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  • Army Hypersonic Missile Fails in Second Test (Chinese Hypersonic Weapons Worked.)

    08/25/2014 8:27:59 PM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 40 replies
    Washington Free Beacon, Drudge Report ^ | August 25, 2014 5:00 am | Bill Gertz
    Advanced Hypersonic Weapon test aborted shortly after launch (linked at Drudge Report) The Army’s test of an advanced hypersonic weapon failed shortly after takeoff early Monday, the Pentagon said in a statement. The failure is a setback for a key part of the Pentagon’s strategic weapon program of building arms that can attack any point on earth in 30 minutes. The missile carrying the weapon was intentionally blown up shortly after launch, the Pentagon said. “Due to an anomaly, the test was terminated near the launch pad shortly after liftoff to ensure public safety,” the Pentagon said in a brief...
  • ‘Very dangerous’: Pentagon says armed Chinese jet did ‘barrel roll’ over US aircraft

    08/22/2014 3:21:57 PM PDT · by twister881 · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 22, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    The Pentagon said Friday that a Chinese fighter jet made “several passes” by a U.S. Navy aircraft earlier this week off the coast of China in international airspace, baring its weapons and coming within mere feet of the U.S. plane. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said...“Not only is it unprofessional, it’s unsafe,” Kirby said.
  • US Companies Can't Protect Citizens? Chinese Hackers Steal 4.5 Million Patients Info

    08/20/2014 7:38:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2014 | BY SAMUEL SMITH
    One of America's largest hospital chains is the latest to fall victim to a group of sophisticated Chinese hackers who compromised 4.5 million patients' data including social security numbers in April and June. The cyber attack is the largest ever reported by a U.S. health care company and should serve as a warning to get more private companies to take their cyber protection more seriously. "Many companies are instituting anti-malware controls to detect malware prior to infection," said Kroll Cyber Investigations Managing Director Timothy P. Ryan in an email interview with The Christian Post. "Other companies are incorporating more robust...
  • Why Did the Peking Duck Cross the Country?

    08/04/2014 12:50:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Gulf News ^ | July 29, 2014
    Dish named for China’s capital has its origins in Nanjing, hundreds of kilometres to the south.Beijing: Where does Peking Duck come from? It is a trick question: the dish named for China’s capital has its origins in Nanjing, hundreds of kilometres to the south. The tidbit is one of the revelations in a museum opened earlier this month to mark the 150th anniversary of the Quanjude restaurant, now the seven-storey flagship of a chain with franchises as far away as Australia. Statues of roasters, photos of officials dining and menus going back 100 years trace the duck’s route from humble...
  • Four CA teens charged with murder in fatal beating of Chinese grad student

    07/30/2014 12:57:01 PM PDT · by chajin · 31 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | July 30, 2014 | unknown
    LOS ANGELES – Four U.S. teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a Chinese graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his apartment. Two of the suspects, aged 16 and 17, were juveniles charged as adults in the slaying of Xinran Ji, 24, an engineering student at the University of Southern California who was attacked early Thursday. He was able to make his way to his apartment. A roommate discovered him dead hours later. The defendants — 17-year-old Alberto Ochoa, 16-year-old Alejandra Guerrero, 18-year-old Andrew Garcia and 19-year-old Jonathan Del Carmen...
  • Learn to read Chinese... with ease. [Video]

    07/29/2014 11:03:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    http://www.wimp.com ^ | 07/29/2014 | ShaoLan Hsueh
    Very interesting and informative talk and video presentation on how to learn basic Chinese characters.................
  • Tao Te Ching: The "Ancient Child" Fallacy [Lao Tzu = 'bully...picking a fight']

    06/26/2014 1:08:36 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 1 replies
    Taoism.net ^ | Derek Lin
    In certain circles, it is popular to talk about the name Lao Tzu (or Laozi) having the dual meaning of "Old Master" and "Ancient Child." ...Another MeaningIn spoken Chinese, the two characters lao tzu can have another meaning when used in another context, but it's like absolutely nothing imagined by Western academics. In this other context, the tzu character looks the same but is pronounced in a different pitch. An English speaker probably won't be able to tell the difference. When pronounced this way, the meaning is 1) father and 2) a rude and crude way to refer to oneself....
  • Hoax? Chinese Man Stranded in S Korea After Son Defaces Passport

