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Nov 19 08:01

FEAR SPREADS AS CHINA’S FINANCE FIRMS FACE ARRESTS

The arrests or investigations targeting the finance industry in the aftermath of China’s summer market crash have intensified in recent weeks, creating a climate of fear among China’s finance firms and chilling their investment strategies. At least 16 people have been arrested, are being investigated or have been taken away from their job duties to assist authorities, according to statements and announcements compiled by Bloomberg News.

The authorities’ goal is to root out practices such as insider trading as part of China’s anti-corruption campaign, and a desire by "some in the political leadership to find scapegoats to blame" for the market crash, according to Barry Naughton, a professor of Chinese economy at the University of California in San Diego.

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This does not augur well for the immediate future of the Chinese economy.

Nov 17 13:27

New Zealand: Anti-TPP protest organisers silent on war preparations against China

Thousands of people protested throughout New Zealand on Saturday demanding that the National Party government “walk away” from the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. More than 1,000 people marched in Auckland and hundreds more rallied in Wellington, Christchurch and about a dozen smaller towns.

Nov 17 09:43

Putin to receive vice chairman of China Central Military Commission

Russian President Vladimir Putin will receive on Tuesday Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of China Xu Qiliang, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. Colonel General Xu Qiliang is also in charge of issues of China’s military and military-technical cooperation with Russia. In November 2014, he discussed these issues with Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu during the Russian defence minister’s visit to Beijing. Then the Chinese Central Military Commission vice chairman said that "the strategic partnership between China and Russia has entered a new stage of development, which is gratifying." He expressed the view that the development of this partnership "reflects the common desire of our peoples and plays an important role in maintaining regional and global peace." "Sino-Russian relations have a strategic importance," Xu Qiliang said.

Nov 17 08:47

Zionists Betrayed Jews to Holocaust

Nazism, Zionism and Communism are Illuminati movements. In order to justify the state of Israel, Zionists collaborated with the Nazi and, despite the blood on their hands, continue to exploit the holocaust for their political benefit.

They Act Like NaZis, Because They WERE the NaZis.

Nov 17 08:31

Yuan to grab the title of IMF world reserve currency

Now the world's second largest economy will add its currency to the elite SDR basket. Until recently, it was believed that the yuan was controlled too tightly to be included on the list of world reserve currencies. Nevertheless, the yuan will be formally accepted into the elite circle of "Special Drawing Rights" - the basket of IMF currencies - at the end of the month. This is an important milestone for China, and the Celestial Empire is close to obtaining global economic power. IMF chief Christine Lagarde said that the yuan now meets the requirements for a freely usable currency. The yuan will thus join the company of the yen, the dollar, the pound and the euro.

Nov 17 08:26

Blast and fire reported at chemical factory in China’s Liaoning province

An explosion has been reported at a chemical factory in Fushun, Liaoning province, in northeast China. The cause of the blast is under investigation, CCTV reported.

Nov 16 16:05

Invisible fighter jet and warship technology breakthrough unveiled by Chinese scientists

Stealth technology is one of the biggest advantages any military could wield, and now China is looking to out-gun other nations in the field after scientists unveiled a breakthrough that could effectively create invisible fighter jets and warships.

Researchers from China's Huazhong University of Science and Technology have developed a new material capable of completely absorbing all radar microwaves and is ''almost ten times thinner than conventional ones''.

Nov 15 11:23

China Secures Zimbabwean Resources

Nov 15 08:41

IMF Greenlights Addition Of Chinese Yuan To SDR Basket: Wall Street Responds

While the world was following the tragic events unfolding on Friday night in France where hundreds of innocent civilians were killed or injured, an important economic development took place at the IMF, whose staff and head Christine Lagarde, officially greenlighted the acceptance of China's currency - the Renminbi, or Yuan - into the IMF's foreign exchange basket, also known as the Special Drawing Rights.

Nov 15 07:34

US provocations at sea toughen China up

Pentagon announced on Thursday that two US B-52 bombers flew near the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea on November 8 and 9. The planes did not fly within 12 nautical miles near China's islands, though they received warnings from Chinese ground controllers, according to the US military.

This is a renewed provocation. However, compared with the recent patrol of US warship on waters 12 nautical miles near China's Zhubi Reef, the overflight this time appears less confrontational. The announcement of the flight came after it happened, which is a toned-down gesture compared with the prior announcement of the warship patrol.

The continued harassment indicates the US is attempting to keep the heat on the South China Sea. With the assistance of the Philippines, the US will continue to push the South China Sea into the agenda of international gatherings, giving China a hard time.

Nov 15 07:34

IMF’s Lagarde Anoints Chinese Yuan. Will it Now Demolish the “Dollar Hegemony?”

IMF boss Christine Lagarde is gung-ho about it. IMF staff is too. The Executive Board will consider it on November 30 and in all likelihood approve it. It will take effect in October 2016. Then it’s a done deal: the Chinese yuan will be added to the IMF’s currency basket, the Special Drawing Rights (SDR). A step toward becoming a major global reserve currency.

Nov 15 06:57

118-meter-high Building in West China Demolished

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Looks just like how Building 7 came down!

Nov 13 17:55

Elegy For 600

Justice For Chinese (JFC) is the brainchild of Andrew Kwong also known as (aka) Joe Canuck, aka The People’s Artist. The main objective of JFC is to seek legal redress and monetary compensation for all Chinese peoples from the Rothschild Jews who destroyed China and the lives of an estimated 600 million Chinese who were addicted to their deadly opium.

Nov 13 17:04

Putin to speak at UN climate change summit in Paris, France says

Wonder how the latest false flag will affect this upcoming meeting in Paris with ALL the worlds biggie politicos in attendance....maybe.

By: Sylvie Corbet The Associated Press, Published on Sun Nov 08 2015

LE BOURGET, FRANCE — Canada's new environment minister was in Paris Sunday taking part in talks to lay the groundwork for this month's UN global climate change summit, which will be attended by more than 100 world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, France’s foreign minister said.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that Putin has accepted an invitation to attend the conference in Paris. He will be among the speakers on the conference’s first day, along with U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of India and China.

The Kremlin hasn’t confirmed Putin’s participation at the so-called COP 21 talks, which aim to reach the most ambitious accord to date limiting emissions that cause global warming.

Nov 13 13:38

Carson on China in Syria: ‘My Sources Are Better’ Than Obama Admin

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Friday that his “sources are better” than those of the Obama administration when it comes to whether China is involved in the Syria conflict.

Carson has claimed, based on his sources, that Chinese forces are operating in Syria. Asked on Thursday whether that is true, White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the U.S. has no evidence or intelligence suggesting that the Chinese are involved in Syria.

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Were China in Syria, the obvious question is whether they are there at the request of the Syrian government.

However, given other recent revelations about Carson, I go with the White House on this one.


Nov 13 10:00

US Nuclear Bombers Flew Near Chinese Man Made Islands During Navy Ballistic Missile Tests!

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The US was sending a message to Russia and China.

