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Oct 17 18:01

China Reveals 9 New Weapons Systems in Beijing

Oct 17 09:37

Hong Kong Protest Leader Viciously Attacked With Hammers, Wrenches

Across Hong Kong, the tension between the protesters and the government has been getting worse, particularly after an upsurge in violent attacks on individuals, police and demonstrators alike. But in an especially violent and gruesome attack, Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit, the leader of one of Hong Kong's biggest organizers of non-violent demonstrators was brutalized early Thursday by a group of thugs. The attackers reportedly used hammers and wrenches to beat Sham - who was photographed lying in a pool of his own blood on Arran Street in Mong Kak at around 7:40 pm Hong Kong time.

It was the second attack on Sham in two months.

Sham was the leader of Civil Human Rights Front, one of the larger groups that has emerged to organize non-violent pro-democracy demonstrations. The organization told the press that Sham was conscious and in stable condition when he arrived at the hospital. Police said he was bleeding from his head and arms when officers found him.

Oct 16 14:42

US ‘deeply worried’ as China continues to buy Iran oil

Chinese companies continuing oil purchases from Iran despite US sanctions are seriously worrying the White House which is warning them to stop the trade, senior administration officials say.

Last month, the US announced sanctions on five Chinese nationals and six entities, including two Cosco Shipping Corporation subsidiaries, saying they had shipped Iranian crude oil in violation of the sanctions.

The coercive measures were similar to US sanctions imposed in July on energy company Zhuhai Zhenrong, one of China’s largest state-backed oil companies for transporting Iranian crude oil.

China has dismissed the sanctions, saying they amount to “bullying” and has defended its trade with Iran as legitimate and legal.

To ramp up pressure on Beijing, the US administration is now accusing Chinese shipping companies of turning off their transponders to conceal the location of their cargoes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, what is the US government actually order their military to do in this situation?!?

Are they going to be setting up "interdictions" of Chinese ships, to check for Iranian oil, in acts which are tantamount of a declaration of war against China?!?

I would strongly and politely suggest to this government to cool its jets regarding Iran; there is no public sentiment or support for an attack against it, and thinking Americans have had enough of the obviously false flags which brought us to war in Iraq, Yemen, and Afghanistan.

What should President Trump do?!? He should support a US return to the P5+1 Agreement with Iran, and robustly insure that our "great good friend" in the Middle East, Israel, just keeps is military hands in its pockets for the rest of President Trump's first term in Office.

That would be one hell of a decent start toward insuring a racheting down of tensions in the middle east and elsewhere.

Oct 16 13:47

State Dept: US Will Require Chinese Diplomats to Report Contacts With American Officials, Educators

US State Department officials stated on Wednesday that moving forward, Chinese diplomats will have to give advance notice of any meetings with state, local and municipal officials, including those with research and educational institutions.

Reuters reported that the change was made in an effort to "add reciprocity" to the manner in which American diplomats are required to do business in China.

Additionally, the measure will cover all staff involved in Chinese missions within the US and Chinese officials traveling through the country on official business.

Citing State Department officials, AP reported that unlike China's requirements for American diplomats, the US' rules are "less onerous than China’s because the Chinese must approve such contacts." The Trump administration will not be requiring Chinese diplomats to receive prior approval ahead of planned meetings.

Department officials have reportedly already received one notice from Chinese officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but how is this supposed to assist Muslim minorities in China's Xinjiang region?!?

The problem here, is it won't and it cannot.

Oct 16 12:11

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Oct 16 09:59

ITS ALL THAT CHINESE MONEY...

Oct 16 08:21

Huawei Worried About Spies, Cuts "US-Linked" Staff

Multiple sources have told the Nikkei Asian Review that Huawei Technologies "is redeploying senior executives and scientists who have US links due to growing concern inside China's biggest tech company that they could be co-opted by American agents and leak confidential data."

Sources also said Huawei is fortifying electronic security systems between its headquarters in Shenzhen, China, and overseas offices to prevent security leaks.

"Part of the reason that some American executives have left is that Huawei is worried that some of its local US employees have been contacted by US intelligence," said one source. "The company is worried that other senior executives [with US citizenship or residency] could be approached, too."

Oct 15 16:30

One Rocket Provoked the US Withdrawal: Details of the Kurdish-Russian-Syrian Deal

The killing of any US soldier in Syria would effectively have been a nail in the coffin of the US President Donald Trump’s electoral campaign in 2020. France and Britain, who maintain Special Forces in NES, will follow the US forces out of Syria.

