CHINA and the US Conflicts of Interest: Reports and Discussions.

Republican

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You read my mind!!!
The biggest loser is the petrodollar system and this is just the beginning of the real demise of the USD…
Hopefully...
This disgusting American system brought misery to us all; they made "WAR" an extension of the economy, an instrument of profit... Once their hegemony is broken (by the Sino-Ruskiy alliance that will keep on going larger and larger), maybe just maybe, stability and peace will reign.
 
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  • J. Abizeid

    J. Abizeid

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    The Straw that broke the camel's back

    Hopefully...
    This disgusting American system brought misery to us all; they made "WAR" an extension of the economy, an instrument of profit... Once their hegemony is broken (by the Sino-Ruskiy alliance that will keep on going larger and larger), maybe just maybe, stability and peace will reign.
    Obama might go down in history as the President who broke the Camel’s back with the Ukraine’s straw...
     
    Republican

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    Pepe Escobar:

    "THE EURASIA PIVOT I'm writing this from St. Petersburg, where the next few hours and days promise major fun.
    The timing for clinching the $400 billion Russia-China gas deal in Shanghai could not have been more spectacular. This is IMMENSELY strategic. First thing I did this morning when I hit Schiphol airport for my flight to St. Petersburg was to check the papers. The front page of the Wall Street Journal, somewhat gleefully, reported, “Russia, China gas deal hits snag”. A couple of calls later and the deal was signed, sealed and confirmed.
    This means, among myriad other signs, that the US/EU sanctions against Moscow are now revealed for what they always were: a joke.
    Check out the Russia-China joint statement on Ukraine; this is a “domestic” crisis. What’s needed are “peaceful, political ways to resolve existing problems.”
    Meanwhile, Prime Minister Medvedev told Bloomberg TV that yes, “We are slowly but surely moving toward a second Cold War.” Implied is this is Washington’s wish.
    Now check out what Xi told Putin: “The further development of Russian-Chinese comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation based on mutual interest and dictated by the need to promote justice and equality in the world, maintain peace on the planet, by the need to achieve the joint prosperity of China and Russia, is an inevitable choice that proceeds from the process of forming a multi-polar world.”
    And check Putin out on the progressive bypassing of the petrodollar: “Work is underway to increase the amount of mutual payments in national currencies, and we intend to consider new financial instruments.”
    All this, compounded, is HUGE beyond belief. Moscow has performed a strategic Asia pivot and China is totally playing along.
    Congratulations, Obama administration: seems that you excel in playing basketball."




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    The empire is going down...
     
    J. Abizeid

    J. Abizeid

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    Pepe Escobar:

    "THE EURASIA PIVOT I'm writing this from St. Petersburg, where the next few hours and days promise major fun.
    The timing for clinching the $400 billion Russia-China gas deal in Shanghai could not have been more spectacular. This is IMMENSELY strategic. First thing I did this morning when I hit Schiphol airport for my flight to St. Petersburg was to check the papers. The front page of the Wall Street Journal, somewhat gleefully, reported, “Russia, China gas deal hits snag”. A couple of calls later and the deal was signed, sealed and confirmed.
    This means, among myriad other signs, that the US/EU sanctions against Moscow are now revealed for what they always were: a joke.
    Check out the Russia-China joint statement on Ukraine; this is a “domestic” crisis. What’s needed are “peaceful, political ways to resolve existing problems.”
    Meanwhile, Prime Minister Medvedev told Bloomberg TV that yes, “We are slowly but surely moving toward a second Cold War.” Implied is this is Washington’s wish.
    Now check out what Xi told Putin: “The further development of Russian-Chinese comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation based on mutual interest and dictated by the need to promote justice and equality in the world, maintain peace on the planet, by the need to achieve the joint prosperity of China and Russia, is an inevitable choice that proceeds from the process of forming a multi-polar world.”
    And check Putin out on the progressive bypassing of the petrodollar: “Work is underway to increase the amount of mutual payments in national currencies, and we intend to consider new financial instruments.”
    All this, compounded, is HUGE beyond belief. Moscow has performed a strategic Asia pivot and China is totally playing along.
    Congratulations, Obama administration: seems that you excel in playing basketball."



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    The empire is going down...
    The Americans do well at bombing helpless third world countries and stealing their natural recourses with the sword of democracy but they never did well at Vladimir’s Chess game…
     
    J. Abizeid

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    Jim Rogers:
    Giants ditching dollar over US foreign policies
     
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    J. Abizeid

    J. Abizeid

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    Jim Rogers:
    China to be most important country in 21st century
     
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    EuroMode

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    China Deploys Spy Ship Off The Coast Of Hawaii

    China sent an electronic surveillance ship to keep an eye on the multinational Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) naval exercise, Sam LaGrone at the U.S. Naval Institute reported Friday.

    "The bottom line is that we're closely monitoring it," Capt. Darryn James, a spokesman for U.S. Pacific Fleet, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. "I think it's important for us to say that we can assure the public that we've taken all precautions necessary to protect critical information. We're not surprised that it's there."

    The appearance of the spy ship does raise questions, however, as the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) already has four ships taking part in the exercise at the invitation of the United States. Beijing's participation in the exercise is a first, although legal barriers have precluded its sailors from being in drills that would reveal U.S. military secrets, according to the Wall Street Journal.

    China's uninvited fifth ship — a Type 815 Dongdiao-class intelligence vessel named Beijixing — is operating a safe distance away from the Hawaiian coast and the other 50 ships taking part in the exercise "in accordance with international law," James told the Advertiser.

    USNI has more:

    Monitoring electronic signals and communications from rivals exercises is nothing new. The U.S. and then-Soviet navies were famous for stalking one anothers exercises to gain intelligence information. China often accuses the U.S. of doing the same in areas like the South China Sea.

    Adversaries and allies both can learn much from monitoring and analyzing electronic signals from a plane or a warship — say the frequencies in which an air defense radar operates. Likewise the communications between ships and aircraft can tell an adversary procedures of how a navy operates.
    Whatever intelligence China may be trying to glean from the more than 20 nations taking part in the exercise may set the country up to be disinvited to the next one. While a U.S. Navy spokesman told the Journal participants are usually invited back, at least one member of congress is not happy with the apparent intelligence gathering.

    "Now we learn they chose to disrespect the 20 other international participants by sailing an intelligence gathering ship directly into the middle of the exercise," Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, told USNI. "It is clear China is not ready to be a responsible partner and that their first trip to RIMPAC should probably be their last."

    The RIMPAC exercise runs from June 26 to Aug. 1 around the Hawaiian islands and southern California.

    source businessinsider
     
    J. Abizeid

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    U.S., China clash over disputed South China Sea| Reuters


    World | Sat May 16, 2015 6:42am EDT

    U.S., China clash over disputed South China Sea
    BEIJING | By David Brunnstrom and Michael Martina

    BEIJING The United States and China clashed over a territorial dispute in the South China Sea on Saturday, as China's foreign minister asserted its sovereignty to reclaim reefs saying its determination to protect its interests is "as hard as a rock".

    After a private meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi showed no sign of backing down despite Kerry urging China to take action to reduce tension in the South China Sea.

    "With regard to construction on the Nansha islands and reefs, this is fully within the scope of China's sovereignty," Wang told reporters, using the Chinese name for the Spratly islands.

    "I would like to reaffirm that China's determination to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity is as hard as a rock," he said. "It is the people's demand of the government and our legitimate right."

    Wang made the comments at a joint news conference with Kerry, who is on a two-day visit to China likely to be dominated by deepening concern about Beijing's ambitions in the South China Sea.

    China claims about 90 percent of the 3.5 million sq km (1.35 million sq mile) sea. The Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam also claim large parts of it.

    China's rapid reclamation effort around seven reefs in the Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea has alarmed other claimants such as the Philippines and Vietnam.

    At the same time, China has expressed its concern about a possible U.S. plan to send military aircraft and ships to assert freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.

    Kerry did not respond when asked to clarify whether the United States intended to follow through on what a U.S. official on Tuesday said was a proposal to send U.S. military aircraft and ships within territorial limits China asserts around reclaimed land.



    "SMART DIPLOMACY"

    The United States does not take a position on the rival territorial claims in the South China Sea, but says international law does not allow for sovereignty to be "manufactured" by building up underwater reefs.

    Kerry said the United States had stated its concerns about the pace and scope of China's land reclamation in the sea.

    "I urged China through Foreign Minister Wang to take actions that will join everybody in helping to reduce tensions and increase the prospect of a diplomatic solution," he said.

