China

Anti-Lockdown Protestors Clash With Police In Guangzhou Despite Threats Of Brutal ‘Crackdown’

Despite Chinese President Xi Jinping sending tanks into Xuzhou overnight Tuesday to quash anti-lockdown and pro-democracy protests in the eastern city, new protests continue to crop up across the country, leaving police clashing with protestors in Guangzhou and Xi threatening a brutal “crackdown” which brings back memories of the 1989 student Tiananmen Square uprising that ended when the Chinese government murdered hundreds, possibly thousands, of protestors.

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Biden Administration ‘Not Taking A Side’ On Cause Of Chinese Protests

On Wednesday, the National Security Counsel Coordinator for Strategic Communications, John Kirby, appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” to answer the question of whether or not the White House supports the Chinese protestors calling for Xi Jinping to step down and the White House’s stance on Covid restrictions. Kirby took President Biden’s lead in his initial response and skirted the issue stating only that the White House is “on the side of peaceful protest” and was not “taking a side in terms of what these protests are about.”

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Reminiscent Of Tiananmen Square – West Turns Away As Chinese Communists Send In Tanks To Quash Pro-Democracy Protests

In a scene all too reminiscent of the July 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and massacre, Chinese President Xi Jinping sent tanks into Xuzhou, a city of 9 million in eastern China, Tuesday night. The tanks were ordered to Xuzhou in an effort to suppress a recent rash of protests that initially broke out in response to Jinping’s zero-Covid policy that led to the deaths of at least 10 people when a fire broke out in a locked-down building.

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Biden Reinforces Stance That U.S. Would Defend Taiwan If China Invades

In an interview Sunday with Scott Pelley on CBS “60 Minutes,” Joe Biden reaffirmed that the United States will defend Taiwan if China decides to invade. When asked directly, “Would US forces defend the island?” Biden answered, “Yes, if, in fact, there was an unprecedented attack.” Biden’s comment contradicts Washington’s longstanding “One China” policy which does not directly support Taiwan’s political independence from China.

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