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  • Chinese mother smuggled to South Florida seeks asylum based on ‘one-child’ limit

    08/17/2011 7:21:16 AM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 20 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 08.16.11 | JAY WEAVER
    A Chinese mother who was threatened with sterilization under China’s “one-child” policy may be allowed to stay in the United States, now that federal prosecutors have decided to drop a passport-fraud charge filed after her arrival on a cruise ship in Fort Lauderdale. The U.S. attorney’s office last week dismissed an indictment against Zuo Mei Ke and another Chinese woman, Feng Zhao, who is claiming religious persecution. Both women are now seeking asylum. They sneaked out of China with four men using false Japanese passports to travel through Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and finally to South Florida. However, none...
  • Chinese man dies after being exposed to industrial version of common meat additive

    06/25/2011 3:57:22 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    Natural News ^ | 06/25/2011 | Ethan Huff
    The Chinese government has sentenced Gao Yanjun, a butcher from the northern city of Jinzhou, to life in prison -- and four others to up to 15 years in prison -- for illegally adding poisonous, industrial-grade nitrates to meat products they sold, in order to enhance their color and texture
  • US 'stands by Philippines' amid South China Sea tension

    06/23/2011 11:59:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 24 June 2011 | Kate McGeown
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said Washington is committed to the defence of the Philippines, amid rising tensions in the South China Sea. She said the US would honour its mutual defence pact with Manila and offer the Philippines affordable weapons. Several Asian nations claim territory in the South China Sea; Chinese ships have recently encroached on areas to which others have declared ownership. ... The Philippines has complained of nine separate Chinese incursions into its territorial waters since late February, and Vietnam has also accused China of harassment in the region. The area around the small Spratly...
  • Violent Clashes in China After Pregnant Woman Struck

    06/14/2011 9:41:26 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 17 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | Jun 13, 2011 | Gary Pansey & Veronica Wong
    Over 5,000 police clashed with 10,000 protesters in Zengcheng City, Guangzhou Province on June 11 and 12. A national highway was blocked and dozens of police cars smashed and burnt. As military support was called in, local residents were able to successfully publish photos and updates online.
  • 4 tons of old coins found in China

    06/05/2011 7:45:36 PM PDT · by Palter · 33 replies
    UPI ^ | 05 June 2011 | UPI
    A cache of about 200,000 ancient coins has been discovered in a well at a construction site in Suzhou in eastern China, archaeologists say. The king's ransom of coins, weighing in at about 4 tons, are likely from the Northern Son Dynasty, which ran from A.D. 960 to A.D. 1126, the state news agency Xinhua reported Saturday. The city's archaeological institute said archaeologists went to the site after construction workers came upon the coins Wednesday. Archaeologists' conjecture is the coins may have been hidden by an unidentified wealthy family during war in the relatively prosperous region.
  • Beyond Bejing : WILD becomes CRI's window on the world (Boston black-talk station goes Chinese)

    06/01/2011 8:56:37 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Radio Watch ^ | 6/1/11 | Mark Schnyder
    Starting today, WILD 1090 is taking world news from a Chinese perspective, more specifically China Radio International (CRI), featuring news, music, language lessons and human interest stories from China live from Beijing. CRI which is leasing airtime on WILD's daytime only-signal will be heard every day from sunup to sunset. WILD is owned by Maryland-based Radio One and has been featuring syndicated news/talk programing geared toward African-American audience since January 2006. WILD is the second US station to turn its entire broadcast day schedule over to China's state-owned radio network. Last winter, KGBC 1540 in Houston/Galveston began airing CRI's 24/7...
  • Aircraft Deployment in Russian Far East: A Sign of Looming Conflict?

