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  • IMF Proposes to Sabotage Chinaís Economy

    05/02/2015 1:40:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    For the people of China, there’s good news and bad news. The good news, as illustrated by the chart, is that economic freedom has increased dramatically since 1980. This liberalization has lifted hundreds of millions from abject poverty. The bad news is that China still has a long way to go if it wants to become a rich, market-oriented nation. Notwithstanding big gains since 1980, it still ranks in the lower-third of nations for economic freedom. Yes, there’s been impressive growth, but it started from a very low level. As a result, per-capita economic output is still just a fraction...
  • Pakistan Sends Packaged Beef as Disaster Relief to Nepal, a Majority Hindu Country

    05/01/2015 7:27:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/01/2015 | Debra Heine
    Packets of ‚Äúbeef masala‚ÄĚ that were sent to Nepal as part of a disaster relief package from Pakistan are causing major heartburn in the Hindu Himalayan country, which treats cows as sacred.According to the Daily Mail, the development could ‚Äútrigger diplomatic acrimony‚ÄĚ between the countries. Indian doctors at Kathmandu¬ís Bir Hospital told Mail Today that packets of ¬Ďbeef masala¬í were sent by Pakistan on Tuesday as part of relief aid to the temblor survivors. These doctors ¬Ė drawn from Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital, Safdarjung Hospital and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) ¬ó are members of a...
  • Chinese builder puts up 57-story skyscraper in 19 days

    05/01/2015 8:09:54 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 39 replies
    seattletimes. ^ | April 30, 2015 | PENG PENG DIDI TANG
    CHANGSHA, China (AP) ó A Chinese construction company is claiming to be the worldís fastest builder after erecting a 57-story skyscraper in 19 working days in central China. The Broad Sustainable Building Co. put up the rectangular, glass-and-steel Mini Sky City in the Hunan provincial capital of Changsha using a modular method, assembling three floors per day, company vice president Xiao Changgeng said.
  • Taiwan Navy retires two Knox-class frigates

    05/01/2015 6:03:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Focus Taiwan ^ | 2015/05/01 | Elaine Hou and Lu Hsin-hui
    Taipei, May 1 (CNA) Taiwan's Navy decommissioned two of its eight Knox-class frigates Friday with the intention of replacing them with two Perry-class guided missile frigates that is part of a fleet modernization effort. The two Knox-class vessels were retired from service at a ceremony in the southern city of Kaohsiung, which was presided over by Navy Commander Adm. Li Hsi-ming (śĚéŚĖúśėé). It was part of the effort to modernize the Navy's fleet of vessels and enhance the country's maritime defense capabilities. The Navy plans to decommission all eight of its 4,300-ton Knox-class frigates that were built in the early...
  • Elusive new bird International discovered in China

    05/01/2015 7:07:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 05/01/2015 | Provided by Michigan State University
    A Michigan State University professor was part of an international team of scientists that has discovered a new bird in China. The new bird, the Sichuan bush warbler, resides in five mountainous provinces in central China. The discovery, shared in the current issue of Avian Research, notes that the bird shunned the limelight by hiding in grassy, scrubby vegetation over the years. However, its distinctive song eventually gave it away, said Pamela Rasmussen, MSU integrative biologist, assistant curator at the MSU Museum and co-author on the paper. "The Sichuan bush warbler is exceedingly secretive and difficult to spot as its...
  • The Chinese Air Force's Super Weapon: Beware the J-11D Fighter

    05/01/2015 6:13:29 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    The National Interest ^ | April 30, 2015 | Zachary Keck
    China has conducted the first test flight of a new, upgraded version of its J-11 fighter jet. According to Russian media outlets, which cited unnamed Chinese reports, on Wednesday the Peopleís Liberation Army Air Force conducted the first flight tests of its J-11D fighter aircraft. The plane is an upgraded version of the J-11B fighter jets, which themselves are copies of the Russian-made Sukhoi Su-27. According to the reports, the new J-11D incorporates a number of technologies from Chinaís J-16 fighter jets. Both planes are manufactured by the Chinese company, Shenyang Aircraft Corp, and the J-16 is believed to have...
  • Elizabeth Warren Could Learn a Thing Or Two About Banking From the Chinese

