Oct 09 13:15

Beijing Slams Washington's Plans for 'Incursion' Into South China Sea

China said on Friday it would not tolerate violations of its territorial waters as the United States considers sailing warships close to Beijing's man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea.

A Pentagon official said the United States was considering sending ships within the next two weeks to waters inside the 12-nautical-mile zones that China claims as territory around islands it has built in the Spratly chain, Reuters reported.

Xi Jinping, President of China waits to address the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly September 28, 2015 in New York
US Media Wonders Why China 'So Ambiguous About Syria'
China claims most of the South China Sea, though Washington has signaled it does not recognize Beijing's territorial claims and that the US Navy will continue to operate wherever international law allows.

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China had long made clear its position on the South China Sea.

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This would be madness of the highest order, if in fact the Pentagon is actually going to test China in this area, and may well result in World War III.

Oct 09 07:42

Putin's boost in battle against ISIS: China preparing to 'team up with Russia in Syria'

CHINA could be on the verge of teaming up with Russia to unleash its military might in Syria and destroy Islamic State (ISIS).

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Oct 08 12:10

China Launches Yuan-Based International Payment System

Up to 19 major banks were named as direct participants in CIPS, with 38 Chinese banks and up to 140 foreign financial institutions named as indirect participants.

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"BOMB THEM! BOMB THEM! BOMB THEM!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 08 11:59


The technology industry is growing at a faster rate. Almost all aspects of our lives are gradually depending on it. But as we continue to digitize our lives with the latest technological gadgets, we should bear in mind that it comes at a cost that is likely to derail the progress we have made as a society if we fail to regulate the activities of the tech industry. Whereas the big players in the industry such as Apple, Microsoft, Google, IBM, HP, Cisco among others are busyaccumulating huge profit, our atmosphere, our water, indigenous populations, and in the long run, our economy are all in danger.

Oct 08 10:06

In China, every citizen is being assigned a credit score that drops if a person buys and plays video games, or posts political comments online “without prior permission," or even if social media "friends" do so.

Gamer? Strike. Bad-mouthed the government in comments on social media? Strike. Even if you don’t buy video games and you don’t post political comments online “without prior permission,” but any of your online friends do….strike. The strikes are actually more like dings, dings to your falling credit score that is.

Oct 08 06:57


Five large purchasers of US Treasuries – China, Russia, Norway, Brazil, and Taiwan – have changed their minds. They’re dumping Treasuries, each for their own reasons that are now coinciding. And at the fastest rate on record. For the 12-month period ended July, sales of Treasuries by central banks around the world reached a net of $123 billion, “the biggest decline since data started to be collected in 1978,” the Wall Street Journal reported.

Oct 08 05:13

China launches CIPS international payment system

Fan Yifei, deputy governor of the central bank, the People's Bank of China, told a ceremony in Shanghai that the establishment of CIPS "will allow increasing efficiency of cross-border settlement in yuans and encourage the yuan’s use globally." The new payment system is also expected to help improve the support of the real economy and the strategy of the Chinese companies’ access to global markets," the central bank official said. CIPS, seen as China’s alternative to the SWIFT payment system, is expected to enable foreign market participants to carry out settlements in yuans directly with Chinese partners. The Chinese government hopes CIPS will increase the international recognition of the China’s national currency.

Oct 07 11:10

How Putin will Win in Syria

By most accounts, the conflict had deteriorated into a stalemate. Now, with Russia in the picture, that’s changed. Now the table is clearly tilted in Syria’s favor.…

The reason Putin will succeed where the US failed in its war on ISIS, is because the Russian air-strikes are going to be accompanied by a formidable mop-up operation that will overpower the jihadi groups on the ground. This is already happening as we speak. The Russian Air Force has been pounding terrorist targets across the Idlib Governorate for the last few days as well as ISIS strongholds in the East at Raffa. Putin is going to cut through these guys like crap through a goose.

Putin is not going to stop for anything or anyone. He’s going to nail these guys while he has them in his gun-sights, then he’s going to wrap it up and go home.

Oct 07 10:23

Once the Biggest Buyer, China Starts Dumping U.S. Government Debt

Central banks around the world are selling U.S. government bonds at the fastest pace on record, the most dramatic shift in the $12.8 trillion Treasury market since the financial crisis.

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The Federal Reserve simply buys up all those treasuries with money they create out of thin air, and will soon "own" the US, all for the cost of ink and paper!

Oct 07 09:01


China's plan to control the hearts, minds and internet connections of its citizens continues unimpeded. That's the great thing about authoritarian regimes: rollout of mandatory programs is usually only a problem of logistics, not opposition.

The Chinese government has mandated a rating system for all of its connected citizens. It looks like a credit rating but goes much deeper than just tying a measurement of financial risk to a number. It's a way of defining who someone in terms of the government's desires and aims. And its desires aren't all that honorable.

Everybody is measured by a score between 350 and 950, which is linked to their national identity card. While currently supposedly voluntary, the government has announced that it will be mandatory by 2020...

Oct 07 08:51


China's plan to control the hearts, minds and internet connections of its citizens continues unimpeded. That's the great thing about authoritarian regimes: rollout of mandatory programs is usually only a problem of logistics, not opposition. The Chinese government has mandated a rating system for all of its connected citizens. It looks like a credit rating but goes much deeper than just tying a measurement of financial risk to a number. It's a way of defining who someone in terms of the government's desires and aims. And its desires aren't all that honorable

Oct 07 06:35

Top 10 Toxic Fake Food Items Produced In China

Some Chinese websites have come out with instructional videos on how to make $70 a day by producing and selling fake eggs. The chemicals that are required are “Alginic Acid, Potassium Alum, Gelatin, Calcium Chloride, water and artificial color.” The eggshells are made from Calcium Carbonate. Eating these eggs may cause memory-loss…

Oct 07 04:21

How Putin will Win in Syria

The reason Putin will succeed where the US failed in its war on ISIS, is because the Russian air-strikes are going to be accompanied by a formidable mop-up operation that will overpower the jihadi groups on the ground. This is already happening as we speak. The Russian Air Force has been pounding terrorist targets across the Idlib Governorate for the last few days as well as ISIS strongholds in the East at Raffa. Putin is going to cut through these guys like crap through a goose.

