The South China Sea is one of the most lucrative parts of the world and China wants Joe Biden to win the U.S. presidential election so they can finish what they started. “China started land-reclamation efforts in the South China Sea in 2013” reports National Review. “Beijing initially proceeded slowly and cautiously while evaluating the Obama-Biden administration’s reaction.”
China sent a dredger, with the protection of a Chinese warship to Johnson South Reef in the Spratly archipelago. “When it became clear that the Obama-Biden administration wouldn’t do anything serious to push back,” writes National Review, “China ramped up its island-building activities.”
The South China Sea is rich in natural resources such as oil and gas and a consistent area of contention between China and neighboring countries over its land and trade routes. With the apathy from the Obama administration, satellite images show China built runways, ports, aircraft hangars, radar and sensor equipment, and buildings on their own manmade islands.
“Noticing the Obama-Biden administration’s unwillingness to push back on China’s island-building activities,” writes National Review, “China’s smaller neighbors decided to find means of addressing the crisis at hand.” In 2013 the Philippines filed an arbitration case over China’s claims of sovereignty over the Spratly Islands and Scarborough Shoal.
In 2016, “the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague rejected the majority of China’s claim of the South China Sea. It also ruled that China’s island build-up was not only unlawful but also a blatant violation of the Philippines’ economic rights” reports National Review. The Hague said China “had caused severe environmental harm to reefs in the chain” but Beijing ignored the ruling.
Former U.S. defense secretary Ash Carter criticized Obama’s administration for “giving a rare strategic opening for its island-building. As the Obama administration stood by, China was able to reclaim an estimated 3,200 acres of land on seven features in the South China Sea” and without U.S. intervention, “small countries such as the Philippines have little means to enforce the ruling and halt China’s maritime expansion” writes National Review. With a Biden presidency, China can continue on with the very unlawful practices they began the last time Biden was in the White House.
NEW YORK BRACES: NYPD Prepared to ‘Freeze’ Sections of City if ‘Unrest Erupts’ on Election Night
The NYPD braced Tuesday for any Election Night chaos that could erupt across the city; saying they are prepared to “freeze” sections of Manhattan and Brooklyn that saw violent demonstrations in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.
“The NYPD, as always, will facilitate any possible peaceful protest,” Chief Monahan told reporters outside police headquarters. “But my message to anyone who wants to cause violence and destruction is, ‘Don’t even try it. We know who you are and you will be arrested.’”
Our cops began their day at 4am and were at the #Election2020 polls shortly after that to ensure the safety of every New Yorker as they cast their ballots. My thanks to the Finest as they remain at each location throughout this evening. pic.twitter.com/naeLEGL8mT
— Chief Terence Monahan (@NYPDChiefofDept) November 3, 2020
“[There are] certainly some unanswered questioned in terms of how long they’ll be working, but we’re prepared, we’re ready and we’re looking forward to it,” the top cop said. “Everyone should get out there and vote, and we’ll move forward from there.”
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BACKLASH BUILDS: Calls for Resignation of WHO Director Grow Over Handling of Coronavirus, Ties to China
An international backlash grew Monday morning against the Director of the World Health Organization over his response to the global Coronavirus pandemic and close ties to the Chinese government.
“Amid persistent criticism that his organization failed to properly oversee China’s coronavirus response and worked to downplay the communist nation’s responsibility for the pandemic, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is facing growing calls for his resignation from American politicians and others around the world,” reports Fox News.
Dr. Tedros deceived the world. At one point, he even praised China’s ‘transparency' during its coronavirus response efforts despite a mountain of evidence showing the regime concealed the severity of the outbreak. This deception cost lives. https://t.co/ymmnCTeV8O
— Martha McSally (@SenMcSallyAZ) April 3, 2020
For the first time, #China has reported no domestic #COVID19 cases yesterday. This is an amazing achievement, which gives us all reassurance that the #coronavirus can be beaten. https://t.co/py3Ka2cbLK
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) March 20, 2020
“Dr. Tedros deceived the world. At one point, he even praised China’s ‘transparency’ during its coronavirus response efforts despite a mountain of evidence showing the regime concealed the severity of the outbreak. This deception cost lives,” said Senator Martha McSally.
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