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  • China Stock Markets Witness Biggest 1-Day Point Crash Since 2008

    05/28/2015 7:46:31 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    NDTV ^ | 5-28-2015 | NDTV
    China's stock markets plunged on Thursday, with indexes dropping over 6 per cent in record high turnover as investors rushed to sell after more brokers tightened margin trading requirements for clients and the central bank drained money market liquidity. The CSI300 index and the Shanghai Composite Index both slumped in late afternoon trade, ending down and 6.5 per cent, respectively, their worst day since January 19 when markets fell over 7 per cent on an earlier crackdown on margin trading. In terms of points shed, the two indexes suffered their heaviest single-day loss since 2008. The Shanghai Stock Exchange saw...
  • China is putting weapons on its artificial islands in the South China Sea

    05/28/2015 1:02:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/28/15 | John Garnaut, David Wroe
    Diplomatic tensions surrounding disputed territories in the South China Sea could escalate dramatically following reports China is now putting weapons on its artificial islands in the area. Australia’s defence force is considering joining the U.S. in flying and sailing “freedom of navigation” missions over the disputed territory, where China has been building islands by dragging sand from a reef and piling it up to create structures now being monitored by satellites. Fairfax Media reports the Australian fly-over expeditions may occur as a result of heightened concerns that China is enhancing its military capabilities and reach across the maritime expanse.
  • In Other News, China Warns War Is Inevitable

    05/28/2015 9:37:26 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The power vacuum created by the Obama administration’s withdrawal from world leadership and resistance to tyranny is not only being filled by the Islamic State and its terrorist affiliates like Boko Haram and state sponsors of terror like soon-to-be nuclear Iran but also by an increasingly belligerent and resurgent China. China’s State Council, the Communist giant’s version of our cabinet, has issued a policy paper declaring that Beijing is facing “a grave and complex array of security threats” that forces it to switch its strategy from defense to offense and that as a result China will increase its “open seas...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson urges America to challenge China to a space race

    05/28/2015 3:58:37 AM PDT · by Marcus · 18 replies
    Houston Space Examiner ^ | May 28, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    According to a Tuesday story in the UK edition of the International Business Times, Neil degrease Tyson, the celebrity astrophysicist and media personality, advocated a space race between the United States and China. The idea is that such a race would spur innovation and cause industry to grow. The Apollo race to the moon caused a similar explosive period of scientific research and engineering development.
  • China Predicts War with US over Spratly Islands

    05/27/2015 10:08:15 PM PDT · by Altenkrug · 76 replies
    yournewswire.com ^ | May 26, 2015
    A Chinese state owned newspaper warns of a conflict with the US, unless Washington stops demanding that China halts land reclamation and construction projects in the South China Sea. The Global Times says ‘War is inevitable’ unless the US backs down on Chinese land reclamation and the consequent rights to territorial boundaries of such man made islands. The islands that are man-made are in disputed waters of several regional nations. Some of these nations have close ties with the United States. The US maintains that it is also maintaining the free passage of the waters of the South China Sea for all...
  • China Warns of ‘Inevitable’ War with US Over South China Sea

    05/27/2015 9:58:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    Defense One ^ | 5-26-2015 | lily Kug
    After Chinese state media warned that war with the United States may be “inevitable,” Beijing has published a policy paper detailing how the military will shift its focus from land and coastlines to the open seas. China’s State Council released a white paper today that criticizes “external countries…busy meddling in South China Sea affairs” and sets out an “active defense” military strategy for the country. The paper comes a day after an editorial (link in Chinese) in the state-run Chinese tabloid Global Times said conflict between China and the US will be unavoidable if the Washington doesn’t lay off Beijing...
  • US affirms ‘ironclad’ promise to defend Philippines

    05/27/2015 7:03:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told his Philippine counterpart on Wednesday that Washington's pledge to defend the Pacific nation remains "ironclad" and called for an end to land reclamation in the South China Sea, officials said. In talks in Hawaii with Voltaire Gazmin, Philippine secretary of national defense, the Pentagon chief "reaffirmed" the strong ties between the two countries and discussed territorial disputes in the contested waters of the South China Sea, where Beijing has been at loggerheads with the Philippines and other states in the region. Citing Washington's mutual defense treaty with Manila, Carter "stressed that the US commitment...
  • Vietnam, Singapore aim to deepen air defense cooperation

