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May 19, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from China Daily Mail: A large number of People’s Liberation Army troops have reportedly been spotted heading towards the China-Vietnam border as tensions between the two countries continue to escalate, reports Hong Kong’s Sing Tao Daily. Sing Tao Daily is generally considered to be aligned to Chinese state media. Thousands of Chinese nationals living or ...

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Apr 30, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from PAMELA GELLER: Muslim terrorists strike China, again. At a busy railway station, again. Chinese Muslims (Uighurs) attacked a railway station a couple of months ago stabbing and slashing hundreds. This time they bombed the station and as the people fled the station the jihadists stabbed as they emerged. Explosives and machetes. “Deadly China blast at ...

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Apr 30, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday it would conduct joint naval drills with Russia in the East China Sea off Shanghai in late May, in what it called a bid to deepen military cooperation. China's defense ministry did not give an exact location in the East China Sea, where Beijing is locked in an increasingly ...

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Apr 30, 2014 Comments Off Spit Stixx

Excerpted from Financial Times: The US is on the brink of losing its status as the world’s largest economy, and is likely to slip behind China this year, sooner than widely anticipated, according to the world’s leading statistical agencies. The US has been the ...

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Apr 22, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Bloomberg: Barack Obama’s trip to Asia this week will be dominated by a country he’s not even visiting: China. Each of the four nations on the president’s itinerary is involved in territorial disputes with an increasingly assertive China. And years of military spending gains have boosted the capabilities of the People’s Liberation Army faster ...

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Apr 19, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Telegraph: It is said to be China's biggest church and on Easter Sunday thousands of worshippers will flock to this Asian mega-temple to pledge their allegiance – not to the Communist Party, but to the Cross. The 5,000-capacity Liushi church, which boasts more than twice as many seats as Westminster Abbey and a ...

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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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