‘Committee on the Present Danger: China’ Threat Briefing Focuses on China’s ‘Unrestricted Warfare’ on Manufacturing, the Need for Indo-American Solidarity

‘Committee on the Present Danger: China’ Threat Briefing Focuses on China’s ‘Unrestricted Warfare’ on Manufacturing, the Need for Indo-American Solidarity

WASHINGTON—On Saturday, June 22, the “Committee on the Present Danger: China” (CPDC) and the National Indian American Public Policy Institute (NIAPPI) will host a public event, forum and panel discussion to address the “unrestricted warfare” waged for decades by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) against American electronics and other manufacturers and the importance of India under the leadership of newly reelected Prime Minister Narendra Modi in addressing the threat posed by the two nations’ mutual foe: the People’s Republic of China. 
Before an expected crowd of 1,000-plus Hindu-Americans and others in the Chicagoland area, and against the backdrop of President Donald Trump’s meeting with Chinese dictator Xi Jinping next week, this public event will feature business leaders, past and present senior legislators, subject matter experts and experienced executives in the American manufacturing sector. It will, among other things, expose the character and devastating effects of the CCP’s long-running economic warfare against the United States.
CPDC will also be premiering a video addressing China’s premeditated assault and take-down of American manufacturing, what and how it happened, and how to fight back and bring it back.
Shalabh “Shalli” Kumar, founding chairman of the AVG Group of Companies of Chicago, an electronics inventor and a manufacturing expert with 50 years of experience, former member of President Reagan’s Business Advisory Council, and also the founder of the National Indian American Public Policy Institute, will host former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (by video), Steve Bannon, former Strategic Advisor to President Trump, Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah, Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast, USAF, and others who are involved with the CPDC’s efforts to raise public awareness about and encourage official action aimed at countering such Chinese predations. 
WHO:  The Committee on the Present Danger: China (CPDC) and the National Indian American Public Policy Institute (NIAPPI)

WHAT:  A program of briefings, a panel discussion of electronics manufacturing experts, and questions and answers with the speakers concerning the Chinese Communist Party’s unrestricted economic, financial, technological and other asymmetric forms of warfare against the American manufacturing and industrial base—and what must be done to take it back and defeat them—and how the U.S. and India can collaborate in countering the present danger from the PRC.

WHERE: The Rana-Reagan Community Center, 343 St. Paul Boulevard, Carol Stream, Illinois

WHEN:  2 to 5 p.m. Satuday, June 22 

WHY:  Toilluminate the damage done by the Chinese Communist Party to America and her manufacturing base, its current and long term implications for the U.S. economy and national security, and the steps needed now to take corrective action and build the U.S. strategic partnership with Modi’s India

Inside Steve Bannon’s School for Populists

Inside Steve Bannon’s School for Populists

CERTOSA DI TRISULTI, COLLEPARDO, ITALY – Benjamin Harnwell, a British acolyte of Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, says he and his mentor plan to fight efforts to scrap their plans to turn a picturesque medieval monastery in the mountainous Italian heartland into a boot camp for populist activists.

Last year, amid cries of outrage from the Italian left, the 43-year-old Harnwell and Bannon secured a two-decadelong lease on the Trisulti Charterhouse, a 13th century monastery in Collepardo, in the central Italian province of Frosinone, on the slopes of a forested peak 825 meters above sea level.

Announcing the plan, Bannon talked combatively about establishing a “gladiator school,” where populist political-cultural warriors would be schooled to skirmish with the left, taught conservative Catholic values and tutored in how to defend the West’s Judeo-Christian roots.

But Italy’s culture ministry overseeing the 800-year-old monastery, which is a listed national monument, has announced it intends to revoke the 100,000 euro-a-year lease it granted the duo only a few months ago after a competitive tendering process.

Harnwell said he plans to fight the ministerial revocation, however long it might take. Given the sluggish pace of the Italian courts, that could take years. His attitude is, bring it on.

“Great, I am looking forward to this,” he said. But he worries Bannon might lose patience with all the obstacles they are facing in getting the academy functioning.

The ministry has cited “violations of various contractual obligations” for its decision. Some of those obligations include restoring the monastery, which features half-dozen chapels, a maze, a water mill, monk cells and a trout pond (currently without fish).

