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  • ANALYSIS: US intelligence highlights Chinese airpower progress

    01/17/2019 5:30:31 AM PST · by Freeport · 4 replies
    FlightGlobal ^ | 17 January, 2019 | Greg Waldron
    A new report by the US Defense Intelligence Agency highlights Beijing’s continued development of airpower capabilities. The unclassified report draws on public sources to discuss the full spectrum of Chinese military capabilities, from land forces to space and cyber capabilities. It also underlines the airpower developments that are of specific interest to Washington. “The People’s Liberation Army Air Force [PLAAF] is closing the gap with Western air forces across a broad spectrum of capabilities, such as aircraft performance, command and control, and electronic warfare,” it says. The PLAAF’s role has evolved from one of protecting China’s population centres and industrial...
  • DIA report says China pulling ahead of U.S. in key weapons technologies

    01/16/2019 3:55:24 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 33 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 1/16/19 | USA Features
    A new unclassified report by the Defense Intelligence Agency is warning of technological gains against the U.S. military that include pulling ahead of the Pentagon in the development of key weapons systems, particularly China. “China is building a robust, lethal force with capabilities spanning the air, maritime, space and information domains which will enable China to impose its will in the region,” wrote DIA Director Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, in a preface to the report. In a briefing to reporters at the Defense Department on Tuesday, a senior Pentagon official said that in terms of ballistic and cruise missile technology,”...
  • Huawei Technologies Linked to Chinese Communist Party, Intelligence Services

    01/16/2019 2:48:17 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 16, 2019 5:00 am | Bill Gertz
    Huawei Technologies, the global telecommunications giant at the center of an international diplomatic battle, is a major target in the Trump administration's campaign to halt China's theft of American technology. U.S. intelligence agencies have linked the company to both the Chinese military and civilian intelligence services and the Justice Department is now seeking to prosecute the company's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, for violating American sanctions law. Meng, also known as Cathy Meng and Sabrina Meng, is wanted by the FBI for her role in a scheme to illicitly move hundreds of millions of dollars for Iran through a Huawei...
  • How Communist China Steals American Secrets and Endangers U.S. Security

    01/16/2019 11:32:27 AM PST · by naeim.darzi · 9 replies
    At a press conference held on Dec. 20, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the prosecution of two hackers from communist China. According to the DOJ, they were members of the hacking unit APT10, which is affiliated with the Chinese regime’s Ministry of State Security (MSS). The MSS is China’s only official intelligence agency, and is relatively new given the long history of communist Chinese espionage. It was established in 1983 by the merger of the former Political Security Department of the Ministry of Public Security (MPS, China’s police force), the Investigation Department or Central Investigation Department (CID), and...
  • China is losing the trade war in nearly every way.

    01/16/2019 8:00:32 AM PST · by dynoman · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1-14-19 | Kenneth Rapoza
    China is still the world’s No. 2 economy and is still the monster of emerging markets, but regardless of those bonafides, Xi Jinping’s country is losing the trade war in nearly every way imaginable.
  • Meet Your New Boss: Buying Large Employers Will Enable China To Dominate U.S. Communities

    01/16/2019 7:53:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | Michael T. Snyder
    Are you ready for a future where China will employ millions of American workers and dominate thousands of small communities all over the United States? Such a future would be unimaginable to many Americans, but the truth is that it is already starting to happen. Chinese acquisition of U.S. businesses set a new all-time record last year, and it is on pace to absolutely shatter that record this year. Meanwhile, China is voraciously gobbling up real estate and is establishing economic beachheads all over America. If China continues to build economic power inside the United States, it will eventually become...
  • Top U.S. admiral warns on Russia, China: ‘Be ready to fight NOW’

    01/16/2019 7:52:30 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 43 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 1/16/19 | USA Features
    The U.S. Navy’s top surface warfare officer has issued a call to action — or a warning — to his crews: They need to develop a “sense of urgency” regarding the Russian and Chinese navies. In an address to the Surface Navy Association in Washington, D.C., this week, Vice Adm. Richard Brown said that U.S. warship crews, for the first time since the Cold War, must make ready for aggressive actions by adversaries with peer or near-peer capabilities at sea, such as when a Chinese navy destroy came within yards of ‘scraping paint’ off a U.S. destroyer last fall in...
  • China hopes to be growing potatoes on the moon ‘within 100 days’

