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  • Clintons Demand $1 Million to Allow Donor’s Kids at Benefit Dinner

    07/18/2014 10:10:15 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 28 replies
    Washingtion Free Beacon ^ | July 18 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    A Chinese businessman paid $500,000 to have dinner with Bill and Hillary Clinton. But when he asked if his kids could join, the former first couple demanded another half-million, the New York Post reports. One witness said Holzman regaled guests with a tale that “lunch for two with Bill and Hillary went for $500,000 to benefit the Clinton Foundation.” And the winning bid came from “a Chinese business mogul who then asked if he could bring his two children along to the meeting.” But, our spy said, the high bidder was then told by the Clinton camp he could only...
  • Canada pulls the plug on the U.S. Keystone Pipeline – will send oil to Asia

    06/29/2014 8:38:39 PM PDT · by Signalman · 52 replies
    WUWT ^ | 6/28/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Obama’s inability to make a decision on Keystone has finally yielded a result – Canada has made the decision for him. Breitbart reports Canada has just approved the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project – a major pipeline to ship Canadian oil to Asia. The Canadian oil will still be burnt – in Asia, instead of America. All the jobs and energy security which Canadian oil could have delivered to America, will instead be delivered to Asia. Rather than purchasing crude from a friendly and allied neighbor, the United States will most likely need to continue its reliance upon hostile sources like...
  • Chinese blogger jailed under crackdown on 'internet rumours'

    04/18/2014 9:16:15 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 14 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | April 18 2014 | Not Attributed
    A Chinese court has jailed a blogger for three years, state media has reported – the first person to be sentenced in a government-led crackdown on so-called internet rumours. Qin Zhihui, one of hundreds of bloggers reportedly detained in an official campaign to assert greater control over China's popular social media, was found guilty of "slander" and "picking quarrels and provoking troubles", state broadcaster CCTV said on Thursday.
  • Who will be held responsible for the BLM threatening to slaughter hundreds of innocent Americans?

    04/14/2014 8:02:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 155 replies
    During the final standoff at the Bundy Ranch on Saturday, we had a hundred or more militarized government agents and snipers aiming military grade weapons at hundreds of innocent American citizens. And they were being ordered through a public address system to move away or they would be "SHOT!" Their crime? Standing in defense of a Nevada citizen who was being ruthlessly tormented by rogue federal agencies over a twenty year period. The fact that the BLM seemed to be perfectly willing to slaughter innocent Americans using military grade weapons and tactics over “grazing fees” on public lands is a...
  • 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
    http://www.redflagnews.com ^ | 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 BLM.gov 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...
  • HARRY REID'S SON REPRESENTING CHINESE SOLAR PANEL PLANT IN $5 BILLION NEVADA DEAL

    04/11/2014 2:09:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/14/2012 | By Wynton Hall
    The son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Rory Reid, is the primary representative for ENN Energy Group, a Chinese energy company seeking to build a $5 billion solar panel plant on a 9,000-acre Clark County desert plot in Laughlin, Nevada. ENN scored big when Clark County commissioners unanimously voted to sell the Chinese company the public land for just $4.5 million, despite the fact that it was appraised at $38.6 million. Sen. Reid has been one of ENN’s biggest supporters, having recruited the company during a 2011 trip to China. According to Reuters, last month Sen. Reid tried...
  • UN Human Rights Council: It's Time to Prosecute Kim Jong Un, et al

    03/28/2014 12:36:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    The ruthless policies put in place by the sociopathic Kim dynasty years ago have systemically killed millions. Famine, enslavement, forced abortion and mass executions are par for the course in North Korea, according to a UN special report released last month; on Friday, however, the UN Human Rights Council endorsed the findings, concluding that it’s high time for the perpetrators of these atrocities to be prosecuted: The UN Human Rights Council sent a clear message on March 28, 2014 that North Korean leaders should be brought to justice through Security Council action. The Human Rights Council, in a resolution, endorsed...
  • 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 Change.org 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...
  • Missile defense buster: China tests new hypersonic glide vehicle