Nov 13 09:01

GM to Import Chinese-Made Buick SUV

General Motors Co., fresh off agreeing to a new union contract that is expected to drive up its U.S. labor costs, plans to become the first major auto maker to sell Chinese-made cars in the U.S.

Nov 12 10:14

Chinese Scientists Unveil New Stealth Material Breakthrough

A group of scientists from China may have created a stealth material that could make future fighter jets very difficult to detect by some of today’s most cutting-edge anti-stealth radar.

The researchers developed a new material they say can defeat microwave radar at ultrahigh frequencies, or UHF. Such material is usually too thick to be applied to aircraft like fighter jets, but this new material is thin enough for military aircraft, ships, and other equipment.

Today’s synthetic aperture radar use arrays of antennas directing microwave energy to essentially see through clouds and fog and provide an approximate sense of the object’s size, the so-called radar cross section. With radar absorbent material not all of the signal bounces back to the receiver. A plane can look like a bird.

“Our proposed absorber is almost ten times thinner than conventional ones,” said Wenhua Xu, one of the team members from China’s Huazhong University of Science and Technology, in a statement.

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This will certainly be a game changer in terms of weapons and defense; but even though the research is published, I wonder, in terms of actual development, how long it will take for the US military to embrace some version of this technology?!?

Nov 12 09:17

What Copper Just Said about China

Nov 12 09:07

Amnesty International accuses China of torture disregarding Guantanamo

International human rights organization Amnesty International accused China of practicing brutal torture. AI researchers published a report that said that Chinese security forces still use electric batons and chairs during the torture of suspects or perpetrators. According to The Guardian, the information was obtained by human rights activists as a result of interviews with 40 Chinese lawyers. The report also said that beatings and other methods of physical and psychological violence is also used against detainees in China. Noteworthy, the Chinese leadership adopted legislation to limit the use of torture in the country, although Amnesty International found the law "unconvincing". Meanwhile, experts from many countries of the world have repeatedly tried to draw attention of the international community, including the UN, to facts of torture behind the walls of the US prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Nov 11 12:43

China Launching Gold Backed Global Currency

According to the article, China is recasting all of their gold reserves into small one kilo bars in order to issue a new “gold-backed” currency. Many say this will disrupt global trade and will eventually cause a collapse of the US dollar.

Nov 11 10:20

Chinese marine geologists have discovered about 500 tons of gold under the seabed in the East China Sea, local media reporte

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The first undersea gold reserves and the largest gold deposit found in China was discovered after three years of investigations near Sanshan Island in east China’s Shandong province, 1.2 miles below sea level, the South China Morning Post newspaper reported Tuesday.

Nov 11 08:20

U.S. Threatens China, Russia With Nuclear Missiles For Challenging Dollar Supremacy [VIDEO]

The United States is indicating that it would sooner go to war with the Far East than suffer the defeat of an intense currency war over the rising yuan. Billionaire George Soros warned of this exact scenario earlier this year, stating that economic disputes with China provided a ‘real risk’ of triggering a third world war.

Read more at TruthstreamMedia.com

Nov 10 17:55

35 Countries Where the U.S. Has Supported Fascists, Drug Lords and Terrorists

The U.S. is backing Ukraine's extreme right-wing Svoboda party and violent neo-Nazis whose armed uprising paved the way for a Western-backed coup. Events in the Ukraine are giving us another glimpse through the looking-glass of U.S. propaganda wars against fascism, drugs and terrorism. The ugly reality behind the mirror is that the U.S. government has a long and unbroken record of working with fascists, dictators, druglords and state sponsors of terrorism in every region of the world in its elusive but relentless quest for unchallenged global power.
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Behind a firewall of impunity and protection from the State Department and the CIA, U.S. clients and puppets have engaged in the worst crimes known to man, from murder and torture to coups and genocide. The trail of blood from this carnage and chaos leads directly back to the steps of the U.S. Capitol and the White House.

Nov 10 16:47

U.S. SecDef Ashton Carter Implies Russia & China Are Enemies of U.S.

On Saturday November 7th, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, who had started his career at the Defense Department during the Reagan Administration as an aide to then-Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, Cold-Warring against the communist nations U.S.S.R. and China, delivered a speech saying, “We are in the middle of a strategic transition to respond to the security challenges that will define our future. … We’re responding to Russia, one source of today’s turbulence, and China’s rise, which is driving a transition in the Asia-Pacific.”

Nov 10 10:46

The Disturbing Reason For The Navy’s Trident Missile Test

Truth be told, the Navy has tested this missile over a 150 times before with little fanfare. In fact, they did another test early Monday afternoon and nobody noticed. So what gives?

For now the Navy is playing dumb, and have claimed that they had no idea the test would create such a spectacular view. However, the spectacle seems awfully convenient given the current tensions between the US, Russia, and China. It’s also pretty convenient, given what Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the media a day before the launch.

Nov 10 10:14

Washington losing leverage in S.China Sea

Assistant US Secretary of State Daniel Russel said recently that China wants the US to give it a "free pass" on issues that China considers its "core interests," and that's just not a deal that the US "ever can or would make." US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter recently played tough and called China and Russia potential threats to the world. He said the US has been shifting its focus toward the Asia-Pacific, including sending its best naval and other military weapons, ships and equipment to that region.

Nov 09 12:34

China to Allow Direct Conversion Between Yuan and Swiss Franc

China took another step to boost the yuan’s global usage, saying it will start direct trading with the Swiss franc, as the nation pushes its case for reserve-currency status at the International Monetary Fund.

The link will start on Tuesday, the China Foreign Exchange Trade System said in a statement, making the franc the seventh major currency that can bypass a conversion into the U.S. dollar and be directly exchanged for yuan. The rate will be allowed to fluctuate a maximum 5 percent on either side of a daily fixing, according to CFETS.

“This is an important step in strengthening bilateral economic and trade connections between China and Switzerland,” the People’s Bank of China said in a statement on its website on Monday. The link will help lower conversion costs and facilitate the use of both currencies in bilateral trade, it added.

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Nov 09 11:39

As Yuan Rivals Dollar, U.S. Launches Ballistic Missiles Over West Coast: “Lit Up California”

The United States is apparently fuming over the recent blows to the dollar, as a strengthening yuan is rousing a heightened response. The world is now watching video from a stunning ballistic missile display over the U.S. West Coast that was timed with China’s latest currency announcement.

Nov 09 11:22

As Yuan Rivals Dollar, U.S. Launches Ballistic Missiles Over West Coast: “Lit Up California”

The United States is apparently fuming over the recent blows to the dollar, as a strengthening yuan is rousing a heightened response. The world is now watching video from a stunning ballistic missile display over the U.S. West Coast that was timed with China’s latest currency announcement.

China announced another benchmark in economic supremacy, and the U.S. responded with a missile test:

China took another step to boost the yuan’s global usage, saying it will start direct trading with the Swiss franc, as the nation pushes its case for reserve-currency status at the International Monetary Fund.

