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  • Germans trust China more than the US, survey finds

    02/10/2019 10:05:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.08.2019 | Richard Connor
    Germans have an increasingly negative view of the relationship between their country and the US, a survey released on Friday indicated, with many seeing China as a more reliable partner. Just over 42 percent of Germans who took part in the study said they saw China as a more reliable partner than the US, compared with 23.1 percent who favored the US over China. The study was carried out by the research organization Civey and the not-for-profit group Atlantik-Brücke (Atlantic Bridge), which promotes greater cooperation between the US and Germany. In the survey summary, Michael Werz, from the Center for...
  • Students Forced to Sign Religion-Rejection Commitments [China]

    02/05/2019 5:16:07 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Bitter Winter ^ | 2/2/19 | Piao Junying
    Government officials are going after primary and secondary school students to fill their minds with atheist ideology.“I will adhere to the correct political direction, advocate science, promote atheism, and oppose theism.” Those are the words the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is now requiring students to sign on to in its quest to indoctrinate every Chinese person with a hatred for religion so that it can stamp out all traces of it in China. Last August, the Education Bureau of Lishan district in Anshan city, in China’s northeastern province of Liaoning, issued a plan for the campaign to resist religious beliefs...
  • AP source: Trump to tap critic of agency to lead World Bank

    02/05/2019 8:28:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 5, 2019 | Darlene Superville
    President Donald Trump plans to nominate David Malpass, a Trump administration critic of the World Bank, to lead the institution. That’s according to a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official wasn’t authorized to comment publicly on personnel decisions.Trump is expected to make an announcement later this week. Malpass, the undersecretary for international affairs at the Treasury Department, has been a sharp critic of the World Bank, especially over its lending to China. …
  • Snapshots of Chinese Culture

    02/01/2019 4:15:04 AM PST · by vannrox · 40 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 1FEB19 | Editorial staff
    China is a land where society changes every couple of months. You leave a town, and come back in six months and all the roads are different. New buildings are everywhere. The kids are using new slang, and new apps and everything is radically different. It’s kind of unnerving. Foreigners come to China, and are amazed at how different it is compared to their expectations. Locals are totally immersed in the change and look outside China with wonder at how could anyone stand to live elsewhere where everything changes at a glacial pace. China is rushing head-first into the new...
  • Chinese Communists Force Christians to Replace Jesus Pictures With Images of Mao, Xi Jinping

    01/24/2019 8:24:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 24, 2019 | 11:11 AM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues to harass and persecute Christians and, in recent months, has taken to removing pictures of Jesus Christ from inside homes and replacing them with pictures of dictator Mao Zedong and/or China’s current authoritarian president, Xi Jinping. In addition, Communist officials have removed Christian symbols and phrases on the outside of homes and replaced them with phrases praising socialist materialism. As the religious liberty and Chinese human rights magazine Bitter Winter and CBN News have reported, government officials in Xiayi county in the Henan Province have warned, “Anyone who hangs up portraits of Jesus or...
  • China’s 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low

    01/20/2019 9:38:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 20, 2019 | Joe McDonald
    China’s 2018 economic growth fell to a three-decade low, adding to pressure on Beijing to settle a tariff war with Washington. The world’s second-largest economy expanded by 6.6 percent over a year earlier, down from 2017′s 6.9 percent, official data showed Monday. Growth in the three months ending in December dipped to 6.4 percent — the lowest quarterly level since the 2008 global crisis — from the previous quarter’s 6.5 percent. Communist leaders are trying to steer China to slower, more self-sustaining growth based on consumer spending instead of trade and investment. But the deceleration has been sharper than expected,...
  • US Navy chief hints aircraft carrier could be sent through Taiwan Strait, despite threat (trunc)

    01/18/2019 10:09:16 AM PST · by Mariner · 30 replies
    The Independent via Yahoo ^ | January 18th, 2019 | Unattributed
    The US Navy could still send an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait in spite of Chinese military technology advances which pose a greater threat to American warships than ever before, the US chief of naval operations has said. Such an operation would inevitably increase the risk of military conflict between the world's largest superpowers, which are currently locked in an escalating trade war and ongoing disputes over territorial claims in the South China Sea. Washington sent ships through the strategic waterway, which separates Taiwan from the Chinese mainland, three times last year, but has not dispatched a carrier in...
  • Top U.S. admiral warns on Russia, China: ‘Be ready to fight NOW’

