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  • Meng Hongwei: Wife of ex-Interpol chief seeks France asylum

    01/20/2019 1:08:44 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | January 18, 2019
    The wife of Meng Hongwei, the Interpol president held in China since September, has sought asylum in France for herself and her twin children. Grace Meng and the seven-year-olds live in Lyon, the international police agency's headquarters. Meng Hongwei disappeared during a visit to China. In October the Chinese authorities said Mr Meng was being investigated over suspected bribe-taking. His wife and children are under police protection, having received threats. Quoted by France Inter radio on Friday, she said, "I fear they will kidnap me."
  • Tech execs are telling Cramer behind closed doors that they support Trump's hardline trade policy...

    01/18/2019 6:05:41 PM PST · by cba123 · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published 6:57 PM ET Mon, 14 Jan 2019 Updated 7:07 PM ET Mon, 14 Jan 2019 CNBC.com | Elizabeth Gurdus
    Technology executives are telling Jim Cramer off camera that they support the Trump administration's hawkish approach to trade with China, the CNBC host says. The "Mad Money" host lists the pro-trade-war arguments he's hearing. "If we're ever going to do anything about China, this is the perfect time," he says. -- Technology executives are telling CNBC's Jim Cramer that they're willing to endure short-term pain from the U.S.-China trade war in favor of the long-term payoff. "When I went out to San Francisco last week, I heard the same thing from a surprising number of people in the tech industry...
  • China Grew Cotton Plants on the Moon. They Died in the Darkness and the Cold

    01/18/2019 4:48:35 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 59 replies
    Discover Magazine ^ | January 18, 2019 | Chelsea Gohd
    Earlier this month, an experiment on China’s Chang’e 4 lander got cotton plants to sprout on the moon for the first time. Well, they’re already dead.
  • Bye Bye Trade War? China Plans $1 Trillion Buying Spree to Reduce US Trade Deficit

    01/18/2019 1:56:00 PM PST · by dynoman · 93 replies
    ccn.com ^ | 1-18-19 | Sam Bourgi
    China Proposes Six-Year Buying Spree Citing sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported Friday that China has offered to significantly boost its purchase of U.S. goods over a six-year period in an effort to re-balance trade between the two superpowers. By increasing its annual imports from the United States, Beijing would reduce its trade surplus to zero by 2024. That would require a spending boost of more than $1 trillion.
  • Exclusive: U.S. pushing for regular review of China trade, reform progress

    01/18/2019 1:51:34 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 18, 2019 / 12:30 PM / Updated 2 hours ago | Michael Martina, Chris Prentice
    BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is pushing for regular reviews of China’s progress on pledged trade reforms as a condition for a trade deal - and could again resort to tariffs if it deems Beijing has violated the agreement, according to sources briefed on negotiations to end the trade war between the two nations. A continuing threat of tariffs hanging over commerce between the world’s two largest economies would mean a deal would not end the risk of investing in businesses or assets that have been impacted by the trade war. “The threat of tariffs is not going away,...
  • Why is China blurring men's ears?

    01/18/2019 11:17:36 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 5:52 AM ET, Fri January 18, 2019 | Joshua Berlinger and Nanlin Fang
    (CNN) Chinese TV personality Jing Boran has something on his ear that authorities don't want you to see. In the latest episode of the popular Chinese reality TV show "I, Actor," the young star's face is digitally altered to blur out his earrings. Jing, who held lead roles in Chinese box office hits "Monster Hunt" and "Time Raiders," is not the only victim of the alleged "earring ban." Images circulating on Weibo, China's version of Twitter, show several other young male stars with blurred circles on their ears. It's unclear if Chinese regulators have issued a specific directive barring men...
  • Even if there wasn't a trade war, China would still be in crisis

    01/18/2019 7:29:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/18/2019 | Rick Moran
    The Chinese economic crisis has been a below-the-radar story for more than a year as the once mighty Chinese economy is in free fall. The trade war with the United States certainly hasn't helped matters, but the crisis in the Chinese economy predates the tit-for-tat tariffs the two sides have imposed on each other. Bloomberg: Once again, the world's investors are turning their worried gaze toward China.  And for good reason.  Economic growth in the third quarter sank to 6.5 percent, the slowest pace since the depths of the global financial crisis in 2009.  Car purchases fell last year for the first time...
  • Asia tech bosses fear a US-China cold war splitting global market

