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  • What One Million Recently Fired Chinese Coal And Steel Workers Are Doing Now

    07/22/2016 11:10:48 PM PDT · by dennisw · 46 replies
    zerohedge ^ | Jul 22, 2016 5:40 PM | by Tyler Durden
    Having followed China's biggest risk with great interest for the past year, which incidentally is not its $36 trillion in debt, nor its defaults, its zombie companies, its ponzi "wealth products", its currency, its capital outflows, its crony capitalism and corruption, nor its gargantuan capital misallocation, but the threat of a social revolution as a result of a surge in unemployment as entire zombie industries fail, that has always been true biggest risk for Beijing (something the Politburo knows very well), we found it less than surprising when last September a Chinese coal company announced it would fires 100,000. That...
  • 100 Indian Tanks Now Near China Border In Eastern Ladakh, More To Come

    07/21/2016 6:49:18 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies
    NDTV ^ | July 19, 2016 | Sudhi Ranjan Sen
    LADAKH: Tipu Sultan, Maharana Pratap and Aurangzeb are surveying the vast open valleys hugging the mountain ranges of eastern Ladakh, ready to counter any threat from China, which lies just across the border. If you are wondering how the three rulers, separated by hundreds of years, have come together, these are the names of three tanks of a regiment the Indian Army has positioned about six to eight months ago in eastern Ladakh. India did briefly use tanks here in the 1962 India-China war (five were air dropped) but they were withdrawn after the humiliating defeat. Now, the tanks of...
  • US to send ship in first naval visit [New Zealand] in three decades

    07/21/2016 6:23:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    radionz.co.nz ^ | 6:29 pm on 21 July 2016
    The United States will have to comply with New Zealand law when it sends a naval ship here in November, Prime Minister John Key says. ... A surface vessel, which would not be nuclear-powered or carry nuclear weapons, would be the most likely US ship to come, Mr Ayson said. "That doesn't mean that New Zealand has got some sort of victory here over American policy. It just means the two sides are finding another way to work around this." Greenpeace, however, hailed the announcement as a victory for New Zealand, echoing the sentiments of investigative journalist Nicky Hager who...
  • UN Law of the Sea Arbitration Tribunal Sinks the Rule of Law

    07/19/2016 10:32:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/19/16 | Joseph Klein
    The decisions of the UNCLOS “compulsory” arbitration tribunal are not enforceable in the conventional legal sense The international arbitration tribunal, constituted under Annex VII to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (“UNCLOS”), issued its final Award on July 12th in the so-called “compulsory” arbitration instituted by the Republic of the Philippines against the People’s Republic of China. The Philippines had sought rulings on a number of issues, including the source of the parties’ rights and obligations in the South China Sea and the effect of UNCLOS on China’s claims to historic rights within its claimed ‘nine-dash...
  • More J-20 Stealth Fighters Built in China

    07/19/2016 6:51:18 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    AINonline ^ | July 19, 2016 | Mike Yeo and Chris Pocock
    China’s Chengdu Aircraft Company (CAC) has built more Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) J-20 stealthy jet fighters, with another new aircraft featured in flight on Chinese websites over the past week. This is the second known J-20 LRIP aircraft, after the first example serialed 2101 was shown in late December 2015. They follow two prototypes and six known development aircraft that featured a successive series of refinements. The latest aircraft is painted in shades of gray and carries toned down national insignia, but unlike all previous J-20s has no identifying serial numbers. Reports from China suggest that this latest aircraft...
  • German train attack: Afghan refugee 'had IS flag in room'

    07/19/2016 12:06:17 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19 July 2016
    A hand-painted flag of so-called Islamic State has been found in the room of an Afghan refugee accused of carrying out an axe and knife attack on a southern German train, officials say. The 17-year-old man injured four people from Hong Kong, three seriously, in the attack in Wurzburg on Monday evening. He was shot dead by police as he fled. He had reportedly shouted Allahu akbar" ("God is great"). The attack comes days after a deadly IS-claimed attack in Nice in France.
  • Missiles for Asia? (The Need for Operational Analysis of U.S. Theater Ballistic Missiles)

