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  • China Slams Deployment Of U.S. Aircraft Carrier To South China Sea

    02/22/2017 10:00:19 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-22-2017 | Kristina Wong
    On Tuesday, China slammed the United States’ deployment of an aircraft carrier to conduct “routine operations” in the South China Sea, calling it a pretense to undermine its sovereignty. “China always respects the freedom of navigation and overflight all littoral countries enjoy under international law,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a daily news briefing, according to Reuters. “But we are consistently opposed to relevant countries threatening and damaging the sovereignty and security of littoral countries under the flag of freedom of navigation and overflight,” Geng said. “We hope relevant countries can do more to safeguard regional peace...
  • Exclusive: China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles - U.S. officials

    02/22/2017 6:45:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 22, 2017 | Idrees Ali
    China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, has nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters. The development is likely to raise questions about whether and how the United States will respond, given its vows to take a tough line on China in the South China Sea. China claims almost all the waters, which carry a third of the world's maritime traffic. Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims. Trump's administration has called China's...
  • Trump is now losing his offensive momentum

    02/20/2017 9:06:05 PM PST · by granada · 54 replies
    The Globe Times, China ^ | 2017/2/20 23:48:39 | The Globe Times
    Monday marks the end of US President Donald Trump's first month in office. US mainstream media spared no efforts in satirizing and criticizing him. The latest Gallup poll released Saturday local time shows that Trump only had a 40 percent approval rating, 21 percentage points below the average rating for presidents in their first month in office. Trump said that "any negative poll is fake news," but analysts believe he does care about the results. Trump's first month in the Oval Office can only be described as bumpy. He is now losing his offensive momentum and is entering the stalemate...
  • The River of Life flows from Grace not works[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/20/2017 2:28:16 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 2-17-17 | Jedediah
    My River flows for you my children and not by any works of your hands but it is by my Grace , if nothing else was done by you " Behold I AM complete in my sacrifice for all " ,therefore die to self and just allow Me to be your first fruit in and through all for I AM your very breath and spirit ! Now just abide in Me " The Vine" and allow Me to love on you where you are right now by just releasing your yoke of works to Me for I AM your Glory...
  • US Aircraft Carrier Group Begins "Routine" Patrols In Disputed South China Sea

    02/19/2017 9:07:28 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-19-2017 | Tyler Durden
    Threatening to destabilize the tentative improvement in Sino-US relations achieved in recent days following Trump's recent concession over the "One China" policy, was the US deployment of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) to the disputed waters of the South China Sea on Saturday as part of maritime "routine operations", according to an announcement posted on the Vinson's Facebook page. Sailing with the 97,000-ton Vinson is the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer, the Navy said in a statement. The Vinson carries a flight group of more than 60 aircraft, including F/A-18 jet fighters. The deployment comes just one...
  • China suspends North Korean coal imports, striking at regime’s financial lifeline

    02/18/2017 3:24:57 PM PST · by NRx · 44 replies
    WaPo ^ | 02-18-2017 | Simon Denyer
    BEIJING — China will suspend all imports of coal from North Korea until the end of the year, the Commerce Ministry announced Saturday, in a surprise move that would cut off a major financial lifeline for Pyongyang and significantly enhance the effectiveness of U.N. sanctions. Coal is North Korea’s largest export item, and also China’s greatest point of leverage over the regime. The ministry said the ban would come into force Sunday and be effective until Dec. 31. China said the move was designed to implement November’s United Nations Security Council resolution that tightened sanctions against the regime in the...
  • UCSD Students Protest Dalai Lama Speech,Claim Violates Schools Values of Respect, Tolerance...

    02/18/2017 10:06:41 AM PST · by davikkm · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | TOM CICCOTTA
    Students at the University of California, San Diego are protesting an upcoming speech by the Dalai Lama on the grounds that he is an “oppressive figure threatening to divide a unified China.” According to a report from Quartz Magazine, an offshoot of The Atlantic, students at the University of California, San Diego are concerned about an upcoming visit from the Dalai Lama, who they consider to be a threat to the Communist Party of the People’s Republic of China.
  • Power Company Sends Fire-Spewing Drone to Burn Trash Off High-Voltage Wires (with great pictures)

    02/17/2017 7:16:08 PM PST · by Strac6 · 22 replies
    What happens when your power lines get all kinds of trash hanging from them and it’s not safe to send up a human? In Xiangyang, China, you send in the drones. pecifically, the drones that shoot fire. Just in case you were worried that the robot uprising was delayed, fear no more. It appears to be right on time, as these fire-spewing drones are sent to burn off trash that gets stuck on high-voltage wires. The drones are being used by an electric power maintenance company in China to get rid of plastic bags and other debris that get caught...
  • The Water, The Spirit and The Blood !