    05/31/2011 8:57:42 PM PDT · by traumer · 8 replies
    It has been the contention of this writer since the 1980s that Russia and China are fundamental rivals, regardless of pragmatic alliances. The “fraternal” relations that supposedly existed between two nominally “communist” states beneath the facade of the Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, Alliance and Mutual Assistance did not mitigate the centuries’ long animosity, and this erupted into a “hot war” during the 1960s with the Sino-Soviet border clashes.[1] Indeed, the Sino-Soviet friendship treaty, far from being a display of comradeship, relegated China to the status of a colony.[2] The manner by which China showed it did not intend to renew...
  • Idaho to be first Chinese state

    05/31/2011 8:02:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    The Examiner ^ | May 31, 2011 | Bill Turner
    Governor Butch Otter, in league with notorious Marxist, B. Hussein Obama, have hatched a plan to make Idaho the first Chinese owned state in America. Otter and company have named this Project 60. Sounds innocent enough, until you realize that Otter and his minions are afraid to call it what it is, globalization of America and surrender of sovereignty. If it were called that someone may want to charge Otter with sedition. Under B. Hussein Obama it has become increasingly difficult to do business in America, unless you are from a foreign nation. Idaho, under the stewardship of Governor Butch...
  • New Chinese Video Game Allows Players to Shoot American Soldiers

    05/18/2011 5:28:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/18/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    The largely-unspoken, and uneasy, tension between the United States and China may have just gotten a little more apparent. A new video game sponsored the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) now allows players to target and shoot American commandos. reports the new game, “Glorious Mission,” was developed by China’s Giant Network Technology Co. It sends “soldiers’ off to basic training and then sets them out on various missions. For the most part, it’s modeled after many American-made shooting games. But the comparisons may end at the graphics once you read this: But there’s one key difference between the American and...
  • Chinese Frauds Account For 80% Of Nasdaq Permanent Trading Halts

    05/12/2011 9:33:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/12/11 | Tyler Durden
    In light of another fraud allegation against China Biotics which will likely soon join the Nasdaq trading halt page, we decided to take a quick look at the Nasdaq trading halts page. To our complete lack of surprise, Chinese fraud dominates with an iron fist: of 19 halted stocks (GFC has three classes of securities halted), 15 of the name are Chinese. Of these 15 Chinese names, none were on this list when we first warned of the imminent surge in reverse merger fraud back in November. Luckily, judging by the horrendous performance in recent Chinese IPOs, even with the...
  • Chinese artist sentenced to a year's re-education for performing live sex as part of his exhibition

    05/10/2011 9:50:32 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 9:06 PM on 10th May 2011 | By Oliver Pickup
    *57-year-old accused of 'creating a public disturbance' *Show caused 'public disorder and chaos' *Artist wished to beautify love-making, lawyer claims A Chinese artist has been ordered to serve a year's re-education after he performed live sex as part of an exhibition, Chinese sources report. Cheng Li was detained and sentenced after his lewd public show in Songzhuang in eastern Beijing - and will now endure 11 months labour for his prurient act. The 57-year-old's actions - which are akin to those you might see in an Amsterdam peep show - apparently led to 'public disorder and chaos' in the capital...
  • Jewish Mother Responds to "Chinese Mothers Are Superior" Controversy

    04/15/2011 11:54:23 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 13 replies
    ABC World News ^ | Jan. 15, 2011 | KEVIN DOLAK
    Controversy over the Wall Street Journal's "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior" book excerpt by Yale professor and author Amy Chua heated up even further today, as a Jewish author and mother responded with a new essay in the same newspaper championing a more relaxed approach to parenting. Titled "In Defense of the Guilty, Ambivalent, Preoccupied Western Mom," Ayelet Waldman's essay humorously outlines differences between what she sees as the lackadaisical approach taken by western mothers and the strict regimen Chinese mothers use on their children that Chua discusses.
  • Klepto's Chinese takeout

