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  • Canada-China investment treaty to come into force Oct. 1 (China controls Canadian resources)

    09/20/2014 8:10:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    CBC News ^ | Sep 12, 2014 3:12 PM ET | Susan Lunn
    Ottawa confirms it has ratified a foreign investment treaty with China, more than two years after the controversial agreement was signed, as CBC News first reported Friday. The controversial Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) will come into force on Oct. 1, said International Trade Minister Ed Fast in a news release Friday afternoon. [] China ratified the deal quickly, but the Harper government did not. The deal has also faced opposition from the NDP, as well as a First Nations group who challenged the agreement in court. The NDP issued a statement saying the agreement will give...
  • China's war on terror becomes all-out attack on Islam in Xinjiang

    09/20/2014 5:51:28 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 12 replies
    WaPo ^ | September 19 at 7:50 PM | Simon Denyer
    SHACHE COUNTY, China The month of Ramadan should have been a time of fasting, charity and prayer in Chinas Muslim west. But here, in many of the towns and villages of southern Xinjiang, it was a time of fear, repression, and violence. Chinas campaign against separatism and terrorism in its mainly Muslim west has now become an all-out war on conservative Islam, residents here say. Throughout Ramadan,police intensified a campaign of house-to-house searches, looking for books or clothing that betray conservative religious belief among the regions ethnic Uighurs: women wearing veils were widely detained, and many young men arrested...
  • Boom: Alibaba surges in huge IPO debut

    09/19/2014 9:31:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    CNN Money ^ | Septembet 19, 2014 | Matt Egan
    Shares of the Chinese e-commerce giant opened at $92.70. That marks a 36% pop from the $68 price of its record-shattering initial public offering. The first day of trading can be very volatile. Alibaba continued to climb and nearly hit $100 before sinking back down to around $93.
  • Defense contractor sentenced to 7 years for giving secrets to Chinese woman

    09/19/2014 5:34:06 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | hursday, September 18, 2014 | Phillip Swarts
    A Hawaiian defense contractor will serve more than seven years in prison for giving classified documents to a Chinese citizen, the Justice Department announced. Benjamin Pierce Bishop, 60, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, gave classified information to a 27-year-old Chinese woman he was having a romantic relationship with, prosecutors said Wednesday, including information on U.S. nuclear weapons capabilities. Bishop also gave the woman classified information on training and planning sessions between the U.S. and South Korea, prosecutors said.
  • Newborn Girl Rescued From College Dormitory's Sewer Pipe in China

    09/18/2014 2:51:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    NBC ^ | staff
    BEIJING A newborn girl has been cut out of a sewer pipe at a college dormitory after cries were heard near a toilet, according to local reports. Unable to free the baby from the toilet in Linyi University in eastern Chinas Shandong province, firefighters cut the pipe from below and delicately nudged the child free. Video footage of Sunday's incident emerged on Wednesday.
  • Attention to gender imbalance : Terracotta female artists (Bilingual ) (Title translated)

    09/17/2014 10:06:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    SINA.COM ^ | 中国日报网 China News Network
    ORIGINAL TITLE IN CHINESE: 关注性别失衡:艺术家创作女兵马俑(双语) When Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, anticipated his death more than 2,000 years ago, he wanted an army of warriors to guard his mausoleum forever and protect him in the afterlife。   So he ordered the creation of some 8,000 terra-cotta soldiers, along with hundreds of terra-cotta horses and chariots, to be buried with him in his tomb. Historians speculate the soldiers were modeled after eight individuals. When the statues were discovered by workers digging a well in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, in 1974, the world was stunned by the spectacular funerary art...
  • China's leaders refuse to blink as economy slows drastically

    09/16/2014 8:07:03 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 15 September 2014 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Premier Li Keqiang is determined to drive through deep reforms and wean the economy off exorbitant levels of debt before the damage becomes irreversible ___ Chinas leaders have brushed aside warnings of an incipient credit crunch in the Chinese economy, determined to purge excesses from the financial system despite falling house prices and the deepest industrial slowdown since the Lehman crisis. Industrial production dropped 0.4pc in August from a month earlier, a rare event that highlights how quickly China is coming off the boil. The growth of fixed asset investment fell to record lows. It is a shockingly sharp deceleration,...
  • As possibility of Third World War exists, China needs to be prepared (China People's Daily)