This amazing video captures the test over San Francisco in clarity:

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Nov 09 10:15

Defense Secretary Suggests Putin Might Nuke America, Says US Will "Defend International Order"

Of course to be fair to Carter, Washington hasn't exactly put him in a good position. After all, what the US is doing in Syria is deplorable and with the passing of MANPADS and anti-tank missiles to Sunni extremists near Aleppo, the whole "strategy" now borders on the bizarre, especially in light of what happened over the Sinai Peninsula last weekend and also taking into account Washington's relationship with Siite militias battling ISIS in Iraq.

Meanwhile, the situation in the South China Sea is just downright silly, as Washington and Beijing risk starting World War III over 3,000 acres of sand that Beijing piled on top of reefs in the Spratlys.

Still, when you're the face of The Pentagon, you've got to champion the narrative and that narrative now revolves around two things, i) a resurgent Russia, and ii) the rise of China.

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Let's call it what it is; the decline of the US!

Nov 09 09:23

China is Canceling the Debt of the World’s Most Impoverished Nations

This sounds like encouraging news on the part of China. Perhaps there is nothing nefarious going on; however this is the same nation that has been committing human rights violations as a matter of public policy for decades, not to mention systemic environmental pollution.

What impact this could have on the global economy is unclear, but this seems to be part of a grander economic plan developed in the past.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ooooh, bad China. BAD China! How dare they set a dangerous precedent like erasing debt!

Nov 09 09:01

Away From Dollar: Russia, China to Create Entirely Different Gold Market

While key Western banks are artificially restraining gold prices to breathe life into the diluted and devalued dollar system, Russia, China and other emerging economies are involved in "the genial move" to establish an entirely different gold market, F. William Engdahl underscores.

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That will create a huge problem for Wall Street. If they keep gold prices artificially lower, physical gold will pour out of the US into Russia and China. If they let gold prices float free to their real value, the American people will empty their negative-interest savings accounts, close their stock portfolios, and buy the rise! The only way the US Government can prevent either outcome is a total gold confiscation program, and that could trigger a civil war!

Nov 08 13:29

Chinese, Taiwanese Leaders Hold 1st Meeting Since 1949

The leaders of China and Taiwan met in Singapore on Saturday for the first time since China split into two parts in 1949. Despite the fact that no concrete agreements were reached, both leaders pointed out it was a sign of stability in bilateral relations, which were characterized by Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou as "the most peaceful and stable they have ever been", RT reported. Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to "handle appropriately" Ma’s request to allow Taiwan greater participation in nongovernmental organizations. Taiwan and several nearby islands were the only territories controlled by the followers of Chiang Kai-shek, the former leader of the Republic of China. Taiwan is regarded by the People’s Republic of China as a breakaway province.

Nov 07 10:20

Russia to issue yuan bonds worth $1bn

Federal loan bonds denominated in Chinese yuan will be issued on the Moscow Exchange in 2016, the director of the debt department of the Russian Finance Ministry Konstantin Vyshkovsky said Friday.

The $1 billion is only the minimum amount, according to the ministry. Other details such as the repayment period and the interest rate will be determined immediately before the issue in accordance with the preferences of potential investors, said Vyshkovsky.

Nov 06 23:25

Putin Tells Everyone Exactly Who Created ISIS

American people rarely listen to Putin’s speeches. Few opportunities to do so unless they go looking for it; They just assume their media is right and Putin‘s a “brutal dictator” who’s “trying to re-establish the Soviet empire”, end of story.

In western media Putin could soon find himself painted as the new combination Hitler/Stalin in a looming WWIII—another so-called “just war” which US will be “morally compelled to fight”, to “save the world from tyranny”. Christian dominionists will be calling it Armageddon—the final battle between Good and Evil before the return of the King!

Nov 06 23:21

Syria – Vienna-Geneva Peace Talks, an exploded Russian Airliner – and NATO-Trident Juncture

Why a foreign imposed transition? Transition seems to become a propaganda indoctrinated fait accompli.

Washington has been quite successful in its wicked embrace of Syria over the last few weeks. Just imagine, Kerry, in a propaganda-painted gesture of goodwill, forges the Vienna Peace Conference, this past Friday, 30 October. The results are inconclusive, but on to more talks in Geneva; no longer ‘Assad must go’, but rather the concession that “Assad is going to be part of any transitional governing body.” – Why a foreign imposed transition? Transition seems to become a propaganda indoctrinated fait accompli.

Nov 06 23:18

Why British Haste on Plane Bomb Theory?

Cameron and Obama are evidently being fed intelligence assessments of a bomb being stowed in the airplane's hold by terrorists.

British officials have made an unseemly leap to speculate on a terrorist plot in the Russian airliner crash over Sinai last weekend.

And Russia has understandably reacted furiously to the speculation, saying that it is too early to make such an assessment when crash investigators have not even compiled, let alone evaluated, evidence.

American officials, including President Barack Obama, are also now echoing the British claims of a bomb on the plane. The question is: why the haste?

Nov 06 20:56

NATO Invades Spain

The notion that the Pentagon would dare declare its own no-fly zone over northern Syria to protect a gaggle of “moderate rebels” from Russian and Syrian Arab Army (SAA) bombing is preposterous.

Fresh from its thunderous humiliation by the Taliban; its “liberation” of Libya for the benefit of militia hell; and while Russia was bombing the hell out of a Salafi-jihadi/”moderate rebel” constellation in Syria, NATO – in search for a “360-degree” response to Russia – resorted to invading… Spain.

Nov 06 09:13

The China-Russia-Mongolia Trilateral Gains Steam

As Diplomat authors have reported, trilateralism is all the rage these days. Ministerial-level dialogues sprinkle the sidelines of multilateral gatherings, and often set the tone for the more comprehensive leaders’ summits. For the past two weeks all eyes focused on the highly anticipated China-Japan-South Korea leaders’ summit, which concluded this past weekend. But here’s another big trilateral that you probably haven’t heard much about: China-Mongolia-Russia.

As Russian President Vladimir Putin has remarked himself, cooperation between the three countries only makes sense given their geographic proximity. After their first trilateral summit in September 2014, the three leaders met once more in July 2015. The three countries’ three foreign ministers have met twice in the same time frame.

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Nov 05 16:29

Climate change concern among Chinese citizens plummets, research finds

Concern about climate change among people in China – the world’s biggest carbon polluter – has plummeted in the past five years, according to new research. The Chinese were the least concerned among 40 nations surveyed.

Only 18% of Chinese citizens are seriously concerned about the issue, a drop of 23 points since 2010, the US Pew Research Center report published on Thursday shows.

Nov 05 12:17

Pentagon chief visits U.S. carrier in disputed South China Sea, blames Beijing for tension

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter flew to a U.S. aircraft carrier transiting the disputed South China Sea on Thursday and blamed China for rising tension in the region on a visit sure to infuriate Beijing.

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Nov 04 13:57

Bill Holter: China Could Reprice Gold To $100,000 per Ounce

“The old way out was to revalue gold higher. They could revalue gold and step up and say they will pay $50,000 or $100,000 per ounce for any and all ounces for sale.”

