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Sep 24 05:46

Hong Kong protesters ransack mall, clash in street battles with police (VIDEOS)

Thousands of masked protesters descended on a Hong Kong satellite town, vandalizing a mall and rail stations. Clashes with police ensued in nearby streets where police used tear gas and activists set barricades on fire.

Sep 24 05:17

Western Media Portrays Hong Kong Hooligans as Heroes. But Are They?

Whenever Hong Kong protesters are destroying public property, there are no cameras of Western media outlets in sight. But when police decide to intervene, protecting their city, Western media crusaders emerge in full force.

On September 15, 2019, huge US flags were waving in the air. A massive demonstration, consisting of mainly young people, was moving up from the old British-built downtown area of the city towards the US Consulate General, often erroneously called the “embassy.”

The temperature was well over 30 degrees Celsius, but the number of ‘protesters’ kept growing. Many of the main arteries in Hong Kong were entirely blocked.

Sep 24 04:40

Lions and Tigers and Uighars! OH! MY!

I can't say I am a proponent of the Chinese government. However their so-called mistreatment of the Uighars,revolves around the US using the Uighars(along with Turkey)to destabilize China(Like they are doing in Hong Kong)along a key linchpin of China's Silk Road Project in Xinjiang,which is also rich in natural resources.
Here are a few stories to back up my contention,which is shared by people much smarter than myself.
Once again the US governments policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries,anywhere and everywhere is behind all of this turmoil and bloodshed.
The Policy of non-interference in the affairs of other nations as espoused by George Washington in His Farewell Address should be followed,otherwise the USA is headed for much more trouble.

Sep 23 17:36

Lions and Tigers and Uighars! OH! MY!

I can't say I am a proponent of the Chinese government. However their so-called mistreatment of the Uighars,revolves around the US using the Uighars(along with Turkey)to destabilize China(Like they are doing in Hong Kong)along a key linchpin of China's Silk Road Project in Xinjiang,which is also rich in natural resources.
Here are a few stories to back up my contention,which is shared by people much smarter than myself.
Once again the US governments policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries,anywhere and everywhere is behind all of this turmoil and bloodshed.
The Policy of non-interference in the affairs of other nations as espoused by George Washington in His Farewell Address should be followed,otherwise the USA is headed for much more trouble!

Sep 23 15:42

THE UIGHUR ISSUE

According to reliable Chinese sources, from 1990 until 2001 the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) – the Uighurs’ military arm – carried out over 200 terrorist attacks in China and inside Xinjiang.

Obviously this is a danger for the stability of the People’s Republic of China, which cannot afford a jihad area in such a neuralgic position for its defense and its peaceful land and maritime expansion, as anticipated by Xi Jinping.

In the near future this will be the starting point of the jihadist guerrilla warfare – the line of the Belt and Road Initiative defined in 2013.

Sep 23 15:33

XINJIANG AND UYGHURS — WHAT YOU’RE NOT BEING TOLD(BY THE CORPORATE/CORRUPT WESTERN MEDIA)

“1 million Uyghur Muslims in concentration camps!” … “Ethnic Cleansing and Cultural Genocide!” … the western media is very effective at using emotional phrases. But what’s the real story? Let’s go beyond exaggeration, distortion and sensationalism.

First of all, the media will never show the peaceful, prosperous parts of Xinjiang:

And Western media won’t talk about the billions of dollars that China has invested in Xinjiang, modernizing the cities, building 21 airports, linking with region with bullet trains etc.

And there are also thousands of mosques in Xinjiang, whose recorded history goes back more than 2000 years when the ancient Silk Road linked China to Italy and Greece. In China, there are mosques that were built in the 10th century, which demonstrates the tolerance and respect for religious rights in Chinese society.

Sep 23 15:31

THE US CONFLICT WITH CHINA: CHINA AND THE UYGHURS

The West is engaged in full-scale irregular war to destabilize China. The US created the Uyghur problem in Xinjiang by sponsoring terrorists there–the same tactics it used in Cuba, Venezuela, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Libya.

Groups like the World Uyghur Congress have offices in Washington D.C. and are funded by the US State Department via the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). The NED’s website admits to meddling and breaks down its targeting of China into several regions including mainland, Hong Kong, Tibet, and Xinjiang/East Turkestan (“East Turkestan” is what Uyghur militants and separatists call Xinjiang).

Sep 23 15:22

China’s Uyghur Problem — The Unmentioned Part

In August Reuters published an article under the headline, “UN says it has credible reports that China holds million Uighurs in secret camps.” A closer look at the article reveals no official UN policy statement, but rather a quote from one American member of an independent committee that does not speak for the UN, a member with no background in China. The source of the claim it turns out is a UN independent advisory NGO called Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The sole person making the charge, American committee member Gay McDougall, stated she was “deeply concerned” about “credible reports.” McDougall cited no source for the dramatic charge.