    09/16/2014 11:33:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf
    The People's Daily ^ | 9-16-2014 | Han Xudong
    A Welsh nurse has been forced to wait for potentially life-saving treatment after local health bosses refused to fund her care in England. Beth Prout, from Pembroke, West Wales, has been diagnosed with a rare form of stomach cancer. There are two hospitals in the UK able to provide the treatment the 57-year-old needs. But NHS chiefs in Wales have refused to cover the cost of sending her to England for therapy. A hospital in Manchester has agreed to provide the care, which could save Ms Prout's life. Welsh NHS bosses have agreed to pay 1,000 for an assessment, but...
  • Chinese Billionaires Can't Wait to Get Away from Communism

    09/16/2014 11:11:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    A Barclays' survey of over 2,000 individuals with a net worth over $1.5 billion contains some pretty interesting results. Those in China and Singapore are most likely to leave their country, while those in the US and India were most likely to stay. Please consider Almost Half of Wealthy Chinese Want to Leave.
  • Why PLA Organizes Free Air-Combat Confrontation Drill

    09/15/2014 9:52:08 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    China Military Online ^ | Sept 15, 2014
    BEIJING --- The PLA Daily reported that the naval and air forces of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) will conduct its first free air-combat confrontation drill. According to the drill plan, an aviation detachment equipped with several fighters under the East China Sea Fleet of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLAN) and a troop unit under the PLA Air Force (PLAAF) will join the confrontation drill. It is the first of its kind in the history of the PLAN and the PLAAF. The free air-combat confrontation drill will be conducted on the one-to-one and two-to-two basis...
  • Beijing and Moscow divided Central Asia Disputed borders

    09/14/2014 6:15:53 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 18 replies
    ROUGH GOOGLE TRANSLATIO: Beijing and Moscow divided Central Asia Disputed borders September 14, 23:49 Contested borders: Moscow and Beijing shared Central AziyuV Dushanbe concluded the regular summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. In addition to the leaders of the member countries (Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan) to the summit of the heads of income of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Mongolia, India's foreign minister and the president is not a member of the SCO, and not even having observer status in Turkmenistan. It is possible that as a result of countries still managed to decide on a common interest, which...
  • In Chinese parliament a bill on accession foreign territory to China

    In China's parliament - National People's Congress - introduced a bill very similar to the bill now under consideration by the State Duma of the Russian accession Crimea to Russia. We are talking about a document that provides for the accession of China to the part of a foreign country if the local residents in a referendum will decide on becoming a part of the Chinese state, according to ICTV. The project, which made ​​the deputy Wang Han Sun Feb. 28, actually involves the annexation of the territory of a neighboring state - in particular, the Russian Far East. At...
  • China Could Upend Elon Musk's Renewable Energy Dreams

    09/13/2014 9:21:07 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 58 replies
    fool.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | By Travis Hoium
    China Could Upend Elon Musk's Renewable Energy Dreams By Travis Hoium | More Articles September 13, 2014 | Comments (0) Elon Musk has as much as $10 billion, not to mention his own personal fortune, riding on the growth of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) EV sales and SolarCity's (NASDAQ: SCTY) solar and energy storage system growth. It's one of the biggest bets ever made on renewable energy and it's made him a household name across the country.To dominate EVs, solar energy, and energy storage Musk is trying to build out battery capacity before competitors can gain traction, and thus far...
  • RUSSIA/ CHINA: CHINA "closed the sky" and does not evacuate Russian tourists [5,600 tourists]

    [Russian tourists kidnapped in China????] Chinese hoteliers fraudulently lure vacationers from the rooms, and then block their keys, hold baggage and documents, without giving visitors the opportunity to leave the hotel. Passengers with their luggage in the international airport of Beijing, Beijing, China. Archival photo AP Photo/Andy Wong MOSCOW, Sept. 12 - RIA Novosti. Association of Tour Operators of Russia reported that China has not given "Turpomoschi" permission for export of Russian tourists. "Turpomosch" take out customers, "Southern Cross" from China on Friday-Saturday On Friday and Saturday, "Turpomosch" was going to take out all the customers of China tour...
  • Dockyard attackers planned to hijack Navy frigate (Pakistan)

