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  • China's Xi pledges to build 'modern socialist country'

    10/17/2017 11:22:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 17, 2017 6:07 PM | Christian Shepherd, Stella Qiu
    Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress on Wednesday with a pledge to build a “modern socialist country” that will never copy the political systems of others and will remain open to the world. […] “Through a long period of hard work, socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era. This is a new historical direction in our country’s development,” Xi said in a speech carried live across the nation on state television. China will relax market access for foreign investment and expand access to its services sector, as well as deepen market-oriented reform of its...
  • UN elects Congo to Human Rights Council despite abuses

    10/16/2017 3:26:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 2017 5:07 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The United States and human rights groups sharply criticized Monday’s U.N. election for 15 new members of the Human Rights Council, singling out conflict-torn Congo’s victory despite accusations of serious rights abuses and an investigation by the U.N.’s top human rights body. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called the election “yet another example of why the Human Rights Council lacks credibility and must be reformed in order to be saved.” Haley previously dangled the possibility that the United States could quit the council during a visit to its Geneva headquarters in June, when she lambasted the 47-nation body as a “forum...
  • Germany warns Donald Trump against decertifying Iran deal

    10/13/2017 5:57:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 132 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.12.2017 | amp, dm/bk (Reuters, dpa, AFP)
    The German government has warned the US against withdrawing from the Iran nuclear agreement. US President Donald Trump is expected to decertify Tehran’s compliance with the 2015 deal in a White House speech at 12:45 p.m. (16:45 UTC) on Friday. “We believe this agreement is an important instrument to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran,” German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Friday. “If … an important country like the United States comes to a different conclusion as appears to be the case, we will work even harder with other partners to maintain this cohesion,” he said. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel...
  • Exiled Chinese billionaire blasts 'kleptocracy' running China, warns of spy infiltration in US

    10/05/2017 8:29:21 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 5, 2017 | Brendan McDermid
    Exiled billionaire Guo Wengui (aka Miles Kwok) claimed China is being controlled by a small clique of crooked high-level officials. Guo also said Chinese security officials earlier this year authorized an escalation of espionage efforts in the United States. Guo's earlier scheduled appearance at a Washington think tank was postponed due to what he said was heavy pressure by China. A controversial Chinese billionaire in self-imposed exile blasted on Thursday what he said was a small clique of corrupt "kleptocrats" running China — as he also warned of a wave of Chinese spies being dispatched to the United States in...
  • World View: Steve Bannon and Henry Kissinger Form Project to Sound Alarm on China

    10/01/2017 8:12:59 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Sept 30, 2017 | JOHN J. XENAKIS
    snip According to an interview in Bloomberg Businessweek, Steve Bannon and Henry Kissinger have had several meetings and are preparing a project to sound the alarm about what Bannon views as the primary economic threat to America: If we don’t get our situation sorted with China, we’ll be destroyed economically. The forced technology transfer of American innovation to China is the single biggest economic and business issue of our time. Until we sort that out, they will continue to appropriate our innovation to their own system and leave us as a colony — our Jamestown to their Great Britain, a...
  • With the D3000, China enters the robotic warship arms race

    09/25/2017 7:26:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Popular Science ^ | September 25, 2017 | Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
    D3000 This crudely made model of the D3000 gives us a vague idea of the concept: a trimaran tumblehome hull, with armament that includes autocannons and anti-ship missiles, as well as launching tubes for small unmanned underwater vehicles, torpedoes, or mines. by78 At the turn of the 20th century, the great powers competed to build the modern-day battleship. Today, a new arms race may be breaking out, this time with robotic warships. The D3000 is a 98-foot-long, stealthy robotic trimaran warship designed to operate autonomously for months. Notably, this system—which appears to be tagged for export—is being offered by the...
  • Is Trump All Talk on North Korea? The Uncertainty Sends a Shiver

