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  • "China Communists run a Soviet style non-transparent, not trustworthy program"

    03/31/2018 5:12:22 AM PDT · by Voption · 1 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | March 31, 2018 | John Batchelor/Robert Zimmerman
    China Communists run a Soviet style non-transparent, not trustworthy Space program...
  • Vatican and China ‘Ready to Sign Deal on Bishops’

    02/04/2018 4:21:10 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 2/2/18 | Staff Reporter
    A Vatican source says the deal would give the Holy See input on the appointment of future bishopsAn accord between the Vatican and China’s Communist government could be signed within the next few months. Reuters reports that an unnamed “senior Vatican source” said the deal would allow the Holy See to have a say on the appointment of future Chinese bishops. “It is not great agreement,” the source said, “But we don’t know what the situation will be like in 10 or 20 years. It could even be worse.” “Afterwards we will still be like a bird in a cage...
  • Upcoming Chinese Lander Will Carry Insects and Plants to the Surface of the Moon

    01/04/2018 8:37:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Univesre TOday ^ | 4 Jan , 2018 | Mat Williams
    The mission will consist of a relay orbiter being launched aboard a Long March 5 rocket in June of 2018. This relay will assume orbit around the Earth-Moon L2 Lagrange Point, followed by the launch of the lander and rover about six months later. In addition to an advanced suite of instruments for studying the lunar surface, the lander will also be carrying an aluminum alloy container filled with seeds and insects. “The container will send potatoes, arabidopsis seeds and silkworm eggs to the surface of the Moon. The eggs will hatch into silkworms, which can produce carbon dioxide, while the potatoes and...
  • Yahoo: 3 billion accounts breached in 2013. Yes, 3 billion

    10/03/2017 4:55:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 3, 2017 6:34 PM EDT | Matt O’Brien
    Yahoo has tripled down on what was already the largest data breach in history, saying it affected all 3 billion accounts on its service, not the 1 billion it revealed late last year. The company announced Tuesday that it’s providing notice to additional user accounts affected by the August 2013 data theft. […] Following its acquisition by Verizon in June, Yahoo says, it obtained new intelligence while investigating the breach with help from outside forensic experts. It says the stolen customer information did not include passwords in clear text, payment card data or bank account information. …
  • Former Hillary Clinton employee arrested on treason charges

    04/13/2017 7:24:32 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 100 replies
    http://mirrorspectrum.com ^ | April 13, 2017 | unknown
    Candace Marie Claiborne has become the first Clinton-era State Department employee indicted on treason charges, after a federal grand jury indicted her for conspiring to defraud the U.S. government, concealing contact with foreign spies, obstructing an official proceeding, and making false statements to the FBI. Claiborne, a veteran State Department employee who possessed a Top Secret security clearance, concealed her extensive contacts with Chinese intelligence agents, who for years lavished her with thousands of dollars in gifts as part of a pay-for-play scheme, according to a Department of Justice press release.
  • Fox Exclusive: DoD-Funded School At Center Of Federal Probes Over Suspected Chinese Military Ties

    02/26/2017 3:36:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 25, 2017 | By Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson, Fox News
    EXCLUSIVE: Based just four miles from the Pentagon in northern Virginia is an innocuous-sounding online school for "management and technology" – which a Fox News investigation reveals has been at the center of multiple federal probes about its leadership's alleged ties to the Chinese military and whether thousands of records from U.S. service members were compromised. The University of Management and Technology in Rosslyn, Va., which opened in 1998, touts a campus in Beijing and “partnerships” with universities around the world. The U.S. taxpayer-funded school claims to have had 5,000 graduates in the last five years and to be "especially...
  • UCSD Students Protest Dalai Lama Speech,Claim Violates Schools Values of Respect, Tolerance...

