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  • Abe wins extended term, faces Trump trade challenge (Japan)

    09/20/2018 7:27:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Asahi Shimbun ^ | September 21, 2018 | Reuters
    Liberal Democratic Party President Shinzo Abe acknowledges applause from the LDP lawmakers shortly after his name was called as the winner of the ruling party presidential elections at its headquarters in Tokyo on Sept. 20. (AP Photo) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, putting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving prime minister and to try to cement his legacy, including by revision of the country's pacifist, post-war Constitution. If Abe, who quit abruptly after a troubled 2006-07 term, stays in office through November 2019, he will have exceeded the 2,886 days marked by...
  • China's Chilling 'Social Credit System' Is Straight Out of Dystopian Sci-Fi

    09/21/2018 3:37:46 AM PDT · by gattaca · 26 replies
    Science Alert ^ | September 20, 2018 | Peter Dockrill
    FULL TITLE: China's Chilling 'Social Credit System' Is Straight Out of Dystopian Sci-Fi, And It's Already Switched On Like Black Mirror. Totally like Black Mirror. It's been in the pipeline for years: a sprawling, technological mass surveillance network the likes of which the world has never seen. And it's already been switched on. China's "Social Credit System" – which is expected to be fully operational by 2020 – doesn't just monitor the nation's almost 1.4 billion citizens. It's also designed to control and coerce them, in a gigantic social engineering experiment that some have called the "gamification of trust". That's...
  • Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Predicts the US – China Trade War Could Last 20 years

    09/20/2018 9:15:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/20/2018 | By Tarric Brooker
    As the latest salvos were fired in the growing trade war between the United States and China, concerns continue to mount in the business community about how just how long the conflict might endure. Alibaba group founder and China’s richest man Jack Ma recently spoke to an investor summit in Hangzhou, China regarding his thoughts on the direction the trade war may take. In his speech, Ma said the trade war was “going to be a mess,” and that regarding its potential duration it could last for “maybe 20 years.” Ma went on to compare the current trade dispute...
  • Kim Wants New Summit With Trump, Moon Says After Visiting North Korea

    09/20/2018 9:27:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | September 20, 2018 | Bill Chappell
    North Korea's Chairman Kim Jong Un wants to meet with President Trump again, says South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has just returned from Pyongyang. Moon also spoke directly to the North Korean public, describing a peaceful future to an audience of some 150,000 people. "We had lived together for five thousand years but apart for just 70 years," Moon said in his speech on Thursday, in which he repeatedly addressed the crowd as "Citizens of Pyongyang, fellow Koreans." Moon continued, "Here, at this place today, I propose we move forward toward the big picture of peace in which the...
  • Stocks Jump Higher as Trump Escalates Trade War

    09/18/2018 3:42:47 PM PDT · by User900 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Sep 2018 | John Carney
    The latest escalation in the trade war did not have the dire consequences many predicted for the stock market. Stocks rose Tuesday after the Trump administration announced new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods and China promised to retaliate with tariffs on an additional $60 billion of U.S. goods.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 184 points, or 0.74 percent. The S&P 500 rose by half a percentage point. The Nasdaq Composite advanced eight-tenths of a percentage point.The rise in U.S. stocks was all the more notable because the new tariffs are scheduled to go into effect September 24, sooner...
  • CNBC’s Jim Cramer: ‘Game is Over’ on Sacrificing America to China Trade

    09/18/2018 5:08:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 18,2018 | John Carney
    Jim Cramer says that the latest round of tariffs on China-made goods sends the message that the “game is over.” Cramer, who is the most popular personality on CNBC, defended the latest round of tariffs the Trump administration announced Monday night. “I think the president is saying, ‘Hey, listen guys, you are not going to make as much money in China as you used to. That game is over because we have to win the trade war,'” Cramer said Tuesday. Cramer also said that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was correct that the China tariffs would not hurt U.S. consumers. “Wilbur...
  • The Cost of Defending Taiwan

