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  • Lady Gaga banned in China after meeting with Dalai Lama

    06/28/2016 5:53:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    WHIO ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ryan Biek
    A meeting with the Dalai Lama and a few pictures on social media might have negatively affected Lady Gaga's stardom in China. The pop star met with the leader of the Buddhist faith on Sunday while he was speaking in Indiana. Before the meeting, Gaga was arguably one of the most popular Western musicians in mainland China. But after she shared photos of herself and the Dalai Lama on Instagram, her account was flooded with negative comments. One user posted: "The way the Chinese feel is just like you were shaking hands with (Osama) bin Laden." Another wrote: "This is...
  • Not-So-Soft Spot: U.S. Embassy Q&A Scrubbed from Chinese Social Media Site

    05/20/2016 8:49:39 AM PDT · by kevin_in_so_cal · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal blogs ^ | 05/20/2016 | Felicia Sonmez and Olivia Geng
    Are American diplomats trying to subvert the Chinese government by answering questions on how to set up a food truck in the U.S. or buy cheap Broadway tickets? An online public outreach effort by the U.S. Embassy in Beijing was abruptly shut down this week in a case that analysts said highlights Beijing’s anxieties over “Western values” – as well as the suggestion that Washington may be a bit too skilled at soft power for its own good. “The U.S. considers this as a cultural outreach or promoting cultural understanding,” he said. “But Beijing sees this, I think, as an...
  • Watch: Teenage pop star’s humiliating apology to China for waving Taiwan flag

    01/16/2016 9:54:46 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    WaPo ^ | January 16, 2016 | Simon Denyer and Xu Jing
    Watch: Teenage pop star's humiliating apology to China for waving Taiwan flag By Simon Denyer and Xu Jing January 16 at 5:45 AM TAIPEI - She is a 16-year-old singer from Taiwan, who performs with a South Korea girl band. But on Saturday Chou Tzu-yu became the center of a political storm, after she forced to make a humiliating apology to China for daring to hold Taiwa's flag on Korean television. The controversy has engulfed social media in Taiwan on the day that the island went to the polls to elect a new president, and has brought the issues of...
  • China says Taiwan welcome to join AIIB with appropriate name

    04/02/2015 11:16:23 AM PDT · by kevin_in_so_cal · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Apr 1, 2015 | Ben Blanchard, J.R. Wu
    Most countries, including the United States, do not recognise Taiwan due to pressure from China. Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations, the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund. However it is a member of the Asian Development Bank under the name of Taipei, China. China views Taiwan as a renegade province and has not ruled out the use of force to bring it under its control. However, since Taiwan's current president Ma Ying-jeou took office in 2008, enmity has declined considerably and the two sides have signed a number of trade and investment deals. The AIIB...
  • China: Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, fear fresh police advance

    09/30/2014 6:18:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Donny Kwok and Yimou Lee
    Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, fear fresh police advance By Donny Kwok and Yimou Lee HONG KONG Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:26am EDT (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day. Riot police shot pepper spray and tear gas at protesters at the weekend, but by Tuesday evening they had almost completely withdrawn from the downtown Admiralty district except for an area around the government headquarters....
  • BOMBSHELL REPORT: Sen. Harry Reid Behind BLM Land Grab of Bundy Ranch (freerepublic credited)

    04/11/2014 3:01:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 209 replies ^ | april 11, 2014 | kit daniels
    The Bureau of Land Management, whose Director was Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) former senior adviser, has purged documents from its web site stating that the agency wants Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle off of the land his family has worked for over 140 years in order to make way for solar panel power stations. Corrupt Democratic Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) working with the Chinese gov’t to take land from hard-working Americans. Deleted from but reposted for posterity by the Free Republic, the BLM document entitled “Cattle Trespass Impacts” directly states that Bundy’s cattle “impacts” solar development, more specifically the construction of...
  • Chicken from China? Your Seafood is Already Being Processed There

    03/06/2014 1:12:01 PM PST · by chessplayer · 27 replies
    Thanks to our petition (307,000-plus signatures and rising), millions of Americans have learned that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is about to allow U.S chickens to be sent to China for processing and then shipped back to the U.S. for human consumption. This arrangement is particularly alarming given China’s appalling food safety record and the fact that there will be no on-site USDA inspectors in those plants. In addition, American consumers will never know that chicken processed in China is in foods like chicken soup or chicken nuggets because there’s no requirement to label it as such. One...
  • Revealed: NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden took his acrobat girlfriend on romantic trip

