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Moving along China made this announcement... And it seems China won't accept it any other way.


China says will protect South China Sea sovereignty

Reuters, By David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick.. 1 hr ago.

China says will protect South China Sea sovereignty


Sorry my browser won't do a copy and paste of the text. Yet the site has well I hope you won't have the problems I had with it, yet do give it a try.
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An American Wife, who's teaching English in Beijing, was celebrating the Chinese New Year in her Chinese husband's hometown with her Chinese husband.












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That's all you saw was the shrimp, Crab small but still crab meat, crayfish,
fish, noodles and plenty of veggies is what I see......

Makes my tummy want some... Then some more a few hours later...

Again very nice pictures, Esmee...
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China is starting to see N. Korea isn't it's best allie.

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China Suspends All Coal Imports From North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — China said on Saturday that it was suspending all imports of coal from North Korea as part of its effort to implement United Nations Security Council sanctions aimed at stopping the country’s nuclear weapons and ballistic-missile program.
The ban takes effect on Sunday and will last until the end of the year, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said in a brief statement posted on its website on Saturday. It strips North Korea of one of its most important sources of foreign currency.
The ban comes six days after the North Korean test of a ballistic missile that the Security Council condemned as a violation of its resolutions that banned the country from developing and testing ballistic missile technology.
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In the test, North Korea claimed that it had successfully launched a new type of nuclear-capable missile. It said its intermediate-range Pukguksong-2 missile used a solid-fuel technology that American experts say will make it harder to detect missile attacks from the North.
In the resolution it adopted in November in response to the North’s fifth and most powerful nuclear test, the Security Council said that North Korea should not be allowed to export more than 7.5 million metric tons of coal a year or bring in more than $400 million in coal sales, whichever limit is met first. It was unclear whether that cap has already been reached for this year.
Coal exports are a key source of hard currency for North Korea, and China has been by far the biggest buyer of North Korean coal.
Officials of the United States and its allies, including President Trump, have suggested that China, North Korea’s principal economic patron, should be more aggressive in enforcing sanctions. But while it does not approve of the North’s weapons program, China has also been seen as reluctant to inflict crippling pain on North Korea, for fear that it might destabilize its Communist neighbor.
In April, China announced that it would ban coal imports from North Korea as part of the United Nations’ efforts to squeeze the country’s ability to raise funds for its nuclear and missile programs. But it allowed exemptions for coal imports for “livelihood” reasons, and deliveries continued.
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not comment on the suspension after it was announced on Saturday. Calls to the ministry’s press officer were not answered. On Friday, the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wang Yi, said at a conference in Munich that the United Nations sanctions of North Korea “must continue to be strictly implemented.”
But Mr. Wang also argued that only renewed negotiations would offer any hope of curtailing North Korea’s nuclear weapons development. China has hosted six-party talks — including itself, North Korea, the United States, Japan and Russia — aimed at a negotiated settlement of the North Korean nuclear standoff. But those talks have stopped since 2009, and there seems little hope of them restarting anytime soon.
“This situation cannot continue,” Mr. Wang said, “because the ultimate outcome may be intolerable to all sides.”
China imported 20.4 million metric tons of coal from North Korea with an estimated value of $1 billion in the first 11 months of 2016, according to Mysteel, a Chinese industrial analysis firm. Mysteel estimated that under the limits imposed by the sanctions, the quota would be used up by April or May. In 2015, China’s cumulative imports of North Korean coal reached 7.5 million metric tons by May.
The coal suspension also followed the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at an airport in Malaysia on Monday. The Malaysian authorities are continuing to investigate the case. South Korean officials have suspected North Korean involvement in the killing of Mr. Kim, who had been living in Macau, the Chinese gambling enclave.
Some analysts have speculated that the killing may have infuriated Beijing because Mr. Kim was considered a pro-Chinese candidate to replace Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, should the current regime in North Korea fall.
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Sure looks like like a missile base from the video on this site. The video start first and isn't that long. So when a image of the base with white squares is present stop the video to view it.

I would like to ask Esmee, just what they read in their newspapers or see on this in the news on TV.

And if she believes one over the other reports.


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China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles - U.S. officials

China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, has nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

The development is likely to raise questions about whether and how the United States will respond, given its vows to take a tough line on China in the South China Sea.

China claims almost all the waters, which carry a third of the world's maritime traffic. Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims. Trump's administration has called China's island building in the South China Sea illegal.

Building the concrete structures with retractable roofs on Subi, Mischief and Fiery Cross reefs, part of the Spratly Islands chain where China already has built military-length airstrips, could be considered a military escalation, the U.S. officials said in recent days, speaking on condition of anonymity.

"It is not like the Chinese to build anything in the South China Sea just to build it, and these structures resemble others that house SAM batteries, so the logical conclusion is that's what they are for," said a U.S. intelligence official, referring to surface-to-air missiles.

Another official said the structures appeared to be 20 meters (66 feet) long and 10 meters (33 feet) high.

A Pentagon spokesman said the United States remained committed to "non-militarization in the South China Sea" and urged all claimants to take actions consistent with international law.

In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Wednesday he was aware of the report, though did not say if China was planning on placing missiles on the reefs.

"China carrying out normal construction activities on its own territory, including deploying necessary and appropriate territorial defense facilities, is a normal right under international law for sovereign nations," he told reporters.

In his Senate confirmation hearing last month, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson raised China's ire when he said Beijing should be denied access to the islands it is building in the South China Sea.


File Photo: Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015. ...

Tillerson subsequently softened his language, and Trump further reduced tensions by pledging to honor the long-standing U.S. "one China" policy in a Feb. 10 telephone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Greg Poling, a South China Sea expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, said in a December report that China apparently had installed weapons, including anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems, on all seven of the islands it has built in the South China Sea.

