Connect with us

US News

Upbeat Xi Says Time on China’s Side as Turmoil Grips U.S.

(Bloomberg) — President Xi Jinping issued an unusually upbeat assessment about China’s future, noting that “time and the situation” were on the country’s side in a new year marked by domestic turmoil in the U.S.

Published

on

Upbeat Xi Says Time on China’s Side as Turmoil Grips U.S.

Source: MSN

The Chinese leader told a gathering of provincial and ministerial-level officials Monday that he saw “opportunities in general outweighing challenges,” a marked shift from his sometimes dire-sounding warnings of recent months. While he repeated an oft-used allusion to the challenges posed by President Donald Trump’s “America First” policies, he expressed new confidence that China would gain in the long run.

“The world is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century, but time and the situation are in our favor,” Xi told the study session at Communist Party School, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. “This is where our determination and confidence are coming from.”

Xi’s optimistic remarks come amid an economic rebound at home and historic upheaval in Washington. Besides the Capitol Hill chaos last week and the worsening coronavirus outbreak in America, a forecast released by the Centre for Economics and Business Research last month projected that China would overtake the U.S. as the world’s largest economy in dollar terms in 2028, five years earlier than a year ago.

US News

CNN paid $35,000 To Left-Wing Activist For Footage Of Fatal Capitol Shooting…

Published

on

CNN paid ,000 To Left-Wing Activist For Footage Of Fatal Capitol Shooting…

A left-wing activist facing criminal charges for his involvement in the Capitol riots received $35,000 from both CNN and NBC for footage he recorded of a Trump supporter being fatally shot inside the Capitol building, according to records he filed in federal court on Tuesday.

Lawyers for John Sullivan, a 26-year-old Utah native, disclosed the payments as part of the activist’s argument that he was acting as a journalist in the Capitol rather than a rioter.

“Defendant is legitimately self-employed as a documentarian and it is oppressive to require that he not be allowed to continue his primary area of employment for an extended period of time,” Steven R. Kiersh, the Sullivan lawyer, wrote in a court filing in which he argued for Sullivan to be allowed to continue using Facebook and Twitter.

Sullivan, who founded the social justice group Insurgence USA, was charged on Jan. 13 with illegally entering the Capitol, civil disorder, and violent or disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

SOURCE: Daily Caller

SOURCE 2: Breitbart

Continue Reading

Business

BITCOIN GOES BOOM ^ ABOVE 50K 1st TIME E V E R.

Published

on

BITCOIN GOES BOOM ^ ABOVE 50K 1st TIME E V E R.

KEY POINTS

  • Bitcoin surged to an all-time high of more than $50,000 on Tuesday.
  • Large firms like Tesla, Mastercard and BNY Mellon have shown support for cryptocurrencies.
  • Many crypto investors believe the current bull run is different to a late 2017 bubble.

MORE… CNBC. 😉

Continue Reading

Health

A New World Order — Tech coalition creating digital vaccination passport…

Some governments already say they will mandate that people provide proof of their shots in order to enter their nation…

Published

on

A New World Order — Tech coalition creating digital vaccination passport…

A coalition of health and technology organizations are working to develop a digital COVID-19 vaccination passport to allow businesses, airlines and countries to check if people have received the vaccine.

The Vaccination Credential Initiative, announced on Thursday, is formulating technology to confirm vaccinations in the likelihood that some governments will mandate people provide proof of their shots in order to enter the nation.

The organization hopes the technology will allow people to “demonstrate their health status to safely return to travel, work, school and life while protecting their data privacy.”

The initiative, which includes members like Microsoft, Oracle and U.S. nonprofit Mayo Clinic, is using the work from member Commons Project’s international digital document that verifies a person has tested negative for COVID-19, the Financial Times reported.

The Commons Project’s technology, created in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation, is being utilized by three major airline alliances

The coalition is reportedly in discussions with several governments to create a program requiring either negative tests or proof of vaccination to enter, Paul Meyer, the chief executive of The Commons Project, told the Times.

“The goal of the Vaccination Credential Initiative is to empower individuals with digital access to their vaccination records so they can use tools like CommonPass to safely return to travel, work, school, and life, while protecting their data privacy,” Meyer said in a release.

The people who have vaccinated are currently receiving a piece of paper confirming their vaccination he said, but the coalition could develop a digital certificate using electronic medical records.

The technology will need to allow patients to keep their data secure while being available in a digital wallet or a physical QR code for them to regulate who sees the information.

The Vaccination Credential Initiative expects certain businesses such as event planners and universities will require their consumers, students and workers to provide proof of vaccination, according to the Times.

Source: The Hill

“An illusion it will be, so large, so vast it will escape their perception.

Continue Reading

Trending