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  • State employee charged in FBI probe

    03/29/2017 1:25:17 PM PDT · by billorites · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    A State Department employee pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday after being charged in an FBI investigation, the Department of Justice announced. Candace Claiborne, who worked in the Caucasus Affairs office of the State Department, is being charged for two felony offenses. Claiborne is being charged with “obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, both felony offenses, for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with foreign intelligence agents,” a Department of Justice release said. Claiborne, who has a Top Secret security clearance, failed to disclose her foreign contacts abroad...
  • Alibaba to Create 122 Million Jobs in China’s Digital Economy in 2035: Report

    03/29/2017 2:34:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Yibada ^ | March 29, 2017 | Manny Salvacion
    At least 122 million out of the total 415 million jobs, or nearly 30 percent of jobs available in China's digital economy in 2035, will be produced by Alibaba, according to a new report from management advisory firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG). An article published by alizila.com cited a recent study, "Year 2035: 400 Million Job Opportunities in the Digital Age," which said that Alibaba economy will generate jobs as it further expands into cloud computing, media and entertainment, and financial technology. "If Alibaba-generated employment has the same share of China's digital economy in 2035 as in 2015, the platform...
  • Examining North Korea’s Communist Foundations

    03/29/2017 11:58:25 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 2 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 29, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    Unlike the Soviet Union—which collapsed and split into over a dozen non-communist nations, or China, whose leaders maintain the rule and ideology of the Communist Party but introduced capitalist markets and allow interaction with the outside world, North Korea has remained an isolated totalitarian state, coming in and out of news headlines as it menacingly brandishes nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Some have argued that North Korea isn’t exactly communist, as the country removed all references to communism and Karl Marx from its constitution in the 2000s, and because it follows a program of extreme nationalism and implicit dynastic succession....
  • China to open first drone factory in Saudi Arabia

    03/29/2017 9:41:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Al Araby ^ | 26 March, 2017
    China to open first drone factory in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia has granted permission for a Chinese firm to set up the Middle East's first drone factory, which will manufacture hunter-killer aerial drones. The kingdom's key science and technology organisation confirmed that the factory's setup was agreed during King Salman's visit to China this month. According to IHS Jane's Defence Weekly, the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) signed a partnership agreement on March 16 with the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), which manufactures China's CH-4 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia and...
  • Exiled Chinese Billionaire Sheds Light on Regime’s Forced Organ Harvesting

    03/29/2017 7:40:27 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 28, 2017 | Leo Timm
    Guo Wengui, a Chinese real estate and investment billionaire living in exile, broke a long period of silence this year, giving video interviews with overseas Chinese media in which he described a complex web of business and politics connecting China’s elite. One of the most surprising revelations to result from Guo’s interviews is what he had to say on the subject of forced organ harvesting from Chinese prisoners of conscience, in particular from practitioners of Falun Gong, a spiritual practice that is heavily persecuted by the Chinese regime. After describing how his now-imprisoned business rival Li You was able to...
  • Trump to meet China’s Xi first week in April, senior State Department official says

    03/28/2017 10:57:16 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 15 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 3/29/17 | AP
    WASHINGTON – Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with President Donald Trump the first full week of April, a senior State Department official said Tuesday. The first in-person encounter between the leaders comes after Trump sharply criticized China during the presidential campaign. But he is now seeking Beijing’s help in pressuring North Korea over its nuclear weapons and missile programs. Trump and Xi also are likely to discuss the U.S. president’s threats to counter what he claims are unfair Chinese trade practices. Trump has promised to raise import taxes on Chinese goods and declare Beijing a currency manipulator. It’s unclear...
  • China's secret plan to crush SpaceX and the US space program (from link, at Drudgereport)