    06/07/2014 6:56:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-06-06
    A Chinese man is reportedly stuck in South Korea after his four-year-old son made some creative additions to his passport, leaving him unable to return home — though there is also suspicion that the clickbait story may be a hoax. Photos posted by the man on Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, showed the passport page rendered nearly unrecognizable with what appears to be scribbles made using a black felt-tip pen. The man's eyes and mouth in the passport photo were given artificial enhancements along with extra facial hair all around the head. There were also what looked like additional...
  • China sentences mining tycoon Liu Han to death

    05/23/2014 10:59:09 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 10 replies
    MSN News ^ | May 24 2014 | By AFP
    A Chinese court on Friday convicted a mining billionaire said to have links with former security tsar Zhou Yongkang of murder and sentenced him to death. Liu Han led private company Hanlong, which once launched a billion-dollar bid for an Australian firm. He and his brother Liu Wei were found guilty of "organising and leading a mafia-style group", murder and other crimes, the Xianning Intermediate People's Court said. They and three accomplices were sentenced to death.
  • Spy Chief Sued Over Adviser’s Ties to Chinese Spies

    05/15/2014 12:17:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/15/14 | adam kredo
    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has been sued by an advocacy group seeking the release of internal documents of a top intelligence adviser who was also working with a controversial Chinese technology company that has been identified as a potential espionage threat. The advocacy group Judicial Watch announced on Thursday that it had filed a lawsuit seeking the release of records pertaining to senior DNI adviser Theodore Moran, who was serving as an intelligence adviser while also working as a paid consultant to China’s Huawei Technologies, which has been identified by the House Intelligence Committee “as...
  • Stunning Images Of Chinese Riot Police Training For A "Working Class Insurrection"

    05/13/2014 9:19:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/13/14 | Tyler Durden
    he US may be celebrating the HFT-rigged, Fed-manipulated S&P500 hitting Goldman's year end target of 1900 8 months early, but China has other concerns. Such as this photo series, courtesy of NYT's Chris Buckley, showing police in Shenzhen in full riot gear, training for what many say is inevitable: a working-class insurrection, or as Ifeng.com calls, it "emergency disposal operations."Via Ifeng.com, captions google translated:May 11, heavy rain, the Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau carried out emergency disposal operations training activities. Participating in the training team for a variety of different emergencies riot synthesis disposal training."Demonstrators" prepare to impact SWAT."Demonstrators" armed...
  • Chinese Police Will Soon Patrol The Streets Of Paris

    05/08/2014 11:49:39 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/7/2014 | Business Insider
    Chinese police will be patrolling the streets of Paris this summer alongside their French counterparts to help combat a surge in attacks against high-spending Chinese tourists. The French authorities are determined to improve security for more than a million Chinese tourists who visit the capital for shopping and sightseeing each year.
  • Feds give Chinese-backed firm $47 million to build wind farm N.J. doesn’t want

    05/08/2014 7:10:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    New Jersey regulators rejected a Chinese-backed windmill project twice, but that didn’t stop the Department of Energy. The federal government has awarded $47 million to sweeten the deal for a $188 million project the Garden State has deemed too risky for ratepayers. ... The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities concluded in April that the Chinese company did not demonstrate financial integrity.
  • The Chinese and the Jews: What explains the sudden Chinese fascination with the Jews and Judaism?

    05/07/2014 7:46:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/07/2014 | Michael Ledeen
    Over the past couple of decades the Chinese have become more interested in the Jews. Of late the Chinese regime has been bringing Jewish scholars and theologians to the People’s Republic to discuss Torah, Talmud, Mishnah and even some of the more mystical tracts.Why?It’s no surprise that China-Israel trade is increasing, nor that the China-Israel relationship has grown and deepened. Israel may well be the most dynamic country in the world, bursting at the seams with high-tech startups, dazzling inventions–especially in military and medical technologies–and highly educated and talented people.But I’m not talking about Israel here. This is about...
  • Made In The USA: Childless Chinese Turn To American Surrogates

