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  • Russia's Space Agency Might Break Up With the U.S. To Get With China

    03/17/2018 9:40:16 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Mar 2018 | Anatoly Zak
    Last month Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos State Corporation, began work on a contingency plan that would reshape its future in space exploration. The country could shift its human spaceflight cooperation from the U.S. to China, sources within Roscosmos told Popular Mechanics. One possible scenario includes Roscosmos exiting the International Space Station program early. If adopted, the new strategy would mark a historic moment for the Russian space program, which has cooperated with the U.S. for nearly three decades. In 1993, not long after the breakup of the USSR.
  • Mike Pompeo statements on China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, and Syria

    03/16/2018 6:45:19 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14 March 2018 | Nyshka Chandran
    U.S. foreign policy toward adversaries such as Russia, North Korea and Syria may turn more aggressive if CIA Director Mike Pompeo becomes secretary of state. Pompeo has lambasted Moscow's aggression toward the West and other countries: January 2018: "I continue to be concerned not only about the Russians but about others' efforts as well. We have many foes who want to undermine Western democracy. So there's this Washington-based focus on Russian interference. I want to make sure we broaden the conversation." North Korea October 2017: Pompeo said Pyongyang was would soon be able to threaten a U.S. city with nuclear...
  • Trump Readies Sweeping Tariffs and Investment Restrictions on China

    03/16/2018 12:12:00 PM PDT · by NRx · 83 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03-16-2018 | ANA SWANSON
    WASHINGTON — The dust has yet to settle on President Trump’s decision to impose sweeping tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, but the White House is preparing another major trade measure, this time aimed squarely at China. Mr. Trump and his top trade advisers are readying a raft of actions to penalize China’s theft of American intellectual property, including tariffs on at least $30 billion of annual Chinese imports, people familiar with the discussions said. The measures, which could be announced as early as next week, may also include investment restrictions, caps on visas for Chinese researchers and challenges to...
  • Poll: Americans have concerns about new steel and aluminum tariffs

    03/16/2018 6:19:39 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 13, 2018 | Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus, Kabir Khanna and Anthony Salvanto
    More Americans overall disapprove than approve of President Donald Trump's import tariffs on steel and aluminum, but Republicans back the president, and they believe the U.S. would come out ahead if a trade war were to ensue. A majority of Democrats and a plurality of independents disapprove of the new tariff measures, while two-thirds of Republicans approve.
  • Chinese Parishes Get Sacked by Communist Authorities

    03/15/2018 6:07:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | David Nussman
    While Vatican compromises with the government, crosses and statues are removed by forceYINING, China ( - As the Vatican is negotiating with China's Communist government, the same government has removed crosses and statues from Catholic parishes. Reports say that two Catholic churches in China have recently had their crosses, statues and domes removed at the command of governmental authorities. In Henan Province, authorities removed numerous crosses from the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on March 9. They removed a total of 10 crosses from three structures: the cathedral itself, a gate tower and a smaller old church. After...
  • China "BUYS" Joe Biden in $1 Biillion Deal | Lou Dobbs Tonight [pay-for-play scandal[

    03/15/2018 9:34:18 PM PDT · by · 32 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3-15-2018 | Lou Dobbs
    Biden Bombshell - Dr. Sebastian Gorka on Hunter Biden's billion dollar deal with the Chinese: I am rarely at a loss for words, but this is potentially one of the biggest pay-for-play scandals outside of Uranium One. Peter Schweizer new book, 'Secret Empires' reveals that 10 days after Joe Biden and his son visit China in 2013, a Chinese bank completes a $1 billion deal with Biden's son who then buys Hennings, a U.S. military supplier. Like the Secretary Hillary Clinton Uranium One deal, Secretary of State John Kerry had to sign off on the deal for approval of the...
  • “We’ve been in a trade war for 30 years”: a former Trump trade adviser explains the case for tariffs

    03/15/2018 8:33:32 PM PDT · by cba123 · 8 replies
    Vox ^ | Mar 15, 2018, 8:10am EDT | By Emily Stewart
    For Dan DiMicco, the former steel executive and trade adviser to Trump who reportedly nearly became United States trade representative, there’s no risk of the president’s recently announced tariffs sparking a trade war — we’ve already been in one for years. The only difference now, he said, is that we’re deciding to fight back. “Don’t tell me about starting a trade war,” he said. “The Chinese have been perpetrating a trade war on us since 1995.” (please see full article at the link)
  • Trump to Weigh New Tariffs Targeting China (VOA News)

