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May 1st, 2019 - 12:16 am § in America, China

CHINA Becoming #1 in Tech?

Seems like soybean tariffs do not block foreign firms looking to China for “made in China” technology! Anyone want to buy soybeans?  How about some natural gas or pork? Can any superpower live off off a superpower navy with a third world production economy? Isn’t that what happene[...]

April 27th, 2019 - 2:31 pm § in America, China

CHINA vs the US: Is Corporate China the End of History?

In 1992, Francis Fukuyama published “The End of History.” His thesis was simple: social evolution has given us the free market to govern capital and liberal democracy to govern human ambition. Fukuyama’s idea was that competitive systems evolve by natural selection.  As with Darwi[...]

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[...]

April 6th, 2019 - 10:50 pm § in Politics

Aacdemic Freedom Dies in China

Xu Zhangrun Has Written About Democracy, a Now Forbidden Topic in Xi’s China. (China Digital Times) On Monday, law professor Xu Zhangrun was suspended from teaching and other roles at Tsinghua University in apparent response to a series of politically critical essays. In the most prominent p[...]

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[...]

March 14th, 2019 - 1:50 am § in Misc.

UGLY CHINA

Beijing Defends Tibet Policies as Tibetans Mark Anniversary of Uprising Protesters gathered around the world on Tibetan Uprising Day to commemorate the twin anniversaries of the failed March 10, 1959 Tibetan uprising—which resulted in the Dalai Lama fleeing China—and unrest which culminated in v[...]

March 9th, 2019 - 5:34 pm § in Misc.

Greater China

  Why China will “reclaim” Siberia Expanded China-Siberia map showing possible claims China might make China has made no secret that it will one day enforce its claims on much of Eastern Russia, which it sees as rightfully belonging to China.  With Russia fast becoming the weaker partner[...]

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 24th, 2019 - 10:28 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Saudi Arabia

HYPOCRISY: Screw Taiwan, Saudi Arabia firmly adheres to the one-China policy.

Referring to the imprisonment of a million Chinese muslims, Mohammed offered Saudi respect and support for China’s right to  to safeguard its national security. The Crown Prince and murderer of Adnan Khashoggi said “We stand ready to strengthen cooperation with China. Xi asked Mohammed [...]

February 12th, 2019 - 12:26 pm § in Misc.

VOILA!: China is screwing with my VPN

Apparently China is monitoring how my ISP connects and is blocking my VPN. I use a VPN when I want anonymity.  Usually my VPN is invisible until   ….. last two days I could not connect to the Chinese web site, XINHUA. On a guess I turned the VP off. Now XINHUA is working! I can […][...]