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Germany Equips China

Posted in uncategorized with tags , on July 26, 2022 by andelino

Germany is selling its propulsion technology to the Chinese Navy, an investigation by Axel Springer publishing house revealed on July 11. Germany ignored the United States’ requests and is enabling China’s military aggression in the South China Sea.

Welt reported that the engine technology for Chinese warships comes from German manufacturer MTU. “Internal documents now show that Berlin deliberately did not want to ban the deliveries completely—although the U.S. insisted on it,” Welt noted. This is just the latest example of Germany empowering the West’s enemies.

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Peace Conference 

Posted in uncategorized with tags , on July 22, 2022 by andelino

What China’s move into the Horn of Africa means.

China hosted its first-ever peace conference outside Asia on June 20 and 21 in Ethiopia. New Chinese special envoy for the Horn of Africa Xue Bing met various delegates in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda were all involved. According to Anadolu Agency, Eritrea was also invited but declined to attend.

Why does the Horn of Africa need a peace conference?

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China’s Nuclear Arsenal

Posted in uncategorized with tags , on January 29, 2022 by andelino

China may quadruple its nuclear arsenal by 2030. The United States Department of Defense warned in its annual report on November 3 that China “likely intends to have at least 1,000 warheads by 2030.” It also showed China is now capable of delivering nuclear missiles from land, sea and air—a triple threat known as the “nuclear triad.”

China has made other worrying developments to its military in recent months. On July 27, it became the first nation to fly a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) around the world. The HGV travels at five times the speed of sound and can be maneuvered to avoid air defenses. The highest-ranking military officer in the United States, woke Gen. Mark Milley, described the test as a “Sputnik moment,” referring to the 1957 Soviet Union launch of the world’s first artificial satellite. “We’re witnessing one of the largest shifts in geostrategic power that the world has ever experienced,” woke Milley warned.

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Red Rising

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 16, 2021 by andelino

“We’re witnessing one of the largest shifts in global Geo-strategic power the world has witnessed,” woke Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley said when speaking about China’s recent military advances. “They are clearly challenging us regionally and their aspiration is to challenge the United States globally.”

A potential shift in the global balance of power is worrisome to U.S. officials and lawmakers. For decades, America has held the stance of the world’s foremost economic and military power. A shift to China, while not a direct threat, could upend alliances in the Indo-Pacific region at a time when U.S. and Chinese militaries increasingly “butt heads” in the South China Sea.

The outgoing Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Hyten last week said that the pace at which China is developing military capabilities is “stunning,” and on track to surpass the United States “if we don’t do something to change it.”

Communist China’s military buildup and its push to develop nuclear-capable missiles is unnerving Congress and U.S. defense officials alike. Those pesky “kings of the east” you just can’t keep them down. Biden’s Pentagon is absolutely swirling in starry-eyed fascination watching Communist China come roaring up from behind and getting ready to dethrone the United States as the world’s only superpower.

In the very near future, China is going to begin to flex its newfound military muscle, while the Pentagon continues to build an “LGBT-inclusive fighting force”, it would seem to be a surefire recipe for a successful Chinese conquest. No nation in human history has ever survived after embracing the “LGBTQ” agenda, Rome didn’t, Greece didn’t, and America will not either.

America’s defense establishment has watched threats from Beijing rapidly grow in multiple areas, including recent hypersonic missile tests, an expanding nuclear arsenal, strides in space and cyber and seemingly daily threats to Taiwan.

A major example of the speed at which Beijing is moving was a test in August of a hypersonic weapon that partially orbited Earth, reentered the atmosphere and rocketed towards its target which it missed by less than 30 miles. Woke Milley called the test “very concerning” and “very close” to being a “Sputnik moment,” referring to the Soviet Union’s 1957 launch of the world’s first space satellite that gave Moscow a lead in the space race and shocked the United States.