The Syrian forces were given orders to deploy in NES following a deal between Russia and Turkey, and between Russia and the Syrian officials, to guarantee the safety of the separatist Syrian Kurds.

The Russian-Kurdish deal consists of the deployment of the Syrian army on all borders with Turkey and the return of all sources of energy (gas and oil) to the Syrian government-controlled forces.

A US withdrawal from the al-Tanaf border crossing between Iraq and Syria is also expected when a solution is found for the 64,000 refugees at the Rukhba camp.

Oct 15 10:47

Hunter Biden Releases Statement – Will Step Down from Chinese-Backed Private Equity Firm – But Will Keep his Money

Joe Biden’s multi-millionaire son Hunter Biden stepped down from his Chinese-backed private equity firm that had $1.5 billion from Chinese.
Hunter made the deal during a trip to China with his father on Air Force II.
This comes after President Trump brought attention to the Biden Crime Family scandals.

Oct 14 12:04

Any Attempt To Divide China Will End In "Shattered Bones", China's Xi Warns 

Xi held talks over the weekend with Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, as both countries aimed to strengthen bilateral ties by signing several economic agreements, including new BRI projects, such as the new trans-Himalayan railway line.

Xi said that "anyone attempting to split China in any part of the country will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones," he told Nepal's Oli, according to China's state broadcaster CCTV.

"And any external forces backing such attempts dividing China will be deemed by the Chinese people as pipe-dreaming!" Xi said.

Oct 14 11:21

CHINESE MURDERING CHILDREN IN HONG KONG

Oct 14 09:23

China fireball: Huge explosion turns night to day - stunning video

STUNNING video footage has emerged showing a fireball exploding over China, briefly turning night to day as what appears to be a space rock hitting the atmosphere lit up the skies over Songyuan in the province of Jilin in northeast China.

Car and street surveillance cameras caught the impressive fireball on film as it lit up the night skies in northeastern China just past the stroke of midnight, local time on October 11. The fireball was so bright it was able to cast shadows, and a freeze frame of the video could easily be mistaken for being filmed in broad daylight. Scientists from the Purple Mountain Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences are currently reviewing the footage to determine what cosmic object caused the light display, although no fragments of meteors have been found in or around the area, according to state-run media outlet CCTV.

Oct 14 09:00

China, the NBA, and the Massive Face of Globalism

By Jon Rappoport

Let’s get one thing straight. The Chinese people, whether they appear happy or sad, support their government because they’re controlled. After generations of being beaten down, the population bows the head and bends the knee to slave masters. Call that freedom if you want to.

And if you really believe the situation in America is no better than the system in China, even with the amount of censorship alive and well in America, even with the rigging of this economy, try an experiment. Move to China and start publishing articles relentlessly critical of the government there. See what happens. Be sure to leave a copy of your last Will and Testament at home...

Orwell: “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.” Or perhaps a shoe, manufactured by Nike, in China...

Oct 14 04:22

Behind Hong Kong’s Black Terror

Deciphering who’s behind the violence leads to a long list of possibilities
By Pepe Escobar
Global Research, October 13, 2019

Still, before the violence broke out, hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people had gathered in peaceful protests in June, illustrating the depth of feeling that exists in Hong Kong. These are the working-class Hongkongers that Lai supports through the pages of Apple Daily.

For the black blocs, the burning is all about them – not Hong Kong, the city and its hard-working people. Those are all subjected to the will of this fringe minority that, according to the understaffed and overstretched Hong Kong police force, numbers 12,000 people at the most.

The black bloc matrix.

Oct 13 11:04

Reactions to My Tweet Reveal the Ignorant Brutality of Young Socialists and Communists

An eye-opening social experiment unfolded on my Twitter feed over the past several days that reveals a lot about America’s new brand of young communists and socialists.

Not to bury the lede: Yes, they are still as repugnantly brutal as their predecessors in St. Petersburg and Phnom Penh – but today they add ignorance and infantilism to the toxic mix.

In other words, it is their professors who are to be blamed.

Oct 13 07:17

China's Modern Blueprint For Global Power

Authored by Lawrence Franklin via The Gatestone Institute,

The People's Republic of China, which celebrated its 70th anniversary on October 1, is led by the Chinese Communist Party's General Secretary, President Xi Jinping. In his speeches, Xi often refers to "Qiang Zhong Gwo Meng" ("the Chinese dream"), a code phrase for the era of rejuvenation when China will eventually overtake the United States as the most powerful nation in the world.

