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  • China's secret stealth sub surfaces: First images released of 'Shang' nuclear submarine

    06/25/2016 7:11:58 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 49 replies
    Dailymail.Com ^ | 23 June 2016 | Cheyenne Macdonald
    China’s new nuclear attack submarine is among the military’s most secretive platforms – and the world has just been given its first glimpse. The Chinese navy has released a rare photo of the Type 093B ‘Shang’ submarine, which can launch missiles vertically at ships and other targets overhead. This model improves upon the capabilities of earlier nuclear attack submarines, and is expected to be quieter and faster. According to the Popular Science blog Eastern Arsenal, this reveal marks an extremely rare event. It’s thought that there were three Type 093B SSNs launched last year. These were preceded by two Type...
  • Joe Biden to China: Curb North Korea or Japan Can Go Nuclear ‘Virtually Overnight’

    06/24/2016 11:03:00 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies
    Breibart ^ | 24 Jun 2016 | Frances Martel
    Joe Biden to China: Curb North Korea or Japan Can Go Nuclear ‘Virtually Overnight’ Vice President Joe Biden warned China that the Japanese government may acquire nuclear weapons “virtually overnight” if the threat from North Korea becomes too grave, urging Beijing to do more to curb Pyongyang’s belligerence. The Vice President’s comments echo those of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who warned that Japan and South Korea acquiring nuclear weapons “is going to happen anyway” in controversial remarks issued in March. Japanese government officials and media responded to Trump’s comments much more severely than they have to Biden’s. “What...
  • Chinese Government Paid Bill Clinton Massive Speaking Fee 10 Days Before Hillary Made ‘Asia Pivot’

    06/23/2016 3:12:55 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jun 2016 | Mike Flynn
    Donald Trump is making his most direct, and comprehensive, attack on Hillary Clinton’s fitness for the Presidency. Drawing heavily from Breitbart News Editor Peter Schweizer’s bestseller, “Clinton Cash“, Trump focused particular attention on the cozy financial relationship between the Clintons, their eponymous foundation and China. Here is a quote from the book, “At the center of U.S. policy toward China was Hillary Clinton. At this critical time for U.S.- China relations, Bill Clinton gave a number of speeches that were underwritten by the Chinese government and its supporters. These funds were paid to the Clintons’ bank account directly, while Hillary...
  • The US Navy just flexed its muscles in the world's most contested region

    06/21/2016 2:37:14 PM PDT · by Mariner · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 21st, 2016 | Produced by Graham Flanagan
    The US Navy is making its presence known in the heavily disputed South China Sea. It recently deployed two aircraft carriers along with about 140 aircraft and additional ships to conduct training exercises. This action comes as China and the Philippines await a decision from The Hague about whether or not the former can legally claim sovereignty over the South China Sea.
  • Israel wants someone to build a $5 billion island off Gaza — for a seaport, hotels, airport

    06/20/2016 11:52:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    The Israeli government is considering a proposal to build an artificial island off the Gaza Strip that a top official says would give Palestinians living in the besieged enclave their one and only seaport — and maybe a hotel and an international airport, too. The Israeli minister of intelligence who is promoting the plan, Israel Katz, said the Jewish state is actively seeking financial partners for the $5 billion project. Katz mentioned the Saudis and Chinese as possible builders of the port — or maybe a mysterious Israeli entrepreneur. He declined to name names. ... He said the plan is...
  • China builds world’s fastest supercomputer without U.S. chips (Everyone is selling out America)

    06/20/2016 8:51:27 PM PDT · by cba123 · 36 replies
    Computerworld ^ | Jun 20 | By Patrick Thibodeau
    China on Monday revealed its latest supercomputer, a monolithic system with 10.65 million compute cores built entirely with Chinese microprocessors. This follows a U.S. government decision last year to deny China access to Intel's fastest microprocessors. (please see link for full article)
  • Bikini-clad sports grads combat monks to become rafting lifesavers in China

    06/20/2016 1:41:28 PM PDT · by DFG · 51 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 06/20/2016 | Tracy You
    A Chinese rafting attraction has established a team of bikini-clad lifeguards to ensure the safety of its visitors and accompany solo tourists to enjoy the water sport. To become a member of the 'Goddess Lifesavers' at Gulongxia Rafting in southern China, candidates must wear bikinis and combat kung fu masters before being recruited. Pictures emerged from the media showed a team of keen applicants practising martial arts skills with monks from China's famous Shaolin Temple on June 17 at the attraction in Guangdong Province, reported the People's Daily Online.
  • China’s Own Airlifter Enters Service