    01/14/2014 12:29:47 PM PST · by kronos77 · 24 replies
    China has successfully tested its first hypersonic missile delivery vehicle capable of penetrating US missile defense system and delivering nuclear warheads with record breaking speeds, Pentagon officials have confirmed. The new hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV), dubbed the WU-14 was allegedly spotted flying at record-breaking speeds during a flight test over China on January 9, an anonymous Pentagon official told the Washington Free Beacon. The new weapon delivery system is reportedly designed to be launched as the final stage of China’s intercontinental ballistic missile, which would approach its target at a velocity of up to 10 times the speed of sound....
  • First impressive images of China’s Aircraft Carrier Battle Group

    01/06/2014 5:47:12 AM PST · by lbryce · 63 replies
    China Defense Blog ^ | January 3, 2013 | Staff
    Photo Op of the year: PLAN's 1st Carrier Battle Group (CVBG) CV Liaoning and her "entourage" return to Qingdao after a 37-day training exercise at sea. Note the company of three Shang class nuclear attack subs among this over-the-top photo o
  • H-6K can strike regional targets without leaving Chinese airspace

    12/28/2013 7:57:15 AM PST · by LSUfan · 5 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 26 Dec 13 | Staff Reporter
    The People's Liberation Army's H-6K strategic bomber can attack the Japanese mainland with CJ-10 cruise missiles without even leaving Chinese airspace, reports the Kanwa Defense Review run by Andrei Chang also known as Pinkov, a military analyst based in Canada. China had no real nuclear projection capability until H-6K entered service with the PLA Air Force, Kanwa's report said. H-6K bombers have already been deployed with the 8th and 10th air divisions of the PLA Air Force. However, strategic bombers alone can not help China penetrate enemy defenses using surface-to-air missiles. For this reason, the long-range cruise missile has become...
  • Chinese rover diorama shows Europe being nuked

    12/18/2013 12:05:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    io9 ^ | December 17, 2013 9:34 am | Robert T. Gonzales
    China deserves all the congratulations in the world for landing its first spacecraft on the Moon. It’s a big deal – both for China and humanity at large. But can somebody please explain why the background image at this exhibit for China’s recently deployed Yutu Rover depicts a massive mushroom cloud over Europe? […] The most likely explanation—the one we’re hoping for, anyway—is that this was just an unfortunate diplomatic oversight. As a redditor by the name of wigg1es points out, the backdrop is actually a stock image […] Still, there are undoubtedly those who will interpret the choice of...
  • The Chinese Space threat: A Clear and Present Danger (June 2013)

    12/16/2013 5:38:56 AM PST · by ETL · 15 replies
    shark-tank.net ^ | June 20, 2013 | JAVIER MANJARRES
    The Chinese Space threat: A Clear and Present Danger June 20, 2013 By JAVIER MANJARRESHow far has the U.S. space program fallen over the past five years? Well, let’s just say that the Chinese are now putting their best moon boot forward, as they gearing up to launch its first moon rover. Meanwhile, NASA has retired the shuttle fleet.China has recently launched three of their astronauts that linked up to one of their prototype space stations, leaving some, including [Republican] Congressman Bill Posey wondering why they didn’t link up to the international space station.We sat down with Posey, who sits...
  • China's Leaders Want To Have Their Communist Cake And Eat It, Too

    11/15/2013 9:37:17 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 15 Nov 2013 | Editorial
    Change: China's communist leadership announced an unsettling mix of accelerated capitalism along with a greater centralization in leadership. It signals how little Beijing knows about what makes free markets work. The four-day huddle of China's Communist Party leaders, whose gobbledygook official title was the Third Plenary Session of the 18th Communist China Central Committee, pretty well lived up to its billing as rule by committee — a weak one that can't make up its mind. Each of the calls for reform in its vague, 5,000-word communique released on Tuesday — whether of farms, businesses, banks or the judiciary — was...
  • Poorly Made in China: An Insider's Account of the China Production Game Paperback

