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  • China:Inside the infamous Ferrari crash that brought down Ling Jihua

    01/01/2015 2:34:13 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2015-01-01
    Inside the infamous Ferrari crash that brought down Ling Jihua Staff Reporter 2015-01-01 13:29 (GMT+8) More stunning details have been revealed about the infamous Ferrari crash that killed the only son of fallen senior Chinese official Ling Jihua and sent his once promising political career into a tailspin. Ling, best known as the "political fixer" of former president Hu Jintao, has been placed under a probe for unspecified "serious discipline violations, according to a statement from the Central Inspection for Discipline Inspection, the country's top anti-graft watchdog. The 58-year-old once appeared destined for a seat on the Communist Party's elite...
  • Obama, Hu toast 'strategic mutual trust' at state dinner (Dingy 'dictator' Reid skips town)

    01/19/2011 8:23:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/11 | Christina Wilkie
    Obama, Hu toast 'strategic mutual trust' at state dinnerBy Christina Wilkie - 01/19/11 10:30 PM ET President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao toasted U.S. and Chinese collaboration and mutual interests on Wednesday night at a festive state dinner for 225 guests at the White House. Their toasts marked the high point of an evening notable for its strict adherence to the protocol and symbolism valued in Chinese culture, but which, at the same time, managed to fulfill the Chinese delegation's request for a thoroughly American dinner party. Guests dined on a meal of pear salad, lobster, ribeye steak and...
  • KUHNER: Obama’s betrayal to China

    11/12/2011 10:38:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2011 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    President Obama is creating a post-American world - one that is ushering in the dominance of China. Mr. Obama is fostering U.S. economic and military decline while simultaneously empowering Beijing’s rise to superpower status. China’s communists are on the march. Unless Americans wake up to the growing threat, both internal and external, our victory in the Cold War will have been useless. This is the disturbing theme of “Bowing to Beijing: How Barack Obama Is Hastening America’s Decline and Ushering a Century of Chinese Domination,” by Brett M. Decker, editorial page editor of The Washington Times, and William C. Triplett...
  • America and China must crush Germany into submission

    11/09/2011 4:24:26 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/9/2011 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    As we watch Italy's 10-year bond yields near 7.5pc and threaten to detonate the explosive charge on €1.9 trillion of debt, it is time for the world to reimpose order. You cannot allow the biggest bankruptcy in history to run its course – with calamitous domino implications – before all options have been exhausted. One can only guess what is happening in the great global centres of power, but it would not surprise me if US President Barack Obama and China's Hu Jintao start to intervene very soon, in unison and with massive diplomatic force. One can imagine joint telephone...
  • N. Korea: Miffed Kim Jong-il Pares Down Entourage for Meeting with Hu

    05/28/2011 8:44:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 05/27/11
    Miffed Kim Jong-il Pares Down Entourage for Meeting with Hu North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's entourage to a meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday was severely pared down, apparently because Kim is sulking after his hopes for Chinese investment in his backward country did not materialize. According to the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency on Thursday, Kim was accompanied by just three officials -- Deputy Premier Kang Sok-ju, Kim Yong-il, a former premier and now party secretary for international affairs, and First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan. But Hu Jintao attended the summit along with nine other...
  • Clinton Can't Say if Obama Asked Hu About Forced Abortions

    03/03/2011 3:26:18 PM PST · by julieee · 7 replies ^ | March 3, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Clinton Can't Say if Obama Asked Hu About Forced Abortions Washington, DC -- When China President Hu Jintao visited Washington, D.C. weeks ago, pro-life advocates pressed President Barack Obama and his administration to ask the foreign leader about the problem of forced abortions on Chinese women. In a new hearing in the House of Representatives, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton couldn't say whether Obama brought up the massive human rights abuse millions of Chinese women endure if they break the country's one-child family planning rules.
  • A State Insult with Chinese Characteristics (Good Analysis of Hu's "Punking" of 0)