    06/10/2013 7:09:07 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 112 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | PUBLISHED: 16:18 EST, 10 June 2013 | UPDATED: 20:50 EST, 10 June 2013 | By Michael Zennie, Helen Pow and Daniel Bates
    The whistler blower who leaked the NSA's secrets thought about marrying his girlfriend and had previously taken her on a romantic break to Hong Kong - where he is now holed up living in fear of arrest. Ed Snowden, 29, was deeply in love with stunning ballerina Lindsay Mills, 28, and the pair were so close that family friends thought they might have got hitched in secret. He whisked her 8,000 miles away to Hong Kong where some thought the ceremony took place because it was a 'special place' for them.
  • Explosive Exchange at Gun Hearing Between Ted Cruz and Dianne Feinstein (Video at Link)

    03/14/2013 8:51:03 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 291 replies
    Ted Cruz and Dianne Feinstein had this explosive exchange at a Senate Judiciary Hearing on guns earlier today:
  • Xi warns CPC of Soviet-style collapse if faced with dissent

    02/15/2013 7:28:48 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies
    PTI ^ | February 15, 2013
    Beijing: China's new Communist Party leader Xi Jinping has warned cadres of a Soviet-style collapse if the party is confronted with ideological dissent, military disloyalty and corruption, the deadly mix that led to the dramatic disintegration of once mighty Soviet Union. China must heed the still "deeply profound" lessons of the former Soviet Union, where political rot, ideological heresy and military disloyalty brought down the governing party, Xi, 59, reportedly told party leaders during his tour of Guangdong province in December last year soon after his election as the General Secretary of the ruling party a month before. "Why did...
  • Chinese State Media Demands US Citizens Be Disarmed

    12/19/2012 5:46:41 AM PST · by combat_boots · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 18, 2012 | UNK
    (Breitbart) – The official Chinese government news agency, Xinhua, has demanded the US immediately adopt stricter gun control measures to reduce the number of firearms the US populace is permitted to possess. The Chinese state-controlled media’s statement, titled “Innocent Blood Demands No Delay for US Gun Control,” is primarily focused on the Newtown tragedy in which 26 Americans were killed by a mad gunman. Twenty of the victims were young children. SPECIAL: “Do NOT let the government take our guns!’ Protect Your Gun Rights! The Chinese government stated, “Their blood and tears demand no delay for the U.S. gun control.”...
  • Chavez: Venezuela to buy tanks from China

    07/03/2012 8:35:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 3, 2012
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says his government will buy amphibious tanks from China for its military. Chavez isn't saying how many of the armored vehicles Venezuela intends to buy, but says the deal signed Tuesday calls for a Chinese company to begin delivering the tanks next year.
  • No Chinese Parts in our Commercial Jetliners! -- Call 'Em!

    05/22/2012 8:14:26 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 6 replies
    5/22/12 | Self
    Call your airline or email them and demand they inspect all airplanes and all parts for Chinese made fakes. Ever wonder why the Air France jet 'fell' out of the sky? Makes you wonder!
  • China: Tiananmen II

    05/13/2012 12:18:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Indian Express ^ | 05/10/12 | Minxin Pei
    Tiananmen II Minxin Pei : Thu May 10 2012, 03:12 hrs Bo Xilai’s downfall punctures the myth of China’s resilient autocracy Scandals in dictatorships perform several valuable functions. They often discredit their rulers and undermine their legitimacy. In some cases, scandals may even hasten the disintegration of authoritarian regimes by causing infighting among ruling elites or triggering loss of confidence and a crisis. For academics, such scandals frequently provide test cases for validating long-held theories or assumptions about the durability of authoritarian rule. From this perspective, the recent mega-scandal involving Bo Xilai, one of China’s political stars, is particularly useful...
  • Beijing on the Potomac (WaPo teams up with their ChiCom Buddies)

    03/15/2012 12:14:18 PM PDT · by mojito · 4 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/15/2012 | Adam Kredo
    An advertising partnership between the Washington Post and a Chinese government propaganda outlet is raising questions about the propriety—and legality—of an American news outlet publishing foreign propaganda under its masthead. At issue is the Post’s China Watch publication, a print and online advertising supplement that purports to deliver the news about China. The site hosts numerous articles and feature pieces that portray the Chinese government—particularly its human rights record—in a glowing light. Some journalism experts and China observers say the partnership crosses ethical boundaries and misleads unassuming readers about the Chinese government’s lackluster record on a host of important issues....

