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  • Inventor of General Tso's Chicken dies in Taipei at age 98

    12/02/2016 7:30:28 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 40 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 12/2/2016 | Keoni Everington
    Chef Peng Chang-kuei (彭長貴), the founder of the famous Hunan-style restaurant chain Peng's Garden Hunan Restaurant (彭園湘菜館) and inventor of the world famous Chinese dish General Tso's Chicken, died on Nov. 30 at the age of 98 from Pneumonia. A native of Changsha, Hunan Province, Peng began training at the age of 13 under the tutelage of the famous Hunan chef Cao Jing-chen (曹藎臣), who was the family chef of Tan Yan-kai (譚延闓), the prime minister of the Nationalist government from 1926 to 1928. After WWII, he was put in charge of running Nationalist government banquets, and in 1949 he...
  • Video of Trump's 5-year-old granddaughter reciting Chinese poetry wins hearts of Chinese netizens

    11/13/2016 11:30:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | November 14, 2016 | Derek Wong
    US president-elect Donald Trump may not be the most well-received man in China after accusing Beijing of currency manipulation and stealing American jobs. But his five-year-old granddaughter Arabella Kushner has won Chinese hearts after a February video of her reciting ancient Chinese poetry resurfaced on China's social media. The video was trending on Sina Weibo soon after Mr Trump was announced as president-elect last Wednesday (Nov 10), with many users praising Arabella as "surprisingly cute and impressive", reported Global Times, an English-language Chinese newspaper....
  • Interview Video of Chinese Woman who Repelled 3 Home Invaders in Atlanta

    11/08/2016 5:00:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    ammoland ^ | 2 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Just before 4 a.m. on 16 September, 2016, in Gwinnet County, Ga, a courageous Chinese immigrant drove off three home invaders. It was all captured on surviellance video. The event went viral; not in the United States, but in China. Chen Fengzu gave this interview to China Central Televison. From China Central Television 1 minute, 42 seconds. Here are the captions: I didnt have any choice, so I had to take out the gun Id hid there. Then I loaded my pistol and walked out of my bedroom. I shot at the Invaders when I saw them. One of...
  • Beijings Heavy Hand on Hong Kong

    11/07/2016 9:40:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    The Chinese government on Monday reinterpreted Hong Kongs Basic Law to prevent two pro-independence lawmakers from taking seats in the Hong Kong legislature. Rather than let local courts handle the matter, Beijing intervened in unprecedented fashion, without a request from local authorities. Such heavy-handedness is certain to increase Hong Kongs resentment of Chinese rule. Sixtus Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching were among six young activists elected to the legislature in September on platforms advocating local democracy and greater autonomy from Beijing. Some of the six support a vaguely defined self-determination, others a referendum on how Hong Kong should be governed...
  • Wikileaks: The Clinton campaign met with the Chinese

    11/03/2016 8:15:42 AM PDT · by The G Man · 42 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 11/3/2016
  • NSA Whistleblower Says DNC Hack Was Not Done By Russia, But By U.S. Intelligence!

  • Chinese Americans in More than 20 Cities to Launch Aerial Campaign for Donald Trump

    10/21/2016 9:06:01 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 25 replies
    CAFT ^ | October 19, 2016 | Staff
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 19, 2016 – Phoenix, Arizona — Beginning Saturday, October 22,2016 and in the coming two weeks, in more than 20 cities across USA, airplanes will carry “Chinese Americans for Trump” messages to show Chinese Americans’ support for Donald J. Trump’s campaign for the United States President. This is after their first successful aerial campaign for Trump which took place in Phoenix, Arizona on October 15. 2016. On that day an airplane that carried “AZ Chinese Americans for Trump” message flew across the sky of Greater Phoenix for 4 hours. On October 18, Chinese Americans for...
  • Why are recent Chinese immigrants supporting Trump?

