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Nov 14 07:48

China dissidents 'detained ahead of Obama visit'

China has detained several dissidents and campaigners ahead of US President Barack Obama's much-anticipated first visit to the country, their relatives and close contacts told AFP Saturday.

Nov 13 10:13

Chinese Lien on US Treasury

The Chinese parties were signing papers at the World Court on 11th November 2009, following preparatory activity on 10th November, to execute their LIEN on the US Treasury. As one of the key aggrieved Beneficiary Owners of the loaned 10,000 tonnes of gold and the currency boxes etc., the World Court powers will enable them to seize US assets around the world within their jurisdictions and probably even on the high seas and at airports, to the value of the stolen/diverted assets.

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Nov 12 06:03

China sets plan to let currency move higher

China signalled it will allow its currency to appreciate against the U.S. dollar, bowing to international pressure days ahead of a visit from U.S. President Barack Obama.

The move to allow the yuan to rise against the greenback would provide much-needed relief to countries trying to compete against China's mighty export machine and put further downward pressure on an already battered U.S. dollar.

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Nov 06 08:06

Jobs Question Jeopardizes Wind Farm’s Stimulus Deal

The Green Economy at work!

Nov 03 22:55

US/China Military partnership is treason, Not symbolic "friendship"

Chinese general on a long march
By Peter J Brown, Nov 3, 2009
The United States and China are warming up - at least symbolically - their military ties ahead of United States President Barack Obama's first official visit to China in mid-November. In late October, General Xu Caihou, the second-highest ranking officer in the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), started a long trip to the US....Xu was also accompanied by General Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief of general staff of the PLA, Lieutenant General Zhao Keshi, commander of the Nanjing Military Area Command, and Rear Admiral Jiang Weilie, chief of staff of East Fleet of the PLA Navy, among others.

Nov 02 09:26

An orderly decline

The financial crisis has pushed the issue of the dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency to the forefront of the market’s agenda. And as ultra-loose US fiscal and monetary policies have weighed on its value, so calls for an alternative to the US currency as the world’s numeraire have increased.

Oct 30 06:38

The Not-So-Great Mall of China: Welcome to the world's largest (and loneliest) shopping centre

Dick Groves, a retail consultant based in Hong Kong, said the failure of the New South China Mall was down to inexperience in leasing business and an undisciplined financial system.

'When it's easy to get financing without having to convince someone of the project's feasability, and without having to show pre-leasing commitment, you can start to get into trouble,' he told The National.

Oct 29 13:10

Amazing Pictures, Pollution in China

Oct 25 11:05

Key China box index drops for first time since June

Alarm bells are ringing for liner firms as one of the most accurate gauges of the container index fell for the first time in more than four months Friday.

Oct 16 09:14

Obama loosens missile technology controls to China

President Obama recently shifted authority for approving sales to China of missile and space technology from the White House to the Commerce Department -- a move critics say will loosen export controls and potentially benefit Chinese missile development.

The president issued a little-noticed "presidential determination" Sept. 29 that delegated authority for determining whether missile and space exports should be approved for China to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder what the "quid pro quo" here was.

China has been very nervous recently about its dollar holdings, and given the current sorry state of US currency, who can blame them?

Was this move made to cause them not to dump dollar holdings in the short term?

Oct 16 09:11

Chinese leader's comments dash Iran sanction hopes

Premier Wen Jiabao said Thursday that China intends to strengthen its cooperation with Iran, an indication Beijing would oppose growing calls in the West for additional sanctions against the Islamic regime for its nuclear program.

Oct 15 11:08

Video: China forges links with Iran

Oct 14 18:21

Money and Mandarin lessons fuel China's African invasion

Chinese trade with Africa has grown from less than £6.3bn at the beginning of the decade to pass £60bn at the end of last year – only the European Union and the US do more business.

There are now some 800 Chinese companies operating in Africa and the investors in talks in Conakry are not from Beijing but from the Hong Kong-based China Investment Fund. Yet only two months ago officials in Beijing said that China would not be investing in Guinea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Notice how the writers of this article characterize the emergence of Chinese business in Africa as an "invasion", as though deal making was somehow inferior to military attack and occupation to get the geopolitcal outcomes a foreign country wants to have happen here.

Oct 13 01:35

Jim Rogers on the Next 10 Years

I’m moving to China … possibly to live in a bunker. At least that was my inclination after listening to a presentation by Jim Rogers yesterday.

Now don’t get me wrong – Mr. Commodities wasn’t all doom and gloom. In fact, his talk was both informative and highly entertaining. But Rogers doesn’t sugarcoat things – he’s very matter-of-fact about his concerns and projections for the future. And most of them don’t bode well for the U.S.