    07/18/2016 10:21:46 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    RAND Corporation ^ | Jacob Heim
    The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which the Soviet Union and the United States signed in 1987, prohibits conventional and nuclear-armed land-based ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges between 500 and 5,500 km. The U.S. Department of State concluded in 2014 that Russia is in violation of its treaty obligations, raising doubts about the treaty's durability and how the United States should respond. At the moment, U.S. policy remains committed to the treaty and seeks to encourage Russia to return to compliance by eliminating prohibited systems, but attempts to revive the treaty could take several years and might not succeed....
  • Urinating in the streets, vandalised light sockets and pushy crowds: [tr] [Shanghai Disneyland]

    07/18/2016 11:57:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 18, 2016 | Carolina McGuire
    According to Disney, their theme parks are 'where dreams come true,' but according to recent video footage of one man's visit to the new Shanghai Disneyland, a lot of nightmare manners also surface. In the new YouTube clip, an American-Chinese man called Disney Dwayne takes a tour of the new theme park and points out all of the aspects that he was shocked by during his two-day visit. They included a woman helping a young boy to urinate in a public place, an electrical socket ripped from a wall and children freely playing in an off-limits display area.
  • How high can China’s population possibly go? Ambitious urban plan to house 3.4 billion people [tr]

    07/18/2016 7:46:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | July 15, 2016 | Zhuang Pinghui
    Ambitious expansion plans by small and medium towns across China have lead to the creation of more than 3,500 “new areas” for residential and economic use raising fears many are destined to become ghost towns. The combined projected population of these new areas is an “impossible” 3.4 billion people – 2.5 times the current number of people in the country, experts say. The world’s population today stands at 7.3 billion, according to the US Census Bureau.
  • China strikes and protests up 20%

    07/17/2016 9:25:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    China Economic Review ^ | July 15, 2016
    China strikes and protests up 20% Friday, July 15, 2016 Strikes and protests in China during the first half of 2016 rose almost 20% compared to a year earlier as an early boom in construction-sector unrest gave way to sustained growth in collective action by workers in transportation, the Financial Times reports. In June, China saw 169 strikes nationwide, down about 5% year on year, according to figures provided by China Labour Bulletin’s strike map. But it saw a total of 1,456 strikes and protests as of end-June, up 19% from the first half of 2015, according to the Financial...
  • China Can Exploit United Nations Double Standards On Palestine

    07/14/2016 10:35:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/14/16 | David Singer
    Double standards in the international community have a horrible way of coming back to bite those indulging in such dangerous games International support for the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) - despite its rejection of the 1922 League of Nations Mandate for Palestine and article 80 of the United Nations Charter—could be exploited by China to blunt international action following an unfavourable ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration against China in The Hague. Having boycotted those proceedings - Chinese President Xi Jinping then immediately dismissed the decision—which denied China had any legal basis to claim historic rights to the bulk...
  • The Latest: Taiwan Leader Slams UN Ruling, Sends Patrol Ship

    07/14/2016 9:26:18 AM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | 07/13/2016 | AP
    The Latest on an international tribunal's ruling on the case filed by the Philippines against China's claims in the South China Sea (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen is indignant at the U.N. arbitration tribunal's decision to deny China — and Taiwan — their maritime claims in the South China Sea. Although rivals, self-ruled Taiwan and China share the same territorial claims, pitting them against other claimants, chiefly the Philippines and Vietnam. The U.N. arbitration tribunal ruled in favor of the Philippines and said that the biggest feature in the Spratly Islands — Taiwanese-controlled Taiping or Itu...
  • China's down but not out, and the Philippines' Duterte knows it

    07/14/2016 7:42:11 AM PDT · by DFG · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/13/2016 | Martin Soong
    If you'd randomly turned on a TV in Manila early evening yesterday, you'd probably have caught a rather dour gentleman named Perfecto Yasay telling viewers "restraint and sobriety" were the most important requirements of the moment. Without any other context, you might have thought he was delivering a eulogy. Maybe after some kind of upsetting murder, or after the country's notorious death squads ran amok. But Yasay is the Philippine Foreign Secretary, and he was delivering his country's first official response to a ruling on his country's challenge of China's claim to pretty much all of the South China Sea.
  • A word of hope[charismatic Caucus]

