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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
CNN: What does it mean to be a patriot in modern China? Can someone love the country while opposing the ruling Communist Party?
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.
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.