China in Focus: (video)
- The Bamboo Locust Plague has hit China and authorities say that it will have to be accepted as the “new normal.”
- Chinese Civilian Passports are being invalidated and reissued to insure that only the “right kind of people” are allowed to leave.
- Weather Warnings and continued flooding in China continue as the Three Gorges Dam continues to show evidence of buckling.
- A Whistleblower from Wuhan recounts how the Communist Chinese undertook to hide the virus from the rest of the world even as people from Wuhan traveled and spread the pandemic.
Chinese Fishing Fleet Invades the Galapagos Archepelago: (video)
This is a video update on the 260 Chinese fishing ships that were discovered near the Galapagos Islands sparking concerns that they will damage the marine eco-system in the area.
Sun spokesman John Hourston told Sky News: ‘The threat that the industrial Chinese fishing fleet poses to the unique and spectacular marine life of the Galapagos archipelago cannot be overstated.’ He also said the vessels were ‘sucking the life from this biodiversity jewel’. ‘Marine life doesn’t recognize lines on a map. Unless the high seas are given protection, the ocean is in danger of becoming become a lifeless desert.’
The Plot Thickens –
Ecuador is not traditionally a mining country, but the industry was given a more prominent role during the Correa administration. His government, which was marked by strained relations with the United States, looked into diversifying the economy from its dependency on oil exports by attracting external investment to tap into the country’s rich mineral reserves. Although Mirador is considered the country’s most significant mining project, several concessions for major projects have been granted in recent years, many of them to Chinese companies. At some 16 million people, Ecuador’s entire population is smaller than that of Beijing – but despite its size, the country isn’t just attractive to investors from the Middle Kingdom, it has rung up a huge debt with China. Out of 15 countries in Latin America that have received Chinese funding, Ecuador is among the top three borrowers, with a total of 15 loans estimated at US$18.4 billion.
It turns out the glorious prosperity the Chinese promised by complying with their demands has not materialized. So they sent the fleet to the Galapagos to collect on the debt by stripping the sea around Ecuador of life.