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  • Former detainees recount abuse in Chinese re-education centres

    07/11/2018 11:24:43 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 10 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | July 3, 2018 | Nathan VanderKlippe
    ‘It is about Xi as the leader of the world’: Former detainees recount abuse in Chinese re-education centres Authorities in China’s far western Xinjiang province have made loyalty to President Xi Jinping a central part of an extensive political re-education campaign that requires detainees to swear allegiance to the Communist Party while forswearing a Muslim faith that they are told to repeat is “stupid.”Large numbers – researchers estimate the total in the hundreds of thousands – of people have been placed in Chinese facilities known as re-education centres, where they are forcibly indoctrinated. Many of those detained are Muslim Uyghurs...
  • Confucius Institutes: Chinese Cultural Exchange, or Trojan Horses for Penetration of US Colleges?

    07/11/2018 7:00:19 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 4 replies
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 2018-07-11 | Ben Weingarten
    For this week’s Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast, my guest was Rachelle Peterson, director of research projects at the invaluable National Association of Scholars, and author of the groundbreaking report "Outsourced to China: Confucius Institutes and Soft Power in American Higher Education." Peterson’s investigation into these Chinese Communist Party-backed purported cultural exchange and language studies centers on U.S. college campuses — which she demonstrated were actually used to propagandize and penetrate our schools — preceded the recent disclosure of an FBI investigation into Confucius Institutes and a legislative effort to probe and counter their malign activities. Given China’s increasingly...
  • Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras

    07/08/2018 5:03:00 PM PDT · by Theoria · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 July 2018 | Paul Mozur
    In the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, a police officer wearing facial recognition glasses spotted a heroin smuggler at a train station. In Qingdao, a city famous for its German colonial heritage, cameras powered by artificial intelligence helped the police snatch two dozen criminal suspects in the midst of a big annual beer festival. In Wuhu, a fugitive murder suspect was identified by a camera as he bought food from a street vendor. With millions of cameras and billions of lines of code, China is building a high-tech authoritarian future. Beijing is embracing technologies like facial recognition and artificial intelligence to...
  • China’s president may be weaker than he appears

    07/02/2018 8:33:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 07/02/2018 | George Friedman
    Most observers take Xi Jinping’s ascension from China’s president to dictator as a sign of China’s national strength. But I see things differently — to the chagrin of even some members of my staff. Dictatorships are not imposed on healthy systems — especially in China. Historically, as China rises, it loses stability. When it loses stability, it installs a dictator. The dictator may take the form of an emperor or party chairman, but he is dictator nonetheless. It is in this context that I have begun to form a tentative theory: that Xi Jinping’s strength is a facade. One of...
  • Chinese Converted out West Are Losing Faith Back Home

    06/26/2018 1:10:35 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 2017 | Han Zhang
    Burning fake money and other paper effigies on certain days of the Chinese lunar calendar is a tradition many Chinese families, including Wang’s, keep in the hope that their ancestors will receive and enjoy gifts in the other world and be protected in this one. Wang had followed this practice since he was a child. But two months before leaving London after two years of study, Wang had been baptized against his parents’ wishes. Since the early 2010s, increasing numbers of Chinese students have studied abroad, mostly in English-speaking countries. Among them, as many as tens of thousands who converted...
  • In HUGE Win for Trump, Xi Jinping Pulls Missiles from South China Sea Leading Up to Successful North

    06/12/2018 10:54:38 PM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 6/12/2018 | jacob Wohl
    China’s activities in the South China Sea have proven to be one of the most contentious geopolitical issues of the Trump Presidency. Leading up to a successful summit in Singapore between President Trump and North Korean leader Chairman Kim Jong Un, new data released by Israeli Private Intelligence Firm ImageSat shows that China removed anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles from Woody Island, in the South China Sea last week. Woody Island, also referred to as Yongxiang Island, is the largest of the Paracel Islands claimed by China in the South China Sea. In recent years, China has taken major steps to...
  • Putin, Xi to Meet in China as Trump's North Korea Summit Looms