    04/10/2011 1:43:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 10, 2011 | CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
    For a Vietnamese émigré accused of robbing only Chinese people, familiarity breeds contempt. But then Hanoi-born Ha Vasko, 68 -- a slight woman whose toothpick frame vanishes into her brown drab Rikers Island jail uniform -- is not your typical pickpocket. The serial thief usually flies Delta from Melbourne, Fla., where she lives richly with her golfing American husband in a $400,000 waterfront home, to New York City's cacophonous Chinatown with only one thing on her mind.
  • Hollywood remake of Red Dawn spends $1m to change villains from Chinese to North Koreans

    03/20/2011 6:46:49 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 90 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 10:23 PM on 20th March 2011 | By Paul Thompson
    "Hollywood remake of Red Dawn spends $1m to change villains from Chinese to North Koreans... so as not to offend Beijing" Hollywood film-makers have changed the villains in a re-make of the film Red Dawn to avoid offending China and spoiling its chances of success at the box office. The original action film starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen featured Russian troops invading America. In the remake Chinese troops lead the invasion - but bosses at MGM studio are to spend more than $1 million on digital special effects to make it appear the invaders are from North Korea.
  • Soros: The Chinese Model Of Suppressing Individuals Could Become The Envy Of The World

    03/10/2011 7:32:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 03/09/11 | Courtney Comstock
    Soros: The Chinese Model Of Suppressing Individuals Could Become The Envy Of The World Courtney Comstock Apparently, Soros is considering the possibility that people might some day want to be censored and live in a socialist society like China's. He said yesterday at the Traveller’s Club in Paris, according to Dealbook: “The world does need order, and that order needs maintenance. The idea that markets can correct their excesses turned out to be false. “Perfect order and global governance are not realistic expectations. However, it is a sad fact that Western democracies provide less successful leadership than China.”
  • Men Without Women: The ominous rise of Asia’s bachelor generation

    03/07/2011 10:39:10 AM PST · by mojito · 94 replies
    NewsWeek ^ | 3/6/2011 | Niall Ferguson
    In 1927, Ernest Hemingway published a collection of short stories titled Men Without Women. Today, less than a century later, it sums up the predicament of a rising proportion of mankind. According to the United Nations, there are far more men than women on the planet. The gender gap is especially pronounced in Asia, where there are 100 million more guys than girls. This may come as a surprise to people in the Western world, where women outnumber men because—other things being equal—the mortality rate for women is lower than for men in all age groups. Nobel Prize–winning economist Amartya...
  • Heavy Metal: 12 Million Tons of Chinese Rice Contaminated

    02/27/2011 8:23:18 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 108 replies ^ | 2/23/11
    Ugh. Hong Kong's English daily South China Morning Post has a distinctly unsavory dispatch from the Chinese media this morning: Government scientists have released research that millions of acres of Chinese agricultural land and over 12 million tons of Chinese grain are contaminated by toxic metal pollution, according to this week's edition of the China Economic Weekly, a state-run magazine. Last week, a separate article reported that 10% of Chinese rice contained excess cadmium, a heavy metal known to cause cancer.
  • Chinese Investing in Texas

    02/26/2011 7:29:32 AM PST · by outinyellowdogcountry · 13 replies
    2-26-11 | self
    I have been made aware this week that Chinese investors are either buying or considering to buy dry land farm land in my area of Texas. If it is true and if they don't care what values are, they may be paying more than double what land would sell for locally. Does anyone else know of such activity?
  • Chinese Missile Launch off of LA in 1983!

