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  • The dawn of a fascist China — and what it means for us

    10/22/2017 12:49:00 AM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 41 replies
    iPolitics ^ | October 12, 2017 | Jonathan Manthorpe
    Xi Jinping is poised to become the most potent Chinese leader since Mao Zedong — and to guide his country’s continued emergence as a fascist global superpower for at least the next decade. The 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is scheduled to start on October 18, when it will appoint leaders and establish the country’s course for the next five years. Xi undoubtedly will be re-appointed head of the CCP, followed by re-selection as China’s president and head of state early next year. But he appears also to have overturned the collegial, limited term system of leadership...
  • Customer shoots, kills hatchet-wielding man in Burien (WA) convenience store

    03/13/2016 3:03:29 PM PDT · by llevrok · 19 replies
    A customer shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man attacking a clerk at a convenience store Sunday morning in Burien WA About 5:45 a.m., a masked man about 40 years old walked into a 7-Eleven store near South 110th Street and 8th Avenue South and swung a hatchet at a customer, said King County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West. The man then went behind the counter and attacked the clerk. Within seconds, a customer pulled out a handgun and shot and killed the attacker, likely saving the clerk’s life, West said. The customer, in his 60s, buys coffee from the store almost...
  • VANITY - Letter to the Governor of Virginia on decision to withdraw Concealed Carry Reciprocity.

    12/22/2015 5:08:27 PM PST · by Jonah Hex · 22 replies
    n/a | tonight (22 Dec 15) | self
    Subject: Sir, you are wrong with regard to your CCP order Sir, with all due respect, you are wrong in your decision to unilaterally withdraw CCP reciprocity with other states. While you may have concerns about their meeting Virginia's standards, the correct method of resolving a dispute is to talk about it first. Instead, you've slapped 26 other states across the face with your decision. As a result, you've now placed Virginians...VIRGINIANS, SIR... at risk of retaliation from other states when they subsequently withdraw their reciprocity agreements with Virginia. In effect, you've placed law-abiding VIRGINIANS at risk of breaking laws....
  • Why States Should Boycott the Federal Clean Power Plan

    04/22/2015 7:26:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 21, 2015 | KENNETH C. HILL
    Better for states not to comply with the EPA’s plans than to go along and absolve the feds of accountability for the mess. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) set off a firestorm recently when he advised states not to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Yet that advice isn’t as radical as his detractors make it sound. As a state public utilities commissioner who deals with the effects of federal regulations on a regular basis, I also recommend that states not comply. ... While the short-term effects may be painful, the long-term consequences of submitting...
  • Hillary Can’t Delete This [Another In The "Congenital Liar" Series!]

    03/15/2015 9:31:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    Wall St. J. ^ | March 15, 2015 | DAVID FEITH
    Hillary Can’t Delete This As Secretary of State, Clinton says she stopped at nothing to get a blind dissident out of China. That’s not what he remembers. By DAVID FEITH March 15, 2015 This book won’t help Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president. Its author, Chen Guangcheng, is the blind Chinese human-rights lawyer who in April 2012 escaped rural house arrest and sought refuge at the U.S. embassy in Beijing. The ensuing diplomatic tussle over his fate was a high drama that Mrs. Clinton touts as an accomplishment of her tenure as secretary of state. It reminded her of the “responsibility...
  • CCP “contagion” fears spark derivatives debate

    11/13/2014 9:41:06 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    banking technology ^ | 13 November, 2014 | Elliott Holley
    CCP “contagion” fears spark derivatives debate 13 November, 2014 Written by Elliott Holley Controversy over the handling of derivatives dominated talk at the Mondo Visione Exchange Forum this week, where panellists contested the value of interoperability and whether CCP contagion might bring down the financial system. “Regulators should absolutely not allow interoperability for derivatives,” said Philip Simons, head of OTC derivatives business at Eurex Clearing. “It creates systemic risk. If one clearing house goes down, it would result in contagion as it would bring down all the others. CCPs are phenomenally under-capitalised. They could easily fall over.” Simons added that...
  • World Journal: Shooting of Chinese-American Family Related to Security Official

