(LOS ANGELES) Court Report: Six Southern California companies convicted of scheming to avoid payment of $1.8 billion in duties on imported Chinese aluminum following HSI probe #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.30: A federal jury today found six corporate entities guilty of participating in a wide-ranging conspiracy to defraud the United States via a wire-and-customs fraud scheme in which huge amounts of aluminum – disguised as “pallets” to avoid $1.8 billion in customs duties – were exported to the United States and were “sold” to fraudulently inflate a China-based company’s revenues and deceive investors worldwide.

#AceDailyNews reports that businesses also found guilty of conspiring with Chinese billionaire to defraud investors by inflating value of company via sham sales of aluminum in US the case is the result of a massive probe conducted over several years by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Los Angeles and IRS Criminal Investigation…..

The jury found the following two aluminum businesses and four warehousing companies – all of which were related to one another – guilty of one count of conspiracy, nine counts of wire fraud and seven counts of passing false and fraudulent papers through a customhouse:

  • Perfectus Aluminum Inc., an Ontario-based business;
  • Perfectus Aluminum Acquisitions LLC, a subsidiary of Perfectus Aluminum formed in 2014 to oversee several companies that received aluminum pallets shipped to the United States after duties were imposed on Chinese aluminum in 2011;
  • Scuderia Development LLC, which owns a warehouse in Riverside;
  • 1001 Doubleday LLC, which owns a warehouse in Ontario;
  • Von Karman – Main Street LLC, which owns a warehouse in Irvine;
  • 10681 Production Avenue LLC, which owns a warehouse in Fontana.

The two Perfectus companies also were found guilty of seven additional counts of international promotional money laundering….

According to evidence presented at the nine-day trial, China Zhongwang Holdings Ltd., Asia’s largest manufacturer of aluminum extrusions, Zhongtian Liu, the company’s former president and chairman, several individual defendants and the corporate defendants found guilty today lied to U.S. Customs and Border Protection to avoid paying the United States $1.8 billion in anti-dumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) that were imposed in 2011 on certain types of extruded aluminum imported into the United States from China.

The aluminum sold to United States-based companies controlled by Liu was simply aluminum extrusions that were spot-welded together to make them appear to be functional pallets. In fact, there were no customers for the 2.2 million pallets imported by the Liu-controlled companies between 2011 and 2014, and no pallets were ever sold.

The vast majority of the pallets were imported through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and then stockpiled at four large warehouses in Southern California, all of which were purchased at Liu’s direction.

Liu and his co-defendants orchestrated the bogus sales of aluminum to Liu-controlled companies in Southern California to falsely inflate China Zhongwang’s value. Liu was the majority owner of China Zhongwang, which has been listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong since a 2009 initial public offering that raised $1.26 billion.

After the AD/CVD duties were put in place in 2011, the company’s annual reports falsely claimed that there was a robust demand for the aluminum pallets in the United States. Although the annual reports asserted that the aluminum pallets were being sold to independent third parties, and defendants used these reported “sales” to inflate China Zhongwang’s reported sales volume and purported volume of exports to the United States, in fact the aluminum was being stockpiled by Liu-controlled entities in more than 2 million square feet of warehouse space owned by the warehouse defendants in Southern California, as well as at Liu’s New Jersey facility.

Since there was no actual demand for the pallets, defendants Liu and China Zhongwang arranged for aluminum melting facilities to be built and acquired, which were to be used to reconfigure the aluminum imported as pallets into a form with commercial value.

The defendants facilitated their schemes by laundering hundreds of millions of dollars through shell companies to the U.S.-based aluminum companies controlled by Liu. The funds were then transferred to China Zhongwang and the other shell companies as payments for the aluminum.

U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner has scheduled a December 13, sentencing hearing in this case.

The remaining four defendants charged in the 2019 federal grand jury indictment in this case have yet to appear in court in the United States to face the criminal charges in this matter:

  • Zhongtian Liu, 57, a billionaire Chinese citizen who is a former Tustin resident, and who is the former president and former chairman of the board of China Zhongwang Holdings Ltd.;
  • China Zhongwang Holdings Ltd., a publicly traded aluminum company based in Liaoyang City that at the time of the indictment was the largest aluminum extrusion manufacturer in Asia and the second largest in the world;
  • Zhaohua Chen, 62, a Chinese national who allegedly was a close friend of Liu and a key player in the scheme; and
  • Xiang Chun Shao, a.k.a. “Johnson Shao,” 60, most recently of Irvine, who allegedly managed a collection of Southern California businesses that pretended to be independent third parties importing the Chinese aluminum.

In 2017, the U.S. Attorney’s Office filed civil forfeiture actions against the four Southern California warehouses used by Perfectus to store the pallets. In 2018, the government filed a fifth civil forfeiture complaint against “approximately 279,808 Aluminum Structures in the Shape of Pallets,” about half of which were seized in early 2017 at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and the other half were seized from three other warehouses Perfectus was using to store the pallets. Those civil asset forfeiture cases have been stayed pending the completion of the criminal prosecution, in which the government is seeking the criminal forfeiture of the warehouses and seized aluminum.

The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California’s Major Frauds, General Crimes and Asset Forfeiture Sections.

HSI is a directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel and finance move.

HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 Special Agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Aug.30: 2021:

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(PAKISTAN) JUST IN: A suicide bomber has attacked a motorcade of Chinese personnel, injuring one Chinese national and killing two local children, according to the nation’s Chinese embassy #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.23: The Chinese embassy in Pakistan strongly condemns this act of terrorism, extends its sincere sympathies to the injured of both countries, and expresses its deep condolences to the innocent victims in Pakistan,” it said in a statement.