I’ll be posting an interview with Jim Rogers on the site in the coming week, but for now, I just wanted to offer some highlights from his speech at ETF Securities' mini-conference and the Q&A that followed.

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Oct 08 07:56

Western media steps up pressure on China over Iran

In the case of the US, it is precisely the lack of economic ties that is driving its confrontation with Iran. One only has to ask the question: what would happen if relations with Iran were normalised and sanctions lifted? Immediately there would be a scramble for economic position and political influence in Tehran by all the major powers. The US, which has no diplomatic relations with and virtually no trade and investment in Iran, would be starting with a major disadvantage. Confrontation and sanctions, on the other hand, serve to undermine the position of US rivals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the US Government is bashing Iran to prevent the rest of the world from gaining an economic advantage over the US?

Now THERE's a great reason to let your children be killed and crippled!

Oct 06 12:21

China Has Already Walked Away from Derivatives Contracts

Chinese banks defaulted. They may have been partially motivated by U.S. malfeasance in the capital markets that caused losses in Asia. The U.S. squandered its credibility and our cover-ups have done nothing to restore it.

Oct 02 01:38

Ron Paul Warns of Violence from Pending Dollar Crisis; Says Israel Strike on Iran the Trigger

Scary times ahead? Perhaps, if you take credence in what Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, says.

Paul, who had a strong grassroots following during the 2008 presidential election, explained on Glenn Beck’s Sept. 30 radio program that perilous times lie ahead due to the Federal Reserve’s loose monetary policy. Host Glenn Beck asked how an Israeli strike against Iran might trigger problems with the American financial system.

Sep 24 18:46

China hostile to Iran sanctions

China signalled its hostility to new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme yesterday, even as western powers intensified their drive to increase pressure on Tehran.

A day after foreign ministers from the world's big powers - including China itself - called on Tehran to deliver a "serious response" to their offer of negotiations over the nuclear programme, Beijing highlighted its misgivings on a tougher stance. "China always believes that sanctions and pressure should not be an option and will not be conducive to the current diplomatic efforts over the Iran nuclear issue," said Jiang Yu, a foreign ministry spokeswoman.

Sep 23 15:49

China, Russia wouldn't block new Iran sanctions:EU

EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said on Tuesday he did not expect Russia and China would oppose Western powers if they call for new sanctions on Iran for refusing to freeze its nuclear program.

Sep 22 09:21

Power Up

China's resource nationalism is on the rise as it hoards minerals essential for batteries, cell phones, computers, and the green revolution.

Sep 18 11:32

Topless Women, Rule Of Law, And Perceptions Of China.

This proves something many of my expat friends in China are always talking about. They say they find it ridiculous that China is viewed as this incredibly oppressive place where the government is spying on you all the time and concerned with your littlest actions. They oftentimes like to tell me that China actually has more freedoms than the United States or England.

Sep 18 08:15

ANALYSIS-Booming China-India ties strained by border tension

Anger over troop deployments, reports of border incursions, and a high-pitched media debate have reignited strains between China and India over long-festering border disputes in the Himalayas.

The details of whether boots actually crossed borders are murky, but experts in both countries agree that tensions have risen, highlighting the fragility of relations between the giant neighbours jostling for dominance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Neither country needs another border war right now.

Let's hope that the adults in the room in Beijing and New Delhi understand that.

Sep 17 10:01

China could undermine US military power in Pacific: Gates

China's increasingly advanced weaponry could undermine US military power in the Pacific, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Wednesday.

Echoing US intelligence guidelines released on Tuesday that warned of Beijing's military modernization, Gates said US naval carriers and air bases in the Pacific faced new threats from China.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, let's start a new cold war, and pretend that China is the bad guy this time!" - official white horse souse.

Sep 16 09:55

India denies firing by Chinese troops across LAC

Recent incursions by Chinese troops into Indian territory have created anxiety about China's aggressive designs in some quarters in India.

The Indian government has, however, sought to play down the incursions, saying these are routine incidents that occur due to differences in perception about the Line of Actual Control.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

India may well have every real reason to be concerned by these recent incursions.

Sep 16 09:52

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to be alert along India-China border

Consequent to the reports about Chinese troops trespassing into the Indian territory, Bimal Gurung, chief of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) asserted that his party would form a special force to remain alert along the India-China border to keep away any kind of foreign intrusion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Neither India nor China needs a border war here. One has to wonder just what is happening with this incident.

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Sep 15 19:33

China 'covers suicide bridge in butter'

Government officials in south-east China have ordered workers to cover a 1,000 ft long steel bridge in butter to prevent citizens from using it to attempt suicide.

