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  • Trump Right not to Bow Down to China

    12/05/2016 2:31:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 5, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There once was a time when China was afraid of offending us, but liberal pundits, politicians, and those human equivalents of the dodo bird, career diplomats, are aghast that President-elect Donald Trump took a congratulatory phone call from the democratically elected president of Taiwan Tsai-Ing-wen. Trump acted to “buck diplomatic protocol”, the chattering class harrumphed, and offended China, whose leader, President Xi JinPing, President Obama bowed to in 2014 at the APEC Economic Leader’s meeting in China. Trump’s hyperventilating critics forget that to accept a call from a foreign leader is not conducting foreign policy. President-elect Trump knows full well...
  • China warns Trump: Iran nuclear deal must stand

    12/05/2016 2:02:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    BEIJING — Implementation of the Iran nuclear deal should not be “affected by any changes in the domestic situations” of countries involved, China’s foreign minister warned Monday, responding to US president-elect Donald Trump’s threats to abandon it. The agreement, signed in Vienna in July 2015 and in force since January 2016, was the signature diplomatic breakthrough of Barack Obama’s second term. It calls on Tehran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief from the US and other nations. Trump has promised to tear up the nuclear deal once in office, calling the agreement under which it was...
  • THE HEART OF TERRORISM: Pakistan named and shamed. Will it reform?

    12/05/2016 12:29:19 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    The Pioneer, Ideal Media ^ | Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | Editorial
    THE HEART OF TERRORISM Pakistan named and shamed. Will it reform? At the Heart of Asia (HoA) summit which concluded on Sunday in Amritsar, Pakistan was well and truly cornered for promoting terrorism. Its isolation can be understood from the fact that for the first time, a HoA declaration named the Pakistan-based terror outfits, Lashkar-e-Tayyeba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, as forces that are working to destabilise the region. This is a severe indictment of Pakistan, since not only do the two organisations operate from Pakistani soil but they also get overt and covert support from the establishment, especially from the Army there....
  • Economist: Trump must prepare for a showdown with China

    12/05/2016 9:53:09 AM PST · by GonzoII · 102 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published December 05, 2016 | Peter Morici
    President-elect Donald Trump faces immediate challenges: managing the war against ISIS, fixing ObamaCare and boosting growth to create jobs. But as the fallout from his recent conversation with the president of Taiwan indicates, an increasingly assertive China poses the most vexing and far-reaching challenges for American prosperity and security. China has accomplished hyper growth supplying Western consumers with inexpensive goods and attracting Western investment to obtain necessary technology, but it has hardly played by the established rules and norms of global trade. It has subsidized exports, manipulated its currency and engaged in other abusive practices.
  • Communist studies in real time

    12/05/2016 8:37:39 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 5, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Don't expect the word "communist" to join the host of adjectives that precede the word "studies" in academe. Genuine studies of communist oppression don't fit the academic narrative. At a Heritage Foundation panel discussion recently, Kim Jeong-Ah, founder of Tongil Mom, spoke through a translator to detail the human rights situation of North Korean defecting mothers who have to leave their Chinese-Korean children behind in China due to Chinese policies. As the Heritage Foundation's announcement read: "One of the tragic consequences of the dire human rights situation in North Korea has been defectors risking imprisonment or death to escape to...
  • Political class in meltdown because Trump took a phone call from Taiwan’s leader

    12/05/2016 8:28:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/05/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Things work differently now. Deal with it Get used to this: America elects a president who does not do things in conventional ways, in large part because Americans have lost faith in the political class’s conventional ways of doing things. So here comes the new president, not following convention because he has little use for it. The political class, which despises this man and refuses to accept that there could possibly be anything wrong with the way they’ve always done things, reacts to the new president’s every eschewing of convention by proclaiming: He’s so stupid! He doesn’t know how things...
  • Morning Joe’s Surprising Support for Trump’s China Move: A Way to Get ‘Leverage’