So the Russian people are proud of the way Putin is fighting the war on terror. Is there something wrong with that? Many Americans are old enough to remember a time when they were proud of their own country too, when it actually stood up for the principles it espouses in its founding documents. That was quite a while ago though, sometime back in the “pre-Gitmo” era”.

Oct 06 10:06

US May Accelerate Rise of China's Renminbi by Playing With Debt Ceiling

By playing with the debt ceiling Washington may accelerate the rise of a bipolar monetary order, American economist Samuel Rines notes, considering China's renminbi a "realistic" threat to the dollar.

The US should be cautious about playing with the debt ceiling, Samuel Rines, an economist with Chilton Capital Management in Houston, notes, elaborating that it increases the risk of an accidental default.

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Oct 05 11:29

Five Leaders Challenging Western Imperialism through Diplomacy, Persuasion,and Public Pressure: Pope Francis, Vladimir Putin, Xi, Jinping, Hassan Rouhani, and Jeremy Corbyn

These five protagonists of a new global agenda differ from past critics from the left both in the style and substance of their politics.

Western imperialism, in all of its manifestation, is being challenged by five political leaders, through diplomacy, moral persuasion and public pressure.

In recent time, Pope Francis, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn have raised fundamental questions concerning (1) war and peace in the Middle East and the Caucuses; (2) climate change and the destruction of the environment; (3) economic sanctions, military threats and confrontation; and (4) growing inequalities of class, gender and race.

Oct 04 14:03

Obama Accuses Russia of Going After America’s “Good Guy Terrorists”

Moscow is supporting both countries (Syria and Iraq) in their proxy war against the ISIL which is supported by the US and its allies.

Until recently, the ISIS was known as Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). In 2014, it was renamed the Islamic State (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).

Russia is Now Involved in the War on Terrorism

A major turning point in the dynamics of the Syria-Iraq war is unfolding. Russia is now directly involved in the counter-terrorism campaign in coordination with the Syrian and Iraqi governments.

Oct 04 08:38

Breaking New Ground: China's Navy Tours Scandinavian Countries

Three naval ships of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), a missile destroyer, a missile frigate, and a replenishment ship, visited Denmark, Finland, and Sweden in the past two weeks on goodwill visits.

Oct 04 08:20

Dictatorship at Work: Homeland Security Detains Stockton Mayor, Forces Him To Hand Over His Passwords

Anthony Silva, the mayor of Stockton, California, recently went to China for a mayor's conference. On his return to San Francisco airport he was detained by Homeland Security, and then had his two laptops and his mobile phone confiscated. They refused to show him any sort of warrant (of course) and then refused to let him leave until he agreed to hand over his password

Oct 04 05:25

Thousands of religious prisoners in China had their livers, kidneys and corneas ripped out while they were ALIVE to sell to 'transplant tourists', claims new film

China harvested livers, kidneys, corneas and even hearts from tens of thousands religious prisoners while they were still alive and the world is paying no attention, according to a new documentary. Rumours of the live organ trade in China first surfaced in 2006, and have been supported by human rights lawyers, witnesses and even surgeons who admit having performed the operations.

Oct 03 09:26

Kaleidoscope of Power Games in the Middle-East

So it is alright for the CIA to train anti- Assad terrorists, but not for Russia to fight them on behalf of a democratically elected leader of a sovereign country?

How dare the Syrians elect a President whom a foreign nation – the US of A– wants to remove by it’s traditional ‘regime change’ approach for reasons of (US) ‘national security’ – what an outright BS! – It is no longer a secret that the PNAC (Plan for A New American Century) needs Syria to fall into equal disarray and chaos as did Iraq and Libya – and Sudan, Somalia, Central Africa; Lebanon and of course Iran – and on goes the list – for the ultimate goal: America’s absolute hegemony.

Oct 03 06:36

Significant friction points between US and China: Official

The Obama administration has said there are significant points of friction between China and the US in various issues, including cyber security and South China Sea, but expressed hope that the recent state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping would help both countries address it.

Oct 02 19:35

The Real “Blowback” in Syria

snip: According to Al-Masdar Al-‘Arabi, a high-ranking Syrian army official has confirmed to the news site that Chinese involvement in the Syrian conflict is here: “the Chinese will be arriving in the coming weeks.” This follows a week of speculation piqued by the apparent deployment of a Chinese cruiser to the Mediterranean that Russian Senator Igor Morozov has asserted is taking part in Russia’s Syrian operations.

If these reports are true, then there is a significant shift taking place in the Syria narrative, long dominated by the West, the Gulf states, the Israelis, the Turks and their puppet organizations in the country. We are now witnessing the rise of a power bloc that contains the second and third largest militaries on the planet as well as the active cooperation of the governments actually effected by the ISIS invasion. That brings with it a legitimacy that the US and GCC could only wish for in the conflict.

Oct 02 12:05

Vladimir Putin’s Address to the United Nations Security Council. Video and Transcript

The UN General Assembly is the United Nations Organisation’s main consultative body and examines the principles for cooperation in ensuring international peace and security.

?The 70th anniversary of the United Nations is a good occasion to both take stock of history and talk about our common future.


