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  • South Korea bypassing North Korea sanctions

    01/21/2019 3:15:54 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | Jan 13, 2019
    President Moon Jae-in’s government is seeking ways to circumvent international sanctions against North Korea to reopen an inter-Korean industrial park. The Kaesong industrial complex north of the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas was shut down in February 2016 after Pyongyang conducted its fourth nuclear test. The ensuing moves by Seoul officials suggest the Moon administration is seeking to resume the inter-Korean projects, particularly the joint industrial park, as a catalyst for the North’s denuclearization rather than a step to be taken after a significant progress is made. But it would prove practically impossible to bypass sanctions imposed by a...
  • A pessimistic population means 'Yellow Vest' protests could become more mainstream, new survey warns

    01/21/2019 8:02:17 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/21/2019 | Silvia Amaro
    There is a growing feeling of distrust in governments and the media among the general population, according to the Edelman report. It states that there has been a 3 percent increase between 2018 and 2019 in the level of distrust towards the government and the media. Overall, the general feeling of distrust has hit a record high this year from 2017. There is also a clear difference between mass population and the informed public, with the return to the largest-ever trust gap between these two, since 2017. This trust gap is particularly evident in developed countries, including the U.K., Canada,...
  • The screws tighten on China

    01/21/2019 6:40:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/21/2019 | By Peter Skurkiss
    A quick survey of news from around the world show the screws are tightening on China. First, news broke that Chinese tech company Huawei is now likely to face a criminal probe for stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile. This case is the result of civil lawsuits files against Huawei, primarily one where a Seattle jury found the Chinese company guilty of misappropriating robotic technology from T-Mobile. Although the judgement was a modest $4.8 million, it set a precedent for the Justice Department to use Huawei's behavior that was previously outlined in civil lawsuits as a basis for possible criminal prosecution....
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday Night-Monday Morning 1/20/2019-1/21/2019

    01/21/2019 12:01:31 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/20/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Good Morning.... Israel on the attack in Syria, first a mid-day strike on a southeastern Damascus airport.... The next installment of Qatari Arab cash is on its way to Gaza...... Israeli politics and a Likud party member Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely challenging one of the leaders of the "New Right" Party Education Minister Naftali Bennett...... The womens marches of Yellow Vests in France Sunday.... In the African nation of Zimbabwe last week widespread street demonstrations against the high price of fuel said to be the highest in all of Africa lead to a government crackdown with live ammunition.... Meanwhile...
  • China’s 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low

    01/20/2019 9:38:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 20, 2019 | Joe McDonald
    China’s 2018 economic growth fell to a three-decade low, adding to pressure on Beijing to settle a tariff war with Washington. The world’s second-largest economy expanded by 6.6 percent over a year earlier, down from 2017′s 6.9 percent, official data showed Monday. Growth in the three months ending in December dipped to 6.4 percent — the lowest quarterly level since the 2008 global crisis — from the previous quarter’s 6.5 percent. Communist leaders are trying to steer China to slower, more self-sustaining growth based on consumer spending instead of trade and investment. But the deceleration has been sharper than expected,...
  • WW3 fears grow as US report claims China is a threat to Asian security as military expands

    01/20/2019 6:24:18 PM PST · by cba123 · 25 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Published 17th January 2019 | By Matt Drake
    CHINA is a potent threat to security in Asia as it rapidly expands and modernises its terrifying military, according to a shock US Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) report. -- A 140-page report called “China Military Power: Modernising a Force to Fight and Win” claims the ongoing tension over Taiwan is a major reason for China’s huge investment in its military. -- Please see full article at the link. Pretty good, pretty long article.
  • A great shaking[charismatic caucus]

    01/20/2019 1:34:13 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    A GREAT SHAKING IS ABOUT TO OCCUR TO OPEN ALL EYES I see The Lord Jesus standing in the courts with a Scroll in His left hand and a standard or sceptor in His right hand , and I hear Him saying " What I AM about to do will shake the hearts of all mankind and open their eyes to their True Lord God And Savior for The Earth is about to shudder as its Axis is altered changing it's coarse and balance . So watch now as even your days and nights shall be adjusted from where they...
  • Meng Hongwei: Wife of ex-Interpol chief seeks France asylum