    03/28/2017 7:12:54 PM PDT · by cba123 · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/28/2017 | Clay Dillow, special to CNBC.com | 14 Hours Ago
    China's breakneck economic expansion may be flagging, but the country's ambitions in space show no signs of slowing down. Alongside ongoing efforts to rival NASA by placing robotic landers, and eventually astronauts, on the moon and Mars, China's government is increasingly looking to its burgeoning space sector to rival U.S. companies like Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and Elon Musk's SpaceX, which is targeting March 30 for the latest launch of its Falcon 9 rocket.. -- Please see link for full article. I don't see how China's breakneck economic expansion is flagging, everything I see everywhere is made in China. But...
  • Trump taps Kushner to lead a SWAT team to fix government with business ideas

    03/26/2017 11:22:01 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 150 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2017 | Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker
    President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises — such as reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction — by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some government functions. The White House Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will operate as its own nimble power center within the West Wing and will report directly to Trump. Viewed internally as a SWAT team of strategic consultants, the office will be...
  • Christian Persecution in China on the Rise: Report

    03/28/2017 12:56:30 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 28, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    A report from a Christian charity has found that Christians are being persecuted at rates not seen since the Cultural Revolution, which lasted from 1966 until 1976. The Cultural Revolution, launched by dictator Mao Zedong, attempted to eliminate the “Four Olds,” which were defined as “Old Customs,” “Old Culture,” “Old Habits,” and “Old Ideas.” The campaign, carried out by organized groups of students Mao called the Red Guards, targeted the adherents of religions, including Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and others. Countless temples, historical sites, books, and priceless historical artifacts were destroyed. Religious expression, which permeated the culture in China during...
  • China Makes Advances in Space Lasers, Microwave Weapons

    03/28/2017 6:43:30 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 4 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 22, 2017 | Joshua Philipp
    The People’s Liberation Army, the army of the Chinese Communist Party, recently announced a breakthrough on a key weapons programs that may change the nature of war. Chinese scientists claim they’ve had unexpected success in developing a high-powered microwave (HPM) weapon, according to The Diplomat. The magazine notes that in January, Huang Wenhua, deputy director of China’s Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, was awarded for his research on directed energy, which HPM weapons use. HPM systems are able to destroy electronic equipment, and in an age when most combat systems—from tanks to planes, radios to satellites—rely on electronics, the weapons...
  • Beijing has completed work on its three South China Sea military bases and can [tr]

    03/28/2017 5:36:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 28, 2017 | Chris Summers
    China has completed the construction of three military bases on artificial islands in the China Sea, according to a US think tank which monitors activity in the strategically vital region. The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative said the work on Fiery Cross, Subi and Mischief Reefs in the Spratly Islands included naval, air, radar and defensive facilities. AMTI's director, Greg Poling said satellite images taken this month showed new radar antennas on Fiery Cross and Subi and he added: 'So look for deployments in the near future.'
  • China's Worst Environmental Disaster Involved Killing Millions of Birds

    03/27/2017 8:00:38 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 8 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 10, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    One of the first actions taken during Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong’s disastrous Great Leap Forward program was to kill off “four pests”: rats, flies, mosquitoes, and sparrows. The campaign was known as the “Great Sparrow Campaign” or the “Kill a Sparrow Campaign,” but it was officially called the “Four Pests Campaign.” Historians believe this bizarre countrywide tactic contributed to the millions of deaths caused by the Great Leap Forward. Mao believed that he could force villagers into giant communes, and communist officials used coercion and violence to get them to work.
  • PH’s anti-submarine warfare helicopters to be armed with Israeli missiles (Philippines)

    03/26/2017 7:02:50 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Update Philippines ^ | March 26, 2017
    The Philippine Navy (PN)’s first two anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters will be armed with Spike NLOS missiles giving it a capability to engage hostile vessels beyond visual range. The said weapon manufactured by Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. NLOS is short for “non-line of sight”. It was originally designed to destroy tanks. PN spokesperson Capt. Lincuna said these helicopters are the AgustaWestland AW-159 “Wildcats” which are scheduled to be delivered by 2018. The Department of National Defense signed a contract with AugustaWestland, now Leonardo, to buy two AW-159 ASW helicopters for PHP5.362 billion, March 2016. It will be deployed...
  • Jing-Jin-Ji: China Planning Megalopolis the Size of New England