    02/23/2011 6:32:19 PM PST · by upstanding · 20 replies
    Blue Thunder ^ | 1983 | Blue Thunder (Hat Tip to ARFCOM)
    Those wascally Chinese missiles just keep showing up. Here we have a screen cap from the 1983 feature film "Blue Thunder," in which we discover evidence that the Chinese who (according to numerous Internet experts and many "military" friends-of-friends-of-friends) launched a missile off of the Los Angeles coast last November DID THE SAME THING 27 YEARS AGO!!! During the filing of a major Hollywood film! Approximately the same local time and general location within Los Angeles and taking very much the same trajectory. And just look at that missile plume! It's most definitely a missile. Oh wait a second...
  • LIBYA – CHINA Beijing organising exodus of 33,000 Chinese from Libya, Taiwanese too

    02/23/2011 7:25:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies ^ | 02-23-2011 | Source: Asia News
    Aircraft, cargo ships and fishing boats are moving towards Libya to evacuate Chinese nationals living in the North African country. Tunisian, Turkish and other workers are fleeing the country as well. Tripoli – China will send a jet, ships and fishing vessels from nearby waters to evacuate some 33,000 Chinese nationals working in violence-torn Libya. The government has set up an emergency unit headed by Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang to coordinate the repatriation of mainlanders, as well as people from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The State Council (cabinet) “decided to immediately deploy...
  • Former Dow Research Scientist Convicted of Stealing Trade Secrets and Perjury

    02/07/2011 5:13:19 PM PST · by Larry381 · 9 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | February 7, 2011 | U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs
    WASHINGTON—A federal jury in Baton Rouge, La., today convicted a former research scientist of stealing trade secrets from Dow Chemical Company and selling them to companies in the People’s Republic of China, as well as committing perjury, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. for the Middle District of Louisiana. After a three-week trial, the jury found Wen Chyu Liu, aka David W. Liou, 74, of Houston, guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit trade secret theft and one count of perjury. According to the evidence presented in...
  • White House claims anti-American propaganda tune not an insult to America

    01/24/2011 11:14:41 PM PST · by FredJake · 12 replies ^ | 1/24/2011 | Joe Newby
    When is an insult not an insult? Last Wednesday, Chinese pianist Lang Lang played a Chinese tune that has been used as part of anti-American propaganda for years by the Communist Chinese. But according to ABC News, the White House denied the song was an insult to America. Spokesman Tommy Vietor said that: "...any suggestion that this was an insult to the United States is just flat wrong. As Lang Lang has stated before, he plays this song regularly because it is one of his favorite Chinese melodies, which is very widely known and popular in China for its melody....
  • Anti-American propaganda tune played at White House by Chinese pianist

    01/23/2011 10:28:50 PM PST · by FredJake · 23 replies ^ | 1/23/2011 | Joe Newby
    From the beginning of his Presidency, Barack Obama has been criticized for bowing to foreign heads of state. But those missteps are nothing compared to the insult hurled at America by a Chinese pianist in the White House. According to an article at The Blaze, America was humiliated when Lang Lang played the theme from a 1956 Chinese war movie entitled Battle on Shangganling Mountain, a propaganda film from the Korean War. Matthew Robertson writes at The Epoch Times that: Lang Lang the pianist says he chose it. Chairman Hu Jintao recognized it as soon as he heard it. Patriotic...
  • Chinese firm tied to steel used in Iran nukes

    01/23/2011 10:13:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/24/11 | BIll Gertz
    The State Department in 2009 sought the Chinese government's help in blocking a sale to Iran of 25 tons of specialty steel for Tehran's defense industry to be used in building nuclear-related centrifuges, according to a classified department cable. "Post is instructed to inform appropriate-level Chinese officials of this transaction, and request that they investigate the entity and individuals involved," according to the cable, which is labeled "secret." It noted that the Chinese were to be told that the company faces sanctions for the proposed sale under U.S. law. (Snip) An earlier State Department cable revealed that China helped North
  • Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    01/22/2011 10:17:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies · 2+ views
    breitbart ^ | 1/22/11 | pr newswire
    NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the state dinner for Hu Jintao, the pianist Lang Lang played a tune that all Chinese recognize as encouraging hatred of the United States as the enemy of China. Read the beginning of The Epoch Times article below; get the complete story at this link: Read the difference. The Epoch Times publishes in 17 languages and in 33 countries. Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House US humiliated in eyes of Chinese by song used to inspire anti-Americanism By MATTHEW ROBERTSON Epoch Times Staff Lang Lang the pianist says...
  • Tiger Mom’ Scolds American Parents, Shakes Things Up

