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  • Churches Demolished, Desecrated Tombs, Kindergartens Closed: Persecution in the Henan Church

    04/23/2018 6:50:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    AsiaNews ^ | 4/20/18 | Bernardo Cervellara
    The church of the village of Hutuo has been reduced to a pile of ruins; the tomb of the bishop of Luoyang, not recognized by the government, was desecrated; children are forbidden to enter churches; threats against Catholic parents and seniors: if they continue to believe they will not receive government subsidies or pensions.Rome (AsiaNews) - "The Catholic Church in the province of Henan, in central China, is violently persecuted! Pray for them! ": This is the appeal we received yesterday from different parts of China, along with a list of violent acts that have occurred in recent weeks and...
  • North Korean leader visits China embassy, hospital after fatal bus crash

    04/23/2018 5:08:21 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | APRIL 24, 2018
    North Korean leader visits China embassy, hospital after fatal bus crash SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the Chinese embassy in Pyongyang on Monday to express “deep sympathy” over a bus accident that killed 32 Chinese tourists and critically injured two, the North’s state media said on Tuesday. “He said that the unexpected accident brought bitter sorrow to his heart and that he couldn’t control his grief at the thought of the bereaved families who lost their blood relatives,” the North’s central news agency said. The accident occurred on Sunday when a bus crashed off a...
  • CHINA SAYS 32 NATIONALS DEAD IN MAJOR NORTH KOREAN BUS CRASH

    04/23/2018 4:33:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | APR 23, 2018 | Ben Blanchard
    CHINA SAYS 32 NATIONALS DEAD IN MAJOR NORTH KOREAN BUS CRASH By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans died in a major bus accident in North Korea, China's foreign ministry said on Monday, with two Chinese nationals seriously injured and left in critical condition. Chinese visitors make up about 80 percent of all foreign tourists to North Korea, says a South Korean think-tank, the Korea Maritime Institute, which estimates that tourism generates revenue of about $44 million each year for the isolated country. Chinese diplomats have rushed to the scene of Sunday's accident in...
  • An open letter to the US Congress: don’t let Trump rip up the Iran deal

    04/21/2018 7:38:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Apr. 21. 2018 | Richard Bacon, Omid Nouripour, Delphine O
    For more than a decade, we – Europeans, Americans, and the international community – have feared the imminent threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. To counter this threat and make the Middle East a safer place, the international community came together, using the might of diplomatic negotiations and the force of sanctions, agreed by most of the major economic powers. After 13 years of joint diplomatic effort, we reached a major breakthrough and signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), an agreement between Iran, France, the UK, Germany, the US, China, and Russia, regarding Tehran‘s nuclear programme. With that, we...
  • Treasure Island: Rare Metals Discovery On Remote Pacific Atoll Is Worth Billions Of Dollars

    04/22/2018 5:54:10 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-22-2018
    The discovery of vast reserves of rare-earth elements on a tiny Japanese island, that can be used in everything from iPhones to missile systems to electric vehicles, has been described as a "game changer." "This REY-rich mud has great potential as a rare-earth metal resource because of the enormous amount available and its advantageous mineralogical features," the study reads. The study shows that more than 16 million tons of rare-earth elements could be "exploited in the near future." Including ytrrium (Y), which is used in products like camera lenses and mobile phone screens, the rare-earth elements found are: Europium (EU),...
  • The Chinese Communist Party Is Setting Up Cells at Universities Across America

    04/21/2018 8:58:46 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 18 Apr, 2018 | Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
    It’s a strategy to tighten ideological control. And it’s happening around the world. In July 2017, a group of nine Chinese students and faculty from Huazhong University of Science and Technology participating in a summer program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) formed a Chinese Communist Party branch on the third floor of Hopkins Hall, a campus dormitory. The group held meetings to discuss party ideology, taking a group photo in front of a red flag emblazoned with a hammer and sickle, according to a July 2017 article and photos posted to the Huazhong University website. The students’...
  • Nobel Peace Prize for President Trump?

