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  • First U.S. testing of a man-carrying drone planned for later this year in Nevada

    06/11/2016 7:06:59 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    ZME Science ^ | June 8, 2016 | Elaine Kauh
    First U.S. testing of a man-carrying drone planned for later this year in Nevada Alexandru Micu June 8, 2016 The Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems has granted permission to Chinese drone company EHang to test its on-demand, passenger-carrying aerial vehicle inside state boundaries. This marks the first time a passenger-carrying drone has ever been tested anywhere in the United States. Chinese company EHang received testing rights for its EHang 184 model inside the state of Nevada on Monday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The vehicle is an autonomous human sized drone, which EHang was very happy to hail as the...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    06/01/2016 4:45:27 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 77 replies
    My husband and I live in a delivery food 'desert'. All around us are areas where almost any kind of food can be ordered; but it seems all we can have delivered are mediocre Chinese restaurant food, and Pizza. We're generally tired of both; and I think our Friday nights are going to start including a stop for carryout from someplace interesting. BUT: I never tire of the *soups* from Chinese restaurants, and decided to try making my own egg-drop soup. This is a very simple recipe, and you can add things to it - I usually add a little...
  • Chinese Commercial Advertises Detergent Strong Enough to Wash Off Black Skin

    05/29/2016 12:21:02 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 53 replies
    A new television commercial has been called “jaw-droppingly racist” for advertising laundry detergent seemingly strong enough to turn a black man Asian. The ad — from China-based laundry detergent company Qiaobi — shows a black man flirting with a seemingly interested Asian woman. The women lures the man closer to a washing machine. She shoves a ball of washing detergent in his mouth before shoving his body into the washing machine. Moments later, the black man emerges from the water as an Asian man.
  • Terry McAuliffe Lied About Meeting Chinese Donor

    05/25/2016 7:01:19 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 May 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe lied about meeting Wang Wenliang, the Chinese donor to his 2013 gubernatorial campaign whose contributions are now the subject of an FBI investigation. McAuliffe told CNN after the story broke that he thinks he has never met Mr. Wenliang.
  • Lenono Yoga III Tablet (Vanity)

    05/23/2016 6:57:33 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 23 replies
    5/24/2016 | Fai Mao
    I hope this does not qualify as Opus that gets me banned. My wife purchased a Lenovo Yoga II tablet along with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse for me as a replacement for an older Samsung galaxy tablet and Acer Aspire laptop because she wanted me to be able to travel with les stuff. The hope was that it would replace two devices (Laptop and Tablet) with one device. Instead it will stay in a drawer (Unless I purposely beat it with a hammer so I can throw it away)and I will use the older devices when I travel. It...
  • Campus Experiment on Gender Ideology Shows Stunning Results

    04/22/2016 7:10:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | Church Militant
    The Family Policy Institute of Washington tried an experiment on gender ideology at a college campus, and came back with surprising results. In a video published last week, the Institute shows journalist Joseph Backholm visiting the University of Washington campus and asking a number of students questions about gender and self-identity. Their answers reveal how deeply ingrained gender ideology has become in the mindset of today's college students. Starting with the simple question, "If I told you that I was a woman, what would you say?" Backholm received the almost unanimous response that he'd be accepted as a woman. He...
  • The Curious Story Of The Chinese Tycoon Found "Chopped Up Into 100 Pieces" In A Vancouver Mansion

    04/14/2016 10:43:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/14/15 | tyler durden
    Two days ago we introduced you to "the rich kids of Vancouver" for whom the most important decision in any given day is whether to spend half a million dollars on a new Lamborghini or on an investment such as "two expensive watches or some diamonds."From left, Loretta Lai, Chelsea Jiang and Diana Wang attended a receptionat a Lamborghini dealership last month in Vancouver, British ColumbiaWe now introduce you to someone who may be one of these rich kids' dad. Or rather was, because Gang Yuan, a 42-year-old mining tycoon is no longer alive. His corpse was found chopped into...
  • Ahava sold for $77 million to Chinese investors

