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China Talking War

China is preparing for war–again. Xi Jinping met with the seven-member standing committee of the Chinese Communist Party Politburo in late November. According to Xinhua, the state-run news agency, he spoke about preparing for war by integrating political work into all links of combat effectiveness.

Basically, says China Uncensored anchor Chris Chappell, Jinping wants good communist soldiers who listen to their party. And by the party, of course, he means himself. In other China headlines, Chappell reports on the re-arrest of dissident Joshua Wong and Apple Daily’s Jimmy Lai, Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam’s pile of cash and why China is laying claim to the moon, and Kimchi.

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Hong Kong Activists Arrested

In September 2019, Philosopher Stefan Molyneux traveled to Hong Kong to cover the anti-communist protests. The result was the documentary: HONG KONG: FIGHT FOR FREEDOM – www.fdrurl.com/hongkong

This is the FULL interview between Stefan Molyneux and Martin Lee, the great Hong Kong pro-democracy lawyer and founder of Hong Kong’s Constitution – who was arrested Saturday night.

All told, police in Hong Kong arrested 14 pro-democracy figures, including Democratic Party founder Martin Lee, rights lawyer Albert Ho and media tycoon Jimmy Lai, for “illegal assembly” in connection with mass street protests last year.

Martin Lee is considered the grandfather of the Hong Kong democracy movement, while Lai owns the Apple Daily, the biggest pro democracy media organization in the city. The group were arrested in a coordinated raid on Saturday, just days after Beijing dismissed a clause in the city’s Basic Law proscribing Chinese government departments from interfering in the city’s daily life.

The U.K.-based rights group Hong Kong Watch said the arrests were “politically motivated.”

“The politically motivated arrests of 14 of the most prominent democracy campaigners in Hong Kong … represents a concerted effort by the Chinese Communist Party to use the world’s focus on the COVID-19 pandemic to strangle dissent in the city,” the group said in a statement on Saturday. More from Stefan Molyneux.