    05/01/2015 2:50:53 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/30/2015 | John Merline
    China is trying to fix its banking system. Not by piling on more regulations in the name of protecting consumers and the financial markets. Instead, it's trying to inject more free-market competition into the system so as to improve its stability and efficiency.
  • Ordinary "measures" will not do for all your steps must come from Me [ charistmatic caucus]

    04/30/2015 2:07:40 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 4-30-15 | jedediah
    Position yourself in Me now Completely and cease ALL striving for I have already overcome FOR you ! As you step into the coals of My very spirit I shall paint you into My Portrait of Love and Worship for this is where you belong and you shall find yourself now as part of the very DNA Particles from the building blocks of My Manifold Wisdom completely and entirely of My makeup and knowing, the Eyes of Understanding all that is before you for you have eaten from The Tree of Life and the Salve of My Nectar so that...
  • Vietnam Buys Deadly New Missiles Capable of Hitting China

    04/30/2015 1:47:27 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 49 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 30 April 2015 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    Hanoi is the first Southeast Asian nation arming its submarines with land attack cruise missiles. Vietnam is in the process of acquiring 50 anti-ship and land attack 3M-14E Klub supersonic cruise missiles for its burgeoning fleet of SSK Kilo-class diesel-electric submarines, Der Spiegel Online reports. According to the article, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) recently updated data on its website, based on information obtained from the United Nationsí register of conventional arms, indicating that Russia has already delivered 28 missiles over the last two years to Hanoi, although the precise number remains unknown. The Klub is a Russian-made...
  • Seven Reasons China Will Start a War By 2017

    04/30/2015 4:56:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | David Archibald
    Chinese strategists see a window of strategic opportunity for China early in the 21st century, though they havenít publicly outlined the basis for that view. But we can make a good stab at it. Firstly, an air of inevitability is important in winning battles. While China is perceived to have a strong, growing economy that is crushing all before it, that perception of inevitability rubs off on Chinaís military adventures. To use that perception, China has to attack before its economy contracts due to the bursting of its real estate bubble. This explains the current rush to build the bases...
  • Vietnam buys submarine-launched land attack missiles to deter China

    04/29/2015 11:44:52 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 30 Apr 2015
    HONG KONG: Vietnam is arming its expanding submarine fleet with land attack missiles that could be capable of reaching Chinese coastal cities, a choice of weapon likely to be seen as provocative by China in the ongoing South China Sea dispute. The independent Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) recently updated data on its website to show Vietnam's acquisition of the Russian-made land attack variant of the Klub missile for its state-of-the-art Kilo attack submarines. SIPRI arms researcher Siemon Wezeman said the entry was based on an earlier but little-noticed filing Vietnam made last year to the United Nations' register...
  • Bat-Like, Pigeon-Sized Dino Soared Over China

    04/29/2015 12:01:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    discovery.com ^ | Jennifer Viegas
    A dinosaur with bat-like wings once soared through the skies of what is now China, The Jurassic dinosaur, named Yi qi, has the shortest name ever given to a dino: Yi qi, pronounced "ee chee," means "strange wing." It also appears to be the earliest known flying non-avian dinosaur. At 160 million years old, it is older than the first known birds, such as Archaeopteryx. ... He and his colleagues unearthed the remains for Yi qi at Hebei Province in China. At first, the scientists puzzled over rod-like bones that extended from each wrist of the tiny dinosaur that weighed...
  • Beijing unveils plans for the biggest airport terminal in the world [tr]

