Dec 06 11:43

US Officially Announces Diplomatic Boycott Of Beijing Winter Olympics

The Biden administration has officially announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, an announcement that was widely expected, WSJ reports.

A diplomatic boycott means that no U.S. government officials are attending the Games, but U.S. athletes will still be present.

On Monday, ahead of the expected announcement, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said, "the Winter Olympics is not a stage for political show and political manipulation." He said a boycott "severely tarnishes the spirit of the Olympic Charter."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, China has not invited any American diplomats to the games.

Dec 06 11:31

To Deny the "Lab Leak" COVID Theory, the NYT and WPost Use Dubious and Conflicted Sources

That COVID-19 infected humanity due to a zoonotic leap from a "wet market” in Wuhan — rather than a leak from a lab in the same Chinese city — was declared unquestionable truth at the start of the pandemic. For a full year, anyone dissenting from this narrative was deemed so irresponsible that they were banned from large social media platforms, accused of spreading "disinformation.” No debate about COVID's origins was permitted. It had been settled by The Science™. Every rational person who believed in science, by definition, immediately accepted at the start of the pandemic that COVID made a natural leap from bats or pangolins; that it may have escaped from a lab in Wuhan which just so happens to gather, study and manipulate novel coronaviruses in bats was officially declared a deranged conspiracy theory.

Dec 06 10:32

HIDDEN STRIKE China feared to be hiding missiles in shipping containers for Trojan Horse-style plan to launch attack ANYWHERE in world

CHINA has been secretly developing Trojan Horse-style missiles hidden in shipping containers that can be unleashed on enemy ports, experts warn.

Military analysts believe the country’s huge fleet of freighters and fishing vessels could be turned into warships with the use of the secretive container missiles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Many nations have developed similar systems.

Dec 06 10:26

Chinese nuclear submarine spotted sailing on the surface in Taiwan Strait

A Chinese nuclear-powered submarine surfaced in the Taiwan Strait on Monday, a US defence analyst said, citing satellite imagery – a rare move that could be a message for Washington.

US Naval Institute columnist H.I. Sutton posted the image – taken by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2 satellite around 10am – which he said showed a ballistic missile submarine in the waterway, accompanied by another vessel.

“Although Sentinel-2 is low resolution, the wake patterns are characteristic of a submarine with typical rounded bow. The length best fits the Type 094 and the context aligns,” Sutton wrote on his personal website Covert Shores.

Dec 06 08:23

China To Cut RRR "Within A Week" As Evergrande Braces For Imminent Default

Last Friday, just as markets were set to crater, during a meeting with IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, China's Premier Li hinted at a potential RRR cut in the near term to support the real economy. Li's comment comes amid sluggish activity growth - the economy struggled with downward pressures from property slowdown, the lingering drag from “dual controls” policy and power shortage, and multiple waves of local outbreaks of Covid-19.

Specifically, Premier Li commented that "China would maintain prudent macro policy, enhance policy effectiveness and pertinency, keep liquidity at reasonable and adequate levels, cut RRR when appropriate to increase support to the real economy and in particular SMEs".

Dec 06 08:22

China Poised To Establish 1st Ever Naval Base In Atlantic, Alarming US Officials

US intelligence believes that China is set to establish its first ever permanent naval installation on the Atlantic Ocean. On Sunday The Wall Street Journal revealed key findings of a series of classified intelligence reports that point to China's military prepping a presence at a deep water port in Equatorial Guinea, on Africa's east coast.

American officials who spoke to the WSJ indicated that the reports "raise the prospect that Chinese warships would be able to rearm and refit opposite the East Coast of the U.S.—a threat that is setting off alarm bells at the White House and Pentagon."

Dec 06 08:12

Jewish Pop Musician Antony Blinken Again Threatens War Against China

The US is continuing its aggressive global harassment campaign against anyone not totally on board with their deranged globalist agenda.

The sickening Jew Antony Blinken is now pivoting back and forth daily between threatening Russia and threatening China. It looks like we might start seeing some threats against Iran soon as well.


U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the Reuters Next conference on Friday that Chinese leaders should think carefully about their actions toward Taiwan, warning of “terrible consequences” if China precipitates a crisis across the Taiwan Strait.

In an interview, Blinken addressed multiple foreign policy challenges facing the administration of President Joe Biden, including faltering efforts to repair the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Russia’s military buildup near Ukraine, and the spiraling conflict in Ethiopia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle...

Dec 06 06:37

Ferguson: Omicron Sounds The Death Knell For Globalization 2.0

“Somewhere out there,” I wrote here two weeks ago, “may lurk what I grimly call the ‘omega variant’ of SARS-CoV-2: vaccine-evading, even more contagious than delta, equally or more deadly. According to the medical scientists I read and talk to … the probability of this nightmare scenario is very low, but it is not zero.”

Indeed. Little did I know, but even as I wrote those words something that appears to fit this description was spreading rapidly in South Africa’s Gauteng province: not the omega variant, but the omicron variant.

As I write today, major uncertainties remain, but what we know so far is not good. People are emotionally predisposed to look on the bright side — we are all sick of this pandemic and want it to be over — so it pains me to write this. Nevertheless, I’ll stick to my policy of applying history to the best available data, even if it means telling you what you really don’t want to hear.

Dec 05 08:50

Near-Octogenarian Joe Biden Taps Teen Spirit to Snub China and Russia

Biden is trying to foist an anachronistic dichotomy on the world whereby geopolitical rivals China and Russia can be cast as malign.

Inviting some while not inviting others to your party is usually a ploy one associates with petulant, insecure teenagers. It’s my party, so there! U.S. President Joe Biden turned 79 last week – near enough an octogenarian – and in the same week announced the invitation list for a so-called “democracy summit” to be held on December 9-10.

China and Russia aren’t on the list. Neither are a lot of other countries many of whom happen to be on U.S. blacklists for sanctions. They include Cuba, Iran, Nicaragua, North Korea, Syria and Venezuela, among others.

Dec 05 07:00

U.S. Diplomat Says Not Asking Asian Allies to Choose Washington Over Beijing

The top U.S. diplomat for Asia on Friday said Washington is not asking its allies to choose between it and China, promoting instead a shared vision of a rules-based order "where large countries don't bully the weak".

Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink, speaking in Thailand as he wrapped up his swing through Southeast Asia, said he preferred to focus on an "affirmative agenda" of revitalising relationships in Asia.

