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  • China's top paper says U.S. forcing China to accelerate South China Sea deployments

    01/22/2018 9:25:22 PM PST · by cba123 · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon, Jan 22 8:59 AM GMT+7
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top newspaper, decrying Washington as a trouble-maker, said on Monday U.S. moves in the South China Sea like last week's freedom of navigation operation will only cause China to strengthen its deployments in the disputed waterway. (please see full article at the link)
  • My occupations for you are endless

    01/22/2018 1:07:10 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    My occupations for you are endless so don't box yourself in, just allow my spirit to lead you into each pasture of revelation knowledge with out fear of reprisal or resistance for as I AM in and through you nothing can ever harm your life in Me . Allow me to flow freely as you saturate yourself in My word daily so that you understand completely just what it is I plan to accomplish through you . There is no need to confide in the Ephod for I AM your complete armor and eyes for now as you trust me...
  • Russia: The prospect of regime change in North Korea is a serious concern

    01/22/2018 10:41:37 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 16 replies
    “The prospect of regime change is a serious concern. The Kremlin understands that (U.S. President Donald) Trump is unpredictable. They felt more secure with Barack Obama that he would not take any action that would explode the situation, but with Trump they don’t know.” Kortunov, the think-tank chief close to the Russian Foreign Ministry, said he did not think the Kremlin’s defense of Kim Jong Un was based on any personal affection or support for North Korea’s leadership, likening Moscow’s pragmatic backing to that it has given Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. Moscow’s position was motivated by a belief the status...
  • North Korea: How Kim Jong Un's Family Was Picked by Russia To Lead and Threaten America

    01/22/2018 9:50:36 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 16 replies
    Born in 1912, Kim Il Sung went to the Soviet Far East in the 1930s to train with Stalin's military during the war against Japan, which had occupied the Korean peninsula since 1910. The North makes much of Kim, the heroic soldier. But whether he actually fought against the Japanese is a matter of debate. What's clear is that Stalin believed Kim was trustworthy, and after the Soviet invasion of the peninsula in 1945, installed him as the Communist leader in the North. A virtual unknown in his country, he seized power with considerable help from the Soviet Union and...
  • Trust In US government, Media, Implodes As China's Soars

    01/22/2018 6:08:50 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    BI ^ | 1-22-2018 | Alex Lockie
    Trust in US institutions, including the government and media, is imploding, according to the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer published ahead of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. "No country saw steeper declines than the United States, with a 37-point aggregate drop in trust across all institutions. At the opposite end of the spectrum, China experienced a 27-point gain, more than any other country," the study reads. Despite low unemployment and a booming stock market, the US saw trust in major institutions decline heavily over the course of 2017, and now just one in three in the US...
  • Security fears spark crackdown on Chinese tech

    01/21/2018 7:25:31 PM PST · by cba123 · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 21, 2018 | BY ALI BRELAND AND MORGAN CHALFANT
    The federal government is taking steps to reduce the presence of some Chinese technology firms in American markets. Earlier this month, AT&T scrapped a deal with Chinese phone maker Huawei, reportedly as a result of pressure from anonymous U.S. lawmakers who cited national security concerns. Reuters reported this week that lawmakers are now pressing AT&T to sever all of its commercial ties with Huawei. And the White House blocked two acquisitions of American companies by Chinese firms in recent months, also citing “national security concerns.”
  • 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...
  • REVERSING THE DAMAGE DONE BY CHAIRMAN BARACK

    01/19/2018 7:12:30 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    barbwire ^ | 18 January, 2018 | Cliff Kincaid
    Friday’s March for Life, 45 years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion on demand, demonstrates how difficult it is to reverse the effects of evil decisions and policies. The fact that complete victory is not immediately at hand does not cause true believers to give up the fight. That’s why thousands will turn out for the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Overturning Marxist or “progressive” policies is a difficult challenge when much of the media and even some prominent members of your own political party are against you. But the economic and financial turnaround under President Trump has already...
  • President Donald J. Trump: Year One In Review

    01/21/2018 6:01:54 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Self ^ | 1/20/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "Make America Great Again" is a slogan to be sure, but it also has truth inside of it. It was 1914 when Great Britain made a fateful decision to enter the First World War, a war that would cost the nation lives and limbs, but would also cost treasure. So much treasure that by the end of the war the mighty British Empire was borrowing money from the United States. This was the beginning of that nation's decline as a world power, a beginning of what some like journalist and writer Peter Hitchens see as the process of the United...
  • China says US warship 'violated' its sovereignty

    01/21/2018 3:15:01 AM PST · by cba123 · 17 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 20 January 2018
    BEIJING: Beijing said on Saturday (Jan 20) it had dispatched a warship to drive away a US missile destroyer which had "violated" its sovereignty by sailing close to a shoal in the disputed South China Sea. The USS Hopper sailed within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan Island on the night of Jan 17 without alerting Beijing, the foreign ministry said, referring to the shoal by its Chinese name. Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/china-says-us-warship--violated--its-sovereignty-9879894
  • Beijing Outraged As US Warship Sails Within 12 Miles Of Contested Island

    01/20/2018 11:09:18 AM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    Newz Sentinel ^ | 1-20-2018
    The new year is barely three weeks old and already the US Navy’s “freedom of navigation” operations are eliciting furious threats of retaliation from the Chinese military. Since President Donald Trump took office one year ago, the Navy and Air Force have increasingly sought to test the Chinese military response in the Pacific by sailing or flying within a certain perimeter – usually 12 miles – of one of China’s disputed territorial holdings in the South China Sea, according to RT.In the latest clash, the USS Hopper missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan Dao, a tiny island...
  • Section 232 Investigation of Uranium Imports (Russia Involvement)

