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  • MAPPED: China's most ambitious megaproject — the new Silk Road

    03/21/2018 11:45:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 18, 2018 | Jeff Desjardins
    Costing between $4-8 trillion and affecting 65 countries, China's ambitious One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative is the granddaddy of all megaprojects. By the time of it's estimated completion in 2049, OBOR will stretch from the edge of East Asia all the way to East Africa and Central Europe, and it will impact a lengthy list of countries that account for 62% of the world's population and 40% of its economic output. Today's infographic from Raconteur helps visualize the initiative's tremendous size, scale, and potential impact on Asian infrastructure.
  • China tests driverless tanks that could be powered by artificial intelligence

    03/20/2018 10:20:16 PM PDT · by texas booster · 46 replies
    South China Morning Post / Global Times ^ | Wednesday, 21 March, 2018 | Ma Jun and Shi Liufeng
    China is testing driverless tanks which could be equipped with artificial intelligence, a state-run newspaper reported on Wednesday, as the country continues with its military modernisation programme. State television showed images this week of the unmanned tanks undergoing testing, the Global Times reported. Footage showed a Type 59 tank being driven by remote control, in what the paper said was the first time a Chinese-made unmanned tank has been shown in a public forum. The Type 59 tank is based on an old Soviet model first used in China in the 1950s and has been produced in large numbers and...
  • China urges US to act rationally to avoid trade war (BUY MORE FROM AMERICA, IT'S SIMPLE)

    03/20/2018 8:05:52 PM PDT · by cba123 · 11 replies
    Beijing, Mar 20 (efe-epa).- The Chinese premier on Tuesday urged the United States to act in a rational manner as there can be no winners in a trade war between the two countries. Li Keqiang said China-US trade crossed $580 billion last year and was based on international trade rules, without which it could not have reached such a massive volume. (Please read full article at the link)
  • Joe Biden’s Son’s Massive Deal with Chinese Company ‘Trying to Steal’ America’s Nuclear Secrets

    03/20/2018 3:43:39 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Mar 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Shortened title. Full title: Exclusive: Peter Schweizer Reveals Joe Biden’s Son’s Massive Deal with Chinese Company ‘Trying to Steal’ America’s Nuclear Secrets Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and author of the new book Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, joined SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight on Monday to detail the involvement of Hunter Biden, former Vice President Joe Biden’s second son, in a China-backed private equity firm’s investment in a Chinese atomic energy company indicted for “nuclear power conspiracy against the United States.”
  • China To U.S.: ‘Correct The Mistake’ Of Passing Taiwan Travel Act Or Face ‘Military Pressure’

    03/20/2018 6:33:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/19/18 | Frances Martel
    The Chinese government warned this weekend that it will use “military pressure” against the United States if it does not “correct its mistake” of passing the Taiwan Travel Act, a law that encourages Taiwanese government officials to visit America and vice versa. China considers Taiwan a secessionist province with no legitimate federal government. The United States operates under the “One China” policy as interpreted in the Taiwan Relations Act, which recognizes the existence of only one nation called “China” but also maintains friendly relations with the sovereign government of Taiwan. While China has incessantly objected to any ties between Taipei...
  • David Goldman: China ‘Graduating Twice as Many Doctorates in STEM Fields than We Are’

    03/20/2018 5:30:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 19, 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    David P. Goldman, economist, author, and Asia Times columnist whose pen name is “Spengler,” talked to Breitbart News Tonight co-hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak Thursday, warning of threats to America’s global position via China’s ascendance in science and technology. Goldman described China’s One Belt One Road project as placing the one-party state at the center of an increasingly prosperous economic region that is becoming more unified through digital and physical means. China’s increasing centrality to emerging Asian economies, he continued, may facilitate its rise to global economic preeminence.
  • ‘Chief Architect’ Xi Jinping Receives Mao-Era Praise While Sworn in as President of China