    10/14/2013 7:29:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 37 replies
    Amazon ^ | 2012
    Poorly Made in China: An Insider's Account of the China Production Game Paperback by Paul Midler (Author) An insider reveals what can—and does—go wrong when companies shift production to China In this entertaining behind-the-scenes account, Paul Midler tells us all that is wrong with our effort to shift manufacturing to China. Now updated and expanded, Poorly Made in China reveals industry secrets, including the dangerous practice of quality fade—the deliberate and secret habit of Chinese manufacturers to widen profit margins through the reduction of quality inputs. U.S. importers don’t stand a chance, Midler explains, against savvy Chinese suppliers who feel...
  • Wall St. elites reason it's time for a 'de-Americanized world,' China's news agency says

    10/13/2013 10:33:18 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/13/2013 | Fox News
    China’s official news agency is calling for a “de-Americanized world,” in a blistering editorial characterizing the United States as a “meddling” and “hypocritical” nation that introduces chaos into the world for its own ends. “As U.S. politicians of both political parties are still shuffling back and forth between the White House and the Capitol Hill without striking a viable deal to bring normality to the body politic they brag about, it is perhaps a good time for the befuddled world to start considering building a de-Americanized world,” writes the Xinhua News Agency.
  • Debt Ceiling: China Calls for World to Be 'De-Americanised'

    10/13/2013 5:22:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 13, 2013 | Jijo Jacob
    China's official news agency has called for the creation of a "de-Americanised world", saying the destinies of people should not be left in the hands of a hypocritical nation with a dysfunctional government. Heaping criticism and caustic ridicule on Washington, the Xinhua news agency called the US a civilian slayer, prisoner torturer and meddler in others' affairs, and said the 'Pax Americana' was a failure on all fronts. The official news agency of China, which is seen as the pretender to the world's superpower crown, then rubbed in more salt, calling American economic pre-eminence just a seeming dominance. "As US...
  • Biden says China cyber-theft must stop

    07/10/2013 10:47:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 10, 2013 1:17 PM EDT | Matthew Pennington
    Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that China’s rise is good for the U.S. and the world, but its theft of U.S intellectual property must stop, as the two global powers began annual talks to build cooperation and hash out their deep-seated differences. The Strategic and Economic Dialogue is taking place a month after the U.S. and Chinese presidents held an unconventional summit at a California resort that aimed to set a positive tone in relations, but also made plain Washington’s growing anxiety about Chinese cyber-theft. “We both will benefit from an open, secure, reliable Internet. Outright cyber-enabling theft that...
  • It's the police's job to beat people, Chinese official says in viral video

    07/07/2013 12:35:23 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 20 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 02 July, 2013 | Vicky Feng
    A surprising statement by a government official in eastern China's Jiangsu province has captured the attention of internet users after it was caught on video and posted online on Sunday. “If the police don’t beat people, what’s the point of keeping them?” said an unidentified official of a complaint bureau in Suzhou. “The police are the government’s violence machine.” The clip of the statement has gotten more than two million views and has set off a barrage of criticism against police violence. "He told the truth. The police are the government's thugs," a person posted on his Weibo microblog. Police...
  • Dalai Lama: No More ‘Wolf in Monk’s Robes’?

    06/27/2013 11:21:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/27 | By DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW
    Updated Is a little bit of fresh air blowing in Tibet after more than two decades of rigid policies by Beijing, and recently, around 120 self-immolations by Tibetans protesting those policies? Maybe. (An ongoing, rare visit to Tibet by the United States ambassador to China, Gary Locke, is also piquing interest.) Here are some startling comments about a possible loosening of policy, from Tsering Namgyal, a writer and journalist based in New York, writing in Asia Sentinel earlier this week (Mr. Namgyal was citing the Tibetan language website Khabda.org.) “In an abrupt and unexpected reversal of policy, Chinese government officials...
  • Skyfall Heavily Edited by Chinese Government Censors

    04/03/2013 12:37:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Scenes are altered in James Bond's Skyfall to make the film acceptable for Chinese authorites.according to reports, some of its scenes have been censored and altered to make it acceptable to the Chinese authorities. One scene that has been been completely culled takes place in Shanghai, when a French hitman (played by Ola Rapace) is shown shooting a Chinese security guard in the elevator lobby of a skyscraper before preparing for an assassination. In another scene, filmed in a casino in the Chinese territory of Macau, Daniel Craig’s Bond is talking to a hostess, Severine (Berenice Marlohe), about whether her...
  • Police respond to newspaper report over US engineer’s sudden death ( Chi Coms ? )