    04/21/2018 8:14:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    The North Korean state media made a historic announcement Friday evening that Kim Jong-un and the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea would be suspending its nuclear missile and long range missile testing. In addition they will also be closing down their nuclear test site. The announcement comes ahead of President Trump's meeting with Kim Jong-un, a potbellied dictator he once nicknamed "Rocketman," in May. By all accounts, President Trump has been the driving force behind North Korea's sudden change in their willingness to stop their nuclear weapon program. Now, Rep. Luke Messer (R-IL) is calling for President Trump...
  • Lockheed Should Restart the Raptor Line If Japan Wants An F-22-F-35 Hybrid

    04/20/2018 7:34:41 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    The Drive ^ | APRIL 20, 2018 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    Reuters has published a report that came as little surprise to us at The War Zone regarding Tokyo's interest in having Japanese industry work with Lockheed Martin to develop a semi-indigenous fighter that combines the best attributes of the F-35 Lightning and F-22 Raptor. The Reuters report states in part: "Lockheed has discussed the idea with Japanese defense ministry officials and will make a formal proposal in response to a Japanese request for information (RFI) after it receives permission from the U.S. government to offer the sensitive military technology, said the sources, who have direct knowledge of the proposal. The...
  • China's Reform Pledges Fail to Impress

    04/21/2018 5:20:50 AM PDT · by cba123 · 1 replies
    VOA ^ | April 20, 2018 8:40 AM | Joyce Huang
    BEIJING — China has made a series of market opening pledges over the past week, but analysts said the moves are unlikely to help Beijing and Washington take any steps toward resolving their differences or advance negotiations. Instead, frustrations are growing as punitive trade actions pile up. China has pledged specific steps to open up its financial and insurance sector with milestones set for June and again before the end of this year. It has also addressed a key concern of President Donald Trump, pledging to significantly cut 25 percent tariffs on automobile imports this year. Beijing also says that...
  • China Touts Fusion Progress As New Details On Lockheed Martin's Reactor Emerge

    04/21/2018 3:54:08 AM PDT · by PIF · 16 replies
    The War Zone ^ | April 20, 2018 | Joseph Trevithick
    China, which is reportedly hard at work on a host of advanced technologies for both military and civilian applications, has given foreign journalists a close look at its potentially revolutionary fusion energy project, which they claim has produced the longest man-made nuclear reaction of this type ever. The tour came as additional details have come to light regarding another advanced fusion reactor program at Lockheed Martin, which recently obtained a patent for portions of its own design. Snip “The CFR will avoid these issues by tackling plasma confinement in a radically different way. Instead of constraining the plasma within...
  • Trump Walks Back Pro-TPP Remarks, Touts Bilateral Deals

    04/19/2018 6:56:23 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 19 April 2018 | Alex Newman
    After suggesting last week that the U.S. government would seek to rejoin the sovereignty-shredding Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), President Donald Trump took to social media on April 18 to slam the controversial “free trade” regime that he once described as the “rape of our country.” Instead, Trump is seeking a bilateral agreement with remaining Pacific-rim governments such as Japan. Grassroots conservatives celebrated the announcement. But establishment voices were less than happy about it. Writing after a meeting at his Mar-a-Lago estate with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump suggested he was still opposed to TPP and preferred a bilateral trade deal...
  • The Chinese Communist Party Is Setting Up Cells at Universities Across America

    04/19/2018 7:23:25 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 46 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 18 April 2018 | Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
    It's a strategy to tighten ideological control. And it is happening around the world. n July 2017, a group of nine Chinese students and faculty from Huazhong University of Science and Technology participating in a summer program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) formed a Chinese Communist Party branch on the third floor of Hopkins Hall, a campus dormitory. The group held meetings to discuss party ideology, taking a group photo in front of a red flag emblazoned with a hammer and sickle, according to a July 2017 article and photos posted to the Huazhong University website. The...
  • South Korea's Moon says North seeking 'complete denuclearization'

