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  • Why Kim keeps raising the pressure on China

    09/06/2017 6:16:56 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 4 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 5, 2017 | Michael Holtz
    It can be all too easy to see North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, as a nuclear-armed nuisance desperate for attention. But as is often the case with the belligerent young man, analysts say, there is a perverse logic to his carefully timed provocations aimed at China and the United States, including this week’s nuclear test – the country’s sixth, and by far its most powerful. In October, at the Chinese Communist Party’s once-every-five-years leadership conference, President Xi Jinping is likely to further consolidate his power. In the run-up, however, projecting an aura of stability is key. “North Korea knows that...
  • Xi says BRICS nations should stand up against protectionism

    09/03/2017 10:01:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2017 6:05 AM EDT | Louise Watt
    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday called for the world to reject protectionism even as American and European pressure mounts on Beijing to lower market barriers, speaking at the start of a Chinese-led summit of five large emerging economies now overshadowed by North Korea’s sixth nuclear test. […] Xi was speaking to business representatives of the BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — a day before he opens a summit with the leaders of these major emerging markets in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen. This will be the ninth summit of the BRICS grouping, which...
  • Chinese history tells us: Never stop fighting till the fight is done

    08/23/2017 4:37:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | July 27, 2017 | Minxin Pei
    Chinese history tells us: Never stop fighting till the fight is done Sun's fate shows that life atop the CCP can be nasty, brutish and short Observers of elite politics in China cannot miss a cruel paradox: Those closest to the apex of power are the most likely to fall. The latest example is that of Sun Zhengcai, a member of the Chinese Communist Party's politburo, and party chief in the large southwestern city of Chongqing. Before his recent detention on unspecified corruption charges, 53-year-old Sun was a high-flyer. Promoted to the politburo at the CCP's 18th congress in 2012,...
  • Modi hath no fury like a Jinping scorned [Indian Video Mocks Xi]

    08/18/2017 3:48:59 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    India Today ^ | August 17, 2017
    Modi hath no fury like a Jinping scorned India Today Television | August 17, 2017 The Doklam standoff between Indian Army and Chinese People's Liberation Army started in June. In July, a CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General) report, tabled in Parliament, said that the Indian Army does not have ammunition to fight a war for more than 10 days. And, now - in August - China's state media has said that Chinese PLA can "annihilate" Indian Army if war breaks out between the two nuclear-armed Asian neighbours. In this issue of So Sorry, Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen launching...
  • The kingmaker clan behind Xi Jinping [China]

    06/21/2017 7:42:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Nikkei Asia Review ^ | June 11, 2017 | YU NAKAMURA
    The kingmaker clan behind Xi Jinping Some 2,000km south of Beijing, the Ye family pulls the levers of power YU NAKAMURA, Nikkei staff writer GUANGZHOU -- Beijing, naturally, is where the action happens in China's political theater. But to really understand the country's complex power structure -- and the intense, ongoing struggle for supremacy -- it is also important to look backstage. That would be Guangdong Province, nearly 2,000km to the south. Influential figures have, at times, left the capital to build up their clout in Guangdong -- the country's largest economic zone, adjacent to Hong Kong. Chinese President Xi...
  • China urged U.S. to fire Pacific Command chief Harris in return for pressure on North Korea

    05/07/2017 7:58:48 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    Japan Times ^ | MAY 6, 2017
    China urged U.S. to fire Pacific Command chief Harris in return for pressure on North Korea BEIJING – China urged the United States to sack the head of the U.S. Pacific Command in return for exerting more pressure on North Korea amid concerns over its growing nuclear and missile threats, a source close to U.S.-China ties said Saturday. The Chinese leadership headed by President Xi Jinping made the request, through its ambassador in the United States, to dismiss Adm. Harry Harris, known as a hard-liner on China, including with respect to the South China Sea issue, the source said. China’s...
  • Putin to meet China's Xi Jinping to divide the world and punish USA [Pravda]

    04/24/2017 1:56:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Pravda ^ | 20.04.2017
    Putin to meet China's Xi Jinping to divide the world and punish USA 20.04.2017 | Source: Pravda.Ru Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed that he would take part in international forum "One Belt - One Way" which is expected to take place in China on May 14-15 of this year. At a meeting with chairman of the Committee of the National People's Congress of China, Zhang Dejiang in the Kremlin, Putin pointed out the importance of Russian-Chinese inter-parliamentary ties. "You will be our guest of highest honor. The meeting of the leaders of Russia and China will be held within the...
  • North Korea and the Chinese Regime’s ‘Deep State’

    04/20/2017 10:12:48 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 2 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 20, 2017 | Leo Timm
    Within China, entrenched political rivals of leader Xi Jinping share common ground with North Korea’s totalitarian Kim regime, and appear to have been leveraging the threat of nuclear weapons even at the expense of Chinese national security. For years, leaders affiliated with former Communist Party boss Jiang Zemin had a stake in maintaining North Korea’s nuclear threat as a distraction from their own human rights abuses, as well as to tie the hands of their political rivals, according to an expert in Chinese affairs. Today, Pyongyang’s nuclear brinksmanship has made headlines, and stirred U.S. and Chinese leaders into a surprising...
  • Deciphering Trump’s Optimism for China’s Xi Jinping