The officials said the new structures were likely to house surface-to-air missiles that would expand China's air defense umbrella over the islands. They did not give a time line on when they believed China would deploy missiles on the islands.

"It certainly raises the tension," Poling said. "The Chinese have gotten good at these steady increases in their capabilities."

On Tuesday, the Philippines said Southeast Asian countries saw China's installation of weapons in the South China Sea as "very unsettling" and have urged dialogue to stop an escalation of "recent developments."

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay did not say what provoked the concern but said the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations, or ASEAN, hoped China and the United States would ensure peace and stability.

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The U.S. intelligence official said the structures did not pose a significant military threat to U.S. forces in the region, given their visibility and vulnerability.

Building them appeared to be more of a political test of how the Trump administration would respond, he said.

"The logical response would also be political – something that should not lead to military escalation in a vital strategic area," the official said.

Chas Freeman, a China expert and former assistant secretary of defense, said he was inclined to view such installations as serving a military purpose - bolstering China's claims against those of other nations - rather than a political signal to the United States.

"There is a tendency here in Washington to imagine that it's all about us, but we are not a claimant in the South China Sea," Freeman said. "We are not going to challenge China's possession of any of these land features in my judgment. If that's going to happen, it's going to be done by the Vietnamese, or ... the Filipinos ... or the Malaysians, who are the three counter-claimants of note."

He said it was an "unfortunate, but not (an) unpredictable development."

Tillerson told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last month that China's building of islands and putting military assets on them was "akin to Russia's taking Crimea" from Ukraine.

In his written responses to follow-up questions, he softened his language, saying that in the event of an unspecified "contingency," the United States and its allies "must be capable of limiting China's access to and use of" those islands to pose a threat.

(Reporting by Idrees Ali; Additional reporting by Arshad Mohammed Arshad, David Brunnstrom and John Walcott, and Ben Blanchard in Beijing; Editing by John Walcott, Peter Cooney and Nick Macfie)

[COLOR="Blue"]Also at this site are these three other related news bits. That is if your interested.[/COLOR]

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BEIJING China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday warned Washington against challenging its sovereignty, responding to reports the United States was planning fresh naval patrols in the disputed South China Sea.
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BEIJING/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump changed tack and agreed to honor the "one China" policy during a phone call with China's leader Xi Jinping, a major diplomatic boost for Beijing which brooks no criticism of its claim to self-ruled Taiwan............................................ ...........................
Exclusive: China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles - U.S. officials | Reuters
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with so many nations looking to beef up and improve their war fighting abilities it doesn't make the future look so great.



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China to increase military spending by 7% in 2017


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ISIS jihadis gettin' ready to go after China...

China’s worst nightmare revealed in chilling ISIS video, Uighur militants vow to 'shed blood like river'
Friday 3rd March, 2017 - A video, released this week allegedly by the Islamic State group shows ethnic Uighur fighters training in western Iraq, along with images from inside Xinjiang, including Chinese police on the streets.
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Beijing sees these fighters as a serious threat, even as hundreds of people have been killed in Xinjiang in the past few years, mostly in unrest between Uighurs and ethnic majority Han Chinese. Uighurs, a mostly Muslim people from western China's Xinjiang region, have travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight for militant groups there. In the video released by the Iraqi arm of ISIS, one shot that shows Chinese President Xi Jinping which then gives way to an image of the Chinese flag engulfed in flames.

It also includes images of Chinese police guarding mosques, patrolling markets and arresting men in what appears to be far-western China, according to the U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group which analysed the footage. "Oh, you Chinese who do not understand what people say. We are the soldiers of the Caliphate, and we will come to you to clarify to you with the tongues of our weapons, to shed blood like rivers and avenging the oppressed," one Uighur fighter pledges in the video carrying out an execution. "Hey, brothers. Today, we are fighting with infidels across the world. I'm telling you this: Don't be complacent in this. Stay strong," one of the fighters says. "We will certainly plant our flag over America, China, Russia, and all the infidels of the world," he adds. In another shot, a man chanting in Uighur says, "Our land of sharia has been constructed with spilt blood."


In response to the video, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Wednesday he was not aware of the video. "But one point is very clear. We oppose any form of terrorism and proactively participate in international cooperation to crack down on terrorism," Geng told a daily news briefing. "We have long said that East Turkestan forces are a serious threat to China's security and we are willing to work with the international community to jointly crack down on East Turkestan separatist and terrorist forces," he said.

Meanwhile, commenting on the video, Rian Thum, a Uighur specialist at Loyola University New Orleans, said, "To me, the video says more about Islamic State tactics, propaganda, and ideology than it does about the relationship between Uighurs and the Chinese state." The video was released on the same day that more than 10,000 Chinese troops marched through the streets of Urumqi in a grand show of force against terrorism in the restive region. Experts say this is the first direct threat the terror group had made against China.

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ISIS jihadis gettin' ready to go after China...

China’s worst nightmare revealed in chilling ISIS video, Uighur militants vow to 'shed blood like river'
Friday 3rd March, 2017 - A video, released this week allegedly by the Islamic State group shows ethnic Uighur fighters training in western Iraq, along with images from inside Xinjiang, including Chinese police on the streets.
waltky, I read this the day it came out but had no time then to post it. And never got back to it.

It is a good read. And you should locate more of these items of news for these few nations I post on. See they won't go away and one can always come back months later to re-read any posted in these threads. If we keep posting news.
BTW in these topics it doesn't add to your post count. Which is as I would have twice the number of post and be above one liner Mikeyy
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