    01/22/2011 4:38:41 PM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 18 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 22,2011 | Suzanne Venker
    f you haven’t heard of Amy Chua by now, you’ve been living under a rock. Chua is the author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which is currently ranked #5 on Amazon, thanks to the enormous amount of media coverage her Wall Street Journal article generated. I weighed in on the debate both in my last NewsReal post (where I point out the pitfalls of Chua’s parenting style, not philosophy), as well as in the New York Post. I also spoke with Ms. Chua, who was so happy to read my Post article, entitled ‘Why America needs tiger mom,’...
  • Chinese Dissident Calls for Obama to ‘Imagine’ One of His Daughters ‘Has to Be Put to Death,' ...

    01/20/2011 1:53:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    cns ^ | 1/19/11 | Penny Starr
    A survivor of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in China appealed to President Barack Obama during a press conference on Tuesday to push Chinese President Hu Jintao to end the practice of forcing women to have an abortion as part of China's one-child-per-couple policy. “President Obama, we’re speaking to you as the president of this great nation, we also speak to you as a great father for your two beautiful children,” said Chai Ling, who came to the United States in 1990 and founded All Girls Allowed, a Christian organization that helps Chinese victims of forced abortions and sterilization in...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee on Chinese Health Care

    01/19/2011 5:30:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 1/19/11 | Robert Costa
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas) made headlines this week for claiming that health-care repeal means “killing Americans.” In an exchange with National Review Online at the Capitol tonight, she used China as an example of universal coverage. From the tape: JACKSON LEE: I was with a Chinese delegation in Texas on Sunday, and one [visitor] came up to me and said, ‘What is this debate about health care? We think this is something everybody should have in China.’ That’s what this person said to me; he was baffled. Of course, their system is different. NRO: They’re communist.
  • What Chinese-American Mothers Do Wrong (and Right)

    01/18/2011 6:44:06 AM PST · by Tom Carter · 8 replies
    Opinion Forum ^ | January 18, 2011 | Dr. Jim Taylor
    Have you read the article on by Amy Chua, a Chinese-American mother (and law professor at Yale)? If not, you probably don’t have children. It is a must-read! I was both mesmerized and appalled by the article; like driving past a horrific car accident and wondering whether anyone survived. I realize that her article has lit up the blogosphere, but, as the author of three parenting books and the father of two girls myself, I just couldn’t resist tossing my two cents into the cyber-well.
  • 'Tiger Mother': Are Chinese Moms Really So Different? (Are Chinese mothers really superior?)

    01/16/2011 4:55:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Time ^ | 01/15/2011
    An editorial cartoon in the Jan. 13 edition of Hong Kong's English daily the South China Morning Post shows a family — a father, mother and frowning boy — together in the kitchen. On the table sits an untouched breakfast — the sodden castoffs, we infer, of the insolent child. "If you don't eat it," the father threatens, "we're going to have you adopted by Amy Chua." The child looks horrified. Amy Chua is a professor at Yale Law School, an author and, as of last week, one of the most talked-about mothers in the world. On Jan. 8, the...
  • Chinese President Hu Jintao to visit Chicago (to help setup Hussein 2012 campaign headquarters?)

