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  • US Has Duty to Ensure Internet Freedom, Cruz Says at Hearing on Obama Plan

    09/25/2016 7:23:43 PM PDT · by bushwon · 22 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 9/15/16 | Leah Jesson
    Cruz and Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., introduced the Protecting Internet Freedom Act in June to prevent the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, an agency of the Commerce Department, from allowing an ICANN-related contract to expire at the end of this month. The internet, an “oasis of freedom,” could become much less free if the United States doesn’t keep guardianship over it, Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday during a hearing on Capitol Hill. “The internet is one of the most revolutionary forces ever unleashed on the world,” Cruz, R-Texas, said during the Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing. “People even meet and get...
  • Chinese Jews of Ancient Lineage Huddle Under Pressure

    09/24/2016 5:04:52 PM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 September 2016 | Chris Buckley
    The rooms where ruddy-faced Chinese men and women once assembled to pray in Hebrew and Mandarin are silent. Signs and exhibits that celebrated centuries of Jewish life have disappeared. An ancient well, believed to be the last visible remnant of a long-demolished synagogue, was recently buried under concrete and a pile of earth.. After locking down Buddhist monasteries in Tibet and tearing down church crosses in eastern China, President Xi Jinping’s campaign against unapproved religion and foreign influence has turned to an unlikely adversary: a small group of Jews whose ancestors settled in this now faded imperial city near the...
  • China's Conquest of Internet, ICANN + Quantum Encryption

    09/24/2016 9:40:29 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 90 replies
    FR research, please share w. others | Arthur March
    Please brace for just one thick sentence: ICANN's power is mainly legal, and a contract with ICANN could trigger a violent dispute over international law. ~ ~ ~ Bluntly stated: giving away ICANN could ultimately trigger a cyber war or worse. ~ ~ ~ Raw Power and International Law When you face a super power like the USA it helps to have raw power. China probably assumes it will not come to that, but just like nuclear deterence, they need the war-making capability. And the Chinese already enjoy raw power. Their encryption is superior, their nuclear capability suffices, and they...
  • North Korea's new rocket engine too powerful for ICBMs, analyst says

    09/24/2016 3:09:24 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 23, 2016 | Elizabeth Shim
    North Korea's new rocket engine too powerful for ICBMs, analyst says By Elizabeth Shim Contact the Author | Sept. 23, 2016 at 11:41 AM SEOUL, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A North Korean rocket engine Pyongyang tested earlier this week may be too powerful for the country's intercontinental ballistic missiles, raising speculations it could be used for space development. Writing on 38 North, a Johns Hopkins University website dedicated to North Korea issues, analyst John Schilling said, "Given the size of the engine, they probably aren't going to build an intercontinental ballistic missile with it." /snip "China's space launch vehicles, and...
  • US election: For the cynical, of the cynical

    09/23/2016 12:37:29 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, September 24, 2016 | Ashok Malik
    Bruce Stokes of the Pew Research Center based in Washington, DC, was in Delhi for a series of talks. He presented results of opinion polls that offer an interesting insight into the contemporary American mind Every leap year, the United States presidential election becomes the most watched such event in the world. The quantum of coverage only grows with each successive election, as media and social media capacities expand worldwide. Yet, this year the election has acquired a special significance due to a mix of factors. First, there are the compelling personalities -- in their own ways, Donald Trump and...
  • Obama's key internet giveaway advocate can't give a straight answer on free speech concerns

    09/23/2016 10:35:37 AM PDT · by bushwon · 50 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 9/14/16 | Nate Madden
    A key player of the Obama administration’s internet giveaway was unable to offer a straight answer about how the organization that handles the system’s road map would be run, or whether or not it would be moved outside of the United States. At a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing about the proposed internet giveaway at the end of the month, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (A, 97%) confronted Goran Marby, president and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which is responsible for maintaining the internet’s address systems. In a particularly tense exchange with Marby, the ICANN chief...
  • Son of China's Richest Man Buys Eight iPhone 7s for His Dog

