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Inside China’s High-Tech Dystopia Today

In part three of Hello World Shenzhen, Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ashlee Vance heads out into a city where you can’t use cash or credit cards, only your smartphone, where AI facial-recognition software instantly spots and tickets jaywalkers, and where at least one factory barely needs people. This is the society that China’s government and leading tech companies are racing to make a reality, with little time to question which advancements are net positives for the rest of us.

Part One – Inside China’s Future Factory
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Part Two – China’s High Stakes Robot Wars
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Source: Global Macro Monitor

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Of Lattes & Lo Mein: The South is Headed to Another Yankee War

The growth of the power of Athens, and the alarm which this inspired in Sparta, made war inevitable.

-Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

 

The world is racing toward war.  The reasons have nothing to do with trade.  This is not about cultures colliding.  This is about power, and the American South is about to be at the forefront of that struggle.

On one side there is China, an ancient empire that has reemerged over the past three decades.  It seeks to reclaim its historical domination over Pacific affairs that it held until about the early 16th century when the Asian empire went into relative obscurity and decline.  For millennia, China has occasionally found itself subservient to a long list of newcomers, only to eventually overcome them through sheer force.  The Mongols, the Japanese, the Russians, and now, the Americans.

On the other side is the United States, a modern empire that has dominated global affairs for a century.  Despite its ebbs and flows, American cultural dominance has been the glue that ensured its preeminence.  Americans do not conquer with tanks and bullets; they punish with tanks and bullets.  Americans conquer with Barbie dolls, McDonald’s, and media programming that sells “Americana.”

No one lives in a vacuum and that includes the South.

In fact, of any region in the world’s most dominant empire since her British for bearer, the American South should be more cognizant of global affairs than any other region, not less so.  That is because the South is America’s modern Sparta.  Of any given region, the South produces the majority of the very troops used to subjugate people around the world.  Identity Dixie has explored this topic before.  While modern Yankee boys are taught to cross their legs at Starbucks and sip soy lattes like good little genderless f—gots, Southern boys are being taught how to kill – from hunting season to hunting season, until they arrive to boot camp. 

The North produces prey who lack manners; the South produces genteel predators. 

Consequently, as the war drums begin to beat stronger between the United States and China, who do you think will be tasked with fighting that war?  The answer is almost codified in the distinctions of the regions and through general military recruitment goals.  The Southern boy, of course.

But, what are the chances of an actual war between the US and China?  Based on my vast experience and education in foreign policy, the chances are highly likely.  War is coming.

The reasons for war between the two powers are numerous. 

The seeds of our trade imbalance with China began with the former President George H. W. Bush.  He single handedly ensured that the US would eventually shift production to that massive block of unskilled, cheap laborers.  But, Bill Clinton really led the effort in 2000, with Republican Congressional support, way back when Labor Union Democrats hated the idea of outsourcing jobs to cheap manufacturers.  Of course, now Labor Union Democrats love the idea of outsourcing jobs to China, as evidenced by their animus toward Donald Trump – the only president in three decades to push back against the Communist Chinese.  Regardless, both Republicans and Democrats have eagerly surrendered economic hegemony to the Communist Chinese.  Some, like the Clintons, required extensive bribes to sell out their country.  Others did it for free.  Bush II gave China Permanent Normal Trade Relations with the US on 27 December 2001 for no discernible reason, even after they had downed a US reconnaissance aircraft earlier that same year. Evidently, no big deal.

Nearly every decision of the American Empire related to China since 1989 has served to harm the economic interests of the Southern working class, man or woman.  How about military decisions?  It is even worse.

The decisions of the Empire over the past three decades, as it pertains to Communist China, seem purposely designed to get a lot of Southern boys killed and lose a war.