    01/12/2011 9:52:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/12/11 | Katherine Skiba and Hal Dardick
    Chinese President Hu Jintao to visit ChicagoBy Katherine Skiba and Hal Dardick, Tribune reporters 8:54 p.m. CST, January 12, 2011 The president of China will launch a two-day visit to Chicago next Thursday after a state visit to Washington, Mayor Richard Daley announced Wednesday. Hu Jintao's tour of Chicago Jan. 20 and 21 will represent the Chinese leader's only stop outside of the nation's capital during his U.S. visit, Daley said. **SNIP** The Chicago stop will follow a state visit hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday. Hu will not be accompanied by his wife...
  • Chinese Mothers Don’t Subscribe to Left-Wing Parenting Tactics

    01/12/2011 10:34:44 AM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 34 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Jan. 12, 2011 | Suzanne Venker
    ’d be curious to know what my old friend — we’ll call her Leeann — thinks. Leeann is a Chinese mother of three who lived in my town temporarily while her American husband was completing his residency. After three years, she and her family moved away. Like many Chinese women, Leeann was petite, with smooth skin and silky hair. She was also a perfectionist who was constantly – and I mean constantly – comparing herself to other people. Leeann was a great girl and a great mom, but her insecurity consumed her. No matter what I said to try and...
  • Why Chinese Parents Are Better Than American Parents (And Why China Is Kicking Our A**)

    01/10/2011 8:40:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/10/2011 | Henry Blodget
    An article in the Wall Street Journal called "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior" has American mothers (and others) in a furor. It's written by Amy Chua, a Yale Law professor, whose daughters Louisa and Sophia are clearly, well, superior--presumably due to the parenting methods that Chua describes (methods that would appall many American parents). Are Chinese mothers superior? Read Amy's article (excerpt below) and you be the judge. If the goal is efficiency, excellence, and success, it would seem that this Chinese mother, at least, has most American mothers beat. And it's not hard to extrapolate that superiority toward a...
  • 5 Myths About the Chinese Communist Party (Still Communist)

    01/06/2011 10:02:24 AM PST · by mojito · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | January 2011 | Richard McGregor
    "China Is Communist in Name Only." Wrong. If Vladimir Lenin were reincarnated in 21st-century Beijing and managed to avert his eyes from the city's glittering skyscrapers and conspicuous consumption, he would instantly recognize in the ruling Chinese Communist Party a replica of the system he designed nearly a century ago for the victors of the Bolshevik Revolution. One need only look at the party's structure to see how communist -- and Leninist -- China's political system remains. ...[F]or all their liberalization of the economy, Chinese leaders have been careful to keep control of the commanding heights of politics through the...
  • Female Chinese students resort to eating roundworm eggs...

    01/01/2011 3:35:51 PM PST · by FlyVet · 26 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 31st December 2010 | Rob Cooper
    Female students in China have been eating roundworm eggs to lose weight for job interviews - because employment is so hard to come by. They hatch in the stomach, allowing those who take them to shed pounds without exercising or dieting in the Xiamen, China.
  • Continental General Aviation Piston Engines sold to the Chinese

    12/14/2010 3:35:45 PM PST · by taildragger · 16 replies · 1+ views
    aero-news staff ^ | 12/14/2010 |
    TCM Acquired By Chinese Aerospace Group, Deal Expected To Close by 1Q/11 ANN RealTime Update, 12.14.10, 0435 ET: Chinese aerospace interests have just scored a major acquisition with the news that AVIC will be purchasing TCM. Just moments ago, Teledyne Technologies Incorporated and AVIC International Holding Corporation ("AVIC International") announced an agreement to sell Teledyne's general aviation piston engine business to Technify Motor (USA) LTD., a subsidiary of AVIC International, for $186 million in cash. Under the transaction, AVIC International will acquire Teledyne Continental Motors, Inc. and Teledyne Mattituck Services, Inc.
  • $450 Million in U.S. Stimulus Money Going To Reid And Obama Donor- Backed Chinese “Green” Company?