    12/05/2016 5:53:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The American foreign-policy establishment is wringing its collective hands over Donald Trump’s phone conversation with the President of Taiwan, and his subsequent tweet in which he took China to task for its currency devaluation, tariffs on American products, and military build-up in the South China Sea. But there was some surprising support for Trump’s initiative on today’s Morning Joe. First, Mark Halperin said this showed that Trump wasn’t planning to be a passive “inbox president” [Ed.: sayonara, leading from behind], and that it was a way for the US to get “leverage” on China where we had none before. Joe...
  • Trump renews defense of his call with Taiwan leader

    12/05/2016 5:47:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 5, 2016 3:18 AM EST | Jonathan Lemire and Gillian Wong
    President-elect Donald Trump is using Twitter to renew his defense of his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol as the U.S. shifted recognition from Taiwan to China nearly 40 years ago. In a series of Sunday evening tweets, Trump groused about criticism that he didn’t work with China ahead of the contact. China considers Taiwan a rogue province. “Did China ask us if it was OK to carry out a number of actions such as build up disputed islands in the South China Sea or take economic measures hurtful to the United States,” Trump tweeted....
  • In signal to Trump, China, Iran say nuclear deal must stand

    12/05/2016 5:41:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 5:03 AM EST
    The foreign ministers of China and Iran on Monday urged governments not to violate the deal that limits Iran’s nuclear activity in exchange for the lifting of sanctions, in remarks apparently directed at President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said during a visit to Beijing that the seven nations who agreed to the deal in July 2015 “have the obligation to fully implement” it. “Iran will not allow any country to take unilateral action to violate the agreement and Iran has the right to take action against that,” Zarif said at a news conference after...
  • Kiwi analyst Michael Parker on why robots and modern China are ruining Adam Smith's Wealth of Natio

    12/04/2016 11:44:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Interest ^ | December 5, 2016 | Gareth Vaughan
    Chinese robots appear to be bringing to an end a path of "serial industrialisation" across Asia that has run for 60-odd years, says Hong Kong-based Bernstein analyst and ex-pat Kiwi Michael Parker. In a research note entitled Adam Smith vs Chinese Robots...The end of The Wealth of Nations, in one chart (not ours), Parker points out that instead of shedding low cost manufacturing as it develops, China is getting rid of the workers but not the work. Parker notes that Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, published in 1776, remained broadly relevant to capital allocation decisions globally for 240 years. Basically,...
  • What Will China Do If President Trump Starts a Trade War?

    12/04/2016 11:34:56 PM PST · by vannrox · 26 replies
    http://www.chinalawblog.com/ ^ | 30NOV16 | Adams Lee
    What Will China Do If President Trump Starts a Trade War? By Adams Lee on November 30, 2016 POSTED IN CHINA BUSINESS China Law Team By Li Feng, in the China Daily (bit.ly/2gFMaDa) During the recent presidential campaign, President-Elect Donald Trump said “we can’t continue to allow China to rape our country” and vowed to aggressively fight back against China’s unfair trade practices. Trump promised his trade agenda would: Declare China to be a currency manipulator Impose a 45 percent tariff on all Chinese imports into the U.S. Abandon/ renegotiate “bad” trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and...
  • Trump was Right to Stand Up to China on Taiwan

    12/04/2016 8:27:31 PM PST · by detective · 18 replies
    Frontpage ^ | December 4, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The United States policy on Taiwan is deeply shameful. We went from treating it as the legitimate government of China over the brutal, murderous Communist dictatorship that rules it now, to accepting China's view of Taiwan as a rogue province that must avoid mentioning the fact that it is an independent nation lest it upset Beijing too much. The media is shrilly fuming that Trump caused a "diplomatic crisis" by taking a phone call from the President of Taiwan. They want our policy toward Taiwan to be dominated by fear of China to such a degree that the President-elect can't...
  • China Joins Mexico and Finds Out President-elect Donald Trump Wasn’t Kidding…