#AceDailyNews says that according to the embassy the attack happened on Friday evening at the Gwadar East Bay Expressway project in Balochistan, in south-western Pakistan….The statement said several wounded people were sent to a hospital in Gwadar for treatment.

Locals gather around a bus that rolled down a ravine after an explosion in a remote province of Pakistan.
Pakistan authorities said last month’s suicide bombing in northern Pakistan was carried out by Islamist militants.(AP Photo)

The embassy called on Pakistan’s authorities to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident and severely punish the perpetrators.

According to Pakistan’s ARY News, the attacker detonated himself about 15 metres from the motorcade at 7:00pm local time.

Two children, playing nearby, died in the attack while two others were injured, it added.

Fawad Chaudhry, Pakistan’s Minister for Information and Broadcasting, described the attack as “a game of sabotage”.

“[The] attack in Gawader is just another expression of game of sabotage against economic vision of great leadership of China and Pakistan,” Mr Chaudhry wrote.

In July, a suicide bomber attacked a bus carrying workers to a dam construction site in northern Pakistan, killing 13 people, including nine Chinese nationals.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistani Taliban militants known as Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were behind those attacks.

The TTP said it was not involved.

Beijing is investing more than $US65 billion ($91 million) in infrastructure projects in Pakistan as part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, under its wider Belt and Road initiative.

Analysts say China has geopolitical ambitions that extend to both Pakistan and Indian Kashmir. 

A Chinese tabloid run by the ruling Communist Party’s official People’s Daily called the bus blast the most serious attack on Chinese nationals in recent years.

Reuters/ABC

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Aug.23: 2021:

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(SHANGHAI) Weibo Report: Chinese authorities have arrested a top public relations executive at Chinese social media giant Weibo Corp (WB.O), local Chinese media reported widely on Tuesday and confirmed to Reuters by a company source #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.11: In accordance with company policy and the law, we have decided to fire Mao as punishment, and will not re-hire him,” the memo said….

#AceDailyNews says a top public relations director at Chinese social media giant Weibo arrested and according to an internal memo sent to staff and seen by Reuters, Mao Taotao, director of public relations at Weibo – which is partly owned by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. – is suspected of bribery and had “seriously harmed the interests of the company.”

: Aug.10, 20211:26 PM BST:

The firing comes as Alibaba (9988.HK) faces backlash over delaying action relating to an employee’s allegations of sexual assault against her manager and a client. On Monday, Alibaba announced the manager had been fired.

Mao joined Weibo in 2010 and quickly rose through the ranks of the marketing and PR department, the memo states.

Weibo did not respond to a request for comment from Reuters. Mao could not be immediately reached.

Weibo has come under fire lately in the wake of a scandal involving Chinese-Canadian pop singer Kris Wu, who Chinese authorities arrested on allegations of soliciting sex with underage girls. Wu has denied the allegations.

Not long after Wu’s arrest, state media outlet People’s Daily published an op-ed admonishing social networks for over-hyping celebrities to generate traffic.

Weibo later suspended a widely used feature that ranks celebrities by popularity. read more 

Alibaba did not immediately respond to a request for comment about Mao’s firing at Weibo.

Reporting by Josh Horwitz in Shanghai and Cheng Leng in Beijing; Editing by Bernadette Baum

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.11: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) Justice Dept Court Report: Leader of Transnational Money-Laundering Network Pleads Guilty to Aiding Drug-Trafficking Organizations, While Co-Conspirator is Sentenced #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.04: According to court documents, Xizhi Li, 48, played a leadership role within a years-long conspiracy to use a foreign casino, foreign and domestic front companies, foreign and domestic bank accounts, false passports and other false identification documents to launder money on behalf of transnational drug-trafficking organizations, whose main drug-trafficking activities involved cocaine.

#AceDailyNews reports that Chinese national and naturalised U.S. citizen pleaded guilty yesterday to his involvement in a conspiracy to launder at least $30 million in drug proceeds on behalf of foreign drug-trafficking organizations. Another Chinese national was sentenced to seven years in prison today for his role in the same conspiracy…

The defendant dealt directly with members of drug-trafficking organizations or their representatives to obtain and service “contracts” to move their drug proceeds. Once the defendant and his co-conspirators obtained a “contract” to launder drug proceeds, they would engage in financial transactions that were designed to conceal the illicit source of the original funds, in return for the payment of commissions.

“The defendants laundered millions of dollars on behalf of drug traffickers through the global financial system in a manner that concealed the source and nature of the illicit funds,” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “Global money-laundering networks enable drug cartels to profit from their deadly trade, and yesterday’s guilty plea and today’s sentence underscore the Justice Department’s commitment to dismantling the financial infrastructure of transnational criminal organizations to take the profit out of crime. This plea and sentence would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of our federal law enforcement partners and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.”

“This prosecution demonstrates the enormous value of collaborating with agencies across the government and with our international partners to dismantle and hold accountable transnational criminal organizations that pose a significant danger to the public,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Raj Parekh for the Eastern District of Virginia. “The far-reaching conspiracy in this case involved the laundering of millions of dollars of illegal proceeds on behalf of transnational drug-trafficking organizations through the use of a casino, front companies, foreign and domestic bank accounts, false identification documents, and bulk cash smuggling. We greatly appreciate the essential and innumerable contributions from our partner agencies, all of whom worked closely together to thoroughly follow the facts and evidence that led to the unraveling of this multimillion-dollar money-laundering scheme.”

