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  • A Silent Chinese Invasion & Disarmament of America is Taking Place

    12/11/2013 7:28:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    America, if there was ever a time in our nation’s history that it was imperative that we as Americans separated ourselves from the constant dribble of the false paradigm of American politics, the time is definitely now. I find myself in total disbelief as I watch the obvious consequences of the corruption, massive wasteful spending, the outsourcing of the American labor force and many other ills that have plagued this nation for decades come boiling to a head like a massive pimple on a teenager’s forehead. When this pimple pops, it is going to hurt. We have to stop pretending...
  • Beware of a "Made in China" Thanksgiving meal

    11/15/2013 1:03:26 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 37 replies
    pudding head | 11/15/13 | Rebelbase
    In a rare moment of cognitive thought I offer the following: Canned vegetables are coming more and more from China. If you are not going fresh and using canned beware.
  • Report: China plans manned space launch this month

    06/10/2012 7:47:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2012 | Associated Press
    BEIJING (AP) China will launch three astronauts this month to dock with an orbiting experimental module, and the crew might include its first female space traveler, a government news agency said Saturday. A rocket carrying the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft was moved to a launch pad in Chinas desert northwest on Saturday for the mid-June flight, the Xinhua News Agency said, citing an space program spokesman. The three-member crew will dock with and live in the Tiangong 1 orbital module launched last year, Xinhua said. The government has not said how long the mission will last.
  • China raises concern over US troop boost in Northern Territory

    11/16/2011 1:57:28 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 5 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 17th November 2011 | Phillip Hudson, Angus Thompson
    CHINA has issued a stern warning that housing extra US troops in Darwin may not be appropriate or in Australia's best interests. US marines will conduct private exercises by themselves on Australian soil for the first time under a military build-up revealed just hours after President Barack Obama landed for a whirlwind Australian visit. The historic move increases America's involvement in the booming Asia-Pacific region as a counter to the rise of China, India and Indonesia. Reacting to the announcement, China warned the two countries may have overstepped themselves.
  • Monumental Hubris (Chinese laborers worked on MLK memorial)

    09/07/2011 7:13:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 5, 2011 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Will work for national honor. We don’t know if the Chinese stonemasons who built the new Martin Luther King memorial got the job by shoving a sign bearing that message into the faces of its overseers. We know only that unpaid, nonunion, foreign nationals built the massive shrine on the Mall. They toiled for “national honor” and “to bring glory to the Chinese people,” one of them explained to an investigator hired by the DC-area stonemasons promised the job. Happy Labor Day! Martin Luther King died in Memphis supporting a strike by the city’s garbagemen. So it’s not a stretch...
  • Official: US ship in scrape now has armed escort

    03/12/2009 12:26:44 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 107 replies · 2,698+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 12, 2009 | ANNE GEARAN
    WASHINGTON The Navy has assigned a heavily armed destroyer to escort the U.S. surveillance ship that got into a high-seas confrontation with Chinese ships last weekend. A defense official says the Pearl Harbor-based destroyer Chung-Hoon is keeping a close eye on the unarmed sub-hunting ship Impeccable as it continues operations in the South China Sea. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to describe sensitive ship movements. The official says the escort ship joined the Impeccable on Wednesday.
  • I was evicted because of security clampdown for the Beijing Olympics

    07/13/2008 10:51:32 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 141+ views
    Times of London ^ | 07/14/08 | Jane Macartney
    I was evicted because of security clampdown for the Beijing Olympics Jane Macartney in Beijing I will miss the tree-lined alley in the heart of Beijing that has been my home for three years. But the security clampdown for the Beijing Olympics has edged into even this narrow lane. It was always clear that the Olympics would disrupt the lives of the people of Beijing, that security would be intense and the rules and regulations deeply intrusive. But it's always a surprise when this happens to you. The underlying factor in all this is fear. Fear pervades the system in...
  • Stop Letting Them Treat Us Like a Turkey

    12/01/2007 3:53:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies · 526+ views ^ | November 30, 2007 | Diana West
    What could the USS Kitty Hawk and Citigroup possibly have in common? I'll start with the aircraft carrier because I'm still stewing over what happened when the People's Republic of China abruptly denied the USS Kitty Hawk and its accompanying ships and submarines their routine, scheduled Thanksgiving berth in Hong Kong, where hundreds of crew members' families had gathered (at considerable expense) to celebrate the holiday with their loved ones. First, there was the nasty act itself. News accounts speculated about the "reason" -- was it President Bush's recent meeting with the Dalai Lama? Our latest arms agreement with Taiwan?...
  • Sharpening the Dragon's Claws

