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  • 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” class—a group of people the new regime was determined to dispose of using “the greatest force,” as Mao Zedong put it. Accompanying and legitimizing Chairman Mao’s 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-Skank’s Husband’s 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. They’re the most intimate secrets of U.S. government workers. And now they’re 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 · 34 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....
  • Move over, Angels: Chinese company wants to spend $500 million to reshape area near stadium ...

    05/09/2015 5:56:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | May 9, 2015 | Jeff Collins and Fermin Leal
    Move over, Angels: Chinese company wants to spend $500 million to reshape area near stadium in Anaheim ANAHEIM - A Chinese development company wants to build a $500 million, L.A. Live-style complex at the doorstep of Angel Stadium. LT Global Investment’s plan includes a 28-story condominium tower, a 26-story hotel-office building and a 460,000-square-foot retail center with a rooftop plaza. The plan calls for 600 condos and apartments, 300 hotel rooms and 60,000 square feet of office space. A pedestrian pathway would link the development to the ballpark.
  • No Ma: Marijuana's Hardest Sell — the Chinese

    04/24/2015 1:13:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Apr 22 2015 | Chris Roberts
    Want to escape the booming neighborhoods of San Francisco? Head west, where the rows of single-family Mediterranean-style or boxy Doelger homes that make up the Sunset District are virtually unchanged since their construction in the mid-20th century, giving the avenues a timeless feel. There are no towering construction cranes putting up condos, and 21st-century conveniences fail you: My Sidecar ride request to be taken to the Sunset was rejected three times before I settled in for a $40 cab ride. There is also little sign of California's multibillion dollar cannabis industry. The city's west side is entirely bereft of legal...
  • State Dept. contractor allegedly paid by Chinese agent to spy on Americans – yet no charges filed

    04/21/2015 10:38:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/22/15 | Catherine Herridge
    Newly unsealed court documents obtained by Fox News show a State Department contractor allegedly was paid thousands by an individual thought to be a Chinese agent in exchange for information on Americans -- but despite an FBI probe, the Justice Department declined to prosecute. A November 2014 FBI affidavit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, shows the bureau investigated the contractor for her admitted contact with individuals she believed to be Chinese intelligence officers. The affidavit from agent Timothy S. Pappa states the translator, Xiaoming Gao, was paid "thousands of dollars to provide information on...
  • [Unconfirmed location in Baku, Azerbaijan] Apartment building bursting into flames in 30 seconds

    04/13/2015 9:57:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | April 12, 2015
    It appears more than just Chinese stocks are exploding higher... From small flame to inferno in 30 seconds...
  • Report: The Chinese Government Is Stealing 10,000 Organs From Live Political Prisoners Every Year

    04/09/2015 6:26:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/9/15 | Josh Fatzick
    A Canadian documentary has alleged that the Chinese state is aware and approves of the removal of organs from live political prisoners, often without anesthetic. Some 10,000 political prisoners are reportedly killed each year, and at least one former worker is willing to testify to atrocities. The documentary, produced by Australia’s SBS Dateline, purports to show the gruesome details of the multi-billion dollar “organs-on-demand” transplant program, and how these Chinese hospitals remove organs from live patients, in some cases putting the people in incinerators before they had even died. The filmmaker, Leon Lee, in an interview with Australia’s News.com, described...
  • Joe Biden to Authoritarian Chinese President: U.S. Only Supports Human Rights As ‘Political

    04/06/2015 8:49:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/2/15 | Daniel Wiser
    Vice President Joe Biden once told Chinese President Xi Jinping that U.S. leaders only support human rights as a matter of political optics, and that this makes the United States no better than China, according to a new New Yorker profile of Jinping. The New Yorker relates encounters between Biden and Jinping in 2011 and 2012, when both were vice presidents of their respective nations: Biden told me that Xi asked him why the U.S. put “so much emphasis on human rights.” Biden replied to Xi, “No President of the United States could represent the United States were he not...
  • Millbrae Chinese Restaurant Catches Yelper in Lie

    03/25/2015 4:07:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3/25/2015 | Tamara Palmer
    Millbrae's Wonderful Chinese Restaurant has video footage that disputes one Yelper's written complaint. According to Eater SF, a Yelp member from San Bruno named Dan W. wrote that Wonderful would not seat him and awarded the restaurant one star. The review, since removed, reportedly said, "It's not that classy of a place, but they wouldn't seat me." The restaurant posted a video called "Lying Yelp Reviewer Caught by Wonderful Chinese Restaurant" to YouTube Monday showing the man entering the front door, lingering for just over 30 seconds, talking to no one, and leaving. Wonderful also posted a response to Dan...
  • Thai woman flips out over rude Chinese tourists (video)(Not actual title - See first comment)

