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April 17th, 2019 - 1:08 am § in China, Foreign Affairs

Kim to Meet With Putin, Trump Snubbed

Citing sources in Moscow, Yonhap News Agency  said, “Chances that Kim Jong Un’s trip to the Russian Federation will take place by the end of April are quite high.” While the Trump Doctrine remains hard to figure, his dear friend Kim Jung Un is meeting with Putin to discuss North K[...]

April 8th, 2019 - 9:01 am § in America, China

AFTER TRUMP: China is now Germany’s Leading Trade Partner

China for the first time became Germany’s most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the United States, which fell back to third place behind France, data showed on Friday. German imports from and exports to China rose to 170 billion euros ($180 billion) last year, Federal Statistics O[...]

March 30th, 2019 - 9:34 am § in China

Ethnic Cleansing Chinese Style

Today, China’s Global Times ran this headline.  Apparently in China today is the 60th anniversary of the Chinese liberation of Tibet.  The goal has been eerily like America’s spreading Christianity across our west … bringing civilization to the natives. Not sure how the Chinese [...]

March 27th, 2019 - 1:20 am § in China, Misc.

Soon the sun will never set on the five stars of the Chinese flag.

太阳永远不会落在中国国旗的五颗星上。 May 22, 1939 Italy Signed the Axis Pact with Germany; Eighty Years Later, Italy Is Moving Toward China While Trump is busy fighting 1920s trade wars, Italy has signed on to China’s Silk Road Initiative.  I imagine that Trump will not noti[...]

March 15th, 2019 - 10:12 pm § in China, The Ave Scene

As China launches the C919, how many billions will Boeing need to fix the plane?

Boeing earlier this week outlined multiple changes it expects to make within weeks as a result of an October crash near Indonesia that raised concerns about an automated safety system on the plane. The urgency of those upgrades heightened significantly on Wednesday when the US joined other nations a[...]

February 27th, 2019 - 11:18 am § in China, Misc.

The state of academic free speech in China

Zhang Qianfan on Academic Censorship (Translation from China Digital Times): At the start of January, the office of the National Teaching Material Committee issued the “Notice Concerning the Launch of Comprehensive Fact-finding Work on University Constitutional Law Teaching Materials.” The notic[...]

February 8th, 2019 - 11:15 am § in China, Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: CHINA FINDS DOOMSDAY ASTEROID, NASA IS REASSURING

(TA News, Beijing 8 Feb. 2019) 中国航天局 (The Chinese Space Agency) has released a frightening image taken from the other side of the moon. The ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid, bigger than this year’s Super Bowl Stadium is hurtling towards Earth but the NASA Director is reas[...]

November 24th, 2018 - 8:29 am § in China, Misc.

FREE SPEECH … not so much in China

A Beijing Bookstore Where George Washington Is on the Shelves By JANE PERLEZMARCH 20, 2018 The All Sages Bookstore in Beijing “is a way to express our longing for freedom and our hope for the establishment of a free society,” its owner says.CreditBryan Denton for The New York Times BEIJING — [...]

September 24th, 2018 - 1:30 am § in China, Misc.

MAGA vs Imperial China

Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters  writes about the rise of China as a traditional imperial power.  Meanwhile Trump tweets away any promise of a two power 21st century While the ongoing trade war between China and the United States makes headlines, periodically roiling the markets, another Sino-America[...]

September 13th, 2018 - 1:15 am § in China, Misc.

CHINA TRIUMPHANT! Is Trump Poor By Chinese Standards?

Trumpism is using tax cuts to enrich the richest Americans while  China has outlined strategies for 2018, 2025 and 2050 to displace the United States. Over the past 5 years, China and Hong Kong saw the largest gains in their ultra wealthy population, according to the report. 86% of the 30 fastest [...]