All the climbable surfaces on the structure in Guangzhou have been covered in greasy fat to put an end to the spate of people threatening to jump from it, The Sun reports.

Government spokesman Shiu Liang said: "We tried employing guards at both ends but that didn't work - and we put up special fences and notices asking people not to commit suicide here.

"None of it worked - and so now we have put butter over the bridge and it has worked very well. Nobody can get up there and nobody who tries ever falls."

Sep 15 09:18

India’s Internet Connection to China Inexplicably Cut

Indian internet connections to servers in China appear to have been cut with no ability for Indian web users to access websites hosted in China.

The breach also appears to have affected corporate email with Indian employees are unable to connect to their colleagues and friends in China. Users in India have had to use services based overseas like Gmail to connect to China

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This disruption could have been caused by a host of reasons.

However, before a true shooting war begins, one of the first things one sees is a cutting off of communications.

Sep 15 09:13

Indian Press: Military Police Shot by Chinese Troops Along Sikkim Border

China apparently seriously escalated the ongoing border conflict between itself and India as reports in the Indian press indicate that two Indian military personnel were shot and wounded after coming under fire from Chinese troops in the Indian-controlled Kerang area of Sikkim.

The injured soldiers were apparently members of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, India’s regional border force patrolling the Line of Actual Control (LAC). They were injured in bullets fired from the Chinese side.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If true, one has to wonder what the folks in Beijing are attempting to accomplish here.

Is it possible that China has decided that if the US starts wars in Iran/Pakistan/Georgia, that it could just smash through Bangladesh to claim a warm water port on the Bay of Bengal?

And as reported here on 21 July 2009:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2009-07/21/content_8451977.htm

"The United States and India said yesterday they had agreed on a defence pact that takes a major step towards allowing the sale of sophisticated US arms to the South Asian nation as it modernizes its military."

Sep 14 09:34

China taking Indian land inch by inch

The Chinese Army has reportedly carried out some construction activities along the international border across the Karakoram ranges in the Ladakh sector for the first time since the 1962 war. A J&K government report claims the Chinese PLA has been taking "land in inches ... and not in yards".

Official sources said this could be either for stationing additional personnel or to mount cameras to monitor Indian troop movement.

Sep 14 09:27

Army alert on China

Delhi may play down Beijing’s posturing in Arunachal Pradesh but a concerned Indian Army is raising two more divisions, or about 30,000 men, in the Northeast.

The army has sounded an operational alert on the India-China Line of Actual Control (LAC) after reports of a Chinese military exercise involving 50,000 troops in Tibet, where Beijing has increased its activities. Correspondingly, the Indian Army is said to be conducting an operations exercise in Arunachal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This hunk of real estate has been a contentious issue between India and China for some time.

But the last thing India needs right now is a border skirmish. One has to wonder why China seems to feel that it's the right time to potentially provoke an attack here.

Sep 13 21:12

US tyre duties spark clash

A full-blown trade row erupted on Sunday night between the US and China after Beijing accused Washington of “rampant protectionism” for imposing heavy duties on imported Chinese tyres and threatened action against imports of US poultry and vehicles.

Sep 10 14:23

Derivatives Collapse and the China Gold and Silver Markets

In 2009, China opened up various exchanges for investment in both gold and silver to the Chinese public, which previously was not allowed to invest in gold and silver. The opening of silver exchanges to the Chinese public is the most recent development and was accompanied by a ban on silver exports. The Chinese government is actively touting both gold and silver as an investment to the Chinese public, and with good reason.

Sep 10 08:05

US Fires Opening Salvo In Trade Wars With China

The last thing the US needs now is a trade war, with anyone. We have already upset Canada, and now have our eyes set on China.

Sep 09 07:35

CIC Looks to Pile Cash Into U.S. Real Estate

China's $300 billion sovereign-wealth fund is eyeing big investments in distressed U.S. real estate, according to people familiar with the matter. To finance some of the deals, China may rely on an old trading partner: the U.S. government.

Sep 08 10:26

4 Signs that China is Moving Out of the Dollar

First, in June, China was a net seller of U.S. Treasury bonds (and shorter term notes) for the first time ever. As Mike Larson writes:

A few days ago, the U.S. Treasury Department revealed that China actually REDUCED its note and bond holdings by $25 billion in June. Although China did NOT sell shorter-term Treasury bills — and isn’t expected to — it’s still the largest amount of Treasuries China has ever sold in a single month.

Second, China will issue a non-Dollar denominated Renminbi bond sale on September 28th (6 Billion Renminbi worth).