    09/23/2016 11:31:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    The 28-year-old only son of China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin who is worth £23 billion, has just set the internet on fire after he bought his dog, Coco – an Alaskan Malamute, eight iPhone 7 handsets. According to a Dailymail, pictures emerged on China’s social media showing the lucky canine posing next to a stack of eight boxes believed to contain a £800 phone in each which its eccentric owner, Wang Sicong, who was educated at Winchester College in UK bought for her. The new photos were uploaded by Wang Sicong who is already worth £430 million to the dog’s...
  • A meeting of two ancient empires: How did two Chinese skeletons find their way into a Roman [tr]

    09/23/2016 6:22:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 23, 2016 | Richard Gray
    They were two powerful, ancient empires separated by more than 5,000 miles of imposing mountain ranges, barren desert and exposed steppe grasslands. Yet a collection of seemingly unremarkable bones discovered in a Roman cemetery in London has provided new insights into the links between the Roman Empire and Imperial China. Analysis has revealed that two skeletons dating from between the 2nd and 4th Century AD unearthed at the site in the city's Southwark area may have been Chinese.
  • Hard Evidence: ICANN & China Allied to Re-Centralize Internet

    [A number of hard-hitting snippets] ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé stated in his opening remarks, “China is going to be a central part of where the Internet community, as we know it, is heading. [snip] In addition, ICANN announced during the meeting that it would open its first global engagement office in Beijing [snip] Honorary Chairman of CNNIC’s Steering Committee stated that the “ICANN Engagement Center-Beijing would be not only a new link for ICANN to better develop and promote China's Internet community, but also a new platform for China's Internet community to better contribute to the development of the global...
  • Chinese teen starves mother to death in fury at brutal Internet addiction boot camp

    09/22/2016 8:38:27 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 22, 2016 | Simon Denyer
    "The girl's parents had become increasingly concerned about her behavior after she dropped out of school. On the suggestion of an aunt, they decided to send their daughter to the camp, which claims to have cured 7,000 children of Internet addiction in the past two decades."
  • China Is Digging Itself into a Deeper Hole

    09/21/2016 5:18:22 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 10 replies
    John Mauldin ^ | Sept. 19 2016 | John Mauldin
    Chinese “depreciation” and all its ensuing hysteria occurred just about a year ago. It has also been a about a year since I co-wrote a book on China with Worth Wray titled A Great Leap Forward? The title was meant to be ironic. The original Great Leap Forward was imposed by Mao in the 1960s. It was one of the most economically disastrous times in Chinese history. Food production increased, yet 30 million people starved. China underwent a true financial and economic crisis due to the insanity of central control of markets. China now attempts something that is as powerful...
  • Is China Really Building Missiles With Artificial Intelligence?

    09/21/2016 2:00:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | September 21, 2016 | Abhijit Singh
    There are real limits on the amount of AI acceptable to navy commanders.With rising security challenges in the global commons, there is growing interest in the subject of “intelligent” weapons systems. This is especially so in the maritime realm, where recent studies have shown that precision-guided weaponry and networked systems are likely to play an increasingly important role. Even while accepting autonomous systems as the future of maritime warfare, however, many find the subject of “intelligent weapon systems” to be deeply contentious. A good point of departure for the discussion on autonomous combat systems is a recent report in the...
  • Obama was briefed immediately about deathof British ex-pat Neil Heywood, whose...(PlaneShotDown)

    04/22/2012 12:11:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 22, 2012 | Hazel Knowles, Alex Gore
    US President Barack Obama was told of the alleged murder of British businessman Neil Heywood before foreign secretary William Hague. The president was briefed about the 41-year-old's suspected poisoning within hours of Chinese police chief Wang Lijun walking into a US consulate to tell officials he was murdered. The decision to inform the President so soon after the killing of a British citizen overseas so soon after it happened was described as 'almost unprecedented'. John Tkacik, who worked for the US state department in China for 20 years told The Sunday Telegraph: 'This was a very high official with extraordinary...
  • Chinese Activist Says He’s Being Forced out by NYU

    06/17/2013 12:18:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 17, 2013 2:31 AM EDT | Gillian Wong
    Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who was allowed to travel to the U.S. after escaping from house arrest, said Monday that New York University is forcing him and his family to leave at the end of this month because of pressure from the Chinese government. The university denied Chen’s allegations. Chen said in a statement that China’s Communist Party had been applying “great, unrelenting pressure” on NYU to ask him to leave, though he did not provide details or evidence to back his claim. Chen said Beijing’s authoritarian government has more influence on the American academic community than is perceived. “The...
  • Fearful Final Hours for Briton in China

