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January 22nd, 2021 - 1:14 am § in America, Biden, China, Donald Trump, Economics, Foreign Affairs

What will Biden’s China policy look like?

Tougher, like Trump’s, but different in key ways. Almost certainly, China’s growing aggressiveness is the most difficult foreign policy challenge that President Biden will have to contend with. Under Trump, the U.S. adopted a tougher stance toward China, but clumsily; this likely will co[...]

December 27th, 2020 - 11:41 pm § in China, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Health, News Media

Bet Trump wishes he could do this

   “Hong Kong (CNN) — An independent Chinese journalist who reported from Wuhan at the height of the initial coronavirus outbreak has been jailed for four years ….    “Zhang Zhan, 37, was found guilty of ‘picking quarrels and provoking trouble’ ….”[...]

December 9th, 2020 - 8:47 pm § in America, Biden, Business, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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November 22nd, 2020 - 10:44 pm § in China, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

U.S. admiral’s Taiwan visit irks China

This article contains liberal opinion. “A two-star Navy admiral overseeing U.S. military intelligence in the Asia-Pacific region has made an unannounced visit to Taiwan … that could vex China,” BBC reported on Sunday, November 22, 2020. “The Pentagon declined comment, as did[...]

November 22nd, 2020 - 8:08 pm § in China, Science

China wants its own moon rocks

China is going to the moon for rocks. The Chinese plan to launch an unmanned lunar probe on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, to bring back 2 kg. of moon rocks. Currently, only the U.S. and Russia have moon material. “Experts are hoping [the mission] will give a better understand how long the Moon r[...]

November 6th, 2020 - 8:42 am § in China, Christianity, Law and Courts

Only 26 years for this senseless murder?

A Kansas City judge sentenced Curtrail Hudson, 20, to 26 years in prison for this: A jury found Hudson guilty in February of second-degree murder and five other charges in the April 2018 shooting that killed 38-year-old Xindong Hao. “Hao arrived in the city with his wife and four young childre[...]

October 26th, 2020 - 7:10 pm § in China, Foreign Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard to patrol South China Sea fisheries

The U.S. has decided to gamble on sending lightly armed coast guard vessels to the South China Sea to counter China’s increasingly aggressive “illegal and unregulated” fishing and harassment of foreign fishing vessels. (Read story here.) In July 2020, Defense Secretary Mark Esper a[...]

September 23rd, 2020 - 2:29 pm § in America, China, Foreign Affairs

Chinese bomb U.S. Guam base!

But only in the movies. “The People’s Liberation Army Air Force released a dramatic promotion over the weekend showing … its H-6K strategic bomber… conducting a simulated attack on an unnamed military base … identical to … Andersen Air Force Base in Guam,” N[...]

September 18th, 2020 - 10:15 am § in China

A Chinese movie is getting attention

I didn’t even know China had a film industry. It apparently has a big and growing one. There are problems, such as censorship, discussed at length here; but The Eight Hundred is a creditable war film depicting a real-life battle of the Japanese attack on Shanghai in 1937 reminiscent of the her[...]

September 11th, 2020 - 12:10 am § in America, China, Schools & Colleges

Speak Chinese!

This article contains news with sarcastic commentary. The Chinese word “neige” (內閣, assuming Google Translate works, but I won’t vouch for that; I may actually be talking about kitchen cabinets) is not the American slang word “——” (“——&[...]