    12/04/2016 6:04:45 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 16 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec.4, 2016 | Sundance
    President-elect Donald Trump reminds the world “America-First” is a policy, not a suggestion:
  • "Trump talks with Taiwan President" (Taiwan cartoon)

    12/04/2016 5:34:58 PM PST · by jiggyboy · 24 replies
    TomoNewsUS ^ | December 4, 2016 | TomoNewsUS
    (Full title: "Trump talks with Taiwan President: Tsai Ing-wen calls Donald, Western media flips out") The subtitles: NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen on Friday in a major departure from decades of U.S. policy in Asia. Trump tweeted last Friday, “The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency. Thank you!” About and hour later, he then tweeted, “Interesting how the U.S. sells Taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment but I should not accept a congratulatory call.” During an approximately 10 minute phone call, Tsai and Trump...
  • Nixon and China

    12/04/2016 5:10:23 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 20 replies
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    "Opening relations with China" is considered to be one of the hallmark accomplishments of President Nixon's accomplishments. In light of the controversy surrounding President-elect Trump's call to Taiwan, and the overall sense that there needs to be a dramatic re-adjustment of our relations with Beijing in general, I wanted to know what role President Nixon and his legacy has played for the better or the worse with regard to our long term interests... How should we view China exactly?
  • China, its Currency Brace for Impact of Trump Policies

    12/04/2016 4:27:40 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    VOA News ^ | November 18, 2016 | William Ide Saibal Dasgupta
    China, its Currency Brace for Impact of Trump Policies BEIJING - On his first day in office, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has said that one of the seven acts he will take to protect American workers is to label China a currency manipulator. Although analysts in China and in the United States are skeptical that he will follow through on that pledge and others such as tariffs on Chinese goods, Beijing is nervous, nonetheless. Bracing yuan Since Trump was elected last week, China’s currency has not only slipped to eight-year lows, dropping below a psychological threshold of 6.8 Chinese yuan...
  • The 'Taiwan Card' Is a Busted Flush, Beijing Believes

    12/04/2016 2:10:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 4, 2016 | David P. Goldman
    President-elect Trump's brief telephone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen drew a stronger reaction from the American mainstream media than it did from Beijing. The official China Daily entitled its editorial yesterday "No need to over-interpret Tsai-Trump phone call," writing: For Trump, it exposed nothing but his and his transition team's inexperience in dealing with foreign affairs. If he could make the unusual action due to lack of proper understanding of Sino-US relations and cross-Straits ties he will have to recognize the significance of prudently and appropriately addressing these sensitive issues after being inaugurated. Is Beijing just trying to put...
  • Bolton on Trump's Taiwan Call: "Nobody In Beijing Gets To Dictate Who We Talk To"

    12/04/2016 2:13:36 PM PST · by quesney · 85 replies
    "It is ridiculous to think that a phone call upsets decades of anything," he said. "But I do think it is important that people understand that the President of the United States should talk to whoever he wants, if he thinks it is in the interests of the U.S. Nobody in Beijing gets to dictate who we talk to. My view has been for some time that we should be upgrading our relations with Taiwan, and I know that is going to caus heartburn in Beijing, but it is a reality." "This is a nation of over 20 million people....
  • Donald Trump Criticizes China On Twitter (Liberal Heads Will Explode)

    12/04/2016 2:53:15 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 67 replies
    @RealDonaldTrump ^ | December 4, 2016
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 30m 30 minutes ago Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency (making it hard for our companies to compete), heavily tax our products going into.. Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 24m 24 minutes ago their country (the U.S. doesn't tax them) or to build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea? I don't think so!
  • Trump’s call with Taiwan’s leader looks like a calculated move, some experts say (Rope-a-Dope!)