Sep 23 14:05

China, Russia, Iran ‘plan joint naval drill in international waters’

China, Russia and Iran are planning a joint naval drill in the Sea of Oman and northern Indian Ocean “soon”, a semi-official Iranian news outlet reported on Saturday, just days after the United States blamed Iran for a drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.

General Ghadir Nezami Pour, head of international affairs and defence diplomacy of Iran’s General Staff of the Armed Forces, said the drill would take place in international waters, the Iran Press news agency reported.

“The exercises have different goals, including the exchange of tactical and military experiences, and sometimes they seek political goals which show a kind of convergence between participants,” he was quoted as saying.

“Officials at the level of defence minister, chief of staff of the armed forces and commanders of the armed forces will come to Iran in the near future and these actions reflect Iran’s active defence diplomacy,” he was quoted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope that the Adults in the Bowels of Power in the US; Israel; and Saudi Arabia, are paying reasonably close attention to this evolving, shift of alliances.

And I would also like to politely point to President Trump, that these countries which have been the most maligned by him, ever since he came to office, have had a way of making such a relationship not only work militarily, but also economically.

All these countries are looking to,or already have "dumped" the US dollar in financial relationships, and are dealing with their national currencies only in their trade with each other.

Sep 23 12:26

'THIS VIDEO UNDERCUTS CHINA'S NARRATIVE': SATELLITE SLEUTHS VERIFY 'CHILLING' VIDEO OF BLINDFOLDED UYGHURS

SOURCE: NET.AU
Australia's Foreign Minister and members of the Uyghur community have condemned a "deeply disturbing" and "horrifying" video of Uyghurs in China's Xinjiang that has surfaced online.

The footage purportedly shows dozens of Uyghur men — their heads freshly shaved —blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs during a mass transfer at a train station in the north-west region of China.

The video, posted to YouTube last week anonymously by War on Fear, has been verified as authentic by Nathan Ruser, a satellite analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

Mr Ruser said by zooming in on Google Earth details like the shadow cast from a pole or the planting of bushes, he could determine the footage was shot in either April or August in 2018 at a train station west of the city of Korla.

"Through all of those methods I was able to basically verify that that video is legitimate," he told the ABC.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF these images can be proven, by several authenticators, as true,
China's Ministry for Human Rights ( if there IS such a thing), has one whole lot of explaining to do.

Sep 23 07:39

The Invention Of Guns

The invention of guns followed the development of the explosive black powder in China. The first guns were simple tubes from which to shoot explosive charges, but gradually they were made easier to load, aim, and fire. Guns revolutionized warfare and effectively ended the age of the armored knight and the castle stronghold. They have had a profound effect on human history.

Sep 22 07:00

Su-30MKK: Designing an Elite Fighter to Protect Chinese Coasts and the Beginning of Chinese Maritime A2AD

The end of the Cold War and collapse of the Soviet Union saw tensions between the Western Bloc and the People’s Republic of China escalate, and a potential conflict with the Western Bloc and particularly the United States thus emerged as the primary focus of Chinese defence planning. The U.S. bombing of the Chinese embassy in Yugoslavia, reports of Western support for anti government riots which killed several PLA soldiers in 1989, and U.S. threats of war against North Korea, all led the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) leadership to escalate preparations for the possibility of U.S. military action in northeast Asia.

Sep 21 20:56

China's Giant $400 Billion Iran Investment Complicates U.S. Options

Sanctions,Smanctions! Checkmate!

Amidst historic U.S. – Iran tensions, Beijing is doubling-down on its strategic partnership with Tehran, ignoring U.S. efforts to isolate the Islamic Republic from global markets. Following an August visit by Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Beijing, the two countries agreed to update a 25-year program signed in 2016, to include an unprecedented $400 billion of investment in the Iranian economy – sanctions be damned.

Sep 21 07:03

Here is How China-US Trade War Impacts Iran

In the last week of August, China added crude oil imports from the US to its tariff list for the first time in a retaliatory decision against the US decision to impose fresh tariffs on Chinese products. China imports about 6 per cent of its crude oil from the US. For an economy that increasingly relies on crude oil imports, this decision carries a lot of significance.
First, in terms of trade war, Chinese tariffs on oil imports from the US will undermine the US position as the world’s ‘new champion oil producer.’
China, accordingly, is also investing about 120 billion dollars in Iran’s transport and manufacturing infrastructure.China’s investment also comes with Chinese troops on the ground in Iran. Sending a clear message to the US, about 5,000 Chinese security personnel will be placed in Iran to protect Chinese projects from possible sabotage attempts by the rivals countries through their sponsored non-state actors, or even directly.

