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  • China reportedly considers scrapping two-child limit per family

    05/21/2018 6:31:55 AM PDT · by Poison Pill · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5/21/2018 | Shafi Musaddique
    China is reportedly planning to scrap its controversial two child-policy.The country imposed a one-child policy for decades.China's birthrate has been declining rapidly since the 1980s and has become a pressing concern for President Xi JinPing as he looks to develop the economy.
  • 'Absurd and incomprehensible': France warns that US-China trade deal could cost Europe

    05/20/2018 3:45:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 20 May 2018 15:00 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Europe could end up rueing a potential new deal between China and the United States after the two sides stepped back from a trade war, France’s Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire warned on Sunday. “The United States and China risk entering an agreement at the expense of Europe if Europe is not capable of showing a firm hand,” Le Maire told CNEWS television. “The United States wants to make Europe and European countries pay for China’s bad behavior. All of that is totally absurd and incomprehensible for allies,” he said. His comments came after a joint statement issued in Washington...
  • Has China succumbed to the art of the deal?

    05/20/2018 10:01:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 20, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    >How real is the deal? We may not know for a couple of weeks yet (if not longer) but recent talks between China and the United States have resulted in an initial announcement that Beijing will prioritize closing the trade gap with the U.S. by purchasing significantly greater amounts of goods. Included in the few details offered thus far is a plan to increase both agricultural and energy exports from America. While China’s Foreign Ministry disputed some of the target amounts, the rest of the announcement looks as if it may soon become a reality. (CNN) Both parties said in...
  • China lands bombers on South China Sea isles

    05/19/2018 9:51:28 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 15 replies
    Philippine Star ^ | <ay 20,2017 | Marvin Sy & Jaime Laude
    ....State-run Chinese newspaper People’s Daily on Friday posted on its Twitter account a video of a long-range bomber landing in an island in the disputed waters. Washington-based Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) said the video was taken at Woody Island, China’s largest base in the Paracel Islands that is also being claimed by Vietnam. “Chinese bombers including the H-6K conduct takeoff and landing training on an island reef at a southern sea area,”read the Twitter post by People’s Daily. With its deployment in the Paracels, AMTI said the bombers could now reach almost the entire South China Sea. “Nearly all...
  • US, China say Beijing commits to buying more American goods

    05/19/2018 2:28:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2018 4:48 PM | Martin Crutsinger and Paul Wiseman
    Just-ended U.S.-China trade talks produced a commitment by Beijing to “significantly increase” its purchases of American goods and services, according to a joint statement Saturday from the rival economic powers trying to lower trade tensions. They also agreed on “meaningful increases” in U.S. exports of agriculture and energy products and greater efforts to increase trade in manufactured goods and services. The statement, however, provided no dollar amounts on how much China might boost its purchases of American products. The statement also was silent on whether the talks had made progress in easing the trade standoff between the world’s two biggest...
  • China agrees to purchase more U.S. goods after trade talks with Trump officials

    05/19/2018 11:53:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2018 | Dave Boyer
    China has agreed to “meaningful increases” in its purchase of U.S. agriculture and energy exports to help reduce the U.S. trade deficit, both countries said Saturday after wrapping up two days of high-stakes trade talks in Washington. A joint statement released by the White House said negotiators from both sides found “consensus on taking effective measures to substantially reduce the United States trade deficit in goods with China.” “To meet the growing consumption needs of the Chinese people and the need for high-quality economic development, China will significantly increase purchases of United States goods and services,” the statement said. “This...
  • MUSLIMS FORCED TO EAT PORK AND DRINK ALCOHOL AT CHINESE CAMPS, INMATES CLAIM

    05/19/2018 8:01:55 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 76 replies
    newsweak ^ | 5/17/18 | staff
    Found the story on Independent UK, but it's banned from FR. It's a more meaty story than newsweak. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-re-education-muslims-ramadan-xinjiang-eat-pork-alcohol-communist-xi-jinping-a8357966.html Former prisoners of Chinese “re-education” camps for Muslims have said they were forced to drink alcohol and eat pork as part of Beijing's efforts to stifle dissent and ensure compliance with the central government. As many as 1 million Chinese Muslims are believed to have been detained in the camps. They are primarily from the province of Xinjiang, which has stubbornly resisted Beijing’s efforts to instill Chinese culture. Former inmates of the camps have now told The Washington Post just how...
  • China lands nuclear strike capable bombers on disputed South China Sea island