Beijing apologists depict China as a non-predatory power, comparing it favorably to Europe's colonial countries in the past and to today's United States.

Similarly, the state-controlled Chinese media depict Chinese statecraft as being based on and reflecting ancient Confucian ethics:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I fail to see precisely where the article is supposed to inform/lead the US government on its foreign policy concerning the stellar rise of China, both economically, and as a nation state; however, that being said, reading the ending attributions does give one a sense of who the person is who wrote it,and their respective mindset.

The guy's name: Lawrence Franklin; please remember that.

So what would this former Iran Desk Officer under former Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, a war criminal many times over, have We the People, and the US government, do?

Are we, as were the Pope's soldiers instructed by at the siege of Montsegur during the persecution of the Cathars in Languedoc, administered by Papal Prelate, Dominique de Guzman (who was, of course, later sanctified by the Roman Church as "St. Dominic) supposed to support a movement animated by the cry, "Kill them all; God will find His own"?!?

OK, shall the US government exterminate millions of innocents because it doesn't particularly like the current philosophy and goals of their current government?!? IF it looks like a war crime; moves like a war crime, and smells like a war crime (massive amounts of putrefying human flesh with no remedy for the stench), it's is a war crime, folks.

So what do we do as a country?!? IF it is still possible by any of the alleged brainiacs inhabiting the "think tanks" of this country, OUTTHINK THEM!!!

Put this country on a currency based on intrinsic value; declare a "jubilee" for debt forgiveness; and create weapons which actually, really work in combat.

Next, haul presidents of all the companies who hobnob with Washington's elite, yet consistently turn out junk which, even after years of fixes, and cost-over-runs, like the F-35, fail in combat situations into a court of law, charge and convict them with "failure to deliver", and have them cool their heels in a non "Club Fed" environment for some time.

That would go a long way toward curing the problem; of course, that will never happen, so we are looking at two possible outcomes here; World War III, or a complete collapse of the American government.

I don't like either option; but having this country's government go down into complete financial ruin would be less hazardous to the health of the the entire planet, than another world war.

Sorry for the "gloomanddoomistic" tone of this post, but please remember: everything has a life cycle; people; governments, and yes, planets themselves have a life cycle, including this earth, when our sun becomes extinct.

Oct 12 20:40

Cannabis: A Lost History

Cannabis, better known as marijuana, has been used for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Historical remnants from all around the world reveal the importance of cannabis in medicine and spirituality
The earliest written references to cannabis are found in the Chinese Materia Medica, written by Shen Nung around 2800 B.C. Nung documented 100 conditions that responded well to cannabis, including gout and rheumatism
For thousands of years, cannabis remained one of the 50 essential plants used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Vedas, the sacred text of India, also lists cannabis as one of five sacred plants
The ancient Egyptians, Persians and Greeks also used cannabis in a variety of ways, including medicinally and for spiritual upliftment

Oct 11 22:32

'It’s a lovefest!' Trump announces ‘substantial' partial US-China trade deal on agriculture, intellectual property, & finance

The US and China have reached a “very substantial phase one” deal, US President Donald Trump has declared. Tariffs due to take effect on Tuesday have been canceled, and markets responded with elation.
Phase one of the deal includes intellectual property, financial services, and agricultural purchases, Trump announced on Friday during a meeting with Chinese vice premier Liu He in the Oval Office, adding that the actual agreement may take up to five weeks to write. Planned tariff increases from 25 to 30 percent on some $250 billion in Chinese goods due to take effect next week have been scrapped.

Oct 11 11:17

CHINA’S SANCTIONS AGAINST AMERICAN FARMERS ARE LIKELY PERMANENT

The American farmer keeps getting bombarded with bad news, and it doesn’t look like it’ll be alleviated any time soon. The tariffs the Chinese slapped on American soybeans are corn are likely to do permanent and everlasting damage to the economy.

It’s a fear many farmers from North Dakota to Mississippi have acknowledged for the past year, according to a report by Forbes. American farmers have raised their concerns about everlasting damage because they’ve invested millions of dollars in soybean expansion because of China. Now that Chinese demand has moved to Brazil instead, that market (and their investment) may be lost for good and it can be blamed on the trade war.