    04/12/2012 11:31:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 04/12/12 | JEREMY PAGE
    Fearful Final Hours for Briton in China The day before his death in the fog-shrouded Chinese city of Chongqing, Neil Heywood sensed that something was amiss. The British businessman had been summoned on short notice to a meeting in Chongqing in early November with representatives of the family of Bo Xilai, the local Communist Party chief, according to an account by a friend whom Mr. Heywood contacted at the time. Mr. Heywood told the friend he was "in trouble." After he flew to Chongqing, he tried to telephone his usual contacts but couldn't get through to any of them, according...
  • Clinton Turned Away High-Level Chinese Defector to Assist Beijing Leaders

    09/20/2016 2:38:27 PM PDT · by LRoggy · 29 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/6/16 | Bill Gertz
    Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton turned away a high-ranking Chinese defector who sought political asylum after the communist police chief sought refuge in a U.S. consulate in southwestern China four years ago. Critics say Clinton’s handling of the defection of Wang Lijun, a close aide to a regional Communist Party leader, was a blunder and lost opportunity for U.S. intelligence to gain secrets about the leaders of America’s emerging Asian adversary. Instead of sheltering Wang and granting him political asylum, Clinton agreed to turn him over to Chinese authorities in Beijing, and claimed he was not qualified for American...
  • China to Obama: America Forced Norks to get Nukes and Must Negotiate a Deal

    09/20/2016 2:25:52 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 20, 2016 | Dan Miller
    In an article titled North Korean Nukes, South Korea, Japan, China and Obama, posted the day after North Korea's most recent nuke test, September 9th, I contended that China would not honor Obama's request to make North Korea stop developing and testing nukes. China has remained a faithful ally of North Korea since the end stage of the Korean Conflict and "sees Obama, not as the representative of the world’s greatest power, but as a joke. He has no clout internationally and is a national embarrassment."  NB: I had hoped to publish this article more than a week ago, but my...

    09/20/2016 5:18:11 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | September 20, 2016 | Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
    New imagery shows that the China's carrier borne fighter, the J-15, will receive major upgrades, which point to gains in not just China's engine making but overall carrier fleet. Chinese Military Aviation The Original Article The initial J-15s, derived from the Soviet Su-33, had lighter landing gears (see the nosewheel) and Russian made AL-31 turbofan engines. The J-15 is derived from the Russian Su-33 (itself developed from the Su-27 fighter), is currently in limited production by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation. It is used by the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) on its sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. Chinese Internet J-15A The...
  • Chinese conglomerate suspected of illicit dealings with N. Korea: think tank report

    09/19/2016 11:48:55 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 2016-09-20
    Chinese conglomerate suspected of illicit dealings with N. Korea: think tank report Published : 2016-09-20 09:20 Updated : 2016-09-20 09:20 A Chinese conglomerate trading heavily with North Korea is suspected of involvement in exports of "dual-use" goods, dealings with sanctioned entities and provision of IT services underpinning cyber infrastructure in the North, a joint South Korea-U.S. research report showed Monday. Six subsidiaries of China's Liaoning Hongxiang Group "have transacted with sanctioned Burmese and North Korean entities, have been associated with North Korean cyber operators, and have traded in various goods and services that raise proliferation concern," said the report jointly...
  • [N. Korea] The Enduring Beijing-Pyongyang Axis

    09/19/2016 8:39:09 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 19, 2016 | David Feith
    The Enduring Beijing-Pyongyang Axis Ideology drives much of China’s support for North Korea. By David Feith Sept. 19, 2016 7:34 p.m. ET 14 COMMENTS The 5.1-magnitude explosion at North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear testing site this month didn’t shake China’s loyalty to the Kim regime in Pyongyang. While U.S. and South Korean leaders increasingly call for crippling sanctions intended to make Kim Jong Un choose between his regime’s survival and its nuclear program, China may not support even an incremental tightening of sanctions at the United Nations. As experts around the world typically tell it, China protects its despotic and often...
  • How Bill Clinton Sent Manufacturing Jobs to China

