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  • Flamboyant Son of Fallen Chinese Leader Makes a Statement(am not a brat, never drove a Ferrari)

    04/24/2012 7:34:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | 04/24/12 | MARK MCDONALD
    Flamboyant Son of Fallen Chinese Leader Makes a Statement By MARK MCDONALD | April 24, 2012, 9:47 pm HONG KONG — In the most sensational political drama in decades in China, the fall of the former Politburo member Bo Xilai has captivated the country for months with its cloak-and-dagger intrigue, charges of corruption and murder, and a compelling cast of personalities. Among the central characters in the tumult is Mr. Bo’s son, Bo Guagua, 24, a graduate student at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He was even mentioned in the official statement describing the reasons for his father’s removal from...
  • Exclusive: China firm boasts about missile-linked North Korea sale: envoys

    Exclusive: China firm boasts about missile-linked North Korea sale: envoys By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS | Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:16am EDT (Reuters) - A Chinese firm that intelligence agencies believe provided North Korea with the body of an off-road transport vehicle used to carry missiles appears to have a press release on its website that boasts about the sale, U.N. diplomats told Reuters. Washington suspects that the Chinese firm, Hubei Sanjiang Space Wanshan Special Vehicle Co., did not sell North Korea an entire vehicle, but a chassis, and may have believed it was for civilian purposes, suggesting the company...
  • Pakistan navy gets its first fast-attack ship from China

    04/23/2012 9:45:59 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Pakistan navy gets its first fast-attack ship from China BEIJING: Pakistan's navy commissioned its first fast attack craft armed with missiles at a Chinese shipyard on Monday, with its chief admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila saying that the force was fully prepared to counter any elements challenging the country's sovereignty. Sandila was the chief guest at the commissioning of PNS Azmat, Pakistan's first "fast attack craft (missile )" at Xingang shipyard in Tianjin. He said the vessel's induction will supplement the Pakistani navy's combat potential. Describing the commissioning as a milestone in defence and strategic cooperation between Pakistan and China, Sandila...
  • Armed standoff between Wen Jiabao's and Zhou Yongkang's troops over Bo Xilai's subordinate

    04/23/2012 3:04:49 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 23 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | April 21, 2012 | Chosun Daily News
    Wen JiaBao’s PLA unit and Zhou YongKang’s security force were in a standoff, over the custody of Xu Ming, an associate of Bo XiLai. Eventually Zhou’s force was driven out. Zhou is an ally of Bo XiLai. Wen was investigating Bo. Zhou gained custody of Xu Ming first on Mar. 14. On Mar. 19, Wen found out and ordered that Xu Ming be turned over to him. But Zhou resisted. He had Xu moved to another location, but on the way they lost custody of Xu to Wen’s people. Zhou then deployed a security force to regain custody of Xu....
  • A New Trend “Sneaking up on People” (US Mfg Revival)

    04/23/2012 2:48:46 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 4-23-2012 | Chris Mayer
    A New Trend “Sneaking up on People” By Chris Mayer 04/23/12China has lost its edge.There was lots of skepticism about a piece in my March letter called “The Great Comeback No One Will Believe” about the revival of U.S. manufacturing as China loses its cost advantage. But I continue to find evidence that the piece was spot on. I had a good talk with Scott Huff, a principal at Innovate International, which does product development work and contract manufacturing for several industries. Scott’s story is worth passing on because the arc of his career in the last 10 years tells...
  • China Manufacturing Continues Contraction

    04/22/2012 9:13:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 22, 2012, 11:52 p.m. ET | William Kazer and Liu Li
    The preliminary HSBC China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index, a gauge of nationwide manufacturing activity, rose to a two-month high of 49.1 in April compared with a final reading of 48.3 in March, HSBC Holdings PLC said Monday. But the "flash" reading for the month was in contractionary territory for the sixth straight month, and that signals economic growth may still need government help. A reading below 50 indicates contraction from the previous month, while anything above that indicates growth. "As April flash PMI ticked higher, this suggests that the earlier easing measures have started to work and hence should ease...
  • India cut Agni V range under NATO pressure: Chinese media [China-specific Nuclear ICBM]

