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  • China launches new class of naval destroyer

    06/28/2017 7:05:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 28, 2017 | Michael Martina
    China's military on Wednesday launched a new type of domestically-built destroyer, state media said, the latest addition to the country's rapidly expanding navy. The 10,000-tonne warship was launched at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, the official Xinhua news agency said, making it the first of the People's Liberation Army Navy's "new generation" destroyers.
  • Hmm: China’s National Oil Firm Cuts Off North Korea

    06/28/2017 6:57:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/28/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Has North Korea run out of credit with China, or has Beijing finally run out of patience with Pyongyang? China’s state-run petroleum operation has cut off fuel sales to rogue nation, Reuters reports, ostensibly due to a lack of payment. However, it’s no secret that the Trump administration has put a lot of pressure on Beijing to get tougher with the Kim regime, and a fuel cutoff will hit Kim Jong-un where he’s most vulnerable: China National Petroleum Corp has suspended sales of fuel to North Korea over concerns the state-owned oil company won’t get paid, as pressure mounts on...
  • North Korea latest news: Trump loses patience with China and threatens Eastern giant

    06/28/2017 4:12:31 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Express ^ | Jun 28, 2017 | Thomas Hunt
    North Korea latest news: Trump loses patience with China and threatens Eastern giant DONALD Trump is losing his patience with China over its inaction on North Korea and is considering trade action against Beijing, three senior administration officials revealed. By Thomas Hunt PUBLISHED: 09:19, Wed, Jun 28, 2017 | UPDATED: 09:42, Wed, Jun 28, 2017 The White House has repeatedly requested that China exert more economic and diplomatic pressure on Kim Jong-un’s regime and the US President is thought to be looking at a range of options, including tariffs on steel imports from Beijing. One US official said: “What's guiding...
  • Asia’s biggest, most advanced warship finally launches as China strengthens naval presence

    06/28/2017 2:11:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 28 June, 2017 | Liu Zhen
    China launched what it calls the most advanced and largest warship in Asia on Wednesday, billing it as a major step forward in the modernisation of its navy, the official military newspaper said. The first of the new type 055 guided-missile destroyers, which has a displacement of more than 10,000 tons and was built at the Jiangnan shipyard in Shanghai, is equipped with air defence, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons, the PLA Daily reported. The launch of the ship marks an important step towards China’s dream of having a strong and modern naval force, a member of the Central Military...
  • China opposes interference after Vatican concern over bishop

    06/27/2017 4:59:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 27, 2017 | Ben Blanchard
    China said on Tuesday it opposed outside interference in its internal affairs after the Vatican expressed concern about a Chinese bishop it said had been "removed". Pope Francis would like to heal a decades-old rift with China, where Catholics are divided between those loyal to him and those who belong to a government-controlled official church. The Vatican said in a statement on Monday it was "observing with grave concern the personal situation of Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou, forcibly removed from his episcopal see some time ago". Asked about the Vatican's comments, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said...
  • AP sources: US to say China among worst on human trafficking

    06/27/2017 11:07:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    New Jersey Herald ^ | Jun. 26, 2017 | JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE
    AP sources: US to say China among worst on human trafficking By JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE Posted: Jun. 26, 2017 8:00 am Updated: Jun. 26, 2017 6:12 pm WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to declare China among the world's worst offenders on human trafficking, U.S. officials said Monday, putting the world's most populous country in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria,
  • New paintings!