    01/26/2011 11:39:02 AM PST · by mojito · 10 replies
    The American (American Enterprise Institute) ^ | 1/26/2011 | Nicholas Eberstadt
    How to evaluate the results of last week’s China-U.S. summit in Washington? Improbably, the key for the entire event may lie in what is usually the least memorable portion of these carefully choreographed occasions: the cultural program at the concluding state banquet. During the dinner’s musical interlude and following a duet with American jazz musician Herbie Hancock, Chinese pianist Lang Lang treated the assembled dignitaries to a solo of what he described as “a Chinese song: ‘My Motherland.’” (You can watch this on YouTube.) The Chinese delegation was clearly delighted: Chinese President and Communist Party chief Hu Jintao, stone-faced for...
  • Inside Pentagon, Growing Alarm Over China’s Military Prowess

    01/24/2011 10:52:06 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 30 replies
    Forbes Magazine ^ | 1/24/2011 | Loren Thompson
    Chinese President Hu Jintao had an embarrassing moment in mid-January when his military flight-tested a new tactical aircraft during a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Several features of the plane looked remarkably similar to America’s top-of-the-line F-22 fighter, and yet somehow leaders of the People’s Liberation Army air force managed to not mention to Hu that the test was happening. So the Chinese leader ended up learning about it from Gates. The episode suggested that although Hu is formally in charge of the Chinese military, he doesn’t know what it is doing much of the time
  • Chinese Anti-American Propaganda Song Played at State Dinner (Americans "Jackals")

    01/24/2011 11:16:10 AM PST · by mojito · 23 replies
    Commentary ^ | 1/24/2011 | Alana Goodman
    So that lavish state dinner President Obama hosted for Chinese President Hu Jintao last week? Turns out it was an even worse decision than previously thought. Not only did Obama honor a regime of human-rights abusers, but it turns out they weren’t even appreciative. According to the Epoch Times, a pianist at the event played a well-known Chinese propaganda song that’s about defeating the U.S. in a war. And it sounds like the Chinese government may have known the song would be played beforehand: "Lang Lang the pianist says he chose it. Chairman Hu Jintao recognized it as soon as...
  • Did Obama dye his gray hair away?

    01/22/2011 1:27:33 PM PST · by matt04 · 52 replies
    Recent before-and-after photos published by outlets including England's Daily Mail online, Gawker and a number of print tabloids apparently illustrate a recent pronounced darkening of the president's coif.
  • Aiding our Enemy

    01/22/2011 9:10:51 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | January 22nd, 2011 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    This week during a joint news conference with Chinese President Hu Jintao in a Neville Chamberlin moment President Obama declared “I absolutely believe that China’s peaceful rise is good for the world, and it’s good for America.” Obama continued with, “We want to sell you planes, we want to sell you cars, we want to sell you software. And as President Hu and his government refocus the economy on expanding domestic demand, that offers opportunities for U.S. businesses, which ultimately translates into U.S. jobs.”Naive? The President believes a “A more robust China will also give the U.S. a stronger partner...
  • China: Crouching Tiger, Paper Dragon

    01/22/2011 8:21:30 AM PST · by Texas Peartree · 35 replies
    The Voice of Reason ^ | January 22, 2011 | Texas Peartree
    On the occasion of Chinese dictator Hu Jintao's visit to America, we should use this as more than a chance for President Obama to practice bowing to foreigners. This is a great time to dispel a myth about the Middle Kingdom. Myth: China is destined to be a super power on par with the United States. Like Japan in the 1980s, China has made tremendous economic strides that thrill economists, academicians and historians alike. Unlike Japan, China is not constrained by a pacifist Constitution or recent tradition. However, it does not follow that China will be able either to continue...
  • Chinese Tiger ate US Dove for lunch