    He said he believed he and Wang agreed the region needed "smart diplomacy" in order to conclude a code of conduct between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China, "and not outposts and military strips" - an apparent reference to airstrips the United States believes China is building on reclaimed land.

    Kerry said the United States and China had "a lot

    to accomplish together ... as two of the world's major powers and largest economies" and that millions of people around the world depended on them to ensure "high standards of behavior and aspiration".

    Wang said that while both countries had differences on the South China Sea, they were committed to freedom of navigation and peace and stability in the area and added that China hoped to continue a dialogue to improve understanding on the issue.

    The South China Sea dispute is the latest source of friction between the world's two biggest economies, which have sparred over everything from trade and human rights to exchanges of accusations of hacking.

    Despite this, they cooperate in many areas such as climate change, North Korea and Iran.

    Recent satellite images have shown that since about March 2014, China has conducted reclamation work at seven sites in the Spratlys and is constructing a military-sized air strip on Fiery Cross Reef and possibly a second on another reef.

    The Philippines, a U.S. treaty ally, has called for urgent action.

    China rejects U.S. involvement in the dispute and has blamed the United States for stoking tension by encouraging countries to engage in "dangerous behavior". China has reiterated that the only way to address the issue is through bilateral talks.

    On North Korea, Kerry said he was hopeful a potential nuclear deal with Iran could be a "message" for Pyongyang, but added that whether or not North Korea "is capable of internalizing that kind of message, that's still to be proven".

    Kerry's trip is intended to prepare for annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue next month in Washington and President Xi Jinping's expected visit to Washington in September.

     
    J. Abizeid

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    South China Sea: Chinese warnings to US plane hint at rising stakes

    South China Sea: Chinese warnings to US plane hint at rising stakes

    May 22, 2015


    Several recent warnings to military aircraft suggest China is trying to exclude foreign military planes from areas it claims.


    Beijing:
    The Chinese navy repeatedly warned a US surveillance plane to leave airspace around disputed islands in the South China Sea – a sign that Beijing may seek to create a military exclusion zone in a move that could heighten regional tensions.

    The warnings, delivered eight times to a P-8A Poseidon over the Spratly Islands on Wednesday, were reported by a CNN team aboard the plane.

    "Foreign military aircraft. This is Chinese navy. You are approaching our military alert zone. Leave immediately," a radio operator told the aircraft, later bluntly warning: "Go, go."
    After each warning, the US pilots responded calmly that the P-8A was flying through international airspace, according to the CNN team.

    China claims sovereignty over more than 80 per cent of the South China Sea. Rival claimants to islands and reefs – set amid fertile fishing grounds and potentially oil and gas-rich waters – include the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei.

    In the Spratly Islands, China has been engaged in a massive program of land reclamation and construction, including building artificial islands.

    On Thursday, a spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry, Hong Lei, said Beijing "has the right to monitor certain airspace and maritime areas and safeguard national security, to prevent unexpected incidents at sea".

    He added that other countries should respect China's sovereignty.

    The Philippines says similar warnings have been delivered to its military aircraft in the past three months, suggesting that China is trying to exclude foreign military planes from the area.

    An attempt to impose restrictions in what is widely seen as international airspace would significantly raise tensions in the area and provoke confrontations between the US and Chinese militaries, experts said.

    Images captured by the US plane's high-performance cameras showed dozens of dredging vessels at different islands, some pumping sand to build new land out of the ocean.

    They also showed an early-warning radar building and a new airstrip on Fiery Cross Reef that CNN reported was long enough to land any military aircraft operated by China.

    Captain Mike Parker, on board the aircraft, said he thinks that at least one of the verbal challenges came from the radar station.

    "Although China glosses over the military purpose of those artificial islands, they are likely primarily intended to change the power balance in the South China Sea vis-a-vis the US Navy, which for now is the dominant force in the area," said Yanmei Xie, senior China analyst at the International Crisis Group.

    China could use the completed installations to "scramble fighter jets to intercept, tail and attempt to evict incoming military aircraft", Ms Xie noted.

    "That scenario would turn the South China Sea into a theatre of frequent near misses and even clashes," she said.

    Under international law, the construction of artificial islands confers no right of sovereignty over neighbouring waters, and the United States has made it clear that it will not respect China's claim to what it sees as international waters and airspace.

