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Feb 24 10:10

China Prepares For "Regime Collapse" In North Korea

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

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

Feb 24 10:10

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

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

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

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

Feb 24 09:32

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

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

Feb 24 06:26

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

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

Feb 22 15:37

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

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

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

Feb 22 14:57

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

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

Feb 22 09:28

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

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

Feb 22 07:15

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

Feb 21 09:15

White House Leakers In The Process Of Being Exposed

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

Feb 21 09:13

China orders GPS tracking of every car in troubled region

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Feb 20 15:08

President Trump: Diplomacy and Democracy in America

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

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

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

Feb 20 10:08

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

North Korea just lost a very big ally.

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Feb 20 09:44

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

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

Feb 19 10:19

U.S. deploys carrier to contentious South China Sea

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 19 08:23

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

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

Or could they?

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

Feb 18 10:39

Insanity of NATO 2.0 for MidEast

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

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

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

Feb 17 15:33

China May Bar Foreign Ships From Its Waters

Feb 17 11:36

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

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

Feb 14 16:50

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

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

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

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

Feb 14 10:01

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

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

Feb 14 07:51

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

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

Feb 11 14:52

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

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

Feb 10 13:11

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

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

Feb 10 11:30

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Feb 10 10:15

Something Dark Is Looming And It's Headed Our Way

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

Feb 09 16:05

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

between the Philippines and the Chinese mainland.

Feb 09 14:52

Chinese Real-Estate Buyers Descend On Seattle

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

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

Feb 09 12:25

Beijing threatens to shut down bitcoin exchanges

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

Feb 09 11:48

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Feb 09 10:54

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Feb 09 08:27

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A bit of irony with your morning coffee.

Feb 08 12:58

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

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

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

Feb 06 12:55

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

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

Feb 05 18:04

Chinese pirates are facing lifelong 'social credit' downgrade

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

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

Feb 05 12:05

The Importance of Maintaining The Balance of Power

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

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

Feb 05 12:00

Taking the Long View – Justin Raimondo

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

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

Feb 05 08:12

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

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

Feb 03 13:02

China’s demand for gold can’t be met

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

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

Feb 02 16:59

Our war with China another Vietnam War in the making

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

But if not ...

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

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

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

Regime Change in Kiev

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please.

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

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

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

DEAL WITH IT!!

Feb 02 00:30

Trump Is Being Sabotaged by the Pentagon — Paul Craig Roberts

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

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

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

Feb 01 17:06

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

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

Feb 01 09:02

China Tests Missile With 10 Warheads

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

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

Feb 01 07:09

CHINA’S TYPE 055 DESTROYER: FROM BLUEPRINT TO REALITY

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

Jan 31 08:31

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

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

Jan 31 08:13

Chinese Army Commander: War With US Increasing Reality

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

Jan 29 09:09

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

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

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

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

Jan 28 10:11

COMMUNIST CHINESE CLAIM THEY RULE AMERICA

Jan 27 19:15

China Invents Paper Resistant To Fire And Water

Chinese scientists have invented paper for a second time.

Jan 27 13:51

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

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

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

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

Jan 27 13:45

Trump’s First Big Mistake – Justin Raimondo

Syrian “safe zones”: a disaster waiting to happen

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

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

Jan 27 07:48

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

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

Jan 26 15:49

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

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

Jan 26 14:43

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

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

Jan 26 11:45

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

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

Jan 26 11:36

Man Made Climate Change IS Real, China To MAKE Weather

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

Jan 26 09:41

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

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

Oops.

Jan 26 09:33

Bill King: “Trump is a Common Sense Revolution & China, Japan and the Fed in BIG TROUBLE”

Trump is a major provocation to the global system, uncertainty prevails. The markets are smelling inflation in here and the Fed is way behind the curve. “I really like gold in here”…the rest of the world does too.

Jan 25 10:50

Trump's Truth Bombs Are Pushing The Elite's Propaganda Out Into The Open

Trump ends TPP and other countries say they are out. Trump stops all grants in EPA, want to see what they are spending money on.

