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Apr 6, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Tokyo (AFP) - China will show off its new aircraft carrier to US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday, allowing the Pentagon chief a first-hand look at a symbol of the country's growing military prowess. Related Stories Hagel will kick off a three-day tour of China with a visit to the carrier at Yuchi naval base ...

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Mar 30, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from News.com.au: CHINA is considering a plan to cover the entire world with a network of surveillance satellites. If it went ahead the plan could see more than 50 observation satellites in orbit within two years, The South China Morning Post reported. This would put the country’s satellite surveillance capabilities on a par, or greater ...

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Mar 25, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Washington (AFP) - China for the first time will likely have subs equipped with long-range nuclear missiles later this year, part of an increasingly potent submarine fleet, a top US officer said Tuesday, The head of US Pacific Command, Admiral Samuel Locklear, said the latest class of Chinese subs would be armed with a new ballistic ...

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Mar 24, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WEEKLY STANDARD: According to a pool reporter who was at the Great Wall of China for Michelle Obama's visit there today, "Chinese authorities made sure, for a day, that Mutianyu [a section of the Great Wall] was visibly free of Obama-Mao t-shirts." For $60, however, a merchant told the pool reporter that she'd ...

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Mar 24, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Michelle Obama's Spring Break trip to China with her daughters and mom has received some glowing news reports, but not because her press corps has had an easy time covering the event-filled trip. Reporters say that they have been blocked from events, screamed at by officials, held back with red tape and ...

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Mar 22, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from InstaBlog: First Lady Michelle Obama addressed students and faculty at Peking University in Bejing, China on Saturday and addressing free speech issues. The First Lady told the audience: That's why it's so important for information and ideas to flow freely over the internet and through the media, because that's ...

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Mar 21, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from DAILY MAIL: Michelle Obama and three of her family members are staying in a $8,350-per-night Beijing presidential suite, but despite a 24-hour butler and other perks that come with the lodging, her entourage has inconvenienced 'pretty much everyone' and made the hotel staff 'fed up,' a well-placed hotel staffer has told MailOnline. The sumptuous ...

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Mar 21, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, third from right, shakes hand with Chinese President Xi Jinping, second from left, as Michelle Obama's daughters Malia, right, Sasha, second right, Peng Liyuan, wife of Xi Jinping, left, look on before they proceed to a meeting at the Diaoyutai State guest house in Beijing, China Friday, March 21, 2014. ...

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Mar 13, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BBC NEWS: A knife attack in southern China's Hunan province has killed at least three people, Chinese state media say. Men armed with knives attacked civilians on Friday morning on a street in Changsha, Hunan's provincial capital, the media said. Xinhua news agency said its reporter saw bodies of victims at the scene. Officials and ...

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Mar 13, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Photo comparison of the U.S. F-35 left and Chinese J-20. / Chinese website Excerpted from FREE BEACON: A cyber espionage operation by China seven years ago produced sensitive technology and aircraft secrets that were incorporated into the latest version of China’s new J-20 stealth fighter jet, according to U.S. officials and private defense analysts. The Chinese cyber ...

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Mar 11, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After discovering China-made components in the F-35 fighter jet, a Pentagon investigation has uncovered Chinese materials in other major U.S. weaponry, including Boeing Co's B-1B bomber and certain Lockheed Martin Corp F-16 fighters, the U.S. Defense Department said. Titanium mined in China may also have been used to build part of a ...

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Mar 10, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from DAILY MAIL: Authorities have revealed one of the two men who used stolen passports to board the missing Malaysian Airlines plane looked like Mario Balotelli. As it emerged an Iranian businessman known only as Mr Ali was understood to have booked the tickets for the two passengers using the stolen passports, the men who ...

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Mar 10, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from National Post: Last November, I flew out of Kuala Lumpur on a flight to China on a Boeing 777. It was a smooth, uneventful flight that left on time — a delightfully common occurrence in this part of the world. It was dark, and I recall gazing out my window at the dazzling image ...

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Mar 10, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

The wreckage of the Boeing 747-121, Clipper Maid of the Seas, landed in a field outside the Scottish town. All 243 passengers and 16 crew were killed in the explosion. Excerpted from NY POST: Investigators suspect a vanished Malaysian airliner may have been blown out of the sky — just like the jumbo jet that rained ...

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Mar 10, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from IBTIMES: Malaysia's civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman has suggested that the two passengers who were travelling on stolen passports on the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 looked like black Italian footballer Mario Balotelli. The aviation chief dismissed earlier reports that the two were Asian-looking but refused to elaborate. "I can confirm that he is not ...

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Mar 10, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Global Affairs: Chinese President Xi Jinping urged all parties to exercise retraint in the unfolding Ukraine crisis during a Sunday night call wiht President Obama. The Xinhua news service reported that Xi told Obama that it is “very important for all parties concerned to remain calm and exercise restraint.” Obama told Xi that he hoped ...

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Mar 4, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from DAILY CALLER: Fresh off the first family’s sixth annual winter vacation to the Hawaiian island of Oahu — billed to American taxpayers at a cost of $4 million — Michelle Obama and the first daughters Malia and Sasha will now jet off to China for over a week of much-needed sightseeing. President Barack Obama ...

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Mar 3, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: U.S. intelligence agencies recently confirmed China’s development of a new intermediate-range nuclear missile (IRBM) called the Dongfeng-26C (DF-26C), U.S. officials said. The new missile is estimated to have a range of at least 2,200 miles—enough for Chinese military forces to conduct attacks on U.S. military facilities in Guam, a major hub ...

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Mar 3, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Sky News: Russia has said China is largely "in agreement" over Ukraine, after other world powers condemned Moscow for sending troops into the country. Hundreds of Russian soldiers have surrounded a military base in Crimea, preventing Ukrainian soldiers from going in or out. The convoy blockading the site, near the Crimean capital Simferopol, includes at ...

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Mar 1, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

BEIJING (AP) — More than 10 knife-wielding attackers slashed people at a train station in southwestern China late Saturday in what authorities called a terrorist attack by Uighur separatists, and police fatally shot five of the assailants, leaving 34 people dead and 130 others injured, state media said. The attackers, most of them dressed in black, ...

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Jan 28, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: China’s recent test of a new ultra-high speed strike vehicle highlights growing concerns that Chinese military advances will overtake those of the United States in as few as five years, a senior Pentagon official told Congress Tuesday. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics, said during a House ...

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Jan 28, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Jan 22, 2014 Comments Off Jack Flash

Breitbart: A CNN crew led by network correspondent David McKenzie covering the trial of a human rights activist in Beijing was roughed up by Chinese police, had their camera broken and were hauled away in a police car. However, the Chinese police failed to destroy the crew's video tape of the incident.

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Jan 20, 2014 Comments Off Spit Stixx

Excerpted from The New York Times's Sinosphere: A senior Communist Party official in northeastern China said that China was at work on a home-built aircraft carrier and had plans to operate a fleet of at least four of the vessels, a Hong Kong newspaper reported. The comments by Wang Min, the party secretary of Liaoning Province, ...

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Jan 18, 2014 Comments Off Spit Stixx

Dennis Rodman impersonating Marilyn Monroe to sing "Happy Birthday" to Kim Jong Un Associated Press - Dennis Rodman has checked into an undisclosed alcohol rehabilitation center to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism, his agent says. Darren Prince declined on Saturday to say which facility will treat Rodman and how long he will be there. Rodman recently ...

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