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  • China launches live-fire drills in Gulf of Tonkin despite rising tensions in South China Sea

    08/23/2016 7:59:20 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 5 replies
    IBT ^ | August 22, 2016 | Nandini Krishnamoorthy
    Adding to the latest in a series of military drills, Beijing has said a branch of its coast guard is holding live-fire exercises from Monday to Wednesday (22 - 24 August). The drill is being staged at the Gulf of Tonkin, the northern arm of the South China Sea, home to several territorial disputes among Asian countries. Despite fresh tensions in the disputed waters, China's Maritime Safety Administration said it was banning vessels from entering the area between China's southern island province of Hainan and the northern coast of Vietnam. The Tonkin Gulf has historical significance over the Vietnam War...
  • The Postal Service is losing millions a year to help you buy cheap stuff from China

    08/23/2016 6:17:40 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2014 | Jeff Guo
    ...All of this is little comfort to McGrath, who chafes at the thought of the Postal Service helping Chinese merchants poach his customers. “All of us sellers are selling a lot of Chinese goods in America but at least we’re creating jobs, making money, and adding to the economy,” he said. “But when people buy direct from China that’s adding nothing to the American economy.”
  • Silicon Valley throws big money at Clinton and virtually nothing at Trump (Video at Source)

    08/23/2016 1:04:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | August 23, 2016: 10:38 AM ET | by Seth Fiegerman
    Tim Cook will mark his five-year anniversary as the CEO of Apple by doing something that his predecessor Steve Jobs typically avoided: hosting a fundraiser for a presidential candidate. On Wednesday, Cook and Lisa Jackson, Apple's (AAPL, Tech30) head of environmental initiatives, will host an event in California to raise money for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Those invited have reportedly been asked to contribute as much as $50,000. Cook is just the latest in a growing list of tech executives and venture capitalists working to raise big money to help Clinton beat Donald Trump, who has repeatedly attacked tech companies...
  • Pictures Showing China's Type 055 Next Gen Destroyer Under Construction in Shanghai

    08/23/2016 6:44:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 22 August 2016
    Recent pictures from China confirm that the first hull of the next generation Type 055 Guided-Missile Destroyer (DDG) for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) entered final assembly stage at the Jiangnan Changxing naval shipyard located near Shanghai. The information is reported from our colleagues from East Pendulum. Through photos taken by Shanghai-based spotters, we can witness the chronological assembly of the first Chinese destroyer displacing over 10,000 t: October 2015: Type 055's First construction block emerges May 2016: Spotter's picture showing an entire section: Large aft module showing an helicopter pad (left) and hangar (right) at...
  • April 2006 Message from Dan (a long war between Islam and the West)

    08/22/2016 7:36:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    DanSimmons.com ^ | April 2006 | Dan Simmons
    Greetings Readers, Friends, and Other Visitors: The Time Traveler appeared suddenly in my study on New Year’s Eve, 2004. He was a stolid, grizzled man in a gray tunic and looked to be in his late-sixties or older. He also appeared to be the veteran of wars or of some terrible accident since he had livid scars on his face and neck and hands, some even visible in his scalp beneath a fuzz of gray hair cropped short in a military cut. One eye was covered by a black eyepatch. Before I could finish dialing 911 he announced in a...
  • China says seeks closer military ties with Syria

    08/21/2016 10:59:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:51am EDT | Ben Blanchard
    China wants to have closer military ties with Syria, state media on Tuesday cited a senior Chinese officer as saying during a rare visit to the war-torn Middle Eastern country. While relying on the region for oil supplies, China tends to leave Middle Eastern diplomacy to the other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, namely the United States, Britain, France and Russia. But China has been trying to get more involved, including sending envoys to help push for a diplomatic resolution to the violence there and hosting Syrian government and opposition figures. …
  • China Launches Quantum Satellite That Could Banish Hackers

    08/20/2016 8:45:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    The world's second-largest economy aims to use the power of particle physics through photons to send the encryption keys necessary to decode information. The launch of Micius - named after a 5th Century BC Chinese scientist - took place in the early hours of Tuesday in the southwestern Gobi Desert, according to Xinhua, China's state news service. It will be used in experiments aimed at proving the viability of quantum technology to communicate over long distances. Unlike traditional secure communication methods, it is impossible to intercept the data held in the bursts of subatomic particles because any attempts at eavesdropping...
  • Cardinal Zen’s Fears Come to Pass in China

