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  • Leland Yee case filing alleges unidentified politician took money from undercover agent

    09/28/2014 3:02:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 9/24/14 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    An undercover FBI agent gave campaign donations to an unnamed Bay Area politician during a yearslong undercover investigation into a Chinatown gang and alleged political corruption that culminated in the arrests of state Sen. Leland Yee and Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow earlier this year. This is according to the latest filing by the U.S. Attorney's Office in the federal case against the two men and about 20 others. Besides indicating that a politician other than Yee allegedly took money from undercover FBI agents in exchange for favors, the filing further lays out the relationship between former school board member and...

    10/20/2014 12:08:29 AM PDT · by lbryce · 146 replies ^ | October 19, 2014 | Johnathan Strong
    Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun. Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a ďsurgeĒ scenario of 9 million id cards in one year ďto support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.Ē The request for proposals says the agency will need a minimum of four million cards per year. In...
  • Obama's immigration plan worse than we think: Green Cards being printed for up to 11M illegals

    10/20/2014 7:41:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/20/2014 | Rick Moran
    Just how many illegal aliens is President Obama planning to amnesty and grant work permits to after the election? An announcement to federal contractors that the government is seeking to print millions of Green Cards and Work Permits gives us an idea of what the president has in mind. Daily Caller: President Barack Obama deputies are secretly preparing to print work permits for up to 11 million illegal immigrants over the next two years, despite the nation’s high unemployment, stalled wages and increasing automation. If Obama actually goes ahead with the plan that is sketched in a federal contract...
  • China tells journalists to learn 'Marxist news values'

    08/30/2014 7:59:55 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 18 replies
    yahoo news ^ | by Sui-Lee Wee
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China ordered its journalists on Saturday to learn "Marxist news values" and uphold the principles of news as prescribed by the ruling Communist Party, the latest step in President Xi Jinping's crackdown on the media. The guidelines by the All China Journalists' Association are aimed at both traditional and online media and are another sign of Xi's politically conservative agenda. "Let us hold high the banner of socialist core values," the report said, using the party's term for orthodox beliefs. Xi has espoused old school Maoism as he seeks to court powerful elements in the party. Like...
  • China Backs Argentine Claim Over 'Malvinas' (Falklands)

    06/18/2014 7:36:00 AM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 12 replies
    China has endorsed Argentina's position over the Falkland Islands affirming that the current situation "seriously harms the economic capacity of Argentina". During the two-day G77 summit held at the weekend in Santa Cruz, Bolivia at which China was a "special invitee", a statement was unanimously approved supporting Argentina's calls for dialogue to solve the "Malvinas Islands question". "We reaffirm the need for the governments of Argentina and the UK to resume negotiations on the 'Malvinas Islands question' in conformity with the principles and objectives of the United Nations and pertinent resolutions, so as to find a timely, peaceful solution to...
  • Chinaís Leader, Seeking to Build Its Muscle, Pushes Overhaul of the Military

    05/24/2014 3:11:59 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 24 2014 | JANE PERLEZ and CHRIS BUCKLEY
    BEIJING ó Driven by ambitions to make China a great power, President Xi Jinping is staking his political authority on a huge task: overhauling the Chinese military, which is still largely organized as it was when a million peasant soldiers mustered under Mao Zedong.
  • World Journal: Shooting of Chinese-American Family Related to Security Official

    04/17/2014 9:57:35 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 2 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 1, 2014 | Lu Chen
    The apparent murder of a Chinese-American man, along with three family members, at his home in Houston, Texas, this January was recently said by an established overseas Chinese newspaper to have some connection to the former Chinese security official Zhou Yongkang, who is at the center of an intense corruption investigation.
  • PRC Push for Defense Exports Could Backfire

