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  • South Sudan rebels fire on US military planes, say government officials

    12/21/2013 10:11:34 AM PST · by traumer · 12 replies
    <p>US aircraft came under fire on Saturday on a mission to evacuate Americans from spiralling conflict in South Sudan and four US military service members were wounded.</p> <p>Nearly a week of fighting threatens to drag the world's newest country into an ethnic civil war just two years after it won independence from Sudan with strong support from successive US administrations.</p>
  • 4 wounded as US military aircraft takes on fire during evacuation mission in South Sudan

    12/21/2013 10:11:28 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 21 , 2013 | AP
    Rebel gunfire hit a U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens caught in a remote region of South Sudan that on Saturday became a battle ground between the country's military and renegade troops, officials said. Four U.S. service members were wounded. The U.S. military aircraft were heading to Bor, the capital of the state of Jonglei and scene of some of the nation's worst violence over the last week. One American service member was reported to be in critical condition.
  • U.N. Sends Rescue Helicopters to South Sudan as Crisis Worsens

    12/20/2013 11:34:36 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 20, 2013 | ALAN COWELL and RICK GLADSTONE
    LONDON — The United Nations said Friday that it had sent helicopters to rescue personnel from a base in South Sudan that came under lethal attack amid a worsening political crisis, and President Obama warned that South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, “stands at the precipice.” The number of civilians seeking refuge in the United Nations’ other outposts there exceeds 30,000, and diplomats expressed fears about the potential for a civil war. Britain, which began evacuating its citizens on Thursday, said Friday that it would send a second airplane to Juba, the capital. “We strongly advise all British nationals in...
  • South Sudan: US Military Aircraft Hit By Rebels

    12/21/2013 5:47:18 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 77 replies
    news.sky.com ^ | December 21, 2013
    Two US military aircraft have been fired at during an evacuation mission in South Sudan, wounding two service personnel. One is said to be in a critical condition, and it is thought at least one of the planes was damaged. South Sudan has blamed the attack on renegade troops. Officials said the aircraft were heading to Bor, the capital of the state of Jonglei and the scene of some of the country's worst violence in the past week. After being fired at the planes turned around and headed to Kampala in Uganda. From there the wounded service personnel were flown...
  • Renegade vice-president denies South Sudan coup after fighting claims 400 lives

    12/18/2013 4:38:56 AM PST · by Pan_Yan
    The Telegraph ^ | 11:57AM GMT 18 Dec 2013 | David Blair
    South Sudan’s fugitive vice-president has denied mounting a coup after three days of fighting in the capital of the world’s newest countryclaimed at least 400 lives. Riek Machar, who was formally sacked as vice-president in July, said the clashes were caused by a “misunderstanding” and no attempt had been made to overthrow President Salva Kiir. The clashes began on Sunday night when military bases in the capital, Juba, were attacked. On Monday, Mr Kiir appeared in military uniform and said that his government had foiled a coup. The president has been locked in a power struggle with Mr Machar, reflecting...
  • South Sudan President Kiir Declares Curfew In Juba As Attempted Coup Fails

    12/16/2013 2:20:04 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 7 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | December 16, 2013 | Joe Odaby
    President Kiir Declares Curfew In Juba As Attempted Coup FailsBy Joe Odaby South Sudan NewsJuba — December 16 … The President of the Republic of South Sudan H.E Salva Kiir Mayardit has imposed a curfew over Juba following heavy gunfire that started early Saturday, December 15, in the city and its suburbs. The situation though is under control; sporadic gunfire still continues to be heard in some parts of the capital. The curfew, the President says takes immediate effect. In a press briefing in the early hours of the day, President Kiir called for calm among the citizens while assuring...
  • Holocaust Scholars: Arrest Sudanese President for Darfur Genocide at U.N. Assembly

    09/28/2013 7:45:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | Saturday, September 28th, 2013 | JNS.org
    Seventy global Holocaust and genocide experts in a letter asked U.S. President Bararck Obama to arrest Sudanese president Omar Hassan al-Bashir for his role in the Darfur genocide if he arrives at the United Nations General Assebly in New York City this week. The International Criminal Court indicted Bashir in 2009. The letter calling for his arrest was organized by The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies in Washington, D.C. Signatories include Prof. David S. Wyman, author of "The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust 1941-1945," Prof. Yehuda Bauer, senior historian at Israel s Yad Vashem...
  • China: 'Pakistan is our Israel'