“DEA’s mission is to make our communities safer and healthier, which means bringing to justice the most dangerous individuals and organizations that traffic drugs in the United States and around the world,” said Administrator Anne Milgram of the Drug Enforcement Administration. “Through the collective efforts of the DEA and our law enforcement partners, we relentlessly pursue individuals, like the one here, who allegedly laundered more than $30 million in drug profits.”

“The successful outcome of this complex, multi-year investigation is owed to dogged determination by the dedicated men and women of the Drug Enforcement Administration, working closely with our federal law enforcement partners,” said Special Agent in Charge J. Todd Scott of DEA’s Louisville Division. “We will continue to be relentless in our efforts to stop transnational criminal organizations from operating within our borders, and we will use every tool available in our mission to protect the American people.”

Co-defendant Tao Liu, 46, of Hong Kong, helped to execute the money laundering scheme. At times, Liu accepted bulk drug cash on behalf of Xizhi Li, which he later deposited into bank accounts that Li provided. Additionally, Liu was the target of a months-long undercover investigation during which he attempted to bribe what he believed was a corrupt U.S. Department of State official to obtain U.S. passports for individuals, including Liu himself, who were not otherwise entitled to use or possess such documents. This purportedly corrupt official was actually an undercover DEA agent. Liu agreed to pay $150,000 per passport as part of this scheme.

Li pleaded guilty to conspiracy to launder money. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 26 and faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison as well as a $10-million forfeiture money judgment. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. Liu pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy and a separate bribery charge on April 14 and was sentenced today to seven years in prison.

On April 14, co-defendants Jiayu Chen, 46, of Brooklyn, New York, and Jingyuan Li, 49, of San Gabriel, California, pleaded guilty to their roles in the conspiracy. On July 20, Chen was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment and ordered to forfeit $2.8 million dollars.

Additionally, on June 16, Eric Yong Woo, 43, of Alhambra, California, also pleaded guilty to his role in the money-laundering conspiracy. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 21 and faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

Finally, Jianxing Chen, 40, of Belize, was charged in the superseding indictment for his alleged involvement in this money-laundering and drug-trafficking conspiracy. He is pending extradition following his arrest in Lima, Peru. Chen was captured with significant assistance from The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL).

The DEA’s Louisville Division and the DEA’s Special Operations Division–Bilateral Investigations Unit are investigating this case, with assistance from the DEA’s Office of Special Intelligence, Document and Media Exploitation Unit and the DEA’s offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Omaha, Atlanta, Newark, Portland, Dallas, Mexico City, Merida (Mexico), Guatemala City, Belmopan (Belize), Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta (Indonesia), Manila (Philippines), Tokyo, Seoul, Bangkok, Lima (Peru), and Canberra (Australia). The U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Interpol, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection National Targeting Center (CBP – National Targeting Center) were partners in the investigation of this case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys David A. Peters and Michael P. Ben’Ary and Trial Attorneys Kerry Blackburn, Mary K. Daly, and Stephen A. Sola of the Justice Department’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section are prosecuting the case.

The Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs provided significant assistance. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, the Australian Federal Police, the Australia Department of Home Affairs, the Mexican Federal Police, the Guatemalan National Civil Police and the New Zealand Police also provided significant assistance.

This prosecution is part of two Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigations. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.04: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) #Coronavirus Report: Republicans in Congress want to subpoena a British-born scientist as part of an investigation in which they have concluded #COVID19 leaked from a Wuhan laboratory #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Aug.04: A report released by Republicans on the House foreign affairs committee said the “preponderance of evidence proves” the virus leaked from the Chinese research facility “sometime before September 12, 2019”.

#CoronavirusNewsDesk#COVID19 did leak from Wuhan lab, say Republicans who want to question British virus hunter it cited “ample evidence” that the Wuhan Institute of Virology researchers – aided by US experts, and Chinese and US government funds – were working to modify coronaviruses to infect humans, and said such manipulation could be hidden.

WASHINGTON 2 August 2021 • Aug.01, 2021: Preponderance of evidence’ proves the virus originated from the Chinese research facility, report claims. By Nick Allen.

China denies that a genetically modified coronavirus leaked from the facility in Wuhan
Ukraine Today

The report foreshadowed the 90-day deadline on Aug 24 for a US intelligence review into the causes of the pandemic, which was ordered by Joe Biden, the US president.

It is believed US intelligence officials have not yet reached a conclusion on whether the virus escaped from the laboratory, or passed from animal to human in a nearby market.

Michael McCaul, the leading Republican congressman on the committee, accused China of “the greatest cover-up of all time”.

In a statement accompanying the report, he said Wuhan scientists should be sanctioned. He also said British-born Dr Peter Daszak should be subpoenaed to answer “many questions” before the committee.

In June, Dr Daszak recused himself from an inquiry into the origins of the pandemic amid concern over his links to the Wuhan laboratory.

In the past, Dr Daszak has worked closely with Shi Zhengli, the Wuhan virologist sometimes nicknamed “Bat Woman” for her work on viruses in bats, and his US-based non-profit organisation had directed funding to Wuhan for virus research.

He was also a member of the World Health Organisation investigation into the source of the pandemic.

In February 2020, he co-authored a letter published in the Lancet which “strongly condemned conspiracy theories suggesting that Covid-19 does not have a natural origin”.