    10/27/2007 3:08:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 162+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | October 26, 2007 | Ted Galen Carpenter
    Ted Galen Carpenter, vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, is the author of seven books on international affairs, including America's Coming War with China: A Collision Course over Taiwan (2006). The People's Republic of China continues to send worrisome signals about its security strategy. As the tone of cross-straits relations grows increasingly strident, China's latest military reshuffle and ongoing lack of transparency about its military budget are creating new tensions with both the United States and its neighbors in East Asia. In the lead-up to the opening of the Communists' 17th National Party Congress...
  • In German crash test, China's Brilliance BS6 sedan fails miserably

    06/26/2007 12:14:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies · 633+ views
    autoblog ^ | June 22, 2007 | Alex Nunez
    China's Brilliance BS6 is a recent entry into the European market, positioned as a premium-style import sedan at a budget price. Well, after seeing the videos of the car undergoing crash testing using Euro NCAP guidelines at the ADAC (Germany's AAA, essentially) test center, one thing's certain: buyers get what they pay for. The BS6, as currently constructed, appears to a complete piece of crap. The horrifying 40 mph offset frontal crash test video shows damage that can be described as catastrophic at best. The A-pillar collapses and folds up like a cheap suitcase, forcing the driver's door to pop...
  • Accident Raises Safety Concerns On Chinese Tires

    06/26/2007 10:52:03 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies · 1,962+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 26, 2007 | Timothy Aeppel
    A fatal auto accident in Pennsylvania has stirred concerns about another potentially hazardous Chinese product in wide use in the U.S.: tires. About 450,000 Chinese-made tires sold in the U.S. -- and possibly many more -- may lack an important safety feature, according to federal regulators and the U.S. distributor that helped design them. But the task of identifying who bought the defective tires and getting them off the road has been complicated by litigation and holes in the nation's product-recall system. The tire defect comes in the wake of several other high-profile safety problems involving Chinese products, including the...
  • Tainted toothpaste found in Maryland

    06/16/2007 5:16:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies · 2,034+ views
    Washington Times Insider ^ | June 15, 2007 | Steve Hirsch
    Federal authorities have discovered at a Silver Spring, Md., discount store fake "Colgate" toothpaste contaminated with the same poisonous chemical that has been found in some Chinese toothpaste. Colgate's legitimate manufacturer, the Colgate-Palmolive Co., which is the world's largest toothpaste maker, yesterday warned that the counterfeit product, labeled as being manufactured in South Africa, was found in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania as well as in Silver Spring. Food and Drug Administration inspectors found the toothpaste containing diethylene glycol at the Dollar Power Store on 16th Street in Silver Spring. Diethylene glycol is a poison used in antifreeze and...
  • WorldNetDaily Exclusive China products choke, burn, drown, drop, trap Americans

    06/11/2007 4:48:19 AM PDT · by 50mm · 36 replies · 1,518+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 11, 2007 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON It's not just Chinese food and drug imports that can kill you. Many of those bargain-priced products you pick up at Wal-Mart, Target or Sam's Club could do you in, too. Imports from China were recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission twice as often as products made everywhere else in the world, including the U.S., a WND study of government 2007 reports shows. (Story continues below) Of the 152 product recalls announced by the commission since January, 104 have been for products made in China. They include: * Portable baby swings that entrap youngsters, resulting in...
  • China exports lead poisoning

    06/12/2007 10:13:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies · 1,222+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 7, 2007 | WorldNetDaily
    WASHINGTON In the wake of scandals involving tainted food and toothpaste from China comes word of a new concern from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission as well as the Food and Drug Administration toys, makeup, glazed pottery and other products that contain significant amounts of lead. While lead poisoning among children was once mainly caused by old paint, U.S. manufacturers long ago banned the ingredient. Today, a new rash of high lead levels in the bloodstreams of American kids is being caused by foreign products mainly from China. So serious is the resurgence of lead poisoning...
  • Pentagon tracks global buildup in China's military

    05/26/2007 7:24:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies · 1,035+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2007 | Bill Gertz
    China's military buildup is moving beyond countering Taiwan to global operations from the Middle East through Southeast Asia, according to the Pentagon's annual assessment of Chinese military power. "China's military acquisitions and strategic thinking suggests Beijing is also generating capabilities for other regional contingencies, such as conflict over resources or territory," the report to Congress said. The statement, released yesterday, contradicts assessments of some pro-China analysts and intelligence officials who have said the nation's military buildup is relatively benign and limited to resolving the sovereignty issue of Taiwan, which was separated from China in 1949 during a civil war. China...
  • The 'Genocide Olympics'

