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Mar 25 11:41

THE RED SCARE: CHINA JUST THREATENED THE UNITED STATES, LOOK WHAT THEY TOLD TRUMP…

The Chinese military has issued a warning to the U.S. Air Force B-1 bomber that was flying in the East China Sea on Wednesday morning amid the tensions in the region, says Fox News. The Chinese said that the U.S. bomber was caught flying in international airspace. According to Fox News, the bomber was reportedly flying in international airspace.

Mar 23 08:41

China asks US to respect air defense ID zone after report of B-1 flyover

China says the US should respect its self-declared air defense identification zone (ADIZ), after a report alleged that a US bomber illegally flew inside the area in the East China Sea.
“The United States has its own ADIZs. I think if this matter is true, they should respect China’s relevant ADIZ rights,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a daily news briefing on Thursday.

It comes after CNN reported that Chinese officials warned a US military aircraft flying near South Korea on Sunday, telling its pilots they were illegally operating in Chinese airspace and ordering the plane to leave.

Mar 23 00:06

Nuclear War: Hopefully Just A Bad Dream

Go here
for the full text of my description, with images as closely resembling as I could find.

From the conclusion:

Notably, there were two types of nuclear scenarios with which The Powers That Be in my dreamworld had not seen fit to torture me, and with which I therefore had not had the misfortune to have had any familiarity. One of them is the aftereffects, environmental and political, of a modern-day First Strike by the United States....

Excerpts:

Dreamt, last night, that WW3 started.

And we may have started it.

Mar 22 12:57

China issues warning to US bomber flying in East China Sea

The Chinese military issued a warning to a U.S. Air Force B-1 bomber flying in the East China Sea Wednesday morning amid escalating tensions in the region, two U.S. officials told Fox News.

The Chinese said the U.S. bomber was flying in international airspace. American officials tell Fox News the bomber was flying in international airspace and continued on its mission---albeit without its wingman.

Mar 22 11:57

Xi Jinping urges two-state Palestinian solution in talks with Israeli PM

Beijing on Tuesday called for peaceful coexistence between Israel and an independent Palestinian state “as soon as possible”.

In a meeting with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Xi Jinping said a stable Middle East was in the interests of both China and Israel.

“The conflict between Israel and Palestine has had a long lasting impact on the Middle East,” he was quoted by CCTV as saying. “China appreciates that the Israeli side will continue to tackle the Israeli-Palestinian issue on the basis of the “two-state solution”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Xi Jinping, a word, please: I have a very strong sense that you said this "for public consumption", but would suggest that this will only happen when pigs discover how to fly.

At some level you need to understand that Israel does not want peace in the Middle East; they want territory, and by any means necessary, as far as the Israeli government is concerned, and regional destabilization is the only way they believe they can achieve it. Please remember what the term "Eretz Israel" means to Israeli hard liners; a country stretching from the Nile to the Euphrates River.

Here's a map of how this larger Israel would look:

Map: Eretz Israel

And notice the bits of other countries which come under Israel's control, if this came about; large hunks if Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia would have to be ceded, before this happened.

The Israeli government bombed the USS Liberty, and attempted to blame Egypt for it, nearly causing a Third World war; they cheer-led the US's catastrophic war against Iraq; they are cheer leading for a US-backed war against Iran; they are attacking Syria, uninvited and unprovoked; they are committing serial genocide against the Palestinians, and doing brisk, illegal annexations of Palestinian territory in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

After evaluating all this, can you rationally, and reasonably believe that the Israeli government wants to create a two-state solution with the Palestinians?

I am afraid, Sir, the short answer is, "absolutely not!"

Mar 22 09:44

U.S. atlas published in 1994 shows South China Sea islands part of Chinese territory

An atlas published in 1994 by a renowned U.S. map publisher clearly illustrated that Huangyan Dao and other key islands involved in the South China Sea dispute are part of China's territory.

The 1994 revised edition of the Illustrated Atlas of The World, published by the Chicago-based Rand McNally, clearly shows that Huangyan Dao, Nansha Islands and Xisha Islands fall under China's jurisdiction, Chia-Chi Tsui, a retired Chinese-American professor, told Xinhua on Friday.

The 1994 revised edition of the Illustrated Atlas of The World, published by the Chicago-based Rand McNally, clearly shows that Huangyan Dao, Nansha Islands and Xisha Islands fall under China's jurisdiction, according to Chia-Chi Tsui, a retired Chinese-American professor, July 8, 2016. (Xinhua/Huang Hexun)

Mar 22 08:24

Russia Has Unfair Military Advantage Because It’s Not Bombing Seven Countries, Notes US Smartypants

The Pentagon is forced to spend large sums to bomb defenseless brown people in faraway lands. Meanwhile, Russia and China modernize their armies. That's not fair

Mar 21 11:37

The Korean Crisis, the US' Next Phase of Pan-Eurasian Containment

The security situation has markedly deteriorated on the Korean Peninsula in recent days following the North’s latest missile test, which Pyongyang antagonistically said was a drill for striking US bases in Japan in response to the latest US-South Korean military exercises that it rightly views as a sign of hostility.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wish the two "adults in the geopolitical room", and I am talking about Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Sergei Lavrov, would get involved here; they are about the only two human beings in the world who could, potentially, de-escalate this mess, and come up with a face-saving plan which all the major actors could get behind, and help forge a peace treaty with North Korea, in return for its abandoning its nuclear weapons program.

Unfortunately, I am very concerned that the American Deep State will not allow this to happen, and continue to push, and provoke North Korea into a place where it feels it has no choice but to lash out militarily, which will be the "excuse" for a huge, US-sponsored military decap strike against it.

At least, that is the way I'm reading the "tea leaves" on the issue at the moment.

The large scale US/South Korean military exercises will continue until the end of April of this year, right before the South Korean elections in May;

US, South Korea launch large-scale military exercises

After the impeachment and removal of President Park from office this month, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn took over as acting President. Moon Jae In, a progressive who advocates the "Sunshine Policy", and is doing very well in the polls,is encouraging more rapprochement with North Korea, and may, if elected, want direct negotiations with Kim Jong-Un at a summit, as reported at pressreader.com on 11 March, 2017:

South Korea likely to reset its relationship with the North after Presidential election

It is a very certain bet that, should he get elected, the US government will do everything in their power to crush such an outreach, and insure that his ability to negotiate with North Korea becomes limited in the extreme.

Mar 21 09:23

U.N. Nuclear Inspector: North Korea’s Capability Has Entered A ‘New Phase’

North Korea’s nuclear weapons program has entered a “new phase,” with the country having doubled the size of its uranium-enrichment facility in recent years, Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told The Wall Street Journal.

“The situation is very bad …. It has gone into a new phase,” Amano told the publication Monday. “All of the indications point to the fact that North Korea is making progress, as they declared.”

And while Amano believes a diplomatic solution, like the one he helped broker between world powers and Iran in 2015, is “essential,” he’s skeptical such an agreement can be reached with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his government.

“We don’t have the reason to be optimistic,” he told the Journal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, because "“We don’t have the reason to be optimistic”, is Amano "grooming" the US and the West for a war against Korea, and most probably China?!?

That would be a pure, utter catastrophe for the United States government right now, due to its military's lack of cost-effective, and militarily effective weaponry, compared to that of China and Russia; its lack of funds to pursue such a war; the lack of troop strength, compared to that of Russia and China; and a lack of domestic manufacturing.

To avoid such a war, negotiations present the only possible solution, with North Korea given full trade privileges, in exchange for abandoning its nuclear weapons program.

Mar 21 09:07

Beijing Lashes Out Against US Over Taiwan Weapons Deal

China’s opposition to any US-Taiwan weapons deal or upgrade package is a "consistent" and "clear-cut" position that Beijing has long held, spokeswoman Hua Chunying told the Japan Times. Assisting the defenses of Taiwan is recognized by the Chinese Foreign Ministry as an extremely delicate situation, and China hopes leaders in Washington "fully" understand the "serious harmfulness" imposed by selling weapons to Taiwan.

Obama Administration Halted $1B Arms Sale to Taiwan Before Exiting Office
Ending the deal is crucial for keeping the Taiwan Strait peaceful, Hua noted. The Taiwan Strait has played host to military exercises by the US Navy’s USS Carl Vinson as well as the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s Liaoning aircraft carrier.

Mar 21 08:39

THE UPCOMING TRADE WAR BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CHINA WILL BE THE BIGGEST IN THE HISTORY OF THE PLANET

The United States and China are the two largest economies in the world by far, and the upcoming trade war that is about to erupt will be cataclysmic for both sides. The Trump administration and the Chinese government are both gearing up for a prolonged trade war, and this is going to have very severe implications for the entire global economy. During the campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly stated that we “can’t continue to allow China to rape our country”, and he was quite correct about that. Over the past ten years, the U.S. has run a trade deficit of over $2 trillion with China, and as a result of imbalanced trade we have lost tens of thousands of manufacturing businesses, millions of good paying jobs, and hundreds of billions of dollars of tax revenue.
So clearly something needs to be done to balance our trade with China and other countries. But the situation must also be handled delicately, because trade disruptions could bring substantial short-term economic pain.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trade wars make me nervous, because many times, they are simply preludes to actual shooting wars.