    07/14/2016 6:55:18 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    You have nothing to fear for I "have" gone before you in this and I am God alone , no one can cross my line of defense and in this find Peace. You see you are in my hand and no one in the spiritual or the flesh can take you from me Be at Peace for it is here you rest even now ! Romans 8:31-39 Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love 31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did...
  • China hacked the FDIC - and US officials covered it up, report says

    07/13/2016 5:39:54 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    July 13 NEW YORK China's spies hacked into computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from 2010 until 2013 -- and American government officials tried to cover it up, according to a Congressional report. The House of Representative's Science, Space and Technology Committee released its investigative report on Wednesday
  • Brit Investment Company Gives Up on US Electric Truck Maker

    07/13/2016 5:10:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    National Legal and Policy Center ^ | Mon, 07/11/2016 - 07:46 | Paul Chesser
    A British investment company has thrown in the towel on an electric delivery truck manufacturer that it once wholly owned, saw fail, then spun off in the United States at the height of President Obama’s green energy stimulus subsidy mania. U.K.-based Tanfield Group announced at the end of June that it wrote down the value of the last 5.76 percent ownership stake it held in Smith Electric Vehicles, which received $32 million in U.S. taxpayer funds as a formerly British entity that reconstituted and relocated in Kansas City in 2009. The move by Tanfield followed Smith’s legal action filed against...
  • Hillary Clinton: Trump Could Use IRS To Punish Opponents

    07/13/2016 10:59:43 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 138 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 13, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    At a campaign event in Springfield, Illinois Wednesday afternoon presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton warned Donald Trump would use the military and IRS "to go after his critics and opponents."
  • Chinese Publisher Has Printed 150M Bibles

    07/13/2016 7:05:52 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The world’s largest Bible publisher-- located in Jiangsu, China-- has printed 150 million Bibles since its founding in 1988, according to the Vatican newspaper and the Beijing-based China Christian Daily. The Amity Printing Company’s Bibles are printed in 90 languages and are sold in 70 countries. In twenty-eight years 150 million Bibles (L’Osservatore Romano, p. 9)150 Million Bibles to Be Printed in China (China Christian Daily)
  • China Orders Military To "Prepare For Combat" (with US) Over Hague Ruling on South China Sea

    07/12/2016 2:37:42 PM PDT · by drewh · 34 replies
    Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered the People's Liberation Army to prepare for combat. This comes after an international tribunal on Tuesday issued an unfavorable ruling against China's claims over the South China Sea. U.S.-based Boxun News said Tuesday that the instruction was given in case the United States takes provocative action in the waters once the ruling is made. The U.S. and China have been expanding their military activities across the sea, stoking heavy tension between the two superpowers. China controls roughly 90 percent of the South China Sea, a critical waterway that handles some five trillion U.S. dollars...
  • Crude Rebounds Spectacularly On Weaker Dollar

    07/12/2016 1:24:34 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 3 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 12-07-2016 | Len
    Oil prices showed weakness on Monday once again after a brutal few days last week. But WTI and Brent moved up in early trading hours on Tuesday. Several news items overnight pushed oil up on Tuesday, including a falling U.S. dollar, a ruling from an international court on the South China Sea (more below), news that an ExxonMobil well was attacked in the Niger Delta (something which Exxon denies), and reports that some oil exports were delayed from Iraq because of a pipeline leak. The markets are awaiting crude inventory estimates from API later today, which could move prices.
  • China loses South China Sea claim in ruling at The Hague

    07/12/2016 2:50:01 AM PDT · by Dundee · 44 replies
    The Australian ^ | JULY 12, 2016
    China has no legal basis to claim “historic rights” to islands in the South China Sea, an international tribunal ruled on Tuesday in a bitter dispute that risks stoking further tensions in Southeast Asia. “The Tribunal concluded that there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights within the sea areas falling within the ‘nine-dash line’,” the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration said in a statement. It has dealt a setback to Beijing that the US fears could intensify moves to establish its control by force. How Beijing responds to the ruling in the case filed by US...
  • Myth or Reality? Russian Missiles on Kurils in Response to THAAD in S Korea