    04/11/2016 8:37:36 PM PDT · by Lera · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/12/2016
    Israeli cosmetics firm Ahava to be fully acquired by a Chinese investment group for $77 million. JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The Israeli cosmetics firm Ahava will be fully acquired by a Chinese investment group for $77 million. The Fosun Group on Sunday night in Jerusalem signed an agreement to purchase the Dead Sea skin care products company, the Israeli business daily Globes reported. Ahava has been a target of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel over its factory in Mitzpeh Shalem, located about one mile from the western shores of the Dead Sea, as well as initiatives targeting only...
  • Catholic Caucus: Why Hasn’t Bishop Francis Ford, M.M. Been Beatified?

    04/09/2016 5:29:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    First Things ^ | 07.27.11 | George Weigel
    In a 2010 interview with Catholic World Report , Cardinal Joseph Zen, S.D.B., the emeritus bishop of Hong Kong, wondered aloud about the Catholic Church’s reticence to acknowledge those who had been martyred by Chinese communists during the Maoists’ rise to power, and thereafter. “Why should we not publicize . . . those martyrs?” Cardinal Zen asked. The truth demands it. Self-respect requires it. Today’s Chinese Catholics, especially those who are persecuted for the fidelity to the Bishop of Rome, would be strengthened by the example of brave witnesses who held firm until the end, Zen suggested. I think Cardinal...
  • From The Desk Of Fr Joseph McLafferty:Bishop Francis X Ford,M.M.[MARTYR IN CHINA]

    06/19/2002 4:26:49 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 5 replies · 1,143+ views
    St Patricks-Yorktown ^ | February 24, 2002 | Fr Joseph McLafferty
    02-24-2002Pastor's Message From the desk of Fr. Joseph McLafferty..... The lead article in this month's Maryknoll magazine is about Bishop Francis Xavier Ford, M.M., a Maryknoll missionary who served in China for almost 40 years.  This past Thursday, February 21st, marked the 50th anniversary of his death in a Chinese prison. Francis Xavier Ford was born in Brooklyn on January 11, 1892, the son of Austin and Elizabeth Rellihan Ford.  Ford attended St. Francis Preparatory School in Brooklyn and Cathedral College in Manhattan.  In 1912 he was the first student to apply to the seminary of the recently established...
  • Chinese Take Over Canada's Real Estate Market, Buy One-Third Of All Vancouver Homes Sold In 2015

    03/24/2016 8:44:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/24/2016 | Tyler Durden
    “Housing in Vancouver is insane — it was insane when I left and it’s more insane now.”That’s from 33-year-old Kevin Oke, co-founder of LlamaZoo Interactive who left Vancouver for Victoria two years ago because he couldn’t afford to buy a home in his native city even while earning a generous salary as a lead designer at a video-game company whose clients included Atari and Ubisoft Entertainment SA.  Kevin isn't the only one leaving. Vancouver added only 884 net new people age 18-24 last year according to Statistics Canada, and many observers worry the soaring cost of housing will eventually strip the...
  • Sex, gays and witches banned from Chinese television

    03/07/2016 5:03:10 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    SBS News ^ | 3-7-2016
    The Chinese government has clamped down on the country's entertainment industry, banning depictions of sex, homosexuality, witchcraft and one night stands from television programs. The South China Morning Post reported the crack down on online and television shows was part of the new General Principle of Television Drama Production Content, which was released in December. Also banned are programs showing extra-marital affairs, the use of drugs or alcohol, teenage relationships, fighting, smoking and programs that promote superstitions, like witchcraft. Among the popular programs pulled was an online series called Addiction (also known as Heroin), which depicts gay love, and Go Princess Go,...
  • Romney's Stake in Chinese Stocks [2012]

    03/04/2016 9:09:55 AM PST · by ResisTyr · 3 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | October 9, 2012 | James West
    Hey Loser Romney...hypocrite much??
  • Shenzhou-11: Crew to orbit for 30 days, but no female taikonauts