    04/29/2015 6:42:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 29, 2015 | Becky Pemberton
    The number of Chinese tourists eager to travel the world has risen dramatically over the last few years, and Beijing International Airport is launching the world's biggest terminal to cope with the substantial increase. Opening in 2018, the gigantic Terminal 1 will cover 700,000 square metres, and is set to handle 45million passengers a year. Renown British-Iraqi architect, Zaha Hadid, has collaborated with airport developers ADPI to create a six-tier concept which aims to decrease customer walking distances, and increase connectivity.
  • US defense commitment to Japan 'ironclad', includes Senkakus: Kerry

    04/28/2015 11:30:59 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 16 replies
    BI ^ | Apr. 27, 2015, 12:13 PM | AFP
    The US commitment to the defense of Japan is "ironclad," top US diplomat John Kerry vowed Monday
  • ĎAccords with China a hallmark in Argentina's foreign relations historyí

    04/27/2015 7:56:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | April 27, 2015 | By Guillermo HŠskel
    Chinese investment is seen to reach US$600 billion a year by 2030, mainly oriented to Brazil's and Argentina's manufacturing industry, an expert said. Despite protests that the accords signed this year between Buenos Aires and Beijing are shrouded in secrecy, strongly asymmetrical, and that they will deepen the trade commoditization of Argentina ó one of the world's largest food exporters ó an outstanding international relations expert hails them as a hallmark in Argentine history. ďThe accords signed with the People's Republic of China and passed into law by the Argentine Congress are one of the great achievements in the history...
  • Charity watchdog dubs Clinton Foundation a Ďslush fundí (on watch list of problem n/p))

    04/26/2015 6:22:47 AM PDT · by Liz · 47 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | 4/26/15 | Isabel Vincent
    The Clintons took in more than $140M in 2013 but spent just $9M on direct aid.....the bulk spent on travel, salaries and bonuses, with fat payouts going to family and friends. On 2013 tax forms, most recent available, they claim $30 million on payroll/employee benefits; $8.7 million in rent/office expenses; $9.2 million on ďconferences, conventions and meetingsĒ; $8 million on fund-raising; and nearly $8.5 million on travel. Significantly, none of the Clintons are listed on the payroll, except for first-class flights paid for by the Foundation. The tax-exempt came under fire following reports that then-Secy of State Hillary Clinton allowed...
  • Beijing eyes bigger arms exports after Pakistan deal, experts say

    04/25/2015 9:54:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 04/26/2015 | Angela Meng and Minnie Chan
    Vows by China and Pakistan to deepen security and defence ties will reinforce Beijing's ambitions to increase its arms exports, which could create unease among some countries in the region, especially India, security experts say. President Xi Jinping made his first state visit to Pakistan last week and met Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, with the sides agreeing to boost their partnership to "all-weather levels". The two nations also decided to step up dialogue between their armed forces, and expand cooperation in defence technology and production. Three weeks before Xi departed for the trip, Sharif approved a US$5 billion deal to...
  • Archaeologists Find Thousands Of 2,000-Year-Old Files

    07/21/2002 3:56:06 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 969+ views
    Ananova ^ | 7-21-2002
    Archaeologists find thousands of 2,000-year-old files Chinese archaeologists have found thousands of official files from over 2,000 years ago. The 20,000 ancient bamboo slips have details about the political, economic and cultural life of the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC). The information on the bamboo slips includes details about army food consumption and relations between different ethnic groups. Xinhua says they were unearthed in southern China's Hunan province. Experts are comparing the find to that of the Qin Dynasty terracotta soldiers and horses unearthed in Shaanxi province in the 1970s. Researchers say only 2,000 bamboo slips were unearthed during the last...
  • Remains of horses and chariots found in 3,000-year-old tomb in China

    09/03/2011 11:45:43 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    This is London ^ | Thursday, September 1, 2011 | Tariq Tahir
    Lying side by side, these horses have drawn a chariot in an ancient tomb for the past 3,000 years, which was recently discovered. The equine bones, found in the Chinese city of Luoyang, have remained undisturbed since the early Western Zhou dynasty. Archaeologists believe the 12 horses lying on their sides show the animals were slaughtered before burial, not buried alive. As well as the horses and five chariots, bronzes and ceramics have escaped the clutches of history's grave robbers. Archaeologists are convinced that the perfectly preserved tomb belongs to an official or a scholar of standing, given the pottery,...
  • Pollen Reveals (Chinese) Terracotta Army Origins

