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  • The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water - like Cape Town

    02/12/2018 9:31:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/12/2018
    Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water. However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about - water scarcity. Despite covering about 70% of the Earth's surface, water, especially drinking water, is not as plentiful as one might think. Only 3% of it is fresh. Over one billion people lack access to water and another 2.7 billion find it scarce for at least one month...
  • Tiananmen Square Birthed China's Unbalanced Economics and Politics

    01/30/2018 10:48:26 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    Time ^ | 2014 | Zheng Wang
    Twenty-five years is long enough to reflect on the real impact and consequences of an event. Unfortunately, for the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, a major event that changed the country’s direction, one won’t find any discussion or reflection in the Chinese media. The Chinese people have a very strong historical consciousness, but their historical memory is always selective. I have given lectures and taught courses at several universities in China where, to my surprise, Chinese students from elite universities knew very little about this incident...However, they cannot be blamed, as there is no access to open resources for them...
  • Beijing hits back at US defense strategy and ‘Cold War mindset'

    01/21/2018 12:47:44 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 20 Jan, 2018 | Kinling Lo
    Beijing and Moscow have criticised the US military’s move to put countering China and Russia at the centre of its latest national defence strategy, with China again hitting back at America’s “cold war and zero-sum game mindset”. Presenting the new strategy – which will set priorities for the Pentagon for years to come – Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday called China and Russia “revisionist powers” that “seek to create a world consistent with their authoritarian models”. It marks a shift in US defence priorities after its focus for more than a decade-and-a-half on the fight against Islamist militants. The...
  • CHINA: Anti-Beijing Protesters March in Hong Kong

    01/01/2018 8:56:40 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 11 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | Jan 1, 2018 | AFP
    Angry protesters marched through Hong Kong on Monday (Jan 1) against what they described as suppression by Beijing, days after Chinese authorities ruled that part of a city rail station would come under mainland law. Semi-autonomous Hong Kong has been ruled under a "one country, two systems" deal since Britain returned it to China in 1997 and enjoys rights unseen on the mainland, including freedom of speech and an independent judiciary. But a string of recent incidents have fuelled concern over the erosion of its autonomy and rule of law, including the jailing of prominent pro-democracy activists. Campaigner Joshua Wong,...
  • People’s Republic of China Grants Trump An Honor No Foreign Leader Has Had Since Its Founding

    11/08/2017 8:29:56 AM PST · by frnewsjunkie · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Nov 8, 2017 | Ryan Pickrell
    President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are being treated like royalty on their first official visit to China. Trump and his wife were granted a rare dinner at the Forbidden City, an honor that has not been bestowed on a foreign leader since the founding of the People’s Republic of China 68 years ago.
  • DUNAMIS POWER[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/18/2017 7:20:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | bible, Holy Spirit
    Dunamis Power is yours my children just speak what you need or declare what it is My Spirit is to manifest before you and it shall be for as you have overcome the world it now sits at your feet as it does for me for we are one and I walk hand in hand with you as you do my will alone . Let My Spirit of Holiness lead your days now for the body and Bride of Christ are coming together now in a redeeming way in that all that is being done now in this hour is...
  • On Campuses Far From China, Still Under Beijing’s Watchful Eye

    05/12/2017 4:14:52 PM PDT · by Theoria · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04 May 2017 | Stephanie Saul
    In the competition for marquee commencement speakers, the University of California, San Diego thought it had scored a coup this year — a Nobel Peace Prize winner, best-selling author and spiritual North Star to millions of people. “We are honored to host His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama,” gushed Pradeep Khosla, the university’s chancellor, “and thankful that he will share messages of global compassion.” Within hours of Mr. Khosla’s announcement, though, the university was blindsided by nasty remarks on Facebook and other social media sites: “Imagine how Americans would feel if someone invited Bin Laden,” said one. At the center...
  • State employee charged in FBI probe

