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  • If China Invades Taiwan, Could They Even Take It, Much Less Hold it?

    02/20/2024 9:27:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Red State ^ | 02/20/2024 | Ward Clark
    One can hardly deny that China has become more bellicose over the last few years. It's also impossible to deny that China still, after all this time, views Taiwan as a breakaway, rogue province and would like nothing more than to take it back and place it under Chinese Communist Party (CCP) rule. But China has some very troubling problems of its own: An economy in trouble, a population that's dropping off a demographic cliff, and a corrupt, totalitarian government. That doesn't mean that they might not, at some point, try to take Taiwan anyway. On Monday, in the Asia...
  • China’s new microwave weapon made to zap Taiwan...Stirling engine-powered high-power microwave weapon may herald new era in directed-energy urban warfare technologies

    02/19/2024 4:56:55 PM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    Stirling engines, like the one pictured, are now being used by Chinese scientists for high-power microwave (HPM) weapons in a reputed world first. Photo: CSSC It says that the weapon system, which can easily fit into a truck, boasts a significant reduction in energy consumption for generating a strong magnetic field compared with existing technologies. According to preliminary tests, China claims it consumes only one-fifth of the energy required by current methods and can operate continuously for four hours. The development of low-energy, compact, superconducting magnet systems is essential for large-scale production and use of microwave weapons. The report claims...
  • 18 GOP Yeas on test vote for Foreign aid bill

    02/11/2024 1:55:21 PM PST · by RandFan · 58 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Chad Pergram
    18 GOP yeas on test vote for foreign aid bill: Capito Cassidy Collins Cornyn Ernst Grassley Kennedy McConnell Moran Mullin Murkowski Romney Rounds Sullivan Thune Tillis Wicker Young Independent Bernie Sanders (I-VT) voted no.
  • Norway military chief warns Europe has ‘2, maybe 3 years’ to prepare for war with Russia

    01/23/2024 12:53:26 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 71 replies
    new york post via msn ^ | 1/23/24 | Story by Ronny Reyes • 3h
    he head of the Norwegian armed forces is warning fellow NATO countries that they only have “two, maybe three” years to brace for a Russian attack — just days after it was revealed that Germany is preparing for the likelihood as well. Norwegian Gen. Eirik Kristoffersen claimed Moscow is building up its military stockpile at a rate far faster than previously predicted, all while Western nations have depleted their own weapons by supplying them to Ukraine, according to local outlet Daglabet. “There is a window now that will perhaps last for one, two, maybe three years, where we have to...
  • Taiwan Dec export orders in worst fall in 6 months, outlook poor

    01/22/2024 5:11:45 AM PST · by FarCenter · 4 replies
    TAIPEI, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Taiwan's export orders fell more than expected in their worst performance in six months in December, with the outlook for the island's high-tech products remaining poor due to growing doubts about global economic growth. Export orders last month slipped 16.0% from a year ago to $43.81 billion, the worst showing since July and well below the average analyst forecasts of a 0.25% decline predicted in a Reuters poll. Orders edged up 1.0% year-on-year in November. ... Weak demand for Taiwan's technology products amid global economic uncertainty has prompted the government to forecast that for 2023...
  • Irish Taiwan policy 'unchanged' despite Chinese reports - Varadkar

    01/17/2024 2:48:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Wednesday, 17 Jan 2024 20:42 | Tony Connelly Europe Editor
    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that Ireland’s policy on China and Taiwan has not changed, despite reports in Chinese state media following his meeting in Dublin with Chinese premier Li Qiang. Earlier, CGTN quoted Mr. Varadkar as saying that Ireland “will always abide by the one-China principle, and hopes that China will achieve peaceful reunification at an early date”. However, Mr. Varadkar said Ireland supported the One China “policy” on Taiwan, which is distinct from the One China “principle”. He said: “I reaffirmed our policy, which is the One China policy, that we recognize that Taiwan is part of China....
  • Biden’s Taiwan Betrayal - It’s not incompetence; it’s treason.