    01/21/2011 9:05:27 AM PST · by mojito · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1/21/2011 | Charles Hurt
    WASHINGTON -- Who did you think would come out on top if you put a tiger and a dove in the same room together to work out their differences? Yes, those were white bird feathers sticking out of the tiger's mouth at the lavish state dinner hosted by President Obama at the White House this week. President Hu Jintao is a Tiger Leader. That's kind of like a Tiger Mother, only less nurturing and more demanding. President Obama is a Dove Leader. He speaks endlessly and carries no stick. And he likes to do a lot of bowing and scraping....
  • Caption: The OBamas and the White House State Dinner for Hu

    01/19/2011 4:26:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies
    Yahoo photos ^ | 1/19/11 | AFP
    US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive to greet Chinese President Hu Jintao upon his arrival on the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC. Action star Jackie Chan and pop diva Barbra Streisand topped a guest list including three presidents and political and media elites at a US state dinner for Hu Wednesday. (AFP/Saul Loeb)
  • Obama Says There’s Been an ‘Evolution’ in Human Rights In China—Even Though China Lacks...

    01/19/2011 2:37:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 19, 2011 | Fred Lucas
    Complete title: Obama Says There’s Been an ‘Evolution’ in Human Rights In China—Even Though China Lacks Freedom of Religion and of the Press and is Run by Communist Party President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that there has been “evolution” in human rights in China over the last three decades, even though that country does not allow for freedom of the press or freedom of religion, continues to imprison political dissidents (notably Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo) and is run by the Communist Party.“And I want to suggest that there has been an evolution in China over the last 30...
  • Happening at 1 P.M. ET: Obama, Hu Press Conference (Live Thread)

    01/19/2011 10:15:01 AM PST · by kristinn · 60 replies
    NPR ^ | Wednesday, January 19, 2011 | Eyder Peralta
    This morning, President Obama welcomed Chinese President Hu Jintao to the White House in a ceremony full of pomp and circumstance that included a 21-gun salute and a colonial fife and drum band.
  • Reid Calls Chinese President a 'Dictator' as State Visit Begins

    01/19/2011 6:34:02 AM PST · by The Pack Knight · 18 replies
    Politics [AOL] ^ | 19 January 2010 | Steve Freiss
    LAS VEGAS -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid branded Chinese President Hu Jintao a "dictator" on a local TV talk show on Tuesday night, a remark likely to make the start of Hu's first state visit to Washington, D.C., awkward for President Obama at a moment when the U.S. is trying to ease tensions with the Asian power. Reid, Obama's top legislative ally and Congress' most powerful Democrat, was responding to a question from "Face To Face" host Jon Ralston about the December compromise that extended the Bush-era tax cuts. The recently reelected Nevada senator veered off on a tangent...
  • Hu Jintao arrives for state visit focused on economics, security, human rights

    01/18/2011 1:54:58 PM PST · by americanophile · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2011 | Debbi Wilgoren and John Pomfret
    Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived Tuesday for a U.S. state visit replete with ceremonial flourishes but driven by high-priority economic, global security and human rights issues. After a tense year marked by verbal clashes between Washington and Beijing on matters from trade and currency to North Korea and the South China Sea, Hu is seeking to reaffirm China's position as a rising power but also to calm fears over its intentions. President Obama, meanwhile, wants to refocus attention on China's human rights record, and according to aides will likely make the point that expanded civil liberties could further spur economic...
  • China's Hu lands in US for state visit

    01/18/2011 1:45:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/18/11 | Stephen Collinson - AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – China's President Hu Jintao arrived in the United States Tuesday for a state visit promising frank talk over economics and currency disputes, but likely to expose a wide gulf over human rights. Hu landed at Andrews Air Force base and was expected soon afterwards at the White House for a rare private dinner hosted by President Barack Obama in recognition of the key nature of a relationship under severe recent strain. The full pomp of the state visit comes Wednesday, when Hu will be greeted by full military honors before Oval Office talks and a lavish state...
  • Ignore the China hype