    01/16/2019 4:47:25 AM PST · by vannrox · 56 replies
    ATS ^ | 16JAN19 | Editorial staff
    The 18cm high aluminium alloy cylinder - called a moon surface micro-ecological circle - contains silkworm eggs and seeds for potatoes and cress. Chinese scientists now hope both plants will root and sprout in the container, producing the first flower ever grown on the space rock. They hope to see the results towards the end of a 100-day experimental period, according to the country's space agency. Last night, they announced their first breakthrough publishing a picture of cotton seed, bought up on Chang’e 4 actually growing. China hopes to be growing potatoes on the moon ‘within 100 days’ With all...
  • Apple books 50 daily flights to China, spends $150 million a year with a single airline

    01/16/2019 2:12:27 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | January 14, 2019 | (Deleted account)
    The increasing cost of the latest iPhone models may be starting to make sense. An internal United promotional sign has leaked with details about the company’s top business accounts. The most notable takeaway: Apple spends $150 million a year with the airline. That’s a lot. Curious who are @United largest global corporate accounts? @Apple is in the top spot and contributes very much to success of SFO international flying especially the Shanghai service #UnitedAirlines #United #Apple #SFO #PVG #Shanghai #China -- LAflyer (@LAflyr) January 11, 2019 With $150 million in revenue generated for United, Apple is the airline’s largest...
  • China's moon lander sprouted a plant, but now it's dead

    01/15/2019 3:46:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    cnet ^ | January 15, 2019 2:28 PM PST | Amanda Kooser
    The China National Space Agency's Chang'e 4 lander is exploring the mysterious side of our lunar neighbor that faces away from Earth. It also had some unusual guests on board and -- in a first for the moon -- one of them sprouted. Xinhua announced the sprout Tuesday and posted a series of progress images covering the course of nine days and showing a seedling reaching up inside the habitat. The experiment didn't last long A team from Chongqing University in China developed a sealed biosphere habitat stocked with seeds, fruit fly eggs and yeast that it hoped would create...
  • In China, They’re Closing Churches, Jailing Pastors – and Even Rewriting Scripture

    01/15/2019 5:42:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1/13/19 | Lily Kuo
    China’s Communist party is intensifying religious persecution as Christianity’s popularity grows. A new state translation of the Bible will establish a ‘correct understanding’ of the textIn late October, the pastor of one of China’s best-known underground churches asked this of his congregation: had they successfully spread the gospel throughout their city? “If tomorrow morning the Early Rain Covenant Church suddenly disappeared from the city of Chengdu, if each of us vanished into thin air, would this city be any different? Would anyone miss us?” said Wang Yi, leaning over his pulpit and pausing to let the question weigh on his...
  • Hong Kong scientists claim 'broad-spectrum' antiviral breakthrough

    01/15/2019 10:42:00 AM PST · by Red Badger · 7 replies ^ | January 15, 2019 | AFP Relax News
    Hong Kong scientists claim they have made a potential breakthrough discovery in the fight against infectious diseases -- a chemical that could slow the spread of deadly viral illnesses. A team from the University of Hong Kong described the newly discovered chemical as "highly potent in interrupting the life cycle of diverse viruses" in a study published this month in the journal Nature Communications. The scientists told AFP Monday that it could one day be used as a broad-spectrum antiviral for a host of infectious diseases -- and even for viruses that have yet to emerge -- if it passes...
  • 'At any cost': China warns US Navy over Taiwan

    01/15/2019 11:10:07 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 72 replies
    France24 ^ | 1/15/19
    Taiwan commissioned two US Perry-class guided missile frigates into the Taiwan Navy in November 2018 Taiwan commissioned two US Perry-class guided missile frigates into the Taiwan Navy in November 2018 AFP A senior Chinese military official warned the US Navy Tuesday against any "interference" in support of Taiwan's independence, saying that Beijing would defend its claim to the island "at any cost". General Li Zuocheng, a member of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks during a meeting in Beijing with Admiral John Richardson, the chief of US naval operations. China sees Taiwan as part of its territory to...
  • US still most trusted Philippines ally – Pulse Asia