    02/17/2013 10:04:02 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Yahoo! Newsroom ^ | Feb 16, 2013 | Justin Ong
    Todd’s parents, Mary and Rick Todd, raised questions about their son's death that remain unanswered. Todd, an electronics engineer, had just concluded an 18-month employment with Singapore’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME). He had been developing, in collaboration with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, sophisticated radar and satellite technology for both civilian and military applications. His mother says that at work, he was “being asked to do things that made him uncomfortable", FT quoted her as saying. His girlfriend knew that he was increasingly stressed about the nature of his research. Todd resigned from IME sometime later. Days before his death, he...
  • 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 Businessman Sells Canned Air to Smog-Choked Citizens (Beijing)

    01/31/2013 7:27:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    DVICE ^ | Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | Adario Strange
    Chinese businessman sells canned air to smog-choked citizens Recently, we told you about the horrendous air pollution problems in Beijing that have forced the Chinese government to advise citizens to stay indoors and has residents wearing facemasks in an attempt to protect their lungs from the smog. In the true spirit of Chinese entrepreneurialism, a Chinese businessman has decided to cash in on the "airpocalypse" by selling his own brand of canned air. Chen Guangbiao, a local entrepreneur known for his publicity stunts, claims he's selling the cans of air in part as a way to bring attention to the...
  • Obama's Ersatz Space Program - Questionable Agenda

    10/15/2012 12:56:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2012 | Bruce Johnson
    ........Of all the waste by the Federal government and with all the other Federal agencies that could be moved to privatization, Obama selects our space program. This detracts from the progress of our missile technology that is shared with our military, it inhibits our national defense, and it damages our national identity.Space X is Obama's choice for supplanting NASA. It appears Obama has picked another loser. Move over Solyndra.Let's begin with the performance to date of the ersatz space program called Space X....."Thus far, NASA has awarded at least $2.1 billion in SAA money to private space companies,including a total...
  • Bombshell: Obama.com Owned by Bundler in Shanghai with Business Ties to Chinese Government

    10/08/2012 5:56:50 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 143 replies
    breitbart ^ | October 8, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    In an explosive report set to send shockwaves through official Washington, the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) released a 108-page GAI investigation into the threat of foreign and fraudulent Internet campaign donations in U.S. federal elections
  • Chinese computer hackers break into White House military network

    10/01/2012 8:30:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/01/2012 | Rick Moran
    Bill Gertz has the grim news in the Washington Free Beacon: Hackers linked to China's government broke into one of the U.S. government's most sensitive computer networks, breaching a system used by the White House Military Office for nuclear commands, according to defense and intelligence officials familiar with the incident. One official said the cyber breach was one of Beijing's most brazen cyber attacks against the United States and highlights a failure of the Obama administration to press China on its persistent cyber attacks. Disclosure of the cyber attack also comes amid heightened tensions in Asia, as the Pentagon moved...
  • Chinese warships in the Mediterranean

    08/07/2012 3:36:59 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 6 replies
    Asia Times ^ | August 6, 2012 | M K Bhadrakumar
    With the Syrian situation hotting up, Beijing couldn’t have chosen a curiouser moment to show the flag in the Eastern Mediterranean and pay “friendly calls” on NATO countries. Two Chinese warships including a guided missile destroyer arrived in Istanbul Sunday on a 4-day visit to Turkey in the first such call since 2002. Another Chinese naval flotilla also entered the Black Sea to arrive at the Bulgarian port of Varna Sunday on a 5-day “goodwill visit”, the first-ever visit of Chinese navy ships to Bulgaria. Earlier, on July 27, when the Chinese flotilla passed through the Suez Canal, israeli media...
  • Obama’s Lost in SpaceAdministration approves controversial export license allowing..