Oct 02 12:02

The Mind of Mr. Putin

Perhaps it is time to climb down off our ideological high horse and start respecting the vital interests of other sovereign nations, even as we protect and defend our own.

If America’s elites continue to assert their right to intervene in the internal affairs of nations, to make them conform to a U.S. ideal of what is a good society and legitimate government, then we are headed for endless conflict. And, one day, this will inevitably result in war, as more and more nations resist America’s moral imperialism.

Nations have a right to be themselves, Putin is saying.

Oct 01 21:19

US Complains As Russia Bombs its Terrorists

Russia is Bombing Al Qaeda

This leads back to the most recent New York Times article. Russia is not arbitrarily bombing “moderates” backed by the US in Syria to stave off allegedly “legitimate” opposition to the government in Damascus – Russia is bombing terrorists who are either operating under the banner of Al Qaeda but are portrayed as otherwise by the US, or will inevitably end up turning their fighters and weapons over to Al Qaeda. Russia is bombing Al Qaeda.

Some might consider doubling down on a policy of backing terrorists that will inevitably be revealed to the world, and a policy that has thus far failed to topple the Syrian government which is now being bolstered by Russian, Iranian, and possibly Chinese forces, is a policy that is ultimately doomed.

Oct 01 15:12

Showdown at the UN Corral – Raimondo

If there was any doubt that Washington has learned absolutely nothing since George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq, then President Obama’s address to the United Nations has confirmed the world’s worst fears. It was an oration that combined the most egregious lies with the wooly-minded “idealism” that has been such a destructive force in world affairs since the days of Woodrow Wilson.

Question: Were these US-funded Good Guys (in Syria) always Bad Guys in an ill-fitting disguise?

Oct 01 12:04

China begins disclosing information about its official foreign exchange reserves to IMF

China for the first time began to report its official foreign exchange reserves to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). According to IMF Director of the Communication Department Jerry Rice, China participates in the survey of COFER (Composition of official foreign exchange reserves) - IMF database, which reflects the structure of official foreign exchange reserves of 146 member countries. According to the information about the second quarter of this year, China's total reserves, which have been reported to the IMF amounted to $11.5 trillion. In the first quarter the amount was smaller - $11.4 trillion. the share of the US dollar significantly increased in the total reserves volume - to 58.2% against 53% in the previous report. At the end of the year the IMF should complete the next review of the basket of reserve currencies, which will be used by the Fund to form its own calculation unit - the so-called "Special Drawing Right" (SDR).

Oct 01 08:14

Another blast rocks China’s Liucheng County after series of deadly explosions

Another explosion has rocked Liucheng County in southern China, damaging a six-story building on Thursday – less than a day after a series of more than a dozen blasts killed seven people and injured more than 50.

The Thursday blast targeted a civilian building near the highway administration bureau in Liucheng, according to Xinhua. It was not immediately clear whether there were any casualties.

Sep 30 15:15

REAL FUNNY : Hillary Clinton Joked About Chinese Hacking Her Email

In a newly released Hillary Clinton email, Clinton jokes that the Chinese must have hacked her email.

Sep 30 13:44

Self-driving bus now a reality: Taking a ride in China

A leading Chinese bus manufacturer, Yutong, sent the prototype of a self-driving city bus on a 32km (20mi) long ride on an intercity road in Zhengzhou.

Sep 30 10:36

The Warmonger Presidential Candidates

...the compromised presidential candidates will never gain the guts to set into motion a true America First foreign policy.

In order to fully understand the primal betrayal of genuine American interests, our society has to face the hard reality that the NeoCons and Zionist Israel-First fifth column that controls the bureaucracy of selective orthodox government is the enemy of our own people.

Standing with Israel is a primary reason for the demise of the American Republic.

Illustrating this point, the debate statement from Carly Fiorina, Crackpot Warmonger, exposes the utter absurdity of subordinating our true interests to a rogue regime designed to cause chaos as the meanings to achieve regional dominance.

“On Day One in the Oval Office, I will make two phone calls, the first to my good friend Bibi Netanyahu to reassure him we will stand with the state of Israel.”

Sep 30 10:30

Obama’s Syria

Ending Syria’s horrific civil war is possible, but the political will to do so remains elusive.

Over the years the facts on the ground have changed in Syria – with the rise of the Islamic State being the deadliest new reality. But Washington and its regional allies remain focused on an illegal regime change in Damascus. The west is fighting the wrong war and will surely lose the peace.

Sep 30 10:25

China: Parcel bombs explode in at least 13 locations across Liucheng killing seven

Explosions were reported in a shopping centre, prison, county government offices, supermarket, vegetable market and a centre for disease control. "Witnesses saw vehicles damaged on the road, and there were people injured in the blasts," state-run Xinhua reported.

"Initial investigations showed that explosives could be inside express delivery packages," Xinhua added. Authorities have urged the public not to open parcels.

Sep 30 10:10

Regime Change as American as Apple Pie

US President Barack Obama is someone to almost pity. For he has the unenviable task of standing before the nations of the world and smugly spout endless falsehoods — as he did, yet again, during his address to the UN General Assembly.

Clandestine American-led interventions have fuelled the explosion in terror networks across the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. Yet amid this American legacy of international violence, Obama was charged with painting a rose-tinted view of the world that was breath-taking in its distortion and absurdity.

Sep 30 09:47

Video: First Russian Air Strike in Syria as WW Three Makes its Debut with Russia, China Combined Warning to NATO

It has been reported that the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has followed correctly its constitutional order when earlier on Wednesday the 162 member upper chamber of the Federal Assembly, Council of Federation, unanimously approved a Declaration of War requested by President Putin against the terrorist forces operating in the Levant known as the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and has begun combat operations and has warned the NATO nations of its intentions…

Sep 30 08:59

China’s military advisers ‘heading to Syria to help fight ISIS’ – report

China will be helping out the Syrian government in the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) by sending “military advisers,” media reports have claimed.
Islamic State

“The Chinese will be arriving in the coming weeks,” a Syrian army official told the Lebanon-based news website Al-Masdar Al-‘Arabi.