    02/10/2014 11:49:50 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    AIN Online ^ | February 10, 2014 | Reuben Johnson
    The past two years have seen a number of developments with the military aircraft programs of the People¬ís Republic of China¬ís aerospace industry. The twofold focus of these efforts has been to expand the export portfolio for PRC-made weapon systems, while at the same time pushing the development of indigenous programs that would reduce Chinese dependence on foreign (mostly Russian) critical technologies and subsystems¬Ėalthough this could be a rocky road if it ends up competing directly with Russian industry in export markets. The results on both scores have been mixed. The message coming from the central government in Beijing continues...
  • A Silent Chinese Invasion & Disarmament of America is Taking Place

    12/11/2013 7:28:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    America, if there was ever a time in our nation’s history that it was imperative that we as Americans separated ourselves from the constant dribble of the false paradigm of American politics, the time is definitely now. I find myself in total disbelief as I watch the obvious consequences of the corruption, massive wasteful spending, the outsourcing of the American labor force and many other ills that have plagued this nation for decades come boiling to a head like a massive pimple on a teenager’s forehead. When this pimple pops, it is going to hurt. We have to stop pretending...
  • Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.

    11/01/2013 4:47:24 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 57 replies ^ | October 31, 2013 | Miles Yu
    Chinese state-run media revealed for the first time this week that Beijingís nuclear submarines can attack American cities as a means to counterbalance U.S. nuclear deterrence in the Pacific. On Monday, leading media outlets including China Central TV, the Peopleís Daily, the Global Times, the PLA Daily, the China Youth Daily and the Guangmin Daily ran identical, top-headlined reports about the ďawesomenessĒ of the People's Liberation Army navyís strategic submarine force. ďThis is the first time in 42 years since the establishment of our navyís strategic submarine force that we reveal on such a large scale the secrets of our...
  • Broadcast of Chinese military drill reveals map of Taiwan

    10/14/2013 12:26:09 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 1 replies
    Nation ^ | 10/14/2013 | Katherine Wei
    A map of Taiwan appeared in a video feed of Guangzhou Military Area Headquarters during China Network Television's broadcast of a drill by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) codenamed ďMission Action 2013BĒ yesterday. An unnamed source familiar with China's military affairs stated that China has always been attentive to Taiwan's naval affairs and that the Nanjing Military Area Command (MAC) and the Guangzhou Military Area Command are in charge of observing China's southeast seas. The drill was carried out by PLA units stationed in Guangzhou; therefore, it should not be surprising to see a map of Taiwan in Guangzhou...
  • Giving China the 'Key to the Front Door'

    10/03/2007 3:52:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies · 409+ views
    The Loft (GOPUSA blog) ^ | October 3, 2007 | Bobby Eberle
    Several months ago, the Pentagon's network and e-mail system fell victim to computer hacking. After an internal investigation, Pentagon officials declared that the hack was perpetrated by the Chinese military. In particular, officials said the attack "was by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) and that it led to the shutdown of a computer system serving the office of Defense Secretary Robert Gates." Now, a Chinese company with ties to the country's military, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, and the Taliban will gain access to U.S. defense-network technology under a proposed merger.According to a story in the Washington Times, Huawei Technologies...
  • The Death of Chinaís Most Famous & Powerful Bishop

    05/02/2013 4:17:06 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 4/30/2013 | Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D.
    Chinaís most famousóand most powerfulóCatholic bishop has died. When I last saw him in 2011, I knew then that age was finally catching up with Shanghaiís remarkable and indefatigable prelate. As we sat together, I handed him a pile of rare photographs of him and his fellow Jesuits, images that dated before his arrest in 1955. Pausing for some time as he looked over the first photograph, he said in a low voice, ďOld beloved friends.Ē He had not seen those faces in more than six long and eventful decades. He asked me to bring more photographs of ďCatholic Shanghai...
  • 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...
  • Chinese warships in the Mediterranean