    03/01/2016 7:53:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    gbtimes ^ | 03/01/2016 | andrew jones
    More details about China’s human spaceflight missions are filtering through after the country announced its launch Tiangong-2 and Shenzhou-11 launch schedule for 2016. On Sunday it was announced that the Tiangong-2 space lab will launch in the third quarter of 2016, and be visited by the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft in Q4. Shenzhou-11 will carry two Chinese astronauts, popularly referred to as taikounauts derived from the Chinese ‘taikongren’ (太空人). It has now been stated that two taikonauts will stay in space for 30 days. While this pales into comparison with Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly’s Year in Space, it will be doubling China's...
  • The Chicago Stock Exchange is being sold to a Chinese-led investor group

    02/05/2016 11:04:19 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 5, 2015 | Portia Crowe
    CHICAGO--The Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. (CHX) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investor group led by Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group (the 'Casin Group'). The Board of Directors of CHX has unanimously approved the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals. The acquisition is expected to close in the second half of 2016. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
  • Sacramento Kings scrap Chinese New Year of the Monkey T-shirt giveaway for ... racially insensitive

    02/03/2016 4:38:59 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20:11 EST, 2 February 2016 | Alexandra Klausner
    The Sacramento Kings basketball team had to cancel giving away Lunar New Year shirts celebrating the Year of the Monkey on Monday after a player noted the shirts could be deemed offensive during Black History month. Bucks TV analyst Marques Johnson says he was called into a conversation player DeMarcus Cousins was having with the Kings operations team over the controversial shirt. 'I walk into the building and DeMarcus Cousins calls me over to an animated discussion he's having with Kings operations people. He [asks] me, "Olskool, what you think about this T-shirt? Told him a little insensitive on first...
  • Panetta orders Pentagon investigation of legal, ethical issues among military leaders

    11/15/2012 7:56:28 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2012 | Craig Whitlock
    BANGKOK — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has ordered the Pentagon to find out why so many generals and admirals have become embroiled in legal and ethical problems, a trend exacerbated by recent investigations of two of the military’s best-known commanders. The Pentagon disclosed Panetta’s directive on Thursday after he arrived in Thailand as part of a visit to Asia. But aides insisted that he had been considering the review for some time and that it was not prompted by revelations that the FBI has been investigating former CIA director David H. Petraeus, a retired Army general, and Marine Gen....
  • Think It's 2008 All Over Again? Here Are the Charts That Might Prove It (Video)

    01/08/2016 1:45:20 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    The Street ^ | 1-8-2016 | ANDREW SACHAIS
    Back in 2007 and 2008, ironically the last time the Federal Reserve was hiking rates, the market began to form a bearish head and shoulders pattern. The pattern took a little less than a year to complete, and began breaking down heavily in early 2008. The initial reaction lower in 2008 brought the market down by close to 15% in a matter of weeks, leading to a strong rebound higher from late January until May. In May, more selling pressure commenced, and when it was all said and done, the market had collapsed by nearly 55% from its 2007 highs...
  • Founder of today’s China killed 45 million of his own people(in 4 yrs)

    09/17/2010 5:04:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 48 replies
    Tibetan Review ^ | 09/05/10
    Founder of today’s China killed 45 million of his own people (TibetanReview.net, Sep05, 2010) Recently declassified Chinese Communist Party archives show that the Great Helmsman, Chairman Mao Tsetung's regime cased the greatest "man-made famine" the world has ever seen, reported the ANI news service Sep 3, citing a new publication from Hong Kong. Mao's Great Famine, by Frank Dikotter, Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong, is reported to show that 45 million Chinese people were killed between 1958 and 1961. Chinese propaganda posters of the late 1950s show smiling young workers marching jubilantly towards unity under the...
  • Chinese censors are scrubbing sites of mentions of North Korean girl band