    02/18/2017 10:06:41 AM PST · by davikkm · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | TOM CICCOTTA
    Students at the University of California, San Diego are protesting an upcoming speech by the Dalai Lama on the grounds that he is an “oppressive figure threatening to divide a unified China.” According to a report from Quartz Magazine, an offshoot of The Atlantic, students at the University of California, San Diego are concerned about an upcoming visit from the Dalai Lama, who they consider to be a threat to the Communist Party of the People’s Republic of China.
  • Cardinal Zen’s plea to Vatican: accepting China’s ‘fake bishops’ would ‘destroy the Church’

    11/04/2016 10:45:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 4, 2016 | Staff Reporter
    Cardinal Zen said accepting the Vatican's plan would be a 'surrender' Cardinal Joseph Zen, China’s most senior cleric, has made an eleventh-hour appeal to the Vatican to call off its agreement with China. A deal between Rome and Beijing, in which the Vatican will acknowledge state-appointed bishops, is reported to be near. But in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Cardinal Zen calls the plan “unacceptable” and a “surrender”. The Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA) was established under Mao Zedong as a state-run replacement for the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church was driven underground by persecution and Catholics remain...
  • Beijing issues new, harsh draft regulations on religious activities

    09/23/2016 8:11:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Asia News.IT ^ | September 23, 2016 | Bernardo Cervellera
    Fines of up to 200 thousand yuan (27 thousand euro) for "illegal religious activities" by Catholic or other members of underground communities. "Illegal activities" include "dependence from abroad" (such as the relationship with the Vatican). The regulations preach non-discrimination, but party members are forbidden to practice their religion, even in private. Strict control of buildings, statues, crosses. Clampdown on the internet. It could be the end of the underground community. A new set of draft regulations on religious activity has been issued in China. These would replace the 2004 regulations. Compared to these, the draft is longer: there are 74...
  • Tarmac Altercation Upon Obama's Arrival In China Official Shouts "This Is Our Country, Our Airport"

    09/03/2016 10:22:43 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 89 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | September 3, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Upon arrival on Saturday in China as part of his last visit to Asia as US Commander in Chief for the periodic photo-op that is the G-20 meeting, something unexpected happened: a very undiplomatic greeting when an unusual tarmac altercation involving Chinese and U.S. officials, including national security adviser Susan Rice, devolved into a shouting match by a member of the Chinese delegation.
  • New emails reportedly show Clinton Foundation exec, State Dept. aide discussed access to China…[tr]

    08/28/2016 4:59:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 28, 2016
    Recently released emails appear to further show a direct connection between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, including efforts to get foundation donors seats to an official lunch with Chinese President Hu Jintao. In emails dated December 2010, Clinton State Department aide Huma Abedin and then-top Clinton Foundation official Doug Band discussed potential guests for the lunch with the Chinese president — including three executives from groups that had donated millions to the foundation, according to an ABC News report late Saturday. Among the possible guests discussed were Bob McCann, then-president of...
  • In China-Holy See talks, silence shrouds future of underground priests [Catholic Caucus]

    08/18/2016 12:09:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Asia News ^ | 8/18/2016 | Zhao Nanxiong
    Hong Kong (AsiaNews) – Here at AsiaNews we have received and gladly publish this urgent appeal from a priest in South China. Frequent appeals for help are arriving from the underground Catholic Chinese clergy, this year. They find themselves in a very difficult and serious dilemma: they are being forced to register by accepting the Catholic Patriotic Association with its three autonomy principles. But, it seems that nobody cares for them. The public attention of all Catholics concerned with the Church in China is drawn elsewhere: it is focused upon the possible results of the ongoing negotiations between the Holy...
  • In Appointing Bishops, the Pope Leans Toward Beijing [Catholic Caucus]

    08/14/2016 9:18:07 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Chisea ^ | August 14, 2016 | Sandro Magister
    He is preparing, that is, to grant the communist authorities the privilege of selecting candidates. And he is exiling to an island in the Pacific the highest ranking Chinese archbishop in the curia, contrary to the agreement. But in China, Cardinal Zen has already taken the lead in the rebellion by Sandro Magister ROME, August 14, 2016 – In China, among the one hundred and nine Catholic bishops there are eight who have been consecrated at the behest of the communist authorities and who have never received the pope's approval, thereby incurring excommunication, a couple of them with children and...
  • Allowing Chinese gov’t to appoint bishops would mean ‘surrender,’ says retired cardinal

    08/09/2016 2:36:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Hong Kong Free Press | August 9, 2016 | Gene Line
    Hong Kong’s retired bishop Joseph Zen Ze-kiun said on Monday that allowing the Chinese government to appoint Catholic bishops in the pope’s stead would mean “surrender.” The statement came after the city’s current bishop, John Tong Hon, said last Friday that the Chinese government and Vatican are in dialogue to discuss the contentious issue of appointing bishops in China. The official Catholic church of China is currently run by the government-controlled Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association, which appoints its own bishops, whereas the Vatican insists on its right to appoint bishops in the region, prompting the creation of underground churches which...
  • Maxthon Browser Sends Sensitive Data to China (!)

