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  • 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
  • Chinese baseball team takes over Texas minor league club

    07/25/2018 2:26:53 PM PDT · by 1raider1 · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 25, 2018 | Stephen Hawkins
    The starting lineups are announced in English and Spanish at home games for the independent Texas AirHogs. And then the Chinese national anthem is played. For about 30 members of the Chinese national baseball team, the suburban ballpark a few miles west of downtown Dallas has become their summer home and training ground in an unprecedented setup.
  • Lisa Page Confirms: The Chinese, Not the Russians Hacked Hillary’s Emails

    07/19/2018 4:39:04 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 134 replies ^ | 7/18/18 | Patrick Howley
    Lisa Page Confirms: The Chinese, Not the Russians Hacked Hillary’s Emails
  • FBI: Lisa Page Dimes Out Top FBI Officials During Classified House Testimony...

    07/17/2018 7:16:51 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 91 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 7/17/2018 | Investigative Bureau
    Former top FBI lawyer Lisa Page testified during two days of closed-door House hearings, revealing shocking new Intel against her old bosses at the Bureau, according the well-placed FBI sources. Alarming new details on allegations of a bureau-wide cover up. Or should we say another bureau-wide cover up. The embattled Page tossed James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok and Bill Priestap among others under the Congressional bus, alleging the upper echelon of the FBI concealed intelligence confirming Chinese state-backed ‘assets’ had illegally acquired former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 30,000+ “missing” emails, federal sources said. The Russians didn’t do it....
  • Disappointed Chinese Christians joined Communists

    06/28/2018 1:27:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    UCA News ^ | May 2018
    Professor Ying Fuk-tsang, director of the divinity school at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, says that during the early years of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) some Christians became disappointed with church institutions. They thought God had taken away the power of Christianity to save humanity, so they joined the CCP as secret, or underground, members. He cited Yan Baohang, who was baptized when studying at the Fengtian (now Shenyang) Normal School and served as a trainee student secretary in the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). He was later sent to the University of Edinburgh in Scotland for further...
  • Chinese Converted out West Are Losing Faith Back Home

    06/26/2018 1:10:35 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 2017 | Han Zhang
    Burning fake money and other paper effigies on certain days of the Chinese lunar calendar is a tradition many Chinese families, including Wang’s, keep in the hope that their ancestors will receive and enjoy gifts in the other world and be protected in this one. Wang had followed this practice since he was a child. But two months before leaving London after two years of study, Wang had been baptized against his parents’ wishes. Since the early 2010s, increasing numbers of Chinese students have studied abroad, mostly in English-speaking countries. Among them, as many as tens of thousands who converted...
  • Mystery extinct ape discovered in ancient Chinese imperial tomb

    06/23/2018 4:26:57 PM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies ^ | 6/22/18 | Mark Molloy
    An entirely new species of ape has been discovered buried in an ancient tomb in central China. The remains of the now-extinct gibbon, which researchers have named Junzi imperialis, were found in a burial chamber in Shaanxi Province that dates back around 2,300 years. Researchers believe it may be the first ape species to have perished as a direct result of human activities such as hunting. “All of the world’s apes - chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and gibbons - are threatened with extinction today due to human activities, but no ape species were thought to have become extinct as a result...
  • Arizona woman who fatally shot Chinese student gets 25 years

    06/20/2018 2:41:21 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    PHOENIX (AP) — The family of a Chinese college student came to Arizona to tearfully plead for harsh punishment against the woman who shot the 19-year-old to death after a minor car crash, but a judge honored a plea agreement Friday to send her to prison for 25 years. Holly Davis, 34, was initially charged with first-degree murder for killing Yue Jiang after hitting her car in suburban Phoenix in 2016 but pleaded guilty to second-degree murder under a deal with prosecutors. Jiang’s family traveled from China this week to protest the plea agreement, saying it demeaned the young woman’s...
  • [N.Korea]Trump-Kim summit: Kim Jong Un believed to be on Chinese private jet to Singapore

    06/09/2018 8:36:51 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 67 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 2018-06-09
    Trump-Kim summit: Kim Jong Un believed to be on Chinese private jet to Singapore BEIJING - A Chinese private jet was spotted leaving Pyongyang on Sunday morning, just an hour after it landed in the North Korean capital, according to a flight route-tracking website. Korean news agency Yonhap reported that the plane, operated by Air China, was detected at the airport by Flightradar24 at 8.30am (7.30am Singapore time). It had arrived at the same airport at 7.20am local time, after leaving Beijing leaving Beijing Capital International Airport at 4.18am. It is not known if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...