    03/26/2017 4:27:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 25, 2017 | Eric Baculinao
    TIANJIN, China — China's rulers are planning a megacity that will be home to 130 million people and cover an area the size of New England. Sitting on the northeast coast of China, Jing-Jin-Ji — which stands for Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei — is a central plank of the country's economic development plan over the next century. The sheer numbers around the the project are startling. In November, the government approved $36 billion to build some 700 miles of new rail there within just three years' time. Residents of bedroom communities just outside Beijing's city limits who now spend five to six hours...
  • China Is Building a 100,000 Strong Marine Corps

    03/26/2017 12:16:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Diplomat ^ | March 24, 2017 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is set to increase the size of its Marine Corps from about 20,000 to 100,000, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on March 13. According to unnamed PLA insiders and experts interviewed by SCMP, elements of the expanded Marine Corps would be stationed abroad, including Djibouti in the Horn of Africa and Gwadar in southwest Pakistan.
  • Opinion: How the U.S. could bring back up to half the manufacturing jobs that moved overseas

    03/25/2017 4:29:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 10, 2017 | Harry Moser and Sandy Montalbano
    For decades, U.S. companies have been chasing cheap labor offshore and then importing products to sell in the U.S. market. Now, Trumponomics, a broader focus on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO quantifies all relevant costs, risks and strategic factors) and advanced manufacturing together have the potential to end the manufacturing stagnation of the past 30 years and create millions of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. Over the past 20 years, the boom in offshoring drove our goods trade deficit up by about $640 billion a year, costing us three to four million manufacturing jobs....
  • How Alibaba’s Jack Ma Is Building a Truly Global Retail Empire

    03/24/2017 10:24:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 24, 2017 | Adam Lashinsky
    Jack Ma is one of China’s richest men, with a fortune valued at nearly $30 billion. As executive chairman of Alibaba Group, he leads the dominant force in Chinese e-commerce, a company with a market value of $264 billion and some 450 million customers. A global ambassador for Chinese business, he spent 800 hours aloft last year—­visiting princes, Presidents, and Prime Ministers and lots of mere businesspeople too. “A professional pilot cannot travel that much, or so I’m told,” he boasts. Even so, the rich and powerful people who meet with Ma tend to come away from the experience with...
  • Meditator Force-Fed Human Waste by Chinese Authorities

    03/24/2017 11:02:44 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 11, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    A man who has been detained unlawfully in a prison in China for years is still being brutally tortured in yet another case of the Communist Party’s worst ongoing human rights violation. Zheng Huiwang has been imprisoned at Baoding prison in Hebei Province since 2008 for merely practicing a form of traditional Chinese meditation, Falun Gong. Since July 1999, practitioners of Falun Gong have been subjected to a brutal campaign at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party, started by then-leader Jiang Zemin. In a new detailed report from human rights group Freedom House, it described the degree of the...
  • Next, American movies – made in China

    03/24/2017 7:05:48 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 25 replies
    Christian index ^ | 2017 | Gerald Harris
    Hollywood produces movies that must be designed to brainwash the American people. If the production and distribution of movies got into the hands of anyone worse than most current Hollywood producers, we would be in for an alarming reality. John W. Cones, in his book A Study in Motion Picture Propaganda, explains, “The Hollywood-based U.S. motion picture industry is controlled by a single very narrowly defined interest group. It further concludes that it is inappropriate for any such group to control a significant medium for the communication of ideas in a society that is as diverse as that in the...
  • As overseas ambitions expand, China plans 400 per cent increase to marine corps numbers, sources say