    05/19/2018 2:59:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 2018-05-19
    China lands nuclear strike capable bombers on disputed South China Sea island The Chinese air force has for the first time landed several bombers on a South China Sea island. The move could fuel tension in the region amid concern that Beijing is expanding its military might to the disputed waters. The China Daily state newspaper reported Friday that several bombers, including the long-range, nuclear strike-capable H-6K, conducted take off and landing drills at an unidentified island airfield in the South China Sea. Read more: South China Sea - what you need to know A defense ministry statement said in...
  • February article Senators propose bill to block U.S. from using Huawei, ZTE equipment

    05/18/2018 11:59:20 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/08/18 | Chris Sanders
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Republican Senators introduced legislation on Wednesday that would block the U.S. government from buying or leasing telecommunications equipment from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd or ZTE Corp, citing concern the Chinese companies would use their access to spy on U.S. officials. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/senators-propose-bill-block-u-025751887.html
  • Great American wave of tourism recedes after brief Cuban dalliance

    05/11/2018 6:59:29 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 15 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | 05/11/18 | Anthony Faiola
    As U.S.-Cuban relations warmed in recent years, Matilde Portela, an Airbnb host, reveled in the flood of American tourists arriving. An aspiring business executive at age 73, she quickly learned the art of niche marketing – adorning her home with two American flags and laying out back copies of the New Yorker. “We had so many Americans coming that we didn’t know where to put them,” Portela said. But Cuba’s Great American Tourist boom has now turned to bust. During the first three months of this year, 95,520 Americans came to Cuba – a 40 percent drop from the same...
  • Beijing showing signs of compromise in trade talks with US

    05/18/2018 10:39:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2018 5:26 PM | Paul Wiseman and Kelvin Chan
    China is sending conciliatory signals as U.S. and Chinese negotiators meet in Washington to try to head off a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. Beijing has dropped an anti-dumping investigation into imported U.S. sorghum, which it had accused the United States of unfairly subsiding. It has also given approval for a U.S. private equity firm to buy Toshiba’s memory chip business. Those gestures could suggest a thaw with the U.S. as trade talks went on for a second day Friday in Washington. “China has come to trade,” Larry Kudlow, the top White House economic adviser, told reporters....
  • Trump Reassures North Korea, But Threatens ‘Total Decimation’ Without A Deal

    05/18/2018 8:26:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 18, 2018 | Mary Papenfuss
    President Donald Trump tried to keep his planned talks with North Korea’s leader on track with reassuring words — then appeared to threaten “total decimation” if Kim Jong Un fails to reach a deal with the U.S. on nuclear arms. Trump, responding to North Korea’s sudden threat on Tuesday to pull out of scheduled June talks, promised that Kim would remain in power and his country would get “very rich” if he abandons his nuclear weapons program. But the president appeared to issue his own warning if the two leaders fail to reach a deal. Trump’s comments came after national...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pioneers of the Underground Church in China

    05/18/2018 4:06:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 11, 2018 | Teresa Marie Moreau
    And fear ye not them that kill the body and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell. - Matthew 10:28 From love, Timothy Peter Leonard was created, and from hate, he was destroyed.Born on the Feast of the Holy Apostles, June 29, 1893, the County Limerick native seemed destined to win a martyr’s crown, like Saint Peter, who was crucified upside down in Nero’s amphitheater, and Saint Paul, who was beheaded with a sword in Aquae Salviae.But rather than in Rome, the Eternal City, he would win...
  • Trump nominates Pacific commander Harris as U.S. ambassador to Seoul