    09/16/2018 10:28:05 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | September 14, 2018 | Malcolm Davis
    Taiwan is a country under siege as it faces the prospect of eventual reunification with China, on China’s terms, and potentially as soon as 2021—the centenary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
  • North Korean sanctions violations don’t mean Kim is abandoning denuclearization

    09/16/2018 9:59:23 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 1 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/16/18 | USA Features
    Last week the White House announced that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sent a letter via South Korea to President Trump sending ‘warm’ regards and a request for a second summit following their historic Singapore meeting earlier this year. The request has generated much speculation among Western and Asian diplomatic and geopolitical circles as to what it means in regards to the primary objective of the U.S., South Korea, Japan, and other concerned parties: The complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. So, does the ongoing flouting of U.S. and international sanctions indicate that Kim isn’t serious about denuclearization and never...
  • Trump 'likely' to announce new China tariffs as early as Monday

    09/16/2018 6:00:25 AM PDT · by cba123 · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 15 2018 | By David Shepardson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to announce new tariffs on about $200 billion on Chinese imports as early as Monday, a senior administration official told Reuters on Saturday. The tariff level will probably be about 10 percent, the Wall Street Journal reported, quoting people familiar with the matter. This is below the 25 percent the administration said it was considering for this possible round of tariffs. Please see full article at the link.
  • North Korea's Kim asks Trump for another meeting in new letter

    09/10/2018 3:13:56 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 Sep 2018 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un asking for a second meeting and the White House is already looking at scheduling one, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Monday. The two leaders have been discussing North Korea’s nuclear program since their unprecedented June 12 summit which has been criticized for being short on concrete details about how and whether Kim is willing to give up on a nuclear weapons program that threatens the United States. Trump told reporters on Friday that a personal letter from Kim was on the...
  • Book on Trump raises worries in South Korea about alliance (Bob Woodward causes World War III?)

    09/09/2018 1:36:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | September 7, 2018 | Kim Tong-Hyung and Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press
    Donald Trump had to be tricked out of killing a U.S.-South Korean trade deal? He threatened to move a U.S. missile defense system from South Korea to Oregon? He ordered a plan for a pre-emptive attack on North Korea? These supposed moves by Trump, detailed in journalist Bob Woodward's new book, will cause bafflement and worry among government officials in Seoul. But, for many South Koreans, they just add more pieces of evidence to an established picture of an erratic U.S. leader who thinks little of an alliance forged in the turmoil of the Korean War and often described here...
  • North Korea holds military parade without ICBMs

    09/08/2018 11:12:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 9, 2018 | Ellana Lee, Tim Schwarz, Will Ripley and Joshua Berlinger
    North Korea held a military parade Sunday to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's founding, but held back on showcasing its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), believed to be capable of targeting the United States. The parade, which was considerably understated compared to previous years, comes against a background of stalled diplomatic talks with the US over the issue of denuclearization. Experts speculated before the event that North Korea may choose not to display the country's more advanced weaponry to avoid antagonizing US President Donald Trump.
  • North Korea and U.S. return to negotiating table over Korean War remains

    09/09/2018 12:35:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 7, 2018 | Simon Denyer
    The United States and North Korea returned to the negotiating table Friday, with generals from the two countries meeting to discuss the possible recovery of more remains from service members killed in the Korean War, an official said. It was the first known direct talks between the two sides since Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to Pyongyang was canceled last month, although President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un exchanged messages this week through South Korean mediation. Friday’s U.S. delegation was led by Maj. Gen. Michael Minihan, chief of staff for the United Nations Command (UNC) and...
  • Trump ups ante on China, threatens duties on nearly all its imports

