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Sep 07 08:00

Beijing Confirms Xi Jinping to Take Part in Work of EEF-2018 in Vladivostok

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok on September 11-12, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Friday.

"At the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Xi Jinping will attend the Fourth Eastern Economic Forum on September 11-12," Lu Kang said, as quoted by the Xinhua news agency.

Sep 07 06:52

China-Double Topping At 2007 highs?

Sep 06 09:51

Royal Navy warship 'confronted by Chinese military' in South China Sea

A Royal Navy warship has sailed close to islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, a move denounced by China as a "provocation".

In a sign of Britain increasingly flexing its military muscle in the region, HMS Albion last week passed by the Paracel Islands, where it was reportedly confronted by the Chinese military.

The Albion, a 22,000 ton amphibious warship carrying a contingent of Royal Marines, was on its way to Ho Chi Minh City, where it docked on Monday after a deployment in and around Japan.

Sep 06 08:01

British navy's HMS Albion warned over South China Sea 'provocation'

China has accused the UK of "provocative actions", after a British warship sailed close to the disputed Paracel islands in the South China Sea.

The Chinese told HMS Albion to leave in "an aggressive manner", taking position "irresponsibly close" to the ship, the BBC's Jonathan Beale has been told.

The Royal Navy said it was conducting a freedom of navigation exercise "in full compliance with international law".

But China said the UK had entered its territorial waters without permission.

Sep 06 02:35

China’s brain drain to the US is ending, thanks to higher salaries and Donald Trump

Better salaries for postdoctoral research fellows and a more hostile atmosphere in America mean more Chinese scientists prefer to stay at home

China appears to have successfully reversed a “brain drain” among top researchers who have gone overseas in droves for years, mostly to the United States.

Now, many of the country’s best and brightest scientists are staying put, as higher pay packages and changing perceptions of domestic scientists increase the appeal of local jobs.

Staunching the exodus of research talent from China is the administration of US President Donald Trump, whose aggressive moves have promoted a climate that is unfriendly to scientists of Chinese origin.
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In past years, more than 95 per cent of Chinese students obtaining an advanced degree in a developed country chose to stay there after graduation. By the end of last year, however, more than 83 per cent had returned to China, most within the five years starting in 2012.

Despite the Trump administration’s restrictions on US-bound Chinese students and researchers, many young Chinese scientists have responded to those moves with a shrug given the pay is better back home.

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Sep 05 16:36

200+ tons of tires burn in China

Sep 04 13:44

China Says It’s Counting On Russia To Make It A Military Powerhouse

The Chinese Army is considered one of the biggest military forces in the world, but has no experience in modern combat since it has not engaged in any military operation since its conflict in 1979 with Vietnam, unlike Russia’s vast war time experience.

According to experts in interviews with the South China Morning Post newspaper, China’s participation in the Russian Vostok 2018 maneuvers is “a rare opportunity to learn.” For these maneuvers, China will send approximately 3,200 military personnel, 1,000 combat vehicles and 30 aircraft.

Sep 04 07:40

Intelligence Officials Refuse To Do Damage Assessment Of Clinton Email Hacks Even After U.S. Agents Captured & Terminated

FACT: During Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State a dramatic spike in U.S. agent captures/deaths took place in China.

FACT: To date, U.S. intelligence agencies have refused to do a damage assessment of Hillary Clinton’s hacked email server – hacks which many are convinced were carried out by the same Chinese government that then used that information to identify and eliminate deeply embedded U.S. agents in China.

FACT: The above scenario appears to confirm that Mrs. Clinton, the Obama White House, and the Obama-era Deep State, have a lot of blood on their hands.

Sep 03 08:43

BREAKING: Hillary MORTIFIED After Learning ALL Her ‘Deleted’ Emails FOUND – Guess Who Has Them! 

Adam Shaw for FOX News reports, A Chinese state-owned company reportedly hacked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email server, then inserted code that forwarded them a copy of virtually every email she sent or received after that — a revelation President Trump is demanding be investigated.

Sep 03 08:36

Lift-off for China’s controversial corporate colossus

Sitting on top of the pyramid with one eye on the stars, this corporate colossus casts a huge shadow in the land of the giants.

But like the majority of state-owned enterprises in the country, the monolithic China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation is shrouded in an aura of secrecy.

With 170,000 employees and annual revenue hovering around the US$34 billion-mark, CASC is one of the ‘big beasts’ of the SOE sector.

Ranked in the Fortune Global 500 list, its core business revolves around the nation’s space program and missile development. Yet its tentacles extend beyond that through a labyrinth of affiliates, which are at the heart of President Xi Jinping’s “Made in China 2025” policy.

Sep 03 08:35

China not just hitting crypto, video gaming now discouraged

Following a massive crackdown on crypto exchanges a year ago the government has been increasing efforts to prevent its people having anything to do with digital currencies. As in the rest of the region, many are very interested in this emerging technology and trading and investing in it. Since exchanges have now been banned outright, citizens have taken to peer-to-peer trading by using online chat rooms.