    08/20/2016 5:31:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    OnePeter5 ^ | 8/16/16 | Steve Skojec
    Since the beginning of this year, I have been sharing with you the growing concerns of Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong as regards the Vatican’s increasingly conciliatory stance with the Chinese government, which controls the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, an ersatz replacement for the true Chinese Catholic Church, which has been forced underground, and is regularly persecuted. In January, Cardinal Zen warned about a new “formula” allegedly under discussion at the time for the appointment of new Chinese bishops: A recent article “A winter of darkness for religions in China” by Bernardo Cervellera on AsiaNews, says: “From information that has...
  • China eyes artificial intelligence for new cruise missiles

    08/19/2016 6:26:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 19, 2016
    China is eyeing the use of a high level of artificial intelligence and automation for its next generation of cruise missiles, a senior designer was quoted as saying on Friday. "We plan to adopt a 'plug and play' approach in the development of new cruise missiles, which will enable our military commanders to tailor-make missiles in accordance with combat conditions," Wang Changqing of the China Aerospace and Industry Corp told the state-run China Daily newspaper. "Moreover, our future cruise missiles will have a very high level of artificial intelligence and automation," Wang added. "They will allow commanders to control them...
  • America is no longer guaranteed military victory. These weapons could change that.

    08/17/2016 5:36:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 16, 2016 | David Ignatius
    The fight against the Islamic State may get the headlines. But it’s the military threats from Russia and China that most worry top Pentagon officials — and are driving a new arms race to deter these great-power rivals. This question of how to deal with Russian and Chinese military advances has gotten almost no attention in the 2016 presidential campaign. But it deserves a careful look. The programs begun in the waning days of the Obama administration could potentially change the face of warfare, in the United States’ favor, but they would require political support and new spending by the...
  • US vs China war would be ‘intense, destructive, protracted’ (RAND)

    08/17/2016 4:07:52 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    news.com.au ^ | AUGUST 17, 2016
    CHINA could match the military might of the US in a decade and any conflict between them would rock the entire world economy. That is the frightening warning issued by research organisation, Rand Corporation, which highlights how the US and China remain at loggerheads over several regional disputes with large military forces operating closely together. In its new report War With China, Thinking Through the Unthinkable, Rand warn any conflict would ultimately be intense, destructive and protracted. “If an incident occurred or a crisis overheated, both have an incentive to strike enemy forces before being struck by them,” the report...
  • A World With No Aunts or Uncles

    08/15/2016 11:14:18 AM PDT · by American Quilter · 29 replies
    Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives ^ | Aug 2016 | Derrick Wilburn
    You may well have never thought about it but people born in China since 1980 have no siblings. China is a society with no aunts, uncles or cousins. Ever consider that that? For the most part if you are 34 years or younger you have no brothers or sisters. Neither does anybody else. Meaning no aunts, uncles or cousins... To make matters worse, restricting families to just one child placed a disproportionate value on baby boys, particularly in rural areas. Boys are stronger, boys can do more work. Of China’s 3+ decades of state-forced abortions or infanticide, the overwhelming majority...
  • Karma Automotive & Faraday Future Planning Large Factories In Same Chinese City

    08/15/2016 9:38:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Clean Technica ^ | August 15, 2016 | James Ayre
    In a sign of just how much Chinese money is now shaping the electric vehicle industry, it’s been revealed that Karma Automotive and Faraday Future will both be building new manufacturing facilities in the same Chinese city, according to recent reports. Despite developing these new facilities in the same city (Hangzhou), it should be noted that the companies don’t seem to have any funding in common — Karma Automotive is backed by Wanxiang, but Faraday Future by LeEco. Karma ReveroWith regard to the Karma Automotive facility, Wanxiang recently applied for the environmental-impact review of a proposed site in Hangzhou for...
  • Report: China Could Make a Big Move in the South China Starting Next Month

    08/14/2016 4:15:25 PM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    The National Interest ^ | August 14th, 2016 | Harry J. Kazianis
    It seems if the People’s Republic of China is going to make a push to radically alter the status-quo in the South China Sea—by reclaiming the hotly disputed Scarborough Shoal that is clearly within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Philippines—we now have a good idea of when that might happen: sometime between early September, after the G-20 summit being hosted in China, and the U.S. presidential election on November 8th. The idea was laid out in a recent article in the South China Morning Post in an article dated August 13th. The report, quoting “a source familiar with...
  • Looking back on the Great Leap Forward