    05/27/2015 6:52:41 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 7 replies
    Tuoi Tre News ^ | 16 May 2015
    High-ranking officials of Vietnam and Singapore have agreed to strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries in line with their strategic partnership. The agreement was made during the talks between Chief of the Singaporean Air Force Major General Hoo Cher Mou and Vietnam’s Air Defense and Air Force Commander Lieutenant General Phuong Minh Hoa, who paid a visit to the island country from May 13-15, according to the Vietnam News Agency. During their Thursday talk, the two sides agreed to boost defense cooperation to create a model for air force coordination among ASEAN members. Both host and guest pledged to...
  • Vietnam, Japan vow to enhance air defense cooperation

    05/27/2015 6:45:48 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 17 replies
    Tuoi Tre News ^ | 26 May 2015
    Visiting Chief of Staff of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force General Harukazu Saito and his Vietnamese host have agreed to intensify air defense cooperation between their two countries. The agreement was made between General Saito and Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, at their talks in Hanoi on May 25, according to the Vietnam News Agency. The Vietnamese official told his guest that the bilateral cooperation can be strengthened through sharing experience in aviation safety, disaster response, and rescue, as well as thorough exchanges of delegations at all levels. He...
  • Vietnam to receive two more Gepard-class warships soon: gov’t site

    05/27/2015 5:39:02 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 27 replies
    Tuoi Tre News ^ | 25 May 2015
    The Vietnam People's Navy will soon get their hands on two new Gepard-class 3.9 frigates, the third and fourth of their kind which Russia has built for the Southeast Asian country, as the shipbuilder has just completed them, government website chinhphu.vn reported, quoting Russian media. >> An audio version of the story is available hereRussia has finished the construction of the two frigates for the Vietnamese navy, Russian news website Sputnik quoted Rafi Fatychow, spokesman for the Zelenodolsk shipyard, as saying last week. Weapons will be installed on the two warships soon, Fatychow said at a forum on the maritime...
  • Who Would Win A Conflict In The South China Sea: The Infographic

    05/27/2015 12:02:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/27/15
    Now, with Beijing set to enforce what is effectively a no-fly zone over its new sovereign ‘territory’ we bring you the following graphic from WSJ which shows that when it comes to sheer size, China’s air force and Navy are beyond compare. China’s promise to beef up its naval capabilities to prevent further “meddling” and “provocative actions” by rivals in the South China Sea is a daunting prospect for most of its neighbors, which already view Beijing’s fast-improving armed forces with trepidation... As a recent Pentagon review of China’s military modernization drive noted, “China is investing in capabilities designed to...
  • George Soros: We Are On The Threshold Of A Third World War

    05/27/2015 8:46:07 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 55 replies
    ETF Daily News ^ | 05/27/2015 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Billionaire investor George Soros told the World Bank this week that the planet is on the verge of a third world war that could arise out of an economic collapse in China. “If there is conflict between China and a military ally of the United States, like Japan, then it is not an exaggeration to say that we are on the threshold of a third world war,” Soros said during a Bretton Woods conference. . . . . Soros said the only solution to the prospect was to allow China to join the IMF’s basket of global currencies so that...
  • China gets a new billionaire every week: Wealthy Chinese are getting even richer really fast.

    05/26/2015 10:03:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 26, 2015 | Sophia Yan
    A new billionaire was created almost every week in China in the first quarter of 2015, according to a report by UBS and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Wealth creation is booming for the Chinese -- supported by strong economic growth and robust capital markets -- and it's all happened in the last 15 years, said Francis Liu, a managing director at UBS Wealth Management. They're primarily pulling in the big bucks from real estate, technology, healthcare and other consumer industries, he said. In 2014, there were about 200 billionaires in China, versus 570 in the U.S., according to UBS. Chinese billionaires are also...
  • How to turn a liberal hipster into a capitalist tyrant in one evening

    05/26/2015 5:55:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Guardian and Observer ^ | May 24, 2015 | Paul Mason
    A new play, World Factory, asks the audience to run a clothing factory in China – and even the creators have been surprised at how people have behaved.The choices were stark: sack a third of our workforce or cut their wages by a third. After a short board meeting we cut their wages, assured they would survive and that, with a bit of cajoling, they would return to our sweatshop in Shenzhen after their two-week break. But that was only the start. In Zoe Svendsen’s play World Factory at the Young Vic, the audience becomes the cast. Sixteen teams sit...
  • Behind the scenes: A secret Navy flight over China's military buildup