    01/18/2019 3:04:15 AM PST · by cba123 · 4 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | January 17, 2019 | CK TAN and KENTARO IWAMOTO, Nikkei staff writers
    SINGAPORE -- The global economy faces "very serious disruption" from the escalating US-China trade war, business leaders have warned, as the U.S. renews allegations of trade theft against Huawei Technologies and lawmakers move to ban chip sales to key Chinese companies. (Please see link for full article)
  • Asia stocks advance on U.S.-China trade relief

    01/17/2019 9:27:14 PM PST · by blueplum · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 17 Jan 2019 | Shinichi Saoshiro
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks advanced on Friday as a report of progress in U.S.-China trade talks stirred hopes of a deal in their tariff dispute and supported risk sentiment. {snip} “China seems to be running low on options, while the United States would also want to avoid a prolonged conflict given the negative consequences on its markets and the economy,” Monji said. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will visit the United States on Jan. 30 and 31 for the latest round of trade talks aimed at resolving the dispute between the world’s two largest economies. In December, Washington and...
  • ANALYSIS: US intelligence highlights Chinese airpower progress

    01/17/2019 5:30:31 AM PST · by Freeport · 4 replies
    FlightGlobal ^ | 17 January, 2019 | Greg Waldron
    A new report by the US Defense Intelligence Agency highlights Beijing’s continued development of airpower capabilities. The unclassified report draws on public sources to discuss the full spectrum of Chinese military capabilities, from land forces to space and cyber capabilities. It also underlines the airpower developments that are of specific interest to Washington. “The People’s Liberation Army Air Force [PLAAF] is closing the gap with Western air forces across a broad spectrum of capabilities, such as aircraft performance, command and control, and electronic warfare,” it says. The PLAAF’s role has evolved from one of protecting China’s population centres and industrial...
  • DIA report says China pulling ahead of U.S. in key weapons technologies

    01/16/2019 3:55:24 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 33 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 1/16/19 | USA Features
    A new unclassified report by the Defense Intelligence Agency is warning of technological gains against the U.S. military that include pulling ahead of the Pentagon in the development of key weapons systems, particularly China. “China is building a robust, lethal force with capabilities spanning the air, maritime, space and information domains which will enable China to impose its will in the region,” wrote DIA Director Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, in a preface to the report. In a briefing to reporters at the Defense Department on Tuesday, a senior Pentagon official said that in terms of ballistic and cruise missile technology,”...
  • Huawei Technologies Linked to Chinese Communist Party, Intelligence Services

    01/16/2019 2:48:17 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 16, 2019 5:00 am | Bill Gertz
    Huawei Technologies, the global telecommunications giant at the center of an international diplomatic battle, is a major target in the Trump administration's campaign to halt China's theft of American technology. U.S. intelligence agencies have linked the company to both the Chinese military and civilian intelligence services and the Justice Department is now seeking to prosecute the company's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, for violating American sanctions law. Meng, also known as Cathy Meng and Sabrina Meng, is wanted by the FBI for her role in a scheme to illicitly move hundreds of millions of dollars for Iran through a Huawei...
  • China is losing the trade war in nearly every way.

    01/16/2019 8:00:32 AM PST · by dynoman · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1-14-19 | Kenneth Rapoza
    China is still the world’s No. 2 economy and is still the monster of emerging markets, but regardless of those bonafides, Xi Jinping’s country is losing the trade war in nearly every way imaginable.
  • Meet Your New Boss: Buying Large Employers Will Enable China To Dominate U.S. Communities

    01/16/2019 7:53:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | Michael T. Snyder
    Are you ready for a future where China will employ millions of American workers and dominate thousands of small communities all over the United States? Such a future would be unimaginable to many Americans, but the truth is that it is already starting to happen. Chinese acquisition of U.S. businesses set a new all-time record last year, and it is on pace to absolutely shatter that record this year. Meanwhile, China is voraciously gobbling up real estate and is establishing economic beachheads all over America. If China continues to build economic power inside the United States, it will eventually become...
  • Top U.S. admiral warns on Russia, China: ‘Be ready to fight NOW’