Dec 04 10:32

US ‘Resolutely Committed to Taiwan’ If China Invades, Blinken Says

The United States is “resolutely committed to Taiwan” if China invades, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, as he warned China’s leaders not to “precipitate a crisis” that would have “terrible consequences.”

Blinken, who was speaking at the Reuters Next Conference on Dec. 2, spoke of China’s increasing assertiveness toward Taiwan, which Beijing claims to be part of its territory.

He described China’s attempts to change the status quo as “dangerous” because it has increased pressure on Taiwan, isolated the self-governing island from the rest of the world, and engaged in provocative military maneuvers.

When asked if the United States would commit to sending military forces to Taiwan if it is invaded, Blinken reiterated the country’s position to “making sure that Taiwan has the means to defend itself” either through defense articles or services.

Dec 04 10:26

China moon rover to investigate cube-shaped 'mystery house' object

The Yutu-2 rover is on a roll. It's been exploring the far side of the moon since early 2019, as part of China's Chang'e-4 lunar lander mission. It now has its eyes set on a strange-looking cube-shaped object it spotted in the distance.

Andrew Jones, a journalist who covers the Chinese space program for SpaceNews and, highlighted a new rover update in a series of tweets Friday. The nickname for the cube-shaped object translates to "mystery house."

Dec 04 07:06

Military Prepping Against Chinese Targets

After a nine-month study of military resources throughout the world, the Pentagon wants to modernize its bases in Guam and Australia to meet the growing threat from China, officials stated on Monday. However, they stated that no major adjustments to the US military posture were required and that the overall findings would not be published.

The nine-month study aimed to align the country's huge military capabilities with the Biden administration's strategic aims, particularly in response to China's growing assertiveness and military expansion.

"In the Indo-Pacific, the review directs additional cooperation with allies and partners to advance initiatives that contribute to regional stability and deter potential Chinese military aggression and threats from North Korea," It was announced by the Pentagon in a statement.

Dec 03 13:21

Chinese govt summons Evergrande boss as firm’s debts mount

Chinese authorities have summoned the founder of Evergrande, once China's top-selling developer which is now on brink of default, after the firm announced earlier on Friday it may be unable to repay its debt.

The real estate developer received a demand under a $260 million guarantee obligation, which it may be unable to repay due to insufficient funds, the company announced in a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange.

It added that repayment dates under other agreements may also have to be postponed.

Dec 03 10:14

Chinese submarine's alleged surprise show highlights risk of the unexpected at sea

The unexpected appearance of an alleged Chinese submarine in the Taiwan Strait this week has highlighted the dangers posed by the frequent presence of military vessels in the narrow waterway, which analysts warn could ultimately spark an unintended conflict.

Writing on the Covert Shores blog Monday, submarine expert H.I. Sutton identified the vessel as a Chinese Type-94 nuclear-powered ballistic missile sub in a photo from the open source European satellite imagery service, Sentinel-2.

The sub was spotted allegedly cruising above the surface of the waters separating Taiwan from mainland China, where many analysts say conflict is more likely to start from an accidental collision than a planned event -- and the more warships in a confined space, the more chances there are for accidents to happen.

Dec 03 10:01

China Evergrande gets $260 mln demand, warns of non-payment

Indebted real estate developer China Evergrande (3333.HK) has got a demand under a $260 million guarantee obligation, the company said on Friday, adding it may be unable to repay due to a liquidity crisis that has gripped China's property sector.

Dec 03 07:39

China May Go After Metaverse & NFTs

Dec 02 07:18

'Something Will Happen': Trump Suggests China Will Strike Taiwan After 2022 Beijing Olympics

Former US President Donald Trump offered an ambiguous personal prediction that the People’s Republic of China would attack Taiwan sometime in 2022, after the Beijing Winter Olympics.

In an interview with a former UK MEP, Nigel Farage, Trump dished on America in his absence and his perception of a heightening of aggression from Beijing. When asked by Farage where he, Trump, feels that America stands in the world at the moment, the latter responded harshly.

“I think it’s at the lowest point it’s ever been at,” Trump stated, adding, “I don’t think it’s ever been in a position like this. We’re not respected anymore.”

Dec 01 08:00


Cobalt, a key metallic element used in lithium batteries and other “green” technology, is sourced from slave labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As the West points the finger at China, the US Africa Command is indirectly policing mining operations that profit US corporations.

Ever since Belgium’s King Leopold II (1835-1909) established the Congo Free State in 1885, international powers have exploited the region’s vast resources. Leading a regime that went on to kill an estimated eight million people to plunder their gold, ivory, and rubber, Leopold reportedly described Congo as “a magnificent African cake.”

Dec 01 07:45

Evidence Shows Joe Wanted A Cut From Hunter's Commie Deals

Further revelations from the infamous Hunter Biden laptop discovered in 2019 have revealed that Joe Biden was to be a party to the deal being discussed with Chinese energy company CFEC and was to get a 10 percent cut.

In her recent book, Laptop from Hell, Author Miranda Devine details how the Biden family took Navy veteran and businessmen Tony Bobulinski to help push the deal along with Chinese mogul Ye Jianming, who was in command of the Chinese government-affiliated CFEC.

Dec 01 07:16

Braindead American Peasants Say China Is the Real Threat

Americans are stupid.

That’s why they believe in a fake pandemic, and that is why the US government, which is doing every single thing that hurts America, can successfully say “Hey! Look over there! Look at those people with small eyes! They eat dogs! They are the REAL problem!”

Talking about any country other than the US being a threat to Americans is totally moronic. You could I guess say “Israel,” but even that isn’t really true, because Israel is only a threat because the Jews that control America allow it to be a threat.

It just makes you sick how easy it is to distract these peasants with gibberish.

Dec 01 06:59

US Seventh Fleet's commander calls for MORE aircraft carriers in Pacific to deter China and Russia and make them realize 'today is not the day' to start a conflict

US Seventh Fleet's commander has warned that the United States and its allies need more aircraft carriers in the Pacific to deter and intimidate China and Russia so they realize that 'today is not the day' to start a conflict.

On Tuesday Vice Adm. Karl Thomas told reporters aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson that although the U.S and it's allies combined forces have 'an incredible amount of power,' they should consider expanding their fleet to ensure victory in possible battle, the Wall Street Journal reported.

'When we think about how we might fight, it's a large water space, and four aircraft carriers is a good number, but six, seven or eight would be better,' he said.

Adm. Thomas made his comments after the U.S. and allies Japan, Australia, Canada and Germany completed a 10-day naval exercise led by Japan in the Pacific.

