As the Trump Administration indicates its inching closer to banning Chinese-owned app TikTok, there are questions about the quickly changing relationship the U.S. has with China and what it will look like in the future.
The novel coronavirus having emanated from China and the Chinese government cornering the pharmaceutical and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) markets certainly accelerated those changes.
China expert and author of “The Coming Collapse of China” said that the best route to take with China would be “for the U.S. to cut its ties with China,” during Monday’s “Mornings with Maria” on Fox Business Channel.
Further, the Phase One Trade Deal between China and the U.S. should’ve never been brokered, Chang said.
“We’ve tried to do this for three decades now and we’ve been completely unsuccessful in obtaining reciprocal, fair trading relationships,” he said.
Moreover, advocating that the U.S. follow in India’s footsteps to ban every Chinese-owned app in the U.S. market, Chang explained, “This is the direction that we should be going in as well because this is just reciprocity.”
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The Guardian, a left-wing media outlet, has taken down Osama bin Laden’s notorious “Letter to America” from its website this week after the words of the deceased terrorist mastermind, responsible for the attacks on September 11, 2001, gained traction on social media.
The letter, which had been published on The Guardian’s website since 2002, resurfaced online, causing a sudden spike in traffic. Social media users unearthed and shared the anti-American and antisemitic content, propelling the document to viral status. The Guardian, acknowledging the increased circulation without the full context, opted to remove the transcript.
According to reports from Fox News Digital, a spokesperson for The Guardian stated, “The transcript published on our website 20 years ago has been widely shared on social media without the full context. Therefore we have decided to take it down and direct readers to the news article that originally contextualized it instead.” The outlet declined to provide additional comments on the matter.
Osama bin Laden’s letter, translated into English, justified al-Qaeda’s attacks against the U.S. by citing American actions in Palestine. The deceased terrorist accused the U.S. of supporting the creation and continuation of Israel, labeling it one of the “greatest crimes” that must be erased. Bin Laden’s letter also propagated antisemitic tropes, claiming Jews control American policies, media, and the economy.
The 9/11 attacks, orchestrated by al-Qaeda, resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people and left thousands more injured. The letter’s resurgence occurred as it was shared by social media influencers on platforms like TikTok, with some expressing a change in perspective. Pro-Palestinian activist Lynette Adkins was among those who shared the letter online, prompting discussions and reflections.
The Guardian’s decision to remove the letter from its website underscores the sensitivity surrounding the content and its potential impact, particularly as young individuals across America engage with pro-Palestinian talking points. The episode has sparked debates about the influence of social media in reshaping perceptions and the responsibility of media outlets in disseminating controversial historical documents.
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