    01/29/2007 4:29:00 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 726+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 1-29-2007 | Jennifer Viegas
    Pollen Reveals Terracotta Army Origins Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News Pollen Found Inside Jan. 29, 2007 ó Chinaís Terracotta Army has mystified scholars since the 8,099 clay warriors and horses were first discovered in Emperor Qin Shihuangís mausoleum in 1974. The figures, meant to protect the emperor in the afterlife, were buried with him around 210-209 B.C. At least one mystery about the imposing faux army recently was solved. It is now known that the horses and warriors were constructed in different locations, based on analysis of pollen found in fragments of terracotta that were collected from the clay figures.Horses Made...
  • Archaeologists Find Terracotta Figurines Older Than Those Buried With Chinese First Emperor

    08/15/2006 11:02:46 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 595+ views
    Archaeologists find terracotta figurines older than those buried with Chinese first emperor Chinese archaeologists have discovered two terracotta figurines dating back to about 2,500 years ago, older than the famous terracotta warriors buried with first Chinese emperor Qinshihuang. The rough-hewn, 10-centimeter tall statues might be the oldest terracotta figurines produced by the Qin State at the beginning of the Warring States Period (475 BC-221 BC), said some experts. The two figurines were found at the ruins of Yongcheng, an ancient Qin State capital, in northwest Shaanxi Province, according to local media reports. Qin State unified China in 221 BC. Qinshihuang,...
  • Will Liquid Mercury Show The Way To King's Tomb In Mysterious City Of Teotihuacan?

    04/25/2015 12:33:02 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 45 replies
    http://www.messagetoeagle.com ^ | 25 April, 2015 | unknown
    MessageToEagle.com - A Mexican archeologist hunting for a royal tomb in a deep, dark tunnel beneath a towering pre-Aztec pyramid has made a discovery that may have brought him a step closer: liquid mercury,' according to Reuters' report. In the bowels of Teotihuacan, a mysterious ancient city that was once the largest in the Americas, Sergio Gomez this month found "large quantities" of the silvery metal in a chamber at the end of a sacred tunnel sealed for nearly 1,800 years. "It's something that completely surprised us," Gomez said at the entrance to the tunnel below Teotihuacan's Pyramid of the...
  • HSBC looks at moving HQ from Britain as tax and regulations bite (also ďDonít leave EU!Ē)

    04/25/2015 8:46:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:34pm BST | Steve Slater and Sinťad Cruise
    HSBC, Europeís biggest bank, has ordered a review into whether it should move its headquarters out of Britain and potentially back to its former home in Hong Kong, threatening Londonís reputation as a global hub for finance and investment. The announcement from HSBC, founded in Asia but a key part of the British establishment, prompted a warm response from Hong Kong, where it is revered as ďThe BankĒ, and silence from the British government. The commitment to the review comes less than two weeks before British parliamentary elections on May 7 and poses challenges for both Prime Minister David Cameron...
  • Cheaper Robots, Fewer Workers (Video and Article)

    04/24/2015 1:13:50 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/24/15 | Jonah M. Kessel and Taige Jensen
    China faces rising labor costs and a shortage of workers. But a government project called ďreplacing humans with robotsĒ is trying to change the face of the work force in Guangdong Province.
  • Selling out the country is a long standing Clinton family tradition

    04/24/2015 8:37:40 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-24-15 | DrJohn
    † In 2014 China made a round trip to the moon with robotic explorers. The Chinese intend to launch a mission to the moon that will return samples back to Earth. They have outlined their ambitious plans for outer space here. IEEE/Spectrum calls China the "Next Space Superpower."ďThe Chinese have said repeatedly that they are not going to go into space, land on the moon, look around, say, Been there, done that,í and consider themselves done,Ē says Johnson-Freese. ďTheyíre going to do stepping-stone infrastructure, and in those terms their space station makes sense.Ē Where else might Chinese astronauts go? Their...
  • Are Hillary Clintonís China ties behind a dropped espionage investigation?