Sep 03 08:34

Myanmar: where ‘genocide’ doesn’t really matter

UN call to try military chief Min Aung Hlaing for 'genocide' is unlikely to reach any court and will only push the isolated nation even closer to China

Sep 03 08:33

The New Silk Roads are just pieces in a giant puzzle

Vast Chinese infrastructure scheme is plagued by Sinophobia, damned as a 'debt trap' and tainted by corruption in Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, yet these were faults inside these countries

Sep 03 08:30

Art Laffer’s Chinese curve ball

God bless Arthur B Laffer, the author of the eponymous curve. If statesmen are hedgehogs (with one big idea) or foxes (with many little ideas), Art is the mayor of Hedgehog City. His big idea is that lower taxes give you more economic growth.

Along with my former business partner Jude Wanniski, Wall Street Journal editor Robert Bartley, and a handful of other economists and publicists, Art sold the idea of dramatic tax cuts to Ronald Reagan and thus stood midwife to the greatest US economic boom of the past century.

Sep 03 08:25

Brunei salutes US but banks on China

The United States Pentagon recently concluded its first army-to-army exercise in Brunei, an energy-rich Islamic sultanate with lesser noticed competing territorial claims in the contested South China Sea.

The first-time army drills come as US President Donald Trump’s administration bids to win more regional support for its China containment policies, including through freedom of navigation operations Beijing strongly opposes in the South China Sea.

Sep 03 07:53

French Farmers Sow Grass in Fields to Protest China Buying Up Thousands of Acres of Countryside

French farmers lit flares and sowed grass seeds on land bought up by firms from China, complaining locals are being squeezed out of the countryside by foreign investors.
Around a hundred farmers converged on land near Châtillon-sur-Indre in the Loire valley, where China’s Hongyang consortium has bought more than 2,000 acres of farmland.

It bought 4,200 acres in the region in 2016, and all told, the Chinese have purchased an estimated €76 billion (£68bn/$88bn) in French land since 2010, including a large number of Bordeaux vineyards — up from 30 châteaux in 2012 to over 160 today, according to The Times.

“The land is there to provide for farmers’ families and to produce food,” complained Laurent Pinatel, a spokesman for the Small Farmers’ Confederation.

“The [Chinese] owners have come here to make a profit, to speculate on agriculture while monopolising the land,” Mr Pinatel.

Sep 03 07:40

Flashback: Hillary Joked About Being Hacked by the Chinese

There’s no question that Hillary Clinton’s private emails were hacked. Indeed, Hillary exploited her own carelessness that allowed the hack to occur in the first place by placing the blame on Russia to add coal to the fire of the “Russian hacking” hoax.

The same was true of the DNC’s supposed hack. It should’ve been a red flag that the DNC wouldn’t allow the FBI access to their servers – and then relied on a Democrat-linked cyber-intelligence firm to conclude that it was the Russians who hacked their servers.

In the case of Hillary’s emails, we just learned that they weren’t hacked by the Russians, but the Chinese. It was a Chinese-owned company operating in Washington D.C. that hacked Hillary’s private email server, and obtained her emails. The Chinese company wrote code that was embedded in her server, and generated an instant “courtesy copy” for nearly all of her emails and forwarded them to the Chinese company, according to the sources that spoke with the Daily Caller.

Sep 03 07:39

Declassified Docs Reveal How Pentagon Aimed to Nuke USSR and China Into Oblivion

Plans for a nuclear war devised by the US Army in the 1960s considered decimating the Soviet Union and China by destroying their industrial potential and wiping out the bulk of their populations, newly declassified documents show.

A review of the US general nuclear war plan by the Joint Staff in 1964, which was recently published by George Washington University’s National Security Archive project, shows how the Pentagon studied options “to destroy the USSR and China as viable societies.”

The review, conducted two years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, devises the destruction of the Soviet Union “as a viable society” by annihilating 70 percent of its industrial floor space during pre-emptive and retaliatory nuclear strikes.

Sep 01 08:49

CHINA’S DARK SWORD UAV PROGRAM

China’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicles development in general corresponds to global trends. Though in view of its technological lag that existed until recently, Beijing emphasized copying US and Israeli craft.

China, however, has made a qualitative leap in the last 10-15 years in establishing its own UAV scientific and technological infrastructure. The new Chinese UAV types are equal, and in some respects even superior to their US equivalents. They have a competitive price and, therefore, high export potential. This is true, for example, for the reconnaissance CH-5 (Caihong-5).

Aug 31 08:30

Trump Says China To Blame For Hurting U.S.-North Korean Relations

President Trump appears to be blaming China for derailing a U.S.-North Korea rapprochement, implying that it's placing "tremendous pressure" on Pyongyang as a result of ongoing trade disputes between Washington and Beijing.

In a quartet of tweets on Wednesday, Trump issued what he called a White House statement saying he "feels strongly that North Korea is under tremendous pressure from China because of our major trade disputes with the Chinese Government."

"At the same time, we also know that China is providing North Korea with ... considerable aid, including money, fuel, fertilizer and various other commodities. This is not helpful!" he continued.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Bad China. BAD China! No fortune cookie!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 30 09:32

FBI denies China hacked Hillary Clinton's server

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"It was Russia, we tell you. Russia. RUSSIA!!" -- FIB

(Ahem)

Given that the FBI never inspected Hillary's server, this is an impossible statement for them to make.

Aug 29 10:02

Did The New York Times Out Hillary Clinton As The Source Of The CIA-China Spy Massacre?

