GOP state leaders to fix traitors in rush to meet Trump TikTok compensates U.S. users with $92 million settlement

The “Conservative Political Action Conference” in Florida on Thursday was a hard sell! Republican state leaders rushed to meet with Trump to prepare to repair the impeachment vote congressmen.

U.S. Trade Representative nominee Katherine Tai said Thursday that she will urge the Chinese Communist Party to implement the first phase of the agreement and hold China (CCP) accountable in the “gray area.

Biden signed an executive order on the 25th to work with allies, including Taiwan, to strengthen supply chains such as semiconductors.

House Republican “No. 3” Liz Cheney (R-Texas) issued another anti-Trump speech, and members of the House called for her resignation.

Repealing the 10-year U.S. visa to pressure the Chinese Communist Party, U.S. senators proposed the Visa Security Act. TikTok pays $92 million in settlement after U.S. users accuse it of invasion of privacy.

Republican State Leaders Rush to Meet Trump, Prepare to Fix Congressman Who Voted for Impeachment

State Republican leaders are ready to fix members of Congress who voted for impeachment.

U.S. media outlet Axios reports that Trump doesn’t even have to do it himself, as his allies in the states are eagerly preparing to take action. Almost every Republican congressman who supports Trump’s removal has been pointed out in his or her district or threatened with a challenge in the party primary.

The newspaper pointed out that the Republican Party state leaders have rushed to Orlando, Florida (Orlando) in the past few days to participate in the “Conservative Political Action Conference” (Conservative Political Action Conference), which now has a hard-to-find ticket. They will also fix the “traitors”.

The newspaper pointed out that the world will soon witness that the real source of Trump’s strength is the states.

Last year’s election, the Republican Party, despite losing the presidency, still has significant strength in the states. They added 14 seats, including the 12 seats they lost 2 years ago.

This year, the Republicans are in full power in 24 states across the country, holding both state governments and state legislatures, while the Democrats are in full power in 15 states.

The New York Times reports that the Republicans have captured these new districts in 18 states after redistricting after the 2020 census. Some election experts believe Republicans could regain the majority in the House of Representatives in 2022 by virtue of their advantage in the new districts.

The “Worth” report points out that the Democrats locked up nine states in an attempt to flip the Republican Party into full power, but all failed to end.

What’s interesting is how Republican state leaders will deal with those anti-Trumpers. Local Republicans in various states generally believe that their party has thrived significantly in the Trump era, and blame the anti-Trumpers, believing that if they had not pulled the plug, the Republican Party would be better.

U.S. trade representative-to-be: will urge the CPC to implement the first phase of the agreement

U.S. Trade Representative nominee Katherine Tai pledged Thursday (Feb. 25) to continue to pursue the first phase of trade agreements previously reached with China by the Trump (Trump) administration, to promote the Chinese Communist Party’s implementation of its commitments, and to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable.

At Thursday’s Senate Finance Committee nomination hearing, Dyche described China (CCP) as “simultaneously a competitor, a trading partner and a mega-player whose cooperation the United States also needs to address certain global challenges.

The Biden Administration is currently reviewing its Trump-era trade policy and has not yet said whether it will keep tariffs or phased trade deals.

Dyche’s answer Thursday was clear, saying that a strategic and coherent trade policy with China is needed and commending her predecessors for a job well done.

On whether she would eliminate the Trump Administration‘s tariff policy, Dyche replied that Biden believes that tariffs are a valuable policy tool and that she also believes that “tariffs are a very important part of our fair trade remedy tools.”

Dyche said, “We have to acknowledge that there is …… a very significant global market problem in the steel and aluminum markets, caused primarily by overcapacity in China.”

Asked if she would push China to deliver on the structural reforms it promised in the phase-in agreement, Dyche replied that Beijing needs to deliver on those promises.

She said it is definitely worth discussing with Beijing how to make it deliver on its structural reform commitments, while adding that “those paths have been well traveled by U.S. trade representatives before me.”

She promised that if she becomes U.S. trade representative, her top priority will be to help American communities emerge from the effects of the pandemic and economic crisis and to help the Biden team and international partners build a strong supply chain to get the economy back on track.

Dyche said it is critical to build what Biden called a “united front of U.S. allies” against Beijing’s predatory trade practices, but she also acknowledged that working with other countries is “hard work.

She proposed that the United States could work with other countries to develop new trade rules in “gray areas” to hold China (the Chinese Communist Party) accountable.

U.S. and Taiwan to strengthen the semiconductor supply chain, scholars: strong alliance

Biden signed an executive order on the 25th to work with allies to strengthen the semiconductor supply chain, and White House economic officials also believe that “Taiwan is an important partner for the United States.