    09/19/2016 1:09:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 19, 2016 | Michael Bargo, Jr.
    On May 28, 1993 Bill Clinton signed Executive Order 12850. This improper EO changed the way the U.S. made trade deals with China and led to the loss of tens of millions of American manufacturing jobs. The story of how this was done not only proves that the Clintons are behind the loss of American jobs, but shows how Bill Clinton established a Democratic strategy for manipulating foreign policy that was copied by both Hillary while she was Secretary of State and Obama while he was president. At the time, U.S.-China trade relations were conditioned upon China’s humanitarian treatment of...
  • China facing full-blown banking crisis, world's top financial watchdog warns

    09/19/2016 5:34:29 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 12 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 19 September 2016 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    China has failed to curb excesses in its credit system and faces mounting risks of a full-blown banking crisis, according to early warning indicators released by the world’s top financial watchdog. A key gauge of credit vulnerability is now three times over the danger threshold and has continued to deteriorate, despite pledges by Chinese premier Li Keqiang to wean the economy off debt-driven growth before it is too late. The Bank for International Settlements warned in its quarterly report that China’s "credit to GDP gap" has reached 30.1, the highest to date and in a different league altogether from any...
  • [N. Korea] Did Kim Jong Un Just Nuke China's Economy?

    09/17/2016 7:53:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sep 11, 2016 | Gordon G. Chang
    Sep 11, 2016 @ 12:01 AM Did Kim Jong Un Just Nuke China's Economy? Gordon G. Chang , Contributor I write about Asia, especially the Chinese economy. Full Bio  Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Friday, North Korea detonated a nuclear device, claiming it to be a “warhead.” The warhead, Pyongyang said, would pave the way for “a variety of smaller, lighter, and diversified nuclear warheads of higher strike power.” The boast seemed nothing out of the ordinary for bombastic ruler Kim Jong Un, but the test, the North’s fifth, is generating far more concern in Washington...
  • China attempt to take over world food and seed supplies

    09/17/2016 7:01:37 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 29 replies
    Several Articles ^ | September 17, 2016 | Self
    China National Chemical Corp. received approval from U.S. national security officials for its takeover of Swiss agrochemical and seeds company Syngenta. This is the biggest regulatory hurdle to the $43 billion acquisition.
  • Chinese tendrils in U.S. business irk congressmen, who want GAO probe

    09/17/2016 2:13:13 AM PDT · by cba123 · 8 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | September 16, 2016 5:11 PM | By Maggie Ybarra
    WASHINGTON — Two North Carolina lawmakers are pressuring the Government Accountability Office to review the authorities of a U.S. Treasury Department interagency committee that decides how much control a foreign individual can have over a U.S. business. Rep. Robert Pittenger of Charlotte and Rep. Walter Jones of Farmville are two of 16 Republican lawmakers who sent a letter to the government watchdog about their concern over whether the statutory and administrative authorities of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States are insufficient. Half the lawmakers who signed the letter are chairmen and vice chairmen of subcommittees with vested...
  • China’s L-15 Jet Displayed by Zambia In South Africa

    09/16/2016 9:16:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    AINonline ^ | September 16, 2016 | David Donald
    The L-15Z advanced trainer is also a light attack aircraft, as shown at AAD with Chinese weapons. (Photo: David Donald) The Zambian air force showed off its new Hongdu L-15Z advanced trainer/light attack aircraft at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) show, held September 14 to 18 at Waterkloof AFB near Pretoria, South Africa. One aircraft was placed on static display while the other took part in the daily airshow. Although the type has made appearances at several Chinese shows, and also at MAKS in Russia, this is believed to be its first showing at a Western event. Zambia ordered...
  • Bishop Appointed by Vatican Arrested ‘and Sent to Labour Camp’ Amid Chinese Crackdown

    09/15/2016 7:03:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    FEARS are growing for a bishop who has been arrested by Chinese authorities during the regime’s latest crackdown in religion.Bishop Peter Shao Zhu Min was detained by officials who reportedly took him “on a trip” sparking concern he has been transported to a labour camp. The Bishop had recently taken over as the Bishop of Wenzhou following the death of his 89-year-old predecessor. Despite Bishop Shao being recognised by the Vatican, Chinese authorities say he was not approved by the government. The 53-year-old was preparing for his predecessor Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang’s funeral, which was attended by more than 5,000...
  • Japan to boost South China Sea role with training patrols with U.S.: minister