    12/02/2011 9:08:59 AM PST · by TheDailyChange · 12 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 12012011 | Gerri Willis
    "But what I can justifiably hold you accountable for is you and your minions' role in setting the tenor of the rancorous debate now roiling us that smacks of what so many have characterized as "class warfare". Whether this reflects your principled belief that the eternal divide between the haves and have-nots is at the root of all the evils that afflict our society or just a cynical, populist appeal to his base by a president struggling in the polls is of little importance. What does matter is that the divisive, polarizing tone of your rhetoric is cleaving a widening...
  • Minister: China wants to build U.S. roads, rails

    12/02/2011 9:09:40 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 16 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | December 2, 2011 | Joe Mcdonald
    China wants to convert some of its mountain of U.S. government debt into investment in renovating American roads and subways, the commerce minister said Friday. Speaking to a business group, Chen Deming said China wants closer co-operation with the United States in infrastructure, clean energy and technology. Such investments would tie China more closely to Western economies and might help defuse fears Beijing will use its $3.2-trillion in foreign reserves -- some $1.15-trillion of that in Treasury and other U.S. government debt -- as a political weapon. “We hope to achieve cooperation in the area of infrastructure,” Chen told members...
  • China grapples with revolutionary past, 100 years on (Chicom wants no more revolution?)

    10/10/2011 4:08:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    AFP ^ | 10/09/11 | Robert Saiget
    China grapples with revolutionary past, 100 years on By Robert Saiget (AFP) – 1 day ago /snip But the celebrations will be muted, particularly compared with those that marked the 90th birthday in July of the ruling Communist Party. That, say experts, is because of the troublesome connotations with democracy and Taiwan. The Nationalist government was overthrown in 1949 after a bloody civil war with the Communist Party that has ruled China ever since, forcing the Nationalists to flee to Taiwan. "The (Communist) party will play up the ability of the people to throw off the yoke of imperialism, that...
  • Ethnic clashes in Burma put Chinese projects at risk

    07/12/2011 10:36:56 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    AFPC China Reform Monitor ^ | 7/12/2011 | Joshua Eisenman, ed.
    This week deadly armed clashes near Burma’s border with China ended a nearly two-decade-old ceasefire between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Burma’s government. About 10,000 people have fled to refugee camps along the Chinese border and 215 Chinese workers from the Datang United Hydropower Developing Co. returned home after the KIA captured a Chinese-built and operated hydropower plant last week. A KIA spokesperson told the Thailand-based Irrawaddy that the uprising began when the government reneged on an agreement to share electricity generated from the region’s Chinese-built hydropower plants with local people. “This electricity is now going to China, not...
  • GM sponsors and celebrates soon to be released Chi-Com propaganda film

    05/17/2011 10:47:11 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 15, 2011 | Kerry Pickett
    In late 2010, General Motors agreed to sponsor a propaganda film celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). ... set to premiere all over the Communist nation on June 15 ... The auto website adds: "According to an announcement posted on Shanghai GM’s official web site yesterday, whose title reads "joining hands with China Film Group, Cadillac whole-heartedly supports the making of the Birth of a Party..." The report goes further: "As the CCP marries totalitarianism with capitalism and fools the people with entertainment, only the "politically correct" or stupid–or those who pretend to be so–can get...
  • Asian-American lawmakers demand Limbaugh apology (pathetic)

    01/28/2011 3:33:26 PM PST · by downtownconservative · 59 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 01/28/2011 | By JUDY LIN, Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Rush Limbaugh's imitation of the Chinese language during a recent speech made by Chinese President Hu Jintao has stirred a backlash among Asian-American lawmakers in California and nationally. California state Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat from San Francisco, is leading a fight in demanding an apology from the radio talk show host for what he and others view as racist and derogatory remarks against the Chinese people.
  • Chinese Marine Corps stages live-action drill in South China Sea

