China Insider: China to Lose Access to Australian Space Tracking Station

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September 24, 2020 Updated: October 7, 2020

Trump: World Leaders Must Hold China Accountable for Causing Pandemic

President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly that the world “must hold China accountable for their actions” that led to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

On September 22, he said in a pre-recorded speech: “We are once again engaged in a global struggle. We have waged a fierce battle against an invisible enemy, the China virus, which has claimed countless lives in 188 nations.”

The president said that the United States is now pioneering COVID-19 vaccines that have entered the final stage of clinical trials.

President Trump characterized the Chinese regime as “the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world,” noting that in the early stages, when the virus first emerged in China’s central city of Wuhan, Beijing chose to lock down cities while “allowing flights to leave China, and infect the world.”

Canada-Led Panel Discussion: HK’s Struggle Is a Lesson to the World

MP Garnett Genuis, the Conservative shadow minister for Multiculturalism & Canada-China said Beijing’s actions in Hong Kong should be concerning for all Canadians, as well as all free peoples.

On September 22, Genuis said at a webinar that Beijing’s subjugation of Hong Kong by imposing a draconian national security law on the autonomous region has global implications, and represents “what is likely to be the most important conflict/contest of the 21st century.”

He said: “Hong Kong provides the key to the whole world in terms of the challenges and conflicts that now confront us in the 21st century. What Hong Kong helps us do is understand the nature of the conflict between countries like ours and the PRC.”

China to Lose Access to Australian Space Tracking Station

The CCP will lose access to a strategic space tracking station in Western Australia which is owned by the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC). The Swedish state-owned company told the media a few days ago that it would not enter into any new contracts at the Australian site to support Chinese customers after its current contract expires. Experts believe that this decision may indicate that the confrontation between the CCP and Western countries will extend from the field of science and technology to a space war.

On Sept. 21, Reuters reported that The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) has had a contract allowing Beijing access to the satellite antenna at the ground station since at least 2011. The PRC last used the Yatharagga Satellite Station, owned and maintained by the SSC, in June 2013 to support the three-person Shenzhou 10 mission which completed a series of space docking tests, SSC said.

Owner of China-Listed Finance Company Indicted for Organized Crime

On September 17, several major news websites in mainland China reported that the China-listed investment holding company China Create Capital Limited announced its owner, Zhang Wei, has been indicted on 11 counts of heading a “mafia-style gang” and illegally raising public funds.

As previously reported by the Chinese language Epoch Times, Zhang and 43 of his colleagues were arrested in April last year for what the government said was criminal activities.

China’s state media said that the mafia-style criminal group China Create Capital Limited had been charged with illegally raising public funds for non-existent investment projects through its online peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform “88 Wealth Network.”

Zhang and his accomplices got rich from the P2P scheme by lending the investment funds out as high-interest loans, and then using violent means if necessary to recover interest payments from borrowers.

Chinese Experts Warn of a Second Wave of the CCP Virus Outbreak

During a speech in Shanghai on September 20, Zhang Wenhong, the director of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Huashan Hospital, said that a second wave of the CCP virus is inevitable. Just one day before, another expert also indicated that the epidemic will continue to exist in the upcoming winter season and spring season of next year. Regional outbreaks are possible. Although the CCP claimed that the epidemic has already been controlled, the warnings of these two experts sparked the suspicion of the outsiders.

The director of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Huashan Hospital, Zhang Wenhong, indicated that the CCP virus will continuously exist because of its high rate of transmission. He said: “Basically, this epidemic is going to continue for a very long time because this virus has spread to every corner of the world. And the biggest problem is that its virulence is not significantly high and when the virulence is not high, 80 percent of the people are asymptomatic. This is extremely scary.”

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