    01/18/2011 3:07:07 AM PST · by Scanian · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 17, 2011 | Rich Lowry
    Judging by the past three decades, there's no worse fate than getting touted as the next global superpower. The Japan of the 1980s did not end up owning the United States; it wallows in a never-ending "lost decade." The European Union of the 1990s didn't end up becoming a significant, unified force on the world stage; it will be lucky to hold together its currency. As Chinese President Hu Jintao visits Washington, his country has stepped into the well-worn role of the emerging power that provokes exaggerated fear and misplaced envy. Seemingly every few weeks a New York Times writer...
  • China Leader’s Limits Come Into Focus as U.S. Visit Nears

    01/17/2011 1:50:53 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    NYT ^ | 01/17/11 | DAVID E. SANGER and MICHAEL WINES
    January 16, 2011 China Leader’s Limits Come Into Focus as U.S. Visit Nears By DAVID E. SANGER and MICHAEL WINES BEIJING — With President Hu Jintao at the helm, China has become a $5 trillion industrial colossus, a growing military force, and, it sometimes appears, a model of authoritarian decisiveness, navigating out of the global financial crisis and sealing its position as the world’s fastest rising power. But as Mr. Hu prepares to visit Washington this week in an attempt to defuse tensions with the United States, Obama administration officials are grappling with what they describe as a more complex...
  • Pay Attention, This Was A Huge Week For The Yuan Becoming A Global Currency

    01/16/2011 4:21:57 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 30 replies ^ | Jan. 16, 2011, 4:35 PM | Joe Weisenthal
    The big message in Hu Jintao's interview with the WSJ is that China is ready for the yuan to play a larger role in the global economy. But the interview just caps what was already a big week for the Chinese currency. For example, China said for the first time that it will low foreign investors to participate in yuan-denominated private equity vehicles.
  • Hu’s China, Whose Army?

    01/15/2011 7:36:12 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan. 12 2011 | Gady Epstein
    Hu’s China, Whose Army? Jan. 12 2011 - 9:34 am Maybe my question, “Is Hu Jintao really the most powerful person in the world?” was the wrong one to ask. Today, with reports that his military may have tested a new stealth fighter without his knowledge, the better question is, “How much power does Hu Jintao really have?” It is a relevant question for the U.S. to ponder, especially with Hu visiting President Obama at the White House next week, and the answer is not so straightforward. The story of China’s first test flight of its stealth fighter is a...
  • China to Air Pro-China Ad in U.S. During Hu Visit

    01/15/2011 8:30:30 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 01/14/11 | Loretta Chao
    January 14, 2011, 9:55 PM HKT. China to Air Pro-China Ad in U.S. During Hu Visit. Sellers of Sinophobia in the U.S. have started stepping up their game, as last year’s Chinese Professor ad lushly demonstrated. Now it appears the Chinese government is launching a counter-offensive. China’s State Council Information Office, or SCIO, confirmed to China Real Time yesterday that it has hired a local advertising agency, Shanghai Lintas Advertising, to produce a commercial to be aired in the U.S. ahead of President Hu Jintao’s visit to Washington, D.C. next week as part of a broad effort to soften China’s...
  • UPDATE 4-Many business deals seen during U.S.-China summit(Santa Hu bearing gifts?)

    01/15/2011 12:48:06 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/14/11
    UPDATE 4-Many business deals seen during U.S.-China summit Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:56pm EST * Deal signings expected in Washington and Chicago * U.S. business also wants progress on long-term concerns * Group eyes Chinese action on beef, software (Adds reaction, details of U.S.-China business meeting) By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao will bring new business deals and possible commitments to buy U.S. beef and software when he visits Washington next week, a U.S. business group said on Friday. "He will come with gifts," Myron Brilliant, senior vice president at the U.S. Chamber of...
  • Hu Tops Obama For No. 1 Spot On Forbes' 'Most Powerful' List

    11/08/2010 6:30:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/08/2010 | Bill Chappell
    The new Forbes list of the world's most powerful people is out — and Chinese President Hu Jintao is in the top spot, just ahead of President Obama. The move reflects China's growing influence on world events. To make that more intriguing, a Forbes blogger in Beijing runs down the similarities, and differences, between positions of power in China and the U.S. The rest of the top 10 comprises people who run, in order: Saudi Arabia; Russia; the Roman Catholic Church; Germany; the United Kingdom; the U.S. Federal Reserve; the Indian National Congress; and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation....
  • Hu Jintao 'Declined Invitation to N.Korea'(instead Kim Jong-il went to NE China?)