    03/29/2007 5:07:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 832+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 28, 2007 | Ronan Farrow and Mia Farrow
    "One World, One Dream" is China's slogan for its 2008 Olympics. But there is one nightmare that China shouldn't be allowed to sweep under the rug. That nightmare is Darfur, where more than 400,000 people have been killed and more than two-and-a-half million driven from flaming villages by the Chinese-backed government of Sudan. That so many corporate sponsors want the world to look away from that atrocity during the games is bad enough. But equally disappointing is the decision of artists like director Steven Spielberg -- who quietly visited China this month as he prepares to help stage the Olympic...
  • Better way to handle Asian currencies

    10/26/2006 6:26:55 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 2 replies · 303+ views
    Financial Times ^ | October 24, 2006 | James Dorn
    Better way to handle Asian currencies By James Dorn, Financial Times, October 24 2006 Calls for government co-ordination of exchange rates to manage global imbalances are misguided. For a lesson in how exchange rate intervention can wreak monetary havoc, just look to the Plaza and Louvre agreements. The Group of Five industrialised nations – the US, the UK, Japan, Germany and France – met in New York in 1985 to agree on collective action to lower the value of the dollar. China was not a factor as its foreign exchange reserves were only $12.7bn and its overall current account was...
  • China July trade surplus hits record $14.6bn

    08/10/2006 10:41:09 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 7 replies · 368+ views
    Financial Times ^ | August 10, 2006 | Reuters Staff in Beijing
    Asia-Pacific China July trade surplus hits record $14.6bn BEIJING (Reuters) - Aug 10, 2006 China's trade surplus set a record in July for the third month in a row, the government said on Thursday, underscoring growing concerns among policy makers about China's economic imbalances. The customs administration said the surplus rose to $14.6 billion from $10.4 billion in July 2005.Economists polled by Reuters had expected the surplus to be unchanged from June's $14.5 billion.Cheng Manjiang, an economist with Bank of China International in Beijing, said the surplus may peak this quarter, especially if the government makes good on...
  • U.S. Military, Commercial Space Assets Vulnerable To Attack: Experts

    06/22/2006 4:10:54 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 6 replies · 390+ views
    Defense Daily ^ | June 22, 2006 | Dave Ahearn
    U.S. Military, Commercial Space Assets Vulnerable To Attack: Experts Defense Daily 06/22/2006 Author: Dave Ahearn U.S. military and commercial satellites, long seen as above the fray and out of harm's way, are vulnerable to multiple types of attack, an assault that a determined enemy someday will attempt. So said military, government, industry and think tank experts testifying yesterday before the House Armed Services Committee strategic forces subcommittee. Defending against such an attack in the long-peaceful realm of space can be accomplished, but at a price: military, government and commercial satellite owners would have to provide more money to companies making...
  • China Close to Edge

    05/18/2006 8:39:43 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 38 replies · 1,918+ views
    InTech ^ | May 17, 2006 | Nicholas Sheble
    InTech 17 May 2006China close to edge The U.S. economy in 2007 will be OK, but things will start to slide in 2008, and there will be a recession in 2009, said economist Alan Beaulieu at the 13th annual Control Systems Integrators Association Executive Conference in Panama City, Fla. “So no big capital investments after this year and don’t hire that corporate VP unless you’re really comfortable with and can afford to lay people off,” Beaulieu warned. While the recession will, of course, be unwelcome in the U.S., it may have profound effects in China. When the West pulls back...
  • Flash Point Taiwan Straits

    01/11/2006 8:05:58 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 51 replies · 955+ views
    eDefense ^ | March 2005 | Kenneth B. Sherman
    In May 2004, a flotilla of Chinese warships sailed slowly down the length of Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor in an effective show of force. Officially, the People's Liberation Army described the visit as "an event to honor the PLA Navy's 55th anniversary." Clearly, the subtext was that the People's Republic of China (PRC) was striding confidently on the world stage. This display the first since the colony's return to China in 1997 came as pro-democracy advocates were grumbling about Beijing's clamp-down on any appearance of self-determination for the former British colony. Two guided-missile destroyers (Shenzhen and Harbin, Sovremmenyy-class...
  • Microsoft to Buy 28% Stake in Langchao Intl [ChiComm partner]