    10/16/2016 10:05:48 PM PDT · by Cronos · 16 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 10 Oct 2016 | Shi Jiangto
    Donald Trump may have achieved something other US presidential candidates could only dream of: motivating Chinese immigrants traditionally politically indifferent to go to the polls next month. While Chinese Americans, like other ethnic groups in the United States, remain largely divided over the Republican candidate and many of his controversial policy proposals, they all agree that Trump has fuelled an unprecedented level of political activism among Chinese immigrants in the run-up to this years presidential election. While the maverick candidate has lost many traditional Republican supporters, his unconventional style has galvanised fresh support from others who are usually...
  • I'm Asian, a woman and a proud Trump 'deplorable'

    10/12/2016 6:00:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | October 12, 2016 | Ying Ma
    Im a woman, a racial minority, and an immigrant, and I grew up in inner-city America. I have two university degrees, one from Cornell University and another from Stanford Law School. I have worked for some of the most elite institutions in America, including a foreign policy organization that counts Chelsea and Bill Clinton among its members. According to conventional wisdom, I have no business being a Trump supporter. Yet I have been an unabashed fan since Trump declared his candidacy for president. In fact, never in my life have I been this excited about a presidential nominee. Strangers and...
  • Chinese Jews of Ancient Lineage Huddle Under Pressure

    09/24/2016 5:04:52 PM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 September 2016 | Chris Buckley
    The rooms where ruddy-faced Chinese men and women once assembled to pray in Hebrew and Mandarin are silent. Signs and exhibits that celebrated centuries of Jewish life have disappeared. An ancient well, believed to be the last visible remnant of a long-demolished synagogue, was recently buried under concrete and a pile of earth.. After locking down Buddhist monasteries in Tibet and tearing down church crosses in eastern China, President Xi Jinpings campaign against unapproved religion and foreign influence has turned to an unlikely adversary: a small group of Jews whose ancestors settled in this now faded imperial city near the...
  • Woman orders spare ribs from Chinese restaurant - but claims she actually received DOG PAWS

    09/20/2016 9:44:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 10:56, 20 Sep 2016 | By Kara O'Neill
    Ashley Jefferson posted a video of the meat on social media - claiming that the 'dog legs' still had claws in them A woman has claimed a Chinese takeaway restaurant served her a DOG PAW after she ordered spare ribs from the menu. Ashley Jefferson was eating at the China Palace in Havre de Grace, Maryland, when she believes she made the horrific discovery. Fighting the urge to throw up, Ashley then headed to the bathroom to record a Facebook video where she claimed the ribs had claws still attached. In the video, she said: "There's nails still in this......
  • FBI employee pleads guilty to acting as Chinese agent

    08/01/2016 10:08:35 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 21 replies
    yahoo ^ | 8/1 | raymond
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - An FBI electronics technician pleaded guilty on Monday to having illegally acted as an agent of China, admitting that he on several occasions passed sensitive information to a Chinese official. Kun Shan Chun, who was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation since 1997, pleaded guilty in federal court in Manhattan to one count of having illegally acted as an agent of a foreign government. Chun, who was arrested in March on a set of charges made public only on Monday, admitted in court that from 2011 to 2016 he acted at the direction of a...
  • First U.S. testing of a man-carrying drone planned for later this year in Nevada

    06/11/2016 7:06:59 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    ZME Science ^ | June 8, 2016 | Elaine Kauh
    First U.S. testing of a man-carrying drone planned for later this year in Nevada Alexandru Micu June 8, 2016 The Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems has granted permission to Chinese drone company EHang to test its on-demand, passenger-carrying aerial vehicle inside state boundaries. This marks the first time a passenger-carrying drone has ever been tested anywhere in the United States. Chinese company EHang received testing rights for its EHang 184 model inside the state of Nevada on Monday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The vehicle is an autonomous human sized drone, which EHang was very happy to hail as the...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    06/01/2016 4:45:27 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 77 replies
    My husband and I live in a delivery food 'desert'. All around us are areas where almost any kind of food can be ordered; but it seems all we can have delivered are mediocre Chinese restaurant food, and Pizza. We're generally tired of both; and I think our Friday nights are going to start including a stop for carryout from someplace interesting. BUT: I never tire of the *soups* from Chinese restaurants, and decided to try making my own egg-drop soup. This is a very simple recipe, and you can add things to it - I usually add a little...
  • Chinese Commercial Advertises Detergent Strong Enough to Wash Off Black Skin

    05/29/2016 12:21:02 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 53 replies
    A new television commercial has been called jaw-droppingly racist for advertising laundry detergent seemingly strong enough to turn a black man Asian. The ad from China-based laundry detergent company Qiaobi shows a black man flirting with a seemingly interested Asian woman. The women lures the man closer to a washing machine. She shoves a ball of washing detergent in his mouth before shoving his body into the washing machine. Moments later, the black man emerges from the water as an Asian man.
  • Terry McAuliffe Lied About Meeting Chinese Donor