    04/22/2014 5:46:55 AM PDT · by Theoria · 9 replies
    NPR ^ | 21 April 2014 | Frank Langfitt
    Chinese couples who are unable to have children are turning to a surprising place for help these days: America. By hiring American surrogates, Chinese couples get around a ban on surrogacy in China, as well as the country's birth limits. It also guarantees their children something many wealthy Chinese want these days: a U.S. passport. Tony Jiang and his wife, Cherry, live in Shanghai and couldn't have children naturally. First, they turned to underground hospitals in China for surrogacy. It didn't go well. Jiang says one of the surrogates ran away. "It was almost Chinese New Year's break. She became...
  • Salazar ‘Flips the Switch’ on First Large-Scale Solar Energy Project on Public Lands [Nevada]

    04/14/2014 11:03:38 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 45 replies
    U.S. Department of the Interior ^ | April 5, 2012 | Adam Fetcher
    PRIMM, Nevada – As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above approach to energy, today Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar “flipped the switch” on the Enbridge Silver State North solar project, the first large-scale solar energy facility on U.S. public lands to deliver power to American consumers. This milestone is in line with the administration’s broad commitment to expanding production of all sources of American made energy, including from renewable sources, such as wind and solar, which has doubled in the President’s first term, as well as domestic production of oil and gas resources, which have increased each year the President...
  • Who will be held responsible for the BLM threatening to slaughter hundreds of innocent Americans?

    04/14/2014 8:02:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 155 replies
    During the final standoff at the Bundy Ranch on Saturday, we had a hundred or more militarized government agents and snipers aiming military grade weapons at hundreds of innocent American citizens. And they were being ordered through a public address system to move away or they would be "SHOT!" Their crime? Standing in defense of a Nevada citizen who was being ruthlessly tormented by rogue federal agencies over a twenty year period. The fact that the BLM seemed to be perfectly willing to slaughter innocent Americans using military grade weapons and tactics over “grazing fees” on public lands is a...
  • Bitcoin Price Drops 10% as Chinese Exchanges Stop Bank Deposits

    04/10/2014 9:37:44 AM PDT · by Errant · 6 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 10 April 2014 | Jon Southurst
    Bitcoin prices crashed today as Chinese businesses began receiving official deposit shutdown notices from banks, confirming recent suspicions of an impending crackdown. Exchanges will stop account recharging via bank accounts between now and 15th April. Even though the news has been anticipated for over a week now, bitcoin prices sank under $403 from a high of $450.74 on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index after companies began making public announcements on their sites.
  • The Chinese Are Buying Large Chunks Of Land Across America (And Zillow Is Now Enabling It)

    04/03/2014 2:50:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/03/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Has the United States ever experienced a time when a foreign nation has attempted to buy up so much of our land all at once? As Michael Snyder details below, it appears the Chinese are on a real estate buying spree all over America as they are now the dominat 'buyers' of investment green cards. This is occurring as private equity buyers and hedge funds exit the buy-to-rent business en masse and are, as Mike Krieger explains, are desperate to pitch American property to anyone willing to keep Housing Bubble 2.0 inflated... it seems Zillow is more than happy...
  • At least 3 killed in knife attack at Chinese market

    03/13/2014 10:15:17 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 7 replies
    Fox news/ap ^ | 3/14/14 | AP
    BEIJING – One person was shot dead after a knife attack that left at least three people dead in a Chinese market Friday, state media said, in the second such attack in two weeks. Another person was injured in the attack in the southern city of Changsha, according to local radio station Hunan Jiaotong.
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    03/08/2014 8:32:29 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    <p>MILAN (AP) — Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.</p> <p>Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.</p>
  • Shanghai Warms Up To A New Cuisine: Chinese Food, American-Style

    02/12/2014 10:06:18 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    NPR ^ | February 12, 2014 | Frank Langfitt
    Imagine living in China and missing Chinese food. It happens. American expatriates who grew up with popular takeout dishes like General Tso's chicken can't find it in China because it essentially doesn't exist here. Much of the Chinese food we grew up with isn't really Chinese. It's an American version of Chinese food. Chinese immigrants created it over time, adapting recipes with U.S. ingredients to appeal to American palates. Now, Americans living in Shanghai can get a fix of their beloved Chinatown cuisine at a new restaurant called Fortune Cookie. A pair of American entrepreneurs launched Fortune Cookie last year...
  • Alabama Chinese restaurant owner shoots at customer who complained of a bug in her eggroll: police 