    09/15/2016 7:26:12 PM PDT · by Mariner · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 15th, 2016 | by David Brunnstrom; Additional reporting by Idrees Ali
    Japan will step up its activity in the contested South China Sea through joint training patrols with the United States and bilateral and multilateral exercises with regional navies, Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said on Thursday. Inada said in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank, that Japan's increased engagement in the area, where Japan shares U.S. concerns about China's pursuit of extensive territorial claims, would include capacity building for coastal nations. Japan also has its own dispute with China over territory in the East China Sea. Inada said that if the world...
  • Missing MH370 jet: Tanzania flap debris was from Malaysia plane

    09/15/2016 6:17:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Sky News ^ | September 15, 2016
    A large piece of aircraft debris found on the island of Pemba off Tanzania in June was from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370, it has been confirmed. The debris, an outboard flap, will be examined further to see if it can provide any clues about the Boeing 777's disappearance. It went missing in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board soon after taking off from Kuala Lumpur, bound for Beijing.
  • With Rafale, A Game-Changer Missile That Puts India Ahead Of China: Exclusive

    09/14/2016 9:55:36 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    NDTV ^ | September 15, 2016 | Vishnu Som
    NEW DELHI: As India and France get set to sign a Euro 7.87 billion contract for 36 French Rafale fighters, details are emerging on a previously undisclosed part of the deal, which will see India acquiring the Meteor, arguably the world's most advanced air-to-air missile. Sources tracking the final negotiations have confirmed to NDTV that the IAF's Rafales will come equipped with the Meteor designed to knock out enemy aircraft and cruise missiles significantly more than 100 km away. The acquisition of this weapon is likely to be game changer in South Asia. Neither Pakistan nor China, India's traditional military...
  • Is China the world's new scientific superpower?

    09/13/2016 11:22:30 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 16 replies
    CBC News ^ | Sep 01, 2016 | Torah Kachur
    China is fast becoming a scientific force to be reckoned with, says a new report published by Nature. The list, which ranks the world's institutions and countries according to their scientific output, puts China second only to the United States. The rankings are based on the number of high profile publications released last year. Canada ranked 7th, which, considering the difference in the sheer number of scientists compared with China or the U.S., is pretty impressive. The top institution in terms of publications was the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a massive engine of scientific growth in the country. It consists...
  • China says it has stealth-defeating quantum radar

    09/12/2016 11:26:32 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 24 replies
    RT ^ | 8 Sep, 2016
    A Chinese firm has reportedly developed and tested a radar system that uses quantum entanglement to beat the stealth technology of modern military craft, state media said. The first Chinese quantum radar was developed by the Intelligent Perception Technology Laboratory of the 14th Institute in CETC, according to Xinhua news agency. CETC stands for Electronics Technology Group Corporation, a defense and electronics firm. The radar was tested in mid-August, Xinhua said in a Thursday report. The system was able to detect a target at a range of 100 kilometers in a real-world environment, the report said. The device employs single...
  • U.S. sets preliminary dumping rates on Chinese stainless steel products

    09/12/2016 3:13:38 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday announced its preliminary affirmative determination in the antidumping duty investigation against imports of stainless steel sheets and strips from China, signaling that it may pose punitive duties on the products. The department said that such products from China had been sold in the United States at dumping margins of 63.86 percent and 76.64 percent. As a result of the preliminary affirmative determinations, the Commerce Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require cash deposits based on these preliminary rates. The Commerce Department launched antidumping duty and countervailing...
  • Suspected debris from missing MH370 points to fire on plane

    09/12/2016 6:42:33 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 18 replies
    Sky News ^ | September 13 | Staff
    Charred debris, possibly belonging to the missing MH370 plane, has been handed to investigators - raising the prospect of a flash fire on board the ill-fated jet. An American amateur investigator handed over several pieces of blackened debris to Australia's Transport Safety Bureau on Monday in what may prove to be a breakthrough in one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history. Blaine Gibson said the material, which had washed up in Madagascar, included what appeared to be an internal panel.
  • Chief Naval Officer: Russia and China can't stop US aircraft carriers