    12/04/2016 11:45:51 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 2016-12-04 | Simon Denyer
    BEIJING — President-elect Donald Trump might have broken with four decades of diplomatic protocol by speaking to Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen on Friday. But the phone call should not have come as a complete surprise. Some critics portrayed the move as the thoughtless blundering of a foreign policy novice, but other experts say it appears more calculated, planned in advance to signal a new, robust approach to relations with China. Trump, of course, made standing up to China’s “rape” of the U.S. economy one of his central campaign messages, and since his election win he has signaled his disdain for...
  • Bolton on Trump's Taiwan Call: China Doesn't Tell Us Who We Can Talk To

    12/04/2016 11:57:04 AM PST · by kevcol · 79 replies
    Fex News ^ | December 3, 2016
    Therefore, Trump's discussion with Tsai has been seen by some as a breach of protocol, but Bolton disagreed: "Nobody in Beijing gets to dictate who we talk to. It's ridiculous to think that the phone call upsets decades of anything." He noted Taiwan, with a population of 20 million, has a democratic government, a free press and a free-market economic system.
  • Trump's Taiwan call exposes his inexperience, China state media say

    12/04/2016 5:45:12 AM PST · by RC one · 38 replies
    the Guardian ^ | Sunday 4 December 2016 | Tom Phillips
    Donald Trump’s controversial decision to hold a 10-minute phone call with Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, was caused by the billionaire’s lack of foreign policy experience, a mouthpiece for the Chinese government has claimed.In an editorial published on Sunday, the China Daily, a state-run English-language newspaper, said the affair had “exposed nothing but his and his transition team’s inexperience in dealing with foreign affairs”. Many had predicted that the call – the first known contact of its kind in almost four decades – would elicit a ferocious response from China’s leaders, who regard Taiwan as a breakaway province that should one...
  • Trump and the Taiwan Call

    12/03/2016 5:10:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | December 3, 2016 | Scott Adams
    By now you know that President Elect Trump took a call from the President of Taiwan and simultaneously lit on fire the underpants of the mainstream media and maybe the leadership of China too. Apparently taking a phone call from the president of Taiwan is a major diplomatic change from the so-called “One China Policy” that imagines Taiwan as a rogue province of China, not its own country. Reports are saying this call was planned, not a mistake on the Trump team’s side. Was this a mistake by Trump? If you look at this call through the filter of normal...
  • Why Trump's call to Taiwan may get a pass — this time — from China as a rookie mistake

    12/03/2016 5:00:49 PM PST · by mdittmar · 78 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/3/2016 | Christine Wang
    President-elect Donald Trump on Friday broke with decades of U.S. diplomatic tradition in speaking with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, a seemingly innocuous call that started the relationship between two of the world's greatest powers on the wrong foot. Trump's call, and the ensuing debate over its meaning, created an initial furor on both sides of the Pacific. Tsai's Democratic Progressive Party makes Beijing uncomfortable because of its official stance that Taiwan is independent and sovereign, rather than an extension of mainland China—the government's position that underpins the "One China" policy. Yet foreign policy experts think the fallout on U.S.-Sino relations...
  • Henry Kissinger visits China to ease concerns amid Trump transition

    12/03/2016 11:22:36 AM PST · by ColdOne · 79 replies
    upi.com ^ | 12/2/16 | Elizabeth Shim
    HONG KONG, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger met with China's Xi Jinping on Friday, a visit Kissinger described as timely in a moment of political transition in the United States. The meeting was held as President-elect Donald Trump took a phone call from Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, an unprecedented move that could cause friction in U.S.-China relations. On Friday, Xi told Kissinger, "The presidential election has taken place in the United States and we are now in the key moment. We, on the Chinese side, are watching the situation very closely. Now it is...
  • Trump speaks with "president" of Taiwan, harasses her sexually