    12/13/2015 11:26:19 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Mashable ^ | 2015/12/14 | Victoria Ho
    Chinese censors are scrubbing sites of mentions of North Korean girl band By Victoria Ho 19 minutes ago After the Moranbong Band's abrupt cancelation of their performances in Beijing over the weekend, it appears Chinese censors went to work deleting speculation and chatter about the North Korean girl band on mainland sites. The Moranbong Band, whose members were said to be handpicked by North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, were on a goodwill mission to Beijing and were set to perform three concerts starting Saturday night. But just hours before the first, they abruptly canceled the gig and headed home on...
  • Faraday deal result of long push by governor, N. Las Vegas leaders

    12/09/2015 6:17:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Dec. 9, 2015 | Megan Messerly
    Electric-car startup Faraday Future plans to open its $1 billion factory in North Las Vegas at the sparsely populated, 18,000-acre Apex Industrial Park, Chinese tech billionaire Jia Yueting said in a letter to Nevada legislators obtained by the Associated Press. The state has been in talks over the past few months to bring electric-car startup Faraday Future to North Las Vegas. Nevada was competing with California, Georgia and Louisiana.
  • In a First, Army to Open JBLM for Exchange with Chinese Troops

    11/13/2015 2:45:59 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 3 replies
    Military.com ^ | November 13, 2015
    Last month the Pentagon sent a tough signal to its fastest-growing rival in Asia when a U.S. Navy warship sailed close by an artificial Chinese island in the contested waters of the South China Sea. The message: The U.S. will stand by its allies as they confront China's increasingly muscular military. This month, the Defense Department picked Joint Base Lewis-McChord for a friendlier exchange between the two world powers. The Army is opening up the South Sound base for a weeklong exercise with its Chinese counterpart, the People's Liberation Army. It's fairly small compared with some of the standard engagements...
  • New details of Chinese space weapons revealed

    10/15/2015 10:05:43 AM PDT · by amorphous · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 14 Oct 2015 | Bill Gertz
    A forthcoming report by the congressional U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission provides new details of China’s space-weapons programs, dubbed counterspace arms, that are aimed at destroying or jamming U.S. satellites and limiting American combat operations around the world. “China is pursuing a broad and robust array of counterspace capabilities, which includes direct-ascent anti-satellite missiles, co-orbital anti-satellite systems, computer network operations, ground-based satellite jammers and directed energy weapons,” a late draft of the commission’s annual report states. “China’s nuclear arsenal also provides an inherent anti-satellite capability.”
  • Robber Scalded From Hot Wok as He Tries to Raid Chinese Takeaway Van

    10/13/2015 11:53:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Mirror ^ | 8 OCT 2015 | LOUIE SMITH
    Mark Leadbeatter was jailed for four years after his bungled grab for cash left him doused in boiling oil, causing severe facial burnsA thief was left with severe facial burns from a hot wok when he tried to rob a Chinese takeaway. Mark Leadbeatter, 53, was doused in boiling oil while trying to raid an Oriental food van. The hapless robber, who suffered burns to his face and neck, has now been jailed for four years. In a report of the incident PCSO Julie Green said: “He demanded money from the three females working on the van. He was given...
  • Directive 11: Obama’s Secret Islamist Plan [What's behind the rise of ISIS and Middle East’s wars]

    06/08/2015 8:29:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/08/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Behind the rise of ISIS, the Libyan Civil War, the unrest in Egypt, Yemen and across the region may be a single classified document.That document is Presidential Study Directive 11.You can download Presidential Study Directive 10 on “Preventing Mass Atrocities” from the White House website, but as of yet no one has been able to properly pry number 11 out of Obama Inc.Presidential Study Directive 10, in which Obama asked for non-military options for stopping genocide, proved to be a miserable failure. The Atrocities Prevention Board’s only use was as a fig leaf for a policy that had caused the...
  • Chinese Authorities Ban Muslim Names Among Uyghurs in Hoten