China denies that a genetically modified coronavirus leaked from the facility in Wuhan, and also denies allegations of a cover-up.China denies that a genetically modified coronavirus leaked from the facility in Wuhan. Wuhan Institute of Virology is pictured CREDIT: AFP

The Republican report cited what it called under-reported information about laboratory safety protocols.

It detailed a request in July 2019 for a $1.5million overhaul of a hazardous waste treatment system, which was less than two years old. That request included maintenance on an “environmental air disinfection system”.

It raised questions about how well such systems were working in the months leading up to the outbreak, the report said.

The report said: “Such a significant renovation so soon after the facility began operation appears unusual.”

According to the report, satellite data in October showed a jump in visits to hospitals in Wuhan, along with a rise in people searching the internet for symptoms that could be linked to the virus.

It suggested the virus spread through Wuhan shortly before the Military World Games was held there in late October 2019.

In November, that event became an “international vector spreading the virus to multiple continents around the world” as athletes returned home, the report said.

Mr McCaul said: “It is our belief the virus leaked sometime in late August or early September 2019.

“When they realised what happened, Chinese Communist Party officials and scientists at the WIV began frantically covering up the leak, including taking their virus database offline in the middle of the night and requesting more than $1million for additional security.

“Therefore it is no longer appropriate for anyone to dismiss the notion this virus could have been genetically modified before it leaked from the WIV.”

#AceHealthDesk report ………Published: Aug.04: 2021:

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(BEIJING) Sanctions Report: The ‘counter-sanctions’ are in response to Washington’s actions and are the first under China’s new anti-foreign sanction law #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.30: Barely 48 hours before the arrival in China of one of Biden’s most-trusted diplomats, Beijing has announced its decision to impose counter-sanctions on seven American citizens and entities, including former commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, in retaliation against Washington’s earlier sanctions on Chinese officials over Hong Kong crackdowns….

#AceDailyNews reports that China retaliates with sanctions on former commerce secretary Wilbur Ross after the Biden administration announced sanctions on seven Chinese officials on 16 July and warned US businesses of the “growing risks” posed by Beijing & Hong Kong.

The Guardian by

Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory

Updated Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory

On July 13, 2021, the U.S. Department of State, alongside the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the U.S. Department of Labor issued an updated Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory to highlight the heightened risks for businesses with supply chain and investment links to Xinjiang, given the entities complicit in forced labor and other human rights abuses there and throughout China. This updates the original Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory issued by U.S. government agencies on July 1, 2020.

It is not the first time Washington and Beijing have imposed mutual sanctions, but the latest round marks the first time China has done so using its new anti-foreign sanction law, which was passed in June.

Others affected in Beijing’s “reciprocal counter-sanctions” are the current or former heads of a range of US organisations, including the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, the International Republican Institute, Human Rights Watch (HRW), and the Washington-based Hong Kong Democracy Council.

In response to Beijing’s counter sanctions, one of the affected US citizens, HRW’s China director Sophie Richardson tweeted, sarcastically: “thanks, for the extra motivation!” She added in another tweet, in reply to Jo Smith Finley, a British Xinjiang expert who was sanctioned by Beijing in March: “Seriously: so much work to do! And this ain’t about us.”

Since the enactment of the anti-foreign sanctions law last month, Beijing’s decision to impose counter-sanctions has been expected, but the timing of it is indicative of the deteriorating US-China relations. It also comes just less than 48 hours before US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman’s China visit on Sunday.

“Washington has reiterated that Sherman’s visit and talk with the Chinese side will be from ‘a position of strength’, but Beijing may want to remind [the Biden administration] that they are equals,” said Ma Ji, a senior CV Starr lecturer at Peking University’s school of transnational law.

Ma added: “Of course, none of those targeted are in Biden’s inner circle, which means that Beijing still wants to continue the conversation with Washington. But by issuing this list shortly before Sherman’s visit, Beijing clearly intends to reduce her expectations.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.30: 2021:

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(LAGOS) Court Report: Ten men have been sentenced to 12 years in prison on Friday for kidnapping the crew of a Chinese-flagged merchant vessel last year, the navy said, a verdict that officials hope will help tackle piracy in the waters off Nigeria’s coast #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.24: The defence counsel said the men would appeal: The hijacking ended when the navy said it had rescued the vessel’s crew members and arrested the pirates….

#AceDailyNews says the federal high court Justice Ayokunle Faji, also fined each man 250,000 naira ($608) for each of the three counts for which they were charged, said their actions in kidnapping 18 crew from the FV HAILUFENG II in May 2020, were “an embarrassment to the nation that has impacted the economy negatively”

Reuters Wire News, [Jul 23, 2021 at 15:35] https://t.me/reuters_news_agency/92068

The Gulf of Guinea, which spans more than a dozen West African countries, has been known as “pirate alley” for years due to persistent attacks. Last year pirates in the region kidnapped a record 130 seafarers in 22 separate incidents, according to the International Maritime Bureau.

Most of the pirates operating in the area come from the Delta region of Nigeria, which is poverty-stricken despite being rich in oil resources.

Last year a Nigerian court made the first convictions under a 2019 anti-piracy law. Before that, there was no specific law against piracy.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.24: 2021:

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(MALI) JUST IN: Chinese Embassy issues ‘Security Alert’ on Saturday as ‘Three Chinese Nationals Kidnapped’ by gunmen #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.19: The Chinese Embassy in Mali said in a notice on Saturday that as Eid al-Adha Day approaches, the security situation in Mali has become more complicated. Robberies and attacks are frequent in border areas especially those with Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.