    03/29/2017 1:25:17 PM PDT · by billorites · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    A State Department employee pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday after being charged in an FBI investigation, the Department of Justice announced. Candace Claiborne, who worked in the Caucasus Affairs office of the State Department, is being charged for two felony offenses. Claiborne is being charged with “obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, both felony offenses, for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with foreign intelligence agents,” a Department of Justice release said. Claiborne, who has a Top Secret security clearance, failed to disclose her foreign contacts abroad...
  • The Hype About China’s Newest City

    04/12/2017 11:04:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    UNTIL the start of this month, no one had ever heard of Xiongan. Today, it is the most talked-about place in China. When the government announced on April 1st that it would create “Xiongan New Area” as a metropolis from scratch, it immediately set off a frenzy. Housing prices in the zone, about 100km (62 miles) south-west of Beijing, more than tripled overnight before authorities ordered a halt to property transactions. Local hotels were booked up and roads packed with cars as prospective investors flocked to what is still largely farmland. The shares of companies such as local cement-makers and...
  • Beijing sends nuclear capable H-6K bomber over Scarborough Shoal in new South China Sea escalation

    07/18/2016 6:05:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 38 replies
    News Corp Australia Network ^ | JULY 18, 2016 | Jamie Seidel
    BEIJING has sent the US a message in the skies above the South China Sea: Anything you can do, we can do too. It’s just flown a nuclear-capable bomber over Scarborough Shoal. The United States has conducted several B-52 bomber ‘freedom of navigation’ flights over the contested waterway in recent months, along with flights by surveillance and patrol aircraft. Beijing on Friday returned the favour. The People’s Liberation air force (PLAAF) at the weekend released photographs of one of its newest H-6K long-range nuclear-capable bombers overflying Scarborough Shoal on China’s Weibo social media service. The aircraft, based on a 1950s...
  • Chinese archaeologists find evidence of the fabled imperial home of Kublai Khan's Yuan dynasty

    06/12/2016 5:24:35 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Thursday, June 9, 2016, updated Friday, June 10, 2016 | Laura Zhou
    After the dynasty collapsed, there were no clues as to where it was and it lived on only in legend through writings such as those of 13th century Venetian merchant Marco Polo. If Polo is to be believed, the walls of "the greatest palace that ever was" were covered with gold and silver and the main hall was so large that it could easily seat 6,000 people for dinner. "The palace was made of cane supported by 200 silk cords, which could be taken to pieces and transported easily when the emperor moved," he wrote in his travel journal. It...
  • Beijing to ban foreign media from publishing online

    02/20/2016 8:52:53 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    WND ^ | 02/19/16 | Lucy Westcott
    Foreign press will need permission to publish anything online in China under new rules proposed by the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology earlier this week and reported by Quartz. Under the new provisions, which are due to take effect on March 10 and are the latest evidence that China is clamping down on foreign influence, the government said it hopes to “regulate online publishing” and “promote the healthy and orderly development of online publishing services.” “Sino-foreign joint ventures and foreign business units shall not engage in online publishing services” and must be approved by the government before doing so, the rules, which were...
  • Obama: When Reagan Was Governor of California, the Smog Was So Bad It Was Like Beijing Now

    01/18/2016 7:25:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 104 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 18, 2016 | 1:35 PM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Speaking at a town hall meeting in Baton Rouge, La., last week, President Barack Obama told the audience that when Ronald Reagan was governor of California the smog sometimes got so bad that "people just wouldn't go outside." "And if you had asthma or some respiratory disease, you might die," said Obama. "I remember as recently as 1979, when I first started college--I started college in Los Angeles--when I went running, the first week I was there, after about five minutes I'd start feeling a burning in my chest," said the president. "And it was just me sucking in soot...
  • Pollution cancels more than 220 Beijing flights: Xinhua [China]

    12/26/2015 8:27:42 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Pollution cancels more than 220 Beijing flights: Xinhua CNBC.com staff | @CNBC 22 Hours Ago More than 220 flights at Beijing's Capital International Airport were canceled Friday as pollution caused poor visibility, China's official Xinhua news agency reported. Beijing's pollution alert level was upgraded to yellow on Friday from Thursday's blue, Xinhua reported Friday, noting that the four color-coded levels, in order from most severe to least, are red, orange, yellow and blue. Beijing has issued two red alerts in December -- its only two ever. A red alert dramatically limits car use, advises schools to close, shuts down outdoor...
  • Americans in Beijing warned of terrorism threat; parts of city locked down