    05/25/2016 7:01:19 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 May 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe lied about meeting Wang Wenliang, the Chinese donor to his 2013 gubernatorial campaign whose contributions are now the subject of an FBI investigation. McAuliffe told CNN after the story broke that he thinks he has never met Mr. Wenliang.
  • Lenono Yoga III Tablet (Vanity)

    05/23/2016 6:57:33 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 23 replies
    5/24/2016 | Fai Mao
    I hope this does not qualify as Opus that gets me banned. My wife purchased a Lenovo Yoga II tablet along with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse for me as a replacement for an older Samsung galaxy tablet and Acer Aspire laptop because she wanted me to be able to travel with les stuff. The hope was that it would replace two devices (Laptop and Tablet) with one device. Instead it will stay in a drawer (Unless I purposely beat it with a hammer so I can throw it away)and I will use the older devices when I travel. It...
  • Campus Experiment on Gender Ideology Shows Stunning Results

    04/22/2016 7:10:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | Church Militant
    The Family Policy Institute of Washington tried an experiment on gender ideology at a college campus, and came back with surprising results. In a video published last week, the Institute shows journalist Joseph Backholm visiting the University of Washington campus and asking a number of students questions about gender and self-identity. Their answers reveal how deeply ingrained gender ideology has become in the mindset of today's college students. Starting with the simple question, "If I told you that I was a woman, what would you say?" Backholm received the almost unanimous response that he'd be accepted as a woman. He...
  • The Curious Story Of The Chinese Tycoon Found "Chopped Up Into 100 Pieces" In A Vancouver Mansion

    04/14/2016 10:43:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/14/15 | tyler durden
    Two days ago we introduced you to "the rich kids of Vancouver" for whom the most important decision in any given day is whether to spend half a million dollars on a new Lamborghini or on an investment such as "two expensive watches or some diamonds."From left, Loretta Lai, Chelsea Jiang and Diana Wang attended a receptionat a Lamborghini dealership last month in Vancouver, British ColumbiaWe now introduce you to someone who may be one of these rich kids' dad. Or rather was, because Gang Yuan, a 42-year-old mining tycoon is no longer alive. His corpse was found chopped into...
  • Ahava sold for $77 million to Chinese investors

    04/11/2016 8:37:36 PM PDT · by Lera · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/12/2016
    Israeli cosmetics firm Ahava to be fully acquired by a Chinese investment group for $77 million. JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The Israeli cosmetics firm Ahava will be fully acquired by a Chinese investment group for $77 million. The Fosun Group on Sunday night in Jerusalem signed an agreement to purchase the Dead Sea skin care products company, the Israeli business daily Globes reported. Ahava has been a target of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel over its factory in Mitzpeh Shalem, located about one mile from the western shores of the Dead Sea, as well as initiatives targeting only...
  • Catholic Caucus: Why Hasnt Bishop Francis Ford, M.M. Been Beatified?

    04/09/2016 5:29:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    First Things ^ | 07.27.11 | George Weigel
    In a 2010 interview with Catholic World Report , Cardinal Joseph Zen, S.D.B., the emeritus bishop of Hong Kong, wondered aloud about the Catholic Churchs reticence to acknowledge those who had been martyred by Chinese communists during the Maoists rise to power, and thereafter. Why should we not publicize . . . those martyrs? Cardinal Zen asked. The truth demands it. Self-respect requires it. Todays Chinese Catholics, especially those who are persecuted for the fidelity to the Bishop of Rome, would be strengthened by the example of brave witnesses who held firm until the end, Zen suggested. I think Cardinal...
  • From The Desk Of Fr Joseph McLafferty:Bishop Francis X Ford,M.M.[MARTYR IN CHINA]

    06/19/2002 4:26:49 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 5 replies · 1,143+ views
    St Patricks-Yorktown ^ | February 24, 2002 | Fr Joseph McLafferty
    02-24-2002Pastor's Message From the desk of Fr. Joseph McLafferty..... The lead article in this month's Maryknoll magazine is about Bishop Francis Xavier Ford, M.M., a Maryknoll missionary who served in China for almost 40 years. This past Thursday, February 21st, marked the 50th anniversary of his death in a Chinese prison. Francis Xavier Ford was born in Brooklyn on January 11, 1892, the son of Austin and Elizabeth Rellihan Ford. Ford attended St. Francis Preparatory School in Brooklyn and Cathedral College in Manhattan. In 1912 he was the first student to apply to the seminary of the recently established...
  • Chinese Take Over Canada's Real Estate Market, Buy One-Third Of All Vancouver Homes Sold In 2015