    05/26/2015 11:01:06 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 8:09 AM ET, Tue May 26, 2015 | Jim Sciutto, Chief National Security Correspondent
    Above the South China Sea (CNN)Take-off is swift on the U.S. Navy's P8-A Poseidon -- there's no slow roll down the runway on military flights -- and within minutes, the turquoise blue of the South China Sea comes into view from the window of America's most advanced surveillance and sub-hunting aircraft. The P8 crew, composed of more than a dozen naval aviators, invited me into the cockpit to watch and to listen. CNN last week first reported on this secret surveillance mission, which eight times received warnings from the Chinese navy to leave the contested area. This is a behind-the-scenes...
  • US-China war 'inevitable' unless Washington drops demands over South China Sea

    05/26/2015 9:28:13 AM PDT · by mulder1 · 55 replies
    THE TELEGRAPH ^ | 05/26/15 | Julian Ryall
    China's forces will no longer be limited to defence of the nation's territory but will project its military power further beyond its borders at sea and more assertively in the air in order to safeguard its maritime possessions, the white paper states. While the air force will shift focus from "territorial air defence" to both offence and defence, the Chinese army will increase its global mobility and its artillery will improve its "medium and long-range precision strikes", it said
  • you walk in MY heavenly jurisdiction " GRACE" [charismatic caucus]

    05/26/2015 8:14:59 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-26-15 | Holy Spirit
    Your jurisdiction is heavenly for your "BEING" is founded in Me . Therefore your turf is forgiveness for this is what you walk in and I AM your Referee and Authority. So take on My strategy for I shall not forecast My movement to the enemy , would you ?! I am your Counselor and Guide to which you bring the warming embers of your love to and in return I crown you in My Majesty for you are dressed in My Righteousness. Now "as you believe in Me to BE your ALL" " I SHALL" and " I WILL"...
  • Philippines to fly over disputed South China Sea: Aquino

    05/25/2015 7:29:31 AM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 05/25/2015 | AFP
    Philippine military and commercial aircraft will keep flying over disputed areas in the South China Sea despite Chinese warnings over the airspace, President Benigno Aquino said on Monday. "We will still fly the routes that we fly based on the international law from the various conventions we entered into," Aquino told reporters when asked whether the Philippines accepted China's position. The Chinese military last week ordered a US Navy P-8 Poseidon surveillance plane away from airspace above the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea.
  • China state paper warns of war over South China Sea unless U.S. backs down

    05/25/2015 6:24:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    A Chinese state-owned newspaper said on Monday that "war is inevitable" between China and the United States over the South China Sea unless Washington stops demanding Beijing halt the building of artificial islands in the disputed waterway. The Global Times, an influential nationalist tabloid owned by the ruling Communist Party's official newspaper the People's Daily, said in an editorial that China was determined to finish its construction work, calling it the country's "most important bottom line".
  • Ancient Greece's 'global warming'

    05/08/2009 6:39:00 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 1,347+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 08, 2009 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    In Heaven + Earth (Global Warming: The Missing Science), Ian Plimer, Professor of Mining Geology at The University of Adelaide, Australia, asks us to embrace big-picture science views; for to recognize our limits is a sign of maturity. "Climate science lacks scientific discipline," says the pro-amalgamation Professor, and in order to see more clearly we need to adopt an interdisciplinary approach. This requires humbleness. In Chapter 2: History, Plimer travels back in time, thousands of years, in fact, to debunk Gore's catastrophic global warming myths. I particularly like his research on the ancient Greeks. For Plato (427-347 BC) advanced the...
  • Temple Physics Dept. chair accused of selling sensitive information to China

    05/22/2015 3:25:04 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 21 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 05/22/2015 | Jeremy Roebuck and Susan Snyder,
    --SNIP-- The chairman of Temple University's physics department was charged Thursday in an alleged scheme to provide sensitive U.S. defense technology to entities in China, including its government. Federal prosecutors allege Xiaoxing Xi, a world-renowned expert in the field of superconductivity, sought prestigious appointments in China in exchange for sharing information on a device invented by a private company in the United States
  • Obama Tells US Troops at Korean DMZ: 'You Guys Are At Freedom's Frontier'