    01/20/2019 1:08:44 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | January 18, 2019
    The wife of Meng Hongwei, the Interpol president held in China since September, has sought asylum in France for herself and her twin children. Grace Meng and the seven-year-olds live in Lyon, the international police agency's headquarters. Meng Hongwei disappeared during a visit to China. In October the Chinese authorities said Mr Meng was being investigated over suspected bribe-taking. His wife and children are under police protection, having received threats. Quoted by France Inter radio on Friday, she said, "I fear they will kidnap me."
  • Tech execs are telling Cramer behind closed doors that they support Trump's hardline trade policy...

    01/18/2019 6:05:41 PM PST · by cba123 · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published 6:57 PM ET Mon, 14 Jan 2019 Updated 7:07 PM ET Mon, 14 Jan 2019 CNBC.com | Elizabeth Gurdus
    Technology executives are telling Jim Cramer off camera that they support the Trump administration's hawkish approach to trade with China, the CNBC host says. The "Mad Money" host lists the pro-trade-war arguments he's hearing. "If we're ever going to do anything about China, this is the perfect time," he says. -- Technology executives are telling CNBC's Jim Cramer that they're willing to endure short-term pain from the U.S.-China trade war in favor of the long-term payoff. "When I went out to San Francisco last week, I heard the same thing from a surprising number of people in the tech industry...
  • China Grew Cotton Plants on the Moon. They Died in the Darkness and the Cold

    01/18/2019 4:48:35 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 59 replies
    Discover Magazine ^ | January 18, 2019 | Chelsea Gohd
    Earlier this month, an experiment on China’s Chang’e 4 lander got cotton plants to sprout on the moon for the first time. Well, they’re already dead.
  • Bye Bye Trade War? China Plans $1 Trillion Buying Spree to Reduce US Trade Deficit

    01/18/2019 1:56:00 PM PST · by dynoman · 93 replies
    ccn.com ^ | 1-18-19 | Sam Bourgi
    China Proposes Six-Year Buying Spree Citing sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported Friday that China has offered to significantly boost its purchase of U.S. goods over a six-year period in an effort to re-balance trade between the two superpowers. By increasing its annual imports from the United States, Beijing would reduce its trade surplus to zero by 2024. That would require a spending boost of more than $1 trillion.
  • Exclusive: U.S. pushing for regular review of China trade, reform progress

    01/18/2019 1:51:34 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 18, 2019 / 12:30 PM / Updated 2 hours ago | Michael Martina, Chris Prentice
    BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is pushing for regular reviews of China’s progress on pledged trade reforms as a condition for a trade deal - and could again resort to tariffs if it deems Beijing has violated the agreement, according to sources briefed on negotiations to end the trade war between the two nations. A continuing threat of tariffs hanging over commerce between the world’s two largest economies would mean a deal would not end the risk of investing in businesses or assets that have been impacted by the trade war. “The threat of tariffs is not going away,...
  • Why is China blurring men's ears?

    01/18/2019 11:17:36 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 5:52 AM ET, Fri January 18, 2019 | Joshua Berlinger and Nanlin Fang
    (CNN) Chinese TV personality Jing Boran has something on his ear that authorities don't want you to see. In the latest episode of the popular Chinese reality TV show "I, Actor," the young star's face is digitally altered to blur out his earrings. Jing, who held lead roles in Chinese box office hits "Monster Hunt" and "Time Raiders," is not the only victim of the alleged "earring ban." Images circulating on Weibo, China's version of Twitter, show several other young male stars with blurred circles on their ears. It's unclear if Chinese regulators have issued a specific directive barring men...
  • Even if there wasn't a trade war, China would still be in crisis