Figure: schematic diagram of the wafer.

Taiwan Economic Research Institute researcher Liu Pei-zhen said, the current global market share of semiconductors, the United States accounted for 44.2%, ranking first, while Taiwan 19.7% in second place, which is the reason for the United States to pull Taiwan. And the United States took the lead in alliance with Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and other countries to jointly resist the Chinese Communist Party, which is the United States to maintain a consistent line against the Chinese Communist Party.

Liu Pei-jin said that Taiwan’s market share in the global foundry reached 78% and 59% in packaging and testing, which is indeed Taiwan’s strong point. And the United States is the world’s largest supplier of semiconductors, chip market share of 60%, and master equipment manufacturing, and self-driving cars and other future emerging technology terminal areas, “Taiwan and the United States of America’s strong alliance, the upgrade and transformation of Taiwan’s semiconductor is also more favorable.”

TSMC in addition to the United States to set up 5 nanometer plant in Arizona, is also expected to set up a research and development center in Ibaraki, Tokyo, Japan, outsiders speculate that this may mean that the semiconductor alliance strategy has been fermented first, Liu Pei Zhen believes that “related support has been initiated”.

Other semiconductor factories are also expected to have cooperation opportunities in the future, “which can raise the international visibility and competitiveness of Taiwan’s semiconductors.”

Cheney made anti-Trump remarks again, House Republicans urge him to resign from leadership position

U.S. Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the “No. 3” House Republican Party (GOP), has recently made another statement critical of former President Trump (Trump).

Rep. Andy Biggs, a leading Trump supporter and Arizona Republican, told reporters Thursday, “She (Cheney) should resign.”

Photo: U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Ariz.), July 21, 2020

Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas), another member of the House Freedom Caucus, said Cheney has “forfeited her right to be chairman of the Republican caucus.”

The call for Cheney to give up her House Republican leadership position comes a day after she made public remarks that again took aim at Trump.

On Wednesday, at a briefing with reporters by House Republican leaders, both Cheney and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) were asked whether Trump should play a major speaking role at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The former president remains popular with Republican voters and influential with them. He is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at CPAC on Sunday (28).

McCarthy replied briefly, “Yes, he should (play an important role).”

Cheney then said, “It’s up to CPAC. after Jan. 6, I’ve articulated my own views on President Trump … I don’t think he should play a role in the future of the (Republican) party or the country.”

After a moment of awkward silence, McCarthy ended the press conference. commentator Wang Duyan said that both Cheney and McConnell are anti-Trump, and McConnell also gave Cheney financial support. With Cheney’s unpopularity, this should be explained by the fact that the two men have the same political stance.

Senators propose visa security law to pressure Chinese Communist Party by repealing 10-year U.S. visa

Five senior Republican senators in the U.S. Congress introduced a bill Thursday (Feb. 25) to repeal the 10-year, multiple-entry visa for Chinese citizens and return to the pre-2014 one-year, multiple-entry visa as a way to pressure the Chinese Communist Party to improve human rights in China.

Pictured here is the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

Key elements of the bill include a ban on 10-year valid B1/B2 visas for Chinese citizens until the Secretary of State certifies that China has: ceased economic and industrial espionage against the United States; ceased provocative and coercive acts against Taiwan; revoked the National Security Act for Hong Kong and fully implemented its commitments under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration; ended its systematic Uighur, Tibetan and other ethnic oppression; withdrawing its illegal claims in the South China Sea; and releasing foreign hostages and individuals wrongfully detained in China.

Under this legislation, Chinese citizens would be eligible for one-year multiple-entry visas. This legislation does not apply to certain residents of Taiwan or Hong Kong. commentator Wang Duyan said the proposal was only proposed by Republicans, not by bipartisan lawmakers, and that without Democratic support, the proposal would have been difficult to pass.

U.S. users accused of invasion of privacy, TikTok paid 92 million settlement

A class-action lawsuit filed by some TikTok users in the United States against TikTok for violating their privacy data has been pending for more than a year, and Beijing-based ByteDance Inc. is willing to settle for $92 million.

Reuters reports that parent company ByteDance has agreed to a $92 million settlement of a class action lawsuit filed by some U.S. TikTok users for privacy violations, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Illinois on Thursday. The lawsuit, which took more than a year to file, has finally been settled by ByteDance after more than 100 million TikTok users in the U.S., according to the report.

TikTok said they do not agree with the claims, but they want to focus on building a safe and happy experience for their users rather than a lengthy lawsuit, and the settlement is still subject to court approval. The class action states that the TikTok App infiltrated users’ devices and presented private data for ad targeting and other purposes.