Third, China has agreed to purchase $5o billion dollars worth of IMF bonds (denominated in the IMF Special Drawing Rights currency).

Sep 08 10:25

China's SOEs May Terminate Commodities Contracts

China's state-owned enterprises may unilaterally terminate commodities contracts as they try to cut massive losses from financial derivatives, an industry source told Caijing on August 28.

According to the source, China's State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) has sent notice to six foreign financial institutions informing them that several state-owned enterprise will reserve the right to default on commodities contracts signed with those institutions.

Sep 08 10:24

US commodities rattled by China derivatives stance

U.S. gold and soybean markets fell on Monday following a weekend report that China's state companies may default on commodity derivative contracts with banks providing over-the-counter hedging services.

Sep 07 21:52

China to renege on commodity contracts???

A report that Chinese state-owned companies will be allowed to walk away from loss-making commodity derivative trades provoked anger and dismay among investment bankers on Monday as they feared it may set a damaging precedent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This story is from a week ago. Has anyone seen any confirmation of this?

Sep 07 09:43

China's top 500 firms outperform US rivals in 2008

China's top 500 companies outperformed their US counterparts for the first time last year, a survey conducted by a business group has revealed, as the financial crisis wreaked havoc in the United States.

Net profits at the nation's highest-performing firms totalled 171 billion dollars in 2008, compared to 99 billion dollars for the US firms, according to the survey by the China Enterprise Confederation (CEC).

Sep 05 08:49

China agrees to buy 50-billion-dollar IMF bonds

The International Monetary Fund(IMF) said on Wednesday that China has agreed to buy the first bonds issued by the agency for about 50 billion dollars.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though China is walking away from the US dollar just as fast as it thinks it can.

Sep 04 08:38

Chinese police break up Urumqi protests with teargas

Chinese security forces used teargas to disperse protesters in Urumqi today, state media have reported, one day after tens of thousands took to the streets demanding improved security and the resignation of a top official following alleged syringe attacks.

The state news agency Xinhua said more than 1,000 demonstrators confronted armed police, blocking them from approaching government offices today, while a smaller group of around 100 gathered elsewhere in the capital of China's restive northwestern region of Xinjiang. Reuters reported that hundreds of Han Chinese tried to push their way through security barriers to a Uighur neighbourhood earlier in the morning.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This area's meltdown between ethnic Uighurs and Han Chinese has got to have officials in Beijing sweating bullets.

Sep 04 08:09

China and India Dispute Enclave on Edge of Tibet

Though little known to the outside world, Tawang is the biggest tinderbox in relations between the world’s two most populous nations. It is the focus of China’s most delicate land-border dispute, a conflict rooted in Chinese claims of sovereignty over all of historical Tibet.

Sep 03 07:54

Shortage of Rare Earths Used in Hybrids, TVs May Loom in China

China said supplies of dysprosium and terbium, minerals needed to make hybrid cars and televisions, may be inadequate for its own needs, adding to concerns that the largest producer of rare earths may further cut exports.

China, accounting for more than 90 percent of global rare- earth output, “may not have enough supply” of the two minerals as demand increases, Wang Caifeng, deputy director-general of the raw materials department at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said today.

Sep 01 08:30

Burmese unrest may provoke reaction from China

The United Nations and overseas Burmese groups say upward of 10,000 refugees and hundreds of ethnic Kokang fighters are in southern China, presenting a logistical headache for the central government in Beijing.

In the past, Beijing has played down political, social and human-rights problems raised by the West, contending that these were internal Burmese issues that didn't affect regional stability or China's national interest. This stance may be harder to maintain now that the problem has washed over into Chinese territory.

Sep 01 07:48

Beijing's derivative default stance rattles banks

A report that Chinese state-owned companies will be allowed to walk away from loss-making commodity derivative trades provoked anger and dismay among investment bankers on Monday as they feared it may set a damaging precedent.

Aug 28 08:19

Killing of China steel plant boss halts sale

The privatisation of a state steel group has been scrapped after an executive was beaten to death by workers angry at the threat to their jobs from a takeover of their company, according to a Hong Kong rights group.

The violent riot in north-east China late last week involved up to 30,000 workers, a reminder of the ongoing sensitivity about lay-offs from state companies in industries targeted for consolidation.

Aug 26 09:53

Mammon Nightmare

For the love of money is the root of all evil and the quest of fitly lucre has spawned a monster so hideous that the history books of human depravity will have to be rewritten. A beast yet in its infancy with the ugliness trumping Medusa forcing the weak of heart too cast away vision for fear of ones very livelihood. The knowledge of this menace has the potential to spawn nightmares so for the weak of heart stop now, but for the bravest of the keyboard warriors I invite you to join me as we descend into Satan's realm.

