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  • Nobody Knows Anything About China: Including the Chinese Government

    03/22/2018 10:52:54 PM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 1 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | March 21, 2018 | James Palmer
    As a foreigner in China, you get used to hearing the retort “You don’t know China!” spat at you by locals. It’s usually a knee-jerk reaction to some uncomfortable modern issue or in defense of one of the many historical myths children in the mainland are taught as unshakeable facts about the world. But it’s also true. We don’t know China. Nor, however, do the Chinese — not even the government. We don’t know China because, in ways that have generally not been acknowledged, virtually every piece of information issued from or about the country is unreliable, partial, or distorted....
  • John Bolton on Ex-Spy Poisoning by Russia: Putin Is Saying, 'What Are You Gonna Do About It?'

    03/22/2018 5:41:59 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar 2018 | America's Newsroom
    Bolton said the "blatant" attack in public reminds him of North Korea, "Moscow's friend," murdering Kim Jong Un's brother in the middle of an airport last year. "It's an act of defiance. It's saying to London and the other western capitals, 'what are you gonna do about it?' Well, I think there should be a very strong answer to that," he said, arguing the time has come for real "deterrence" that Vladimir Putin will understand. John Bolton said Thursday that the chemical poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England fits into the larger pattern of Russia...
  • All the ways Trump "insulted" North Korea on Twitter before he even ran for President

    03/22/2018 4:05:56 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 11 replies
    Crazy Dennis Rodman is saying I wanted to go to North Korea with him. Never discussed, no interest, last place on Earth I want to go to. - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2014 How much is South Korea paying the U.S. for protection against North Korea???? NOTHING! - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Mar 9, 2013 China controls North Korea. So now besides cyber hacking us all day, they are using the Norks to taunt us. China is a major threat. - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2013
  • Opinion: Two dreaded words — mean reversion — take hold of the U.S. stock market

    03/22/2018 1:26:54 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    Market ^ | 3/22/2018 | SIMON MAIERHOFER
    Facebook’s mini-crash — the company’s stock is down over 13% in three days — is a reminder that even red-hot FAANG stocks can fall. Facebook FB, -0.08% took the stairs up and the elevator down. Did the Facebook shock just offer a glimpse into stock market future? Read on, and I’ll explain. Mean reversion Let’s not forget that Facebook’s stock is still up 865% since its 2012 low. For most of the past five years, Facebook has been trending higher in a well-defined trend channel. Let’s call this the “mean.” In July 2017, Facebook jumped above the trend channel and...
  • Top Hong Kong officials should swear to uphold China’s constitution, says delegate to national…

    03/22/2018 9:19:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Hong Kong Free Press ^ | 20 March 2018 12:18 | Kris Cheng
    Raymond Tam, a local deputy to the National People’s Congress, has suggested that the city’s top government officials should swear to uphold China’s constitution. Tam, the former secretary for constitutional and mainland affairs, made his suggestion at an earlier meeting of the national legislature. Article 104 of the Basic Law stipulates that when assuming office, the chief executive, principal officials, members of the Executive Council, members of the Legislative Council, judges and other members of the judiciary should swear to uphold the Basic Law and swear allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. […] Article 31 of the Chinese...
  • Peter Schweizer Explains How China Purchased U.S. Congress as a Trade Strategy…

    03/21/2018 9:45:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 37 replies
    A timely book by Peter Schweizer, “Secret Empires”, explains how Chinese companies purchased U.S. politicians to gain trade advantages. When you understand this process, you better understand why those same politicians today are against the Trump trade policy that is antithetical to their purchased interests. Reminder: U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue is warning President Trump not to take any trade action against China or he will unleash his purchased control agents within congress and financial media to destroy his presidency. Allow me to re-emphasize: All opposition to President Trump stems from the underlying financial and economic policy. All...
  • Cardinal Joseph Zen: In China There Is No Truth, ‘Everything Is Fake’