18 to 20 covert operatives were discovered/imprisoned/murdered by China’s government in the short span of 2010 to 2012. The U.S. security breach that allowed that to happen remains ‘unknown’ according to Establishment Media coverage.

Or is it? Hillary Clinton was Barack Obama’s Secretary of State from 2009-2013 and during that time she conducted nearly all of her official/top secret business via the use of a private, non-government secured server. Smack dab in the middle of those years is when China was able to take out up to 20 deeply embedded and critically important CIA operatives. Coincidence?

Aug 28 16:14

SOURCES: CHINA HACKED HILLARY CLINTON’S PRIVATE EMAIL SERVER

A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C., area hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server throughout her term as secretary of state and obtained nearly all her emails, two sources briefed on the matter told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The Chinese firm obtained Clinton’s emails in real time as she sent and received communications and documents through her personal server, according to the sources, who said the hacking was conducted as part of an intelligence operation.

The Chinese wrote code that was embedded in the server, which was kept in Clinton’s residence in upstate New York. The code generated an instant “courtesy copy” for nearly all of her emails and forwarded them to the Chinese company, according to the sources.

Aug 28 14:04

No, The UN Did Not Report China Has ‘Massive Internment Camps’ For Uighur Muslims

Media outlets from Reuters to The Intercept falsely claimed the UN had condemned China for holding a million Uighurs in camps. The claim is based on unsourced allegations by two independent commission members, US-funded outfits and a shadowy opposition group.

Aug 28 10:46

Human Rights Coalition Demands Google End Chinese Censorship Project

In a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, the 14 groups, which include Amnesty International, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Human Rights Watch, urge the tech company to call of the controversial project codenamed “Dragonfly.”

A group of leading human rights organizations are calling on Google to end its plan to develop a censored version of its search engine for the Chinese government.In a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, the 14 groups, which include Amnesty International, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Human Rights Watch, urge the tech company to call of the controversial project codenamed “Dragonfly.”

Aug 28 09:15

SOURCES: CHINA HACKED HILLARY CLINTON’S PRIVATE EMAIL SERVER

A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C., area hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server throughout her term as secretary of state and obtained nearly all her emails, two sources briefed on the matter told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The Chinese firm obtained Clinton’s emails in real time as she sent and received communications and documents through her personal server, according to the sources, who said the hacking was conducted as part of an intelligence operation.

The Chinese wrote code that was embedded in the server, which was kept in Clinton’s residence in upstate New York. The code generated an instant “courtesy copy” for nearly all of her emails and forwarded them to the Chinese company, according to the sources.

Aug 27 14:30

BREAKING: DRILL GOES ‘LIVE’ – IRAN SEIZES CONTROL OF HORMUZ STRAIT, U.S EMPIRE STUNNED

FRN has been made aware that Iranian Revolutionary Guards Chief, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, just hours ago declared that Iran has fully liberated the Gulf and Strait of Hormuz from foreign and hostile subjugation. Iran had been conducting ‘drills’ in the area, beginning in mid-June, and supported by the Chinese Navy, when the drill went ‘live’.

This was a confirmation of the statement by Alireza Tangsiri, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard’s navy chief, saying the same. Iran has confirmed that any number of friendly and neutral states will continue to have full commercial access to the strategic water-way. China has confirmed its support for today’s major move on the part of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Aug 27 10:59

Dead Cat Bounce In Chinese Stocks?

Aug 27 09:42

BONE-CHILLING FOOTAGE FROM INSIDE CHINA SHOWS RAW REALITY OF ENSLAVEMENT TACITLY SUPPORTED BY BIG TECH

Chinese man describes the horror as best he can: “They’re eating our flesh and drinking our blood“.

This is the system that big tech companies are bowing to.

Apple and Google have created a dangerous precedent for both business and press freedom in choosing to ally with the communist Chinese.

In following Chinese regulations on net censorship, these tech companies are enabling a tyrannical regime unlike anything else on the planet.

This report details multiple families stories of false accusations, executions and torture:

As the world is tilting toward tyranny, the United States must re-light the beacon of freedom and keep it lit. If we do not, this darkness will penetrate our land. It will no longer be something that is happening “out there”. It will be knocking on – or breaking down – your door.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the author of this article apparently has not realized, is that the American Deep State is attempting to crush and push American citizens down the same cesspit of dictatorship, persecution, and "content management" that the Chinese have; these people comprising the American Deep State, obviously do not realize that George Orwell's "1984" was a cautionary tale, and not a "how to" book.

And if you do not believe that what I am saying is true, please take a look at the following article, also from blacklistednews.com today:

A Snapshot of YouTube's New Search Algorithm

This is why we must collectively shun Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, as though they all have the plague, and permanently.

Aug 27 09:08

German FM: Europe Should React to US Sanctions Targeting Russia, China, Turkey

Earlier, Wolfgang Buchele, head of the German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations (OAOEV), warned that the prospects for German-Russian trade are still marred by new US anti-Russian sanctions, which are "dangerous because they can target European partners of Russian companies."

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has urged Europe to react to the US sanctions-related policy on Russia, China, Turkey and other important economic partners.

"Washington prompts us to formulate European responses to its sanctions-related policy, something which pertains to Europe and Germany. We should react to the United States suddenly imposing uncoordinated and rather nonspecific sanctions against Russia, China, Turkey and in the future, perhaps, against other important trading partners," he underlined.