    07/23/2012 9:11:17 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 28 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 23JUL12 | Bill Gertz
    ..sensitive space technology transfer to China. The Obama administration recently notified Congress that it has agreed to license exports of sensitive U.S. space technology to China from a U.S. company that was fined in the past for illegally supplying space support that improved Chinese ballistic missiles. The State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, the unit that licenses exports of sensitive technology, notified House and Senate leaders on Wednesday of plans to go ahead with an export license for a deal between Space Systems/Loral and AsiaSat, a company owned in part by a Chinese state-run investment company linked to past...
  • China’s Worst Self-Inflicted Environmental Disaster: The Campaign to Wipe Out the Common Sparrow

    07/18/2012 6:46:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    IO9 ^ | July 18, 2012 | George Dvorsky
    China’s Worst Self-Inflicted Environmental Disaster: The Campaign to Wipe Out the Common Sparrow Back in the 1950s, China was going through its Great Leap Forward, an effort to transform China from a largely agrarian nation to a thriving industrial Marxist powerhouse. These sweeping (and often brutal) reforms, touched virtually every facet of Chinese life — and as one particular episode in China's history points out, the animal kingdom was also far from immune. In 1958, China ordered the extermination of several pests, including sparrows — an ill-fated campaign that eventually led to catastrophe. The Four Pests campaign Chinese leader Mao...
  • Obama's Plan For World Without Nuclear Weapons—Ours (he must be defeated)

    07/07/2012 1:51:42 PM PDT · by no-llmd · 86 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-7-2012 | Investors Business Daily
    The Obama Record: In pursuit of a world without nuclear weapons, the president finalizes plans to decimate our nuclear deterrent and reduce our warhead count beyond even treaty commitments. (snip) President Obama has decided that indeed we are going to tempt them with weakness. According to an Associated Press report on conversations with current and former administration officials, Obama is finalizing plans, perhaps to be released later this month, to cut the U.S. nuclear arsenal to between 1,000 and 1,100 warheads with the goal "in the longer term, (of) eliminating nuclear weapons."
  • 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.
  • US zaps target in high-stakes missile shield test (Successful Iran/Korea missile type Intercept)

    06/27/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 27 Jun 12 | Jim Wolf
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. forces using a new Raytheon Co interceptor missile downed another missile in space in a high-stakes test of a shield built to thwart growing capabilities of countries like North Korea and Iran. The mission off Hawaii late Tuesday was against a medium-range, separating ballistic missile, the Pentagon agency responsible for it said. The mock warhead split from the target's booster section, presenting what is supposed to be a more realistic attack scenario. "Initial indications are that all components performed as designed resulting in a very accurate intercept," the Missile Defense Agency, or MDA, said in a...
  • China Leads SCO Peace Mission 2012 in Central Asia

    06/26/2012 10:30:11 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 6/26/2012 | Roger McDermott
    The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) security agenda has been boosted in recent years through promoting multilateral counter-terrorist cooperation. One important feature in this counter-terrorist cooperation is the staging of Peace Mission joint military exercises ostensibly designed to test and strengthen the capability of the SCO to respond to terrorist threats among member states requiring some type of joint operation. Skeptics within the SCO, such as Uzbekistan, regard the model and scenario of the Peace Mission exercises to be inconsistent with the official claims concerning the anti-terrorist dimension. Others ask what the nature of a crisis might prove to be that...
  • Why Russia is standing by Syria's Assad

    06/18/2012 8:24:20 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 153 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15 June 2012
    As the United Nations warns that Syria has descended into civil war, Russia continues to back President Bashar al-Assad in the face of growing international condemnation. Konstantin von Eggert, political commentator for Kommersant FM radio in Moscow, looks at why the Kremlin is steadfastly supporting the beleaguered Syrian government. Foreign policy analysts usually tend to explain Moscow's inflexible stance on Syria by evoking arms sales to Damascus (Bashar al-Assad's regime is said to have placed orders for Russian hardware to the tune of $3.5bn) and the Russian naval station in the Syrian port of Tartous. But this alone does not...
  • 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 China‘s 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.
  • Former Pentagon Analyst Says China Can Shut Down All The Telecom Gear It Sold To The US

    06/08/2012 11:48:29 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 56 replies
    business insider ^ | Jun. 8, 2012 | F. Michael Maloof
    Chinese companies apparently have a covert capability to remotely access communications technology sold to the United States and other Western countries and could "disable a country's telecommunications infrastructure before a military engagement," according to former and current intelligence sources. The Chinese also have the ability to exploit networks "to enable China to continue to steal technology and trade secrets," according to the open source intelligence company Lignet, which is comprised of former U.S. intelligence analysts. The issue centers on the Chinese firm Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., which U.S. intelligence sources say has direct links to the Chinese government and the...
  • Russia's Putin says to push military ties with China