    09/27/2015 1:05:02 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    Radio Free Asia ^ | 2015-09-24 | Eset Sulaiman
    Chinese authorities have issued a ban on 22 Muslim names in Hoten prefecture in northwestern China’s troubled Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in an apparent bid to discourage extremism among the region's Uyghur residents, threatening to forbid children with such names from attending school unless their parents change them, according to local police and residents. A Uyghur woman named Turakhan who lives in a suburban village of Niya (in Chinese, Minfeng) county in Hoten (Hetian) prefecture told RFA’s Uyghur Service on Wednesday that the village chief and police had informed all residents about “the list of forbidden Muslim names.” “My daughter’s...
  • How a white guy got his poem published by changing his name to Yi-Fen Chou

    09/08/2015 12:48:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/08/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    A rather strange tale comes across the transom to us today from the rough and tumble world of competitive poetry publishing. (Okay… I confess. I really just wanted to type that sentence.) But putting all snark aside, the Washington Post’s Sarah Kaplan did come up with a rather enlightening news item about the annual publication of the anthology, Best American Poetry. No! Wait! Come back! I promise, the story gets better.There is one beleaguered individual, Sherman Alexie, who is responsible for reading thousands of submissions each year and determining which bits of verse should make it into the august...
  • Pentagon: Chinese Navy Ships Passed Through U.S. Territorial Waters for First Time

    09/04/2015 10:43:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/4/15
    The five Chinese Navy ships spotted operating in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska steered within 12 nautical miles of the U.S. coast and passed through U.S. territorial waters, the Pentagon said. The Wall Street Journal reported: Pentagon officials said for the first time late Thursday that the five Chinese navy ships had passed through U.S. territorial waters as they transited the Aleutian Islands, but said they had complied with international law. Analysts saw the passage as significant as Beijing has long objected to U.S. Navy vessels transiting its territorial waters or operating in international waters just outside....
  • Five Chinese Navy Ships Are Operating in Bering Sea Off Alaska Coast

    09/02/2015 1:29:09 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 67 replies
    wsj ^ | Sept. 2, 2015 | JEREMY PAGE
    Five Chinese navy ships are currently operating in the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska, the first time the U.S. military has seen such activity in the area, Pentagon officials said Wednesday. The officials said they have been aware in recent days that three Chinese combat ships, a replenishment vessel and an amphibious ship were in the vicinity after observing them moving toward the Aleutian Islands, which are split between U.S....
  • Swiss rail firm launches separate trains for Chinese tourists after complaints from locals

    08/30/2015 9:52:23 AM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/30/2015 | CHRIS KITCHING
    Chinese tourists are being given separate train services to travel to the top of a picturesque Swiss mountain after they were accused of poor behaviour. Locals and other visitors to Mount Rigi have complained to the railway operator, accusing Asian tourists of crowding train corridors to snap photos and even spitting inside the carriages. Tensions between tourists from Asia and visitors from Switzerland have worsened as the mountain, near Lucerne, has become a massive draw for Chinese holidaymakers, a newspaper claimed.
  • The Chinese super-rich are about to flood the US real-estate market

    08/30/2015 6:58:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/30/2015 | Lucinda Shen
    After yet another drop in the Shanghai stock market and Hang Seng index on August 6, Daniel Chang heard his cell phone ping. The real-estate agent was on a business trip in Shanghai, and he was mid-bite during a dinner when he saw his phone light up from a message on his app, WeChat. It was a Chinese client concerned over a $6 million property she was about to buy in New York City. She was visiting New York at the time. "I don't know if I can do this," she told him over voicemail. "I might have to back...
  • Chinese Ballet at Lincoln Center Glorifies Violent Class Struggle That Killed My Great-Grandfather

