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  • Pentagon sends Navy and Coast Guard ships through Taiwan Strait amid tensions with China

    03/25/2019 8:48:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/25/2019 | BY CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    The Pentagon sent U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday amid growing tensions between China and Taiwan. The ships transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific, a U.S. military statement said, according to Reuters. The U.S. will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows." The deployment of Navy destroyer Curtis Wilbur and Coast Guard cutter Bertholf risks raising tensions with China but will likely be seen by Taiwan as a sign of support from Washington. Taiwan, which considers itself a sovereign state with a...
  • "North Korea Considering Stopping Negotiations with the US" (FReepranslation from original Korean)

    03/15/2019 1:39:06 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 51 replies
    English synopsis translation of the Korean article (北 최선희 "美와 비핵화 협상 중단 고려...김정은 곧 행동 계획 발표") Text: North Korea (key negotiator) Ms. Choe Hee-hee: "We Are Now Considering Stopping Negotiations with the US" Article by Chosun Ilbo Reporter Kim Nam-hee Sub point: Choi states: "It will soon be decided if Kim Jong Un will continue to maintain a nuclear or missile moratorium," "(SOS) Mike Pompeo and (NSC) John Bolton are the ones to have created hostility and mistrust." "It will soon be decided if Kim Jong Un will continue to maintain a nuclear or missile moratorium and...
  • North Korea rebuilds part of missile site as Bolton warns of more sanctions

    03/05/2019 11:02:59 PM PST · by blueplum · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05 Mar 2019 | David Brunnstrom, Lisa Lambert
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has restored part of a rocket test site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last year, while Trumps national security advisor warned that new sanctions could be introduced if Pyongyang did not scrap its nuclear weapons program. South Koreas Yonhap News Agency and two U.S. think tanks reported on Tuesday that work was underway at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station at Tongchang-ri, even as Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a second summit in Hanoi last week.
  • Donald Trump puts past presidents to shame with North Korea policies

    03/02/2019 4:14:34 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/02/19 | Tony Shaffer
    The departure of President Trump from Vietnam without an agreement with Kim Jong Un was his Reykjavik moment. It was time to walk away with no deal instead of a terrible deal. This marks a diversion from every other administration that caved to North Korea when faced with these difficult moments. It is interesting to look back over the days leading up to this summit at the comments from people responsible for decades of failed diplomacy with North Korea. These are the last people who should be giving President Trump advice, but they offer it publicly and constantly. Samantha Vinograd,...
  • Media and Dems fret Trump will blow North Korea negotiations but...

    02/26/2019 3:47:30 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 24 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2/26/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Full headline: Media and Dems fret Trump will blow North Korea negotiations but hes already accomplished more than his predecessorsAs POTUS Donald Trump departed for Hanoi, Vietnam on Monday to attend his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the #NeverTrump mainstream media (MSM) and congressional Democrats were going to incredible lengths to pour cold water on his mission. CNNs national security analyst John Kirby, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral, wondered if the trip was a serious effort to denuclearize North Korea and bring lasting peace to the worlds most heavily fortified peninsula or just an ego trip...
  • Trump lands in Vietnam for Kim Jong Un summit

    02/26/2019 10:17:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 26 FEB 2019 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump landed Tuesday in Vietnam for his crucial summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un -- the president's second meeting as part of a bold push to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. Looking forward to a very productive Summit, Trump tweeted on Monday before boarding Air Force One. Trump landed in Hanoi hours after Kim arrived by armored train. The summit will take place later this week. Officials in Hanoi told The Associated Press that they only had about 10 days to prepare, but promised airtight security for the two leaders. But the chaotic preparations included the White...
  • Trump says he was nominated for Nobel Prize by Japan's prime minister

    02/15/2019 10:11:14 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 15, 2019
    President Trump said Friday that he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe because of his talks with North Korea, although Trump said he doesn't expect to win the prize in October. "I'll probably never get it. That's okay. They gave it to Obama and he didn't know what he got it for. With me, I probably will never get it," Trump said during a Rose Garden press conference. "We do a lot of good work. This administration does a tremendous job. We don't get credit for it." The Norwegian Nobel Committee received 304...
  • Trump on North Korea (tweets)

    02/08/2019 6:42:53 PM PST · by be-baw · 8 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 8, 2019 | President Donald J. Trump
    More North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, will become a great Economic Powerhouse. He may surprise some but he won’t surprise me, because I have gotten to know him & fully understand how capable he is. North Korea will become a different kind of Rocket - an Economic one! 13,540 replies 10,890 retweets 46,034 likes Reply 14K Retweet 11K Like 46K Donald J. Trump ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 2h2 hours ago My representatives have just left North Korea after a very productive meeting and an agreed upon time and date for the second Summit with Kim Jong Un....
  • US envoy arrives in North Korea to prepare for second Trump-Kim summit

    02/06/2019 8:51:10 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 3 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 2/6/2019 | staff
    SEOUL (NYTIMES) - A senior American negotiator arrived in North Korea on Wednesday (Feb 6) to sort out crucial details for a nuclear summit meeting in Vietnam between United States President Donald Trump and the North's leader, Kim Jong Un, with only three weeks to go before the talks take place. Mr Stephen Biegun, the Trump administration's special representative for North Korea, arrived in Pyongyang, the North's capital, around the time that Mr Trump announced in his State of the Union address that he and Mr Kim would meet for a second time on Feb 27-28 in Vietnam. Mr Beigun's...
  • President Trump Should Connect Both Ends of Korea Policy