    05/18/2018 6:00:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Asahi Shimbum ^ | May 19, 2018 | Reuters
    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday nominated Admiral Harry Harris, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, as U.S. ambassador to South Korea ahead of a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled next month but since called into question by Pyongyang. If confirmed by the Senate, Harris would fill a post that has been vacant since Trump took office in January 2017. Harris was initially nominated by Trump to be U.S. ambassador to Australia but was asked last month by Mike Pompeo, now secretary of state, to take the post in Seoul instead, as diplomatic efforts to resolve...
  • [N. Korea]Donald Trump's warning to Kim Jong-un: make a deal or suffer same fate as Gaddafi

    05/18/2018 12:21:33 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 May 2018 | Julian Borger
    Donald Trump's warning to Kim Jong-un: make a deal or suffer same fate as Gaddafi Asked about ‘Libya model’, Trump says: ‘That model … was total decimation. That model would take place if we don’t make a deal’ Donald Trump has threatened Kim Jong-un with the same fate as Muammar Gaddafi if the North Korean leader “doesn’t make a deal” on his nuclear weapons programme. The US president issued the threat at the White House when he was asked about the recent suggestion by his national security adviser, John Bolton, that the “Libyan model” be a template for dealing with...
  • Trump, Liu see need for healthy ties (Chinese vice premier)

    05/18/2018 6:19:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    English Chinese News Service ^ | May 19, 2018 | China Daily
    Continuing China-US talks on trade, economic issues called constructive The Foreign Ministry dismissed a rumor on Friday that China had offered to cut its trade surplus with the United States by $200 billion, saying the trade talks with the United States have so far been constructive and are still underway. Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the goal of the ongoing consultations between the two countries is to understand both sides' concerns, and the talks are being carried out with mutual understanding and accommodation to move the bilateral economic and trade relationship in a win-win direction. Vice-Premier Liu He is leading...
  • [N. Korea] Key Differences Over Denuclearization Put Trump-Kim Summit in Peril

    05/18/2018 8:20:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    VOA News ^ | May 17, 2018 | Christy Lee
    Key Differences Over Denuclearization Put Trump-Kim Summit in Peril /snip "I think there was a disappointment after Pompeo's visit," said Hill, referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent trip to Pyongyang to prepare for the upcoming summit. "I think they realized that after Pompeo visited Pyongyang, there was no willingness to work out sanctions step-by-step" along with a denuclearization process, Hill said, adding that North Korea is trying to say Trump is "essentially giving nothing for the summit. There is no sanctions relief, no security issues." /snip Wilder believes North Korea's threat to cancel the summit signifies that it...
  • North Korea is acting up because Trump has it cornered

    05/18/2018 8:04:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2018 | Marc A. Thiessen
    North Korea’s recent temper tantrum over U.S.-South Korean military exercises and its threat to pull out of its upcoming summit with President Trump are signs that Trump’s North Korea strategy is working. Over the past several months, Trump has boxed in Kim Jong Un. First, he ramped up economic pressure on Pyongyang while making clear that, unlike his predecessors, he was willing to take military action. Yet when Kim offered to meet face-to-face, Trump shocked everyone (probably including Kim) by reportedly accepting on the spot. Instead of rejecting the offer, or using it as a bargaining chip to elicit concessions,...
  • China using conversion therapy to turn radical Muslims into happy communists

    05/18/2018 7:45:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/18/2018 | Ed Straker
    Is being a radical Islamist something you are born with or a disease that can be cured?  China is betting on the latter, which is why it sends radical Muslims to brainwashing camps to wash away all their "Muslimness"...and turn them into happy communists! Hour upon hour, day upon day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China's new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling Communist Party. "The psychological pressure is enormous, when you have to criticize yourself, denounce your thinking – your own...
  • New Study Shines Light — Literally — On China's And Russia's Fake GDP Data

    05/18/2018 7:07:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    IBD ^ | 05/18/2018
    GDP Fraud: Countries ruled by an authoritarian regime often cheat on their official GDP data, a new study shows. No surprise, really. But how do we know this? Well, it's all about the light.XWhat do we mean? A new working paper by Luis R. Martinez of the University of Chicago with the amusing title "How Much Should We Trust the Dictator's GDP Estimates?" explores the unusual, but direct, link between the amount of light produced by an economy — as captured and measured through nighttime satellite photographs — and its GDP.The surprising result: Martinez concludes that economies in authoritarian...