China has maintained that the test was “a spacecraft, not a missile.” Woke Milley called the launch indicative of “a much, much broader picture of a military capability with respect to the Chinese.”

“Today China has capabilities in space and cyber, land, sea, air, undersea, and they are clearly challenging us regionally. So we have a case here of a country that is becoming extraordinarily powerful, that wants to revise the international order to their advantage. That’s going to be a real challenge over the coming years. In the next 10, 20 years. That’s going to be really significant for the United States.”

That view was reflected in the Pentagon’s latest report on China’s military power that details a country that is aggressively building its nuclear stockpile, developing new missile capabilities and bolstering its armed forces, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Beijing continued its efforts to advance its overall development including steadying its economic growth, strengthening its armed forces, and taking a more assertive role in global affairs,” according to the nearly 200-page report.

China since 2018 has been named as the top defense threat to the country alongside Russia, but its latest advancements had congressional Republicans this week sounding the alarm on its growing threat. “We are in the most, I believe, the most endangered position our country has ever been in terms of what China is demonstrating, clearly, what they have the capability of doing,” Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member James Inhofe (R-Okla.), said in a news conference.

And after the Pentagon’s report, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), ranking member of the House Armed Services committee, said in a statement that the United States needs to respond to China with “unprecedented defense modernization. This report should crystallize for the Biden Administration what has been self-evident for some time – that China poses a real and imminent threat. Kicking the can down the road for our own military modernization is no longer an option.”

Analysts have also picked up on China’s growing nuclear capabilities, with the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) releasing a report detailing three apparent missile silos that are in development in the cities of Yumen, Hami and Ordos. 

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America is crumbling under God’s judgment, and it’s only going to speed up as we get closer. “The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East.” (Revelation 16:12)

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Anti Satellite Weapons

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on October 13, 2021 by andelino

China is making major advances in its development of weaponry intended to disable or destroy satellites, according to remarks made last week by the director of the United States Indo-Pacific Command.

China is building an array of weapons with abilities ranging from “dazzling to jamming, to kinetic kill-from-the-ground, from space—all that, they’re on the march,” Rear Adm. Michael Studeman said during an intelligence-security webinar, according to Bloomberg.

The SJ-17 satellite is among the Chinese assets believed to be able to attack satellites in orbit. This satellite is dirigible and equipped with a robotic arm that can be controlled by Chinese operatives on the ground. The Center for Strategic and International Studies noted that it has been observed in recent months engaging in unusual behavior including navigating up to other satellites in orbit and interacting with them.

So far the SJ-17 has approached only other Chinese satellites. But experts say there is little that would stop it from navigating up to those of other nations, and using its arm to seize and then hinder or disable them. James Dickinson, commander of the U.S. Space Command, told a congressional hearing that such satellites “could be used in a future system for grappling other satellites.” He called attention specifically to the SJ-17, saying it could potentially put U.S. satellites out of commission.

China is also developing ground-based laser systems believed to be capable of blinding satellites in orbit. “There is open-source evidence of four or five main sites that house the technology,” Brian Weeden, director of Program Planning for Secure World Foundation, told National Defense. “All of the sites have distinctive large buildings with roofs that slide back,” he said, adding that some of the facilities support adaptive optics for targeting objects.”

Whether from space or the ground, China’s capacity to incapacitate U.S. satellites is “significant” because “the next major war could be decided in the opening minutes of the first day, as each side attempts to disable the enemy’s communication tools,” Nikkei said.

Onlookers may suspect that a fear of “mutually assured destruction” would prevent China from attacking American satellites since the Chinese also have many satellites in orbit that the U.S. could target. But the reality is that America has far more satellites in orbit than China or any other nation, and relies on them to an unmatched degree.

This means the U.S. has far more to lose than China.

“And the answer is… 1,308.” — Statista (@StatistaCharts) July 15, 2020

The U.S. depends on its 1,308 satellites for everything from weather monitoring and television broadcasting to telephone and Internet technologies. There is also the Global Positioning System, a constellation of 33 satellites that Washington makes freely accessible to anyone on the planet with a GPS receiver.