    09/04/2016 4:41:06 PM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    The National Interest ^ | September 3rd, 2016 | Alex Lockie
    In a recent interview with National Interest, Dave Majumdar asked Adm. John Richardson point blank if US aircraft carriers could operate inside China or Russia's supposed anti-access area denial (A2/AD) zones. The answer was clear — "Yes." "This A2/AD, well, it’s certainly a goal for some of our competitors, but achieving that goal is much different and much more complicated,” said Richardson in the interview. Asked how the Navy would protect carriers, Richardson declined to say exactly for security reasons, but answered generally: “It’s really a suite of capabilities, but I actually think we’re talking too much in the open...
  • China says executes 'very small number' of criminals

    09/11/2016 11:10:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 12, 2016 1:49 AM EDT
    China says it intends for the death penalty to be used only on “a very small number of extremely serious criminal offenders.” […] China is believed to execute more people than the rest of the world put together, but no longer does so for most nonviolent crimes. China’s law allows for the death penalty for dozens of offenses, including treason, separatism, spying, arson, murder, rape, robbery and human trafficking. …
  • Air China magazine article causes racism furor ("When in London, Avoid Areas with Black People")

    09/11/2016 6:21:08 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-8-2016 | Jethro Mullen
    A travel tip at the end of the magazine's latest cover story advised London visitors about going to neighborhoods with large populations of "Indians, Pakistanis and black people." The warning set off a storm of protest and prompted a British lawmaker to demand an apology from China's flag carrier. "London is generally a safe place to travel, however precautions are needed when entering areas mainly populated by Indians, Pakistanis and black people," said the passage, which was spotted by a CNBC journalist. "We advise tourists not to go out alone at night, and females always to be accompanied by another...
  • Chinese Authorities Arrest Vatican-Appointed Bishop

    09/09/2016 7:06:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Coadjutor bishop arrested before he could take control of Wenzhou diocese, reports claimChinese authorities have arrested the coadjutor bishop of Wenzhou, China, and local faithful say it is to prevent him from taking possession of the diocese after the death of Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang. AsiaNews, the Rome-based missionary news agency, said police took Coadjutor Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin out of the diocese in early September. Under canon law, a coadjutor would take over the diocese when the bishop retires or dies. AsiaNews reported that Bishop Shao was taken to northwest China “on a trip”. The diocesan chancellor, Fr Paul...
  • Row as Air China Warns of London's 'Indian, Pakistani and Black' Neighbourhoods

    09/07/2016 8:33:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 7 SEPTEMBER 2016 | Neil Connor
    China’s national carrier is embroiled in a race row after its inflight magazine carried a warning that visitors to London should avoid ethnic minority areas. Air China’s Wings of China magazine said the British capital was generally safe, but warned “precautions are needed when entering areas mainly populated by Indians, Pakistanis and black people". It was carried in English and Chinese in an article about London’s attractions under the headline "Tips from Air China”.
  • Teen Sentenced to Life For Buying Toy Guns (China-Avoided Death Penalty)

    09/07/2016 5:18:00 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9-5-2016 | China Uncensored
    A Chinese teen gets life in prison for buying toy guns. China may have taken gun control a little too far.
  • Come run into My Arms[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/06/2016 8:00:44 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My opinion of you is righteousness for I have loved you through all eternity . So catch up with my love for you just drink it in and fall into the pool of my complete acceptance for you have already been washed in my forgiveness so don't challenge my love just receive it for you are mine and I am yours woven through all eternity together as one. Come to me and the sound of my voice both through others gestures of my love through them and by my Spirit speaking to your heart for I have already given you...
  • Indonesia asks Alibaba's Jack Ma to advise its e-commerce development

    09/05/2016 4:46:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    ETRetail ^ | September 5, 2016 | Reuters
    Indonesia has asked the chairman of China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Jack Ma, to act as adviser in the development of the Southeast Asian country's nascent e-commerce industry, according to a video released by the government. Indonesia has the world's fourth-largest population, boasting a young, internet-savvy demographic, and a thriving e-commerce market that is increasingly attracting global investors. Earlier this year, Alibaba bought a controlling stake in Southeast Asian online retailer Lazada Group for around $1 billion, while a group of investors led by private equity firms KKR & Co LP and Warburg Pincus LLC poured more than $550 million...
  • Does Chinese Civilization Come From Ancient Egypt?