    04/23/2015 5:14:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 4/23/15 | Jon Dougherty
    Few Americans could fathom the notion that the United States is so indebted to China that one of Beijingís spies could get away with espionage Ė especially with an White House in love with espionage prosecutions. But that might be the only reasonable explanation for the Obama administrationís decision to pass on prosecuting a State Department contractor who was allegedly paid thousands of dollars to someone believed to be a Chinese agent seeking information on Americans. According to Fox News, a November 2014 FBI affidavit that was filed in U.S. district court in Maryland indicates that the FBI launched a...
  • China Says Please Stop Hiring Funeral Strippers

    04/23/2015 11:58:57 AM PDT · by McGruff · 44 replies
    Wall street Journal ^ | April 23, 2015
    In China, friends and family of the deceased may have to do without a special form of funereal entertainment: strippers. According to a statement from the Ministry of Culture on Thursday, the government plans to work closely with the police to eliminate such performances, which are held with the goal of drawing more mourners.
  • S.F. becomes most sought-after location for Chinese buyers

    04/23/2015 10:12:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 23, 2015 | By Emily Landes
    Chinese buyers looking to invest off-shore are most interested in San Francisco, according to a report from luxury listing site, which tracked millions of online searches from Chinese buyers in the first quarter of 2015. San Francisco ranked seventh in the survey in the fourth quarter of last year, but in the most recent survey beat out London, Tuscany, New York and Paris. ďFor many well-heeled Chinese buyers, the entire U.S. housing market, and even the somewhat pricey S.F. Bay Area remains a bargain versus Hong Kong, New York, London and Beijing,Ē he said. ďBay Area real estate represents an...
  • Chinese hack U.S. weather systems, satellite network

    11/12/2014 1:08:46 PM PST · by Kartographer · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/14 | Mary Pat Flaherty, Jason Samenow and Lisa Rein
    Hackers from China breached the federal weather network recently, forcing cybersecurity teams to seal off data vital to disaster planning, aviation, shipping and scores of other crucial uses, officials said. The intrusion occurred in late September but officials gave no indication that they had a problem until Oct. 20, according to three people familiar with the hack and the subsequent reaction by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA, which includes the National Weather Service. Even then, NOAA did not say its systems were compromised.
  • Chinaís First Supercar Actually Doesnít Look Terrible

    04/23/2015 5:21:30 AM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 52 replies
    Normally when weíre reporting news from China, it typically involves them ripping off something someone else did. Today, though, thereís actually something interesting to talk aboutó a supercar. A completely unique not copied supercar from China. Go figure.
  • Turkey to Buy Chinese Missile Defence System

    04/22/2015 1:57:10 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 14 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | April 22, 2015 | Teddy Ng & Reuters in Istandbul
    [This is from the International Edition of SCMP] China has won the bid to co-produce a multibillion ($3Billion) long-range air and missile defence system in Turkey, in what is its largest and most advanced arms sales to a NATO country. The Turkish defence minister announced the decision to approve the US$3 billion bid by China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp, rejecting rival offers from Russian, US and European firms. The winning Chinese FD-2000 system beat the Patriot, the Russian S-400 and the French-Italian Eurosam Samp-T, it was announced on Thursday. [snip]
  • Should the US Help India Defeat China's Navy?

