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  • How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction Argument

    01/19/2017 9:32:03 AM PST · by AdmSmith · 13 replies
    http://gking.harvard.edu/files/gking/files/50c.pdf ^ | 14JAN2017 | Gary King, Jennifer Pan, Margaret E. Roberts
    The Chinese government has long been suspected of hiring as many as 2,000,000 people to surreptitiously insert huge numbers of pseudonymous and other deceptive writings into the stream of real social media posts, as if they were the genuine opinions of ordinary people. Many academics, and most journalists and activists, claim that these so-called “50c party” posts vociferously argue for the government’s side in political and policy debates. As we show, this is also true of the vast majority of posts openly accused on social media of being 50c. Yet, almost no systematic empirical evidence exists for this claim, or,...
  • My story is an American story, says Nikki Haley at confirmation hearing

    01/19/2017 8:14:05 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Thursday, January 19, 2017 | Agencies
    If confirmed by the US Senate, Haley, 44, would be the first Indian-American to serve in a Cabinet-level position in any presidential administration. "My story is an American story", Indian American Nikki Haley said as she shared her experience of growing up in the United States and challenges faced by her family over the years, during her confirmation hearing on Wednesday for the position of US Ambassador to the United Nations. "I was born in Bamberg, South Carolina, the daughter of immigrants from Punjab, India. My parents had comfortable lives in India, but they chose to give up those comforts...
  • Is Xi Jinping the New Champion of Globalization? Far From It.

    01/18/2017 9:11:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    XI JINPING took a stab at seizing the mantle of global economic leadership on Tuesday, delivering a lengthy defense of free trade and globalization at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. To some extent, it worked: Many in the elite crowd of business leaders, government ministers and journalists seemed thrilled to hear the Chinese president, in his first appearance at the swishy forum, proclaim that there was “no point in blaming economic globalization for the world’s problems” — particularly as he spoke on a day when British Prime Minister Theresa May was outlining a “hard exit” from the...
  • How China Is Weaponizing Outer Space

    01/18/2017 9:07:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | January 19, 2017 | Harsh Vasani
    Many of China’s space capabilities are designed to counter U.S. military advantages. In the highly “informatized” and technologically advanced battles that characterize the 21st century, outer space will play a dominant role. Space assets direct military operations and help in making crucial battleground decisions. In this regard, attempts to weaponize space and command this sphere are to be expected from great powers. The United States and USSR started weaponizing space in the in the 1950s and 1960s respectively, and China is now following suit. What Is the “Weaponization” of Space? The weaponization of space includes placing weapons in outer space...
  • Taiwan delegation to Trump inauguration arrives in U.S.

    01/18/2017 7:53:20 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    Focus Taiwan ^ | 2017/01/17 | Timothy Huang and Evelyn Kao
    Taiwan delegation to Trump inauguration arrives in U.S. 2017/01/17 New York, Jan. 16 (CNA) Former Premier Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) arrived in New York on Monday night at the head of the Taiwanese delegation to attend the inauguration ceremony of United States President-elect Donal Trump scheduled for Friday in Washington, D.C. On arriving, Yu said he planned to convey his congratulations to the president-elect, as well as the desire of Taiwan's people and government for increased cooperation and exchanges with the United States. Yu said he believed the Taiwanese government would seek greater engagement with the new U.S. administration through various...
  • In Davos, Globalists Hail Leadership of Communist Chinese Tyrant

    01/18/2017 6:13:11 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 January 2017 | Alex Newman
    In a bizarre spectacle that took many low-level establishment-minded analysts by surprise, brutal Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping was crowned the king of globalism this week by embattled Western globalists at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Blasting “excessive pursuit of profits,” Xi (shown) offered a “vigorous defense” of globalism and pseudo-“free trade” schemes in his keynote speech at the event. He also suggested that his brutal regime was ready to step in to a leadership role in the emerging new world order as the United States changes direction. However, as the globalist alliance with savage communist tyranny comes...
  • Davos: Xi Jinping warns against Trump's protectionism

    01/17/2017 8:31:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.ch ^ | 17 January 2017 18:20 CET+01:00
    China’s President Xi Jinping warned on Tuesday against scapegoating globalization for the world’s ills or retreating behind protectionist walls, staking out an alternative vision for the international economy days before Donald Trump takes office. The global economic order has been led for decades by the United States, but the president-elect is threatening to tear up the rule book, and Xi used his debut appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos to insist that globalization was irreversible. “Pursuing protectionism is like locking oneself in a dark room. Wind and rain may be kept outside, but so is light and air,”...
  • S. Korea to remain firm against China's non-tariff barriers