Dec 01 06:58

Russia and China are attacking US satellites 'every single day' with lasers, radio jammers and cyber attacks in a shadow space war, Space Force commander claims

American satellites far outside the Earth's orbit are facing a near-constant barrage of threats from Russian and Chinese technology, and it's only getting worse, a top Space Force officer is warning.

An arms race in space between the US, Russia and China has been steadily heating up in recent years even as officials in Washington warn that such a build-up is dangerous.

'The threats are really growing and expanding every single day. And it’s really an evolution of activity that’s been happening for a long time,' General David Thompson told the Washington Post in a piece published on Tuesday.

Dec 01 06:29

Stoltenberg in Latvia: global NATO confronts Russia, China, “alternative models of governance”

Secretary General shares ideas on NATO’s next Strategic Concept

It is really great to be back in Riga, back in Latvia, for many reasons.

You are a staunch Ally,
You contribute to NATO missions and operations in many ways.
And you meet the 2% guideline.
And you host NATO battlegroup, here in Latvia.

Nov 30 14:48

Biden Just Announced Date for WWIII

The Biden administration this week brazenly announced its intention to walk over China’s red line warning on Taiwan. The move by the US is a recklessly provocative step that dares an inevitable military response from Beijing. -- If that happens then all bets are off for a full-scale military confrontation between the United States, its allies, and China. It is not alarmist to say such a clash would escalate into World War III.

Nov 30 11:59

Concerning threat to Americans: China's new hypersonic weapon

A senior U.S. Space Force officer is warning that China's apparent ability to put a hypersonic weapon into orbit vastly increases the threat of such a weapon, a new report reveals.

That's because the direction from which an attack could come, and when it could come, would be completely unpredictable.

Nov 30 09:42

Russia & China to team up against ‘illegitimate’ US sanctions

The relationship between Russia and China is improving, and teaming up is the best response to unfriendly actions and unilateral sanctions by other countries, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Tuesday.

Speaking at a videoconference with his Chinese counterpart, Li Keqiang, Mishustin called for Moscow and Beijing to “join forces” on the principles of “equality, mutual trust and respect.”

“Russian-Chinese cooperation is developing in a difficult external environment,” Mishustin said. “Unfortunately, some foreign partners continue to take unfriendly actions against us and use techniques of unfair competition, often violating the basic norms of the multilateral trading system.”

Nov 30 08:24

China takes Ukraine to The Hague court

Kiev faces a financial penalty of as much as $4.5 billion, after a group of Chinese investors brought legal action against the country over violating the China-Ukraine bilateral investment agreement.

Beijing Skyrizon Aviation, along with several other Chinese investors, has submitted the application to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

The plaintiffs have demanded compensation for unfair treatment of Chinese investors by Ukraine, which has resulted in significant losses in both Ukraine and China, Skyrizon announced in a WeChat post.

Chinese investors claim Ukrainian authorities have continually implemented illegal measures against the company, and say they are ready to use all possible legal tools to defend their legitimate rights.

Nov 30 08:12

China Sends Record 150 Jets Near Taiwan Over 4 Days, Keeping Up Pressure

China's President Xi Jinping has just wrapped up a multi-day meeting with his top generals across major branches focused on military readiness. One key concern he articulated to the Central Military Commission was the recruitment of top talent toward the creation of a highly professional and skilled PLA military. No doubt military readiness related to Taiwan and the PLA Eastern Theater Command was discussed as well.

Simultaneous with the meeting in Beijing which started late last week, China kept up the pressure on Taiwan, sending wave after wave of military flights into Taiwan's defense identification zone (ADIZ). As usual, they flew near the southern part of the island with on Sunday 27 PLA aircraft at once breaching the zone - including nuclear capable long range bombers and a refueling plane - resulting in Taiwan scrambling its own jets and monitoring the flights via air defense systems.

Nov 30 08:10

China Has No Plans To Invite U.S. Politicians To Olympic Games 

Last week WaPo cited multiple officials within the Biden administration who said President Biden would soon declare a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics. Before the White House could even announce a formal boycott for U.S. leaders - including Congressional members, Communist Party-backed Global Times said Monday that Beijing has no intentions to ask U.S. politicians to attend the Games.

Global Times indicated that Beijing has "no plans to invite U.S. and Western politicians" who hype the "boycott" of the Winter Games.

Nov 30 07:47

Pentagon Plans to Upgrade Bases in Guam and Australia to Confront China

On Monday, the Pentagon released a summary of its Global Posture Review (GPR), which calls for improvements at bases in Guam and Australia so the US can better confront China in the region.

Countering China is the Pentagon’s top priority, but the GPR does not call for a major reshuffling of forces since the US is still fighting wars in the Middle East and Africa and is working with NATO to further militarize areas near Russia.

A Pentagon official told reporters that the region it calls the Indo-Pacific, which stretches from India to the eastern Pacific, is the “priority theater” and that China is the “pacing challenge” facing the US military. Besides improving bases in Guam and Australia, the GPR also called for more cooperation with allies in the region against Beijing.

Nov 30 07:44

Backed by AFRICOM, corporations plunder DR Congo for “climate-friendly” materials and blame China

Cobalt, a key metallic element used in lithium batteries and other “green” technology, is sourced from slave labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As the West points the finger at China, the US Africa Command is indirectly policing mining operations that profit US corporations.

Ever since Belgium’s King Leopold II (1835-1909) established the Congo Free State in 1885, international powers have exploited the region’s vast resources. Leading a regime that went on to kill an estimated eight million people to plunder their gold, ivory, and rubber, Leopold reportedly described Congo as “a magnificent African cake.”

Nov 30 07:31

Disney Under Fire For Blocking Simpsons Episode From Hong Kong Streaming Services

A month ago we reported that Hong Kong's new pro-China film censorship law could see an eventual ban on Netflix and Amazon and other streaming services. The legislation was part of the continuing unfolding of the sweeping pro-China 'national security law' of June 2020, with the film censorship even working retroactively for any movies or programming "found to be contrary to national security interests".

Questions are now being asked about why Disney's streaming service in Hong Kong, Disney Plus, has blocked a popular episode of the "Simpsons". The episode in question features reference to the famous "tank man" photo from the June 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and massacre. The episode entitled "Goo Goo Gai Pan" also features jokes or references that could be deemed offensive to people of Chinese or Asian descent.

Nov 30 06:57

The US practiced striking a ‘peer adversary’ in the Pacific that sounds a whole lot like China

For nearly a week in late November the Navy and Marine Corps practiced striking naval targets in the Indo-Pacific, in what was almost certainly a training exercise to prepare for a possible fight with China.

