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  • Steps Chinese women take to secure U.S. citizenship for their babies

    03/07/2019 6:55:30 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 32 replies
    South Carolina Public Radio ^ | 6 March 2019 | Jennifer Pak
    Thousands of Chinese parents-to-be make the trip to give birth in the U.S. every year so that their kids are born American citizens, according to experts in the industry. Under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, children born on U.S. soil are granted citizenship automatically, regardless of where their parents are from. Agencies across China charge parents tens of thousands of dollars to make all the arrangements to give birth in the U.S. — everything from help with visas and booking air travel to arranging stays in apartments and postpartum care. This is the typical three-month journey that those pregnant...
  • Saudi Arabia to include Chinese language in educational curriculum

    02/24/2019 3:38:35 PM PST · by vannrox · 18 replies ^ | 22FEB19 | Staff writer, Al Arabiya English
    Saudi Arabia has decided to include the Chinese language in the curriculum at all stages of education in Saudi schools and universities. The agreement was finalized during Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to China. It is aimed at strengthening friendship and cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the People’s Republic of China, and deepening the strategic partnership at all levels, according to Saudi Press Agency. The inclusion of the Chinese language in the curriculum will enhance the cultural diversity of students in the Kingdom and contribute to the achievement of future national goals in the field of education...

    02/03/2019 10:35:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 02/03/2019 | BY MICHAEL KEEVAK
    How did East Asians come to be referred to as yellow-skinned? It was the result of a series of racial mappings of the world and had nothing to do with the actual colour of people’s skin. In fact, when complexion was mentioned by an early Western traveller or missionary or ambassador (and it very often wasn’t, because skin colour as a racial marker was not fully in place until the 19th century), East Asians were almost always called white, particularly during the period of first modern contact in the 16th century. And on a number of occasions, even more revealingly,...
  • The Last 12 Hours of Chinese Women Prisoners on Death Row

    01/29/2019 1:35:30 AM PST · by vannrox · 24 replies
    China Smack ^ | Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 8:00 pm | Fauna
    ShareShare on PinterestShare on FacebookShare on Twitter ShareShare on PinterestShare on FacebookShare on Twitter From ifeng:The last 12 hours of female prisoners condemned to death On the eve of the 2003 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the lives of four female drug dealers in the city of Wuhan were coming to an end. With the permission of the relevant departments and the subjects themselves, on 9pm on 2003 June 24th, this press photographer walked into the Wuhan No. 1 Detention Center and captured their last night spent at the detention center.ShareShare on PinterestShare on FacebookShare on Twitter...
  • Duke official steps down after encouraging international students to speak English

    01/27/2019 8:55:36 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 45 replies
    WTVD11 news ^ | 1/27/19 | WTVD11 news
    DURHAM, N.C. -- The director of graduate studies for a Duke School of Medicine program asked to step down after screenshots of an email encouraging Chinese students to speak English surfaced on social media. The screenshots of an email sent by Dr. Megan Neely surfaced on social media Saturday. In the email, Neely mentions faculty members picking out a small group of first-year students who they observed speaking Chinese in the student study area. She wrote the faculty members wanted to write down the names so they could remember them if they were to ever interview for an internship or...
  • Chinese hackers 'steal missile plans' from US Navy contractors

    12/14/2018 5:05:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/14/18 | James Cook
    Classified military information including missile plans have been stolen from contractors working for the US Navy by hackers linked to China, according to reports. Contractors working for the US Navy have reportedly suffered a series of breaches in the past 18 months. Richard Spencer, the secretary of the US Navy, has ordered a review of cybersecurity threats, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The review follows reports of the theft of classified plans for a supersonic anti-ship missile to be used by submarines. The plans for the missile were found to have been stolen in June during a hacking...
  • Dick Morris: Criminal Chinese Company Had Strong Links to Clintons

    12/10/2018 9:16:33 PM PST · by bitt · 52 replies ^ | 12/10/2018 | morris
    When the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Canada on Dec. 1 through an extradition warrant from the U.S., American media described, in detail, how the company had conspired to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran Huawei has long been involved in helping terrorist states and seeking to thwart U.S. sanctions. Meng is the daughter of Huawei’s founder, Ren Zhengfei. As details of Huawei’s complicity with Iran emerge, it is time to look back on the Clinton family and its close relationship with Huawei. When their connection was first exposed more than a decade ago, it...
  • Reports: Chinese researcher who claimed to have gene-edited babies goes missing