    03/20/2018 5:27:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 19, 2018 | Frances Martel
    Chinese Communist ruler Xi Jinping claimed the office of the presidency a second time on Sunday, beginning a term in office that, with term limits on the office repealed, could be the second of an unlimited number in the future. Xi also serves as the head of the Communist Party and commander-in-chief of the People’s Liberation Army, a “trinity” of offices that Chinese state media insists is necessary to keep in the hands of one person.
  • China's premier pledges further market opening as talk of trade war mounts (Time to move, Trump)

    03/20/2018 1:15:52 AM PDT · by cba123 · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4 hours ago | By Kevin Yao
    China will open up its economy further, and its door to the outside will only get wider, with foreign and domestic firms allowed to compete on an equal footing, Premier Li Keqiang said at the close the country's annual parliament session on Tuesday. The familiar-sounding pledges from Beijing came as the prospect of a global trade war loomed in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump imposition of hefty import tariffs on steel and aluminum earlier this month. (please see link, for full article)
  • China's premier: 'We don't want to see a trade war'

    03/19/2018 9:52:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2018 12:17 AM EDT | Gillian Wong
    Premier Li Keqiang said Tuesday that China doesn’t want to see a “trade war” with the United States and hopes to reach a negotiated settlement of disputes. Speaking at a nationally televised news conference, Li said rash action would hurt all sides. He made no mention of a possible Chinese response to any increase in U.S. import controls. Beijing faces mounting pressure from the government of U.S. President Donald Trump over complaints it hampers access to its markets, pressures foreign companies to hand over technology and is flooding foreign markets with unfairly low-priced steel and other goods. That has prompted...
  • The United States Could Offer Taiwan Leased F-15C Eagles According To Report

    03/19/2018 8:15:26 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Drive ^ | MARCH 19, 2018 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    It's no secret that Taiwan wants the F-35, and especially the F-35B with its ability to operate from dispersed locales that normal fixed-wing fighters cannot. During the Obama administration, even allowing Taiwan to purchase late-block F-16s was deemed unacceptable under a highly controversial policy. Instead the country had to upgrade its old F-16As to a similar configuration. Although the Trump administration is rewriting the book when it comes to Taiwan-U.S. relations, F-35s are still seemingly off the table, but leased second-hand F-15C Eagles may not be. It has been abundantly clear from early on that despite trying to woo the...
  • Xi Jinping Congratulates Putin, says China-Russia partnership at 'best level in history'

    03/19/2018 8:37:13 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    NDTV ^ | Mar 18, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    Vladimir Putin won in a landslide on Sunday, one day after China's parliament unanimously re-appointed Xi to a second term. Xi has drawn comparison with Putin as the Chinese leader has consolidated power and gained a path to indefinite rule after the rubber-stamp National People's Congress lifted presidential term limits last week. "Currently, the China-Russia comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership is at the best level in history, which sets an example for building a new type of international relations," Xi said in a congratulatory message to Putin, according to the official Xinhua news agency. "China is willing to work with Russia...
  • Horror as China tears down crucifix from historic church in fresh bid to kill Christianity

    03/19/2018 8:13:29 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 12 replies
    UK Express ^ | Mar 17 2018 | Alice Scarsi
    The shocking footage, shared on Twitter by one of the priests witnessing the act, shows the moment when local Communist Party chiefs use a crane to remove the last cross standing on top of the Shangqiu Catholic Church South Cathedral in the country's Henan Province. An unidentified group are said to have burst into the church without any official documentation or notice and occupied it by securing the doors and shutting down electrical power. Priest and nuns reported the intruders to the police in vain, as the authorities once arrived confiscated their phone and quarantined them, barring anyone from entering...
  • Trump, Tariffs, and Textbook Protectionism

    03/19/2018 2:18:04 AM PDT · by cba123 · 4 replies
    China-US Focus ^ | Today | Sourabh Gupta
    In his seven-point economic plan to 'Make America Great Again', presidential candidate Donald Trump had promised to "use every lawful presidential power to remedy trade disputes if China [did] not stop its illegal activities, including its theft of American trade secrets." To this end, he enumerated an unusually detailed list of statutory and unconventional trade policy enforcement tools – Section 232 of the Trade Act of 1962; Section 201 and Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 – with which he would punitively sanction China. (this is a somewhat detailed article, I actually read it but especially wanted to...
  • China to bar people with bad 'social credit' from planes, trains