    12/03/2016 9:53:13 AM PST · by DanMiller · 20 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 3, 2016 | Dan Miller
    This is a guest post by a well-known political commentator, the father of Pajama Boy. He is a true "Obama patriot," whose views should matter little after mid-day on January 20th. Here are the thoughts of President Reject Obama:President Elect Donald Trump violated all known rules of common decency by accepting a telephone call from Taiwanese "President" Tsai Ing-wen without My permission. Indeed, Ms. Tsai did as well by placing the call without My permission. Obviously, I would not have granted permission because it was just a trick, intended to embarrass Me and My fundamentally transformed country. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday the...
  • China lodges diplomatic protest following Trump's phone call with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan

    12/03/2016 7:12:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    China lodged a diplomatic protest on Saturday after President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, but blamed the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own for the "petty" move. The 10-minute telephone call with Taiwan's leadership was the first by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China in 1979, acknowledging Taiwan as part of "one China". China's Foreign Ministry said it had lodged "stern representations" with what it called the "relevant U.S. side", urging the careful handling of the Taiwan issue to avoid any unnecessary disturbances...
  • Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan president risks China's wrath

    12/02/2016 11:45:15 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    UK Gaurdian ^ | 12-3-2016 | Tom Phillips
    Donald Trump looked to have sparked a potentially damaging diplomatic row with China on Friday after speaking to Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen on the telephone in a move experts said would anger Beijing. The call, first reported by the Taipei Times and confirmed by the Financial Times, is thought to be the first between the leader of the island and a US president or president-elect since ties between America and Taiwan were severed in 1979, at Beijing’s behest. The US closed its embassy in Taiwan – a democratically ruled island which Beijing considers a breakaway province – in the late...
  • Wow: Trump becomes first president-elect to speak to leader of Taiwan since 1979

    12/02/2016 11:44:19 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 24 replies
    HotAir ^ | 12/02/2016 | Allahpundit
    Two questions. One: Who initiated the call? And two: Did he understand the significance of what he was doing when it happened? Not sure about the answer to the first question. I’ve got a guess about the second. Donald Trump risks opening up a major diplomatic dispute with China before he has even been inaugurated after speaking on the phone on Friday with Tsai Ying-wen, the president of Taiwan. Trump’s spokesman also confirmed that the call happened. The U.S. maintains unofficial relations with Taiwan but hasn’t conducted official diplomacy since the end of Carter’s administration, as a concession to maintaining...
  • Leverage Maneuver - Trump Talks Openly With Taiwan President

    12/02/2016 8:13:19 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 90 replies
    CNN via The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 2, 2016 | CNN posted by Sundance
    Ok, this one strategic maneuver has just pegged my too-much-winning needle on max overdrive. Donald Trump took a congratulatory phone call from the President of Taiwan, and now the Chinese will be apoplectic. Those of you who have been with us for a while, will note our arguments against China’s MFN (Most Favored Nation) trade status have continually fallen on deaf ears within DC. Why? Because they are political ears paid to remain necessarily deaf, while various Chinese national interests have taken influence over our legislative priorities on trade and commerce.
  • Obama blocks proposed takeover of Germany's Aixtron

    12/02/2016 5:52:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2016 6:06 PM EST
    Citing a national security risk, President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese investor’s proposed takeover of Aixtron SE, a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, a rare move that drew objections from Beijing and complaints that the U.S. was injecting politics into the deal. Obama ordered Fujan Grand Chip to “fully and permanently abandon” its proposed acquisition of Aixtron SE’s California-based subsidiary, Aixtron, Inc. The decision upheld a recommendation from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., which reviews foreign purchases of U.S. companies. The decision threatens to jeopardize the larger deal, which is under scrutiny [by] Berlin...
  • Trump likely just infuriated China with the US’s first call to Taiwan since 1979