Troops with the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing and the Navy’s 7th Fleet recently conducted “a joint rehearsal of tactics and simulated strikes” off the coast of Japan, according to a recent press release. The training exercise lasted six days; included F/A-18C Hornets and F/A-18E and F Super Hornets, the E-2D, and KC-130J; and involved Marines and sailors based on mainland Japan, Okinawa, or aboard the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier.

Nov 29 06:56

Hunter Biden Received 3-Carat Diamond on Top of $10M a Year Deal With Chinese Businessman, Book Says

The deal was first reported in 2020, when the contents of a laptop that had presumably belonged to Hunter Biden, were uncovered by the press on the eve of the presidential election. The reports based on the contents of the laptop cast a shadow over Joe Biden's claims of keeping politics and his son's business ventures separate.

Hunter Biden received a 3.16-carat diamond worth $80,000 from Ye Jianming, the ex-chairman of the now-bankrupt energy giant CEFC with ties to Beijing, as a gift to seal a lucrative deal he inked with the son of then-US Vice President Joe Biden, New York Post columnist Miranda Devine has claimed in her upcoming book called "Laptop from Hell".

Nov 29 06:39

Chinese Spy Ship Stayed 3 Weeks Off Australia's Coast, Observing Military Bases

On Friday Australia's Defense Minister Peter Dutton called out China for its disconnect between presenting itself as committed to peace versus the reality. "We’re all familiar with the frequent claims of the Chinese government that it is committed to peace, cooperation and development," Dutton began in a speech in Canberra.

"And yet we bear witness to a significant disconnect between the words and the actions. We’ve watched very closely as the Chinese government has engaged in increasingly alarming activities," he added. Just prior to his remarks the Aussie government revealed this weekend that a Chinese spy ship was recently observed spying along the Australian coast line, where it stayed for three weeks.

Nov 29 06:39

US Refuses To Engage With Marshall Islands On Nuke Damage

The US is refusing to engage with the Marshall Islands on compensation for environmental and health damage caused by the dozens of US nuclear weapons tests carried out in the 1940s and 50s, The Associated Press reported Thursday.

The Marshall Islands are home to a major US military base and are essentially treated as a US territory under an agreement known as the Compact of Free Association. But the agreement is due to expire soon, and the dispute over the nuclear weapons test has some members of Congress concerned.

The US lawmakers are not worried that the people of the Marshall Islands haven’t been properly compensated. Instead, they fear China could move in. "China is all too ready to step in and provide the desperately needed infrastructure and climate resiliency investment that is sought by these long-time partners," 10 Democratic and Republican House members wrote in a letter to National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

Nov 29 06:26

Bill Gates Is Pumping All of His Cash into China and Nobody’s Asking Why

According to a disturbing report by the National Pulse, Since the onset of Chinese Coronavirus pandemic, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has funnelled over $54 million to fund “global health” projects in China, including to institutions controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Wuhan Institute of Virology collaborators:

Since December 2019, the Foundation has sent a total of 93 grants adding up to $54,573,428 to China-based projects.

Among the grant recipients are several CCP-run institutions including Beijing Normal University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, and official regime bodies including the Ministry of Agriculture, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Nov 28 08:08

Israel’s integration into CENTCOM has positive, negative aspects

The fact Israel has recently been folded into U.S. Central Command could greatly benefit the Jewish state and help form a front against Iran, but tensions over China and Russia remain unresolved

Nov 27 09:41

China Launches "Combat Readiness" Drill Near Taiwan As US Delegation Arrives To Island For 2nd Time This Month

Five members of the US House of Representatives arrived in Taiwan Thursday night for a two-day high level visit with Taipei officials - the second such previously unannounced Congressional delegation to visit the island in less than a month.

China responded to the "surprise" visit by conducting "combat readiness" exercises in the direction of the Taiwan Strait on Friday. According to Chinese state sources, the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Eastern Theatre Command announced it "organized naval and air forces to continue combat readiness police patrols in direction of the Taiwan Strait."

Nov 27 09:20

Let the people decide: China says the US is not the only judge of what democracy looks like

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has again accused the United States of trying to impose its definition of democracy on others and of using it to promote the independence of Taiwan.

“The US claims it does not support Taiwanese independence, yet it provides Taiwanese independence forces an international stage loudly and clearly,” Wang said, according to a statement on a virtual meeting with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto on Thursday. “This only goes to show its words are not to be trusted.”

Hungary is not among the 110 governments invited to US President Joe Biden’s Summit for Democracy in December, making it the only European Union member state left out. China was also not invited but Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its territory, was on the list.

Nov 27 09:05

Japanese PM Kishida: Tokyo Eyeing Enemy Base Strike Capability Amid China and NK's Military Buildup

The statement has caused opposition among critics of the government, who argued the authorities should have focused their attention on healthcare and social services as Japan is the world's fastest ageing country, with a shrinking population.

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said Tokyo is considering "all options" to boost its defence power amid military buildups by its neighbours – China and North Korea. Among the proposed measures, is the acquisition of so-called enemy base strike capability, the prime minister said.

In a speech at a Ground Self-Defence Force base Mr Kishida said the security situation around Japan is "rapidly changing at unprecedented speed" and that "the reality is severer [sic] than ever".

"Things that used to happen only in science-fiction novels are today's reality", Fumio Kishida said.

Nov 27 08:08

Trump Claims He Never Planned to Start War With China, Says Milley Should Be Tried for 'Treason'

Trump's remarks come after the September release of journalist Bob Woodward and Robert Costa's book "Peril," which claimed that in Trump's final months in office, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff issued backchannel assurances to China, which he defended as "perfectly within his duties" before Congress.

Former President Donald Trump stated on Friday that he "never" considered attacking China, adding that General Mark Milley "should be tried for treason" if he did call the Chinese military to pledge an early warning in case of an attack.

Trump, rather unexpectedly, issued a statement via e-mail to reporters and his Telegram channel, commenting on the September scandal over the fact of Costa and Woodward's book release and that Milley, the top US general, admitted to giving such assurances to the People's Liberation Army's General Li Zuocheng during a House committee hearing in September.

Nov 26 08:12

Why rioters are burning and looting in the Solomon Islands

Angry riots that left buildings burning in the Solomon Islands capital on Thursday are the latest flare-up in two decades of tensions in the Pacific nation that have often ensnared Chinese businesses.

