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  • It's the Job of LeBron James to Be the Best at Basketball, Not To Fix China

    10/23/2019 9:51:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    RCM ^ | 10/23/2019 | John Tamny
    “I refuse to go to movies anymore. I don’t want to support Hollywood’s politics.” How many readers have heard or uttered a variation of the previous sentence over the years? Oh well, annoying and uninformed as the politics of Hollywood’s leading lights may be, they’re great at their chosen profession. Too bad they don’t keep their politics to themselves as they all-too-often know not of what they speak. But it says here that the movies and television shows produced by the left-leaning entertainment industry are way too good to miss all because of policy and/or political disagreements. It seems many...
  • A Million People Are Jailed at China's Gulags. I Managed to Escape. Here's What Really Goes on

    10/23/2019 6:39:16 AM PDT · by MassMinuteman · 46 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Oct 17, 2019 | David Stavrou
    STOCKHOLM – Twenty prisoners live in one small room. They are handcuffed, their heads shaved, every move is monitored by ceiling cameras. A bucket in the corner of the room is their toilet. The daily routine begins at 6 A.M. They are learning Chinese, memorizing propaganda songs and confessing to invented sins. They range in age from teenagers to elderly. Their meals are meager: cloudy soup and a slice of bread. Torture – metal nails, fingernails pulled out, electric shocks – takes place in the “black room.” Punishment is a constant. The prisoners are forced to take pills and get...
  • Senators ask SEC, FBI to probe Trump 'chaos trades'

    10/21/2019 2:48:40 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 21 replies
    market watch ^ | 10/21/2019 | schroeder
    A group of 14 Democratic senators is asking federal agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to probe possible market manipulation timed to President Donald Trump's comments on trade talks with China and other events.
  • China’s pork shortage puts dog and rabbit meat back on the menu in rural communities

    10/22/2019 8:06:55 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 46 replies
    SCMP ^ | October 22, 2019 | He Huifeng
    The price of pork continues to surge across China because of supply shortages driven by the poor handling of African swine fever Chinese people are looking for alternatives, including dog and rabbit, as the country’s most popular meat becomes unaffordable African swine fever has swept through China’s pig population, leading to mass culls that are expected to take years to recover from. Photo: AFPAfrican swine fever has swept through China’s pig population, leading to mass culls that are expected to take years to recover from. Photo: AFP African swine fever has swept through China’s pig population, leading to mass culls...

    10/22/2019 11:24:36 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 7 replies
    Self ^ | 10/22/2019 | Dick Bachert
    BOEING GE & CHINA I'm NOT invested in BA (we have significant position in GE so the BA "mess" concerns us) but allow me to share a conspiracy theory with the gang. I have no way of knowing this, but I HAVE learned that CHINESE CHIPS are in damn near every electronics system aboard US military aircraft, ships...the stuff that MOVES and electronically controlled. The YouTube interview with General Spalding re the US China Trade War concerning China's CLEAR efforts to "DOMINATE AMERICA" informs us that the CPC (Chinese Communist Party) is in TOTAL CONTROL OF THAT NATION. I have...
  • Is It Time For America To Begin Decoupling From Communist China?

    10/22/2019 8:20:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/22/2019 | Ben Weingarten
    Perhaps the most momentous part of the Trump administration’s National Security Strategy (NSS) was its acknowledgment that the U.S. government’s historical premise “that support for China’s rise and for its integration into the post-war international order would liberalize China” was wrong. Recent events indicate that not only was the theory underlying all U.S.-China policy for nearly 50 years incorrect, but that perhaps the opposite is true: Support for China’s rise and for its integration into the post-war international order has actually illiberalized America.Stated differently, there is a case to be made that since President Richard Nixon’s historic 1972 visit...
  • Six Chinese men imprisoned after outsourcing same hit job