This $12 billion feat of engineering provides users with all manner of positioning, navigation and timing services. Most importantly, around 130 of America’s satellites are used exclusively by the U.S. military for reconnaissance, communication, navigation and targeting systems.

This means America is considerably more vulnerable to satellite attacks than any other nation. Frank Rose, co-director of the Brookings Institution’s Center for Security, Strategy and Technology, spoke about this vulnerability to National Defense last week. “Adversarial nations are developing anti-satellite weapons because they believe space represents an asymmetric vulnerability of the United States,” he said. “I expect that Russia and China will continue to develop and deploy a full range of ASAT [anti-satellite] capabilities.”

Steve Lambakis, an international affairs analyst, also addressed this threat recently and emphasized America’s military vulnerability. “U.S. space systems are among the most fragile and vulnerable assets operated by the U.S. military,” he said. The multi-billion dollar infrastructure is “vital to nearly every activity of the United States and, increasingly, the armed forces of U.S. allies.”

Much has been written on several occasions about the perils of America’s reliance, specifically its military, on computer technology that is susceptible to enemy attack. Analyst Joe de Courcy, who termed this reliance “the Western world’s Achilles’ heel.” This was a reference to the apparently invulnerable warrior of Greek mythology who was susceptible to harm only on his heels.

“America is the greatest superpower this world has ever known. But we have a very vulnerable point in our military—our own Achilles’ heel. This liability is so dangerous that I am amazed it hasn’t received more publicity.”

This an “alarming” scenario if in the near future U.S. military technology would be hijacked by adversaries. Will it be because of computer terrorists?

China’s Mask Diplomacy

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on July 6, 2021 by andelino

China saw the coronavirus pandemic as “a window of opportunity to boost its influence” over Southeast Asian nations, the South China Morning Post wrote. By sending medical supplies, vaccines and personnel to Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and the Philippines, China was able to increase its soft power over them.

China first directed attention to Cambodia last March, donating hazmat suits, face masks and other necessities. The Chinese also sent a team of medical experts to provide education in handling the crisis. A few months later, China provided Cambodia with even more medical materials. China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency quoted Cambodian Health Minister Mam Bunheng as saying: “This assistance is a new testament to the unbreakable friendship, solidarity and cooperation between Cambodia and China.”

That “friendship, solidarity and cooperation” has continued. On February 7, Cambodia received 600,000 doses of Chinese-made covid-19 vaccines. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said that China was building testing labs, giving out test kits, and providing vaccines for Cambodia, according to Global Times. “China will continue to provide assistance to Cambodia’s fight against the outbreak as much as it can according to the needs of the Cambodian side,” Zhao said.

China has repeated this foreign policy in so many nations that it has been dubbed “covid-19 diplomacy” or “face mask diplomacy.”

Last April, Laos received over 2,000 test kits from China, in addition to a small group of medical staff to help the Laotians learn how to fight the virus. Xinhua News Agency quoted a hospital worker, saying, “I am grateful to have experienced Chinese medical staff in our country. We can learn directly from them to control the spread of the virus. The assistance makes me feel hopeful.”

This April, Laos received its fourth shipment of vaccines and more medical staff from China. Lao Deputy Prime Minister Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune said the help from China reflects the profound friendship between the two countries.

A similar pattern has developed in both Myanmar and Thailand, where China has provided a continuous stream of coronavirus aid from last spring until now. Last March, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said relations between China and Thailand “will emerge even stronger in this joint campaign against the virus.”

Last July, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to give the Philippines access first when a vaccine was developed. President Xi agreed, and Chinese vaccines first arrived in the Philippines on February 28. Two months later, the Philippines received another half million doses from China.

The South China Morning Post stated that China “has managed to transform the pandemic into a strategic opportunity to assert its leadership role and expand its geopolitical influence.”