First, the military aggression of the Communist Chinese has recently gotten more pronounced.  The Communists now control twenty-seven islands – some man-made – in the South and East China Seas.  They unilaterally stole islands from Vietnam and the Philippines.  These islands are now fitted with missile systems capable of destroying a US warship from as far away as Guam.  Consequently, Communist Chinese aggression denies the freedom of navigation that the American Navy and commerce has supported since Alfred Thayer Mahan and the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.  Worse, not only did the Obama Administration sit by and watch the Chinese take over critical Asian sea lines of communication, Obama cut the ability to defend against the missiles now on the islands he watched them build.  Compounding the ability to defend against their missiles, the Chinese have known what is in our missiles for the past two decades.  Bill Clinton made that possible when he sold the technical details to the Communist Chinese in 1998.  Whereas George W. Bush seemed to take a much harder line on Communist China militarily, the relations behind the scenes depict a much friendlier approach toward Chinese military aggression

Enter Trump.

For whatever the reason, Trump did a one-hundred-eighty degree turn on American relations with China.  Unlike Obama, who called the Communists a “strategic partner” not an enemy, Trump has outright called the Chinese a threat.  To United States interests, he is correct, and Trump has taken significant steps to kill that threat. 

First, Trump attacked the underpinnings of their economy in a very successful way.  As of January 2019, the Chinese economy has dropped to its slowest growth since 1990.  Meanwhile, militarily, Trump has not only revitalized missile defense systems, he ordered the US Navy to confront the Chinese head-on in the South China Sea.  As recently as two weeks ago, analysts have predicted the threat of war between two global nuclear powers as the highest since the Cuban Missile Crisis.  The Communist Chinese have prominent military officers arguing for a war with the United States. 

Whether or not war is in American interests may be a moot point.  A strong China certainly does not serve Washington’s interests.  But what about Southern interests?

Like it or not, the US and the South are tied at the hip on this one.  There is no universe by which a Communist Chinese victory on any front – economically, diplomatically, or militarily – aids the Southern people.  The Chinese only accept nationalism when it involves their people.  Otherwise, they are the largest exporters of Communist rhetoric in the world today.  The antifa scum who target members of the Dissident Right are bought and paid for, in part, by the Communist Chinese government.

Nothing says “Anti-Facsist” like ensuring the continuation of cheap manufactured goods from labor exploiting Communist China into the United States to the detriment of the American worker.

Anyway, the Chinese purposely seek to destroy all that makes the South unique, which is a different approach than modern Russia, which views an independent South positively for different strategic reasons.  To the Chinese, boys from Texas and Tennessee constitute a very real threat to their ideological causes and are impossible to manage.  They feel the same way about Idaho and Montana, but there are simply not that many of our kin in the Rocky Mountains.  Understanding this fact, the South will have to support the American Empire in a war against China, if only to push back against a Maoist tsunami at home.

Unfortunately, like every war in the past century, that means a lot of Southern boys will fertilize the soil with their blood. A lot of Southern mothers will salt the earth with their tears. A lot of pines will be chopped down for boxes in South Georgia. All the while, Yankee men make money on commodities futures back home, sipping on lattes with their legs crossed, while their teenage son is being transformed into a drag queen and their wives are on Facebook celebrating their child’s transgenderism and diverse dating practices.

This trend will continue until the South is free.

Source: by Padraig Martin | Identity Dixie

Alex Newman – Horrifying Consequences If China Runs New World Order

Alex Newman, Journalist for the New American Magazine, says “one of the most important and under reported stories of the last century” is how China is being incorporated into the New World Order plan to enslave and rule the planet.

Newman says, “I did a cover story (about China) a few years ago, and people said I was just being conspiratorial. My article was about how the communist Chinese dictatorship was ‘Staking Claim in the New World Order.’

I wasn’t speculating and I wasn’t theorizing. You had people like George Soros saying that communist China needs to ‘own the New World Order.’ He said they have a better functioning government than the United States, and that, basically, China should run the New World Order that these people had been building for decades and generations now.

