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  • Red alert: Chinese boast of operatives 'inside America's core circle of power'

    12/07/2020 9:15:37 PM PST · by bitt · 73 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | 12/6/2020 | bill gertz
    Academic says Trump trade war cut off spies China influenced American policies for decades through a covert network of “old friends” — sympathizers and agents — who had penetrated the highest levels of the U.S. government and financial institutions before the Trump administration, according to an academic linked to the Chinese government. Di Dongsheng, a professor and associate dean of the School of International Studies at Renmin University in Beijing, also suggested in a Nov. 28 speech that China’s Communist Party helped Hunter Biden, a son of presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden, obtain Chinese business deals. On influencing the United...
  • Reflections of a Straight Shooter

    01/19/2005 8:55:50 PM PST · by MurryMom · 12 replies · 494+ views
    The Australian ^ | January 20, 2005 | Greg Sheridan
    ONE of the reasons so many people admire Richard Armitage, the outgoing Deputy Secretary of State, is his well-earned reputation for fierce honesty. He is George Orwell-like in his ability to face hard facts straight up, and deal with them. Although he always manages to do this with a smile, he'll tell you the things you don't like to hear as well as the things you do. With his best friend and boss Colin Powell, Armitage, according to Bob Woodward's account of the period leading up to the war in Iraq, was the member of the Bush administration who urged...
  • Rumsfeld's One-Man Boycott Of China Over US Spy Plane

    10/18/2005 6:51:43 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 631+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-19-2005 | Richard Spencer
    Rumsfeld's one-man boycott of China over US spy plane By Richard Spencer in Beijing (Filed: 19/10/2005) Donald Rumsfeld, the American defence secretary, said that he had conducted a one-man boycott of China for four years in protest at its "arrest" of a stricken American spy plane. Donald Rumsfeld arrives in China Mr Rumsfeld arrived in Beijing for a three-day round of meetings with Chinese leaders intended as a bridge-building trip but likely, given his typically combative remarks, to keep progress to a minimum. While other members of President George W Bush's administration have been regular visitors to Beijing, it was...
  • Shane Osborn Runs For Nebraska State Treasurer (EP-3E Pilot of Chinese F-8 Midair fame)

    09/30/2005 1:50:54 AM PDT · by quietolong · 41 replies · 2,191+ views
    Campaign Web Sight ^ | 9/29/2005 | Shane Osborn
    Dear fellow Nebraskans; I am pleased to announce my candidacy for Treasurer of the Great State of Nebraska. I am running because I am a concerned citizen who, like you, is interested in a responsible, efficient state government. I am running because America is the greatest democracy in the world and I believe in giving voters a choice of candidates. I am running because I have the background and experiences to be a great Treasurer.
  • Rumsfeld warns China on lack of democracy

    06/03/2005 9:31:36 AM PDT · by XR7 · 114 replies · 1,382+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/3/05 | Carol Giacomo
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned on Friday that China's failure to match economic freedoms with democratic reforms could raise tensions and undermine its growing influence in the world. On way to a regional security conference that is expected to focus on China and North Korea, Rumsfeld drew a stark contrast between China and India, the world's largest democracy, which America is courting as a counter-weight to the communist nation. "We anticipate that the relationship with India will continue to be strengthened. With respect to China, it's not completely clear which way they are going because you have...
  • 'Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith'

    05/17/2005 6:49:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies · 1,382+ views
    AP ^ | May 15, 2005 7:12 pm US/Pacific | CHRISTY LEMIRE,
    AP) All those "Star Wars" geeks, who've been waiting for weeks outside movie theaters with their Yoda sleeping bags and their homemade lightsabers, finally have a film that's worthy of their perseverance. The Force is strong with "Episode III — Revenge of the Sith," the sixth and final piece in George Lucas' galactic saga, which represents a welcome return to the ideas and the spirit that made his original "Star Wars" a pop-culture juggernaut 28 years ago. The circle is now complete, as Lucas' characters are fond of saying, and much of the film's joy comes from watching these familiar...
  • The DiIulio Dilemma: The Esquire quotes reveal some of Bush's in-house critics.

    12/04/2002 8:26:02 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 19 replies · 242+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 4, 2002 | Byron York
    The flap over former Bush White House adviser John DiIulio's cutting criticisms of his former colleagues, followed by his earnest, near-groveling apology — all stemming from a still-to-be-published article in the January issue of Esquire magazine — has obscured another, perhaps more newsworthy aspect of the story.In the piece, a preview of which is available on Esquire's website, DiIulio ridicules the "Mayberry Machiavellis" in the White House, whom he defined, in a letter to the writer Ron Suskind, as the "staff, senior and junior, who consistently talked and acted as if the height of political sophistication consisted in reducing...
  • U.S., China Repair Ties After Plane Crash

