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  • Trump's Strategy of 'Strategic Impatience' with North Korea

    05/06/2017 6:22:44 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies ^ | Dan Blumenthal
    For policy wonks, working in the Trump area has the feel of living in parallel universes. One such universe is what allies say about Trump’s North Korea policy; the other is what some in the U.S. media write. Exhibit A are editorials claiming that President Trump’s North Korea policy is the same as that of his predecessor. Private chats with Japanese or Chinese leaders would disabuse journalists ready to listen of the impression that this policy continues President Obama’s passivity. The former are happy that Obama’s “red line” on the use of WMD was finally enforced by President Trump, and...
  • North Korea threat: Pyongyang directly criticizes China in rare move

    <p>North Korean state media criticized China directly Wednesday, saying its “reckless remarks” on the North’s nuclear program was testing its patience and could trigger unspecified “grave” consequences.</p> <p>A commentary released by the state-run Korean Central News Agency said that "a string of absurd and reckless remarks are now heard from China everyday only to render the present bad situation tenser."</p>
  • Trump demonstrated the Art of the Show with Xi

    04/14/2017 7:09:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    CNBC Opinion ^ | April 14, 2017 | Graham Allison
    The stakes were high at the initial meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping last week: No two individuals will have a greater impact on the global order in the years ahead and, beyond that, as far as any eye can see. Personal chemistry is often a critical factor in foreign relations, and while no one expected major breakthroughs on the substantive issues, the meeting allowed the leaders to get to know each other. So, how did Trump do? And what does it mean for this most vital of international relationships? Trump's performance reflected his mastery of...
  • NBC: US Ready for 'Preemptive Strike' to Stop North Korea

    04/14/2017 7:22:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies ^ | Todd Beamon
    The U.S. is ready to use conventional weapons in a preemptive strike should the Trump administration believe North Korea will follow through with a nuclear weapons test this weekend, American intelligence officials said Thursday. "It's high stakes," a top official told NBC News. "We are trying to communicate our level of concern and the existence of many military options to dissuade the North first. "It's a feat that we've never achieved before, but there is a new sense of resolve here," the official said. The Pentagon declined to comment, saying, as a policy, it does not discuss future operations "nor...
  • Beijing has reason to be pleased with how the Trump-Xi meet went

    04/13/2017 8:47:03 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 41 replies
    China Post (TAIWAN) ^ | 13 April 2017 | Frank Ching
    Chinese leader Xi Jinping's two-day summit meeting with Donald Trump, overshadowed by the U.S. attack on Syria, gave each president the chance to take the measure of the other and, apparently, each liked what he saw. From the Chinese perspective, things went very well indeed, with China taking the initiative and the Americans going along. It wasn't supposed to be like that. Trump had plans to pressure Xi to reduce the U.S. trade deficit. Trump also expected Xi to "step up" and help rein in North Korea. Neither thing happened. From the beginning, China felt it had the situation under...
  • Trump told Xi of Syria strikes over 'beautiful piece of chocolate cake'

    04/12/2017 7:24:53 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12 April 2017 | Tom Phillips
    Trump told Xi of Syria strikes over 'beautiful piece of chocolate cake' President reveals missiles were launched as he and Chinese counterpart had dessert after dinner at his Mar-a-Lago estate Tom Phillips in Beijing Wednesday 12 April 2017 16.09 BST Donald Trump informed the Chinese president that he had launched missile strikes on Syria as the pair ate “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you have ever seen”, the US president has claimed. In an interview with Fox Business, Trump offered his first account of how he had broken the news to Xi Jinping as they dined at...
  • Tillerson: China agrees on 'action' on North Korea as navy strike group sails

    04/09/2017 7:44:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 149 replies
    Guardian ^ | 9 April 2017 | Edward Helmore and agencies
    Tillerson: China agrees on 'action' on North Korea as navy strike group sails Secretary of state: ‘President Xi understands the situation has intensified’ Syria missile strike described by North as ‘intolerable act of aggression’ Edward Helmore and agencies Sunday 9 April 2017 15.31 BST As the US navy deployed a strike group towards the western Pacific Ocean, to provide a presence near the Korean peninsula, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said China agrees with the Trump administration that “action has to be taken” regarding North Korea. Tillerson told CBS’s Face the Nation, in an interview broadcast on Sunday, that when...
  • Chinese president makes Anchorage stopover, meets Gov. Walker and takes in some sights

