Posts Tagged ‘China’

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.


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 […][...]

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


(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[...]

January 16th, 2019 - 11:46 pm § in America

Can the US Dollar Go Off the Oil Standard?

Not so far back in history, the dollar was denominated in gold. That worked until capitalism told us that the real value of a currency had to be the capital, the productive wealth of a country.  Gold was just a raw material, worth  less than the factories and farms that made America the first real[...]