    11/01/2010 10:08:14 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 28 Oct 2010 | Thalif Deen
    When a US delegate once confronted a Chinese diplomat about Beijing's uncompromising support for Pakistan, the Chinese reportedly responded with a heavily-loaded sarcastic remark: "Pakistan is our Israel". But judging by China's unrelenting support for some of its allies, including North Korea, Burma, Zimbabwe and Sudan, its protective arm around these countries is no different from the US and Western political embrace of Israel - right or wrong. ..."China is trying to reassert its political clout at the United Nations as a counterweight to its defensive stand on currency and trade issues." The New York Times newspaper said on Tuesday...
  • You don’t wait for war to buy fighter jets, says Gen. Museveni

    07/27/2011 11:51:47 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Daily Monitor, Uganda ^ | July 26 2011 | Martin Ssebuyira
    You don’t wait for war to buy fighter jets, says Gen. Museveni One of the new Russian-made jet fighters prepares for a demonstration take-off during President Museveni’s tour. PHOTO BY MARTIN SSEBUYIRA By Martin Ssebuyira (email the author) Entebbe The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Gen. Yoweri Museveni, yesterday conceded calls by opposition for the government to give priority to infrastructure and healthcare ahead of military hardware are plausible but said defence cannot wait for war to purchase equipment. Mr Museveni, who was inspecting the new planes at the airbase in Entebbe, said the delivery of Sukhoi Su-30 multirole fighters...
  • Sudan rebels 'hold China oil men'

    10/24/2007 8:30:21 PM PDT · by Flavius · 4 replies · 53+ views
    bbc ^ | 24 October 2007 | bbc
    The group, the Justice and Equality Movement (Jem), said it attacked the facility, run by a Chinese-led consortium in the Defra oilfield. Jem said its action was a message to China to stop helping the Sudanese government with their war in Darfur.
  • Beijing's Great Leap Outward: Power projection with Chinese characteristics

    02/08/2007 7:09:44 PM PST · by jonassen · 13 replies · 554+ views
    Jamestown Foundation ^ | February 8, 2007 | Will Lam
    The forceful projection of China's hard and soft power in recent months marks a stunning departure from the foreign policy axioms of late patriarch Deng Xiaoping. Deng, who anointed President Hu Jintao as the "core" of the Fourth Generation leadership, noted shortly after the Tiananmen Square massacre that China must "keep a low profile and never take the lead" in global affairs. Particularly in reference to the United States, Deng pointed out that China should "seek [opportunities for] cooperation and avoid confrontation." This advice was largely followed by Third-Generation leaders, such as ex-president Jiang Zemin and ex-premier Zhou Rongji, both...
  • The creeping reach of Chinese arms

    06/13/2009 10:34:00 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies · 901+ views
    The Malaysian Insider ^ | June 13, 2009
    The creeping reach of Chinese arms SINGAPORE, June 13 — Is China returning as a major player in the international arms market? According to data released by the United States Congressional Research Service, Beijing signed arms exports agreements worth US$3.8 billion (RM13.3 billion) in 2007 – its highest sales figures in more than a decade. In recent years, Chinese overseas arms sales have averaged more than US$2 billion a year, considerably higher than during the 1990s, when Beijing averaged less than US$1 billion a year in arms exports. In fact, China has not enjoyed sales this strong since the late...
  • Chinese Goods Flood Dakar, Anger Competitors

    09/25/2005 3:44:01 AM PDT · by Our_Man_In_Gough_Island · 5 replies · 386+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 23 Sept 2005 | Nico Colombant
    At the Centenaire market in Dakar, Chinese wholesalers line the street on both sides, renting warehouses for $1,000 a month, selling everything in bulk from plastic toys to space-age looking DVD players. One buyer, Fatou Gueye, says Senegalese are poor and they love these new shops, because, she says finally she can afford something. Here she says, she can buy for children and adults, for her whole family, almost everything they need. One man who has just turned himself from chronically unemployed to retailer is also very pleased. He is buying bras, cameras, shoes, belt buckles, pots, pans, colorful pens...
  • Putin signs order to send Russian troops to Sudan

    02/03/2005 4:18:58 PM PST · by Destro · 70 replies · 1,115+ views
    chron.com ^ | Feb. 3, 2005, 7:30AM | Associated Press
    Feb. 3, 2005, 7:30AM Putin signs order to send Russian troops to Sudan Associated Press MOSCOW - Putin has signed a resolution that would have Russian troops join a proposed U.N. peacekeeping operation in Sudan, the Kremlin said today. The resolution calls for Russia to send Interior Ministry units. The ministry has both police- and military-type units, and there was no immediate specification on what types of forces would be sent. Sudan's government and rebels in the south signed a peace deal on Jan. 9 to end the African nation's long-running civil war, setting up a national power-sharing administration with...
  • 'Full text' of China-Russia Joint Statement on 21st Century World Order (Wondertwins Activate!)

