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  • SOS: President Trump champions bill, saying its time to Save our Seas

    10/11/2018 8:29:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | Oct 11, 2018 | Jacquie Kubin
    WASHINGTON: Something should have been done by previous administrations, but they ignored it. The problem of plastic in our oceans has been left to fester to unmanageable effect. Saying that over eight millions tons of garbage, plastic, is dumped into our oceans, the President says Save our Seas is an effort to clean the plastic out. No other political leader, not in the U.S. or any other country, is willing to stand up for the oceans. The Save Our Seas Act, an important bill which reauthorizes and amends the Marine Debris Act, will act to promote international action to reduce...
  • China spy busted: Who, again, started the China trade war?

    10/11/2018 7:36:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/11/2018 | Monica Showalter
    By Monica Showalter In what was hailed as a rare espionage victory against China, U.S. officials successfully extradited a Chinese intelligence official lured to Belgium back to the U.S. on charges of economic espionage. According to the New York Times: The extradition on Tuesday of the officer, Yanjun Xu, a deputy division director in China’s main spy agency, the Ministry of State Security, is the first time that a Chinese intelligence official has been brought to the United States to be prosecuted and tried in open court. Law enforcement officials said that Mr. Xu tried to steal trade secrets from...
  • North Korea: Kim Jong-un expects 'great progress' after Pompeo talks

    10/08/2018 11:28:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 7, 2018 | Benjamin Haas in Seoul
    Kim Jong-un has said he expects “great progress would surely be made” on issues between North Korea and the US after secretary of state Mike Pompeo visited Pyonyang for “productive and wonderful talks”. Kim “explained in detail the proposals for solving the denuclearization issue”, according to paraphrased remarks reported by the official Korean Central News Agency, but neither side has revealed those plans. Kim also said he was confident relations between the two countries would “continue to develop favorably in the future” and expected a second summit with Donald Trump to be held “sooner or later”. The two countries will...
  • White House top economist tells US businesses: "Stay away from China"

    10/08/2018 5:46:06 AM PDT · by Lurch Addams · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/6/2016 | Yahoo
    As trade tensions escalate between the U.S. and China, Washington is sending a warning to U.S. companies: Think twice about doing business with China. “If I were a business, I would basically just stay away from China right now. Their misbehavior is so terrible.” Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers said on Yahoo Finance’s Market Mover Friday.
  • Kim, Pompeo agree to 2nd US-North Korea summit 'at earliest date'

    10/07/2018 6:39:42 PM PDT · by Pollard · 2 replies
    yahoo ^ | Oct 07 2018 | Sunghee Hwang
    Seoul (AFP) - Kim Jong Un has agreed to hold a second summit with US President Donald Trump as soon as possible, Seoul said Sunday, after Washington's top diplomat held "productive" talks on denuclearisation with the North Korean leader in Pyongyang. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Kim on Sunday morning for around two hours of talks followed by a lunch in the North's capital, before flying to Seoul on a whirlwind diplomatic visit to the region. Pompeo said "he agreed with Chairman Kim to hold the second US-North Korea summit at the earliest date possible", South Korea's...
  • Pompeo has 'very successful morning' with Kim Jong Un, as talks for second major summit with...

    10/07/2018 1:55:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07 October 2018 | Gregg Re | Fox News
    FULL TITLE: Pompeo has 'very successful morning' with Kim Jong Un, as talks for second major summit with Trump continue Just hours after President Trump touted his efforts to denuclearize North Korea at a boisterous rally Saturday night, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters he had a "very productive" meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Sunday. Although there were no immediate indications the secretary of state had arranged for a second major summit between Trump and Kim, both leaders have publicly voiced support for another meeting. The jovial feeling during Pompeo's fourth trip to...
  • Trump Wants Chinese Parts Out of American Weapons

    10/07/2018 1:56:39 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 57 replies
    The Pentagon intends to invest in domestic manufacturing to reduce its over-reliance on Chinese and other foreign-made parts in American weapons, top defense officials said Thursday. The U.S. reliance on China is one of many areas discussed in a 146-page report about the health of the defense industrial base that President Trump is scheduled to release on Friday during an event at the White House. Other areas include “accelerating workforce development efforts to grow domestic science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and critical trade skills.” ***** The report says China is the only producer of various chemicals needed in missiles and bombs,...
  • Caught in the crossfire: Chinese-Americans feel the heat as tensions flare

    10/07/2018 12:49:16 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 17 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Tuesday, 25 September, 2018, 10:33pm | Shi Jiangtao
    Orville Schell, the director of the Centre on US-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York, also noted that China’s forceful campaign had stoked suspicions about visiting academics. “It is China’s United Front Work Department which views overseas Chinese as sons of the yellow emperors, ethnic Chinese somehow belong to China. Overseas Chinese are caught in the crossfire.” Schell said he was working with a group of about 20 prominent China specialists in the US on a broad-ranging research project about China’s influence operations. “The effect on American think tanks so far has been limited, but as Chinese philanthropy...
  • Two Chinese Bishops 'Invited by the Pope' to the Synod

    10/03/2018 6:11:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 10/1/18
    The two are Mgr John Baptist Yang Xiaoting, bishop of Yan'an, and Mgr Joseph Guo Jincai, bishop of Chengde. The latter is one of the seven excommunicated bishops who reconciled with the Pope following the Sino-Vatican agreement, which Beijing leaked a few days ago.Vatican City (AsiaNews) – Two bishops from the People's Republic of China will take part in the Synod on Youth, which begins on 3 October. Speaking at a press conference today, the general secretary of the Synod, Card Lorenzo Baldisseri, said that the two “were invited by the Pope, as a result of the [Sino-Vatican] agreement, and...
  • Trump has China quaking in its boots

