China Threatens to Impose Trade Sanctions on Kenya over Ban on Chinese Fish

China has threatened to impose trade sanctions on Kenya over a directive issued by President Kenyatta banning fish imported from China.

Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Li Xuhang describes the ban as a “trade war”, warning that his country will respond in the same way it did when US President Donald Trump introduced similar policies.

Among the options China is considering against Kenya over the ban is withholding funds meant for completion of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Naivasha to Kisumu, Daily Nation reports.

The deal for this stretch of the SGR project was expected to be signed when President Uhuru traveled to China in September but was delayed, with China citing a hostile internal environment in Kenya, especially negative press reports and attacks from politicians.

Kenyatta is expected to return to China next month to sign several bilateral trade agreements.

A few weeks ago, the President directed government officials to use every means including tricks to ensure Chinese fish does not enter Kenya. This was after local traders complained that cheap fish from China has affected their businesses.

The threats by China come after the Department of Fisheries said no fish from China will be allowed to enter Kenya from January 1st, 2019.

“This is to notify you that all fish import applications for Oreo chromis niloticus Tilapia will not be approved in the country with effect from January 1, 2019,” reads the letter.

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U.S. now believes Russia is behind ‘sonic attack’ on 26 embassy personnel in Cuba

Diplomatic worker in China similarly afflicted in what are now believed to have been microwave, rather than sonic, attacks

Then–Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at a flag-raising ceremony marking the reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana on Aug. 14, 2015.

Russia is believed to be behind the strange “sonic attacks” that have left U.S. diplomats with concussion-like injuries in Cuba and China, according to a report Tuesday.

Communications intercepts, known as “signals intelligence,” that point to Russia as the culprit have been collected as part of an ongoing investigation by the FBI, CIA and other agencies in the US, multiple sources reportedly told NBC News.

The evidence, though, isn’t conclusive enough to formally blame Moscow.

Twenty-six U.S. workers have been hurt in the attacks that occurred in their homes or hotel rooms beginning in 2016. Most reported hearing high-pitched sounds, leading investigators to suspect a sonic weapon.

The FBI later said sound waves alone couldn’t have caused the symptoms, which included brain injuries, hearing loss, cognitive problems, difficulty with balance and problems with vision and hearing.

A U.S. employee experienced similar symptoms following an attack earlier this summer in Guangzhou, China.

Now scientists are saying microwaves could be to blame, according to CNN.

The unexplained incidents have worsened relations between the Cuba and the U.S., which pulled out most of its diplomats from Havana and tossed 17 Cuban counterparts from Washington.

Cuba has denied any involvement, and officials there don’t believe a sonic device is to blame.

The incidents are also being probed by the State Department’s internal Accountability Review Board.

“The State Department has come to the determination that they were attacks,” the head of the board, retired Ambassador Peter Bodde, testified before Congress last week.

A source told NBC News that the U.S. has “no reason to believe this was anything but an intentional act.”

The Kremlin didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

Last week, a top security official in the U.K. pointed the finger at Vladimir Putin for the deadly nerve-agent attacks that nearly killed a former Russian spy and his daughter in England.

Over 1 Million Pounds Of Rat Meat Being Sold As Boneless Wings In The USA

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A report simply released from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that a normal 1 million pounds of rat meat has been passed off as “boneless chicken wings” from China. The extemporized chicken wings have conceivably been sold in diners and markets transversely finished America throughout the latest 8 months.

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According to reports, FDA inspectors raised stresses after a couple of unlawful transportation holders beginning from China were seized by customs at the Port of San Francisco.

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They were found to contain rat meat, wanted to be conveyed off to different meat dealing with plants transversely finished America and traded as chicken wings. The report continues saying that an immense number of pounds of unlawful meat were seized and decimated by specialists.

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The FDA alerts a normal 1 million pounds of the phony rat chicken wings may regardless be accessible for use at neighborhood stores and diners without the data of the purchasers. The FDA is encouraging customers to not purchase chicken wings with the exception of on the off chance that you think about the suppliers source.