#AceDailyNews says that the notice and the kidnap, which came three days after the bus blast in Pakistan that killed nine Chinese nationals on July 14, put further spotlight on the security situation of Chinese nationals and enterprises in foreign countries.

By Global Times

Photo taken on Aug. 21, 2020, shows normal traffic after Mali reopened land and air borders in Bamako, capital of Mali. Photo:Xinhua
Global Times

Photo taken on Aug. 21, 2020, shows normal traffic after Mali reopened land and air borders in Bamako, capital of Mali. Photo:XinhuaThe Chinese Embassy in Mali warned Chinese citizens and enterprises in the country to be on the alert as three Chinese nationals were kidnapped in a latest attack in war-torn southwest Mali on Saturday.

Chinese citizens and enterprises in Mali should enhance their safety awareness, strictly abide by local laws, regulations and customs and ensure personal and property safety, the embassy said. 

The embassy statement did not specifically mention the attack. 

The AFP reported that an attack occurred at a construction site and three Chinese nationals and two Mauritanians were kidnapped. 

The bus blast in Pakistan on July 14 was confirmed to be a terrorist attack, in which nine Chinese and four Pakistanis were killed. 

All the victims worked at the China-invested Dasu hydropower project. A joint team sent to investigate the attack has asked Pakistan to tighten up their security measures, to ensure the safety of all Chinese employees in the country.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: July.19: 2021:

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(HONG KONG) JUST IN: On June 14, China’s Taishan Nuclear Power Plant H.K experienced damaged fuel rods that triggered a build-up of radioactive gases #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.29: Radioactive gasses were released, and US officials at the time said the situation at the nuclear plant did not “pose a severe safety threat to workers at the plant or Chinese public.” But three days later, Zhang Zhijian, one of China’s top nuclear scientists and the Vice-President of Harbin Engineering University, allegedly committed suicide after jumping off a build.

Top Chinese Nuclear Expert Jumps To His Death After Accident At Taishan Nuclear Power Plant: French company Framatome, a part-owner of the plant, requested the US Department of Energy for assistance as an “imminent radiological threat” seemed inevitable according to South Front report

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Top Chinese Nuclear Expert Jumps To His Death After Accident At Taishan Nuclear Power Plant

South China Morning Post (SCMP) said police in the capital of Heilongjiang ruled out homicide as the cause of death.

“Harbin Engineering University announces with deep grief that Professor Zhang Zhijian regrettably fell off a building and died at 9.34 am on June 17, 2021,” the university’s official account on Weibo wrote in a statement. “The university expresses deep sorrow over the passing of comrade Zhang Zhijian and deep condolences to his family.”

Zhang was a professor at the College of Nuclear Science and Technology at the Harbin Engineering University and was also the Vice President of the Chinese Nuclear Society.

In China’s northern Heilongjiang province, Harbin Technical University is one of two Chinese universities that have close relations with the People’s Liberation Army. Last June, the university was banned from using a US-developed computer software amid souring relations with the West.

What’s notable is that western media or most media outlets did not attempt to piece together the puzzle that days after a nuclear power plant mishap occurred, a top scientist in the country allegedly committed suicide. Seems odd right?

Except for the blog “Jennifer’s World,” which explains the possible connection between Zhijian’s death and his relationships to the plant. 

Now, the question is, why did Zhang Zhijian kill himself?

Let’s show picture 6. This is a screenshot of the Harbin Engineering University’s announcement about his death. It only says that he “unfortunately dropped from the building and passed away at about 9:34 am on June 17.” And the police had ruled out the possibility of murder, and we feel very sorry about his death, etc.

Top Chinese Nuclear Expert Jumps To His Death After Accident At Taishan Nuclear Power Plant

So, there was no explanation about the cause of his death.

An interesting thing is, as early as 2005, Taishan Nuclear Power Plant’s Chinese owner, China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group, signed a cooperation agreement with Harbin Engineering University. According to the agreement, Harbin Engineering University would on the one hand train more talents in nuclear power for  China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group, and on the other hand, do more research.

It was said that the cooperation would promote the transformation of scientific research results into productivity through the combination of industry, academia and research.

Several months after the agreement was signed, in December 2005, Harbin Engineering University established its College of Nuclear Science and Technology, and Zhang Zhijian was the head of this college.

Then, two years later, in 2007, China and France signed an agreement to co-build Tashan Nuclear Power Plant.

The construction of Unit 1 and Unit 2 of Tashan Nuclear Power Plant started in 2009, and Unit 1 entered commercial operation on December 13, 2018.

Then, if you check Zhang Zhijian’s bio, you would find that he had been the head of the College of Nuclear Science and Technology for ten years, from 2005 to 2015. 

This overlapped with Tashan Nuclear Power Plant’s design and construction period. 

During this period of time, it is very likely that Zhang Zhijian had formed a huge network with China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group and maybe other companies, institutions and officials involved in nuclear energy.

So, Chinese commentator Zhou Xiaohui said in his article that he highly suspected that Zhang Zhijian’s suicide had something to do with the leak of Taishan Nuclear Power Plant, given he killed himself right after the CCP publicly responded to the leak, and given his close ties with China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group, as well as the entire nuclear power industry in China.

Zhou Xiaohui said, maybe Zhang Zhijian had already been questioned by the authorities, or maybe he was given some sort of pressure, or maybe he was too frightened by the incident, or maybe he was afraid that he would be held responsible, or maybe there was something he needed to cover up with his death, etc. 