    06/20/2016 10:43:19 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies
    AINonline ^ | June 20, 2016 | Mike Yeo
    China has taken delivery of the first two Xian Y-20 strategic airlifters, according to photos published on social media. They show the aircraft in full People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) markings at an undisclosed airbase. However, the serial numbers on the aircraft (11051 and 11052) indicate that they are assigned to the PLAAF’s 4th Transport Division, 12th Air Regiment based at Qionglai in Sichuan Province. The division comprises of three regiments based in the PLA’s Western Theatre Command, operating the Shaanxi Y-7, Y-8 and Y-9 transports. The Y-20 is a high-wing, T-tail four-engine design capable of strategic airlift. It...
  • Apple Sued In China For Allegedly Copying iPhone 6 Design

    06/17/2016 10:17:55 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    Fortune ^ | Thursday June 16, 2016 3:13PM | by Don Reisinger
    Apple is in a court battle in China that isn’t going so well. Baili, a Chinese device maker, has sued Apple for allegedly copying its smartphone design in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. A Chinese court recently granted Baili an injunction that would have forced Apple to remove the iPhone 6 line from store shelves. However, Apple quickly appealed the ruling to a higher court, which will allow it to continue selling the iPhone 6 line until that court makes its own ruling on the case.Gadget site Engadget previously reported on the lawsuit.The smartphone in question is Baili’s...
  • Cloudy with the chance of a passing Chinese frigate…

    06/17/2016 1:46:19 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Navy News ^ | 17 June 2016
    HMS Somerset escorted the brand-new Chinese frigate Xiangtan through the Dover Strait as the Far Eastern warship made for Germany. During the several hours in company together, the Brits provided the Xiangtan with a weather forecast to help them on their way to Kiel for that city’s annual maritime spectacular. Picture: LA(Phot) Guy Pool SO AS a Brit, what do you do when you encounter a stranger and need to pass the time? That’s right, you chat about the weather. HMS Somerset met up with brand-new Chinese warship Xiangtan and escorted the frigate through the Dover Strait as it headed...
  • Apple's Achilles' Heel in China is Services (and WeChat)

    06/15/2016 3:29:13 PM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 8 replies
    LinkedIn ^ | June 13, 2016 | Jeffrey Towson
    Apple's success in China has been spectacular. Truly outstanding. But while the "Apple in China" story is usually told in terms of the rise (and now leveling off) of iPhone sales, it has been just as big a success in terms of brand building and customer capture. Apple today is known and pretty loved by China's increasingly wealthy urban middle class. And the company has a commanding position in the lucrative "affordable luxury" market segment. Apple’s success in rising consumer China is even better than its growth numbers imply. However... (you knew it was coming) While capturing Chinese consumers has...
  • Alibaba’s Jack Ma says fakes are better than originals (many made at same factories, in China?)

    06/14/2016 5:23:00 PM PDT · by cba123 · 38 replies
    FT.com ^ | June 14, 2016 12:33 pm | Charles Clover
    Many counterfeit goods are now of better quality than the genuine articles, Alibaba founder Jack Ma has said in comments set to infuriate luxury goods makers who accuse the Chinese ecommerce group of profiting from the sale of knock-offs. "We have to protect (intellectual property), we have to do everything to stop the fake products, but OEMs are making better products at a better price," Mr Ma said, referring to original equipment manufacturers that typically make products for branded sellers. "The problem is the fake products today are of better quality and better price than the real names," he said...
  • Nehru passed up US offer to test nuclear weapon before China: Ex foreign secy

    06/14/2016 12:48:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | Jun 14, 2016
    India need not have had to make desperate efforts now to get membership of elite NSG had former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru accepted the then US President John F Kennedy’s offer of helping the country detonate a nuclear device much before China did in 1964, according to former Foreign Secretary Maharajakrishna Rasgotra. He also said that if Nehru had accepted the offer, not only would have India tested the nuclear device first in Asia, before China, but it also “would have deterred China from launching its war of 1962 and even imparted a note of caution to (Pakistan’s) Field Marshal...
  • Chinese archaeologists find evidence of the fabled imperial home of Kublai Khan's Yuan dynasty