    09/03/2010 3:25:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 09/03/10
    Hu Jintao 'Declined Invitation to N.Korea' North Korean leader Kim Jong-il had hoped to see Chinese President Hu Jintao in Pyongyang for a summit rather than visit China again last week, a source claimed Thursday. Hu had accepted the invitation during Kim's last visit in May but decided such a visit would send the wrong signal amid international sanctions against the North after it sank the South Korean Navy corvette Cheonan. A diplomatic source in Beijing familiar with North Korean affairs said Thursday, "Back in July, the North asked China if Hu could visit Pyongyang, but it seems China declined...
  • Leaders of N. Korea and China may have met: sources

    08/27/2010 8:29:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 08/27/10
    Leaders of N. Korea and China may have met: sources SEOUL, BEIJING, CHANGCHUN, China, Aug. 27 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, believed to be making a surprise visit to China, may have met Chinese President Hu Jintao, diplomatic sources in Beijing and Seoul said Friday. Kim's trip to China which began on Thursday is shrouded in secrecy, touching off speculation about its purpose. There has so far been no official confirmation of the trip itself from either China or North Korea. Diplomatic and intelligence sources in Beijing and Seoul believe that Kim's trip is to seek China's approval...
  • Behind Beijing's intransigence on N. Korea: Monroe Doctrine with Chinese characteristics

    05/28/2010 9:14:53 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 334+ views ^ | 5/26/2010 | By Willy Lam*
    High-level lobbying by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has failed to persuade the Chinese leadership to do anything substantial regarding Pyongyang's sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan in late March. Diplomatic sources in the Chinese capital said State Councillor Dai Bingguo privately told the American delegation — which just ended the second bilateral Strategic and Economic Dialogue (SED) in Beijing — that Chinese diplomats would privately urge the Kim Jong-Il regime to refrain from further provocative acts against South Korea. But there would be no public statements from Beijing condemning Kim’s latest act of brinksmanship. At the end of...
  • China backs N. Korea on sinking of the Cheonan near border

    05/14/2010 9:19:30 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 332+ views
    East-Asia-Intel ^ | 7/12/2010 | East-Asia-Intel
    Beijing is approaching the sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan with caution to avoid damaging its relations with its fraternal communist neighbor North Korea, U.S. officials say. In this April 24, 2010 file photo, a giant offshore crane salvages the bow section of the South Korean naval ship Cheonan off Baengnyeong Island, South Korea. AP/Yonhap, Choi Jae-Ku Chinese President Hu Jintao offered sympathetic remarks on the sinking of the Cheonan during a meeting with South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak at the opening of the Shanghai World Expo. But Chinese state-run media did not report Hu's comments. According to non-Chinese...
  • China's Insult to South Korea

    05/12/2010 9:58:28 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 250+ views
    Asia Sentinel ^ | 5/10/2010 | Lee Byong-chul
    China's decision to roll out a glitzy welcome mat for the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has stunned and shocked South Korea's leaders, ignoring South Korea's anger over the sinking, undoubtedly by the north, of a South Korean navy patrol ship on March 26 with the loss of 46 lives. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was not given any hint from his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao at a Shanghai summit meeting, hardly a week ago on May 1, that Kim was on his way to Beijing. It was on May 2 that the 68-year-old North Korean leader's clandestine visit initially...
  • (Obama's) Bowing To China

