Will the US Capitulate to China?


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The most important problem that a bilateral deal between the United States and China needs to resolve is Chinese theft of US firms’ technology. Unless the Chinese agree to stop stealing technology, and the two sides devise a way to enforce that agreement, the US will not have achieved anything useful from Trump’s tariffs.

CAMBRIDGE – It’s beginning to look like US President Donald Trump will yield to the Chinese in America’s trade conflict with China. The United States threatened to increase tariffs on imports from China from 10% to 25% on March 2 if no agreement was reached. But Trump recently said that the date is flexible and may be postponed because of the progress being made in the ongoing bilateral talks. Continue reading

Huawei Is Being Targeted Because Of The “Tech Arms Race”, Not The “Trade War”


Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker answers questions from reporters as he stands in front of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, right, at the Justice Department in Washington on Jan. 28.


Huawei is the only company capable of competing with Apple, and it’s also the global leader in the 5G technology that’s expected to take the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” to its next phase. The US fears losing its global monopoly on the internet in general and wireless technologies in particular, especially in what it had previously regarded as its lucrative “captive markets” in the West, so it has an incentive to fearmonger about Huawei’s intentions in order to deter others from doing business with them. It also shouldn’t be seen as coincidental that American ally Poland recently cracked down against an alleged Huawei conspiracy as well, since this sends a trans-Atlantic signal of what the US is after. Continue reading

Report: China, with 2-decade buildup, has ‘long-term strategy’ for supremacy


U.S. Adm. Philip Davidson: ‘China is no longer a rising power but an arrived great power and peer competitor to the United States in the region.’ / Xinhua


China’s modernization of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) over the past two decades has “resulted in a force capable of contesting U.S. operations in the region, presenting challenges to the U.S. military’s longstanding assumption of enjoying ground, air, maritime, and information dominance in a conflict in the post-Cold War era,” according to a congressional commission report made public on Nov. 14. Continue reading

Congressman: Obama is letting China steal U.S. military secrets

For the first time, the Obama administration invited China’s People’s Liberation Army to participate in the 2014 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, an annual maritime exercise that enlists a variety of nations typically allied with the United States. But in wake of concerted Chinese attempts to obtain U.S. military secrets, not everyone is thrilled about the two naval powers floating side-by-side.

“The administration made a mistake by letting China play a role in the Rim of the Pacific exercises,” Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, tells The Cable. “They will likely utilize these exercises to their advantage: stealing our military secrets and better understanding our military strategy.” Continue reading

U.S. Colleges Infected by Foreign Spies: FBI

“Placing academics at U.S. research institutions under the guise of legitimate research offers access to developing U.S. technologies and cutting-edge research” in such areas as information systems, lasers, aeronautics and underwater robots, the report said.

Enabling China

Over the years, American universities have enabled China “to leapfrog into the cutting edge of military capability on the way to superpower status,” Richard Fisher, senior fellow on Asian Military Affairs at the International Assessment and Strategy Center in Alexandria, Virginia, said in an e-mail.

Chen Dingchang, the head of a Chinese military-sponsored working group on anti-satellite technology, led a delegation in 1998 to the University of Florida to learn about diamond-coating manufacturing, used in missile seekers and other systems, said Mark Stokes, executive director of the Project 2049 Institute in Arlington, Virginia, which studies Chinese aerospace technology. In a 1999 report in a Chinese journal, the authors, including Chen, said the university’s cooperation would assist in overcoming a technical bottleneck in China’s development of anti-satellite warheads.

Full article: U.S. Colleges Infected by Foreign Spies: FBI (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Xi Jinping May Have to Heed Military Hot Heads

As a change of leadership in China draws near there are a few crucial points people need to be aware of. One, Xi Jinping is a moderate Communist, yet a Communist is a Communist. Two, there is a struggle within the political structure where the military war hawk Communists are attempting to take the hold on power from the more moderate political structure of Jinping and current leader Hu Jintao currently control. Should Jinping, who is favored by Jintao, not be the one to lead China; America should expect more transparency. However, not the transparency America is thought to be looking for.

Being that China is already engaged in economic warfare against the United States, technology theft (for decades) to enhance military capability in giving them the edge in warfare — both already acts of war — what else is left? One should expect that China be openly hostile and war-like. This same hardline Communist power structure within the PLA vying for power has also called for the outright extermination of the USA via biological warfare to depopulate the country and prepare it for a future massive Chinese colonization. Yes, you read that correctly. China is also not even the least bit afraid of a third world war in order to protect Iran. Make no mistake, this is not politics as usual and these are not your average sabre rattlers. Combine all this with a destructive and inept administration giving the heart of the US defense and global peacemaking deterrent away (among other things) to those who ‘share’, you now have all the makings of a true world crisis brewing.

What’s more is that most people would rather focus on Kim Kardashian as they believe it’s the “real news” of the day and continue being part of what geopolitical expert JR Nyquist calls the shopping mall regime.

To the average reader unfamiliar with world events, geopolitics, military history or the drivers behind leadership in countries such as China et al, this may sound like what some would superficially label as ‘fear mongering’. However, to those who have been tuned in for years realize that this is the real world around us — and it sees America as an empire in decline with a shortening list of allies and as an increasingly irrelevant superpower. What happens with the next leadership transition will mean a big deal.

The following article excerpts underscore the point of what’s possibly to come:

Xi Jinping, who is completing a four-day tour of the United States, is expected to take the helm of the regime in fall of this year.

But, according to Lam, “Xi Jinping’s major power base is not in the Party, not in the government, but in the PLA,” or the People’s Liberation Army.

New entrants to the Politburo Standing Committee, the central power organ of the Communist Party, have to consolidate their position quickly, Lam indicated.

“There is a vast number of princeling generals,” Lam said, referring to generals who are the sons of early communist revolutionaries.

Generals began issuing aggressive statements about potential warfare scenarios, and portrayed the United States as an enemy and an aggressor bent on “containing” China.

“In the last four years we’ve seen a very disturbing increase both in terms of the frequency and harshness of messages of generals,” Lam said.

“Many of my friends in Beijing who are liberal academics were very disturbed,” he added.

In particular, Lam said, “in the past several months we have seen an exacerbation and escalation of this totally irresponsible, even to the point of warmongering, statements, made by these generals.”

Full article: Xi Jinping May Have to Heed Military Hot Heads (Epoch Times)

Communism with Canadian Characteristics: Naval intelligence officer arrested in Halifax, charged with passing secrets to “foreign power,” Ottawa “fed” false information to Moscow after suspicions aroused…

While most of the focus remains fixated on espionage and technology theft within the United States, Canada has had major problems of its own — and for quite a long time. As an example: Operation Sidewinder.

This week, the Canadian government expelled four Russian diplomats, including a military attaché and two technical staff, on allegations of passing secrets back to Moscow. Not so coincidentally, last weekend Canadian authorities arrested a naval intelligence officer in Halifax, Sub.-Lt. Jeffrey Paul Delisle, on charges of passing secrets to a “foreign power.” The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation confirms that some of the Russian embassy expulsions are related to the Delisle arrest.

According to court documents, the 40-year-old Delisle faces two charges under Canada’s Security of Information Act that deal with communicating information that could harm the country’s interests. On Tuesday, Defence Minister Peter MacKay described the case as “a matter of national security” because of the charges involved, but he would not elaborate, including whether the “foreign power” in question was Russia.

Continue reading article: Communism with Canadian Characteristics: Naval intelligence officer arrested in Halifax, charged with passing secrets to “foreign power,” Ottawa “fed” false information to Moscow after suspicions aroused… (Once Upon a Time in the West)