    06/12/2016 5:24:35 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Thursday, June 9, 2016, updated Friday, June 10, 2016 | Laura Zhou
    After the dynasty collapsed, there were no clues as to where it was and it lived on only in legend through writings such as those of 13th century Venetian merchant Marco Polo. If Polo is to be believed, the walls of "the greatest palace that ever was" were covered with gold and silver and the main hall was so large that it could easily seat 6,000 people for dinner. "The palace was made of cane supported by 200 silk cords, which could be taken to pieces and transported easily when the emperor moved," he wrote in his travel journal. It...
  • South Africa is a crime-ridden mess – Donald Trump VIDEO

    06/12/2016 7:18:33 AM PDT · by SAT2014 · 14 replies
    South Africa Today ^ | South Africa Today
    Donald Trump is straightforward, direct and brutally honest, a man who weighs up a situation and will give you the facts. Perhaps that is why so many people are afraid. There has been a lot of controversial statements about Trump and his displeasure of immigrants, especially Africans. Not so, Trump has consideration and affection toward other races. In a recent video, Trump said, “look at my African-American over here” and raised decent opinions about the man. Therefore, even though he might appear to have a distinct dislike for Africans, Trump does realize that they too are human. However, I would...
  • It’s not only rich South Africans who are leaving the country – young educated ones are too

    06/11/2016 10:44:47 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 47 replies
    BusinessTech ^ | June 9, 2016
    A new report suggests that young educated South Africans plan to leave the country to work abroad, rather than plough their knowledge back into the local economy. The report comes from PPS, an insurance, investment, healthcare and financial planning specialist for graduate professionals. The company’s latest Student Confidence Index (SCI), conducted among over 1,500 South African students, revealed that 54% of the respondents plan to move abroad for work purposes in the next five years following their graduation. It follows a report published by New World Wealth, which showed that white millionaire numbers have decreased dramatically in SA – from...
  • Obama’s Newest Communist Friend Tortured Doctor For Opposing Abortions

    06/11/2016 11:44:43 AM PDT · by russbart · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | SAAGAR ENJETI
    The Castro regime threw Cuban Doctor Oscar Biscet in jail in the late 1990’s for speaking out against the Cuban practice of aborting late-term fetuses and in some cases murdering babi
  • Desmond Tutu's daughter: 'painful' to give up ministry after marrying woman

    06/09/2016 6:46:44 AM PDT · by Cronos · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9 June 2016 | Harriet Sherwood
    For someone who is in love and recently married, a wedge of “very odd pain” is lodged in Mpho Tutu van Furth’s heart. It is caused by the South African Anglican church’s refusal to allow the daughter of one of the world’s best known Christian leaders to continue to work as a priest after she married the person with whom she has pledged to share the rest of her life: a woman. “It was hard for me to give up my [priest’s] licence, it felt incredibly sad,” Tutu van Furth – whose father, Desmond Tutu, won the Nobel peace prize...
  • U.S. Throws China Off High-Speed Rail Project

    06/10/2016 7:18:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 9, 2016 | Te-Ping Chen
    U.S. Throws China Off High-Speed Rail Project China state media says XpressWest’s move is irresponsible By Te-Ping Chen June 9, 2016 5:42 a.m. ET 26 COMMENTS BEIJING—A high-speed rail agreement touted as a symbol of U.S.-China cooperation has fallen apart less than a year after it was signed. XpressWest, a private U.S. company, on Thursday said a venture with China Railway International to build a high-speed rail line to link Southern California with Las Vegas won’t proceed. In a statement, the U.S. company said it terminated the partnership because of “difficulties associated with timely performance” and its Chinese partner’s challenges...
  • [Vanity] 30 million plus illegals would leave the United States were a war to start here

    06/10/2016 5:51:38 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 74 replies
    One-on-one interviews | 10 June 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Illegal aliens here in the United States would leave in huge numbers were the United States attacked by a foreign force. From personal conversations, it is evident that the Mexican, Central American, Caribbean and South American contingent would look for the first plane, train or bus out of town were such to happen. Moms have clearly stated they would take their children and leave. More than likely, Indians, Pakistanis, Middle Easterners, etc. would also flee. Those who have been living here off of the goodwill of the American people would turn and run in the event of armed conflict. This...
  • China Bans Interracial Marriages For Females; No Plans To Restrict Men

    06/10/2016 12:54:31 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    East Asian Journal ^ | June 8, 2016 | Staff
    The Supreme People’s Court of China today passed legislation that will ban Chinese women from marrying non-Chinese men, with the law coming into effect at the beginning of 2018. The policy had been fiercely debated for a number of months before it finally won approval from the required number of legislators earlier today. Civil rights groups in China have condemned the restriction, pointing out that it discriminates against women by still permitting males to enter into interracial marriages.
  • What If Global Warming Emptied India?