    08/07/2012 3:36:59 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 6 replies
    Asia Times ^ | August 6, 2012 | M K Bhadrakumar
    With the Syrian situation hotting up, Beijing couldnít have chosen a curiouser moment to show the flag in the Eastern Mediterranean and pay ďfriendly callsĒ on NATO countries. Two Chinese warships including a guided missile destroyer arrived in Istanbul Sunday on a 4-day visit to Turkey in the first such call since 2002. Another Chinese naval flotilla also entered the Black Sea to arrive at the Bulgarian port of Varna Sunday on a 5-day ďgoodwill visitĒ, the first-ever visit of Chinese navy ships to Bulgaria. Earlier, on July 27, when the Chinese flotilla passed through the Suez Canal, israeli media...
  • Report: China bishop, named by Rome, held in his seminary

    07/10/2012 6:39:45 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 07/10/2012 | Sui-Lee Wee
    A Chinese priest who publicly quit the state-sanctioned Catholic Church and was made bishop with the pope's approval was taken away by officials last weekend and is being held in his seminary, a source said on Tuesday, in a move likely to further strain relations between Beijing and the Vatican. The incident is the latest sticking point in a long-running dispute over the status of China's state-backed church, which rejects papal control. Beijing and the Vatican differ over who has the authority to appoint bishops. Thaddeus Ma Daqin's movements have been restricted... Ma announced he was leaving the Communist Party-run...
  • Chavez: Venezuela to buy tanks from China

    07/03/2012 8:35:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 3, 2012
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says his government will buy amphibious tanks from China for its military. Chavez isn't saying how many of the armored vehicles Venezuela intends to buy, but says the deal signed Tuesday calls for a Chinese company to begin delivering the tanks next year.
  • PRC Sold Mobile ICBM Transport Vehicles to N. Korea; Obama Admin. Covered It Up (Breaking)

    06/12/2012 9:26:34 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 25 replies
    JNN News Network, Tokyo, Japan (in Japanese) ^ | 14 Junwe 2012 | JNN News Network (Freeper Translation)
    The news report is HERE:LINK.This is from Japanese TV news today, it reports that the sale occured in August last year (4 mobile transporters used in North Korea's massive military parade showcasing the mobile nature of their ICBM program, including modified Scud, Nodong, etc.). Japan caught wind of this dangerous, nefarious PRC-DPRK deal in October. The United States also came to know this material fact.The sale marks a complete violation of UN embargoes on such material and equipment for export to the DPRK for thier intermediate and long range missile program. Japanese news notes the US kept silent about...
  • Chinese Student And His Parents Are Charged In Iowa With Rape And Attempting To Bribe The Victim

    04/16/2012 3:17:16 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    TBI ^ | 4-16-2012 | Michael Kelley
    Chinese Student And His Parents Are Charged In Iowa With Rape And Attempting To Bribe The Victim Michael Kelley April 16, 2012, 3:49 PM Peng Tang, a 21-year-old student in the University of Iowa, has been charged with the first-degree kidnapping and attempting to bribe the alleged victim in a case that has become a big story in China, according to chinaSMACK. Tang has pleaded not guilty to first-degree kidnapping and was charged on April 13 with solicitation to commit an aggravated misdemeanor and tampering with a witness or juror, according to The Daily Iowan. Tang's parents, who arrived in...
  • How China Steals Our Secrets

    04/03/2012 3:34:26 PM PDT · by U-238 · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/2/2012 | Richard Clarke
    FOR the last two months, senior government officials and private-sector experts have paraded before Congress and described in alarming terms a silent threat: cyberattacks carried out by foreign governments. Robert S. Mueller III, the director of the F.B.I., said cyberattacks would soon replace terrorism as the agencyís No. 1 concern as foreign hackers, particularly from China, penetrate American firmsí computers and steal huge amounts of valuable data and intellectual property. Itís not hard to imagine what happens when an American company pays for research and a Chinese firm gets the results free; it destroys our competitive edge. Shawn Henry, who...
  • Mitt Romney's Bain Capital Tied to China Surveillance Camera Push