Aug 26 06:18

The White House Ain’t Happy That El Salvador Switched Sides

El Salvador’s decision to switch sides from Taipei to Beijing has inflamed the White House.

In a rare, strongly worded statement on Friday, the White House said that the Central American nation’s decision to cut ties with Taiwan was of “grave concern” to the United States, and a matter that would “affect the economic health and security of the entire Americas region.”

It warned that the Central American nation might be “disappointed over the long run” after falling prey to “China’s apparent interference in the domestic politics of a Western Hemisphere country.”

El Salvador has said that its decision to switch its recognition to China was primarily driven by a need for cash.
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White House statement>>>

Aug 25 10:19

Beijing: US Claims About China Impacting Talks with North Korea 'Irresponsible'

Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang stated that the United States' claims that China has been impacting Washington's talks with Pyongyang on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula are irresponsible and contradict the facts.

"The claims made by the US contradict the facts, they are irresponsible. We express deep concern in this regard and have already made a submission to the US side," the spokesman said in a statement on Saturday, Sputnik reported.

The statement is a response to US President Donald Trump, who announced on Friday that he had told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cancel his trip to North Korea, scheduled for next week. According to the US president, China was not helping with the denuclearization issue as much as before because of the current trade dispute between the two countries.

It is not the first time that Trump has criticized Beijing on the Korean issue>>>

Aug 25 10:07

US Navy Re-establishes Atlantic Fleet to Confront Russia

The US Navy has announced on Friday that they are formally reactivating the 2nd Fleet, which is the Atlantic Ocean fleet for the US, and had been deactivated in 2011. The fleet will be based in Norfolk, Virginia.

Officials had spoken of plans to make such a move before, and Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson said that the move reflects the need for the US to maintain “a large-scale ocean maneuver warfare” unit in the Atlantic.

Other officials said that there are growing numbers of Russian submarines in the Atlantic, and that the US feels challenged by both Russia and China. The new fleet is intended primarily to confront Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are still looking at a question of "when", rather than if, such a war against both Russia and China will be happening.

IF ever there was a country on this planet which desperately needed a Department of Peace, to examine ways of obtaining a country's geopolitical objectives without waging wars, is is the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika, and right the hell now!!

Aug 25 09:54

MASSIVE RUSSIAN-CHINESE JOINT WAR GAMES WILL FEATURE NUCLEAR EXERCISES

Over the past half year the West has increasingly taken note of the significantly heightened pace of both Chinese and Russian military spending and surprising leaps forward in terms defense tech advances.

Even when Chinese or Russian systems fail, as with recent news of a nuclear-powered cruise missile touted by Putin as having "unlimited range" but now apparently lost at the bottom of the sea, Western press takes notice, and a number of Pentagon officials have also warned especially of rapidly advancing Chinese systems.

Increasingly, the two powers are cooperating more directly as with Russia's upcoming military games, said to be the largest such exercise since the Soviet Union, where China is set to participate my sending a mass contingency of elite troops.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

US officials need to take note of how the integration of Chinese and Russian troop strength and weaponry, makes a stronger fighting force than each nation could offer on its own.

Aug 25 09:41

CHINESE NAVAL EXPANSION HITS HIGH GEAR

While there was much fanfare and attention given to the July 3rd launch of two Type 055 guided missile destroyers at the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. (DISC) shipyard in Dalian, very little mention has been made of the many other warships that the PLAN has launched or commissioned since the beginning of the year. Although the Type 055 DDG is the PLAN’s most powerful surface combatant, and the largest such vessel constructed by an Asian nation since World War II, they are one component in a steadily growing naval force structure. While the addition of three Type 055 DDGs this year, added to the first vessel in class which rolled into the water from Dalian just over a year ago in June of 2017, showcase China’s growing capabilities not only in producing powerful and modern warships, they also illustrate the maturity and stunning capacity of the Chinese ship building industry. This industry has launched and/or commissioned 15 modern warships in just the first seven months of 2018.

Aug 25 09:32

TRUMP JUST CANCELLED POMPEO'S TRIP TO NORTH KOREA. THAT'S NOT A GOOD THING.

In a flurry of Tweets on Friday, President Trump has announced that he has told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cancel next week’s trip to North Korea, which he announced just yesterday. Trump cited a lack of progress on denuclearization as his reasoning.

This is an unusual position to take, as the administration had long insisted there was no rush on denuclearization. A sudden desire to speed things up would also seemingly be a reason to send US officials, including new special envoy Stephen Biegun, for whom this was to be his first visit.

This also comes just days after North Korean state media issued a statement accusing some foes of President Trump of trying to slow progress, and urging Trump to make “bold” moves to advance the cause of peace.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a word, please: a war with China, over either North Korea, or the China trade issue, would be one of the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do right now.

Unfortunately, of course, there is no guarantee, just because it would be one of the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing for this government to do, that it will just not haul off and do it.

I would strongly caution you, please, to exercise at least a modicum of restraint, in your dealings with both countries.