    01/17/2017 7:22:07 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/01/17
    S. Korea to remain firm against China's non-tariff barriers 2017/01/17 SEJONG, Jan. 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korea said Tuesday that it will take a firm stance against China's recent hostile movements against its businesses in apparent retaliation for welcoming a U.S.-owned missile system. "We will continue to object to the Chinese measures," Vice Trade Minister Woo Tae-hee said at a task force meeting to discuss pending trade issues between South Korea and China. His comments came as Beijing is heightening non-tariff barriers against South Korea as the Seoul government decided to deploy the U.S.-led missile system called Terminal High Altitude...
  • Survey: US companies in China feel 'less welcome'

    01/17/2017 5:49:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 8:32 PM EST | Joe McDonald
    U.S. companies feel less welcome in China and some are shifting operations to other countries, a business group reported Wednesday, amid rising tension between President-elect Donald Trump and Beijing over trade. The report by the American Chamber of Commerce in China reflects frustration among companies that see China as a key market but face growing efforts to block access to technology and other promising industries. […] Communist leaders have promised to make China’s state-dominated economy more productive by opening more industries to private and foreign competitors. Business groups say such initiatives have had little impact. The American chamber said 81...
  • New Zealand Firms Selling Cans of Fresh Mountain Air To Smog-Ridden Chinese Buyers

    01/17/2017 3:03:57 PM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | Janjuary 13, 2017 | Miles Goslett
    A New Zealand company is canning and selling the country’s air to smog-ridden China. Breathe Ezy sells aerosol canisters of compressed air from the Southern Alps mountain range, which extends along New Zealand’s South Island, for NZ$25 (about USD$18 or £14). The company’s director, Phillip Duval, said the business is “thundering along” and apparently selling tens of thousands of the canisters to Chinese buyers each month.
  • Taiwan simulates China attacks as tension rises

    01/17/2017 2:29:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Taipei (AFP) - Taiwan began two days of military drills Tuesday simulating an attack by China as the government sought to reassure the public in the face of deteriorating relations with Beijing. The island's armed forces gathered in central Taiwan for annual drills that saw troops practise combat skills with tanks, attack helicopters and artillery. "The military has active measures to deal with the situation in the Taiwan Strait and the South China Sea so the public can rest assured. We will enhance training 365 days a year," defence spokesman Chen Chung-chi said. Beijing considers Taiwan to be a breakaway...
  • Wall Street Journal (behind paywall): China’s Global Semiconductor Raid

    01/16/2017 9:22:51 PM PST · by RightGeek · 36 replies
    Semiconductors are essential to everything from home appliances to cars, satellites and fighter aircraft. The U.S. has led the industry since its start in the 1950s, with firms like Intel, Qualcomm and Apple today accounting for nearly 50% of global sales, worth about $165 billion a year, and employing some 359,000 Americans. Semiconductors are the fourth-most valuable U.S. export behind airplanes, petroleum products and cars. China hopes to change this through state subsidies and predatory trade practices. The White House report, drafted by industry and policy experts, warns that “Chinese policies are distorting markets in ways that undermine innovation, subtract...
  • China Tackles ‘Masculinity Crisis,’ Tries to Stop ‘Effeminate’ Boys (Blames Japan)

    01/15/2017 6:50:01 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 20 replies
    NBC ^ | 1-9-2017 | Eric Baculinao
    Some commentators in China, where gender identity is much less blurred than in Western culture, suggest it could lead to social problems and even imperil the country's national security. Some sections of the Chinese media have also suggested that the popularity of effeminate Korean and Japanese actors and pop stars is a factor in the supposedly diminishing masculinity of Chinese youth. Last month, a headline in a prominent English-language Chinese newspaper blamed a "'gender crisis' on effeminate men in Japanese, Korean culture."
  • Trump Says He Is Open To Lifting Russia Sanctions, Won't Label China Currency Manipulator.