    03/16/2012 6:24:13 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 18 replies · 1+ views
    BEIJING ¬ó As the Chinese government forges ahead on a multibillion-dollar effort to blanket the country with surveillance cameras, one American company stands to profit: Bain Capital, the private equity firm founded by Mitt Romney. In December, a Bain-run fund in which a Romney family blind trust has holdings purchased the video surveillance division of a Chinese company that claims to be the largest supplier to the government¬ís Safe Cities program, a highly advanced monitoring system that allows the authorities to watch over university campuses, hospitals, mosques and movie theaters from centralized command posts.The Bain-owned company, Uniview Technologies, (śĶôśĪüŚģáŤßÜÁßĎśäÄśúČťôźŚÖ¨ŚŹł) produces...
  • Former DuPont Scientist Pleads Guilty to Economic Espionage

    03/02/2012 5:05:14 PM PST · by Larry381 · 9 replies · 2+ views
    Dept Of Justice ^ | March 02, 2012 | U.S. Attorneyís Office Northern District of California
    SAN FRANCISCOóTze Chao pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco late yesterday afternoon to conspiracy to commit economic espionage, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced. In pleading guilty, Chao, who was employed by DuPont from 1966 to 2002, admitted that he provided trade secrets concerning DuPontís proprietary titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturing process to companies he knew were controlled by the government of the Peopleís Republic of China (PRC). Chao admitted that beginning in 2003, the year after he left DuPont, he began consulting for the Pangang Group, a PRC government-controlled company that produces TiO2. According to his plea agreement,...
  • 2012 RED CHINA NAVY UPDATE from Jeff Head's Rising Sea Dragon in Asia Site

    01/26/2012 2:38:28 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Rising Sea Dragon in Asia Site ^ | 26 January 2012 | Jeff Head
    THE RISING SEA DRAGON IN ASIA - 2012 UPDATE (Click on any of the following images for a larger picture) 2011 has seen significant increases in major combatant shipbuilding by the PLAN across the board. From the PLA Navy's first carrier being launched and in trials, to continued testing and production of J-15 Fighters for that carrier's airwing, to the increased tempo of serial production for the PLAN's Type 071 LPD, the Yuzhao Class (with a second and third unit launched and a fourth being built), to increased serial production of the PLAN's premier stealthy, area-wide anti-air/multipurpose destroyer, the...
  • Dow Research Scientist Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Stealing Trade Secrets

    01/13/2012 9:17:22 PM PST · by Larry381 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Dept Of Justice ^ | January 13, 2012 | U.S. Department of Justice
    WASHINGTONóA former research scientist was sentenced late yesterday to 60 months in prison for stealing trade secrets from Dow Chemical Company and selling them to companies in the Peopleís Republic of China, as well as committing perjury, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Departmentís Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. for the Middle District of Louisiana. U.S. District Court Judge James J. Brady also sentenced Wen Chyu Liu, aka David W. Liou, 75, of Houston, to two years of supervised release and ordered him to forfeit $600,000 and pay a $25,000 fine. A...
  • L.A. Chinese Consulate shooting: Protester fires at security guard

    12/15/2011 5:19:34 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    LAT ^ | 12/15/11
    <p>Los Angeles police said a protester apparently fired shots at a security guard outside the Chinese Consulate on Thursday afternoon, missing his target and hitting a building in the compound instead.</p> <p>There were no initial reports of injury, though details were still developing.</p>

    11/29/2011 5:36:55 PM PST · by justsaynomore · 51 replies
    Herman Cain Web Site ^ | 11/29/11 | Herman Cain
    CAIN’S VISION FOR FOREIGN POLICY & NATIONAL SECURITY The Americas Mexico: Friend and Partner Mexico is a friend in need. Our southern neighbor is struggling with drug-related violence that has claimed an estimated 40,000 lives over the past several years. By standing with Mexico now to help it solve its increasingly severe economic and security problems, we will help solve the problem of illegal immigration at home. Some 40% of Mexicans believe Mexico is a failed state. This helps explain why so many are seeking to emigrate. With declining oil reserves, a looming water shortage in Mexico City, and youth...
  • Monumental Hubris (Chinese laborers worked on MLK memorial)