    03/23/2017 7:06:06 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | March 13, 2017 | Minnie Chan
    China plans to increase the size of its marine corps from about 20,000 to 100,000 personnel to protect the nation’s maritime lifelines and its growing interests overseas, military insiders and experts have said. Some members would be stationed at ports China operates in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa and Gwadar in southwest Pakistan, they said. The expanded corps is part of a wider push to refocus the world’s largest army away from winning a land war based on sheer numbers and towards meeting a range of security scenarios using highly specialised units. Towards that end, Chinese President Xi Jinping...
  • Japan is Asia's naval powerhouse with two aircraft carrier-sized warships

    03/23/2017 6:49:41 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 49 replies
    Business Standard ^ | March 24, 2017 | Ajai Shukla
    Japan now has Asia’s only navy with two aircraft carrier-sized warships — the Kaga (pictured) The state-controlled Chinese media has sharply criticised the commissioning of Japan’s powerful new warship, which has the same name --- Kaga --- as one of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s aircraft carriers in World War II. The original Kaga, which Beijing’s English language daily, Global Times, terms a “notorious warship”, was sunk by the US Navy in the Battle of Midway in 1942. With Japanese Ship (JS) Kaga’s rebirth on Wednesday as a “helicopter destroyer”, Japan now has Asia’s only navy with two aircraft carrier-sized warships...
  • The real reason China won’t exert economic pressure on North Korea

    03/23/2017 6:45:17 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    scmp.com ^ | 19 Mar 2017 | Tom Holland
    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson thinks that if only he can enlist Beijing’s support, sanctions will compel Kim Jong-un to give up his nuclear arsenal – here’s why he’s wrong ****************************************** Speaking on Thursday ahead of his first trip to Beijing, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged that Washington’s policy towards North Korea had failed.That’s putting it mildly. After more than 20 years of US efforts aimed at halting Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme, the North Korean regime is closer than ever to developing a credible strike capability. This month, it fired four medium-range missiles into the Sea...
  • India could strike Pakistan with nuclear weapons if threatened, says expert

    03/23/2017 5:58:23 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Hindustan Times ^ | March 21, 2017 | Yashwant Raj
    There is increasing evidence that India could launch a preemptive first strike against Pakistan if it feared a nuclear attack was imminent, in a marked reversal of its well-known no-first use policy, according to a leading nuclear strategist. But this first strike will not be aimed at urban centres and conventional targets of a retaliatory strike intended to punish and prevent an escalation, but against Islamabad’s nuclear arsenal, to preempt a nuclear attack altogether. “There is increasing evidence that India will not allow Pakistan to go first,” Vipin Narang, a nuclear strategist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said at...
  • The Biggest Anti-Intellectual Movement in History

    03/22/2017 11:19:03 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 15 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 21, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    Throughout history, intellectuals have been frequent targets of tyrannical regimes to suppress political dissent. But Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong himself boasted about taking it a step further. After the Chinese Communist Party took power in 1949, Mao had instilled a climate a fear and terror. In the late 1940s to early 1950s, he mobilized Chinese peasants to kill off the landlord class, resulting in estimates of hundreds of thousands to several million deaths. In some areas, public trials became the norm and Mao’s politicized peasants became judge, jury, and executioner of the landlord class in China. Amid the repressive...
  • How Mao Radicalized Peasants to Kill Landlords

    03/22/2017 9:27:46 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 40 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 15, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    The word for today is “classicide,” which means “extermination of a class” rather than ethnicity, race, or religion. The term is aptly applied to an unknown, under-reported period in Chinese history that started in the late 1940s and ended in the early 1950s. Right before Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong took power, a Mao associate in 1948 proclaimed the Communist Party’s intent: “30,000,000 landlords and rich peasants will have to be destroyed.” Mao, unlike the Soviets—who used NKVB/KGB forces to carry out political persecutions—mobilized the Chinese peasantry itself to kill landlords and other perceived privileged classes. It came in...
  • The Worst Mass Murder of All Time