    01/16/2019 7:52:30 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 43 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 1/16/19 | USA Features
    The U.S. Navy’s top surface warfare officer has issued a call to action — or a warning — to his crews: They need to develop a “sense of urgency” regarding the Russian and Chinese navies. In an address to the Surface Navy Association in Washington, D.C., this week, Vice Adm. Richard Brown said that U.S. warship crews, for the first time since the Cold War, must make ready for aggressive actions by adversaries with peer or near-peer capabilities at sea, such as when a Chinese navy destroy came within yards of ‘scraping paint’ off a U.S. destroyer last fall in...
  • China's moon lander sprouted a plant, but now it's dead

    01/15/2019 3:46:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    cnet ^ | January 15, 2019 2:28 PM PST | Amanda Kooser
    The China National Space Agency's Chang'e 4 lander is exploring the mysterious side of our lunar neighbor that faces away from Earth. It also had some unusual guests on board and -- in a first for the moon -- one of them sprouted. Xinhua announced the sprout Tuesday and posted a series of progress images covering the course of nine days and showing a seedling reaching up inside the habitat. The experiment didn't last long A team from Chongqing University in China developed a sealed biosphere habitat stocked with seeds, fruit fly eggs and yeast that it hoped would create...
  • Scientists discover new Ebola-like virus in China

    01/12/2019 3:51:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    N Y Post ^ | January 10, 2019 | 6:33pm | Noah Bressner
    Měnglà, Ebola and the lesser-known Marburg are all related as members of the filovirus family. There is no evidence yet that it has spread to humans. Filoviruses are extremely pathogenic and can cause severe fevers that are often fatal. It is at least the seventh filovirus that has been found, of which four are known to cause disease in people, according to the CDC. Like Měnglà, Ebola is thought to have originated in bats. The viruses are typically spread by infected bodily fluids. Researchers are now focusing their efforts on understanding how bats could contribute to a possible epidemic.
  • Why My Chinese Dad Switched From an iPhone to a Huawei

    01/07/2019 1:09:47 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 100 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jan. 5, 2019 | Yuan Ren
    When Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, warned investors on Wednesday that the company was facing slowing sales in China, the wider world seemingly greeted the news that Apple had lost its China mojo with shock. But for those who are smartphone users in China, the news just confirmed what we already knew: China’s domestic brands have made huge strides in the years since 2012, creating new features and products that take into account what Chinese users want, for a small fraction of the price. Apple, meanwhile, has mostly failed to localize or reinvent itself, on the assumption that global cachet...
  • China passes law to make Islam 'compatible with socialism'

    01/06/2019 6:27:02 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 37 replies
    China has passed a new law that seeks to "Sinicize" Islam within the next five years, the latest move by Beijing to rewrite how the religion is practised. China's main English newspaper, Global Times, reported on Saturday that after a meeting with representatives from eight Islamic associations, government officials "agreed to guide Islam to be compatible with socialism and implement measures to Sinicize the religion." The newspaper did not provide further details or the names of the associations that agreed to the decree.
  • U.S. issues China travel advisory amid increased tensions

    01/03/2019 10:27:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 3, 2019 11:48 AM | Lesley Wroughton
    The U.S. State Department on Thursday renewed its warning for U.S. citizens traveling in China to exercise increased caution due to “arbitrary enforcement of local laws” amid heightened diplomatic tensions over the arrest in Canada of a Chinese technology company executive. The updated travel advisory maintains the warning at “Level 2” but also warns about extra security checks and increased police presence in the Xinjiang Uighur and Tibet Autonomous Regions. The advisory follows the detentions by Chinese authorities in December of Canadians Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat and an adviser with the International Crisis Group (ICG) think-tank, and businessman Michael...
  • China's Xi threatens Taiwan with force but also seeks peaceful 'reunification'