    02/09/2014 6:40:42 PM PST · by lowbridge · 86 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | february 8, 2014 | joe landau
    The owner of an Alabama Chinese restaurant named "Good Friend" allegedly shot at a customer who complained about a bug in her eggroll Thursday night. The bullet narrowly missed 20-year-old Birmingham resident Jatari Walker who told the Daily News she is scarred by the entire experience. "I can't sleep," she said. Saturday afternoon. "And since it happened I've had no appetite." Walker ordered a combination platter and eggroll from the Good Friend Chinese and Seafood restaurant on Dennison Ave. Thursday evening. After paying her $7 bill she went back to her car and discovered a roach inside. "I thought I...
  • Chinese man fights for life after woman falls to her death in a shopping mall and lands on him

    02/01/2014 8:35:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 31, 2014 | Matt Blake
    A Chinese businessman is fighting for his life after a woman fell to her death in a shopping mall - and landed on top of him. Yu Li, 42, was shopping with his three-year-old son in a shopping mall in Changsha, Hunan province, in Southern China, when he was hit on the head by the unidentified woman as she plummeted from the fifth floor. The man had gone to the shopping centre to buy his son a present for the Chinese New Year.
  • The Complete Chinese War Preparedness And Military Update

    01/20/2014 3:54:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 1/20/14 | Tyler Durden
    With China increasingly in the news involving some new diplomatic or geopolitical escalation, a new territorial claim, the launch of a brand new aircraft carrier, or just general chatter of military tensions surrounding the aspirational reserve currency superpower, it is time for yet another update of the complete "military and security developments involving the people’s republic of China", courtesy of the annual report to Congress discussing precisely this issue. The only Org Chart that matters:
  • Chinese Consulate In San Francisco Damaged In Arson Attack

    01/02/2014 10:10:20 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 10 replies
    CBSlocal.com ^ | January 2, 2014 | no attribution
    According to a statement released by a Chinese Consulate spokesperson on the consulate’s website Thursday morning, a person emerged from a minivan parked in front of the consulate’s main entrance at about 9:25 p.m. and poured two buckets of gasoline onto the front door before setting it on fire.
  • [San Francisco] Suspicious fire scorches SF Chinese Consulate door

    01/02/2014 1:14:02 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 3 replies
    ABC7 [KGO-TV, San Francisco] ^ | Wednesday, January 01, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The front door of the Consulate General of China in San Francisco was found ablaze on Wednesday night and is being investigated as arson, according to a fire dispatcher. The blaze was reported to be at the front door of the structure, located at 1450 Laguna St. in the city's Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood, a dispatcher said.
  • "Disappointed" US: State Dept Spokesperson Tells Chinese Reporter to Go Get a Dictionary (trunc)

    01/01/2014 1:33:10 PM PST · by ransomnote · 23 replies
    ex-skf.blogspot.com ^ | Tuesday, December 31, 2013 | Ex-skf Blogger quoting US State Dept
    Full Title: (OT) Abe's Yasukuni Shrine Visit and the "Disappointed" US: State Dept Spokesperson Tells Chinese Reporter to Go Get a Dictionary and learn the difference between "disappointment", "regret" and "concern". The Chinese reporter's question is quite legitimate, as the words used in diplomatic statements are (or should be) strictly defined and used to convey specific meanings. The US State Department, following the example of the US Embassy in Tokyo, chose the word "disappointed" in their statement regarding Japan's PM Abe's visit to Yasukuni Shrine on December 26, 2013. But Ms. Harf, deputy spokesperson of the US State Department, told...
  • 6 Chinese nationals charged in Iowa corn seed theft

    12/23/2013 3:16:52 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    The Gazette (Iowa) ^ | December 19, 2013 | B.A. Morelli
    Federal authorities have filed charges for six Chinese nationals in an alleged scheme to steal valuable corn seeds from U.S. seed manufacturing companies for the benefit of their China-based seed companies. Mo Hailong, Li Shaoming, Wang Lei, Wang Hongwei, Ye Jian and Lin Yong each have been indicted on conspiring to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed companies, according to an indictment filed on Tuesday in the U.S. Southern District Court of Iowa. Mo was detained last week, but the others remain at large, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Southern District Court.
  • Gene-Doping and the Birth of the Super-Operator (Chinese Super Soldiers)