Aug 22 14:32

China, Baltic Dry And The V-Shaped Recovery

"As the global economy continues to falter and Chinese exports plummet, there is growing concern that the stockpiling may soon come to a halt, leading to further, painful drops in commodity prices."

Aug 18 08:14

Is the Chinese Government Really This Dumb?

China's $200 billion sovereign wealth fund, China Investment Corp, plans to invest soon in U.S. taxpayer subsidised investment funds of toxic mortgage-backed securities, Reuters is reporting.

Under the Public-Private Investment Plan launched earlier this year, the U.S. government plans to seed a number of PPIP funds that would combine taxpayer money with private capital to buy as much as $40 billion in toxic securities from banks.

On the surface this is a great play for CIC, since the U.S, would, for all practical purposes, be financing CIC's leveraging up of its investment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Guess who is on the hook to make good on the promised profits.

Aug 18 01:07

THE SECRET OF CHINA'S MIRACLE ECONOMY: THE GOVERNMENT OWNS THE BANKS RATHER THAN THE REVERSE

To the extent that China's stimulus plan is working better than in the U.S. and the U.K., this seems to be because the government is using the banks for public ends, rather than allowing the banks to use the government for private ends.

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"The banks -- hard to believe in a time when we're facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created -- are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. They frankly own the place."

-- U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Democratic Party Whip, April 30, 2009

Aug 15 07:41

Chinese Christmas exporters hit by global recession

This incongruous Santafest is our doing. Half of Europe's Christmas products are made in or traded through this eastern Chinese city, say officials; even more of America's. To ensure they are shipped to stores in time, western buyers arrive between June and August.

Aug 14 15:46

Chinese Vice Premier urges health care reform

The 850 billion yuan (124 billion U.S. dollars) plan for 2009 to 2011will provide for universal access to basic health insurance, the introduction of an essential medicine system, improved primary health care facilities, equitable access to basic public health services and pilot reform of state-run hospitals.

Aug 06 07:39

China-U.S. dialogue avoids confrontation

Today, the United States, the largest economy in the world, is the biggest debtor to the world's most authoritarian Communist regime that is also the world's third-largest economy, holding more than $800 billion of U.S. debt and the largest reserves of foreign exchange of more than $2 trillion, much of it in U.S. dollars.

Aug 03 18:47

10,000 Chinese Rioters 'Go Missing' Overnight

Nearly 10,000 Uighurs involved in deadly riots in China went missing in one night, exiled Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer has said.

Aug 02 10:40

Chinese Town Quarantined as Man Dies From Plague

Aug. 2 (Bloomberg) -- A Chinese town and its surrounding areas were quarantined after a man died of pneumonic plague and 11 others were infected, the local health authority said.

A 32-year-old herdsman died in Ziketan in Qinghai province, the provincial health department said in a statement dated yesterday. The other 11 infected people are mostly relatives of the deceased and are in "stable condition" in a designated hospital, according to the statement.

If diagnosed early, bubonic plague can be treated with antibiotics. Pneumonic plague, on the other hand, is one of the most deadly infectious diseases and patients can die 24 hours after infection, according to the WHO.

Aug 02 10:32

10,000 Chinese Rioters 'Go Missing' Overnight

Nearly 10,000 Uighurs involved in deadly riots in China went missing in one night, exiled Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer has said.

Jul 28 13:19

The Perfect Shitstorm

The wind from the West sucks like a tornado.. Obama is an usurper the evidence is devastating, Obama is not an American citizen, all laws he has signed are Poop.

The wind from the North blows, and declares a swine flue pandemic.. A disease created in test tubes, but the main reason for the vaccine is to destroy the immune systems of the World’s population.. The WHO likes the idea of reducing the population by plagues created by themselves.. In order the satisfy the Club of Rome.

The wind from the East is howling about war with Iran, and Russia/China. This wind is created by Zionists hiding in “our press”, and “our government”. They pretend to represent us.

Jul 28 12:23

Flashback:R. Emanuel, Now Obama's National Security Risk

THE RED CHINESE SECRET POLICE IN THE UNITED STATES, Part Two of a Series
by Sherman H. Skolnick
An instrumenal reputed player/facilitator in all this has been Rahm Emanuel and his gang. On a local PBS TV outlet show in Chicago, Rahm bragged how as Clinton White House Senior Advisor he had a desk closest to the Oval Office. The TV cameras were allowed right into the White House to show this. In effect, Rahm is reportedly the Deputy Chief, for North America, of Israel's secret police, The Mossad. Rahm is permitted to have dual citizenship. During the Persian Gulf War, he went to Israel to serve in their armed forces, reportedly in an espionage capacity.