Jan 25 07:04

From Yin to Yang – Pussy Riot–3, in Washington

The ascent of Donald Trump is more than a change of tenant of the White House on 1600, Pennsylvania Ave. It is a momentous swing from Yin to Yang, from dark feminine to bright masculine paradigm, from Cybele to Christ. Tremendous resistance to the regime change proves its unique importance.

Pussy Riot–3, in Washington, another obscene attempt to use women and their bodies for political and religious anti-Christian purposes.

If you prefer a more up-to-date comparison, this is a new Pussy Riot. Perhaps you remember there was a Russian group of that name. They were anti-Putin like the American lot is anti-Trump; they blasphemed like their American counterparts; they were guided and supported by Louise “Madonna” Ciccone, who starred in Washington threatening to blow up the White House.

Jan 24 17:22

China and Japan's US Treasury Debt Holdings Fall, Russia's Increase

According to the latest reports for November, China’s holdings of the US Treasuries decreased for the sixth month in a row.

Jan 24 16:42

China’s Real Estate Bubble; A Warning Sign For The Global Economy

China, which still is the biggest contributor to global growth, has been looking shaky for a couple of years now.

Jan 24 13:13

Trump Admin Vows To Prevent Beijing's Island Building In South China Sea

The administration of new US President Donald Trump has stepped up war of words with China over the South China Sea and Beijing’s trade policies, drawing a rocky future for Sino-American ties.

In his first daily briefing on Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that Washington was going to stop Beijing’s “island building” in the South China Sea.

Jan 24 11:30

Xi Jinping: Nuclear weapons … should be completely prohibited

IPPNW welcomes the statement by Chinese President Xi Jinping that “nuclear weapons … should be completely prohibited and destroyed over time to make the world free of them.” President Xi’s remarks, made during a speech on January 18 at the United Nations in Geneva, were consistent with China’s long-standing official support for nuclear disarmament, and come as the UN is preparing to convene negotiations on a new treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons.

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... which Israel will ignore.

Jan 24 09:17

This Chinese Province Says It Faked Fiscal Data for Several Years

The rust-belt province of Liaoning fabricated fiscal numbers from 2011 to 2014, local officials have said, raising fresh doubts about the accuracy of China’s economic data just days ahead of the release of the nation’s full-year growth report.

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China is picking up bad habits from the US Government!

Jan 24 09:00

Waking Up To Possible War With China? Team Trump Vows To STOP Beijing in the South China Sea!

I think what the American people need to realize right now, President Trump and his Team mean business...to say when they speak they mean it. I think we have become accustomed to lack of action in the Obama Presidency.

Jan 23 16:06

Don’t Start A Trade War With China

Mock-up of planned Russian-Chinese airliner to compete with Boeing and Airbus. To enter service by 2025. Ambitious? Oh yes. Remember when we laughed at Toyota, Airbus, and Trump?

Is Washington really going to start a trade war with China, or is it just huffing and puffing for the position? I don’t know. Mr. Trump has inexplicably failed to brief me. A point worth bearing in mind:

Jan 23 11:39

Trump’s Inaugural Address Was Like No Other in History

He is rich enough, and independent enough, and cantankerous enough that he may not get stuck in the swamps of political compromise.

Donald Trump’s inaugural address is going to go down in history as one of the great ones.I say this as a man with 59 years of public speaking experience and a Ph.D. in American history.

Trump’s speech was different from any previous inaugural address. He spoke directly to his political base. He did not try to pull the country together in some kind of vague, pie-in-the-sky, common-ground political rhetoric. He threw down the gauntlet from the very beginning. Standing in front of the Capitol building, surrounded by former Presidents and politicians, he said that everything they had done in the past has been a way to extract power from the American people and to feather their own nests. This, of course, is exactly what they have done. Nobody had ever said this before in an inaugural address.

