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  • 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>
  • Chinese Official Says Beijing Will Keep Tight Grip on Church

    07/23/2017 4:33:50 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Church leaders asked to ensure the 'Sinicisation of religion'The Chinese Communist Party’s top leader in charge of religion has made it clear that Beijing intends to retain a tight grip on the Catholic Church. Yu Zhengsheng, a member of the elite seven-man Politburo Standing Committee and chair of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, told members of the open church community “to ensure that the leadership of the Chinese Catholic Church is held firmly in the hands of those who love the nation and the religion”, reported ucanews.com. Yu spoke to about 100 bishops, priests, nuns and lay leaders at...
  • 'Get used to it' China says as it flies bombers near Japan

    07/14/2017 6:41:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    reuters ^ | July 14, 2017
    China told Japan on Friday to "get used to it" after it flew six warplanes over the Miyako Strait between two southern Japanese islands in a military exercise. ... The Chinese defense ministry said it was "legal and proper" for its military aircraft to operate in the airspace and that it would continue to organize regular training exercises according to "mission requirements". "The relevant side should not make a fuss about nothing or over-interpret, it will be fine once they get used to it," the ministry said in a statement. The Miyako Strait is between Japan's islands of Miyako and...
  • German gvnt to toughen rules to protect German 'know-how' from foreign takeovers

    07/12/2017 7:55:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 July 2017 10:50 CEST+02:00 | AFP/The Local
    Angela Merkel’s cabinet agreed on Wednesday to tighten scrutiny on takeovers of companies in strategic industries by buyers outside the EU, the Economy Ministry said, reacting to Europe-wide disquiet over Chinese takeovers. New regulations will allow Berlin more time to probe takeover bids, especially in sectors affecting critical infrastructure, and extend the range of deals eligible for examination by the authorities. “We remain one of the most open economies in the world, but we also have an eye on fair competition. We owe that to our companies,” Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said in a statement. “In the future, reporting requirements...
  • First ever Earth-orbit teleportation completed

    07/11/2017 7:12:10 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 49 replies
    Sky News ^ | July 11, 2017
    Scientists have completed the first teleportation of an object from Earth to a satellite orbiting more than 300 miles away. Alas, those of you expecting Scotty to beam them up soon will be sorely disappointed - the object teleported was merely a single photon. While the experiment doesn't bring us any closer to teleporting matter, it is a huge leap forward for quantum physics. The team of Chinese researchers behind the successful teleportation came together from a number of disciplines and included quantum physicists as well as rocket scientists. In 2016, they launched a satellite called Micius, named after Chinese...
  • Tensions high in Himalayas as China demands India withdrawal

    07/05/2017 4:46:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    abc ^ | Jul 5, 2017, 6:51 AM ET | gerry shih and muneeza naqvi,
    China on Wednesday insisted India withdraw its troops from a disputed plateau in the Himalayan mountains before talks can take place to settle the most protracted standoff in recent years between the nuclear-armed neighbors who fought a brief but bloody frontier war in the area 55 years ago. India must pull back its troops "as soon as possible" as a precondition to demonstrate "sincerity," foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters at a daily news briefing. His comments came after weeks of saber-rattling in New Delhi and Beijing, as officials from both sides talk up a potential clash even bloodier...
  • China. Why the Agreement With Rome Is Slow In Coming [Cathhlic Caucus]

    06/22/2017 4:21:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    L'Espresso ^ | June 22, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    China. Why the Agreement With Rome Is Slow In Coming > Italiano > English> Español> Français> All the articles of Settimo Cielo in English*Last summer, an agreement between the Vatican and China had been given as imminent. But not any more. Instead of the two sides issuing shared rules on the appointment of new bishops, news is coming from Beijing news of bishops who have been incarcerated and disappeared.Halfway through Lent, Mindong bishop Vincent Guo Xijin, recognized by Rome but not by the Chinese authorities, was arrested and taken to a secret location for the crime of not wanting to...
  • China Sees an Opening in Rift Between Trump and Germany

    06/02/2017 10:58:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 31, 2017 | Alison Smale and Jane Perlez
    Exit President Trump, offending almost everyone. Enter China, eager to talk. […] “Trump’s turn away from America’s classic leading role is having a destabilizing effect,” wrote Henrik Müller, a professor at Technical University of Dortmund, in his weekly column on the global economy for Der Spiegel. “One consequence: Global economic policy is sorting out in a new way. The other two big economies — the E.U. and China — are seeking new partners to work on the international problems.” […] … [T]he Chinese view Mr. Trump’s harsh behavior in Europe as a gift to be capitalized on. It helps Beijing...
  • China’s Global Times Applauds ‘Victory’ After CIA Sources Reportedly Killed

