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Marsha Blackburn, Josh Hawley: Sister-City Partnerships May Be China’s Newest Political Weapon

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Yesterday, Wednesday, October 8th, 2020, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) urged the U.S. Conference of Mayors to reevaluate the 157 sister-city partnerships between U.S. and Chinese communities, which ostensibly promote cultural exchange and economic development.

“The recent actions of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), however, suggest that sister-city partnerships may be China’s newest political weapon,” the Senators wrote. “Clearly, the CCP hides behind the veil of soft diplomacy and mutual benefit until their foreign partners exhibit ideological nonconformity… Sister-city partnerships may leave American communities vulnerable to Chinese espionage and economic coercion. With that, we urge you to heed the CCP’s strategic intentions and attempts to exploit our freedoms at the Federal and local levels.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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APSU Men’s Basketball junior Zach Glotta to travel abroad as part of Athletes In Action team

 

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APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – APSU Men’s Basketball junior point guard Zach Glotta’s summer vacation will be a little different this year.

The O’Fallon, Missouri native has a couple of big events coming up in the next few weeks. First, he’ll say “I do,” to fiancée Ashley Slay, former Austin Peay State University volleyball standout, May 19th, 2018. Then he’ll flee the country.

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