    02/17/2017 8:12:12 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Holy Spirit,Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-17-17 | Bible , jedediah
    Your soreness is a sign of spirit loss , so come drinking my Spirit "For I AM refreshing", and renewal "IS" yours for the taking when you learn to just receive ! So Take on Me through receiving deep within My Blood as your water and My bread as your food for as you truly fast the Earth I shall "restore' all that has been lost and stolen from you for I and The Father work "As One" . "So just agree with Me and all shall be restored to you " as I ( (( Rise Up )) )...
  • UC San Diego Students Protest Visit by ‘Oppressive and Offensive’ Dalai Lama

    02/16/2017 9:45:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Heat Street ^ | February 16, 2017 | Kieran Corcoran
    Students at the University of California, San Diego are protesting an upcoming visit by the Dalai Lama – claiming the Tibetan leader is “oppressive”. Chinese students are leading objections to the event, which will see the Dalai Lama give a commencement speech on graduation day. They have claimed that his presence is offensive because of his campaign to make Tibet more independent – contrary to the Communist government’s position that Tibet is a region of China under their control.
  • Morbidly Obese Chinese Man Needs 16 Workers to Help Him After Falling on the Sidewalk

    02/15/2017 4:40:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NEXTSHARK ^ | February 14, 2017 | Ryan General
    A morbidly obese man recently created a massive commotion in the middle of a busy sidewalk in China after accidentally slipping and falling on his butt. Due to his obesity, it has been difficult for him to land a job. As a result, he has been unemployed and has spent his time just playing computer games at home. His parents have been searching for a weight loss solution over the years, bringing him to hospitals and health specialists. So far, none of what they’ve tried has worked. When Xiao Huang reached his heaviest at over 485 lbs, his parents decided...
  • China warns U.S. against fresh naval patrols in South China Sea

    02/15/2017 8:50:06 AM PST · by Signalman · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/15/2017 | Reuters
    China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday warned Washington against challenging its sovereignty, responding to reports the United States was planning fresh naval patrols in the disputed South China Sea. On Sunday, the Navy Times reported that U.S. Navy and Pacific Command leaders were considering freedom of navigation patrols in the busy waterway by the San Diego-based Carl Vinson carrier strike group, citing unnamed defense officials. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said tension in the South China Sea had stabilized due to the hard work between China and Southeast Asia countries, and urged foreign nations including the U.S. to respect this.
  • The Insane Rubbish of Hussein Ibish

    03/27/2003 5:47:27 AM PST · by bedolido · 4 replies · 171+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 3/27/03 | bedolido
    If the current excuse for an anti-war movement has proven anything, it's that preaching "Death to America" makes for strange bedfellows. Attend any "peace" rally, whether in San Francisco, London or Madrid, and you'll be struck by the seamless melding of what were once wildly divergent causes. Anti-globalization zealots no longer favor bandanas or baseball caps but Palestinian kaffiyehs. Neo-communists and atheists alike revel in guttural chants of "Allahu Akhbar" (Allah is great). And Muslim fundamentalists march brashly in step with homosexuals, feminists, and socialists. With their message becoming increasingly popular in Europe and the United States, all today's fledgling...
  • U.N. official: Nations failing refugees

    06/27/2005 7:07:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 309+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 6/27/05 | Nick Wadhams - AP
    UNITED NATIONS - The world's governments are failing refugees, especially in Africa, where a lack of funding has led to family violence and a host of other problems, the top U.N. refugee official said Monday. Antonio Guterres, the new U.N. high commissioner for refugees, told reporters there were a range of crises that deserve attention - from displaced Uzbeks and North Koreans to Iranians and the Palestinians - but it's Africa where the refugees' plight is most dire. "Almost all if not all our operations in Africa are underfunded, and in some circumstances extremely underfunded," Guterres said. "In many of...
  • China Just Made VPNs Illegal