Jan 23 11:17

China says it is ready to assume “world leadership”, slams western democracy as “flawed”

Over the weekend China used the Trump inauguration to warn about the perils of democracy, touting the relative stability of the Communist system as President Xi Jinping heads toward a twice-a-decade reshuffle of senior leadership posts.

Jan 23 00:32

Sidestepping the Military Leviathan: Make Money, Not War

Is Washington really going to start a trade war with China, or is it just huffing and puffing for position? I don’t know. Mr. Trump has inexplicably failed to brief me. A point worth bearing in mind:

The United States cannot compete commercially with a developed Asia, or China.

America has nowhere to go. It is a fully developed economy that cannot grow rapidly if it grows at all. America is also a country of only medium size with a white and Asian population of a bit more than two hundred million who do all the brain work. It has a decaying system of education, declining living standards, and an economy crippled by huge military expenditures.

By contrast China has a billion Han Chinese, intelligent government, a great deal of room to grow and high rates of doing so. The combined land mass, population, and economic potential of Asia are staggering. In differing degrees, Asian nations are growing.

Jan 22 12:15

GLOBAL SHAKING: CHINA WARNS OF ‘DRAMATIC CHANGES’ AND ‘FIRES BEING LIT’ AS PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKES OFFICE

CHINA HAS REACTED NERVOUSLY TO DONALD TRUMP’S INAUGURATION, WITH ONE STATE-CONTROLLED MEDIA OUTLET WARNING OF “DRAMATIC CHANGES” AND “FIRES” BEING LIT BY THE NEW US ADMINISTRATION.

Jan 22 09:12

Trump’s Inaugural Speech – Promises, Hopes and Opportunities

Could 21st century capitalism dump imperialism? Maybe.
Just hours ago Donald Trump was finally sworn in as the President of the United States. Considering all the threats hanging over this event, this is good news because at least for the time being, the Neocons have lost their control over the Executive Branch and Trump is now finally in a position to take action.

The other good news is Trump’s inauguration speech which included this historical promise “We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow”. Could that really mean that the USA has given up its role of World Hegemon? The mere fact of asking the question is already an immensely positive development as nobody would have asked it had Hillary Clinton been elected.

Jan 21 15:46

2017 will be the year of currency wars – And China plays an important role

The past few years, ‘currency war’ was the ‘talk of the town’, but truth be told, there was no real ‘cold’ trade and currency war.

Jan 21 08:07

Rickards: Is China about to drop a bombshell?

Is Trump’s anti-China rhetoric going to trigger another currency war with China? If so, China may jump out ahead and devalue the Chinese yuan.

Jan 20 11:41

Evergrande, one of the largest real estate developer in China, is in dire financial condition

Evergrande is one of the top 5 largest real estate developer in China (maybe the 2nd largest). Since its founding it has ventured into many other businesses like sports and until recently bottled water.

Jan 20 10:03

China To Pour $3 Billion in Iran’s Refining Capacity

China will invest US$3 billion in the upgrade of Iran’s oil refining facilities, Iranian media reported, with the bulk of the investment going into the Abadan refinery.

According to Deputy Oil Minister Abbas Kazemi, China has already “opened the financing” for the refinery’s upgrade. Iran’s oil and gas infrastructure has suffered the results of years of neglect because of insufficient maintenance funds during the sanction years as well as access to new technology and equipment.

Last week China’s statistical bureau reported that the country’s crude oil imports had increased to 64.4 percent of domestic demand and this is expected to continue, with imports rising by a total 17 percent in the period 2015-2020, with domestic output falling by 7 percent in the period, according to the National Development and Reform Commission.

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China and Iran are making deals, to secure what they need; over the past 16 years, the US government has been waging wars of aggression to do the same.

What is wrong with this picture?!?

Flipping everything!!!

Jan 20 09:27

China And Other Countries Are Dumping U.S. Reserves At An Accelerated Pace

As of right now the BREXIT is moving forward.