    03/20/2017 2:13:22 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 26 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | August 8, 2016 | Jack Phillips
    A writer who exposed the deaths of millions of Chinese people during the Great Leap Forward says the Chinese Communist Party has released more and more documents detailing the bloodshed and famine. Tens of millions of people died during the Great Leap Forward, former Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong’s pet project from 1958 to 1962—when he thought he could divert rural Chinese farm workers into mass collectives. While most might assume that Adolf Hitler’s Holocaust, or Joseph Stalin’s purges, or the “Terror Famine” of Ukraine, or perhaps even the slaughter of Native Americans in the New World, were the...
  • Mao Zedong-Era Dam Collapse, Worst in History, Was Covered Up For Years

    03/20/2017 11:12:26 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 40 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 13, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    The worst dam disaster in history occurred during the end of Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong’s decades-long reign, and according to some accounts, was at least partially caused by poor planning and corruption. The Banqiao Dam had been built along the Ru River in the early 1950s as part of a flood-prevention and electricity-generation program. Chairman Mao ordered officials to “harness the Huai River.” In 1975, Typhoon Nina slammed the region—Henan Province in central China—with the heaviest rains in history. More than a year’s worth of water fell in 24 hours. On Aug. 8, 1975, it has been recalled, someone...
  • Trump administration crafting big new arms sales to Taiwan, sources say

    03/19/2017 8:17:03 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 17 Mar 2017
    Trump administration crafting big new arms sales to Taiwan, sources say The Trump administration is crafting a big new arms package for Taiwan that could include advanced rocket systems and anti-ship missiles to defend against China, U.S. officials said, a deal sure to anger Beijing. The package is expected to be significantly larger than one that was shelved at the end of the Obama administration, the officials told Reuters on the eve of a visit to Beijing by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. "The political desire is there to do a substantial sale," one administration official said, adding that...
  • TRUMP: North Korea is 'behaving very badly,' and China 'has done little to help'

    03/17/2017 7:55:20 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Mar. 17, 2017
    TRUMP: North Korea is 'behaving very badly,' and China 'has done little to help' President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday morning that North Korea has been "behaving very badly" and that China has done little to contain the threat. "North Korea is behaving very badly," Trump wrote. "They have been 'playing' the United States for years. China has done little to help!" The tweet comes as Rex Tillerson, Trump's secretary of state, is on a trip to Asia.
  • China Promises ‘Firm Response’ If Japan ‘Persists In Taking Wrong Actions’ In South China Sea

    03/17/2017 8:56:14 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-17-2017 | John Hayward
    China finally got around to responding to Japan’s planned tour of the South China Sea with the helicopter carrier Izumo, its largest warship. The Chinese response was predictably unpleasant, as reported by Reuters. “If Japan persists in taking wrong actions, and even considers military interventions that threaten China’s sovereignty and security… then China will inevitably take firm responsive measures,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular press briefing. China said on Tuesday that it was waiting for an official word on why Japan plans to send the warship on the tour through the South China Sea, but that...
  • Germany and China to 'fight together' for free trade, says Merkel

    03/16/2017 3:33:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 16 March 2017 16:59 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday stressed their commitment to free trade ahead of a G20 finance ministers’ meeting set to be dominated by debate on protectionism. The two leaders spoke by telephone and said in a statement issued in Berlin that they would “together fight for free trade and open markets”. Finance ministers from the world’s top economies are gathering in Germany from Friday as fears grow that US President Donald Trump could upend the global economic order with his “America First” policy challenging open markets. Meanwhile, Merkel is set to hold her first meeting with...
  • VIDEO-Kid Rock Blasts Imported Grills With Shotgun: ‘In Your Face, China’

    03/16/2017 9:27:45 AM PDT · by Freeport · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Kid Rock is celebrating the release of his line of American Badass Grills by catapulting imported grills into the air, shooting them with a shotgun and saying, “In your face, China.” Kid Rock’s American Badass Grills are made in the U.S.A. According to Fox News, Kid Rock released a statement coinciding with the introduction of the grills, saying, “I’m not gonna lie. It is more expensive to make things in America. But it’s important to me. I love America, and I want to do all I can to create manufacturing jobs at home.”
  • Trump Weighs More Pain for Chinese Firms Found Aiding North Korea