    08/14/2016 6:12:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    History Today ^ | August 8, 2016 | Frank Dikötter
    In the People’s Republic of China, archives do not belong to the people, they belong to the Communist Party. They are often housed in a special building on the local party committee premises, which are generally set among lush and lovingly manicured grounds guarded by military personnel. Access would have been unthinkable until a decade or so ago, but over the past few years a quiet revolution has been taking place, as increasing quantities of documents older than 30 years have become available for consultation to professional historians armed with a letter of recommendation. The extent and quality of the...
  • JESUS calls us Friend[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/12/2016 7:13:57 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 8-12-16 | HolySpirit
    You see I am not just your God I AM your friend. I do things for you that others would not consider because of the cost but I have already laid down my life for you and that is why I send my angels to shut the mouth of the lions for you and turn impossible situations around even without your request at times for truly My name is Prince of Peace and Grace is the scepter I apply to the ones that call me Lord and Savior. John 15:15 15 I do not call you servants any longer, for...
  • Million Pounds Of Rat Meat Being Sold As Boneless Chicken Wings In U.S

    08/12/2016 7:18:45 AM PDT · by massmike · 137 replies
    healthyadviceteam.com ^ | 08/12/2016 | n/a
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at the Port of San Francisco destroyed numerous illegal containers imported into the U.S from China. These containers contained rat meat! The strange thing about this is the plan this rat meat to be sold as chicken meat. The idea was the nasty meat to be shipped to different points in several states, and to be sold as chicken. The FDA states that there is a possibility of another 300,000 lbs. of this meat being offered in groceries and restaurants across the U.S. The FDA inspector, Ronal Jones, claims that if cooked completely, this...
  • China’s Fleet of ‘Carrier Killer’ Destroyers Is Growing

    08/11/2016 6:53:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 08/10/2016 | RYAN PICKRELL
    China recently produced another “carrier killer” destroyer, the latest in an ever-expanding fleet of Chinese ships capable of threatening American naval power in the highly-contested Asia Pacific. The eleventh People’s Liberation Army Navy Type 052D Luyang III-class destroyer, an elite class of guided-missile destroyers, took to the waters just last week. As is, China already has more of these ships than Japan has Aegis destroyers. The newest addition to China’s collection of Type 052D destroyers was built by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC). This is the second ship of this type that DSIC has completed. The first is currently in...
  • The US Brings Out The Big Guns In The Pacific Amid High Tensions With China

    08/10/2016 8:54:05 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    BI ^ | 8-10-2016 | Alex Lockie
    Alex LockieAugust 10, 2016 As part of the Continuous Bomber Presence mission in the Pacific, the US has regularly kept bombers stationed at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, but in the last few days the fleet of aging B-52 bombers has been replaced with newer B-1 and B-2 bombers. The bombers were positioned in the Pacific by US Strategic Command (STRATCOM), which commands fleets of bombers, many of which are nuclear-capable, to maintain stability and deter potential threats. Though these deployments are routine, they are likely to raise eyebrows in Beijing, where China has defiantly ignored a ruling from...
  • Type-96B Seen As Pillar of Nation's Tank Force (China)

    08/10/2016 6:54:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    China Daily ^ | August 10, 2016
    China's military is likely to deploy the Type-96B tank as the pillar of its tank fleet, replacing most of its old models, observers said. Gao Zhuo, a military observer in Shanghai who has close contact with the People's Liberation Army, told China Daily that the excellent capabilities of the Type-96B qualify it to be the backbone of China's tank force. "The Type-96B is the strongest variant of the Type-96 family and is truly an advanced, third-generation main battle tank," he said. "The PLA will use it to replace the old tanks such as the Type-59 and Type-69 models." His remarks...
  • Error puts Chinese tourist in German migrant hostel

    08/09/2016 1:57:39 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 8 Aug 2016
    A Chinese tourist spent nearly two weeks in a German migrant hostel after mistakenly applying for asylum when he actually wanted to report a theft... A translation app confirmed Mr Schluetermann's suspicions that the tourist had got entangled in the asylum system by mistake. "It came up with phrases like 'I want to go on a trip abroad'," he said. It emerged that the tourist had plans to visit Italy and France.
  • Exclusive: Vietnam moves new rocket launchers into disputed South China Sea - sources