The report claims that a Chinese naval vessel is on its way to Syria with dozens of “military advisers” on board. They will reportedly be followed by troops.

(Note: And this morning there was a coordinated letter bomb Terrorist Attack in China. Letter bombs have long be one of the preferred tools for Jewish Political Terrorist from The Stern Gang, The Irgun, The Purple Gang up to the Israeli Mossad)

Sep 30 08:44

15 massive blasts in Guangxi, China: At least 6 killed, 13 injured, police blame explosive parcels

At least six people were killed and dozens injured after parcels containing explosives caused massive explosions in Liucheng county and Liuzhou city, in China's north-central Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, CCTV reported. A suspect has been identified.

Up to 15 explosions were heard across the city between 3.15pm and 5pm.

Sep 30 07:11

Six killed in letter bomb blasts in south China

At least six people have been killed in a series of bombings that targeted more than ten locations, including public buildings, in southern China, state media report.

The bomb blasts took place on Wednesday, when 15 letter bombs exploded on the sites, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

“Initial investigation showed that explosives could be inside express delivery packages,” the report said.

The blasts that occurred on the eve of China’s National Day holidays reportedly hit at least 13 locations in Liucheng County in the southern region of Guangxi and left dozens of people wounded.

Sep 29 18:48

Did China Just Hit Mach 5?

On a night apparently in early September, at a flight test center somewhere in China, a dark-painted airplane reportedly took off on a momentous mission—to fly faster than five times the speed of sound, then return safely to Earth.

The airborne experiment, allegedly involving a manned aircraft with a human pilot aboard, marked a huge leap forward for China as it competes with the United States to develop warplanes and missiles capable of so-called “hypersonic” flight—so fast that they’re almost impossible to shoot down or dodge.

Yes, the September test was a massive technological step. But only if ... it actually happened. For as suddenly and dramatically as the news of the aerial trial broke, it quickly evaporated. Now it’s not clear what, if anything, actually occurred in the sky over that Chinese airfield.

Sep 29 17:03

There will be no Third World War

On the other hand.......

The liberal hawks and the neo-conservatives have been unable to provoke the confrontation with Russia for which they were trained during the Cold War. Finally, the voice of reason has prevailed. While discrete negotiations are under way to seek an end to the crisis in Ukraine, Russia and China are preparing to convince the United States and their allies to participate in a global alliance against Islamic terrorism. After 5 years of tension, both the project for the seizure of power by the Muslim Brotherhood - the « Arab Spring » - and the proclamation of a Caliphate have failed. Peace is saved.

Sep 28 14:11

China to commit 8,000 troops, $1bln for UN global peace effort

8,000 Chinese troops will join United Nations peacekeeping force, President Xi Jinping told the United Nations General Assembly on Monday. That could make Beijing one of the top players in UN peacekeeping efforts. “China will join the new UN peacekeeping capability readiness system, and has thus decided to take the lead in setting up a permanent peacekeeping police squad,” Xi said.
In his address, Xi also said that China is set to establish a ten year, $1 billion Peace and Development Fund, aimed at supporting the UN’s work.

Sep 28 13:03

Brainless in Washington

Washington’s IQ follows the Fed’s interest rate — it is negative. Washington is a black hole into which all sanity is sucked out of government deliberations.

Washington’s failures are everywhere visible. We can see the failures in Washington’s wars and in Washington’s approach to China and Russia.

Sep 28 11:40

China ready to join international fight against terrorism — foreign ministry

China is ready to join the international fight against any forms of terrorism, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei told a regular news conference while commenting on information in some media about Chinese warships near Syria being ready to take part in a mission against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization.
However, the spokesman could not confirm information about Chinese warships near the Syrian coast being ready to patrol the region. "As for the situation you are asking about," he told the reporter who asked the question, "I do not have that information."

Sep 28 10:24

China will cancel debts to the world's least developed nations.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to establish a $2bn (£1.3bn) fund to assist developing countries and to significantly increase investment.
Addressing a UN summit on development goals, Mr Xi said investment would reach $12bn over the next 15 years.

Sep 27 20:48

Putin and Xi rock da house: Escobar

the stories not covered by the lamestream media tell us so much more

Sep 27 16:42

Did The PBOC Covertly Buy 1,747 Tonnes Of Gold In London?

China. This started to change on 18 September 2013 when I published my first analysis on the structure of the Chinese gold market with the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) at its core; a topic that since then has been discussed by researchers at investment banks, in the blogosphere and in the mainstream media. The Western gold space has learned a great deal about the Chinese gold market and global gold flows, though we’re always left with loose ends. For example, the issue regarding PBOC gold purchases; how much gold do they truly have and where was it bought? Does the PBOC buy 400-ounce Good Delivery (GD) bars in London and covertly transports these gold bars to its gold vaults in China mainland, or are the Good Delivery gold bars shipped to Switzerland, refined into 1 Kg 9999 gold bars, sent forward to the Chinese mainland where they’re required to be sold through the SGE gold exchange and from where they can be bought (in clear sight) by the PBOC.

Sep 27 14:36

Lawyers to look at decision to veto Lochinver station purchase

Chinese bring in lawyers to look at ministers’ decision to veto farm buy, reports Fran O’Sullivan.

The huge Lochinver sheep and cattle station near Taupo was to have fetched around $88 million.