While nothing is conclusive, the tragic death of the top scientist coming days after the nuclear power plant mishap is certainly suspicious. A lot of questions remained unanswered.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jun.29: 2021:

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(QUETTA) JUST IN: A powerful bomb exploded in the parking area of a luxury hotel in the south-western Pakistani city capital of the province of Balochistan, late on Wednesday night (local time), killing at least four people and wounding at least 11 others, police said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.22: The Chinese ambassador Nong Rong was staying at the hotel but wasn’t there when the bomb went off:

‘Pakistan bombing narrowly misses Chinese ambassador: Pakistan’s Interior Minister told local TV channel ARY News this was a big blast and the Chinese ambassador was also staying at this hotel, but he wasn’t there at the time; he was out at a function’

Posted 10h ago

Key points:

  • China’s ambassador to Pakistan had been staying at the hotel, but it’s not clear if he was the target
  • The Pakistan Taliban claimed responsibility hours afterward, but authorities are still investigating who is behind it
  • Balochistan is home to Gwadar Port, considered the flagship project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor under the Belt and Road Initiative
A car park is shown aflame, and police and a soldier are seen at the blast site.
Police and a paramilitary soldier are seen after an explosion at a luxury hotel in Quetta.(Reuters: Stringer)

Mr Rong had earlier in the day met provincial Chief Minister Jam Kamal in the city, according to a tweet from the provincial government spokesman.

Provincial Home Minister Ziaullah Lango told reporters he’d spoken with Mr Rong since the explosion.

“I just met him. He is in high spirits,” adding the envoy would complete his visit to Quetta on Thursday.

The province of Balochistan, of which Quetta is the capital, hosts the newly expanded Gwadar deepwater port that is key to a planned $65 billion investment in China’s Belt and Road Initiative economic corridor.

It was not clear whether the envoy or members of his delegation were a target of the attack, but Chinese nationals and their interests in the region have been attacked before by Taliban militants and nationalist insurgents.

Hours after the attack, the Pakistani Taliban in a statement claimed responsibility, saying it was a suicide attack.

The Pakistani Taliban is a separate insurgent group from the Afghan Taliban.

A man comforts another mourning the death of a relative at a hospital in Quetta after the explosion.
A man comforts another mourning the death of a relative at a hospital in Quetta after the explosion.(Reuters: Stringer)

Authorities are investigating to determine whether it was a suicide attack.

It was unclear who was behind the attack since no-one immediately claimed responsibility.

South-western Balochistan province is the scene of a long-running insurgency by secessionist groups like the Balochistan Liberation Front and the Balochistan Liberation Army.

They have for decades staged attacks to press their demands for independence. The Pakistani Taliban and Islamic State group also have a presence there. 

Pakistan’s Interior Minister Mr Ahmed quickly blamed neighbouring India for the hotel bombing, although he provided no evidence to back up the allegation.

He told a Pakistani Geo news channel that Pakistan had only one enemy and it was neighbouring India, which he alleged was behind the bombing.

The hotel is frequented by foreigners as it is the city’s only luxury hotel and is considered safe.

Reuters/AP/AFP

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Apr.22: 2021:

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‘ MAN WHO WAS RECORDED CONFESSING KILLINGS CONVICTED TO FIRST DEGREE MURDER ‘

#AceWorldNews – LOS ANGELES – October 28 – A man who was recorded confessing to the killings of two Chinese graduate students near the University of Southern California was convicted Monday of first-degree murder.

'Man guilty of murder in attack on Chinese students '

‘Man guilty of murder in attack on Chinese students ‘

Javier Bolden, 22, was found guilty of shooting Ming Qu and Ying Wu as they sat in a double-parked car about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from campus on April 11, 2012.

The killings drew international interest and fueled concerns in China about the safety of students abroad. The crime spurred USC to provide more protection around campus.

Concerns surfaced again this summer when another Chinese student was killed.

Parents of the students have filed a lawsuit accusing USC of misrepresenting security at the campus, where nearly one-fifth of the 38,000 students are from overseas, including 2,500 from China. USC says it has more international students than any other U.S. university.

The murder charges against Bolden carry special circumstances but prosecutors did not seek the death penalty, so he could face life in prison without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced on Nov. 17.

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#china, #chinese, #first-degree-murder, #los-angeles

HONG KONG: ‘ Chinese government will protect Hong Kong residents, as well as the legitimate interests of all foreign investors in the global financial hub, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang ‘

#AceWorldNews – BERLIN, October 10. /TASS/. The recent protests in Hong Kong, the former British colony that returned to Chinese rule in 1997, are China’s internal affair, the country’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang said on Friday.

“The Chinese government will protect Hong Kong residents,” as well as the legitimate interests of all foreign investors in the global financial hub, Li told a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“Maintaining the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong is not only in China’s interests, but is mostly in the interests of the people of Hong Kong,” he added,

“The central government of China has always had the guiding principle — one country, two systems,” Li said, stressing that there will be no change to this policy.

Merkel expressed hope that the protests that began in late September will remain peaceful.

' Umbrella Revolution and Freedom Statue '

‘ Umbrella Revolution and Freedom Statue ‘

The Hong Kong protesters are demanding free elections and the resignation of the chief executive, Leung Chun-ying.

The movement has been dubbed “the Umbrella Revolution” after many people started using umbrellas to protect themselves from pepper spray and tear gas, as well as to cope with oppressive heat.

#ANS2014

#berlin, #chinese, #german-chancellor-angela-merkel, #hong-kong, #pepper-spray, #umbrella-revolution

WASHINGTON: ‘ United States Considers Selling Arms to Vietnam for Maritime Security ‘

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – October 03 – The United States is moving toward selling arms to Vietnam for maritime security, further advancing a process that has turned a once-bitter enemy into a strategic partner.

' Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion maritime surveillance planes '

‘ Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion maritime surveillance planes ‘

Secretary of State John Kerry made the announcement in a meeting Thursday with visiting Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

“This policy supports Vietnam’s efforts to improve its maritime domain awareness and maritime security capabilities,” she told reporters.

She did not name the specific types of weapons being considered, but news reports say Vietnam has expressed interest in buying Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion maritime surveillance planes.

Shared concerns about Chinese assertiveness in East Asia, particularly in the South China Sea, has driven Washington and Hanoi closer together in the generation after the Vietnam War.

Some the biggest supporters of that move are U.S. veterans of the eight-year conflict who are now in high positions, such as Kerry and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who was a “guest” of Hanoi for five years as a prisoner of war.

John Kerry supports the move to supply arms to Vietnam.   

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#ANS2014

#chinese, #east-asia, #secretary-john-kerry, #south-china-sea, #united-states, #vietnam, #washington

CHINA: ‘Foreign Minister Says Beijing Will Not Tolerate Interference in its Internal Affairs ‘

#AceNewsServices – HONG KONG – October 02 – China’s foreign minister made it clear Beijing would not allow other countries to meddle into its ‘internal affairs’, responding in this way to US Secretary of State’s call for Beijing to grant Hong Kong the “highest possible degree of autonomy.

The American and the Chinese heads of foreign offices exchanged their views on the massive protests in Hong Kong before their talks at the US State Department on Wednesday.

Hong Kong affairs are China’s internal affairs,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. “All countries should respect China’s sovereignty. And this is also a basic principle governing international relations. I believe for any country, for any society, no one will allow those illegal acts that violate public order.”

Wang added he believed the current Hong Kong leadership was able to handle the large-scale sit-ins by itself.

The remark was made after US Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated Washington’s support for “universal suffrage” in Hong Kong, the main demand put forward by protesters in the Asian financial hub.

We support universal suffrage in Hong Kong accordant with the Basic Law, and we believe in open society with the highest possible degree of autonomy and governed by rule of law is essential for Hong Kong’s stability and prosperity,” Kerry said.

Wang Yi received the same message from Barack Obama, whom he met later the same day, according to a White House statement about the meeting.

The United States has consistently supported the open system that is essential to Hong Kong’s stability and prosperity, universal suffrage, and the aspiration of the Hong Kong people,” the statement reads.

#ANS2014

 

#american, #beijing, #china, #chinese, #hong-kong, #sovereignty, #us-state-department

RUSSIA/CHINA: ' Central Bank of Russia and Peoples Bank of China Agree Draft Currency Trade Swap Agreement Releasing US Dollar Dependency In Trade '

#AceWorldNews – RUSSIA/CHINA – August 10 – The Russian and Chinese central banks have agreed on a draft currency swap agreement, which will allow them to increase trade in domestic currencies and cut the dependence on the US dollar in bilateral payments.

​As China’s exporters were hit by the global recession in 2008, the People’s Bank of China began stepping up her intervention programme to prevent appreciation of the Yuan. By April 2011 Chinese state controlled banks had accumulated over one trillion in US treasuries and over 1.5 trillion in other dollar assets. China has indicated she plans to further rebalance her economy towards domestic consumption, and intends to stop buying dollar assets by 2016. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The draft document between the Central Bank of Russia and the People’s Bank of China on national currency swaps has been agreed by the parties,” and is at the stage of formal approval procedures, ITAR-TASS quotes the Russian regulator’s office on Thursday.

The Russian Central Bank is not giving precise details on the size of the currency swaps, nor when it will be launched. It says this will depend on demand.

According to the bank, the agreement will serve as an additional instrument for ensuring international financial stability.

Also, it will offer the possibility to obtain liquidity in critical situations.


​“The agreement will stimulate further development of direct trade in yuan and rubles on the domestic foreign exchange markets of Russia and China,” the Russian regulator said.

Currently, over 75 percent of payments in Russia-China trade settlements are made in US dollars, according to Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper.

The Beginning and the End of the Next Global Currency

A while ago l predicted the currency changes in the market to a number of my colleagues who then could not see the“Sign of the Times” but l was looking at a number of indicators. These were that the Chinese believe in keeping to customs and are steeped very much in the past ,so much so that they would keep their“Sovereign Currency” the Yuan in tact.

Their decision on many occasions has been to not devalue, as so many other countries have advised.

They have stuck to their guns and the time is coming when this “Third World Currency” will become one that everyone will want to trade!

So to today’ s article in the AFP it deals with changes and how the deals with both London and Singapore will challenge the once “Almighty Dollar“ and how with new free-trade zones opening up ,it could well one day become the “People’s Currency” then where will this leave these oil rich nations.

The demise of the “Petro-Dollar ” could we finally see the end of OPEC and their stranglehold on the per barrel price.

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#ANS2014

#russia, #china, #chinese, #currency, #devalue, #devalued, #trade

' Japan's Coast Guard Goes to Rescue of Chinese Fishing Boat in Disputed Waters '

#AceWorldNews – JAPAN (Tokyo) – June 27 – Japan’s Coast Guard said on Friday it has sent a plane and patrol ship after a Chinese fishing boat sank some 120km north of a group of disputed islets.

They are controlled by Japan, but claimed also by China.

Five of the crew were rescued while the other five remained missing, Reuters quoted a Coast Guard official as saying.