    04/19/2018 2:26:56 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/19/18 | Rueters staff
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has expressed its desire for “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions such as U.S. troops withdrawing from the South first, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday. Moon said big-picture agreements about normalization of relations between the two Koreas and the United States should not be difficult to reach through planned summits between North and South, and between the North and the United States, in a bid to rein in the North’s nuclear and missile programs. “North Korea is expressing a will for a complete denuclearization,” Moon told reporters.
  • North and South Korea are preparing to announce a permanent end to their war

    04/17/2018 11:43:50 AM PDT · by thoughtomator · 111 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 4/17/2018 | SARA MALM
    North and South Korea are preparing to officially end the war when their two leaders - Dictator Kim Jong-Un and President Moon Jae-in - meet next week. The two Koreas are technically still at war as the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty. South Korean media reports that the two sides had been discussing plans for a permanent end to the war at the North-South summit, citing an unidentified Seoul official.
  • CIA Director Pompeo met with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend

    04/17/2018 6:33:36 PM PDT · by bitt · 59 replies
    WAPO ^ | 4/17/2018 | Shane Harris, Carol D. Leonnig, Greg Jaffe and David Nakamura
    CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret visit to North Korea over Easter weekend as an envoy for President Trump to meet with that country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, according to two people with direct knowledge of the trip. The extraordinary meeting between one of Trump’s most trusted emissaries and the authoritarian head of a rogue state was part of an effort to lay the groundwork for direct talks between Trump and Kim about North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, according to the two people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the highly classified nature of the talks.
  • Trump says it's possible summit with North Korea's Kim won't happen

    04/18/2018 2:14:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | APRIL 18, 2018
    Trump says it's possible summit with North Korea's Kim won't happen PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he hopes to hold a summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that five locations are being considered, but that it remains possible such a meeting may not happen.
  • The Tweet That Began The Process Leading To Unification Of The Korean Peninsula

    04/18/2018 4:34:03 AM PDT · by gaggs · 11 replies
    A thousand years from now, school children will study this tweet.Historical context: This tweet began a process leading to unification on the Korean Peninsula. And we were told that this tweet would lead to WWIII!! The tweet that will be in history books for kids to learn what resolved the NK-SK conflict... Along with this one of course:North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much...
  • BREAKING: Mexico Agrees To Pay for Wall – Offering Emergency Deal To Close NAFTA Tariff Loophole…

    04/17/2018 9:19:36 PM PDT · by Giddyupgo · 70 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 17, 2018 | Sundance
    This Reuters article is framed around Mexico making a surprise announcement they will support the U.S. steel tariff against China by shutting down the NAFTA back door on that specific trade segment…. However, the bigger story is Mexico’s admission/concession to the U.S. trade position that Canada and Mexico structure access to the U.S. market inside their trade deals with other nations. With a Marxist about to win the July 1st election; and with certain nationalization of private industry soon to follow; and with free capital markets anticipating and responding by shifting investment into the U.S.; Mexico proposes to close the...
  • China rules US sorghum was dumped, as trade tensions mount

    04/17/2018 2:20:10 AM PDT · by cba123 · 13 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | April 17, 2018 | Associated Press
    BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday ordered importers of U.S. sorghum to pay deposits for possible higher tariffs in an anti-dumping investigation, adding to growing trade conflict with Washington. A preliminary ruling by the Commerce Ministry said U.S. sorghum was being sold at improperly low prices, hurting Chinese farmers. It said importers must post bonds of 178.6 percent of the value of their goods to cover possible anti-dumping duties while the probe is completed. (please see link for full article)
  • CHINA MILITARY TELLS RUSSIA 'WE'VE COME TO SUPPORT YOU' AGAINST U.S.

    04/17/2018 1:17:12 AM PDT · by SmarterJr · 11 replies
    news week ^ | 4/3/18 | TOM O'CONNOR
    In his first visit to Russia, newly appointed Chinese Defense Minister Wei Feng attended the seventh Moscow International Security Conference. Wei said that he had two major messages for Russia at a time when both nations were attempting to modernize their armed forces and strengthen their hands in global affairs in spite of U.S. fears. "I am visiting Russia as a new defense minister of China to show the world a high level of development of our bilateral relations and firm determination of our armed forces to strengthen strategic cooperation," Wei said at a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergey...