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I have not found the old China thread so we will start anew..

The image shows how well protected these tiny Islands are as China builds defenses where once was nothing but the South China Sea.



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Exclusive: China installs weapons systems on artificial islands
Dec. 15, 2016


A satellite image shows what CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative says appears to be anti-aircraft guns and what are likely to be close-in weapons systems (CIWS) on the artificial island Subi Reef in the South China Sea. CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe/Handout via REUTERS... 1 of 6 images



By David Brunnstrom | WASHINGTON

China appears to have installed weapons, including anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems, on all seven of the artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank reported on Wednesday, citing new satellite imagery.

The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies said its findings come despite statements by the Chinese leadership that Beijing has no intention to militarize the islands in the strategic trade route, where territory is claimed by several countries.

AMTI said it had been tracking construction of hexagonal structures on Fiery Cross, Mischief and Subi reefs in the Spratly Islands since June and July. China has already built military length airstrips on these islands.

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"It now seems that these structures are an evolution of point-defence fortifications already constructed at China’s smaller facilities on Gaven, Hughes, Johnson, and Cuarteron reefs," it said citing images taken in November and made available to Reuters.

"This model has gone through another evolution at (the) much-larger bases on Fiery Cross, Subi and Mischief reefs."

Satellite images of Hughes and Gaven reefs showed what appeared to be anti-aircraft guns and what were likely to be close-in weapons systems (CIWS) to protect against cruise missile strikes, it said.

Images from Fiery Cross Reef showed towers that likely contained targeting radar, it said.

AMTI said covers had been installed on the towers at Fiery Cross, but the size of platforms on these and the covers suggested they concealed defence systems similar to those at the smaller reefs.

"These gun and probable CIWS emplacements show that Beijing is serious about defence of its artificial islands in case of an armed contingency in the South China Sea," it said.

"Among other things, they would be the last line of defence against cruise missiles launched by the United States or others against these soon-to-be-operational air bases."

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Exclusive: China installs weapons systems on artificial islands - U.S. think tank | Reuters

Also see this site.. US ‘ready to confront’ Beijing over South China Sea, as satellite photos show ‘militarization

https://www.rt.com/news/370309-us-co...ilitarization/
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Here is a bit, from The Washington Post, about China's maneuverings in the South China Sea--and its recent seizure of a US drone: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...src=nl_az_most

Sadly, ever since the Nixon administration, we have become entangled with China.

But the US needs no "frenemies"--not China, and not anyone else, either.

And Barack Obama has not helped any by downsizing the US military.

I thoroughly believe that the US military should be so strong that no other nation will even think of challenging us--either in the South China Sea, or anywhere else.

As Charles Krauthammer (correctly) pointed out, just the other day: The whole point of being a superpower is not to use all that weaponry; but to deter any other nation from issuing even the slightest challenge.

And I think he is correct. Absolutely.
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We will need a few news sites for this thread.

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The once friendly-er relationship we had with former expressed enemies has grown some what darker over these past two years.

I worried about the cooling ice back then and say now they have gathered enough data to press our buttons without fear of the outcome, at least in their own opinions.
And I would warned that we must beef up all of our weak security links now as in the near future might be some what late and lead to un-needed loses.

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China navy confirms carrier conducted drills in South China Sea

Reuters, 10 hrs ago

© REUTERS China's Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier Liaoning sails the water in East China Sea, in this handout photo

China's sole aircraft carrier conducted drills in the South China Sea, the navy said, days after neighboring Taiwan said the carrier and accompanying ships had passed 90 nautical miles south of the island amid renewed tension between the two sides.

The Soviet-built Liaoning aircraft carrier and accompanying warships sailed round the east coast of Taiwan in what China called a routine exercise complying with international law.

The carrier's J-15 fighters conducted flight exercises in "complex sea conditions" on Monday, the People's Liberation Army Navy said on its official microblog late the same day.

The carrier group also ran helicopter exercises, it said, but did not give details on the exact location.
China claims most of the South China Sea through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year. Neighbors Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims.

The drills also come at a time of heightened strain with self-ruled Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own, following U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's telephone call with the island's president that upset Beijing.
Last month China conducted its first ever live-fire drills using an aircraft carrier close to Korea and announced on Dec. 25 that the Liaoning and its accompanying fleet would carry out what it called routine exercises in the Western Pacific.

Taiwan's Defence Ministry said on Dec. 26 that the Liaoning and five accompanying ships had entered the top half of the South China Sea after passing south of Taiwan, and later docked at a base on China's Hainan island.
The flotilla raised alarm in Japan when it steamed between the Japanese islands of Miyako and Okinawa.

Japan said one of its Maritime Self Defense Force ships and a P3C patrol aircraft had spotted six Chinese naval vessels including the Liaoning traveling through the passage, and they also scrambled jets after a helicopter that took off from a Chinese frigate flew near Miyako Island.

China has been angered recently by U.S. naval patrols near islands that China claims in the South China Sea. This month, a Chinese navy ship seized a U.S. underwater drone in the South China Sea. China later returned it.
China's air force conducted long-range drills this month above the East and South China Seas that rattled Japan and Taiwan. China said those exercises were also routine.

(Reporting by John Ruwitch; Editing by Ben Blanchard and Nick Macfie).......
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Why bother doing this.. China doesn't have to respond to every tweet Trump makes.
And it should jump on Little Kim to cool his jets. As yet nobody really knows what action Trump might take.
And this starting to become a problem in that each country involved isn't backing off from getting in the others face.

As I have seen this overall situation from way back in the Nixon era. Was that this relationship would some day break up as oil and water don't mix. And when the situation of the true intent of each commie country was forced upon the West we would (if not other western powers) be under attack by many enemies, several with nuclear weapons.

Yet now the few communist countries have several other powers which at this time I see as joining in with them. Iran, N. Korea, several from the Baltic States some from south of our borders and now possibly Turkey. Coming at us (and possibly a few other Western Countries) all at one chosen time...

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China Warns Donald Trump Not to ‘Escalate’ North Korea Situation With Erratic Tweets

Time, Charlie Campbell / Beijing.. 2 hrs ago.

China has hit back at Donald Trump’s claim that Beijing isn’t doing enough to rein in rogue state North Korea, cautioning the U.S. President-elect not to “escalate” an already tense situation on the Korean Peninsula through his liberal use of social media.

On Monday evening, Trump took to Twitter to deny North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s claim that his nation was in the “final stage” of developing a nuclear-armed ballistic missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland. Trump then followed up with another tweet to say China wasn’t doing enough to temper the young despot’s belligerence.

“China has been taking out massive amounts of money & wealth from the U.S. in totally one-sided trade, but won’t help with North Korea. Nice!” read the tweet.

In response, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a press briefing on Tuesday that his government’s efforts were “widely recognized,” and that “we hope all sides will avoid remarks and actions to escalate the situation.”

The Korean Peninsula is the latest source of friction between the incoming Trump Administration and China to be aired via the President-elect’s Twitter account.

Last month, Trump revealed he accepted a congratulatory phone call from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen in a breach of almost four decades of diplomatic protocol. Beijing still claims sovereignty over the self-governing island despite its effective split from the mainland in 1949 following China’s civil war.

Trump has also frequently used Twitter to accuse China of underhand trade practices like currency manipulation that he claims have forced American jobs oversees. The real estate mogul has nominated at least two hard-line China trade critics — Robert Lighthizer and Peter Navarro — to top posts in his Administration.

Regarding North Korea, Trump has a point: China is Pyongyang’s only friendly nation of note and accounts for 90% of its trade. The continued existence of North Korea is of strategic advantage to Beijing if the alternative is a unified Korean Peninsula administered by Seoul that is a staunch U.S. ally.
© STR/AFP/Getty Images A giant rooster sculpture with a Donald Trump hairstyle, to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Year of the Rooster outside a shopping mall, on Dec. 24, 2016 in Taiyuan, China.

However, a belligerent, nuclear-armed North Korea isn’t in Beijing’s interests. This raises the temperature in East Asia and prompted South Korea to accept deployment of American THAAD antimissile batteries. Japan may soon follow.
“China’s relations with North Korea are complex and difficult,” writes Evans J.R. Revere in a report for the Brookings Institution in October. “But Beijing’s bottom line is that it is better to keep a troublesome North Korean ally afloat than to risk what might result if we push Pyongyang too hard.”

Nevertheless, in a bid to temper Kim’s aggression Beijing signed up to unprecedented U.N. sanctions in March following Pyongyang’s fourth nuclear test. North Korean exports of coal and minerals have dropped as a result, though a fifth nuclear and several missile tests still followed.

According to a U.S.-Korea Institute report last year, “China’s cooperation [is] essential but with increasing tensions in the South China Sea, the U.S. rebalance to Asia, and South Korea’s decision to deploy THAAD, this can no longer be taken for granted.”

To truly bridle the Kim regime, the incoming U.S. President will have to work hard to assure Beijing that its strategic interests are not compromised by coming down tougher on North Korea. The question is: Does Trump’s baiting of China on Twitter render a difficult sell now impossible?
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The Foreigners who were in Shanghai:

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In 2016, an engineer's in the construction site.


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In 2015, they'd been in Shanghai for such a long time that they loved to stay in the bar which looked like this.


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In 2010, an Englishman, who had been in Shanghai for more than 10 years, was celebrating his 40th birthday.
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An Italian was learning Taijiquan, a traditional Chinese shadow boxing in 2010.



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In Yu Yuan Road, Shanghai, the foreigners were applying for their new jobs in 2010.


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An Irish was cruising with his friend in 2004.


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A French family was living in a lane of Shanghai in 2002.


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An American coach was working in a gym in 2000.



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A Russian model was working in Luwan, Shanghai, in 1995.


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Two foreigners were shopping, riding their electric motor in Wai Cang Qiao Street of Shanghai in 2010.

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Thank you Esmee as usual you presented original pictures showing that Shanghai is a city in which foreigners are accepted. and have influence a small section of the city in catering to their needs.

Funny I always think of foreigners as tourist visiting for a short span and returning with memories, hand crafted items, many with different impressions than before they made the visit and the so easy to do, pictures plus a few selfies...

But looking for work I never would have consider that thought. My for opening up my mind a bit more.



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A female postgraduate had been followed and beat


原标题:上海女研究生反驳男生观点遭尾随暴打,校方:将公布处理结果
The original title: A female postgraduate had been followed and beat just because she refuted the viewpoints of a male postgraduate, who might gain super academic success, in class of Shanghai Institute of Physical Education

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