    09/07/2011 7:13:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 5, 2011 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Will work for national honor. We don¬ít know if the Chinese stonemasons who built the new Martin Luther King memorial got the job by shoving a sign bearing that message into the faces of its overseers. We know only that unpaid, nonunion, foreign nationals built the massive shrine on the Mall. They toiled for ¬ďnational honor¬Ē and ¬ďto bring glory to the Chinese people,¬Ē one of them explained to an investigator hired by the DC-area stonemasons promised the job. Happy Labor Day! Martin Luther King died in Memphis supporting a strike by the city¬ís garbagemen. So it¬ís not a stretch...
  • China Jumps the Shark -- Offers $1.2 Billion for Los Angeles Dodgers

    09/01/2011 6:14:22 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 68 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sept. 1, 2011 | Staff
    In what would be the biggest ever sale price for a Major League Baseball team, Chinese investors have put in a $1.2 billion bid for Frank McCourtís Los Angeles Dodgers, according to the Los Angeles Times. The bid is headed by Los Angeles Marathon founder Bill Burke and funded in part by unidentified Chinese state-owned investment institutions and others.
  • Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China 2011

    08/25/2011 9:25:08 AM PDT · by mojito · 22 replies · 1+ views
    U.S. Department of Defense ^ | Office of the Secretary of Defense
    ...Although the PLA is contending with a growing array of missions, Taiwan remains its main strategic direction.China continued modernizing its military in 2010, with a focus on Taiwan contingencies, even as cross-Strait relations improved. The PLA seeks the capability to deter Taiwan independence and influence Taiwan to settle the dispute on Beijingís terms. In pursuit of this objective, Beijing is developing capabilities intended to deter, delay, or deny possible U.S. support for the island in the event of conflict. The balance of cross-Strait military forces and capabilities continues to shift in the mainlandís favor. Over the past decade, Chinaís military...
  • Whither the jihadi forums?

    08/01/2011 1:10:28 PM PDT · by Cindy · 114 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 1, 2011 | n/a "Whither the jihadi forums?" SNIPPET: "There are currently only three jihadi forums that are sufficiently active and well-connected to be of any interest whatsoever. Why we claim to be on the verge of defeating al-Qaida while simultaneously watching passively as they use these forums to regroup and regenerate is beyond me. These are the forums three: ē al-Fidaa, a forum created by al-Qaida core. That it is directly linked to al-Qaida by definition moves it to the top of the list. Current membership: 2,462, all of whom can be considered "active" if only because they just joined the forum....
  • IDF strikes Gaza in response to attacks; 5 reported dead

    08/18/2011 10:01:45 AM PDT · by mojito · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/18/2011 | Yaakov Katz
    The IDF attacked terror targets in Rafah in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, in response to a three-stage terrorist attack which killed seven Israelis and wounded dozens in the South earlier in the day. Five Palestinians were killed in the joint IDF and Shin Bet strike. Among those killed was the chief of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), Kamal al-Nairab. The four others that were killed were also members of the terrorist faction . Security sources said that the PRC was behind Thursday's triple attack near Eilat. They added that the operatives had crossed from the Gaza Strip into Egypt...
  • Huge rare earth deposits found in Pacific: Japan experts

    07/03/2011 9:32:09 PM PDT · by Enchante · 24 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 07/04/2011 | Reuters Staff
    TOKYO (Reuters) Ė Vast deposits of rare earth minerals, crucial in making high-tech electronics products, have been found on the floor of the Pacific Ocean and can be readily extracted, Japanese scientists said on Monday.
  • ...25 Years in Prison...Smuggling Schemes...Plot to Bring Surface-to-Air Missiles Into United States

