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  • US Navy chief hints aircraft carrier could be sent through Taiwan Strait, despite threat (trunc)

    01/18/2019 10:09:16 AM PST · by Mariner · 30 replies
    The Independent via Yahoo ^ | January 18th, 2019 | Unattributed
    The US Navy could still send an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait in spite of Chinese military technology advances which pose a greater threat to American warships than ever before, the US chief of naval operations has said. Such an operation would inevitably increase the risk of military conflict between the world's largest superpowers, which are currently locked in an escalating trade war and ongoing disputes over territorial claims in the South China Sea. Washington sent ships through the strategic waterway, which separates Taiwan from the Chinese mainland, three times last year, but has not dispatched a carrier in...
  • Dow Jones Rallies 130 Points After a Boost from US-China Optimism

    This morning, Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures Trading predicted a gain of over 130 points for the index at market opening . The US stock markets have been buoyed by news that trade tariffs could be eased or even rolled back.
  • Top U.S. admiral warns on Russia, China: ‘Be ready to fight NOW’

    01/16/2019 7:52:30 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 43 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 1/16/19 | USA Features
    The U.S. Navy’s top surface warfare officer has issued a call to action — or a warning — to his crews: They need to develop a “sense of urgency” regarding the Russian and Chinese navies. In an address to the Surface Navy Association in Washington, D.C., this week, Vice Adm. Richard Brown said that U.S. warship crews, for the first time since the Cold War, must make ready for aggressive actions by adversaries with peer or near-peer capabilities at sea, such as when a Chinese navy destroy came within yards of ‘scraping paint’ off a U.S. destroyer last fall in...
  • President Trump Says North Korea's Kim Jong Un Has Sent Him Another `Great Letter'

    01/02/2019 8:47:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | January 2, 2019 | Toluse Olorunnipa, The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent him a “great letter” and that the two men would both like to meet for a second time. “We’ve really established a very good relationship,’’ Trump said Wednesday during a Cabinet meeting at the White House, a day after Kim threatened to backtrack on promises to give up his nuclear arsenal if the U.S. doesn’t relax sanctions against the country. Trump said there would have been a “big fat war in Asia” if he hadn’t met with Kim in Singapore last year, and that “they really want to do...
  • Larry Kudlow: China Promises U.S. Trade Changes ‘Immediately’

    12/03/2018 5:39:14 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 3,2018 | Michelle Moons
    National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow announced Monday that during the G20 summit, the Chinese promised to make trade changes “immediately.” Kudlow told Breitbart News on a Monday press call that the timeline for this round of U.S.-China trade negotiations is going to move fast. He stressed that the credibility of the current discussion between the two nations will hinge on rapid movement. This is something the two sides discussed specifically at last week’s G20 Argentina meetings, including the meeting involving President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. He did not give a definitive timeline aside from indicating rapid...
  • US, South Korea to Launch Joint Working Group on North Korea

    11/03/2018 12:25:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Voice of America ^ | November 3, 2018 | Christy Lee and Paul Park
    The United States and South Korea have agreed to launch a joint working group to coordinate their North Korea sanctions, a move that reflects Washington’s attempt to bridge the allies’ diverging approaches to denuclearizing the Kim regime, experts said. “The two governments agreed on establishing a new working group that would further strengthen our close coordination on our diplomacy, on our denuclearization efforts, on sanctions implementations, and inter-Korean cooperation that comply with the United Nations sanctions,” Robert Palladino, the State Department’s deputy spokesperson, said. “So this is an additional step that we’re taking that Special Representative (Stephen) Biegun and his...
  • The Trump Curveball: This Is What China Didn't Expect (Gordon Chang)

    11/01/2018 8:01:42 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    nationalinterest.org ^ | Gordon Chang
    Xi, believing in the primacy of the Party and the power of the state, has marched China back to something resembling the systems created and maintained by Mao Zedong and Joseph Stalin. Xi has, for instance, been busy recombining already large state enterprises back into dominant market players and, in a few cases, formal state monopolies. He has increased state subsidies to favored participants and has placed a new emphasis on industrial policy, like his notorious Made in China 2025 initiative that seeks self-sufficiency in crucial sectors. He has tightened already strict capital controls, often enforcing unannounced rules. Moreover, Xi...
  • Chinese intel officers charged with hacking US companies to steal sensitive aviation data