    01/14/2017 4:25:05 PM PST · by vannrox · 6 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 15JAN17 | Tyler Durden
    In his first full interview of the new year, President-elect Donald Trump explains his approach to foreign policy from a "realpolitik" lens, when he told the WSJ overnight that relations with China and Russia will depend on the degree to which the two countries cooperate with U.S. economic, diplomatic and military priorities.  The interview comes one day after China's incensed press rebuked a statement by Rex Tillerson during his confirmation hearing, when he said that China will not be granted access to the disputed South China Sea islands, responding that "such remarks are not worth taking seriously because they...
  • As Smog Hits China, Chinese Tourists Seek Fresh Air On Pollution Free Holidays

    01/13/2017 7:05:02 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan 5, 2017 | Wolfgang Georg Arlt
    As Smog Hits China, Chinese Tourists Seek Fresh Air On Pollution Free Holidays Wolfgang Georg Arlt Jan 5, 2017 The year 2017 started for China with the first ever nationwide red level fog alarm. On January 4th, the country disappeared under a thick blanket of fog with visibility reduced to below 50 meters (164 feet), grounding air transport and rendering travel by car almost impossible. Red and orange smog alarms were raised in cities from Harbin to Guangzhou and from Chengdu to Hangzhou, halting half of all private transport and forcing many polluting factories and construction sites to shut down...
  • Beijing Not Amused After Rex Tillerson Says US Will Block Chinese Access To South China Sea Islands

    01/12/2017 9:05:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/17/2017
    While Rex Tillerson's confirmation hearing as Trump's Secretary of State was for the most part uneventful, several hours into his back and forth with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Tillerson compared China’s actions to those of Russia in Crimea, saying a failure to respond had allowed it to “keep pushing the envelope” in the South China Sea. “We’re going to have to send China a clear signal that first the island-building stops and second your access to those islands is also not going to be allowed” and that putting military assets on those islands was "akin to Russia’s taking...
  • He is headed to the UN ![Charismatic Caucus]

    01/11/2017 8:11:48 AM PST · by Jedediah · 7 replies
    A voice in the distance a wave in the air, But bearing no fruit except despair, A leader once of a country beloved, But now he attacks the messenger from above, The Dove of freedom he claims to hold, But truly in his hand is a hammer not gold, Denying The " T " ruth of "I AM "(JESUS), Causing grief to sacred land ! Soon he shall be revealed as that angel of old, That fell to the earth being vane and bold, His heart is black as his soul, But soon every one shall know, The Abomination about...
  • China Sends Aircraft Carrier Into Taiwan Strait

    01/11/2017 6:22:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 10, 2017 | Michael Forsythe and Chris Buckley
    China sent its sole aircraft carrier into the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday morning, Taiwan officials said, a defiant move that signals China’s growing naval strength and may foreshadow an early foreign policy challenge for President-elect Donald J. Trump when he takes office in nine days.
  • China calls for peace as it sends aircraft carrier, warships through Taiwan Strait

    01/11/2017 5:25:50 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 8 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 11, 2017 | Associated Press
    BEIJING — China said Wednesday it was committed to promoting peace and stability in Asia, even as it sent an aircraft carrier battle group through the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions between Beijing and the self-ruled island.
  • Pakistan Likely To Acquire Chinese Nuclear Attack Submarines: NDTV Exclusive

    01/11/2017 5:06:53 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    NDTV ^ | January 10, 2017 | Vishnu Som
    NEW DELHI: A Chinese Navy nuclear-powered attack submarine which docked at the Karachi harbour in May took aboard Pakistani naval officers and sailors to give them a first-hand glimpse of how the submarine works. This was not a simple case of access being given to a close military ally. The Indian Navy is convinced that it is a matter of time before Islamabad leases a Chinese nuclear submarine. The Pakistan Navy personnel who were on the submarine may be part of their first team to train on Chinese nuclear submarines, it is believed. On Friday, NDTV broadcast images of an...
  • Chinese delegation open to meeting Trump's team at Davos

    01/10/2017 10:35:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | January 10, 2017 | Louise Watt, The Associated Press
    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping's delegation to next week's World Economic Forum in the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos is open to meeting with President-elect Donald Trump's team, an official said Wednesday. Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong told reporters at a briefing that "there are open channels of communication" with Trump's team. Bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the annual gathering of business leaders, politicians and cultural icons are still being finalized, but China would look into what sort of arrangements could be made "as long as the schedule permits and if there is the wish," he said....
  • Taco Bell Bets Big on China, Unveiling First of 1,000 Locations to Come