    06/09/2016 12:17:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    scientificamerican.com ^ | June 9, 2016 | Gayathri Vaidyanathan
    In an armchair experiment where humans are thought of as no wiser than animals, scientists have found that climate change could empty some nations by 2100. A warming of 2 degrees Celsius would cause 34 percent of the world’s population to migrate more than 300 miles, to places on the fringes of the tropics where the temperatures are milder. Dramatic population declines might occur in Mexico, Central America, Africa and India. The results were published today in Scientific Reports. The scientists are cautious about the predictive power of their thought experiment, particularly as it relates to humans. People, unlike animals,...
  • China will not build L.A.-to-Vegas rail line — U.S. company calls the deal off

    06/09/2016 8:34:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    L A Times ^ | 06/08/2016
    Nine months after announcing that China would help build a high-speed rail line from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, the private U.S. company behind the plan said late Wednesday that the deal was off. A bullet train stops at the platform before it travels to Lanzhou from the Urumqi south railway station in XpressWest said the decision to terminate the relationship with China Railway International was based “primarily upon difficulties associated with timely performance and CRI’s challenges in obtaining required authority to proceed with required development activities.” XpressWest indicated that its “biggest challenge” was a federal government requirement that high-speed...
  • A Glimpse Inside an Ultra-Modern Chinese Guided Missile Destroyer

    06/09/2016 4:49:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Jun 7, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    China Defense Blog has republished a series of photos depicting life on one of China's most modern ships. The photos show a world not too different from western navies, albeit with more spartan living conditions. Hefei, a Type 052D guided missile destroyer, is roughly the equivalent of the U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. Displacing 7,000 tons, Hefei has a Type 346 phased-array radar system for detecting aerial threats. It's equipped with 64 HQ-9 "Red Banner" missiles, roughly comparable to the SM-2 standard surface-to-air missile system, eight YJ-62 anti-ship missiles, a single 130-millimeter dual purpose ship gun, two close-in weapon systems,...
  • China Poll: Trump Presidency Gets 54 of Mainland Chinese Vote

    06/07/2016 10:52:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 8, 2016 | Kenneth Lim
    A China poll conducted by the state-run newspaper Global Times for March 2016, showed that 54 percent of Chinese would vote in favor of United States presidential candidate Donald Trump if they could. The number was drawn by huanqiu.com, the Chinese website for the periodical, based on the opinions of 3,300 respondents. According to Global Times, the China-based poll conducted by huanqiu for the newspaper’s Chinese edition shows that 1,800 voters or 54 percent of those polled, cast ballots in favor of the U.S. billionaire, while 1,530 netizens voted against him. Trump’s popularity gain in this part of the word...
  • Chinese immigrants flocking to San Diego

    06/07/2016 6:42:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    The number of unauthorized Chinese immigrants coming to San Diego has skyrocketed in recent years, the result of a lucrative smuggling industry, mass emigration from China and a diversifying pool of unauthorized immigrants settling in the United States
  • White people now finally excluded from the South African job market.

    06/06/2016 4:17:01 AM PDT · by SAT2014 · 58 replies
    South Africa Today ^ | South Africa Today
    The Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Amendment Bill eliminates all white people including the disabled. “The definition of black people is now clear and aligned with the Constitution,” Tlhoaele said.... Read more on South Africa Today
  • Vietnam breaks up protests as anger seethes over fish deaths

    06/05/2016 3:01:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/4/16 | AFP
    Dozens of activists were detained in Vietnam's two biggest cities Sunday as they tried to hold protests calling for greater government transparency over a recent spate of mass fish deaths. Tonnes of dead fish and other marine life began washing up on central Vietnamese shores two months ago and continued to appear for two to three weeks, sparking widespread anger. Frustration has been further fuelled by a perceived lack of clarity from the communist leadership about what caused the deaths. Major streets in central Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City were temporarily deserted on Sunday morning as security forces blanketed...
  • A nation about to fall, North Korea(jeremiah 17:13)

    06/05/2016 11:32:35 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 52 replies
    bible, HolySpirit | bible
    A nation has come before my courts attention, Its leader creating his own ascension, The cries of the innocent brought before me, Torture and murder with blasphemy, Turning his back to My very Throne(Jeremiah 17:13), Creating a temporal one of his own, Causing his subjects through fear to give him fame, Trying his best to erase My Name("Jesus Christ"), No fear of The Creator has he, So now he shall meet the angel of death and catastrophe, A boy attempting to become a man, But very soon will lose his land, The hand "is" writing on the wall, This man's...
  • Kerry warns Beijing over air defense zone for South China Sea

    06/04/2016 9:20:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 4th, 2016 | by Yeganeh Torbati
    ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the United States would consider any Chinese establishment of an air defense zone over the South China Sea to be a "provocative and destabilizing act". U.S. officials have expressed concern that an international court ruling expected in coming weeks on a case brought by the Philippines against China over its South China Sea claims could prompt Beijing to declare an air defense identification zone, or ADIZ, as it did over the East China Sea in 2013. "We would consider an ADIZ...over portions of the South China Sea as...
  • India Would Win with Trump

    06/04/2016 4:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The National Interest ^ | May 26, 2016 | Abhijnan Rej
    The disrupter-in-chief could tilt the global power balance away from China. Last week an enterprising, and unknown, far-right outfit in New Delhi performed a traditional Hindu puja, literally praying for a Donald Trump presidency. The Washington Post took this to mean that Trump has fans in India despite his tasteless rants about outsourcing. Britain’s Guardian quoted the fringe leader behind the religious ceremony describing Trump as “our hero.” The Hindu right’s Islamophobia is one that The Donald surely shares. They too, like Trump, are keen on restoring some putative long-lost national glory. But a far more sophisticated argument, beyond the...
  • US vows 'action' if China builds new S. China Sea structures

    06/04/2016 5:23:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    AFP ^ | June 4, 2016 | Staff
    Chinese construction on a South China Sea islet claimed by the Philippines would prompt "actions being taken" by the United States and other nations, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned Saturday. Speaking at a security summit in Singapore, Carter said Beijing risks building a "Great Wall of self-isolation" with its military expansion in the contested waters, but he also proposed stronger bilateral security cooperation to reduce the risks of a mishap.
  • What China Learned from America's Biggest World War Two Naval Victory

    06/03/2016 8:35:30 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 55 replies
    The National Interest ^ | June 3, 2016 | Lyle J. Goldstein
    China’s aircraft carrier program is maturing. The first photos have now emerged that show Liaoning operating with a decent clutch of J-15 fighters, as well as helicopters on deck. The aircraft are now painted in telltale battle gray, rather than the yellow used with the initial prototype aircraft. It is difficult to tell for sure, but one may assume that the testing and training regimen has been intense. True enough, the Liaoning was bought from Ukraine and it is, unlike American “big decks,” conventionally powered rather than relying on nuclear power. It also has a ski-jump bow to assist with...
  • Kid destroys $15,000 LEGO sculpture an hour after new exhibit opens

    06/03/2016 3:44:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Alicia Tan
    Children might be small in stature, but let's be honest, they can be rather destructive when left to their own devices. Such is the case with a young Chinese boy, who single-handedly pushed over a giant fox figurine of Nick from Zootopia on Sunday at the LEGO Expo in Ningbo, China. It so happened that it was the first day of the exhibition and the display had been open to the public for no more than an hour when the incident occurred. SEE ALSO: Search for 7-year-old boy left in forest by parents as punishment enters 4th day
  • Afghan national tied to Taliban, attack plot smuggled into US

    06/03/2016 1:22:29 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-June-2016 | By Judson Berger
    An Afghan national with ties to the Taliban — and a plot to carry out a terror attack somewhere in North America — was caught last fall after being smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico, an incident sure to further inflame the debate over national security risks at the border. The Afghan national’s alleged terror ties were not initially flagged in a terror database – and as a result, not initially reported – when the incident first came to light last November, according to Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who obtained Homeland Security documents on the incident. It was only later...
  • Smuggling network guided illegals from Middle East terror hotbeds to U.S. border