    04/22/2015 11:21:51 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 04/23/2015 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    A new paper by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace argues that India and the United States should collaborate on building New Delhiís next Vikrant-class aircraft carrier, the 65,000 tons nuclear-powered INS Vishal, expected to enter service in the 2020s. ďWorking in concert to develop this vessel would not only substantially bolster Indiaís naval combat capabilities but would also cement the evolving strategic bond between the United States and India in a truly spectacular fashion for many decades to come,Ē Ashley J. Tellis, the author of the Carnegie study, underlines. In January 2015, both countries announced a joint working group...
  • Obama-GOP "Trade" Scheme Includes "Unrestricted Immigration"

    04/22/2015 5:09:14 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 April 2015 | Alex Newman
    The establishment GOP-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), recently touted by the White House as the ďmost progressive trade agreement in history,Ē is also a ďTrojan horseĒ to advance Obamaís ďunrestricted immigrationĒ agenda, according to political insiders and critics who have studied the secretive scheming. With the Big Government wing of the Republican Party currently plotting to empower the Obama administration with fast-track Trade Promotion Authority to make it easier to impose the TPP and other radical agreements on the American people, opponents are warning that the White House immigration agenda may become all but impossible to stop. Critics say Congress must...
  • State Dept. contractor allegedly paid by Chinese agent to spy on Americans Ė yet no charges filed

    04/21/2015 10:38:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/22/15 | Catherine Herridge
    Newly unsealed court documents obtained by Fox News show a State Department contractor allegedly was paid thousands by an individual thought to be a Chinese agent in exchange for information on Americans -- but despite an FBI probe, the Justice Department declined to prosecute. A November 2014 FBI affidavit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, shows the bureau investigated the contractor for her admitted contact with individuals she believed to be Chinese intelligence officers. The affidavit from agent Timothy S. Pappa states the translator, Xiaoming Gao, was paid "thousands of dollars to provide information on...
  • What Chinaís and Pakistanís special friendship means

    04/22/2015 6:25:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 04/21/2015 | Ishaan Tharoor
    The friendship between China and Pakistan, read billboards in Chinese and English dotting Islamabad this week, "is higher than mountains, deeper than oceans, sweeter than honey, and stronger than steel." This sort of romantic sloganeering routinely bubbles up ahead of key bilateral summits between the two countries, and so it did this week as Chinese President Xi Jinping made his maiden visit to the South Asian nation. "This will be my first trip to Pakistan, but I feel as if I am going to visit the home of my own brother," Xi wrote in an article published in Pakistani papers...
  • China cabinet approves building of home-grown nuclear reactor

    04/22/2015 4:56:37 AM PDT · by thackney · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 15, 2015 | Reuters
    China gave approval to build a home-grown "third-generation" nuclear reactor, a technology that will help optimize the country's energy mix and also one that Beijing wants to export. The State Council, or cabinet, said on Wednesday it had approved building a pilot reactor of "Hualong 1" on China's coast, according to a statement posted on the central government's website www.gov.cn, without giving further details. "It's not only an inevitable choice to diversify clean energy sources, but also helps raise global competitiveness of China's equipment manufacturers...
  • Iran rejects US call for Ďanywhere, anytime accessí to military sites

    04/20/2015 7:23:24 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Press TV ^ | Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:37AM
    Iran has rejected a call by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz for unlimited access of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to the Islamic Republicís military sites. In a Monday interview with ISNA news agency, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) described Monizís demand as ďnot practical and acceptable.Ē Behrouz Kamalvandi noted that negotiations aimed at reaching an agreement over Iranís nuclear program ďare still underway,Ē urging the other side to put forward its views during the talks. Kamalvandi stressed that Tehran will not undertake any commitments beyond ďcommon laws and regulations.Ē Earlier on Monday,...
  • China's Xi Jinping agrees $46bn superhighway to Pakistan

    04/20/2015 9:18:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 20, 2015
    China's President Xi Jinping has signed agreements with Pakistan promising investment of $46bn (£30.7bn). The focus of spending is on building a China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) - a network of roads, railway and pipelines between the long-time allies. They will run some 3,000km (1,800 miles) from Gwadar in Pakistan to China's western Xinjiang region. The projects will give China direct access to the Indian Ocean and beyond. This marks a major advance in China's plans to boost its influence in Central and South Asia, correspondents say, and far exceeds US spending in Pakistan.
  • Were Kerry's Ancestors Drug Runners?