    08/09/2016 4:44:16 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 9, 2016 | BY GREG TORODE
    Vietnam has discreetly fortified several of its islands in the disputed South China Sea with new mobile rocket launchers capable of striking China's runways and military installations across the vital trade route, according to Western officials. Diplomats and military officers told Reuters that intelligence shows Hanoi has shipped the launchers from the Vietnamese mainland into position on five bases in the Spratly islands in recent months, a move likely to raise tensions with Beijing.
  • Satellite Photos Suggest Chinese Military Build-Up on Disputed South China Sea Islands

    08/09/2016 1:06:47 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 27 replies
    reuters ^ | August 9, 2016 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Satellite photographs taken in late July show China appears to have built reinforced aircraft hangars on its holdings in disputed South China Sea islands, a Washington-based research group said.
  • The New Tammany Hall: New York in the Age of Corruption

    08/09/2016 9:44:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 9, 2016 | Micah Morrison
    De Blasio, Clinton cronies are carving up the city. Right, developer Bruce RatnerBy Micah Morrison In New York City, the controversy plagued Atlantic Yards development appears to be heading for trouble again. That could create problems for Mayor Bill de Blasio and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. Allies of both Democrats have profited mightily from the project. For over a decade, Atlantic Yards has been at the center of heated disputes over power, profit and privilege in New York. Does the site serve the needs of the taxpayers who financed its development? Or is it primarily a giant boondoggle generating...
  • Olympic Officials Apologize For Using Knock-Off Chinese Flags In Medal Ceremony

    08/09/2016 9:14:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Deadspin ^ | Aug. 9, 2016 | Patrick Redford
    Olympic Officials Apologize For Using Knock-Off Chinese Flags In Medal Ceremony Patrick Redford Yesterday 11:10pm After Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio Olympics over Du Li and Yi Siling of China, Olympic officials raised incorrect Chinese flags to the rafter during the medal ceremony. See those flags up there? Notice any differences between them and the real Chinese flag below? The small stars on the flags that featured in the Olympics are all at the same angle, whereas the stars on the official flag are all tilted so that they point back towards the center of...
  • China slams Donald Trump for criticising its trade practices, says 'US voters deserve better'

    08/09/2016 8:50:39 AM PDT · by cba123 · 20 replies
    firstpost.com ^ | August 9, 2016 | AP
    Beijing Republican presidential candidate is playing the "China-bashing card" in an attempt to rescue his falling poll numbers but has no real ideas to resolve the two nations' differences, China's official news agency said Tuesday. (please see link, for full article)
  • Benjamin Spock and Amy Chua: Two Disaster for our children

    08/09/2016 6:12:30 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 25 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Hey everyone I'm having fun on my vacation with my family, we've done a lot this summer and I know many of you wanted some good articles and I felt compelled to do this particular article about Amy Chua for a while. In fact I've meant to do this several months ago but for whatever reason I never did. That changed while in California. California has the tenth worst education system in the country. Public school teachers especially in California really don't give a damn about our kids... They take our money, raise our kids to be commies, illiterates and...
  • Bus full of Chinese basketball reporters caught in roadside gunfight on the way to Olympic Village

    08/08/2016 11:40:13 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Shanghaiist ^ | 05 August 2016
    The 2016 Summer Olympics are scheduled to begin today, but for some it has already begun with a bang. Upon their arrival in Rio, a bus full of Chinese basketball reporters was caught in a roadside gunfight. Six locals were killed in the exchange, but no Chinese casualties have been reported. Initially, the Chinese-language Basketball Magazine posted on Weibo that Chinese national basketball team players had been caught near the flurry of bullets, where they would have presumably suffered from flashbacks to their two exhibition matches against Team USA last month. However, Basketball Magazine later corrected this report. Upon arriving...
  • My children die from a lack of knowledge[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/08/2016 9:59:54 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible. Holy Spirit ^ | 8-8-16 | Bible,Jesus The Word
    My children die from a lack of knowledge from rejecting My Spirit for as My word speaks truth the denial of it grieves me and My Messenger of Truth their comforter. So do not despise the gift of prophecy or any other gift for they all come down from the Father of lights and these are all found in My Spirit of Truth and to deny Him is to deny Me as well for I and The Father are one . . . 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 20 Do not scorn or reject gifts of prophecy or prophecies [spoken revelations-words of...
  • So, a Few Concerns About China’s Traffic-Slaying ‘Straddling Bus’