    The Marine Corps of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) staged a military drill in the disputed South China Sea Tuesday as representatives from more than 40 countries observed, the China News Service reported. The Marine Corps' annual war games included amphibious combat military exercises during drill codenamed Jiaolong-2010. Some 1,800 naval forces and at least 100 warships, submarines and combat aircrafts took part in yesterday's live-fire exercises. More than 200 military students from 40 countries and regions observed the exercises that included assault drills. They discussed the exercises with commanding officers. The officer responsible for the drills said the...
  • Chinese Air Force in Night Drill Over West Sea

    Chinese Air Force in Night Drill Over West Sea Chinese fighter jets took part in an unprecedented night flight drill recently over the West Sea preparing for a U.S. air raid. Quoting the Chinese People's Liberation Army Daily, the South China Morning Post on Wednesday reported fighter jets from the North China Sea Fleet took off from the Liaodong and Shandong peninsulas for a night drill over Bohai Gulf. The drill lasted about two hours in the early morning. "Data collected from night flying will help our army to cope with combined operations on modern battlefields," the PLA Daily commented....
  • China army condemns South Korean-U.S. sea drills, demands Washington heed Beijing's objections

    06:05 PM Aug 12, 2010 BEIJING (AP) - China's military is lashing out at planned U.S.-South Korean naval drills in the Yellow Sea and demanding Washington heed its objections. The military's newspaper People's Liberation Army Daily said in in an editorial China would respond in kind if offended. It added that those were not "joking remarks." China has repeatedly criticized the games, saying they risked heightening tensions on the Korean peninsula and expressing a more sweeping objection to any foreign military exercises off its coast. The participation of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington is particularly irksome because of its...
  • People's Liberation Army promotes Mao's grandson to general

    Beijing - China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has promoted a grandson of Mao Zedong to become its youngest serving general at 40 years old, state media said on Monday. Mao Xinyu was given his new rank as the PLA announced dozens of promotions in the run-up to Sunday's 83rd anniversary of the army's founding, the semi-official China News Service said. The planned promotion of Mao, who reportedly works as a researcher at the Academy of Military Sciences of Beijing, had attracted criticism from online commentators who claimed it was linked to his family history rather than his achievements. But academy...
  • China developing ‘game-changing’ 900 mile ranged aircraft carrier killer missile

    London, Aug 7(ANI): China is reportedly developing a new missile designed to penetrate the defenses of even the most advanced moving aircraft carrier from a distance of more than 900 miles. American experts believe that the weapon-’Dong Feng 21D’, a version of which was displayed last year in a Chinese military parade, could revolutionize China’s role in the Pacific balance of power, weakening Washington’s ability to intervene in any potential conflict over Taiwan or North Korea. When complete it would give China the ability to reach and hit the enemy country’s aircraft carriers well before they can get close enough...
  • G.M. hands over the wheel to China

    07/08/2010 12:58:37 PM PDT · by Celerity · 20 replies · 7+ views ^ | Thursday, Jul 8, 2010 11:57 ET | Andrew Leonard
    In China, automotive industry workers are striking for higher pay. In the U.S., auto-industry workers are agreeing to pay cuts -- and then their employers are being sold to Chinese companies. That's the story behind the headline: "GM to sell steering unit to Chinese group." On Wednesday, G.M. announced the sale of Nexteer Automotive to Pacific Century Motors, a joint venture between Beijing's municipal government and a Beijing-based auto-parts manufacturer with an engineering center in Detroit and customers across the globe. Nexteer, the second largest employeer in Saginaw, Mich., makes power steering systems for the Ford Mustang, Chevy Malibu and...
  • G.M. hands over the wheel to China

    07/08/2010 12:58:33 PM PDT · by Celerity · 1 replies · 1+ views ^ | Thursday, Jul 8, 2010 11:57 ET | Andrew Leonard
    In China, automotive industry workers are striking for higher pay. In the U.S., auto-industry workers are agreeing to pay cuts -- and then their employers are being sold to Chinese companies. That's the story behind the headline: "GM to sell steering unit to Chinese group." On Wednesday, G.M. announced the sale of Nexteer Automotive to Pacific Century Motors, a joint venture between Beijing's municipal government and a Beijing-based auto-parts manufacturer with an engineering center in Detroit and customers across the globe. Nexteer, the second largest employeer in Saginaw, Mich., makes power steering systems for the Ford Mustang, Chevy Malibu and...
  • First Look: PLA Navy Live Fire Exercises in East China Sea