    04/13/2010 4:44:43 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 22 replies · 874+ views ^ | April 13, 2010 | Investors Business Daily Staff
    Realpolitik: At the start of the Nuclear Security Summit, we see an all-too-familiar gesture from our president. Is it a matter of courtesy, an idiosyncrasy or the administration's acceptance of a new world order? If there ever was an iconic tribute to the idea of U.S. exceptionalism, it was the fact that the American flag was never dipped during the parade of athletes at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. We never dipped or bowed to anybody, with the possible exception of figurehead royalty.
  • Why is this man bowing? (Bowing to Tyrants is an Obama Tradition)

    04/13/2010 11:35:47 AM PDT · by mojito · 43 replies · 1,327+ views
    Power Line ^ | 4/13/2010 | Scott Johnson
    We criticized Barack Obama when he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia. Americans do not bow to royalty. When the royal is the ruling tyrant of a despotic regime, the wrong is compounded. Obama's bowing to the King was deeply offensive. When the story emerged from the shadows of the Internet, Ben Smith ran an item on Politico with the White House denying the bow. "It wasn't a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he's taller than King Abdullah," said an Obama aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Bill O'Reilly ran a bemused segment...
  • MUST SEE VIDEO: Obama Bows To Chinese President Hu Jintao

    04/13/2010 3:36:42 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 13 replies · 649+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 13, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    President Obama bows to Chinese President Hu Jintao.
  • Caption Obama meeting with China's President

    09/22/2009 2:01:14 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 27 replies · 1,431+ views
    President Barack Obama watches as a translator explains the word "jumpshot" during his meeting with China's President Hu Jintao in New York September 22, 2009. Obama was complimenting Hu with the basketball reference.
  • China: Hu Jintao Acknowledges Party Has Lost Control of the Internet (aims to regain control)

    08/15/2009 5:07:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 387+ views
    Boxun ^ | 08/06/09
    Hu Jintao Acknowledges Party Has Lost Control of the Internet, Launches Full-Scale Effort to Regain Control By (translation) Aug 6, 2009 - 12:21:24 PM Hu Jintao Acknowledges Party Has Lost Control of the Internet, Launches Full-Scale Effort to Regain Control Boxun reports that last week, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Hubei, Sichuan, Guangdong and other provinces and municipalities simultaneously convened provincial news work meetings. The meetings were personally chaired by provincial Communist Party secretaries, transmitted new instructions regarding media control by the Communist Party Central Committee. These were decided at a Central Committee meeting in Beijing that generated the most detailed and...
  • Red China: Hu Confers Hardliner Top Military Rank

    07/24/2009 12:53:50 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies · 458+ views
    China Brief ^ | 7/23/2009 | Russell Hsiao
    Beijing instituted a new round of personnel changes among the top-ranking officers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and its general departments. According to official state-media, Central Military Commission (CMC) Chairman and PRC President Hu Jintao conferred three senior military officers the rank of general on July 20 (Xinhua News Agency, July 20). A raft of personnel changes that were made recently runs the gamut of the PLA's general departments: General Staff Headquarters, General Political Department, General Logistics Department and General Armaments Department (Nanfang Daily, July 10; China Military Online, July 10). China's Central Military Commission (CMC) Chairman Hu Jintao...
  • China censors block President's son from internet search results

    07/23/2009 6:07:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 356+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 07/23/09 | Jane Macartney
    China censors block President's son from internet search results Hu Haifeng, son of the Chinese President Jane Macartney in Beijing China’s censors have added a new word to the list of those banned on domestic search engines: the name of the son of President Hu Jintao. The latest brick to be added to the Great Firewall of China was added this week when it became clear that the technology channels of leading Web portals, Sina and Netease, could not be opened for several hours after they posted news about a company linked to Hu Haifeng, 38. Even though the articles...
  • China: Hu Jintao Protege Li Keqiang's Two Secretaries Arrested(real cause of caceling G8 trip?)