    04/17/2014 9:57:35 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 2 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 1, 2014 | Lu Chen
    The apparent murder of a Chinese-American man, along with three family members, at his home in Houston, Texas, this January was recently said by an established overseas Chinese newspaper to have some connection to the former Chinese security official Zhou Yongkang, who is at the center of an intense corruption investigation.
  • Exclusive: China seizes $14.5 billion assets from family, associates of ex-security chief: sources

    03/31/2014 9:11:12 AM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/30/2014 | Benjamin Kang Lim and Ben Blanchard
    Chinese authorities have seized assets worth at least 90 billion yuan ($14.5 billion) from family members and associates of retired domestic security tsar Zhou Yongkang, who is at the centre of China's biggest corruption scandal in more than six decades, two sources said. More than 300 of Zhou's relatives, political allies, proteges and staff have also been taken into custody or questioned in the past four months, the sources, who have been briefed on the investigation, told Reuters. The sheer size of the asset seizures and the scale of the investigations into the people around Zhou - both unreported until...
  • The Man Who Wasn't There (Secret Coup in China)

    02/26/2014 12:43:05 PM PST · by mojito · 11 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 2/25/2014 | Isaac Stone Fish
    It was an easy story to miss. On Feb. 22, the Beijing newspaper China Business Herald, citing an anonymous source, reported that PetroChina International Vice President Shen Dingcheng had been missing for weeks. As a single point of data, the story means little. But the disappearance of Shen (which dozens of other Chinese news outlets covered) is likely another piece of the still unfolding and maddeningly opaque saga of Zhou Yongkang. Shen, it turns out, served as Zhou's secretary for part of the 1990s. Formerly one of the most powerful men in China, Zhou ran China's state security apparatus as...
  • Southwest Virginia circuit court clerks concerned over GOP request for gun permit records

    06/11/2013 6:02:59 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 22 replies
    Bristol Herald Courier, via ^ | June 10, 2013 | ALLIE ROBINSON
    The Republican Party of Virginia's request for the records of concealed handgun permits across the state were met with concern Monday by several Southwest Virginia circuit court clerks, with one seeking an attorney general's opinion. "The request itself poses several important legal questions," said Jack Kennedy, court clerk for Wise County and Norton. He and other clerks in the area received a Freedom of Information Act request from Anthony Reedy, the state GOP's executive director, asking for a list of concealed handgun permit carriers in each jurisdiction. Kennedy outlined his legal questions in a letter sent Monday to state Attorney...
  • China considers delay of key party congress: sources

    05/08/2012 2:24:00 PM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/8/2012 | By Benjamin Kang Lim and Nick Edwards
    China's ruling Communist Party is seriously considering a delay in its upcoming five-yearly congress by a few months amid internal debate over the size and makeup of its top decision-making body, sources said, as the party struggles to finalize a once-in-a-decade leadership change. The two most senior posts, of president and premier, are not considered in much doubt. But any delay in the congress, no matter the official reason, would likely fuel speculation of infighting over the remaining seats in the nine-member politburo standing committee which calls the shots in China. [....] Delay could also further unnerve global financial markets...
  • Cold Case Posse - Obama's Birth Certificate Investigation - Sheriff Joe Arpaio MCSO (Video)

    03/10/2012 12:50:18 PM PST · by Smokeyblue · 79 replies · 1+ views
    The Tea Party Tribune ^ | March 04, 2012 | The Tea Party Tribune
    The Tea Party Tribune was welcomed to record this "Historic Press Release" video for the Cold Case Posse and other investigative entities. ..
  • Chinese telecom firm tied to spy ministry--CIA: Beijing funded Huawei

    10/13/2011 6:21:35 PM PDT · by casablanca · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10.13.11 | Bill Gertz
    A U.S. intelligence report for the first time links China’s largest telecommunications company to Beijing’s KGB-like intelligence service and says the company recently received nearly a quarter-billion dollars from the Chinese government. The disclosures are a setback for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.’s efforts to break into the U.S. telecommunications market. The company has been blocked from doing so three times by the U.S. government because of concerns about its links to the Chinese government. The report by the CIA-based Open Source Center states that Huawei’s chairwoman, Sun Yafang, worked for the Ministry of State Security (MSS) Communications Department before joining...
  • Conflicting plans contributed to break-down of Boehner and Obama talks