    03/24/2012 10:28:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies · 2+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 24, 2012 | Shawna Thomas, Alicia Jennings and Kristen Welker
    Obama Tells US Troops at Korean DMZ: 'You Guys Are At Freedom's Frontier' [Pic in URL] U.S. President Barack Obama looks through binoculars on Sunday to see North Korea from Observation Post Ouellette in the Demilitarized Zone, the tense military border between the two Koreas. Shawna Thomas, Alicia Jennings and Kristen Welker SEOUL -- President Barack Obama was greeted with cheers from U.S. troops as he visited the dining hall at Camp Bonifas at the start of his tour of the Demilitarized Zone on the Korean peninsula and told them that they were protecting "freedom's frontier." Obama talked about how...
  • This Map Of US And Russian Arms Sales Says It All

    08/13/2014 11:26:32 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/14/14 | Skye Gould
    They say the Cold War is over, but Russia and the U.S. remain the leading supplier of weapons to countries around the world and are the two biggest military powers. Lately, tensions have been pretty high, too. The U.S. supplies much of NATO and Middle Eastern allies like Turkey, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. Russia supplies many BRIC nations, as well as Iran, much of Southeast Asia, and North Africa.
  • No Stopping Russian Arms

    07/27/2004 4:07:57 PM PDT · by Flavius · 16 replies · 547+ views
    moscow times ^ | 7/27/04 | Pavel Felgenhauer
    Russia came in for harsh criticism last week when state-owned jet producer MiG delivered 12 MiG-29 planes to Sudan. Amnesty International suggested that the jets could be used against civilians in Sudan's western region of Darfur, where attacks against indigenous black tribes by the government-backed Arab janjaweed militia over the last 15 months have left at least 30,000 people dead, forced villagers into refugee camps and left some 2 million people without sufficient food and medicine. U.S. Undersecretary of State John Bolton blasted MiG for selling modern weapons to a government the United States considers a sponsor of international terrorism....
  • Chinese Military Using Jamming Against U.S. Drones

    05/22/2015 6:08:21 AM PDT · by McGruff · 17 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | 5/22/2015 | Bill Gertz
    China tried to electronically jam U.S. drone flights over the South China Sea in a bid to thwart spying on disputed island military construction, U.S. officials said. Global Hawk long-range surveillance drones were targeted by the jamming in at least one incident near the disputed Spratly Islands, where China is building military facilities on Fiery Cross Reef. Disclosure of the jamming came as a U.S. Navy P-8 surveillance flight on Wednesday was challenged eight times by the Chinese military to leave the same area. “This is the Chinese navy … This is the Chinese navy … Please go away …...
  • China coal use continues to fall precipitously in 2015

    05/22/2015 5:26:33 AM PDT · by thackney · 14 replies
    Renew Economy ^ | 18 May 2015 | Joshua Hill
    New figures show that China’s use of coal has continued to fall dramatically over the first four months of 2015, according to Greenpeace Energydesk. In fact, following news in October of 2014 that showed coal use had fallen for the first time this century, these most recent figures suggest that the decline in China’s coal use is actually accelerating. According to Energydesk, coal consumption in China fell by almost 8%, and CO2 emissions dropped by approximately 5% over the first four months of 2015, when compared to the first four months of 2014. Impressively, for China, their figures are roughly...
  • U.S. vows to continue patrols after China warns spy plane

    05/21/2015 11:44:16 PM PDT · by shove_it · 12 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 21 May 2015
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States vowed on Thursday to keep up air and sea patrols in international waters after the Chinese navy repeatedly warned a U.S. surveillance plane to leave the airspace over artificial islands China is creating in the disputed South China Sea. The Chinese navy issued eight warnings to the crew of a U.S. P8-A Poseidon, the U.S. military's most advanced surveillance aircraft, when it conducted the overflights on Wednesday, according to CNN, which was aboard the U.S. aircraft. When the American pilots responded by saying the plane was flying through international airspace, a Chinese radio operator...
  • China cautions U.S. Navy on patrols in South China Sea

    05/21/2015 8:27:27 PM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | May 14, 2015 | Brad Lendon and Jim Sciutto
    The U.S. is considering deploying aircraft and ships to contest Chinese claims to disputed islands in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Options are on the table to fly surveillance aircraft and sail Navy ships nearby in a move that puts the U.S. directly into a contentious territorial contest in East Asia, in which, until now, the U.S. has avoided overtly taking sides. The South China Sea is the subject of numerous rival -- often messy -- territorial claims, with China, Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam disputing sovereignty of several island chains and nearby waters. China...
  • China may have edge in race to build California's bullet train

