerikaanse wapentransporten open te stellen dat de VS Irak kon vernielen. Medeplichtigheid dus.

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Het Deurganckdok in de Antwerpse haven. Deze haven diende in 2003 als draaischijf voor het Amerikaans leger om haar in Europa opgeslagen materiaal naar Irak te kunnen verschepen nodig voor de verovering en bezetting van het land. België hielp dus mee bij de bezetting en vernieling van het land. Een oorlogsmisdaad.

Het land is er nog steeds niet van bekomen en het zal nog heel veel jaren vergen om terug te raken waar het voor de Amerikaanse interventie stond. Kostprijs naast de materiële schade en psychologische destructie bij de bevolking: Honderdduizenden doden. Dat is wat andere koffie dan het vermeend aantal doden in China op het Tiananmenplein van 4 juni 1989.

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China Gives Japan, Korea Ultimatum On Hosting US Missiles After INF Collapse

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22-11-19 09:04:00,

The major Japanese daily Asahi Shimbun revealed this week that Chinese officials issued a stern to warning to Japan and South Korea against any move to host intermediate-range missiles on their soil.

Citing both Japanese and US sources, the newspaper said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi issued the message to his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in August  an action apparently triggered by President Trump’s announced official withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia.

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor, via Wiki Commons

Given a key administration criticism of the INF is that it doesn’t account for developing technology and advanced missiles of major powers like China, Beijing is said to be worried over the fallout of a potential new US-Russia arms race for southeast Asia.

According to the report:

With the INF now invalidated, Beijing is concerned that Washington plans to deploy intermediate-range missiles in Japan and South Korea where they would be capable of reaching China.

Foreign Minister Wang reportedly told then Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Kono: “If the United States deploys intermediate-range missiles in Japan, that would have a major effect on Japan-China relations” — a message also relayed in a separate bilateral meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha.

Japan’s Kono reportedly responded firmly with “Chinese missiles are capable of hitting Japan, so China must first work toward reducing its arsenal.”

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) meeting Japanese counterpart Taro Kono in Tokyo on April 15, 2018. Via Reuters

And further: “Kang told Wang that China should first end its retaliatory measures against South Korea for the deployment of the U.S. military’s Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, the sources said.”

The revelation comes at an interesting moment, given US-South Korea relations reached a low-point this month after the Trump administration in negotiations with Seoul demanded a $4.7 billion annual price tag to keep 28,000+ US troops in South Korea.

Simultaneously, China has signed a defense agreement with South Korea promising to develop greater security ties.

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China, USA and the Geopolitics of Lithium | New Eastern Outlook

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18-11-19 01:53:00,

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For several years since the global push to develop mass-scale Electric Vehicles, the element Lithium has come intofocus as a strategic metal. Demand is enormous in China, in the EU and in the USA at present, and securing control over lithium supplies is already developing its own geopolitics not unlike that for the control of oil. 

China Moves to Secure Sources

For China, which has set major targets to become the world’s largest  producer of EVs, developing lithium battery materials is a priority for the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) period. Though China has its own lithium reserves, recovery is limited, and China has gone to secure lithium mining rights abroad.

In Australia Chinese companyTalison Lithium, controlled by Tianqi, mines and owns the world’s largest and highest grade spodumene reserves in Greenbushes, Western Australia near Perth.

Talison Lithium Inc. is the world’s largest primary lithium producer. Their Greenbushes site in Australia produces today some 75% of China’s lithium demands and about forty percent of world demand. This as well as other vital Australian raw materials, has made relations with Australia, traditionally a firm US ally, of strategic importance to Beijing. As well, China has become the largest trade partner for Australia.

However China’s growing economic influence in the Pacific around Australia led Prime Minister Scott Morrison to send a warning message to China not to challenge Australia’s strategic backyard region. In late 2017 Australia, with growing concern over expanding Chinese influence in the region, resumed informal cooperation in what is sometimes called the Quad,with USA, India and Japan, reviving an earlier attempt to check Chinese influence in the South Pacific. Australia has also recently stepped up lending to strategic Pacific island nations to counter China’s lending. All this clearly makes it imperative for China to go global to other sites to secure its lithium in order to become the key player in the emerging EV economy over the coming decade.

As development  of electric vehicles became priority in Chinese economic planning, the search for secure lithium turned to Chile,another major source of the lithium. There,China’s Tianqiis amassing a major share of Chile’s SociedadQuimica Y Minera (SQM), one of the world’s largest lithium producers.

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Russia & China to launch joint venture for constructing metros worldwide

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13-11-19 02:11:00,

Russian engineering company Mosinzhproekt and the China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) plan to set up a joint venture for the construction of subways around the world, said Moscow Deputy Mayor Marat Khusnullin.

He said that several agreements have already been sealed with Chinese partners, particularly on the implementation of a joint project on transfer hubs and the exchange of information technology.

“We have gained expertise and potentially after 2021–2022, when the main number of metros are completed, we can start building in other countries too,” Khusnullin said, adding that a preliminary agreement with the Chinese side has already been signed.

Since August 2017, CRCC has been building a 4.6km section and three stations on the Large Circle Line in Moscow, which will be completed by the end of 2020. In February, CRCC won another metro construction contract and is expected to start tunneling next month.

The Chinese firm may also invest around $1 billion in the construction of the first stage of Russia’s administrative and business center, Kommunarka.

The Moscow metro is one of the busiest in the world and is famous for its efficiency and elegance. It features some of the most beautiful stations, many of which are decorated with frescoes, marble columns and ornate chandeliers. It is one of the cleanest metros, with more than nine million passengers every day.

Opened in 1935 with 13 stations, it was the first underground railway system in the Soviet Union. As of 2019, the Moscow Metro, excluding the Moscow Central Circle and Moscow Monorail, has 232 stations (263 with Moscow Central Circle) and its route length is 397.3km (246.9 miles), making it the fifth longest in the world. The system is mostly underground, with the deepest section at a depth of 84 meters (276ft), one of the world’s deepest.

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