    07/10/2016 6:01:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 09.07.2016
    Myth or Reality? Russian Missiles on Kurils in Response to THAAD in S Korea Military & Intelligence 16:03 09.07.2016(updated 12:48 10.07.2016) Russia may deploy additional missile systems to the Far East, including on the Kuril Islands, in response to the plans of the United States to deploy missile defense complexes in South Korea, Leonid Ivashov, president of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, told RIA Novosti. The expert commented on recent reports citing a source in the Russian Foreign Minister. In particular, the source said that Russian military planning will take into account Seoul’s decision to deploy US THAAD missile systems...
  • After Bitcoin, Chinese Go Crazy About Silver

    07/09/2016 6:25:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | July 5, 2016 | Valentin Schmid
    After Bitcoin, Chinese Go Crazy About Silver By Valentin Schmid, Epoch Times July 5, 2016 AT 3:30 PM Last Updated: July 7, 2016 12:06 pm Chinese speculators have the reputation of buying anything and everything that is going up. Real estate, the stock market, copper, bitcoin, and now silver. Futures in Shanghai reached their upside limit when prices hit $21.13 per ounce, up 6.9 percent on the day. Chinese are behind the bulk of the buying as volumes on the Shanghai futures exchange exploded to 95 billion yuan ($14.2 billion) last Friday. The price has since retreated to a tad...
  • South Korea, U.S. to deploy THAAD missile defense, drawing China rebuke

    07/08/2016 5:19:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 8, 2016
    South Korea, U.S. to deploy THAAD missile defense, drawing China rebuke South Korea and the United States said on Friday they will deploy an advanced missile defense system in South Korea to counter a threat from North Korea, drawing sharp and swift protest from neighboring China. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system will be used only as protection against North Korea's growing nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities, the South's Defence Ministry and the U.S. Defence Department said in a joint statement. Beijing said on Friday it lodged complaints with the U.S. and South Korean ambassadors over the...
  • How China Took Center Stage in Bitcoin’s Civil War

    07/07/2016 5:04:37 PM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 29, 2016 | Nathaniel Popper
    A delegation of American executives flew to Beijing in April for a secret meeting just blocks from Tiananmen Square. They had come to court the new kingmakers in one of the strangest experiments in money the world has seen: the virtual currency known as Bitcoin. Against long odds, and despite an abstruse structure, in which supercomputers “mine” the currency via mathematical formulas, Bitcoin has become a multibillion-dollar industry. It has attracted major investments from Silicon Valley and a significant following on Wall Street.
  • Thinking Beyond Stage One

    07/06/2016 4:55:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    A recent ruling by the U.S. Department of Commerce dramatically increased tariffs on some Chinese steel products, such as cold-rolled steel, which is used to make appliances, cars and electric motors. Tariffs were raised by 500 percent on some other Chinese steel products. President Barack Obama and the major 2016 presidential aspirants, particularly Donald Trump, believe this measure will protect jobs in the U.S. steel industry. There is no doubt that steel industry jobs will be saved. But there is an ignorance and/or incapacity of being able to think beyond stage one when evaluating public policy. Measures to protect steelworker...
  • This economist thinks China is headed for a 1929-style depression

    07/05/2016 7:54:53 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    This economist thinks China is headed for a 1929-style depression in World Economy News 04/07/2016 Andy Xie isn’t known for tepid opinions. The provocative Xie, who was a top economist at the World Bank and Morgan Stanley, found notoriety a decade ago when he left the Wall Street bank after a controversial internal report went public. Today, he is among the loudest voices warning of an inevitable implosion in China, the world’s second-largest economy. Xie, now working independently and based in Shanghai, says the coming collapse won’t be like the Asian currency crisis of 1997 or the U.S. financial meltdown...
  • China’s Looming Demographic Crisis: Guns or Canes?

    07/05/2016 1:18:43 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 11 replies
    CNSnews.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | Eric Metaxas
    Healthy economies need young workers. And thanks to its one-child policy, China is facing a less-than-rosy economic future. Here's a lesson in demographics and worldview. It’s widely believed that China will supplant the United States as the leading power in the world by no later than the mid-21st century. Not only will China’s Gross Domestic Product exceed that of the United States, it may climb two or even three times as high. But an increasing number of experts have begun to doubt that China’s GDP will ever even match ours. And the dream of restoring “the global centrality that Chinese...
  • Beijing ready to confront Washington if it intervenes in S.China Sea dispute