Jul 27 07:29

Workers riot, kill manager

Workers at a Chinese steel factory upset with a possible merger kill their manager. CNN's John Vause reports

Jul 26 09:20

Protesting steelworkers beat manager to death

Tonghua employees attacked Jianlong's general manager, Chen Guojun, during the protest and beat him to death, the centre said.

Workers were angry that Mr Chen was paid about 3 million yuan ($538,500) last year, while some retirees received as little as 200 yuan a month, the centre said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While tragic in its outcome, this episode demonstrates very clearly that there is a point in the human psyche which snaps after experiencing continued grueling unfairness and economic hardship.

Politicians around the world, kindly take note.

Jul 22 09:18

China urges responsible U.S. policy, stable dollar

China will again press the United States at high-level talks next week to protect Beijing's extensive U.S. investments by pursuing sound policies and keeping the dollar stable, a senior official said on Wednesday.

China holds an estimated 70 percent of its $2.13 trillion in currency reserves in dollar assets, mainly government bonds, and officials have expressed worries that massive U.S. pump-priming to revive the economy could sow the seeds of inflation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This government could, of course, make a decent start against its deficit by stopping the global wars of aggression to which it seems, at this point, to be terminally addicted.

Of course, that would be logical.

And much like its predecessor, logic and this administration do not seem to have much of an ongoing relationship.

Jul 20 10:09

China's Manufacturing Jobs Surged As American Jobs Disappeared

Jul 18 08:42

Russia-China Warn US That Israeli Attack On Iran Means “World War”

A chilling report circulating in the Kremlin today states that President Medvedev and Chinese President Hu have issued an “urgent warning” to the United States that says if the Americans allow an Israeli nuclear attack upon Iran, “World War will be our response”.

Jul 17 17:44

U.S. helped Chinese interrogate Uighurs at Guantanamo

Uighurs: U.S. helped Chinese interrogate us at Guantanamo
By Grace Chung, McClatchy Newspapers – Thu Jul 16, 8:42 pm ET
WASHINGTON — U.S. military personnel at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba , actively helped Chinese interrogators question members of China's Uighur minority, including physically restraining them so they could be photographed against their will, according to testimony presented Thursday to a congressional subcommittee.The testimony is certain to add to the controversy over how the U.S. government has handled the Uighurs, who were turned over to U.S. troops in Afghanistan by bounty hunters who were paid $5,000 per captive.

Jul 17 05:36

FLASHBACK: China Backs Iran Against The Great Satan

Jul 16 21:18

China has kick-started a major plan to internationalise the renminbi

Despite the propaganda that we hear from the MSM, the US Treasury ("strong dollar policy"), the Federal Reserve, and Wall Street pundits, this is another clue that the U.S. dollar is in deep trouble. Nobody is going to blow a horn to warn us that dollar is about to collapse.

Jul 13 10:35

China to Buy $80 Billion Worth of Gold

Congressman Mark Kirk explains in detail China's behind the scenes thinking about the dollar. Hint: They are going to buy two Forth Knox's worth of gold.

Jul 12 13:37

Washinton is Playing a Deeper Game with China

Playing with fire!

Jul 12 09:00

In Wake of Turmoil In China, Minorities Face Painful Options

The bloody riots on Sunday show just how deep the mistrust between Han Chinese and other ethnic groups runs, and how quickly a seemingly minor disagreement can escalate. The violence began with a false Internet rumor about the rape of two Han women by Uighur workers. That led to a fight in a toy factory in the southern Chinese city of Shaoguan that left two Uighurs dead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, who benefits when a fake internet rumor kicks up massive riots?

Jul 09 13:48

Hundreds injured in China Earth quake

Jul 08 18:45

Chinese Exceptionalism

The great part about being a Chinese dictatorship in a world with one rule set is that your paramilitary forces can slaughter 140 156 protestors without even a whimper from the global community. Western political elites just don't care because a) business with China is more important than human rights and b) China reacts like a spoiled child when chastised, which makes it not worth the hassle. Of course, the reaction we see today on Chinese repression may become the same we see when similar things happen in the developed world.

Jul 08 18:35

How to Quash a Protest

Step 1: Cut off cellphone and Internet Access

Step 2: Control the message

Step 3: Crack down forcefully

Step 4: Reward successful repression of dissent

(*An authoritarian regime with the will to crush dissent and the wherewithal to do so can stay in power indefinitely.)