    02/11/2017 8:20:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Engadget ^ | 1/23 | Jessica Conditt
    The Great Firewall just got more impenetrable.Chinese authorities block access to big-name websites such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and numerous others, and to thwart these restrictions, many residents on the mainland use virtual private networks. Starting this week, that could be a crime. Use of VPNs and special cable connections in China must now be approved by the government, essentially making these services illegal in the country. China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the new rules on Sunday, as reported by the South China Morning Post. Calling it a "clean-up" of the country's internet connections, the Ministry said...
  • Chinese Man Trapped in India Goes Home After 50 Years

    02/11/2017 11:24:31 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    A Chinese man who was trapped in India for more than 50 years has finally been reunited with his family. The BBC had reported how Wang Qi, an army surveyor who says he accidentally crossed into India in 1963, had not been given the necessary documents to leave the country. Following the report, he was visited by Chinese diplomats, who told him efforts were being made to take him back. Mr Wang was met by family members when his flight landed in Beijing. Later, in his home city of Xianyang, crowds met him with banners reading "Welcome home, soldier, it's...
  • Tillerson Played Key Role In Trump's "One China" Shift

    02/10/2017 10:15:07 PM PST · by zeestephen · 26 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 10 February 2017
    President Donald Trump's acceptance of Beijing's demand that he re-commit to a "one China" policy was heavily influenced by his new top diplomat, who argued behind the scenes that relations would remain on hold until Trump cleared up doubts about a longtime bedrock of U.S.-China ties, officials said.
  • Trump Foreign Policy Quickly Loses Its Sharp Edge

    02/10/2017 10:05:26 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 10, 2017 | MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON — When President Trump took a phone call from the leader of Taiwan in December and asserted that the United States might no longer be bound by the “One China” policy, his defenders hailed it as a show of strength — the latest delicate issue on which Mr. Trump was willing to challenge decades of diplomatic orthodoxy. On Thursday evening, Mr. Trump fell back into line. In a call with President Xi Jinping of China, he pledged fealty to One China, a 44-year-old policy under which the United States recognized a single Chinese government in Beijing and severed its...
  • China Will Soon Collect and Store Foreigners’ Fingerprints upon Entry

    02/10/2017 2:15:50 AM PST · by davikkm · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | EDWIN MORA
    China is expected to soon require all foreigners ages 14 to 70 to provide their fingerprints upon entering the communist country, a move allegedly aimed at strengthening national security. In a statement, China’s Ministry of Public Security revealed that “the information would then be stored for official use, the statement said. It did not elaborate on whether the information would be shared across ministries and other government agencies,” reports the South China Morning Post. “Storing biological identification information of people entering and leaving borders is an important border control measure, and many countries have started to implement the regulation,” also...
  • Donald Trump agrees to support 'One China' policy in Xi Jinping call

    02/09/2017 9:41:23 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 48 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 9, 2017 | Tom Phillips
    Donald Trump has held his first telephone conversation with the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, since entering the White House, telling the Communist party leader he will not challenge Beijing by upending longstanding US policy towards Taiwan. In a statement the White House said the leaders of the world’s two largest economies had held a “lengthy” and “extremely cordial” telephone call on Thursday evening in which “numerous topics” were discussed. “President Trump agreed, at the request of President Xi, to honor our ‘One China’ policy,” the White House said, referring to a diplomatic understanding by which Washington does not challenge China’s...
  • Students recreate 5,000-year-old Chinese beer recipe

    02/09/2017 9:11:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    phys.org ^ | February 8, 2017 | Alex Shashkevich
    Liu, together with doctoral candidate Jiajing Wang and a group of other experts, discovered the 5,000-year-old beer recipe by studying the residue on the inner walls of pottery vessels found in an excavated site in northeast China. The research, which was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, provided the earliest evidence of beer production in China so far. The ancient Chinese made beer mainly with cereal grains, including millet and barley, as well as with Job's tears, a type of grass in Asia, according to the research. Traces of yam and lily root parts also appeared in...
  • Oprah sells painting for $196 million [Greedy 1%er]

    02/09/2017 1:30:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies
    Nine.com ^ | Bree Player
    ....., according to Bloomberg, she sold a painting by Gustav Klimt for $196 million to an unnamed Chinese buyer.... ....Oprah purchased the painting at a Christie’s auction in 2006 for $115 million....
  • U.S. considers Zumwalt for possible deployment near S. Korea