    07/05/2016 12:15:01 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    RT ^ | 07/05/16
    Beijing must prepare to make the US “pay a cost it can’t stand” if it intervenes in the South China Sea dispute by force, a state newspaper editorial has warned, days before a court at The Hague rules on the territorial row between China and the Philippines. The American military build-up in the South China Sea, including the deployment of two carrier strike groups, comes in defiance of China’s vital interests and represents “a direct threat to national security,” the state-run Global Times said in strongly-worded editorials in its Chinese and English editions on Tuesday.  Beijing should accelerate developing its...
  • Power game decides post-arbitration order

    07/05/2016 9:46:21 AM PDT · by Mariner
    Global Times (China) ^ | July 5th, 2016 | Unattributed (Politburo)
    As the result of the international arbitration over the South China Sea dispute approaches, China is undertaking a military drill from July 5 to 11 in the waters around the Xisha Islands. In Western media reports, this exercise is happening "at a sensitive time," because the arbitral result will be announced on July 12. Beijing has announced its position of neither participation in nor recognition of the arbitration. The South China Sea dispute has been greatly complicated after heavy US intervention. Now an international tribunal has also been included, posing more threat to the integrity of China's maritime and territorial...
  • The African migrants giving up on the Chinese dream

    07/05/2016 8:48:25 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 4 July 2016 | Jenni Marsh
    Guangzhou, China The heart of Little Africa -- or Chocolate City, as it has been dubbed by some -... Dieng tells CNN that locals hold their noses when riding the shared lift in their residential high rise, while a Chinese landlady complained to NetEase, a Chinese news portal, that her African tenant's black skin color came off on the "snow white walls" -- echoing a recent racist TV advert that suggested African blackness can be washed off.... "The Chinese would prefer Africans to come in for two to three weeks, buy goods and go home. China is for Chinese."
  • WHERE THE REAL STENCH IS WITH HILLARY

    07/05/2016 7:05:16 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 34 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | July 5, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    EmailGate is very, very bad. The mere presence of SAP material on her "private" email server is a federal offense -- and should be. Sometimes described as "above top secret" these programs are no-BS "need to know" and you must be read into each one individually, then you must access whatever material is involved in a secured facility from which that material may not leave. There is no such thing as "having access to them" on a general basis, no matter who you are. These programs typically deal with human intelligence of some form -- an agent on the ground...
  • World's largest radio telescope takes shape, to decode cosmic message

    07/04/2016 9:19:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    Xinhua ^ | | 2016-07-03 21:27:40
    Installation was completed on the world's largest radio telescope on Sunday morning as the last of 4,450 panels was fitted into the center of the big dish. ... In the first two or three years after its completion, the telescope will undergo further adjustment, and during that period Chinese scientists will use it for early-stage research. After that, it will be open to scientists worldwide, said Peng Bo, director of the NAO Radio Astronomy Technology Laboratory. Scientists can also carry out remote control and observation in other cities such as Beijing, more than 2,000 kilometers from the telescope site, said...
  • For Japan, Air-to-Air Fighters Trump Other Jets

    07/04/2016 10:35:39 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    War is Boring ^ | July 04, 2016 | JAMES SIMPSON
    Could Japan’s F-3 program end up being built on the back of the X-2 technology demonstrator? Japanese defense ministry photo In late June, the Japanese ministry of defense made its initial request for information on next-generation jet fighters from manufacturers, kickstarting the long process of replacing the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force’s Mitsubishi F-2 multirole fighters with a new “F-3.” But as Tokyo looks to counter an increasingly sophisticated Chinese air and naval threat, none of the existing aircraft that are currently available for purchase seems likely to fit Japan’s needs. What Japan really wants is the American F-22. Legally barred...
  • Precious Metal Pandemonium - Silver Spikes Limit-Up, Gold Surges As China FX Basket Hits Record Low

    07/04/2016 4:55:56 AM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7-4-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden Jul 3, 2016 10:50 PM Update: Silver just exploded above $21 - up almost 8% - its biggest single day surge since September 2013. Silver is limit up on SHFE as Gold is also surging back towards Brexit highs near $1360... China's CFETS Renminbi basket just hit a record low..(snip)Lots of charts...click on link(snip)
  • China offers Philippines talks if South China Sea court ignored: China Daily