Sep 20 10:44

China, Russia and Iran: Basis of the New Geopolitical Order

In a recent very insightful article, analyst Alistair Crooke argued that the United States was institutionally incapable of making a substantive deal with Iran. Written before the recent removal of national security adviser John Bolton from his position, Mr Crooke argued that decades long sanctions have become a “knot” that is difficult, if not impossible, to untangle.

Sep 20 10:39

On the ground, feeling the pulse of Protest Hong Kong

What’s going on deep down in Hong Kong? For a former resident with deep cultural and emotional ties to the Fragrant Harbor, it’s quite hard to take it all in just within the framework of cold geopolitical logic. Master filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai once said that when he came up with the idea for Happy Together, he decided to shoot the story of his characters in Buenos Aires because that was as far away from Hong Kong as possible.
I started my journey in my former ‘hood, Sai Ying Pun, where I lived in a studio in an average, slim, ultra-crowded Cantonese tower (I was the only foreigner) across the street from the beautiful, art deco St Louis school and not far from Hong Kong University. Although only a 20-minute walk over the hills to Central – the business and political heart of the city – Sai Ying Pun is mostly middle class with a few working-class pockets, only recently marching towards gentrification after a local MTR – subway – station was launched.

Sep 20 10:24

New World Order in Meltdown, But Russia Stronger Than Ever

by Jon Hellevig for The Saker Blog

Last week was full of portentous events. Only somebody who has not been awake for the last few years will fail to realize how these at first sight unconnected events are part of the same matrix. There was the ever louder talk in mainstream media about an approaching global recession, inverted yield curves and the negative yields, which tell us that the Western financial system is basically in coma and kept alive only by generous IV injections of central bank liquidity. By now it has dawned on people that the central bankers acting as central planners in a command economy and printing money (aka quantitative easing) to fuel asset bubbles are about to wipe off the last vestiges of what used to be a market economy.

Then we saw Trump taking new twitter swipes at China in his on-and-off “great trade deal” and the stock markets moving like a roller coaster in reaction to each new twitter salvo.

Sep 20 10:08

Journalists in Chinese state media to be tested on loyalty to President Xi Jinping

About 10,000 reporters and editors in Beijing are expected to take ‘pilot tests’ next month using Xuexi Qiangguo mobile app.

Nationwide exams – with sections on Xi’s political thinking and Marxism – will be held later and press cards will only be issued to those who pass

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please do not believe, for one millisecond, that a number of powerful, corporate/politician-centric people here in the US, are not salivating, to have this same kind of "litmus test" done, to validate that everyone who calls themselves a "reporter" is completely on board with their country's leadership, even if that leadership is doing some things which will ultimately hurt that country, and greatly "injure" its economy.

I would like to politely suggest to China's President, that the citizens of the Unhinged, surveilled, State of Amerika, have a name for this kind of behaviour from alleged journalists/bloggers; this... is called "brown=nosing", and I am absolutely confident that you won't need a translator, or Chinese/English dictionary for a translation
on this, with your fine command of English.

We are often told, that truth is the first casualty of war; but before that war, truth becomes the first casualty of dictatorships, like the one you are ultimately preparing for your successor.

And I will guarantee you one thing, President Xi Jinping; when all the news comes from one dedicated source, if it is in paper format, your people will ultimately use it for wrapping fish, because they understand that the State's propaganda... and the reality of their lives, are light-years apart.

If their "sole source propaganda" comes as "readable, downloadable" from their computers, there will be systems developed, covertly, which will completely render the hard-drive unusable, so that nothing,ultimately, is saved, including, of course, blacklisted news, and party propaganda, so no one can be politically, or actually crucified, for telling the truth as they see it.

The future of your country seems to be getting slowly shaped, by something I would characterize as an "harmonic dissonance" between China's leadership and China's people; and Sir, this new decree of yours is profoundly disappointing.

Sep 20 07:10

China's Giant $400 Billion Iran Investment Complicates U.S. Options

Amidst historic U.S. – Iran tensions, Beijing is doubling-down on its strategic partnership with Tehran, ignoring U.S. efforts to isolate the Islamic Republic from global markets. Following an August visit by Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Beijing, the two countries agreed to update a 25-year program signed in 2016, to include an unprecedented $400 billion of investment in the Iranian economy – sanctions be damned.

