Posts Tagged ‘ China ’

Why do the candidates want war with China?

March 31, 2016
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Barry Brownstein Foundation for Economic Education
by Barry Brownstein  

"Who is the peacemaking candidate this year? It is neither outsider. Sanders and Trump are both economic illiterates whose policies, if implemented, will result in a trade war with China. And, as we will see, trade wars can lead to shooting wars. Some may chafe at the idea of lumping kindhearted Bernie with vulgar Trump. Surely Sanders's intentions are peaceful. But good intentions are never enough." (03/30/16)

http://fee.org/articles/why-do-the-candidates-want-war-with-china/  

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Japan: Intelligence gathering post activated in South China Sea

March 30, 2016
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Hawaii Telegraph    

"In a move set to anger China, Japan has activated a radar station in the East China Sea, close to a group of islands disputed by Beijing that will act like a permanent intelligence-gathering post. The new Japanese Self Defence Force (JSDF) base on the island of Yonaguni is at the western extreme of a string of Japanese islands in the East China Sea, 150 km south of the disputed islands known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China." (03/29/16)

http://www.hawaiitelegraph.com/index.php/sid/242641175  

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Overseas Chinese activists say families are being targeted over letter to Xi Jinping

March 28, 2016
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Sydney Morning Herald [Australia]    

"The publication of an incendiary open letter calling for the resignation of President Xi Jinping has triggered widening reprisals from China's security apparatus in an apparent attempt to find those responsible. In a demonstration of the increasing lengths Mr Xi is taking to crush dissent, the mainland-based relatives of two prominent overseas Communist Party critics have been detained in connection to the broadening investigation this past week. ... It remains unclear who authored the open letter, which surfaced first in early March on overseas-Chinese website Canyu on the eve of China's annual National People's Congress. The letter, signed 'Loyal Communist Party Members,' also briefly appeared on the website of state-controlled Wujie News, before being swiftly taken down."

http://www.smh.com.au/world/overseas-activists-say-families-are-being-targeted-over-letter-to-xi-jinping-20160328-gnshm8.html  

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Guilty plea in Boeing hacking case with claimed Chinese regime involvement

March 24, 2016
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Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune    

"A Chinese businessman pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Los Angeles to helping two Chinese military hackers carry out a damaging series of thefts of sensitive military secrets from U.S. contractors. The plea by Su Bin, a Chinese citizen who ran a company in Canada, marks the first time the U.S. government has won a guilty plea from someone [allegedly] involved with a Chinese government campaign of economic cyberespionage." (03/24/16)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-chinese-cyberhacking-boeing-20160324-story.html  

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China: Four abducted Hong Kong booksellers appear on regime TV as political prisoners

February 29, 2016
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The Guardian The Guardian [UK]    

"Four of the five Hong Kong booksellers who went missing in October have appeared on Chinese television, saying they were detained for 'illegal book trading' in mainland China. The five booksellers -- including a British and a Swedish national -- had been linked to a Hong Kong publisher and bookstore that specialised in scandalous books on the private lives and power struggles of China's Communist party leaders. The disappearances have prompted fears that mainland Chinese authorities may be using shadowy tactics that erode the 'one country, two systems' formula under which Hong Kong has been governed since its return to China from British rule in 1997." (02/29/16)

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/29/four-detained-hong-kong-booksellers-chinese-tv  

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China: Regime sends fighter jets to Woody Island

February 25, 2016
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Military.com    

"In a move likely to further increase already volatile tensions in the region, China has deployed fighter jets to a contested island in the South China Sea, the same island where China deployed surface-to-air missiles last week, two U.S. officials tell Fox News. ... Woody Island is the largest island in the Paracel chain of islands in the South China Sea, and has had a runway since the early 1990s. It lies 250 miles southeast of a major Chinese submarine base on Hainan Island. China has claimed Woody Island since the 1950s, but it is contested by Taiwan and Vietnam." (02/24/16)