    09/08/2018 7:54:02 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    al Rooters ^ | SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 / 9:04 AM / UPDATED 3 HOURS AGO | Steve Holland, David Lawder
    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Friday he was ready to slap tariffs on virtually all Chinese imports into the United States, threatening duties on another $267 billion of goods on top of $200 billion in imports primed for levies in coming days. The moves would sharply escalate Trump’s trade war with Beijing over his demands for major changes in economic, trade and technology policy. China has threatened retaliation, which could include action against U.S. companies operating there. Hours after a public comment period closed on his $200 billion China tariff list, Trump told...
  • Trump Scores and Wins Big in China Trade War

    08/27/2018 3:32:46 PM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Do you remember that old campaign adage, “you’ll get tired of winning”? It was a fun line to scream in the face of your liberal friends, yet I bet not so many Americans, even hard-core Trump fans, took it very seriously. However, not two years into his presidency, Trump is proving why is better to have a businessman as president, than a life-long politician or apparatchik who never made any money in the free market. Today’s news went under the radar, but this is as important as it gets. The thing about the Chinese is that they’re known for their...
  • The US Navy just got the green light to stick it to China with game-changing new missiles

    08/19/2018 11:04:49 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 27 replies ^ | Aug. 14, 2018, 12:19 PM | Alex Lockie
    President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law a $717 billion defense spending bill that puts China in the crosshairs of a host of new US Navy missiles and tactics. The US Navy will get new, longer-range missiles to outgun China's missiles, which can get clean shots on US ships well before US missiles have them in range. The increase in spending comes as China has increasingly edged out the US Navy's competitive advantage in open waters. The US suffers a missile gap with both Russia and China, meaning those countries have longer-range missiles designed to sink massively valuable platforms...
  • Russia Offer To Lease 2.5 Million Acres To China In Siberia…Question Is, Will They Get It Back?

    08/19/2018 4:43:14 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 38 replies ^ | 8/19/18 | L Todd Wood
    In an effort to thwart American efforts to punish Russia for malign behavior and confront the administration’s efforts to change China’s trade strategy, Russia has offered to lease 2.5M acres of land in the Russian Far East to China for agriculture development. Russia has made 1 million hectares (2.5 million acres) of arable land available to foreign investors – and while that could be boon for Beijing as it struggles with limited supplies of soybeans in its trade war with the US, analysts are concerned about the quality of the plots available. Valery Dubrovskiy, director of investment for the Far...

    08/18/2018 6:37:17 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 18,2018 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    Back in June Paul and I both noted the view of economist Irwin Stelzer, who is no fan of Trump, that Trump might in fact win a trade war with China, because Trump has the better poker hand. And I concluded, “File this one away for further reference.” Well lookie here, on the front page of the Wall Street Journal today: U.S., China Plot Road Map to Resolve Trade Dispute by November Chinese and U.S. negotiators are mapping out talks to try to end their trade standoff ahead of planned meetings between President Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at...
  • China's communist leaders reportedly starting to buckle under pressure of Trump's trade war

    08/10/2018 3:38:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 10, 2018 | Ben Blanchard and Kevin Yao, Reuters
    A growing trade war with the United States is causing rifts within China's Communist Party, with some critics saying that an overly nationalistic Chinese stance may have hardened the US position, according to four sources close to the government. Chinese President Xi Jinping still has a firm grip on power, but an unusual surge of criticism about economic policy and how the government has handled the trade war has revealed rare cracks in the ruling Communist Party. A backlash is being felt at the highest levels of the government, possibly hitting a close aide to Xi, his ideology chief and...
  • 'Leave immediately': US Navy plane warned over South China Sea

    08/10/2018 7:48:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | August 10, 2018 | Brad Lendon, Ivan Watson and Ben Westcott
    igh above one of the most hotly contested regions in the world, CNN was given a rare look Friday at the Chinese government's rapidly expanding militarization of the South China Sea Aboard a US Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane, CNN got a view from 16,500 feet of low-lying coral reefs turned into garrisons with five-story buildings, large radar installations, power plants and runways sturdy enough to carry large military aircraft. During the flight the crew received six separate warnings from the Chinese military, telling them they were inside Chinese territory and urging them to leave. "Leave immediately and keep out...