Citizens United, a conservative non-profit group that is known for challenging campaign finance restrictions, announced a new anti-Biden project Thursday as an effort to “fight back” against President Joe Biden‘s progressive agenda.
Citizens United in planning on introducing the new project at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla., this week.
Citizens United President David Bossie told Fox News that StopBidenAgenda.com was created to “fight back” against Biden’s radical policies.
Bossie said that Biden “did not receive a mandate to impose his radical agenda on America and we won’t let him undo the successful America first policies of Donald Trump without a fight.”
According to the page’s website, the project seeks to expose the radical Biden agenda and defeat it through videos, op-eds, petitions and media appearances.
The website also features petitions for supporters to sign, including one to “restore trust in our elections,” another to “appoint a special counsel” for the federal investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax affairs and a petition to “stop the radical Biden-Harris agenda.”
“This project exists to oppose the radical Biden agenda,” the website states. “The American people did not vote for progressivism, radicalism, or socialism.”
CPAC begins Thursday and will continue until Sunday. The conference will feature many Republican speakers including top lawmakers like Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ar), Ted Cruz (R-Tx), Josh Hawley (R-Mo) and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Former President Trump will be headlining the conference on the final day and is scheduled to give the closing remarks Sunday afternoon in his first public appearance since leaving the White House.
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REPORT: China has vast network of covert police stations around the world
China has a vast network of covert police stations abroad, according to a recent report by Safeguard Defenders, an NGO that focuses on human rights violations in China and other Asian countries. These police stations serve consular functions, but are also used by China to crack down on what the CCP deems “illegal” activity of Chinese nationals abroad. The police stations include at least 38 run by the Fuzhou City police, and 22 run by the Qingtian City police. Cities housing these police stations include New York, Toronto (which has three stations), London (two), Paris (three), Buenos Aires, Rio De Janeiro, and Tokyo.
Key findings of the report are below.
“Persuaded to return”
According to China, China has “persuaded to return [to China]” 230,000 Chinese nationals living aboard from April 2021 to July 2022 alone to face charges of fraud and telecommunications fraud. A Yangxia police station set up in Mozambique, for example, persuaded a Chinese national to return to China after being accused of stealing money from his employer. Chinese authorities also put pressure on the accused family to convince the accused to surrender.
Roughly 54,000 Chinese nationals were persuaded to return from northern Myanmar alone, in the first nine months of 2021. In July 2022, the government of Wenchang City warned that its citizens living in northern Myanmar must check in with their local police stations or face multiple penalties including blocking their children from attending urban schools back in China. Similarly, in February 2022, the government of Liayang City stated that Chinese “illegally staying” in northern Myanmar must return or the bank accounts of their immediate family members could be frozen.
The Nine Forbidden Countries
China has claimed that nine countries contain serious levels of fraud and telecom fraud perpetrated by Chinese nationals. Since November 2021, China has declared that Chinese citizens living in these nine countries must return to China immediately unless they have an “emergency reason” or a “strict necessity” to travel or stay in those countries. Those countries are: Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, the UAE, and Turkey. However, the report questions whether these countries are truly awash in such fraud, as most of China’s oversees police stations are in the West, and only one of the nine countries (Cambodia) has such a police station. Chinese staying in the nine forbidden countries, as well as threats to family members as stated above, creates a “guilt-by-association” atmosphere intended to repatriate the Chinese nationals.
According to the report, Chinese police stations abroad serve to bypass “bilateral extradition treaties or other mechanisms of judicial cooperation” to cooperate with CCP-linked NGOs which effectively “[sets] up an alternative policing and judicial system within third countries.” Instead of using international judicial cooperation, which establishes due process, the presumption of innocence, and the right to a fair trial, China uses the above “persuade-to-return” methods and transnational police stations to circumvent international law and coerce Chinese nationals to return to China for trials. These policies show the power of China’s long-arm oppression over its own subjects.
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