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/02/24/china-sends-fighter-jets-to-contested-island-in-south-china-sea.html  

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China: Regime says missiles have been on South China Sea island for years

February 17, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"Chinese sea and air defenses on a disputed South China Sea island have been in place for years, Beijing says, but reports of their existence Wednesday alarmed the country's Asian neighbors. ... China's Defense Ministry said Wednesday that sea air and sea defense systems had existed on the islands for years, according to a statement online by the Chinese government-run Global Times. The statement asserted that the Paracel Islands were Chinese territory and that China had the legal right to deploy defensive measures to protect its territorial sovereignty and integrity. It blamed Western media for attempting to 'hype up the so-called China threat.'" (02/17/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/16/asia/china-missiles-south-china-sea/  

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China: Regime sends surface-to-air missiles to contested island

February 17, 2016
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Fox News    

"The Chinese military has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system to one of its contested islands in the South China Sea according to civilian satellite imagery exclusively obtained by Fox News, more evidence that China is increasingly 'militarizing' its islands in the South China Sea and ramping up tensions in the region. The imagery from ImageSat International (ISI) shows two batteries of eight surface-to-air missile launchers as well as a radar system on Woody Island, part of the Paracel Island chain in the South China Sea. It is the same island chain where a U.S. Navy destroyer sailed close to another contested island a few weeks ago. China at the time vowed 'consequences' for the action." (02/16/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/02/16/exclusive-china-sends-suface-to-air-missiles-to-contested-island-in-provocative-move.html  

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China: Regime releases jailed Swedish human rights activist

January 26, 2016
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Deutsche Welle [Germany]    

"China has deported Peter Dahlin, a human rights activist who was seen giving a confession on Chinese state television last week. President Xi Jinping has recently made moves to crack down on foreign NGOs. The Swedish Foreign Ministry confirmed on Monday that [Peter] Dahlin had been released." (01/25/16)

http://www.dw.com/en/china-releases-jailed-swedish-human-rights-activist/a-19004052  

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McCain blasts lack of US military adventurism in South China Sea

January 4, 2016
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Reuters    

"The chairman of the influential U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Monday criticized the Obama administration for delaying further 'freedom of navigation' patrols within 12 nautical miles of islands built by China in the South China Sea. Senator John McCain said in a statement that the lack of U.S. action was allowing China to continue to 'pursue its territorial ambitions' in the region, most recently by landing a plane on a man-made island in the Spratly Islands archipelago on Saturday." [editor's note: Because after losing ground wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and getting dragged into yet another unwinnable quagmire in Syria, what the US REALLY needs is to take on China. Would someone get this bozo his Thorazine, please? - TLK] (01/04/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-usa-mccain-idUSKBN0UI1Z320160104  

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China: Stocks rout on first market day of 2016 trips national trading halt

January 4, 2016
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Reuters    

"China's major stock exchanges tanked on the first trading day of the year, triggering a 'circuit-breaker' that suspended equities trade nation-wide for the first time and putting at risk months of regulatory work to restore market stability. The selloff saw the CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen lose 7.0 percent before trading was suspended, its worst single-day performance since late August 2015, the depth of a summer stock market rout. U.S.-listed shares of Chinese companies followed suit, with marquis names such as Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd and Baidu Inc. dropping by more than 4 percent each in premarket trading." (01/04/16)

http://in.reuters.com/article/china-stocks-trading-idINKBN0UI1E520160104  

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China: Regime says it is building second aircraft carrier

December 31, 2015
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USA Today USA Today    

"China on Thursday confirmed that it is building its second aircraft carrier. Col. Yang Yujun, a spokesman from the Ministry of Defense, told reporters that the 50,000 ton China-designed vessel is being constructed in the northern port of Dalian with domestic technology." (12/31/15)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/12/31/china-aircraft-carrier/78120964/  

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China: Lawyer gets suspended sentence in online speech case