    06/26/2017 4:58:02 PM PDT · by chinaboy · 28 replies
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  • A Disgraceful Little War ~ The Opium War and Commissioner Lin

    06/26/2017 4:43:36 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 78 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 6/26/17 | Florentius
    Believe it or not, June 26 is the International Day against Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking. In some circles in the US, advocating the legalization of recreational drugs is considered the correct, even "conservative" thing to do. Granted, these are less "conservative" circles than libertarian, but the cross-over is noticeable. For those with an historical horizon that extends back beyond the 1960s, there is no excuse for taking up this fashionable if foolhardy view. The date of June 26 was chosen for the Day against Drug Abuse because it marks the anniversary of an event that could be known as...
  • In rare gesture, President Trump and Melania together welcome PM Modi at White House

    06/26/2017 3:04:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    India Today ^ | June 26, 2017 | The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump welcomed India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House Monday for their first meeting, where personal chemistry as much as policy could set the tone for future relations. The leaders of the world's two largest democracies are looking to expand ties on defense and fighting terrorism, but strains are likely on trade.LIVE UPDATES Hours before Modi's arrival, the State Department imposed sanctions on the Pakistan-based leader of the main rebel group that fights against Indian control in the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir. India hailed the move....
  • World Offers Cautionary Tale for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

    06/26/2017 11:14:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 16, 2017 | Peter S. Goodman
    LONDON — The rest of the planet bears a warning for President Trump’s plan to lean heavily on private business in conjuring a trillion dollars’ worth of American infrastructure: Handing profit-making companies responsibility for public works can produce trouble. In India, politically connected firms have captured contracts on the strength of relationships with officialdom, yielding defective engineering at bloated prices. When Britain handed control to private companies to upgrade London’s subway system more than a decade ago, the result was substandard, budget-busting work, prompting the government to step back in. Canada has suffered a string of excessive costs on public...
  • Chinese internet users say ‘no’ to refugees from Middle East

    06/25/2017 1:19:06 PM PDT · by PGR88 · 15 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | June 24, 2017 | Liu Zhen
    An informal Weibo survey shows very few Chinese want door open to people fleeing chaos in region, amid rumours Beijing will change its policy Some 97 per cent of respondents in an informal online poll ­involving 150,000 Chinese said “no” to refugees, as rumours spread that Beijing would open the country’s door to displaced people from the Middle East. An internet user started the survey on Weibo by using its social media polling functions on Wednesday. Within a day, 150,000 respondents had voted and only 3,798 had said “yes” to receiving Middle Eastern refugees. The rumours about China taking in...
  • ‘We will respond’ EU prepares to STRIKE BACK as Trump’s steel war hits bloc ‘very hard’

    06/21/2017 9:44:56 AM PDT · by johnk · 66 replies ^ | PUBLISHED: 08:33, Wed, Jun 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 11:02, Wed, Jun 21, 2017 | By KATIE MANSFIELD
    US President Donald Trump ordered an investigation into curbing steel imports amid “national security” fears in April. Washington is expected to decide whether to impose tariffs this week. The investigation has mainly been aimed at cheap imports from China but has sparked concern from European steel exporters who worry they will be targeted by the US crackdown. The EU’s trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström says Brussels “will need to respond” if Mr Trump decides to impose tariffs on steel from the EU, China and other countries. She told Politico: “We should be very, very clear …. [that] this is hitting the...
  • China, U.S. agree on aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearization

    06/24/2017 10:49:34 AM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | June 24th, 2017 | by Christian Shepherd
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be "complete, verifiable and irreversible", Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week. "Both sides reaffirm that they will strive for the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," a consensus document released by the official Xinhua news agency said. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had said on Thursday that the United States pressed China to ramp up economic and political pressure on North Korea, during his meeting with top Chinese...
  • China landslide: At least 15 dead and more than 100 feared buried (Video at link)

    06/24/2017 7:19:53 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies ^ | yesterday at 9:26pm
    Crews searching through the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in south-western China have found 15 bodies, but about 100 more people remain missing. Key points: 1,000 rescuers and dogs are looking for signs of lifeThis was the biggest landslide in the area since the Wenchuan earthquake, an official saidLandslide blocked two-kilometre section of river Xinhua, the official news agency, reported that about 1,000 rescuers were using detection devices and dogs to look for signs of life in an area that once held 62 homes and a hotel."We won't give...
  • Modi-Trump meet: Why I have low expectations