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Massive crowds storm Hong Kong’s streets to protest extradition bill

Massive crowds storm Hong Kong’s streets to protest extradition bill

A crowd estimated to be larger than 1 million took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to voice their opposition to legislation that would allow ​China to extradite people to mainland China in the most massive protests since Britain handed back control of the city in 1997.

The throngs streaming through the high rise-lined streets represented a cross-section of the city’s residents — young children, students, families pushing strollers, elderly people wielding canes and professionals — with many chanting “Go Hong Kongers” and “No China extradition, no evil law” and demanding Beijing scrap the legislation up for debate on Wednesday in the Legislative Council.

Organizers put the army of demonstrators at more than a million — which would represent one of every seven residents in the city — but Chinese officials dismissed the crowd as about 240,000 people at the peak of the protests.

The marchers not only spoke against the extradition law, but about the lack of transparency in government and the continuing erosion of their personal rights to an ever more repressive China.

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“现在邋遢鬼班农(Sloppy Steve)已经像一条狗一样,被所有人都抛弃了,真惨!”











Translated: “Bannon like a dog” is still affecting Washington

Translated: “Bannon like a dog” is still affecting Washington

“Now Sloppy Steve has been abandoned like a dog, and it’s really miserable!”

This is a sentence that Bannon threw to his former employer Trump a few months after he was swept away by the White House.

Some media have described this scene: this is a sad little person who has fallen to the knees and begged Trump for forgiveness.

After leaving the White House, Bannon, who was not willing to be lonely, attacked China as an important goal. Especially in 2019, his attack on China has significantly increased firepower:

“It is ten times more important to block Huawei than to reach a trade agreement”;

“China has become the biggest enemy of the United States”;

“For me, the economic war with China is everything”;


Before entering the White House, Bannon was just a nameless person on the edge; after entering the White House, he was pushing the Trump administration to “go to the right.”

So now, is the Bannon, who has been “squatting and kneeling”, the initiator of this anti-China undercurrent in Washington? Does he have the energy to turn it into a big wave?

“The liar artist”

“They often come from marginal families, feel excluded, are not fully recognized, and even despised. They believe that it is now their turn to rule the country, and they have to retaliate for all the contempt they have received during the promotion process. ”

The British “Daily Mail” wrote in a review article analyzing the arguments of Bannon.

In American society, there are not many people who have a good impression of Bannon. For a long time, he is at the edge of the US political spectrum.

“Speaking rudely, not trimming, self-proclaiming” has almost become a sketch of the outside world, and Bannon has spared no effort to “figh for the forgotten white working class”, targeting globalization and China, and preaching this is The reason why American middle and lower whites live hard.

After killing China, the white brothers have a good life.

But he often seems to have not studied much about the targets he has attacked.

In a speech in Prague, Bannon slammed foreign countries to use their cheap labor to carry out “unfair competition,” and the atmosphere suddenly became paralyzed, and the audience looked at each other.

As we all know, most of the Czech GDP comes from exports, and cheap labor is the reason behind it. Obviously, Bannon knows nothing about it.

In Trump’s first year in office, Bannon self-proclaimed “master strategist” reputation “also proved to be false ” .

In August 2017, the Charlottesville riots occurred in Virginia. Bannon’s trick to Trump: racism is the winning choice, and the president should not stay away from white supremacists.

Bannon seriously underestimated the degree of resentment against him after the Charlottesville incident. Trump was annoyed because Trump had not explicitly condemned the white supremacist and attracted public opinion and criticism within the Republican Party. The outside world continued to pressure and asked Trump to start the Bannon. A few days later, Bannon was kicked out of the White House.

Soon after, Bannon’s rhetoric in Wolf’s new book Fire and Fury finally made Trump completely break with him.

Personnel layout

Almost in sync with Bannon’s concentrated firepower attack on China, Sino-US relations are under increasing pressure.

A natural question is: How can the Bannon, who does not enter the stream, set off this “anti-China” demon in Washington?

On the one hand, although Bannon was kicked out, his personnel deployment in the White House is still playing a role.

After entering the White House, the original insignificant Bannon suddenly became a “national teacher”. Trump’s set of policies after he took office has his shadow: writing an inaugural speech for Trump, prompting Trump to nominate conservative judges to serve as justices of the Supreme Court, and the “prohibition” that is highly controversial is also widespread. Think it is his idea.

“Time” Weekly wrote: “Suddenly, his fingerprints have become ubiquitous.”