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My wedding ring is worth more than I am! :)

Nov 04 10:16

Political watchdog group wants Vegas casino owner Adelson investigated

A progressive political watchdog group wants Congress and the Federal Election Commission to investigate alleged ties between Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon Adelson and reputed Chinese organized crime figures.

A spokesman for Las Vegas Sands immediately dismissed the initiative by the Washington D.C.-based Campaign for Accountability as an "obvious political propaganda stunt" aimed at Adelson, who a prolific financial contributor to Republican candidates and conservative causes.

The group asked the chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the Federal Election Commission to investigate whether foreign money is illegally fueling campaign contributions to American politicians.

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We already know it has from the Clinton's 1995 China-gate scandal, in which Bill Clinton authorized the sale of sensitive technology to China and in return Chinese money was funneled through Chinese/Americans into Clinton's re-election campaign.

Nov 04 09:37

Chinese Hackers? US Propagandists Should Look in the Mirror

How is it that despite all the revelations of Edward Snowden regarding US intelligence and military snooping capabilities across the globe, Americans still cannot accept the culpability of their own government and corporate interests – the two work hand in hand – in global cyber-espionage? Even if they explicitly or implicitly know about the NSA, CIA, DIA, and Pentagon programs (among many others), their instinctive reaction is to blame China. Why?

Nov 03 13:32

Hollande takes climate hopes to China

Right after German Chancellor Angela Merkel wrapped up her eighth visit to China, French President Francois Hollande embarked on a Chinese tour on Monday. Like Berlin, Paris bears in mind that it needs this high-level visit given Hollande's absence in Beijing's Victory Day parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression. Besides, France is also facing a series of thorny problems both at home and abroad, including crises in Europe and the Middle East. It is thus necessary to have an exchange of views with China.

More importantly, unlike Germany, Hollande came to win China's support for the forthcoming climate change conference in Paris. He wants to secure attendance of Chinese leader in the Paris climate change summit and a strong joint statement from Beijing, in order to ensure the Paris conference with comprehensive, effective achievements.

Nov 03 12:20

Spratly Islands

In November 1946, the ROC sent naval ships to take control of the islands after the surrender of Japan.[58] It had chosen the largest and perhaps the only inhabitable island, Taiping Island, as its base, and it renamed the island under the name of the naval vessel as Taiping. Also following the defeat of Japan at the end of World War II, the ROC re-claimed the entirety of the Spratly Islands (including Taiping Island) after accepting the Japanese surrender of the islands based on the Cairo and Potsdam Declarations. The Republic of China then garrisoned Itu Aba (Taiping) island in 1946 and posted Chinese flags and markers on it along with Woody island in the Paracels.

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This is a bit difficult to wade through, but the short version is that China has held ownership of the Spratley Islands going back to the end of WW2. The claims by the Philippines and Vietnam are recent, urged on by the United States to provoke a conflict.

Nov 03 11:44

China to respond toughly to provocations in South China Sea — Foreign Ministry

"We firmly oppose other countries' attempts to damage China’s sovereignty and security interests in the freedom of navigation and air traffic. I want to emphasize that China stands firm in the defense of its territorial sovereignty and security as well as its full-fledged and legitimate interests at sea," Hua Chunying said.
US actions in South China Sea may escalate tensions — Indonesian defense minister http://tass.ru/en/world/833786 Asked if the freedom of navigation conducted by the United States was helpful or otherwise, Ryamizard said all parties should avoid going to areas that may bring about unwanted incidents. "This action risks further escalation of tensions in the disputed waters," he noted.

Nov 03 09:58

U.S. Navy To Patrol South China Sea About Twice Every Quarter

The U.S. Navy plans to conduct patrols within 12 nautical miles of artificial islands in the South China Sea about twice a quarter to remind China and other countries about U.S. rights under international law, a U.S. defense official said on Monday.

"We're going to come down to about twice a quarter or a little more than that," said the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about Navy operational plans.

"That's the right amount to make it regular but not a constant poke in the eye. It meets the intent to regularly exercise our rights under international law and remind the Chinese and others about our view," the official said.

U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes on Monday said there would be more demonstrations of the U.S. military's commitment to the right to freely navigate in the region.

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This is pure and utter codswallop, that such actions will not be "a constant poke in the eye" to the Chinese government.

The US government and military will be playing picador with Chinese forces each and every time they do this tour, and there will be a point past which Chinese government will have to respond with military force.

I would like to politely remind both the US government and military that one of the most recent evolutions in Chinese military equipment, is what has been dubbed "the carrier killer missile". As reported in September 2015 at thefiscaltimes.com:

All of which is why military analysts were keen to see the technological firepower on display in the parade; 84 percent of the weaponry China showed off was new or never before shown in public, including a missile known as an “assassin’s mace” that has generated heavy interest in military circles over the past five years. The Chinese defense ministry has been silent about the missile up until today, other than to confirm in 2011 that the weapon was in development. The missile, formally known as the Dongfeng 21D (DF-21D) but also known as the “carrier-killer,” is rumored to have a range of up to 1,000 miles and may be able to travel up to 10 times the speed of sound, making it virtually impossible to intercept once launched, according to the Financial Times (registration required). The ballistic missile would be launched into orbit but can be maneuvered to a target once it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere. Since China can manufacture 1,200 of the DF-21D for the price of one aircraft carrier, the missile could pose a threat to U.S. aircraft carriers in the event of a conflict. Even if the U.S. was able to shoot down or neutralize most of the missiles China fired at a carrier, one strike could alter the result of a battle.

Were I the President, I would be looking at areas where the US could be collaborating with China right now, rather than provoking it.

Nov 02 15:31

What kind of war can USA and China start?

Formally, the dispute over the island involves six countries (China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, Brunei). In November 2002, the countries signed an agreement to push back the decision on their status till 2052. China, as a regional and economically powerful country, follows a simple principle: you have it when you're there. At a summit in California in 2013, Xi Jinping told President Barack Obama that the Pacific was big enough to accommodate both China and the United States. Jinping meant that there was no place for US Navy off the coast of China. Yet, Obama did not listen. Washington has built up bases on Okinawa, Japan, (25,800 US troops and navy), South Korea (28,000 US troops), Australia and the Philippines. Even Hanoi agreed to accept US ships for maintenance. Was this power not enough to stop Beijing in case of its aggressive actions against US allies? It was more than enough indeed.

Nov 02 15:16

‘Mentally Unstable’ Obama Looking To Start A War With China?

This week, Barack Obama sent a guided missile destroyer into disputed waters in the South China Sea to see if the Chinese would start shooting at it. Yes, this is what he actually did. Fortunately for us, the Chinese backed down and did not follow through on their threats to take military action. Instead, the Chinese have chosen to respond with very angry words.

Nov 02 12:33

China sends armed naval fighter jets over contested islands after US warship pass-by

Days after a US warship sailed by contested islands in the South China Sea, Beijing conducted training for its naval jets in the same area. The armed aircraft flew from China’s recently constructed island airstrip.

Last Tuesday, the USS Lassen passed through a 12-mile limit around Subi Reef in the Spratly Islands archipelago. The reef is one of seven that China has artificially reinforced to support its claim on the archipelago and the sea around it.