    06/08/2018 12:34:30 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | June 8, 2018 | David Tweed
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for the first time this year, with the looming U.S.-North Korea summit and the Iran nuclear deal expected to dominate their agenda. Both China and Russia want to ensure hostilities don’t break out on their border with North Korea, disrupting the region’s economy, creating humanitarian disasters and possibly bringing U.S. troops closer. Kim has met Xi twice since Trump first agreed in March to attend the summit. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited Pyongyang last week and delivered Kim a message from Putin. “China and Russia have common interests in...
  • Donald Trump blames China for North Korea’s threat to cancel face-to-face meeting

    05/18/2018 6:23:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 17 MAY 2018 | Ben Riley-Smith
    Donald Trump blames China for North Korea’s threat to cancel face-to-face meeting By Ben Riley-Smith, us editor 17 MAY 2018 • 8:07PM Donald Trump has blamed China for Kim Jong-un’s apparent change of heart over their face-to-face meeting as he attempted to bring North Korea back to the table. In his fullest response to Pyongyang’s threat to cancel, the US president undermined his own national security adviser by saying the “Libya model” was not being used. Mr Trump also promised Kim “protections” if he agreed to meet in Singapore as originally planned – an olive branch to North Korean leader....
  • [N. Korea] China's President Xi Jinping may also travel to Singapore when Trump meets Kim: Report

    05/12/2018 2:52:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 60 replies
    Straits Times ^ | May 11, 2018 | Sim and Chong Koh Ping
    China's President Xi Jinping may also travel to Singapore when Trump meets Kim: Report PublishedMay 11, 2018, 3:30 pm SGT Walter Sim in Tokyo and Chong Koh Ping in Shanghai A Japanese newspaper has raised the possibility of Chinese President Xi Jinping also travelling to Singapore when US President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for an unprecedented summit on June 12. The Mainichi Shimbun's Washington-based correspondent cited American diplomatic sources as saying there was a chance that Mr Xi may meet Mr Trump and Mr Kim in Singapore. In the report published on Friday (May 11),...
  • [N. Korea] Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un hold talks in Dalian

    05/08/2018 4:39:32 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 2018-05-08
    Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un hold talks in Dalian DALIAN, May 8 (Xinhua) -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese president, met Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, on May 7-8. Wang Huning, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, attended related activities. Xi held talks...
  • Karl Marx a tool to 'win the future' for China, Xi Jinping says

    05/05/2018 10:32:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.04.2018 | ng/msh (AP, Reuters, dpa)
    Ahead of Karl Marx’s 200th birthday on Saturday, Xi Jinping referred to the German philosopher as “the greatest thinker of modern times,” calling his theories on communism a tool for China to “win the future.” According to the official Xinhua News Agency, he said Marx’s name was “still respected all over the world” and that “his theory shines with the brilliant light of truth.” He also claimed that putting “Marxism onto the flag of the Chinese Communist party was totally correct.” […] Xi has instructed all party members to read Marxist works and to adopt Marxist theories as a “way...
  • Juncker opens exhibition to Karl Marx

    05/04/2018 3:37:40 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies ^ | 5/4/18 | Philip Andrew Churm
    European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has opened a series of exhibitions in Karl Marx’s hometown of Trier. They include a huge bronze statue of Marx donated by China. It’s to be officially unveiled on Saturday; the 200th anniversary of the birth of the philosopher. The sculpture of Marx has proved somewhat controversial but Jean-Claude Juncker spoke in positive terms about him. "Karl Marx was a philosopher, who thought into the future had creative aspirations," he said. "Today he stands for things, which he is not responsible for and which he didn't cause, because many of the things he wrote down...
  • Marx's theory still shines with truth: Xi [China]

    05/05/2018 1:58:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 42 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 2018-05-04
    Marx's theory still shines with truth: Xi Source: Xinhua| 2018-05-04 16:53:17|Editor: Lifang BEIJING, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Two centuries on, despite huge and profound changes in human society, the name of Karl Marx is still respected all over the world and his theory still shines with the brilliant light of truth, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks at a grand gathering in Beijing to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Marx's birth. Xi said Marx is the "teacher...
  • Did China Just Blink In The Tariff Standoff? (It's more of a half-blink)