    06/06/2012 2:43:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jun 6, 2012 4:57am EDT | (Reporting by Gleb Bryanski; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Robert Birsel)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he will boost military cooperation with China, including holding more joint exercises, after the United States announced plans to shift most of its warships to the Asia-Pacific by 2020. Putin referred to recent Sino-Russian joint navy exercises in the Yellow Sea as an example of military cooperation which, he said, would go on. "We will continue cooperation also between our military," he told Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in Beijing, where he is attending a security summit and meeting his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao. "Recently joint navy exercises were held in the Yellow...
  • Putin to meet Iran's Ahmadinejad in China: Kremlin

    06/04/2012 5:25:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 2, 2012 | AFP
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of a summit in Beijing next week as tensions rise over Tehran's nuclear drive, a Kremlin official said. "Meeting Ahmadinejad will let Putin personally feel the tension around the Iranian issue and how it is perceived in Tehran," Kremlin foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov told reporters last week in comments that were embargoed for release until Sunday. Putin and Ahmadinejad agreed to meet over the phone and the initiative came "from both sides," Ushakov said. The meeting will come as Russia prepares to host the latest...
  • China firm buys AMC [theaters] to form world's largest cinema chain

    05/21/2012 3:04:15 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 58 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 21 May 2012 | Kevin Voigt
    China's Dalian Wanda Group and AMC Entertainment announced Monday a $2.6 billion deal to take over the U.S. theater group, forming the world's largest cinema chain, according to a new release on the deal. The move is the latest in a raft of deals between U.S. entertainment companies and Chinese firms, linking the world's largest theater market with the world's fastest growing. "This acquisition will help make Wanda a truly global cinema owner, with theatres and technology that enhance the movie-going experience for audiences in the world's two largest movie markets," said Wang Jianlin, chairman and president of Wanda.
  • What was it? Unknown flying object nearly causes mid-air collision above Denver

    05/19/2012 3:46:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 16 May 2012
    Aviation authorities are scratching their heads over a mysterious flying object in the skies above Colorado that almost caused a mid-air crash. The object was sighted by a commercial jet pilot, who claimed to air traffic controllers that some kind of flying craft got too close for comfort on Monday. In a transmission that appeared on LiveATC.net, the operator of the Cessna Citation 525 CJ1 says: 'A remote controlled aircraft, or what? ... 9News reported the Citation was about 8,000 feet above sea level, or about 2,800 feet above the ground, at the time the pilot reported the seeing the...
  • Russian/U.S. War Games to Begin Shortly in Colorado

    05/15/2012 6:16:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    The New American Magazine ^ | 14 May 2012 | Raven Clabough
    Russia and the United States will begin their controversial first joint anti-terror military exercises on American soil shortly at Ft. Carson in Colorado. A special unit of Russian paratroopers departed for the United States over the weekend and will be working alongside American land forces as part of the war games. The Russian and U.S. special units will engage in joint gun practice as well as ... The drills are scheduled to end on May 31
  • Lawmakers stay largely silent over Chinese takeover of US bank branches

    05/14/2012 10:36:28 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 11 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 13 May 12 | Julian Pecquet
    U.S. lawmakers have been unusually silent about federal regulators' decision to allow a Chinese bank to take over 13 bank branches in New York and California, suggesting that they think American banks have much to gain. Members of both parties usually relish the chance to bash China on everything from government subsidies to the yuan's exchange rate. Yet Wednesday's decision by the Federal Reserve to certify a Chinese bank acquisition for the first time was met by near-universal silence.
  • [Red] China and Russia hold joint large scale naval exercises