Mar 21 02:28

The Upcoming Trade War Between The U.S. And China Will Be The Biggest In The History Of The Planet

The United States and China are the two largest economies in the world by far, and the upcoming trade war that is about to erupt will be cataclysmic for both sides.

Mar 20 15:53

PRC missiles aimed at Taiwan: MND

The Ministry of National Defense yesterday confirmed for the first time that China has Dong Feng-16 (DF-16) missiles aimed at Taiwan in a bid to increase military pressure on the nation.

In a report delivered to the legislature’s Foreign and National Defense Committee, the ministry said Beijing has stepped up military threats toward Taiwan, pushing for military reforms and advancing its joint forces operations.

Mar 18 10:42

China Pushes Back on U.S. Talk of ‘All Options’ Over North Korea

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pushed back against the tougher U.S. line on North Korea, reiterating his country’s view that the only way to rein in its reclusive neighbor is through talks.

Wang spoke at a briefing in Beijing with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who in Seoul on Friday refused to rule out a preemptive strike against Pyongyang if the threat from its weapons program was deemed severe enough. While that’s largely in line with prior U.S. positions, Tillerson’s comments -- and Twitter posts from President Donald Trump -- signal the level of concern over North Korea is rising.

“The most important principle we have identified is that no matter what happens, we have to stay committed to diplomatic means as a way to seek a peaceful settlement,” Wang said on Saturday. “We hope all parties, including our friends from the United States, could size up the situation in a cool-headed and comprehensive fashion and arrive at a wise decision.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Foreign Minister Wang has it entirely correctly.

The only thing that will de-escalate the situation is for North Korea, the US, China, and South Korea to go to the negotiating table and hammer out a peace treaty to replace the existing armistice, with very clear language that in exchange for the peace treaty, North Korea ends its nuclear weapons program.

Unfortunately, it appears that the US government wants war against North Korea, soon, and by any means necessary. Tillerson's position that Kim Jung Un has to give up his nuclear weapons program before negotiations can even begin, betrays an absolute cynicism toward any peaceful means of resolving this issue.

And Secretary Tillerson a word, please; if the US military attacks North Korea, China is treaty-bound to defend it militarily.

Have you, sir, wargamed this scenario with Sec Def Mattis?!? If not, I think it would be reasonable to do so. And the reason I am mentioning this is that, right now, the US military does not have the money, the weaponry, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to ensure a positive outcome to a conventional war against China.

Mar 18 09:04

Moscow and Beijing join forces to bypass US dollar in world money market

Russia’s central bank opened its first overseas office in Beijing on Thursday, marking a small step forward in forging a Beijing-Moscow alliance to bypass the US dollar in the global monetary system. It was part of agreements made between the two neighbours to seek stronger economic ties since the West brought in sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis and the oil-price slump hit the Russian economy.

Mar 18 08:55

Tillerson Urges China to Refrain From Retaliation Against THAAD in S Korea

It isn't economic retaliation Tillerson is bleating about. China moved some heavy EW jammers up to where they can jam THAAD making it useless against an NK riposte!
The Chinese say checkmate.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged China on Friday to refrain from creating economic policies which could hinder South Korea’s deployment of a US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile system.

"While we acknowledge China's opposition, its economic retaliation against South Korea is inappropriate and troubling. We ask China to refrain from such actions," Tillerson said during a press conference following his talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se.

Mar 18 08:50

Moscow and Beijing join forces to bypass US dollar in world money market

Russia’s central bank opened its first overseas office in Beijing on Thursday, marking a small step forward in forging a Beijing-Moscow alliance to bypass the US dollar in the global monetary system.

It was part of agreements made between the two neighbours to seek stronger economic ties since the West brought in sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis and the oil-price slump hit the Russian economy.

The opening of a Beijing representative office by the Central Bank of Russia was a “very timely” move to aid specific cooperation, including bond issuance, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism measures between China and Russia, said Dmitry Skobelkin, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

SOMEONE in the previous administration should have thought that this would be one way that Russia and China would react to the absolutely stupid anti-Russian sanctions for something it absolutely didn't do, which was the "alleged annexation" of Crimea (forgetting that the people of Crimea held two referendums to ask their people if they wanted to leave Ukraine, post-2014 putsch, and join the Russian Federation.)

But then again, I have learned, through many frustrating decades of many US governmental Administrations, that the pathological inability to think a scenario through to its logical conclusion seems to be a very stringent requirement for going to work for it.

Mar 17 10:09

China promises ‘firm response’ if Japan interferes in South China Sea

China pledged to have a “firm response” if Japan further fans regional tensions and “threatens China’s sovereignty and security.” The statement comes after a Reuters report that Japan will send its largest warship to the disputed South China Sea.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a press briefing on Thursday that based on its own interests, Japan has recently been compromising stability in the South China Sea, “causing strong dissatisfaction and opposition from the Chinese people.”

“If Japan persists in taking wrong actions, and even considers military interventions that threaten China’s sovereignty and security… then China will inevitably take firm responsive measures,” she said.

Mar 17 10:02

Beijing Goes Global: China to Expand Marine Force by 400%; First Overseas Military Base Almost Complete

Chinese media is reporting the People’s Liberation Army’s ambitious new plans following the announcement of a 7 per cent increase to $AU200 billion in defence spending last week.

Chinese officials have stated this is to protect arterial maritime trade routes and enforce its growing overseas interests.

“What growing overseas interests” you might ask? Well, China has been in the process of building their first overseas military base in Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa. And that base is expected to be completed this summer.

Mar 17 08:00

Trump's aggressive North Korea stance may face backlash in Seoul, Beijing

President Donald Trump, known to elude conventional foreign policy, is expected to seek out new solutions to reign in a belligerent Pyongyang, instead of continuing former President Barack Obama's strategy of economic sanctions. Speaking in Tokyo on Thursday, Tillerson highlighted the need for a fresh approach, acknowledging that two decades of American efforts to denuclearize North Korea have failed.

But while Tokyo may be open to a more forceful stance, the same isn't true for Beijing and Seoul.

South Korea's new president and Chinese sovereignty concerns could emerge as key obstacles to Washington's goal of a unified, confrontational stance against North Korea.

Mar 16 11:41

N. Korea blasts U.S. bombing drills in S. Korea

North Korea on Thursday condemned South Korea and the United States for "escalating nuclear attack threats," citing the participation of U.S. strategic bombers and the nuclear-powered USS Carl Vinson in joint military drills in South Korea.

North Korea's official news agency, KCNA, said a fleet of B-1B Lancer bombers from the Andersen air base on Guam made a stealth flight over the Sangdong firing range of South Korea on Monday for about an hour on a nuclear bomb-dropping drill aimed at making preemptive strikes at major targets of the DPRK. DPRK is an acronym for Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the North's official name.

The defense ministry didn't confirm the deployment of the U.S. strategic assets to the region, where tensions have increased in recent weeks with North Korea's missile launches and the killing of Kim Jong-un's half-brother in Malaysia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We'll have to read the tea leaves on this, When Rex Tillerson finishes his meetings with South Korea's Interim President tomorrow, but I would almost be willing to bet real money that we see military conflict with North Korea, and sooner rather that later.

But the big question I have to ask is, in light of the reality that China and North Korea have a mutual defense pact, what will the Chinese government do, if the US, Japan, and South Korea, attack North Korea?!?

Mar 16 11:20

Diplomatic Remedies for THAAD Missile Madness: The US, China and the Two Koreas

The US decision, supported by the South Korean government, to deploy an antimissile system known as THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) may be one of the most thoughtless strategic moves in a generation. The official US justification is that close-in defense against North Korean missiles is necessary to protect South Korea. But the deployment is having more than a few negative repercussions: an argument in China for increasing its nuclear weapons stockpile; an incentive in North Korea for continuing to develop its long-range missile capability; a deep fissure in China-South Korea relations; a roiling of South Korean politics at a time when its corrupt president has been impeached; and a new source of tension in already fraught Sino-US relations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rex Tillerson meets with South Korean Interim President Dae-Jung tomorrow, and that Interim President will definitely be placed in a vice by Tillerson, to accept the continued build of the THAAD system, which, if completed on time should be operational by the end of next month.

The actual direction the US government is going to be taken by reading of the "tea leaves" of Tillerson's statements after the meeting.

If South Korean Interim President Dae-Jung says NO to the THAAD system, unfortunately, South Korea can most likely expect some horrific "false flag" to be directed against it, blamed on North Korea, and the war is truly on for real, and much earlier than if he allows the THAAD project to continue.

The American Deep State will actually give this guy no real choice whatsoever, if, in fact, it has been decided that war is "the only way forward." with North Korea.