    10/22/2019 7:33:04 AM PDT · by CtBigPat · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/22/2019 | Sophia Yan
    Six men in China have been sentenced to prison for attempted murder after they all tried to pass on a hit job they were reluctant to carry out in person.
  • Chinese State TV Threatened NBA Commissioner Adam Silver With ‘Retribution’

    10/21/2019 7:15:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2019 | John Sexton
    Over the weekend, Chinese state television attacked NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, threatening retribution for what it claimed was a lie. Last week Silver claimed the Chinese government had asked him to fire Rockets general manager Daryl Morey over his tweet about Hong Kong: The Chinese government asked the N.B.A. to fire a team executive who posted on social media in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, the league’s commissioner, Adam Silver, said on Thursday in his first public appearance in the United States since returning from a contentious trip to Asia.“We said there’s no chance that’s happening,” Silver...
  • China’s Growth Slows To Weakest Level In 27 Years (still DOUBLE ours)

    10/21/2019 3:45:12 PM PDT · by cba123 · 63 replies
    China’s growth slows to weakest level in 27 years China’s economy expanded at its slowest rate in nearly three decades in the third quarter, hit by cooling domestic demand and a protracted US trade war, data showed today. Chinese gross domestic product expanded 6% in the three months from July to September, down from 6.2% in the second quarter, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The reading – in line with an AFP survey of 13 analysts – is the worst quarterly figure since 1992 but within the government’s target range of 6-6.5% for the whole year. China’s...
  • ‘You can never be China’s friend’: Spengler

    10/21/2019 9:55:41 AM PDT · by steel_resolve · 8 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 10/20/2019 | Urs Gehriger
    Asia specialist and distinguished columnist David P Goldman is convinced the US and Europe stand a chance against the Red Dragon – but the clock is ticking...
  • Chinese National Sentenced for Scheme to Export Military, Space Technology to China

    10/21/2019 9:40:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 10/21/2019 | Eva Fu
    A Chinese national was sentenced to 40 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to export military and space technology to China, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Oct. 18. Li Tao, 39, sought to export “highly sensitive” military and space technology from the United States to China without a license, in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, the DOJ said in the press release. The law prohibits unauthorized exports in the case of an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.” Li was arrested in...
  • Hong Kong leaders apologize for water cannon use at mosque

    10/21/2019 7:57:20 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 10 21 2019 | KELVIN CHAN
    Hong Kong officials apologized to Muslim leaders Monday after riot police sprayed a mosque and bystanders with a water cannon while trying to contain turbulent weekend pro-democracy demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The city’s leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, and the police chief visited the Kowloon Mosque to apologize to the chief imam and Muslim community leaders. Officials were scrambling to minimize the fallout from Sunday’s incident at one of the city’s most well-known religious sites. The government said in a statement that Lam “extended an apology for the inadvertent spraying.” Authorities called it an accident, but a bystander’s...
  • China destroys 3,000-seat church, detains pastors

    10/21/2019 7:55:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/21/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    The People’s Republic of China destroyed a church that reportedly could seat 3,000 people and detained its pastors, according to a human rights organization.China Aid, an international nonprofit Christian human rights group based in Texas, reported the incident in a statement released Saturday. According to the group, Chinese authorities provided no legal papers to justify the demolition.The church was located in Funan, Anhui province. Its pastors, Geng Yimin and Sun Yongyao, were detained under suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disturb social order.”China Aid President Bob Fu said in a statement that the incident was “yet another clear example showing...
  • China agreement for 75-year lease for an entire island in the Solomons worrying Australia

    10/21/2019 7:44:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    The Solomon Islands in the South Pacific are a militarily crucial location for any Pacific power interested in threatening the continent of Australia.  That's why the fighting at Guadalcanal, one of the Solomons, was so fierce during World War II.  At that time, the expansionary Pacific power was Japan, while today it is China, but the strategic value of the Solomons remains the same.That's why alarm bells are going off in Canberra over this news, coming from Andrew Tillett of the Australian Financial Review (paywalled): Revelations a Chinese company linked to a state-owned enterprise is trying to lease an entire island in the Solomon...
  • Closing Rikers Island will leave thousands of criminals free to roam the streets