    03/24/2016 8:44:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/24/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Housing in Vancouver is insane it was insane when I left and its more insane now.Thats from 33-year-old Kevin Oke, co-founder of LlamaZoo Interactive who left Vancouver for Victoria two years ago because he couldnt afford to buy a home in his native city even while earning a generous salary as a lead designer at a video-game company whose clients included Atari and Ubisoft Entertainment SA. Kevin isn't the only one leaving. Vancouveradded only 884 net new people age 18-24 last year according to Statistics Canada, and many observers worry the soaring cost of housing will eventually strip the...
  • Sex, gays and witches banned from Chinese television

    03/07/2016 5:03:10 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    SBS News ^ | 3-7-2016
    The Chinese government has clamped down on the country's entertainment industry, banning depictions of sex, homosexuality, witchcraft and one night stands from television programs. The South China Morning Postreported the crack down on online and television shows was part of the newGeneral Principle of Television Drama Production Content, which was released in December. Also banned are programs showing extra-marital affairs, the use of drugs or alcohol, teenage relationships, fighting, smoking and programs that promote superstitions, like witchcraft. Among the popular programs pulled was an online series called Addiction (also known as Heroin), which depicts gay love, and Go Princess Go,...
  • Romney's Stake in Chinese Stocks [2012]

    03/04/2016 9:09:55 AM PST · by ResisTyr · 3 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | October 9, 2012 | James West
    Hey Loser Romney...hypocrite much??
  • Shenzhou-11: Crew to orbit for 30 days, but no female taikonauts

    03/01/2016 7:53:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    gbtimes ^ | 03/01/2016 | andrew jones
    More details about China’s human spaceflight missions are filtering through after the country announced its launch Tiangong-2 and Shenzhou-11 launch schedule for 2016. On Sunday it was announced that the Tiangong-2 space lab will launch in the third quarter of 2016, and be visited by the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft in Q4. Shenzhou-11 will carry two Chinese astronauts, popularly referred to as taikounauts derived from the Chinese ‘taikongren’ (太空人). It has now been stated that two taikonauts will stay in space for 30 days. While this pales into comparison with Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly’s Year in Space, it will be doubling China's...
  • The Chicago Stock Exchange is being sold to a Chinese-led investor group

    02/05/2016 11:04:19 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 5, 2015 | Portia Crowe
    CHICAGO--The Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. (CHX) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investor group led by Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group (the 'Casin Group'). The Board of Directors of CHX has unanimously approved the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals. The acquisition is expected to close in the second half of 2016. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
  • Sacramento Kings scrap Chinese New Year of the Monkey T-shirt giveaway for ... racially insensitive

    02/03/2016 4:38:59 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20:11 EST, 2 February 2016 | Alexandra Klausner
    The Sacramento Kings basketball team had to cancel giving away Lunar New Year shirts celebrating the Year of the Monkey on Monday after a player noted the shirts could be deemed offensive during Black History month. Bucks TV analyst Marques Johnson says he was called into a conversation player DeMarcus Cousins was having with the Kings operations team over the controversial shirt. 'I walk into the building and DeMarcus Cousins calls me over to an animated discussion he's having with Kings operations people. He [asks] me, "Olskool, what you think about this T-shirt? Told him a little insensitive on first...
  • Panetta orders Pentagon investigation of legal, ethical issues among military leaders

    11/15/2012 7:56:28 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2012 | Craig Whitlock
    BANGKOK Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has ordered the Pentagon to find out why so many generals and admirals have become embroiled in legal and ethical problems, a trend exacerbated by recent investigations of two of the militarys best-known commanders. The Pentagon disclosed Panettas directive on Thursday after he arrived in Thailand as part of a visit to Asia. But aides insisted that he had been considering the review for some time and that it was not prompted by revelations that the FBI has been investigating former CIA director David H. Petraeus, a retired Army general, and Marine Gen....
  • Think It's 2008 All Over Again? Here Are the Charts That Might Prove It (Video)