Unfortunately, as stated in the UK's Daily Mail yesterday, such an attack appears just about as real as a potential heart attack:

The US prepares to 'incapacitate' Kim: USS Carl Vinson carrying huge fleet of fighter jets arrives in South Korea as military sources reveal plan to 'remove' Jong-un's war chiefs

Mar 16 10:33

China Is Again Selling US Treasuries As Foreign Central Banks Liquidate $45BN

After December's brief dead cat bounce, in which foreign central banks bought $18.6 billion in US Treasuries, breaking a streak of 12 consecutive months of selling, in January they resumed their liquidation. According to the just released TIC data, foreign official institutions, which includes mostly central banks, but also sovereign wealth funds and various other official entities, sold another $44.9 billion in Treasuries, in line with the aggressive selling seen for most of 2016.

Mar 15 18:42

Tillerson’s Asia Visit: Could US Change Stance on N. Korea Even If It Wanted To?

As US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson travels across Japan, China and South Korea, amid the impeachment of South Korean president Park Geun-hye and a recent missile launch by North Korea, Radio Sputnik’s Brian Becker invited columnist and author Patrick Lawrence to discuss what’s at the heart of the new diplomat’s trip.

Will a New South Korean Leader Improve Relations With Pyongyang?

The impeachment of South Korean president Park Geun-hye has plunged South Korea into a time of uncertainty. Between America's undecided foreign policy and the massive unpopularity of its THAAD system deployment in South Korea, Park's successor may take an unexpected stance. This seems likely, given that the most probable candidate to win the elections is Moon Jae-in, a supporter of the Sunshine Policy, the idea of close cooperation with North Korea without military intervention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would love to think diplomacy had a chance here; unfortunately, for both citizens of both North and South Korea, China, Japan, and the world, it appears that the American Deep State has already made up its mind. As reported today at the dailymail.co.uk:

The US prepares to 'incapacitate' Kim: USS Carl Vinson carrying huge fleet of fighter jets arrives in South Korea as military sources reveal plan to 'remove' Jong-un's war chiefs

These troops, coupled with the 300,000 Korean and 17,000 American troops in exercises, called Foal Eagle, off the coast of North Korea, constitute a formidable force. The US has installed Gray Eagle attack drones near North Korea's borders. And, at the end of next month, presuming the South Korean government actually approves it, post-Park Geun-hye's conviction, and removal from office. the US will have its THAAD anti-missile system installed in South Korea, and operational.

You do not deploy a huge number of troops, weapons, and materials, unless you are pretty certain you are going to use them, and quickly; it is very hard to keep up morale and readiness for a long period of time without using those resources.

Therefore, I think that the US war with North Korea is pretty much a near certainty, and that the timing is eminent. Watch for the "false flag", to be blamed on North Korea, and we will be off and running.

I will be interested to see what Tillerson's statements are upon returning from South Korea; those will provide the clues about in which way the US government is going to act here.

Mar 15 13:53

China waits to hear why Japanese warship going to South China Sea

China said on Tuesday it was waiting for an official word on why Japan plans to send its largest warship on a three-month tour through the South China Sea, but that it hopes Japan can be responsible.

China claims almost all the disputed waters and its growing military presence has fueled concern in Japan and the West, with the United States holding regular air and naval patrols to ensure freedom of navigation.

The Izumo helicopter carrier, commissioned only two years ago, will make stops in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Sri Lanka before joining the Malabar joint naval exercise with Indian and U.S. naval vessels in the Indian Ocean in July, sources told Reuters.

Mar 15 13:53

China begins new work on disputed South China Sea island

China has started fresh construction work in the disputed South China Sea, new satellite images show, a sign that Beijing is continuing to strengthen its military reach across the vital trade waterway.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No mention of that new US Navy base being built on Socotra Island!

Mar 15 07:52

China Prepares to Counter US THAAD Missile Defense System in South Korea

Smooth move Trump! War with China seems to be on the agenda!

China is preparing countermeasures against the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system in South Korea, which involve anti-missile equipment intended to neutralize signals from THAAD radars, media reported citing retired Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Gen. Wang Hongguang.

Two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors are launched during a successful intercept test.

Mar 15 07:14

China Will Replace All 67,000 Fossil-Fueled Taxis In Beijing With Electric Cars

Taxis are the bane of all urban areas. Typically, they are poorly made, poorly maintained, and spew tons of carbon dioxide into the air every day as they shuttle people from place to place. Beijing has nearly 70,000 taxis. It also has an intractable problem with smog. While it has embarked on an aggressive program to encourage private citizens to buy what it calls “new energy vehicles” — hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-operated cars — that push has not made much of an impact on the taxi fleet in China’s capital. Now it has announced a plan to replace all 67,000 fossil-fueled taxis in the city with electric cars.

Mar 14 12:52

China Initiative Wants To Help Trump's 2026 U.S.A. Vision; British Intelligence Wants To Impeach or Kill Him

Interesting considering the recent revelation that Obama had the Brits spying on Trump.

If the growing number of reports that Donald Trump and Xi Jinping will meet in Florida next month are true, the way is open for President Trump to collaborate with China's global growth and progress driver -- the so-called New Silk Road or Belt and Road Initiative -- as Barack Obama refused to do. The horizon goals Trump set out for America's "250th Anniversary" in 2026 -- peace with nations including our current "adversaries," a renewed modern economic infrastructure, "our footsteps on distant worlds" -- would then have far better prospect of being reached. Those goals are not on the leadership's agenda of either of the United States' warring political parties.

Mar 14 09:42

Is the US Preparing for War Against North Korea?

The Chinese government is acutely concerned at the prospect of war on its doorstep involving its ally, North Korea. In unusually blunt language, China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, warned that the United States and North Korea were like “accelerating trains coming toward each other with neither side willing to give way.” The Trump administration flatly rejected China’s proposal for a “dual suspension”—of North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs and massive US war games underway in South Korea—as the basis for renewed negotiations.

By ruling out talks, the White House is setting course for confrontation, not only with North Korea, but also with China. By preparing for military action against North Korea, the US is also menacing China, which it has identified as the most immediate challenge to American global hegemony.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do is, unfortunately, no guarantee that it will not do it.

I would like to hope that when President Trump meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in April, that the two discuss setting up meetings between China, North Korea, South Korea, and the US to develop a peace treaty to replace the existing armistice, with the provision that such a peace treaty will mean that the North Koreans will not continue developing their nuclear weapons.

Of course, that...would be logical.

Mar 13 12:06

Duterte asks military to tell China vast sea area 'is ours'

President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he has told the military to assert Philippine ownership of a large ocean region off the country's northeastern coast where Chinese survey ships were spotted last year, in a discovery that alarmed Philippine defense officials.

Duterte said he ordered the military to assert ownership of Benham Rise in a friendly way, repeating that his country has no option but to be diplomatic because "I cannot match the might of China."

Mar 13 11:25

"The Biggest Show Of Force Since World War II": Japan To Send Its Largest Warship To South China Sea

The tension over the disputed territory in the South China Sea is about to escalate to another level: according to a Reuters report, Japan is preparing to to dispatch its largest warship on a three-month tour through the South China Sea beginning in May, in "its biggest show of naval force in the region since World War Two."

Mar 13 08:47

China makes it illegal to insult ‘heroes and martyrs’ of its Communist Party

POLITICIANS introduced amendments to China's nascent civil code to make defaming “heroes and martyrs” of the ruling Communist Party a civil offence, as the leadership moves to strengthen its grasp on the history of the People's Republic.

One addition is the line: “Encroaching upon the name, portrait, reputation and honour of heroes and martyrs harms the public interest, and should bear civil liability.”

The deeds of revolutionary heroes and sacrifices of military martyrs are central to the Party's legitimacy, much of which is based on claims of great historic achievements, such as defeating Japan during the Second World War.

Academics who offer different interpretations of history which downplay the role of the Party and its heroes are labelled “historical nihilists”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Xi Jinping, a word, please: ultimately false narratives crumble and dissolve of their own rot. So please be careful about which portions of the Chinese Communist narrative are actually, factually true, which is, of course, what you want to present.

One of the most interesting cautionary tales I can share, sir is that of the true story of Father Junipero Serra, one of the most brutal and blunt instruments of Spanish colonization to ever walk the formerly beautiful trails of early California, but who was nonetheless cannonised by the Catholic church, which viewed this man through a faux mystical miasma having almost nothing to do with the truth of what he did in California.

Junípero Serra's brutal story in spotlight as pope prepares for canonisation

President Xi Jinping, you really don't want to go there... I'm just saying.

Mar 13 08:02

6 armed N. Korean soldiers crossed border to China

The North Korean soldiers with arms and ammunitions belonged to security forces along the border area with China and illegally crossed the border from the North’s Kim Hyung Jik County. It was not known why they deserted their posts. The Chinese border and public security forces are on the manhunt for the North Korean soldiers. There have been no reports of crimes or accidents involving them yet.