Communist China rose to power and prominence with deliberate assistance from key people in our State Department, in our Defense Department and almost all of them members in the Council on Foreign Relations or actual communist agents.” In closing, Newman says, “It’s not too late to turn this around. It’s really not, but if we allow these radicals and their puppet masters to run around tearing down our institutions and tearing down our civilization, we will reap horrifying consequences.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Alex Newman, Foreign Correspondent for The New American Magazine.

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Pence Declares Peaceful Trump Offense Against China

 

 

Xi Jinping Presidency On The line.

 


China Slams Pence For “Fanning Fires” And “Escalating Tensions” After Aggressive Speech

One day after US Vice President Mike Pence all but declared China to be the US’s new “enemy No. 1”, a status previously enjoyed by Russia and its president, during a speech at the Hudson Institute that outlined allegations of Chinese election-hacking, while blasting President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party for illegally asserting territorial dominance over the South China Sea and Taiwan (while at the same time promising that the US will impose its military will across the Indo-Pacific), the Chinese Foreign Ministry has issued a statement warning the US to stop “fanning fires” and “escalating tensions” between the world’s two largest economies, claiming that the US has no right to “irresponsibly” question the One China Policy that has long labeled Taiwan as an inalienable part of China, according to Bloomberg. 

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The ministry insisted that building necessary defense facilities has nothing to do with militarization, that China attaches “high importance” to safeguarding human rights and that “all ethnic groups have freedom of religion” – a claim that runs contrary to the deluge of reporting by US media outlets regarding China’s repression of its ethnic Uyghur minority. Instead of lobbing accusations at China, the US should “focus on its own domestic human rights issues instead of interfering with China’s internal affairs.” 

Pence sought to expand on President Trump accusations, made before the UN Security Council last week, that China had been trying to undermine Republicans by interfering in US elections. While neither Trump nor Pence cited any evidence to justify their claims, Pence said China’s election-hacking efforts were “sophisticated” and vowed to expose Beijing’s “malign influence and interference.”

Here’s more on Pence’s speech from Reuters:

Pence said Beijing, with an eye not only to the congressional elections but also to Trump’s 2020 re-election bid, had “mobilized covert actors, front groups, and propaganda outlets to shift Americans’ perception of Chinese policies” and was targeting its tariffs to hurt states where Trump has strong support.

“China wants a different American president,” Pence said.

Shortly before Pence took the stag (but hours after excerpts of his expected remarks had been released) Bloomberg Businessweek published an explosive report on a top-secret multiyear US investigation into China’s successful infiltration of hardware used by 30 US companies – including Apple and Amazon – and the US intelligence and defense industries.

China and the US have blamed one another for the cancellation of a planned security conference that was expected to involve high ranking officials from both countries. And with the US still planning to expand its tariffs to cover virtually all the Chinese goods flowing into the US market, and China recently partaking in a massive joint military exercise with Russia, the deterioration in the relationship between the US and China has been nothing short of alarming.

Source: ZeroHedge

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Explosive Report Details Chinese Infiltration Of Apple, Amazon And The CIA

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Bloomberg exposes How China used a tiny microchip “no bigger than a grain of rice” to infiltrate more than 30 US companies, the DoD and the CIA: “The global supply chain has been compromised.”

Chinese Purchase Large Mexican Radio Station Near US Border

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The Chinese government has purchased a large radio station just south of California with the intent of pushing propaganda. According to the Washington Free Beacon, the US government is looking into the potential US issues with the sale. Having a broad reach into southern California, the station will be broadcasting pro-Beijing propaganda. Pushing over 77,000 watts, the station will have an incredibly far reach.

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Phoenix TV has been identified by U.S. intelligence agencies as a major overseas outlet used to spread propaganda and promote the policies of the communist government in Beijing. The Hong Kong television station also has close ties to China’s intelligence service and military.