Jul 08 13:22

China to Switch Off Bubble-Blowing Machine?

As noted previously, China experts say that the Chinese government has been blowing a huge bubble (and see this).

But the government is apparently going to switch off the bubble-blowing machine.

Jul 06 06:49

THE CIA AND RIOTING UYGHURS IN XINJIANG

Are the CIA and its friends trying to break up China?

On 6 June 2009, we learn that about 140 people have been killed and more than 800 injured in violence in the city of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang region. (China's Xinjiang hit by violence)

Relations between the Han Chinese community and the minority Muslim Uyghurs are tense.

The Uyghurs, a Muslim minority from the autonomous region Xinjiang (Western China), are seeking the secession of their region "East Turkestan" from the People's Republic of China.

Jul 05 07:44

India Joins Russia, China in Questioning U.S. Dollar Dominance

July 4 (Bloomberg) -- Suresh Tendulkar, an economic adviser to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, said he is urging the government to diversify its $264.6 billion foreign-exchange reserves and hold fewer dollars.

“The major part of Indian reserves is in dollars -- that is something that’s a problem for us,” Tendulkar, chairman of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, said in an interview yesterday in Aix-en-Provence, France, where he was attending an economic conference.

Singh is preparing to join leaders from the Group of Eight industrialized nations -- the U.S., Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Italy, Canada and Russia -- at a summit in Italy next week which is due to tackle the global economy. China and Brazil will also send representatives to the summit.

Jul 04 05:49

Obama, Medvedev and the Demise of Nuclear Deterrence

It is not entirely clear to us why the international community considers it wholly legitimate for the United States to say, "if North Korea engages in aggression against South Korea or the United States, we will retaliate with nuclear weapons," while it universally condemns North Korea when it says, "if the United States engages in aggression against us, we will retaliate with nuclear weapons." Perhaps, in light of all this radioactive rhetoric, it is worth pausing to consider just what "nuclear deterrence" might mean in today's world ... or whether it means anything at all.

Jun 28 10:42

China’s War on Google

In the wake of an Iranian uprising broadcast to the world through YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, the acquiescence of American search engines to Chinese censorship laws feels more dangerous than ever.

The latest ruse of protecting children from Internet porn is also a means to shove Google and other foreign firms out of the market, making room for the national Chinese search engine Baidu, where porn sites are up and running, but not links to “Tiananmen,” “Tibet” and “Falon Gong.”

Jun 27 03:18

Wary of dollar, China wants super-sovereign currency

* China's central bank calls for super-sovereign currency

* Dollar's dominance has intensified risk, worsened crisis

* IMF should manage part of its members' FX reserves

China's central bank renewed its call on Friday for the creation of a super-sovereign reserve currency to reduce the dollar's global domination, which it said had worsened the financial crisis.

In its annual financial stability report, the central bank did not mention the dollar by name but said it was a serious defect that one currency should tower over all others.

"An international monetary system dominated by a single sovereign sovereign currency has intensified the concentration of risk and the spread of the crisis," the People's Bank of China said.

Jun 26 13:14

Chinese official urges buying of gold, U.S. land: report

A top Communist Party research chief said Thursday that China should buy gold and U.S. real estate rather than Treasurys

Jun 24 18:55

China quenches thirst with £4.4bn Addax deal

China’s rush to secure MiddleEastern and African energy supplies intensified as Sinopec, its state-controlled oil refiner, sealed a £4.4 billion takeover of the British-listed Addax Petroleum.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China is making deals to get the resources it needs.

The US has been dropping bombs in an attempt to get the resources it needs.

What's wrong with this picture, from a standpoint of the US approach??

Everything.

Jun 23 16:48

China wants Ahmadinejad election recognized

China wants Ahmadinejad election recognized
By Mitch Moxley THE WASHINGTON TIMES | Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Jun 20 07:13

Beijing toys with tougher tactics

Apart from anger at Pyongyang's disobedience - and fears that its nuke program could endanger China - Beijing is worried that the latest development would hand a pretext to countries including South Korea and Japan to procure or produce more sophisticated weapons. Former senior director of the US National Security Council Dennis Wilder pointed out that Kim's nuclearization gambit could be "a game-changer in Northeast Asia security dynamics".

Jun 18 16:27

China’s Got a New Currency… and It Sure AIN’T the Dollar

Other, former Chinese officials have been less polite in their public statements. Yu Yongding, a former Chinese central bank adviser, recently referred to the US Federal Reserve “as the world’s biggest junk investor… ridden with rubbish assets,” and to Chairman Ben Bernanke as “helicopter Ben.”

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Jun 14 10:39

Have You Driven a Han Lately?