    12/03/2018 8:12:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    SFGATE ^ | Monday, December 3, 2018 | By Michelle Robertson,
    Researcher He Jiankui said last week that he had altered embryos for seven couples during fertility treatments. He said two of the edited embryos were born healthy twin baby girls. Their DNA had been altered to try to make them resistant to infection with the HIV virus. There is no independent confirmation of what He says he did. Over the weekend, reports emerged in Chinese media that He was being kept under house arrest. He was last seen Wednesday during an appearance at a conference in Hong Kong. He's [His] employer, the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen,...
  • Foxconn Considers Bringing Chinese Workers to Wisconsin as U.S. Labor Market Tightens

    11/06/2018 9:09:34 PM PST · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06 Nov 2018 | Yang Jie, Shayndi Raice and Eric Morath
    The Taiwanese supplier to Apple must meet hiring, wage and investment targets by various dates to receive tax and other ‘performance-based’ benefits Foxconn Technology is considering bringing in personnel from China to help staff a large facility under construction in southern Wisconsin as it struggles to find engineers and other workers in one of the tightest labor markets in the U.S. The company, the Taiwanese supplier to Apple Inc., has been trying to tap Chinese engineers through internal transfers to supplement staffing for the Wisconsin plant, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • A Suicidal Nanny, an Underground Industry and 3 Babies Stabbed[birth tourism]

    10/10/2018 6:53:26 AM PDT · by Theoria · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 Oct 2018 | Liz Robbins and Christina Goldbaum
    An attack at a Queens maternity center shined a light on “birth tourism,” private, unregulated nurseries that cater to both Chinese tourists and New Yorkers. Dark circles formed like warning signs beneath Yu Fen Wang’s eyes as she worked 12-hour graveyard shifts in a Queens maternity center that operated on the margins of legality. Her family said she had grown gaunt, could not sleep and told her husband she no longer wanted to live. Her employers, however, said they needed her to work. And her family needed the money. She earned less than $100 a day, they said, working in...
  • China to cut import tariffs on wide range of products

    09/30/2018 2:56:29 PM PDT · by JME_FAN · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 | Reuters
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China will cut import tariffs on textile products and metals, including steel products, to 8.4 percent from 11.5 percent, effective Nov. 1, the finance ministry said on Sunday.
  • Chinese navy hospital ship docks in Venezuela amid crisis

    09/22/2018 2:44:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Interest in the goodwill visit has been building since the Pentagon announced in August it was sending its own hospital ship, the USNS Comfort, to neighboring Colombia to provide free medical treatment for thousands of Venezuelan migrants fleeing their homes amid widespread food and medicine shortages. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, in a visit to Colombia last month, called the ship's deployment a humanitarian mission to deal with the fallout of President Nicolas Maduro's mismanagement of the economy. The United Nations estimates that 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled the crisis-torn country in recent years, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and...
  • Chinese Had Live Stream of Hillary’s Emails, (Unconfirmed)Report Says

    08/28/2018 11:17:51 AM PDT · by Signalman · 45 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 8/28/2018 | Cillian Zeal
    We’d long known, thanks to the inspector general’s report, that “foreign actors” had allegedly obtained access to Hillary Clinton’s email server. And now we know who it is — arguably one of our country’s biggest security threats. A report from The Daily Caller reveals that a Chinese-owned firm penetrated Hillary Clinton’s emails and could insert code that would forward copies of her emails in real time. “A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C., area hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server throughout her term as secretary of state and obtained nearly all her emails, two sources briefed on the matter told...
  • 'To Live': A Sweeping Saga of Modern China

    08/25/2018 12:16:08 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | Dec 14, 1994 | Kevin Thomas
    Zhang Yimou's masterful, stirring "To Live" (1994) takes us from the turbulent, treacherous China of the '40s civil war to the brutal Cultural Revolution and beyond through the lives of one couple, who in the course of hardship and tragedy emerge as symbolic of the ordinary Chinese and their capacity to endure and to hope for a better future. It is the...triumph of China's most renowned filmmaker, whose 1988 debut feature, "Red Sorghum," won international acclaim and whose "Ju Dou" (1990) and "Raise the Red Lantern" (1992) received Oscar nominations for best foreign film. In a small village in Northern...
  • Mexican Radio to Beam Chinese Propaganda