    07/16/2009 10:02:43 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 568+ views
    Boxun ^ | 07/09/09
    Hu Jintao Protege Li Keqiang's Two Secretaries Arrested, Cause of Hu Jintao's Emergency Return From G8 By (translation) Jul 9, 2009 - 12:47:29 PM Hu Jintao Protege Li Keqiang's Two Secretaries Arrested, Cause of Hu Jintao's Emergency Return From G8 Boxun reports that most people assumed Hu Jintao left the G8 meeting in Italy early to return home because of the ongoing violence in Xinjiang. In fact he rushed back because He Guoqiang--head of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection--had taken the opportunity of Hu's absence to detain Li Keqiang's two secretaries on corruption charges. In fact Li's assistants...
  • Red China: Calm returns to riot city as troops patrol the streets - Death penalty for rioters

    07/09/2009 9:15:47 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies · 455+ views
    The Times ^ | 7/10/2009 | Jane Macartney in Urumqi
    The bustle of business and the roar of traffic returned to Urumqi yesterday as columns of troops miles long filled the streets in a show of might designed to reassure Han Chinese after Sunday’s riots. Throughout the day, lorries filled with paramilitaries and soldiers paraded slowly down city centre streets. Armoured personnel carriers, water cannon vehicles and vans equipped to fire teargas followed. Some vehicles were emblazoned with slogans such as “Smash the separatists” and “Bring peace to the city”. The Times counted a column of police that took 40 minutes to pass by. One witness counted 60 sets of...
  • China's Hu Jintao skips G8 over Uighur violence

    07/07/2009 10:02:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 663+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 08, 2009
    CHINA'S President Hu Jintao has abandoned plans to attend a G8 summit in Italy, returning home early to deal with ethnic violence in the north-western region of Xinjiang that has left at least 156 dead in China's . The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on its website that Mr Hu had left for China "due to the situation" in energy-rich Xinjiang, which borders central Asia, where 156 people have been killed, 1080 injured and 1434 arrested in unrest between Han Chinese and Muslim Uighurs since Sunday. Late yesterday, mobs of Han Chinese wielding clubs, metal bars, cleavers and axes had melted...
  • Son of North Korea's Kim visits China as heir: media

    06/15/2009 5:44:32 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 507+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06/16/09
    Son of North Korea's Kim visits China as heir: media TOKYO (Reuters) – The youngest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il secretly visited ally China around last week as a special envoy of his father and met with Chinese President Hu Jintao, Japan's Asahi newspaper reported on Tuesday. The report, which cites unidentified sources close to North Korea, comes days after the U.N. Security Council approved a resolution banning all weapons exports from the hermit state, which raised regional tension by conducting a nuclear test in May. Analysts have said the North's belligerence may be aimed largely at a...
  • China a great power: Obama

    04/01/2009 2:35:40 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 496+ views ^ | Apr 02, 2009
    LONDON: Chinese President Hu Jintao and his American counterpart Barack Obama held their first meeting here on Wednesday where they vowed to work together to deal with the global economic crisis. The two leaders, meeting ahead of Thursday’s G20 summit, discussed issues of common interest with Mr. Obama praising China for its “constructive” role in international affairs. Mr. Hu declared that good relations with America were not only in the interests of the two countries but also “beneficial to peace, stability and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region, and the world at large” . He said he hoped to establish “good...
  • China's Hu urges Obama to resist protectionism(bickering goes on)

    01/31/2009 4:42:26 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 423+ views
    AFP ^ | 01/31/09
    China's Hu urges Obama to resist protectionism Sat Jan 31, 12:53 am ET BEIJING (AFP) – China's president urged better ties with the United States in his first phone conversation with President Barack Obama, and called for both sides to resist trade protectionism, Beijing said Saturday. Friday's conversation, 11 days into Obama's presidency, followed sharp exchanges between the two sides over China's currency policy, amid criticisms that China manipulates its yuan to boost its exports overseas. An account of the conversation issued by the Chinese foreign ministry quoted President Hu Jintao telling Obama that China would work toward a "more...
  • Why President Bush Will Be Remembered (someday) as a friend of China