Here's a surprising fact to ponder: This year, it's projected that China will overtake Japan as the world's largest automobile producer. It already tops U.S. carmakers in sales.

China's sudden surge to the top is no accident. While American auto honchos and economic policymakers stayed mired for years in the old business model of ever-bigger, expensive, fuel-gulping, unreliable vehicles, China's industrial and political leaders have been planning for and investing in smaller, well-built, fuel-sipping cars.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We used to be the country which manufactured things people wanted to buy, because they were intelligently designed, with an eye to future trends and requirements, and well-made.

We are no longer that country.

Jun 13 08:45

China sub collides with array towed by U.S. ship: report

A Chinese submarine accidentally collided with an underwater sonar array being towed by a U.S. military ship, CNN reported on Friday, quoting an unnamed military official.

The incident occurred on Thursday near Subic Bay off the coast of the Philippines, according to the CNN report.

The destroyer USS John S. McCain was towing the array, deployed to track underwater sounds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not very well, apparently.

Jun 12 10:44

Chinese official hacked to death in tea pavilion dispute

A Chinese government official was hacked to death by villagers when he tried to demolish a tea pavilion which was built without planning permission.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess the Chinese are fed up with gratuitous interference from bureaucrats, too!

Jun 09 18:04

Chinese to invest at least $400 million in Zambian copper/cobalt ops

China Nonferrous Metal Mining Corp. (CNMC) on Saturday pledged to invest $400 million in Zambia's Luanshya Copper Mines (LCM) after formally taking over the running of the mines, officials said.

Mines and Minerals Development Minister Maxwell Mwale said CNMC would also develop the Mulyashi project, which previous owners of LCM had said could start producing 60,000 tonnes of copper cathode by 2010.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China and Russia are closing deals to get the raw materials they need; the US continues to bomb in its attempts to get what it needs.

Jun 09 05:33

China's Hidden Bankruptcy

Throughout 2008, only 3,500 enterprises formally filed for bankruptcy in China. Hiding behind this tiny number however is the approximately 800,000 businesses that exited the market by either cancelling their registration or having their business license revoked.

Jun 08 23:35

US $ as Reserve currency about to be dumped?

Replacing the dollar has HUGE implications and the U.S. Government knows it.
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 7 June, 2009
"The major powers of the world (Brazil, India, China, Russia) know that once the dollars’ reserve currency status of the world is gone, the U.S. military will shrink until it is a more even match-up of players and they will have a greater say in world affairs."

http://asia.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20090605/tbs-russia-china-swap-21231dd...
Russia, China should dump dollar in trade-Medvedev
Reuters - Saturday, June 6
Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India and China, known by their BRIC acronym, are meeting in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg on June 16 to discuss the role of the dollar in the global financial system among other issues.

Jun 08 11:19

"87 Percent of [Chinese] Respondents Believe China’s Dollar-Assets are Unsafe"

Jun 08 10:45

Head Of China's Second-Largest Bank Says The United States Government Should Start Issuing Bonds In Yuan, Rather Than Dollars

The head of China's second-largest bank has said the United States government should start issuing bonds in yuan, rather than dollars, in the latest indication of the increasing importance of the Chinese currency.

Jun 08 10:30

IS YOUR 'CHEESE GRATER' CHAIR, DESK, RADIOACTIVE? THE LATEST SCANDAL OF ASIAN IMPORTS!!!

Jaysus, as if we didn't have enough to worry about over imports and toxic things in our food. Now, you can eat healthy.. grow your own foods and when you go to grate something for your salad, dump radioactive carrots into the bowl.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, I am no fan of Chinese imports (at least the ones designed by American get-rich-quick companies) and have expressed concern over items like a child's toy ray gun with a REAL LASER in it being sold around here.

That being said, I own a radiation meter I purchased back when the DU release was a news story here in Hawaii and I just ran a quick survey of the kitchen, which does include many metal items form China.

Yes, I did detect some elevated levels of radiation, but nothing I would consider a serious problem. Normal background on this meter is between 8 and 11 (we live on basaltic rock). The highest level I got was a 34 and that was off the metal cover on the Bic disposable lighters. Some of the made in China metal ware got 14-17. A lot of it, including the grater, did not show detectable levels above background.

Now, with more sophisticated detectors and shielding from the outside there may be detectable levels of radiation but just to put things in perspective the high speed lens on my night vision scope (my own assembly, NVS you purchase at stores do not have this) is made from Thorium glass, a beta source, and puts the radiation meter into the hundreds.

So unless someone else with radiation equipment gets a different result, I don;t think this is the issue the poster is trying to make it.

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