    08/07/2016 10:16:37 AM PDT · by plain talk · 19 replies
    Wired.com ^ | August 4, 2016
    WELL BLOW US down: Those scrappy engineers did it. They built that crazy straddling bus a Chinese company announced three months ago, and damned if it doesn’t work. This weird wonder—officially, it’s the “Transit Elevated Bus”—gets through traffic by driving over it. And according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua, it got through Tuesday’s test drive in Qinhuangdao without decapitating a single Geely Panda. Some specs: This thing is 68.9 feet long, 25.6 feet wide, and 15.7 feet tall. “There’s enough space on this for old ladies to have a dance performance,” wrote one Weibo user. One carriage can carry...
  • Clay Christensen on Religious Freedom (His personal views, not HBS)

    08/06/2016 11:03:42 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Mar 5, 2014 | Clay Christensen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjntXYDPw44 "If you take away religion, you can't hire enough police." --Clay Chrisensen "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." - John Adams
  • How the world's largest military stacks up to the US armed forces

    08/05/2016 9:28:56 PM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 5. 2016 | Alex Lockie
    A recent report from the US Congressional Research Service outlines China's 2.3 million-member armed forces and sheds light on misconceptions from Western military analysts. Simply put, the report challenges the idea that Westerners can understand China's military and foreign-policy decisions without first understanding Chinese philosophy and culture of warfare. Unlike the US, China has a media apparatus controlled by the state, so its military reports lack the transparency established by a free press. China also has a fundamentally different understanding of aggression. For the Chinese, there is little difference between peacetime and wartime cyber espionage, and they have engaged in...
  • China is flooding Silicon Valley with cash. Here’s what can go wrong. - The Washington Post

    08/05/2016 9:11:39 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/05/2016 | Elizabeth Dwoskin
    China is flooding Silicon Valley with cash. Here’s what can go wrong. - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/new-wave-of-chinese-start-up-investments-comes-with-complications/2016/08/05/2051db0e-505d-11e6-aa14-e0c1087f7583_story.html "Investment from China into Silicon Valley, excluding real estate, topped $6 BILLION by the end of the first half of 2016, with more than half of that spending taking place in the past 18 months, according to the Rhodium Group research firm. Investors have been spurred by China’s growing wealth over the past decade and a government push to develop innovative technologies — particularly in areas such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence, where China still lags."
  • Despite Policy Shifts, China Faces Huge Coal-Fired Overcapacity

    08/05/2016 8:48:14 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 9 replies
    Power Magazine ^ | 08/03/2016 | Thomas Overton
    China’s once-booming coal power sector is facing an existential challenge as continued breakneck expansion of new capacity is colliding with flattened growth in power demand, despite increasingly strenuous government efforts to put the brakes on new construction. According to a pair of new studies, China’s overcapacity in coal-fired generation could reach a staggering 400 GW by 2020—an amount larger than the total installed capacity of every other nation worldwide besides the U.S. ...plant utilization rates in China have been falling rapidly over the past several years. This is because while total thermal generation has barely changed since 2011—resulting from a...
  • $161,025,400,000 Merchandise Trade Deficit With China in First Half of 2016

    08/05/2016 7:35:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 5, 2016 | 9:07 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The United States ran a $161,025,400,000 merchandise trade deficit with China through the first six months of 2016 (Janaury through June), according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau today. That deficit with China was by far the largest the U.S. accumulated with any country in the first half of the year. …
  • China Produces Fake N.Korean Defectors

    08/05/2016 6:02:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | Aug. 05, 2016 | Kim Myong-song
    China Produces Fake N.Korean Defectors China is rolling out fake North Korean defectors who then apply for asylum overseas and reap medical and other benefits from foreign governments. The ruse is another feather in the cap of China's burgeoning industry in fakes and knockoffs that covers everything from electronics to toxic frozen peas. A source on Tuesday said there are a couple of private academies in Beijing's Wangjing district, which is home to a large ethnic Korean population, that help Chinese citizens fake documents to pose as North Korean defectors. The main clients are ethnic Koreans from northeastern China who...
  • Chinese Company Tests Giant Bus That Drives Over Cars