    03/16/2017 5:25:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 14, 2017 | JAY SOLOMON
    Trump Weighs More Pain for Chinese Firms Found Aiding North Korea White House considering tougher financial penalties amid evidence Chinese firms are helping Pyongyang import and export weapons By JAY SOLOMON March 14, 2017 12:03 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is considering increasing financial penalties on Chinese companies in response to growing evidence of their support for North Korea’s weapons programs, according to U.S. and Asian officials.
  • China to Trump: We don’t want a trade war — but if there is one, you’d lose

    03/15/2017 1:56:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/15/2017 | Simon Denyer
    BEIJING — China’s premier told the United States on Wednesday: We don’t want a trade war with you, but if one breaks out, your companies would bear the brunt. Yet despite tensions over jobs, currency rates and “security matters,” Premier Li Keqiang told a news conference in Beijing ahead of the first visit by the new U.S. secretary of state that he remained optimistic about the future of China’s relationship with the United States. “Our hope on the Chinese side is that, no matter what bumps this relationship may run into, it will continue to move forward in a positive...
  • 5 Chinese Government Hip-Hop Anthems Meant to Make Communism Cool Again

    03/15/2017 10:03:45 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-14-2017 | Frances Martel
    The “Four Comprehensives” are vague government objectives intended to bring about the “Chinese dream,” Beijing’s communist alternative to the “American dream.” They are, according to The Nanfang: “to comprehensively develop a ‘moderately prosperous society,’ to comprehensively reform the country, to comprehensively enact a ‘rule of law,’ and to comprehensively root out Party corruption.” Naturally, the state outlet Xinhua saw in this fertile ground for a hip-hop anthem. “The Four Comprehensives Rap” features such catchy lyrics as “the environment will become greener and haze will disappear” and “Prosperity is the goal, reform is the drive, rule of law is the guarantee,...
  • Assessing China’s Proposal for International Cooperation on Cyberspace

    03/15/2017 9:43:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/14/17 | Joseph Klein
    When President Trump and President Xi Jinping meet for the first time next month, exploring avenues for further constructive cyberspace cooperation between China and the United States should be amongst the issues they discuss The arcane issue of cybersecurity has received front page media attention of late. Most recently, WikiLeaks published documents which purport to show, according to WikiLeaks, “the scope and direction of the CIA’s global covert hacking program.” The program is comprised of a “malware arsenal and dozens of ‘zero day’ weaponized exploits against a wide range of U.S. and European company products…which are turned into covert microphones.”...
  • In China, 8-Year-Old Kids Could Be Tried for Insulting Chairman Mao

    03/14/2017 2:10:53 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 20 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 13, 2017 | Leo Timm
    “People who harm the name, portrait, reputation and honor of heroes and martyrs” will be held accountable, reported China’s Communist Party-run Xinhua News Agency on March 13, referring to a line added to a draft civil law code. Xinhua also noted that the draft laws would consider children as young as 8 to have “capacity for civil conduct,” down from the previous age limit of 10. An earlier draft contemplated charging mere six year olds with blaspheming the Party’s martyrs. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) guards its history closely, carefully airbrushing events to paint its 1949 overthrow of republican China...
  • God's Will and Glory ,your Fruit to take in and bare[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/14/2017 10:25:17 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    You my children have been orchestrated for My will and glory but are you accomplishing my will at this very moment or have you put me on pause for I AM your Redeemer, Lord and God . My yoke is easy there is no striving but a beautiful flowing river of Life and this is the wellspring I call to that abides in you ! My law is Love and My Rudder for your life is intimacy with me . So come even now and walk with Me in the Garden of your Destiny for there is fruit of My...
  • Chinese cruise passengers put patriotism above tourism by skipping South Korean port visit