The recipe for the crisis is a complex mix of youth unemployment, anger over anti-coronavirus controls, historical inter-island rivalries and a festering dispute over whether the Solomon Islands should have switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China.

Nov 26 08:07

Philippines rejects China’s demand to remove ship from shoal

The Philippines’ defense chief rejected on Thursday China’s renewed demand that it remove its outpost on a disputed South China Sea shoal and said Chinese coast guard ships should leave the area and stop blocking Manila’s supply boats.

Philippine forces use a grounded warship, the BRP Sierra Madre, as an outpost on the submerged but strategic shoal that is at the center of an ongoing dispute with China.

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the Second Thomas Shoal lies within the exclusive economic zone of the Philippines under the 1982 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, which China has ratified. He said a 2016 ruling by a U.N.-backed arbitration tribunal also invalidated China’s claims to the busy waterway, leaving them without any legal basis.

Nov 26 07:18

Congressional Hawks Seek To Give Prez Blank Check To Declare War on China

Two weeks from yesterday marks 80 years since the Congress last issued a declaration of war as required by Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 of the Constitution: The Congress shall have power to declare war. Invoked to launch or defend against wars 3 times in the 19th and twice in the 20th century, that Constitutional requirement has become as outdated as a dial telephone used to spread the news of the last one, December 8, 1941.

Once established as the world’s supreme superpower, American presidents, beginning with Harry Truman in 1950, decided to abandon the need to ask Congress to declare war. Incredibly, Congress went along with this enormous transfer of the war power to the president. When Truman decided to intervene in the Korean conflict, he simply called it a police action and began a military campaign that took several million Korean lives as well inflicting 128,000 U.S. casualties, of which 36,500 died. That’s some ‘police action’.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I suggest those congressional hawks be the first to be sent to the front!

Nov 26 07:06

'Clock is Ticking': US Experts Fear China's 'EMP Attacks' Could Lead to Doomsday Scenario

Lately, the hysteria over China's increased military capabilities – for example, in the field of hypersonic weapons – have been ramped up in the American media, with US officials emphasising the need to "catch up" with Beijing.

The US power grid and electronic infrastructure remain vulnerable to the threats posed by new unconventional weapons developed by China, particularly those capable of "electromagnetic pulse" (EMP) attacks, The Washington Times reported, citing American experts.

Among these experts who assembled at a major virtual forum hosted by the Universal Peace Federation was Peter Vincent Pry, the executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security.

According to him, China possesses so-called "super-EMP" weapons – designed to carry out attacks via bursts of energy – and could put them to use against the US, possibly even combining them with other modern unconventional military tactics.

Nov 26 07:05

Biden Just Announced Date for WWIII

The Biden administration this week brazenly announced its intention to walk over China’s red line warning on Taiwan. The move by the US is a recklessly provocative step that dares an inevitable military response from Beijing.

If that happens then all bets are off for a full-scale military confrontation between the United States, its allies, and China. It is not alarmist to say such a clash would escalate into World War III.

Australia and Britain are explicitly committed to a military alliance with the United States in the Asia-Pacific through the recently formed AUKUS pact. Russia will be obliged to defend China.

The date in question is December 9-10 when the Biden administration plays host to a so-called “Summit of Democracies”. This week the State Department announced a list of “participants” that include 110 countries. China and Russia are not invited, among other excluded nations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They are going to do it! They are going to start a major war because they can't think of anything better to get out of the mess they have made of this country!

Nov 26 06:33

China Threatens Global Recovery

Nov 25 09:47

China Says US "Playing With Fire" After Warship Conducts 11th Taiwan Strait Transit This Year 

China has blasted the latest US warship sail-through of the contested Taiwan Strait, which happened Tuesday, calling it an intentional "provocation" after a US Navy statement asserted "The United States military flies, sails, and operates anywhere international law allows."

The Navy's Seventh Fleet had identified that the guided-missile destroyer USS Milius conducted the "routine" transit as part of the US "commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific". This year the White House appears to have ordered such pass throughs of the strait on a monthly basis, given Tuesday's event marked the 11th US warship transit of the Taiwan Strait this year, which is just under the record - in 2020 there were a total of 13.

Nov 24 10:18

More CCP-UN corruption...

Nov 24 08:00

China alarmed by NATO powerhouse Ankara’s expanding pan-Turkic order

The article below, from China’s Global Times, is based on an interview with Yang Jin, associate research fellow at the Institute of Russian, Eastern European and Central Asian Studies in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. It is followed by excerpts from an article of three days earlier on the Turkish Daily Sabah’s website.

The recently renamed Organization of Turkic States now consists of five members and two observers with a reported fifteen other nations expressing interest in joining, most all of those with Turkic minorities (such as Ukraine and Afghanistan).

China is justifiably concerned, as should be India, recently target along with Armenia and Greece in the Anatolian Eagle air combat exercise held in Turkey with the new Three Brothers axis: Turkey, Azerbaijan and Pakistan (and fourth brother Qatar).

Nov 24 07:25


The 'news' over last years have again and again demonstrated the notorious unreliability of woke 'western' media.

Andrew Sullivan @sullydish - 21:27 UTC · Nov 12, 2021
2016 election. Rittenhouse. Covington. Russian collusion. Vaccines. Bounties on US soldiers. Lab-leak theory. Jussie Smollett. The Pulse shooting. The Atlanta shootings. Hunter Biden laptop. Inflation. Steele Dossier.
The MSM got every single one wrong.

When All The Media Narratives Collapse
In case after case, the US MSM just keeps getting it wrong.

To those U.S. centric stories one must add all the false claims made about foreign countries - see Syria and Belarus for recent example. One then finds that the media do not report but, as Sullivan writes, "make the news fit the broader political fight".

Nov 24 07:23

Citing US Threats, Russia and China Agree to Expand Military Cooperation

Russia and China signed on Tuesday a roadmap for deeper military cooperation as the two countries continue to boost ties in the face of increasing pressure from the US and other Western countries.

The deal was agreed to in virtual talks between Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Chinese counterpart, Wei Fenghe. The Russian Defense Ministry said the military leaders “expressed a shared interest in stepping up strategic military exercises and joint patrols” between the two countries.

“China and Russia have been strategic partners for many years,” Shoigu said. “Today, in conditions of increasing geopolitical turbulence and growing conflict potential in various parts of the world, the development of our interaction is especially relevant.”

Shoigu pointed to an increase in US bomber activity near Russia and in East Asia as a reason to increase cooperation with China. Wei told Shoigu that Russia has successfully countered pressure and threats from Washington.