There have been an increasing number of North Korean soldiers, often in groups, crossing the border to China and killing Chinese people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Some third party trying to start war between North Korea and China?

Mar 12 09:01

The Korean Crisis and the THAAD Missile Deployment: A Growing Tinderbox in the South

Objections to THAAD are not only coming from Pyongyang. Moscow and Beijing have both spoken up against the new missile system for reasons that are routinely ignored in US media discourse.

South Korea is hardly unprotected and alone. The United States already has 28,500 troops in South Korea. It also has F-16 fighter aircraft and A-10 bomber jets. South Korea’s military is also very well stocked, with F-35 Fighter Jets, Aegis Destroyers, and all kinds of military hardware purchased from the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This implementation of the THAAD system in South Korea is being constructed there for one reason, and one reason only; preparations for war against North Korea.

What President Trump could do to ratchet down the tensions here, would be to engage China to bring back North Korea to the bargaining table with the upcoming new South Korean President and government, and the US in order to hammer out an actual peace treaty to replace the armistice, with guarantees of free movement for North Korean goods, in exchange for North Korea's ending of it's nuclear weapons program.

Of course, that...would be logical.

Mar 12 08:15

Eurasia: The Strategic Triangle that Is Changing the World

Away from the current chaos in the United States, major developments are progressing, with Iran, Russia and China coordinating on a series of significant moves crucial for the future of the Eurasian continent. With a population of more than five billion people, constituting about two-thirds of the Earth’s population, the future of humanity passes through this immense area. Signaling a major change from a unipolar world order based on Europe and the United States to a multipolar world steered by China, Russia and Iran, these Eurasian states are carving out a leading role in the development of the vast continent. As part of the challenges faced by these leading multipolar countries, the disruptive events originating in the post-WWII Euro-Atlantic world order will need to be tackled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sounds like "peace through commerce" to me!!

Mar 12 07:40

China's Xi calls for 'great wall of iron' to safeguard restive Xinjiang

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called for a "great wall of iron" to safeguard the restive western region of Xinjiang after a top official said Islamist separatists pose the "most prominent" challenge to the country's stability.

Xi make the comments at a meeting of Xinjiang's lawmakers on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People's Congress in Beijing, marking his first ever visit to the regional delegation since taking office.

Beijing has long said it faces a determined campaign by a group known as the East Turkestan Independence Movement, or ETIM, in Xinjiang, where hundreds of people have been killed in recent years in attacks and unrest between mostly Muslim ethnic Uighurs and the majority Han Chinese.

"(ETIM) is the most prominent challenge to China's social stability, economic development and national security," Cheng Guoping, State Commissioner for counterterrorism and security, was quoted as saying by the China Daily newspaper.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Chinese President Xi Jinping, a word, please.

The only true way of dealing with this is not by using more suppression, but but delivering more economic, educational, and political opportunities.

Mar 11 19:28

China’s new stealth fighter makes Britain’s ‘new’ F35s look antique by comparison

CHINA has unveiled its most advanced stealth fighter jet ever amid growing tensions with the US and President Donald Trump.

And the J-20 aircraft are so technologically advanced, they make Britain’s new US-built F35s look antique in comparison.

The futuristic Chinese aircraft have longer range, more internal fuel capacity and a larger weapons capacity.

And this latest military addition is believed to be equipped with unique WS-15 turbo engines capable of reaching supersonic speeds.

The F-35's top speed is 1199mph – The J-20s is a hefty 1,305mph.

Mar 11 07:39

VIRTUAL DIGITAL GOLD TO BE THE NEXT BIG THING - China's Tech & Financial Firms Eye Virtual Gold Rush

China's virtual gifting market, typically the domain of plugged-in young consumers celebrating special occasions or flirting, is luring major financial institutions keen to boost trade of another auspicious commodity: gold.

Mar 10 12:26

CHINA WARNS OF NUCLEAR FIRST STRIKE IN RESPONSE TO THAAD DEPLOYMENT

China warns that it is reconsidering its policy not to use nuclear weapons against South Korea in response to the U.S. deploying the THAAD missile system and sending B-52 bombers to protect its ally.

THAAD is being deployed to shield South Korea from North Korean ballistic missiles after several tests by the Stalinist state in recent months. Beijing is furious because the system will also be capable of detecting and tracking missiles launched from China.

It was also reported yesterday that the U.S. will send B-1 and B-52 nuclear bombers to South Korea in order to display a stern show of strength.

300,000 South Korean troops and 15,000 US personnel have also started their annual Foal Eagle military exercise. The USS Carl Vinson nuke-powered aircraft carrier will join the drill – carrying dozens of fighter jets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I frankly would not test China to not keep its word on this.

but right now, the adults in the room in DC and Beijing have to step back from the brink of a war which benefits neither country.

I would like to hope that some intelligent, back-channel discussions are happening with reasonable, responsible diplomats, trying to keep things from escalating any further.

Because any further escalation between North Korea, the US, and China, may well lead to a war that the US military might well not win.

And I say this because I still care about this country.

Right now, the US military doesn't have the money; the manufacturing; the weaponry, or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with China.

China needs to lean on its client state North Korea just as hard as it can right now, and do the best it can from preventing another barrage of missiles to go flying about, most probably landing in the Sea of Japan.

Because if that happens, all bets are off.

Hopefully, both sides will be able to deescalate without "losing face".

And someone close to President Trump, who has his ear, is going to have to make sure he understands this, and does not do something irrevocably stupid.

Mar 10 11:08

Walking a tightrope: China manoeuvres between Saudi Arabia and Iran

James Dorsey explains why Saudi King Salman's attempt to lure China into his kingdom's sectarian and geopolitical struggles with Iran is likely to fail, given Iran's strategic, economic and cultural advantages over Saudi Arabia. >>

Mar 10 10:01

China Warns of Nuclear First Strike in Response to THAAD Deployment

China warns that it is reconsidering its policy not to use nuclear weapons against South Korea in response to the U.S. deploying the THAAD missile system and sending B-52 bombers to protect its ally.

Mar 10 08:03

US Rejects Talks over North Korea, Declaring “All Options on Table”… Including War against the DPRK?

Amid sharply rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the Trump administration has flatly rejected a Chinese proposal for negotiations with North Korea despite warnings from the Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, that Washington and Pyongyang were on a collision course. A confrontation looms as huge South Korean-US military exercises are underway, involving over 300,000 troops backed by an US aircraft carrier strike group, stealth fighters and strategic bombers.

China is clearly alarmed at the prospect of war on its doorstep. Speaking in uncharacteristically blunt terms in Beijing yesterday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned:

“The two sides are like accelerating trains coming toward each other with neither side willing to give way,” he said. “The question is: Are the two sides really ready for a head-on collision? Our priority now is to flash the red light and apply the brakes on both trains.”

Mar 09 10:37

World facing HEAD-ON COLLISION: China urges US to talk to North Korea over missile tests

CHINA is urging the United States Government to re-open talks with North Korea in a bid to de-escalate rising tensions over missile tests.

The move by Beijing comes after the pariah state tested four missiles on Monday - stoking international condemnation.

President Xi Jinping's main hope is that Donald Trump's administration will create a new way of dealing with Pyongyang to alleviate the problem.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said if North Korea co-operates, in exchange, the US and South Korea could halt annual joint military drills, which upsets the North.

Mar 06 13:49

China unseats eurozone as world’s largest banking system

New analysis by the Financial Times shows China's banking system has overtaken the eurozone to become the world’s biggest by assets. The status reflects the country’s increasing global influence and its reliance on growth driven by debt.

Mar 06 08:56

Chinese troops appear to be operating in Afghanistan, and the Pentagon is OK with it

There is mounting evidence that Chinese ground troops are operating inside Afghanistan, conducting joint counter-terror patrols with Afghan forces along a 50-mile stretch of their shared border and fueling speculation that Beijing is preparing to play a significantly greater role in the country's security once the U.S. and NATO leave.

The full scope of China's involvement remains unclear, and the Pentagon is unwilling to discuss it. “We know that they are there, that they are present,” a Pentagon spokesman said. Yet beyond a subtle acknowledgement, U.S. military officials in Washington and in Kabul would not respond to several detailed questions submitted by Military Times.

This dynamic stands in stark contrast to the two sides' feisty rhetoric over their ongoing dispute in the South China Sea, and to Washington's vocal condemnation of Russian and Iranian activity in Afghanistan. One explanation may be that this quiet arrangement is mutually beneficial.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With a restive Western Muslim population in Xingiang, the Chinese government doesn't want to see anything remotely looking like outside elements of jihad making it through that 50 mile border with Afghanistan.

So from the Chinese governmental perspective, what they are doing in Afghanistan is perfectly logical.

There is utterly no military metric by which the US and NATO occupation of Afghanistan can be judged as a "success"; rather, these last 16 years have been serial failures, with never enough troops to overwhelm and terminate the Taliban; and now, elements of jihad are sparking new conflicts, and placing even more strain on this occupation.