    07/22/2015 7:34:58 AM PDT · by ubipetrusest · 14 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | July 17, 2015 | Leo Timm
    My great-grandfather was a landowner in southern China prior to the communist takeover in 1949. Possessing about three acres of rice paddies and a lychee orchard placed him squarely in the “landlord” class—a group of people the new regime was determined to dispose of using “the greatest force,” as Mao Zedong put it. Accompanying and legitimizing Chairman Mao’s coming campaign of mass murder was the remolding of national arts and culture. “The Red Detachment of Women,” a 1964 Chinese ballet and one of many works glorifying violent class struggle, opened to New York audiences on the evening of July 11...
  • The US agency plundered by Chinese hackers made one of the dumbest security moves possible

    07/12/2015 12:37:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/18/15 | Natasha Bertrand
    Contractors in Argentina and China were given "direct access to every row of data in every database" when they were hired by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to manage the personnel records of more than 14 million federal employees, a federal consultant told ArsTechnica. The massive breach of OPM's database — made public by the Obama administration this month — prompted speculation over why the agency hadn't encrypted its systems, which contain the sensitive security clearance and background information for intelligence and military personnel. Encryption, however, according to Ars, would not have helped in this case because administrators responsible...
  • Chinese Food Spared Shaw-Skank’s Husband’s Life

    07/05/2015 8:43:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 5, 2015 | Bruce Golding
    Shaw-skank prison worker Joyce “Tillie” Mitchell was reportedly dining on Chinese food when she decided not to help deliver two inmates to freedom. Mitchell had a “moment of clarity” while dining out with husband Lyle just hours before convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat sneaked out of Clinton Correctional Facility, a law-enforcement official told the Buffalo News. “They went out to dinner at a Chinese restaurant after work at the prison, and Joyce Mitchell had a realization that this was ­D-Day, and the fantasy she had been living for almost a year was now becoming a reality that included...
  • Clinton has strong words on Chinese hacking

    07/05/2015 9:33:34 AM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | July 5, 2015 | Dan Merica and Mariano Castillo
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unleashed some of the strongest words to date about China's hacking of U.S. computers. "They're also trying to hack into everything that doesn't move in America," Clinton said at a campaign event in Glen, New Hampshire. "Stealing commercial secrets, blueprints from defense contractors, stealing huge amounts of government information. All looking for an advantage."
  • Hackers Stole Secrets of U.S. Government Workers’ Sex Lives

    06/25/2015 10:02:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 24, 2015 | Shane Harris
    Infidelity. Sexual fetishes. Drug abuse. Crushing debt. They’re the most intimate secrets of U.S. government workers. And now they’re in the hands of foreign hackers. It was already being described as the worst hack of the U.S. government in history. And it just got much worse. A senior U.S. official has confirmed that foreign hackers compromised the intimate personal details of an untold number of government workers. Likely included in the hackers’ haul: information about workers’ sexual partners, drug and alcohol abuse, debts, gambling compulsions, marital troubles, and any criminal activity. Those details, which are now presumed to be in...
  • After Hacking U.S. Personnel Files: Chinese Will Dine With Kerry at Mt. Vernon

    06/16/2015 12:20:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 16, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Secretary of State John Kerry said he will meet with Chinese leaders next week for the annual U.S.-China Economic and Security Dialogue and then hold “a dinner at Mount Vernon” for them. Kerry will be hosting the Chinese at Mount Vernon, the Virginia estate of George Washington, less than three weeks after the Office of Personnel Management announced that the personnel files of some four million current and former federal employees had been hacked, reportedly by the Chinese. The secretary of State mentioned his upcoming meetings and dinner with the Chinese at Mount Vernon specifically in response to a question...
  • Doctors remove 420 kidney stones 'caused by excessive tofu' from patient in China

    06/09/2015 11:00:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk/news ^ | 10:48AM BST 09 Jun 2015 | By Charlotte Middlehurst, Shanghai
    The operation to remove hundreds of tiny stones took doctors around two hours Doctors in China have removed 420 kidney stones from a man's body, blaming an excessive amount of tofu in his daily diet. Mr He from Zhejiang Province in eastern China, checked into the Dongyang People's Hospital complaining of intense pain in his abdomen last month. A CT scan revealed that his left kidney was packed full of stones, most of them tiny. Doctors operated on Friday in an agonising procedure that lasted about two hours. Mr He said he had a history of suffering from kidney stones....
  • Move over, Angels: Chinese company wants to spend $500 million to reshape area near stadium ...