Jan 19 14:41

China’s Holdings of US Treasuries Plunge at Historic Pace

A toxic trifecta for bondholders.

Jan 19 13:05

Will Global Economy Shatter If China Collapses

The Chinese made a foray to the world economy with low-priced production and mass manufacturing bias.

Jan 19 12:46

CHINESE, ASIAN tourists avoiding Paris like the plague because of Muslim violence, theft, and terrorism

President of the Chinese Association of Travel Agencies in France, Jean-François Zhou, said “increasingly violent” thefts and assaults are turning France into “one of the worst destinations for foreign tourists.” Many tourists are now looking to Russia as a much safer holiday destination.

Jan 19 08:25

Taiwan Has Started Massive Drills Simulating Chinese Attack

Taiwan initiated defense preparation exercises in response to provocation by China, vowing to “enhance training 365 days a year.”

Jan 18 21:43

Hillary Clinton wanted to discuss ditching Taiwan: WikiLeaks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to an alleged e-mail by Hillary Clinton published by WikiLeaks, the former United States Secretary of State was willing to discuss a New York Times editorial calling on Washington to ditch Taiwan in return for China writing off debt.

If Hillary was part of a deal with China to exchange Taiwan for debt then this would explain why China has a problem with Trump, the deal fell through!

Jan 18 18:01

'We'd rather go to Moscow' Paris becomes tourist no-go zone after wave of crime and terror

PARIS has become a no-go zone for Chinese tourists because of rising levels of violent street crime and fears of a new terror attack in the French capital.

Jan 17 10:00

Trump, Kissinger and Ma playing on a crowded chessboard

Place your bets on who will be the major partner in the Trump, Kissinger and Ma law firm.

Kissinger has drafted a plan to officially recognize Crimea as part of Russia and lift the Obama administration’s economic sanctions.

The plan fits into Kissinger’s overall strategy — call it a traditional British Balance of Power, or Divide and Rule, approach — of breaking up the Eurasian front (Russia-China-Iran) that constitutes the real “threat” to what Mattis defines as the “established world order.”

Jan 16 14:26

While U.S. Media Celebrates Feminization of Boys, China Moves to Prevent 'Masculinity Crisis'

While the lying media in the US encourages confused young boys to take puberty blockers and chop their penises off to "become girls," China is moving hard to prevent a "masculinity crisis."

Jan 16 06:28

Can the great war be prevented …

The sheer size of the exercise and the chosen region might already be interpreted as a clear warning to the West not to lay undue strain on the question of the “annexation of the Crimea” and not to test the patience of Russia in the Donbass area unduly. At the same time, we are informed that a coastal defence is to be constructed on the outermost eastern tip of Russia by 2018. One week before the start of the “Caucasus 2016” exercise, the Russian defence minister Shoigu confirmed the plans for the establishment of a special troop unit in the Chukotka region. The decision to do so was made in 2015 and is “part of a plan for the establishment of a unified system of coastal defence from the Arctic in the north to the Premorja territory in the south”. This is intended to secure the Kuriles and the Bering Sea as well as cover the routes of the fleets in the Pacific, and thus also to increase the combat power of Russia’s nuclear-strategic naval forces.

Jan 15 09:24

Tillerson’s Belligerent Remarks Bode Ill For US-Chinese Relations: Scholar

US Secretary of State designate Rex Tillerson’s intemperate and belligerent remarks during his confirmation hearing bode ill for the future of US-China relations under the Donald Trump presidency, according to Professor Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs.

Jan 15 04:39

Can Trump Fix the Economy In 2017?

Paul Craig Roberts (born April 3, 1939) is an American economist, journalist, blogger and former civil servant. He reached the height of his government career when he became the United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under President Reagan in 1981.

Dr. Roberts elucidates how Trump can fix the the Economy.

I cannot assure you that Trump is not another fake like Obama. But it is a mistake to begin with this assumption. Why write off in advance the only person with the courage to put his life on the line and take on the corrupt and evil Washington establishment?