    In Washington, a Pentagon spokesman, Colonel Steve Warren, said "freedom of navigations operations" would continue in the South China Sea, but he insisted that US military aircraft do not fly directly over areas claimed by China in the Spratly Islands.

    "We will continue to fly in international airspace," he said.

    While US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed concern about China's land reclamation project to the nation's leaders last weekend, his complaints appeared to fall on deaf ears.

    Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China's determination "to safeguard our own sovereignty and territorial is as firm as rock and is unshakable".

    But on social media, some Chinese mocked the failure to scare off the US plane.

    "Isn't intercepting the robbers in the air the responsibility of the Chinese air force?" one asked. Another branded the incident a "national disgrace and a disgrace for the Chinese people"."

    Although China has acknowledged that the islands will have military uses, Mr Hong insisted that the main purpose of the construction work was "to provide service for search and rescue at sea, fishing security, disaster prevention and relief, and meteorological monitoring, among other things."

    Last week, senators on both sides of the aisle in Washington called for a more robust US response to China's maritime activity, arguing that China was not paying any price for its actions while regional allies were questioning US. commitment to Asian security.

    But in a sign that the US and Chinese militaries have taken measures to improve communication and avoid clashes, a US combat ship used agreed codes for unplanned encounters when it met a Chinese vessel during a recent patrol of the South China Sea.

    "We exchanged messages, and it was very professional," Commander Matthew Kawas, the commanding officer of the USS Fort Worth, told visiting journalists in Singapore on Wednesday.

    He declined to comment further on the communications with the Chinese vessel, other than to point out that it is useful for both navies to become accustomed to each other's practices.

    Earlier, Admiral Michelle Howard told reporters in Singapore that the two navies had agreed to use codes specifically designed to manage unplanned encounters at sea.

    "Fort Worth came across one of our counterparts and they did do that, so things went as professionally as they have since that agreement was made," she said, according to Bloomberg News.

    If the navy acts on the proposal to step up patrols in the South China Sea, the Fort Worth, a littoral combat vessel, and its sister ships are likely to play a key role.
     
    HannaTheCrusader

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    U.S. Just released video of Chinese military building an island in south sea

    It's a monstrous Island, will basically serve as headquarters for a Chinese sea , air and even ground fleet and serves as a launching pad for future Chinese expeditions , etc.....

    Basically China is reassert ing its sovereignty over 80 % of the South China Sea
     
    Abou Sandal

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    HannaTheCrusader

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    China means business there :)

    That's why USA made pace with Vietnam
    As Vietnam was the only nation that managed to win against China
     
    J. Abizeid

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    U.S. surveillance on island reveals Chinese arms - MarketWatch



    U.S. surveillance on island reveals Chinese arms
    Published: May 28, 2015 11:46 p.m. ET


    Finding supports American suspicions that Beijing is building up reefs in South China Sea for military purposes


    Reuters
    Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, in this file still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft and provided by the United States Navy this month.


    U.S. surveillance imagery shows China has positioned weaponry on one of the artificial islands it is developing in the South China Sea, American officials said, supporting their suspicions that Beijing has been building up reefs for military purposes.

    The U.S. imagery detected two Chinese motorized artillery pieces on one of the artificial islands built by China about one month ago. While the artillery wouldn’t pose a threat to U.S. planes or ships, U.S. officials said it could reach neighboring islands and that its presence was at odds with China’s public statements that the reclaimed islands are mainly for civilian use.

    “There is no military threat,” a U.S. official told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday. “But it is about the symbolism.”

    While posing no military threat to the U.S., the motorized artillery was within range of an island claimed by Vietnam that Hanoi has armed with various weaponry for some time, the American officials said. Vietnamese officials didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

    A Chinese Embassy spokesman in Washington wouldn’t comment specifically on the weaponry, but said its development work within the Spratly Islands—known by the Chinese as the Nansha Islands—was primarily civilian.

    Te-Ping Chen contributed to this story.
     
    J. Abizeid

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    But encircling China with military bases and missile systems doesn't!
    That's the New World Order, and they are serious about implementing it: An unchallenged monopoly controlling the globe. Countries that refuse to join and chose to be independent will be treated as enemies.
    It's the same rational be it Russia surrounded by NATO or Gaza under blockade.
    Only time will tell if the opposing block will survive which makes me wonder if Iran and Cuba have secretly joined the club...
     
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