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  • Defense Secretary Mattis Weighs in on North Korea Summit, China, and Russia

    06/18/2018 2:37:42 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    Inside Defense ^ | June 15, 2018 | Tony Bertuca
    On North Korea: There is now a "new avenue to peace" with North Korea after President Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un, but the United States must remain "vigilant" in blocking Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons. "President Trump's historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un proves the past does not have to define the future." On China: China appears to be modeling its global ambitions after the Ming Dynasty, "demanding other nations become tribute states kowtowing to Beijing." China is "attempting to replicate on the international stage their authoritarian domestic model," militarizing the South China Sea and using...
  • China's Next War: China and Vietnam look to be on the verge of war

    06/18/2018 8:16:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/18/2018 | David Archibald
    Despite being two of the world’s three remaining communist states, China and Vietnam look to be on the verge of war. Vietnam is an obstacle to China’s ambitions for East Asian hegemony. One of truisms from popular culture is that one should never get involved in a land war in Asia.  The mistake of getting involved in a land war in Asia is hard to avoid if one of your neighbouring countries is set upon attacking you, which is Vietnam’s fate. If China is going to attack Vietnam, there would be satellite evidence of Chinese preparations, and so there...
  • Trump keeps his promises on trade (Go Trump)

    06/18/2018 2:46:55 AM PDT · by cba123 · 5 replies
    Yahoo / AFP ^ | June 16, 2018 | Delphine Touitou
    Washington (AFP) - By inflicting tariffs on the steel and aluminum of his allies, and then on tens of billions of dollars in goods from China, US President Donald Trump has quickly moved to fulfill the tough campaign pledges he made on trade. During his first year in office, Trump and his top economic aides made repeated threats and warned that preliminary investigations were launched into whether certain imports were being unjustly subsidized. But no concrete steps were taken. That all changed in March, when the "America First" president went on the offensive. (Please see link for full article)
  • Russia, South Korea Revive Talks To Build Gas Pipeline Via North Korea

    06/17/2018 10:41:10 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | June 2018 | Tsvetana Paraskova
    Russian gas giant Gazprom has resumed talks with South Korea over a decade-old idea to build a gas pipeline from Russias Far East to South Korea through North Korea, Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of Gazproms Management Committee, said on Friday. To date, the political situation has been somewhat different, and the South Korean side has asked Gazprom to resume the project, and a series of talks has been held on this issue, and these talks are continuing." The ideas behind the pipeline look very difficult to implement, especially given the complex political-military context continuing on the Korean peninsula, and the...
  • Even Trump's opponents need him to succeed in North Korea

    06/17/2018 9:37:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 11, 2018 | Dahleen Glanton
    Walking along Michigan Avenue the other day, my 8-year-old nephew who is visiting from Georgia noticed the shiny glass building towering over the Chicago River. Look, it says Trump! he shouted. What do you know about Trump? I asked. Do you like him? Yeah, he answered without hesitation. Hes our president. He keeps us safe. Granted, my nephew comes from a small town in a red state that gave Donald Trump 50 percent of the vote against Hillary Clintons 45 percent. It is quite possible that he has managed to escape much of the Trump disdain that is displayed so...
  • Pentagon Puts Cyberwarriors on the Offensive, Increasing the Risk of Conflict

    06/17/2018 7:28:56 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    WRAL via Drudge ^ | June 2018 | David E. Sanger
    The Pentagon has quietly empowered the United States Cyber Command to take a far more aggressive approach to defending the nation against cyberattacks, a shift in strategy that could increase the risk of conflict with the foreign states that sponsor malicious hacking groups. The U.S. Cyber Command was created partly in response to a Russian hacking attack that long predated the 2016 election. In the fall of 2008, Russian intelligence agencies penetrated SIPRNet, the Pentagons secret internal network; that led to a rush to consolidate several cyberprograms into a command. The Chinese, meanwhile, were stealing weapons designs, including blueprints for...
  • NORTH KOREA ISN'T DISMANTLING MISSILE FACILITIES, SATELLITE IMAGERY REVEALS