    01/10/2017 8:14:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Eater ^ | Dana Hatic | Dana Hatic
    Will it fare better than McDonald’s has?Taco Bell has entered a brave new world: China. The Doritos Locos taco inventor just unveiled a new store in in Shanghai and plans to have 1,000 restaurants operating in the country by 2022, according to the Wall Street Journal. This new push is a leap of faith for Yum China, which also oversees the KFC and Pizza Hut brands in the country. Yum previously operated a handful of concepts in China under the name Taco Bell Grande, but all closed by 2008. The menu at this new Taco Bell is different from the...
  • Here’s the really brilliant thing about Trump’s meeting with Alibaba’s Jack Ma

    01/10/2017 1:01:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 10, 2017 | Jake Novak
    President-elect Donald Trump's meeting with Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma on Monday was brilliant — but not for the obvious reason of making him look good for being part of a conversation about creating 1 million jobs. What's really smart about it is that puts China on its heels. Trump and Beijing have been engaged in a back-and-forth rattling of sabers from the minute Trump won the election. Remember that Trump took a congratulatory call from Taiwan's president and on the same day Trump met with Ma, a state-run Chinese tabloid warned that China would "take revenge" if...
  • Alibaba job boom: Jack Ma chats with Trump about creating 1 million US jobs over 5 years

    01/09/2017 8:23:22 AM PST · by fision · 94 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/09/2017 | Anita Balakrishnan
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  • Chinese communist gangs severely beat Christians

    01/09/2017 8:17:49 PM PST · by Bogle · 5 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | January 8, 2017 | Lorraine Caballero
    Communist gangs hired by authorities severely beat several Christians in Hebei province in China after they resisted the destruction of an officially registered church.
  • Ted Cruz meets with Taiwan president, tells China to butt out

    01/09/2017 3:26:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 8, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    Following President-elect Trump's lead in redefining the U.S.-Taiwan relationship, Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in Houston, rejecting a Chinese demand that lawmakers refuse to meet with her. Cruz, who was joined in the meeting by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and a group of Texas legislators, sent a stern message to China in response to a letter by Chinese officials to the Houston congressional delegation asking them not to meet with the Taiwanese leader. "The People's Republic of China needs to understand that, in America, we make decisions about meeting with visitors for ourselves," the...
  • China's n-powered submarine spotted at Pakistani port

    01/07/2017 4:43:16 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    IANS ^ | January 7, 2017
    A Chinese nuclear-powered submarine was reportedly docked at a port in Pakistan, sources privy to the development said here on Friday. They added that it could be there as Beijing was selling eight submarines to Islamabad, four of which were to be built in the port city of Karachi. The image, dating back to May 2016, was found on Google Earth. It appears to be a nuclear submarine, one of the latest with China, according to experts. The submarine was later seen crossing the Malacca Straits in June 2016. Submarines have to surface while crossing straits as per protocol. Chinese...
  • Could your rice be made out of PLASTIC? Shocking footage of 'an underground food factory' sparks fe

    01/06/2017 6:35:28 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9 November 2016 | Tracy You and Julian Luk
    Could your rice be made out of PLASTIC? Shocking footage of 'an underground food factory' sparks fears of fake grains Video shows a worker producing white granules out of plastic Many people in China claimed the man was making fake rice Fears of toxic grains have spread on Chinese social media However, other claimed the final product was for industrial use By Tracy You and Julian Luk For Mailonline Published: 18:29 GMT, 9 November 2016 | Updated: 08:21 GMT, 10 November 2016 A video of workers feeding plastic into a machine to produce white, rice-like granules has sparked fears on...
  • Stumping Earnest: Say, why didn’t Obama eject China diplomats over OPM hack?

    01/06/2017 2:57:33 PM PST · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6 Jan 2017 | ED MORRISSEY
    Call this the Question of the Week. ABC’s Jon Karl asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Tuesday about why Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats for hacking the DNC but didn’t expel any Chinese diplomats for hacking an actual government agency and stealing the highly confidential records of 21 million government employees. Earnest … really didn’t have much of an answer. Via RealClearPolitics and our pal Matt Vespa: JON KARL, ABC: So when the Chinese hacked OPM in 2015, 21+ million current and former government employees and contractors had their personal data stolen by the Chinese. Why did...
  • Philippines’ former president urges Donald Trump to mend relations