Jan 14 16:18

China expert: Tillerson's plan for the South China Sea would 'certainly end up in a shooting war with China' Business Insider

(Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of state nominee, Rex Tillerson, made waves internationally on Thursday by suggesting that the US should "send China a clear signal that, first, the island-building stops, and second, your access to those islands also is not going to be allowed."
Suggesting China stop its building of artificial islands and militarizing them doesn't sharply break with the policy of President Barack Obama's administration, but suggesting a blockade — or forcefully stopping China from sailing to its land features in the South China Sea — does.
China's response, at first muted, has come back strong, with Chinese media saying that "unless Washington plans to wage a large-scale war in the South China Sea, any other approaches to prevent Chinese access to the islands will be foolish."

Jan 14 13:57

China, Vietnam pledge to settle differences over South China Sea claims

Trump has just helped Obama worsen relations with China. First the Philippines and now Vietnam are sidling up to their big neighbor China and making nice. Good for the Chinese and the Vietnamese.

China and Vietnam have promised to settle their differences regarding territorial claims in the South China Sea and to safeguard peace in the region, the two countries said in a joint communique.

Jan 14 13:35

Is Trump Already Finished? — Paul Craig Roberts

January 13, 2017
Is Trump Already Finished?

Paul Craig Roberts

It did not take long before we knew there was no hope of change from President Obama. But at least he went into his inauguration with an unprecedented number of Americans on the Mall showing their support for the President of Change. Hope was abundant.

But with Trump, we are already losing faith, if not yet with him, at least with his choice of those who comprise his government even before Trump is inaugurated.

Trump’s choice for Secretary of State not only sounds like the neoconservatives in declaring Russia to be a threat to the United States and all of Europe, but also sounds like Hillary Clinton in declaring the South China Sea to be an area of US dominance. One would think that the chaiman of Exxon was not an idiot, but I am no longer sure. In his confirmation hearing, Rex Tillerson said that China’s access to its own South China Sea is “not going to be allowed.”

Jan 14 13:15

Is Trump About to Debunk the Media’s ‘Putin-gate’ Conspiracy Theory?

So get out the popcorn, and put your feet up: the entertainment is about to begin!

Cold war drama fizzling fast

“It wouldn’t be a bad opening for a Tom Clancy novel about the Cold War” – that’s how the Los Angeles Times described the sequence of events leading up to the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats (“spies”) and the latest face-off between Washington and Moscow.

Indeed the whole episode of has about it a fictional aura, which is, after all, only appropriate, since the entire basis of this latest cold war drama is pure invention.

Jan 14 13:12

The Establishment Is Trying To Steal The Presidency From Trump And the Liberal-Left Is Helping

Where is the liberal-left’s moral conscience?

The US military, the CIA, and their whores in the US media are undemocratically pursuing their own agenda independent of the policy of the president-elect.

We could dismiss Trump’s admission as throwing a bone to the CIA so they can feel vindicated and get off his back, and the statements by Tillerson and Mattis could be dismissed as what has to be said in order to be confirmed.

Jan 14 13:05

US Intel Agencies Try to Strong-Arm Trump Into War with Russia

The big shots who run the country are trying to strong-arm ‘the Donald’ into carrying their water so the depredations can continue...

Powerful elites are using the credibility of the US Intelligence agencies to demonize Russia and prepare the country for war.

Last week’s 25-page report, that was released by the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, illustrates to what extent intelligence is being “fixed around the policy”.

The Intelligence Community has been coerced into compromising its credibility to incite fear of Russia and to advance the geopolitical ambitions of deep state powerbrokers.

Jan 14 12:59

Risks and Opportunities for 2017

Just a few days into 2017 and we can already say with a great degree of confidence that 2017 will be a historical year. Furthermore, I submit that 2017 will be the “Year of Trump” because one of roughly three things will happen: either Trump will fully deliver on his threats and promises, or Trump deliver on some, but far from all, his threats and promises or, finally, Trump will be neutralized by the Neocon-run Congress, media, intelligence community. He might even be impeached or murdered.