    04/01/2004 6:29:58 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies · 230+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | April 01, 2004 at 9:35:56 PST | TED ANTHONY
    BEIJING (AP) - Three years after a collision between an American spy plane and a Chinese fighter jet pushed relations to a new low, Beijing and Washington are squabbling over human rights, visa policies and U.S. weapons sales to Taiwan. This time, though, a delicate web of mutual self-interest - including fighting terrorism and encouraging trade - means both governments want to keep chronic disputes from spinning out of control as happened on April 1, 2001. The anniversary of the collision of the U.S. EP-3 surveillance craft and the Chinese J-7 fighter off southern China comes as the American and...
  • China blamed in '01 air collision

    09/15/2003 12:11:26 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies · 178+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 13, 2003 | Bill Gertz
    <p>A Navy report says a Chinese F-8 jet pilot was to blame for the midair collision over the South China Sea that nearly killed the crew of a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft two years ago.</p> <p>The report of an investigation of the incident by the Pacific Fleet judge advocate's office also states that the crew of the aircraft, which was forced to make an emergency landing at a Chinese military base, was unable to destroy all of the secrets on the electronic-warfare aircraft and that China likely obtained some classified information from it.</p>
  • Navy: Spy plane secrets compromised by Chinese

    09/11/2003 9:18:31 PM PDT · by Bobby777 · 21 replies · 293+ views
    CNN.Com / U.S. ^ | Thursday, September 11, 2003 Posted: 7:03 PM EDT (2303 GMT) | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- The crew of a Navy spy plane that landed on China's Hainan Island in April 2001 after colliding with a Chinese fighter jet did not destroy all classified materials aboard, and it is "highly probable" that some fell into Chinese hands, Navy investigators concluded.</p>
  • Navy: China Likely Has U.S. Spy Secrets

    09/11/2003 4:34:04 PM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 16 replies · 228+ views
    AP via The Las Vegas Sun ^ | September 11, 2003 | ROBERT BURNS
    The crew of a Navy spy plane that landed on China's Hainan Island in April 2001 after colliding with a Chinese fighter jet did not destroy all classified materials aboard, and it is "highly probable" that some fell into Chinese hands, Navy investigators concluded. The report, which was released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by Jane's Defense Weekly, blamed the Chinese fighter pilot for the collision and did not fault the Navy crew for failing to complete the destruction of classified information aboard the EP-3. Specifics about the classified materials were deleted from the released version...
  • China fighter jets fly near US spy plane (EP-3 intercept)

    11/24/2002 10:04:10 AM PST · by tallhappy · 52 replies · 580+ views,4386,156715,00.html? ^ | 11-24-02 | AP/Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough
    NOV 24, 2002 DANGEROUS CLOSE ENCOUNTER China fighter jets fly near US spy plane The aircraft come within 75 m of each other in airspace off ChinaWASHINGTON - Two Chinese jet fighters came dangerously close to an American EP-3 reconnaissance aircraft last week during a mid-air encounter reminiscent of the April 2001 aerial collision that touched off a United States-China crisis. Two F-7 jets tracked the EP-3 as it flew in international airspace off the northern coast of China, The Washington Times quoted US intelligence officials as saying. One official said they came within 75 m of each other. The...
  • Welcome To China Trip (Should NASA Be Promoting Communist China?)

    09/17/2002 10:18:20 PM PDT · by anymouse · 5 replies · 295+ views
    Welcome To China March 15 - 24, 2003 $2248.00 PRICE INCLUDES: - Roundtrip air Houston/Shanghai-Beijing/Houston - Air and ground transportation in China as indicated in the itinerary - Professional Tour Director - Specialized English-speaking guide in each city - Full program of sight-seeing daily, as indicated in the itinerary - Deluxe (5-Star) hotel accommodations - All hotel taxes and service charges - Meals, special dinners, and cultural shows as indicated in the itinerary - Sight-seeing as Indicated In the itinerary - Group portage for one bag per person with tips for bellhops In China To reserve your space or for...
  • A year on, Beijing still groveling for comp (China)

    04/03/2002 11:18:40 AM PST · by batter · 5 replies · 147+ views
    The China Post ^ | 3 April, 2002 | AP
    More than a year after an American spy plane and a mainland Chinese fighter jet collided, Beijing is still asking Washington for compensation over the incident. Beijing has demanded US$1 million for expenses related to housing (i.e. detaining) the U.S. Navy EP-3E and its crew, who landed on China's Hainan Island after the April 1, 2001 crash in international airspace over the South China Sea. The 24 crew members were held against their will for 11 days while Beijing demanded an apology from Washington. The plane was eventually dismantled into pieces and flown out aboard a cargo plane at China's...
  • A Tale Of 'Two Very Sorries' Redux

    03/14/2002 7:17:25 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 2 replies · 245+ views
    Far Eastern Economic Review | March 21, 2002 | John Keefe, Alexandria, Virginia
    A year ago, the United States and China appeared on the brink of a new cold war. This is an insider's account, exclusive to the REVIEW, of how the crisis was ended (For 11 days in April last year, China and the United States seemed to be on collision course. China's official media whipped up popular sentiment against American "high-handedness" and hostility against China gripped the American public. The cause was a collision at about 9:15 a.m. on April 1 between a U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance aircraft on a mission to collect signals intelligence and a Chinese F-8 fighter. After...