    02/07/2017 5:56:11 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/02/06
    U.S. considers Zumwalt for possible deployment near S. Korea 2017/02/06 SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- The chief of the U.S. Pacific Command said last month that the Navy's newest Zumwalt destroyer could be deployed near South Korea to deter North Korean aggression, the defense ministry said Monday. In a meeting with South Korean lawmakers last month in Hawaii, Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Command brought forth the idea of having the country's largest missile destroyer operating near the resort island of Jeju or Jinhae, 410 kilometers south of Seoul, the Ministry of National Defense confirmed....
  • China Unveils New Ballistic Missile Capable Of Hitting Taiwan, US Bases In Asia

    02/06/2017 10:53:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/06/2017
    Two weeks after China allegedly unveiled a new ICBM system "in response to Trump's provocative remarks", a report which however was subsequently denied by Chinese officials, China had no qualms about revealing another highly accurate ballistic missile in recent Rocket Force drills, which is capable of threatening not only Taiwan and the contested South China Sea islands, but also U.S. and Japanese bases in Asia.As AP reports, the medium-range DF-16 featured in a video posted last week on the Defense Ministry's website showing the missiles aboard their 10-wheeled mobile launch vehicles being deployed in deep forest during exercises over...
  • Jesus forcast for you[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/06/2017 9:42:32 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-6-17 | Jesus the author of our faith
    You are my children so come spend time with me for now as you enter into worship welcoming in My Spirit of Grace truly Heaven shall open and my angelic army abound around you for you are My holy place as I live in and with you as one abiding together . Allow me to show, yes reveal to you that which are mysteries to others yet make I it known to you for you are my Gideons and we are about to take on a great victory over darkness and this is why my presence in you is expanding...
  • China lashes out at Mattis remarks on islands

    02/04/2017 7:39:33 AM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    AP/Stars & Stripes ^ | February 4, 2017 | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
    BEIJING — The U.S. is putting regional stability in East Asia at risk, a Chinese spokesman said Saturday following remarks by President Donald Trump's defense secretary that a U.S. commitment to defend Japanese territory applies to an island group that China claims. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang on Saturday called on the U.S. to avoid discussion of the issue and reasserted China's claim of sovereignty over the tiny uninhabited islands, known in Japanese as the Senkaku and Chinese as Diaoyu. The 1960 U.S.-Japan treaty is "a product of the Cold War, which should not impair China's territorial sovereignty and...
  • Chinese official says U.S. should stop using Dalai Lama to stir up trouble(Trump opens another front

    02/03/2017 11:59:03 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Japan Times ^ | FEB 4, 2017
    Chinese official says U.S. should stop using Dalai Lama to stir up trouble REUTERS BEIJING – The United States should stop using the Dalai Lama to create trouble for China, a senior Chinese official in charge of Tibet affairs told an influential state-run newspaper. The U.S. is damaging ties with China, said Zhu Weiqun, head of the ethnic and religious affairs committee of the top advisory body to China’s parliament, according to the Global Times. The Global Times, a tabloid known for writing strongly worded, hawkish and nationalist editorials, is published by the Communist Party’s flagship paper. In response to...
  • UN Whistleblower: UN Gave Names of Dissidents to Communist China

    02/03/2017 9:53:02 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 February 2017 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations “human rights” apparatus is being accused of, among other abuses, handing to the Communist Chinese dictatorship the names of activists who were set to expose the regime's crimes at a UN review of China's record. One of the dissidents in question ultimately died in detention. At least several other Chinese dissidents whose identities were reportedly provided to the regime by UN officials were also detained ahead of their trips to Geneva, according to reports. And then, making matters worse, the UN “human rights” leadership appears to have retaliated against the UN whistleblower who finally exposed and stopped...
  • This Won't End Well - China Skyscraper Edition Zero Hedge

    02/03/2017 5:03:41 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 31 January 2017 | Tyler Durden
    China has been on a skyscraper-building boom for years, but, we suspect, 2016 may have seen the mal-investment boom jump the shark. As Goldman Sachs illustrates in the following chart, China was head, shoulders, knees, and toes above the aggregate of the rest of the world in terms of skyscraper completions in 2016...
  • Winning over China: Trump's 5 year old granddaughter sings New Year Greeting in Mandarin