It’s a strange turn of events considering the virus originated in China, and the Chinese Communist Party directed its energies to deflecting blame instead of preventing a global pandemic.

Yet instead of blaming China, these countries in Southeast Asia are relying on China for help and looking to China for leadership.

Don’t Be Fooled by China’s Mask Diplomacy

China Evil Has No Limit

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , on April 19, 2021 by andelino

No matter the blood. Nobody is spared. Students, workers, businessmen, parents, sons, daughters, even relatives all became the Chinese Communist Party’s prey. And for no other reason than striving to live by universal principles, such as truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance. Nevertheless no torture, evil, or death, can bend true faith.

Trade Deals & Human Rights

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2021 by andelino

Mid-December 2019, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China was not planning to sign an investment deal with Europe that had been in the works since 2013. China was a “developing economy,” he said, and it shouldn’t be made to abide by the same standards as more advanced European economies. It looked like the deal was dead.

But on Dec. 30, 2020, Chinese President Xi Jinping conducted a video conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and other EU leaders. After the conference, they released a bombshell announcement: “The EU and China concluded in principle the negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment.”

Why the “change in heart” by the Chinese? Why, after stalling for seven years, did Chairman Xi make a rare “personal” intervention to seal this “mammoth deal?”

Why did the Europeans, who present themselves as champions of “human rights and fair labor”, agree to more deeply intertwine their economy with that of the “shamelessly brutal” Chinese Communist Party?

And what does this mean for the United States’ efforts to pressure China into accepting a rules-based international economic model? These are vital questions with answers that have implications for all of us.

The deal’s main accomplishment is that it makes it easier for European companies to operate in China. It is also billed as doing the reverse—facilitating operations of Chinese firms in Europe—but in reality Europe has behaved far more fairly than China toward multinationals. So the “Comprehensive Agreement on Investment” was mainly about China assenting to correct that imbalance and give EU companies a more equal footing.

For decades, if a European firm wished to operate in China, it would have to set up a joint venture with a Chinese company and in the process, share intellectual property and sensitive technology. This was an appalling requirement. But if EU companies wanted access to China’s lucrative markets, they had no choice but to comply. Now the Chinese have agreed to end this requirement for EU companies in certain key industries including vehicles, computing services and health.

China also agreed to take the mask off its notoriously secretive government subsidies, and open China up to the EU’s various banks.

These are massive “concessions” from China. They would level the playing field to an unprecedented degree. The European Commission issued a statement calling the deal “the most ambitious outcome that China has ever agreed with a third country or economy.”

So why did China’s leadership agree to these unprecedented terms?

One of the main reasons this deal took so long to formalize was because China was stalling. The Chinese had become very used to breaking all the rules they could to give themselves trade advantages, so they stalled, understandably unwilling to offer the concessions to Europe that this deal requires.

But over the last year, China came under heavy criticism by several nations including the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. These nations are sounding the alarm over China’s “unlawful trade practices, deceitfulness with the coronavirus, atrocious human rights record in Xinjiang, illegal crackdown on Hong Kong, bullying of Taiwan, predatory loans to poor nations, and more.”

The English-speaking nations have sought to convince more countries to work with them to pressure China into adopting a liberal, rules-based international economic standard. And for a time, it seemed to be working. Just a month ago, the European Union called for a U.S.-EU dialogue to discuss the strategic challenge presented by China’s growing international assertiveness.”

So the Chinese feared that the ire of the U.S. could pull Europe in and leave China isolated from the West. It was that fear that prompted the Chinese to agree—albeit hollowly—to the concessions they made to Europe. And it was that same fear that spurred Xi Jinping to personally intervene to help clinch the “Comprehensive Agreement on Investment.”

Also relevant is that Chairman Xi expects Joe Biden to become president of the U.S. Xi believes Biden will reverse course on many measures the Trump administration has taken against Europe. For example, just last week, the Trump administration stepped up its trade dispute with Europe over aircraft subsidies and increased tariffs on Europe’s aircraft parts and wine.