    09/24/2017 4:35:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 24, 2017 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    When President Trump gave a fiery campaign speech in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday evening, he drew a rapturous roar by ridiculing Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, as “Little Rocket Man.” Among diplomats and national security specialists, the reaction was decidedly different. After Mr. Trump repeated his taunt in a tweet late Saturday and threatened that Mr. Kim and his foreign minister “won’t be around much longer” if they continue their invective against the United States, reactions ranged from nervous disbelief to sheer terror. Mr. Trump’s willingness to casually threaten to annihilate a nuclear-armed foe was yet another reminder of...
  • Trump blocks Chinese purchase of US semiconductor maker [Lattice]

    09/13/2017 9:38:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 13, 2017 11:43 PM EDT
    President Donald Trump has blocked a Chinese government-financed firm’s acquisition of an Oregon semiconductor maker on national security grounds. Trump’s order Wednesday came after a federal panel that reviews foreign investment for possible security threats ruled against the proposed $1.3 billion takeover of Lattice Semiconductor last week. The deal has been under scrutiny since it became clear the buyer, Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, is funded by the Chinese government. …
  • [Catholic Caucus] Why Is the Vatican Still Negotiating with Red China?

    09/11/2017 5:51:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | September 11, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferarra
    One of the keynotes of Father Gruner’s assessment of the crisis in the Church from the Fatima perspective was his exposure and condemnation of the disastrous post-Vatican II policy of Ostpolitik (the politics of the East), according to which the Vatican, acting through its Secretary of State, would conciliate and compromise with communist dictatorships, reversing the Church’s condemnation of communism and her staunch opposition to the tyranny of communist regimes oppressing the Church. Even during the Second Vatican Council, that emerging policy resulted in the Council’s infamous failure to condemn or even mention the evils of Soviet communism in the...
  • China's ever-tighter web controls jolt companies, scientists

    09/10/2017 9:29:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 10, 2017 12:12 AM EDT
    China’s campaign to stamp out use technology that allows web surfers to evade its internet filters is disrupting work and study for entrepreneurs, scientists and students. […] After Beijing began clamping down on use of VPNs in January, dozens of activists and lawyers have been detained and a cybersecurity law tightened control on online data. How many people might be affected is unclear, but consumer research firm GlobalWebIndex says a survey of Chinese web surfers this year found 14 percent use a VPN daily. …
  • China looks at ending sales of gasoline cars

    09/09/2017 9:53:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 10, 2017 12:35 AM EDT | Joe McDonald
    China is joining France and Britain in announcing plans to end sales of gasoline and diesel cars. China’s industry ministry is developing a timetable to end production and sale of traditional fuel cars and will promote development of electric technology, state media on Sunday cited a Cabinet official as saying. The reports gave no possible target date, but Beijing is stepping up pressure on automakers to accelerate development of electrics. China is the biggest auto market by number of vehicles sold, giving any policy changes outsize importance for the global industry. A deputy industry minister, Xin Guobin, said at an...
  • KFC China Customers Can Pay with Their Faces

    09/04/2017 9:23:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Food & Wine ^ | Elisabeth Sherman September 01, 2017 | Elisabeth Sherman September 01, 2017
    Back in January, Food and Wine reported that KFC China would be introducing a facial recognition system that would predict your order (it’s not as creepy as it sounds). Now it looks like the brand is enhancing that technology with additional features. According to Reuters, the system lets customers pay by face, just by approaching one of the store's newly unveiled monitors. The new device is located at a KFC outpost in the city of Hangzhou. The facial recognition system is called Smile to Pay, and it’s being featured at a Yum Brands (the company behind KFC) so-called concept store...
  • German Foreign Minister Says China Must Respect A ‘One Europe Policy’ ...