    10/11/2004 8:03:33 PM PDT · by Tulsa Brian · 12 replies · 794+ views
    world i.q..com | 10/10/04 | unlisted
    Definition of Forbes family This article is about the Forbes family related to US Senator John Kerry. For information about the Forbes family associated with Forbes magazine, see Forbes family (publishers). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Forbes family of China and Boston, of which US Senator John Forbes Kerry and John Murray Forbes are members, amassed a huge fortune in the China trade, initially trading North American furs and manufactured goods for tea and other goods from China. Forbes also made a considerable fortune smuggling opium during the Opium Wars. The British wanted to keep a monopoly on supplying the Chinese with opium...
  • Iran rules out inspections of military sites (again)

    04/19/2015 5:29:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 19, 2015, 1:46 pm
    A senior commander in Iranís Revolutionary Guard said Sunday that inspectors would be barred from military sites under any nuclear agreement with world powers. Gen. Hossein Salami, the Guardís deputy leader, said on state TV that allowing the foreign inspection of military sites is tantamount to ďselling out.Ē ďWe will respond with hot lead (bullets) to those who speak of it,Ē Salami said. ďIran will not become a paradise for spies. We will not roll out the red carpet for the enemy.Ē Iran and six world powers ó the US, the UK, France, Germany, China and Russia ó have reached...
  • Volcano responsible for one of the worst eruptions in last 2000 years set to explode again

    04/18/2015 10:12:44 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 40 replies
    The Weather Network ^ | April 15, 2015 | Rodrigo Cokting
    / Mount Baekdu is set to explode according to experts and if that isn't shocking enough, keep in mind that Baekdu is responsible for one of the worst eruptions in the last 2,000 years. Professor Yoon Seong-hyo from Pusan National University urged officials to keep a close eye on the highest peak of the Korean peninsula. Baekdu is an active volcano located on the border between North Korea and China. The caldera or cauldron of the Baekdu volcano, which is sometimes called Paektu or Changbai, has risen a centimetre since July, according to new research. "The mountains's height has risen...
  • More Hillary Cronyism Revealed Ė Cisco Used Clinton Foundation to Cover-up China Human Rights Abuse

    04/18/2015 7:06:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    International Business Times articles copied onto Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | m.cunninghamcook@ibtimes.com David Sirota @davidsirota d.sirta@ibtimes.com on April 16 2015 9:08 AM | m.cunninghamcook@ibtimes.com David Sirota @davidsirota d.sirota@ibtimes.com on April 16 2015 9:08 AM
    More Hillary Cronyism Revealed ¬Ė How Cisco Used Clinton Foundation Donations to Cover-up Human Rights Abuse in China In her 2014 memoir ‚ÄúHard Choices,‚ÄĚ Clinton reiterated her support for human-rights advocates in China. She specifically criticized the Great Firewall, writing that after she made comments about the right to dissent in China in 2011, ¬ďcensors went right to work erasing mentions of my message from the Internet.¬ĒBut the issue of Chinese repression ‚ÄĒ and Cisco¬ís role ‚ÄĒ was already known by then. In 2009, weeks after Clinton¬ís State Department had named Cisco a finalist for the secretary of state¬ís Awards...
  • Little Man, Big Job: The Obama Doctrine of Withdrawal.

    04/18/2015 11:41:22 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-18-2015 | MOTUS
    I think weíve all been struggling to explain Big Guyís foreign policy. Fortunately, the New York Times has finally done it for us: At Global Economic Gathering, U.S. Primacy Is Seen as Ebbing. As world leaders converge here for their semiannual trek to the capital of what is still the worldís most powerful economy, concern is rising in many quarters that the United States is retreating from global economic leadership just when it is needed most. ďAmerica Bows OutĒďIíve been searching for a word to describe it, and the one I use is Ďwithdrawal,í best I can come up with,Ē...
  • China 'building runway in disputed South China Sea'