    06/17/2018 11:22:15 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies
    Newsweak ^ | June 15, 2018 | Jason Lemon
    There is no visible indication that North Korea has begun dismantling missile launch sites as reportedly promised, according to satellite imagery shared by38 North. The program, hosted by the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University'sSchool of Advanced International Studies, analyzed and posted imagery of the known locations of North Koreas missile launch facilities on Thursday and Friday.According to the analysis, 38 North reported that it could not identify any activity associated with the dismantlement at any testing sites. There are six known launch and engine testing facilities as well as two eject test stands scattered throughout North Korea. "Of these...
  • Sea creatures fall from the sky after being 'sucked by a waterspout and carried into city(tr)

    06/15/2018 2:01:47 PM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 6/15/18 | GEORGE MARTIN
    It's raining octopus! Sea creatures fall from the sky after being 'sucked from the ocean by a waterspout and carried into coastal city' during powerful storm in ChinaThe pictures were taken in Qingdao city in east China's Shandong Province Qingdao Meteorological Administration posted images of the sea creatures An octopus, mollusks, shellfish and other marine life can be seen in the images The hurricane-force wind speeds generated during the storm set a new recordIncredible photos have emerged from China that show octopus and other sea creatures raining from the sky after being sucked out of the ocean by a violent...
  • China responds with new 25% tariffs on American goods

    06/15/2018 11:56:51 AM PDT · by Lurch Addams · 29 replies
    China will impose an additional 25 percent tariff on 659 U.S. goods worth $50 billion, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing the Tariff Commission of the State Council. Tariffs on $34 billion of U.S. goods including agricultural products, autos and aquatic goods will take effect from July 6, Xinhua reported early on Saturday, citing the commission.
  • DISEASE X FEARS Terrifying new strain of bird flu that kills over a THIRD of those who contract...

    06/15/2018 11:13:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    In China, the deadly pathogen has killed 623 of the 1,625 people which have been infected. The symptoms of H7N9 include a high fever, cough and shortness of breath which can then develop into pneumonia. Once the disease has developed, those infected develop acute respiratory distress syndrome, septic shock and organ failure. Older people, pregnant women and those with existing health problems are most at risk, according to the World Health Organization. Bird flu can spread to people when they have direct contact with the infection
  • Trump puts 25% tariff on Chinese goods

    06/15/2018 6:08:41 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 Minutes ago
    US President Donald Trump has imposed 25% tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods, accusing Beijing of intellectual copyright theft. The US will impose further tariffs if China retaliates, the White House said. The tariffs affect more than 800 types of products and are due to come into effect on 6 July. China has already vowed to retaliate, raising fears of a trade war between the world's two largest economies. Mr Trump said the tariffs were "essential to preventing further unfair transfers of American technology and intellectual property to China, which will protect American jobs."
  • These Are The Top Gold Producing Countries In The World

    06/14/2018 3:44:29 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 39 replies
    Safehaven.com ^ | 06-14-2018 | Frankie
    Gold is one of the rarest elements in the world, making up roughly 0.003 parts per million of the earths crust. But how much gold is the world digging up each year and what countries produce the most? In 2017, global gold mine production was a reported 3,247 tonnes. This figure is down 5 tonnes from the previous year and marks the first annual drop since 2008, according to the GFMS Gold Survey 2018. The driving forces behind the drop in output were environmental concerns, crackdowns on illegal mining operations and rising costs. This raises the question Ive explored recently...
  • Trump gets win at U.S. Supreme Court in China antitrust case

    06/14/2018 3:17:29 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 14 Jun 2018 | Andrew Chung, Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Trump administration and against China on Thursday on a disputed aspect of their fraught trade relationship, throwing out a lower court ruling that had allowed two Chinese vitamin C makers to escape $148 million in damages for violating American antitrust law. In a case that brought the trade conflict between the worlds two largest economies before the top U.S. court, the justices ruled 9-0 that the lower court gave too much deference to Chinese government filings explaining Chinas regulatory policy. The justices sent the case back for reconsideration by the New...
  • Former Rolls-Royce engineer arrested amid fears China tried to obtain F-35 fighter jet details<tr>