    03/21/2018 4:36:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/19/18 | Thomas D. Williams
    The redoubtable Cardinal Joseph Zen has denounced proponents of an “imminent” accord between China and the Vatican, saying that the Church is setting itself up for a major disaster. The present historical reality we face in China is that of “a tiny flock being persecuted by a gigantic atheist power,” Zen said in a March 19 essay, and a Vatican capitulation to the terms of President Xi Jinping is the equivalent of “surrender,” something the Church has no reason to do. “Why surrender?” Zen asks. “Doesn’t the Vatican see that many churches survive in the underground community, such as in...
  • Trump set for China tariff announcement on Thursday, trade war fears grow

    03/21/2018 4:19:29 PM PDT · by Mariner · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 21st, 2018 | David Chance, Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will announce tariffs on Chinese imports on Thursday, a White House official said, in a move aimed at curbing theft of U.S. technology that is likely to trigger retaliation from Beijing and stoke fears of a global trade war. There was no indication of the size and the scope of tariffs, which U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Wednesday would target China’s high technology sector and which could also include restrictions on Chinese investments in the United States. Other sectors like apparel could also be hit. “Tomorrow the president will announce the actions...
  • MAPPED: China's most ambitious megaproject — the new Silk Road

    03/21/2018 11:45:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 18, 2018 | Jeff Desjardins
    Costing between $4-8 trillion and affecting 65 countries, China's ambitious One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative is the granddaddy of all megaprojects. By the time of it's estimated completion in 2049, OBOR will stretch from the edge of East Asia all the way to East Africa and Central Europe, and it will impact a lengthy list of countries that account for 62% of the world's population and 40% of its economic output. Today's infographic from Raconteur helps visualize the initiative's tremendous size, scale, and potential impact on Asian infrastructure.
  • China tests driverless tanks that could be powered by artificial intelligence

    03/20/2018 10:20:16 PM PDT · by texas booster · 47 replies
    South China Morning Post / Global Times ^ | Wednesday, 21 March, 2018 | Ma Jun and Shi Liufeng
    China is testing driverless tanks which could be equipped with artificial intelligence, a state-run newspaper reported on Wednesday, as the country continues with its military modernisation programme. State television showed images this week of the unmanned tanks undergoing testing, the Global Times reported. Footage showed a Type 59 tank being driven by remote control, in what the paper said was the first time a Chinese-made unmanned tank has been shown in a public forum. The Type 59 tank is based on an old Soviet model first used in China in the 1950s and has been produced in large numbers and...
  • China urges US to act rationally to avoid trade war (BUY MORE FROM AMERICA, IT'S SIMPLE)

    03/20/2018 8:05:52 PM PDT · by cba123 · 11 replies
    Beijing, Mar 20 (efe-epa).- The Chinese premier on Tuesday urged the United States to act in a rational manner as there can be no winners in a trade war between the two countries. Li Keqiang said China-US trade crossed $580 billion last year and was based on international trade rules, without which it could not have reached such a massive volume. (Please read full article at the link)
  • Joe Biden’s Son’s Massive Deal with Chinese Company ‘Trying to Steal’ America’s Nuclear Secrets

    03/20/2018 3:43:39 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Mar 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Shortened title. Full title: Exclusive: Peter Schweizer Reveals Joe Biden’s Son’s Massive Deal with Chinese Company ‘Trying to Steal’ America’s Nuclear Secrets Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and author of the new book Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, joined SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight on Monday to detail the involvement of Hunter Biden, former Vice President Joe Biden’s second son, in a China-backed private equity firm’s investment in a Chinese atomic energy company indicted for “nuclear power conspiracy against the United States.”
  • China To U.S.: ‘Correct The Mistake’ Of Passing Taiwan Travel Act Or Face ‘Military Pressure’

    03/20/2018 6:33:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/19/18 | Frances Martel
    The Chinese government warned this weekend that it will use “military pressure” against the United States if it does not “correct its mistake” of passing the Taiwan Travel Act, a law that encourages Taiwanese government officials to visit America and vice versa. China considers Taiwan a secessionist province with no legitimate federal government. The United States operates under the “One China” policy as interpreted in the Taiwan Relations Act, which recognizes the existence of only one nation called “China” but also maintains friendly relations with the sovereign government of Taiwan. While China has incessantly objected to any ties between Taipei...
  • David Goldman: China ‘Graduating Twice as Many Doctorates in STEM Fields than We Are’