    01/08/2016 1:45:20 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    The Street ^ | 1-8-2016 | ANDREW SACHAIS
    Back in 2007 and 2008, ironically the last time the Federal Reserve was hiking rates, the market began to form a bearish head and shoulders pattern. The pattern took a little less than a year to complete, and began breaking down heavily in early 2008. The initial reaction lower in 2008 brought the market down by close to 15% in a matter of weeks, leading to a strong rebound higher from late January until May. In May, more selling pressure commenced, and when it was all said and done, the market had collapsed by nearly 55% from its 2007 highs...
  • Founder of todays China killed 45 million of his own people(in 4 yrs)

    09/17/2010 5:04:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 48 replies
    Tibetan Review ^ | 09/05/10
    Founder of todays China killed 45 million of his own people (TibetanReview.net, Sep05, 2010) Recently declassified Chinese Communist Party archives show that the Great Helmsman, Chairman Mao Tsetung's regime cased the greatest "man-made famine" the world has ever seen, reported the ANI news service Sep 3, citing a new publication from Hong Kong. Mao's Great Famine, by Frank Dikotter, Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong, is reported to show that 45 million Chinese people were killed between 1958 and 1961. Chinese propaganda posters of the late 1950s show smiling young workers marching jubilantly towards unity under the...
  • Chinese censors are scrubbing sites of mentions of North Korean girl band

    12/13/2015 11:26:19 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Mashable ^ | 2015/12/14 | Victoria Ho
    Chinese censors are scrubbing sites of mentions of North Korean girl band By Victoria Ho 19 minutes ago After the Moranbong Band's abrupt cancelation of their performances in Beijing over the weekend, it appears Chinese censors went to work deleting speculation and chatter about the North Korean girl band on mainland sites. The Moranbong Band, whose members were said to be handpicked by North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, were on a goodwill mission to Beijing and were set to perform three concerts starting Saturday night. But just hours before the first, they abruptly canceled the gig and headed home on...
  • Faraday deal result of long push by governor, N. Las Vegas leaders

    12/09/2015 6:17:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Dec. 9, 2015 | Megan Messerly
    Electric-car startup Faraday Future plans to open its $1 billion factory in North Las Vegas at the sparsely populated, 18,000-acre Apex Industrial Park, Chinese tech billionaire Jia Yueting said in a letter to Nevada legislators obtained by the Associated Press. The state has been in talks over the past few months to bring electric-car startup Faraday Future to North Las Vegas. Nevada was competing with California, Georgia and Louisiana.
  • In a First, Army to Open JBLM for Exchange with Chinese Troops

    11/13/2015 2:45:59 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 3 replies
    Military.com ^ | November 13, 2015
    Last month the Pentagon sent a tough signal to its fastest-growing rival in Asia when a U.S. Navy warship sailed close by an artificial Chinese island in the contested waters of the South China Sea. The message: The U.S. will stand by its allies as they confront China's increasingly muscular military. This month, the Defense Department picked Joint Base Lewis-McChord for a friendlier exchange between the two world powers. The Army is opening up the South Sound base for a weeklong exercise with its Chinese counterpart, the People's Liberation Army. It's fairly small compared with some of the standard engagements...
  • New details of Chinese space weapons revealed

    10/15/2015 10:05:43 AM PDT · by amorphous · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 14 Oct 2015 | Bill Gertz
    A forthcoming report by the congressional U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission provides new details of Chinas space-weapons programs, dubbed counterspace arms, that are aimed at destroying or jamming U.S. satellites and limiting American combat operations around the world. China is pursuing a broad and robust array of counterspace capabilities, which includes direct-ascent anti-satellite missiles, co-orbital anti-satellite systems, computer network operations, ground-based satellite jammers and directed energy weapons, a late draft of the commissions annual report states. Chinas nuclear arsenal also provides an inherent anti-satellite capability.
  • Robber Scalded From Hot Wok as He Tries to Raid Chinese Takeaway Van

    10/13/2015 11:53:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Mirror ^ | 8 OCT 2015 | LOUIE SMITH
    Mark Leadbeatter was jailed for four years after his bungled grab for cash left him doused in boiling oil, causing severe facial burnsA thief was left with severe facial burns from a hot wok when he tried to rob a Chinese takeaway. Mark Leadbeatter, 53, was doused in boiling oil while trying to raid an Oriental food van. The hapless robber, who suffered burns to his face and neck, has now been jailed for four years. In a report of the incident PCSO Julie Green said: He demanded money from the three females working on the van. He was given...
  • Directive 11: Obamas Secret Islamist Plan [What's behind the rise of ISIS and Middle Easts wars]

