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  • Pro Beijing politician stabbed in Hong Kong

    11/06/2019 6:37:34 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/11/19
    The Guardian reported that Junius Ho a Pro-Beijing lawmaker in Hong Kong was stabbed in what appears to be a politically motivated...
  • Hong Kong’s MTR was an unlikely target for protests – until it showed who its daddy was

    10/12/2019 2:07:27 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 8 replies
    Hong Kong Free Press ^ | 10-12-19 | Ilaria Maria Sala
    Trauma creeps up on you when you are distracted. Someone bends down to pick up a piece of paper that fell on the floor of the MTR train carriage, and even if your eyes are on your phone, you catch that movement with your peripheral vision, and your heart skips a beat. The images come back unsolicited, and play in the inscrutable theatre of one’s brain: people begging to be spared, kneeling in that same metallic, silvery doorway, crying for help and mercy. Police officers don’t care: they storm the train, they beat people they suspect of being protesters with...
  • Beijing folds on Hong Kong extradition law, but the genie is out of the bottle

    09/04/2019 7:53:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/04/2019 | Monica Showalter
    After lots of growling from Beijing about how the communist regime wouldn't 'sit on its hands' over the massive protests disrupting Hong Kong, and new threats to 'show no mercy' to the protesters, the Chicoms have folded. >Hong Kong's Beijing-appointed puppet leader, Carrie Lam, has withdrawn the extradition bill that triggered the protests, the one that permitted Beijing to freely snatch back anyone who displeases Red China to face what passes for 'justice' in the communist dictatorship. According to the New York Times: HONG KONG — Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, said Wednesday that the government would withdraw a contentious extradition...
  • Trump has the right strategy on Beijing. As a Chinese dissident, I’d know.

    09/01/2019 10:46:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2019 | Chen Guangcheng
    as someone who has spent years with the knife edge of the Chinese Communist Party bearing down on my throat for my human rights work, I know that the president is on to something. Tariffs and economic threats may be blunt tools, but they are the kind of aggressive tactics necessary to get the attention of the CCP regime, which respects only power and money. ... It’s about justice, and doing what’s right for ordinary Chinese and American people. Presidents before Trump naively believed that China would abide by international standards of behavior if it were granted access to institutions...
  • Donald Trump, China Savior? Some Chinese Say Yes

    04/16/2019 10:33:45 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | Apr 2019 | Li Yuan
    Donald J. Trump has referred to China as “our enemy.” He has called it “a major threat.” “Remember,” he once wrote on Twitter, “China is not a friend of the United States!” Some people in China have their own label for the polarizing American president: savior. “Only Trump can save China,” goes one quip. Others call him the “chief pressure officer” of China’s reform and opening. Their semi-serious praise reflects the deepening despair among those in China who fear their country is on the wrong track. An aggressive outsider like President Trump, according to this thinking, can help China find...
  • China’s economy is hurting and a trade deal can’t come a moment too soon for Beijing

    04/02/2019 9:13:47 PM PDT · by Rabin · 7 replies
    SCMP ^ | 3 Apr, 2019 | Cary Huang
    The trade row halved China’s industrial profit growth, from 21 per cent in 2017 to 10.3 per cent in 2018. Some sectors were hit harder than others. Automobile industry profit fell 42 per cent in the first two months of the year, as vehicle sales dropped for eight straight months up to February.
  • Tsai rejects 'One China,' seeks more defense

    01/05/2019 9:32:02 PM PST · by Rabin · 4 replies
    NHK WORLD-JAPAN ^ | 2019 01 05 | staff
    Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, has reiterated that Taiwan may accept Beijing's proposed reunification under Jiang Jieshis’ "one free country” framework”. She says Taiwan would also build on its defense capabilities as China has not ruled out continuation of old world blind force options. Xi said that the "one free country” framework, has to be seen in Hong Kong and elsewhere, is the best approach for reunification of China. Tsai was speaking to foreign media in Taipei on Saturday, following a speech made by Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Wednesday. Taiwan must strengthen its’ already outstanding land, navel and...
  • The China hawk who captured Trump's 'very, very large brain' (Good article)