    01/14/2019 7:11:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Philippine Star ^ | 01/14/2019 | Helen Flores
    MANILA, Philippines — The United States has remained the country most trusted by Filipinos, and Russia and China the least, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey. The poll, taken from Dec. 14 to 21 last year, showed 84 percent of Filipinos saying the Philippines should extend “a great deal/fair amount of trust” to the US. This was higher than the 79 percent recorded in March 2017. The US was followed by Japan and Australia with trust ratings of 75 percent and 72 percent, respectively. Great Britain/United Kingdom obtained 57 percent. Reacting to the survey result, Malacañang expressed optimism Filipinos’...
  • Canadian sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling amid tensions between countries

    01/14/2019 5:40:15 PM PST · by vannrox · 15 replies
    FOX ^ | 15JAN19 | Katherine Lam | Fox News
    A Canadian man originally given 15 years in prison for drug smuggling was sentenced to death in China on Monday after a one-day retrial, the surprising verdict coming amid growing tensions between Beijing and Ottawa after the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive last month. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was given the death penalty in Dalian Intermediate People’s Court in the northeast province of Liaoning after an appeals court last month agreed with prosecutors
  • Russia will buy Bitcoin to avoid US sanctions, economist claims

    01/14/2019 1:23:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 01/14/2019 | Luke Thompson
    A high-profile Moscow economist has reportedly said the Russian government is looking to invest in Bitcoin next month. Australian crypto news website claims to have spoken with Vladislav Ginko, a lecturer at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow. “US sanctions may be mitigated only through Bitcoin use,” the site quoted Ginko as saying. “I believe that the Russia [government] will start diversifying its reserves with Bitcoin in February this year when US Congress will introduce… new sanctions against Russia,” he reportedly said. Ginko estimated that the first wave of Russian investment in crypto...
  • Five Things China is doing In The Far Side of the Moon

    01/14/2019 12:56:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Ink Stone News ^ | 01/14/2019 | by Viola Zhou and Arman Dzidzovic
    China has declared its latest moon mission a success, hailing it as a landmark in its quest to become a strong space power by 2030. The country’s Chang’e-4 probe, named after a moon goddess of Chinese legend, was the world’s first spacecraft to land on the far side of the moon, which is not visible from the Earth. The landing on January 3 was the latest leap for Beijing as it tries to catch up with the United States in space. The Chang’e-4 mission did not stop with the historic landing. Here are five other things China’s moon probe has...
  • FBI corruption probe of L.A. City Hall and China

    01/14/2019 10:36:41 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 14, 2019 | Emily Alpert Reyes, David Zhaniser
    The rapid transformation of downtown Los Angeles’ skyline is being fueled in good measure by huge investments from Chinese companies eager to burnish their global brands and capitalize on L.A.’s real estate boom. Now some of those projects have become a focus of federal agents seeking evidence of possible bribery, extortion, money laundering and other crimes as part of a corruption investigation at City Hall. The federal investigation became public in November, when FBI agents descended on the home and offices of L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar, who represents the vast majority of downtown. In the warrant, agents sought information...
  • How to get a Chinese green card (if you’re not Elon Musk)

    01/13/2019 6:28:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    InkStone News ^ | 01/13/2019 | Viola Zhou
    If you’re reading this and happen to be Elon Musk, skip to step two. If you're not, read on. Beijing is so happy with Tesla's new factory in China that it has offered Elon Musk a green card. During a meeting at Communist Party headquarters in Beijing on Wednesday, Chinese premier Li Keqiang said Musk may well qualify for Chinese permanent residency, according to a Chinese government report of their meeting. Musk was visiting China for the ground-breaking of Tesla’s Shanghai plant, the electric carmaker’s first production base outside the United States. (He was also spotted having hotpot at a...
  • How to Stop China's Debt-Trap March to World Domination: China effectively owns the major sea ports

    01/13/2019 10:11:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/13/2019 | George Mullen
    For those with their eyes open, China's long-term strategy to achieve worldwide domination is obvious. It is a basic strategy that has been used for millennia to subjugate others. It goes as follows: provide loans that are beyond the ability of a distressed or unsophisticated borrower to ever pay back; and when the borrower inevitably falls behind in the required debt-service payments, foreclose and seize the borrower's desirable assets and/or extract wanted concessions. It's called "debt-trapping." Predators have long used this strategy to turn poor people into indentured servants; payday lenders to get worker's paychecks; monopolies to crush competitors; mafiosos...