Xi reckons that a Biden presidency would end such measures and work to strengthen trans-Atlantic ties. So he moved quickly on the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment, clinching it before Biden could assume office and begin coaxing Europe back toward America.

“Preventing a transatlantic front has been a top priority for the Chinese leadership and likely explains Xi Jinping’s eleventh-hour intervention to seal a deal. My take on the EU-China investment agreement for @laurnorman @wsj — Noah Barkin (@noahbarkin) December 30, 2020

So China’s motivations are clear. But the question about Europe remains.

The leaders and peoples of Europe often portray themselves as champions of human rights and international labor standards. And they know very well that the Chinese economy is run partly on slave labor. In the Xinjiang region, China has over a million members of the Muslim Uyghur minority detained in concentration camps, and many are bused around to various parts of Xinjiang and elsewhere in China to provide what often amounts to slave labor.

Salih Hudayar, the prime minister-in-exile of this region, which he and other Uyghurs call “East Turkistan” said: “Many of the goods that are made in China, especially like clothes, even the iPhones that we use, certain components are made with the forced labor of the Uyghurs and other peoples.”

This chilling statement is confirmed by research from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Using satellite imagery and on-the-ground reporting, it estimates that from 2017 to 2019 alone, some 80,000 Uyghur slave laborers were shipped “directly from detention camps” to other locations in China.

“Uyghurs for Sale: Groundbreaking Report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute — Kaisu Pajari (@kmpajarigmailco) November 23, 2020

Merkel, Macron and other Europeans would be well aware of these facts. And they have also seen China’s unlawful crackdown on Hong Kong, illegal bullying in the Taiwan Strait and the South China Sea, repression of its general population, and even its wolf warrior diplomacy right there in Europe.

But still the Europeans sealed this deal that tacitly signs off on China’s abuses of its people and myriad other crimes. It is true that the EU expressed concerns about China’s behavior. But such statements ring just as hollow as China’s promises to consider possibly changing some of its practices.

The truth is that by signing this deal, European leaders have shown that they care less about how many Uyghurs are “detained, tortured, raped, sterilized and killed” than they do about better tapping into the Chinese markets—and reducing economic dependence on America.

To see Europe compromise so shamefully by making this deal with China may seem surprising. But this is actually the kind of development we should expect to see more and more in the months and years ahead.

Russia and Japan will also join this globe-girdling economic bloc. Together these countries will come to control worldwide trade and strangle America and some of its allies. When it happens, “there will be no help or sympathy from Asia.”

We should not be surprised to see Europe willingly ignore China’s terrible “human rights abuses and illegal trade practices.” We should actually expect the ties now strengthening between the EU and China to only grow more robust.

And even as China grows more powerful, aggressive and malicious, we should expect Europe to increasingly side with Beijing, and against America.

Key China Strategy Documents

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 1, 2021 by andelino

In a rare move, White House National Security declassified “Key China Strategy Documents” outlining President Trump’s approach to countering the China Communist Party (CCP)

The “declassified” document lays out the Trump administration’s effort to counter the rise of China, providing the public with a rare glimpse into the inner workings of national security operations.

The disclosure of documents related to national security strategy from a sitting administration is very rare, and without last week’s order, the previously unknown 10-page document, drafted in 2018, would not have been available to the public until 2043.

National security adviser Robert O’Brien said that the decision indicates the importance of the commitments made by American foreign policy to confront China.

“The declassification of the Framework today demonstrates, with transparency, America’s strategic commitments to the Indo-Pacific and to our allies and partners in the region,” O’Brien said in a statement. “The United States has a long history of fighting back against repressive regimes on behalf of those who value freedom and openness. As the world’s largest economy, with the strongest military and a vibrant democracy, it is incumbent on the United States to lead from the front.”