    09/13/2014 2:33:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Dawn, Pakistan ^ | 9/13/2014 | Fahim Zaman | Naziha Syed Ali
    KARACHI: While the Navy continues to remain tight-lipped about the attack on its dockyard in West Wharf on Sept 6, having issued a bare-bones statement 48 hours after the incident, further details have been obtained by Dawn that reveal the extent of radicalisation within the Navy. According to informed sources, the attack was carried out entirely by serving Navy personnel, along with Owais Jakharani, a former Navy cadet who could have been given access inside without too much trouble. It seems the intention was to hijack PNS Zulfiqar [a frigate purchased from China and inducted in July 2009], said one...
  • Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain

    09/12/2014 6:25:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    www.newscientist.com ^ | 09-11-2014 | Staff
    DON'T mind the gap. A woman has reached the age of 24 without anyone realising she was missing a large part of her brain. The case highlights just how adaptable the organ is. The discovery was made when the woman was admitted to the Chinese PLA General Hospital of Jinan Military Area Command in Shandong Province complaining of dizziness and nausea. She told doctors she'd had problems walking steadily for most of her life, and her mother reported that she hadn't walked until she was 7 and that her speech only became intelligible at the age of 6. Doctors did...
  • Navy F/A-18 Hornets Crash in Pacific Ocean

    09/12/2014 7:04:21 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 62 replies
    http://www.navy.mil/ ^ | Sept 12, 2014 | U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs
    WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Two F/A-18 Hornets from Carrier Air Wing 17 embarked on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) crashed at 5:40 p.m. local time, today, while operating at sea in the western Pacific Ocean. The initial report is that the two aircraft are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 94 (VFA-94) and Strike Fighter Squadron 113 (VFA-113). One pilot was rapidly located and returned to Carl Vinson, and is currently receiving medical attention. Search efforts continue for the second pilot. The search for the second pilot includes guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and guided-missile...
  • News Analysis: Immigrant investor visa no longer wealthy Chinese's fast passage to America

    09/11/2014 6:12:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Xinhua News (China) ^ | September 10, 2014 | by Shen Qing
    A U.S. immigration program that grants visas to foreigners who invest in U.S. businesses and create local jobs, has for the first time in its 24-year history run out of quota due to the overwhelming demand by Chinese applicants and will thus no longer be China's newly rich's fast passage to America. The U.S. Department of State said the EB-5 program, which gives visas to those who invest at least 500,000 U.S. dollars and create at least 10 jobs in development projects, has hit its annual quota of 10,000 visas for the fiscal year, and will not receive new applicants...
  • China shows off advanced ship missile defence system

    09/11/2014 5:55:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | Thursday, 11 September, 2014
    A Hongqi-10 ship-based missile defence cell installed on a Chinese warship. Photo: SCMP Pictures China has shown off the People's Liberation Army's latest hardware on primetime state television, an advanced short-range missile defence system said to have a high success rate destroying incoming missiles and aircraft. The Hongqi-10 (Reg Flag 10) surface-to-air missile was shown in China Central Television's evening news bulletin Wednesday being fired from ships and land-based mobile launchers, and exploding in the sky on impact with its target. It will protect warships against rockets over a limited area, and will be used alongside an area defence system...
  • China Purge Fears Paralyzing Government And Undercutting The Economy

    09/10/2014 10:24:39 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/20/2014 @ 12:30PM | Gordon Chang
    In China, local bureaucracies are effectively on strike, notes John Fitzgerald, director of the Asia-Pacific Center of Swinburne Business School in Australia. Decision makers are not making decisions, he tells me, and business deals are being held up because officials are refusing to approve or disapprove them. A foreign professor I know reports that two well-placed academics in Beijing and Shanghai told him this month that those in charge, in their universities and elsewhere, are now so scared that nobody dares to make decisions or do anything. From one side of China to another, officeholders are working as little as...
  • India's Rising Military Might: Made in the USA?

    09/10/2014 9:19:24 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The National Interest ^ | September 11, 2014 | James Hardy
    An interesting trend: America has supplanted Russia as New Delhis primary supplier of defense materiel. Will it last? In August, the Indian Ministry of Defense approved the $2.5 billion purchase of 22 Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 15 CH-47F Chinook heavy lift helicopters. The sale still has one last hurdleIndian Cabinet approvalbut if completed it will be the latest example of a major shift in U.S.-Indo relations that in the past three years have seen Washington become Indias top defense equipment supplier. The approval of the Apache and Chinook deals comes about a month after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel...
  • The Liaoning's carrier air wing not yet complete: Defense News

    09/09/2014 10:03:51 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-09-10
    More types of aircraft are still needed for Beijing to establish its first carrier air wing on China's first aircraft carrier the Liaoning, according to Wendell Minnick, in an article written on Sept. 7 in Washington-based Defense News. 24 J-15 Flying Shark fighters, six Z-18F anti-submarine warfare helicopters, four Z-18J airborne early warning helicopters and two Z-9C rescue helicopters will together form the first carrier air wing of the People's Liberation Army Navy according to an article in Chinese-language newspaper Shanghai Morning Post published Aug. 28, citing an interview with Cao Dongwei, a senior colonel and researcher at the PLA...
  • Turkey in talks with France over missile purchase: Erdogan (Chinese system unlikely?)