What is even more shocking to the outside world is that Bannon has become one of the members of the US National Security Council. The “National Security Council” has an unwritten rule for many years: it does not set up a standing seat for officials with distinct political positions. Bannon is not only extremely politically motivated, but also has no diplomatic and national security decision-making experience.

This jump has made his influence more than most other cabinet officials. He took advantage of the power and promoted a large number of right-wing middle-level officials who believed in similar values ​​in the White House.

Nowadays, although Bannon has already been “into the cold palace” by Trump, most of the officials still stay in various positions, adding to their common radical ideas.

In May of this year, Skinner, an African-American female official of the US State Department, publicly declared when she spoke about China. “This is the first time we have faced a strong non-white competitor.” This statement with obvious ethnicity made the outside world feel awkward, and also showed that she basically accepted Bannon’s ultra-conservative right-wing concept.

Circle communication

Bannon, who left the White House, was not idle. He actively used his media social circle to keep close contact with many of the host of Fox TV, the American right-wing conservative spokesperson. He also participated in various extreme right-wing organizations and made frequent appearances.

Just a week ago, CGTN host Liu Xin and Fox’s commercial channel’s Tracy Reagan’s “conspiracy” attracted much attention.

What many people don’t know is that there is also the shadow of Bannon behind this debate.

On May 22, Liu Xin strongly dismissed Tsui’s remarks about “economic warfare” against China in a short commentary. The next day, Tracy spent 11 minutes on her show to respond to it, and then she invited Bannon to appear on the show.

Bannon said that China’s “personal attack is in a state of hysteria”. “They (China) understand that President Trump has fully seen that they have launched a 20-year economic war against industrial democracies, especially against the United States.” . Bannong is eager to describe how “easy and uneasy” China is.

After this episode, Tsui Xi, who couldn’t help himself, offered to have a debate with Liu Xin.

The debate was not as intense as expected. It was reported that this was because Fox had made a poll before the debate. Most of the audience thought that Tracy was “emotional and lacking arguments”. Therefore, on the day of the debate, Tracy facing the camera “always Keep a smile.”

In addition to keeping a close eye on Fox’s Chinese topic, in private, Bannon has a very close personal relationship with a number of moderators, regularly meeting with them, spare no effort to sell them the “China threat theory”, using the media megaphone to make their own voice. Spread out.

In addition, Bannon is also cooperating with other anti-China circle of Huaying Pella. A recent example is that in March of this year, he and other anti-Chinese people re-launched the “Current Dangerous Committee” in Washington, with the aim of “responding to China’s threat to US national interests” and conducting relevant policy research and publicity.

This is a US foreign policy lobby group that has been launched three times in history: 1950 and 1976 during the Cold War and 2004 during the US war on terror.

The time of Bannon

So, Washington’s China policy is being led by Bannon?

If you think so, I am afraid that the Bannon is too overestimated.

Perhaps the only lucky thing for Bannon is the timing he happened to encounter.

One is Trump’s unexpected victory. Many political analysts believe that Bannon can get Trump’s weight, not because of his superior ability or persuasive point of view, but because he and Trump have many things in common: they are all eloquent, all with Elite groups are out of place, and their positions on trade, immigration, and public security are similar.

If there is no Trump, Bannon is still nothing.

When the Washington Post pessimistically believed that no one could stop Bannon from doing anything in the White House, no one thought that Bannon’s political career was planted in his self-promotion and rhetoric.

More importantly, Bannon encountered a stage in which both parties hoped to adjust their strategy toward China. He took advantage of this opportunity to create an infectious anti-China atmosphere and blame many problems in American society on China. Let China become a scapegoat for the crux of American social development.

At this stage, Bannon happens to be close to Washington at the beginning of his understanding of China, but it is not a causal relationship in essence.

But no matter how long this anti-Chinese soap bubble blown by Bannon can last, no one can tell.

His influence on Trump can be said to be minimal—although it has been reused, but now the two have personally been very bad, Trump even pointed out that Bannon is “missing crazy”. As everyone knows, Trump believes in his instincts on many issues.

After the victory of the Trump election in 2016, Bannon boasted that he was Thomas Cromwell of the Tudor dynasty, proudly suggesting that he had a strong influence on Trump. However, this metaphor is ironic. Cromwell, who once advised the king, did not escape the fate of being beheaded by the king.