    04/08/2017 11:30:55 AM PDT · by libh8er · 18 replies
    ADN ^ | 4.8.2017 | Jeannette Lee Falsey
    Chinese President Xi Jinping made a surprise visit to Alaska on Friday evening, catching a seafood dinner in Anchorage, meeting with Gov. Bill Walker, and taking in a sightseeing moment in Turnagain Arm before returning to the sky again in his Boeing 747 for the journey back to Beijing. Xi's rest stop in Anchorage broke up his trip home following meetings with President Donald Trump at Trump's Mar-a-Lago country club in Florida and an earlier visit to Finland. The Alaska stop underscored the significance of the Arctic to China's long-term economic interests. For the Alaskans, trade and one of the...
  • Trump, Xi showdown fails to materialize at Mar-a-Lago (Winning)

    04/07/2017 5:40:31 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies ^ | Vivian Salama and Matthew Pennington
    What was billed as a showdown between the leaders of the United States and China over trade and North Korea ended with little sign of confrontation Friday — or of concrete progress in resolving their differences. President Donald Trump had predicted a "very difficult" meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. After their first face-to-face at the Mar-a-Lago resort, he trumpeted they had developed an "outstanding" relationship. U.S. officials said the two sides agreed to increase cooperation on trying to get North Korea's to abandon its nuclear weapons program, and China acknowledged the need for more balanced trade with the U.S....
  • Arrivals of Trump, Xi draw fans, protests, traffic

    04/06/2017 12:02:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | April 6, 2017 | Eliot Kleinberg
    MANALAPAN — Usually, the only crowds you’d see at the shopping center across State Road A1A from the Eau Resort and Spa in Manalapan is when people line up on Sunday for breakfast specials. But on a sunny April morning, the east end of Lantana Road was a sea of red and yellow. Hundreds of Chinese lined the roadway, waving banners and shouting through bullhorns. The reason: Chinese president Xi Jinping would be arriving later today for a weekend stay at the hotel, which included a summit, just up the road in Palm Beach, with the president of the United...
  • BREAKING: CIA Director John Brennan Targeted General Flynn and Sean Hannity For Surveillance

    04/05/2017 8:30:09 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 83 replies ^ | Apr 5th, 2017
    Barack Obama‘s CIA Director John O. Brennan targeted Trump supporters for enhanced surveillance, intelligence sources confirm to GotNews’ Charles C. Johnson. The surveillance took place between Trump’s election on November 8 and the inauguration in January, according to White House and House intelligence sources. The focus was on General Mike Flynn, billionaire Erik Prince, and Fox News host Sean Hannity — all of whom had close ties to Trump before and after the November election and had helped the future president with managing his new diplomatic responsibilities. Hannity was targeted because of his perceived ties to Julian Assange, say our...
  • Erik Prince: Hillary Clinton ‘Very Likely Caused’ Iranian Nuclear Scientist’s Death

    08/08/2016 11:35:53 AM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 8, 2016 | John Hayward
    Retired Navy SEAL and former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince addressed the controversy surrounding President Obama’s secret $400 million payment to Iran on Monday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon. “For the administration to deny that it was a ransom payment is a complete lie,” said Prince, adding
  • Henry Kissinger visits China to ease concerns amid Trump transition

    12/03/2016 11:22:36 AM PST · by ColdOne · 80 replies ^ | 12/2/16 | Elizabeth Shim
    HONG KONG, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger met with China's Xi Jinping on Friday, a visit Kissinger described as timely in a moment of political transition in the United States. The meeting was held as President-elect Donald Trump took a phone call from Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, an unprecedented move that could cause friction in U.S.-China relations. On Friday, Xi told Kissinger, "The presidential election has taken place in the United States and we are now in the key moment. We, on the Chinese side, are watching the situation very closely. Now it is...
  • Who Is Xi?

