America stands alone against the Chinese 5G threat

America stands alone against the Chinese 5G threat

FPI / June 24, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes America is essentially the only major power standing up to China’s 5G expansion. The Trump administration has campaigned fiercely to dissuade its allies against the use of Huawei, which it rightfully accuses of being an extension of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that will operate under […]

Zoom censored U.S. accounts on China’s orders, continuing slavish trend by American tech

Zoom censored U.S. accounts on China’s orders, continuing slavish trend by American tech

FPI / June 15, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes Zoom Video has seen an absolutely meteoric ascension this year. State-mandated business closures and coronavirus panic have forced many to conduct business via digital meetings, and Zoom has been a massive beneficiary. It reported arguably one of the greatest quarterly earnings ever recently, seeing its users […]

As lockdowns end, data points to huge U.S. economic recovery

As lockdowns end, data points to huge U.S. economic recovery

FPI / June 9, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes After demonizing small business owners wanting to reopen to support their families and sanctimoniously lecturing you for daring to want to return to the gym or the beach, Democratic politicians and their major media allies have been vocally supportive of literally millions of Americans partaking in […]

It took a pandemic: U.S. acts after Chinese fraud cost investors millions

It took a pandemic: U.S. acts after Chinese fraud cost investors millions

FPI / May 29, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes The U.S Senate just unanimously passed legislation that would bar and remove Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges that do not comply with U.S. audit standards. The uniformity of this passage was a bit stunning and very encouraging to see that finally mandating fair play in […]

Coronavirus slamming poor countries with Chinese debt; Here’s how ‘great predator’ will respond

Coronavirus slamming poor countries with Chinese debt; Here’s how ‘great predator’ will respond

FPI / May 21, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes The destruction China has exported to the U.S. and the world continues to grow. Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump are exploring ramifications that include an intentional default on Chinese debt. Frankly, this is a somewhat tepid punishment. China owns some $1.1 trillion of American treasuries, […]

As coronavirus crushes the U.S. economy, China is suffering too

As coronavirus crushes the U.S. economy, China is suffering too

FPI / May 15, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes The U.S. continues to hemorrhage jobs and GDP as the coronavirus places the economy into a forced coma. Unemployment may temporarily approach Great Depression levels, and U.S. GDP may plummet by as much as 34 percent. While mega corporations are permitted to remain open, deemed “essential” […]

Yes, U.S. deficits have exploded: No, our economy is not owned by China

Yes, U.S. deficits have exploded: No, our economy is not owned by China

FPI / May 10, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes Anytime China is brought up in mainstream dialogue, the general messaging tends to be as follows: China is an adversary and a problem, we know they lie, break laws, and outright steal from the U.S. and its companies. But we have to play nice because they […]

Peter Thiel’s influence at Facebook is growing

Peter Thiel’s influence at Facebook is growing

FPI / May 4, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes There has been great upheaval at Facebook over the last year. Since 2019, five of the nine members of the board of directors have departed, with former American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault being the most recent to announce he’s leaving. He and Jeffrey Zients (a former […]