    01/05/2017 7:10:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 4, 2017 | Guy Taylor
    MANILA, Philippines — President-elect Donald Trump would be well-advised to make a trip here early in his administration to shore up Washington’s troubled alliance with one of the linchpins of its regional security network, says former President Fidel V. Ramos, an elder statesman among the Philippines‘ political and military elite. “I just hope, and please suggest it to him, that he makes an early visit,” Mr. Ramos told The Washington Times. He suggested a Trump visit may be needed to neutralize President Rodrigo Duterte’s threats to downgrade the alliance in favor of deeper ties with China and Russia. “This is...
  • US Middle Class Still Suffering from Rockefeller-Kissinger Industrial Transfer Scheme to China

    01/05/2017 4:51:43 PM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 37 replies
    21 Wire ^ | December 31, 2016 | Dick Eastman
    US Middle Class Still Suffering from Rockefeller-Kissinger Industrial Transfer Scheme to China DECEMBER 31, 2016 BY 21WIRE The Truth Hound When Henry Kissinger and David Rockefeller met with Zhou Enlai in China in 1973—just after President Richard Nixon had visited China establishing official relations—an understanding was reached whereby the U.S. would supply industrial capital and know-how to China. In return Kissinger-connected corporations would gain the monopolistic advantage of low-cost labor production which could outcompete all U.S. domestic industry. The comparative advantage gained was being able to hire Chinese laborers who were ready to work hard at exceedingly low cost—with no...
  • The widow's mite a Pence to you[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/05/2017 9:19:06 AM PST · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, bible ^ | 1-5-17 | Jedediah,Holy Spirit
    The widows mite a Pence to you, But soon shall rise from where now it is viewed, Humility about to rise, Where wisdom lives and no demise, So watch My choice begin to show, When "others" preach a Trump to grow, Truly this Pence shall be my choice , A man of God that speaks only My voice, Luke 21:1-4Tree of Life Version Teaching in the Temple 21 Then Yeshua looked up and saw the rich dropping their gifts into the treasury box. 2 He also saw a poor widow dropping in two small copper coins. [a] 3 And He...
  • China Threatens Trump With "Big Sticks" If He Wages A Trade War

    01/05/2017 7:52:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/05/2017
    In the latest not too subtle threat lobbed by China's official press aimed at Donald Trump, the mainland media warned the President-elect that he’ll be met with "big sticks" if he tries to ignite a trade war or further strain ties."There are flowers around the gate of China’s Ministry of Commerce, but there are also big sticks hidden inside the door -- they both await Americans," the Communist Party’s Global Times newspaper wrote in an editorial Thursday in response to Trump’s plans to nominate lawyer Robert Lighthizer, who has criticized Beijing’s trade practices, as U.S. trade representative.The latest lashing...
  • Apple Removes New York Times Apps From iTunes Store in China

    01/04/2017 1:02:53 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | JAN. 4, 2017 | By KATIE BENNER and SUI-LEE WEE
    A woman using her phone on a ferry in Xiamen, Fujian Province. Apple removed mobile news apps created by The New York Times from its app store in China late last month. Credit European Pressphoto Agency Apple, complying with what it said was a request from Chinese authorities, removed news apps created by The New York Times from its app store in China late last month. The move limits access to one of the few remaining channels for readers in mainland China to read The Times without resorting to special software. The government began blocking The Times’s websites in 2012,...
  • Satellite Pics Suggest Iran, North Korea Cooperating on Nuclear Research

    12/30/2016 7:18:11 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies
    The Tower ^ | Dec. 29, 2016
    Satellite Pics Suggest Iran, North Korea Cooperating on Nuclear Research by TheTower.org Staff | 12.29.16 4:28 pm The discovery of a working North Korean missile site that was previously thought to be inactive may suggest that the country is cooperating with Iran on ballistic missile and nuclear technology, Voice of America reported Wednesday. PRESS RELEASE: Strategic Sentinel Finds Previously Unknown North Korean Site Read more here: https://t.co/NJk9a9LBgd#NorthKorea #VOA @W7VOA pic.twitter.com/f3S24izQOn — Strategic Sentinel (@StratSentinel) December 28, 2016 Satellite images taken and analyzed by the intelligence firm Strategic Sentinel discovered a missile silo in Geumchang-ri, a mountainous area in North Pyongan...
  • New China policy may give Trump and the US an early win