    05/31/2016 5:10:07 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 28 replies
    China File ^ | May 12, 2016 | Andrew J. Nathan
    More than halfway through his five-year term as president of China and general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party—expected to be the first of at least two—Xi Jinping’s widening crackdown on civil society and promotion of a cult of personality have disappointed many observers, both Chinese and foreign, who saw him as destined by family heritage and life experience to be a liberal reformer. Many thought Xi must have come to understand the dangers of Party dictatorship from the experiences of his family under Mao’s rule. His father, Xi Zhongxun (1913–2002), was almost executed in an inner-Party conflict in 1935,...
  • High ranking Chinese general called 1st Secretary Xi to begin transformation in China

    12/10/2015 3:36:13 AM PST · by se99tp · 18 replies
    New World Standard Critique ^ | Dec 10, 2015 | New World Standard Critique
    A friend of current First Secretary of Communist Party of China Xi Jinping published unprecedented open letter. A high-ranking general living in the West, is a son of founding member of Communist Party of China. He called Chairman Xi to begin transformation of the country political system.
  • China Says Military Will "Stand Up And Use Force" If US Sends Warships To Islands

    10/15/2015 11:41:25 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10-15-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 10/15/2015 Earlier this week, US officials indicated that they are set to go through with a plan to sail warships around China’s man-made islands in the Spratlys. “It’s just a matter of time when it happens,” one government source told WSJ. Over the course of the last six months, we’ve seen China’s land reclamation efforts go from oddity, to spectacle, to alleged “provocation”, to excuse for war as Washington feels compelled to come to the aid of its allies in the South Pacific who cried foul after it became apparent that this was no “normal” dredging effort. In...
  • U.S. Sends Warships to South China Sea in an Apparent Attempt to Kick Off WW III

    10/12/2015 5:23:26 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 71 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 10/10/2015 | Jay Syrmopoulos
    As if poking the Russian bear wasn’t enough, the Obama administration has now chosen to rile the Chinese dragon. In a move meant to project U.S. military power to the Chinese government, American officials announced that U.S. Navy warships will sail directly through a Chinese claimed 12-nautical mile zone in the disputed region of the South China Sea. The contested waters around the Spratly Islands, which China claims as its own sovereign territory, have been the cause of intense controversy. The U.S. has refused to recognize China’s territorial claims and believes the disputed area resides in international waters. Last month,...
  • Dalai Lama's 'Middle Way Approach' Snubbed by Xi Jinping

    08/27/2015 11:22:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    After the conclusion of the CPC Central Committee and State Council's 6th Forum on Tibetan Work, Chinese president Xi Jinping stated that the focus of policy towards Tibet should be centered on maintaining national integrity and unity among Chinese people, as well as ensuring the long-term peaceful governance of the region and to crackdown on separatism and maintain an unshakeable stance against the campaign of the Dalai Lama and his followers, according to Duowei News, a media outlet run by overseas Chinese. Xi also came up with a catchy 20-character summary of his Tibet policy which roughly translates as, "Rule...
  • Wang Lijun: Did China's Missing Top Cop Uncover Anti-Xi Jinping Coup Plot?

    02/22/2012 4:14:35 AM PST · by csvset · 2+ views
    International Business Times ^ | February 16, 2012 | Ryan Villarreal
    In a storyline that could have been taken straight out of a television crime drama, Wang Lijun--missing former chief of police and current deputy mayor of Chongqing, a sprawling, gritty metropolis in China's interior--is presumably being held in Beijing, following a defection attempt at the U.S. Consulate. As the Machiavellian saga continues to unfold, the Chinese dissident Web site Boxun has reported that Wang uncovered a plot by his former boss, Bo Xilai, and a senior government official, Zhou Yongkang, to seize power from Xi Jinping, heir-apparent to the reins of Communist Party leadership. "They [Bo and Zhou] prepared a...
  • The Greatest Revelation of G20 Summit

    11/18/2014 7:06:34 AM PST · by se99tp · 2 replies
    CCD Report ^ | November 18th, 2014
    (…) While Putin was sitting alone at the table, the other tyrant (not elected in democratic elections) was warmly received, accepted if not worshipped. Current First Secretary of the Communist Party of China (It is worthy to note that Prime Minister Abbot and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop did not even dare to utter his full communist title in their public statements) enjoyed their company. Comrade Xi, as he should be known, not one time declared that the Western democratic values can not be reconciled with Marxism-Leninism. Comrade Xi preaches “Chinese Dream” that is another disinformation term to conceal the totalitarian...