    02/03/2017 1:16:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02/03/2017 | By SIMON HOLMES and CHRIS SPARGO
    Winning over China: Donald Trump's five-year-old granddaughter becomes 'friendship messenger' after video for her singing in Mandarin takes the country by storm Ivanka Trump attended a lunar new year party at the Chinese Embassy in Washington DCShe went with her daughter Arabella as the guest of China's ambassador to the United States, Cui TiankaiIvanka posted a new video of Arabella performing a song in Mandarin on Thursday to her Instagram page The 5-year-old started learning Mandarin when she was just 18 months oldSome web users praised the Trump family for the idea while others said they wanted a greeting...
  • China’s two child policy starting to have some impact (but not enough)

    02/03/2017 3:05:04 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | February 3, 2017 | Marcus Roberts
    If you have been an avid reader of our blog over the last couple of years (and if you haven’t been, why not?) then you will have heard about the scrapping of the one-child policy in China and its replacement with the two-child policy. Although the one-child policy was barbaric, leading to invasions of privacy, barbaric treatment of pregnant women, fines, forced abortions and infanticide and death of women, (we’ve talked about all of these here before), the policy was not relaxed due to any concerns about its morality. Instead, the Chinese government is worried that its 35 year...
  • On Earth as it is in Heaven[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/03/2017 9:02:42 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible,The joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-3-17 | Holy Spirit
    My orchestra is about to perform its final symphony for as My kingdom has arrived in you now it is time to place My presence upon you My Bride as I did upon Adam and Eve in the garden for truly now you are more than just a garden for you bear the fruit of My Spirit as My Tree of Life for others and so now through you they shall drink in My Living Waters as the woman at the well. Prepare yourself for now My Presence upon you shall be Heaven on Earth . Matthew 6:10 10 Thy...
  • BY MY SPIRIT[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2017 12:36:23 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-17 | Holy Spirit
    My corpuscles are the youth of your future endeavors in me therefore as you receive communion by My Spirit and declare it in tongues truly I shall overcome the arsenals and attempts of the enemy to thwart My Will in you for you do not work for flesh and blood or a church Made out of Stone nor a shepherd born into sin but it is My Righteousness that saves you in an eternal manner not mankind or a shepherd’s staff and your True charity is to merely do My Will for in these footprints of obedience is where we...
  • UPDATE 1-China-Mexico tie-up to invest $200 mln in Mexican auto plant

    02/02/2017 12:31:08 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/1/17
    Feb 1 A Chinese-Mexican tie-up on Wednesday unveiled plans to invest over $200 million in a Mexican car plant in a welcome sign of confidence even as threats from U.S. President Donald Trump have paralyzed investment plans by U.S. companies. Mexico's Giant Motors and China's Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC Motor), along with distributor Chori Company Limited, will invest more than 4.4 billion pesos ($212.46 million) in an existing plant to build SUVs in the central state of Hidalgo, state governor Omar Fayad told a news conference. Up to 10,000 vehicles could be produced at the plant within the next four...
  • "Death By China" Film Exposes Suicidal U.S. Policy

    02/02/2017 8:18:20 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 February 2017 | Alex Newman
    America is facing an existential threat that has potentially catastrophic military, economic, political, and national security implications. That threat is the U.S. “trade relationship” with the regime ruling Communist China, a suicidal pact engineered by globalist schemers in Washington, D.C., and New York and by power-hungry Chinese Communist schemers in Beijing. According to the film Death By China: How America Lost Its Manufacturing Base, directed by economist Peter Navarro, it is one of the “most urgent problems facing America.” And even that may be understating it. Without action, it could literally be the death of America as it has been...
  • Chinese billionaire Xiao Jianhua abducted from Hong Kong hotel – reports

    01/31/2017 8:19:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    the guardian ^ | Tuesday 31 January 2017 21.45 EST | Benjamin Haas
    A billionaire with links to the family of Xi Jinping was reportedly taken from his apartment in the Four Seasons in Hong Kong by Chinese police and taken to the mainland. Xiao Jianhua, one of China’s richest men, is currently in police custody on the mainland, the Financial Times and New York Times reported. He may be assisting with a graft investigation, part of the Chinese president’s sweeping campaign that critics say is more about consolidating power than tackling corruption. If Chinese police were involved in Xiao’s abduction from Hong Kong, it would appear to violate the former British colony’s...
  • Why China and Russia Fear America's New Ford-Class Aircraft Carriers

