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  • China is building the world's longest double-deck suspension bridge with an incredible 5,570ft span

    11/19/2018 11:52:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 2 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2018 | Tracy You
    China is building the world's longest double-deck suspension bridge. The Yangsigang Bridge boasts a single span of 1,700 metres (5,577 feet) over the Yangtze River and will cost a whopping eight billion yuan (£900 million) to construct. The bridge's span is 221 metres (725 feet) shorter than that of Japan's Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world. But the Japanese bridge, which crosses the busy Akashi Strait, only has one level. The news comes less than a month after China opened the world's longest sea-crossing bridge at 34 miles, linking Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai.
  • Underground bishop in China reported missing

    11/19/2018 11:25:56 AM PST · by detective · 3 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Nov 16, 2018
    A Vatican-appointed Chinese bishop has reportedly been taken into custody by the government and is undergoing isolation and indoctrination. This is Peter Shao Zhumins fifth arrest in just two years as a bishop. Chinese police have recently been detaining priests loyal to the underground Catholic Church nationwide. Pope Francis appointed Shao Bishop of Wenzhou in September 2016. Shao had previously endured an 11-month detention beginning in September 2006, after he and another priest returned from a pilgrimage to Europe and were charged with illegal exit.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 11/19/2018

    Benjamin Netanyahu has declared himself to be Defense Minister of Israel saying that the security situation makes early elections "irresponsible". His move come after the die was cast for early elections in Israel with Netanyahu's refusal to make Education Minister and Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett Defense Minister. Minister Bennett and another Jewish Home cabinet member Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked were reported to be resigning. Their announcement at 3:30 AM Eastern time US turned into an announcement that they were not resigning. They were critical of policies that hurt Israel's ability to fight its enemies but in the end...
  • Democratic 2020 candidate wants government-sponsored social credit system comparable to Chinas

    11/18/2018 10:41:35 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | November 18, 2018 | Peter Hasson
    New York entrepreneur and Democratic 2020 candidate Andrew Yang wants to implement a system in which a government-run mobile app rewards Americans with digital social credits (DSCs) for good behavior. Americans would receive DSCs under Yangs system for things such as participating in a town fair, fixing a neighbors appliance or tutoring a student, his presidential campaign website explains. As individuals rack up DSCs, they would have both a permanent balance theyve earned over their lifetime and a current balance. They could cash the points in for experiences, purchases with participating vendors, support for causes, and transfer points to others...
  • Stalemate at APEC Forum Over U.S.-China Trade Dispute: 'Entire World Is Worried'

    11/18/2018 6:08:15 PM PST · by cba123 · 18 replies
    The NYT ^ | November 18, 2018 | By Damien Cave
    SYDNEY, Australia The trade dispute between the United States and China has led to a standoff at a summit meeting of Pacific Rim leaders in Papua New Guinea, leaving the gathering of 21 nations without a joint closing statement on Sunday for the first time since the forum was founded. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, known as APEC, has not ended without a joint statement since 1989, when the forum was established in Australia. Experts said the stalemate would set up a high-stakes showdown at the Group of 20 conference in Argentina this month - which President Xi Jinping of...
  • The Implicit Desperation of Chinas Social Credit System

    11/18/2018 12:36:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | November 15, 2018 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Other governments are keenly interested in following Chinas lead. Ive been pondering the excellent 1964 history of the Southern Song Dynastys capital of Hangzhou, Daily Life in China on the Eve of the Mongol Invasion, 1250-1276 by Jacques Gernet, in light of the Chinese governments unprecedented Social Credit Score system, which I addressed in Kafkas Nightmare Emerges: Chinas Social Credit Score. The scope of this surveillance is so broad and pervasive that it borders on science fiction: a recent Western visitor noted that train passengers hear an automated warning on certain lines, in Mandarin and English, that their compliance with...
  • President Trump and the First Lady have Dinner with President of China

    04/06/2017 8:34:03 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | Apr 6, 2017 | The White House
    President Trump and the First Lady have Dinner with President of China
  • Chinas Z-10ME Showcased with Increased Capabilities