    12/10/2018 3:35:12 AM PST · by cba123 · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/30/2018 05:17 AM EST Updated 12/02/2018 11:11 PM EST | By BEN SCHRECKINGER and DANIEL LIPPMAN
    Washington veteran Michael Pillsbury has quietly become a key figure behind Trump's confrontational China policy, to the dismay of Beijing — and some fellow China experts. -- A day before President Donald Trump departed for the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, several top officials gathered in the Oval Office to strategize about Trump's highly anticipated meeting there with China's president. Seated around Trump's Resolute Desk were Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. On couches a few feet away were White House chief of staff John Kelly, Trump's son...
  • English Catholics Criticise Vatican-China Deal

    11/10/2018 5:02:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 11/9/18 | Nick Hallett
    A long-serving MP and a former Member of the European Parliament are among names who have condemned the agreementA group of English Catholics, including a long-serving MP, have signed a joint letter expressing “profound dismay” at the Vatican’s provisional agreement with Beijing. Conservative MP Sir David Amess joined Irish former MEP Kathy Sinnott and Professor David Paton in criticising the Vatican for allowing the atheist Chinese government to have a role in choosing bishops at a time of increasing oppression. “The Chinese authorities have also continued to harass, detain, or hold indefinitely and incommunicado certain leading Catholic clergy, including Bishops...
  • The rise and spectacular fall of China’s Interpol chief Meng Hongwei

    10/08/2018 1:23:05 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 7 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 10/8/18 | Nectar Gan
    At the crest of his political career Meng Hongwei, the first-ever Chinese president of Interpol, was proudly hailed by state media as a testimony to the international community’s “full recognition” of China’s law enforcement capacity and status as a country based on the rule of law. Less than a year after he took the helm of the global policing body, Meng hosted its general assembly in Beijing – only the second time in the country’s history. At the opening ceremony, he was given the rare privilege of sitting next to the country’s most powerful man, President Xi Jinping, who –...
  • The Maltese Phantom of Russiagate

    05/30/2018 12:07:33 PM PDT · by publana · 14 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | May 30, 2018 | Lee Smith
    In the shifting narratives of the Trump-Russia probe, a Maltese academic named Joseph Mifsud has remained a linchpin regarding claims of collusion. He is the professor who allegedly told Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that the Russians had emails related to the Clinton campaign. The FBI says it opened its investigation in late July 2016 after Papadopoulos relayed that information to Australian diplomat Alexander Downer, and the Australians tipped off U.S. authorities. While some news accounts describe Mifsud as an accomplice to Russian clandestine operations or a “cut-out” (intermediary), others contend he is a full-fledged Russian spy. In an official...
  • Monster Hunter: World no longer available in China

    08/13/2018 7:08:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies ^ | Aug 13, 2018, 12:30pm EDT | By Charlie Hall
    It was a marquee title on its newly refreshed WeGame platform, soon to be a global online storefront and potential Steam competitor. But, days after launch, the Chinese government elected to halt the sale of Monster Hunter: World citing non-specific customer complaints. The Chinese government regularly requires games to be modified for its citizens. Most recently, when PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was picked up by Tencent, it was noted that the game would need to be retooled to align with “socialist core values.” Neither the developers at PUBG Corp. nor Tencent would elaborate on what that would entail. The Financial Times, citing...
  • Jeremy Hunt, U.K. Foreign Secretary, Calls Chinese Wife Japanese on Beijing Visit

    07/30/2018 7:07:44 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 30, 2018 | Gerry Mullany
    Jeremy Hunt, the new British foreign secretary, made a diplomatic gaffe on Monday, calling his Chinese-born wife Japanese during a discussion with his counterpart in Beijing. China and Japan have been longtime military rivals: During the 1930s and 1940s, Japan invaded and seized much of China. Mr. Hunt committed the flub during a meeting with China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi. “My wife is Japanese — my wife is Chinese,” he said. “That’s a terrible mistake to make.” “My wife is Chinese and my children are half-Chinese, and so we have Chinese grandparents who live in Xi’an and strong family connections...
  • Witnesses report huge blast at US embassy in Beijing