China’s decision to stop buying commodities like soybeans from U.S. farmers has already done irreversible damage to the agricultural industry. Soybeans had been rotting in silos and farmers have no one to buy their goods – meaning they will likely begin missing payments if they haven’t already.

Oct 10 18:17

China’s Global Reach: Surveillance and Censorship Beyond the Great Firewall

By Danny O’Brien

Those outside the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are accustomed to thinking of the Internet censorship practices of the Chinese state as primarily domestic, enacted through the so-called “Great Firewall”—a system of surveillance and blocking technology that prevents Chinese citizens from viewing websites outside the country. The Chinese government’s justification for that firewall is based on the concept of “Internet sovereignty.” The PRC has long declared that “within Chinese territory, the internet is under the jurisdiction of Chinese sovereignty.”

Hong Kong, as part of the “one country, two systems” agreement, has largely lived outside that firewall: foreign services like Twitter, Google, and Facebook are available there, and local ISPs have made clear that they will oppose direct state censorship of its open Internet.

Oct 10 11:32

Tracking foreign interference in Hong Kong

Lawrence YK Ma is the executive council chairman of the Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation and director of the China Law Society, the Chinese Judicial Studies Association and the Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation. He also finds time to teach law at Nankai University in Tianjin.

Ma is the go-to expert in what is arguably the most sensitive subject in Hong Kong: He meticulously tracks perceived foreign interference in the Special Administrative Region (SAR).

In the West, in similar circumstances, he would be a media star. With a smirk, he told me that local journalists, whether working in English or Chinese, rarely visit him – not to mention foreigners.

Ma received me at his office in Wanchai this past Saturday morning after a “dark day” of rampage, as described by the SAR government. He wasted no time before calling my attention to a petition requesting a “United Nations investigation into the United States’ involvement in Hong Kong riots.”

Oct 10 11:11

Chinese Imports Of US Pork Soar To The Highest Ever As Beijing Faces Food Crisis

As Bloomberg reports, as China's hog herd is collapsing, Beijing's imports of U.S. pork exploded to a weekly record.

According to USDA data, in the week ended Oct. 3, pig imports soared to 142,200 metric tons, more than 7 times greater than September's total shipments of 19,900 tons.

China signaled it may import as much as 400,000 tons to stem a domestic shortfall, and it now appears that the US may be the easiest source of said pigs, which needless to say grants the US substantial leverage in the ongoing trade talks. The swine fever outbreak killed millions of pigs. The country also appeared poised to boost purchases of agriculture products as a good-will gesture before talks between Washington and Beijing on easing trade tensions.

Oct 10 10:25

US restricts Chinese visas, demonizes China

Oct 09 18:29

Chinese citizens must pass a facial-recognition test to use the internet as part of Beijing's social credit system

China has stepped up its internet censorship by demanding its citizens pass a facial-recognition test to be able to use web services.

People who want to have the internet installed at home or on their phones must have their faces scanned by the Chinese authority to prove their identities, according to a new regulation.

The rule, which will take effect on December 1, is said to be part of the social credit system which rates the Chinese citizens based on their daily behaviour.

Oct 09 12:02

Scott Adams: Is California a Third World Country, Kurds, Bill Gates Saving the World

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1181932641072795649?s=20

There are bad Kurds and good Kurds?
Ukraine planned to investigate Burisma MONTHS before the call?
We’re pulling out of the open skies agreement
What is it and why are we pulling out?
Chinese officials complicit in suppressing Muslim minority
Visa restrictions issued for Chinese officials suppressing Muslims
President Trump is supporting Muslims in other countries
Is America interfering in China’s domestic affairs? Is that bad?
Bernie announces reduced campaign efforts
Bill Gates TerraPower development of SAFE Gen IV nuclear power
Eliminate men & women sport leagues…just have skill based leagues
Leagues by skill level qualifications, not M, F or T

Oct 09 06:51

It’s not just the NBA kowtowing to China...

Oct 09 06:19

Did China Just Announce the End of U.S. Primacy in the Pacific?

For decades, the United States has taken China’s ballistic missile capability for granted, assessing it as a low-capability force with limited regional impact and virtually no strategic value. But on October 1, during a massive military parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Beijing put the U.S., and the world, on notice that this assessment was no longer valid.

In one fell swoop, China may have nullified America’s strategic nuclear deterrent, the U.S. Pacific Fleet, and U.S. missile defense capability.