Sep 20 05:51

Chinese Scientists Have Allegedly Developed A Weapon For "Crowd Control"

According to the South China Morning Post, the device’s “biological effect” would cause extreme discomfort, with vibrations in the eardrums, eyeballs, stomach, liver, and brain, scientists said. Studies dating to the 1940s found that low-frequency sound energy could cause dizziness, headaches, vomiting, bowel spasms, involuntary defecation, organ damage, and heart attacks. This all depends on frequency and exposure, but in Communist China, it really isn’t likely much thought will be given to the health of the slaves the government intends to use this on.

The Chinese government launched the sonic weapon program back in 2017 and its conclusion is likely to be related to the months of anti-government protests in Hong Kong, regardless of what the state-owned media is claiming. That means the government intends to use the force and violence to control people protesting their use of force and violence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

US Cities and police departments have been using a similar device for some time now; it is called the LRAD.

What is it like when the police use an LRAD Sound Cannon to disperse a crowd?!?!

Sep 19 11:35

China orders 150,000 anti-riot officers near Hong Kong to get ready for action ahead of the country's National Day in warning to anti-government protesters

A Chinese province which borders Hong Kong has ordered 150,000 police officers to step up their effort in anti-riot campaigns in a warning to anti-government protesters in the financial hub.

The police authority of Guangdong Province in southern China urged the land, naval and air forces across the region to conduct more drills to improve their combat capabilities ahead of the country's National Day on October 1.

Sep 19 11:00

China Sends Strategic Bombers, Tanks and 1,600 Troops to Russia for Large Military Drill

Next to China and Russia, the exercise will see the participation of military personnel from member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), as well as forces from the regional members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). These include India, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

Sep 18 08:29

Geopolitical Tectonic Plates are Shifting

With the world on fire in so many places, trying to write an overview can be a daunting task when a book-sized effort is really needed. But our commentaries here can help readers begin to connect the dots as to why this is all happening, what the downside risks are to us, and what options we have to try to approach it better.

Sep 18 08:21

Chinese-Thai Military Cooperation Expanding

Recent news of Bangkok signing a 6.5 billion Thai Baht deal with China to procure a naval landing ship (a landing platform dock or LPD) further illustrates growing ties between Beijing and Bangkok in the sphere of military matters.

The Thai Royal Navy’s only other ship of similar capabilities is the HTMS Angthong, built by Singapore, Bangkok Post reported.

The deal comes in the wake of several other significant arms acquisitions made by Bangkok in recent years including 39 Chinese-built VT-4 main battle tanks (with another batch of 14 being planned), China’s Type-85 armoured personnel carriers and even the nation’s first modern submarine made by China expected to be in service by 2023.

Sep 18 08:07

Blunders eroded US military edge in Pacific

The United States Studies Center at the University of Sydney recently issued a report: “Averting Crisis: American Strategy, Military Spending and Collective Defense in the Indo-Pacific.” Averting Disaster would be a better title. The crisis is already here.
Much of the press coverage focuses on the PLA’s ability to launch a sudden, devastating missile strike against vulnerable US bases in the region. But the problems go beyond China’s formidable missile force. Rather, Chinese advances are across the military spectrum: surface ships, fighters and bombers, submarines and anti-submarine warfare, cyber and outer space warfare. Beijing is figuring out how to put it all together – and operating far from Chinese territory.
In simple language: The US could have a hard time in a fight – and might not win. A far cry from years of assumed American superiority over the PLA.

Sep 18 03:54

Beijing, Moscow can balance negative impact from US — Chinese experts

In pundits' thinking, the damage Washington had done to the global economy was particularly affecting the United States’ allies.

BEIJING, September 18. /TASS/. China and Russia have been successfully acting as protectors of global security amid the failure of the United States’ foreign policy, particularly in relation to Afghanistan, said Chinese experts interviewed by the Global Times newspaper.

"After the collapse of peace talks between the US and the Taliban, a Taliban delegation met with Russian officials in Moscow, and China is also maintaining communications with relevant forces in Afghanistan. This is proof that China and Russia are all contributing to regional peace, while the US is failing," said Yang Jin, an associate research fellow at the department of East European, Russian and Central Asian Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Sep 17 03:53

CHINA WARNS TRUMP NOT TO BELIEVE WARHAWK “CONSPIRACY THEORIES” THAT IRAN WAS BEHIND ATTACK ON SAUDI ARABIA

SOURCE: SUMMIT.NEWS
China has warned President Trump that he is being manipulated by warhawks into believing “conspiracy theories” that Tehran was behind the attack on Saudi oil facilities and that any “revenge attack” on Iran could cause the Middle East to “spiral out of control.”

The warning was contained in an editorial posted by the Global Times, which is widely recognized as a Communist Party mouthpiece.

A drone strike against two Saudi oil facilities by Houthi rebels on Saturday took out 5% of the world’s oil supply, but U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo immediately blamed Tehran for the attack.

