Agent who took a bullet for Ronald Reagan reacts to the incident
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In late May several hundred German executives and their families who had been forced to leave China due to the pandemic were granted special permission to return to their workplaces there. However it was anything but a sign of a return to normality. Many European companies in China are still waiting for their employees to return - but Chinese authorities are refusing to let them back in. A survey by the European Chamber of Commerce in China at the end of July showed that one-third of companies asked said none of their non-Chinese employees have been allowed to return.
One in five stated that only some of their ex-pats had been allowed back.
Only 17 percent said all expat employees had been allowed to return to China. The Chamber views it as signalling a further tightening of restrictions on European firms by China. Almost half of those questioned said the pressure came mainly from the Chinese government.
44 percent said the tone of Chinese media has become more strident.
More than a quarter had also had negative experiences with the Communist Party. While Europe's borders are largely open to Chinese investors, the hurdles for entering the Chinese market are getting higher and higher.
Those who manage to do so are often hindered by unfair competitive conditions there. At a "Make America Great Again rally" in Carson City, Nevada on Sunday President Donald Trump said:
"If you vote for Biden, he will surrender your jobs to China, he will surrender your future to the virus, he's going to lock down, this guy wants to lock down. He'll listen to the scientists—if I listened totally to the scientists, we would right now that would have a country that would be in a massive depression, instead of, we're like a rocket ship, take a look at the numbers, and that's despite the fact that we have five or six of these Democrats keeping their states closed, because they're trying to hurt us on November 3rd, but our numbers are so good anyway, they'd be even better." A speaker who was scheduled to deliver remarks at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday was abruptly removed from the program after she retweeted a thread promoting an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory with ties to the fringe conspiracy theory, QAnon.
Mary Ann Mendoza, whose police officer son was killed by a drunk driver, had been included in a list of speakers sent by the Trump campaign earlier Tuesday evening. An updated rundown circulated before the convention, however, did not include Mendoza after her tweet garnered significant scrutiny following a report by The Daily Beast.
Mendoza had tweeted, "Do yourself a favor and read this thread" in reference to a string of conspiratorial tweets about a Jewish plan to control the world. She later deleted the tweet and claimed that she hadn't read "every post within the thread."
"My apologies for not paying attention to the intent of the whole message," Mendoza said. "That does not reflect my feelings or personal thoughts whatsoever."
#GOPConvention Retired four star general Barry McCaffrey and former Defense Secretary William Cohen join Andrea Mitchell to react to reporting from the Atlantic that President Trump called Americans who died in war "losers" and "suckers." General McCaffrey says that Trump "is a man of many fears" who "can't understand the millions of veterans who have stepped forward to fight and defend this country." Secretary Cohen adds that "almost everything he has done has proven that he is unfit to serve." Aired on 09/04/2020.