    01/03/2017 9:27:20 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 12 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | 12/19/16 | Keith Richburg
    Loath as I am to agree with Trump about almost anything, on this one, he may have a point. Since the start of the U.S.-China detente with President Richard Nixon's groundbreaking visit in 1972, America has been content to allow Beijing to set the parameters, even the lexicon, of the relationship, with the U.S. often getting little or nothing in return. It may be time to start treating China like any other country -- and that may mean talking tough when needed, and ignoring the fabled thin-skinned sensibilities of Beijing's Communist rulers. China has long been held to a different...
  • With An Eye On China, India Successfully Tests The Agni-IV Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile

    01/03/2017 5:28:44 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    indiatimes ^ | January 02, 2017
    With An Eye On China, India Successfully Tests The Agni-IV Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile TNN January 02, 2017 India successfully test-fired the Agni IV Intermediate Range ballistic missile today. Here's all you need to know about the deadly long-range weapon which promises to give a massive boost to India's military might. Also read: 7 Things You Need To Know About India's Most Formidable Missile, Agni-V 1. On Monday, the Strategic Forces Command flight-tested the Agni-IV missile from a road-mobile launcher on the Abdul Kalam Island off Damra village on the Odisha coast. 2. The Agni IV is an intermediate range...
  • Trump recognizes 'urgency' of North Korea nuclear threat: South Korea

    01/03/2017 4:07:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 3, 2017 | James Pearson, Ben Blanchard, Jeongeun Lee and Lesley Wroughton
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's "clear warning" to North Korea shows he is aware of the urgency of the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear program and will not waver from a policy of sanctions against the isolated country, South Korea said on Tuesday. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Sunday his nuclear-capable country was close to test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), raising the prospect of putting parts of the United States in range. Trump dismissed the claim, saying on Twitter: "It won't happen." South Korea's Foreign Ministry said Trump's comment, his first mention of the North Korean...
  • The Beipanjiang Bridge

    Terrifying new Chinese Bridge email description: Engineering Breakthroughs as China Opens World’s Highest Bridge Dec. 30, 2016 (EIRNS)—A towering bridge hanging 565 meters above a gorge in southwest China opened to traffic yesterday, making it the world’s highest bridge. It was built using engineering technology unique to China’s bridge-building thus far. The Beipanjiang Bridge spans 1.34 kilometers between the city of Xuanwei in Yunnan Province and Shuicheng County in Guizhou Province. It cost more than 1 billion yuan ($140 million) and took only three years to build, according to China Global Television Network (CGTN, formerly CCTV). Crossing a river valley...
  • Word for the Bride by Bev Palmer(Charismatic Caucus)

    01/03/2017 4:01:44 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bev Palmer | bible
    Lord says, Run this race that has been set before you! Go for the Gold!! "My Beloved " I have already declared you spotless and blameless, crowned you with "Sapphires and Rubies." The Spirit and the Bride say come. I have paassed onn the baton
  • Trump Responds to Kim Jong-un’s ICBM Threat: ‘It Won’t Happen!’

    01/02/2017 8:27:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 2, 2017 | 9:51 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    A pledge by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to advance efforts this year to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile received a blunt Twitter slap down Monday from President-elect Donald Trump: “It won’t happen!” “North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S.,” Trump tweeted. “It won’t happen!” In a subsequent post, the president-elect criticized China — North Korea’s closest ally and biggest trading partner — for not doing enough to rein in its unstable neighbor. “China has been taking out massive amounts of money & wealth...
  • Trump says China 'won't help' with North Korea

    01/02/2017 5:28:57 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 2, 2017
    Trump says China 'won't help' with North Korea U.S. President-elect Donald Trump criticized China on Monday, saying it had benefited from its economic ties with the United States but would not help control North Korea.
  • The Chinese Burger Designed By Asia's "Best Female Chef" (Give Me Muh Bao Alert)

    01/02/2017 10:05:39 AM PST · by goldstategop · 37 replies
    BBC News ^ | 02/02/2017 | Helier Cheung
    The humble steamed bun is taking Hong Kong's culinary scene by storm - and scooping up awards along the way. May Chow, the owner of restaurant Little Bao, has just been voted Asia's best female chef by a panel of over 300 experts. The 32-year-old's restaurant serves what she calls Chinese burgers: steamed white buns filled with braised pork belly, fried chicken or fish. And there are even burgers for dessert, in the form of fried buns sandwiched with ice cream.
  • It's time to bring back Ideological exclusion