Of course, there is an infinity of sub-possibilities here, but for the purpose of this discussion I will call the first option “Trump heavy”, the second one “Trump light” and the third one “Trump down”.

Jan 14 12:55

Let Trump Be Trump?

Could Trump redefine the presidency?

Donald Trump may be a historic figure, but that does not mean he is easy to understand or anticipate. One thing is for sure – he has a unique style and form of communication.

Jan 13 13:40

Is the US Positioning Itself for A Military Presence in Myanmar? Using the “Rohingya Crisis” as a Pretext?

The governments of the United States and United Kingdom have spent decades and millions of dollars creating the political opposition fronts that constitute support for Myanmar’s new (and first ever) State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. This support includes backing Suu Kyi’s saffron-clad street fronts who make up a nationwide network of “monk” alliances and associations.

And it is these alliances and associations that have served at the forefront of persecution against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority.

Also for years, this violent persecution has unfolded in what was otherwise a media blackout across North America and Europe. When violence reaches fevered pitches, American and European media organisations intentionally introduce ambiguity as to who precisely is leading anti-Rohingya violence.

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What is that line about "never letting a good crisis go to waste"?!?

So now, the US expects its military to go in as "advisors" for the Myanmar military against a horrifically persecuted minority group, the Muslim Rohingya who, many times literally get burned out of their shacks?!?

I never thought, looking at various wars blamed on religious differences, but actually, about access to resources, that I would have to say "Watch out; here come the Buddhists!" Unfortunately, Myanmar is the exception to that, and big-time.

Jan 13 13:11

China, Russia agree on more 'countermeasures' against U.S. anti-missile system: Xinhua

China and Russia have agreed to take further unspecified "countermeasures" in response to a U.S. plan to deploy an anti-missile system in South Korea, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday.

The countermeasures "will be aimed at safeguarding interests of China and Russia and the strategic balance in the region", Xinhua said, citing a statement released after a China-Russia security meeting.

China and Russia held a joint anti-missile drill last May after Washington and Seoul began discussions over installing the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to counter any North Korean threats.

THAAD is now due to be deployed on a South Korean golf course, unsettling Moscow and Beijing, which worry that the system's powerful radar will compromise their security and do nothing to lower tensions on the Korean peninsula.

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(Sigh, hair-tearing out noises): What the US government should be doing right now is working with China and Russia to get North Korea back to the negotiating table to create a peace treaty, which gives North Korea assurances on trade, in exchange for them stopping their nuclear weapons program.

But of course...THAT...would be logical.

And unfortunately, the US government hasn't had a really on-going relationship with logic for quite some time now.

Jan 13 11:02

Tillerson’s Belligerent Remarks Bode Ill For US-Chinese Relations: Scholar

US Secretary of State designate Rex Tillerson’s intemperate and belligerent remarks during his confirmation hearing bode ill for the future of US-China relations under the Donald Trump presidency, according to Professor Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs.

Jan 13 09:52

Family stunned 'dead' man knocks on his OWN COFFIN during funeral to ask what's going on

The 75-year-old, from the Sichuan Province in south-west China, had been pronounced dead by his son as well as a dozen relatives after he had apparently “stopped breathing” and was said to have “cold feet and hands”, according to local media reports.

However, things were not as they appeared and some eight hours after the man had been pronounced dead he managed to amaze the gathered grieving family and friends by knocking on the coffin lid and asking: “What’s going on? Are you preparing my funeral?”

Jan 13 09:15

Trump risks 'war' with Beijing if US blocks access to South China Sea, state media warns

The US risks a “large-scale war” with China if it attempts to blockade islands in the South China Sea, Chinese state media has said, adding that if recent statements become policy when Donald Trump takes over as president “the two sides had better prepare for a military clash”.

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Okay children; settle down!

