Archive for the ‘China’ Category

Military & Intelligence News – January 13th, 2016

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

China: Four recent developments …

Soldiers now have laser guns; could be used in a wide range of applications in future

Missile-firing unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) seems to be a near-copy of the American MQ-9 Reaper – were the designs and technology obtained through cyber espionage?

An aircraft carrier is being designed and constructed domestically to carry Chinese-made J-15 fighter jets – the Pentagon says China “could build multiple aircraft carriers over the next 15 years”

Command structure has been created to facilitate a shift towards cyber and space warfare – American military expert says this is “to achieve control of low earth orbit in order to defeat the United States on Earth”

Is this the year China surpasses the U.S. in economic power?

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

On April 28th, 2011, I posted an article “U.S. economic supremacy to end in 2016” (1) which was an introduction to a Haaretz article from two days before headed “China’s economy will outstrip America’s in 5 Years” (2).

The key phrase in the Haaretz article was “The forecast is for profound change in the balance of power, not least because in the era of America, the global economy was led by a democratic power. China is not that.”

Indeed it is not. And now, not quite five years later, we have a dangerous situation in which both China and Russia have no respect for President Obama, and are engaging in dangerous games designed to see just how much they can get away with. They are both expanding their military power and capabilities, and China’s economy is assuredly going to surpass that of America. Indeed, some say that has already happened (3).

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China to enhance stature by sending military forces to Syria

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

China is preparing to send thousands of troops to Syria, and has earmarked $30 Billion+ for post-conflict infrastructure rebuilding, according to an article posted by “whatdoesitmean.com” (1). This is a further humiliation for Obama, as Russia has already delivered serious, effective attacks against Bashar al-Assad’s enemies. The Turkish role in “enabling” Muslim terrorists to leave China for Syria is partly involved in this decision, and this brings yet another actor into an already complicated and dangerous situation.

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Obama “dithers” as South China Sea becomes a “Chinese Lake”

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

“That’s a potential problem since more than $5 trillion annually – or 30 percent – of global seaborne commerce now travels through the South China Sea; $1 trillion of that is American… Having waited years to address the issue, and possibly continuing to wait – as this White House does on so many foreign policy matters – doesn’t make it any easier. Indeed this waiting game has made it much more difficult and more dangerous.” – Dr. Peter Brookes, Family Security Matters.

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China – August 11th, 2015

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Nine items in total…

Yuan devaluation a deliberate move to benefit China’s economy by boosting exports and discouraging imports

Actress addresses the Congressional Executive Commission on China about Falun Gong followers – “I wanted to speak for those in China that are beaten, burned and electrocuted for holding to their beliefs; people in prison who eat rotten food with blistered fingers because they dare have convictions”

Hong Kong’s status as global financial center at risk as China tightens its grip

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Chinese “reclamation” efforts killing coral reefs, sea life

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

“Dredgers sweep back and forth, creating clam shell patterns in the sand that are clearly visible by satellite. In the process, they destroy whatever lives there, including reef-building organisms, turtles and giant clams, while sending up plumes of corrosive sand and sediment that settle on surrounding reefs, killing them…” – Leading marine biologist Professor John McManus, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, University of Miami.

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Military & Intelligence News – July 23rd, 2015

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

South China Sea developments…

Philippines moving fighter jets to Subic Bay, says war with China “possible”

China accelerates reef “reclamation

China building network of naval facilities and bases in the Indian Ocean

Chinese state-owned oil rig moved back into Vietnam’s “exclusive economic zone” plus other background information

China remains Japan’s leading national security concern according to White Paper on defence

China – July 9th, 2015

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Seven items in total…

Will stock market crash equal the West’s 1929 collapse? – Interesting analysis

Death penalty imposed for plan to kill migrant miners, pose as relatives, and collect compensation

New national security law will “protect people’s fundamental interests”

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Canada: Education and the “Confucius Institute” spy agencies

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

“…there is publicly available information stating clearly that Western counter-intelligence agencies have identified Confucius Institutes as forms of spy agencies used by the [Chinese] government and employed by the [Chinese] government… A common strategy used by the Confucius Institute in many countries over the years was manipulating political views and comments by means of political infiltration.” (*)

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China – May 19th, 2015

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Seven items in total…

China’s challenge to U.S. trade and financial dominance may involve gold – 3,510 metric tons of it

Europol smashes large organised crime money-laundering network in Spain run by Chinese citizens “thought to be the subsidiary of an even larger criminal network based in China”

Interest rate cuts gamble on stimulating the economy to get over recent downturn “without any major disruptions”

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