    03/19/2015 7:10:53 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    YouTube,com ^ | 3-16-2015 | Thaivideo Today
    Author- I don't own the video. I just added subs. See video origins below: 片源看下面: Chinese only . . . 12/3/58 CREDIT: www.facebook.com/jhaky.pijitumphon ขอบคุณคลิปแนะนำจาก @Nan Paweena Morasu [Language Warning]
  • Feds crack down on Chinese 'birth tourism'

    03/04/2015 9:16:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/04/2015 | By William La Jeunesse, Laura Prabucki
    Airfare from the U.S. to China and a months-long stay in an Orange County, Calif., apartment: $80,000. A baby born a U.S. citizen: priceless. In the largest operation of its kind, early Tuesday morning federal officials in Southern California served warrants at "Chinese birthing houses" or "maternity hotels," where wealthy Chinese nationals paid up to $80,000 for the sole purpose of giving birth in the U.S. to obtain citizenship for their children, earning in-state tuition to U.S. universities for them and permanent U.S. residency for the parents. "It is essentially citizenship for sale," said Center for Immigration Studies analyst Jessica...
  • Lenovo Has Been Selling Laptops with Malware Pre-Installed

    02/19/2015 11:58:24 AM PST · by Wolfie · 51 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | Feb. 19, 2015
    Lenovo Has Been Selling Laptops with Malware Pre-Installed Computer maker Lenovo has been shipping laptops prepackaged with malware that makes you more vulnerable to hackers — all for the sake of serving you advertisements. Made by a company called “Superfish,” the software is essentially an Internet browser add-on that injects ads onto websites you visit. Besides taking up space in your Lenovo computer, the add-on is also dangerous because it undermines basic computer security protocols. That’s because it tampers with a widely-used system of official website certificates. That makes it hard for your computer to recognize a fake bank website,...
  • Chinese Herdsman Stumbles on 17 Pound Gold Nugget

    02/06/2015 11:33:58 AM PST · by wildbill · 29 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 2/6/2015 | Barbara Kollmyer
    magine it! You’re walking along and nearly trip over a 17-pound (7.85 kilograms) gold nugget. File that under a most improbable gold bonanza. But that’s exactly how it played out for one lucky sun-of-a-gun farmer in China. Berek Sawut, a Kazak herdsman from Qinghe County in Altay Prefecture told Chinese news agency Xinhua that he found the giant nugget “practically lying on bare ground.” The area is in China’s far western Xinjiang Uygur region. That gold nugget, assuming it’s at least 80% pure, would be worth 1.6 million yuan ($255,313 U.S. dollars), says Xinhua, which also points out that a...
  • Siblings of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton approached by Chinese firms for... greencards

    02/05/2015 5:10:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/05/15 | Zoe Szathmary
    Siblings of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton approached by Chinese firms for support for little-known US program that lets foreigners buy their way into a greencard for $500K A new report has shed light on US politicians' connections to the EB-5 visa program. Mark Obama-Ndesandjo - the half-brother of President Barack Obama - told ABC News that a Chinese firm came to him in hopes he would get on board with a project based in El Monte, California. 'They said they wanted to pay a lot,' Obama-Ndesandjo said. 'But I told them I'm out of this, I don't want anything...
  • A Toast To 2014’s Top California Political Stories (shoulder fired missiles)

    01/01/2015 5:38:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    KQED ^ | 12/31/14 | John Myers
    **SNIP** The San Francisco Democrat was a fairly high-profile member of the California Legislature, but not a flamboyant one or one who was the subject of gossip and rumor. And that’s probably why the news in March landed with such a bombshell, when the 66-year old former psychologist was arrested and charged with not only corruption, but also with allegedly participating in a scheme to smuggle illegal weapons into the United States. The irony was impossible to miss: gun trafficking charges against a Democrat who made a name for himself as a fierce advocate of gun control, a politician who...
  • Russia Seeks to Raise its Language Profile in NK (North Korea)

    12/28/2014 2:50:46 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    Korea Times ^ | December 28, 2014 19:36 GMT | Kim Hyo-jin
    Russia appears striving to boost the demand for its language in North Korea, amid signs that the Cold War allies try to build up strong bilateral relations. Russia's Maritime Province of Siberia donated as many as 1,400 Russian books to North Korea, the Russian news agency Interfax said Wednesday. The books vary on the subjects from Russian history, literature, culture, to language. It reported that the state government delegated the donation project to "Russkiy Mir," an orthodox cultural foundation established by Russia's president Vladimir Putin in 2007 as a vehicle for exercising soft power abroad. The foundation delivered the books...
  • Who Really Discovered America?