    07/23/2011 9:12:01 AM PDT · by casinva · 13 replies
    Keith Hennessey Financial Blog ^ | July 23, 2011 | Keith Hennessey
    Budget talks between President Obama and Speaker Boehner fell apart yesterday (snip) (Obama comment) It is hard to understand why Speaker Boehner would walk away from this kind of deal. (End of Obama comment) I actually think it’s quite easy. The President backtracked in private negotiations this week, demanding bigger tax increases after the Gang of Six, including three conservative Republican Senators, released a plan that raised taxes more than the President had previously demanded. (snip) While it is an aggressive tactic, there is nothing “wrong” with moving backward in a negotiation. It is likely to anger the counterparty, and...
  • Say "Goodbye" to the Dollar

    04/15/2011 5:47:32 AM PDT · by JRNyquist · 52 replies · 1+ views ^ | april 15, 2011 | Jeff Nyquist
    .. inadequacies and deficiencies of the existing international monetary and financial system.. In 1998 Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov, a strategist and master spy, conceived of an economic alliance between Russia, India and China. The purpose of this combination was to counter the international influence of the United States. By now it should be apparent that Russia and China intend to launch an attack against the U.S. dollar. Do we yet realize that such an attack is possible? And have we reckoned the political consequences?
  • Party Animals

    10/12/2010 3:04:21 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 2010 issue | Joseph A. Harriss
    The question is, how do they do it? They starved some 35 million Chinese in the late 1950s during Mao's disastrous Great Leap Forward. They threw the country into social, economic, and political chaos in the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution terror purges of the 1960s and '70s. They massacred pro-democracy student demonstrators in Tiananmen Square in June 1989. Today their arbitrary arrests and denial of free speech and association continue. So how does the Chinese Communist Party, despite methodical oppression and denial of basic human rights, retain its implacable rule over one-fifth of humanity? With the implosion of the Soviet...
  • PLA admiral’s speech raises questions in the US

    06/09/2010 11:33:11 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 57+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 6/10/2010 | William Lowther
    A senior Chinese admiral delivered a three-minute “rant” to 65 visiting US officials in Beijing last month, in which he said that US arms sales to Taiwan proved that Washington viewed China as an enemy. Since then, US diplomats and US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates have tried to portray the remarks by Rear Admiral Guan Youfei as at odds with the thinking of the rest of the Chinese government. But in a Washington Post report published on Tuesday, Post reporter John Pomfret interviewed a wide range of experts, officials and military officers in China who indicated that Guan’s speech...
  • Foxconn suicides: capitalism and Marxism treat people like animals(globalists & chicom)

    06/05/2010 7:43:38 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 470+ views
    Asia News ^ | 05/31/10 | Wei Jingsheng
    05/31/2010 13:07 CHINA Foxconn suicides: capitalism and Marxism treat people like animals by Wei Jingsheng The great dissident analyzes the series of suicides in the Guangdong factory and points the finger at the Chinese social system, which transforms businessmen (even Western) into devils without morals, cancels labour rights, morality and democracy in the name of profit. The collusion of business and media in the West. /snip The theory of Karl Marx was really not so good, as it brought a century disaster to the human race. Yet, to the least, Karl Marx was a person with some sympathy. Should he...
  • Why English Should Be the Greatest Weapon Against Censorship in China

    01/25/2010 4:58:34 AM PST · by robertvance · 7 replies · 429+ views
    The China Teaching Web ^ | 1-25-2009 | Robert Vance
    Anyone in China who has the desire to access a blocked website can do it with relative ease – and for free. There are literally hundreds of services that can bypass the Chinese censors. The key to all of this, as I have already alluded to, is the ability to read English. The Chinese government may be very efficient at erasing politically harmful Chinese content off the web and out of reach of even proxies, but it has little control over English content that is posted in other countries. Or even in its own country – where the best way...
  • Clinton and Obama Show Big hypocrisy on China policy

    02/27/2009 5:53:40 AM PST · by robertvance · 4 replies · 421+ views
    The Vance Report ^ | 2/27/2009 | Robert Vance
    My suggestion to Secretary of State Clinton? Why don't you scratch the "global climate change crisis" baloney out of your agenda and replace it with something that is far more realistic and important? President Bush used every chance that he had, including his trip to Beijing last August, to pressure Beijing on its human rights policies and so should you. While the effects may not be tangible, our pressure on Beijing regarding human rights does make a difference.