Jan 13 07:48

Falling Exports And Restrictions On Analysts Doesn't Augur Well For China And Global Economy

There was further proof of protectionist policy making by China and the United States on Friday.

Jan 13 03:57

Review of The CIA As Organized Crime

The kind of revelation that Valentine has provided needs to be presented judiciously and dispassionately as it is shocking to the uninitiated.

If you want to learn about the CIA as a deep state within the surface state, read this book.

Priceless explanations abound in paragraphs. Valentine writes that the government wages psywar against the American public in various ways for various purposes.

Jan 13 03:54

The Neocon’s declaration of war against Trump

This is a political coup d’etat...an attempt at removing Donald Trump from the White House.

After several rather lame false starts, the Neocons have now taken a step which can only be called a declaration of war against Donald Trump.

It all began with CNN published an article entitled “Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him”

Within one short week we went from allegations of “Russian hacking” to “having a traitor sitting in the White House”

Jan 12 16:32

Xi Jinping: “In 10 Years We Can Expect a New World Order”

“The world is on the verge of radical change. We see that the European Union is gradually falling apart, how the US economy is crashing, and that all this will end with a new rearrangement of the world. In 10 years we can expect a new world order in which the key factor will be the alliance between China and Russia.”

Jan 12 15:42

China Must Be Banned From Artificial Islands: Rex Tillerson

US President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, says China must stop its island-building activities in the disputed South China Sea and be banned from them.

Jan 12 13:10

Obama’s ‘Farewell To Arms’ As War Presidency Ends

Self-declared liberal Americans consider Bush to be a warmongering disaster, yet somehow they hail Obama as some kind of progressive «peace president».

Eight straight years of warmongering come to an end as US President Barack Obama bows out with his «farewell to the nation» speech this week, as fawning American media dubbed his valediction.

In reality, Obama’s outgoing address should have been billed as a «farewell to arms» made by arguably one of the most belligerent presidents to ever have occupied the White House.

Only in exceptionally delusional America could such a pernicious paradox be presented as something honorable and sentimental.

Jan 12 13:05

Stephen F Cohen: Who Are the Real Enemies of US National Security?

If anti-Trump American forces are behind untrue allegations of this magnitude, those forces are the primary enemies of US national security and should be investigated fully and publicly.

Cohen raises the following issues, which he and Batchelor discuss:

Two conflicting interpretations are suggested, says Cohen. Either Trump is about to become a potentially seditious American president. Or powerful US forces are trying to destroy his presidency before it begins, perhaps even prevent him from taking office.

Jan 12 12:23

Beijing Not Amused After Tillerson Says US Will Block Chinese Access To South China Sea Islands

During his confirmation hearing as Trump's SecState, Rex Tillerson said a failure to respond to China had allowed it to “keep pushing the envelope” in the South China Sea and added that "we’re going to have to send China a clear signal that first the island-building stops and second your access to those islands is also not going to be allowed."

Jan 12 11:26

'Protectionist' Obama Escalates Trade War, Slams China With Subsidized Aluminum Complaint

With all the partisan narrative defining Trump as a tariff-setting, anti-trade, economy-buster, we thought it ironic that free-trade-wunderkind Obama just escalated trade wars by bringing his administration's 16th trade-enforcement complaint against China with WTO, urging tariffs on subsidized Chinese aluminum, after accusing them of funneling artificially cheap loans from state-run banks to producers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You might think President Obama would have had the decency to wait until Trump had assumed the office of President, and figure out how he wanted to handle it; unfortunately, however, this is another classic, passive/aggressive ploy on Obama's part to ratchet up the tensions between the US and China to an even higher degree than it already is.

And I have 3 words with which to characterise this action, 8 days before Trump takes the Oath of Office; childish; churlish; and petulant.

Jan 12 11:20

Gen. Mattis: "Russia Is The Principal Threat To US Security"

“Our Armed Forces must remain the best led, best equipped, and most ready force in the world,” Mattis told the Senate. “We must also embrace our international alliances and security partnerships. History is clear: nations with strong allies thrive and those without them wither.”