    12/15/2013 1:14:16 AM PST · by spetznaz · 9 replies
    SOFREP ^ | Dec 13, 2013 | Jack Murphy
    The world is changing. The question is whether or not we will realize it soon enough for any of us to make a single bit of difference. Behind the scenes, a debate has taken place about to what extent the People’s Republic of China has engaged in a controversial practice called gene-doping. Gene-doping is a series of techniques for genetic manipulation and modification. You may have heard of it in the past as being called gene-therepy, a practice which manipulates genetics in order to help sick people. Whether you call it gene-doping or gene-therepy depends if you are using the...
  • Chinese Naval Vessel Tries to Force U.S. Warship to Stop in International; Waters Landing ship

    12/13/2013 7:55:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    free beacon ^ | 12/13/13 | Bill Gertz
    A Chinese naval vessel tried to force a U.S. guided missile warship to stop in international waters recently, causing a tense military standoff in the latest case of Chinese maritime harassment, according to defense officials. The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens, which recently took part in disaster relief operations in the Philippines, was confronted by Chinese warships in the South China Sea near Beijing’s new aircraft carrier Liaoning, according to officials familiar with the incident. “On December 5th, while lawfully operating in international waters in the South China Sea, USS Cowpens and a PLA Navy vessel had an encounter that...
  • Pentagon: No Unusual Chinese Military Maneuvers Despite Tensions with Japan Beijing launches first

    12/06/2013 2:46:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/6/13 | Bill Gertz
    China’s military forces are showing no signs of increased alert status or readiness for conflict despite high tensions with Japan over Beijing’s air defense zone overlapping U.S. and Japanese air defense coverage of the disputed Senkaku islands. A senior defense official said U.S. military monitors observed “no unusual military movements” by the Chinese military since the Nov. 23 declaration of the air defense identification zone, which the Pentagon has called “destabilizing.” Imposition of the new air defense zone has sharply increased tensions in East Asia. China has scrambled jets to patrol airspace that includes the Senkakus, which China is claiming....
  • Chinese Wording on Healthcare.gov Website??

    12/02/2013 7:20:19 AM PST · by OKC Patriot · 17 replies
    Healthcare.gov Website ^ | 12/02/2013 | US Gov
    While checking out the Healthcare.gov website I found a page that flashes between page loads that most likely should not be seen. Low and behold there is Chinese wording? What’s with that? It flashes when doing a reload of this page: https://www.healthcare.gov/find-premium-estimates/ It would be interesting to know what it says… and why is Chinese wording on the US’s Healthcare website?
  • Brazil oil auction: Lone bid wins exploration rights

    10/22/2013 5:48:28 PM PDT · by haffast · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 21 October 2013 Last updated at 17:01 ET | BBC
    The rights to explore Brazil's biggest oilfield have been won at an auction by a consortium led by Brazil's state-run Petrobras, backed by Total, Shell and Chinese firms. The group made the only bid in the auction, offering the minimum share of the surplus production. The Rio de Janeiro beachfront hotel, where the auction took place, was guarded by 1,100 security personnel. Earlier, striking oil workers opposed to the contest clashed with police. Eleven companies had expressed interest in the Libra oilfield, but the Spanish Repsol pulled out on Monday, leaving the five winners as the only ones to present...
  • Why we can't compete with the Chinese worker

    10/11/2013 1:58:41 PM PDT · by oldbrowser · 25 replies
    Video of why we can't compete with the Chinese: http://static.video.qq.com/TPout.swf?auto=1&vid=r010673xh67
  • Three Chinese Nationals and Two Corporations Charged with Illegally Exporting Defense Articles...

    10/06/2009 7:30:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 1,035+ views
    Boston.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release ^ | October 5, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Three Chinese Nationals and Two Corporations Charged with Illegally Exporting Defense Articles and Commerce Controlled Electronics Components to China and Conspiring to Violate U.S. Export Laws BOSTON, MA—Three nationals of the People’s Republic of China and two corporations were charged on October 1, 2009 in federal court with conspiring over a period of 10 years to illegally export defense articles, designated on the United States Munitions List, and Commerce controlled electronics components to end-users in China, including several Chinese military entities. Acting United States Attorney Michael K. Loucks; John J. McKenna, Special Agent...
  • China's Newest Real Estate Investment Craze: Detroit's Housing Crisis