    01/29/2017 11:01:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The National Interest ^ | January 29, 2017 | Kyle Mizokami
    In 2009, the U.S. Navy finally began construction of the first new type of aircraft carrier in nearly thirty-five years. Named after former president and naval aviator Gerald R. Ford, the USS Ford fully takes the nuclear supercarrier into the twenty-first century. The technological innovations built into the new ship, while causing the inevitable delays involved in building a first-in-class vessel, will keep the Navy’s unique fleet of super flattops the largest and most advanced in the world for the foreseeable future. USS Ford follows in the steps of the highly successful Nimitz-class carriers. Construction began in 2009 at Huntington...
  • Make the Best Out of the Year of Rooster

    01/28/2017 8:38:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2017 | Helen Raleigh
    By now, many people in the West have long recovered from their New Year's Eve hangovers. But for many people in East Asia, especially in China, the real new year just arrived and the most significant new year celebrations just started.  Of course, I'm referring to the Chinese New Year. The date of Chinese New Year is determined by a traditional Chinese lunar calendar, which is based on the lunar cycles, aka the phases of the moon.  Like many things in China, the lunar calendar has been around for a long time (I'm talking about thousands of years). Traditional Chinese...
  • Video: ROC Navy - Taiwan Future Guided Missile Destroyer Revealed

    01/26/2017 11:21:18 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 26 January 2017
    Taiwan's National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) released an animation video showing the future guided-missile destroyer project for the Republic of China (Taiwan) Navy (ROC Navy) in combat. Renderings of this new project surfaced in June last year (as we reported). This new destroyer project is in line with Taiwan's new naval acquisition plan which was unveiled in late 2015. The new plan called for four new destroyers (among other vessels). ROC Navy Future Destroyer DDG Taiwan NCSIST CGI of the new DDG Project for the ROC Navy. It appears to share some similarities with the DDG 51...
  • Trump shifting power from Wall Street to Main Street

    01/26/2017 8:42:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Joplin Globe ^ | January 26, 2017 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS — One of President Donald Trump’s first orders of business on his first Monday in office was to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal with Asian nations that would have shipped American jobs overseas and dragged down the global value of labor to the benefit of Wall Street oligarchs. The move suggests that this administration is prioritizing the interests of the American worker over the containment of China. The TPP deal was supposed to be a twofold victory for the military-industrial complex: It would have implanted American interests in China’s backyard while increasing profits for Wall Street. One only needs...
  • Alibaba’s One-Million-Job Initiative: A Sign of China’s Economic Slowdown?

    01/25/2017 9:32:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Yibada ^ | January 25, 2017 | Manny Salvacion
    Earlier this month, Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma made a promise to create one million jobs in the U.S. during a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. Michael Evans, Alibaba president, said that the template for this effort is Alibaba's dealings with 10 million small businesses in China. The idea is to link small businesses in the U.S. with Chinese online buyers. "We understand the power of connecting small businesses to consumers--in this case, new consumers for their products--and the leverage that gives the small business to hire more people," Evans said. "For the next five years, it's going...
  • Hong Kong to return Singapore's seized troop carriers, easing tensions

    01/25/2017 3:08:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 24, 2017 | Anshuman Daga
    Hong Kong said on Tuesday it would release the nine Singaporean armored vehicles it seized in November on their way home from military exercises in Taiwan, easing tensions between China and Singapore. After the troop carriers had been seized, Beijing, which regained sovereignty over the former British colony of Hong Kong in 1997, warned countries against maintaining military ties with Taiwan, which it views as a wayward province. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote to Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying requesting the return of the carriers, and Hong Kong said it would handle the matter in accordance with...
  • The Pivot to Asia Was Obama’s Biggest Mistake

    01/24/2017 10:37:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | January 21, 2017 | John Ford
    “The pivot failed to achieve key goals in Asia while inattention made matters worse in Europe and the Middle East.”It is impossible to know what a president’s foreign policy legacy will be until long after they have left office. But there is good reason to believe that the “pivot to Asia” will come to be seen as President Barack Obama’s greatest foreign policy mistake. Obama once referred to himself as the first Pacific president and the pivot is touted by Obama’s defenders as a great success that properly rebalanced America’s foreign policy focus away from costly interventions in the Middle...
  • Chinese Warships In Persian Gulf For First Time Since 2010