IF the American government and NATO high command had one shred of horse-sense between them, they would pull all their troops as quickly as was safe, and negotiate with whatever government was left standing in Kabul regarding the pipeline rights and mineral rights; of course, those actions....would be logical.

And please remember the deep history of this sordid war against Afghanistan; the Bush administration was negotiating with the Taliban over the oil pipeline routes, but told the Taliban that their fees were "too high", as reported here:

July 21, 2001: US Official Threatens Possible Military Action Against Taliban by October if Pipeline Is Not PursuedEdit event Niaz Naik. Niaz Naik. [Source: Calcutta Telegraph (left)] Three former American officials, Tom Simons (former US Ambassador to Pakistan), Karl Inderfurth (former Deputy Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs), and Lee Coldren (former State Department expert on South Asia) meet with Pakistani and Russian intelligence officers in a Berlin hotel. [SALON, 8/16/2002] This is the third of a series of back-channel conferences called “brainstorming on Afghanistan.” Taliban representatives sat in on previous meetings, but boycotted this one due to worsening tensions. However, the Pakistani ISI relays information from the meeting to the Taliban. [GUARDIAN, 9/22/2001] At the meeting, Coldren passes on a message from Bush officials. He later says, “I think there was some discussion of the fact that the United States was so disgusted with the Taliban that they might be considering some military action.” [GUARDIAN, 9/26/2001] Accounts vary, but former Pakistani Foreign Secretary Niaz Naik later says he is told by senior American officials at the meeting that military action to overthrow the Taliban in Afghanistan is planned to “take place before the snows started falling in Afghanistan, by the middle of October at the latest.” The goal is to kill or capture both bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Omar, topple the Taliban regime, and install a transitional government of moderate Afghans in its place. Uzbekistan and Russia would also participate. Naik also says, “It was doubtful that Washington would drop its plan even if bin Laden were to be surrendered immediately by the Taliban.” [BBC, 9/18/2001] One specific threat made at this meeting is that the Taliban can choose between “carpets of bombs” —an invasion—or “carpets of gold” —the pipeline. [BRISARD AND DASQUIE, 2002, PP. 43] Naik contends that Tom Simons made the “carpets” statement. Simons claims, “It’s possible that a mischievous American participant, after several drinks, may have thought it smart to evoke gold carpets and carpet bombs. Even Americans can’t resist the temptation to be mischievous.” Naik and the other American participants deny that the pipeline was an issue at the meeting

So this was a war over oil pipeline routes and mineral wealth; the late Karl Marx had some very frivolous things to say, but when he made the observation that all wars are, by their very nature, economic, he was bang spot-on.

Mar 04 13:55

Fighting Fire With Rockets? China Unveils Latest Fire Truck To Tackle Skyscraper Blazes

Beijing has introduced a state-of-the-art fire-extinguishing system based on the concept of a multiple rocket launcher, built specifically to fight fires in high-rise buildings in the Chinese capital's Central Business District.

Mar 04 09:00

CHINA EXPANDS ITS STRATEGIC AIRLIFT CAPABILITY, PREPARES TO EXPAND ITS SPHERE OF INFLUENCE

Although combat aircraft such as the J-31 stealth fighter and J-15 aircraft carrier strike aircraft have made most of the headlines, China has made significant accomplishments in the realm of military transport, long range maritime patrol and carrier borne AEW&C aircraft over the past year. First operational in 2016, the Y-20 military transport is now the largest such aircraft in production in the world. Roughly the size of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster, the Y-20 is a crucial component in China’s growing ability to expand its strategic power projection capabilities. After initially expressing a need for 400 of these aircraft, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) later stated that this number was revised to 1000.

Mar 03 14:18

Soros “Invading” China is an Illusion; the Real target is the U.S

“It’s like a hostile force announcing ‘I am invading you’.

Mar 02 12:56

China To Flood US With Illegals Amid Trump Trade Deals?

The Chinese government may encourage even more of its citizens to emigrate illegally to the US in response to the upcoming pressure President Trump is expected to place on the communist nation – and the economic collapse China is facing.

Mar 01 18:26

Russia, China Block UN Security Council Resolution Against Syria

Russia and China have prevented the UN Security Council from imposing sanctions on the Syrian government for its alleged use of chemical weapons.

Mar 01 11:19

China reacts with anger, threats after South Korean missile defense decision

Chinese state media have reacted with anger and boycott threats after the board of an affiliate of South Korea's Lotte Group approved a land swap with the government that allows authorities to deploy a U.S. missile defense system.

The government decided last year to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, in response to the North Korean missile threat, on land that is part of a golf course owned by Lotte in the Seongju region, southeast of Seoul.

The board of unlisted Lotte International Co Ltd approved the deal with the government on Monday.

Mar 01 08:33

Demographic Panic: China Considering ‘Birth Rewards’ to Encourage Citizens to Have More Babies

Due to one of the lowest birth rates in the world (1.5p per family), thanks to the one child policy, China is now considering offering incentives to its citizens to get out there and ‘screw for China’, a la Denmark.

Mar 01 07:27

Meet China's triple-hulled warship of the future

At the Dubai IDEX defense exposition, arms makers from around the world show off their latest wares. A notable debut at the recent 2017 show: a new, triple hulled Chinese warship design.

While showing off a model of the planned ship, China Shipbuilding Trading Company announced that it is aiming to start construction on a "trimaran" warship in 2018 for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN).

The Chinese navy already uses smaller trimaran ships for noncombat missions—think training torpedo recovery, search and rescue, and oceanographic research.

So what exactly are trimaran ships? The major distinction is they three hulls: one large, central one and two rearward smaller hulls connected by decks or girders. The design is used in the U.S. Navy's new USS Independence subclass of the Littorial Combat Ship, and in fact the new Chinese ship looks very similar to that class.

Mar 01 07:14

Backstage at the Trump vs. Deep State Cage Match

According to the insider, which I named "X", "Flynn was removed because he was agitating for a strike against Iran which would have had disastrous consequences. That would have led to Iranian strikes against Western oil supplies in the Middle East, raising Russia's economic power as the oil price would have soared to over $200 a barrel, and the EU would have had to join the Russian-Chinese block, or not be able to obtain sufficient energy to survive. The United States would have been completely isolated."

Feb 28 10:18

Russia, China block bid by Western powers to impose UN sanctions on Syria

Russia and China have vetoed a UN Security Council proposal that would have banned the supply of helicopters to the Syrian government, and blacklisted eleven Syrian military commanders over allegations of toxic gas attacks.

The proposed resolution, put forward by Britain, France and the United States, was put to the vote of the international body on Tuesday despite an earlier pledge by Russia to use its power the quash the proposal, the seventh time it has done so since the conflict first erupted in Syria since 2011.

Feb 27 08:14

Arms Race 2.0? US, China Ramp Up Fleets, Blame Each Other

Since US President Donald Trump took office in January, both China and the US have kicked off a massive naval buildup, and both cite fears of the other’s increasing maritime military power as the reason. Are we to see another arms race between the rival powers?

Feb 24 13:50

Man in Hiding Confesses to Illegal Fundraising for the Clintons: “Fears Untimely Death”

It is little surprising, though certainly alarming, that this story has surfaced of a Chinese-American businessman who is living in hiding and who felt compelled to make an ‘insurance policy’ video detailing his involvement in the Clinton admin’s “Chinagate” which involved laundered funds from high powered Chinese businessmen...

Read more at SHTF

Feb 24 12:28

Report: Chinese PLA “Making Preparations” For War With U.S.

Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece the Global Times has warned the Trump administration that the People’s Liberation Army is “making preparations” for war after the deployment of the nuclear-powered USS Carl Vinson to patrol the South China Sea.

Feb 24 10:10

China Prepares For "Regime Collapse" In North Korea

Over the weekend, following reports that China has banned all North Korean coal imports - in the aftermath of last week's North Korean ballistic missile launch- which marked a troubling escalation in relations between the two formerly "amicable" nations, we discussed how China was tipping its hand that not only was Kim Jong-Un potentially losing a "very big ally", but that it could also lead to "jeopady" for his regime, and a potential political coup in the generally unstable dictatorship.

Now, it appears that the likelihood of a regime collapse in North Korea is being taken seriously by none other than the country's formerly largest trading partner, China, which as SCMP reports, "will take the necessary measures to safeguard national security in the event of the collapse of the neighbouring North Korean regime", a defence official said on Thursday.

Feb 24 10:10

Recon Buys Majority Stake in Millennium Films for US$100 Million

Shenzhen-based and listed Recon Holding has taken a 51 percent stake in Millennium Films, producer of The Expendables series, for US$100 million, the two companies announced Thursday in a statement.

The announcement ends rumors that a deal for that amount was being negotiated, although initial speculation indicated that price was more likely for a complete buy-out of Los Angeles-based Millennium.