The disclosure could also foster public pressure on President-elect Joe Biden to preserve Trump’s aggressive approach to Chinese influence. Biden has already come under fire for his record on approaching China’s interest in Taiwan and has appointed staffers working on foreign affairs with extensive associations with China. His son, Hunter Biden, also faces criticism for his own ties to Chinese industry.

Though Biden’s approach raises concerns, the document notes that its goals are not limited to four years, but rather a “long-term strategy” necessary to advance American prosperity.

“Enduring vital interests of the United States,” the document says, would include an agenda that “promotes U.S. values throughout the region to maintain influence and counterbalance Chinese models of government.”

The document emphasizes the importance of courting Pacific allies to counter the Chinese Communist Party. The document specifically identifies Australia, Japan, South Korea, and India. The strategy also lays out an approach to how America should arrange its own forces to deter Chinese aggression. Encouraging the sharing of defense research and buildup with allies, such as Taiwan, the strategy says that Washington must also focus on intelligence gathering and cybersecurity.

“Deter China from using military force against the United States and U.S. allies or partners, and develop the capabilities and concepts to defeat Chinese actions across the spectrum of conflict,” the document says of its strategy.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has taken several steps to realize some of these goals. Arms deals and a broader diplomatic channel with Taiwan remain a top priority for the current administration, while Pompeo has ordered new initiatives such as “clean” networks to protect the data of Americans from Chinese influence.

Pompeo has also mulled over the notion of closer ties with Asian allies. During meetings this summer with India, Australia, and Japan, diplomats publicly floated the formation of an “Asian NATO” to counter Chinese ambitions.

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China Builds Walls

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on November 3, 2020 by andelino

Recent news from our “Human Rights” friends in Communist China is rather perplexing and presents somewhat of a conundrum, a mystery wrapped in an enigma, if you will.

The Chinese Communist Party is “opposed” to building a wall on the southern “Border of the USA” claiming it is an abuse of “Human Rights” to prevent people trying to escape poverty in their home country. Basic “human rights” demands that the USA must import as much “poverty” as it can, no matter the consequences.

However, the Chinese Communist Party now has its own problems with their ungrateful citizens crossing the border into Vietnam to escape poverty, creating an embarrassing situation for the CCP.

China’s solution: “Build a Border wall to prevent starving citizens from being ungrateful and leaving the oppressive communistic regime.”

This, of course, presents another dilemma. The CCP has a “Border” dispute with Vietnam over where the actual “Border” is. This is a common problem that the CCP has with all of its neighbors.

The Vietnamese Government says the “Border” is where it has always been and the CCP says that traditionally the “Border” has been somewhat closer to Saigon, and perhaps even south of there. So, where to build the wall?

The other question that was raised within the “Border” dispute is, that if both nations are communist, why aren’t they willing to share their communal “Borders”?

After all, all Communist nations are “equal”, although some are more equal than others, and greater equality results in unequal greatness, which weighs more on the “People’s Scales of Equality.”

The “inequality” of the scale seems to indicate that Vietnam should accept more “hungry” immigrants from China to even out the “Scales of Equality” but since Vietnam is the minority in this assessment of equality, it has therefore been elevated to a higher position on the scale of equality.

Add to that that the CCP is “refusing” to allow equalization of the “Scale of Equality” and Vietnam is “resisting” equalization of the “Scale of Equality” creates quite a conundrum. As suggested previously, it’s a mystery wrapped in an enigma. Perhaps we can find a solution in the penumbra of “Equality.”

Obviously, the level of equality is a function of who operates the scales.

“Practical Equality” supersedes “Theoretical Equality.” Although both are equally legitimate considerations, “one is more equal than the other.”

Wondering what communist Jorge Mario Bergoglio, aka “Pope Francis”, thinks about his communist partners in China building walls to keep “starving peasants” from leaving the motherland for Vietnam?

“A person who thinks only of building walls is not a good Communist” according to Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

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