    12/02/2016 3:14:03 PM PST · by mandaladon · 87 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 Dec 2016 | Alex Lockie and Natasha Bertrand
    President-elect Donald Trump spoke with the president of Taiwan by phone on Friday, in a move likely to infuriate Beijing and hinder US-China relations. "President-elect Trump spoke with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, who offered her congratulations," according to a readout of the call released by Trump's transition team. "During the discussion, they noted the close economic, political, and security ties" between Taiwan and the United States, the statement continued. "President-elect Trump also congratulated President Tsai on becoming President of Taiwan earlier this year." The call, first reported by the Financial Times, is the first time a US president has...
  • Trump speaks with Taiwanese president, a major break with decades of U.S. policy on China

    12/02/2016 2:44:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/02/2016 | Anne Gearan
    President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with Taiwan’s president, a major departure from decades of U.S. policy in Asia and a breach of diplomatic protocol with ramifications for the incoming president’s relations with China. Trump spoke by phone with Taiwanese President Tsai Ying-wen, Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said. The conversation was first reported by the Financial Times and the Taipei Times. The call is the first known contact between a U.S. president or president-elect with a Taiwanese leader since the United States broke diplomatic relations with the island in 1979. China considers Taiwan a province, and news of the official outreach...
  • Did Pope Francis Just Validate China’s Godless Communist Regime?

    12/02/2016 6:38:21 AM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 1, 2016 | Helen Raleigh
    According to reports, the Vatican and Communist China have reached an agreement that would end six decades of diplomatic gridlock. While details of the agreement haven’t been officially announced, from what has been leaked to the public, Catholics in China and around the world have reason to be concerned. Catholicism has had a long and convoluted history in China. Catholic missionaries traveled to China to spread the words of the gospels as early as the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). But Italian missionary Matteo Ricci’s arrival in 1582 is often regarded as the official introduction of the Catholic Church to China.
  • China's Global Warming Hoax Exposed

    12/02/2016 5:57:22 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/1/2016 | Staff
    Climate Change: Even as China is busy blasting Donald Trump for not taking global warming seriously it's ramping up coal production and throwing its promised CO2 reductions out the window. Hopefully, Trump won't be as easily fooled by China's duplicity as President Obama. At a meeting of environmental officials earlier this month in Marrakech, Morocco, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin lectured Trump about the importance of climate change. Just a few days later, the New York Times reported that "China is scrambling to mine and burn more coal," and Fortune reported that the country is currently building $500 billion...
  • Foreign Media: China May Guard Gwadar Port with Submarines

    12/02/2016 5:30:07 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    China Military ^ | Dec 1, 2016
    BEIJING --- The website of Taiwan's China Times reported on November 29 that with the increase of national strength, protecting overseas interests has become the strategic core of the Chinese mainland. According to a Pakistan naval personnel, the PLA Navy will deploy submarines in south Pakistan’s Gwadar Port so as to protect the ports and trade shipping lines in this region. China may also build a military base in Gwadar Port to provide maintenance support for the PLA naval fleet operating in the Indian Ocean and provide support for the PLA Navy to conduct missions and tasks in the future....
  • The Surest Measure of How China's Economy Is Losing

    12/01/2016 7:42:31 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    Real Clear World ^ | 29 Nov, 2016 | Derek Scissors
    American presidential elections are a patchy time for the use of facts. It turns out presidential transitions are, too. Donald Trump as president-elect has triggered a slew of comments and articles about China’s pending leadership of the world economy. Journalists and pundits may value words over money; economists should not. There are data, grounded in real-world calculations, that show China’s economic importance falling -- not rising slowly, nor staying stable, but falling. The most important indicator is net private wealth, which is the single best measure of a country’s economic size and of the pool of resources available to its...
  • China's One Child Policy: Researchers may have ‘found’ many of China’s 30 million missing girls

    12/01/2016 12:53:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/01/2016 | Simon Denyer
    Academics often talk about between 30 and 60 million “missing girls” in China, apparently killed in the womb or just after birth, thanks to a combination of preference for sons and the country’s decades under a repressive one-child policy. Now researchers in the United States and China think they might have found many — or even most — of them, and argue they might not have been killed after all. John Kennedy of the University of Kansas and Shi Yaojiang of Shaanxi Normal University have released a study claiming that the births of many of the girls may, in fact,...
  • Professionals in These Two Asian Cities Say Donald Trump Will Be Good for Business