Aug 24 08:01

Prepare for the Sanctioned Russia-Iran-China-Turkey Supergroup to Blow Trump's Solo Act out of the Water

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends – and the post-truth geopolitical remix of the supergroup. Meet The Sanctioned; a multinational band starring multi-instrumentalists Vladimir Putin (Russia), Xi Jinping (China), Hassan Rouhani (Iran) and Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Turkey).

As the whole rock universe knows, The Sanctioned run the relentless risk of being outshined – in the form of multi-layered sanctions – by undisputed glitter solo act Donald Trump (US).

Aug 23 12:02

Rickards: Shooting War With China More Likely Than You Think

Yes, headlines and TV interviews are dominated by talk of the trade war. That escalating confrontation is a big deal, but it’s not the only flash point in U.S.-China relations, and not even the most important.

China is as much concerned about a military confrontation in the South China Sea as it is about the economic confrontation in the trade wars.

China dredged sand surrounding useless rocks and atolls in the South China Sea and converted them into artificial islands and then built out the islands to include naval ports, air force landing strips, anti-aircraft weapons and other defensive and offensive weapons systems.

Not only are the Chinese militarizing rocks, but they are trampling on competing claims by the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia and other countries surrounding the sea.

Aug 23 09:16

China files Complaint To WTO Against US Tariffs

China filed a complaint with the WTO against US tariffs on $16 billion worth of Chinese goods under the Section 301 investigation, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

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Aug 23 09:14

US NAVY RELEASES VIDEO OF SYSTEM TO COUNTER RUSSIA AND CHINA 'SHIP-KILLER' MISSILES

As China and Russia continue to build up their arsenal of “ship-killer” missiles, the United States Navy apparently has plans to counter the weapons. Officials have said that the Navy and numerous NATO partners are firing a new, high-tech ship defense weapon that can identify, track, and attack maneuvering anti-ship missiles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia and China already have these weapons; the US and NATO.... "have plans" to develop such weapons.

What's wrong with this picture?!? Bloody everything!!

Aug 22 12:34

China Ditching US Coal Imports For Domestic Supply in trade tariff tit-for-tat

Washington trade tariffs against Beijing appear to be backfiring on the US coal industry, as Chinese importers are finding new domestic alternatives to soften the blow.
“We have completely stopped US metallurgical coal (imports), which is popular among steel mills, in late July. There is too much uncertainty in trade,” a senior manager at a major Chinese coal trading house told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

Starting Thursday, the US is enforcing a new round of tariffs on $16 billion of Chinese imports. Beijing is responding with a similar amount, including levies on US metals and coal. Coal is an especially important industry for US President Donald Trump, who wants to revive the industry in the country.

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Aug 22 11:49

Thanks Mr Trump’: State Media Mocks US President For Helping Make China Great Again

Broadcaster’s English-language video, which now appears to have been deleted, listed all the ways Donald Trump’s trade war has helped China improve itself
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The film by China Global Television Network (CGTN) sarcastically thanks Trump for helping the rest of the world to “bond” and galvanising China into making economic reforms that helped it lure major foreign investors such as Tesla.
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Dear Mr Trump, Thank you for the shock therapy about how far apart China and the US are and why it’s imperative they get on the same page,” the letter, read out by CGTN business anchor Cheng Lei, says.

“Thank you for re-instilling in the Chinese a sense of HUMILITY. How can there be enough gratitude for highlighting the foibles of overconfidence and self-congratulation, never a virtue except in your case,” Cheng, a former reporter for the US CNBC network, continues.

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Aug 22 09:02

US business leaders cry foul over tariffs

China's role in production stressed as public hearing starts

One executive displayed a pink helmet that she said would be increasingly unavailable if tariffs were raised, while another said: "Help me keep my company alive."

Representatives from a broad cross-section of United States' businesses and industrial groups began to voice their concerns on Monday, the first of six days of public hearings on the impact of a fresh round of tariffs on Chinese products.

Many said that hefty duties harm US consumers, workers and businesses as well as the economy.

US President Donald Trump has directed the US trade representative to consider increasing the additional duty from 10 percent to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports>>>

Aug 22 08:52

China establishes diplomatic relations with El Salvador

China and El Salvador established diplomatic relations on Tuesday after the Central American country severed "diplomatic ties" with Taiwan.

State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Salvadoran Foreign Minister Carlos Castaneda signed the joint communique on the establishment of diplomatic ties in Beijing.

The establishment of diplomatic ties based on the one-China principle conforms to the universal consensus of the international community and the trend of the times, Vice-President Wang Qishan said at a meeting with the visiting Salvadoran delegation, including Castaneda.

Both sides should strengthen exchanges, deepen mutual trust and advance mutually beneficial cooperation, opening up a new chapter for bilateral ties, he said.

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Aug 22 08:43

Vostok-2018 exercise to be unprecedented in scale — Russian defense minister

The forthcoming international military exercise Vostok-2018 will be unprecedented in scale, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday.

In accordance with the training plan the exercise is due in September.

"It is going to be the largest one since Zapad-81. It will be unprecedented in terms of geographic scope and the strength of command and control centers and forces due to participate," Shoigu said.

Aug 22 08:41

The warmonger’s response to negotiation

The conflict between transnational financial capitalism and productive national capitalism has entered into a paroxystic phase. On one side, Presidents Trump and Putin are negotiating the joint defence of their national interests. On the other, the major daily newspaper for the US and the world is accusing the US President of high treason, while the armed forces of the US and NATO are preparing for war with Russia and China.