    07/04/2016 1:01:49 AM PDT · by sunrise_sunset · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/4/2016 | Reuters
    China is ready to start negotiations with the Philippines on South China Sea-related issues if Manila ignores an arbitration ruling expected next week on their long-running territorial dispute, the official China Daily reported on Monday.
  • How big is their printer? Chinese co. unveils a two-storey house printed by 3-D machine in one go

    07/03/2016 7:29:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 27, 2016 | Sophie Williams
    A company in China has unveiled a house created entirely though a 3D-printer. Experts took part in the creation of the building which was printed in one go at a construction site in the Tongzhou district of Beijing. It took just 45 days for the project to be completed. The entire large villa was printed in one go without being cut and then put together using a number of different pieces. Construction firm Beijing Huashang Tengda worked to build the 4,305 square foot home which stands at two storeys tall. The company claims that the walls are as thick as...
  • Uranium Seawater Extraction Makes Nuclear Power Completely Renewable

    07/01/2016 4:39:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 1, 2016 | James Conca
    America, Japan and China are racing to be the first nation to make nuclear energy completely renewable. The hurdle is making it economic to extract uranium from seawater, because the amount of uranium in seawater is truly inexhaustible. And it seems America is in the lead. New technological breakthroughs from DOE’s Pacific Northwest (PNNL) and Oak Ridge (ORNL) national laboratories have made removing uranium from seawater within economic reach and the only question is – when will the source of uranium for our nuclear power plants change from mined ore to seawater extraction? Nuclear fuel made with uranium extracted from...
  • Revisiting: "Ambassador" Caroline Kennedy Already Offending Japan

    07/03/2016 1:12:46 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 33 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 1/20/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ambassadorships to major countries and trouble spots were typically given out to professional diplomats. You might send a donor with no diplomatic experience off to play ambassador to Gambia or Cyprus, but not to France or China. Obama changed that as he changed so many things, dispatching a ridiculously incompetent donor to serve as ambassador to the UK and after failing to make Caroline Kennedy the senator from New York (after some Schumer sabotage and a New Yorker backlash), Princess Caroline had to settle for being the US ambassador to Japan where she's hard at work demonstrating the diplomatic...
  • Taiwan Mistakenly Fires Supersonic 'Carrier Killer' Missile Towards China

    07/01/2016 12:50:17 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 38 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | July 01, 2016
    <p>TAIPEI, TAIWAN: A Taiwanese warship mistakenly launched a supersonic "aircraft carrier killer" missile towards China on Friday, the navy said, as ties between the island and its once bitter rival deteriorate.</p> <p>The domestically developed Hsiung-feng III (Brave Wind) missile, with a range of 300 kilometres (around 200 miles), flew about 75 kilometres before plunging into waters off Penghu, a Taiwanese-administered island group in the Taiwan Strait.</p>
  • Workers connect final steel stretch creating the world's largest sea bridge which is a [tr]

    06/30/2016 1:45:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jennifer Newton
    This is the moment workers connected the two sides of the world's longest sea bridge - seven years after building first began. The last steel box girder was installed for the crossing on Wednesday, which spans the estuary of the Pearl River connecting Hong Kong and China. The project, called Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is 14 miles long and also includes an underwater tunnel. Construction of the Y-shaped bridge began in 2009 at a cost of 100 billion yuan ($15billion). And when the bridge opens to traffic, it will shorten the distance between Hong Kong, Zhuhau and Macao. It will officially...
  • Qualcomm Files 17 New Complaints In China Courts Against Smartphone Maker Meizu

    06/30/2016 8:42:07 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    OAN ^ | June 30, 2016
    Qualcomm Inc has filed 17 fresh complaints in China against Meizu Technology Co, stepping up its battle with the Chinese smartphone maker after the two were unable to reach a licensing accord in the U.S. tech giant’s biggest market. The patent infringement complaints by Qualcomm, submitted to intellectual property courts in Beijing and Shanghai on Thursday, mark the second time in a week it has taken legal action against Meizu, one of China’s top 10 handset suppliers. It filed its first complaint in Beijing last Friday. Qualcomm is seeking to uphold terms of its landmark 2015 anti-trust settlement with China’s...
  • Resurrection power[Charismatic Caucus]