    04/22/2012 5:47:33 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 7 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | April 22, 2012 | Daily News & Analysis
    Continuing its tirade against the successful launch of Agni V missile, Chinese state media accused New Delhi of buckling under NATO pressure to cut down the missile's range from 9000 km to 5000 km. The state-run Global Times which derided the missile even before it was launched saying that Chinese nuclear power is "stronger and more reliable and India had no chance" to catch up and said today in yet another scathing write-up that "India has little to celebrate" as China has raced ahead and outclassed India in development." "The Manmohan Singh government, because of pressure from NATO member countries,...
  • Chinese man buries son alive over homework

    04/22/2012 7:41:24 AM PDT · by bkopto · 18 replies
    Indo Asian News Service ^ | April 20, 2012 | Staff
    A man in China's Yunnan province has been detained for allegedly beating his son and burying him alive over daily quibbles, a media report said. The suspect, surnamed Li, killed his six-year-old son for not doing his homework, reported Shanghai Daily citing a Yunnan.cn report. Li kicked his son in the chest and threw him against the wall. When the boy did not get up, the father hit him on the head with a rock and the boy passed out, the website reported. He then buried the son on a hill instead of taking him to any hospital. Li's three...
  • Neil Heywood death: how news of an Old Harrovian's murder went straight to Barack Obama

    04/22/2012 2:37:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | April 22, 2012 | David Eimer in Dalian, Jason Lewis and Josie Ensor
    Mr Obama was briefed immediately on the suspected poisoning of the 41 year-old, which Chinese officials are linking to Mr Heywood’s powerful political allies, when American diplomats were told of the murder allegation. Gu Kailai, Mr Heywood’s former business partner and the wife of Bo Xilai, a senior politician who had been tipped for the highest political office, is suspected of ordering the Briton’s murder in a case at the centre of a political storm in China. The couple have disappeared from sight as the Communist Party attempts to regain stability....... Mr Obama was informed of suspicions over Mr Heywood’s...
  • Detainee Transfer Announced

    04/22/2012 12:38:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15202 MMEDIATE RELEASE No. 291-12 April 19, 2012 Detainee Transfer Announced The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of two Uighur detainees from the detention facility at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to the Government of El Salvador. These detainees were subject to release from Guantanamo as a result of a court order issued on October 7, 2008 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and are voluntarily resettling in El Salvador. As directed by the President's January 22, 2009, executive order, the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a...
  • RedChina: Insurgency in Xinjiang Complicates Chinese-Pakistani Relations

    04/22/2012 12:23:49 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    China typically exercises caution when making public statements about terrorist attacks in Xinjiang. When China blames attacks on Pakistan-based terrorist organizations, such as the possibly defunct East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), it risks adding tensions to the Sino-Pakistani “all-weather” friendship. [1] However, when China blames attacks on local Uyghurs it is tantamount to an admission that its policies in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have not created a “harmonious society.” Zhou Yongkang (left), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), shakes hands with a local Uygur farmer...
  • How Mao Became a Hipster Icon

    04/21/2012 3:36:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 20, 2012 | Anand Giridharadas
    The D.J. with the bob haircut and sparkling leggings considers the question. Smoke from her waifish cigarette curls skyward. It’s shortly after 2 p.m., and she has only recently awoken. She is explaining why, in addition to disco music and vintage clothes, she counts herself a fan of the long-departed Chairman Mao. “Some people say Mao was a punk,” Sun Peipei finally offers. She intends this as a compliment. She’s a punk, too. She hunts for words. “He’s more edgy in his thoughts, and he puts his thoughts into actions very outrageously.” Well, yes, in a way. “He’s really different.”...
  • US website covering China's Bo Xilai scandal hacked

    04/21/2012 5:43:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 04/21/12
    US website covering China's Bo Xilai scandal hacked A US-based Chinese-language website that has reported extensively on the Bo Xilai scandal in China says it was crippled for several hours by a concerted hacking attack. The Boxun website had to move to a new webhost after the denial-of-service attack on Friday, its manager said. Boxun has reported for several weeks on the scandal surrounding Bo Xilai. Mr Bo was removed from key political posts as his wife was investigated for the murder of a British businessman. Boxun's original webhost, Name.com, told the Associated Press news agency that the hack was...
  • Bo Xilai Still Admired Locally in China