    06/24/2017 2:56:02 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies ^ | Saturday, June 24, 2017 | Rajeev Srinivasan
    Here's why Rajeev Srinivasan believes there will be nothing particularly positive about the prime minister's US visit. IMAGE: The fact that it has taken this long for the US to extend an invitation to Narendra Modi suggests that India is not on Donald Trump's event horizon. Photographs: Peter Nicholls/Getty Images and Carlos Barria/Reuters Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not naive, so he is surely approaching his fifth visit to the United States, and his first meeting with US President Donald Trump with careful preparation. He is also deliberately creating low expectations. Unlike the hoopla of his previous Madison Square Gardens...
  • Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

    06/24/2017 10:17:03 AM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    AP ^ | June 24, 2017 | Gillian Wong
    More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said. The landslide, which came from a mountain, engulfed a cluster of 62 homes and a hotel in the village of Xinmo in Mao County at about 6 a.m., the Sichuan provincial government said. Officials said 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) of road were buried in the disaster. “It’s the biggest landslide to hit this area since the Wenchuan earthquake
  • China’s Central Bank Has Begun Cautiously Testing a Digital Currency

    06/24/2017 5:54:35 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 16 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 06/23/2017 | Will Knight China’s Central Bank Has Begun Cautiously Testing a Digital Currency -  MIT Technology Review The People’s Bank of China has developed a digital currency that’s designed to scale to the number of transactions made every day across the country.     by Will Knight June 23, 2017 China’s central bank is testing a prototype digital currency with mock transactions between it and some of the country’s commercial banks. Speeches and research papers from officials at the People's Bank of China show that the bank’s strategy is to introduce the digital currency alongside China’s renminbi. But there is currently no timetable...
  • Fake 'Islamic State Lego' including decapitated heads and figures armed with chainsaws...

    06/23/2017 10:46:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 June 2017 | Brianne Tolj
    Fake 'Islamic State Lego' including decapitated heads and figures armed with chainsaws are being sold to Australians online for less than $10 Counterfeit 'Falcon Commandos' set is being produced in China and sold online The set depicts ISIS terrorists dressed in black battling counter-terror police What appears to be an ISIS jihadi holds a chainsaw near a decapitated man A Malaysian mother said she noticed the word Allah on her son's toy By Brianne Tolj For Daily Mail Australia Published: 05:40 BST, 20 June 2017 | Updated: 08:52 BST, 20 June 2017 ISIS-inspired knock-off Lego is being marketed to Australian...
  • US will need India to counter China: US think tank

    06/23/2017 10:20:20 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Friday, June 23, 2017 | Press Trust of India
    Washington -- Even as the Trump administration is cosying up to the Chinese, the US will need India to counter Beijing's growing influence in the world, a top American think-tank has said. Describing India as a "key piece in the jigsaw" for the US, the Atlantic Council urged the Trump administration to prioritise its ties with New Delhi. "Given the advancements that China has made both economically and militarily, the US will need to channel considerable resources to assert its global and regional primacy," Atlantic Council, a top American think-tank said in a policy paper 'Transforming India from a Balancing...
  • iPhone Manufacturer Wants To Create Tens Of Thousands Of US Jobs (Foxconn)

    06/23/2017 10:03:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KGTV-TV ^ | June 22, 2017 | Casey Mendoza and Grant Suneson
    In a move that will likely make the Trump administration really happy, a major manufacturer is shifting jobs from China to the U.S. Foxconn, the company known for making iPhones and other big-name gadgets, plans to invest $10 billion in a production plant in the U.S — specifically somewhere in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana or Texas. The plant could create up to 50,000 new jobs. President Trump hinted at this deal in June while visiting Wisconsin for his "workforce development" tour. "Just backstage, we were negotiating with a major, major, incredible manufacturer of phones and computers and televisions,"...