Aug 22 05:52

Why Russia continues investing in US public debt

Spokespeople for the US Treasury said that Russia has not changed its share in the US public debt since June. Russia owns a $15 billion portfolio of the US public debt. Russia's investment has dropped to a minimum level since 2007. The largest numbers were reported in 2010, when the Russian government invested $176 billion dollars in the state debt of the United States of America. Russia is not on the list of 31 countries that hold most of US bonds. However, Russia stopped decreasing its share in the first month of the summer. For comparison, Russia disposed of US securities worth $80 billion during the period from March to May. From March 2017 to March 2018, Russia's investments in US Treasuries did not fall below $100 billion. The record high was reported in October 2010, when Russia owned US government securities worth $176.3 billion and was ranked the sixth in the world on this indicator...

Aug 21 15:01

Communist China will use a 'social credit score' to rank its citizens and give those with the most favoured behaviour perks

The project rates citizens based on their behaviour, and those who do not play by the rules are added to a list that prohibits them from certain luxuries.

Fears are growing regarding the ethical implications of scheme, with some questioning the morality of the big-brother culture.

The government is likely to use its rapidly growing surveillance network to enforce the system, with some academics growing concerned that it may be manipulated to enforce the ideology of the ruling Communist party.

Completing community service and buying Chinese products is thought to improve it whereas fraud, tax evasion and smoking in non-smoking areas can drop it.

Aug 21 13:37

China And Russia Are Building ‘SHIP-KILLER’ Missiles - Mac Slavo

As China and Russia continue to build up their arsenal of “ship-killer” missiles, the United States Navy apparently has plans to counter the weapons. Officials have said that the Navy and numerous NATO partners are firing a new, high-tech ship defense weapon that can identify, track, and attack maneuvering anti-ship missiles.

Using an active seeker which enables the missile to change course in flight, is the method of “attack” against the anti-ship missiles of the Chinese and the Russians, service officials have said, according to National Interest.

The Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile Block II, or ESSM, is a new version of an existing Sea Sparrow weapons system currently protecting aircraft carriers, destroyers, cruisers, amphibious assault ships and other vessels against anti-ship missiles and other surface and airborne short-range threats to ships.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the Russians and Chinese have this technology now; the US and NATO companies are evolving the technology, but don't have it now.

Aug 21 11:54

Desperate China Unveils Plan To Tax Childless Couples To Avoid "Demographic Time Bomb"

China, like Japan, faces a demographic crisis, and like Japan, the central planners have decided to do something about it.

Japan has tried a few things - from imposing "handsome taxes" to make it easier for uglier men to get laid, to changing women's attitudes towards sex as "bothersome," but so far it is not working as young Japanese men appear to prefer the company of their AI girlfriends.

But, while Japan went with the 'carrot' incentive for encourage more fornication; China, having relinquished its one-child policy three years ago, prefers the 'stick' to change Chinese people's attitudes towards baby-making.

Aug 21 10:00

CIA’s BIGGEST FAILURE: Execution Of Its Agents In China In 2010

The vulnerability of digital communication systems, despite being encrypted, emphasized the discovery of a major security breach in China’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) spy network.

Last year, a New York Times publication unveiled for the first time the CIA’s failure in China, considered one of the most secret agencies in decades. Between 2010 and 2012, about 30 US agents (or more, according to some sources) were kidnapped and executed, and the CIA’s decades-long network in the Asian country was virtually destroyed by Chinese authorities.

Now, nearly eight years later, the Foreign Policy portal published an article with statements from five current and retired Intelligence officials about how Beijing managed to dismantle the spy network so accurately and quickly.

Aug 21 09:52

Chinese Fighter Jets sent to Russia for ‘Drills’

Fighters of the Chinese army were relocated to the military airfield of the Chelyabinsk region, Russian Federation, to participate in the international training of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) “Peace Mission – 2018”, reports the Central Military District (TsVO).

“Fighters of the People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) have been sent to the Shagol military airdrome in the Chelyabinsk region to participate in the international training of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Peace Mission-2018.

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Aug 21 09:42

Trump: ‘All of the Fools’ Focused on Russia Should Start Looking at China, Too

President Donald Trump on Saturday pointed the finger at the foreign country he considers America’s real threat, calling those who fail to perceive the danger “fools.”

“All of the fools that are so focused on looking only at Russia should start also looking in another direction, China,” Trump tweeted. “But in the end, if we are smart, tough and well prepared, we will get along with everyone!”

Aug 21 09:26

Inside Hong Kong’s Shocking Cage Homes

Hong Kong is the most expensive housing market in the world. It has been ranked as the least affordable housing market on Earth for eight years in a row, and the price per square foot seems to be only going up. The inflated prices are forcing Hongkongers to squeeze into unconventionally small spaces that can affect their quality of life.

Tens of thousands of Hongkongers are living in spaces that range from 75 to 140 square feet. To put that in perspective, the average parking space in the US is about 150 square feet. And in the most extreme cases, Hongkongers have resorted to homes the size of a coffin.

Vox Borders spent some time exploring the living situation in Hong Kong to find out why housing has become so expensive and spaces so tight.