In the Global Times piece, Beijing asserts that there is no evidence Iran was responsible and that, “US military revenge against Iran will lead the Middle East to spiral out of control.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

SOMEONE at the Global Times in Beijing must be reading WRH!!! :-)

But light banter aside, everyone who cares about this President, and his agenda, must dissuade him from attacking Iran, and particularly right now.

A top Russian official made the statement, at the end of a conference in June, which stated the following:

Iran will not stand alone, if the US attacks. “Iran will withstand this type of fight and Iran is not alone,” Zamir Kabulov, the Foreign Ministry’s special envoy for Asian countries including Iran, said at a Russian-Iranian policy forum in Moscow.

I am betting that this guy doesn't fart without Putin's permission; and if he made such a statement,you can bet your sweet bippy, that he is echoing Putin's stance here.

War with Russia over Iran?!?

I would like to politely suggest to President Trump, that he, and his advisors look very deeply into the possibility that should Iran be attacked, Russia will come to its aid; we have seen just how brilliantly Russia's military hardware and weaponry have performed in Syria.

Please, Mr. President, don't go there.

And what about you, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner?!? How are you going to come down on this issue?!? You two are among the only people President Trump trusts implicitly, to guide him on foreign and domestic policy?

Are you going to attempt to insure that Israel, and Benyamin Netanyahu get the scenario they want (particularly in light of the reality that Israel has national elections today, and Netanyahu is fighting the political fight of his life) by encouraging President Trump to start this war, and perhaps even as early as, perhaps, today?!?

The next 72 hours will tell much, about the direction which you have counseled him to take; and as a Christian Pacifist activist, I am praying that you guide him in the right direction, which means to express restraint; encourage fact-finding here; and figuring out what concrete steps he can take to keep Saudi Arabia safe, without going to war.

Sep 16 07:24

Prematurely assigning blame for attack on Saudi oil facilities is irresponsible, says China

Beijing has warned that it would be irresponsible to guess who is the culprit behind the attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities without conducting a proper investigation. The US had immediately blamed Iran for the operation.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying urged against jumping to conclusions over the attack, which hit the world's biggest oil-processing facility, stressing that a needless escalation in the region should be avoided.

“Pondering who is to blame in the absence of a conclusive investigation, I think, is in itself not very responsible. China’s position is that we oppose any moves that expand or intensify conflict,” Hua said on Monday during a press briefing.

She implored all parties concerned to “restrain themselves” in order to “safeguard peace and stability” in the Middle East.

Sep 16 06:27

China Slaps Britain: You Can’t Afford Hostility

China gave Britain a stern warning this week that any naval maneuvers conducted with the US near its declared territories in the South China Sea will be met with a military response.

Beijing rapped London further, telling it to dump its “colonial attitude” with regard to Hong Kong. However, the ultimate leverage, was the caustic reminder to Britain that if it wants to trade with China in the future, then it better mind its manners.

Given the deepening turmoil over Brexit and the uncertain economic prospects once Britain quits the European Union, the British government is going to need every trading opportunity around the world it can muster. Keeping on good terms with China, the globe’s second-biggest national economy, will therefore be crucial for Britain’s post-Brexit survival.

Sep 15 10:20

China’s Hidden Navy: The Maritime Militia

Sep 15 07:47

We Are Not Fooled By The Hong Kong Protests

Some people in the United States are confused about the protests going on in Hong Kong. Whenever the corporate media and politicians, especially people like Marco Rubio, applaud a social movement, it is a red flag that the protests are not a progressive people’s movement, but serve other purposes. Is this really a democracy movement? Are workers protesting the deep inequality and exploitation there? If not, what are these protests really about?

Fortunately, a more complete narrative of what is happening in Hong Kong and how it relates to the geopolitical conflict between the United States and China is developing among independent and movement media. The following is a description of what has been learned recently.

Sep 15 07:20

China Deal? Don’t Hold Your Breath

Sep 13 04:33

In Show Of "Goodwill", Beijing Exempts US Pork, Soybeans From Trade-War Tariffs

Confirming reports from earlier in the week, Beijing announced on Friday that it would indeed encourage state-owned companies to begin "goodwill" purchases of US soybeans, pork and other farm goods (desperately needed by China) by imposing waivers from trade-war tariffs, according to the South China Morning Post.

The decision was characterized as the latest in a series of tit-for-tat trade war deescalations by Beijing and Washington (though Beijing is struggling with a deadly outbreak of swine flu that has killed off nearly one-third of the country's pigs, and also has been struggling to find replacements to source soybeans, it's funny how importing stuff they need has been characterized as "goodwill").

