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  • Ex-Trump adviser Roger Stone admits to InfoWars lies, settles $100M suit

    12/18/2018 2:48:50 PM PST · by Coronal · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 18, 2018
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has settled a $100 million lawsuit accusing him of publishing lies on the far-right InfoWars website. The Wall Street Journal reports exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui sued Stone in March, saying Stone accused him of being a “turncoat criminal” who violated U.S. election law. Stone now says his conduct was “irresponsible.” Guo has criticized high-level corruption in China and applied for asylum in the U.S. The settlement reached Monday identifies Chinese-American media tycoon Bruno Wu and a former Trump staffer as the sources of false information. The settlement allows Stone...
  • Another Confucius Institute Closes

    12/17/2018 7:45:11 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | December 17, 2018 | Rachelle Peterson
    North Carolina State University is the latest university to announce plans to close its Confucius Institute. Ten American colleges and universities have parted ways with these Chinese government-funded centers, seven of them in the last 14 months. The Chinese government funds some 500 Confucius Institutes at colleges and universities around the world, and 107 in the United States. Each one comes with teachers and textbooks chosen and paid for by the Chinese government, along with about $100,000 in annual operating funds. In exchange, China gains a key opportunity to shape the minds of college students and an easy way to...
  • U.S. Navy May Stop Docking In Haifa After Chinese Take Over Port

    12/17/2018 5:11:23 AM PST · by cba123 · 14 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/15/2018 | MICHAEL WILNER
    The USS George H.W. Bush docked in northern Israel's Haifa Port, July 3, 2017 (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) -- WASHINGTON – The US Navy has acknowledged that its longstanding operations in Haifa may change once a Chinese firm takes over the civilian port in 2021, prompting Israel’s national security cabinet to revisit the arrangement, The Jerusalem Post has learned. (Please see link for full article)
  • China trade steps seen as good start but leave core US demands untouched

    12/17/2018 1:27:50 AM PST · by cba123 · 2 replies
    Channel NewsAsia ^ | 17 December, 2018
    The United States has welcomed Chinese concessions since the two declared a trade war truce in early December, but trade experts and people familiar with negotiations say Beijing needs to do far more to meet U.S. demands for long-term change in how China does business. Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/china-trade-steps-seen-as-good-start-but-leave-core-us-demands-untouched-11039062
  • Why the US economy will likely fall into a recession next year

    12/15/2018 3:00:59 PM PST · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    Fox News Business ^ | December 15, 2018 | Henry Fernandez
    The U.S. economy will likely fall into a recession next year, according to Liz Ann Sonders, the chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab. “Well there's 100 percent chance we're going to get another recession,” she said on Friday during an interview on "WSJ at Large with Gerry Baker." “In the next year, I do think trade holds the key.”
  • John Bolton: US Must Curb Chinese, Russian Influence in Africa

    12/15/2018 11:00:13 AM PST · by yoe · 42 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 13, 2018 | Fred Lucas
    The United States must revamp policies toward Africa on improving trade, fighting terrorism, and providing financial assistance to stave off the growing influence of China and Russia on the continent, White House national security adviser John Bolton said. “Great power competitors, namely China and Russia, are rapidly expanding their financial and political influence across Africa,” Bolton said Thursday in an address at The Heritage Foundation in Washington. “They are deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage over the United States.”[snip]“The predatory practices pursued by China and Russia stunt economic growth in Africa; threaten...
  • China Demands Reparations for Pollution [semi-satire]

    12/15/2018 11:24:42 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    China is the leading emitter of CO2 among the nations of the world. Its CO2 emissions are more than double those of the United States. Yet, the Paris Accord negotiated by former President Obama exempts China from contributing to pollution emission reductions. On top of that, the Accord obligates signers from developed nations to pay less developed nations $100 billion per year in climate related aid starting in 2020. Xie Zhenhua, China’s lead envoy at the United Nations conference on global warming in Poland, castigated the developed countries for “neglecting to compensate us for the environmental damage they have done...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 12/15/2018 Newsdump Edition