December 23, 2015
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Altoona Mirror    

"After months behind bars, one of China's most prominent human rights lawyers left a detention center Tuesday after receiving a suspended prison sentence in a case involving online comments critical of the ruling Communist Party. The court convicted Pu Zhiqiang on charges of disturbing public order and inciting ethnic hatred, and sentenced him to three years in prison but said the sentence will be suspended for three years." (12/22/15)

http://altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/1004927/Chinese-lawyer-gets-suspended-sentence-in-online-speech-case.html?isap=1&nav=760  

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US regime authorizes $1.83 billion arms sale to Taiwan

December 17, 2015
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Reuters    

"The Obama administration formally notified Congress on Wednesday of a $1.83 billion arms sale package for Taiwan, including two frigates, anti-tank missiles, amphibious assault vehicles and other equipment, drawing an angry response from China. The authorization, which Reuters on Monday reported was imminent, came a year after Congress passed legislation approving the sale. It is the first such major arms sale to Taiwan in more than four years. ... China summoned the U.S. charge d'affaires in Beijing, Kaye Lee, to protest and said it would impose sanctions on the companies involved, China's state news agency Xinhua reported." (12/16/15)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-taiwan-arms-idUSKBN0TZ2C520151216  

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China: Pollution brings first-ever “red alert” in Beijing

December 8, 2015
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CBS News CBS News    

"Beijing has raised its pollution warning system to the very highest level for the first time ever. The smog that envelopes the capital city is all-too-familiar. But this time, it prompted the government to issue a 'red alert,' shutting down schools, construction sites, and keeping half of the city's vehicles off the roads." (12/08/15)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/china-pollution-beijing-issues-first-ever-red-alert-for-smog/  

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China: “Clone factory” scientist eyes human replication

December 2, 2015
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Mint [India]    

"The Chinese scientist behind the world's biggest cloning factory has technology advanced enough to replicate humans, he told AFP, and is only holding off for fear of the public reaction. Boyalife Group and its partners are building the giant plant in the northern Chinese port of Tianjin, where it is due to go into production within the next seven months and aims for an output of one million cloned cows a year by 2020. But cattle are only the beginning of chief executive Xu Xiaochun's ambitions. In the factory pipeline are also thoroughbred racehorses, as well as pet and police dogs, specialised in searching and sniffing." (12/02/15)

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/EERwkGIgOPEf9g27RLhh2N/China-clone-factory-scientist-eyes-human-replication.html  

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China: Regime abandons one-child rule as population ages, men out number women

October 29, 2015
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Time    

"It was the world's most ambitious social-engineering project -- and one of the most controversial. But on Oct. 29, after more than three decades, China finally ended its one-child family planning policy, allowing all Chinese couples to have two children, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. ... in recent years, the one-child policy has come under criticism, even at home, both for the human-rights abuses that were inflicted in its name (such as forced abortions) and for the unnatural way in which it has shaped China's population." (10/29/15)

http://time.com/4092453/china-one-child-rule/  

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“Freedom of the seas” means American global hegemony

October 28, 2015
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Justin Raimondo Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo  

"According to the Obama administration, China's jurisdiction extends only to 12 nautical miles from its shores: this is in line with the 1958 UN Convention on the Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone. However, what's good for the rest of the world doesn't apply to the United States, which, in 1999, declared that its jurisdiction extends outward to 24 nautical miles. Oh, the advantages of being a global hegemon! The competing claims to the South China Sea and the Spratly island chain are hopelessly mired in the mists of history, and sending a destroyer to the region isn't going to resolve this longstanding dispute." (10/28/15)

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2015/10/27/freedom-of-the-seas-means-american-global-hegemony/  

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“Shameless”: Hillary Clinton, human rights and China

October 7, 2015
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Adam Bartley  

"Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton has shown that she can be no less hypocritical than the republican candidate field on foreign policy matters when it comes to China. In a tweet meant to arouse popular feelings of solidarity with women's rights, former Secretary of State Clinton criticised the leader of the world's second largest economy as 'shameless' for promoting women's rights. In case you missed it, yes that was 'shameless' for promoting women's rights." (10/07/15)

http://bit.ly/1OlwU7A  

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China: Series of bombs kills at least seven

September 30, 2015
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Reuters    

"A series of package bombs exploded on Wednesday in the southwest China city of Liuzhou, killing at least seven people and injuring 51, state media said. The official Xinhua news agency said police had determined the blasts were a 'criminal' act and identified the suspect as a 33-year-old local man surnamed Wei, but added the investigation was continuing. Media images showed a collapsed building, smoke and streets strewn with rubble in Liuzhou in Guangxi region. Two people were missing, state radio said on its microblog." (09/30/15)

http://reut.rs/1FEdABk  

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China: Regime holds two Japanese citizens on spying allegations

September 30, 2015
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Denver Post    

"China has arrested two Japanese citizens on spying allegations, officials said Wednesday. Japanese Chief Cabinet Spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters that the two were detained in May, one in Zhejiang province and the other in Liaoning. China said the two are suspected of spying. Suga said that the Japanese government knew about the arrests soon after the two were detained, but withheld the information due to safety reasons. He said the two are not government employees, but refused to give other details on the arrests, including the specific allegations they face." (09/30/15)

http://dpo.st/1MG8YtZ  

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Global sports drug thugs ally with China regime for abductions, restraint of trade

September 23, 2015
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The Age [Australia]    

"The World Anti-Doping Agency says a new intelligence alliance with China -- declared as 'a significant breakthrough' -- will destroy drug supply chains to elite athletes and trigger international arrests. A well-known hotbed for the manufacture and export of substances that are illegal in sport, China was said to be the source of drugs used in the ill-fated supplements program of AFL club Essendon. ... The alliance will see WADA and Interpol feed intelligence to Chinese law enforcement bodies that, in theory, will then target and dismantle illegal manufacturers and suppliers of performance-enhancing drugs in China. WADA is certain information from the Chinese agencies will lead to investigations and arrests of buyers from abroad." (09/23/15)

http://tinyurl.com/ndb5kje  

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Fiorina’s bad proposal for US-China relations

September 23, 2015
posted by

Daniel Larison The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison  

"Now that Walker is out of the running, someone has to take up his mantle of endorsing simplistic foreign policy proposals. Fiorina has accepted the role ..." (09/22/15)

http://tinyurl.com/njpanra  

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The fading Chinese dream

September 22, 2015
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The American Conservative The American Conservative
by Steven Zhou  

"Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to the United States this week is the sort of public relations opportunity that normally bolsters the Communist Party's stature back home. Yet given a nearly 40 percent drop in China's stock markets in the last few months, there's hardly been a time in recent years when the country's international reputation has been so widely doubted and questioned. Moreover, this poor economic performance means that the Communist party's vice-like grip on power may soon be shaken -- or at least confronted by an unhappy and much poorer Chinese middle class." (09/22/15)

http://tinyurl.com/pz53ako  

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The quiet grand strategy of Barack Obama

September 15, 2015
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The American Conservative The American Conservative
by Alfred W McCoy  

"In ways that have eluded Washington pundits and policymakers, President Barack Obama is deploying a subtle geopolitical strategy that, if successful, might give Washington a fighting chance to extend its global hegemony deep into the 21st century. After six years of silent, sometimes secret preparations, the Obama White House has recently unveiled some bold diplomatic initiatives whose sum is nothing less than a tri-continental strategy to check Beijing's rise. As these moves unfold, Obama is revealing himself as one of those rare grandmasters who appear every generation or two with an ability to go beyond mere foreign policy and play that ruthless global game called geopolitics." (09/15/15)

http://tinyurl.com/pnsyzc6  

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