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, the ball is in your court; please do not lose focus on getting this resolved in a moral, intelligent, and win/win manner.

Sep 12 08:13

TWITTER HELPED CHINESE GOVERNMENT PROMOTE DISINFORMATION ON REPRESSION OF UIGHURS

TWITTER HELPED TO promote Chinese government propaganda and disinformation about the country’s controversial internment camps in the Xinjiang region, a review of the company’s advertising records reveals.

The social media company today announced a policy change that would bar such promotion following an inquiry from The Intercept and an earlier controversy over similar propaganda related to demonstrations in Hong Kong.

Sep 12 07:49

China’s real estate conundrum

Sep 12 05:59

Iran after promotion of ties with China in all sectors, including military: General Baqeri

Iran’s top commander says the Islamic Republic attaches high significance to the promotion of ties with China in different sectors, including military.

“Iran attaches great significance to its relations with the People’s Republic of China in all areas. We have long-standing ties in the military sector as well, and we hope this visit can be a turning point in the development and reinforcement of the relations,” Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri said.

He made the remarks in a meeting with General Li Zuocheng, the chief of the Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission, in the Chinese capital Beijing on Wednesday.

He said Iran and China have maintained and strengthened their ties over the past four decades, stressing they now enjoy deep-rooted relations.

Sep 12 05:19

other markets.Chinese Combat Drones Are Invading Europe To Protect Belt and Road 

Serbian Armed Forces have reportedly bought Chinese-built armed drones, could receive the drones in the coming months, Stars and Stripes reported Tuesday, citing local media reports and officials.

Serbia is expected to take delivery of nine Chengdu Pterodactyl-1 drones from now until February 2020. Media reports in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, said follow up orders in 2020 could exceed 15 more.

Stars and Stripes said the sale "marks Beijing's most significant foray into a continent where armed forces have traditionally relied on US and European weapon-makers."

Earlier this year, Serbian President Aleksander Vucic signed several agreements with Beijing to expand the Belt and Road in the country.

Under the agreement, China is expected to construct new power plants, lay transmission cables, and fiber optics, build new railways, and ports in the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Serbia wants to join the Belt and Road, and are buying Chinese drones as a gesture of good faith. (Not to mention that Chinese drones may, just, be slightly better than those they could buy from the US.)

So, the Chinese are making deals to get what they want, geopolitically and economically.

And what is the US doing to achieve their geopolitical and economic goals? Waging wars of conquest, leaving the conquered country in shock, awe, and horrific emotional, and financial pain.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?!? Bloody EVERYTHING.

Sep 12 04:42

Beijing Considers Re-Authorizing Imports Of US Agricultural Products In Latest 'Goodwill' Gesture

Last night, we reported that President Trump had decided to delay a 5% increase in tariffs on Chinese goods by two weeks, supposedly out of respect for Beijing and its celebration of 70 years of Communist Party rule on Oct. 1. Trump's decision came less than a day after China waived 25% tariffs on 16 types of US goods to try and "sweeten" the deal ahead of trade talks next month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fingers crossed here, but I will not hold my breath here, until I see some concrete movement on both sides.

Sep 11 15:21

Trade War A Weapon Against China’s Spy War

Sep 11 06:13

China Faces Another EV Subsidy Scandal

Sep 11 06:10

China Vows To 'Crush' Pro-Democracy Separatists; Hong Kong Warns Against Foreign Influence

Beijing warned on Monday that Hong Kong is an inseparable part of China and any form of secessionism "will be crushed," after pro-democracy demonstrators begged US President Trump to intervene in the ongoing anti-government movement now in its 14th week.

Sep 11 06:05

China's Xi: "I Can't Believe What President Trump Says"

With equity futures gradually rolling over overnight, there was the obligatory dose of trade war optimism in this morning's news flow, with Trump reiterating that China wants to talk, while China was said to be hopeful the US can create conditions for trade talks; this was followed by a CCTV report according to which U.S. delegates said they hope U.S.-China trade talks can achieve progress and reach a deal as soon as possible, while China's premier Li was quoted as saying that China and US should find solutions to disputes based on consensus reached by leaders of the two nations, adding that "China treats domestic, foreign companies fairly" and "puts more focus on intellectual property protection", noting that "companies including U.S. firms are welcome to increase investment in China."

Sep 10 20:02

China increases gold reserves, taxes US oil

Sep 10 16:28

China's data centers emit as much carbon as 21 million cars

China's data centers produced 99 million metric tons of carbon dioxide last year, the equivalent of about 21 million cars on the road, according to a new report.

Data centers store electronic information like emails, photos and videos, and worldwide they consume between 3% and 5% of total global electricity, and rival the airline industry in terms of carbon emissions.

