Archive for the ‘China’ Category

October 23rd, 2022 - 11:02 am § in China

Rabble rouser

“We want food, not PCR tests. We want freedom, not lockdowns. We want respect, not lies. We want reform, not a Cultural Revolution. We want a vote, not a leader. We want to be citizens, not slaves.” Young people. They always have unrealistic expectations. They’re against war, racism, wealt[...]

October 3rd, 2022 - 12:30 pm § in China, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Where China stands on Ukraine’s NATO bid

On Sunday, in the state-owned Global Times, Beijing warned the U.S. that allowing Ukraine to join NATO — which the Biden administration doesn’t support — would inevitably escalate the conflict and increase the danger of nuclear war. The Global Times editorial, which is seen as spea[...]

September 13th, 2022 - 2:08 pm § in Biden, Business, China, Hypocrisy, Politics

If you’re gonna be a hypocrite, you might as well get rich from it

Republicans are notorious for hypocrisy, but Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) takes it to a higher level. Higher income level, that is. Johnson (photo, left) was owner and CEO of Pacur, a Wisconsin plastics manufacturer that made him a wealthy man. As the Guardian notes (here), Johnson is “a vocal crit[...]

August 21st, 2022 - 11:07 pm § in China, Environment

China’s rivers are drying up, too

In China, the Yangtze River’s water levels “have been falling rapidly due to a drought and a heatwave in China’s southwestern region,” CNN says (read story here). “Rainfall in the Yangtze basin has been around 45% lower than normal,” CNN said. “As many as 66[...]

July 26th, 2022 - 5:26 pm § in China, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Trump calls for police state and 2-hour trials

In his first Washington D.C. speech since leaving office, he praised China’s justice system, demanded the death penalty for drug dealers, and said the federal government “should circumvent governors to use the National Guard to fight crime.” He called for “stop-and-frisk poli[...]

July 9th, 2022 - 5:09 pm § in China, Humor, Misc.

Blowtorch doesn’t melt Chinese ice cream

Maybe it takes a bigger blowtorch. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

July 8th, 2022 - 1:28 pm § in Biden, China, Politics

What the GOP says about gas prices

Something is happening that Republicans eyeing the fall elections don’t like: Hiring remains strong and gas prices are falling. I’m not saying they’re against a strong job market and lower gas prices; they’d just rather take credit for it themselves. Anyway, this is what Hous[...]

June 19th, 2022 - 7:45 pm § in China, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Head of British military sees war clouds over Europe

“The new head of the British Army warned soldiers that they must prepare ‘to fight in Europe once again,'” AOL News reported on Sunday, June 19, 2022 (read story here). Gen. Patrick Sanders, on his first day in office, seemed to foresee a wider war when he spoke of a need “to[...]

May 26th, 2022 - 3:10 am § in China, Foreign Affairs

War game: China vs. Taiwan (video)

Knowledgeable teams, including two members of Congress, use wargaming methods to deduce what might happen if China attacked Taiwan. They conclude that China would preemptively strike U.S. bases in Japan and Guam, eventually attack Hawaii and possibly San Diego, and the conflict would quickly escalat[...]

April 5th, 2022 - 4:26 pm § in America, China, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Why Trump’s “America first” policy is a dead end

America’s isolationist movement before World War 2 that failed to preserve the peace or keep the United States out of the war. Trump is the most significant recent proponent of isolationism. If elected to a second term, he would have pulled the U.S. out of NATO, let Russia walk over Ukraine, a[...]