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  • Chinese fighter jets buzz US Navy surveillance plane outside Hong Kong

    05/27/2017 7:42:07 PM PDT · by kevin_in_so_cal · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26, 2017 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Two Chinese J-10 fighter jets with air-to-air missiles under its wings flew within 200 yards of a U.S. Navy P-3 surveillance plane approximately 150 miles southeast of Hong Kong this week, a U.S. defense official told Fox News on Friday. The official said the Chinese fighter jets were “unsafe” in their actions toward the U.S. reconnaissance plane in international airspace Wednesday. One of the Chinese jets flew out in front of the Navy plane before conducting a series of slow turns which the American crew considered unsafe, the official added.
  • Chinese president makes Anchorage stopover, meets Gov. Walker and takes in some sights

    04/08/2017 11:30:55 AM PDT · by libh8er · 18 replies
    ADN ^ | 4.8.2017 | Jeannette Lee Falsey
    Chinese President Xi Jinping made a surprise visit to Alaska on Friday evening, catching a seafood dinner in Anchorage, meeting with Gov. Bill Walker, and taking in a sightseeing moment in Turnagain Arm before returning to the sky again in his Boeing 747 for the journey back to Beijing. Xi's rest stop in Anchorage broke up his trip home following meetings with President Donald Trump at Trump's Mar-a-Lago country club in Florida and an earlier visit to Finland. The Alaska stop underscored the significance of the Arctic to China's long-term economic interests. For the Alaskans, trade and one of the...
  • 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...