    01/16/2019 7:52:30 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 43 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 1/16/19 | USA Features
    The U.S. Navy’s top surface warfare officer has issued a call to action — or a warning — to his crews: They need to develop a “sense of urgency” regarding the Russian and Chinese navies. In an address to the Surface Navy Association in Washington, D.C., this week, Vice Adm. Richard Brown said that U.S. warship crews, for the first time since the Cold War, must make ready for aggressive actions by adversaries with peer or near-peer capabilities at sea, such as when a Chinese navy destroy came within yards of ‘scraping paint’ off a U.S. destroyer last fall in...
  • China hopes to be growing potatoes on the moon ‘within 100 days’

    01/16/2019 4:47:25 AM PST · by vannrox · 62 replies
    ATS ^ | 16JAN19 | Editorial staff
    The 18cm high aluminium alloy cylinder - called a moon surface micro-ecological circle - contains silkworm eggs and seeds for potatoes and cress. Chinese scientists now hope both plants will root and sprout in the container, producing the first flower ever grown on the space rock. They hope to see the results towards the end of a 100-day experimental period, according to the country's space agency. Last night, they announced their first breakthrough publishing a picture of cotton seed, bought up on Chang’e 4 actually growing. China hopes to be growing potatoes on the moon ‘within 100 days’ With all...
  • Apple books 50 daily flights to China, spends $150 million a year with a single airline

    01/16/2019 2:12:27 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | January 14, 2019 | (Deleted account)
    The increasing cost of the latest iPhone models may be starting to make sense. An internal United promotional sign has leaked with details about the company’s top business accounts. The most notable takeaway: Apple spends $150 million a year with the airline. That’s a lot. Curious who are @United largest global corporate accounts? @Apple is in the top spot and contributes very much to success of SFO international flying especially the Shanghai service #UnitedAirlines #United #Apple #SFO #PVG #Shanghai #China pic.twitter.com/HNvIrz8wDg -- LAflyer (@LAflyr) January 11, 2019 With $150 million in revenue generated for United, Apple is the airline’s largest...
  • China's moon lander sprouted a plant, but now it's dead

    01/15/2019 3:46:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    cnet ^ | January 15, 2019 2:28 PM PST | Amanda Kooser
    The China National Space Agency's Chang'e 4 lander is exploring the mysterious side of our lunar neighbor that faces away from Earth. It also had some unusual guests on board and -- in a first for the moon -- one of them sprouted. Xinhua announced the sprout Tuesday and posted a series of progress images covering the course of nine days and showing a seedling reaching up inside the habitat. The experiment didn't last long A team from Chongqing University in China developed a sealed biosphere habitat stocked with seeds, fruit fly eggs and yeast that it hoped would create...
  • In China, They’re Closing Churches, Jailing Pastors – and Even Rewriting Scripture

    01/15/2019 5:42:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1/13/19 | Lily Kuo
    China’s Communist party is intensifying religious persecution as Christianity’s popularity grows. A new state translation of the Bible will establish a ‘correct understanding’ of the textIn late October, the pastor of one of China’s best-known underground churches asked this of his congregation: had they successfully spread the gospel throughout their city? “If tomorrow morning the Early Rain Covenant Church suddenly disappeared from the city of Chengdu, if each of us vanished into thin air, would this city be any different? Would anyone miss us?” said Wang Yi, leaning over his pulpit and pausing to let the question weigh on his...
  • Hong Kong scientists claim 'broad-spectrum' antiviral breakthrough

    01/15/2019 10:42:00 AM PST · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | January 15, 2019 | AFP Relax News
    Hong Kong scientists claim they have made a potential breakthrough discovery in the fight against infectious diseases -- a chemical that could slow the spread of deadly viral illnesses. A team from the University of Hong Kong described the newly discovered chemical as "highly potent in interrupting the life cycle of diverse viruses" in a study published this month in the journal Nature Communications. The scientists told AFP Monday that it could one day be used as a broad-spectrum antiviral for a host of infectious diseases -- and even for viruses that have yet to emerge -- if it passes...