    07/08/2010 1:31:00 AM PDT · by hamboy · 2 replies ^ | July 7, 2010 | posted by Greg Grant
    First Look: PLA Navy Live Fire Exercises in East China Sea The first photos are coming in from China’s PLA Navy’s live fire exercises conducted in the East China Sea some time yesterday. The above photo shows a Type 022 Houbei fast attack missile catamaran, in its distinctive camouflage pattern, firing one of its YJ-83 anti-ship missiles. The above photo shows PLAN officers posing for the cameraman pointing at a computer screen and pretending to talk on some old school looking telephones. More photos can be found here on the China Daily site. An English language news report can be...
  • Japan increasingly alarmed by China's growing naval power

    04/21/2010 5:07:45 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 41 replies · 899+ views
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | 4/21/2010 | Jonathan Manthorpe
    Warships off Okinawa and other incidents with an increasingly far-roaming and competent Chinese navy likely a harbinger of shocks to come. Tokyo's shock, horror and alarm at the sighting a few days ago of a flotilla of 10 Chinese warships off Japan's southern Okinawa island is undoubtedly contrived. It has been evident for the past two decades as it invested huge amounts of money, time and effort into military modernization that Beijing intends to be able to project military power that supports its growing economic and diplomatic supremacy. Just a few days before the latest encounter, a helicopter from a...

    04/12/2010 5:05:26 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 424 replies · 13,622+ views
    Drudgereport ^ | Monday April12, 2010
    President Barack Obama greets Chinese President Hu Jintao during the official arrivals for the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, Monday April 12, 2010
  • Govt issues record 2.1M recall for dropside cribs (some Made in China)

    11/23/2009 8:45:08 PM PST · by Wiz · 9 replies · 451+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo! News ^ | 2009 Nov 24 | Jennifer C. Kerr
    WASHINGTON – More than 2.1 million drop-side cribs by Stork Craft Manufacturing are being recalled, the biggest crib recall in U.S history, following reports of four infant suffocations. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said late Monday the recall involves 1.2 million cribs in the United States and almost 1 million in Canada, where Stork Craft is based. Sales of the cribs being recalled go back to 1993. Nearly 150,000 of the cribs carry the Fisher-Price logo. The CPSC said it is aware of four infants who suffocated in the drop-side cribs, which have a side that moves up and down...
  • Knees high, ladies! China marks 60 years of Communist rule ... goose-stepping female militia

    10/08/2009 7:12:35 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 66 replies · 2,412+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/02/09
    Knees high, ladies! China marks 60 years of Communist rule with a mighty show of its goose-stepping female militia By Mail Foreign Service Last updated at 10:30 AM on 02nd October 2009 Comments (8) Add to My Stories China celebrated its wealth and rising might with a show of goose-stepping troops, gaudy floats and nuclear-capable missiles in Beijing today, 60 years after Mao Zedong proclaimed its embrace of communism. Tiananmen Square became a high-tech stage to celebrate the birth of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949, with the Communist Party leadership and guests watching the meticulously disciplined...
  • China: At 60th birthday, Chinese in nostalgia of "red" arts (young awe-struck by red culture?)

    09/26/2009 6:50:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 444+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 09/26/09 | Zuo Yuanfeng
    At 60th birthday, Chinese in nostalgia of "red" arts 2009-09-26 20:40:19 Print by Zuo Yuanfeng BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- On a rainy Saturday night, Kong Mingzhe rushed home from a private theater. His red Chairman Mao T-shirt was all wet. Tired from hours of rehearsal for "Godot finally came", a modern sequel inspired by Irish dramatist Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot", he turned on the DVD player. It was one episode of a period TV series about a Chinese double agent who collected information in the Kuomintang for the Communist Party of China (CPC). "I'm very curious about...
  • Communist China celebrates 60 years in power; some Americans cheer

    09/23/2009 10:58:58 PM PDT · by CodeRouge · 9 replies · 783+ views
    Chinese citizens and government workers have been preparing for months for their upcoming celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1st. Parts of Beijing have been shut down several times, allowing for rehearsals of a once-in-a-decade military parade, multiple artistic performances and shows, fireworks and more. Security concerns are high as well, bringing out large details of security personnel and equipment. Collected here are images from the past several weeks of people around China preparing to celebrate their National Day. (37 photos total)
  • The New Great Game - China's best-kept secret is out.