Nov 02 10:11

Obama Undergoes 'Pacifist' Crisis – Italian Media

American foreign policy has been quite idle recently, the Italian newspaper wrote, but it would be a mistake to take the country's lack of intervention in the Middle East for pacifism. However, now that the US is "psychologically suppressed" by Russia's actions in Syria, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Obama is showing signs of shifting toward the risk of a big war.
The US stands on the threshold of four potential battle grounds, the article says, and each of these possible wars could be disastrous.

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PACIFISM?!?

How in the name of heaven could Il Giornale possibly characterize Obama's geopolitical approach as "pacifism"?!?

I could almost laugh; but then, it would be the stopping which would be difficult.

Let's see, now; the continuing of the war in Afghanistan; the assassination of Ghadaffi in Libya; the military re-involvement in Iraq; the enabling of Saudi Arabia's carnage in Yemen; the support of "our assets" in Syria to create regime change in that country, and weapons brandishing at China: could someone please explain how could ANY of these acts be considered the acts of a pacifist President?!?

Apparently, this writer for Il Giornale has been seduced by Obama's faux populism, to the point that they are utterly unable to see him for what he is; just as much a corporate tool as are his alleged rivals, the Republicans.

At the end of the day, they, including President Obama, are nearly all liars, warmongers, and those who daven to their masters in the military - industrial complex, and the bankers.

We the People have become both expendable and irrelevant.

Nov 02 09:48

BEX ALERT - US allies in S. China Sea want expanded American presence in region – Pentagon chief

Tensions are flaring up in the South China Sea, as pro and anti-Western powers vie for the waters. American allies are now demanding an increased US presence in the area, despite China and Japan agreeing to talks.

Nov 02 09:31

US Navy Can Be Sunk

It appears that Washington, ever a seething cauldron of bright ideas, is looking for a shooting war with China, or perhaps trying to make the Chinese kowtow and back down, the pretext being some rocks in the Pacific in which the United States cannot possibly have a vital national interest. Or, really, any interest. And if the Chinese do not back down?

I do not know a great deal about the Chinese Navy, having been out of that loop for years. I do know that the Chinese are smart, and that they have optimized their forces specifically to take out carrier battle groups near their territory. They do not try to match the US ship-for-ship in the kind of war America wants to fight. They would lose fast, and they know it. The key is to swarm the fleet with cruise missiles arriving all at once, accompanied perhaps by large numbers of aircraft. Would this work? I don’t know, but that is certainly the way I would bet.

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The US government has absolutely lost the ability to negotiate in good faith, and therein lies the rub.

As I mentioned in a previous post, there is a tacit agreement between Chinese and Russians weapons makers, that when they deliver military hardware and software, and it is deployed in the field, it works absolutely as advertised.

With American weapons makers, the products are often horribly over budget, excessively late on delivery, and do not function as advertised.

Please understand this; as a Christian pacifist, I abhor war as a way of attempting to resolve geopolitical issues.

But when our troops are deployed, I want them working with weapons which are fully functional, period, end of discussion. And it is in this matter where American weapons manufacturers have fallen way short of the mark, and I don't know how - and when - this issue will be resolved, in light of the "generous contributions" to political campaigns made by those manufacturers to keep their products at the forefront of their competition.

Nov 02 08:09

Pentagon Sees South China Sea Dispute Driving Calls for US Presence

Making the rounds in the Pacific and southeast Asia in his latest overseas trip, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter bragged about the growing regional interest around the South China Sea in hosting a US presence, attributing it to the disputes with China in the area.

China is one of 10 nations in the region around the South China Sea with conflicting maritime claims. The US largely doesn’t get involved in those disputes unless one of the parties involved is China, in which case the US always backed the other party.

Though most of these disputes have existed as irrelevant boundary disputes for many decades, the US has gotten a great deal of mileage out of railing at China for building an artificial island in the area near the Spratlys. This has included the US making high-profile sail-bys of the island, and making it clear they are doing so purely to spite China.

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A short memo to Ashton Carter; sir, were I you, I would not be quite so quick to dismiss either China's military capabilities, or its political will to have the US leave them alone.

As you should be aware, the US government rarely gets what it is paying for, in terms of its military hardware and software, and the field performance thereof. In China, there is a tacit agreement between weapons manufacturers and the Chinese government that when weapons are field-deployed, they work as advertised, period, end of discussion.

As reported at the South China Morning Post on 3 September, 2015:

Fuelled by booming defence spending, the People’s Liberation Army is expected to today showcase breakthroughs in missile technology and military aircraft that reflect its increasing focus on projecting force beyond its borders, especially adjacent seas where it competes with neighbours for territory and resources. Here are 10 military hardware pieces that analysts and other nation’s defence experts will likely be watching out for.

Right now, the US military does not have the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with China.

And even with the US Navy defending these allies, the issue of quite how effective the US Navy can be against the newest weapons in the Chinese military arsenal, is ....questionable, at best.

Nov 02 08:09

Ordinary Chinese blame America for the Russian plane crash

"America's revenge did not take long." (480 likes) Jiangsu, Nantong

"The hand of American gangsters is behind all this!" (145 likes), Tianjin

"Mourning for the victims of the Russian people" (129 likes) Henan Nanyang

"99% it is connected to the USA" (38 likes) Jiangsu Wuxi

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US is not much loved around the world these days!

Nov 02 07:50

Nepal turns to China for fuel to counter Indian blockade

The state-owned Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) signed an agreement with the China National United Oil Corporation on Thursday to import fuel from China. The Nepali government has been accusing India of orchestrating an oil blockade for weeks.

Nov 01 10:48

Keiser Report: Chinese 2nd child to fight global Ponzi

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss how a service driven Chinese economy could spell bad news for Western economies but how a two-child policy could save the global property ponzi for another generation. In the second half, Max interviews Dan Collins of TheChinaMoneyReport.com about the latest news with the Chinese economy, its crackdown on corruption and its increasing role in the global economy.

Oct 31 12:51

No-Guerra No-NATO Peace Conference in Rome

A Tribute to the “No-Guerra No-NATO” and pro-Peace Demonstration in Rome on Monday 26 October 2015

We, the people of Europe have to stand up against NATO. We must not let go.

As we know by now, the Soviet threat was a farce the western people – mostly the people of the US and Europe – were made to believe by a massive and continuous propaganda campaign, a western propaganda of lies – not unlike today’s anti-Russia, anti-China supra-multi-billion dollars Zionist-Anglo-Saxon media misinformation.

Oct 31 12:47

US sponsored ISIS Burning

Russia is putting on a display of fire power in Syria that is shocking the world and embarrassing the Obama administration.

“The tide of the conflict in Syria seems to be turning fast because the Russians have stepped in… The militants are in total panic. 600 militants have abandoned their positions… The Russian Airforce has been bombing the living daylights out of ISIS…”

Oct 31 12:44

Politics Extension of US-led War on Syria

If Washington and its allies were sincere about a political resolution to the conflict then why don’t they reaffirm their commitment to the Geneva Communique?