    07/03/2005 7:19:03 PM PDT · by TheBigPicture · 29 replies · 1,242+ views
    'Full text' of China-Russia Joint Statement on 21st century world order By BBC Jul 2, 2005, 19:00 GMT "Full text" of the China-Russia Joint Statement regarding the international order of the 21st century, released in Moscow on 1 July, carried by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) Moscow, 1 July: Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian President Putin signed the Joint Statement of the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation Regarding the International Order of the 21st Century in Moscow on 1 July. The full text of the joint statement follows: Joint Statement of the...
  • Capital-Rich Chinese Firms Look Abroad for Acquisitions

    12/17/2001 5:42:33 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 2 replies · 333+ views
    WSJ - sub required - no url | 12/17/01
    Whatever the fate of Citic Pacific Ltd.'s contemplated bid for PSINet Inc., a distressed U.S. telecom company, the attempt signals a new level of interest by major Chinese companies in making off-shore acquisitions. &quot;The Chinese are thinking big; China has capital and China is growing,&quot; says Michael Carr, head of investment banking for Goldman Sachs & Co. in Hong Kong. &quot;We talk to quite a few broad-based Chinese companies with an interest in acquiring companies overseas,&quot; adds Dennis Wai, a banker with J.P. Morgan Chase in Hong Kong. &quot;They are looking everywhere now: Southeast Asia, Europe and the U.S.&quot; To ...
  • Corn Prices To Soar As Chinese Imports Increase Ninefold Compared To Official Projections

    02/06/2011 9:39:48 PM PST · by FromLori · 125 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 2/6/2011 | Tyler Durden
    Cotton, wheat, rice, and now corn. If revised Chinese import estimates by the US Grain Council are even remotely correct, look for corn prices of $6.80 a bushel at last check to jump by at least 15% in a very short amount of time. As the FT reports, "Corn prices – and with them, the price of meat – are set to explode if the latest import estimates from China are correct. The US Grain Council, the industry body, said late on Thursday that it has received information pointing to Chinese imports as high as 9m tonnes in 2011-12, up...
  • China: Western media exaggerate China's limited arms sale to Sudan

    02/22/2008 7:29:50 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 148+ views
    China Daily ^ | 02/22/08
    Western media exaggerate China's limited arms sale to Sudan (Xinhua) Updated: 2008-02-22 22:34 LONDON - A senior Chinese diplomat has said that western media have exaggerated China's limited arms sale to Sudan. Liu Guijin, special representative of the Chinese government on the Darfur issue, told a news conference at the Chinese embassy in London on Thursday that "China has adopted a high degree of restraint in its arms sale to developing countries, including Sudan. It is very limited in numbers." According to relevant international statistics, among a total of seven countries exporting arms to Sudan, China only accounted for 8...
  • Africa Discovers Dark Side Of Chinese Master

    02/03/2007 6:32:30 PM PST · by blam · 34 replies · 1,168+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-4-2007 | Colin Freeman
    Africa discovers dark side of Chinese master By Colin Freeman in Chambishi, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 1:05am GMT 04/02/2007 The smooth red carpet rolled out across Africa last week for Hu Jintao, the Chinese president, did not quite reach the gates of Zambia's Chambishi copper mine. A young street child outside a Chinese-run business centre His plans to make an official visit yesterday to the plant, which re-opened under Chinese state ownership eight years ago, fell victim to a hitch he rarely encounters at home: the not-so-grateful worker. Tipped off that miners were threatening protests about poor pay and conditions,...
  • China joins Russia in rare double veto of U.S. resolution criticizing Myanmar

    01/13/2007 1:47:31 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 858+ views
    AP ^ | January 13, 2007 | Edith M. Lederer
    UNITED NATIONS – China and Russia blocked the Security Council from demanding an end to political repression and human rights violations in military-ruled Myanmar, rejecting a resolution proposed by the United States. The vote was 9-3 in favor of the resolution, with South Africa joining China and Russia in the opposition. Indonesia, Qatar and the Republic of Congo abstained. While they were in the minority, China and Russia were able to kill the resolution because they have veto power as permanent members of the council. The two argued that the U.N.'s most powerful body was not the proper forum for...