    01/24/2017 7:35:52 PM PST · by BBell · 10 replies
    http://www.zerohedge.com ^ | 1/24/17 | Tyler Durden
    In a deployment not seen in seven years, three Chinese warships including a guided-missile destroyer warship embarked on a tour of Gulf Arab states for the first time since 2010 in what al Arabiya has called Beijing's "desire to play a bigger role on the global stage."The three Chinese vessels arrived in Qatar’s capital Doha on Saturday following a visit to the Saudi port city of Jeddah, according to Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. While China’s navy regularly tours the world and its ships patrol off the coasts of Yemen and Somalia as part of international anti-piracy operations, such visits to...
  • China reportedly deploys ICBMs near Russia’s border

    01/24/2017 8:50:26 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 43 replies
    R T News ^ | 1-24-2017 | staff
    Beijing has deployed advanced Dongfeng-41 ICBMs in Heilongjiang Province, which borders Russia, according to reports based on images, possibly leaked to coincide with Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president. “Pictures of China's Dongfeng-41 ballistic missile were exposed on Chinese mainland websites,” the Global Times said citing reports in “some Hong Kong and Taiwan media.” Russian news agencies identified one of them as the Apple Daily, a Hong Kong-based tabloid-style resource. “It was revealed that the pictures were taken in Heilongjiang Province. Military analysts believe that this is perhaps the second Dongfeng-41 strategic missile brigade and it should be deployed in...
  • China Reportedly Deploys ICBMs Near Russia’s Border

    01/24/2017 8:45:18 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    RT ^ | 01/24/17
    Beijing has deployed advanced Dongfeng-41 ICBMs in Heilongjiang Province, which borders Russia, according to reports based on images, possibly leaked to coincide with Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president. “Pictures of China's Dongfeng-41 ballistic missile were exposed on Chinese mainland websites,” the Global Times said citing reports in “some Hong Kong and Taiwan media.” Russian news agencies identified one of them as the Apple Daily, a Hong Kong-based tabloid-style resource. “It was revealed that the pictures were taken in Heilongjiang Province. Military analysts believe that this is perhaps the second Dongfeng-41 strategic missile brigade and it should be deployed in...
  • China Tells US To "Act And Speak Cautiously" In Response To Spicer "Threat" Over South China Sea

    01/24/2017 6:48:12 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-24-2017 | Tyler Durden
    January 24, 2017 The latest diplomatic spat between the US and China erupted overnight, when China said on Tuesday it had "irrefutable" sovereignty over disputed islands in the South China Sea after White House spokesman Sean Spicer vowed to defend "international territories" in the strategic waterway. Spicer's first official comments on Monday signaled a sharp departure from years of cautious U.S. handling of China's assertive pursuit of territorial claims in Asia. "The U.S. is going to make sure that we protect our interests there," Spicer said when asked if Trump agreed with comments by his secretary of state nominee, Rex...
  • U.S. says will prevent China taking over territory in international waters

    01/23/2017 2:20:49 PM PST · by Mariner · 81 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 23rd, 2017 | by David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick
    The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South China Sea, something Chinese state media has said would require Washington to "wage war." "I think the U.S. is going to make sure that we protect our interests there," White House spokesman Sean Spicer told a news briefing. "It’s a question of if those islands are in fact in international waters and not part of China proper, then yeah, we’re going to make sure that we defend international territories from being taken...
  • China, Philippines agree to cooperate on 30 projects worth $3.7 billion

    01/23/2017 9:17:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 23, 2017 | Benjamin Kang Lim
    China has agreed to cooperate with the Philippines on 30 projects worth $3.7 billion focusing on poverty reduction, the two countries said after a meeting in Beijing on Monday. Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng announced the deals without giving details, saying it was an "initial batch" of projects that still needed to be finalised and paperwork still needed to be processed by the banks involved.
  • Jack Ma Accuses The US Of Spending $14 Trillion On War Instead Of Its People

    01/23/2017 1:26:44 AM PST · by vannrox · 31 replies
    zero hedge ^ | Jan 22, 2017 8:18 PM | Tyler Durden
    In a CNBC clip, which slipped between the cracks last week,  Alibaba founder Jack Ma, who has been busy trying to get into Donald Trump's "circle of trust", spoke in Davos and blamed the problems of the United States on the United States itself, as a country which has spent trillions of dollars to wage war, instead of investing in infrastructure and its own people.Asked by Andrew Ross Sorkin about Trump's decision to impose new tariffs on Chinese imports to protect domestic American manufacturers, Ma said blaming China for any economic issues in the U.S. is misguided. If America...