Russia’s military intervention in Syria is proving a decisive turning point in stabilizing the government of Bashar al-Assad, while racking up serious defeats against the sundry extremist mercenary groups. That is the assessment of US top military officer General Joseph F Dunford. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee this week:

«The balance of forces right now are in Assad’s advantage».

Oct 30 13:27

Politics Extension of US-led War on Syria

If Washington and its allies were sincere about a political resolution to the conflict then why don’t they reaffirm their commitment to the Geneva Communique?

Russia’s military intervention in Syria is proving a decisive turning point in stabilizing the government of Bashar al-Assad, while racking up serious defeats against the sundry extremist mercenary groups. That is the assessment of US top military officer General Joseph F Dunford. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee this week:

«The balance of forces right now are in Assad’s advantage».

Oct 30 13:25

The Empire of Chaos is in a Jam

The no-fly zone in Syria already exists. It is run by Russia and Washington is unable to jam it.

NATO is desperate. The Pentagon is desperate. Imagine waking up one day in Washington and Brussels just to realize Russia has the ability to electronically jam — detect, trace, disable, destroy — NATO electronics within a 600 km range across Syria (and southern Turkey).

Imagine the nightmare of row after row of Russian Richag-AV radar and sonar jamming systems mounted on helicopters and ships jamming everything in sight and finding every available source of electromagnetic radiation. Not only in Syria but also in Ukraine.

Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army units in Europe, was even forced to qualify Russian electronic warfare capabilities in Ukraine as “eye-watering.”

Oct 30 10:09

China does not recognize Hague’s arbitration court jurisdiction in South China Sea

China has refused to take part in hearings in the The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration on territorial disputes in the South China Sea initiated by the Philippines and said it does not recognize the court’s jurisdiction, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Liu Zhenmin said on Friday.

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Oct 30 09:34

China to US: Minor Provocative Act in South China Sea Could Spark War

China’s Naval Commander, Admiral Wu Shengli, has warned the US Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, that any “dangerous, provocative acts” of the US Navy could spark war in the South China Sea.

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Oct 30 09:03

China, Germany moving closer to no-hack pact

China and Germany are moving towards a mutual no-hacking-for-economic-espionage pact, along the lines of agreements already signed between China and the the US and UK.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters after talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that Germany was seeking a deal “very quickly”. Germany, ahead of the UK, is China’s largest trading partner in Europe.

Oct 30 08:48

China warns US against ‘minor’ incidents that could ‘spark war’

China has issued its strongest warning yet to the US over an incident during which a US destroyer sailed within territorial waters of China’s man-made islands in the South China Sea, claiming that US faces running the risk of “a minor incident that sparks war.”

Oct 30 08:09

Beijing vows to respond to US ships in South China Sea

China has warned the United States navy against any violation of its territorial waters, saying that it will take “necessary measures” in reaction to US incursions off the disputed islands in the South China Sea.

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Oct 29 19:44

China Sea Blues: A Thing Not to Do

Fred on War with China.

It appears that Washington, ever a seething cauldron of bright ideas, is looking for a shooting war with China, or perhaps trying to make the Chinese kowtow and back down, the pretext being some rocks in the Pacific in which the United States cannot possibly have a vital national interest.

Years back I went aboard the USS Vincennes, CG-49, a Tico class Aegis boat, then the leading edge of naval technology.

The Navy has not been in a war for seventy years. It has sat off various shores and launched aircraft, but the fleet has not been engaged. Over decades of inaction, complacency sets in. Unfortunately, wars regularly turn out to be otherwise than expected. Further, the American military’s standard approach to a war is to underestimate the enemy (there is probably a manual on this).

Oct 29 15:46

US refuses to recognize South China Sea islets as Chinese territory


China has warned against any violation of its territorial waters by American warships.

A Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman said the country’s military will take all necessary measures in response to any future incursions by US vessels into its territorial waters around islands in the South China Sea. The warning followed the sailing of a US guided missile destroyer within the 22-kilometer territorial limit of one of the islands newly created by China. The US refuses to recognize the man-made islets in the strategically vital region as deserving of sovereign territory status. The Chinese side took no forceful action during a US warship’s sail-by on Tuesday, but strongly protested the move. The spokesman offered no details on how Beijing might respond differently in the future.

Oct 29 15:05

Amid Washington-Beijing Row, French Frigate Sails to South China Sea

A French warship docked in a Chinese port Tuesday to start an extended visit to China's naval fleet in the South China Sea, where disputed territorial claims have ignited a row between Beijing and Washington.

Oct 29 14:37

2 Australian ships to join Chinese navy in drills in S China Sea

Two Australian warships will hold exercises with the Chinese navy in the South China Sea next week, Australia’s defense minister said Thursday.

The announcement comes two days after a US navy patrol angered Beijing by sailing near an artificial island built by China in disputed waters in the southern part of the sea.

The HMAS Stuart and HMAS Arunta will visit China’s main South China Sea base of Zhanjiang in Guangdong province before drills scheduled early next week, Marise Payne said.

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So, Australia is NOT showing support for the US sabre-rattling, as the US media claimed.

Oct 29 10:11

Has He Become “Mentally Unstable”? Obama Now Provoking China With Warships

The Global Times is a Chinese state-run newspaper that has very close ties to the Communist party. After Obama’s provocation in the South China Sea, it published an editorial entitled “After the show, it’s time for US destroyer to leave“. The following is the most alarming portion of that editorial…

"In face of the US harassment, Beijing should deal with Washington tactfully and prepare for the worst. This can convince the White House that China, despite its unwillingness, is not frightened to fight a war with the US in the region, and is determined to safeguard its national interests and dignity.

Beijing ought to carry out anti-harassment operations. We should first track the US warships. If they, instead of passing by, stop for further actions, it is necessary for us to launch electronic interventions, and even send out warships, lock them by fire-control radar and fly over the US vessels."

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It is really looking like NOW would be a very appropriate time to invoke the 25th Amendment.

The apparent madness of this President's decisions regarding Syria, Russia, Iraq, and China, is truly terrifying, but of course, not if you are money junkies who profit from war, and all the ancillary businesses of war; for such people, these decisions make absolute financial sense.

After all, it won't be their kids getting blown to bits of maimed for life, ultimately for corporate financial gain.

Oct 29 10:02

China Reverses Controversial One Child Only Policy

China has just announced an end to the 35-year-long "one-child only" policy. One that has often forced couples into making horrible decisions - to say the least - when the policy naturally couldn't be followed no matter the vigorous efforts to try.

Oct 29 09:17

‘Freedom of the Seas’ Means American Global Hegemony

There’s ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no valley low enough to keep us from our sacred duty to protect the world from itself. From the South China Sea to the shores of the Black Sea, America stands guard over Freedom. This tweet from Foreign Policy magazine, the organ of the Council on Foreign Relations, states our mission bluntly: “The Obama administration will finally send a destroyer to uphold freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.”

Oct 29 09:17

The Chinese authorities have allowed families to have two children

The Chinese authorities have decided to abandon the policy of "one family - one child". All families are now allowed to have two children, reported the Agency "Xinhua".