    06/02/2016 4:38:26 PM PDT · by Mariner · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 2nd, 2016 | By Stephen Dinan
    A smuggling network has managed to sneak illegal immigrants from Middle East terrorism hotbeds straight to the doorstep of the U.S., including helping one Afghan man authorities say was part of an attack plot in North America. Immigration officials have identified at least a dozen Middle Eastern men smuggled into the Western Hemisphere by a Brazilian-based network that connected them with Mexicans who guided them up to the U.S. border, according to internal government documents reviewed by The Washington Times. Those smuggled included Palestinians, Pakistanis and the Afghan man who Homeland Security officials said had family ties to the Taliban...
  • Vietnam Is Getting a Mach 3 Missile—Much to China's Chagrin

    06/03/2016 2:56:08 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Jun 2, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    India is ready to sell the world's fastest anti-ship cruise missile to Vietnam. The BrahMos uses ramjet engine technology to achieve speeds of up to Mach 3, making it a deadly addition to Vietnam's arsenal. BrahMos was developed jointly by India and Russia, its name a mashup of the Brahmaputra and Moscow Rivers. The missile was developed through the 1990s and early 2000s from the Russian P-800 Oniks anti-ship missile. It is in service with the Indian Armed Forces. This is the fastest low-altitude missile in the world. The missile has two stages. The first, consisting of a solid-fuel rocket,...
  • Chinese city creates female-only parking spaces for unskilled women drivers

    06/02/2016 7:46:27 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/01/206 | UPI
    HANGZHOU, China, June 1 (UPI) — Officials in a Chinese city said larger parking spaces meant only for female drivers are in response to difficulties women have while parking. The female-only spaces, designated in parking lots in the Tonglu highway service area in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, are 50 percent larger than normal parking spaces and are outlined in pink with a drawing of a skirted figure similar to one that might be found on a bathroom door. Pan Tieyong, director of the Tonglu highway service area, said the spots were installed in response to female drivers in the area having trouble...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Human Rights Group Demands John Kerry Stop Profiting On Tibet Exploitation

    06/01/2016 7:55:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    International human rights organization Free Tibet is urging Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz to end their financial investment in a Chinese-owned company that operates in Tibet. In a May 17 letter to Kerry, Free Tibet Director Eleanor Byrne-Rosengren called the Kerry family investment in a Chinese company, called Tibet Water Resources, Ltd. “inappropriate” and encouraged Kerry to “ensure that this investment comes to an end.” The company bottles and sells premium “luxury water” in competition with brands like Evian and Fuji.
  • PLA Air Force: J-20 fighter has not been deployed

    06/01/2016 1:29:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    People's Daily Online ^ | June 01, 2016
    The PLA Air Force refuted the rumor that the J-20 fighter has been deployed to troops on May 31. Since May 30, some media has been reporting that "J-20s are in service in the Southern Theatre Command" and that "J-20s and J-10s are being used in military drills together". According to the official Weibo account of the PLA Air Force, those reports are not true. So far, J-20s have not been used to equipped the air force. A TV station mistakenly used the image of a J-20 when reporting an air unit of the Southern Theater Command on May 29....
  • Who Is Xi?

    05/31/2016 5:10:07 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 28 replies
    China File ^ | May 12, 2016 | Andrew J. Nathan
    More than halfway through his five-year term as president of China and general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party—expected to be the first of at least two—Xi Jinping’s widening crackdown on civil society and promotion of a cult of personality have disappointed many observers, both Chinese and foreign, who saw him as destined by family heritage and life experience to be a liberal reformer. Many thought Xi must have come to understand the dangers of Party dictatorship from the experiences of his family under Mao’s rule. His father, Xi Zhongxun (1913–2002), was almost executed in an inner-Party conflict in 1935,...
  • Mysterious tombs discovered on Pamirs Plateau [ interior of China ]

    10/16/2011 7:42:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Xinhua ^ | Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | unattributed
    Chinese archaeologists have discovered an unidentified cluster of tombs on the Pamirs Plateau, unveiling a new mystery on the crossroads of the ancient Silk Road. Eights tombs, each two meters in diameter, were arranged on a 100-meter-long and 50-meter-wide terrace, with lines of black stones and lines of white stones stretching alongside like rays, according to the archaeology team with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences that found the tombs in Xinjiang's Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County, a border region neighboring Afghanistan and Pakistan, in October. "The tombs are peculiar. No similar ones had been detected before on the Pamirs Plateau,...
  • In the heat of the sun: How Mao’s call for “disorder under heaven” tore China asunder