    09/04/2017 5:14:31 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Synglove ^ | SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
    German Foreign Minister Says China Must Respect A ‘One Europe Policy’ If It Wants Europe To Pursue A ‘One China Policy’ BY SYNGLOBE ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel stunned China by urging Beijing to abide by a ‘One-Europe Policy’. Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel stunned China by urging Beijing to abide by a ‘One-Europe Policy’. At a conference of European diplomats held in Paris on August 30, Gabriel warned colleagues that China is trying to “divide Europe” and that the continent must find a common strategy to counterbalance Beijing’s influence. Gabriel stated that some European countries...
  • Xi says BRICS nations should stand up against protectionism

    09/03/2017 10:01:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2017 6:05 AM EDT | Louise Watt
    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday called for the world to reject protectionism even as American and European pressure mounts on Beijing to lower market barriers, speaking at the start of a Chinese-led summit of five large emerging economies now overshadowed by North Korea’s sixth nuclear test. […] Xi was speaking to business representatives of the BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — a day before he opens a summit with the leaders of these major emerging markets in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen. This will be the ninth summit of the BRICS grouping, which...
  • China Forbids Children From Attending Church

    08/30/2017 10:38:32 AM PDT · by Kalamata · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 30, 2017 | Joshua Gill
    Chinese officials issued warnings to hundreds of churches that no child is allowed to enter a church or attend religious services, even with their parents. Four regional governments began notifying churches of this new ban against children participating in religious activities as early as mid-August, according to Daily Mail. Hundreds of churches in China’s Zhejiang province received notices that not only banned children from entering churches, but also threatened that any believer caught taking a child to church “will be dealt with severely,” according to a report from Vision Times.
  • Chinese activist stands trial accused of inciting subversion

    08/22/2017 8:54:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 22, 2017 3:38 AM EDT | Louise Watt
    A prominent Chinese human rights campaigner accused of inciting subversion of state power said at his trial Tuesday that he had used social media to inspire distrust in the Chinese government before being detained in a sweeping crackdown on independent lawyers and rights activists. Parts of the trial of Jiang Tianyong were broadcast on the social media account of Changsha Intermediate People’s Court in the central province of Hunan, an unusual move for such a politically sensitive case. Prosecutors said he had used social media platforms to denigrate the government and judicial authorities and incite others to subvert state power....
  • Merkel condemns 'verbal escalation' with North Korea after Trump tweets

    08/11/2017 6:13:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 August 2017 15:15 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that she opposed any use of force to resolve the conflict with North Korea, after President Donald Trump said the US military was “locked and loaded”. “I don’t envision a military solution to this conflict, but rather consistent work as we’ve observed at the United Nations Security Council,” Merkel told reporters. “Germany will very intensively take part in the options for resolution that are not military, but I consider a verbal escalation to be the wrong response,” she said when asked about Trump’s latest tweets on North Korea. Merkel called for “very close cooperation”...
  • China’s debt surpasses 300 percent of GDP, IIF says, raising doubts over Yellen’s crisis remarks

    08/06/2017 8:10:08 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | 28 Jun 2017 | Silvia Amaro
    China’s debt surpasses 300 percent of GDP, IIF says, raising doubts over Yellen’s crisis remarks Silvia Amaro Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 Global debt has hit a record level in the first quarter of this year, mainly driven by emerging markets, raising questions of whether there will be another financial crisis in the near future. Data from the Institute of International Finance showed that global debt reached $217 trillion in the first quarter of this year, or 327 percent of gross domestic product. "The debt burden is not distributed evenly. Some countries/sectors have seen deleveraging while others have built up very...
  • China Reveals Its Military Weapons With Vast Parade

    07/30/2017 9:53:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The Sun ^ | 07/30/17 | Danny Collins
    CHINA launched an awesome show of its military might – just hours after warning Donald Trump about his involvement in North Korea. Tens of thousands of Chinese troops marched alongside tanks and nuclear weapons as stealth fighters and attack helicopters roared overhead. President Xi Jinping - wearing his military fatigues - inspected his troops personally
  • US admiral stands ready to obey a Trump nuclear strike order

    07/27/2017 4:36:40 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, July 27, 2017 | AP
    <p>Canberra, Australia -- The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said Thursday he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if President Donald Trump ordered it, and warned against the military ever shifting its allegiance from its commander in chief.</p>