    12/11/2010 7:09:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/10 | Joseph A. Klein
    Kudos to MSNBC, the usually reliable Barack Obama cable network, for staying on top of a story getting little play by the mainstream press, and even by their ‘fair and balanced’ rivals over at Fox News. It seems that some of that Obama-Reid-Pelosi stimulus money, which was supposed to be used to help create jobs here at home, may be helping to stimulate the Chinese economy instead. This would be on top of the help that the Chinese would get competitively if Obama’s cap-and-trade proposals are ever enacted. As reported by MSNBC, top Democratic fundraisers, union supporters and lobbyists with...
  • China calls for Kyoto Protocol extension

    12/06/2010 12:31:25 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Dec. 3, 2010, 4:43 p.m. EST | Ashley P. Lau, MarketWatch
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — A senior Chinese delegate on Friday urged his fellow international officials to extend the commitments of the environmental Kyoto Protocol, which is set expire in 2012 and has been a contentious issue at this week’s U.N. Climate Change Conference in Cancún, Mexico. “If any balanced outcome can be produced in international climate change, there must be a continuation of KP,” said China’s Huikang Huang at a press conference in Cancún, in reference to the Kyoto Protocol. “There must be a second period. Without this element there will be no balance.” Huang’s comments come as the nearly...
  • Wikileaks: Top Chinese official doesn't believe GDP figures

    12/06/2010 11:14:04 AM PST · by FromLori · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/6/2010 | Malcolm Moore
    China's economic figures are unreliable and not to be trusted, according to Li Keqiang, one of the country's most senior officials. The 55-year-old is widely tipped to become China's next prime minister and is currently the country's executive vice premier, with responsibility for macro-economic management. However, in private talks with the US ambassador in 2007, when he was still just the head of the Chinese province of Liaoning, Mr Li cast doubt on China's much-vaunted economic statistics. A diplomatic cable leaked by Wikileaks, the whistle-blowing website, reveals that Mr Li described China's gross domestic product figure as "man-made" and "therefore...
  • China downgrades US credit rating

    11/09/2010 9:04:47 AM PST · by The Comedian · 89 replies ^ | Nov. 9, 2010 10:08am | Tuneman
    Tuesday, November 09, 2010 10:08:03 AM (CH) Chinese rating agency Dagong Global Credit downgrades US credit rating due to QE program (update) - Chinese press - Cut long term US sovereign rating one notch to A+ from AA, with a negative outlook. - "The serious defects in the U.S. economy will lead to long-term recession and fundamentally lower the national solvency. The credit crisis is far from over in the United States and the U.S. economy will be in a long-term recession." Weaker dollar will hurt US ability to attract dollar capital reflow. "In essence, the U.S. government's move to...
  • Having an "I Hate Chinese People Day"

    03/10/2008 2:08:45 AM PDT · by KungFuBrad · 47 replies · 5,084+ views
    White Devil Red Angel ^ | mar 10 | White Devil
    Definition of Chinese person (Anyone who is a citizen of China and has parents and grandparents that are citizens of China.) By no means am I saying Asians in generally. Even though I have lived and worked in China for 4 years, I have a Chinese wife and a half Chinese baby. I still have "I hate Chinese people" days. These happen 2 or 3 times a month actually so they are not rare occurrences. Some of this can be blamed on my impatient temper but most of it is caused by the Chinese people themselves. Their attitude on life...
  • Chinese woman forced to abort eight-month foetus

    10/21/2010 5:44:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/21/10 | Staff
    A pregnant woman in southern China was detained, beaten and forced to have an abortion just a month before her due date because the baby would have violated the country's one child limit, her husband claims. Construction worker Luo Yanquan said his wife was taken kicking and screaming from their home by more than a dozen people on October 10 and detained in a clinic for three days by family planning officials, then taken to a hospital and injected with a drug that killed her baby.
  • Things we shouldn't be doing with China

    10/21/2010 4:35:32 PM PDT · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 6 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 21 October 2010 | J.E. Dyer
    Four U.S. senators have registered concern about the proposal of a start-up company, Amerilink Telecom Corp., to upgrade Sprint Nextel’s national network to 4G data-rate capacity using Chinese-provided equipment from Huawei Shenzen Ltd., a company with longstanding ties to the Chinese military. The point made by the senators – Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins, Jon Kyl, and Sue Myrick – is that China could install a surveillance or sabotage capability in a very large segment of the U.S. wireless infrastructure. The scope of the Sprint Nextel 4G upgrade reportedly encompasses about 35,000 transmission towers throughout the 50 states. Huawei has been...
  • Zambian miners shot by Chinese managers