    11/30/2016 7:06:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Fortune ^ | November 30, 2016
    More than half of all business professionals in two financial hubs in Asia are viewing the results of the U.S. election in a positive light, according to a survey conducted two weeks after Donald Trump emerged as the victor. The survey, conducted in the financial districts of Hong Kong and Shanghai by deVere Group, an international financial consultancy, found that 55% of the over 650 people interviewed for the study think that a Trump presidency will be positive for the global economy. Even so, over two thirds of those interviewed were surprised by the result of the election, with 32%...
  • India and China in a Trexit world

    11/30/2016 12:52:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Live Mint ^ | November 30, 2016 | Rohit Prasad
    India’s foreign policy has been forged in the crucible of its geopolitical challenges. It is surrounded by failing states, including Pakistan and Bangladesh, and hemmed by an emergent superpower, China, with whom it shares a troubled history. One has referred in this column of China’s growing proximity to Pakistan, best exemplified by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Even though the threats posed to India include the passage of the CPEC through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), the location of the corridor, and the internal conflicts in Pakistan between hardliners on Kashmir and votaries of economic development, suggest that the danger may be...
  • SPEAK LIFE ![Charismatic Caucus]

    11/30/2016 7:18:04 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-30-16 | Holy Spirit, Bible
    A word for the prophets of doom and gloom, Your day is coming soon, You see my spirit does "NOT" deliver fear, For I AM Salvation the Cross makes this clear! So instead speak life to these bones, For My eternal army is coming home, Continue to spread my love and Word, For there is no death in My Kingdom it is never heard, But a Life of Freedom and Hope ! My perpetual fire is what you stoke, So take up the coals of My testimony, Spread them wide for all to taste and see, I AM The True...
  • A Rare Look at the Chinese Navy's Submarines

    11/29/2016 11:47:29 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Nov 29, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    A news report on Chinese state television provided a rare look inside one of the submarines of the Chinese Navy. The Kilo-class submarine was purchased from Russia during the 1990s and is the tip of Beijing's spear in its disputes with neighbors. The People's Republic of China bought twelve 636-class submarines in the 1990s and early 2000s. The submarines, known as the "Kilo" class to NATO, were originally designed by the Soviet Union to operate in Cold War European coastal waters. After the fall of the USSR and the end of the Warsaw Pact, the 636 class became a useful...
  • [Flashback] The Real Elaine Chao (Fire Walk Enter Demon)

    11/29/2016 10:13:02 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 7/16/2001 | Timothy Gallaher
    In early July of 2000, the Chinese language newspaper Sing Tao published a five-part feature on Elaine Chao, who has since become secretary of labor. The articles covered a number of issues including Chao’s views on China and U.S.-China relations. Among her comments were that she “in no way” agrees with the Cox Report, that the U.S. media and Hollywood demonize China, that it is unfortunate the Republican Party has Christian and religious critics of China and that China should understand it is in a public relations war and should improve its PR by cultivating contacts with Congress and journalists....
  • China wants Muslims to know boundaries between legal and illegal religious activities: Official

    11/29/2016 10:01:10 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Monday, November 28, 2016 | Reuters
    Beijing - Religious extremism has begun to spread to inland China from its western Xinjiang region, long considered by the government to be at the forefront of its efforts to battle Islamist separatists, the country's top religious affairs official said. China says it faces a serious threat from Islamist militants in Xinjiang, which borders central Asia, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and is home to the largely Muslim Uighur minority group. Hundreds have died there in recent years in violence that Beijing blames on religious extremists, and the government has put in place tight controls on religion in the name of combating...
  • Tons of felines are butchered and sold to restaurants by Chinese 'animal lover'