While under investigation by the FCC, don’t expect any action to block this measure. Although located in Mexico most of its broadcast area is in the US, giving a certain level of jurisdiction but taking into consideration the level of influence the Chinese have with many sitting US Democrat politicians, including the recently exposed staffers for Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Chinese will get what they want.The Chinese have rapidly expanded their influence into South and Central America, and this is one more piece of a larger, more ominous picture.

Why would China be placing propaganda transmitters right off our border? It doesn’t take much to figure it out. They have designs on the US’ west coast. If you’ve slacked off on training, just remember others out there haven’t. The threats are real and that day is coming.

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Source: American Partisan

China Hacked US Navy Contractor, Stole 614GB Of Submarine Missile Secrets

The U.S. Navy and the FBI are investigating a massive cyber breach that compromised the network of an unidentified Navy contractor, as Chinese hackers allegedly stole large amounts of data related to undersea warfare, including top-secret programs to develop supersonic anti-ship missiles for submarines by 2020, according to American officials, The Washington Post reported.

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The data breach occurred earlier this year as the investigation is still ongoing. The officials said that the contractor was working at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, a full-spectrum research, development, and testing arm of the Navy. The warfare center focuses on submarines, autonomous underwater systems, and offensive and defensive weapons systems associated with undersea warfare.

According to the WaPo, Chinese hackers stole a total of 614 gigabytes of plans for cutting-edge weapons relating to various undersea programs, as well as sensor data, submarine information about cryptographic systems, and an entire library of submarine electronic warfare data.

Since the cyber attack, this has been a nightmare for the Pentagon, as the Navy warned The Washington Post not to release further details about the secret submarine missile program, in their report. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary James Mattis ordered the Pentagon inspector general’s office Friday to investigate the massive data breach.

Bill Speaks, Director of Media Operations for the Navy said, “There are measures in place that require companies to notify the government when a ‘cyber incident’ has occurred that has actual or potential adverse effects on their networks that contain controlled unclassified information.”

Speaks added that “it would be inappropriate to discuss further details at this time.”

During Admiral Philip S. Davidson nomination hearing to lead U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, he mentioned that Beijing could not develop submarine technology on their own — they had to steal it through cyberspace.

“One of the main concerns that we have,” he told the Senate Armed Services Committee, “is ­cyber and penetration of the dot-com networks, exploiting technology from our defense contractors, in some instances.”

“It’s very disturbing,” said former senator James M. Talent (R-Mo.), who is a member of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

“But it’s of a piece with what the Chinese have been doing. They are completely focused on getting advanced weapons technology through all kinds of means. That includes stealing secrets from our defense contractors.” Talent had no independent knowledge of the breach.

Without breaching confidentiality, The Washington Post touch on the Sea Dragon project, which was one of the programs the Chinese were able to steal in the hack.

“The Sea Dragon project is an initiative of a special Pentagon office stood up in 2012 to adapt existing U.S. military technologies to new applications. The Defense Department, citing classification levels, has released little information about Sea Dragon other than to say that it will introduce a “disruptive offensive capability” by “integrating an existing weapon system with an existing Navy platform.” The Pentagon has requested or used more than $300 million for the project since late 2015 and has said it plans to start underwater testing by September.”

Western strategist already fear that China has rapidly expanded military capabilities through technological advancements and the militarization of artificial islands in the South China Sea, which could complicate the U.S. Navy’s ability to remain dominant in the East. Such hacks of latest US naval military technology will only make China an even greater competitor in the ongoing arms race between the two superpowers, which as the IMF and the Rand corporation forecast will be won by China some time over the next 2 decades.

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The report of a massive military data breach via Chinese hackers comes just as President Trump sits down with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un – who aligns himself with Beijing – in a historical summit in Beijing. How many more hacks will Washington tolerate until President Trump snaps and punishes Beijing with even harsher penalties while sending an even greater US military presence in the South China Sea? As a reminder, NATO recently declared that a major cyber attack on one of its members could be grounds for a declaration of war.