    10/06/2018 1:56:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 6, 2018 | 1:26pm | Updated | Steven W. Mosher
    With China still running a record trade surplus with the US, it seems premature — to say the least — to say that Trump has won his long-overdue trade war with China. But it is not too early to conclude that, despite their threat of retaliatory tariffs, China’s Communist authorities know that they have lost. The increased tariffs to date, combined with the threat of more, have already clipped the wings of China’s economic rise. Its stock market is down 21 percent year over year, industrial output is slowing and its currency is weakening. Looking beyond the bluff and bluster...
  • Pence set to accuse China of trying to undermine Trump

    10/04/2018 6:10:27 AM PDT · by cba123 · 9 replies
    AP ^ | Today | Zeke Miller
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday plans to accuse China of trying to undermine President Donald Trump as the administration deploys tough new rhetoric over Chinese trade, economic, and foreign policies. Please see link, for full article.
  • China’s Leaders Confront an Unlikely Foe: Ardent Young Communists

    09/30/2018 10:57:58 AM PDT · by ETL · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept 28, 2018 | Javier C. Hernández
    HUIZHOU, China — They were exactly what China’s best universities were supposed to produce: young men and women steeped in the ideology of the Chinese Communist Party. They read Marx, Lenin and Mao and formed student groups to discuss the progress of socialism. They investigated the treatment of the campus proletariat, including janitors, cooks and construction workers. They volunteered to help struggling rural families and dutifully recited the slogans of President Xi Jinping. Then, after graduation, they attempted to put the party’s stated ideals into action, converging from across China last month on Huizhou, a city in the south, to...
  • US warship sails by contested island chain in South China Sea in message to Beijing, official says

    09/30/2018 7:10:25 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 22 replies
    fox ^ | 09/30/2018 | Louis Tomlinson
    A U.S. warship sailed Sunday near two contested Chinese man-made islands in the South China Sea, the location where Beijing has built up military fortifications despite a pledge not to do so, a U.S. defense official told Fox News.
  • Pompeo hails 'dawn of new day' with N. Korea

    09/27/2018 12:09:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Yonhap News Agency ^ | September 28, 2018 | Staff
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday hailed the "dawn of a new day" with North Korea as the U.S. pushes diplomacy to denuclearize the regime. Chairing a meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York, Pompeo sounded a hopeful note on the diplomatic negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang. But he also called for strict enforcement of all U.N. Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang until denuclearization is achieved. "Past diplomatic attempts to halt North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile development were unsuccessful," Pompeo said. "But now we're at the dawn of a new day." Pompeo credited U.S....
  • The Long March of the Chinese Navy

    09/27/2018 7:34:25 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 10 replies
    nationalreview ^ | 09/26/2018 | Frank Lavin
    With the launch of its second aircraft carrier, China has enhanced its position in the front ranks of military powers and prompted questions as to the ultimate purpose of its navy. The Chinese navy, formally known as the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), is expanding and will be doing so for years — decades — to come. Some of this is the natural consequence of being the navy of a country in economic ascendancy. Some of this is bureaucratic politics; the PLA is represented on the Communist Party Central Committee, and the PLA answers to the Chinese Communist Party, not...
  • Trump accuses China of 2018 election interference 'against my administration'

    09/26/2018 8:05:59 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 26, 2018
    President Trump accused China of attempting to interfere in the November midterm elections during a Wednesday speech at the United Nations Security Council. "Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election coming up in November. Against my administration," Trump said. "They do not want me or us to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade. And we are winning on trade. We are winning at every level. We don't want them to meddle or interfere in our upcoming election," he added.
  • Trump accuses China of election meddling

    09/26/2018 8:04:42 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/26/18 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump accused China on Wednesday of attempting to meddle in the November midterm elections and claimed it does not want Republicans to win because of his actions on trade. "Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election," Trump said during a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York. "They do not want me or us to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade." The president remarks amplify his administration's concern China has joined Russia and other nations in attempting to interfere in U.S. elections. Director...
  • China blocks US Navy ship’s port visit to Hong Kong

    09/25/2018 7:41:39 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/18 | Michael Burke
    China on Monday denied a United States Navy permission request for a port visit next month to Hong Kong, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The decision to deny the port visit comes as tensions between the U.S. and China escalate on both economic and military fronts. The ship, the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group, is currently in the East China Sea, according to the Journal. The ship has been at sea since August and can hold as many as 1,600 Marines and sailors on board, the newspaper reported. China also canceled an upcoming meeting between top naval officers from...
  • Is the Korea denuclearization process for real?

    09/22/2018 12:24:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Quad-City Times ^ | September 22, 2018 | David Ignatius, Associate Editor & Columist, The Washington Post
    After the big bang of the Singapore summit in June, with its showy but vague North Korean commitment to denuclearization, many analysts doubted that the deal had any real substance. But we're beginning to see the first signs of what a serious accord would look like. This week's North-South summit meeting in Pyongyang produced accord on some basic essentials of a real denuclearization process. North Korea agreed to accept internal inspectors to monitor destruction of one of its test sites, a first step toward the broader inspection process that will be essential for any verifiable pact. North Korea also agreed...
  • Abe wins extended term, faces Trump trade challenge (Japan)

    09/20/2018 7:27:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Asahi Shimbun ^ | September 21, 2018 | Reuters
    Liberal Democratic Party President Shinzo Abe acknowledges applause from the LDP lawmakers shortly after his name was called as the winner of the ruling party presidential elections at its headquarters in Tokyo on Sept. 20. (AP Photo) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, putting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving prime minister and to try to cement his legacy, including by revision of the country's pacifist, post-war Constitution. If Abe, who quit abruptly after a troubled 2006-07 term, stays in office through November 2019, he will have exceeded the 2,886 days marked by...