    01/17/2024 7:51:54 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 45 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 17 Jan, 2024 | Daniel Greenfield
    On Saturday morning, Biden shuffled into a media scrum on the South Lawn to offer a few remarks before heading to Camp David for a weekend vacation after his Carribean vacation. 8,000 miles away voters in the Republic of China, also known as Taiwan, had just elected President ‘William’ Lai who had promised to preserve the nation’s independence from its greedy Communist superpower neighbor. “Mr. President, do you have a reaction to the Taiwan election?” a reporter asked. “We do not support independence,” Biden mumbled. He did not congratulate Taiwan’s new president-elect because that would offend China. In December, Chinese...
  • Taiwan’s Election Results Humiliate Communist China’s Xi Jinping

    01/16/2024 2:59:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/16/2024 | Helen Raleigh
    The Democratic Progressive Party won decisively, affirming that most Taiwanese want to maintain Taiwan’s separation from communist China.The Taiwanese elected William Lai Ching-te of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as their next president, despite Beijing’s threat that voting for Lai would lead to war.The campaign to succeed Taiwan’s incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen, who will step down in May due to term limits, was a fierce three-way race, including Vice President Lai of the DPP, Hou Yu-ih of the Kuomintang (KMT), and Ko Wen-je from the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP). Beijing accuses the DPP of “promoting” Taiwan’s independence, a red line...
  • Joe Biden Fails to Congratulate Taiwan’s President-Elect: ‘We Don’t Support Independence’

    01/15/2024 8:49:48 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/2024 | Francis Martel
    President Joe Biden offered no words of congratulations or support to Taiwanese President-elect Lai Ching-te following his election victory on Saturday, telling reporters simply that America does “not support independence.” Lai, of the anti-communist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), defeated two leftist rivals on Saturday to hand his party an unprecedented third term in power. Lai is currently the vice president of the country and will succeed current DPP President Tsai Ing-wen.
  • Taiwan Casts Its Lot with Freedom

    01/14/2024 11:07:13 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Victory Girls ^ | 13 Jan 2024 | Kim Hirsch
    Taiwan just pushed back against bully China’s threats and elected a pro-Western, pro-sovereignty candidate to be president of the island nation. William Lai Ching-te, the current Vice President of Taiwan and candidate of the Democratic Progressive Party defeated his rivals from the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP). He won the election handily, as by 8 p.m. Taipei time, Lai had garnered 40% of the vote. His closest competitor, Hou Yu-ih, candidate of the KMT and mayor of New Taipei, lagged behind with 33%. Moreover, Lai’s predecessor, current President Tsai Ing-Wen enjoyed eight years as leader of Taiwan,...
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: FBI Crimes Month, ESPN Breaks "Top Ten" Rule, "They Keep Us Hating Each Other", Dershowitz Owns Epstein's Evil, Operation Warp Speed Smear

    01/13/2024 10:59:49 PM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/13/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    Welcome to another attempt at Media Excellence January should be designated as "FBI Crimes Month" everything from January 6th to the FBI's extensive spying on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. comes to mind... Was it only yesterday that the High and Mighty ESPN fired Rush Limbaugh as a Sunday commentator on its NFL Pre-Game Show?... Giuffre and Dershowitz fought it out in court cut a deal but Giuffre saying she did not "exonerate" Mr. Dershowitz in her deal with him. But in the last set of documents that came out Tuesday the deposition of Sarah Ransome and her allegations regarding...
  • Pro-China TikTok Sock Puppets Wreak ‘Chaos’ in Taiwan’s Elections

    01/13/2024 3:20:25 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 5 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Nick Aspenwall
    TAIPEI—Taiwan will hold a presidential election this weekend that will have global and regional ramifications. The frontrunner, current Vice President Lai Ching-te, has vowed to protect Taiwan’s autonomy from Chinese aggression and strengthen ties with the United States. Beijing has intimidated Taiwan by buzzing its airspace with fighter jets and sending spy balloons and satellites over the island. But there’s another enemy vying to take Lai down, and it’s on TikTok. The popular social platform, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, has been flooded with false or sensationalized videos by accounts exhibiting behavior consistent with organized Chinese disinformation operations, experts say....
  • Biden stresses US 'does not support independence' for Taiwan as world leaders react to election win

    01/13/2024 6:45:49 PM PST · by Salman · 98 replies
    Fox via MSN ^ | 2024-10-13 | Peter Aitken
    World leaders congratulated Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for a historic third presidential term even as President Biden warned that the U.S. will not endorse independence for the island. "We do not support independence," Biden told reporters when asked for comment on DPP candidate William Lai’s victory over the rival Koumintang (KMT) party following Saturday’s election. Lai, who also goes by his Chinese name, Ching-te, declared victory after a tightly contested election saw him beat KMT candidate Hou Yu-ih, the mayor of New Taipei City. Beijing had not declared a clear preference for any candidate, but Chinese officials framed...
  • Taiwan’s ruling party secures record third term as VP Lai Ching-te wins presidential vote