    10/20/2019 4:39:08 PM PDT · by karpov · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 16, 2019 | Rafael A. Mangual
    Thursday, the New York City Council will vote on the latest proposal to close the centralized detention facilities on Rikers Island and replace them with a borough-based jail system. The baseline estimate of how many inmates that system will be expected to accommodate by 2026 was recently revised down to just 3,544 — about half of its population today. When one considers (1) the seriousness of the charges most city jail inmates are facing, (2) the level of violence those inmates engage in behind bars and (3) the potential for future crime increases, one thing becomes crystal clear: There is...
  • I always do what I promise Modi warns Pakistan he’s serious about using 100% of Indian river waters

    10/20/2019 4:55:44 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 18 replies
    Quatar Tribune ^ | 18 October 2019 | QT01
    Indian PM Narendra Modi has warned Pakistan he means what he said about not wasting a single drop of ‘Indian water’, after Islamabad stated that any attempt to divert rivers would be viewed as an ‘act of aggression.’ “Once I decide to do something, I always accomplish that,” the PM told an election rally on Friday, slamming the opposition party for allowing a portion of India’s river water to leave the country. However, Pakistani Foreign Minister Muhammad Faisal had accused India of not just planning to utilize its water share to the max, but plotting to actually divert the rivers,...
  • AOC and Ted Cruz call out Apple for dropping Hong Kong app in joint letter

    10/20/2019 10:07:23 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    The Verge ^ | Oct 18, 2019, 3:45pm EDT | Colin Lecher@colinlecher
    In two letters, a bipartisan group of lawmakers sharply criticized Apple and Blizzard over their recent actions in China. The first, addressed to Apple CEO Tim Cook, expresses “strong concern” over the company’s decision to remove an app used by Hong Kong protesters from its App Store. The app, called HKMap, tracked police presence and was used by pro-democracy activists, but was removed earlier this month after Apple claimed it was being used for criminal activity. The app’s developers said there was no evidence of that, and Apple has been slammed for the move. “Cases like these raise real concern...
  • Behind the Barbed Wire: China's Concentration Camps

    10/20/2019 6:58:33 AM PDT · by Twotone · 21 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | October 18, 2019 | Tony Perkins
    "I had to be strong. Every day when I woke up, I thanked God that I was still alive." --Sayragul Sauytbay, Uyghur There are harrowing stories -- and then there are the stories that seep deep into our bones. Sayragul Sauytbay's is the kind you don't forget. Her survival in China's concentration camps isn't just a miracle -- it's a warning that true darkness has settled over parts of the East. The most excruciating forms of torture are happening behind barbed wire walls that Beijing has tried hiding. And for the million people trapped inside, the only hope they have...
  • Public University Gives Chinese Communists Funding, Exclusive Rights

    10/18/2019 2:14:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 16, 2019 | Judicial Watch
    In the midst of a human rights crisis and violent pro-democracy manifestations in China, Judicial Watch has obtained records that expose a troubling partnership between a public American university and the Chinese Communists at the heart of the abuses. The records show that the University of Arizona (UA), a taxpayer-funded institution with an enrollment of about 44,000, paid $100,000 to launch a Confucius Institute on its Tucson campus more than a decade ago and subsequently dedicated nearly $2 million and other public resources to keep it going. Confucius Institutes were founded by the Chinese government and are managed by China’s...
  • Chinese diplomats must notify their moves in US (oh, no, reciprocity!)

    10/20/2019 3:42:04 AM PDT · by cba123 · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 October, 2019
    Chinese diplomats in the US will have to notify American authorities before holding any meetings with US officials. Official visits to "educational and research institutions", such as schools and universities, must also be pre-registered, the state department said. China said the US was breaking international rules - but the US said American diplomats in China faced similar restrictions. (Please see link for full article)