    07/16/2009 4:46:40 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 14 replies · 1,100+ views
    Forbes ^ | 7/16/2009 | Charles Hill
    For years it's been a closely held secret: The People's Republic of China is an empire desperately trying to make the world think it's a state. The riots by Uighurs in China's far northwest are not something new; the place really erupted back about the time of the American Civil War. Clashes between Han Chinese moving into the basin, range and uplands inhabited by the much different ethnic people of the Central Asian heartland began at least 2,000 years ago in the Han Dynasty. Some of the most powerful pieces in Chinese literature, like the Tang Dynasty Ballad of the...
  • Sub, sonar collision 'inadvertent'

    06/15/2009 6:43:24 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 11 replies · 527+ views
    China Daily ^ | June 15, 2009 | The China Daily
    It is highly likely the recent collision of a Chinese submarine and an underwater sonar array towed by a US warship in the South China Sea was due to misjudgment of distance, Chinese military experts said. The conjecture is in line with the United States view of "inadvertent encounter". The collision occurred last Thursday as the destroyer USS John S. McCain was sailing in the sea, CNN television reported on Friday. Its sonar array, used to listen and locate underwater sounds, was damaged in the incident, but fortunately the sub and ship did not collide, an unnamed military official told...
  • Curse of defective drywall forces Florida families to flee homes (Made In China.)

    05/31/2009 5:10:46 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 53 replies · 2,127+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 5/31/2009 | NIRVI SHAH
    There's something rotten in Homestead. It's the odor in Jason and Melissa Harrell's house, which was built with defective, Chinese-made drywall redolent of strong paint or rotten eggs. The smell got so bad that the Harrells felt forced to move. They now pay rent on top of their mortgage. ''What it boiled down to is, I had to choose between my financial health and my children's physical health,'' Melissa Harrell said. When the sulfurous stink in Gary and Andrea Suhajcik's Boynton Beach home wouldn't go away, the builder offered to rip out the walls, wiring, plumbing and molding in hopes...
  • The inevitability of China's military build-up

    04/27/2009 6:05:24 PM PDT · by Flavius · 2 replies · 375+ views
    asiatimes ^ | 27-04-2009 | Editorial Desk
    China's show of its naval force last week at the 60th anniversary celebrations of the People's Liberation Army Navy has revived apprehension about its emergence as a formidable military power. Much of it is unwarranted. The logic behind China's naval build-up - which includes ballistic-missile submarines and reportedly an aircraft carrier - is compelling and understandable in a big-power context. With its far- flung trade and supply networks, Beijing needs to harness the naval capabilities necessary to defend its expanding sea lanes of communications. Chinese historians like to cite Mao Zedong, who once said that China does not 'desire one...
  • Cisco against Buy America provisions of the $7.2B broadband stimulus fund

    04/16/2009 6:07:53 AM PDT · by palmer · 3 replies · 266+ views | Wed, 04/15/09 - 6:58pm | Brad Reese
    According to the below email, sent only hours ago by Cisco Systems to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Cisco is against the "Buy America" provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program....
  • Pentagon: Chinese vessels harassed Navy ship

    03/09/2009 7:20:38 AM PDT · by boughtwithaprice · 168 replies · 7,296+ views
    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Monday that Chinese ships shadowed and maneuvered dangerously close to a U.S. Navy vessel in what appeared to be an effort to harass the American crew. The Obama administration is protesting to the Chinese government. The protest will be delivered to Beijing's military attache on Monday.
  • Woman Accused of Dealing Military Aircraft Controls to China

    02/14/2009 10:38:46 PM PST · by Flavius · 26 replies · 771+ views
    ap ^ | 12/13/09 | ap
    WASHINGTON -- A Maryland woman was charged Friday with exporting miniature controls for small unmanned aircraft to China. The government says the controls are the world's smallest and involve a technology that cannot be shared with China because of national security concerns. The devices can be used to fly small military reconnaissance planes. Yaming Nina Qi Hanson of Silver Spring, Md., is accused of taking the controls to China last August without a required export license. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
  • Huang Guangyu, China's richest man, disappears amid corruption investigation

    11/24/2008 9:03:46 AM PST · by mojito · 7 replies · 638+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 11/24/2008 | Jane Macartney
    China’s richest man has disappeared. Chinese media say Huang Guangyu is under police investigation for alleged share trading violations. His company says they have not heard from the tycoon in days. Trading in shares Mr Huang’s Gome Electrical Appliances Holdings was halted today on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company issued a statement saying it was making “necessary enquiries” to try to find out what had happened to its founder and controlling shareholder. It said business was continuing as normal and the company had received no legal notice from the Chinese authorities about the whereabouts of Mr Huang. One...
  • Ex-Intel Employee Indicted on $1 Billion Trade Secrets Theft