    01/13/2024 4:50:02 AM PST · by FarCenter · 36 replies
    Taiwan’s ruling party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), secured a historic third term on Saturday as Vice President Lai Ching-te won the country’s widely watched presidential election with more than 40 percent of the vote. Lai, along with his running mate Hsiao Bi-khim – Taiwan’s former representative to the United States – won a total of more than 5 million votes. Taiwan’s electoral system is based on first-past-the-post voting, awarding the victory to the presidential-VP pairing with the highest percentage of votes. Turnout was put at more than 60 percent with some 19.5 million Taiwanese eligible to vote. A favourite...
  • Taiwan election: Ruling party candidate wins tightly contested presidential race, upsetting China's ambitions

    01/13/2024 7:17:37 AM PST · by FreeReign · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | Peter Aitken , Eryk Michael Smith Fox News
    Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate William Lai, also known by his Chinese name of Ching-te, has emerged victorious after a tightly contested presidential election as the island’s next leader, Fox News Digital confirms. "The results are in, and Taiwan’s voters stood up to China and all its war talk of recent weeks," Gordon Chang, Gatestone Institute Senior Fellow and China expert, told Fox News Digital. "Free people, living just a hundred miles from the menacing Chinese state, refused to be intimidated." Lai, defeated his rival, New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih of the Kuomintang (KMT) party, by just...
  • KMT concedes defeat in Taiwan election

    01/13/2024 7:11:48 AM PST · by FreeReign · 7 replies
    sky ^ | Jan. 13 2024 | Sky News
    The Nationalist Party of China (KMT) – the party which Beijing prefers – has conceded defeat in the Taiwanese elections. With well over half of the votes counted, Taiwan’s ruling party is set to declare victory in their presidential elections. It is a setback for China, which views the Democratic Progressive Party as dangerous separatists. The DPP’s candidate, Taiwanese Vice-President Lai Ching-te, is in the lead with 40.5 per cent of the vote, and is due to speak to the gathered press at 8:30pm (local time). He is followed by KMT candidate Hou Yu-ih with 33.3 per cent, and TPP...
  • Taiwan election live stream

    01/13/2024 4:03:19 AM PST · by AdmSmith · 20 replies
    Central Election Commissio Taiwan ^ | 13JAN2023 | live stream
    2024 Presidential and Vice Presidential Election 2024 Legislative Election
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 1/12/2024 Newsdump Friday More Yemen Bombing With Attacks Seen As Step Towards War With Iran, Tortured Journalist Dies In Ukrainian Prison, Israel Offers Defense At World Court

    01/12/2024 8:10:41 PM PST · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/12/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    Its Saturday in Taiwan voting in the Presidential Election underway... Major bank Citigroup planning to cut 20,000 jobs over the next two years... US federal prosecutors seeking the death penalty in a 'hate crime" mass murder... A lot of drama and attention focused on the southern US border and the situation at Eagle Pass, Texas... US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meeting a top Chinese Communist Party official in Washington... Journalist Gonzalo Lira a citizen of Chile and the US dying in a Ukrainian prison... More strikes underway in Yemen tonight... US politics and Joe Biden talking about a "judgement...
  • 'Missiles Filled With Water Instead of Fuel': Xi Jinping Furiously Purges Military of Corruption

    01/06/2024 8:34:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/06/2024 | Joe Cunningham
    American foreign policy experts have long argued that China has been laying the groundwork for a permanent rise as a major global power, and U.S. politicians (particularly on the Republican side) have certainly counted the ways in which China is clearly our No. 1 geopolitical foe. However, China's ascendency isn't without its setbacks, and at times it seems possible that China is closer to declining than rising. Their economy hasn't recovered since COVID-19, and Chinese President Xi Jinping has been dealing with more internal struggles than were previously let on. One such problem for the leader of the Chinese Communist...
  • The Hong Kong Protesters Aren’t Driven by Hope “We might as well go down fighting.”

    11/16/2019 11:57:31 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 49 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 12, 2019 | Zeynep Tufekci
    HONG KONG—For months now, I’ve been told that Hong Kong’s protests would end soon. They’ll end when school starts, I heard during the summer. School did start, but the protests wore on, only now I saw high-school students in crisp school uniforms joining the protesters’ ranks. Next, the mask ban of early October was supposed to slow protesters down, but the very first day after that ban, I watched streams of protesters in masks and helmets make their way to their usual haunts on Hong Kong Island. The government shut down many of the subway lines that day, a practice...