    03/18/2018 7:42:21 PM PDT · by cba123 · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 16, 2018 / 4:23 PM / 3 days ago
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China said it will begin applying its so-called social credit system to flights and trains and stop people who have committed misdeeds from taking such transport for up to a year. People who would be put on the restricted lists included those found to have committed acts like spreading false information about terrorism and causing trouble on flights, as well as those who used expired tickets or smoked on trains, according to two statements issued on the National Development and Reform Commission’s website on Friday. Those found to have committed financial wrongdoings, such as employers who failed...
  • Australian engineer says he has found Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Google Earth...

    According to Mr McMahon's claims, the wreckage of the flight is located 16km south of Round Island, which is 22.5km north of Mauritius, in an area of the ocean that has not been searched before.
  • US 'will fail if it tries to split Europe': Germany

    03/18/2018 9:48:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 102 replies ^ | 18 March 2018 17:11 CET+01:00 | AFP
    US President Donald Trump “will not succeed” in dividing European nations against one another over trade, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier warned on Sunday ahead of a visit to Washington. In the European Union “we are a customs union and act collectively. It cannot be in the interest of the US government to divide Europe, nor will it succeed,” Altmaier told German business daily Handelsblatt. […] “Companies and consumers on both sides would foot the bill if the US and Europe tumble into a trade war,” Altmaier said. Meanwhile, countries like China that stand accused of flooding global markets with...
  • China warns Donald Trump against Taiwan military ties

    03/18/2018 9:36:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.18.2018 | shs/jlw (AFP, Reuters)
    US President Donald Trump’s “Taiwan Travel Act” continues to draw ire from Chinese authorities. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Saturday the bill “severely violates” the “one China” principle and sends “very wrong signals to the ‘pro-independence’ separatist forces in Taiwan.” “China is strongly opposed to [the bill],” Lu said in a statement. “We urge the US side to correct its mistake, stop pursuing any official ties with Taiwan or improving its current relations with Taiwan in any substantive way,” he added. In a separate statement, Chinese defense ministry spokesman Wu Qian said the act “interferes in China’s internal...
  • China will ban people with poor ‘social credit’ from planes and trains

    03/17/2018 2:22:56 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 54 replies
    The Verge ^ | Mar 16, 2018 | Sean O'Kane
    Starting in May, Chinese citizens who rank low on the country’s burgeoning “social credit” system will be in danger of being banned from buying plane or train tickets for up to a year, according to statements recently released by the country’s National Development and Reform Commission. With the social credit system, the Chinese government rates citizens based on things like criminal behavior and financial misdeeds, but also on what they buy, say, and do. Those with low “scores” have to deal with penalties and restrictions. China has been working towards rolling out a full version of the system by 2020,...
  • Russia's Space Agency Might Break Up With the U.S. To Get With China

    03/17/2018 9:40:16 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 12 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Mar 2018 | Anatoly Zak
    Last month Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos State Corporation, began work on a contingency plan that would reshape its future in space exploration. The country could shift its human spaceflight cooperation from the U.S. to China, sources within Roscosmos told Popular Mechanics. One possible scenario includes Roscosmos exiting the International Space Station program early. If adopted, the new strategy would mark a historic moment for the Russian space program, which has cooperated with the U.S. for nearly three decades. In 1993, not long after the breakup of the USSR.
  • Mike Pompeo statements on China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, and Syria

    03/16/2018 6:45:19 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14 March 2018 | Nyshka Chandran
    U.S. foreign policy toward adversaries such as Russia, North Korea and Syria may turn more aggressive if CIA Director Mike Pompeo becomes secretary of state. Pompeo has lambasted Moscow's aggression toward the West and other countries: January 2018: "I continue to be concerned not only about the Russians but about others' efforts as well. We have many foes who want to undermine Western democracy. So there's this Washington-based focus on Russian interference. I want to make sure we broaden the conversation." North Korea October 2017: Pompeo said Pyongyang was would soon be able to threaten a U.S. city with nuclear...