    06/08/2015 8:29:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/08/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Behind the rise of ISIS, the Libyan Civil War, the unrest in Egypt, Yemen and across the region may be a single classified document.That document is Presidential Study Directive 11.You can download Presidential Study Directive 10 on Preventing Mass Atrocities from the White House website, but as of yet no one has been able to properly pry number 11 out of Obama Inc.Presidential Study Directive 10, in which Obama asked for non-military options for stopping genocide, proved to be a miserable failure. The Atrocities Prevention Boards only use was as a fig leaf for a policy that had caused the...
  • Chinese Authorities Ban Muslim Names Among Uyghurs in Hoten

    09/27/2015 1:05:02 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    Radio Free Asia ^ | 2015-09-24 | Eset Sulaiman
    Chinese authorities have issued a ban on 22 Muslim names in Hoten prefecture in northwestern Chinas troubled Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in an apparent bid to discourage extremism among the region's Uyghur residents, threatening to forbid children with such names from attending school unless their parents change them, according to local police and residents. A Uyghur woman named Turakhan who lives in a suburban village of Niya (in Chinese, Minfeng) county in Hoten (Hetian) prefecture told RFAs Uyghur Service on Wednesday that the village chief and police had informed all residents about the list of forbidden Muslim names. My daughters...
  • How a white guy got his poem published by changing his name to Yi-Fen Chou

    09/08/2015 12:48:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/08/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    A rather strange tale comes across the transom to us today from the rough and tumble world of competitive poetry publishing. (Okay… I confess. I really just wanted to type that sentence.) But putting all snark aside, the Washington Post’s Sarah Kaplan did come up with a rather enlightening news item about the annual publication of the anthology, Best American Poetry. No! Wait! Come back! I promise, the story gets better.There is one beleaguered individual, Sherman Alexie, who is responsible for reading thousands of submissions each year and determining which bits of verse should make it into the august...
  • Pentagon: Chinese Navy Ships Passed Through U.S. Territorial Waters for First Time

    09/04/2015 10:43:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/4/15
    The five Chinese Navy ships spotted operating in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska steered within 12 nautical miles of the U.S. coast and passed through U.S. territorial waters, the Pentagon said. The Wall Street Journal reported: Pentagon officials said for the first time late Thursday that the five Chinese navy ships had passed through U.S. territorial waters as they transited the Aleutian Islands, but said they had complied with international law. Analysts saw the passage as significant as Beijing has long objected to U.S. Navy vessels transiting its territorial waters or operating in international waters just outside....
  • Five Chinese Navy Ships Are Operating in Bering Sea Off Alaska Coast

    09/02/2015 1:29:09 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 67 replies
    wsj ^ | Sept. 2, 2015 | JEREMY PAGE
    Five Chinese navy ships are currently operating in the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska, the first time the U.S. military has seen such activity in the area, Pentagon officials said Wednesday. The officials said they have been aware in recent days that three Chinese combat ships, a replenishment vessel and an amphibious ship were in the vicinity after observing them moving toward the Aleutian Islands, which are split between U.S....
  • Swiss rail firm launches separate trains for Chinese tourists after complaints from locals

    08/30/2015 9:52:23 AM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/30/2015 | CHRIS KITCHING
    Chinese tourists are being given separate train services to travel to the top of a picturesque Swiss mountain after they were accused of poor behaviour. Locals and other visitors to Mount Rigi have complained to the railway operator, accusing Asian tourists of crowding train corridors to snap photos and even spitting inside the carriages. Tensions between tourists from Asia and visitors from Switzerland have worsened as the mountain, near Lucerne, has become a massive draw for Chinese holidaymakers, a newspaper claimed.
  • The Chinese super-rich are about to flood the US real-estate market

    08/30/2015 6:58:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/30/2015 | Lucinda Shen
    After yet another drop in the Shanghai stock market and Hang Seng index on August 6, Daniel Chang heard his cell phone ping. The real-estate agent was on a business trip in Shanghai, and he was mid-bite during a dinner when he saw his phone light up from a message on his app, WeChat. It was a Chinese client concerned over a $6 million property she was about to buy in New York City. She was visiting New York at the time. "I don't know if I can do this," she told him over voicemail. "I might have to back...
  • Chinese Ballet at Lincoln Center Glorifies Violent Class Struggle That Killed My Great-Grandfather