Nov 24 07:22

China Denounces Latest US Warship Transit Through Taiwan Strait

China has denounced the latest US warship transit through the Taiwan Strait. The US Navy’s Seventh Fleet said the guided-missile destroyer USS Milius steamed through the sensitive waterway on Tuesday and described it as a “routine transit.”

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the US transit was a deliberate provocation. “The Chinese side was closely following and fully aware of the US military vessel’s passage through the Taiwan Strait,” he said.

“The US warships have repeatedly flexed muscles, made provocations, and stirred up trouble in the Taiwan Strait in the name of “freedom of navigation.” This is by no means commitment to freedom and openness, but rather a deliberate disruption and sabotage of regional peace and stability,” Zhao said.

Nov 24 07:19

U.S. Invites Taiwan to Its Democracy Summit; China Angered

The Biden administration has invited Taiwan to its "Summit for Democracy" next month, according to a list of participants published on Tuesday, a move that infuriated China, which views the democratically governed island as its territory.

The first-of-its-kind gathering is a test of President Joe Biden's assertion, announced in his first foreign policy address in office in February, that he would return the United States to global leadership to face down authoritarian forces led by China and Russia.

There are 110 participants on the State Department's invitation list for the virtual event on Dec. 9 and 10, which aims to help stop democratic backsliding and the erosion of rights and freedoms worldwide. The list does not include China or Russia.

Taiwan's Foreign Ministry said the government would be represented by Digital Minister Audrey Tang and Hsiao Bi-khim, Taiwan's de facto ambassador in Washington.

Nov 24 07:11

Sino-Russian Collusion over Taiwan, Ukraine Seems Improbable but Isn’t

The “feel-good” from Tuesday’s virtual meeting between President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping leaps out of the US-Russian summit in Geneva in June.

Biden’s talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin apparently sought to create a “stable and predictable” relationship with Russia but there is talk of war today.

On Tuesday, Jake Sullivan, Biden’s national security adviser, said during a briefing about the summit that the US and like-minded partners would write the “rules to advance their interests and values” and push back on China.

On Thursday, Biden revealed that he is considering a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Nov 23 13:31

US sends warship through Taiwan Strait in message to China

The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) sailed through the Taiwan Strait in a routine operation on Tuesday. The transit sparked anger from the Communist Chinese government, which considers Taiwan its territory, and it characterized the U.S. warship’s actions as a provocative act.

The U.S. 7th Fleet announced the USS Milius’ transit through the Taiwan Strait in a Tuesday press release. The Navy said, “The ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The United States military flies, sails, and operates anywhere international law allows.”

Nov 23 10:29

Hunter Biden's firm helped China gain control of essential electric-car battery component

Hunter Biden’s investment firm helped broker a 2016 deal that gave a Chinese state-backed company control of a massive African mine rich in cobalt — a mineral essential for the production of electric car batteries.

The deal would be boosted by President Biden’s $2 trillion social spending plan, which earmarks billions of dollars to promote electric vehicles.

Nov 23 08:18

China's Orbital Bombardment System Firing Hypersonic Weapons Showed Unprecedented Capability, FT Says

Since the Financial Times reported China conducted two hypersonic tests over the summer, US officials have expressed concern about technological advances because no nation (except China) can propel a hypersonic weapon into space that can fly over the South Pole, rendering US missile defense systems useless. In other words: a possible checkmate.

In a new report via FT, People familiar with details of the July 27 test said China launched an "orbital bombardment system" rocket over the South China Sea while moving at five times the speed of sound. Pentagon experts are unsure how China managed to fire a hypersonic glide vehicle from the system while traveling at such speeds in space. It appears China has mastered a technology that Russia and the US have yet to acquire fully.

Nov 23 08:07

Cold Snap Sweeps Across China As Fears Of Energy Crisis Reemerge

A massive cold blast is sweeping across most parts of China, unleashing snow, mixed precipitation, and dangerous wind. China's energy crisis eased last month but could soon be ignited again by wicked winter weather.

According to the website, which the China Meteorological Administration runs, more than 100 weather alerts are issued for the country as record-breaking cold temperatures spread further and further south.

The latest forecast shows a cold air mass has descended on the county.

Nov 22 07:56

EU Abruptly Shelved Plan For Upgraded Taiwan Trade Ties Amid China Pressure

America's increasingly tough line on Taiwan and willingness to transfer weapons while continuing to send high-level officials, including Congressional junkets to Taipei, appears to be causing strain for the European Union's typically independent trade policy.

In perhaps the most serious sign yet that Europe is struggling on which direction it should lean on the Taiwan issue, it was reported Friday that the EU postponed at the last minute implementation of what's being called a "confidential plan" for a major upgrade in trade ties with Taiwan.

Nov 22 07:42

NY Times Breaks This News One Year After Election: Hunter Biden Helped Facilitate Sale of World’s Richest Cobalt Mines from US Company to Chinese Communists

In 2015, Hunter’s Bohai Harvest joined forces with the Chinese military contractor; Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), to buy American parts manufacturer; Henniges Automotive.

AVIC has been identified as a front for China’s military.

Hunter Biden’s partner in the Henniges deal, AVIC, was notorious for it’s history of stealing U.S. military technology to build their own fighter jets and drones.

Nov 22 07:15

HYPER THREAT China’s hypersonic nuke ‘fired a SECOND missile mid-flight’ leaving Pentagon reeling as experts say it ‘defies science’

CHINA’S round-the-world hypersonic nuclear weapon fired a second missile while travelling five times faster than the speed of sound, reports claim.

No country had previously been able to demonstrate this advanced engineering feat and the test is said to have caught Pentagon scientists off guard.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China is ahead in many technological areas because China's schools produce scientists and engineers whereas American schools are crippled by equity, LGBTQ studies, and drag queen story hours!

Nov 20 13:52

China's Orwellian Governance

Nov 20 08:30

China Deems Australia 'No Longer Peaceful', But Now "Saber Wielding" After Sub Deal

China’s acting ambassador to Australia, Wang Xining, said by seeking nuclear submarines under the AUKUS military pact, Australia will turn to "saber wielding" rather than being a "peace defender."

In an interview with The Guardian published Thursday, Wang said he used to view Australia as a peace-loving nation, but now that it is seeking nuclear-powered submarines designed for long-range attacks, that view has changed. "So who are you going to attack? You are no longer a peace lover, a peace defender, you become a saber wielder in certain form," he said.