Oct 28 15:51

‘Mentally Unstable’ Obama Looking To Start A War With China?

This week, Barack Obama sent a guided missile destroyer into disputed waters in the South China Sea to see if the Chinese would start shooting at it. Yes, this is what he actually did. Fortunately for us, the Chinese backed down and did not follow through on their threats to take military action.

Oct 28 14:45

'Isolated Iran' Set to Join BRICS Bank

As US hegemony wanes in the face of dysfunctional domestic politics, foreign policy confusion, and a “lead from behind” mentality, the world has begun to transition towards a kind of new world order both politically and economically.

On the geopolitical front, we’ve seen a resurgent Russia take charge in Syria after the situation spiraled out of control, leaving hundreds of thousands dead and creating the worst migrant crisis in Europe’s history.

On the economic front, the BRICS nations have embarked on a series of projects designed to supplant the US-led multinational institutions that have dominated the post-war world.

Oct 28 12:58

In Latest Escalation, Australia May Join US, Send Warships To China Islands

Australian defense planners are looking at the possibility of a naval sail-through close to China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea, in case the government decides to follow its close ally the U.S. in testing Beijing’s territorial claims.

“Australia has been looking at options,” said one official in Australia’s military familiar with operational planning.

Oct 28 12:15

US Threatens to Send More Ships Near Chinese Island After Criticism

After months of hyping the incident, the Pentagon finally sent the USS Lassen to 22 km off the Spratly archipelago in the South China Sea, a move that they’d been promising would show China that US ships can sail wherever they please, and over any foreign objection.

China called the move a “serious provocation,” though under international law naval sovereignty does not extend to the sea around artificial islands. Still, it is hard for China not to see the incident that way, since the Pentagon was very public about doing so explicitly to needle China after months of condemning the building of islands, something which is similarly perfectly legal under international law.

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In an earlier post, I expressed the hope that the US wasn't going to escalate the situation here, but unfortunately, I was dead wrong.

It appears that DC will continue playing the picador until China's leadership will have no choice but to confront the US militarily, and things may get....very ugly here in the Pacific.

Oct 28 12:00

US to send admiral to China for talks

The commander of the US Pacific Command is expected to visit China for talks with the Chinese military in early November after a US warship came close to Chinese reefs on Tuesday and drew harsh warnings from Beijing.

Admiral Harry Harris will be sent by the US military to China on Monday, where he will hold talks with top Chinese military officials to discuss bilateral military exchanges, a US military officer was quoted by Japanese public broadcaster NHK as saying on Wednesday.

Oct 28 11:34

Warships sent, US ambassador called in as China bolsters Navy presence in disputed Spratly islands, after US sail-by rattles Beijing's sovereignty claims

The People's Liberation Army yesterday sent two vessels to warn a US Navy warship after the guided-missile destroyer sailed close to China's man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea.

Defence spokesman Yang Yujun said the PLA would take all steps to protect national security as it sent its own guided-missile destroyer Lanzhou and frigate Taizhou to warn USS Lassen, which had entered waters within 12 nautical miles of the Mischief and Subi reefs in the Spratly archipelago.

But while USS Lassen's sail-by was the United States' most significant challenge yet to China's territorial claims in the disputed waters, analysts believed neither side would allow the situation to escalate beyond control.

A US defence official said the warship's patrol was completed without incident. Another official said the sail-by was part of Washington's "routine operations in the South China Sea in accordance with international law".

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I would like to hope that DC is not intent on escalating the situation here, which is already tense enough.

Oct 28 09:55

China 'not frightened of war with US’ – Chinese media after Spratly Islands destroyer incident

The presence of the USS Lassen near the disputed Spratly Islands is a “political show” to be dealt with calmly, China’s nationalistic Global Times wrote, stressing the country “is unwilling but not frightened to fight a war with the US in the region.”

Oct 27 11:23

Beijing Summons U.S. Ambassador Over U.S. Navy Patrol

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui summoned U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus on Tuesday, lodging "serious representations" and expressing "strong discontent" over a U.S. warship patrol in waters near China's Nansha Islands in the South China Sea.

"This action by the United States threatens China's sovereignty and security interests and endangers the safety of personnel and facilities on the reef, which is a serious provocation," Zhang said.

Earlier on Tuesday, USS Lassen entered waters near Zhubi Reef without the permission of the Chinese government.

Zhang noted that it had done so regardless of China's earlier dissuasion. China is "strongly discontented with and firmly against" the move, he said.

Oct 27 08:48

China Lodges Protest with U.S. on Warship Patrol

The Foreign Ministry on Tuesday expressed "strong discontent" and "resolute opposition" over a U.S. warship patrol near Zhubi Reef, which is part of China's Nansha Islands in the South China Sea.

This action by the United States threatens China's sovereignty and security interests, endangers the safety of personnel and facilities in the reef, and harms regional peace and stability, ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said in a statement.

Lu urged the U.S. to "immediately correct its wrongdoing."

Earlier on Tuesday, the U.S. warship USS Lassen entered waters near Zhubi Reef without the permission of the Chinese government, according to Lu.

Oct 27 07:58

Russia and China Increase Gold Holdings As Central Banks Continue Loose Monetary Policies

Meanwhile in the physical gold market, withdrawals from the Shanghai Gold Exchange following the Golden Week holiday still remain strong. An impressive 53.4 tons was withdrawn in the week ending October 16th – week 40 – the first full week after the holiday. The year to date figure is a fraction short of 2,062 tons.

Looking at past years, demand does tend to fall off by a little at this time, but then picks up again as the year-end nears as stocks increase ahead of the Chinese New Year buying spree. Next year which will be the year of the Monkey under the Chinese zodiac – falls on Monday February 8th, suggesting strong gold demand in December and January.

In Chinese astrology, the Monkey is a symbol of health and wealth and those born under the influence of this sign are said to be intelligent, quick-witted and adventurous.

Oct 27 07:11

After the show, it's time for US destroyer to leave

The Pentagon is obviously provoking China. It is time to test the wisdom and determination of the Chinese people.

We should stay calm. If we feel disgraced and utter some furious words, it will only make the US achieve its goal of irritating us.

We should analyze the actual condition of the US harassment. It seems that the US only wants to display its presence as it didn't raise the imprudent demand that China stops island-building. It has no intention to launch a military clash with China. It is just the US' political show.

Oct 27 06:42

China warns US after Navy ship passes disputed islands claimed by Beijing

China's Foreign Ministry reacted angrily Tuesday after a U.S. Navy ship passed within 12 nautical miles of disputed islands in the South China Sea late Monday in an apparent challenge to Beijing's territorial claims in the region.

The ministry said that authorities monitored and warned the guided missile destroyer USS Lassen as it moved inside what China claims as a 12-mile territorial limit around Subi Reef in the Spratly Islands archipelago, a disputed group of hundreds of reefs, islets, atolls and islands in the South China Sea that is also claimed by the Philippines.