“My watchwords will be solvency and security in providing for the protection of our people and the survival of our freedoms,” Mattis said. “America has two fundamental powers. One is intimidation,” Mattis told Senator Gary Peters (D-Michigan). “The other power, which we’ve used less in the last 20 years, is the power of inspiration.” The US should not be turning to military power as the answer to all of its concerns around the world, the retired Marine general added.

Here are some of the key highlights so far:

Russia Is "Principal Threat" To US Security

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I would be curious as to understand in what context Mattis believes Russia is our "principal threat"?!?

Because in looking at Putin's behaviour, I just don't see it. What I see is a master chess player, who has generally been one hundred moves ahead of his American and European counterparts.

Jan 12 08:49

Tillerson: China Should Be Denied Access to South China Sea Islands

Setting a hawkish tone in testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations committee, nominee for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, laid out calls for the US to take aggressive action, arguing that the US ought to deny China access to the islands that China has built.

US officials have been railing against China for building islands in the South China Sea for years, arguing that such construction does not increase their maritime territorial claims. This is true, but there is no strict ban on building islands, despite US “outrage” at them doing so.

Tillerson took the claims much farther, arguing that building islands was “akin to Russia taking Crimea” and that the US needed to take a more aggressive position, to “send China a clear signal” that they not only can’t build more islands, but that they also won’t be allowed access to the islands they’ve already built.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Tillerson had two, industrial-strength "stepped in it moments", during his testimony to Congress, upon which I feel compelled to call him out.

First, a little history: China was awarded the islands in the South China Sea right after World War II, via the Cairo treaty, to "punish Japan" for its aggression. China awarded the islands in the South China Sea by the Cairo Treaty

I would certainly like to believe that our potential Secretary of State doesn't believe that treaties are simply made to be broken.

Secondly, Russia never annexed Crimea:

"Russia never Annexed Crimea, no Plans to intervene in Ukraine, it’s a Western Delusion" – Putin

If he were remembering correctly, he would recall that the duly elected President of Ukraine, President Yanukovich, was thrown under the proverbial bus by an EU/US/IMF/NATO "putsch in 2014, and the western-centric Petro Poroshenko was "anointed" as Ukraine's president in an election which was more crooked than a dog's hind leg. In fact, in February of 2014, the US's Undersecretary of State, Victoria Nuland, was openly bragging about how much money the US had spent to destabilize Ukraine, and this was caught on video:

Victoria Nuland's Admits Washington Has Spent $5 Billion to "Subvert Ukraine"

A little more history; Crimea had been a province of Russia until the mid-50s, when Ukrainian-native Nikita Khrushchev annexed it to Ukraine.

When the putsch happened in 2014, Crimean officials understood that there was no truly representational government in Kiev.

So what they did, in an open and vetted public referendum, Crimean officials asked its people whether they wanted to stay as part of the Ukraine, or become a member of the Russian Federation. The Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to join the Russian Federation, and leave Ukraine. The Russian Federation accepted their request, and Crimea then became a member of the Russia Federation.

Call me silly, but this looks suspiciously like "peaceful self-determination", and NOT an act of "annexation by Russia".

So even though the US had a huge hand in destabilizing Ukraine and installing their western-centric puppet, Poroshenko, the US and Ukraine got very annoyed when Crimea chose to become a member of the Russia Federation, and slapped sanctions on them for something Russia never did; the "alleged annexation of Crimea".

Jan 12 04:15

The biggest moments from Donald Trump’s fiery press conference

“It’s all fake news. It’s phony stuff. It didn’t happen, and it was gotten by opponents of ours, as you know..."

President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference Wednesday since winning the election and answered questions about his relationship with Russia, arrangements for the future of his business, and some of his plans for the first days of his administration. Trump vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare within the “same hour,”. He also promised to name a Supreme Court nominee within the first two weeks after he takes office. The event was marked by tense exchanges...

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