    12/24/2015 6:50:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    L A Times ^ | 12/24/2015 | By Jonathan Kaiman •
    The U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday morning warned citizens of a Christmastime terrorism threat against Westerners in one of the city's most popular expat districts. Beijing authorities put swaths of the city under lockdown, stationing armed guards on street corners and in pedestrian plazas. "The U.S. Embassy has received information of possible threats against Westerners in the Sanlitun area of Beijing, on or around Christmas Day," the embassy said in an email to American citizens living in Beijing. "U.S. citizens are urged to exercise heightened vigilance. The U.S. Embassy has issued the same guidance to U.S. government personnel." The...
  • Smog cloud bigger than 40 Beijings suffocates northern China

    12/20/2015 10:01:41 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    Hong Kong Free Press ^ | 21 December 2015 | Ryan Kilpatrick
    Smog cloud bigger than 40 Beijings suffocates northern China 21 December 2015 12:00 • Ryan Kilpatrick •1 min read A 660,000 square kilometer smog cloud has smothered much of northern China, engulfing the national capital as well as 70 other cities in neighbouring Hebei, Henan and Shandong provinces. Chinese media have said the expanse of air pollution is more than 40 times the size of Beijing itself, which has issued its second-ever red alert over air pollution levels. Air Quality Index readings for north China on Monday morning. Photo: HKFP. The red alert, the highest tier in a four-colour warning...
  • Why N.Korean Girl Band Canceled Beijing Gig

    12/14/2015 5:26:35 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 2015/12/15
    Why N.Korean Girl Band Canceled Beijing Gig The all-girl North Korean pop band Moranbong abruptly canceled a concert series in Beijing on Saturday because Beijing objected that their program was chock-full of paeans to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, intelligence officials here believe. China was going to send a politburo member to the concert, but decided on a lower-ranking official when it discovered the contents of the show, Saenuri lawmaker Joo Ho-young quoted the National Intelligence Service as saying. "The NIS viewed this perceived slight as the primary reason for the abrupt cancelation," Joo added. Radio Free Asia quoted a...
  • Chinese censors are scrubbing sites of mentions of North Korean girl band

    12/13/2015 11:26:19 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Mashable ^ | 2015/12/14 | Victoria Ho
    Chinese censors are scrubbing sites of mentions of North Korean girl band By Victoria Ho 19 minutes ago After the Moranbong Band's abrupt cancelation of their performances in Beijing over the weekend, it appears Chinese censors went to work deleting speculation and chatter about the North Korean girl band on mainland sites. The Moranbong Band, whose members were said to be handpicked by North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, were on a goodwill mission to Beijing and were set to perform three concerts starting Saturday night. But just hours before the first, they abruptly canceled the gig and headed home on...
  • The TAILOR OF VIRTUE SPEAKS [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/21/2015 2:14:43 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 11-21-15 | Holy Spirit ,bible
    Organization of delight is here this day, The Body of Christ coming together to form The Bride, lock in and stay, Fear and Doubt is not part of this wardrobe, The Tailor of Virtue has bought this design of Virtue and this dress is sold, Bringing it together with the thread of Unity, Every part of The Body, All in agreement to walk down the isle and meet The Groom, A picture of Delight and The Bride is swooned, So in love with her Boaz and King! She begins to sing ~ ~ ~ The Song of The Lamb and...
  • BELIEVE and declare your Breakthrough into SUBSTANCE[charismatic caucus]

    11/18/2015 2:39:05 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible,the joshua chronicles ^ | 11-18-15 | Jedediah,
    Your substantiality will always be found in me for I will part the waters for you in all you come against! So never let something appear as impossible but "speak grace to your mountains" proudly for as My Blood was shed for you it is I that Rend the Heavens to aid you with My healing Balm of Grace. (( ( Declare ) )) My Children everything "into substance and Being" for I AM your Sword as you speak your needs into LIFE! Step up from faith into the "KNOWING" you CAN Trust , Lean on and Rest in the...