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Oct 26 19:26

U.S. Navy destroyer nears islands built by China in South China Sea

he United States on Monday sent a guided-missile destroyer to challenge 12-nautical-mile territorial limits that China claims around artificial islands it built in the South China Sea.

Oct 26 14:15

US Navy to Send Warship to South China Sea Within 24 Hours

On Monday, the Pentagon confirmed its plans to patrol the South China Sea. Amid rising tensions between Washington and Beijing, the US Navy will take the aggressive action of sailing within 12 nautical miles of Chinese territory.

Oct 26 10:53

IMF READY TO ADD YUAN TO RESERVE CURRENCY BASKET

The International Monetary Fund is about to give a green light to the inclusion of the yuan to the reserve basket of currencies. The final decision is due in November.

"Everything is on course technically and there is no obvious political obstacle. The report leans clearly towards including the RMB [yuan] in the basket but leaves the decision for the board,” an IMF official told Reuters, preferring not to be named.

"There is no real discussion, no obstacles, all seems on course," another official added.

The IMF will decide in November whether to expand the current composition (US dollar, euro, yen and British pound) of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) with another currency.

The yuan has become the fourth most-used currency in global payments with a 2.79 percent share in August, surpassing the yen, according to the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT).

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One has to wonder if this is the real reason why the US Navy appears to be hell-bent on creating mischief in their trip to the Spratly Islands, which China claims as its sovereign territory.

I am well past the point of believe in geopolitical "coincidence".

Oct 26 09:13

Iran to join BRICS New Development Bank – report

Tehran intends to participate in the BRICS New Development Bank, the Iranian Tasnim news agency reported on Monday, citing an Iranian official.

The Iranian Deputy Minister of Economic Development Mohammad Khazaee said at a meeting of a joint Iran-Brazil economic council that the country is aiming to join the BRICS bank.

Oct 25 02:18

Top 7 Chinese Car Knockoffs | China Uncensored

Oct 24 12:49

Is Hillary Clinton Above the Law?

She is simply incapable of telling the truth. Dishonesty is part of her make-up -

What did we learn from the Democratic presidential debates? We learned that Hillary Clinton hates Edward Snowden, loves the Patriot Act, and considers “the Iranians” among her biggest enemies. In short, we learned that she may very well be Lindsey Graham in drag.

And we also learned what many already knew: that she considers herself above the law.

Oct 24 10:21

U.S. patrols to raise stakes with Beijing in disputed South China Sea

U.S. plans to send warships or military aircraft within 12 nautical miles of China's artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea, possibly within days, could open a tense new front in Sino-U.S. rivalry.

A range of security experts said Washington's so-called freedom of navigation patrols would have to be regular to be effective, given Chinese ambitions to project power deep into maritime Southeast Asia and beyond.

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There is a small point that should be remembered. China didn't just create a bunch of new islands rising from the floor of the ocean to above the water. In most cases, China simply built up already-existing landmasses such as atolls and reefs, no different than what has been done to places like Diego Garcia.

Oct 24 09:22

U.S. patrols to raise stakes with Beijing in disputed South China Sea

U.S. plans to send warships or military aircraft within 12 nautical miles of China's artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea, possibly within days, could open a tense new front in Sino-U.S. rivalry.

A range of security experts said Washington's so-called freedom of navigation patrols would have to be regular to be effective, given Chinese ambitions to project power deep into maritime Southeast Asia and beyond.

But China would likely resist attempts to make such U.S. actions routine, some said, raising the political and military stakes. China's navy could for example try to block or attempt to surround U.S. vessels, they said, risking an escalation.

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The US government appears to be ratcheting up tensions which may well lead to a bloody world war here. Such a war, in the eyes if its designers, would accomplish two things: to destroy the ascendency of the Chinese yuan, and distract Americans from a crumbling economy.

And although Karl Marx got a lot of things wrong, when he said that all wars are economic, he was bang spot on.

FWIW, (as this is not sourced) as reported today at blacklistednews.com, from Mike "Mish" Shedlock:

The IMF has given Chinese officials strong signals in meetings that the yuan is likely to win inclusion in the current review of the Special Drawing Rights, the fund’s unit of account, said three people who asked not to be identified because the talks were private. Chinese officials are so confident of winning approval that they have begun preparing statements to celebrate the decision, according to two people. At least $1 trillion of global reserves will convert to Chinese assets if the yuan joins the IMF’s reserve basket, according to Standard Chartered Plc and AXA Investment Managers. While the SDR is not technically a currency, it gives IMF member countries who hold it the right to obtain any of the currencies in the basket to meet balance-of-payments needs. The equivalent of about $280 billion in SDRs were created and allocated to members as of September, compared with about $11.3 trillion in global reserve assets.

IF, in fact, this is true, it is no coincidence that the US is challenging the Chinese militarily right now.

In fact, I no longer believe in coincidence.

Oct 24 08:27

Secrets of the Syrian War: October 2015

The greatest secrets: the West has no people on the ground in Syria to take over the liberated territories; the Russians still seek partnership, Erdogan has bitten more than he can chew, and ISIS is a phantom, after all.

Russians are enjoying their Syrian adventure. Twenty days after its start, their entry into the Syrian war has paid off and brought some dividends.

Putin has been very popular before the war, with 86% support in the ratings, and now his public support has gone through the roof.

Oct 24 08:24

The tide is turning against Zionist extremism

These changing perceptions are the result of the rise of alternative forms of media, which have broken through the mainstream media’s imbalanced and inaccurate portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

For decades, the one issue that has been the exception to the broadly progressive streak within American Judaism has been Israel. The Jewish state has received unchallenged support by most Jews despite its decades-long occupation of the West Bank and the pursuit of policies toward Palestinians that, were they practiced by any other country, would be overwhelmingly opposed by American Jews.

Oct 24 08:21

Merkel’s Faustian embrace of Turkey

If the EU, under Merkel’s direction, accedes to Turkey’s demand for setting up safe zones in northern Syria, then that has ominous implications.

Turkey is pressuring Germany to create “safe zones” inside Syria as a “price” for alleviating the EU’s refugee crisis. It’s a Faustian bargain that could escalate the Syrian conflict, where NATO forces could end up pitted against Russia’s military.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hot-footing to Istanbul last weekend was capped with a U-turn regarding Turkey’s much sought-after membership of the European Union. In a surprise move, Merkel announcedthat she was now in favor of pushing for Turkey’s accession to the EU, when only a few weeks ago she had reiterated her opposition to its membership.

Oct 23 10:38

US Dollar Dumped Against Asian FX As Releveraging Chinese Send Margin-Debt To 6-Week Highs

Chinese stocks are not as exuberant as European, Japanese (which are rolling over), and US markets at the open as they cling to unchanged for the day and week (despite margin debt rising to a six-week high). The main event in AsiaPac trading appears to be a huge re-entry into the EUR-ANY-EM-FX carry trade as The USDollar gets pummeled against Asian FX (despite EUR weakness). PBOC weakened the Yuan fix by the most in 8 days to its lowest in 2 weeks.

Oct 22 13:05

China Capital Outflows Reach $500 billion

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