    01/02/2017 8:03:08 AM PST · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Back from vacation for the holidays and New Years, I've been watching some videos by Pastor Mark Dice from California, he has been doing fake petitions in universities and in Oceanside Beach which is located north of San Diego. These petitions include banning guns and having registered gun owners put in prisons or concentration camps. Also there are petitions making post birth abortions legal, making incest legal, making Karl Marx a candidate for the Democratic party or mandatory euthanasia for the elderly. The majority of of the signers are young naive liberals and marxists of course and your typical California...
  • China Space Plan to Develop “Strength and Size”

    01/01/2017 7:56:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 01/01/2017 | Anne Ball
    China wants to develop “strength and size” in its space program, a China National Space Administration official said last week. In the next five years, the country plans to speed up the development of its space program. China wants to become the first country to carry out a controlled landing of a probe on the far side of the moon in 2018. China also has plans to launch its first probe to the planet Mars by 2020. China released an official policy proposal, known as a white paper. The document provides details of China’s plans for space exploration for the...
  • Hong Kong: Pro-Independence Protests Erupt

    01/01/2017 10:13:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    easterndaily.com ^ | 12/31/2016 | By Rakim Reid
    A senior Chinese official said Hong Kong cannot attain independence in the current “one country, two systems” agreement. This accord promises autonomy and freedom for Hong Kong. China and Hong Kong established the agreement after Britain relinquished control of its former colony. Accordingly, China’s Hong Kong Macau Affairs Office chief, Wang Guangya, spoke to a news publication at length. ... Xi Jinping, China’s President, said the mainland supported Hong Kong’s moves to stamp out protests for independence. Nevertheless, Beijing controls Hong Kong in the end. And the language China uses to describe pro-independence efforts in both Hong Kong and Taiwan...
  • WP (6/4/15): Chinese breach data of 4 million federal workers

    01/01/2017 11:51:40 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 06/04/2015 | Ellen Nakashima
    Hackers working for the Chinese state breached the computer system of the Office of Personnel Management in December, U.S. officials said Thursday, and the agency will notify about 4 million current and former federal employees that their personal data may have been compromised.
  • Hacking Linked to China Exposes Millions of U.S. Workers

    12/30/2016 5:50:20 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 21 replies
    The New York Times (Fake News Alert!) ^ | JUNE 4, 2015 (OLD!) | DAVID E. SANGER and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday announced what appeared to be one of the largest breaches of federal employees’ data, involving at least four million current and former government workers in an intrusion that officials said apparently originated in China. The compromised data was held by the Office of Personnel Management, which handles government security clearances and federal employee records. The breach was first detected in April, the office said, but it appears to have begun at least late last year. The target appeared to be Social Security numbers and other “personal identifying information,” but it was unclear whether...
  • China's carrier replenishment ship begins sea trials

    12/30/2016 4:22:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    IHS Jane's Defence Weekly ^ | December 30, 2016 | Andrew Tate in London
    The People's Liberation Army Navy's (PLAN's) new Type 901 replenishment ship commenced sea trials on 18 December, according to Chinese media. The 45,000-tonne vessel, which was built at Guangzhou Shipyard International's Longxue shipyard on the Pearl River, is expected to provide logistics support to the PLAN's nascent carrier force. Photographic evidence of the ship's construction emerged in late 2015, not long before it was launched on 15 December 2015. It is equipped with three gantries and a fourth high-point structure port side aft, configured with five hose rigs for liquid refuelling on the port side and four on the starboard...
  • President as Product: From roosters to toilets, China embraces Trump as a retail phenom

    12/30/2016 7:44:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Vice News ^ | December 30, 2016 | Christina Sterbenz
    Despite all his contentious campaign rhetoric, China has embraced Donald Trump in a big way. Take the Trump-rooster statue just erected at a shopping mall in Taiyuan, the capital city of China’s Shanxi province, for example. The enormous effigy — to celebrate 2017, the Chinese Year of the Rooster — stands 32 feet tall, complete with the president-elect’s unmistakable quiff and hand gestures. In fact, Chinese retailers incorporate Trump’s “look” or name into their products frequently, including caricatured figurines, skincare items, condoms, and more. “This is the first time we’ve had a president who is a brand, and it’s not...