    05/21/2015 9:36:55 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/21/15 | Robin Respaut and Rory Carroll | Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chinese state firms are poised to be strong contenders in the race to make high-speed trains that will sprint between Los Angeles and San Francisco, part of a $68 billion project to bring the service to the United States for the first time. While "bullet train" manufacturers from Germany, Japan, South Korea, and France are expected to be among those jockeying for the estimated $1 billion train contract, China’s ability to offer low prices and hefty financing appear to make it the one to beat, say lobbyists and industry insiders. Lacking experience in the technology, California...
  • Soros sees risk of another world war

    05/21/2015 8:16:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 05/19/15
    Billionaire investor George Soros said flatly that he’s concerned about the possibility of another world war “If there is conflict between China and a military ally of the United States, like Japan, then it is not an exaggeration to say that we are on the threshold of a third world war,” Soros said. Military spending is on the rise in Russia and China, he said. To avoid this scenario, Soros called on the U.S. to make a “major concession” and allow China’s currency to join the International Monetary Fund’s basket of currencies. This would make the yuan a potential rival...
  • Thinking About China

    05/21/2015 6:39:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/15 | Al Caruba
    China’s economic clout is real and growing rapidly, especially since the 2008 financial crisis. China has been the main engine of growth for the world’s economy since that time and, by some measures, has become the world’s number one trading state Napoleon Bonaparte purportedly said “Let China sleep, for when China wakes, she will shake the world.” As Thomas J. Christensen, the author of his recently published “The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power”, reminds us, “For millennia China was arguably the greatest civilization on the planet and for many previous centuries its most powerful empire.” China...
  • Indonesia sinks 41 illegal fishing boats, including one from China

    05/20/2015 9:42:15 PM PDT · by rey · 48 replies
    Today online ^ | 20 May 2015
    Indonesia yesterday sank a large Chinese vessel as well as 40 other foreign boats that had been caught fishing illegally in the country’s waters, a move likely to spark a strong reaction from Beijing and other regional capitals.
  • U.S.-China Dispute Heats Up in South China Sea

    05/20/2015 4:31:43 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 7 replies
    Yahoo . com ^ | 2:48 minutes | WSJ Live
    China has condemned a U.S. military plan to send aircraft and Navy vessels to the South China Sea in light of China’s territorial claims. WSJ’s Julian Barnes explains. Photo: Getty Images https://screen.yahoo.com/u-china-dispute-heats-south-132704933.html
  • Exclusive: China warns U.S. surveillance plane

    05/20/2015 3:22:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 05-20-2015 | By Jim Sciutto, Chief National Security Correspondent
    Above the South China Sea (CNN)The Chinese navy issued warnings eight times as a U.S. surveillance plane on Wednesday swooped over islands that Beijing is using to extend its zone of influence. Seeking to further challenge China's military build-up in the South China Sea, the plane conducted a reconnaissance mission over a contested military installation being constructed on a manmade series of islands. A CNN team was given exclusive access to fly onboard the P8-A Poseidon, America's most advanced surveillance and submarine-hunting aircraft, as it flew over the islands. READ: China cautions U.S. Navy on patrols The U.S. is considering...
  • Submit to the Lord [charismatic caucus]

    05/19/2015 9:46:07 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-1915 | Jedediah,Bible
    Submit to the Lord and you will find, Breakthrough of a new kind, For in submission Heaven becomes clear, And you will see into things others fear, For The Father's Heart is Pure Above All, And only The Holy may access and call, For The Eyes of The Cherubim guard what is pure, So only the Holy are able to endure . . . Isaiah 6:5-8 5 Then said I, Woe is me! For I am undone and ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for...
  • China Allows 1st Ordinations of Russian Orthodox Priests in 60 Years

    05/19/2015 1:39:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Chinese government has allowed the ordination of Russian Orthodox priests, for the first time in 60 years, the AsiaNews service reports. Metropolitan Hilarion, who heads the external-affairs department of the Moscow patriarchate, announced the ordinations after his return from a visit to China. His trip came shortly after Chinese President Xi Jinping traveled to Moscow, meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Orthodox Patriarch Kirill. Metropolitan Hilarion reported “very constructive talks” with government officials in Beijing, adding that China is a society that properly values the “role of culture, traditions and the moral factor in shaping the lives of...
  • Chinese Man With 17 Girlfriends Arrested on Fraud Allegations