Oct 09 05:45

HK govt condemns vandalism, foreign interference

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government condemned the illegal behavior of the radical protesters, saying on Sunday their acts of vandalization must stop immediately.

In a statement issued Sunday night, a Hong Kong SAR government spokesman said the radical protesters’ illegal acts deprived other members of the public of the right to use the MTR, the railway and metro system in the city.

Oct 09 05:42

Tracking foreign interference in Hong Kong

Lawrence YK Ma is the executive council chairman of the Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation and director of the China Law Society, the Chinese Judicial Studies Association and the Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation. He also finds time to teach law at Nankai University in Tianjin.

Ma is the go-to expert in what is arguably the most sensitive subject in Hong Kong: He meticulously tracks perceived foreign interference in the Special Administrative Region (SAR).

Ma received me at his office in Wanchai this past Saturday morning after a “dark day” of rampage, as described by the SAR government. He wasted no time before calling my attention to a petition requesting a “United Nations investigation into the United States’ involvement in Hong Kong riots.”

Oct 08 11:36

Hong Kong Shaken After Long Weekend of Violence… Govt Considering Killing Internet… Confiscate Bank Accounts And Assets Without Recourse

Hong Kong Shaken After Long Weekend of Violence

Both the uprising and the government struggling to lead the city out of chaos are deep in uncharted territory

Hong Kong faces a major test Tuesday, as the city tries to return to its normal workday patterns after a long weekend of violence, shop closures, and transportation halts that in effect put a curfew on daily life.

Oct 08 07:46

‘Glorifying rioters’: China blasts France and EU for hypocrisy after they call for restraint in Hong Kong

China’s embassy in France has slammed the country’s reaction to protests in Hong Kong, calling it hypocritical and arguing France should show empathy as China did when Paris was trying to cope with Yellow Vests.

Oct 07 10:02

China’s ‘New Silk Road’ Vision Revealed

The Xinhua series promises the clearest look so far at China’s vision for its Silk Road Economic Belt as well as the Maritime Silk Road. One of the most intriguing pieces released Thursday was a map showing China’s ambitious visions for the “New Silk Road” and “New Maritime Silk Road.” It’s the clearest vision to date of the scope of China’s Silk Road plan.

According to the map, the land-based “New Silk Road” will begin in Xi’an in central China before stretching west through Lanzhou (Gansu province), Urumqi (Xinjiang), and Khorgas (Xinjiang), which is near the border with Kazakhstan.

Oct 07 09:10

China’s New Silk Road through Syria provokes the US: The Sanctions only help China’s power to grow

A map of the likely final routes of the land and sea trade corridors which China is working to build in cooperation with local nations along the route goes a long way in explaining why the United States is conducting troop exercises, engaging in military conflicts and threatening new military conflicts in key spots along the New Silk Road.

The following map shows the routes of China’s New Silk Road. Each number corresponds to an area where US troops or their allies are either active in a conflict zone or have recently engaged in military exercises.

Oct 07 09:00

A Turning Point for America and The World?

11 days ago the Russian Combat Engineers completed a bridge across the Euphrates, under fire,connecting Western Syria with Eastern Syria,capable of handling 8,000 vehicles a day.
https://theduran.com/syrian-war-update-russia-builds-bridge-across-eup...
https://tass.com/defense/967468

Neither Syria,Russia or Iran are protesting the Turkish invasion as of yet.

Today President Trump announced a pullout of US troops from Northeast Syria in anticipation of a major Turkish incursion into Northeastern Syria.
https://www.rt.com/news/470361-us-syria-tribal-wars/
https://news.antiwar.com/2019/10/06/us-troops-will-withdraw-from-north...
Russia demanded all uninvited foreign troops leave Syria.
https://sana.sy/en/?p=175065

Oct 06 20:18

US Now Admits it is Funding “Occupy Central” in Hong Kong

By Tony Cartalucci

Just as the US admitted shortly after the so-called “Arab Spring” began spreading chaos across the Middle East that it had fully funded, trained, and equipped both mob leaders and heavily armed terrorists years in advance, it is now admitted that the US State Department through a myriad of organizations and NGOs is behind the so-called “Occupy Central” protests in Hong Kong.