A Chinese company headed by billionaire Jiang Zhaobai is actively considering a judicial review of the decision to veto an $88 million application to buy Lochinver station.

Cabinet ministers Paula Bennett and Louise Upston declined the application by a Shanghai Pengxin subsidiary because they did not consider the benefits to New Zealand resulting from the investment to be "substantial and identifiable".

Lawyers Chapman Tripp are expected to issue a legal opinion to the Chinese firm tomorrow. If the High Court action goes ahead it is expected to test the argument applied in assessing Pengxin's application.

Sep 27 09:00

The "Hard-Landing" Has Arrived: Chinese Coal Company Fires 100,000

In a move that would make even Hewlett-Packard's Meg Whitman blush, Harbin-based Heilongjiang Longmay Mining Holding Group, or Longmay Group, the biggest met coal miner in northeast China which has been struggling to reduce massive losses in recent months as a result of the commodity collapse, just confirmed China's "hard-landing" has arrived when it announced on its website it would cut 100,000 jobs or 40% of its entire 240,000-strong labor force.

Sep 27 08:11

Chinese troops to join Russian marines in Syria soon, says report

After the Russians and Iranians, Chinese troops reportedly are teaming up with the Syrian regime forces in what is being termed as thedeal that will allow President Bashar al-Assad to stay in power.
A report claims that a Chinese naval vessel carrying dozens of "military advisers" is on its way to Syria and the Chinese troops will then join with the "hundreds" of Russian soldiers.

"The Chinese will be arriving in the coming weeks," a Syrian army official told Lebanon-based news website -Al-Masdar Al-'Arabi.
The Chinese ship has crossed the Suez Canal in Egypt and is currently in the Mediterranean Sea.

Sep 27 06:07

Obama, Putin to meet at a defining moment

The Russian state agency TASS is not given to speculating on the Kremlin leader’s activities. It is a ground rule set by Joseph Stalin when the agency was created in 1925. Therefore, we must accept as ‘breaking news’ the TASS’ Washington dateline report quoting ‘an informed source’ to the effect that a meeting between Russian president Vladimir Putin and US resident Barack Obama will take place next week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session.

Obama will do well to cut his way through the neocon shibboleth and comprehend that Russia has been largely reactive – be it in Ukraine, Syria or Afghanistan or on missile defence and the global strategic stability – whereas, the US has trampled on Russia’s vital and legitimate interests and core concerns like a rogue elephant. Amends need to be made. For far too long, Obama chose to tread the trodden path set by Bill Clinton and George W. Bush in the direction of ‘containment’ of Russia.

Sep 26 17:47

Chinese property investors rapidly disappearing from the auction room

Chinese property investors are rapidly disappearing from the auction room, says the boss of Auckland's biggest real estate agency.

Peter Thompson, of Barfoot & Thompson, blames financial instability in China for the dip in those bidding - partly fuelling the market slowdown. "There are a lot less Chinese in the auction room at the moment and at the open homes," he said.

"The market has changed and some of that is the Chinese buyers. There are more requirements in getting money out of China now and that is having an impact."

It comes months after leaked data released by the Labour Party, and published in the Herald, showed 39.5 per cent of Auckland house sales between February and April were to people with Chinese surnames, despite people of Chinese ethnicity making up just nine per cent of the population.

Labour said the data suggested non-resident Chinese buyers were targeting the Auckland housing market, driving up house prices.

Sep 26 15:19

HACKING MAP: Watch live as 'China launches countless hack attacks on UK and USA'

According to self-proclaimed "spooky company" Norse Corp, which is staffed by ex-NSA (National Security Agency) and US military staff, this is how global cyber warfare plays out on a daily basis in 2015.

The "shady" corporation has developed a realtime interactive map that shows users hacking attempts and cyber attacks from the four corners of the Earth as they happen.

The map today showed the bulk of attacks - which are portrayed like laser beams blasting across the atlas of the world before striking their target which emits a wave of cyber ripples - were coming from rising superpower China.

Sep 26 13:10

Defence China

The Defence Minister left New Zealand today for an official visit to China as tensions heightened in the South China Sea over disputed islands. Preparing to meet some of China's military leaders, Gerry Brownlee said he hoped to understand China's views on several "regional and global issues."

This week, Jane's Information Group said China completed the runway on Fiery Cross Reef, its largest base in the Spratly Islands." The completion of the runway could enable China to accelerate construction on the new island and to start patrols over the disputed islands," Jane's reported.

Fiery Cross Reef, the biggest new landmass China had built in the Spratlys, was a possible future hub for Chinese operations in the Sea, Jane's added. The development came as Jane's also said an unidentified hull in an advanced state of construction at Dalian shipyard could be China's first indigenous aircraft carrier.

Sep 26 06:25

No Brains In Washington – Paul Craig Roberts

Washington’s IQ follows the Fed’s interest rate — it is negative. Washington is a black hole into which all sanity is sucked out of government deliberations. -- Washington’s failures are everywhere visible. We can see the failures in Washington’s wars and in Washington’s approach to China and Russia.

Sep 25 21:22

Iran’s ‘take’ on Russian build-up in Syria

Things were going splendidly for Israel until Russia arrived on the scene as the great ‘spoiler’.

The first detailed Iranian commentary on the Russian military build-up in Syria appeared in a Fars news agency piece.

The Iranian interpretation runs counter to the story being spread by Israel and right-wing American propagandists that the Russian forces intend to join the war in Syria.

The Israeli media even claimed that the Russian intervention in Syria is in active collaboration with the so-called Quds Force of the IRGC. The Israeli disinformation aims to put pressure on the Barack Obama administration not to coordinate with Russia over Syria.