Aug 21 09:18

Russia WAR GAMES: Putin launches BIGGEST military exercise in 40 years with CHINA

RUSSIA will stage its largest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union next month with the help of its once sworn communist rivals China in the largest show of power in nearly 40 years.

Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Russia’s military forces in the country’s east were on high alert ahead of a five-day “snap inspection” of troops to pave the way for the massive exercised called Vostok-2018.

Mr Shoigu said Vostok-2018 will be "unprecedented in scale, both in terms of area of operations and numbers of military command structure, troops and forces involved," adding that it will also be "the largest preparatory action for the armed forces since Zapad-81”.

Zapad-81 Soviet war games were the largest exercises ever held back in 1981, with about 100,000 to 150,00 troops participating.

Aug 21 07:40

China to take part in Vostok-2018 strategic drills for first time

A sudden combat readiness check in the Central and Eastern Military Districts marked the beginning of the Vostok-2018 (or East-2018) strategic drills, Vedomosti reports.

Aug 20 13:00

An American Nightmare in The Pacific

The pentagon regime is at it again. No. it’s not Iran. The warmongers are now targeting China and its imaginary threats to the Pacific region.

In its annual report to Congress, the Pentagon says China has upped its military spending to around $190bn (£150bn) a year amid a sweeping program of modernization. Pentagon further claims decades of increased investment in new technology by the Chinese Army means it will soon have the capabilities to strike US military installations in the Pacific by air.

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(*oh Christ , not another one that's Out To Get US !)

Aug 20 12:43

BEIJING OPPOSES WASHINGTON'S MILITARY REPORT

China has voiced strong opposition to a report by the US Defense Department on China's military and security developments, saying it misinterprets China's strategic intentions and hypes a so-called Chinese military threat.

The report, released on Thursday, distorts the relations and situation across the Taiwan Straits, said Senior Colonel Wu Qian, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense, in a statement on Friday.

"The release of such reports year after year has harmed the mutual trust...">>>

Aug 20 12:29

WHAT MALAYSIA’S ‘MAHATHIR DOCTRINE’ MEANS FOR CHINA-US RIVALRY

The thinking of Malaysia’s new prime minister – ‘Mahathir 2.0’ – offers an insight into weaker states’ views of the evolving Asian order in the Trump-Xi era and suggest a firmer stance on the South China Sea

Since returning to power after his stunning election victory in May, 93-year-old Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has made a series of comments reflective of weaker states’ views of the evolving Asian order in the Trump-Xi era. These include a firmer stance on the South China Sea disputes, Malaysia’s relations with the Asian powers (especially concerning the controversial China-backed infrastructure projects and Japan’s regional role), as well as the future of multilateral trading arrangements.

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Aug 20 12:08

Iran Defends Eurasia Integration By Unveiling New Fighter Jet

Iran served as a critical bridge in the ancient Silk Road, connecting the East and the West. It also has enormous potential to play a significant role in the new Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

With the threat of hot war almost a monthly occurrence, the Trump administration has unleashed economic warfare on Iran, as it has become clear: Iran is a significant piece of the BRI.

The assault of sanctions, launched after Washington’s unilateral pullout from the Iran nuclear deal, “should be interpreted as an advance gambit in the New Great Game at whose center lies in China’s New Silk Road–arguably the most important infrastructure project of the 21st century—and overall Eurasia integration,” said Pepe Escobar, a Brazilian journalist with focus on Central Asia and the Middle East.

The Trump administration’s economic warfare on Iran is evidence of how China’s New Silk Road, or BRI, threatens the American global hegemony.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As I type this, I am taking a peak at my calendar; it is 20 August, 2018.

The world (according to President Donald Trump), has only 75 days before his international and unilateral imposition of a ban against the buying of Iranian oil, which is Sunday, 4 November. Tuesday, 6 November, are the mid-term elections in the US.

Some countries, like China and Turkey, have already scoffed publicly at his threats of punitive sanctions, and other "or else!" language to which he turns his tongue, and are working their way around those threats.

I am seeing a major uptick in US articles demonizing Iran, claiming, for example, that it has "sleeper cells" in the US to wage the kind of mayhem which would make the horrors of 9/11 seem minor, in comparison.

Of course, when you trace those stories back to their origins, they generally have been concocted by none other than "Memri", a division of Mossad which is dedicated to mistranslations, or outright fantastical inventions, concerning what various Iranian leaders are allegedly supposed to have said.

I am deeply concerned about a potential US/Mossad "false flag" to be blamed upon Iran, as a justification for a major military action against it, right around that time, with a complete US Naval blockade of the Persian Gulf, preventing Iranian oil from getting shipped anywhere.Choke Points: Persian Gulf and East Asia, 2017

I understand that a quarter of the oil the world uses is shipped from this area.

I hope President Trump is cogent enough to realize that a war against Iran will most probably lead to wars with Russia and China as well, with them on Iran's side, and the US, NATO, Saudi Arabia, and Israel on the other.

This will be attempted to regime change Tehran (Israel and Saudi Arabia's alleged "existential threat"); to make sure Iran's oil is only sold for US dollars, and to insure that Belt and Road Initiative, so critical to Eurasian integration, and in which China has become so heavily invested, cannot take place.