Source: ZeroHedge

Billionaire Chairman Of Chinese Conglomerate Anbang Detained

Wu Xiaohui’s detention is the highest-profile development in a sweep of China’s financial industry by corruption investigators that began in earnest in January

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Anbang Insurance, China’s hyperacquisitive insurance rollup, which was responsible for a sizable portion of China’s merger spree between 2014 and 2016, and which has since been accused of being a money laundering vehicle, of wreaking “havoc” with the Chinese insurance market, and was a potential investor in Jared Kushner’s 666 Fifth Avenue building until the deal fell apart in March, announced that its billionaire Chairman Wu Xiaohui, is “unable to perform his duties” due to personal reasons, confirming Chinese media reports that the tycoon had recently been detained by authorities.

On Tuesday, China’s Caijing reported that Wu – whose net worth was recently estimated at over $1 billion – was taken away by Chinese authorities, citing unidentified people. The report said that officials from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission met with a small group of Anbang staff on June 10 and didn’t provide specific reasons for Wu being taken. Curiously the report, which did not explain if Wu was assisting with a government investigation or was himself the target of a price, was later deleted from the magazine’s website.

A person familiar with the matter told the South China Morning Post that Wu had been “assisting relevant investigations” and previously had always returned to his office or home after a few hours of questioning. Wu hasn’t returned since he was taken away at the end of last week, the person said.

Last week, the FT reported that Wu was barred by Chinese authorities from leaving the country, however Anbang denied the report.

Xiaohui led Anbang’s rapid rise and abrupt emergence in the international business arena,  where the company became known for its ambitious takeover bids. In October of 2014, Anbang bought the Waldorf Astoria in New York for $1.95 billion, a record for a single American hotel, and later closed the property while it converts most of the rooms to luxury condominiums. In early 2016, Anbang agreed to buy Strategic Hotels & Resorts, owner of 16 high-end hotels in the U.S., from Blackstone for about $6.5 billion. One hotel next to a major naval base later dropped out of the purchase amid national security concerns. About the same time as Anbang agreed to the Strategic purchase, it made a surprise $14 billion offer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, starting a bidding war with Marriott International Inc. A few weeks later, Anbang unexpectedly walked away from the bid, having forced Marriott to increase its offer by about $1 billion. Anbang also had an agreement to buy Fidelity & Guaranty Life, however the deal was canceled in April after the Chinese company failed to meet transaction deadlines.

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Most notably, Anbang had been in talks to invest in the proposed redevelopment of 666 Fifth Ave. in New York, the marquee building of Kushner Cos., the family company of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. Talks broke off in March.

However, once Beijing cooled on offshore M&A amid a crackdown on shady financial dealings encouraging capital flight, the company quickly became a target for domestic anger, suffering the wrath of local regulators over his company’s risky reliance on life insurance policies to raise funds, as well as an opaque corporate structure, profiled extenisvely by the NYT.

In a statement posted on its website, Anbang announced that other senior managers have been authorized to carry out Wu’s responsibilities and operations are normal.

As Bloomberg notes, the news adds to the intrigue surrounding one of the country’s most aggressive overseas deal makers, which only came into being in 2004. Since it embarked on a global takeover spree three years ago, Anbang has drawn attention for making preemptive offers and disrupting transactions already in place. Wu has personally negotiated deals without using traditional investment banks.

Wu, who is married to the granddaughter of Chinese revolutionary and statesman, Deng Xiaoping, doesn’t speak English and often travels with translators. The vast majority of Anbang is collectively owned by relatives of Wu or his wife, Zhuo Ran, the New York Times has reported, although its corporate structure is so opaque it is difficult to trace ownership.

As the FT reported earlier, Xiaohui’s detention is the highest-profile development in a sweep of China’s financial industry by corruption investigators that began in earnest in January, when a well-known financier was escorted from a luxury hotel in Hong Kong by Chinese police and taken across the border. Xiao Jianhua has not been heard from since, and there has been no official confirmation that he is under arrest.

Source: ZeroHedge