Tuesday marked the 30-year anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen Square massacre, when the Chinese government slaughtered upwards of thousands of student protesters demanding democracy. In true Orwellian fashion, the Chinese government had effectively erased it from their history and arrested a CBS News crew for showing pictures of the massacre to young Chinese citizens. Meanwhile, outlets in the U.S. claim President Trump was the Orwellian one and the danger to press freedom.
Tech companies have been strangely silent on the subject of Chinese censorship. But one reason for their silence might be the millions Chinese companies have invested in these platforms. In a May 30 podcast with the Harvard Business Review, Reddit COO Jen Wong sang the praises of the company’s newest investor, Chinese tech company Tencent. She told the Review that Tencent was “a really impressive company” who had “enormous success.” However, she failed to mention why Tencent would be a controversial investor -- as the builders of China’s infamous Great Firewall of Censorship.
Getting rid of tariffs altogether turned out to be the common ground between Fox Business Network anchor Trish Regan and Chinese television journalist Liu Xin. Regan welcomed Xin, host of CGTN’s The Point with Liu Xin, to discuss the Chinese economy, intellectual property theft and trade tensions between the U.S. and China on Trish Regan Primetime May 29. Although they didn’t agree on everything, when Regan suggested completely getting rid of tariffs between the nations, Xin was supportive.
New York Times columnist Tom Friedman who at least until very recently suffered from extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome wrote on on May 21 that Trump is correct in attempting to reset our trade relationship with China. In case you thought this was Friedman merely experiencing a brief moment of mental clarity, he also appeared with Steve Bannon on CNBC and mostly agreed with him about the need to push China into a new trade agreement.
Presidential contenders are in a battle to out give one another. Senator Elizabeth Warren proposes a whopping $50,000 per student college loan forgiveness. Senator Bernie Sanders proposes free health care for all Americans plus illegal aliens. Most Democratic presidential candidates promise free stuff that includes free college, universal income, "Medicare for All" and debt forgiveness.
Now that Creepy Joe Biden thinks he has put to rest all the cringy questions about his grabby hands, he has reverted to one of his old-time shticks: middle-class Joe. Champion of the masses. Hero of the hoi polloi. A six-term U.S. senator and two-term vice president, which equates to 44 back-slapping, log-rolling, favor-trading years in Washington, this decrepit Beltway swamp-dweller wants flyover Americans to believe that he's really just like you and me. To which I can only reply with one hearty syllable: HA!
The U.S. government and the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei have been locked in battle for the future of wireless technology with U.S. Officials concerned that the company will give Beijing a backdoor for intelligence gathering.
This week, CBS This Morning has explored motherhood around the world, gushing about how other countries do things better than the United States. On Tuesday, the show touted all the free stuff Finland gives out, ignoring the country’s high taxes. On Thursday, the CBS journalists cheered China’s handling of raising children. At no time did reporter Ben Tracy mention the country’s authoritarian government or the millions of forced abortions as a result of its one child policy.
An hour after he trumpeted Thursday’s abrupt end of the second U.S.-North Korea summit, CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta appeared in need of a safe space following President Trump’s Hanoi press conference. Acosta wasn’t called on, so he aired his grievances on CNN while falsely suggesting the President had “steered clear largely” of the White House press corps.
What happens when the front page of the internet is funded by the company that made the Great Firewall in China? Reddit, the internet forum for communities, posts, and news, is currently fundraising to keep itself afloat, with a $300 million goal.
It’s clear by now that CBS’s Madam Secretary has a pretty warped view of reality. It perceives white nationalists as a national threat, promotes fake news as a dangerous epidemic, and still believes the U.S. rips children away from their parents at the border. Now they have a new delusion with corporate greed somehow threatening foreign stability.
It's probably one of the biggest business stories right now that you haven't heard about both because the mainstream media has downplayed it and because the reports came just the public's attention was captured by last minute Christmas Eve shopping . And if you are aware of it, you haven't seen the name of a certain president who was instrumental in making it happen. So what is it?
The yuuuuge announcement by China that it is cutting or eliminating tariffs on 700 of their import items. And why did the Chinese do that? Was it out of the kindness of their hearts? Or was it because a certain president applied pressure upon them which the MSM denounced as a trade war?