    08/05/2016 3:22:40 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 05, 2016 | Steven Overly
    <p>TEB-1 has a spacious passenger compartment measuring 72 feet long by 26 feet wide.</p> <p>Every urban commuter laments the twice-a-day headache of traffic congestion and the often disappointing alternatives that mass transit offers.</p> <p>A Chinese company has officially rolled out one potential solution: the TEB-1, or Transit Elevated Bus. The giant "flying" bus, as some have called it, straddles two lanes of traffic and stands nearly 16 feet tall so that it can pass over cars on the roadway below. While still a long way from mass production, the TEB-1 could one day alleviate major traffic woes in China and other countries with crowded metropolitan areas.</p>
  • Prepare For "War At Sea" China Defense Minister Warns

    08/03/2016 9:52:12 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 13 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | Aug 3, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the latest escalation of bellicose rhetoric over the territorial dispute involving the South China Sea, Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan warned of "offshore security threats" and urged for a "substantial preparation for a people's war at sea" to safeguard sovereignty, China's Xinhua writes. The warning comes a day after China launched a massive naval drill which is set to prepare China for a "sudden, cruel and short" war.
  • EVER BE FREE [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/03/2016 7:37:41 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 8-3-16 | Bible
    You "ARE" forgiven forever whether others forgive you or hold onto their guile "I" have forever set you free for I AM GOD and not man . So now walk in my forgiveness and take hold of this freedom and just fly for the Heavenlies "ARE REAL" and Zion is yours "Today" for you "ARE" seated with Me in Heavenly places even NOW ! Galatians 5:1 Walk by the Spirit 5 It was for this freedom that Christ set us free [completely liberating us]; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery [which...
  • Former Maoist rebel Prachanda elected as Nepal Prime Minister

    08/03/2016 3:53:30 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    First post ^ | 3 August 2016 | Reuters
    Nepal's parliament elected former Maoist rebel chief Prachanda, who led a decade-long insurgency that toppled a Hindu monarchy, as prime minister on Wednesday after predecessor KP Oli resigned rather than face defeat in a vote of no confidence. Pushpa Kamal Dahal, 61, who still uses a nom de guerre that means "Fierce", won 363 votes out of the 573 cast in the 595-member parliament, Speaker Onsari Gharti said. He becomes the 24th prime minister in 26 years since the Himalayan nation adopted multi-party democracy in 1990 and the eighth since the 239-year-old monarchy was abolished eight years ago. ...Political change...
  • War with China Thinking Through the Unthinkable

    08/02/2016 7:42:11 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 30 replies
    Rand Corporation ^ | 2016 | David C. Gompert, Astrid Cevallos, Cristina L. Garafola
    Premeditated war between the United States and China is very unlikely, but the danger that a mishandled crisis could trigger hostilities cannot be ignored. Thus, while neither state wants war, both states' militaries have plans to fight one. As Chinese anti-access and area-denial (A2AD) capabilities improve, the United States can no longer be so certain that war would follow its plan and lead to decisive victory. This analysis illuminates various paths a war with China could take and their possible consequences. Technological advances in the ability to target opposing forces are creating conditions of conventional counterforce, whereby each side has...
  • China’s Property Bubble Echoes Subprime Crisis

    08/02/2016 10:42:40 AM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 12 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 2 August 2016 | Harry Dent
    I wrote about this in a letter late last year, but now here we are more than halfway through the year and it’s only getting worse. So much worse that the Chinese property bubble is now the catalyst that will reset markets – and will likely be one large event that cascades across the globe.- snip - I’m convinced that what finally puts an end to central banker madness and the incessant stream of QE will be the Chinese real estate bubble.- snip - China is going down. The China Beige Book (which is much more accurate) recently showed that,...
  • Dutch man waits 10 days in Chinese airport for 'girlfriend'

    08/02/2016 12:57:48 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 39 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2 August 2016
    You might expect love to hurt, but for one lovesick Dutch man in China it resulted in a hospital trip for exhaustion. Alexander Pieter Cirk, 41, recently flew from Holland to Hunan province in the hope of meeting his online girlfriend, a Chinese woman known only as Zhang. But he ended up spending 10 days waiting at Changsha airport, after she failed to show up. And he has won little sympathy in China.
  • Japan defence review expresses 'deep concern' at Chinese coercion