    07/14/2016 9:33:55 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 9 replies
    SecurityWeek ^ | July 14, 2016 | Eduard Kovacs
    ... Developed by China-based Maxthon International, the browser is available for all major platforms in more than 50 languages. In 2013, after the NSA surveillance scandal broke, the company boasted about its focus on privacy and security, and the use of strong encryption. Researchers at Fidelis Cybersecurity and Poland-based Exatel recently found that Maxthon regularly sends a file named ueipdata.zip to a server in Beijing, China, via HTTP. Further analysis revealed that ueipdata.zip contains an encrypted file named dat.txt. This file stores information on the operating system, CPU, ad blocker status, homepage URL, websites visited by the user (including online...
  • Chinese ad firm is behind HummingBad Android malware

    07/07/2016 10:43:22 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 3 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jul 6 2016 2:47PM (AUS) | Staff Writer
    A malicious, criminal division of an otherwise legitimate Chinese tech company is behind a mobile malware distribution campaign that currently generates around US$300,000 a month, according to security researchers. Check Point this week published an in-depth threat analysis [pdf] following a five-month investigation into malware dubbed HummingBad, which was originally discovered in February. It is known to root Android devices, primarily for the purpose of generating revenue through fake ad clicks and fraudulent app installations. Check Point claims that Yingmob, a Chinese mobile ad server and analytics business, is developing and distributing the malware through a special corporate division of...
  • Chinese Catholics puzzled by Bishop Ma's reversal, leery of Vatican stand

    06/30/2016 6:29:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Catholic Culture ^ | June 30, 2016
    Chinese Catholics continue to question the reversal of Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin of Shanghai, who has indicated his support for the government-backed Catholic Patriotic Association, after serving four years of house arrest for publically renouncing his membership in the same group. Cardinal Joseph Zen, the retired Bishop of Hong Kong, has questioned whether Bishop Ma's reversal can be taken seriously. Other Chinese Church officials have said that he made his new statement under pressure. Father Gianni Criveller of the Pontifical Missions observes: "I believe that the question of whether Bishop Ma has written the article or not is misleading, because...
  • Clinton Foundation Snafu: Video Footage Catches FBI Probe Suspects Arriving At Hillary's House

    05/30/2016 9:29:12 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 27 May 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Recently we reported that Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe was under investigation by the FBI and prosecutors from the Justice Department's integrity unit regarding donations to McAuliffe's campaign during his time as a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative. Specifically, investigators were scrutinizing a $120,000 donation McAuliffe received from Wang Wenliang, a Chinese businessman, who was also a donor to the Clinton foundation, pledging $2 million. The Daily Mail has obtained footage that shows the two men entering Hillary Clinton's residence off D.C.'s Embassy row as they attended a fundraiser on September 30, 2013.
  • Chinese Authorities ‘Arrest’ Ronald McDonald Statue

    04/13/2016 3:02:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 13, 2016 | David K. Li April 13, 2016 | 1:49pm
    Chinese authorities ‘arrest’ Ronald McDonald statue Chinese authorities weren’t lovin’ Ronald McDonald this week, hauling away a statue of the clown that was blocking sidewalk foot traffic. Uniformed code enforcement officers in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou ripped the Ronald McDonald figure off its base, leaving only his big red shoes behind, as shoppers in the Huadu District of commerce hub Guangzhou looked on in amazement Sunday. The city had been warning operators of this McDonald’s that its statue was hindering pedestrian traffic, according to state organ the People’s Daily. “We’ve asked them to remove the Ronald McDonald statue...
  • Hollywood Studios Are Self-Censoring Movies To Appease Communist Censors In China, Says US Report

    10/31/2015 11:56:32 AM PDT · by CDB · 30 replies
    Int'l Business Times ^ | October 30 2015 | Christopher Zara
    China’s stringent regulation of American movies isn’t just a matter of cultural differences, but in fact runs afoul of China’s commitments to the World Trade Organization, which in 2007 ordered the country to open its doors to cinematic imports. China failed to comply with the WTO directive for several years, the researchers write, but in 2012 made a deal with the United States to raise the cap on film imports from 20 to 34 films a year -- a move heralded by the Obama administration as a breakthrough. But more films didn’t lead to WTO compliance. “The ruling called for...