    10/30/2018 2:56:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/30/18 | Olivia Beavers
    The Justice Department on Tuesday unsealed charges against a group of Chinese intelligence officers, alleging that they hacked into a series of private companies’ computer systems in the U.S. and abroad as part of an effort to steal sensitive commercial aviation data. Zha Rong, Chai Meng and seven other co-conspirators worked to steal intellectual property and other sensitive data from over a dozen companies so that China could develop a turbofan engine "without incurring substantial research and development expenses," according to the to the indictment. "Members of the conspiracy targeted, among other things, companies in the aerospace and other high-technology...
  • China Panics over Bolsonaro: ‘Unthinkable’ for Brazil to Align with U.S. and Taiwan

    10/29/2018 5:17:48 PM PDT · by familyop · 39 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 29, 2018 | John Hayward
    China’s state-run Global Times panicked over the election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil, penning a Monday editorial sternly lecturing the new Brazilian leader that shifting trade away from China to the United States would be “unthinkable...On the other hand, Reuters found Chinese officials and senior executives eyeing Bolsonaro with “varying degrees of concern,” particularly when he talks about tightening Brasilia’s grip on the supremely valuable niobium industry. Bolsonaro has been critical of China’s efforts to dominate Brazilian mines, but might be obliged to mute his criticism because China has become such an important customer for Brazilian iron and...
  • Dealing With China: Trump Chooses the Harder but Wiser Path

    10/27/2018 6:04:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/27/2018 | Aaron Hirschi
    Many experts are panicking about Trump's economic punishments against China.  They fear an economic downturn, a global depression, or even the worst case of open war.  For the libertarians, it's depriving entrepreneurs of the world's largest market.  For so-called realist and globalist foreign policy experts, it is irrational nationalism that unnecessarily endangers global prosperity and is best dealt with by trying to integrate China into the international system.  These cries of panic are crescendoing now that tariffs are coming into effect, CFIUS is being expanded, and Trump is increasing security controls throughout the economy. Now these pro-China critics are trying to actively undermine...
  • US cancels major military exercise with South Korea

    10/20/2018 4:20:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    CNN Politics ^ | October 19, 2018 | Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne
    The US and South Korea decided Friday to suspend another major joint military exercise to give the diplomatic process with North Korea "every opportunity to continue." "Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and Minister of National Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo decided to suspend Exercise Vigilant Ace to give the diplomatic process every opportunity to continue," chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said in a statement. The decision was made during Mattis' meeting with his counterpart in Singapore. The exercise was due to take place in December. Last year's iteration of the Vigilant Ace involved 12,000 US troops and some 230 military aircraft...
  • Trump Plans to Withdrawal From China Shipping Treaty

    10/17/2018 7:37:37 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 28 replies
    10/17/2018 | Justin Sink
    link only: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-17/trump-is-said-to-plan-withdrawal-from-china-shipping-treaty?srnd=premium
  • The Marcoses want power back in the Philippines

    10/16/2018 11:12:24 AM PDT · by DFG · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/16/2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The Marcoses are making waves again in the Philippines. Congresswoman Imelda Marcos, 89, the shopaholic, shoe-obsessed wife of deposed President Ferdinand Marcos, is running for governor of the Ilocos Norte province, according to The Straits Times. Her running mate will be her grandson Matthew Marcos Manotoc, 28, a member of Ilocos Norte’s provincial government. And her eldest daughter, Imee Marcos, 62, on Tuesday launched her Senate run to solidify her family’s political resurgence after her parents were forced into exile after a popular revolt more than 30 years ago.
  • Seoul, Washington start talks to share cost of U.S. forces stationed in S.Korea