    08/13/2018 3:21:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 53 replies ^ | August 13, 2018 5:00 am | Bill Gertz
    A large Spanish-language radio station in Mexico will soon begin broadcasting in Chinese in a deal critics say will bring Beijing propaganda to Chinese Americans throughout Southern California. A Federal Communications Commission filing on the sale of radio station XEWW AM 690 radio near Tijuana reveals the buyer has ties to Phoenix Satellite Television US, a subsidiary of Hong Kong's pro-Beijing Phoenix TV. According to government sources, signs that Phoenix is involved in the purchase of the radio station prompted the Trump administration last week to begin an investigation into the national security implications of the sale. Phoenix TV has...
  • Evangelicalism is spreading quickly among the Chinese of South-East Asia

    08/12/2018 5:14:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Economist ^ | 01/04/2018
    WHEN Pastor Jimmy Parade took over at Indonesian Reformed Evangelical Church in Bandung, on the island of Java, five years ago, around 180 people came to services each week. Now the church—in a nondescript building in an outdoor shopping complex—is packed with around 450 each Sunday. “People keep coming,” Mr Parade shrugs. Some 1,000 miles away, up several sets of escalators at a shopping mall in Singapore, thousands of people take part in a two-hour service on a Saturday evening at the City Harvest Church, which has a weekly attendance of just under 16,000. The service involves a rock...
  • Chinese Muslims protest against plan to demolish mosque

    08/09/2018 11:36:09 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies ^ | 8/10/18 | Michael Martina
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Hundreds of ethnic Hui Muslims are staging a sit-in protest in China’s western region of Ningxia against government plans to demolish a huge new mosque, amid tightening curbs on Islam to pull its practice in line with the Chinese mainstream. China officially guarantees freedom of religion, but in recent years officials nervous about the possibility of radicalization and violence have tightened controls in heavily Muslim areas. The Weizhou grand mosque, with numerous domes and minarets in a Middle Eastern style, had not received proper permits before construction, officials in the town of Weizhou said in a notice...
  • It’s All Starting to Make Sense: Turns Out Feinstein’s Chinese Spy Was Just the Tip of the Iceberg

    08/07/2018 9:21:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Diamond and Silk ^ | August 6, 2018 | Nick Arama -
    It was revealed last week that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)’s driver for 20 years was a Chinese spy. But it was discovered five years ago by the FBI and never disclosed until Politico and San Francisco Chronicle uncovered it. Now more questions are being raised not only about the spy but about Feinstein’s closeness to the Chinese. Feinstein’s driver also represented her at various functions and acted as a liaison to the Chinese community. Although the FBI advised her five years ago, it wasn’t made public and the driver was allowed to quietly retire. He was never arrested. Neither the...
  • The Trump administration offers Asia an alternative to Chinese investment

    08/01/2018 10:48:25 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 31, 2018 | Josh Rogin
    On Monday at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo led a team of Cabinet-level officials to unveil the economic piece of the administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy. While he didn’t actually call out China by name, the entire scheme is meant to show the countries of East and Southeast Asia they have an alternative to what many see as China’s predatory debt approach to energy, infrastructure and digital economy investment, which is already resulting in backlash in countries including Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Critics may call the plan a drop in the bucket compared with the multitrillion...
  • Details Surface About Chinese Spy Who Worked For Sen. Feinstein

    08/02/2018 1:19:01 PM PDT · by DFG · 46 replies
    New details emerged Wednesday about how a mole for the government of communist China managed to stay by Senator Dianne Feinstein’s side for nearly 20 years. It happened five years ago, but additional information is just surfacing about how the Bay Area senator’s office was infiltrated by a Chinese spy. The Bay Area is a hotbed for Russian and Chinese espionage. Late last year, the feds shut down the Russian consulate in San Francisco. You may remember the thick black smoke that billowing from building before Russian diplomats turned it over to authorities, presumably produced by burning