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  • North Korea talks moving 'in right direction': US State Department

    08/14/2018 6:42:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | August 14, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    US talks with North Korea on denuclearisation are making progress "in the right direction," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Tuesday (Aug 14). Nauert said behind-the-scenes discussions with Pyongyang have normalised in the wake of President Donald Trump's June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and subsequent meetings between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top Pyongyang officials. "We consider meetings, negotiations, conversations as we move forward behind the scenes with those negotiations to be moving in the right direction," Nauert said in a press briefing. "Conversations with the government of North Korea are becoming...
  • Trump’s Trade War Is Rattling China’s Leaders

    08/14/2018 11:05:40 PM PDT · by cba123 · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/14/2018 | By Keith Bradsher and Steven Lee Myers
    BEIJING — China’s leaders have sought to project confidence in the face of President Trump’s tariffs and trade threats. But as it becomes clear that a protracted trade war with the United States may be unavoidable, there are growing signs of unease inside the Communist political establishment. In recent days, officials from the Commerce Ministry, the police and other agencies have summoned exporters to ask about plans to lay off workers or shift supply chains to other countries. (please see full article at link)
  • Are Russia and China Trying to Kill The Dollar?

    08/14/2018 12:46:00 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 34 replies
    Yahoo / Forbes ^ | August 14, 2018 | Forbes as found at Yahoo
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov suggested Tuesday that countries facing sanctions like Iran, Turkey and Russia may start doing business in their national currencies, suggesting that the days of the U.S. dollar as the international reserve currency may be numbered. Perhaps no one would be happier about that than President Donald Trump. Here’s why: As Yale economist Robert Tiffin explained in the 1950s, if a country’s currency is the international reserve currency, then it has no choice but to run a current account deficit. If a replacement is found, as the dollar replaced the British pound in the 1920s, it...
  • Russia Offers 2.5 Million Acres of Land to Chinese Farmers

    08/14/2018 11:34:12 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Aug 14, 2018 | Sarah Zheng
    Russia has made 1 million hectares (2.5 million acres) of arable land available to foreign investors – and while that could be boon for Beijing as it struggles with limited supplies of soybeans in its trade war with the US, analysts are concerned about the quality of the plots available. Valery Dubrovskiy, director of investment for the Far East Investment and Export Agency, a non-profit organisation, said on Tuesday that several Chinese companies had already expressed an interest in the deal. With the China-US trade war showing no signs of abating, and after Beijing slapped 25 per cent tariffs on...
  • In a speech that Beijing tried to stop, Hong Kong independence advocate lashes out

    08/14/2018 11:26:27 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    CNBC ^ | Aug 14, 2018 | Kelly Olsen
    A pro-independence Hong Kong politician whose party is under threat of a ban lashed out at China in a closely watched Tuesday speech, drawing immediate criticism from local authorities. Andy Chan Ho-tin, a member of the Hong Kong National Party, has been at the center of controversy over free speech and Hong Kong's autonomy. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Hong Kong, which invited him, came under pressure itself from the central government in Beijing as well as local authorities to cancel the event. Dozens of protesters gathered outside the club in central Hong Kong amid heavy police presence as what...
  • Pat Buchanan: America's Lengthening Enemies List

    08/14/2018 9:18:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/14/2018 | Pat Buchanan
    Friday, deep into the 17th year of America's longest war, Taliban forces overran Ghazni, a provincial capital that sits on the highway from Kabul to Kandahar. The ferocity of the Taliban offensive brought U.S. advisers along with U.S. air power, including a B-1 bomber, into the battle. "As the casualty toll in Ghazni appeared to soar on Sunday," The Wall Street Journal reported, "hospitals were spilling over with dead bodies, corpses lay in Ghazni's streets, and gunfire and shelling were preventing relatives from reaching cemeteries to bury their dead." In Yemen Monday, a funeral was held in the town square...
  • Trump’s Trade War Is Rattling China’s Leaders