(Trust) – The People’s Daily, the official newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party, said on its microblog that the trawler Minxiayu 01003 had taken on water while it was fishing and sunk.

A nearby Chinese naval ship went to the scene and rescued five sailors while another navy ship is helping to look for five who are still missing, it added.

#ANS2014

#chinas, #chinese, #japan, #tokyo

Alien – The Black Knight Satellite – Polar Orbit

Something we as a species have never been able to achieve with ANY satellite is a stable polar orbit, going pole to pole and round that way, this satellite, whatever it is, NASA doesn’t know, Russia doesn’t know, European Space Agency and China don’t know. Black Knight also known as the Black Knight satellite is an alleged object orbiting Earth in near-polar orbit that ufologists and fringe authors believe is approximately 13,000 years old and of extraterrestrial origin. However it is most probable that Black Knight is the result of a conflation of a number of unrelated stories. Basically we don’t know.

Fringe authors claim that there is a connection between long delayed echos and reports that Nikola Tesla picked up a repeating radio signal in 1899 which he believed was coming from space. The satellite explanation originated in 1954 when newspapers including the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the San Francisco Examiner ran stories attributed to UFO researcher Donald Keyhoe saying that the US Air Force had reported that two satellites orbiting the Earth had been detected. At this time no man-made satellites had been launched.

In February 1960 there was a further report that the US Navy had detected a dark, tumbling object in an orbit inclined at 79° from the equator with an orbital period of 104.5 minutes. Its orbit was also highly eccentric with an apogee of 1,728 km (1,074 mi) and a perigee of only 216 km (134 mi) At the time the Navy was tracking a fragment of casing from the Discoverer VIII satellite launch which had a very similar orbit. The dark object was later confirmed to be another part of this casing that had been presumed lost. In 1973 the Scottish writer Duncan Lunan analyzed the data from the Norwegian radio researchers, coming to the conclusion that they produced a star chart pointing the way to Epsilon Boötis, a double star in the constellation of Boötes. Lunan’s hypothesis was that these signals were being transmitted from a 12,600 year old object located at one of Earth’s Lagrangian points. Lunan later found that his analysis had been based on flawed data and withdrew it, and at no time did he associate it with the unidentified orbiting object.
An object photographed in 1998 during the STS-88 mission has been widely claimed to be this “alien artifact”. However, it is more probable that the photographs are of a thermal blanket that had been lost during an EVA.

Video via: DarkSkyWatcher74

Some images


Sputnik had a semi polar orbit, but we can’t get any satellite to stay in a polar orbit, the black knight is in a polar orbit and has been for many years

#13-000-years-old, #alien, #black-knight-satellite, #chinese, #nasa, #nikola-tesla, #polar-orbit, #russian, #seen-200-years-ago, #tesla-picked-up-a-repeating-radio-signal-in-1899

` US Air Force Deploys Two Long Distance Drones Golden Hawk to Base in Japan ‘

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES – June 01 – The US air force has deployed two of its most advanced long-distance surveillance drones to a base in northern Japan.

According to the AP news agency, the unarmed Global Hawk aircraft were deployed to Japan over the past week from their home base on the Pacific island of Guam.

They are expected to enhance the US military’s ability to monitor nuclear activities in North Korea and Chinese naval operations, and to assess natural disasters to assist humanitarian aid operations.

The deployment to Japan, a key US ally, is intended to further demonstrate Washington’s commitment to security in Asia as part of its rebalancing of forces to the Pacific.

AP

#ANS2014

#chinese, #guam, #japan, #north-korea, #united-states

` Vietnam Accuses Chinese Warships of Pointing Weapons at Vietnamese Fishing Boats ‘

#AceNewsServices – VIETNAM (Hanoi) – May 29 – Vietnam on Thursday accused Chinese warships of pointing their weapons at Vietnamese vessels, AFP said.

The tense confrontation between the two states came as China moved its deep-sea rig to a new location earlier this week that Hanoi considers is within its territory. “When we approached the Chinese warships guarding the rig they uncovered their guns, turned them and pointed them at the Vietnamese vessels,” said Ha Le, deputy chief of Vietnam’s Fisheries Surveillance Department.

Japanese media said that at least eight Chinese ships trained their machine guns on a Vietnamese coastguard boat, just six kilometres from the rig.


(Map Shows Where China Rammed Vietnamese Fishing Boats)

(VOA) – The two sides traded accusations after the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat Tuesday. Hanoi said the wooden vessel went down after being rammed by a Chinese fishing boat. Beijing said the boat “capsized after harassing and colliding with a Chinese fishing boat.”

Oai says Vietnam has proof that China is at fault.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Vietnam’s national legislature announced Monday that Hanoi is taking its final steps toward filing an international lawsuit against China for towing the oil rig into Vietnamese waters and attacking Vietnamese vessels.

AFP – VOA

#ANS2014

#china, #chinese, #hanoi, #vietnam, #vietnamese

` Cameroon Deploys One Thousand Troops and Armoured Vehicles to Nigerian Border Region ‘

#AceWorldNews – YAOUNDE – May 27 – Cameroon has deployed some 1,000 troops and armoured vehicles to its border region with Nigeria to counter a rising threat from Boko Haram Islamist militants.

“Their mission will be to carry out reconnaissance and be ready to respond with enough fire power,” Reuters quoted the Central African nation’s defence ministry spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Didier Badjeck, as saying on Tuesday.

Boko Haram has carried out attacks in northern Cameroon and is suspected of attacking a Chinese workers camp there this month.

#ANS2014

#boko-haram, #cameroon, #chinese, #nigeria