    01/19/2018 1:54:43 PM PST · by Hadean · 5 replies
    National Law Review ^ | January 18, 2018
    Energy Fuels Resources (USA) Inc. and Ur-Energy USA Inc., on January 16, 2018, filed a petition requesting an investigation of uranium imports under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act. Section 232 authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to investigate whether an “article” is being imported into the United States “in such quantities, or under such circumstances as to threaten to impair the national security.” Section 232 investigations are rare. While the Department of Commerce (DOC) is in the process of completing Section 232 investigations into aluminum and steel imports that it self-initiated in 2017, the most recent investigation prior to...
  • New Pentagon strategy takes aim at Russia, China

    01/19/2018 10:43:33 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan 19, 2018 | Wesley Morgan
    The Pentagon’s new defense strategy calls for aggressive steps to counter Russia and China, directing the military to retrain its attention on great-power competition after nearly two decades of focusing primarily on Islamist militants and "rogue" nations. The Obama-era Quadrennial Defense Review called for “preserving strategic stability” with Moscow and Beijing and took a rosier view of the prospects for further nuclear arms reductions in partnership with Russia. Now, the new document asserts in blunt language, both Russia and China must be the U.S. armed forces’ "principal priorities." “The erosion of our military advantage is the problem that the strategy...
  • The Best Places In The World To Mine Bitcoin

    01/18/2018 9:01:52 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 14 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 18-01-2017 | Charles
    Deep in China’s Sichuan mountains, miners are chipping away at complex mathematical puzzles in hopes of unlocking one of today’s most prized assets, bitcoin. Currently, more than 60 percent of all bitcoin is mined in China, and these miners have picked their location wisely. The remote Sichuan mountains enjoy a cool year-round temperature and cheap electricity provided by small-scale hydro-electric facilities, averaging from $0.05 to $0.08-cents per kWh. Recent rumors, however, suggest that this could all come crashing down. First reported on Reuters, the People’s Bank of China outlined a plan behind closed doors aiming to curb the high energy...
  • The Type 81 Is China’s Unique AK-47 Hybrid

    01/18/2018 7:29:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 16, 2018 | Charlie Gao
    In the 1980s, China’s small arms were largely inferior to the United States and Russia. The PLA was mostly armed with the Type 56 assault rifle, a clone of the original AK-47, and the Type 56 carbine, a clone of the Soviet SKS. There was an abortive attempt to combine the characteristics of these rifles in the 1960s which culminated in the Type 63, an SKS-looking select-fire rifle that used elements of the AK operating mechanism such as a rotating bolt and fed from AK magazines. The Type 63 was too heavy and lacked a pistol grip and inline stock...
  • Trump accuses Russia of violating sanctions to aid North Korea

    01/17/2018 1:23:36 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/17/2018
    Donald Trump has said that Russia is helping North Korea get supplies in violation of international sanctions and that Pyongyang is getting “closer every day” to being able to deliver a long-range missile to the United States. “Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea,” Trump said during an Oval Office interview with Reuters. “What China is helping us with, Russia is denting. In other words, Russia is making up for some of what China is doing.”
  • China, Russia, and the Long 'Unipolar Moment'

    01/17/2018 10:22:52 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | N. Sears
    Despite the “rise and fall of the unipolar concert,” China and Russia’s balancing strategies have backfired: they are not leading to multipolarity, but are actually reinforcing unipolarity. The reason is that China and Russia’s balancing strategies have focused on regional “revisionism,” which has provoked powerful responses in East Asia and Europe to contain them. Russia’s balancing strategy has to a large extent proven to be counter-productive. Instead of preventing the expansion of NATO through a “divide and conquer” strategy, or driving a diplomatic wedge between the United States and Europe, Russian revisionism has united NATO...Perhaps most illustrative of all, a...
  • China’s Moneybag Friends at Harvard University

    01/17/2018 9:51:18 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 7 replies
    Asia Sentinel ^ | Aug 2017 | Anders Corr
    The way in which China-linked money percolates through elite-level US policy discussions on China on both sides of the aisle, and in supposedly impartial think tanks and universities, should be a concern to all US citizens who depend on places like Harvard for unbiased political analysis and leadership. China-linked donations to universities can be relatively opaque, including the sources of those funds. The donation of US$350 million to Harvard in 2014 by Ronnie Chan’s family foundation, the Morningside Foundation, appears from an analysis of its Form 990s to be staggered over six years... US professors who are experts on US-China...
  • China Box Office: 'Jumanji' Clobbers Competition With $40M, 'Last Jedi' Crashes and Burns

    01/16/2018 8:48:22 PM PST · by cba123 · 18 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8:31 PM PST 1/14/2018 | by Patrick Brzeski
    Has a nice wrap-up of the story, at the link. I saw this movie. Liked it.
  • Trump warns Xi that US Trade Deficit with China is Not Sustainable

    01/16/2018 7:55:00 PM PST · by cba123 · 8 replies
    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump warned his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, that Washington's trade deficit with China "has continued to grow" and that the situation "is not sustainable," the White House reported Tuesday. Trump and Xi spoke by telephone late Monday night in Washington, when it was already Tuesday morning in Beijing, and also discussed diplomatic progress on the Korean peninsula. "President Trump expressed disappointment that the United States' trade deficit with China has continued to grow. President Trump made clear that the situation is not sustainable," said the White House in a statement after the call. The US trade...