    09/08/2014 9:58:49 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    Agence France-Presse ^ | September/07/2014
    Turkey has resumed talks with France on purchasing a new missile system after negotiations on a controversial deal with a US-blacklisted Chinese company hit a rock, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was reported Sept. 7 as saying. "Some disagreements have emerged with China on the issues of joint production and technology transfer during negotiations over missile defence system," Erdoğan told reporters as he returned from the NATO summit in Wales, according to private television NTV. "Talks are continuing despite that, but France which is second on the list has come up with a new offer. Right now we are...
  • Most Vitamins Are From China. Its a Bigger Problem Than You Realize

    09/08/2014 6:59:46 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 92 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | February 6, 2014 | Michelle Yu
    If you are taking vitamins, there is a good chance that they were imported from China. An aging population and growing focus on health in the United States has fueled the growth of a $28 billion vitamin and nutritional supplement market, and it is expected to continue to grow at about 3 percent a year. Over half of American adults are popping vitamins and supplements. They may not be aware they are eating products made in China, or made using raw materials from China. China has captured over 90 percent of the Vitamin C market in the United States, according...
  • Vietnam building deterrent against China in disputed seas with submarines

    09/08/2014 6:15:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 7, 2014 | Greg Torode, Megha Rajagopalan, Martin Petty, Tommy Wilkes & Dean Yates
    Vietnam will soon have a credible naval deterrent to China in the South China Sea in the form of Kilo-class submarines from Russia, which experts say could make Beijing think twice before pushing its much smaller neighbor around in disputed waters. A master of guerrilla warfare, Vietnam has taken possession of two of the state-of-the-art submarines and will get a third in November under a $2.6 billion deal agreed with Moscow in 2009. A final three are scheduled to be delivered within two years. While communist parties rule both Vietnam and China and annual trade has risen to $50 billion,...
  • Vietnam tests hi-tech submarines as navy expansion gives China food for thought

    09/08/2014 8:27:39 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Monday, 08 September, 2014
    Vietnam will soon have a credible naval deterrent to China in the South China Sea in the form of Kilo-class submarines from Russia, which experts say could make Beijing think twice before pushing its much smaller neighbour around in disputed waters. A master of guerrilla warfare, Vietnam has taken possession of two of the submarines and will get a third in November under a US$2.6 billion deal agreed with Moscow in 2009. A final three are scheduled to be delivered within two years. While communist parties rule both Vietnam and China and annual trade has risen to US$50 billion, Hanoi...
  • Clifton-based recycler abruptly closes its doors, lays off 100 workers (New Jersey)

    09/07/2014 10:56:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Clifton Journal ^ | September 5, 2014 | Jeff Green, Aaron Morrison, James M. ONeill and Todd South
    Green Sky workers being told that the recycling plant is closing. A prominent Clifton-based recycling company abruptly closed its doors on Friday, informing more than 100 employees that they had worked their final day while dozens of North Jersey towns scrambled to forge temporary arrangements with other collectors. Green Sky Industries, which promoted itself as the state’s largest private recycler with 75 municipal contracts, many in Bergen and Passaic counties, announced in a letter to towns on Thursday that it was shutting both of its plants, in Clifton and Carteret in Middlesex County. The company’s Clifton employees on Friday were...
  • Alibaba files to sell up to $24.3 billion in stock, biggest US IPO ever

    09/07/2014 10:13:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 5, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Friday filed to sell up to $24.3 billion in stock, making it the biggest U.S. initial public offering ever. Alibaba is selling 123 million of the 320 million American Depositary Shares slated for the IPO at between $60 and $66 per share, according to a filing. Shareholders including Yahoo, Ma and executive vice chairman Joe Tsai are offering the remainder. Yahoo cut its stake in the company to 16.3 percent from 22.4 percent and SoftBank cut its stake to 32.4 percent from 34.1 percent earlier, Dow Jones reported....
  • Man Boasts About Giving Dog a 'Bath' in Washing Machine