    07/25/2018 11:42:53 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 65 replies ^ | July 26 | Stephanie Bedo
    SMOKE is blanketing Beijing after a huge blast hit the US embassy in China’s capital. Witnesses have reported a large explosion as dozens of officials swoop on the area.
  • China Offers to Buy Nearly $70 Billion of U.S. Products to Fend Off Trade Tariffs

    06/05/2018 9:14:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/5/2018 | Lingling Wei in Beijing and Bob Davis in Washington
    China offered to purchase nearly $70 billion of U.S. farm, manufacturing and energy products if the Trump administration abandons threatened tariffs, according to people briefed on the latest negotiations with American trade officials. In weekend talks in Beijing, Chinese negotiators led by Liu He, President Xi Jinping’s economic envoy, presented a U.S. team headed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross a package that includes Chinese companies buying more U.S. soybeans, corn, natural gas, crude oil, coal and manufactured goods. Chinese and U.S. officials estimated the value of the package at nearly $70 billion in the first year. President Donald Trump has...
  • The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water - like Cape Town

    02/12/2018 9:31:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/12/2018
    Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water. However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about - water scarcity. Despite covering about 70% of the Earth's surface, water, especially drinking water, is not as plentiful as one might think. Only 3% of it is fresh. Over one billion people lack access to water and another 2.7 billion find it scarce for at least one month...
  • Tiananmen Square Birthed China's Unbalanced Economics and Politics

    01/30/2018 10:48:26 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    Time ^ | 2014 | Zheng Wang
    Twenty-five years is long enough to reflect on the real impact and consequences of an event. Unfortunately, for the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, a major event that changed the country’s direction, one won’t find any discussion or reflection in the Chinese media. The Chinese people have a very strong historical consciousness, but their historical memory is always selective. I have given lectures and taught courses at several universities in China where, to my surprise, Chinese students from elite universities knew very little about this incident...However, they cannot be blamed, as there is no access to open resources for them...
  • Beijing hits back at US defense strategy and ‘Cold War mindset'

    01/21/2018 12:47:44 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 20 Jan, 2018 | Kinling Lo
    Beijing and Moscow have criticised the US military’s move to put countering China and Russia at the centre of its latest national defence strategy, with China again hitting back at America’s “cold war and zero-sum game mindset”. Presenting the new strategy – which will set priorities for the Pentagon for years to come – Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday called China and Russia “revisionist powers” that “seek to create a world consistent with their authoritarian models”. It marks a shift in US defence priorities after its focus for more than a decade-and-a-half on the fight against Islamist militants. The...
  • CHINA: Anti-Beijing Protesters March in Hong Kong

    01/01/2018 8:56:40 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 11 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | Jan 1, 2018 | AFP
    Angry protesters marched through Hong Kong on Monday (Jan 1) against what they described as suppression by Beijing, days after Chinese authorities ruled that part of a city rail station would come under mainland law. Semi-autonomous Hong Kong has been ruled under a "one country, two systems" deal since Britain returned it to China in 1997 and enjoys rights unseen on the mainland, including freedom of speech and an independent judiciary. But a string of recent incidents have fuelled concern over the erosion of its autonomy and rule of law, including the jailing of prominent pro-democracy activists. Campaigner Joshua Wong,...
  • People’s Republic of China Grants Trump An Honor No Foreign Leader Has Had Since Its Founding

    11/08/2017 8:29:56 AM PST · by frnewsjunkie · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Nov 8, 2017 | Ryan Pickrell
    President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are being treated like royalty on their first official visit to China. Trump and his wife were granted a rare dinner at the Forbidden City, an honor that has not been bestowed on a foreign leader since the founding of the People’s Republic of China 68 years ago.