    05/19/2015 1:00:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    bbc ^ | 5/19
    The man from Hunan province made headlines last month when all 17 women discovered each other when they rushed to his hospital bedside. The allegation of fraud relates to sums of money which he regularly took from the deceived women, according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP). The women set up an online chat group called "revenge alliance", SCMP said. It was on this chat group that they discovered he would ask some of his girlfriends for money every month, the paper said. The man, identified only as Mr Yuan from the city of Changsha, in Hunan province, is...
  • Japan Would Attack North Korea To Defend US After Missile Attack, Defense Minister Says

    05/19/2015 11:06:32 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 48 replies
    IBT ^ | May 18 2015 11:19 AM EDT | Cristina Silva
    Japan would retaliate against North Korea if Pyongyang launched a missile attack on the United States, Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani said. Nakatani said Sunday Japan would defend the U.S. because a North Korea missile attack would likely result in serious damage.
  • South China Sea tensions have Filipino leaders hoping the US Navy returns to Subic Bay

    05/19/2015 10:15:43 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | May 18, 2015 | Will Englund
    At the height of the Vietnam War, the vast U.S. Navy base here at Subic Bay, across the South China Sea from the fighting, was humming with activity, and for the 30,000 civilian Filipinos who worked on maintenance, repair and hundreds of other high-paid jobs, it was a golden era. "There was so much money to be made," said Jong Cortez, a member of the city council whose parents both worked on the base. Plus, there were good benefits and, everyone thought, job security. Even after the war ended, the Navy stayed active here to counter the naval base the...
  • Admiral: Russia Blackmailed Bill Clinton Over Lewinsky (Adm Ace Lyons)

    05/18/2015 4:30:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sierra Rayne
    At the Iowa National Security Action Summit on Saturday, co-hosted by the Center for Security Policy and the Family Leader Foundation, Admiral James “Ace” Lyons (U.S. Navy, Ret.) -- a four-star admiral and former Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Senior U.S. Military Representative to the United Nations, and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations -- was speaking in the context of Hillary Clinton’s infamous e-mails when he made the following statement about Russia potentially blackmailing Bill Clinton over his affair with Monica Lewinsky: One more thing I want to cover. Hillary's e-mails. Hillary, the pathological liar. Now, you...
  • Survey: Apple Watch demand strongest in China

    05/18/2015 9:42:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/18/2015 | Tom DiChristopher
    The UBS analyst who recently said Apple had "somewhat botched" the Apple Watch launch sees China playing a major role in driving sales for the new device. The insight comes from a new research note based on a UBS survey of 9,000 consumers in six countries released on Monday. "It's finding that Apple continues to be extremely strong, the stickiness is very clear, and it's China, China, China," Steve Milunovich told "Squawk on the Street." "We're finding that Apple's retention rate is very strong in China, and we're also finding that actually Apple Watch interest is highest in China relative...
  • China's MIRVs: Sign of a Cold War to Come?

    05/18/2015 6:19:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 05/18/2015 | Robert Farley
    Big news hit the front page of the New York Times on Saturday, in the form of a long article on China’s efforts to miniaturize its nuclear arsenal. The article, using the annual Pentagon report on Chinese military capabilities as its primary source, noted that the decision to tackle the technical problems associated with miniaturization suggest (but only suggest) a larger shift in nuclear weapons doctrine. As the Times article notes, China has long had the latent capacity to MIRV its nuclear missiles, a step that the United States, the Soviet Union, France, and the United Kingdom took long ago....
  • China Retakes Top Spot as the Biggest Foreign Owner of U.S. Debt

    05/16/2015 7:45:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | May 16, 2015 | IAN TALLEY
    China Retakes Top Spot as the Biggest Foreign Owner of U.S. Debt By IAN TALLEY It was a short-lived domination. After just a month of being the top holder of U.S. Treasury debt, Japan has once again been pushed into the No.2 slot as China bulked up on Uncle Sam’s bonds and notes. As we noted last month – and several times before that – Treasury’s data is a rough guesstimate. That makes it hard for analysts sifting through the obscure sheaves of digital data to glean anything but rough trends. It also makes it difficult to draw precise conclusions....
  • Russia flexes Central Asia military might amid Afghan fears