    05/09/2015 5:56:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | May 9, 2015 | Jeff Collins and Fermin Leal
    Move over, Angels: Chinese company wants to spend $500 million to reshape area near stadium in Anaheim ANAHEIM - A Chinese development company wants to build a $500 million, L.A. Live-style complex at the doorstep of Angel Stadium. LT Global Investment’s plan includes a 28-story condominium tower, a 26-story hotel-office building and a 460,000-square-foot retail center with a rooftop plaza. The plan calls for 600 condos and apartments, 300 hotel rooms and 60,000 square feet of office space. A pedestrian pathway would link the development to the ballpark.
  • No Ma: Marijuana's Hardest Sell — the Chinese

    04/24/2015 1:13:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Apr 22 2015 | Chris Roberts
    Want to escape the booming neighborhoods of San Francisco? Head west, where the rows of single-family Mediterranean-style or boxy Doelger homes that make up the Sunset District are virtually unchanged since their construction in the mid-20th century, giving the avenues a timeless feel. There are no towering construction cranes putting up condos, and 21st-century conveniences fail you: My Sidecar ride request to be taken to the Sunset was rejected three times before I settled in for a $40 cab ride. There is also little sign of California's multibillion dollar cannabis industry. The city's west side is entirely bereft of legal...
  • State Dept. contractor allegedly paid by Chinese agent to spy on Americans – yet no charges filed

    04/21/2015 10:38:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/22/15 | Catherine Herridge
    Newly unsealed court documents obtained by Fox News show a State Department contractor allegedly was paid thousands by an individual thought to be a Chinese agent in exchange for information on Americans -- but despite an FBI probe, the Justice Department declined to prosecute. A November 2014 FBI affidavit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, shows the bureau investigated the contractor for her admitted contact with individuals she believed to be Chinese intelligence officers. The affidavit from agent Timothy S. Pappa states the translator, Xiaoming Gao, was paid "thousands of dollars to provide information on...
  • [Unconfirmed location in Baku, Azerbaijan] Apartment building bursting into flames in 30 seconds

    04/13/2015 9:57:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | April 12, 2015
    It appears more than just Chinese stocks are exploding higher... From small flame to inferno in 30 seconds...
  • Report: The Chinese Government Is Stealing 10,000 Organs From Live Political Prisoners Every Year

    04/09/2015 6:26:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/9/15 | Josh Fatzick
    A Canadian documentary has alleged that the Chinese state is aware and approves of the removal of organs from live political prisoners, often without anesthetic. Some 10,000 political prisoners are reportedly killed each year, and at least one former worker is willing to testify to atrocities. The documentary, produced by Australia’s SBS Dateline, purports to show the gruesome details of the multi-billion dollar “organs-on-demand” transplant program, and how these Chinese hospitals remove organs from live patients, in some cases putting the people in incinerators before they had even died. The filmmaker, Leon Lee, in an interview with Australia’s News.com, described...
  • Joe Biden to Authoritarian Chinese President: U.S. Only Supports Human Rights As ‘Political

    04/06/2015 8:49:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/2/15 | Daniel Wiser
    Vice President Joe Biden once told Chinese President Xi Jinping that U.S. leaders only support human rights as a matter of political optics, and that this makes the United States no better than China, according to a new New Yorker profile of Jinping. The New Yorker relates encounters between Biden and Jinping in 2011 and 2012, when both were vice presidents of their respective nations: Biden told me that Xi asked him why the U.S. put “so much emphasis on human rights.” Biden replied to Xi, “No President of the United States could represent the United States were he not...
  • Millbrae Chinese Restaurant Catches Yelper in Lie