    07/14/2002 2:08:47 PM PDT · by blam · 182 replies · 18,652+ views
    Who Really Discovered America? Did ancient Hebrews reach the shores of the North and South American continents thousands of years before Christopher Columbus? What evidence is there for Hebrew and Israelite occupation of the Western Hemisphere even a thousand years before Christ? Was trans-Atlantic commerce and travel fairly routine in the days of king Solomon of Israel? Read here the intriguing, fascinating saga of the TRUE DISCOVERERS OF AMERICA! William F. Dankenbring A stone in a dry creek bed in New Mexico, discovered by early settlers in the region, is one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries in the Western...
  • Video Shows San Francisco Restaurant Worker Tenderizing Meat On Sidewalk [Chinese]

    12/02/2014 10:07:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ^ | December 1, 2014 11:01 PM | Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A viral video shot outside a San Francisco restaurant may have people thinking twice about eating out. The video shot outside Lucky River, a Chinese restaurant in the city’s Sunnyside neighborhood appears to show a worker slamming slabs of frozen meat on the sidewalk. KPIX showed the video to residents near the restaurant. “That’s horrible,” said Steve Vender. “The sidewalks have never been cleaned,” said London Lacey. As to why anyone would be pounding the sidewalk with frozen slabs of meat, an inspector from the San Francisco Health Department paid a visit to Lucky River...
  • Wealthy Chinese kids in the US flaunt supercars at secret meet-ups

    11/28/2014 1:20:27 AM PST · by rjbemsha · 48 replies
    Yahoo Singapore ^ | 28 Nov 2014 | Nurul Azliah Aripin
    They are young, wild, free -- and very, very rich. These wealthy Chinese students go to school in the day and flaunt their social status during private meet-ups at night. These lavish gatherings feature posh venues, designer handbags and blinged out shoes, ladies in stiletto heels and sexy skirts and, of course, supercars -- plenty of them. Maserati, Ferrari, Bentley, Lamborghinis you name it -- they're all on display in neat rows. “I have three Ferraris, this is my newest one,” an interviewee told producer and host Kristie Hang at a supercar meet-up in the San Diego valley in California....
  • Once Again… Obama Bows to Chinese President (Video)

    11/10/2014 9:35:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    The Gateway Punidt ^ | 11/10/14 | Jim Hoft
    What is it with this guy?Obama bowed to Chinese President Xi JinPing today. Obama greets Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan at the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in China.Obama bowed to the last Chinese leader too.
  • New Chinese Intelligence Unit Linked to Massive Cyber Spying Program

    10/31/2014 7:43:50 AM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | October 31, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    A Chinese intelligence unit carried out a massive cyber espionage program that stole vast quantities of data from governments, businesses and other organizations, security analysts who uncovered the operation said Thursday. The activities of the Chinese unit called the Axiom group began at least six years ago and were uncovered by a coalition of security firms this month. Cyber sleuths traced Axiom attacks to the 2009 cyber operation against Google in China and other U.S. companies known as Operation Aurora. The group was also linked to a Chinese hacking program that targeted dissidents and opposition groups known as GhostNet. More...
  • New archaeological discovery rewrites earliest Chinese characters dating

    10/29/2008 5:27:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies · 436+ views
    Xinhua ^ | Friday, October 24, 2008 | Editor: Yan
    Inscribed animal bones and jade pieces unearthed in Changle County of eastern Shandong Province are earliest examples of Chinese characters dating back 4,500 years ago, the latest archaeological studies show. The discovery broke the record for the previous earliest known examples of Chinese characters, the inscribed animal bones and tortoise shells, known as the oracle bones, of the Shang Dynasty (1600 BC-1100 BC), by more than 1,300 years. The oracle bones were major discoveries at the Yinxu in Anyang of central China's Henan Province... Li Laifu, the Shandong Oracle Scripts Association president, said the inscriptions may be left by the...
  • 'Earliest Writing' Found In China

    04/18/2003 9:35:03 AM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 612+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-17-2003 | Paul Rincon
    'Earliest writing' found in China By Paul Rincon BBC Science First attempt at writing .. on a tortoise shell Signs carved into 8,600-year-old tortoise shells found in China may be the earliest written words, say archaeologists. The symbols were written down in the late Stone Age, or Neolithic Age. They predate the earliest recorded writings from Mesopotamia - in what is now Iraq - by more than 2,000 years. The archaeologists say they bear similarities to written characters used thousands of years later during the Shang dynasty, which lasted from 1700-1100 BC. But the discovery has already generated controversy, with...
  • 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...