    10/16/2018 12:47:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Xinhua ^ | October 16, 2018 | Staff
    SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- South Korea and the United States on Tuesday started talks on how to share the defense costs of U.S. forces stationed in South Korea, according to Seoul's foreign ministry. The two-day negotiations were launched in central Seoul to reach a new deal on South Korea's financial contribution to the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK). The negotiation period can be extended, if necessary, as the current deal was set to expire by the end of this year, the Seoul ministry said. In consideration of the time needed for the parliamentary approval, the talks are required to be...
  • Korean anger at Trump’s ‘approval’ comment continues

    10/15/2018 9:18:43 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 26 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | Oct 14, 2018 | Yim Hyun-su
    US President Donald Trump’s statement that Seoul would not lift sanctions on Pyongyang without America’s “approval” did not go down well in South Korea, prompting criticism from activists and politicians from across the political spectrum. A group of student activists climbed up the Statue of King Sejong in central Seoul on Friday afternoon in a protest against Trump’s speech as they flew a banner that read, “South Korea is not a US colony” and chanted, “Trump needs to apologize.” The protest, which saw six people arrested, comes after Trump said Wednesday, “They won’t do it without our approval. They do...
  • SOS: President Trump champions bill, saying its time to Save our Seas

    10/11/2018 8:29:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | Oct 11, 2018 | Jacquie Kubin
    WASHINGTON: Something should have been done by previous administrations, but they ignored it. The problem of plastic in our oceans has been left to fester to unmanageable effect. Saying that over eight millions tons of garbage, plastic, is dumped into our oceans, the President says Save our Seas is an effort to clean the plastic out. No other political leader, not in the U.S. or any other country, is willing to stand up for the oceans. The Save Our Seas Act, an important bill which reauthorizes and amends the Marine Debris Act, will act to promote international action to reduce...
  • China spy busted: Who, again, started the China trade war?

    10/11/2018 7:36:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/11/2018 | Monica Showalter
    By Monica Showalter In what was hailed as a rare espionage victory against China, U.S. officials successfully extradited a Chinese intelligence official lured to Belgium back to the U.S. on charges of economic espionage. According to the New York Times: The extradition on Tuesday of the officer, Yanjun Xu, a deputy division director in China’s main spy agency, the Ministry of State Security, is the first time that a Chinese intelligence official has been brought to the United States to be prosecuted and tried in open court. Law enforcement officials said that Mr. Xu tried to steal trade secrets from...
  • North Korea: Kim Jong-un expects 'great progress' after Pompeo talks

    10/08/2018 11:28:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 7, 2018 | Benjamin Haas in Seoul
    Kim Jong-un has said he expects “great progress would surely be made” on issues between North Korea and the US after secretary of state Mike Pompeo visited Pyonyang for “productive and wonderful talks”. Kim “explained in detail the proposals for solving the denuclearization issue”, according to paraphrased remarks reported by the official Korean Central News Agency, but neither side has revealed those plans. Kim also said he was confident relations between the two countries would “continue to develop favorably in the future” and expected a second summit with Donald Trump to be held “sooner or later”. The two countries will...
  • White House top economist tells US businesses: "Stay away from China"

    10/08/2018 5:46:06 AM PDT · by Lurch Addams · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/6/2016 | Yahoo
    As trade tensions escalate between the U.S. and China, Washington is sending a warning to U.S. companies: Think twice about doing business with China. “If I were a business, I would basically just stay away from China right now. Their misbehavior is so terrible.” Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers said on Yahoo Finance’s Market Mover Friday.
  • Kim, Pompeo agree to 2nd US-North Korea summit 'at earliest date'

    10/07/2018 6:39:42 PM PDT · by Pollard · 2 replies
    yahoo ^ | Oct 07 2018 | Sunghee Hwang
    Seoul (AFP) - Kim Jong Un has agreed to hold a second summit with US President Donald Trump as soon as possible, Seoul said Sunday, after Washington's top diplomat held "productive" talks on denuclearisation with the North Korean leader in Pyongyang. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Kim on Sunday morning for around two hours of talks followed by a lunch in the North's capital, before flying to Seoul on a whirlwind diplomatic visit to the region. Pompeo said "he agreed with Chairman Kim to hold the second US-North Korea summit at the earliest date possible", South Korea's...