    03/25/2015 4:07:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3/25/2015 | Tamara Palmer
    Millbrae's Wonderful Chinese Restaurant has video footage that disputes one Yelper's written complaint. According to Eater SF, a Yelp member from San Bruno named Dan W. wrote that Wonderful would not seat him and awarded the restaurant one star. The review, since removed, reportedly said, "It's not that classy of a place, but they wouldn't seat me." The restaurant posted a video called "Lying Yelp Reviewer Caught by Wonderful Chinese Restaurant" to YouTube Monday showing the man entering the front door, lingering for just over 30 seconds, talking to no one, and leaving. Wonderful also posted a response to Dan...
  • Thai woman flips out over rude Chinese tourists (video)(Not actual title - See first comment)

    03/19/2015 7:10:53 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    YouTube,com ^ | 3-16-2015 | Thaivideo Today
    Author- I don't own the video. I just added subs. See video origins below: 片源看下面: Chinese only . . . 12/3/58 CREDIT: www.facebook.com/jhaky.pijitumphon ขอบคุณคลิปแนะนำจาก @Nan Paweena Morasu [Language Warning]
  • Feds crack down on Chinese 'birth tourism'

    03/04/2015 9:16:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/04/2015 | By William La Jeunesse, Laura Prabucki
    Airfare from the U.S. to China and a months-long stay in an Orange County, Calif., apartment: $80,000. A baby born a U.S. citizen: priceless. In the largest operation of its kind, early Tuesday morning federal officials in Southern California served warrants at "Chinese birthing houses" or "maternity hotels," where wealthy Chinese nationals paid up to $80,000 for the sole purpose of giving birth in the U.S. to obtain citizenship for their children, earning in-state tuition to U.S. universities for them and permanent U.S. residency for the parents. "It is essentially citizenship for sale," said Center for Immigration Studies analyst Jessica...
  • Lenovo Has Been Selling Laptops with Malware Pre-Installed

    02/19/2015 11:58:24 AM PST · by Wolfie · 51 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | Feb. 19, 2015
    Lenovo Has Been Selling Laptops with Malware Pre-Installed Computer maker Lenovo has been shipping laptops prepackaged with malware that makes you more vulnerable to hackers — all for the sake of serving you advertisements. Made by a company called “Superfish,” the software is essentially an Internet browser add-on that injects ads onto websites you visit. Besides taking up space in your Lenovo computer, the add-on is also dangerous because it undermines basic computer security protocols. That’s because it tampers with a widely-used system of official website certificates. That makes it hard for your computer to recognize a fake bank website,...
  • Chinese Herdsman Stumbles on 17 Pound Gold Nugget

    02/06/2015 11:33:58 AM PST · by wildbill · 29 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 2/6/2015 | Barbara Kollmyer
    magine it! You’re walking along and nearly trip over a 17-pound (7.85 kilograms) gold nugget. File that under a most improbable gold bonanza. But that’s exactly how it played out for one lucky sun-of-a-gun farmer in China. Berek Sawut, a Kazak herdsman from Qinghe County in Altay Prefecture told Chinese news agency Xinhua that he found the giant nugget “practically lying on bare ground.” The area is in China’s far western Xinjiang Uygur region. That gold nugget, assuming it’s at least 80% pure, would be worth 1.6 million yuan ($255,313 U.S. dollars), says Xinhua, which also points out that a...
  • Siblings of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton approached by Chinese firms for... greencards

    02/05/2015 5:10:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/05/15 | Zoe Szathmary
    Siblings of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton approached by Chinese firms for support for little-known US program that lets foreigners buy their way into a greencard for $500K A new report has shed light on US politicians' connections to the EB-5 visa program. Mark Obama-Ndesandjo - the half-brother of President Barack Obama - told ABC News that a Chinese firm came to him in hopes he would get on board with a project based in El Monte, California. 'They said they wanted to pay a lot,' Obama-Ndesandjo said. 'But I told them I'm out of this, I don't want anything...