    08/14/2018 8:48:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 14, 2018 | Keith Bradsher and Steven Lee Myers
    BEIJING — China’s leaders have sought to project confidence in the face of President Trump’s tariffs and trade threats, but as it becomes clear a protracted trade war with the United States may be unavoidable, there are growing signs of unease inside the Communist political establishment. In recent days, officials from the Commerce Ministry, the police and other agencies have summoned executives from exporters to ask about plans to lay off workers or shift supply chains to other countries. With stocks slumping into bear territory and the currency dropping 9 percent against the dollar since mid-April, censors have been deleting...
  • How China "Captures" U.S. Officials (Feinstein)

    08/14/2018 5:44:54 AM PDT · by Celerity · 12 replies
    China Uncensored on Youtube ^ | 8/13/18 | China Uncensored
    The Chinese Communist Party has a plan: Influence the elites of Western society by gradually changing their thinking to be pro-CCP. And then, they can effect change in politics, trade, and society. This is called "elite capture." And it appears US Senator Dianne Feinstein is one example.
  • While everyone obsesses over Russia, China is stealing our data blind (Fox News)

    08/13/2018 7:50:47 PM PDT · by cba123 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/13/2018 | Ned Ryun
    With all the focus on Russian hacking, Russian ambition, and Russian threats to U.S. national economic security, another Red Threat continues seemingly unabated: China’s ongoing effort to compete as a global economic power equal to, if not exceeding, the United States. China has the population and the economic ability to compete, and has made its ambitions crystal clear with its Made in China 2025 plans. (please see link, for full article)
  • Korean War veteran's remains identified, escorted to hometown of Superior, WI

    08/13/2018 4:35:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KMSP-TV ^ | August 13, 2018
    SUPERIOR, Wisconsin (KMSP) - Chisago County Sheriff’s Deputies escorted the remains of a Korean War Veteran to his home in Superior, Wisconsin Sunday. Army Sgt. 1st Class Rufus L. Ketchum, 38, of Superior, will be buried Aug. 14. He was a medic and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for Valor and the Bronze Star. He was among 2,500 U.S. and 700 South Korean soldiers that deployed east of the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea in November 1950. His team was attacked by Chinese forces there, of which 1,500 survived, but the rest were captured, killed or missing in enemy...
  • Capital Flight -- The Strategy Behind Trump's Sanctions

    08/13/2018 10:52:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/13/2018 | By Monty L. Donohew
    When there is war, conflict, or instability, vulnerable human beings flee, seeking refuge in safer countries. Everyone is familiar with the plight of refugees, and the challenges refugees create for surrounding nations. People need and deserve support, and it requires resources to meet this need. When there is war, conflict, or instability, vulnerable capital and wealth also flee. The "problem" of fleeing capital is different, however. Because capital and wealth are not as encumbered and physically restricted as are human beings, especially in the modern electronic age, capital moves far from the source of instability. Capital flight makes support of...
  • Feinstein easy target for Chinese spy

    08/13/2018 11:15:19 AM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    WND ^ | 08/09/2018 | Art Moore
    The revelation that Sen. Dianne Feinstein had a 20-year employee who spied for China while she chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee takes on greater significance in light of the California Democrat’s decades of favors to the communist regime that have co-coincided with China investments that have helped make her one of the richest members in Congress. Investigative reporter Paul Sperry noted Feinstein’s multi-millionaire investor husband, Richard C. Blum, has been able to take large stakes in Chinese state-run steel and food companies, brokering more than $100 million in deals since 1996, when China began aggressively currying favor with his wife....
  • Trump's China moves begin to embolden some Asian Pacific Rim states

    08/13/2018 11:11:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/13/2018 | Monica Showalter
    President Trump's trade war with China is a multi-pronged thing, given how closely the east Asian states of the Pacific Rim are being affected. Those states are all U.S. allies, and the reason we project so much naval power in the Pacific. While we are seeing a lot of doom and gloom talk in the endless 'analyses' you always see in Pacific Rim affairs on the economic side of things, including China itself declaring there will be 'no winners' (typical for the nation that is facing disaster itself), along with some stories of Pacific Rim states getting ready to profit from...
  • THE DISAPPEARED: Chines businessmen and CEOs keep disappearing in ‘state-sanctioned abductions’