    05/11/2011 2:32:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    NOTE The following snippet is a quote: Southern California Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Convictions in Smuggling Schemes, Including Plot to Bring Surface-to-Air Missiles Into United States LOS ANGELESóA Southern California man was sentenced this morning to 25 years in federal prison after being convicted on a series of federal charges related to schemes to smuggle many items into the United States, including surface-to-air missiles designed to shoot down aircraft. Yi Qing Chen, 49, of Rosemead, California, received the 300-month sentence from United States District Judge Dale S. Fischer. Last October, following a two-week trial, a...
  • Inside Pentagon, Growing Alarm Over Chinaís 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 Americaís top-of-the-line F-22 fighter, and yet somehow leaders of the Peopleís 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 doesnít know what it is doing much of the time
  • China: The First Mature Fascist State

    01/20/2011 11:07:20 AM PST · by mojito · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 1/20/2011 | Michael Ledeen
    For nearly ten years, I have been arguing that China may well be the first example of a mature fascism in power. The highest praise imaginable has been bestowed on this theory, by the Peopleís Republic itself. When I published an updated version of my theory (first published in the Wall Street Journal in 2002 and reprised in different form in NRO thereafter) in the Far East Economic Review in May, 2008, the entire issue was banned in China. On the occasion of Mr. Huís visit to Washington, it seems appropriate to revisit this theme, which seems to me to...
  • Chinese troops in Bhutan raising concern (Alarm over Chinese incursion)

    12/28/2005 10:42:39 AM PST · by Gengis Khan · 32 replies · 1,418+ views
    World Peace Herald ^ | December 28, 2005
    Chinese troops in Bhutan raising concernBy†UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Published†December 28, 2005 NEW DELHI†--†The presence of Chinese soldiers in Bhutan has set off alarm bells in Thimphu and New Delhi. †††† ††††Chinese soldiers are building roads and bridges deep inside Bhutan, The Hindustan Times newspaper said Wednesday. More than 200 Chinese troops crossed into Bhutan in mid-November. †††† ††††"Relations between the two countries have been on the edge since then," said the report. †††† ††††Bhutanese Foreign Minister Khandu Wangchuk took up the matter with Chinese authorities after the issue was raised in Bhutanese parliament. †††† ††††"They (Chinese) told them (Bhutanese)...
  • Indian education turns fatal for Tibetan children

    09/23/2008 8:34:16 PM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 6 replies · 233+ views
    IANS / Sify ^ | Tuesday, 23 September , 2008, 15:25 | IANS
    Kathmandu: Thousands of Tibetan children and their families face stiff punishment at the hands of the Chinese government for enrolling into schools in India that are run by the Tibetan government in exile, headed by their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, a rights body said. The Washington-headquartered International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) has expressed its misgivings as the ultimatum issued by the Communist Party of China authorities to the Tibetan Party and government workers expired last week. In July, Communist Party authorities in the Tibet Autonomous Region had issued a directive stating that Tibetan children must confess if they have...
  • Beijing admits it is building an aircraft carrier.

    12/16/2010 11:37:59 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 35 replies ^ | 12/17/2010 | Kenji Minemura
    China has officially admitted for the first time that it has embarked on an aircraft carrier building program, part of a grand strategy to "build itself up as a maritime power." A report published by the State Oceanic Administration says the country's leaders decided last year to back plans to build China's first aircraft carrier. The Chinese government and military had kept the program under wraps until now. The annual national ocean development report says that asserting China's power at sea is "indispensible to accomplishing the great resurgence of the Chinese people." Chinese military sources said initial plans had called...
  • And Now Presenting:Amazing Satellite Images Of The Ghost Cities Of China[64M Vacant Homes]