    03/15/2018 8:20:16 PM PDT · by cba123 · 2 replies
    VOA News ^ | Ken Bredemeier | March 15, 2018 3:02 PM
    White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Thursday that President Donald Trump would soon consider new punitive measures against China for its alleged “theft” of intellectual property. U.S. officials, according to news accounts, are considering imposing as much as $60 billion in annual tariffs against Chinese information technology, telecommunications and consumer exports to the U.S. in an effort to trim its chronic annual trade deficit with Beijing by $100 billion. Last year, the U.S. says it imported Chinese goods worth $375 billion more than it exported to China. (please see link for full article)
  • Biden and Kerry’s Sons’ Firm Struck Billion Dollar Deal with Chinese Government 10 Days After Biden

    03/15/2018 10:47:32 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2018 | Ezra Dulis
    Shortened title. Full title: SECRET EMPIRES: Joe Biden and John Kerry’s Sons’ Firm Struck Billion-Dollar Deal with the Chinese Government 10 Days After Biden Trip to China The private equity firm of former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden inked a billion-dollar deal with a subsidiary of the Chinese government’s Bank of China just 10 days after the father and son flew to China in 2013. The Biden bombshell is one of many revealed in a new investigative book Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends by Government Accountability Institute President and...
  • China's National Sword continues to cut into US recycling

    03/15/2018 8:05:48 AM PDT · by Rio · 22 replies
    Plastics News ^ | 3/14/2018 | Jim Johnson
    Many plastic recyclers are probably making their best quality bales ever, but the seismic shifts in the marketplace, thanks to China's National Sword program, have people still scrambling to move the material. That's the view of Hamilton Wen, director of the plastics division at Newport CH International LLC of Orange, Calif., a broker of recycled plastics. Global market conditions for recycled plastics are evolving due to the implementation of China's National Sword, which essentially banned the import of a variety of recycled materials into that country, including plastics. "It's tough, just because you are making the best quality you ever...
  • US seeks big trade surplus cut from China

    03/14/2018 7:55:21 PM PDT · by cba123 · 2 replies
    SBS News ^ | Updated 1 hour ago | Source: AAP
    The Trump administration has asked China to reduce its trade imbalance with the United States by $US100 billion even as it prepares tariffs on imports. (please see link for full article)
  • Tariffs: Trump’s Prelude to Ending Unfair Trade Practices

    03/14/2018 7:16:37 PM PDT · by cba123 · 3 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | March 14, 2018 11:16, Last Updated: March 14, 2018 16:03 | By Emel Akan, The Epoch Times
    President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum look like an effort that goes beyond its stated rationale of preserving national security. The tariffs could be the first of a number of initiatives by the Trump administration to retaliate against unfair foreign trade practices. “We’re going to see who’s treating us fairly, who’s not treating us fairly,” Trump said at the White House on March 8 while rolling out the new trade barriers. Trump signed orders imposing a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum. However, he has kept the doors...
  • US STOCKS-Dow sheds 250 pts as trade war worries weigh on industrials

    03/14/2018 7:05:29 PM PDT · by cba123 · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10 hours ago | Sruthi Shankar
    March 14 (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed more than 250 points on Wednesday as U.S. manufacturers continued to suffer from concerns over the impact of new tariffs on trade. (please see full article at the link)
  • COMMENTARY — Turkey’s Erdoğan mobilizing China’s Muslims for jihadist campaign

    03/14/2018 12:26:37 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | 11 Mar 2018 | Abdullah Bozkurt
    TurkeyÂ’s ill-advised war in SyriaÂ’s Afrin enclave has further exposed how the Islamist regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his nationalist partners are mobilizing ChinaÂ’s Muslims, especially the Uyghurs, for their proxy battles to advance political and religious goals. The clandestine web of networks that was set up by TurkeyÂ’s National Intelligence Organization (MÄ°T) among Uyghurs and other Muslim groups from Central Asian countries involves not only transporting and facilitating jihadist fighters from ChinaÂ’s Xinxiang region, some of the fiercest and most battle-hardened militants who can only be compared to RussianÂ’s Chechens on the field, but also mobilization of...
  • Chinese Female Filmmaker Explores "Demonized American Heartland"