    08/13/2018 11:02:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | March 2018 | Zach Dorfman
    China’s global kidnapping campaign has gone on for years. It may now be reaching inside U.S. borders. Before he disappeared from his luxury apartment at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong on Jan. 27, 2017, Xiao Jianhua, a Chinese-Canadian billionaire, favored female bodyguards. Why, exactly, was unclear: Perhaps he simply liked being surrounded by women; perhaps he trusted them more than men. Whatever the reason, those guards weren’t much help when a group of mysterious men showed up at his apartment that January day and took him away. According to anonymous sources who viewed the hotel’s internal video feed...
  • Alex Jones Is Right – China Is The Threat, And It May Be Too Late

    08/13/2018 9:38:59 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 15 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 8/13/18 | L Todd Wood
    With the recent news about the monopoly of hi-tech companies in the United States de-platforming Alex Jones from their systems, in effect, attempting to limit the audience that see his material, it would be wise for Americans to look deeper at the agenda behind this move. I have come to believe the reasons for this action are much more sinister than ‘blocking hate speech’, which is a euphemism for censorship. Before you start screaming about Sandy Hook, let me first make clear that I lived in Newtown, CT during the shootings. I am not vouching for Alex Jones. I cannot...
  • Trump's trade war advantage: The US economy is 'firing on all cylinders,' says expert

    08/12/2018 11:06:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 13, 2018 | Weizhen Tan
    • "We have to realize that perhaps China isn't as strong as when we at first think. China is still figuring out also how to deal with this trade situation, how to ensure the stability of its domestic economy," said Curtis Chin, an Asia fellow at the Milken Institute. • Speaking to CNBC's "Squawk Box," Chin also "totally" disagreed with the view that U.S. President Donald Trump's policies are backfiring. China's power may have been overrated and the U.S. economy is staying strong, meaning that U.S. President Donald Trump has an advantage in the trade war, according to one expert....
  • The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy

    05/10/2018 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 5/10/18 | Greenfield
    The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy Not just treasonous, stupid. May 10, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Quick, what’s the Dem position on Syria? What about China? Don’t bother. There was once a time when Democrats could discuss Syria, North Korea, the South China Sea, economic tensions in the European Union and the future of Africa. But that was before Trump. Democrats don’t have a foreign policy anymore. They have a Trump...
  • U.S. envoy makes visit to Jeonju royal residence (South Korea)

    08/12/2018 1:03:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Korea Joongang Daily ^ | August 13, 2018 | Kim Jun-Hee
    U.S. Ambassador to Seoul Harry Harris visited Seunggwangjae in Jeonju, where a descendent of the imperial family of Korea lives. “He is my father,” Lee Seok, the 10th son of King Uichin (1877-1955), who was fifth son of King Gojong (1852-1919), told Harris as they stood in front of a photo of Uichin at Seunggwangjae in the North Jeolla city of Jeonju on Tuesday afternoon. Lee, 77, has been living in Seunggwangjae, a house in the hanok village of Jeonju, since 2004. It serves as both his residence and a museum where Lee gives lectures about the history of the...
  • A Priest's Pain: Crosses Destroyed, Ban on Catechism, the Vaccine Scandal [China]

    08/12/2018 7:17:51 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 8/6/18 | han Ren Shen Fu
    Cross and inscription "Catholic Church" removed from church facade. The ban on holding summer youth camps for catechism. Meanwhile, the vaccine scandal breaks out, a sign of a lack of moral values in Chinese society. Vaccinating young people in the spirit, helping them discover their faith, would help Chinese society. The considerations of a priest blogger.Beijing (AsiaNews) - The Chinese authorities have been eliminating visible Christian signs, crosses and engravings for several months due to a campaign of "synicization". This adds to the ban on meetings even in summer, with young people under the age of 18, who are also...
  • U.S. Takes Trade Fight to Smaller Nations

    08/12/2018 9:36:46 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 08/12/2018 | Lucy Craymer Josh Zumbrun
    The White House push to confront rivals over trade has spread beyond the world’s biggest economies such as China and Europe to include poorer countries that also see the U.S. as a critical market for their goods. Since President Trump took office 18 months ago, the U.S. Trade Representative has launched wide-ranging reviews of the eligibility of less-developed countries for a federal government program that lowers tariffs for thousands of the products they export to the U.S.