    05/12/2012 1:26:07 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    AFPC China Reform Monitor ^ | 5/11/2012 | Joshua Eisenman, ed.
    Amid heavy fog and strong winds the Chinese and Russian navies conducted five days of joint live-fire military exercises codenamed “Maritime Cooperation-2012” in the Yellow Sea. The joint exercises, which began on April 21 when a Russian ship formation arrived at Qingdao, Shandong, focused on underwater and airborne threats. During a night drill an “enemy” submarine sent divers to attach a mine to a “friendly” ship’s hull. Depth charges were fired and a team of divers removed the hostile object. Then 11 Chinese warships and the Russian squadron detected a hostile submarine “hiding.” Hostages were also rescued from a ship...
  • Russia Wants Obama Re-Elected

    05/11/2012 5:08:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 11, 2012 | David Meir-Levi
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Russia Wants Obama Re-ElectedPosted By David Meir-Levi On May 11, 2012 @ 12:46 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Well, now we know what the “hot mic” incident was all about. The Wall Street Journal’s “Moscow Raises Alarm over Missile-Defense Plan for Europe” (Friday, May 4, 2012), makes the connection.At an international conference on Thursday, May 3, organized at Russia’s initiative, the Russian delegates showed computer-generated images of a hypothetical Russian pre-emptive missile attack on segments of a missile defense shield and early warning system that the US and NATO want to put...
  • [ChiCom Defense Chief] Liang visits Pentagon, Panetta

    05/08/2012 7:25:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    China Daily ^ | 2012-05-08 11:21 | Tan Yingzi
    Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie, in a visit to the Pentagon on Monday, met with United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and called for the two sides to continue to build upon their military ties. After meeting with Panetta, Liang told a news conference that the two sides are committed to continue building a sound, stable and reliable military-to-military relationship through more communication. "Facing the complicated and serious security situation in Asia-Pacific, both of us agree that it is in line with our own interests to strengthen the cooperation between the two militaries in order to protect the peace...
  • Russia threatens to strike NATO missile defense sites

    05/03/2012 12:33:33 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 156 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2012 | Shaun Waterman
    Russia’s most senior military officer said Thursday that Moscow would preemptively strike and destroy U.S.-led NATO missile defense sites in Eastern Europe if talks with Washington about the developing system continue to stall. “A decision to use destructive force preemptively will be taken if the situation worsens,” Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov said at an international missile defense conference in Moscow attended by senior U.S. and NATO officials. The threat comes as talks about the missile defense system, which the U.S. and its allies insist is aimed at Iranian missiles, appear to have stalled. “We have not been...
  • Obama's Dangerous Approach to Missile Defense

    05/03/2012 4:36:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    When Congress returns after recess, the astronomical levels of spending included in President Obama’s budget will face a vicious show down in this election year, which will make the debt ceiling debate look tame. And while our Campaigner in Chief is busy making jokes about eating dogs and claiming credit for the death of Osama bin Laden, President Obama is facing intense scrutiny for his proposed changes to the military which will leave American vulnerable to future terrorist attacks. Last week in my leadership role at the Faith and Freedom Coalition of Ohio, I signed a letter along with...
  • China-Russia Yellow Sea naval drills begin (more "New World Order" Russia-ChiCom war games)

    04/22/2012 5:52:41 AM PDT · by ETL · 21 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | April 22, 2012
    BEIJING (AP) — China and Russia launched joint naval exercises Sunday that highlight warming ties between their militaries and growing cooperation in international affairs. [snip] "It's an excellent exchange for China to be able to drill jointly in such sensitive areas," Yin told CCTV. [snip] Much of that cooperation takes place within the confines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a grouping of Central Asian states that seeks to check U.S. influence in the region and began holding joint drills in 2005. Formerly Cold War rivals for leadership of the communist world, China and Russia have since found common ground in...
  • House Strategic Forces Chairman Slams Obama On Missile Defense

    03/20/2012 10:49:07 PM PDT · by U-238 · 10 replies
    Aol Defense ^ | 3/20/2012 | Sydney J Freedberg
    The chairman of the House subcommittee on strategic nuclear forces slammed the Obama Administration today for what he called its lackadaisical approach to missile defense in the face of rising threats from North Korea, Iran, and – implicitly – China. "We all know that the world is getting less safe," Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) told reporters at a breakfast talk in Washington, D.C. "Look at North Korea, look at Iran," he said. "These are real and emerging threats that we need to stay ahead of," he said, "[but] if you listen to the hearings in our committee, there is a...