    08/02/2016 7:55:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    reuters ^ | 08/02/2016 | Tim Kelly
    In the defence review approved by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government, Japan warned that "unintended consequences" could result from Beijing's assertive disregard of international rules. "China is poised to fulfil its unilateral demands without compromise," the government said in the review. China's official Xinhua news agency condemned the review for hyping up the "China threat" theory, which aimed to tarnish the country's image. In a statement, China's defence ministry said Japan sought excuses to step up military spending, accusing it of "evil intentions" towards China's legitimate defence needs. "China's military is extremely dissatisfied with this and resolutely opposed to it,"...
  • China holds massive naval drills to prepare for ‘sudden, cruel & short’ modern war (VIDEO)

    08/02/2016 5:30:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Russia Times ^ | August 2, 2016 | Staff
    The Chinese navy held a large-scale “live ammunition” drill in the East China Sea, which involved hundreds of ships and submarines from all three fleets of the People’s Liberation Army. The exercise involving China's East Sea, North Sea and South Sea fleets practiced both offensive and defensive capabilities of the Chinese naval power. The exercise mobilized some 300 ships, dozens of fighter planes, and involved troops that are responsible for coastal defense radars, communications, and electronic warfare defense, daily newspaper The China Times reported.
  • Business with Beijing can’t make Seoul feel safe, but THAAD can [S. Korea]

    08/01/2016 9:22:30 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    ejinsight ^ | Aug 1, 2016 | Lam Hang-chi
    Lam Hang-chi Aug 1, 2016 3:25pm Business with Beijing can’t make Seoul feel safe, but THAAD can All the developments following the international tribunal’s ruling in the Hague that disavowed Beijing’s “historical right” to disputed waters and islands in the South China Sea have actually affirmed Beijing’s accusation that Washington is behind all this. As tensions rise in the region, US Vice President Joe Biden has kept himself busy with a high-profile trip to the Asia-Pacific. After a meeting with Japanese and Korean deputy foreign ministers during a brief layover in Hawaii, he visited Australia and New Zealand and delivered...
  • Is your leather from China? It might be made of dog or cat skin

    08/01/2016 8:59:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 31, 2016 | Alanna Wiseman
    When American consumers shop for leather goods, it probably doesn’t enter their minds that their new belts, bags or shoes could be made not from cows or pigs but from cats and dogs. But not only is it a possibility, it’s hard for consumers to know what they have been sold. Almost all that dog or cat leather comes from China. Now changes in Chinese culture, more pressure from the US and an upcoming trade agreement are combining to undermine this contraband trade.
  • God's Love Abounds [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/01/2016 7:52:15 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My love abounds in the riches of the fruit from My Tree. So come and partake of Me in Mercy and Grace. Bathe yourself in My humility and find Peace in all you do for I AM a Wellspring of knowledge and as you seek MY Face I will adorn you in My manifold Spirit so you to may walk in the fullness of My ways and not lack anymore. Philippians 4:19 19 And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
  • [FROM FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1994] Clinton Grants China MFN, Reversing Campaign Pledge

    07/31/2016 9:11:49 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 3 replies
    THE WASHINGTON POST, WASHINGTON via MIT ^ | FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1994 | BY ANN DEVROY THE WASHINGTON POST
    President Clinton Thursday reversed course on China and renewed its trade privileges despite what he said was Beijing's lack of significant progress on human rights.
  • [Underground]Mindong Bishop Mgr Vincent Huang Shoucheng Dies [35 Yrs in Prison]

    07/31/2016 6:19:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Asia News ^ | 7/30/16 | Wang Zhicheng
    Unrecognised by the Chinese government, he was liked by both official and underground Catholics as a humble and capable pastor. Almost everyone in Diocese of Mindong belongs to the underground Church, 80,000 out of 90,000 members. The authorities would like to see a low profile funeral, with the body without Episcopal insignia. The faithful plan otherwise. Mgr Huang spent 35 years in prison, house arrest and forced labor. He ordained his successor, Mgr Vincent Guo Xijin, in 2008.Mindong (AsiaNews) – Mgr Vincent Huang Shoucheng, underground bishop of Mindong (Fujian), died this morning at 11 am (local time). He was 93....