    06/14/2018 8:43:36 AM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies
    Former Rolls-Royce engineer 'arrested under Official Secrets Act' amid fears China tried to obtain F-35 fighter jet detailsA man in his 70s has been arrested as part of a probe under the Official Secrets Act, police said on Thursday, amid reports he was a former Rolls-Royce engineer suspected of divulging secrets about Britain's new stealth fighter to China. Scotland Yard said the man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and taken to a police station in Derbyshire before being released under investigation. A search at an address in Derbyshire was ongoing while a search warrant was also executed at an office...
  • U.S. may impose tariffs against China as soon as Friday

    06/13/2018 9:43:29 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 6-13-2018 | Bob Davis/Lingling Wei
    Original plan called for $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods; retaliation likely Reuters A worker walks among containers at the port in Shanghai, China. The Trump administration, deepening its global trade offensive, is preparing to levy tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods in the coming week, perhaps as early as Friday a move that is likely to spark heavy retaliation from Beijing. Senior trade officials in the White House, the Commerce and Treasury departments and the U.S. Trade Representatives office met on the issue before President Donald Trump went to a summit of the...
  • DID PRESIDENT TRUMP CONSULT DR. HENRY KISSINGER ON THE SINGAPORE SUMMIT?

    06/13/2018 2:11:08 PM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 27 replies
    Myself | 06-13-2018 | Captain Peter Blood
    Did President Trump enlist the aid of Dr. Henry Kissinger in the North Korea Summit in Singapore?
  • Congress Moving To Block Trump Deal With China's ZTE Over Iran Sanctions Violations

    06/13/2018 9:00:46 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | June 12, 2018 | AP and Reuters
    U.S. President Donald Trump's Republican allies in Congress are moving to block his deal to put Chinese telecom giant ZTE back in business if it pays $1 billion more in fines for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran. The Chinese company has been accused of violating U.S. sanctions by selling sensitive equipment to both North Korea and Iran. After Trump announced his deal with China and ZTE last week, Senate leaders said they would seek to reverse it. Republican and Democratic lawmakers introduced the amendment. Among other things, it would restore penalties on ZTE for violating U.S. export controls and bar...
  • Chuck Schumer: Trump has given a brutal and repressive dictatorship legitimacy

    06/13/2018 7:38:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/13/2018 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday criticized a joint diplomatic statement released a few hours before from President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un as lacking detail and giving Kim too much room to back out. Schumer said by meeting with Kim, Trump has given a brutal and repressive dictatorship the international legitimacy it has long craved. It is best not to dive in head first and hope for the best but rather to work slowly, transparently and verifiably to build trust and lock in concessions, Schumer warned. Schumer argued the agreement lacks detail on achieving...
  • The Unexpected Winner from the Trump Kim Summit

    06/13/2018 6:24:46 AM PDT · by Wuli · 53 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/13/2018 | Jeremy Page
    BEIJINGChina is setting its sights on a key role in North Koreas future, seeking to be part of any peace treaty, weapons inspections and economic assistance, after emerging as a surprise beneficiary of the summit between the U.S. and North Korean leaders. Chinese officials are expected to stake out their positions for a post-summit North Korea when U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Beijing on Thursday to discuss the outcome of the talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. At the top of Chinas agenda are an easing of the economic sanctions that pressured...
  • White House clarifies Trumps stoppage of war games in South Korea

    06/13/2018 1:16:16 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/12/2018 | Ben Kesling and Michael R. Gordon
    The White House said Tuesday that the U.S. military would continue to train with its South Korean counterparts and conduct military drills but not large-scale, joint exercises in a clarification of an offer by President Donald Trump to North Koreas leader Kim Jong Un.