    09/05/2016 2:46:13 PM PDT · by Theoria · 26 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 02 September 2016 | Ricardo Lewis
    A new study has energized a century-long debate at the heart of China's national identity. On a cool Sunday evening in March, a geochemist named Sun Weidong gave a public lecture to an audience of laymen, students, and professors at the University of Science and Technology in Hefei, the capital city of the landlocked province of Anhui in eastern China. But the professor didn’t just talk about geochemistry. He also cited several ancient Chinese classics, at one point quoting historian Sima Qian’s description of the topography of the Xia empire — traditionally regarded as China’s founding dynasty, dating from 2070...
  • Why China Wants to Put the Gargantuan Antonov An-225 Mriya Back Into Production

    09/05/2016 8:48:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Drive ^ | SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    The world’s largest cargo airplanes, all Cold War relics, continue to be in great demand around the globe. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, outsized air cargo charter went from an oddity to a burgeoning cottage industry. The global war on terror, and especially Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, further accelerated its growth, along with an increasingly globalized marketplace that relies on just-in-time manufacturing concepts. So, unless you're the US Air Force, when a 747 freighter can’t carry it, a chartered An-124 Condor usually does—and sometimes, the world’s largest aircraft, the An-225 Mriya (“Dream”) steps in to...
  • Compare Obama's Arrival At G20 To Other Leaders

    09/04/2016 6:50:16 PM PDT · by mountn man · 45 replies
    Various pictures | Today | Me, plus various
    Here is a comparison of all the G20 leaders arrivals at Hangzhou.Obama: “I wouldn't over-crank the significance of it,"
  • Obama receives diplomatic snub in China [No US outlet authorized by DNC to cover this act]

    09/04/2016 4:54:16 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 21 replies ^ | Sept 3,2016 | theiranproject
    US President Barack Obama has been delivered a calculated diplomatic snub in Hangzhou, China, where global leaders are convening for the G20 summit. The problems began as soon as Obama’s plane landed in Hangzhou on Saturday. Unlike Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Brazilian President Michel Temer and British Prime Minister Theresa May, Obama did not have the red carpet to walk on when he stepped off the plane. The US president was also forced to leave Air Force One through a little-used exit in the plane’s belly, only used on high-security...
  • President Obama snubbed on G20 tarmac [US Party Press Hides this ]

    09/04/2016 4:58:37 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies ^ | Sept 3,2016 | Neil Connor,
    Obama didn't have the smoothest of landings in China to join the G20. On arrival a red carpet staircase failed to appear for Air Force One, forcing the President to exit through the rear of the plane.
  • Obama 'deliberately snubbed' by Chinese in chaotic arrival at G20 [US One Party Press Ignored this]

    09/04/2016 4:43:32 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 10 replies ^ | Sept 2,2016 | Play VideoPlay Current Time 0:00 / Duration Time 0:40 Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% FullscreenMute Barack
    The US president was denied the usual red carpet welcome and forced to ‘go out of the ass’ of Air Force One, observers say
  • After Snubbing Obama, China Gives Putin Red Carpet Treatment, Warns Against Protectionism At G-20

    09/04/2016 8:16:06 AM PDT · by amorphous · 53 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4 Sep 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Roughly at the same time as China's infamous snub of Obama's arrival at Hangzhou for the G-20 summit, when the G-20 host nation's delegation first made sure there was no staircase for Obama to exit the plane and descend on the red carpet; forcing the president of the world's most powerful nation to use an emergency exit... ... followed by a shouting match by a Chinese official who unleashed on the US Press corps and national security advisor Susan Rice, blocking them from crossing a blue rope holding back press and saying "This is our country. This is our airport",...
  • Barack Obama 'deliberately snubbed' by Chinese in chaotic arrival at G20

    09/04/2016 4:43:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 102 replies
    (UK) Guardian ^ | September 4, 2016 | Tom Phillips
    The US president was denied the usual red carpet welcome and forced to 'go out of the ass' of Air Force One, observers sayChina's leaders have been accused of delivering a calculated diplomatic snub to Barack Obama after the US president was not provided with a staircase to leave his plane during his chaotic arrival in Hangzhou before the start of the G20. Chinese authorities have rolled out the red carpet for leaders including India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, Brazil's president, Michel Temer, and the British prime minister, Theresa...