    09/07/2014 11:41:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Asia One ^ | Saturday, Sep 06, 2014
    A man residing in Hong Kong has outraged animal lovers after he uploaded photos of a small dog being spun in a washing machine on his Facebook page. Believed to be a Chinese national, the user identified as Jacky Lo posted 11 photos of the small white dog with the caption: "How to give a dog a bath really quickly: First soaked, then washed, and spun dry. Done!". Those who saw his posts were shocked and further angered when he told a user that the dog was dead, and asked if she would like to see a photo of it....
  • Obama reforms should allow tech companies to hire key talent

    09/07/2014 9:17:48 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 48 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 09/05/2014 | Peter Muller
    In the coming weeks, President Barack Obama will announce executive actions designed to improve America's immigration system. While he is expected to focus primarily on people living and working in the United States without documentation, the president also should seize the opportunity to improve the legal immigration system that governs how highly skilled, foreign-born workers are employed in this country. By doing so, Obama can deliver on one of the top priorities of technology companies -- reform to an outdated visa program that restricts their ability to hire key talent.
  • Inside the Kowloon Walled City where 50K residents eked out a grimy living...(Lots of Pics@ link)

    09/07/2014 5:29:34 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 05, 2012 | Pamela Owen
    Once thought to be the most densely populated place on Earth, with 50,000 people crammed into only a few blocks, these fascinating pictures give a rare insight into the lives of those who lived Kowloon Walled City. Taken by Canadian photographer Greg Girard in collaboration with Ian Lamboth the pair spent five years familiarising themselves with the notorious Chinese city before it was demolished in 1992. The city was a phenomenon with 33,000 families and businesses living in more than 300 interconnected high-rise buildings, all constructed without contributions from a single architect. Ungoverned by Health and Safety regulations, alleyways dripped...
  • $1 Trillion Trove of Rare Minerals Revealed Under Afghanistan

    09/06/2014 12:47:15 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    LIVE SCIENCE/YAHOO NEWS ^ | 05 SEPTEMBER 2014 | CHARLES Q. CHOI
    Despite being one of the poorest nations in the world, Afghanistan may be sitting on one of the richest troves of minerals in the world, valued at nearly $1 trillion, according to U.S. scientists. Afghanistan, a country nearly the size of Texas, is loaded with minerals deposited by the violent collision of the Indian subcontinent with Asia. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began inspecting what mineral resources Afghanistan had after U.S.-led forces drove the Taliban from power in the country in 2004. As it turns out, the Afghanistan Geological Survey staff had kept Soviet geological maps and reports up to...
  • 2 fighter jet pilots killed during trials for China's aircraft carrier

    09/06/2014 6:53:20 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 36 replies
    BEIJING (AFP) - Two pilots in a squadron conducting fighter jet take-off and landing tests for China's lone aircraft carrier were killed during trials, state media reported, offering a rare glimpse into the secretive project. The revelation of the deaths came in a report last week on the signing of an order of commendation for the crew of China's first carrier-based jet fighter, the J-15. "Two test pilots of the squadron sacrificed their lives during the tests," the official Xinhua news agency reported on August 27. No details were given on exactly how or when the pilots were killed or...
  • Japans Shinzo Abe appoints pro-China MPs in bid to mend fences with Beijing

    09/06/2014 4:42:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Wednesday 3 September 2014 08.26 EDT | Justin McCurry
    Japans prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has signalled a rare attempt to mend fences with China when he appointed two MPs considered friendly towards Beijing to two senior posts in his governing Liberal Democratic party (LDP). [] In his first cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, Abe also increased the number of female ministers to fiveequaling a record set by his LDP predecessor, Junichiro Koizumi, in 2001as part of his program to increase the number of women in the workforce, a key part of his long-term growth strategy. His decision to appoint Sadakazu Tanigaki as LDPs secretary general, and veteran MP Toshihiro Nikai...
  • FBI: Cuban Intelligence Aggressively Recruiting Leftist American Academics as Spies...