    08/05/2013 12:15:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 08/05/2013 | By Michelle FlorCruz
    Downtown Detroit’s housing market was hit hard by the recession, as well the collapse of manufacturing and the long-term exodus of people. Currently one of the nation’s worst housing markets, the prices of homes have plummeted, while foreclosures continue to skyrocket. While the city is struggling to recover, China’s real estate-hungry buyers see an investment opportunity. While many people in the United States aren’t looking to purchase homes, a new craze has hit Chinese investors hoping to cash in on Detroit’s woeful housing economy. After announcing that the city filed for bankruptcy on July 18, Detroit property has been a...
  • Calif. City Requires English Signs for Chinese Businesses

    07/29/2013 1:27:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 50 replies
    NEWSMAX.com ^ | 7/29/13 | Bill Hoffmann
    Businesses in the heavily Asian city of Monterey Park, Calif., now must post their signs in English as well as in Chinese. The requirement will help promote economic development and increase public safety, the City Council said in passing the change unanimously. Businesses now must install at least one sign that uses the "modern Latin alphabet," KNBC-TV reports.
  • Seeking New Destinations (Africa Tourism)

    07/09/2013 11:50:35 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 2 replies
    ChinAfrica ^ | 07/05/2013 | Hannah Edinger
    Over the past 15 years, China's commercial engagement with Africa has seen rapid growth in the trade, aid and investment sectors. Overshadowed by the constant focus on these sectors, tourism trade between the Asian nation and Africa has been quietly expanding. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is becoming an increasingly popular destination for Chinese tourists. In 2008, 2.6 percent of Chinese outbound tourists chose to travel to Africa, compared to the 8.8 percent that traveled to the Americas and the 67.8 percent that visited other Asian countries. South Africa is the most popular tourist destination for Chinese visitors to SSA. According to...
  • Chinese police seize decades-old chicken feet smuggled from Vietnam

    07/08/2013 4:42:08 PM PDT · by rawhide · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-8-13
    Police in China discovered decades-old chicken feet, beef tripe, and cartilage when they raided an illegal food storage site in the Guangxi region. Twenty tons of meat -- some dating back as far as 1967 -- was apparently smuggled by a gang into China from Vietnam, according to the Chinese news agency, Xinhua. According to a report in the South China Morning Post, the chicken feet were brought into China frozen, and then processed with bleach and other chemicals to add weight and improve color. By increasing the weight, the gang was able to turn about 2.2 pounds into more...
  • Nicaragua gives Chinese firm contract to build alternative to Panama Canal

    06/07/2013 10:14:17 AM PDT · by BBell · 49 replies
    http://www.guardian.co.uk ^ | 6 June 2013 | Jonathan Watts
    Nicaragua has awarded a Chinese company a 100-year concession to build an alternative to the Panama Canal, in a step that looks set to have profound geopolitical ramifications. The president of the country's national assembly, Rene Nuńez, announced the $40bn (Ł26bn) project, which will reinforce Beijing's growing influence on global trade and weaken US dominance over the key shipping route between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The name of the company and other details have yet to be released, but the opposition congressman Luis Callejas said the government planned to grant a 100-year lease to the Chinese operator. The national...
  • Pentagon Paying Chinese for Satellite Bandwidth

    04/30/2013 10:59:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/30/13 | Staff
    The Pentagon revealed late last week it is paying the Chinese $10 million for a one-year lease for a satellite that allows U.S. troops on the African continent to keep in touch and share information, Wired reports. The announcement has U.S. policymakers on edge. Over the last several years, the U.S. government has publicly and loudly expressed its concern that too much sensitive American data passes through Chinese electronics — and that those electronics could be sieves for Beijing’s intelligence services. But the Pentagon says it has no other choice than to use the Chinese satellite.
  • GOP Rep: Obama Admin Allows Hundreds of Chinese Nationals To Access Sensitive NASA Facility

    03/19/2013 9:42:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/19/13 | Larry O'Connor
    On Tuesday's "Mornings on the Mall" on WMAL-FM in Washington DC, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) revealed that it was the Obama Administration that allowed hundreds of Chinese nationals to work in a sensitive area of NASA's Langley Research Center. One of the nationals was arrested Monday at Dulles airport as he was trying to leave the country when he failed to disclose all of the electronics he was taking with him. An affidavit says Bo Jiang was under investigation for possible violations of the Arms Control Export Act and that he had previously taken a NASA laptop to China that...
  • The Would-Be Spy Who Failed First Try