Oct 05 21:37

WATCH Hong Kong protesters beat & set fire to ‘off-duty cop’

A camera has captured the dramatic moment when a man – reportedly an off-duty police officer – was dragged away from his car and firebombed by rioters amid violent clashes in Hong Kong.
Footage shared by Xinhua news agency shows masked mobsters surrounding the man’s car in a Hong Kong street. They then hurl a petrol bomb at the victim, who was wearing a white T-shirt, before he runs away to escape the blaze. He dropped a sidearm on the ground.

Oct 05 12:19

Chinese Citizens Will Be Required To Scan Their Faces To Use The Internet

By Aaron Kesel

The Chinese government continues its Orwellian practices with the announcement that citizens will have to use facial recognition technology to access the internet (which is already highly fire-walled.)

This is all a part of China’s social credit system that will take effect on Dec. 1st. After the law is in effect, Chinese citizens who want to have the internet installed at their houses or on their smartphones will be required to undergo a facial recognition process by Chinese authority to prove their identities, according to the new regulation...

Oct 05 06:27

Oregon agricultural exports hit hard by US-China trade war

MARQUAM — Rancher Jerome Rosa sat in his mud-spattered pickup truck, glumly watching some of his cows resting on a grassy slope in Oregon's fertile Willamette Valley.

Rosa, the executive director of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association, told state lawmakers a few days earlier about the disruptions to Oregon's beef exports because of the U.S.-China trade war.

Darren Padget, an Oregon wheat grower and vice chairman of the U.S. Wheat Associates market development group, said he supports Trump's renegotiating of trade agreements and hard stance with China.

Oct 04 21:33

China trade war triggers closings, layoffs at US hardwood lumber mills

It is hard times for the U.S. hardwood lumber industry. The trade war with China has caused a steep drop in U.S. exports of the product, and now the industry is cutting jobs.

China used to account for about half of all U.S. hardwood lumber exports, about $2 billion annually. The Trump administration’s 25% tariff cut through that demand.

Oct 04 21:08

Beware Awakening China

By Eric S. Margolis

Special for LewRockwell.com

“China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world.” Napoleon

France’s future emperor never saw China, but he was wise enough to understand its immense latent strength and future importance. Two centuries after making this prediction, China has proved the Corsican correct.

While Washington fiddles and burns, Chairman Xi Jinping, the new Chinese emperor, is fast making China great again.

Oct 04 20:51

How An Ever Sanctioning Superpower Is Losing Its Status

The U.S. loves to dish out sanctions left and right and the Trump administration has increased their use. But sanctions, especially unilateral ones, do not work. The U.S. has not recognized that because it never looked if those sanctions fulfill their aims. A recent Government Accountability Office report found:

Th U.S. sanctions and sanctions and sanctions but never checked if sanctions work to the intended purpose. The efforts to sanction Russia have surely led to some unintended consequences. They are the reason why the alliance between China and Russia deepens every day. The U.S. has the exorbitant privilege of having its own currency being used as the international reserve. The sanctioning of U.S. dollar transactions is the reason why the U.S. is now losing it:

Oct 04 20:44

Iran Is China’s Secret Weapon for Killing off the US Dollar’s Global Reserve Status

There is a strong current of change affecting the international political arena. It is the beginning of a revolution brought on by the transition from a unipolar to multipolar world order. In practice, we are faced with the combination of several factors, including the application of US tariffs on Chinese exports, Washington’s sanctions on Iran, US energy self-sufficiency, the vulnerability of Saudi industrial facilities, and Iranian capabilities for resisting US attacks, as well as its exportation of large quantities of gas and oil to China. Everything converges on one factor, namely, the looming decline of the US dollar as the global reserve currency.

Beijing’s recent decision to grant a credit line of between 280 and 400 billion US dollars to the Islamic Republic of Iran is part of a broad-spectrum strategy that looks to the distant and not just immediate future.

Oct 04 20:34

Why China’s New WZ-8 Hypersonic Surveillance Drone is Very Bad News for the U.S. Navy

On October 1st China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) unveiled a number of new pieces of high end military hardware during a large scale parade in Tiananmen Square, staged to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China and conclusion of the Chinese Civil War.

While the unveiling of the DF-41 hypersonic intercontinental range ballistic missile drew the most attention among the new weapons systems, it was perhaps the smaller WZ-8 hypersonic surveillance drones which had the most significant implications for the PLA’s future capabilities.

Oct 04 07:02

Hong Kong Protesters Go On Rampage, Vow To Defy Government's Mask Ban

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam thought invoking a colonial-era emergency powers law to prohibit wearing masks in public might calm the increasingly violent protests that have rocked her city for more than four months now. But apparently, that was a miscalculation.