    09/05/2014 3:08:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/5/2014 | Bill Gertz
    Cubas communist-led intelligence services are aggressively recruiting leftist American academics and university professors as spies and influence agents, according to an internal FBI report published this week.Cuban intelligence services have perfected the work of placing agents, that includes aggressively targeting U.S. universities under the assumption that a percentage of students will eventually move on to positions within the U.S. government that can provide access to information of use to the [Cuban intelligence service], the five-page unclassified FBI report says. It notes that the Cubans devote a significant amount of resources to targeting and exploiting U.S. academia.Academia has been and remains...
  • 'The Chinese fired at my aircraft' (former Indian pilots)

    09/05/2014 9:45:00 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 38 replies
    The Daily Mail, UK ^ | September 5, 2014 | GAUTAM DUTT
    Between the insulting defeat in 1962 at the hands of the Chinese and attaining the glorious heights with the victory in 1971 leading to the creation of Bangladesh, the Indian armed forces had a mixed-bag experience in the 22-day war with Pakistan in 1965. In the run up to the 50th anniversary of the 1965 war, dissection of the conflict has begun with the Indian Air Force (IAF) veterans gathering in New Delhi on Friday to dissect what was the first full-blown air battle between the arch-rivals. It was the test of the IAF's combat worthiness against the Pakistan Air...
  • Russia unhappy about China's production of J-16 fighter

    09/05/2014 9:31:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-09-06
    After a satellite image revealed that Shenyang Aircraft Corporation has already produced eight J-16 multirole fighters, drawing complaints from the Russian aviation industry that its aircraft have been copied without permission, according to the Kanwa Defense Review published by Andrei Chang, a Canadian military analyst also known as Pinkov. As the eight J-16 fighters in the image were all painted in yellow markings, the article said it remains unknown whether the aircraft will be turned over to the PLA Air Force or Navy. However, it is certain that J-16 multirole fighters will replace J-11B fighters designed for aerial combat. China...
  • While the world focuses elsewhere, is China tightening its grip on Hong Kong?

    09/05/2014 10:23:41 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 2 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-09-05 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Recently we have been pouring over Reagan, In His Own Hand: The Writings of Ronald Reagan that Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America, a collection of numerous speeches written by Reagan primarily in the years leading up to his 1980 run for the presidency. One such speech on treaties and how frequently throughout history they have been broken is ringing particularly timely, not just in light of the ongoing Iranian nuclear negotiations or Russias eastward march, but in context of two recent stories out of Hong Kong, where as the New York Times writes, Pro-democracy advocatesare girding for...
  • Iraqis Identify Prisoner as Chinese Islamist Fighter

    09/05/2014 1:47:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    NYT ^ | SEPT. 4, 2014 | EDWARD WONG
    Iraqis Identify Prisoner as Chinese Islamist Fighter By EDWARD WONG SEPT. 4, 2014 An image taken from YouTube shows what appears to be the first known Chinese jihadist, called Bo Wang, fighting with rebels in Syria. Credit via YouTube BEIJING The Iraqi Defense Ministry has posted on its Facebook page photographs that it says show a captured Chinese man who was fighting on behalf of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Sunni jihadist group. Iraqi officials have not released further details, but the photographs, if confirmed, would be the first visual evidence of a Chinese citizen fighting...
  • I want to have my own business

    09/04/2014 7:25:28 PM PDT · by chinaboy · 132 replies
    What do you about the international trade? I have no experience in this field.
  • U.S. Military Conducts Operation In Somalia

    09/01/2014 5:18:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Barbara Starr
    Breaking News U.S. Military Conducts Operation In Somalia By Barbara Starr September 1, 2014 (CNN) -- U.S. military forces conducted an operation Monday against the Al-Shabaab network in Somalia, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said. "We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate," he said.
  • Fidel Castro compares NATO to Nazis, lashes out at US

    09/01/2014 8:23:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies
    AFP ^ | September 2, 2014
    HAVANA: Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro lashed out at the United States and Europe on Monday (Sep 1), accusing them of war-mongering and comparing the NATO military alliance's representatives to the Nazi SS. In a tortuous column published in Cuban state media, the father of the island's communist revolution also attacked US Senator John McCain over United States policy in the Middle East, calling him "Israel's most unconditional ally." "The world has seen no respite in recent years, particularly since the European Economic Community, under the strict and unconditional leadership of the United States, decided the time had come to settle...
  • China accuses MPs of Hong Kong 'interference'