    11/07/2008 6:59:24 PM PST · by enduserindy · 7 replies · 984+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | November 6, 2008 | Michael Barkoviak
    A federal grand jury has indicted a former Intel employee whom the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has accused of stealing trade secrets from the company. Biswamohan Pani, 33, allegedly was found with more than 100 pages of Intel documents, with 13 "top secret" file also discovered inside his residence. Intel put more than $1 billion of research and development money into the documents Pani stole, which includes future CPU designs. "The indictment was not a surprise," said Bradford Bailey, Pani's attorney. "We knew it was coming. We will enter a plea of not guilty when an arraignment date is...
  • Who Is Buying The White House?

    10/07/2008 6:32:01 PM PDT · by Amityschild · 25 replies · 2,694+ views
    Investorys Business Daily ^ | October 7, 2008 | Investor's Business Daily
    Campaign Finance: Sources of more than $190 million in Obama election contributions are unidentified. Will a federal investigation find foreigners illegally rigging the most important presidential election in history?
  • Chinese counterfeit chips causing military hardware crashes [Clinton-era laws: off-the-shelf OK]

    10/07/2008 4:18:36 AM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 6 replies · 867+ views ^ | October 06, 2008 | Joel Hruska
    Over the past year, US citizens have become increasingly aware of the substandard consumer-level goods flowing out of China, but new reports indicate that the counterfeit products and dubious quality controls are not confined to the consumer sector. An increasingly large number of supposedly military-grade electronic components are turning out to be counterfeit commercial-grade hardware that, in some cases, is decades older than the manufacturing label indicates. The problem, to be sure, is not entirely China's fault. Back in 1994 and 1996, the Clinton Administration passed two bills, the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (1994), and the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996...
  • the tricky situation for China During Russia-Georgia Conflict

    08/28/2008 5:11:04 AM PDT · by badguy2200 · 62 replies · 286+ views
    The U.S. and NATO were the one that first violated UN Charter by recognizing Kosovo independence. Russia was against it and warned that the U.S. would open the Pandora's Box by recognizing Kosovo. Of course, the US was arrogant and full of itself, and the US didn't give a damn. It was the U.S. that opened the Pandora's Box in the first place. So now Russia is returning the favor by recognizing the breakaway Georgian regions. The U.S. didn't give a damn about Russia before, so why should Russia give a damn about the U.S. right now? The U.S. can...
  • Court: Wrestler who dropped medal was right (More Crooked Olympic Judging)

    08/23/2008 5:09:53 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 25 replies · 204+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | August 23, 2008 | AP
    It turns out that the Greco-Roman wrestler who was stripped of his bronze medal for dropping it in disgust on the mat had reason for being angry, according to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
  • Lopez takes fight to taekwondo federation (More Olympic Tomfoolery)

    08/22/2008 4:05:59 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 2 replies · 215+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | August 22, 2008 | Charles Robinson
    With taekwondo already rumored to be on the brink of Olympic elimination, the sport was doing everything it could to avoid even the slightest shock of controversy. On Friday, it was struck by lightning. In a chaotic episode that might ultimately prove to be the tipping point to Olympic doom, American two-time defending gold medalist Steven Lopez was eliminated from gold-medal contention on a controversial referee’s decision. Lopez would go on to win bronze in the 80-kilogram weight class, but not until after his team leader, Herb Perez, had filed a protest and then ripped the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF)...
  • Gymnasts’ parents “indignant” over age questions (Spineless IOC)

    08/22/2008 3:06:08 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 18 replies · 184+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | August 22, 2008 | NANCY ARMOUR and JOHN LEICESTER
    With the parents growing indignant and the Beijing Games winding down, the International Olympic Committee wants to “put to rest” persistent questions about the age of China’s gold medal women’s gymnastics team. The IOC said Friday there is still no proof anyone cheated, though it asked the International Gymnastics Federation to investigate “what have been a number of questions and apparent discrepancies,” spokeswoman Giselle Davies said. However, all the information the Chinese gymnastics federation presented supports its insistence that its athletes were old enough to compete.