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Xi Jinping: ‘The new cold war could turn hot’

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On Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke at Davos Agenda, a virtual event organized by the World Economic Forum.

President Xi urged world leaders to put aside divisions and warned that a “new cold war” could turn hot, and must be avoided.

Moreover, Xi said that attempts to “isolate, intimidate, decouple and sanction” others will “only push the world into division, even confrontation.”

These were Xi’s first remarks to an international audience since the inauguration of President Joe Biden. The Biden administration has agreed with the Trump administration that China is committing “genocide” against the Uyghur Muslims.

“We should respect and accommodate differences, avoid meddling in other countries’ internal affairs and resolve disagreements through consultation and dialogue,” Xi said. “History and reality have made it clear time and again that the misguided approach of antagonism and confrontation — be it in the form of a cold war, hot war, trade war or tech war — will eventually hurt all countries’ interest and undermine everyone’s well-being.”

Under the Trump administration, tensions were high between China and the U.S.

The Chinese President explained his four-step approach to ensuring the world emerges stronger after the coronavirus pandemic, which originated in Wuhan, China.

According to Axios, the approach includes “macroeconomic policy coordination,” the avoidance of “arrogance, prejudice and hatred” in favor of “peaceful coexistence,” the reduction of global inequality, and the strengthening of global institutions on issues like public health and climate change.

Xi opposes the idea of imposing sanctions or seeking to “create isolation.” He warned that the pandemic should not be allowed to accelerate “decoupling” or the re-routing of supply chains, which is currently being debated in Washington.

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Experts Say United States Vulnerable to ‘Electromagnetic’ Attack by Chinese

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When Joe Biden was trying to convince Americans to vote for him to become the next President back in 2019, he belittled the concept that China is a danger to the U.S. “Come on man, China’s not a threat” said Biden.

Experts, however, continue to show just how wrong Biden has always been. Fox News reports “experts are warning that the United States is vulnerable to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack from adversaries such as China, and that time is running out to invest in defending the country from it.”

Last week during a virtual forum hosted by the Universal Peace Federation, Peter Vincent Pry, the executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, said “that poses a real threat of possibly being able to win a war with a single blow by means of an EMP attack.”

“Moreover…they don’t envision employing an EMP by itself. It would be used in conjunction with cyberattacks and physical sabotage, and non-nuclear EMP” added Pry. Experts also warn that while an EMP attack would be “bloodless” at first, a yearlong blackout could kill roughly 90% of the American population.

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The U.S. electric grid and other infrastructure – such as communications and transportation systems and water and sewer services – could all be devastated by such an attack, experts like Pry warn, noting that time is of the essence for the U.S. to defend itself.

China already possesses “super EMPs” and last summer tested a new hypersonic glide vehicle that analysts warn could deploy the EMP and cause a long-lasting blackout that would shut down key infrastructure and cripple the military’s ability to communicate.

A Pentagon report on Chinese military capabilities details how China has invested heavily in its EMP program, with a strategy that “emphasizes suppressing, degrading, disrupting or deceiving enemy electronic equipment throughout the continuum of a conflict while protecting its ability to use the cyber and electromagnetic spectrum.”

“The PLA is likely to use electronic warfare early in a conflict as a signaling mechanism to warn and deter adversary offensive action. Potential EW targets include adversary systems operating in radio, radar, microwave, infrared and optical frequency ranges, as well as adversary computer and information systems” adds the report.

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