    03/20/2018 5:30:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 19, 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    David P. Goldman, economist, author, and Asia Times columnist whose pen name is “Spengler,” talked to Breitbart News Tonight co-hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak Thursday, warning of threats to America’s global position via China’s ascendance in science and technology. Goldman described China’s One Belt One Road project as placing the one-party state at the center of an increasingly prosperous economic region that is becoming more unified through digital and physical means. China’s increasing centrality to emerging Asian economies, he continued, may facilitate its rise to global economic preeminence.
  • ‘Chief Architect’ Xi Jinping Receives Mao-Era Praise While Sworn in as President of China

    03/20/2018 5:27:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 19, 2018 | Frances Martel
    Chinese Communist ruler Xi Jinping claimed the office of the presidency a second time on Sunday, beginning a term in office that, with term limits on the office repealed, could be the second of an unlimited number in the future. Xi also serves as the head of the Communist Party and commander-in-chief of the People’s Liberation Army, a “trinity” of offices that Chinese state media insists is necessary to keep in the hands of one person.
  • China's premier pledges further market opening as talk of trade war mounts (Time to move, Trump)

    03/20/2018 1:15:52 AM PDT · by cba123 · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4 hours ago | By Kevin Yao
    China will open up its economy further, and its door to the outside will only get wider, with foreign and domestic firms allowed to compete on an equal footing, Premier Li Keqiang said at the close the country's annual parliament session on Tuesday. The familiar-sounding pledges from Beijing came as the prospect of a global trade war loomed in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump imposition of hefty import tariffs on steel and aluminum earlier this month. (please see link, for full article)
  • China's premier: 'We don't want to see a trade war'

    03/19/2018 9:52:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2018 12:17 AM EDT | Gillian Wong
    Premier Li Keqiang said Tuesday that China doesn’t want to see a “trade war” with the United States and hopes to reach a negotiated settlement of disputes. Speaking at a nationally televised news conference, Li said rash action would hurt all sides. He made no mention of a possible Chinese response to any increase in U.S. import controls. Beijing faces mounting pressure from the government of U.S. President Donald Trump over complaints it hampers access to its markets, pressures foreign companies to hand over technology and is flooding foreign markets with unfairly low-priced steel and other goods. That has prompted...
  • The United States Could Offer Taiwan Leased F-15C Eagles According To Report

    03/19/2018 8:15:26 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Drive ^ | MARCH 19, 2018 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    It's no secret that Taiwan wants the F-35, and especially the F-35B with its ability to operate from dispersed locales that normal fixed-wing fighters cannot. During the Obama administration, even allowing Taiwan to purchase late-block F-16s was deemed unacceptable under a highly controversial policy. Instead the country had to upgrade its old F-16As to a similar configuration. Although the Trump administration is rewriting the book when it comes to Taiwan-U.S. relations, F-35s are still seemingly off the table, but leased second-hand F-15C Eagles may not be. It has been abundantly clear from early on that despite trying to woo the...
  • Xi Jinping Congratulates Putin, says China-Russia partnership at 'best level in history'

    03/19/2018 8:37:13 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    NDTV ^ | Mar 18, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    Vladimir Putin won in a landslide on Sunday, one day after China's parliament unanimously re-appointed Xi to a second term. Xi has drawn comparison with Putin as the Chinese leader has consolidated power and gained a path to indefinite rule after the rubber-stamp National People's Congress lifted presidential term limits last week. "Currently, the China-Russia comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership is at the best level in history, which sets an example for building a new type of international relations," Xi said in a congratulatory message to Putin, according to the official Xinhua news agency. "China is willing to work with Russia...
  • Horror as China tears down crucifix from historic church in fresh bid to kill Christianity

    03/19/2018 8:13:29 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 12 replies
    UK Express ^ | Mar 17 2018 | Alice Scarsi
    The shocking footage, shared on Twitter by one of the priests witnessing the act, shows the moment when local Communist Party chiefs use a crane to remove the last cross standing on top of the Shangqiu Catholic Church South Cathedral in the country's Henan Province. An unidentified group are said to have burst into the church without any official documentation or notice and occupied it by securing the doors and shutting down electrical power. Priest and nuns reported the intruders to the police in vain, as the authorities once arrived confiscated their phone and quarantined them, barring anyone from entering...