    03/14/2017 6:36:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    The Star ^ | 14 March 2017
    Chinese cruise passengers put patriotism above tourism by skipping South Korean port visit SHANGHAI (Reuters) - When the Costa Serena cruise ship steamed into the South Korean tourist island of Jeju, Bai Liyun stayed on board, where crew had organised a magic show, games and even a wine-tasting. She was not alone. Most of her Chinese shipmates, estimated by passengers to number more than 3,000, followed suit, in a show of solidarity with their government's vociferous opposition to South Korea's decision to deploy a controversial missile defence system. "We spent the whole day on the cruise ship. I felt very...
  • China’s First Overseas Military Base Nearing Completion (Africa)

    03/13/2017 10:51:44 PM PDT · by cba123 · 21 replies
    Defense Tech . org ^ | March 13, 2017 | Richard Sisk
    The U.S. has increasing security concerns about China’s first overseas military base close to the hub of operations for U.S. Africa Command in Djibouti, a U.S. commander told Congress Thursday. Marine Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, commander of AfriCom, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he expected the Chinese base on the Horn of Africa to be operational later this summer. Without getting specific, Waldhauser said he recently met with Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh “and expressed our concerns about some of the things that are important to us about what the Chinese should not do at that location.” The Chinese...
  • China makes it illegal to insult ‘heroes and martyrs’ of its Communist Party

    03/13/2017 9:06:36 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 14 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | March 13, 2017
    POLITICIANS introduced amendments to China's nascent civil code to make defaming “heroes and martyrs” of the ruling Communist Party a civil offence, as the leadership moves to strengthen its grasp on the history of the People's Republic. China's ongoing National People's Congress (NPC), an annual meeting of some 3,000 delegates, is currently debating general rules for a civil code. The rules are expected to be passed by the event's close this Wednesday. Delegates made 126 changes to the most recent draft of the rules, released on March 8, which will serve as a preamble to the final code, expected in...
  • Warning for India: Chinese air force inducts new stealth fighter ahead of schedule

    03/13/2017 5:17:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    India Today ^ | March 10, 2017 | Ananth Krishnan
    China has put into service its fifth-generation J-20 stealth fighter that many experts say will give the PLA Air Force a massive firepower boost, state media reported on Thursday. The fighter was earlier thought to be combat ready only by 2019. But the secretive J-20 stealth fighter - a fifth-generation jet that Chinese analysts claim is on a par with the US F-22 - had entered service, an official military channel reported late on Thursday, Reuters reported. In September, Chinese social media websites showed photos of the J-20 being deployed in southwestern Sichuan province on the Tibetan plateau - not...
  • Vatican deal with China could worsen persecution, Christians warn Pope Francis

    03/12/2017 2:00:51 PM PDT · by Bogle · 6 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | 11 March, 2017 | Lorraine Caballero
    Christian persecution in China could worsen if the communist nation strikes a deal with the Vatican on ordaining Chinese bishops, some Christian watchdog groups have warned Pope Francis.
  • Chinese Communist Party officials harden rhetoric on Islam

    03/12/2017 9:50:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    ap.org ^ | 3/12/2017 | unknown
    - China's ruling Communist Party is hardening its rhetoric about Islam, with top officials making repeated warnings this past week about the specter of global religious extremism seeping into the country. Shaerheti Ahan, a top political and legal affairs party official in Xinjiang, became the latest official from a predominantly Muslim region to warn political leaders gathered in Beijing about China becoming destabilized by the "international anti-terror situation." Over the past year, President Xi Jinping has directed the party to "Sinicize" the country's ethnic and religious minorities, while regional leaders in Xinjiang, home to the Uighur (WEE-gur) ethnic minority, have...
  • US lawmaker moves Bill to declare Pak sponsor of terror