    12/14/2010 5:02:01 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 64 replies
    businessinsider ^ | | Dec. 14, 2010, 4:15 PM | Chandni Rathod and Gus Lubin
    The hottest market in the hottest economy in the world is Chinese real estate. The big question is how vulnerable is this market to a crash. One red flag is the vast number of vacant homes spread through China, by some estimates up to 64 million vacant homes. We've tracked down satellite photos of these unnerving places, based on a report from Forensic Asia Limited. They call it a clear sign of a bubble: "Thereís city after city full of empty streets and vast government buildings, some in the most inhospitable locations. Click here to see the ghost towns
  • China Getting Serious About Offensive Ops

    11/20/2010 8:51:37 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | 11/15/2010 | Defense Tech
    Continuing the theme of a newly assertive China, the Congressionally-mandated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commissionís latest report to lawmakers highlights the fact that the previously inward-focused nation is getting serious about offensive operations outside its territory. From the paperís executive summary: Augmenting its modernization efforts, Beijing has expanded the PLA Air Forceís focus in recent years from solely concentrating on territorial defense operations to now include extraterritorial offensive operations. It goes on to say: As Chinaís air and missile modernization efforts progress, Beijingís ability to threaten U.S. forward deployed forces and bases in the region is improving. Any PLA...
  • China, Turkey conduct second major exercise

    11/12/2010 8:47:52 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 1+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 11/12/2010 | Eorld Tribune
    China and Turkey have conducted another military exercise.Sources said China has sent army special operations forces for an exercise in Turkey. They said the exercise in early November lasted a week at the commando school in Turkey. "This was an exercise planned nearly a year ago," a Turkish source said. This marked the second major military exercise between China and Turkey in as many months. In October, the two countries, in the first such mission with a NATO member, participated in a combat air exercise called Anatolian Eagle
  • Vietnam offers navy base to foil China

    11/08/2010 9:52:24 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/9/2010 | Malcolm Moore and Praveen Swami
    Nyugen Tan Dung, the Vietnamese prime minister, said Cam Ranh Bay, 180 miles north west of Ho Chi Minh city, would stand ready to service ships and submarines "from all countries". Russia is to help rebuild the port as part of an £1.3 billion defence deal signed earlier this year. The move is one of a series of interlocking regional arrangements that are being put in place to counter China's growing might. In October, Vietnam signed an agreement giving Indian naval ships base facilities at its ports. India, in turn, agreed to help Hanoi expand its naval logistics capabilities, and...
  • New Strains Emerge in the Sino-Russian Military Relationship

    11/03/2010 2:01:44 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies
    Defence & Arms ^ | 10/23/2010 | Stephen Blank
    The military dimension of Sino-Russian ties, particularly arms sales, has been deteriorating since 2006-07. While that decline partly reflects the growing prowess of China's defense industrial base, a major part stems from Russia's growing apprehension about China's growing capabilities and anger over its wholesale piracy of Russian weapons' designs and ensuing competition with Russia for third party markets in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The unlicensed copying of military arms has made China a formidable military player and a redoubtable competitor with Russia in emerging defense markets. For instance, Russian experts profess surprise at how fast China has been able...
  • Turkey-China Military Drill Reveals Deepening Ties

    11/03/2010 1:54:32 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    Defence & Arms ^ | 10/22/2010 | Mehmet Ozkan
    The news that Turkey and China had organized a joint military exercise at the huge Konya airbase in Turkey's central Anatolian region last month came as a surprise to many. After all, just a year ago, when clashes between Uighur and Han Chinese broke out in China's Xinjiang province in July 2009, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Chinese authorities of mishandling a situation that he compared to "genocide." What explains such a dramatic improvement in relations between Turkey and China? And how should this military exercise be understood in the context of the current shifts taking place in...
  • Taiwan missile to target Chinese air bases, ports: report