The price tag seems a bargain for a company that claims box office grosses since 2011 of $1.2 billion, with films including The Expendables, Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, along with Rambo in its catalog. Millennium has The Hitman’s Bodyguard with Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L, Jackson coming up, along with Escobar, starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, and Hunter Killer, with Olympus and London star Gerard Butler, and Gary Oldman.

Feb 24 09:32

'Dancing to US Tune': North Korea Slams China Over Sanctions

North Korean state media on Thursday criticized the Chinese government over Beijing’s decision to suspend all imports of North Korean coal, following Pyongyang’s launch of a ballistic missile.

Feb 24 06:26

Illegal fundraiser for the Clintons made secret tape because he feared being ASSASSINATED over what he knew

A Chinese-American businessman at the center of a Clinton campaign finance scandal secretly filmed a tell-all video as an 'insurance policy' - because he feared being murdered. In footage provided exclusively to DailyMail.com, Johnny Chung spills details on how he illegally funneled money from Chinese officials to Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election bid.

Feb 22 15:37

China To Put Missiles On S China Sea Islands: US Officials

US officials accuse China of intending to deploy long-range surface-to-air missiles on its artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea.

China has almost completed the construction of concrete storage structures on Subi, Mischief and Fiery Cross reefs, which are part of the Spratly Islands chain, Reuters reported Wednesday, citing unnamed US officials.

Feb 22 14:57

NO MORE GAMES!!! TRUMP JUST PISSED OFF CHINA TO NO END WITH WHAT HE JUST DISPATCHED INTO THE PACIFIC

An American aircraft carrier strike group has been deployed to the disputed waters of the South China Sea to begin what the U.S. Navy has dubbed “routine operations,” but that the Chinese government claims is aggressive posturing.

Feb 22 09:28

China Opposes "Threatening And Damaging" US Carrier Patrols In South China Sea

One day after the US announced it had dispatched the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group in the contested South Chine Sea on "routine" patrols (through a post on the aircraft carrier's Facebook page), China responded and predictably, it wasn't thrilled. In a statement by the foreign ministry, Beijing said on Tuesday that it opposed action by other countries "under the pretext of freedom of navigation" that could "threaten and damage" its sovereignty, a clear reference to US patrols in territory that China considers its own.

Feb 22 07:15

China - the largest army in the world full-hell march HD

Feb 21 09:15

White House Leakers In The Process Of Being Exposed

Trump is introducing a new travel ban. The deep state is now pushing to have Trump removed using the 25 Amendment. Leaks from the White House was done on purpose to flush out the leakers.

Feb 21 09:13

China orders GPS tracking of every car in troubled region

Security officials in China’s violence-stricken north-west have ordered residents to install GPS tracking devices in their vehicles so authorities are able to keep permanent tabs on their movements.

The compulsory measure, which came into force this week and could eventually affect hundreds of thousands of vehicles, is being rolled out in the Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture of Xinjiang, a sprawling region that borders Central Asia and sees regular eruptions of deadly violence.

The move comes amid an apparent spike in killing that authorities blame on Islamist extremists and separatists but experts say is also fuelled by ethnic friction between Han Chinese migrants and members of the predominantly Muslim Uighur minority to whom Xinjiang is home.

Since last Thursday mass anti-terror parades involving thousands of heavily armed troops have been staged in three of Xinjiang’s most important cities following two deadly attacks in which more than a dozen people were slain.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to the Chinese Government; suppression only works for a little while, but you certainly have your work cut out for you in terms of taking every practical measure possible to reduce the tensions between the indigenous Uighurs and the Han Chinese, who have migrated to Xinjiang.

Feb 20 15:08

President Trump: Diplomacy and Democracy in America

Win or lose, the Trump Administration has opened a debate on the possibilities of peace with a nuclear superpower, a re-examination of the huge trade deficit and the necessity to stand-up for democracy against authoritarian threats from the so-called ‘intelligence community’ against an elected President.

By the end of the first month of President Trump’s Administration we are in a better position to evaluate the policies and direction of the new President. An examination of foreign and domestic policy, particularly from a historical and comparative perspective will provide insights about whether America is heading for a catastrophe as the mass media claim or toward greater realism and rationality.

We will proceed by examining whether Trump pursues diplomacy over warfare.

Feb 20 10:08

NORTH KOREA'S REGIME IN JEOPARDY AFTER CHINA BANS ALL COAL IMPORTS

North Korea just lost a very big ally.

On Saturday, China said that it was suspending all imports of coal from North Korea as part of its effort to implement United Nations Security Council sanctions aimed at stopping the country’s nuclear weapons and ballistic-missile program. The ban, according to a statement posted on the website of the Chinese Commerce Ministry, takes effect on today and will last until the end of the year. While China will hardly suffer material adverse impacts, Chinese trade - and aid - have long been a vital economic crutch for North Korea, and the decision strips North Korea of one of its most important sources of foreign currency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The timing of this economic blow to North Korea is a very clear message to the Trump administration; now is the time to get China, North and South Korea, and the US to the negotiations table to cobble together a peace deal which will guarantee trade, and freedom of movement for North Korea, in exchange for North Korea's ending its nuclear weapons development program forever.

Feb 20 09:44

North Korea's Regime In Jeopardy After China Bans All Coal Imports

China’s move to ban coal imports from North Korea, effectively crippling the country’s already battered economy, will have two implications: it may prompt Beijing and Washington to sit deal and figure out how to "resolve" the problem, and it may risk the start of a political crisis with unpredictable regional consequences.

Feb 19 10:19

U.S. deploys carrier to contentious South China Sea

The United States deployed aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to patrol the increasingly contentious South China Sea on Saturday despite Beijing’s warnings not to challenge its sovereignty in the resource-rich sea.

In a statement, the Navy described the launch as the beginning of “routine operations” in the South China Sea. China claims most of the sea as its own, despite overlapping territorial and jurisdictional claims from the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei.

On Wednesday, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang denounced advance news of the deployment at a news conference.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to President Trump and General Mattis; gentlemen, please, what the hell are you thinking with this move?!?

At least you, General, understand that the South China Sea, and the islands on it, were awarded to China after World War 2.

Cairo Treaty: China’s Moral Claim to the Diaoyu Islands

Was this treaty made to ultimately be broken, when allowing it to stand was "inconvenient" for the US government?!?!? Please; let's not go there, gentlemen!!

It appears that these alleged US "Freedom of Navigation" exercises are engineered to provoke China into a military response, as the "excuse" for a military attack against it.

But gentlemen, please hold up a minute; right now, the US military does not have the weaponry; the money; the manufacturing; or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against China.

And if you do not understand this, you, collectively, need your very own "Buddha on the Road" moment, in terms of how our weapons manufacturers think and behave.

The heads of these corporations appear to believe that it is perfectly acceptable to deliver their products so late that by the time they are field-deployed, they are obsolete; these weapons rarely function as advertised; and when they are delivered, they are hugely over budget.

Need I remind both of you of the debacle which has been the F-35?!?

The F-35, amazingly, has even more problems than we thought

President Trump and General Mattis, these issues need to be sorted; and right the hell now.

These provocations against China, at this time, may well result in an outright and spectacular disaster for the American military, until these challenges are met, honestly, and with moral integrity.

Feb 19 08:23

America is No Longer Top Dog: Chinese Military “Reaching Near-Parity” With the West

We’re a wealthy nation with an unbelievably massive military budget. They could never conduct enough scientific research or build enough advanced war machines to compete with us in a conventional war.

Or could they?

It appears that China might be able to. Or at least that’s what the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) thinks. They’re a British think tank that’s been around since 1958, and they have countless members who formerly worked for the British and American governments. The IISS specializes in researching geopolitical issues, and every year they publish the Military Balance report, which examines the military capabilities of the world’s nations. Their latest issue should give the American defense establishment pause.

Feb 18 10:39

Insanity of NATO 2.0 for MidEast

If this is to be the new NATO for the Middle East then the world is truly about to descend into barbarism on a scale not seen since the Second World War.

As US President Donald Trump hosts Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House this week on the agenda is the formation of a “NATO-style” alliance for the Middle East, according to reports.

As if one US-led warmongering alliance in Europe and the North Atlantic were not enough. Now the world will see a clone of NATO let loose on the already conflict-torn Middle East region, if the reported discussions materialize.

Feb 17 15:33

China May Bar Foreign Ships From Its Waters

Feb 17 11:36

Five Charts That Hint Towards The Lurking Risks In China’s Economic Stabilization

China bears haven’t been dissuaded by its 6.7 percent full-year growth as there are so many clouds circulating around this high growth indicator.

Feb 14 16:50

Chinese weapons are reaching 'near-parity' with the West after Beijing spent $145billion on defense in 2016 - nearly twice that of South Korea and Japan combined and second only to the US

The report found that in terms of air power 'China appears to be reaching near-parity with the West'.