    05/17/2015 4:09:32 AM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 18 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Akbar Borisov with Chris Rickleton in Bishkek
    Russia has deployed hundreds of troops for drills in Central Asia with its ex-Soviet allies in a show of force as anxiety grows over a surge in fighting in neighbouring Afghanistan. Around 2,500 personnel from the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) are taking part in joint exercises due to run to Wednesday in Tajikistan. The move is seen as re-enforcing Moscow's role as the main guarantor of the fragile region's security after US troops leave Afghanistan. The Russian deployment of about 500 troops for the drills started last week, bolstered by soldiers from Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Belarus....
  • China urges Pentagon to 'rationally' view military strength

    05/16/2015 6:37:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    China Daily ^ | 2015-05-11 09:08
    BEIJING - China's Foreign Ministry on Sunday voiced strong opposition to a Pentagon report on China's military development and security, calling on the US to have "an objective and rational understanding" of China's military strength. "We urge the US to abandon its Cold War mindset, take off its colored glasses, and have an objective and rational understanding of China's military development," spokeswoman Hua Chunying said, referring to a report released on Saturday by US Department of Defense. She called on the US to stop issuing such biased report and refrain from any words and deeds that undermine bilateral relations and...
  • Ted Cruz, the only Republican arrogant enough to be president

    05/16/2015 10:20:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies
    PJ Media's Spengler ^ | May 16, 2015 | David P. Goldman
    Ted Cruz is intellectually arrogant, like Ronald Reagan. The difference is that Reagan masked his arrogance with self-deprecating humor. Sen. Cruz does a Reagan impression that would do a nightclub comedian proud, but he doesn’t have Reagan’s easy and spontaneous humor. One doesn’t think of Reagan as arrogant, but he was in fact the most arrogant leader we have had since Lincoln. He ignored the whole of the foreign policy establishment in his conviction that America stood to win the Cold War and bring down Communism. Then as now, the foreign policy establishment resembled Jonathan Swift’s scientists on the floating...
  • China expected to send 'clear message' over South China Sea

    05/16/2015 6:33:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | 2015-05-15 20:37 | MO JINGXI
    China expected to send 'clear message' over South China Sea Updated: 2015-05-15 20:37 By MO JINGXI Observers said China should send a clear message over its stance on the South China Sea issue during weekend talks with visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry, after Washington's increasingly tough approach towards China. They made the suggestion against the background of growing tensions in the South China Sea. Kerry is due to visit China Saturday and Sunday to prepare for the annual US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, which will be held in Washington in late June, and for President Xi Jinping's September...
  • Is Harvard racist? Asian-Americans claim unfair Harvard admission quotas

    05/16/2015 10:19:25 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    CSM ^ | May 16, 2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    Washington — An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against HarvardUniversity, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean and Pakistani groups came together for the complaint, which was filed with the civil rights offices at the Justice and Education departments. They are calling for an investigation and say these schools should stop using racial quotas or racial balancing in admission. "We are seeking equal treatment regardless of race," said Chunyan Li, a professor and civil rights activist,...
  • FOREIGN OWNERSHIP OF US DEBT RISES; CHINA RECLAIMS TOP SPOT

    05/16/2015 5:28:04 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 16 replies
    AP ^ | May 15, 4:26 PM EDT | BY CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Foreign holdings of U.S. debt rose in March as China ramped up its purchases and displaced Japan as the leading owner of U.S. Treasury securities. The Treasury Department says overseas ownership of U.S. debt rose 2.1 percent in March to $6.18 trillion. That is below January's record of $6.22 trillion. China added $37.3 billion ... bringing its stockpile to $1.26 trillion... ahead of Japan, which added just $2.5 billion...to $1.23 trillion. ... The U.S. deficit topped $1 trillion from 2009 through 2012. Foreign governments...account for two-thirds of the foreign holdings...rose 1 percent from the previous month to...
  • Chinese Aerospace Industry Started Research on a STOVL Naval Jet

    05/15/2015 7:38:38 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 15 May 2015
    According to China Daily, China's aviation industry is working on the development of aircraft with short takeoff and vertical landing capabilities needed for an important role in the Chinese navy's future operations, military experts said. "Research and development on components of STOVL aircraft, such as the engine, have started," Wang Ya'nan, deputy editor-in-chief of Aerospace Knowledge magazine, told China Daily. Artist Impression ("Fan Art") of a J-26 STOVL Aircraft of the PLAN "The aircraft's principles are not new. They have been known for more than 40 years, so our aircraft designers should be able to develop the plane on their...