Sep 25 21:15

Pope Francis Confronts Right Wing Media Vitriol

Pope Francis responded by turning the other cheek.

American right-wing media commentators are trying desperately to gang up on the head of the Catholic Church.

A video compilation of some of the venom and hatred which greeted Pope Francis on his first ever Papal trip to the U.S. are a series of false and ignorant hatred rants.

Sep 25 21:12

Who Wants a Third World War?

Chinese President Xi Jinping surfs the USA in his first state visit almost simultaneously as Pope Francis. It will be fascinating to observe how the hyperpower’s decision centers will react to this double exposure to dialectical materialism — with Chinese characteristics — and the in thesis “under reconstruction” Catholic Church.

Now compare the Pentagon pivoting — the China chapter — with what IT America wants; business, a lot of business, which implies, obviously, no sanctions.

And then there’s what the Masters of the Universe really crave; some form of coercion that would lead Beijing to open its coveted financial market to the mega-speculative financial casino of the US Big Bank system. That is not happening — as the White House has absolutely no leverage on the matter.

Sep 25 11:54

China Opens 600-Feet-High Glass-Bottomed Bridge in Canyon That Inspired 'Avatar'

China has just opened its first glass-bottomed suspension bridge, and being nearly 600-feet-high and 1,000-feet-long, it definitely isn't for the faint of heart.

The high-altitude, transparent bridge opened this past Thursday in Zhangjiaje Grand Canyon in central China's Hunan province, according to Chinese newspaper, the People's Daily.

The canyon, which is a part of the Shiniuzhai National Geological Park, reportedly inspired the world of James Cameron's "Avatar," the China Daily reported, adding that a sky column similar to one seen in the movie, was renamed "Avatar Hallelujah Mountain" in 2010.

Sep 25 11:21

Is China Sending Troops To Syria?

By Brandon Turbeville

The situation is heating up in Syria yet again. If reports coming from Almasdar News are accurate, another troop deployment will soon be about to take place – in addition to the 2,000 Russian troops who arrived earlier this week. This time, however, the troops are coming from China...

Sep 25 11:11

The Sneering at China’s President Xi

In mainstream U.S. media, it’s always a “safe play” for pundits to sneer at foreign leaders and countries that interfere with American hegemony, thus guiding the public toward unnecessary hostilities, a phenomenon now playing out in the treatment of China and President Xi, writes Dan Steinbok.

Sep 25 10:14

China conducts debut launch of Long March-11 carrier rocket

China has successfully conducted debut launch of Long March-11 (Changzheng) carrier rocket, the country’s Central television reported on Friday.
The launch took place from the Jiuquan cosmodrome in northwestern China’s Gansu province. The rocket carries four microsatellites.
Long March-11 is a solid-fueled launch vehicle developed by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT). The designers said the most powerful solid-rocket motor that is manufactured in China is installed on it.


Sep 25 05:09

Russia’s False Hopes

Russia so desperately desires to be part of the disreputable and collapsing West that Russia is losing its grip on reality.

Despite hard lesson piled upon hard lesson, Russia cannot give up its hope of being acceptable to the West. The only way Russia can be acceptable to the West is to accept vassal status.

Sep 24 17:49

The Stock Markets Of The 10 Largest Global Economies Are All Crashing, But Most Americans Still Don’t Seem Very Alarmed

You would think that the simultaneous crashing of all of the largest stock markets around the world would be very big news. But so far the mainstream media in the United States is treating it like it isn’t really a big deal. Over the last sixty days, we have witnessed the most significant global stock market decline since the fall of 2008, and yet most people still seem to think that this is just a temporary “bump in the road” and that the bull market will soon resume. Hopefully they are right.

Sep 24 12:33

AIPAC’s Democrat Problems Go Beyond Obama

Last week, journalists Josh Rogin and Eli Lake published a piece at Bloomberg Businessweek explaining how the influential pro-Israel lobby AIPAC came to be defeated in the biggest fight in a generation. The story holds important truths. It’s essentially about the tough spot AIPAC was put in by the Obama administration’s hardball tactics to protect the achievement of the nuclear deal with Iran, hardly a surprise given the stakes at hand.

Sep 24 12:22

What the Church could learn from Harley-Davidson

Cut the frills, leave out the unnecessary. Keep it simple, honest and uncompromising...

Give us a new bare-bones, stripped-back, “Dark Custom” Christianity

It’s the journey, not the destination

A million bikers with attitude could tear up the tarmac and thunder through Westminster and Washington to express civil society’s disgust… if they had a mind to.

To quote Harley : “Let’s ride. Grab life by the throttle!”

Sep 24 12:07

China ready to send troops to Syria if the Assad regime is threatened

High source of Hezbollah said the radio "Voice of Beirut" that China will help Bashar al-Assad, if the Chinese leadership is considered that the survival of the Syrian regime in danger.
According to sources from Hezbollah, the official Beijing has no intention to restrict symbolic participation. They also argue that the transfer of soldiers People's Liberation Army of China in Syria can begin in the near future.
At the same time, representatives of the Syrian opposition advise that similar statements Hezbollah take with a grain of salt. In their view, it is a propaganda campaign Assad, whose aim is that his regime is benefiting from international support.
Recall, in the leadership of the EU is a noticeable rift on the future of Bashar al-Assad. Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel became the first influential Western leader who has abandoned the requirement to replace the Syrian leader. Against that, he was President of France Francois Hollande.

Sep 23 14:56

Who Wants a Third World War?

Wishful thinking about China crashing is nonsense. Those days of the Cultural Revolution are long gone. China is slowly but surely shifting towards a spectacular new paradigm of integrating the whole of Eurasia into a booming industrial renaissance. Every change in China points towards this transition.