Lam invoked the law Friday morning following a special meeting of the city's executive council. "As the current situation has clearly given rise to a state of serious public danger, the executive council decided this morning to invoke the power under the emergency regulations ordinance and make a new regulation in the prohibition of face covering - which is essentially an anti-mask law."

The regulation "targets rioters" Lam said, which is why it contains "exemptions" for those with legitimate need to wear a mask (wearing face masks became common in Hong Kong after the 2003 SARS outbreak).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Lam and her cohorts thought for one second that this was going to get rid of the protests and these protestors, they all need to think again.

Understanding the reality of the 24/7 news cycle, President Xi does NOT want to recreate a "Tiananmen Square Moment" here; but if this doesn't stop the rioting here, the question he has to ask himself right now is, what will?!?

Oct 04 06:36

Iran Is China’s Secret Weapon for Killing off the US Dollar’s Global Reserve Status

In geographical terms, this implies a future shift of military forces away from the Persian Gulf, Middle East and North Africa to the Far East. This is for the purposes of containing and surrounding (militarily, economically and technologically) Washington’s primary peer competitor, namely China.

Beijing, in response to this encirclement, has a card up its sleeve. It can seek to replace the reserve-currency status of the US dollar by not only coming to Iran’s aid, which is fundamental to its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), but also, at a later stage, seeking to woo Saudi Arabia (and OPEC) away from selling oil exclusively in US dollars. Moscow, with the development of OPEC+, can help its Chinese ally, shaping the LNG market with prices quoted in currencies other than the US dollar. Currently, Beijing and Moscow are trading in hydrocarbons by completely bypassing both the SWIFT payment system as well as the US dollar.

Oct 04 06:08

Trump Asks China To Investigate Bidens, Could Lead To New Article of Impeachment

President Donald Trump on Thursday again invited foreign interference in a U.S. presidential election, calling on Ukraine and China to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden – similar to a request that has already triggered an impeachment inquiry in Congress.

As he left the White House for a visit to Florida, Trump told reporters he believed Beijing should investigate Biden and his businessman son Hunter Biden.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Being a Presidential candidate (or the son of one) does not grant one immunity from criminal investigations.

Oct 04 06:00

BREAKING: ANOTHER LEAKER — Anti-Trump Deep State Operative Leaks Trump China Call Info to Fake News CNN

The Democrat-Media Complex is currently trying to convince Americans that President Donald Trump should be impeached for discussing the Biden Crime family with the President of Ukraine in a July phone call.

But not Trump.

President Trump told reporters on Thursday morning that Ukraine and China should both investigate the corrupt Biden family.

President Trump: “I would recommend that they start an investigation into the Bidens.”

Oct 04 04:41

Trump calls for China to investigate Biden family

President Trump said Thursday that China should investigate the business dealings of 2020 rival Joe Biden's son, Hunter, as he doubled down on his prior -- and controversial -- call for Ukraine to do the same.

Trump struck a characteristically defiant tone while speaking to reporters on the White House South Lawn, en route to Florida.

DEMS SET SIGHTS ON BARR

"China should start an investigation into the Bidens because what happened with China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine," Trump said. "I’m sure that President Xi [Jinping] does not like being under that kind of scrutiny where billions of dollars is taken out of his country by a guy that just got kicked out of the Navy."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, this kind of crud goes on for people who are "connected" through family money, and the kind of celebrity which "goes with "being a family member" of some one in high office.

I am quite sure that the same kinds of opportunities come forward for members of the Trump and Kushner families as well, but this most probably should not be the basis of discussion for the 2020 election.

Except for the truly monied, this economy has gone WAY south for much of President Trump's electorate; this country is on the keening edge of war against Iran, for no damned good reason, except that Trump's BFFs in the Middle East, the Butcher of Yemen, MbS, and the Butcher of Gaza, Israel's "falling" Prime Ministers Netanyahu, have declared that the US government, must do it, which most probably means a military engagement with Russia as well; our weaponry doesn't work anywhere near as well as does that of China and Russia. We are also treating China as a power to confront militarily, and right smack-dab in the middle of a trade war, at that.
Mr.President, sometimes, your timing... CAN BE AMAZINGLY LOUSY, and the
people who are taking it in the teeth for your trade decisions are those small farmers in this country, who supported you in 2016, but are about to go bankrupt, with what financial aid coming to them being far too little... and far too late.