    12/15/2018 5:28:46 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/15/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Today is the fifth consecutive Saturday of "yellow vests" protests in Paris and other parts of France.... There were 92 arrests as of 730am Eastern time in the US... In London a yellow vests protest demanding "Brexit now" blocked Westminster Bridge for awhile on Friday.... On that terrorist attack in France the other day. One of the injured has died raising the death toll to four.... President Trump has named Mick Mulvaney as acting chief of staff...... In Texas US District Judge Reed O'Connor has ruled a key provision of the Obamacare law unconstitutional.... Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has...
  • Joe Lieberman joins China's ZTE to ease national security concerns mid lawmakers' distrust

    12/14/2018 7:46:20 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/14/18 | Kevin Breuninger
    ZTE reportedly hires former Sen. Joe Lieberman to spearhead a national security assessment of its products. "There are obviously still concerns about the safety of their products or the extent to which their products could be used to compromise American security in any way or even individual security," Lieberman tells Politico in an interview. ZTE has "decided to really try to get ahead of those concerns and be in a position to answer them," he says. Lieberman adds that while he will register as a lobbyist, he will be focusing on his national security evaluation and won't actually lobby for...
  • Where's the money? China accuses rich nations of 'backsliding' on climate change aid pledges

    12/14/2018 10:04:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    National Post ^ | December 14, 2018 | by Jeremy Hodges
    China accused some of the richest nations in the world of “backsliding” on pledges to clean up pollution and provide $100 billion a year in climate-related aid by 2020. The comments at a United Nations conference on global warming in Poland spearheaded a push by a group of the 49 Least Developed Countries for clarity on when those promises will be fulfilled. Industrial nations remain about $30 billion short of their pledge to ramp-up climate-related aid to $100 billion a year by 2020. Developing nations are resisting measures that would ensure transparency in the way greenhouse gas emissions cuts are...
  • China Takes Hostages? Two Canadians Held In Huawei Dispute

    12/13/2018 8:11:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/13/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    It turns out that US worries over conducting business and travel in China were justified. Two Canadian business executives have been arrested on national-security grounds in China, just days after the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. CBS News reports that the Canadian embassy has thus far not been able to contact Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, although their spokesperson insists that their legal rights are being “safeguarded” by their jailers: China on Thursday confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, raising the stakes in a three-way international dispute over the case of a Chinese telecoms executive facing possible...
  • China Detains a 2nd Canadian, Escalating Diplomatic Feud

    12/12/2018 10:57:52 PM PST · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12 Dec 2018 | Steven Lee Myers and Dan Bilefsky
    China appeared to intensify its punitive campaign against Canada over the arrest of a top Chinese technology executive as a second Canadian working here was detained by security officials and dropped out of contact with his government. The second case involves Michael Spavor, a writer and entrepreneur who operates a cultural organization that promotes trips into North Korea. A newspaper linked to the provincial government in Liaoning, along the border with North Korea, reported that he had been detained by security officials there on charges of “engaging in activities jeopardizing China’s national security.” Mr. Spavor gained prominence for helping arrange...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 12/12/2018

    12/12/2018 5:18:22 AM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/12/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Police in France are looking for the suspect in a terrorist attack near a Christmas market in Strasbourg that killed three people and wounded 12 others. The terrorist suspect is known to French authorities who raided his home yesterday. Authorities revealed today that the attacker shouted "Allahu Akhbar".... Laurent Nunez, France's Secretary of State for the Interior, says he hopes that the "yellow vests" protests will be fewer this Saturday saying there is a need for responsibility after the terrorist attack.... The Battle of Brexit. British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a leadership challenge from within her own party....
  • Marriott Data Breach Is Traced to Chinese Hackers as U.S. Readies Crackdown on Beijing