    01/18/2019 7:29:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/18/2019 | Rick Moran
    The Chinese economic crisis has been a below-the-radar story for more than a year as the once mighty Chinese economy is in free fall. The trade war with the United States certainly hasn't helped matters, but the crisis in the Chinese economy predates the tit-for-tat tariffs the two sides have imposed on each other. Bloomberg: Once again, the world's investors are turning their worried gaze toward China.  And for good reason.  Economic growth in the third quarter sank to 6.5 percent, the slowest pace since the depths of the global financial crisis in 2009.  Car purchases fell last year for the first time...
  • Asia tech bosses fear a US-China cold war splitting global market

    01/18/2019 3:04:15 AM PST · by cba123 · 4 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | January 17, 2019 | CK TAN and KENTARO IWAMOTO, Nikkei staff writers
    SINGAPORE -- The global economy faces "very serious disruption" from the escalating US-China trade war, business leaders have warned, as the U.S. renews allegations of trade theft against Huawei Technologies and lawmakers move to ban chip sales to key Chinese companies. (Please see link for full article)
  • Asia stocks advance on U.S.-China trade relief

    01/17/2019 9:27:14 PM PST · by blueplum · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 17 Jan 2019 | Shinichi Saoshiro
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks advanced on Friday as a report of progress in U.S.-China trade talks stirred hopes of a deal in their tariff dispute and supported risk sentiment. {snip} “China seems to be running low on options, while the United States would also want to avoid a prolonged conflict given the negative consequences on its markets and the economy,” Monji said. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will visit the United States on Jan. 30 and 31 for the latest round of trade talks aimed at resolving the dispute between the world’s two largest economies. In December, Washington and...
  • ANALYSIS: US intelligence highlights Chinese airpower progress

    01/17/2019 5:30:31 AM PST · by Freeport · 4 replies
    FlightGlobal ^ | 17 January, 2019 | Greg Waldron
    A new report by the US Defense Intelligence Agency highlights Beijing’s continued development of airpower capabilities. The unclassified report draws on public sources to discuss the full spectrum of Chinese military capabilities, from land forces to space and cyber capabilities. It also underlines the airpower developments that are of specific interest to Washington. “The People’s Liberation Army Air Force [PLAAF] is closing the gap with Western air forces across a broad spectrum of capabilities, such as aircraft performance, command and control, and electronic warfare,” it says. The PLAAF’s role has evolved from one of protecting China’s population centres and industrial...
  • DIA report says China pulling ahead of U.S. in key weapons technologies

    01/16/2019 3:55:24 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 33 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 1/16/19 | USA Features
    A new unclassified report by the Defense Intelligence Agency is warning of technological gains against the U.S. military that include pulling ahead of the Pentagon in the development of key weapons systems, particularly China. “China is building a robust, lethal force with capabilities spanning the air, maritime, space and information domains which will enable China to impose its will in the region,” wrote DIA Director Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, in a preface to the report. In a briefing to reporters at the Defense Department on Tuesday, a senior Pentagon official said that in terms of ballistic and cruise missile technology,”...
  • Huawei Technologies Linked to Chinese Communist Party, Intelligence Services

    01/16/2019 2:48:17 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 16, 2019 5:00 am | Bill Gertz
    Huawei Technologies, the global telecommunications giant at the center of an international diplomatic battle, is a major target in the Trump administration's campaign to halt China's theft of American technology. U.S. intelligence agencies have linked the company to both the Chinese military and civilian intelligence services and the Justice Department is now seeking to prosecute the company's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, for violating American sanctions law. Meng, also known as Cathy Meng and Sabrina Meng, is wanted by the FBI for her role in a scheme to illicitly move hundreds of millions of dollars for Iran through a Huawei...
  • China is losing the trade war in nearly every way.

    01/16/2019 8:00:32 AM PST · by dynoman · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1-14-19 | Kenneth Rapoza
    China is still the world’s No. 2 economy and is still the monster of emerging markets, but regardless of those bonafides, Xi Jinping’s country is losing the trade war in nearly every way imaginable.