    03/11/2017 9:36:12 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Pioneer, Ideal Media ^ | Saturday, March 11, 2017 | S. Rajagopalan
    Washington -- Seeking a "radical reset" of ties with Pakistan for having "aided and abetted enemies of the United States for years", a senior Republican lawmaker has introduced a Bill in the House of Representatives to push for declaring Islamabad a "State sponsor of terrorism". Sponsored by Congressman Ted Poe, the Bill requires the President to issue a report within 90 days on whether Pakistan has provided support for international terrorism. And within 30 days after that, the Secretary of State must submit a follow-up report containing "either a determination that Pakistan is a State sponsor of terrorism or a...
  • March Missile Madness: Odds Of A North Korean WMD Attack In Next Month Tops 60%

    03/10/2017 3:58:14 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3-10-2017 | Tyler Durden - Marie DuMond
    Authored by Marie DuMond via Beyond Parallel A Predata-Beyond Parallel prediction indicates there is a 43% chance of North Korean WMD activity taking place in the next 14 days. In the next 30 days, there is a 62% chance for North Korean WMD activity. Beyond Parallel defines WMD activity as nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches. As seen below, Predata’s North Korea WMD overview signal captured a notable spike in conversations beginning on March 4, just two days prior to North Korea’s March 6 missile launches, and the signal has remained elevated since. Further, the signal’s 30-day exponential moving average...
  • The Ivanka Trump makeover phenomenon hits China

    03/10/2017 11:55:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The New Daily ^ | March 10, 2017 | Susannah Guthrie, entertainment editor
    Ivanka Trump might be struggling to sell clothing in the United States, but in China her face and name are hot property. The First Daughter’s face is regarded as the ultimate in feminine beauty for Chinese women who are rushing to their cosmetic surgeons in the hope of getting the full Ivanka makeover. The Foshan Yiwanka Medical Management company in the city of Foshan offers breast, nose and eye augmentation and liposuction inspired by President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter. The company registered its name, which features the Chinese translation of Ivanka, ‘Yiwanka’, before the US election. “Young women here want...
  • China's CSSC Unveiled the Type 730C Dual Gun and Missile CIWS

    03/09/2017 7:58:59 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 41 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 9 March 2017
    During IDEX-NAVDEX, held from 19th to 23rd February in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Chinese company CSSC (China Shipbuilding Trading Co. Ltd.) unveiled the Type 730C dual gun and missile close in weapon system (CIWS). It combines the existing Type 730 seven-barrelled 30 mm Gatling gun system (Chinese Navy designation: H/PJ12) with 6x FL-3000N (Flying Leopard 3000 Naval missile, Chinese Navy designation: AJK-10 or HQ-10). Type 730C dual gun and missile CIWS According to a CSSC video, one set of fire control system uniformly manages missiles and ship borne guns to alternately hit incoming targets. SAM can work...
  • China pivots on North Korea as U.S. missile defense system arrives in South

    03/09/2017 7:24:05 AM PST · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9 Mar 2017 | Guy Taylor
    A sophisticated missile defense system being delivered to South Korea may give President Trump a bargaining chip that no other U.S. president has had to pressure China to rein in North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs. Beijing has long expressed anger over the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) shield, and on Wednesday, just two days after the Trump administration announced the start of the system’s deployment, Chinese officials suddenly signaled that they may be ready to increase pressure on Pyongyang. In an unusual and public proposal that analysts say exposed Beijing’s growing alarm over the situation on the Korean...
  • Chinese survey ships entering Philippine territory: Manila

    03/09/2017 11:37:27 AM PST · by DFG · 6 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 03/09/2017 | AFP
    Chinese survey ships have been entering waters recognised by the United Nations as Philippine territory, Manila's defence secretary said Thursday, in a move he described as "very concerning". Delfin Lorenzana said the ships were seen last year near Benham Rise -- a Philippine territory 250 kilometres (155 miles) off the east coast of the main island of Luzon -- as well as Reed Bank in the South China Sea, which is claimed by both Manila and Beijing. "I have ordered the navy that if they see this service ship this year, to start to accost them and drive them away"...