Is China next

Dienstag, 23. März 2010

China warns U.S. that 'trade war' will hurt Americans even more

China's minister of commerce warned that United States on Sunday that if it launches a "trade war" against China by leveling punitive tariffs on Chinese imports, the United States would suffer the most.

From Information Clearing House

Mittwoch, 17. März 2010

China’s American enablers

Our Future Blog
by Dave Johnson


China argues that some American companies will suffer if China stops subsidizing manufacturing and adjusts their currency to market levels. They’re right. The fight over Chinese violations of trade rules is also another story about Wall Street and big, monopolistic corporations vs Main Street and American workers. A China Daily story says China’s huge export surplus is being ‘misread.’ The Chinese government says that US companies — the ones who close US factories, lay off workers, devastate communities and throw the costs onto the government — are also beneficiaries of China’s government subsidies...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Montag, 15. März 2010

China calls U.S. a hypocrite over human rights

China accused Washington of hypocrisy on Friday for its criticism of Beijing's restrictions on the Internet and dissent, blaming the United States for the financial crisis and saying its own rights record was terrible.

Full Text of Human Rights Record of the United States in 2009

China's Information Office of the State Council published a report titled "The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2009" here Friday. Following is the full text.

China defends currency policy

China's prime minister has rejected foreign calls for allowing the yuan to appreciate and blamed the US for strained ties between Washington and Beijing.

From Information Clearing House

Freitag, 19. Februar 2010

China Dumping US Treasurys: What’s the Message?

Concerns Grow Over China's Sale of US Bonds

A Termite-Riddled House: Treasury Bonds


China circled by chain of US anti-missile systems

Military experts have noted that Washington's latest proposed weapon deal with Taiwan is the key part of a US strategic encirclement of China in the East Asian region, and that the missiles could soon have a footprint that extends from Japan to the Republic of Korea and Taiwan.

From Information Clearing House


A reality check on China

Mittwoch, 10. Februar 2010

Get Your Own House In Order: Hands Off China


China's hawks demand cold war on the US

MORE than half of Chinese people questioned in a poll believe China and America are heading for a new "cold war".

China PLA officers urge economic punch against U.S.

Senior Chinese military officers have proposed that their country boost defense spending, adjust PLA deployments, and possibly sell some U.S. bonds to punish Washington for its latest round of arms sales to Taiwan.

From Information Clearing House

Montag, 1. Februar 2010

How could China hit back at U.S.?

China suspends military ties with US

China suspends military exchanges with the US and threatens to impose sanctions on US arms companies over a Washington decision to sell weapons to Taiwan.

China renews US arms-sale warning

"China is resolved not to yield or compromise on this issue. China's army will be determined in fighting against any conduct that threatens China's sovereignty, integrity and national security."

Scenarios: How could China hit back at U.S.?

Beijing has not said how it may retaliate. Here are some of the steps it could take.

Thousands in Tokyo Protest Against US Troops in Japan

On Saturday, labor unionists, pacifists, environmentalists and students marched through central Tokyo, yelling slogans and calling for an end to the U.S. troop presence.

US deal forces China to boost defense budget

It would be justified and proper for China to increase military expenditure as the US has posed a threat and challenged China's core strategic interest by planning a $6.4 billion arms sale to Taiwan, Chinese experts said.

China, Iran Spur U.S. to Develop Air-Sea Battle Plan

The U.S. military is drawing up a new air-sea battle plan in response to threats such as China's persistent military build-up and Iran's possession of advanced weapons, according to the Pentagon's latest strategy review.

China to establish military bases overseas

China has signaled that it wants to establish military bases overseas, following US steps to portray India as a regional super power.

From Information Clearing House


Will the dragon awake?

by Justin Raimondo


Imagine if Texas governor Rick Perry carried out his half-serious suggestion that Texas secede from the Union, and China opted to sell the Republic of Texas $6 billion worth of Patriot missiles, Blackhawk helicopters, and sophisticated detection systems — for ‘defensive’ purposes only, of course. Washington would rightly consider this very close to an act of war. To the Washington Post, however, other nations have no right to assert their sovereignty: indeed, such impertinence is usually punishable by having ‘rogue nation’ status conferred upon the ‘transgressor,’ who is from that moment a prime candidate for ‘regime change’...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Understanding China

Donnerstag, 24. Dezember 2009

US vs. China: Watch the Power Game Play Out

Dienstag, 19. Mai 2009

China's yuan 'set to usurp US dollar' as world's reserve currency

The Chinese yuan is preparing to overtake the US dollar as the world's reserve currency, economist Nouriel Roubini has warned.

US Backing for World Currency Stuns Markets

US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner shocked global markets by revealing that Washington is "quite open" to Chinese proposals for the gradual development of a global reserve currency run by the International Monetary Fund.

Asia will author its own destruction if it triggers a crisis over US bonds

Japan beware, crashes have a habit of bringing regime change.

From Information Clearing House

Samstag, 2. Mai 2009

The Rise of China and the Demise of the Capitalist World Economy

Seth Sandronsky, Truthout: "A bit like Malcom X, author Minqi Li used prison time to read widely. The latter studied radical political economy for two years when Chinese leaders locked him up for a critical public speech after the Tiananmen upsurge in 1989. That was then. He is an author and assistant professor of economics at the University of Utah now. Li's 'The Rise of China and the Demise of the Capitalist World Economy' is a must-read for all concerned with the future of the earth and its people."

Dienstag, 14. April 2009

China’s threat to the US is exaggerated

Independent Institute
by Ivan Eland


The Pentagon’s annual publication, ‘Military Power of the People’s Republic of China 2009,’ accused China of stocking its military with weapons that can be used to intimidate or attack Taiwan and mitigate U.S. air and naval superiority near its territory. Even if the Department of Defense’s report has not exaggerated the threat from China — unlikely since the department has an inherent conflict of interest in evaluating threats and building weapons to counter those threats — the report is good news. You would never know it by the statement of Ike Skelton, Democratic Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, who warned that ‘China’s military budget continues a trend of double-digit increases and questions remain about China’s strategic intentions.’ Unfortunately, no questions exist about U.S. strategic intentions, even under a new more liberal president...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


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