    12/11/2018 6:13:58 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | 12/11/18 | David E. Sanger, Nicole Perlroth, Glenn Thrush and Alan Rappeport
    The cyberattack on the Marriott hotel chain that collected passport information or other personal details of roughly 500 million guests was part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort that hacked health insurers, other hotels and the security clearance files of millions more Americans, according to two people briefed on the preliminary results of the investigation. The hackers are suspected of working on behalf of the Ministry of State Security. The discovery comes as the Trump administration plans a series of actions targeting China’s trade, cyber and economic policies. The Justice Department is preparing to announce new indictments against Chinese hackers working...
  • US has a 'concerted strategy' to push allies to reject Huawei's 5G equipment

    12/11/2018 12:26:40 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | December 11, 2018 | Kelly Olsen
    The United States has a "concerted strategy" to pressure its allies to shun Chinese tech giant Huawei's 5G network equipment, Eurasia Group analyst Kevin Allison says. U.S. allies, including the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Japan, are keeping Huawei out. 5G technology will "set the tone for the rest of the 21st century," according to Allison. The United States is pushing its allies to shut out Chinese tech giant Huawei's 5G networks due to national security concerns as the high-speed technology is set to play a critical role in the 21st century, a Eurasia Group expert said Tuesday. Japan, Washington's...
  • US-China tensions played no part in death of renowned Stanford professor Zhang Shoucheng

    12/11/2018 11:20:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 12/11/2018 | William Zheng
    The family of Stanford professor Zhang Shoucheng, a world-renowned physicist and venture capitalist, denied speculation on Chinese social media that his death was connected to tensions in US-China relations or the arrest of Huawei’s CFO in Canada on Saturday. Zhang, a tenured professor of physics at Stanford University, was internationally recognised for his work in quantum science. He was also the founding partner of Danhua Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund investing mainly in early-stage technologies. Zhang died on Saturday, December 1, according to his family. He was 55. “There is no police investigation, and the authorities have no...
  • Ecuador is feeling pain of China loans

    12/11/2018 10:28:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 10, 2018 | Chris Kraul
    Rafael Correa wanted to fast-track development projects when he was president of Ecuador, so he borrowed billions of dollars from China. But the loans have come back to haunt his successor, Lenin Moreno, who will go hat in hand to China this month to seek more flexible terms and breathing space. A onetime ally and now bitter enemy of Correa, Moreno and his government are straining under a huge budget deficit caused partly by obligations to the Chinese, whose loans financed roads, dams, schools and office buildings during Correa’s time in office from 2007 to 2017. Ecuador is one of...
  • BOOM! China Moves to Lower Tariffs on US Cars from 40% to 15%

    12/11/2018 8:26:28 AM PST · by bitt · 32 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/11/2018 | Jim Hoft
    HUGE ECONOMIC NEWS THIS MORNING— China moved to reduce tariffs on US cars from 40% to 15% in the latest sign of their willingness to negotiate a trade deal with President Trump.... ...Despite the Deep State DOJ’s best efforts to ruin the trade deal and punish Americans China is committing to a new trade agreement with the Trump administration.
  • Former Canadian diplomat detained in China: sources

    12/11/2018 7:14:30 AM PST · by mac_truck · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/11/2018 | John Ruwitch, Michael Martina
    SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - A former Canadian diplomat has been detained in China, two sources said on Tuesday, and his current employer, the International Crisis Group, said it was seeking his prompt and safe release. Michael Kovrig’s detention comes after police in Canada arrested the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] on Dec. 1 at the request of U.S. authorities, a move that infuriated Beijing. It was not immediately clear if the cases were related, but the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver has stoked fears of reprisals against the foreign business community in China.
  • China’s “Old Friend” George HW Bush

    12/11/2018 5:14:12 AM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    China Uncensored - ^ | 12-10-18 | Chris Chappell
    “George HW Bush May be gone but his legacy in US-China relations remains”.