    04/17/2015 10:37:38 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 17, 2015 | AFP News
    China is rapidly building an airstrip on an artificial island in disputed South China Sea waters, recent satellite pictures show, potentially ramping up tensions with several Southeast Asian neighbours. Fiery Cross in the Spratly Islands was little more than a reef when China began land reclamation works to turn it into an island in late 2014.
  • US To Develop 6Th Generation Fighters To Outrun Russian, Chinese Jets

    04/15/2015 8:10:18 AM PDT · by Strategy · 37 replies
    Sputnik ^ | April 12, 2015
    The US Air Force and Navy plan to pursue the development and acquisition of sixth-generation F/A-XX fighters; they consider the fleet of existing jets incapable of handling their Russian and Chinese fifth-generation counterparts, something which they feel constitutes a real threat to national security. The Chinese Chengdu J-20 and the Russian Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA are becoming a real threat to the US Air Force and Navy, according to The National Interest, an international affairs magazine. "When you see these next-generation fighters, the PAK-FA out of Russia and the J-20 out of China, and some of their new missile technology, our...
  • This Country Looks Like It Will Grow Faster Than China This Year

    04/15/2015 6:56:13 AM PDT · by yuffy · 4 replies
    Time ^ | April 15th 2015 4:34 AM ET | Rishi Iyengar
    By almost a full percentage point Indiaís economic growth may surpass Chinaís much sooner than initially expected, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasting earlier this week that Delhi will take the lead in 2015. The IMFís World Economic Outlook, released Tuesday, indicates that Indiaís growth rate will rise to 7.5% this year, while Chinaís is expected to drop to 6.8% from 7.4% last year.
  • China May Build Rail Tunnel Under Mount Everest, State Media Reports

    04/14/2015 3:30:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 9 April 2015 | Haroon Siddique and Jason Burke
    Construction project is believed to be under consideration and is part of proposed extension to link China with Nepal by railChina is considering extending a railway line linking the country to Nepal via a tunnel under Mount Everest, according to Chinese state media. The proposal is the latest in a series of ambitious rail schemes Beijing is reportedly examining. It comes amid scepticism about whether some of the projects will ever get off the ground and at a time of a growing Chinese presence in Nepal, which has caused some concern in rival regional power India. The Qinghai-Tibet railway already...
  • China to surpass U.S. as top cause of modern global warming ('shared' blame policy emerging?)

    04/13/2015 6:36:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/13/15 | Alister Doyle - Reuters
    OSLO, April 13 (Reuters) - China is poised to overtake the United States as the main cause of man-made global warming since 1990, the benchmark year for U.N.-led action, in a historic shift that may raise pressure on Beijing to act. China's cumulative greenhouse gas emissions since 1990, when governments were becoming aware of climate change, will outstrip those of the United States in 2015 or 2016, according to separate estimates by experts in Norway and the United States. The shift, reflecting China's stellar economic growth, raises questions about historical blame for rising temperatures and more floods, desertification, heatwaves and...
  • Total Absorption and Breakthrough

    04/13/2015 1:36:46 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-16-15 | Holy Spirit inspired
    Total Absorption and Breakthrough I am drawing you deeper into My Spirit then ever before for I AM your Wellspring of Life and so now as I call and you answer I will feed you from The Tree of Life great and mighty things. First you will delve into and devour My very Virtue for without this nothing exists so you must come into and completely walk in My Worthiness for "HOLY" is My Name "Yeah" even the angels cry out unrelentingly My Truth . Second I will cause you to drink in My love and this door opens to...
  • China to build $2 billion Iran- Pakistan 'peace pipeline'

    04/13/2015 8:37:52 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    albawaba ^ | 4-14-2015
    China plans to build a pipeline to transport natural gas from Iran to Pakistan in a move to alleviate the crippling burden of electricity shortage in Pakistan, a report said. †A deal is likely to be signed during the Chinese presidentís visit to Islamabad this month, Pakistani officials were quoted as saying in the†Tehran Times†report. Pakistan has been negotiating for months for China to build the Pakistani portion of the pipeline, which will cost up to $2 billion, according to the report. ďWeíre building it,Ē Pakistani Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told The Wall Street Journal. ďThe process has started.Ē...