    11/16/2018 6:29:11 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    AIN online ^ | November 13, 2018 | Chen Chuanren
    The enhanced Z-10ME with anti-submarine and special forces capabilities was showcased at Airshow China in Zhuhai in October. (Photo: Vladimir Karnozov) Aviation Industry Corporation of Chinas Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAIC) subsidiary recently showcased new and improved features for the Z-10ME exportable attack helicopter at the Airshow China in Zhuhai, including capabilities to support anti-submarine and special forces operations. The Z-10ME sported the Chinese character for "Osprey" on the tail rotor, although the standard Z-10 in service with the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) is often referred to as the Thunderbolt. Likely to target markets from the Middle East and Africa,...
  • John Kerry: Europe must tackle climate change or face migration chaos

    11/16/2018 8:24:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 15, 2018 | by Patrick Wintour, Diplomatic editor
    Europe faces even deeper political turmoil and the possibility of mass migration from Africa unless the world urgently addresses the threat of climate change, the former US secretary of state John Kerry said on Thursday. In the discussion with the Observer Kerry said: We are heading for catastrophe unless we respond to some life-threatening challenges very rapidly. We have a climate-denying president that pulls us out of the the Paris climate change agreement at a time when literally every day matters. Europe is already crushed under this transformation that is taking place due to migration. In Germany Angela Merkel is...
  • Wanted at Chinese Start-Ups: Attractive Women to Ease Coders Stress

    11/15/2018 10:47:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 24, 2018 | Sui-Lee Wee
    BEIJING Chinas vibrant technology scene is searching for people like Shen Yue. Qualifications: Must be attractive, know how to charm socially awkward programmers and give relaxing massages. Ms. Shen is a programmer motivator, as they are known in China. Part psychologist, part cheerleader, the women are hired to chat up and calm stressed-out coders. The jobs are proliferating in a society that largely adheres to gender stereotypes and believes that male programmers are zhai, or nerds who have no social lives. They really need someone to talk to them from time to time and to organize activities for them...
  • Jaw-Jaw: China is a Funny Sort of Revisionist Power A Conversation with Dean Cheng

    11/15/2018 10:04:49 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 3 replies
    War on the Rocks ^ | November 13, 2018 | Dean Cheng and Brad Carson
    Brad: Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and author of the recent book, Cyber Dragon: Inside Chinas Information Warfare and Cyber Operations. We have recently labeled China a revisionist power. Is that a characterization that youd accept, and if so, what exactly are they trying to revise? Dean: Well first, thank you for having me. I think China is a funny form of revisionist power. Now, what I mean by that is the following. Both the United States and China think of themselves actually as status quo powers. The problem is always, whose status quo? How do...
  • The war with China

    11/15/2018 1:45:34 PM PST · by TBP · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2018 | Daniel Gallington and Abraham Wagner
    The United States has been at war with China since at least 1947-49, when Chiang Kai-shek, his extended family and the Chinese Nationalist regime were air and boatlifted from mainland China to Taiwan, this after Mao Zedongs Communist forces prevailed against Chiangs Nationalists. During the Korean War (1950-53), large scale military combat between U.S. and Chinese forces actually took place; however, since then the war has largely been an economic one, and the Chinese have beaten the United States badly. Make no mistake about it, it is truly a war although many fail to realize it. Here are just...
  • (Trump demands) Remove Chinese missiles (deployed on disputed islands in the South China Sea)

    11/14/2018 7:05:35 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Bill Gertz
    The Trump administration is demanding that China remove all advanced missiles deployed on disputed islands in the South China Sea, the first time such a demand has been made public. The call to take out the anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles was disclosed in a fact sheet from the State Department on Friday outlining the results of a strategic dialogue between senior U.S. and Chinese officials. The United States called on China to withdraw its missile systems from disputed features in the Spratly Islands, and reaffirmed that all countries should avoid addressing disputes through coercion or intimidation, the statement said. The...
  • Why Young Pakistanis Are Learning Chinese

    11/14/2018 4:23:24 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 4 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 11/14/2018 | Sabrina Toppa
    GILGIT, PakistanOn a July morning, Saqlain Abbas, 26 years old, stood before rows of students, Mandarin textbook in hand, while a Pakistani soldier sat silently at the back of the classroom with a gun at his side. Hanging on the wall was a collection of idyllic Chinese landscapesthe reddish-orange mountains of Gansu, the placid waters of a lake in Xinjiang. Here, at Karakoram International University, in a remote, rugged terrain that is still contested territory between India and Pakistan, the Pakistani military has been sponsoring free Mandarin courses for indigent students. Previously, students were more inclined toward English, Muhammad Ilyas,...
  • Shocker: Bipartisan study finds U.S. military could LOSE war against Russia, China