Sep 10 06:17

Hong Kong Tourism Plunges 40%, Most Since 2003 SARS Outbreak

As the protests in Hong Kong drag on into their fifteenth week, Bloomberg reports that the city's tourism industry has taken its biggest hit since the 2003 SARS outbreak.

Tourist arrivals in the city declined almost 40% in August from a year earlier, according to Financial Secretary Paul Chan, who published the figures in a blog post published Sunday.

Sep 10 06:10

Russia, China Continue "Massive Substitution" Of Dollar Assets By Gold

"I think it’s clear to everyone now" exclaimed Russian President Vladimir Putin, (and French President Macron recently said so publicly), "that the leading role of the West is ending. I cannot imagine an effective international organization without [Russia], India and China."

Sep 09 11:39

Hong Kong Protesters Urge Trump To "Liberate" City In March On US Consulate

This certainly won't help perceptions from the mainland after a summer that's witnessed Beijing authorities repeatedly blame a US "hidden hand" for fueling the Hong Kong crisis: thousands of protesters Sunday were heard calling for President Trump to "liberate" the Chinese-controlled territory. Reuters reports the appeal for US intervention was made during a march in front of the US Consulate:

Sep 09 10:58

Welcome to the Indo-Russia Maritime Silk Road

BRICS for the moment may be dead – considering the nasty cocktail of economic brutalism and social intolerance delivered by the incendiary “Captain” Bolsonaro in Brazil. Yet RIC – Russia-India-China – is alive, well and thriving.

That was more than evident after the Putin-Modi bilateral summit in Vladivostok.

Sep 09 09:20

China boosts gold reserves by nearly 100 tons

China’s foreign exchange reserves jumped to $3.1072 trillion despite the falling yuan and escalating trade war with the US, while raising its gold holdings by nearly 2.89 million troy ounces (99 tons) in nine months.

The bullion reserves rose to 62.45 million troy ounces (2,141 tons) as of the end of last month, according to the latest data released by the People’s Bank of China. That’s nearly five percent more since the end of last year, when the country had 59.56 million ounces (2,042 tons) and resumed the purchases.

Sep 09 07:54

US preparing to take on Russia, China by quitting INF: Analyst

The US government’s withdrawal from the INF Treaty arms control mechanism and its push towards upgrading its nuclear weapons shows it is planning to take on Russia and China militarily, an American scholar has warned.

Dennis Etler, a former professor of Anthropology at Cabrillo College in California, made the remarks after the US Navy test-fired four Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs).

The test launches were carried out by the Ohio class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska this week from an unspecified location off the coast of Southern California.

The USS Nebraska received the first series of improved Trident missiles in 2013. Dubbed D5 Life Extension, the missiles have improved range and electronics and would remain in service until 2040s, the report said.

Sep 09 07:50

Saudi Arabia 'will cut oil production in an attempt to send prices up across the globe' as US-China trade war stokes fear of worldwide recession

Saudi Arabia's new energy minister has said he favours cutting oil production in order to shore up prices amid a global over-supply, according to reports.

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, who was appointed by father King Salman Sunday, is said to have made the remark at the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi Monday.

Oil prices have been falling as America ramps up supply using fracking techniques, while fears of a global recession amid its trade war with China has caused a slump in demand.

Because both of these factors are outside of OPEC's direct control, analysts have voiced doubts over how effective cutting production would be in bottoming-out the market.

However, Prince Abdulaziz appeared to swing his support behind further output reductions at the summit.

'Cutting output will benefit all members of OPEC,' he reportedly said.

Sep 09 06:56

Blain: Trump Picked A Great Moment To Declare Trade War Against China

Blain's Morning Porridge, submitted by Bill Blain of Shard Capital

"There is a time to every purpose under heaven…"

It feels like Autumn has arrived. There is a chill in the air and cold rain, and that’s a real shame as I’m taking some very important clients out for a day’s sailing. The sun never shines on the righteous! Not only will they get cold and wet, but will have to listen to me blather on all day..

Is the changing of the seasons the theme for the coming week? Could be. Step back and look past the noise, and the global picture is all about long-term change.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is perhaps one of the most "bullish" stances I have seen on the US/China trade war; I do, however, hope and pray that such a trade war doesn't devolve into a shooting war, as that would be utterly catastrophic for both countries, and the world.