    09/03/2014 6:40:40 AM PDT · by mgist · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/1/14 | laura
    The Chinese authorities have accused British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs, Newsnight has learned. They are trying to block an influential Westminster committee from carrying out an inquiry into the ongoing tensions in Hong Kong. The Chinese ambassador to the UK has also tried to warn the MPs off. It comes as thousands of activists in Hong Kong protest at Chinese government moves which they say will limit democratic elections in the territory. In a strongly worded letter, the Chinese Foreign Affairs Committee accuses its UK counterpart of carrying out a "highly inappropriate act which constitutes interference in...
  • Legal Defense Funds of Suspended California Senators Receiving Donations (shoulder fired missiles)

    09/02/2014 2:15:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    JD Journal ^ | 9/02/14 | Jim Vassallo
    The amount of money political candidates in the state of California can collect for campaigns is tightly governed, but for legal defense funds, donors are permitted to donate much more, according to KPCC. In March, the state senate, voted to suspend three members who were charged or who were convicted of felonies. The legal bills for senators Ron Calderon and Rod Wright are being paid for by a mix of politicians, political action committees and even corporations. Senator Leland Yee has a committee to college legal defense donations working for him as well. None of the legal defense funds setup...
  • Russia and China launch gas pipeline

    09/02/2014 6:33:17 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 01 September 2014
    Russia and China have begun the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk. China's CNPC has agreed to buy $400bn (240bn) of gas from Russia's Gazprom. Russia will ship 38 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas annually over a period of 30 years. The deal will lessen Russia's dependence on European buyers, who have imposed economic sanctions because of the crisis in Ukraine. The construction ceremony was attended by Russian President Vladmir Putin and Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli. China will start work on the construction of its side of...
  • Official Lies Mask Russian and Chinese Aggression

    09/02/2014 7:30:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/02/14 | Cliff Kincaid
    Obama is acting like an agent of influence for the Russians, determined to obscure the reality of what is happening in front of our eyes. Even the liberal media couldnt defend President Obamas bizarre public statement about having no strategy to confront the Islamic State terrorist group. But many in the media went along with his failure to describe the Russian invasion of Ukraine as an invasion. Asked directly if he considered the escalation in Ukraine an invasion, Obama said on Thursday, I consider the actions that weve seen in the last week a continuation of whats been taking place...
  • Markets Set To Surge On Global Manufacturing PMI Bloodbath

    09/01/2014 10:00:56 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9-1-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenSeptember 1, 2014If last week's disappointing global economic data, that saw Brazil added to the list of countries returning to outright recession as Europe Hamletically debates whether to be or not to be in a triple-dip, was enough to push the S&P solidly above 2000, even if on a few hundreds ES contracts (traded almost exclusively between central banks), then the overnight massacre of global manufacturing PMIs - when not one but both Chinese PMIs missed spurring calls for "more easing" and pushing the SHCOMP up 0.83% to 2,235.5 - should see the S&P cross Goldman's revised year end...
  • China near collapse?

    08/31/2014 8:05:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 88 replies
    Propublica.org comment ^ | 27 August, 2014 | BiberWallgoal
    I am a Chinese working as a China analyst at a think tank. It is becoming more and more apparent to many people, that the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) knows it is on its last straw of survival. The party is facing severe and endlessly increasing systematic stress on all fronts: 1. Increasing external oppositions from all other countries in the world including all of China's neighbours. They are forming more and more alliances and becoming more outspoken with rising strengths against China, in addition to increasing anti-China sentiment from people in all other countries. Many countries including Canada...
  • Rogers: Obamas inertia on Syria-Islamic State part of foreign policy plan empowering rivals

    08/31/2014 8:01:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said Sunday that President Obamas inertia on whether to launch airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria is part of an overall foreign policy failure that is empowering China, North Korea, Russia and other rival nations. Its all related, Rogers, R-Mich., told Fox News Sunday." The world sees the United States as withdrawn. Rogers said the presidents apparent disengagement or slow response is the reason China has engaged U.S. pilots and Russian President Vladimir Putin has moved into eastern Ukraine without fear of consequence. U.S. foreign policy is...
  • CBS 48 Hours - A mother battles to prove her son died an American hero - Death in Singapore

    08/31/2014 9:32:26 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    On June 24, 2012, the body of Shane Todd, a young US electrical engineer, was found hanging in his Singapore apartment. The Singapore Police say it was suicide, but the Todd family believes he was murdered. -excerpt- ... Shane told his family that he was being asked to compromise US security and he feared for his life. Shane refused to do what he was being asked to do and turned in his sixty day notice at IME. Shane found a good job with a company in Virginia, and bought a ticket to fly back to the US on July 1,...