    01/25/2019 12:19:18 PM PST · by Twotone · 2 replies
    American Spectator ^ | January 25, 2019 | Doug Bandow
    A year ago the Left was convinced that President Donald Trump was going to plunge the world into nuclear war in Korea. Today it is upset because he hasnt done so or at least has yet to achieve what no other president managed to do, force the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea to disgorge its nuclear weapons. Neoconservatives are mad that he is talking with instead of bombing the Norths Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. And that the president has mooted the possibility of withdrawing U.S. troops from South Korea. It doesnt seem to matter what he does or doesnt...
  • US warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions

    01/25/2019 4:20:26 AM PST · by csvset · 16 replies
    Straits Times ^ | Reuters
    TAIPEI (REUTERS) - The United States sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday (Jan 24) in the first such operation this year, the Taiwanese government said, as it increases the frequency of transits through the strategic waterway amid tensions with China. The voyage risks further heightening tensions with China, which considers Taiwan its own and has not ruled out the use of force to bring the self-ruled island under its control. Taiwan's defence ministry said in a statement late on Thursday the ships were moving in a northerly direction and that their voyage was in accordance with regulations....
  • US Navy chief hints aircraft carrier could be sent through Taiwan Strait, despite threat (trunc)

    01/18/2019 10:09:16 AM PST · by Mariner · 30 replies
    The Independent via Yahoo ^ | January 18th, 2019 | Unattributed
    The US Navy could still send an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait in spite of Chinese military technology advances which pose a greater threat to American warships than ever before, the US chief of naval operations has said. Such an operation would inevitably increase the risk of military conflict between the world's largest superpowers, which are currently locked in an escalating trade war and ongoing disputes over territorial claims in the South China Sea. Washington sent ships through the strategic waterway, which separates Taiwan from the Chinese mainland, three times last year, but has not dispatched a carrier in...
  • Dow Jones Rallies 130 Points After a Boost from US-China Optimism

    This morning, Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures Trading predicted a gain of over 130 points for the index at market opening . The US stock markets have been buoyed by news that trade tariffs could be eased or even rolled back.
  • 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. Navys 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...
  • President Trump Says North Korea's Kim Jong Un Has Sent Him Another `Great Letter'

    01/02/2019 8:47:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | January 2, 2019 | Toluse Olorunnipa, The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent him a great letter and that the two men would both like to meet for a second time. Weve really established a very good relationship, Trump said Wednesday during a Cabinet meeting at the White House, a day after Kim threatened to backtrack on promises to give up his nuclear arsenal if the U.S. doesnt relax sanctions against the country. Trump said there would have been a big fat war in Asia if he hadnt met with Kim in Singapore last year, and that they really want to do...
  • Larry Kudlow: China Promises U.S. Trade Changes Immediately

    12/03/2018 5:39:14 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 3,2018 | Michelle Moons
    National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow announced Monday that during the G20 summit, the Chinese promised to make trade changes immediately. Kudlow told Breitbart News on a Monday press call that the timeline for this round of U.S.-China trade negotiations is going to move fast. He stressed that the credibility of the current discussion between the two nations will hinge on rapid movement. This is something the two sides discussed specifically at last weeks G20 Argentina meetings, including the meeting involving President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. He did not give a definitive timeline aside from indicating rapid...
  • US, South Korea to Launch Joint Working Group on North Korea

    11/03/2018 12:25:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Voice of America ^ | November 3, 2018 | Christy Lee and Paul Park
    The United States and South Korea have agreed to launch a joint working group to coordinate their North Korea sanctions, a move that reflects Washington’s attempt to bridge the allies’ diverging approaches to denuclearizing the Kim regime, experts said. “The two governments agreed on establishing a new working group that would further strengthen our close coordination on our diplomacy, on our denuclearization efforts, on sanctions implementations, and inter-Korean cooperation that comply with the United Nations sanctions,” Robert Palladino, the State Department’s deputy spokesperson, said. “So this is an additional step that we’re taking that Special Representative (Stephen) Biegun and his...
  • The Trump Curveball: This Is What China Didn't Expect (Gordon Chang)

    11/01/2018 8:01:42 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies ^ | Gordon Chang
    Xi, believing in the primacy of the Party and the power of the state, has marched China back to something resembling the systems created and maintained by Mao Zedong and Joseph Stalin. Xi has, for instance, been busy recombining already large state enterprises back into dominant market players and, in a few cases, formal state monopolies. He has increased state subsidies to favored participants and has placed a new emphasis on industrial policy, like his notorious Made in China 2025 initiative that seeks self-sufficiency in crucial sectors. He has tightened already strict capital controls, often enforcing unannounced rules. Moreover, Xi...
  • Chinese intel officers charged with hacking US companies to steal sensitive aviation data

    10/30/2018 2:56:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/30/18 | Olivia Beavers
    The Justice Department on Tuesday unsealed charges against a group of Chinese intelligence officers, alleging that they hacked into a series of private companies computer systems in the U.S. and abroad as part of an effort to steal sensitive commercial aviation data. Zha Rong, Chai Meng and seven other co-conspirators worked to steal intellectual property and other sensitive data from over a dozen companies so that China could develop a turbofan engine "without incurring substantial research and development expenses," according to the to the indictment. "Members of the conspiracy targeted, among other things, companies in the aerospace and other high-technology...
  • China Panics over Bolsonaro: Unthinkable for Brazil to Align with U.S. and Taiwan

    10/29/2018 5:17:48 PM PDT · by familyop · 39 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 29, 2018 | John Hayward
    Chinas state-run Global Times panicked over the election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil, penning a Monday editorial sternly lecturing the new Brazilian leader that shifting trade away from China to the United States would be unthinkable...On the other hand, Reuters found Chinese officials and senior executives eyeing Bolsonaro with varying degrees of concern, particularly when he talks about tightening Brasilias grip on the supremely valuable niobium industry. Bolsonaro has been critical of Chinas efforts to dominate Brazilian mines, but might be obliged to mute his criticism because China has become such an important customer for Brazilian iron and...