    03/06/2013 3:58:36 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies
    JD JOURNAL.com ^ | March 6, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "On Tuesday, Bryan Underwood was sentenced to nine years for trying to pass secrets to China.   The irony is that the Chinese government didn’t put him up to it, and when Underwood went to a Chinese government building to sell photos of a U.S. consulate compound in Guangzhou, the Chinese turned him away. They were not interested, or didn’t understand what he was trying to convey.'
  • WashPost's Wan Presents Chinese Communist Government, Vatican on Equal Moral Plane

    02/25/2013 2:47:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/25/13 | Ken Shepherd
    Ken Shepherd's picture In a 41-paragraph front-pager today, the Washington Post's William Wan looks at how the "New pope will be challenged by strained ties with China." "A reset is possible as both sides introduce new leadership," added a subheadline. The website version had a wildly different headline, "For China's Catholics, new pope brings hope." Throughout his article, Wan used language that suggested that the Vatican and the Communist Chinese dictatorship were on the same moral plane (emphases mine): BEIJING — Of the long list of problems the next pope will inherit once the white smoke rises in Rome, few...
  • Drone controlled by Chinese agent shows Dorner died in fire in cabin

    02/12/2013 6:41:53 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 35 replies
    Depths of my mind | 12 February 2013 | Mene
    It appears a drone controlled by a Chinese agent masquerading as a journalist has shown the last minutes of Dorner's life as he shot himself and was burned in the ensuing fire he set when teargas was lobbed into the cabin. Sources say agent Man Hi Pau Pau was able to observe first hand the final scene in the Dorner cabin standoff incident at Big Bear.
  • They Are Getting Ready: “No Obvious Reason” For Why Chinese Rice Stockpiles Jumped 400%; (Truncated)

    01/09/2013 12:04:19 PM PST · by Errant · 26 replies
    The SHTFPlan.com ^ | January 9, 2012 | Mac Slavo
    United Nations agricultural experts are reporting confusion, after figures show that China imported 2.6 million tons of rice in 2012, substantially more than a four-fold increase over the 575,000 tons imported in 2011. The confusion stems from the fact that there is no obvious reason for vastly increased imports, since there has been no rice shortage in China. The speculation is that Chinese importers are taking advantage of low international prices, but all that means is that China’s own vast supplies of domestically grown rice are being stockpiled. Why would China suddenly be stockpiling millions of tons of rice for...
  • Plea for help from Chinese labor camp worker paid $1.61 per MONTH found stuffed in Oregon woman's

    12/27/2012 9:06:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/27/12 | Helen Pow
    Oregon mother Julie Keith expected to find Styrofoam headstones in the graveyard kit she bought at Kmart for Halloween. What she didn't expect was a desperate plea for help from one of the Chinese laborers forced to make the holiday decorations in brutal conditions. The 42-year-old charity worker from Portland discovered the chilling letter hidden between the two novelty headstones when she opened the kit in October. 'Sir: If you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization,' the unsigned note, that was folded into eighths, read. 'Thousands people here who are under...
  • 22 children and elderly woman stabbed outside primary school by Chinese knifeman

    12/14/2012 12:40:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/14/12 | Daily Mail [UK], by Phil Vinter
    A knife-wielding man injured 22 children and an elderly woman outside a primary school in central China as students were arriving for classes. The attack took place in the Henan province village of Chengping just before 8am, said a local police officer. The attacker, 36-year-old villager Min Yingjun, is now in police custody, according to an officer who declined to give her name, as is customary among Chinese civil servants. It is the latest in a series of similar periodic rampages at Chinese schools and kindergartens. A Guangshan county hospital administrator said the man first attacked an elderly woman
  • Battery maker that received stimulus money could be sold to Chinese company

    12/05/2012 8:53:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Steven Mufson ^ | 12/5/12 | WaPo
    A bankrupt battery manufacturer that was a cornerstone of President Obama’s effort to make the United States a global leader in clean energy technology could end up in the hands of a Chinese company when it goes on the auction block Thursday. Congressional Republicans call the company, A123 Systems, which received $133 million in federal stimulus grants, a textbook case of how the Obama administration wasted taxpayer money trying to nurture new industries. Administration officials say the stimulus money was used to build a new manufacturing facility in Michigan