So I have some very tough questions for President Trump, relative to his 2020 campaign: sir, are you going to hold your BFFs in the Weaponry business accountable for not taking care of our military in the field by providing the best weapons US governmental money can buy?!? Or are their contributions, overt and covert, "too critical to your campaign", that you don't dare rake them over the coals, publicly, and perhaps sending a couple of these execs to jail, to advertise that attempting to "pull one over" on the American military, with shoddy weaponry, will no longer be tolerated?!?

And secondly, sir, when are you going to announce a return to the Draft in this country?!? Russia, China, and Iran all conscript; the US currently does not, but absolutely does not have the troop strength to successfully triumph over any potential enemy right now.

Oct 04 03:50

CHINESE INTERNET USERS MUST PASS A FACIAL-RECOGNITION TEST TO USE WEB

SOURCE: DAILYMAIL.CO.UK
China has stepped up its internet censorship by demanding its citizens pass a facial-recognition test to be able to use web services.

People who want to have the internet installed at home or on their phones must have their faces scanned by the Chinese authority to prove their identities, according to a new regulation.

The rule, which will take effect on December 1, is said to be part of the social credit system which rates the Chinese citizens based on their daily behaviour.

At present, a Chinese citizen will need to show his or her ID card while applying for a landline or the internet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you don't think this kind of draconian surveillance isn't coming to the US, just wait a year of so, if it takes that long.

Oct 03 10:25

Scott Adams: Trump Campaign Ads, Chinese Tainted Pork, Citizen Participation

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1179758052414672903?s=20

2 top-shelf campaign ads released yesterday by Trump campaign
Has North Korea ALREADY received a “security guarantee”?
A million pounds of tainted pork from China discovered
Two-way communication: President Trump and the people
Eliminating the middle-man media filter
WaPo article mocks President Trump’s followers
Quid Pro Quo attack on President Trump is now…
…Quid Pro Joe
President Trump’s typos, so what?
CNN Cillizza’s funny article that wasn’t intended to be funny
Karma has come to visit Chris Cillizza and CNN
“Biden and his son are stone cold crooked and you know it”
Why isn’t Narcan anonymously available to the public?

Oct 03 08:55

DoD Creates New Office to Focus Solely on China

In recent years, Pentagon officials have been hyping China as one of the main threats to U.S. interests in the world, and in June the Department of Defense created a new office that will focus solely on China.

The deputy assistant secretary of defense (DASD) for China is one of four DASDs who work under the assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific security affairs. The other three DASDs include one for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia, one for East Asia, and one for South and Southeast Asia. The new China position is the only DASD that will focus on one country.

According to a statement released by the Department of Defense, the new position will serve as “principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense on all things China and will be the single hub for policy and strategy development, oversight, authorities review, and national-level interagency integration to align the Department’s efforts on China.”

Oct 03 08:34

Awesome, beautiful China ?? Celebrating 70 years of the People’s Republic …

Oct 03 05:14

Thucydides Trap & War Between China & USA

Oct 03 04:34

FULL SHOW: Russia dumps US dollar—but for what?

Oct 03 04:30

Hang Seng Rallies As Traders Hope 'Mask Ban' Will End Hong Kong Protests

In a move that investors hope will calm the incessant protests that have brought Hong Kong's economy to a standstill over the past four months, Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her top advisors are holding an emergency meeting to impose a ban on wearing masks in public.

Lam will hold a meeting of the executive council, her de facto cabinet, to impose the ban as soon as Friday, SCMP reports.

The ban will function under a tough colonial-era emergency law. The hope is that it will end the demonstrations, which have devolved into skirmishes between protesters and Hong Kong police. As demonstrators disrupted China's 'National Day' on Tuesday, HK police were forced to fire six live rounds, one of which struck a teenage protester who was later arrested. Police arrested nearly 270 protesters that day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If this is the proverbial "last button on Joab's coat" the Chinese government believes it has with which to deal with the protestors, I have to wonder if even this can be effective in stopping these demonstrations.

And right now, I would not bet against the possibility (can we say, probability?!?) that some of the US "alphabet soup" agencies have, perhaps, "had a hand" in creating as much ruckus and upset as is humanly possible.

But I would most strongly caution the Trump Administration, that if they think, for a millisecond, that this is going to move China's attention away from the trade war with the US, that they are very terribly mistaken.

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