Nov 20 06:53

“The U.S. Empire is the Largest Empire The World has Ever Known”: The Russia-China-Iran Alliance

NATO, the U.S. Government, and all other “neoconservatives” (adherents to Cecil Rhodes’s 1877 plan for a global U.S. empire that would be run, behind the scenes, by the UK’s aristocracy) have been treating Russia, China, and Iran, as being their enemies. In consequence of this: Russia, China, and Iran, have increasingly been coordinating their international policies, so as to assist each other in withstanding (defending themselves against) the neoconservative efforts that are designed to conquer them, and to add them to the existing U.S. empire.

Nov 20 06:39

Biden’s Top Asia Official Says US Military Cooperation With Allies Giving China ‘Heart Burn’

The White House’s top Asia official said Friday that by expanding military cooperation with its allies in the region, the US is giving China “heartburn.”

Kurt Campbell, the head of Indo-Pacific affairs on the National Security Council, told the US Institute of Peace that Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed to President Biden in their recent talks that “a number of things that the United States is doing causes China some heartburn.”

“I think at the top of that list is our bilateral reinforcing and revitalizing our bilateral security alliances,” he said. Xi also made it clear to Biden that China views these efforts by the US as “Cold War thinking,” Campbell said.

Nov 19 06:09

The Difference Between US and Chinese Foreign Policy in a Word

On November 15, US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping met for a three and a half hour virtual discussion. Though little of real significance was accomplished, for talks held with a hope of cooling a second cold war, that both sides simply described the talk as cordial is significant.

But there were important differences between the approaches of the two leaders. Biden did reaffirm a commitment to the One China policy, and XI did reaffirmed that China "will strive for the prospect of peaceful reunification." And both stressed the need to establish "guardrails" to prevent the situation from going off the rails into a hot war, from "veer[ing] into conflict, whether intended or unintended," as Biden put it.

Nov 19 06:08

US Policy on Taiwan Is a False and Dangerous Two-Step

On November 15, US president Joe Biden and Chinese president Xi Jinping held a “virtual summit” covering a number of subjects and resulting, for the most part, in banal public pledges of “cooperation” to “ease tensions.”

Biden, however, managed to score a double own goal on the subject of Taiwan by simultaneously justifying bad US foreign policy and endorsing Beijing’s false “One China” claim.

On one hand, the US has neither any obligation nor any good reason to continue guaranteeing Taiwan’s de facto independence from the mainland regime.

Taiwan is not a US state. Taiwan is not a US territory. There are no plausible circumstances under which a change of political authority in Taiwan would represent a threat to the defensibility or security of the United States. Therefore the only thing the Taipei regime should expect, or get, from the US regime is a Jeffersonian policy of “peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.”

Nov 18 14:19

EXCLUSIVE U.S. asks Japan, China, others to consider tapping oil reserves -sources

The Biden administration has asked some of the world's largest oil consuming nations - including China, India and Japan - to consider releasing crude stockpiles in a coordinated effort to lower global energy prices, according to several people familiar with the matter.

The unusual request comes as U.S. President Joe Biden fends off political pressure over rising pump prices and other consumer costs driven by a rebound in economic activity from lows plumbed early in the coronavirus pandemic.

Nov 18 14:14

Must Watch: Hunter's China Ties Might Be The Downfall Of Biden

Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., issued a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday. In the letter, they called on him to correct the Department of Justice’s conflicting statements about whether it used “extraordinary surveillance tools” on a former Chinese business partner of Hunter Biden.

The letter follows the DOJ's release of a potentially false statement on July 12 in response to a letter that Grassley, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Johnson, ranking member of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, had written on March 31 regarding connections and transactions between Chinese Communist Party (CCP)-linked foreign nationals and the Biden family.

Nov 18 11:59

US and Japan conduct anti-submarine war drills on China’s doorstep

On Tuesday, U.S. and Japan started their first-ever joint anti-submarine warfare training exercise in the South China Sea — a sea region China has asserted is part of its maritime territory.

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) announced the training exercise in a press release on Tuesday.

The anti-submarine drills saw the U.S. Arleigh Burke-class Aegis guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG-69) and P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft join with the Japanese helicopter carrier JS Kaga, the Japanese destroyer JS Murasame and Japanese P-1 ASW aircraft. According to Radio Free Asia, the Japanese Oyashio-class submarine also participated in the drills.

Nov 18 11:19

The collapse is already here...

Nov 18 08:11

Intelligence Chief Gives Grave Warning That China Is Preparing To Launch Secret Attack On America With Hypersonic Space Weapons

Vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General John Hyten has warned that Communist China is about to launch a surprise attack on the U.S. with deadly hypersonic space weapons.

In an interview with CBS news, Hyten pointed out that China’s hypersonic weapons test sent a missile around the world at more than five times the speed of sound:

“They launched a long-range missile.

Nov 17 07:00

Escobar: Xi's New Communist Manifesto

Late last week in Beijing, the sixth plenum of the Chinese Communist Party adopted a historic resolution – only the third in its 100-year history – detailing major accomplishments and laying out a vision for the future.

Essentially, the resolution poses three questions.

How did we get here?

How come we were so successful?

And what have we learned to make these successes long-lasting?

The importance of this resolution should not be underestimated. It imprints a major geopolitical fact: China is back. Big time. And doing it their way. No amount of fear and loathing deployed by the declining hegemon will alter this path.

The resolution will inevitably prompt quite a few misunderstandings. So allow me a little deconstruction, from the point of view of a gwailo who has lived between East and West for the past 27 years.

Nov 17 06:56

Biden & Xi Agree To Plan Unprecedented US-China Talks On Nuclear Arsenals

Among the prime national security issues tackled in the three-and-a-half hour Monday evening Biden-Xi virtual summit were nuclear issues and cyberspace conflict, with FT reporting later on Tuesday afternoon that the US and Chinese leaders agreed to start talks over nuclear arsenals.

"The two leaders agreed that we would look to begin to carry forward discussions on strategic stability," US national security adviser Jake Sullivan told a defense conference in Washington following the Biden-Xi meeting.

This is perhaps the first practical application and major breakthrough related to Biden's call for each side to agree on "guardrails" that would ensure competition between the two largest economies and strongest militaries "does not veer into conflict".