    01/02/2019 9:29:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 1, 2019 10:05 PM | Ben Blanchard, Yimou Lee
    China reserves the right to use force to bring Taiwan under its control but will strive to achieve peaceful “reunification” with the self-ruled island that has a bright future under any future Chinese rule, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday. Taiwan is China’s most sensitive issue and is claimed by Beijing as its sacred territory. Xi has stepped up pressure on the democratic island since Tsai Ing-wen from the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party became president in 2016. Tsai rejected Xi’s call and instead urged China to embrace democracy. Xi has set great personal store in resolving what the Communist Party...
  • China's NYC-Sized 'Earthquake Warning System' Array Sounds More Like A Way To Talk To Submarines

    01/01/2019 11:34:07 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    China has reportedly constructed a massive extremely low frequency, or ELF, antenna array the size of New York City, as well as a smaller system and associated data processing and signal transmission facilities at various locations throughout the country. Officially, the entire system, known as Project Wireless Electromagnetic Method or Project WEM, will support the Chinese resource extraction industry and provide early warning about potential earthquakes. However, there is significant evidence that its primary function may actually be to provide long-range communication with Chinese submarines, a critical capability to support its growing number of nuclear-armed ballistic missile boats. ... In...
  • Jimmy Carter urges cooperation between US and China (Wow, thanks Jimmy)

    12/31/2018 6:24:03 PM PST · by cba123 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/31/2018 | Brett Samuels
    Former President Carter on Monday urged the U.S. and Chinese governments to find areas of common concern and improve relations heading into the new year. Carter, who signed accords in 1979 normalizing relations with China, cautioned that the ongoing trade dispute between the two countries or hostilities over elections should not get in the way of productive collaboration on other areas of global concern. (please see link for full article)
  • Farmers risk loss of federal payments, loans, from shutdown

    12/28/2018 10:16:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 28, 2018 | Juliet Linderman
    The end of 2018 seemed to signal good things to come for America’s farmers. Fresh off the passage of the farm bill, which reauthorized agriculture, conservation and safety net programs, the Agriculture Department last week announced a second round of direct payments to growers hardest hit by President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. Then parts of the government shut down. The USDA in a statement issued last week assured farmers that checks would continue to go out during the first week of the shutdown. But direct payments for farmers who haven’t certified production, as well as farm loans and...
  • Hui poet fears for his people as China ‘Sinicizes’ religion [Islam]

    12/28/2018 6:21:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 28, 2018 | Sam McNeil
    Cui Haoxin is too young to remember the days of his people’s oppression under Mao Zedong. The 39-year-old poet was born after the Cultural Revolution of 1966-76, when the Hui — China’s second-largest Muslim ethnic group — were among the masses tormented by the Red Guard. In the years since, the Hui (pronounced HWAY) generally have been supportive of the government and mostly spared the kind of persecution endured by China’s largest Muslim group, the Uighur. There are signs, though, that that is changing. Cui fears both that history may be repeating itself and for his own safety as he...
  • There May Soon Be Three Internets. America’s Won’t Necessarily Be the Best.

    12/24/2018 10:56:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/18/2018 | The Editorial Board
    In September, Eric Schmidt, the former Google chief executive and Alphabet chairman, said that in the next 10 to 15 years, the internet would most likely be split in two — one internet led by China and one internet led by the United States. Mr. Schmidt, speaking at a private event hosted by a venture capital firm, did not seem to seriously entertain the possibility that the internet would remain global. He’s correct to rule out that possibility — if anything, the flaw in Mr. Schmidt’s thinking is that he too quickly dismisses the European internet that is coalescing around...
  • Beijing eyes two-child policy U-turn, but 'lonely generation' has moved on

    12/24/2018 8:27:59 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Beijing appears to be on the cusp of abolishing all of its family planning rules — and is even encouraging young couples to have more children as a matter of patriotic urgency. … As China’s population ballooned to close to one billion in the 1970s, the government became concerned about the impact that would have on its plans for rapid economic growth. So Beijing introduced the one-child policy in 1979. People who defied it faced hefty financial penalties and some civil servants lost their jobs. But much worse, many women faced the horror of sterilization and forced abortions. … Data...