    11/02/2010 11:24:01 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 1+ views
    AFP via Space Daily ^ | 11/02/2010 | AFP via Space Daily
    Taiwan is developing a potent missile system that can strike airfields and harbours on the mainland, in a bid to nip a Chinese invasion in the bud, local media said Tuesday. The "Wan Chien" or "Ten Thousand Swords" missile system, which so far has cost nearly three billion Taiwan dollars (97 million US), passed an initial operating test earlier this year, said Defence Technology Monthly. Each missile carries more than 100 cluster bomb warheads capable of blowing dozens of small craters in airport runways, making them impossible to use, the magazine said. The missile is also designed to target harbours,...
  • China Builds The Fastest Supercomputer

    10/29/2010 11:49:49 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 23 replies
    The Strategy Page ^ | 10/29/2010 | The Strategy page
    China has taken the lead in the supercomputer (the fastest computers on the planet) race, having built a 155 ton system using 7,168 GPUs (Graphic Processing Units, from high end graphic cards) and 14,336 CPUs to achieve peak performance of 2.507 petaflops (a petaflop is one million billion floating point operations per second, otherwise known as FLOPS). Sustained speed is 563 teraflops (one thousand billion). The Chinese Tianhe-1A supercomputer cost $88 million, requires 4.04 magawatts of power and occupies 1,000 square meters (10,764 square feet). Given that China manufactures a growing share of electronic items, and Chinese students have long...
  • US Warns PRC of Anti-Sat Debris

    10/29/2010 11:02:53 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies
    DoD Buzz ^ | 10/28/2010 | Colin Clark
    Earlier this month, the State Department learned that debris from the Chinese weather satellite destroyed in their 2007 anti-satellite test would be coming uncomfortably close to another ó functioning ó Chinese satellite. So, like any good neighbor, State told China about the possibility of a collision. In technical terms, the US shared conjunction analysis with our PRC brethren. But, as often happens with the fabulously opaque Chinese government, the US isnít sure if China heard us or believed us. At a conference on space debris last week in Germany, a U.S. military officer spoke with someone presumed to be a...
  • Chinese Nukes Move South

    10/27/2010 9:55:17 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 10/27/2010 | The Strategy Page
    Chinese Type 093 class SSN (nuclear attack sub) was recently seen moored at their new naval base on Hainan island. This base, just north of Vietnam, must make the Indians nervous, because more and more Chinese warships are showing up in the Indian Ocean. It was only a year ago that China confirmed, as many suspected, that the first Type 093 boar entered service in December, 2006. Officially, that was a secret, and Chinese nuclear subs don't go to sea at much, so it's difficult to tell if new ones are actually in service, and not just tied up at...
  • China mounts air exercise with Turkey, U.S. says

    10/10/2010 8:47:12 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/8/2010 | Reuters
    The air forces of China and Turkey have carried out a joint exercise, the U.S. Defense Department said on Friday, in what appeared to be the first such drill involving Beijing and a NATO member country. Turkey assured the United States it would take the "utmost care" to protect sensitive U.S. and NATO technologies, said U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Tamara Parker, a department spokeswoman. She described Turkey's government as committed to the NATO alliance and the continuation of strong ties to the United States. "To the best of our knowledge, U.S.-made F-16s were not involved in the exercise," Parker said....
  • Is China Still on the Communist Road? (Trevor Loudon finds 'extremely important article')

    10/10/2010 4:02:30 PM PDT · by unspun · 18 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | October 10, 2010 | Trevor Loudon
    Many Western analysts make a huge mistake when commenting on changes inside communist countries. This mistake has huge huge consequences in terms of Western foreign and trade policy and ultimately for the survival of Western civilization itself. The mistake is to assume that because a communist country seems to be adopting capitalist production methods, that this signals a softening on the part of communist leaders and even an eventual abandonment of communism per se. In the 1920s many Westerners claimed that Lenin's New Economic Policy, which allowed some free enterprise to operate signaled the death of communism. For thirty...