It said one of China's air-to-air missiles had no Western equivalent and that China had introduced a type of short-range missile that 'only a handful of leading aerospace nations are able to develop'.

It said China was also developing 'what could be the world's longest range air-to-air missile'.

Feb 14 10:01

1,000 Drones Glittering In Sky For Chinese Lantern Festival Set Guinness Record

1000 drones took off to light up the night sky of the traditional Lantern Festival in Guangzhou, China.

Feb 14 07:51

Trump To Unveil "Passive-Aggressive" Currency War With China

While one of Trump's most sincere desires, both during his campaign, and ideologically from his life prior to politics, has been to publicly declare China a currency manipulator - something he promised he would do on day one of his administration - and crack down on the "undervalued" Yuan (even though over the past 18 months, China has been scrambling to prevent further devaluation of the Yuan in light of over $1 trillion in capital outflows in recent years), lately Trump appears to have gotten second thoughts, and after backing off on his intent to negotiate the "One China" policy, now Trump is looking for a way out of engaging China directly in currency war.

Feb 11 14:52

The Deep State Is Now Formulating A Plan For The Next Event

Record number of Americans have renounce their citizenship under Obama. 9th Circuit Court rejected Trump's ban and disregarded the key fact, the law.

Feb 10 13:11

China, Russia And Iran Are Dumping The Dollar And Increasing Gold Purchases

Initial jobless claims plunge to 44 year lows as continuing claims surge. Americans haven't been this positive since 2007 and we know what happened in 2008.

Feb 10 11:30

Trump speaks with China’s Xi, agrees to uphold ‘One China’ policy

In a phone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping, US President Donald Trump has vowed to honor Beijing’s “One China” policy, the White House said. The two leaders exchanged state visit invitations in a sign of improving ties.
“President Trump agreed, at the request of President Xi, to honor our ‘one China’ policy,” the White House statement said, following a lengthy conversation between Trump and Xi.

“They also extended invitations to meet in their respective countries. President Trump and President Xi look forward to further talks with very successful outcomes,” the White House said. Without providing further details, the statement spoke of “discussions and negotiations on various issues of mutual interest” that the two plan to undertake.

The call was preceded by a letter from Trump, who thanked Xi for his congratulations on Trump winning the presidency and spoke of developing “constructive relationship that benefits both the United States and China.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, color this move both hopeful...and sane, on the part of President Trump.

Feb 10 10:15

Something Dark Is Looming And It's Headed Our Way

FBI are investigating the black hooded individuals at Berkeley. It's official common core has made Americans children stupid. Congressman looking to abolish the Department of Education.

Feb 09 16:05

U.S., China military planes come inadvertently close over South China Sea

between the Philippines and the Chinese mainland.

Feb 09 14:52

Chinese Real-Estate Buyers Descend On Seattle

When Anna Riley, a Seattle-area real-estate agent, held an open house for a new $2.3 million listing in the tony city of Bellevue late last month, the pool of prospective buyers was different from the usual assortment of tech magnates, sports stars and chief executives.

Twenty groups of buyers visited the property in the Seattle metro area—and all of them were Chinese.

Feb 09 12:25

Beijing threatens to shut down bitcoin exchanges

China’s central bank has warned domestic bitcoin exchanges they risk being closed if found violating the country’s currency regulations. The warning came as the regulator tries to curb capital outflows following fears of continued weakness in the yuan.

Feb 09 11:48

Trump Breaks The Ice With China’s Xi In Letter Seeking ‘Constructive’ Ties

U.S. President Donald Trump has broken the ice with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a letter that said he looked forward to working with him to develop relations, although the pair haven’t spoken directly since Trump took office.

The letter thanked Xi for his congratulatory note on Trump’s inauguration and wished the Chinese people a prosperous Lunar New Year of the Rooster, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.

“President Trump stated that he looks forward to working with President Xi to develop a constructive relationship that benefits both the United States and China,” it said.

China said on Thursday it attached great importance to China-U.S. ties.

“We highly appreciate President Trump’s holiday greetings to President Xi Jinping and the Chinese people,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a daily press briefing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All this looks positive to me; war with China is the absolutely last thing the folks in Foggy Bottom should be contemplating right now.

Feb 09 10:54

Trump Breaks The Ice With China’s Xi In Letter Seeking ‘Constructive’ Ties

U.S. President Donald Trump has broken the ice with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a letter that said he looked forward to working with him to develop relations, although the pair haven’t spoken directly since Trump took office.

The letter thanked Xi for his congratulatory note on Trump’s inauguration and wished the Chinese people a prosperous Lunar New Year of the Rooster, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.

“President Trump stated that he looks forward to working with President Xi to develop a constructive relationship that benefits both the United States and China,” it said.

China said on Thursday it attached great importance to China-U.S. ties.

“We highly appreciate President Trump’s holiday greetings to President Xi Jinping and the Chinese people,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a daily press briefing.

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All this looks positive to me; war with China is the absolutely last thing the folks in Foggy Bottom should be contemplating right now.

Feb 09 08:27

Fire breaks out at Chinese factory that makes Samsung Note 7 batteries

Materials that caught fire were lithium-ion batteries and some semi-manufactured battery products, Tianjin firefighting authority says

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A bit of irony with your morning coffee.

Feb 08 12:58

China Foreign Minister: "I Have Suggestion For My American Friends: Brush Up On The History Of World War Two"

While Trump has been busy focusing on the US judicial system in recent days, letting the simmering conflict with China over trade and the disputed South China Sea islands slide to the back burner, China has remained on the diplomatic offensive, and in overnight remarks cited by Reuters, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the United States "needs to brush up on its history about the South China Sea, as World War Two-related agreements mandated that all Chinese territories taken by Japan had to be returned to China."

China remains upset by previous comments from the new U.S. administration about the disputed waterway. In his Senate confirmation hearing, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said China should not be allowed access to islands it has built there. The White House also vowed to defend "international territories" in the strategic waterway.

Feb 06 12:55

China Unveils New Ballistic Missile Capable Of Hitting Taiwan, US Bases In Asia

Two weeks after China allegedly unveiled a new ICBM system "in response to Trump's provocative remarks", a report which however was subsequently denied by Chinese officials, China had no qualms about revealing another highly accurate ballistic missile in recent Rocket Force drills, which is capable of threatening not only Taiwan and the contested South China Sea islands, but also U.S. and Japanese bases in Asia.

Feb 05 18:04

Chinese pirates are facing lifelong 'social credit' downgrade

Copyright infringement and use of counterfeit goods in China could downgrade a citizen's "social credit" with lifelong consequences as the country gears up to overhaul its IP laws and institutions.

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The controversial "social credit score" is being devised by the government in partnership with internet companies and rollout is planned for 2020. It echoes Black Mirror's "Nosedive" dystopia, a tyranny where low-graded citizens are denied access to services. The difference is that in the fictional tyranny, people rate each other, while the Chinese social credit system collates information from a variety of sources including minor traffic offences.

Feb 05 12:05

The Importance of Maintaining The Balance of Power

No one, or country, no matter how novel or inventive they are, has any right, or can be trusted, with absolute power over everyone else.

It is absolutely essential for political leaders, all across the world, to ensure that the balance of power exists, in all spheres of power and the body politic, both domestically as well as internationally, because there is no way that any one individual or government can ensure the equal protection of the people, in all of their myriad conflicts and challenges, from the very large, to the very small.

Feb 05 12:00

Taking the Long View – Justin Raimondo

Dismantling the empire (war party) won’t happen overnight

The other day on Twitter someone tweeted me the news of the latest drone strike in Yemen, with the taunting message: “Congrats, @JustinRaimondo.” I had to laugh, and bemoan my fate: “I am now to be held responsible for everything the Trump administration does, especially their failure to go full pacifist!” Of course, you don’t have to be a pacifist to oppose our drone campaign, in Yemen or elsewhere, as I do, but the comment and my response underscore a basic flaw in the thinking of Trump’s anti-interventionist critics.

Feb 05 08:12

Game-changers ahead on the (long) Maritime Silk Road

Despite the Pentagon's predictably shrill notes, both China and India are only interested in making deals to expand and protect their supply chains

Feb 03 13:02

China’s demand for gold can’t be met

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Toronto meeting with gold industry experts. One night, I spoke with a man who has been in the gold business for over 45 years.

For over four decades, this man has bought and sold gold. He has bought and sold gold mining shares. He has bought and sold gold mines. During this time, he has also worked with the Chinese government, Chinese industry and Chinese investors. He knows a few things about gold, and about Chinese gold.

Feb 02 16:59

Our war with China another Vietnam War in the making

A disastrous, purposeless war with China to defend the global credibility of the United States is imminent. Only vocal citizen opposition to the war communicated to the Congress and the White House can prevent our self-ruination. It happened in 2013 to prevent President Obama from another trillion-dollar fool’s errand against Syria. The system still works, if citizens will use it.

Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson testified on Jan. 11, 2017, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the United States would deny China access to islands in the South China Sea over which China claims sovereignty. (The artificial islands are thousands of miles from the continental United States and irrelevant to invincible self-defense). Mr. Tillerson declared that China’s building and militarization of the islands was “akin to Russia’s taking Crimea” from Ukraine.

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Now, bear in mind that this oculd be "Confirmation talk"; Tillerson telling the Senate Foreign Relations Committee what he thinks they want to hear!

But if not ...

An urgent, honest memo to Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson; your narrative on Crimea is so utterly, amazingly and stupidly incorrect as to have the US looking at war with both Russia and China, which would be a disastrous outcome for US foreign policy.

In 2014, we had the Soros/IMF/US-backed revolution which threw the duly elected Ukrainian Russian-centric president Yanukovich under the proverbial bus, and "anointed" Petro Poroshenko to take over, in an election more crooked than a dog's hind leg.

I would like to believe, sir, that you are aware that Victoria Nuland bragged, in a presentation, of how much money the US had spent to destabilize Ukraine, and you can, if you have not seen it, see it here, because there are too many private copies for America and the World to "unsee" this video:

Regime Change in Kiev

Victoria Nuland Admits: US Has Invested $5 Billion In The Development of Ukrainian, "Democratic Institutions"

When the Crimean government realized that there was no legitimate government in Kiev, due to the US-sponsored coup, they petitioned their people as to whether they wanted to stay with Ukraine, or join the Russian Federation. Overwhelmingly, the Crimean people, who were part of Russia before being annexed to Ukraine by Ukrainian USSR President Khrushchev, voted overwhelmingly to petition the Russian Federation to become a part of it, and the Russian Federation accepted.

There was utterly no "annexation" by Russia whatsoflippingever, and it very much concerns me that your perception is so far away from documented reality on this issue.

Has anyone happened to mention to you the history of these Islands in China, which were originally awarded to China after World War 2?!?!?

China Awarded the Islands in the South China Sea after World War 2, via the Cairo Agreement

Sir, forgive me, but if I understand this, as a private American citizen, I am very alarmed that you seem to not understand this at all.

And Secretary Tillerson, the US military is so not ready for a war against either China , and/or Russia. We don't have the money, the manufacturing, the troop strength, or the weaponry to insure a positive outcome to any kind of a war against these two countries.

When US weapons are delivered, they are sometimes so late as to be obsolete; they don't work as advertised, and are obscenely over-budget. The Chinese and Russian military are not spending any where near what the US government is spending for our weapons, but getting far more bank for their collective weapons buck.

Before you start making noises which may lead to war, Mr. Secretary, I think you need one hell of a good briefing from General Mattis about our military's general state of readiness, at all levels.

Please.

The fate of this country, and this world, depends upon your having a realistic and honest grasp of the scenarios generated by this country's "deep State", with a clear understanding of where these scenarios diverge from reality.

Also please remember; you have a war-skeptic, war-weary American population which remembers, very clearly, the lie that "Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction." The presstitutes and whorespondents ran with that lie, and far too much blood and money has been spent on wars.

And just so you have it straight, I am a Christian pacifist activist, who constantly exhorts her country to resolve its geopolitical differences in ways other than wars. I never advocate violence; only hard-won, good faith negotiations.

DEAL WITH IT!!

Feb 02 00:30

Trump Is Being Sabotaged by the Pentagon — Paul Craig Roberts

How is Trump going to normalize relations with Russia when the commander of US forces in Europe is threatening Russia with words and deeds?

The Pentagon has also sent armored vehicles to “moderate rebels” in Syria, according to Penagon spokesman Col. John Dorrian. Unable to prevent Russia and Syria from winning the war against ISIS, the Pentagon is busy at work derailing the peace negotiations.

The military/security complex is using its puppets-on-a-string in the House and Senate to generate renewed conflict with Iran and to continue threats against China.......

Feb 01 17:06

WW3 FEARS: Beijing to send extra aircraft carrier to South China Sea over Trump hostility

BEIJING remains braced for a war with the US and its new President Donald Trump as it announced a second aircraft carrier is to be based in the South China Sea.

Feb 01 09:02

China Tests Missile With 10 Warheads

China flight tested a new variant of a long-range missile with 10 warheads in what defense officials say represents a dramatic shift in Beijing’s strategic nuclear posture.

The flight test of the DF-5C missile was carried out earlier this month using 10 multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs. The test of the inert warheads was monitored closely by U.S. intelligence agencies, said two officials familiar with reports of the missile test.

Feb 01 07:09

CHINA’S TYPE 055 DESTROYER: FROM BLUEPRINT TO REALITY

When the PLA Navy first eluded to its intention to build another class of guided missile destroyer (DDG) to follow the Type 052D, there was much speculation as to the dimensions, displacement, and intended role of such a vessel. In March of 2014, images began to circulate on the internet that clearly illustrated a test-bed mock-up of the new vessel’s superstructure at the PLA Navy’s testing center at Wuhan, in southern China. Military analysts and enthusiasts keep a watchful eye on the Wuhan facility, as mock-ups for China’s Liaoning CV-16 aircraft carrier, and now the follow-on CV-17 have provided a useful tool by which to extrapolate the eventual size and weapons and systems complement of the finished vessels. Comparing the Type 055 mock-up at Wuhan to the hull modules currently being constructed at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, gives a relatively accurate estimation of total size and displacement.

Jan 31 08:31

Trump set to pull U.S. out of the Paris Agreement within days

While liberals in cahoots with Muslims around the country have been in hysterics over President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on persons from seven countries known to have clear links to Islamic terrorism, it has just been revealed that Trump has yet another bombshell surprise for them and judging by the reactions so far, they’re not going to like this one.

Jan 31 08:13

Chinese Army Commander: War With US Increasing Reality

Amid heightening tensions surrounding US President Donald Trump’s protectionist stance, the possibility of a trade war and even physical combat between the world’s two largest economies has become a full-fledged "reality."

Jan 29 09:09

UK’s May puts The Donald on best behavior… but who got the deal?

So how did May pull it off, that is, tame the tycoon?

US President Donald Trump’s hosting of Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May was billed as the “odd-couple” meeting. After their amiable press conference and Trump’s remarkably subdued behavior – for him – the British leader is entitled to feel satisfied.

On her way to Washington DC, she even hinted at bracing for an odd-couple challenge, by telling reporters, “sometimes opposites attract.”

Jan 28 10:11

COMMUNIST CHINESE CLAIM THEY RULE AMERICA

Jan 27 19:15

China Invents Paper Resistant To Fire And Water

Chinese scientists have invented paper for a second time.

Jan 27 13:51

America Has A Moral Obligation To Help Rebuild The Ravaged Middle East

“Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none” - Thomas Jefferson

It is unfortunately incumbent upon the new administration to also pay the proverbial bill, and to fix and rectify the mistakes of the past.

It would be altogether grossly irresponsible and cruel to now leave the entire world in smoke and shambles, burning embers of once great civilizations that have often existed for thousands of years uninterrupted and unmolested.

Jan 27 13:45

Trump’s First Big Mistake – Justin Raimondo

Syrian “safe zones”: a disaster waiting to happen

This idea is a disaster waiting to happen, and could augur the unraveling of the President’s “America First” foreign policy, which supposedly abjures regime change operations in the Middle East and elsewhere. In 2013 testimony submitted to Congress by then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, the reality of what this would have to mean was outlined:

“Thousands of U.S. ground forces would be needed, even if positioned outside Syria, to support those physically defending the zones. A limited no-fly zone coupled with US ground forces would push the costs over one billion dollars per month.”

Jan 27 07:48

Chinese propaganda: New Hollywood movie depicts Trump-like president killing us

Hollywood is set to begin work on Little America, a dystopian adventure movie set in a future where a Trump-like U.S. president has bankrupted America and China has called in its debts.

Jan 26 15:49

Are The Elite Trying To Push Trump Into A Heated Showdown With China?

Trump upholds the 2nd Amendment. The corporate media lied, Obama's approval rating was worse than Nixon's.

Jan 26 14:43

Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass: Short China, long Russia ‘a good place to start’

Hayman Capital Management CIO Kyle Bass discusses President Trump’s tax proposals, border tax adjustability, the Chinese banking system and U.S. trade relations with China. He speaks with Erik Schatzker on “Bloomberg Markets.”

Jan 26 11:45

Switzerland’s Gold Exports To China Surge To 158 Tons In December

Switzerland’s Gold Exports To China Surge To 158 Tonnes In December

Jan 26 11:36

Man Made Climate Change IS Real, China To MAKE Weather

While liberals scream for climate change acceptance, man made climate change via cloud seeding and aerosols is actually being done by governments around the world to manipulate weather, completely denied in the liberal climate change thought process.

Jan 26 09:41

Chinese bloke cycles 500km to get home... in the wrong direction

A migrant worker in China, hoping to cycle back home for Chinese New Year, realised a month into his 2,000km trip that he had been going the wrong way.

Oops.

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