    11/29/2016 8:45:59 AM PST · by DFG · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/29/2016 | Tracy You
    An animal lover who claims to look after stray cats at home has been caught butchering the felines before selling them to restaurants, according to Chinese media. Sickening images have emerged showing dozens of cats killed, frozen and even decapitated at the man's tiny warehouse in Chengdu, south-west China. An undercover investigation carried out by the local Chengdu Business Daily revealed that the man, named Huang Fuping, sold the dead cats as rabbits to meat vendors in rural China for 20 yuan per kilogram (Ł2.3).
  • Hong Kong's rebellious lawmaker Yau Wai-ching

    11/29/2016 6:25:23 AM PST · by csvset · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 november 2016 | Helier Cheung
    Yau Wai-ching is the youngest woman to be elected to Hong Kong's parliament - and she has been called many things, including: "radical", "goddess", "spy", "pretty" and "cancer cell". In the space of two months, the 25-year-old has become one of the most controversial politicians in Hong Kong - and is now pitted in a court battle against the Hong Kong and Chinese governments - even though she has admitted it could bankrupt her. Ms Yau and fellow party member Sixtus Leung won elections in September, gaining more than 55,000 votes between them. Ms Yau, a daughter of two civil...
  • To Disarm North Korea, Wage Trade War On China

    11/28/2016 11:01:56 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | Nov 27, 2016 | Gordon G. Chang
    To Disarm North Korea, Wage Trade War On China Nov 27, 2016 @ 12:01 AM Gordon G. Chang To Disarm North Korea, Wage Trade War On China /snip Virtually every American analyst agrees on what Trump should do to meet the No. 1 threat: drop his plans of confronting China on trade to obtain its assistance on “denuclearizing” the Kim regime. This line of thinking is not new and ignores 13 years of American foreign policy failure. In fact, it’s possible the opposite is true, that waging a trade war on China may be the only way to obtain Beijing’s...
  • Surging homeowner loans in China raise alarms over debt

    11/28/2016 8:35:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Japan Today ^ | Nov. 28, 2016
    Surging homeowner loans in China raise alarms over debt →Business Nov. 28, 2016 - 06:30AM JST BEIJING ? Chinese household debt has risen at an “alarming” pace as property values have soared, analysts say, raising the risk that a real estate downturn could send shockwaves through the world’s second largest economy. Loose credit and changing habits have rapidly transformed the country’s famously loan-averse consumers into enthusiastic borrowers. Skyrocketing real estate prices in major Chinese cities in recent years have seen families’ wealth surge. But at the same time they have fuelled a historic boom in mortgage lending, as buyers race...
  • 'I'm Smarter Than They Are': Underground Chemist Says Police Losing Fentanyl Battle

    11/27/2016 3:02:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    CBC ^ | Nov 26, 2016 | Jon Hernandez
    In new documentary, B.C. drug producer known as Beeker says fentanyl is just the beginningA B.C. drug producer known as Beeker says underground chemists are steps ahead of the police when it comes to the movement of illicit drugs on the streets. Beeker is the subject of a new documentary, Unstoppable: The Fentanyl Epidemic, in which he opens up about the big business behind the drug. He says police are far behind when it comes to tracking drugs throughout the province, and he says many local chemists are synthesizing drugs with materials ordered from China. "I'm smarter than they are...
  • Japan Looks To Leapfrog China With 130 Petaflop Supercomputer

    11/26/2016 3:28:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    hothardware.com ^ | Saturday, November 26, 2016 | Brittany Goetting —
    The supercomputer race has only just begun. Japan is currently planning to build the world’s fastest supercomputer. The machine, nicknamed AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI), would ideally be able to process 130 quadrillion calculations per second or 130 petaflops. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for scientists, companies, and bureaucrats to work together in order to dominate robotics, renewable energy, and other up and coming industries. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will spend 19.5 billion yen ($173 million) on the supercomputer project and should commence in early 2017. Japan is particularly interested in artificial intelligence such as...