    10/19/2010 1:03:43 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 66 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/19/2010 | Aislinn Laing in Johannesburg
    <p>A backlash against China's powerful presence in the Zambian economy has been triggered by an incident in which 11 miners were shot by Chinese managers.</p> <p>Police said that the Chinese executives opened fire on workers protesting against poor pay and conditions at the Collum coal mine in the southern Sinazongwe province on Friday.</p>
  • China warns US against making yuan dispute a 'scapegoat' for a flagging economy

    10/15/2010 10:00:21 AM PDT · by traumer · 4 replies · 2+ views
    China has again warned the US not to use the dispute over the value of the Chinese currency, the yuan, as a “scapegoat” for its high unemployment and flagging growth prospects. The artificially weak Chinese currency has become a political issue in the US where it is blamed for giving Chinese exporters an unfair advantage at the cost of US jobs. Photo: Getty The remarks from China’s ministry of commerce came hours before the US was due to release a report on whether it considers China a “currency manipulator” as fears grow that tensions over the currency could lead to...
  • Chinese automaker to becomelarge GM shareholder?

    09/20/2010 2:23:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    USA Today | 9/20/10 | Staff
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  • Chinese Activist Against Forced Abortions Released From Prison

    09/09/2010 9:12:42 AM PDT · by julieee · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 9, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Chinese Activist Against Forced Abortions Released From Prison Linyi, China -- Chen Guangcheng, the blind attorney who spent more than four years in prison on trumped up charges following his international exposure of a massive campaign of forced abortions and sterilizations that victimized as many as 10,000 people, has finally been released from prison.
  • Charges revealed in international 'honey laundering' conspiracy

    09/01/2010 5:32:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 2+ views
    NewsCore ^ | 9/1/10 | staff
    The Federal Government announced charges today against a ring of foreign corporations and executives who conspired to bring antibiotic-laden Chinese honey illegally into the US, in an attempt to avoid paying millions in fees. A federal grand jury in Chicago indicted top executives of German food conglomerate Alfred L Wolff GmbH, and several of its affiliated companies for allegedly importing more than $US40 million in Chinese honey, but saying it originated elsewhere in order to avoid paying duties of nearly $US80 million that were levied on Chinese honey.
  • Illegal immigration from China increases 10 fold

    08/21/2010 1:09:25 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 17 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 20, 2010 | Norah Peterson
    News of China's alarming military buildup has made headlines this week. But, there is yet another national security threat involving China that is closer to home. Earlier this year, The New York Times reported: "The number of Chinese immigrants arrested while illegally crossing the border into Arizona through the busiest smuggling corridor in the United States increased tenfold in the last fiscal year, according to the United States Border Patrol in Tucson. "In fiscal 2009, 332 Chinese immigrants were caught in the Border Patrol's Tucson sector, up from 30 the previous year, Border Patrol figures showed. And in what could...
  • U.S. missile strike kills 12 militants in Pakistan

    08/14/2010 8:42:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    al Reuters ^ | 8/14/2010
    A pilotless U.S. drone aircraft fired missiles into Pakistan's North Waziristan, an al Qaeda and Taliban sanctuary on the Afghan border, killing at least 12 militants on Saturday, intelligence officials said. The United States has intensified missile strikes by drone aircraft in Pakistan's lawless Pashtun tribal lands in an effort to curb violence in Afghanistan, much of which U.S. officials say comes from militant sanctuaries on the Pakistani side. Most of the missile attacks this year were carried out on militant targets in North Waziristan region. In the latest strike, the missiles hit a house used by militants as a...