    11/24/2008 4:22:51 AM PST · by robertvance · 4 replies · 376+ views ^ | 11/24/2008 | Robert Vance
    President Bush has also been a friend to the millions of Christians and other downtrodden groups of people in China who have been victims of government perpetrated human rights violations. From Washington and also on Chinese soil, President Bush has never missed an opportunity to call for improved human rights in China...
  • China, Russia vow to better strategic coordination

    11/23/2008 3:51:47 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 7 replies · 437+ views
    ChinaDaily ^ | 11/24/2008
    LIMA -- Chinese President Hu Jintao said Sunday that China and Russia should strengthen strategic coordination at a time when the global political and economic structures are undergoing the most profound changes since the end of the Cold War. Hu made the remarks at a meeting with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev on the sidelines of the 16th Economic Leaders' Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Lima, Peru. China and Russia should make concerted efforts to overcome the impact of the ongoing global financial crisis, maintain the sound momentum of their economic growth, and push ahead with...
  • Castro serenades China's Hu on landmark Cuba visit

    11/19/2008 11:59:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 279+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/19/08 | AFP
    China's President Hu Jintao made a landmark visit to Cuba Tuesday, bearing millions of dollars in aid and promises of closer future trade ties. The Chinese leader brought 4.5 tonnes of humanitarian aid for victims of three hurricanes that battered Cuba this year, which was handed over late Monday after Hu's arrival at the Jose Marti International Airport. Receiving the gift, Cuba's Minister of Foreign Investment and Economic Cooperation Rodrigo Malmierca said that Cuba "deeply appreciates the visit of President Hu Jintao, at the exact moment the country is struggling to recover and continue its development." It was the third...
  • China Completes First Spacewalk

    09/27/2008 3:24:19 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 18 replies · 857+ views
    Excerpt - Chinese taikonaut Zhai Zhigang slipped out of the orbital module of Shenzhou-7 Saturday afternoon, starting China's first spacewalk or extravehicular activity (EVA) in the outer space. "Shenzhou-7 is now outside the spacecraft. I feel well. I am here greeting the Chinese people and people of the whole world," the taikonaut reported to the ground control in Beijing, where Chinese President Hu Jintao watched the proceedings with country's top space scientists. Donning a 4-million-U.S.dollar homemade Feitian space suit, Zhai waved to the camera mounted on the service module after pulling himself out of the capsule in a head-out-first position...
  • Row over Prachanda's visit to China

    08/25/2008 1:57:27 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 115+ views ^ | Aug 24, 2008
    Kathmandu, Aug 24 (PTI) Maoist leader Prachanda's first foreign trip as Prime Minster to Beijing has sparked a row in Nepal, with the opposition Nepali Congress questioning his visit to China ahead of India, which had "invited him first". Prachanda's five-day official visit to Beijing is in a sharp departure from tradition where India has been the first port of call for most previous Nepalese prime ministers. Nepali Congress general secretary Bimalendra Nidhi criticised the newly-elected Prime Minister for visiting China to attend the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics at a time when thousands of people have been rendered...
  • Did China's state news agency forge a photo? (Picture: photoshopped Hu Jintao photo-op)

    07/26/2008 12:31:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 90+ views
    France24 ^ | 07/24/08
    Did China's state news agency forge a photo? China media photojournalism A Chinese blogger has exposed the official news agency Xinhua for what appears to be a forged image. He noticed that two of the people present in the photo look remarkably similar. The photo was taken during a visit from President Hu Jintao to the official Olympics site in Qingdao, where the watersports contests will take place. The site has been under the spotlight since it was overrun by a dangerous and polluting algae not long before the opening of the games. Hu Jintao came to the site to...