Category Archives: China

China mosque demolition sparks stand-off in Ningxia

Hundreds of Muslims in western China are engaged in a standoff with authorities to prevent their mosque from being demolished.

Officials said the newly completed Weizhou Grand Mosque in Ningxia had not been given proper building permits.

But worshippers refused to back down – one resident said they “won’t let the government touch the mosque”.

I’m certain Minister Freeland is prepping a scathing tweet as you read this.

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Chinese military vessels & Russian subs are now operating in the Northern Atlantic

PENTAGON — Chinese military vessels are now operating in the Northern Atlantic, and Russian submarines are prowling those same waters at a pace not seen since the end of the Cold War, the Navy’s top admiral told VOA in an exclusive interview.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said China’s military movements from the North Atlantic into the Mediterranean Sea is a “new dynamic.”

“Even five years ago, we wouldn’t have seen anything like this,” Richardson said.

According to Richardson, the Chinese navy is a global one that is both “ready and capable” of operating wherever Beijing wants.

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American Narcissism and China

…The U.S. elites didn’t anticipate the rise of China because they couldn’t believe that a country so different from ours with a repugnant political system could succeed. Gordon Chang first published his book The Coming Collapse of China in 2001 — since when, China’s economy has quintupled in size. China succeeded, and kept succeeding. Yet we continue to hear (for example from Steve Bannon on CNBC yesterday) that China’s currency and economy will collapse if we give them a swift kick. Steve is a friend, but in this case he’s catastrophically wrong.

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FBI Director: Chinese Espionage ‘Most Significant’ Spy Threat Facing US

China, rather than Russia, is the “most significant” long-term threat to the United States, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday.

During an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt at the Aspen Ideas Forum, Wray said that the FBI has economic espionage investigations in all 50 states that trace back to Chinese activity.

“It covers everything from corn seeds in Iowa to wind turbines in Massachusetts and everything in between,” said Wray.

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China blamed for mystery rise in ozone-depleting emissions

An environmental pressure group claimed Monday that Chinese factories are illegally using ozone-depleting CFCs, which have recently seen a spike in emissions that has baffled scientists.

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) campaign group said 18 factories in 10 Chinese provinces they looked into admitted to using banned chlorofluorocarbons.

Producers and traders told EIA researchers posing as buyers that the majority of Chinese companies manufacturing foam – in high demand as an insulator in the booming construction sector – continue to use CFC-11 because of its better quality and lower price.

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China Refuses Refugees Due to Belief in ‘Ethnic Superiority‘

Population Research Institute President Steven Mosher explained to Breitbart News Sunday host Amanda House this week that China has refused to take any refugees from dangerous parts of the world to preserve its “ethnically based empire.”

Asked why China has failed to take in any refugees, Mosher explained that “China governs an ethnically based empire and the Chinese Communist Party self-consciously and openly touts the racial superiority of their race over all others,” similar to Germany’s Third Reich. The leadership of the Chinese Communist Party is almost entirely Han Chinese.

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China’s Censorship Obsession

The Chinese government has recently produced a lot of international news: the trade war with the U.S. government ; the suspicious financing on Malaysia’s former corrupted ruling party ; the suppression on Taiwan’s foreign and diplomatic space , etc. Excluding the news related to international politics, the Chinese government was also fighting against the Chinese internet users at the same time. What exactly are going on?

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Former Rolls-Royce engineer ‘arrested under Official Secrets Act’ amid fears China tried to obtain F-35 fighter jet details

A man in his 70s has been arrested as part of a probe under the Official Secrets Act, police said on Thursday, amid reports he was a former Rolls-Royce engineer suspected of divulging secrets about Britain’s new stealth fighter to China.

Scotland Yard said the man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and taken to a police station in Derbyshire before being released under investigation.

A search at an address in Derbyshire was ongoing while a search warrant was also executed at an office address in the West Midlands.

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China hacked a Navy contractor and secured a trove of highly sensitive data on submarine warfare

Chinese government hackers have compromised the computers of a Navy contractor, stealing massive amounts of highly sensitive data related to undersea warfare — including secret plans to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines by 2020, according to American officials.

The breaches occurred in January and February, the officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation. The hackers targeted a contractor who works for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, a military organization headquartered in Newport, R.I., that conducts research and development for submarines and underwater weaponry.

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