    07/22/2015 7:34:58 AM PDT · by ubipetrusest · 14 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | July 17, 2015 | Leo Timm
    My great-grandfather was a landowner in southern China prior to the communist takeover in 1949. Possessing about three acres of rice paddies and a lychee orchard placed him squarely in the landlord classa group of people the new regime was determined to dispose of using the greatest force, as Mao Zedong put it. Accompanying and legitimizing Chairman Maos coming campaign of mass murder was the remolding of national arts and culture. The Red Detachment of Women, a 1964 Chinese ballet and one of many works glorifying violent class struggle, opened to New York audiences on the evening of July 11...
  • The US agency plundered by Chinese hackers made one of the dumbest security moves possible

    07/12/2015 12:37:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/18/15 | Natasha Bertrand
    Contractors in Argentina and China were given "direct access to every row of data in every database" when they were hired by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to manage the personnel records of more than 14 million federal employees, a federal consultant told ArsTechnica. The massive breach of OPM's database made public by the Obama administration this month prompted speculation over why the agency hadn't encrypted its systems, which contain the sensitive security clearance and background information for intelligence and military personnel. Encryption, however, according to Ars, would not have helped in this case because administrators responsible...
  • Chinese Food Spared Shaw-Skanks Husbands Life

    07/05/2015 8:43:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 5, 2015 | Bruce Golding
    Shaw-skank prison worker Joyce Tillie Mitchell was reportedly dining on Chinese food when she decided not to help deliver two inmates to freedom. Mitchell had a moment of clarity while dining out with husband Lyle just hours before convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat sneaked out of Clinton Correctional Facility, a law-enforcement official told the Buffalo News. They went out to dinner at a Chinese restaurant after work at the prison, and Joyce Mitchell had a realization that this was D-Day, and the fantasy she had been living for almost a year was now becoming a reality that included...
  • Clinton has strong words on Chinese hacking

    07/05/2015 9:33:34 AM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | July 5, 2015 | Dan Merica and Mariano Castillo
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unleashed some of the strongest words to date about China's hacking of U.S. computers. "They're also trying to hack into everything that doesn't move in America," Clinton said at a campaign event in Glen, New Hampshire. "Stealing commercial secrets, blueprints from defense contractors, stealing huge amounts of government information. All looking for an advantage."
  • Hackers Stole Secrets of U.S. Government Workers Sex Lives

    06/25/2015 10:02:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 24, 2015 | Shane Harris
    Infidelity. Sexual fetishes. Drug abuse. Crushing debt. Theyre the most intimate secrets of U.S. government workers. And now theyre in the hands of foreign hackers. It was already being described as the worst hack of the U.S. government in history. And it just got much worse. A senior U.S. official has confirmed that foreign hackers compromised the intimate personal details of an untold number of government workers. Likely included in the hackers haul: information about workers sexual partners, drug and alcohol abuse, debts, gambling compulsions, marital troubles, and any criminal activity. Those details, which are now presumed to be in...
  • After Hacking U.S. Personnel Files: Chinese Will Dine With Kerry at Mt. Vernon

    06/16/2015 12:20:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 16, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Secretary of State John Kerry said he will meet with Chinese leaders next week for the annual U.S.-China Economic and Security Dialogue and then hold “a dinner at Mount Vernon” for them. Kerry will be hosting the Chinese at Mount Vernon, the Virginia estate of George Washington, less than three weeks after the Office of Personnel Management announced that the personnel files of some four million current and former federal employees had been hacked, reportedly by the Chinese. The secretary of State mentioned his upcoming meetings and dinner with the Chinese at Mount Vernon specifically in response to a question...
  • Doctors remove 420 kidney stones 'caused by excessive tofu' from patient in China

    06/09/2015 11:00:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk/news ^ | 10:48AM BST 09 Jun 2015 | By Charlotte Middlehurst, Shanghai
    The operation to remove hundreds of tiny stones took doctors around two hours Doctors in China have removed 420 kidney stones from a man's body, blaming an excessive amount of tofu in his daily diet. Mr He from Zhejiang Province in eastern China, checked into the Dongyang People's Hospital complaining of intense pain in his abdomen last month. A CT scan revealed that his left kidney was packed full of stones, most of them tiny. Doctors operated on Friday in an agonising procedure that lasted about two hours. Mr He said he had a history of suffering from kidney stones....