The transition also means a shift away from the massive export linkage to the US and EU and a more balanced economy across Eurasia, while keeping trade/commerce as much as possible with the West.

Does this feel like a state/civilization that craves a Third World War?

Sep 23 13:34

Chinese Military Personnel Expected to Arrive in Syria

The recent arrival of the Russian Marines and Air Force to the Syrian port-city of Tartous has generated a significant amount of interest around the world, as the possibility of Russia’s direct military intervention becomes the focal point of the war on ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham).

Sep 23 13:15

Turkish-Uyghur Terror Inc. – America’s Other Al Qaeda

Because it relatively poorly understood and under-reported in comparison to other more notorious terrorist groups, the Turkish-Uyghur terror network is perhaps more dangerous and of greater utility to the United States and its allies presently versus their increasingly exposed Al Qaeda legions.

The genesis of modern Turkish-sponsored terrorism, like Al Qaeda, also originates from the Cold War. Part of the wider stay-behind networks known as “Gladios” created by NATO to allegedly fight Soviet forces in the event of a Soviet invasion and occupation of Western Europe, these terrorist groups were instead turned against the population of NATO member states and engaged in violence, terrorism, mass murder, and assassinations. A group of ultra-nationalists known as the “Grey Wolves” would be cultivated for this task within Turkey.

Sep 23 10:00

President of China: China has never hacked anyone

China’s President has denied that the country has ever hacked anyone, in a claim that has been mostly rejected by security professionals.
The US has warned that hacking from China needs to stop and was putting “enormous strain” on the relationships between the two countries. But President Xi Jinping has flatly denied claims that the country steals secrets from the US and companies based there.

Sep 23 09:16

Who Wants a Third World War?

What Washington really craves is some form of coercion that would lead Beijing to open its coveted financial market to the mega-speculative financial casino of the US Big Bank system. That is not happening - as the White House has absolutely no leverage on the matter.

Sep 23 08:17

Xi Jinping: China Is Ready To Work Together With US To Build A Peaceful Cyberspace

China's President Xi Jinping kicked off his first state visit to the United States by denying claims that the Asian power engages in commercial cybercrime and by calling on the two countries to work together to fight hackers. Xi delivered his remarks at a Tuesday dinner in Seattle, speaking to an audience of 800 U.S. and Chinese business and government leaders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US (and Israel) are the hackers! That is why NSA never finds any of them! Hackers are like ISIS and Al Qaeda; portrayed as enemies of the US but actually tools of the US Government's imperialistic agenda.

Sep 23 07:53

Chinese jet nearly collides with American spy plane gathering intelligence off China's coast in dangerous mid-air interception

An American spy plane had a near miss after a Chinese jet intercepted it over the Yellow Sea in an dangerous mid-air stunt.

The U.S. RC-135 had been gathering electronic intelligence when the interceptor flew in front - in a maneuver described as 'unsafe' by the American crew.

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook confirmed the department was reviewing a report of the incident on September 15 which occurred some 80 miles east off China's Shandong Peninsula.

Sep 22 08:45

Update: A US petition calling for Netanyahu’s arrest

Benjamin Netanyahu is to hold talks in New york this September. Under international law he should be arrested for war crimes upon arrival in the U.S for the massacre of over 2000 civilians in 2014.





Why the huge difference between US and the Brits?

Last summer, Israel launched Operation Protective Edge, a bloody war against Gaza that killed about 2,300 Palestinians, the vast majority of whom were civilians, including over 500 children. The attack also devastated Gaza’s infrastructure, and left about 500,000 people displaced or homeless. These war crimes and others, like Israel’s recent attack on the Freedom Flotilla, which sought to bring medical aid and solar panels to the Port of Gaza, have given rise to increased calls for Israel to be tried before the International Criminal Court.

Sep 22 08:17

Trump duped or worse in fundraiser speech to fake veterans group

Veterans for a Strong America and Trump! Who duped who?

Rachel Maddow reviews the background of the man behind Veterans for a Strong America, the beneficiary of a Donald Trump fundraiser speech on the USS Iowa, which does not appear to have any membership outside of chairman Joel Arends, and which today had its non-profit status revoked by the IRS.

Sep 22 08:13

UK Labour Party revolution

The election of veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn to lead the Labour Party in the UK is a revolution by all means. In a party grassroots election, the 66-year-old outsider defeated a line-up of traditional Labour candidates.

Corbyn’s victory was a rejection of Tony Blair’s wing as much as it was a swing to the left. Blair, who came back from hibernation to campaign against Corbyn, was rebuffed by the rank and file of the Labour Party. Party membership didn’t forgive Blair’s disgraceful servitude role to George Bush and his Israeli fabricated “dossier” to sell the invasion of Iraq.

Sep 22 08:09

Iran Key to Unlocking US Hypocrisy on Global Terrorism

Iran’s three decades of battling Western state-sponsored terrorism within its borders...

The Iranian authorities claim to have compiled records of 17,000 victims of terrorism committed by such groups as MEK and Jundallah since the 1979 revolution. Details were presented at a recent international conference held in Tehran.

As well as ordinary citizens, such as Masoumeh’s mother mentioned above, the targets of assassination have included high-profile public figures: Iranian members of parliament, attorneys, government ministers, army generals and newspaper editors. In one of the most audacious attacks, in 1981, Iran’s prime minister Mohammad Javad Bahonar and the country’s president Modhammad Ali Rajai were both killed in a bomb blast carried out on the premier’s residence in the capital, Tehran.

Sep 22 08:07

All Republican Presidential Candidates Stand For War

There is not a peaceful person among the Republican candidates. Even the female is heartless.