    03/14/2018 10:01:30 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | May 2017 | Nancy Tartaglione
    “I thought my last film was hard,” Zhao laughs, “but for a Chinese woman to try to wrangle a bunch of young cowboys?” Chinese filmmaker Chloé Zhao is making her second trip to the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight this year, with sophomore feature The Rider. Born in Beijing, Zhao went to school in the UK and college in the U.S. before settling in Denver, basing her first two feature films on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation. Zhao’s 2015 drama, Songs My Brothers Taught Me, was developed at the Sundance Institute and premiered in Park City that year. It centers...
  • Trump Administration Blocks Biggest Tech Merger In History, Necessary To Protect National Security

    03/14/2018 9:35:22 AM PDT · by LibertyFound · 11 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | March 14, 2018 | Dylan Scott
    Trump Administration Preemptively Blocks $177 Billion Qualcomm-Broadcom Deal The Trump administration has blocked the biggest tech deal in history earlier this week. The proposed deal would see Broadcom acquiring Qualcomm for a whopping $117 billion. In the unprecedented move by the White House, they expressed concerns about giving China a technological advantage over the United States through this deal and said that blocking the deal was “necessary to protect the national security of the United States.” For some background, Qualcomm is an industry leader for manufacturing wireless chips for LTE networks. They are an American company that will be at...
  • Reporter's viral eye roll causes trouble with Chinese censors

    03/14/2018 9:00:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | March 14, 2018 | Steven Jiang
    It was the eye roll that resonated with millions -- and broke the internet in China. On the sidelines of the country's annual parliament session, a Chinese journalist on Tuesday morning showed her contempt for a fellow reporter's softball question with such force that videos of her facial expression went viral. Captured live on state television, Liang Xiangyi, a correspondent for the Shanghai-based Yicai financial news network, looked up and down at the journalist next to her, as the latter began questioning a government official on the subject of state asset supervision.
  • White House may impose tariffs on China next for intellectual property theft (CNBC)

    03/13/2018 10:28:41 PM PDT · by cba123 · 7 replies
    (CNBC) ^ | 10 hours ago | Spencer Kimball
    The White House is considering imposing a raft of tariffs and other punitive measures on China for alleged intellectual property theft, long a source of tension between the two countries, which are key trade partners. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative submitted a proposal to the White House calling for tariffs on a range of Chinese products, restrictions on investment by Chinese companies in the United States, and limits on visas for certain Chinese nationals, according to the Nikkei Asian Review newspaper, citing a source familiar with international trade. (please see link for full article text)
  • Trump considers indefinite tariffs, investment restrictions against China: Source (CNBC)

    03/13/2018 10:13:01 PM PDT · by cba123 · 1 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8 Hours Ago | Updated 6 Hours Ago | Eamon Javers, Kevin Breuninger
    President Donald Trump's administration is considering a trade package including indefinite tariffs, investment restrictions and possible visa restrictions on Chinese travelers, a source told CNBC Tuesday. The new package was crafted in response to the findings from a recent investigation of China by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. The so-called Section 301 investigation was formed to determine whether China's practices were "unreasonable or discriminatory and burden or restrict U.S. commerce." The proposed package of penalties, which could foment a more adversarial trade relationship with China, comes amid a report from Reuters that theTrump administration is also seeking to impose heavy...
  • Trump is breaking all the rules, and that could be great for America

    03/13/2018 9:34:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies ^ | Niall Ferguson
    Here is a man who glories in breaking the rules, because that is how he rules. Notice, too, that in the middle of this comedy routine, Trump revealed exactly what he was planning to do with respect to North Korea. “By the way,” he told his audience, “a couple days ago they said, ‘We would like to talk,’ and I said, ‘So would we, but you have to de-nuke, you have to de-nuke.’ So let’s see what happens. . . . We will be meeting, and we’ll see if anything positive happens.” Not a single news outlet got the joke...