    05/31/2016 6:49:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Economist ^ | May 14, 2016
    The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History 1962-1976. By Frank Dikötter. Bloomsbury; 382 pages; $32 and £25. The Cowshed. By Ji Xianlin. Introduction by Zha Jianying. New York Review of Books; 188 pages; $24.95 and £14.99. FIFTY years ago the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, as it was officially known, plunged China into Maoist madness. It left well over 1m people dead and wrecked the lives of many millions of others. It was Mao Zedong, then 72, who launched the “red terror”, as young participants proudly called it, partly to purge the party of officials who were sceptical about his radical policies....
  • As in US, Trump draws strong reactions in China

    05/30/2016 5:29:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Dong Tongjian and Fu Ting, the Associated Press
    BEIJING (AP) -- China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China though, he's only just emerging as a public figure, despite fame elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV shows. Although the government has denounced Trump's threats of economic retaliation, many Chinese observers see a silver lining in his focus on economic issues instead of human rights and political freedoms. That could make him an attractive alternative to his likely rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump "could in...
  • Clinton Foundation Snafu: Video Footage Catches FBI Probe Suspects Arriving At Hillary's House

    05/30/2016 9:29:12 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 27 May 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Recently we reported that Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe was under investigation by the FBI and prosecutors from the Justice Department's integrity unit regarding donations to McAuliffe's campaign during his time as a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative. Specifically, investigators were scrutinizing a $120,000 donation McAuliffe received from Wang Wenliang, a Chinese businessman, who was also a donor to the Clinton foundation, pledging $2 million. The Daily Mail has obtained footage that shows the two men entering Hillary Clinton's residence off D.C.'s Embassy row as they attended a fundraiser on September 30, 2013.
  • MH370: new photo debunks 'planted debris' conspiracy theory

    05/29/2016 1:59:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    The Week (UK) ^ | May 20, 2016
    Jeff Wise, a private pilot and freelance writer, who has written a book on MH370, was among those to suggest the parts were planted. "There is only one reasonable conclusion to draw from the condition of these pieces. Since natural means could not have delivered them to the locations where they were discovered, they must have been put there deliberately. They were planted," he wrote last month. Photo: Dr Schalk Lückhoff
  • Power of Gupta family in South Africa has people fearing ‘state capture’

    05/29/2016 12:03:33 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 7 replies
    Despite the denials, South Africa’s banks have had enough. In recent weeks, all four of the biggest banks have severed their links to the Guptas, closing the bank accounts of the Gupta holding company, Oakbay Investments. The Guptas were furious. In newspaper advertisements, they said the banks were jeopardizing the livelihoods of 7,500 of Oakbay’s “employees and dependents.” The Zuma government swiftly responded by delegating three cabinet ministers to meet with the banks to settle the matter. It was an extraordinary state intervention in a private business dispute. And, critics said, it was further proof of the remarkable power of...
  • Chinese Commercial Advertises Detergent Strong Enough to Wash Off Black Skin

    05/29/2016 12:21:02 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 53 replies
    A new television commercial has been called “jaw-droppingly racist” for advertising laundry detergent seemingly strong enough to turn a black man Asian. The ad — from China-based laundry detergent company Qiaobi — shows a black man flirting with a seemingly interested Asian woman. The women lures the man closer to a washing machine. She shoves a ball of washing detergent in his mouth before shoving his body into the washing machine. Moments later, the black man emerges from the water as an Asian man.
  • S. Africa bill to redistribute whites’ land to blacks risks leaving people homeless

    05/28/2016 3:26:36 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 138 replies
    rt.com ^ | 27 May, 2016
    South Africa’s parliament has approved a bill that would see the government make compulsory land purchases from rich whites and redistribute it more fairly to address racial disparities, two decades after the fall of apartheid. The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has the August elections to consider, and the party has promised to ramp up the series of measures with its Expropriation Bill, South Africa’s Mail & Guardian reports. Having passed the National Assembly, which added changes on Thursday, the bill will now head to President Jacob Zuma’s desk for signing. The bill combines a series of measures that would...
  • DUTERTE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT !

    11/22/2015 5:34:38 AM PST · by knarf · 12 replies
    Inqirer.net (Philippine) ^ | November 22, 2015
    A man who. not too long ago was happy to remain Mayor, has decided to run for the presidency and I have a theory about that ...