    07/11/2005 7:20:27 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 8 replies · 365+ views
    China Knowledge wire via email no url | 7/11/5
    July 11, 2005 (China Knowledge) - Microsoft will buy a 28% stake in Langchao International Ltd., a Hong Kong-listed computer distributor, for US$25 million. The deal is an extension of the global strategic cooperation between Microsoft and Langchao Group established last November. Earlier this month, Microsoft invested US$20 million in Langchao Group. According to Xinhua Financial Network, Langchao International is 67.5% owned by state-run company Langchao Group. Proceeds from the investment will be used for the acquisition, formation of joint ventures for the development and sale of software and/or general working capital.
  • Defector: China's 'enemy' is U.S. - (very serious predicament we're in with Chicoms)

    07/01/2005 10:11:31 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 39 replies · 2,743+ views
    Chinas communist leaders view the United States as their main enemy and are working in Asia and around the world to undermine U.S. alliances, said a former Chinese diplomat. Chen Yonglin, until recently a senior political officer at the Chinese Consulate in Sydney, Australia, said in an interview that China also is engaged in large-scale intelligence-gathering activities in the United States that, in the past, netted large amounts of confidential U.S. government documents from agents. The United States is considered by the Chinese Communist Party as the largest enemy, the major strategic rival, Mr. Chen told The Washington Times in...
  • House pushes Navy to buy more ships in 2006

    06/29/2005 7:09:54 AM PDT · by robowombat · 174 replies · 2,289+ views
    CongressDaily ^ | June 22, 2005 | Megan Scully
    June 22, 2005 House pushes Navy to buy more ships in 2006 By Megan Scully, CongressDaily Amid mounting concerns that the domestic shipbuilding industry is taking heavy hits, House authorizers and appropriators have dramatically increased the Navy's ship buys for next year, helping to feed a sector that is becoming more anemic just as China pours billions into its fleet. The decision reflects a growing consensus in the powerful shipbuilding industry and on Capitol Hill that the Navy lacks a thorough and consistent plan for its future fleet. The Pentagon's fiscal 2006 request sought four new ships, a drop from...
  • Chinese spies come in from the Cold...only to get Heat

    06/23/2005 8:07:21 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 17 replies · 787+ views
    Asian Pacific Post ^ | June 2005 | Jagdeesh Mann
    June 2005 They come from different backgrounds with the same story. But the countries they are in Canada and Australia refuse to believe them or publicly acknowledge what they are saying. Why? Because both administrations have huge and influential money ties with China which has never been closer. The latest diplomatic crises involving Chinese spies overseas is playing out in Australia after a Chinese First Secretary Chen Yonglin applied for asylum in Sydney. Chen has alleged there are 1,000 Chinese spies in Australia and that abductions sponsored by the Chinese Government take place Down Under. He said he...
  • A village grows richer by selling its daughters to prostitution (SICKENING)

    01/03/2005 7:59:24 PM PST · by nanak · 56 replies · 2,432+ views
    Taiwan News Online ^ | 01/04/2005 | Howard W. French
    There are two kinds of families in this village: the relatively rich, who live in tiled villas with air conditioning, and those who still hunt in the wooded hills with bow and arrow and send their sons off to become Buddhist monks when there are too many mouths to feed. Such distinctions once lay in questions like who tills their paddies by hand under the broad, open skies in this rice-growing region of southwestern China, and who owns a water buffalo to perform the backbreaking work. But more and more these days, relative prosperity is tied to which families have...
  • China sacks minister over Sars (And May Day festivities cancelled)

    04/20/2003 7:01:03 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 5 replies · 183+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday April 20, 2003 | Mark Oliver and agencies
    China's health minister, Zhang Wenkang, and Beijing's mayor, Meng Xuenong, have both been sacked over the outbreak of Sars, official news agency reports said today, while seven more deaths from the virus were announced in Hong Kong. Earlier, China cancelled one of its biggest celebrations, May's weeklong international workers' holiday, over fears of Sars spreading further. The new deaths pushed the toll in Hong Kong to 88 and 79 on the mainland, the government said. The news followed yesterday's announcement of 12 fatalities, which was the highest number in a single day since the start of the severe acute respiratory...
  • China 'exposes' US human rights abuses

    04/04/2003 5:07:45 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 11 replies · 175+ views
    Asia News Network ^ | April 4, 2003 | Asia News Network
    BEIJING: The Information Office of China's State Council published a document Thursday entitled "The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2002'' in response to the US State Department's "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2002.'' The article uses the latest evidence to show that although the United States is only too ready to censure other countries for alleged human rights abuses, it has turned a blind eye to serious violations of human rights on its own soil. The article comprises eight parts: Ineffective Protection of Life and Security of Person; Serious Human Rights Violations by Law Enforcement...