    04/21/2012 5:24:58 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    VOA News ^ | 04/19/12
    April 19, 2012 Bo Xilai Still Admired Locally in China VOA News Chinese state media are painting former Communist Party leader Bo Xilai as a fallen star, tainted by corruption and an allegedly murderous wife. But in Chongqing, the southwestern megalopolis he governed, the politician was often admired for overseeing impressive economic growth and city improvement projects. The swift removal of Bo from his post, and his wife’s arrest for the alleged murder of a British citizen, have shocked many residents of Chongqing. “The mood here is bafflement and surprise. The average people on the street tend to love him....
  • News of Drama in China Consulate Reached Obama

    04/21/2012 5:24:44 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    President Barack Obama was briefed on a former provincial police chief's overnight stay in a U.S. consulate in China in February while it was in progress or soon after it ended, a senior administration official said Friday, shedding new light on how significantly the U.S. viewed the encounter at the time. The 30-hour visit to the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu by Wang Lijun, who had just been relieved of his job as police chief, rapidly spurred controversy in China and came just a week before Vice President Xi Jinping, who is expected to become China's next leader, paid a visit...
  • China: Beijing Steps In to Steady City Bo Ruled

    04/20/2012 7:08:12 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    WSJ ^ | 04/20/12 | BRIAN SPEGELE
    Beijing Steps In to Steady City Bo Ruled By BRIAN SPEGELE BEIJING—A senior Chinese leader expressed concern over the stability of development in Chongqing, the city run by fallen politician Bo Xilai until last month, and promised greater central-government support for the city in the aftermath of the upheaval. The statement marks the latest sign that China's central government is working to secure its hold over Chongqing, where Mr. Bo built a power base that helped launch him to national prominence. In recent weeks Chinese authorities have amped up official rhetoric against Mr. Bo and increased scrutiny of the city's...
  • Panetta: China Assisted North Korea Missile Program

    04/20/2012 4:09:51 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    VOA News ^ | 04/20/12 | Shannon Van Sant
    April 20, 2012 Panetta: China Assisted North Korea Missile Program Shannon Van Sant | Beijing A Chinese border policeman displays confiscated vanadium bound for North Korea at a checkpoint in Dandong, Liaoning province. Chinese border police have seized 70 kg (154 lb) of the strategic metal vanadium bound for North Korea, foiling an attempt to smuggle a material used to make missile parts, FILE July 24, 2009. China has recently joined with other countries in condemning North Korea for a failed missile launch earlier this month. It was a rare public rebuke of its internationally isolated ally, leading many to...
  • 1.06 Million New "Green Cards" Issued In 2011

    04/18/2012 12:22:28 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 30 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 09 April 2012 | Jerry Kammer
    The Department of Homeland Security reports that 1,062,040 new "Legal Residents" were admitted to the USA during 2011. "Green Cards" allow non-citizens to lawfully work in the USA and to receive almost every form of public assistance.
  • China's Wen in Iceland, eyes on Arctic riches

    04/20/2012 10:06:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:17am EDT | Mia Shanley
    China's premier Wen Jiabao was in Iceland on Friday, beginning a tour of northern Europe that will focus on Chinese investment in a continent eager for funds and to trade with the rising world power. … That the prime minister of the world's most populous nation should stop first, however, on a remote island of just 320,000 has raised hopes for an injection of Chinese cash into an economy ravaged by the bursting of a financial bubble in 2008—but also suspicion of Beijing's hunger for natural resources. A Chinese developer is fighting a government decision last year to bar him...
  • Pyongyang must remember to heed China's advice

    04/20/2012 7:00:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Global Times ^ | 04/17/12
    Pyongyang must remember to heed China's advice Global Times | April 17, 2012 01:18 By Global Times Pyongyang must remember to heed China's advice The UN Security Council issued a statement Monday strongly condemning North Korea for trying to launch a satellite last week. China voted for the decision. The statement calls for stricter sanctions on North Korea. It also says that if North Korea continues satellite launches or nuclear tests, the Security Council will take further action. China has taken a clear attitude in condemning Pyongyang. Some analysts take it as a result of North Korea neglecting China's discouragement...