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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. Wired.com 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
    Time.com ^ | 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
    www.speroforum.com ^ | 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...