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  • Marx's theory still shines with truth: Xi [China]

    05/05/2018 1:58:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 42 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 2018-05-04
    Marx's theory still shines with truth: Xi Source: Xinhua| 2018-05-04 16:53:17|Editor: Lifang BEIJING, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Two centuries on, despite huge and profound changes in human society, the name of Karl Marx is still respected all over the world and his theory still shines with the brilliant light of truth, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks at a grand gathering in Beijing to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Marx's birth. Xi said Marx is the "teacher...
  • Xi Jinping's Latest Tag: Living Buddhist Deity, Chinese Official Says

    03/09/2018 10:52:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | MARCH 8, 2018
    President of China, head of its Communist Party, commander-in-chief of the military and now living Buddhist deity - Xi Jinping has added another title to his growing collection, at least in the eyes of some ethnic Tibetans. Speaking on Wednesday on the sidelines of China’s annual meeting of parliament, the party boss of the remote northwestern province of Qinghai, birthplace of the Dalai Lama, said Tibetans who lived there had been saying they view Xi as a deity. Wang Guosheng said the province had been following Mao Zedong’s advice about inspiring the masses to love the party and its leader,...
  • Is America Preparing for a Nuclear War with China? (Bill Gertz, March 5, 2018)

    03/05/2018 11:28:45 PM PST · by cba123 · 12 replies
    The National Interest ^ | March 5, 2018 | Bill Gertz
    Is America Preparing for a Nuclear War with China? Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin unveiled several new nuclear weapons last week in a replay of the Cold War. China, meanwhile, is continuing a similar buildup of high-technology strategic nuclear forces that remains largely hidden from view. Chinese secrecy about its nuclear forces and their use was a major theme of the Pentagon’s recently completed Nuclear Posture Review that outlined a new “tailored deterrence” policy for China. The new plan is aimed at persuading Chinese leaders to avoid military miscalculations – like provocative actions in the South China Sea, or hostile activities...
  • Yale psychiatry professor 'warns Congress that President Trump's mental health is "unraveling" (Tr)

    01/04/2018 4:20:04 PM PST · by goldendelicious · 115 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 1-4-2018 | KELLY MCLAUGHLIN
    'From a medical perspective, when we see someone unraveling like this, it's an emergency,' Lee told the New York Daily News. 'We've never come so close in my career to this level of catastrophic violence that could be the end of humankind.'
  • Beijing Confidential: 'Veteran Cadres' Obama and Xi Attend Hush-Hush Meeting

    12/01/2017 4:56:46 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 28 replies
    sputnik news ^ | Dec. 1, 2017 | staff
    The meeting between the two was a part of the former US President's tour around the globe, though it went largely unnoticed by the media. Former US President Barack Obama met with Chinese President Xi Jinping merely weeks after Obama's successor as the American leader, Donald Trump, visited China. Obama and Xi were photographed smiling and drinking tea at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing and were quickly dubbed as "veteran cadres," the term generally used to refer to retired Chinese Communist Party officials. Obama Crashes G20 by Warning Beijing of ‘Consequences’ in the South China Sea Chinese state news...
  • UCLA players returning to U.S. after being detained in China

    11/14/2017 8:52:24 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 30 replies
    ESPN with AP information ^ | Today, undated | news services
    UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, who have been detained in China for the past week on suspicion of shoplifting, are headed back to the United States and are scheduled to arrive later Tuesday in Los Angeles, the Pac-12 confirmed. The players were seen checking into a Los Angeles-bound Delta flight at Shanghai's Pudong International Airport, airline staff told The Wall Street Journal, who first reported that the players were heading back to the U.S.
  • What President Xi Knows about China’s Economy: 1% hold a third of the country’s wealth.

    10/25/2017 7:57:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/24/2017 | Therese Shaheen
    The 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party opened in Beijing on October 18. The weeklong event marks the start of President Xi Jinping’s second five-year term. In his first term, Xi amassed greater authority than any predecessor since Deng Xiaoping. In covering the Congress and President Xi, the Western media focus has been on President Xi’s opening comments on the progress China made in his first five years. Much of his speech covered China and the world and her emergence as a power that has earned a position in the first rank of countries. It is true that Xi...
  • At the Congress Xi Reaffirms: Sinicization of Religions Under the Communist Party

    10/23/2017 6:32:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 10/19/17 | Li Yuan
    In his speech yesterday at the Party Congress, Xi Jinping reiterated the "new approach" to religious activities. The Catholic Church reiterates the independence of nomination and ordination of bishops. Two bishops present at the Congress: Msgr. Giovanni Fang Xingyao of Linyi and Msgr. Giuseppe Ma Yinglin of Kunming.Beijing (AsiaNews) - Insisting the direction of “Siniciziation of religions” was stressed among main goals and visions in General Secretary Xi Jinping’s work report in the opening session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. His epic address or the so-called “Xi Jinping Thought” is expected to become dogma...
  • The dawn of a fascist China — and what it means for us

    10/22/2017 12:49:00 AM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 41 replies
    iPolitics ^ | October 12, 2017 | Jonathan Manthorpe
    Xi Jinping is poised to become the most potent Chinese leader since Mao Zedong — and to guide his country’s continued emergence as a fascist global superpower for at least the next decade. The 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is scheduled to start on October 18, when it will appoint leaders and establish the country’s course for the next five years. Xi undoubtedly will be re-appointed head of the CCP, followed by re-selection as China’s president and head of state early next year. But he appears also to have overturned the collegial, limited term system of leadership...
  • China’s 30-year deadline to rule the world

    10/20/2017 9:08:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies ^ | October 20, 2017 | Debra Killalea
    CHINA’S leader has laid out his ambitious plans for a superpower in a three-hour speech with huge implications for Australia. BEIJING has outlined plans to become the world’s biggest superpower within the next 30 years. Opening a five-yearly national congress, Chinese President Xi Jinping set out his time frame for the country to become a “global leader” with international influence. In his 3 ½ hour speech, Mr Xi urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take a stronger role in society and economic development to better address the nation’s “grim” challenges. Speaking in the massive Great Hall of the People near...
  • 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...