    04/10/2018 9:11:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/10/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Call it at least a half-blink. After a war of words between the US and China spooked investors around the world, Xi Jinping indirectly offered two concessions to US trade concerns while speaking at a business conference. Xi offered to open up the auto market and increase flexibility on banking, but left out a couple of other key issues for Donald Trump: China’s President Xi Jinping may be starting to pull back from a trade confrontation with President Trump, promising to reduce Chinese tariffs on imported cars— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 10, 2018 President Xi Jinping promised...
  • China's Xi has a key advantage over Trump in any trade war

    04/06/2018 1:14:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 04/06/2018 | Michael B. Kelley
    If the world’s two largest economies are heading toward a trade war, time is on China’s side. “Don’t forget: The Chinese have a very long-term view,” Bloomberg News Chief Content Officer Marty Schenker argued on Wednesday, while noting that Chinese President Xi Jinping no longer has term limits. “He’s going to be there long after Donald Trump is gone. So they’re in this for the long haul, and they’re playing hardball.” On Tuesday evening, the Trump administration announced 25% tariffs on more than 1,000 industrial technology, transport, and medical products amounting to about $50 billion in 2018 imports. China swiftly...
  • Why Xi’s lifting of term limits is a good thing

    04/03/2018 10:00:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 2, 2018 | Eric X. Li
    Western media and the Chinese chattering classes have been in an uproar since China’s National People’s Congress approved constitutional changes that included lifting the two-term presidential limit. China approves “president for life,” proclaimed Western media. But this misinterprets the nature of the development. And the world appears to be overlooking consequential political reforms taking place in China that will impact our collective future for the better.
  • Top Hong Kong officials should swear to uphold China’s constitution, says delegate to national…

    03/22/2018 9:19:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Hong Kong Free Press ^ | 20 March 2018 12:18 | Kris Cheng
    Raymond Tam, a local deputy to the National People’s Congress, has suggested that the city’s top government officials should swear to uphold China’s constitution. Tam, the former secretary for constitutional and mainland affairs, made his suggestion at an earlier meeting of the national legislature. Article 104 of the Basic Law stipulates that when assuming office, the chief executive, principal officials, members of the Executive Council, members of the Legislative Council, judges and other members of the judiciary should swear to uphold the Basic Law and swear allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. […] Article 31 of the Chinese...
  • Xi Jinping's Latest Tag: Living Buddhist Deity, Chinese Official Says

    03/09/2018 10:52:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | MARCH 8, 2018
    President of China, head of its Communist Party, commander-in-chief of the military and now living Buddhist deity - Xi Jinping has added another title to his growing collection, at least in the eyes of some ethnic Tibetans. Speaking on Wednesday on the sidelines of China’s annual meeting of parliament, the party boss of the remote northwestern province of Qinghai, birthplace of the Dalai Lama, said Tibetans who lived there had been saying they view Xi as a deity. Wang Guosheng said the province had been following Mao Zedong’s advice about inspiring the masses to love the party and its leader,...
  • 'President for life' not a bad idea, Trump says of China proposal

    03/04/2018 11:57:52 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 4, 2018 | Amy Lieu
    When China's legislators gather Monday, they are expected to set the stage for President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely, as they vote on a constitutional amendment to end presidential term limits.  
  • China’s Military Finances Blockbuster Propaganda Movie About Heroic Chinese Marines in Yemen

    03/01/2018 3:21:43 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | John Hayward
    Hong Kong blockbuster film is hitting theaters just in time for the height of movie season: Operation Red Sea, described by the state-run Global Times as “a patriotic movie about Chinese marines carrying out a daring rescue mission.” The movie is a fictionalized account of a mission to rescue Chinese citizens and foreign nationals from Yemen in 2015 as that country was engulfed in civil war. The real-life incident was the first time China’s military has helped foreigners evacuate during an international crisis. Several countries requested Chinese assistance in Yemen, including Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom. What is interesting...