    05/22/2017 9:37:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 22 2017, 6:42 AM ET
    An influential state-run newspaper applauded China’s anti-espionage efforts on Monday after the New York Times reported Beijing had killed or imprisoned up to 20 CIA sources, hobbling U.S. spying operations. The Chinese killed at least a dozen people providing information to the Central Intelligence Agency between 2010 and 2012, dismantling a network that was years in the making, the New York Times reported. The paper cited two senior former U.S. officials. NBC News was not immediately able to independently verify the report. China’s Global Times, which is published by the official People’s Daily, said in an editorial in its Chinese...
  • Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations

    05/21/2017 1:05:32 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 20 May 2017 | MARK MAZZETTI, ADAM GOLDMAN, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    The Chinese government systematically dismantled C.I.A. spying operations in the country starting in 2010, killing or imprisoning more than a dozen sources over two years and crippling intelligence gathering there for years afterward. Current and former American officials described the intelligence breach as one of the worst in decades. It set off a scramble in Washington’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies to contain the fallout, but investigators were bitterly divided over the cause. Some were convinced that a mole within the C.I.A. had betrayed the United States. Others believed that the Chinese had hacked the covert system the C.I.A. used...
  • China and Europe: Together we can make a difference [Chinese ambassador to EU]

    05/12/2017 10:27:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    EurActiv ^ | 05/12/2017 10:09 | Yang Yanyi
    H.E. Ambassador Yang Yanyi is head of the Chinese Mission to the EU.(The Belt and Road Forum) has attracted broad participation of some 1,500 officials, scholars, entrepreneurs and people from financial institutions and media from more than 130 countries, principals and representatives from over 70 international organizations. […] At a time when the foundation for global economic recovery is not solid, trade investment remains weak, and growth impetus unstable, this Forum, with “Strengthening International Cooperation and Co-building the ‘Belt and Road’ for Win-win Development” as its central theme, will offer an excellent opportunity to take stock of what has been...
  • 800 New Jobs Coming to Forrest City (Arkansas)

    05/10/2017 10:42:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    KARK-TV ^ | May 10, 2017
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release)- Chairman Yafu Qiu (pronounced “Chew”) and leaders of Shandong Ruyi Technology Group (Ruyi) today joined Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and local officials at the State Capitol to announce that the company will invest $410 million in the former Sanyo manufacturing facility in Forrest City, Arkansas. Ruyi, headquartered in Shandong Province, China, will create up to 800 new jobs at the facility, where Arkansas cotton will be spun into yarn for textile use. This is Ruyi’s first facility to locate in North America. “Ruyi Group, as the largest textile manufacturer in China, has been expanding globally,”...
  • Arizona woman discovers note from 'Chinese prisoner' in purse bought at Walmart

    05/01/2017 4:37:28 PM PDT · by topher · 61 replies
    FoxNew.com ^ | 1-May-2017 | FoxNews.com
    A woman in Arizona said she made a stunning discovery inside a new purse she bought at a Walmart: A note apparently written by a desperate prisoner in China. Laura Wallace found the message, written in Chinese, tucked inside the zipper compartment of the purse she purchased at a Sierra Vista Walmart, KVOA reported.
  • Woman says note from Chinese 'prisoner' was hidden in new purse

    05/01/2017 7:24:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Fox12 ^ | May 1, 2017 | Spencer Ernst
    TUCSON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A Sierra Vista woman says she believes she found a note from a Chinese "prisoner" pleading for help, claiming he or she was being forced to work under abusive conditions.
  • Beijing 'bans Muslim baby names with religious meanings'

    04/25/2017 8:01:58 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 24 replies
    UCANews ^ | April 24, 2017 | Staff
    Muslims in Xinjiang region can no longer use names such as Mecca, Imam and Saddam. Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have banned dozens of baby names with religious meanings that are widely used by Muslims elsewhere in the world. Sources in Hotan, in the southern part of the region, had previously detailed a list of banned names in 2015, but the ban now appears to have been rolled out region-wide, Radio Free Asia reported. Islam, Quran, Mecca, Jihad, Imam, Saddam, Hajj, and Medina are among dozens of baby names banned under ruling Chinese Communist Party's "Naming Rules...
  • GM plans to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020

    04/21/2017 7:29:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2017 8:24 AM EDT
    General Motors Co. says it plans to launch 10 electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles in China by 2020 amid government pressure on the industry to promote alternatives to gasoline. The president of GM’s China unit, Matt Tsien, said Friday during the Shanghai auto show that the company will start production of a pure-electric model in China within two years. …