    06/30/2016 8:05:26 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Resurrection power is yours for I have already apportioned it in you the day you received My Spirit ! So go do and declare The Day of The Lord for truly where you are I AM. Galatians 2:19-21 19 For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me....
  • China is crushing the U.S. in 'economic warfare'

    06/30/2016 7:35:48 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    CNN Money ^ | June 30, 2016 | Heather Long
    As China has risen to become the world's No. 2 economy, it has repeatedly used its business and financial clout to get what it wants on the world stage, say foreign policy experts Robert Blackwill and Jennifer Harris. When Norway gave Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, China dramatically scaled back its salmon purchases from Norway and halted trade talks. When tensions escalated between the Philippines and China over a territorial dispute in the South China Sea, China let Philippine bananas rot in its ports. Over the years, Beijing has retaliated so strongly by cutting (or...
  • China official calls out Trump over charge of currency manipulation

    06/29/2016 10:17:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 06/29/16 | Asia Unhedged
    China’s Foreign Ministry has pretty much had it with Donald Trump. Join the party. Speaking about his trade policies on Tuesday, the presumptive Republican candidate for the US presidency called China the “grand master” of currency devaluation and said if elected he would label Beijing a currency manipulator. Breaking with their strategy of not directly criticizing Trump, the Foreign Ministry responded on Wednesday by saying the yuan’s exchange rate was not the reason for unbalanced trade ties with the US and more to the point it said Trump’s trade policies are irrational. For much of his campaign, Trump has focused...
  • Istanbul airport attacks: 28 killed, 60 wounded in suicide attacks at Ataturk airport in Turkey

    06/28/2016 2:19:42 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 45 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 28 JUNE 2016 | David Lawler
    Istanbul governor: 28 killed and 60 wounded We have just received an update on the casualties from the attack from Istanbul's governor. At least 28 people have died, with approximately 60 more wounded.
  • North Korea printing massive amounts of fake Chinese currency, defectors say

    06/29/2016 4:57:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | June 23, 2016 | Elizabeth Shim
    North Korea printing massive amounts of fake Chinese currency, defectors say The illicit project has Kim Jong Un’s approval. By Elizabeth Shim Contact the Author | June 23, 2016 at 11:19 AM Follow @upi SEOUL, June 23 (UPI) -- North Korea has been printing large amounts of counterfeit Chinese currency under the supervision of Kim Jong Un, a defector group said Thursday. The South Korea-based organization North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity said the information is from a source based in North Korea, local news service Newsis reported. According to the source, a mint in the North Korean city of Pyongsong in...
  • India’s nationalists should learn how to behave themselves: China media on international affairs

    06/29/2016 12:48:37 AM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Indian Express ^ | 28 June 2016 | EWD
    Global Times, a national English-language daily in China, Tuesday published a strongly-worded editorial defending China’s position on the entry of India and other non-NPT countries into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Launching a harsh attack on Indian public and the country’s media, the editorial called India a ‘spoiled’ and ‘smug’ nation especially in international affairs. becoming a member of the NSG and brushed away accusation that it tried to block India’s entry. ...Global Times, that publishes in both English and Chinese, is considered a media house with far-left leanings and a nationalist bias. It also has often echoed the views...
  • Lady Gaga banned in China after meeting with Dalai Lama

    06/28/2016 5:53:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    WHIO ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ryan Biek
    A meeting with the Dalai Lama and a few pictures on social media might have negatively affected Lady Gaga's stardom in China. The pop star met with the leader of the Buddhist faith on Sunday while he was speaking in Indiana. Before the meeting, Gaga was arguably one of the most popular Western musicians in mainland China. But after she shared photos of herself and the Dalai Lama on Instagram, her account was flooded with negative comments. One user posted: "The way the Chinese feel is just like you were shaking hands with (Osama) bin Laden." Another wrote: "This is...
  • White House: India Will Enjoy 99% of US Defense Technologies

    06/28/2016 2:02:07 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 7 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | June 26, 2016
    According to a senior White House official, India will gain access to almost 99 percent of US defense technologies after it is recognized as a ‘Major Defense Partner’. Earlier this month, after a meeting between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House, the US, in a joint statement, recognized India as a ‘Major Defense Partner', a status coined specifically to mark unique level of military cooperation between two nations. The official estimated this access as "99 percent" of all US defense technologies available. "[In reality], less than one per cent of all exports [requests]...