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Just days after the U.S. announced that no troops will be punished for the deadly Kabul drone strike that killed 10 civilians, the Biden administration laid out new plans to punish Chinese groups allegedly tied to the mistreatment of the Uyghur minority in the country.
The eight groups were added to the Treasury Department’s “Chinese-military-industrial complex companies” blacklist, officials told the Financial Times. Under the guidelines, U.S. investors are not allowed to invest in these entities.
China criticized the U.S. for the “unreasonable suppression of Chinese companies.”
Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry, said Beijing has been truthful when it comes to Xinjiang and the country will “resolutely defend the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies.”
One of the countries on the list is DJI, the world’s largest commercial drone maker. The paper reported that the company once criticized the decision to be placed on the U.S. Commerce Department’s “entity list,” saying it did “nothing to justify being placed” on the list.
The Biden administration’s Commerce Department also added 11 groups to its export blacklist and more than a dozen to its blacklist over their ambitions to assist the Chinese military.
“The scientific pursuit of biotechnology and medical innovation can save lives,” Gina Raimondo, the Commerce Secretary, said in a statement. 
“Unfortunately, [China] is choosing to use these technologies to pursue control over its people and its repression of members of ethnic and religious minority groups. We cannot allow US commodities, technologies, and software that support meta-cool science and biotechnical innovation to be diverted toward uses contrary to U.S. national security.”
China said its development of biotechnology “has always been for the well-being of mankind.” A spokesman for the Chinese Embassy told The Washington Post that the actions by the Biden administration are “groundless” and in violation of free trade rules. 
The Chinese said the moves “gravely threatens the security of global industrial and supply chains, hinders the development of science and technology of human beings, and seriously undermines the well-being and interest of the people in all countries including the United States.”
The Trends Journal has reported on the Biden administration’s effort to counter China’s growth and global influence. (See: “TOP TRENDS 2021: THE RISE OF CHINA,” “CHINA CHALLENGING U.S. HI-TECH DOMINANCE,” “U.S. LAUNCHES COLD WAR 2.0: CHINA LAMBASTS ‘COLD-WAR MENTALITY,” and “DUH! PENTAGON SURPRISED BY CHINA’S TEST OF HYPERSONIC MISSILE.”)
The U.S. State Department has called China’s treatment of Uyghurs “genocide.” A senior administration official told The Post that the Chinese use a “high tech surveillance system,” across Xinjiang “as part of its apparatus of oppression.”  
TRENDPOST: While the mainstream media supports the Biden administration’s attack on China’s treatment of its Uyghur minority, they are silent on America’s ongoing support of the Yemen war that has killed tens of thousands and created the worst humanitarian crisis on earth. And, unmentioned by the media and Washington are the tens of trillions America has spent to kill millions and destroy entire nations such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya etc. 
We note this, because the ill, but little informed, Americans are now aware of China’s treatment of the Uyghurs and will support Washington’s mandates against China while ignoring America’s long list of past and present military and human atrocities. 
TREND FORECAST: We maintain our forecast of “The Rise of China” as one of the Top Trends of 2021. We predicted that the 21st century will be the Chinese century because the business of China is business; the business of America since World War II has been war.
Both China’s manufacturing abilities and tech innovation were at third-world levels before Bill Clinton and George W. Bush brought the communist nation into the World Trade Organization at the turn of the century. 
It was U.S. and European companies that exported their manufacturing facilities and high technology to China so they could use its cheap labor to make their products… and sell them back to the citizens around the world at much higher prices so they could boost their profit margins.
Thus, with the U.S. workforce having slid into the service sector economy—working at Walmarts, janitorial jobs, hospitality sector, restaurant workers, packing and shipping for Amazon, stocking shelves and cashiers at Dollar General, Kroger’s etc.—what was once a nation of manufacturing innovation and creativity has descended into Slavelandia. (Read “SLAVELANDIA: RICH GET RICHER, POOR GET POORER.” 13 Oct 2020)
As we have long forecast, the only way the United States—which is rich in natural and human resources—will halt its economic decline is to become a self-sustaining economy.  
Therefore, in the absence of a Renaissance whereby the people raise their emotional, physical, moral and spiritual levels to their highest degrees, the country will continue its “end-of-empire” decline.

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