Demanding Loyalty, China Moves to Overhaul Hong Kong Elections

NYT: When Beijing set out last summer to quash resistance to its rule in Hong Kong, it imposed a national security law that empowered the authorities to arrest scores of democracy advocates and sent a chill over the city.
WHO Investigators to Scrap Interim Report on Probe of Covid-19 Origins, Amid U.S.-China Tensions
WSJ: A World Health Organization team investigating the origins of Covid-19 is planning to scrap an interim report on its recent mission to China amid mounting tensions between Beijing and Washington over the investigation and an appeal from one international group of scientists for a new probe.
WHO Defends Appointing US Scientist Mired In Alleged Conflicts Of Interest To Coronavirus Origins Investigation
Daily Caller: The World Health Organization is defending its appointment of a U.S. doctor with prior financial ties to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) to be a part of its investigative team that probed the origins of COVID-19 in China in early 2021.
Marsha Blackburn Warns Biden to Ensure WHO Investigation Is ‘Free From Conflict of Interest’
Townhall: Representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO) are currently investigating the origin of the coronavirus in Wuhan, and Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is urging President Biden to ensure that the probe is “free from conflicts of interest.”
U.S. to Take Hard Line on Chinese Trade Practices, Administration Says
WSJ: The Biden administration said Monday it will use “all available tools” to respond to alleged unfair trading practices by Beijing as it conducts a comprehensive review of its trade policy with China.
Senate Confirms Biden’s UN Ambassador Nominee Who Sympathized with the Chinese Communist Party
Townhall: The Senate confirmed President Biden’s nominee to serve as Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Linda Thomas-Greenfield. She received bipartisan support, with a vote of 78-20 on Tuesday afternoon.
GOP Lawmakers Demand Investigation Into National Institutes Of Health’s Relationship With Wuhan Lab
Daily Caller: Dozens of Republican members of Congress wrote a letter to National Institutes of Health Acting Inspector General Christi Grimm on Tuesday demanding a “prompt and thorough investigation” into the NIH’s relationship with a Chinese lab that studied coronaviruses.
Hong Kong’s new loyalty oath requires all lawmakers to love China — and the Communist Party
CNN: What does it mean to be a patriot in modern China? Can someone love the country while opposing the ruling Communist Party?
AG nominee Merrick Garland passes on saying whether Chinese Communist Party a US ‘enemy’
Fox News: Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland concurred Monday with the U.S. intelligence community’s view that China is a "threat" in certain ways to U.S. interests but declined to say whether he views the country’s leadership in Beijing as an enemy.
Xi’s homework for all: studying ‘correct’ Communist Party history
Nikkei Asia: On Saturday morning, I visited Xiangshan, a western Beijing suburb known for vibrant fall foliage. My destination was Shuangqing Villa, where Communist China's founding father Mao Zedong spent half a year until the People's Republic was founded in October 1949.