    11/14/2018 3:41:50 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 71 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/14/18 | USA Features
    Parity: A shocking new study from a bipartisan panel charged with analyzing the Trump administrations National Defense Study actually concludes that U.S. military advantages may have eroded to a point where it could lose a war with Russia or China. The Washington Post reports: The National Defense Strategy Commission, comprised of former top Republican and Democratic officials selected by Congress, evaluated the Trump administrations 2018 National Defense Strategy, which ordered a vast reshaping of the U.S. military to compete with Beijing and Moscow in an era of renewed great-power competition. While endorsing the strategys aims, the commission warned that Washington...
  • Pence: All-Out Cold War Coming If China Doesnt Change Course; We Wont Back Down

    11/14/2018 1:52:31 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    South Front ^ | 1-14-2018
    The Washington Posts Josh Rogin has revealed stunning comments issued by Vice President Mike Pence during a conversation between the two aboard Air Force Two as the VP traveled for an official trip to Asia this week, where he landed in Singapore for regional summits highlighting Indo-Pacific security, trade and investment. Pence reportedly said the White House is prepared to undertake take dramatic policy changes regarding China if Beijing does not capitulate to its demands as the trade war continues. In addition to the issue of tariffs, pressing security issues include the US demanding Chinese cessation of whats reported to...
  • American executives are becoming China sceptics

    11/14/2018 4:42:44 AM PST · by cba123 · 11 replies
    FT ^ | Today | Jamil Anderlini
    In an America that has rarely been more divided, one area of solid bipartisan consensus remains on the need to do something about the threat China poses to the US-led global order. Even those who despise Donald Trump have mostly cheered the president on as he upends more than four decades of US policy on China. The most important underlying reason for this support is the fact that Mr Trump was not the one who changed the terms of engagement. Chinas President Xi Jinping did that first. Under his predecessor, Hu Jintao, the mandarins in Beijing worried that using...
  • Young Marxists are going missing in China after protesting for workers

    11/13/2018 11:13:52 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 1:28 AM ET, Wed November 14, 2018 | Ben Westcott and Yong Xiong
    Hong Kong (CNN) Fear is sweeping through the campuses of China's elite universities following a nationwide government crackdown aimed at silencing left-wing student activists, who had been campaigning for greater rights and protections for ordinary workers. Since August at least nine young Chinese labor advocates have been forcibly detained in major cities across the country, a sharp escalation in Beijing's campaign against student activism on university campuses. "The whole of Peking University is like under the white terror now, (the security guards) will come after you even if you were just at the scene where the student activists were distributing...
  • OK Google, why was your web traffic hijacked and routed through China, Russia today?

    11/13/2018 2:48:03 PM PST · by Salman · 15 replies
    The Register ^ | 13 Nov 2018 | Shaun Nichols in San Francisco
    People's connections in the US to Google including its cloud, YouTube, and other websites were suddenly rerouted through Russia and into China in a textbook Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) hijacking attack. That means folks in Texas, California, Ohio, and so on, firing up their browsers and software and connecting to Google and its services were instead meandering through systems in Russia and China, and not reaching servers belonging to the Silicon Valley giant. Netizens outside of America may also have been affected. The Chocolate Factory confirmed that for a period on Monday afternoon, from 1312 to 1435 Pacific...
  • France Finance Minister: Europe Must Become an Empire to Compete with U.S. (TR)

    11/13/2018 11:51:20 AM PST · by DFG · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/13/2018 | Victoria Friedman
    Frances Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has called for Europe to become an empire to compete with the United States after the countrys President Emmanuel Macron called for an EU army to defend against the NATO ally. Its about Europe having to become a kind of empire, as China is. And how the U.S. is, Mr Le Maire told Germanys Handelsblatt. Adding that it would be a peaceful empire, the economics and finance minister touted the progressive governments green credentials, saying that the European empire should rel[y] on green growth. Neither China nor the U.S., who are leaving the Paris...