I would like to quietly and politely suggest to President Trump, that the needs and desires of the governments of Saudi Arabia and Israel, are at times, not at all in sync of those of We the People; the potential costs, in blood and money, completely outweigh the alleged "benefits" of such a war.

Aug 20 11:15

Dollar Hegemony, Financial Warfare: Russia, China and Turkey Build up their Gold Reserves

China: Largest Gold Producer

China is currently the World’s largest gold producer followed by Australia and Russia. “It has long been assumed that China is surreptitiously building up its gold reserves through buying local production”. But it is also investing in several gold producing countries.

Chinese companies are investing in gold mining in different regions of the World (including South Africa and Australia), largely with a view to establishing a global hegemony on the supply side. While China’s domestic production is high, its reserves are significantly lower than those of Australia, Russia and the U.S.

Major Chinese firms will ramp up investment in foreign gold mines, ….
Chinese firm Shandong Gold purchase of a 50% stake in the Veladero mine in Argentina from Barrick Gold for USD960mn. …

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why China and Russia are being targeted by the US economically; to date, there is no substitution for gold as a secure part of a country's portfolio, and economic future.

But what is terrifying in all this, is the way economic and currency wars can move in the direction of shooting wars, and with a staggering rapidity.

Aug 20 10:02

APPLE REMOVES THOUSANDS OF APPS IN COMPLIANCE WITH CHINESE GOVERNMENT

Apple has removed around 25,000 apps from its service after the Chinese government criticized the company for not doing enough to monitor content.

As the company makes further commitments to China amidst the ongoing trade war, the stakes are getting higher.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal:

U.S. companies are paying close attention to the messages they get from the Chinese government and the state media in this sensitive trade environment, said Ben Cavender, a director at China Market Research Group who focuses on consumer technology and retail.

“They are going to move very quickly to try to rectify that problem, because this is a situation where there could be a lot more backlash in the government in terms of regulations,” Mr. Cavender said.

As big tech companies move across the globe, internet regulations in the EU and China are impacting users in the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apple's deplatforming of individuals who may be opposed to certain actions of China's government, and the evaporation of views not specifically held by the Chinese government, will be quick and brutal, in Apple's desire to corner the Chinese market; even far worse than what is going on here in the US at this point in time.

Aug 20 09:51

As Maersk Sounds Trade War Alarm, Walmart Tells Some Suppliers To Look Outside China For Sourcing

Despite reporting blockbuster earnings, the best sales growth in a decade and a stellar outlook which sent its stock soaring, there were some lagging concerns surrounding the latest Walmart results: will rising tariffs on Chinese imports lead to sharply higher prices at the "everyday low prices" retailer?

As if to validate fears, overnight Bloomberg reported that Walmart has asked its cosmetics suppliers to "consider sourcing their goods in countries outside of China," a sign that the world’s largest retailer is i) worried about escalating costs and ii) hopes to dilute the impact of the Trump administration’s looming tariffs by reorganizing its supply chains.

Aug 20 09:43

SATELLITE SHOWS SPRAWLING ‘RE-EDUCATION CAMPS’ FOR CHINESE MUSLIMS IN XINJIANG REGION

More proof has emerged confirming that China has erected expansive ‘re-education centers’ for up to a million or more ethnic Uighurs in what a recent United Nations statement said resembles a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy”.

The minority Turkic speaking ethno-religious group concentrated in the western Chinese province of Xinjiang has found itself under increased persecution and oversight by Chinese authorities of late as their mostly Sunni Islamic identity and separatist politics have resulted in historic tensions with the Communist government.

A U.N. panel examining human rights inside China wrapped up last week and included a Chinese delegation of about 50 officials which formally denied that prisons have been set up for the Uighur population.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lying about a factual situation in one's country with a guaranteed lousy optic, is not specific to the US government, it appears here.

Aug 20 08:52

Why Are US Companies Leaving China?

Aug 19 07:46

Xi requires strengthening CPC leadership, Party building in military

BEIJING -- President Xi Jinping has called for efforts to comprehensively strengthen the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Party building in the country's armed forces to ensure a solid political guarantee for the building of a strong military.

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Aug 19 05:26

TRUMP AIMS SANCTIONS AT IRAN ... HONG KONG BANK CUSTOMERS GET HIT

Banking for companies that do business with Iran is about to get even more complicated – as some in Hong Kong and mainland China are already finding out
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“The bank wanted to know if we are some criminal organisation,” Nair said. “Are we doing something with Iran?”

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(*Iran isn't some criminal organization , either , even if you were , but if he can't make America great , then apparently the consolation prize is drag all the other nations into the swamp)

(*RELATED:) China's top diplomat says cooperation with Iran to continue

Aug 18 12:32

Beijing Bashes 'Absurd' Pentagon Report on Alleged Chinese Military Threat

China’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday protested an annual report by the Pentagon that claimed its military was likely training to strike at the United States and its allies.

The aforementioned report does not rely on real facts and makes absurd comments on China’s military construction… China strongly protests it," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang said, Sputnik reported.

He argued in a statement that China was following a peaceful path and described its military police as purely defensive in its nature.

The diplomat called on the United States to abandon its Cold War mindset and put an end to a "zero-sum" competition to promote a stable bilateral relationship.

The Chinese Defense Ministry reacted strongly to the US military’s annual report>>>

(*That must be the only Play in Our Book !?! )

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