Here is Carla Fiorina at the debate describing the way she will lead us to Armageddon. She won’t talk to Putin, but she will send him “the message” via military threats:

“Having met Vladimir Putin, I wouldn’t talk to him at all. We’ve talked way too much to him. What I would do, immediately, is begin rebuilding the Sixth Fleet, I would begin rebuilding the missile defense program in Poland, I would conduct regular, aggressive military exercises in the Baltic states. I’d probably send a few thousand more troops into Germany. Vladimir Putin would get the message. . . . Russia is a bad actor, but Vladimir Putin is someone we should not talk to, because the only way he will stop is to sense strength and resolve on the other side, and we have all of that within our control. We could rebuild the Sixth Fleet. I will. We haven’t. We could rebuild the missile defense program. We haven’t. I will.”

Sep 22 07:13

Thorn in Pentagon's Side: China's New J-11D Jets Boast Advanced Features

Reportedly, the J-11D fighter jet is equipped with an active electronically scanned array (AESA), an air refueling system, and carries the fifth-generation PL-10 air-to-air missiles. Chinese media outlets claimed that it made its first flight in April 2015.

"China's Shengyang J-11 unlicensed derivative of the Russian-developed Su-27 Flanker has become the mainstay of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). While the Chinese-built jets are not able to match US-built fighters one-for-one, China is building a lot of them," US defense expert Dave Majumdar pointed out in his article for the National Interest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I question the claim the Chinese jets cannot match the US jets one for one. Certainly to look at the sales brochures for the F-22 and F-35 that is true, but the Pentagon has had to admit they cannot fix the F-22 problem suffocating the pilots, and the requirements for the F-35 keep getting scaled down so they can claim it is a success, except the Air Force has finally admitted the F-35 cannot dogfight at all!

Sep 21 11:41

China in Syria? Ready to Join Russia in ISIS fight

A new article reported that 3,500 Uyghurs are settling in a village near Jisr-al Shagour that was just taken from Assad, close to the stronghold of Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) that is in the Turkey-backed Army of Conquest. They are allegedly under the supervision of Turkish intelligence that has been accused of supplying fake passports to recruit Chinese Uyghurs to wage jihad in Syria.

Sep 21 04:13

Chinese Commodity Exchange to Open Trade Platform for Silk Road Countries

China's so-called One Belt, One Road government economic framework was announced in 2013 to integrate favorable trade and investment conditions in Eurasia. The project includes two main components, the terrestrial Silk Road Economic Belt and the oceanic Maritime Silk Road. "After three years of work we have completed the establishment of a mechanism of trade pricing. It will be officially launched within two months," Yan Dongsheng said at a conference.

Sep 21 02:10

The US Grand Strategy is Taking a U-turn

While analyzing the ongoing processes and events of today, one can get a strong impression that Washington “puppeteers” have decided to abandon the existing model of international relations to build a completely new one. The concept of globalization that has been pivotal for decades is now finally left aside, instead we are being presented with the concept of global instability, that should allow the US to preserve its domination in the world by destroying the stable political formations, which will ultimately become the breeding ground for numerous conflicts. In the meantime, Washington will be manipulating opposing regional parties in different parts of the world to make them confront each other.

Sep 20 17:17

China launches 20 micro satellites using new carrier rocket

China today successfully placed 20 micro satellites into space using its latest carrier rocket powered by pollution-free fuels, boosting the Communist giant's competitiveness in the global satellite launch sector, state media reported.

The rocket, Long March-6, was launched from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in north China's Shanxi Province which carried 20 micro-satellites into the space for space tests.

The new 29.3 metres high rocket, fuelled by liquid propellant made of liquid oxygen and kerosene, is China's first carrier rocket that uses fuel which is free of toxicity and pollution, Gao Xinhui, an official at China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, said.

"Using such propellant can cut costs by a great margin," state-run Xinhua news agency quoted Gao as saying.

Sep 20 10:27

If Assad asks, China can deploy troops to Syria

Turkey-backed Chinese Uyghur terrorists are gaining a stronghold in Syria from which to launch attacks on China.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right. Someone is going to launch an attack on China from inside Syria?

Sep 20 10:05

China in Syria? Ready to Join Russia in ISIS fight

Some pundits may point to China’s non-interference principle as an impasse to action. However, China’s non-interference principle is more in reference to meddling in other countries’ domestics politics, such as US/western penchant for intervention and violating other countries’ sovereignty to overthrow autocratic regimes they dislike. Non-interference policy does not mean inaction when China’s security and interests are threatened. It is not difficult for China to take action when its core interests are threatened–that means violation of its sovereignty, territorial integrity, economic development and regime survival. If Assad asks and gives permission for Russia, China and other SCO members to assist him militarily, that would be in accordance with international law.

Sep 20 03:54

US-China Relations: the Pentagon versus High Tech

Step by step, Washington is inexorably setting up a major provocation against China. Until now, the Obama regime tightened a military encirclement of China, expanding its armed forces agreements with Japan, the Philippines and Australia. In addition, it has promoted the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), a regional trade agreement which openly excludes China. Obama has ordered a major naval build-up in the South China Sea and embarked on extensive cyber-espionage of Chinese industries and the government via major US high-tech companies, as revealed by Edward Snowden in his release of confidential NSA documents.

Sep 19 12:14

The Republican Candidates Just Can’t Quit Neoconservatism

With the exception of Rand Paul, the GOP field remained in thrall to a bankrupt neoconservative ideology.

If the candidates’ positions on foreign policy were anything to go by, the neocon outlook—which is in essence a frightened, xenophobic, reflexive militarism—continues to have a stranglehold on a Grand Old Party, which cannot seem to shake some Very Bad Ideas.

Of the 11 candidates who made it to prime time, only Senator Rand Paul made the feeblest attempt to defy the GOP’s orthodox militarism