    04/20/2017 6:10:21 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 2 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 19, 2017 | Larry Ong
    On the presidential campaign trail, Donald Trump promised to get tough with China on currency and trade issues. President Trump, however, appeared to change tack after a meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. He tweeted on April 16, “Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem? We will see what happens!” Trump has since been criticized by several mainstream news outlets for softening his stance on the Chinese regime. But a close parsing of Trump’s comments to the media on the regime and Xi may suggest that Trump recently...
  • War Cries Drown Out 'America First'

    04/18/2017 5:03:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies ^ | April 18, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    "Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem?" tweeted President Donald Trump on Easter Sunday. Earlier, after discovering "great chemistry" with Chinese President Xi Jinping over "the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake" at Mar-a-Lago, Trump had confided, "I explained ... that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!" "America First" thus takes a back seat to big-power diplomacy with Beijing. One wonders: How much will Xi end up bilking us for his squeezing of Kim Jong...
  • 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...
  • President Trump ... decided to bomb Syria while eating 'the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake'

    04/12/2017 12:55:30 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 32 replies
    The Week ^ | 04/12/2017 | Kimberly Alters
    President Trump spoke with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo in a wide-ranging interview that aired Wednesday morning, touching on topics like Syria and health care. In the segment, he told Bartiromo the back-story to the missile strike launched last week at a Syrian airfield in retaliation for a chemical attack that killed dozens of Syrian civilians, for which the White House has blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Trump was hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida while the mission was executed, and he told Bartiromo about the moment he informed Xi that he had sent 59...
  • Positives for Trump, Xi Jinping After US-China Meeting

    04/11/2017 8:00:05 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 5 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 10, 2017 | Larry Ong
    At the closing of their first face-to-face meeting in Florida, President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping enthused about their new-found rapport. “The relationship developed by President Xi and myself I think is outstanding,” Trump said at a meeting in his Mar-a-Lago resort on April 7. Xi added: “We’ve established a strong acquaintance, begun building a kind of trust, and set the groundwork for a working relationship and friendship.”
  • 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...
  • (Simple vanity) When Trump and Xi Jinping were walking alone & chatting, who was translating?

    04/08/2017 1:54:13 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 75 replies
    When they were walking alone and chatting, they were responsive to each other's speech and seemed to be having a good time. I don't think Xi Jinping speaks English and I don't think President Trump speaks how did they understand each other? Were they wearing mics and earphones?
  • Arabella Rose Kushner Sings In Mandarin For President Xi Jinping - 56 sec clip

    04/08/2017 6:11:49 AM PDT · by bogusname · 56 replies
    Salt YT ^ | 4/8/2017 | Salt
    The pretty Arabella Rose Kushner, the five year old daughter of Ivanka (Trump) and Jared Kushner sang in Mandarin for visiting Chinese President Xi Jimping.
  • Trump Tells Xi US Ready to Act Alone on N. Korea

    04/07/2017 9:14:04 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    KBS ^ | 2017-04-08
    Trump Tells Xi US Ready to Act Alone on N. Korea Write : 2017-04-08 10:31:46 Update : 2017-04-08 12:11:42 Report: [Sound bite: U.S. President Donald Trump] "I think we have made tremendous progress in our relationship with China... And I think, truly, progress has been made." [Sound bite: Chinese President Xi Jinping (Chinese)] "I believe that we will be able to work together for the prosperity of the two countries and their people and for the world peace and stability." The two presidents however appear to have failed to find common ground on how to solve the North Korean nuclear...
  • Trump Says ‘Very Bad Problems Will Be Going Away’ After Meeting With China’s Xi

    04/07/2017 10:54:20 AM PDT · by kevcol · 45 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 7, 2017 | Ryan Pickrell
    President Donald Trump told reporters Friday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping have made “tremendous progress” in their discussions on the U.S.-China relationship. ... “I think truly progress has been made. We’ll be making a lot of additional progress,” Trump told the press Friday. “I believe lots of very potentially bad problems will be going away,” he added, without going into specifics.
  • Will the Trump Administration Wield a Stick?

    04/06/2017 11:36:04 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 7 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 6, 2017 | Nicolas Schols
    China has muscled, conned, bullied, grabbed, extorted, and feigned its way to the top of the global supply chain over the last twenty years. It took no prisoners—just market share, intellectual property, and liberties in the valuation of its currency. It used a massive trade surplus to buy foreign assets, coralled foreign companies into joint ventures with Chinese firms where they lost their technology to the Chinese partner, and gave away just enough to keep foreigners dreaming—in the spirit of their supposed trade regulations—of their fair share of the huge Chinese market. With President Donald Trump hosting Chinese leader Xi...