Nov 17 06:49

China's Bitcoin Ban Is The Unnoticed Geopolitical Event Of The Decade

The political and economic sun has been rising in the East over the past century with China playing an increasingly important role in global geopolitics. Despite this trend, I have long been skeptical of China’s centralized and autocratic governance structure, and 2021 could be a monumental year, exposing the frailties of excessive control. If Bitcoin proves to be as important a technology as I think it is, then the CCP’s decision to ban bitcoin mining could prove to be the biggest geopolitical faux pas of the next decade. In summary, while decentralized Bitcoin has displayed its resilience to regulation, bans and decreased the probability of a 51% attack, centralized China may have handed a critical technology of the future to its peers.

Nov 17 06:31

China sends long-range bomber to border with India

The People’s Liberation Army has deployed at least one long-range strategic H-6K bomber to its borders with India in a move meant as a warning to the Indian military not to escalate tensions over winter, analysts said.

To mark the PLA Air Force’s 72nd anniversary on November 11, state broadcaster China Central Television aired footage that included a brief shot of an H-6K flying over a mountain range, indicating the aircraft had been sent to the Himalayas.

The aircraft was armed with short-range KD-63 missiles – and not the long-range CJ-20 cruise missiles that it is also designed to carry.

A Beijing-based military source said the H-6Ks were usually based in Shaanxi province but had been stationed in Kashgar in the neighbouring western region of Xinjiang on a temporary basis since last year.

Nov 17 05:53

China's hypersonic space weapons could be used to launch a SURPRISE nuclear attack on the US, says vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who admits Beijing is MORE advanced technologically in that sphere

China's hypersonic space weapons could be used to launch a surprise attack on the US, said vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General John Hyten, who also admitted that Beijing has more advanced hypersonic technology.

Hyten, the second-highest ranking military officer in the US, revealed that during last summer's hypersonic weapons test, China sent a missile around the world at more than five times the speed of sound, as reported by CBS News.

Hyten told the news station: 'They launched a long-range missile. It went around the world, dropped off a hypersonic glide vehicle that glided all the way back to China, that impacted a target in China'.

Nov 16 14:17

Ka-China! PRC Reportedly Overtakes US as World’s Wealthiest Nation

Western economists, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and major global investment banks expect the People’s Republic to formally surpass the US to become the world’s largest economy by GDP by the late 2020s. China’s GDP is expected to hit $15.6 trillion in 2021, compared to $23.2 trillion for the US.

China has overtaken the United States to become the world’s single wealthiest nation in terms of total net worth, McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, has concluded.

In a report released Monday, the consultancy calculated that the People’s Republic accounted for nearly one-third of total global growth over the past twenty years, rising by more than over $110 trillion from a year 2000 starting point of ‘just’ $7 trillion.

Nov 16 11:02


Nov 16 09:04

China: North-eastern city sees highest snowfall in 116 years

Heavy blizzards in some parts of north-eastern China have brought record snowfall, raising concerns about keeping homes warm in an area hit by power outages earlier this year.

In the capital city of Shenyang, in Liaoning province, average snowfall reached 51cm (20 inches).

This is the highest recorded snowfall since 1905, said state outlet Xinhua.

In neighbouring inner Mongolia, one person died and more than 5,600 were affected after a heavy snowstorm.

Meteorological researchers in the Mongolian city of Tongliao told state outlet the Global Times that the snowstorm was an extremely random and sudden extreme weather event.

A total of 27 red alerts were issued across Inner Mongolia and north-eastern China - the highest warning alert for snowstorms.

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Gosh darn that human-caused global warming!

Nov 16 07:15

Biden Reportedly Tells Xi Jinping US Doesn't Support 'Taiwan's Independence'

On Monday, a virtual summit between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden took place, with the two leaders exchanging views on bilateral relations and issues of common interest. The online meeting was held amid rising tensions between Washington and Beijing.

US President Joe Biden said at the virtual meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping that the US adheres to the ‘one China’ policy and does not support "Taiwan’s independence", China Central Television (CCTV) reported following the bilateral summit.

"The US government will consistently and long-term adhere to the 'one China' policy, [the US] does not support 'Taiwan's independence' and hopes to maintain peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait region," the TV channel quoted Biden as saying.

Nov 16 06:54

Biden & Xi agree to avoid conflict

The US and Chinese leaders have held a lengthy virtual meeting on Tuesday, with Joe Biden and Xi Jinping expressing readiness to improve strained bilateral relations and make sure competition doesn’t end in conflict.

Biden, who smiled and waved to Xi as he appeared on screen, said that the responsibility of the two was to ensure that “the competition between our countries does not veer into conflict, whether intended or unintended.”

There should be “simple, straightforward competition” between Washington and Beijing, he added.

Xi also pointed out the need to “increase communication and cooperation” between the two nations. He said he was ready to work with Biden to “build consensus, take active steps and move China-US relations forward in a positive direction.” However, he stressed that this process must be based on mutual respect.

Nov 15 09:46

Yellen says economic slowdown in China would have "global consequences"

The Biden administration is closely watching the situation unfolding in China with the world's most indebted property developer, according to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who warned that its struggles to pay back billions in loans could have repercussions for the global economy.

Evergrande, China's second largest property developer, is on the hook for more than $300 billion to creditors.

"Real estate is an important sector of the Chinese economy. It accounts for about 30% of demand," Yellen told "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan in an exclusive interview. "And a slowdown in China, of course, would have global consequences. China's economy is large, and if China's economy were to slow down more than expected, it certainly could have consequences for many countries that are linked to China through trade."

Nov 15 07:14

Joe Biden Should Cancel His Virtual Summit With China

The virtual summit between President Joe Biden and Chinese ruler Xi Jinping, scheduled for Monday evening Washington time, will score a big win—for China.

The two leaders have not met face-to-face since Biden took office. Instead, they have held two long phone calls, on February 10 and September 9. Not much is publicly known about either conversation although it is apparent that neither conversation accomplished much from America’s point of view.

Not much will be accomplished Monday either, at least according to the Biden administration.

“This is not about seeking specific deliverables or outcomes,” said one “White House official” to CNBC.

“This is about setting the terms of an effective competition where we are in the position to defend our values and interests and those of our allies and partners.”

After decades of intense American engagement of China, the White House comments sound unambitious.

Nov 15 07:10

Politico’s defense industry funded newsletter hypes banal news about China’s military

Politico’s foreign policy newsletter National Security Daily on Monday published what appeared to be somewhat of a scoop: “Suspected new Chinese missile garrison found by commercial satellite,” the headline blared.

NatSec Daily had apparently combed through the Pentagon’s new report on China’s military and found “the existence of a new People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF) bomber brigade stationed near the city of Xiangyang,” noting that it didn’t appear in last year’s report.