Sep 08 11:53

Scott Adams: All the Crazy People on Twitter Today, Hong Kong, Science

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1170698626659602434?s=20

Twitter says I’m a “Soros puppet” working with Bill Pulte…
…as Bill gives away his money to various people in need
Q crowd is outraged and full of suspicion
Kamala’s: “well said, well said” in response to cruel statement
HK protesters attempting to pull the US into their fight, should we?
Accidental discovery, epigenetic clock…it made people YOUNGER
IMMORTALITY…here we come!!!
“Quantum radar” has potential to render stealth aircraft detectable
Bill Gates concept of seeding the atmosphere to combat climate change
Hurricane prevention is another potential benefit
My weird medical symptoms and their surprising common source
Loss of hearing, loss of smell, allergy issues…but only 1 nostril
Andrew Yang: Victim of media conspiracy to delete him?
CNN’s love letter to Kamala Harris

Sep 07 11:43

Scott Adams: #Decoupling, Rehab, Food and Healthcare, More Fun Than it Sounds

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1170336396759846918?s=20

China COULD stop sending Fentanyl to America…
…but they choose to continue
A “credit score” for China and other trading partner countries?
Bill Maher’s comments on people eating themselves to death
Successful rehab numbers are pretty low
Can DNA predict who has drug addict potential?
Bill Pulte’s internet philanthropy
Q followers suspicious, researching Bill’s motivations
Anybody have suggestions for a different, better method?

Sep 06 07:35

US ARMY AWARDS TWO KEY HYPERSONIC MISSILE CONTRACTS

SOURCE: ZEROHEDGE

The race for hypersonic missiles heated up last week when the US Army awarded two key contracts to catch up to Russia and China. After a decade of experimental prototypes, the Army is expected to get its hands on hypersonic missiles that will be fielded in the next four years, reported Breaking Defense.

Dynetics won the first contract to produce 20 Common Hypersonic Glide Bodies (C-HGB) for both the Army and the Navy.

Lockheed Martin won the second, with a $347 million contract to upgrade eight of the C-HGBs with guidance systems, rocket boosters, protective canisters, and a missile battery that can house four Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) launchers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Upon reading this, I am reminded of a little sign on the wall, of the Band Director's Studio, at Hillsdale, Highschool, which read: "RESULTS: NOT EXCUSES!!"

I hope these companies collectively understand, that time is NOT on their side, in this endeavor.

Duke Compagna, the Band Director at Hillsdale High in San Mateo, was an inspiration to hundreds of kids over the years, as their band director; a gentle, caring Alpha male, who created a really fine band ensemble.

And to his spirit; Duke, we still remember you, fondly!! :-)

Sep 05 11:34

Scott Adams: Climate Change Debate Winners and Losers, Hong Kong

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1169611377503113217?s=20

One-half of a percent of military budget diverted to build the wall
Thoughts on each candidate’s performance and policies
Projecting a leadership image, policies and appearance
Only what the media decides to promote, matters
Science believers…believe scientist climate change reports
Science believers…do NOT believe scientists on SAFE nuclear power?
Our Space Force will require nuclear power development
Do anti-nuclear Presidential candidates know that?

Sep 05 07:47

diversification attempts - Navy, Marine Corps Begin Arctic War Exercise To Counter Russia and China

The US Navy and Marine Corps are conducting a month-long war exercise in Alaska against the rising threats of Russia and China in the Arctic region.

A massive threat to the US is that Russia and China are trying to establish the Belt and Road Initiative in the Arctic, by developing new shipping lanes that are now more accessible thanks to global warming.

The US must continue to show force in the Arctic and not allow Russia and China from establishing the "Polar Silk Road."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word, please; just how, can you tell the American people, that you are going to oppose the polar silk road, without a major military confrontation against both China and Russia?!? I cannot believe for a moment, that this is for either Chinese, or Russian consumption, because you; Xi Ping, and Russia's Putin, understand the realities here.

Russia and China are creating far superior weapons to those created by their American counterparts; and one, stingingly humiliating example of this is when Edrogan decided to buy the Russian S-400 Defense system, rather than the American alternative.

Russia and China still conscript; the US does not.

All of this, combined with the reality that the US military doesn't have the budget; the troop strength; the manufacturing, or the weaponry to ensure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia and/or China, should give you, and the others in the bowels of power in DC, pause to perhaps find a diplomatic solution here, rather than a military one.

And President Trump, please, consider the following realities

Sep 05 07:28

Global Stocks, US Futures Surge As China, US Set To Restart Trade Talks

In a world where every single trading day's mood is set by the latest trade war news, headlines, rumors and innuendo, it should come as no surprise that following news that the US and China are set to agreed to restart high-level trade talks in early October in Washington, that global stocks and US equity futures will be another sea of green, with the S&P jumping 26 point and now just 2% below its all time highs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fingers crossed, but I am not holding my breath for major solutions to come quickly here; there are a lot of complicated issues, which need to be resolved, slowly, ethically, and in a win/win manner.

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