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Trump China Tag

*Please scroll to the bottom for an update to this story* Earlier this month, the Trump campaign released a hard-hitting ad criticizing Joe and Hunter Biden's China ties. It's an ad that set the stage for the US-China relationship as *the* major campaign issue in the months to come, thanks in large part to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

With neighboring countries struggling with the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, Beijing is tightening its control of disputed islands in the South China Sea. During President Barack Obama's time in office, China began a massive project of creating artificial islands in the area. These man-made islands have since been converted into military installations, naval bases, and aircraft landing strips for the Chinese military.

The Communist Chinese government expelled journalists from The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post on Tuesday to tighten its grip on the coronavirus story. The Communists blamed the U.S. for the decision while threatening to throw out more journalists.

I wrote last week about how both the national press and Democrats seemed to be working in concert to shame Republicans into dropping "Wuhan" and "Chinese" when talking about the Wuhan Coronavirus, suggesting it was "racist" and "stigmatizing" to reference from where the virus originated continually.

The United States has imposed sanctions against a China-linked business network financing Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) and Quds Force, both U.S. designated terrorist entities. The network bought hundreds of millions of dollars worth of oil from National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), a state-owned Iranian firm "which helps to finance Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) and its terrorist proxies," The U.S. Treasury Department disclosed Thursday.