Population Control Advocates Applaud China’s Plan to Forcibly Sterilize 10,000

From News Sky.Com Health authorities are planning to sterilise nearly 10,000 people in southern China over the next four days as part of a population control programme. The rule of one child per family has been in force for decades Some of the people in Puning City will be forced to have the procedure carried out against their will. Amnesty International says forced sterilisation "amounts to torture". Reports in the Chinese media Continue Reading

Demand rising in China for weather modification

From China Daily.Com.cn China will step up weather modification in key regions to help relieve drought, the director of the China Meteorological Administration has said. As drought and hailstorms pose severe threats to rural income and food supply, there is a rising demand for technology to cushion the impact, Zheng Guoguang told China Daily. Weather modification technology has also been used to ensure clear skies for important events, and Continue Reading

Can the Obama Administration Take Out China from Iran? Not a Chance

From Rubin Reports Can the Obama Administration Take Out China from Iran? Not a Chance Posted: 19 Feb 2010 12:30 PM PST By Barry Rubin The Obama Administration keeps insisting China will support serious sanctions against Iran. Right now, however, Chinese state companies re currently developing the following oil projects in Iran: Kouhdasht; Yadavaran; North Pars gas field; North Azadegan oil field; Masjed Soleyman oil field; Garmsar block Continue Reading

China PLA officers urge economic punch against U.S.

From Reuters 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. The calls for broad retaliation over the planned U.S. weapons sales to the disputed island came from officers at China's National Defence University and Academy of Military Sciences, interviewed by Outlook Weekly, a Continue Reading

The Asian Century

From Koinonia House Archives February 2008 THE ASIAN CENTURY - Take a moment and make a mental list of all the items in your home which require electricity. That list could include a television, cell phone, computer, microwave, stereo, laundry machine, hairdryer, as well as various kitchen appliances and probably at least a dozen light bulbs. Think about how much energy you use in a single day. Now with that in mind, consider the following: Continue Reading

Nuclear missile threats to U.S. mount

From Washington Times North Korea is expected to deploy a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching parts of the United States in the next decade, despite two long-range missile flight-test failures, according to the Pentagon's ballistic-missile defense review. The review report, made public this week, concluded that missile threats from several states, including Iran, Syria, China and Russia, are growing "quantitatively and qualitatively," Continue Reading

China: The Dragon Keeps Growing

From Koinonia House CHINA: THE DRAGON KEEPS GROWING Most things we purchase these days are stuck with small labels saying, "Made in China."  In 2009, China finally stepped into first place as the world's top exporter. Taking advantage of its massive population, China continues to shoulder its way forward in the world, despite its long and much-criticized list of human rights abuses. In 2009, China became the world's largest market for Continue Reading

What do you do with 24M Angry Chinese Men Who Can’t Find Wives?

From BBC UK More than 24 million Chinese men of marrying age could find themselves without spouses by 2020, says the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The gender imbalance among newborns is the most serious demographic problem for the country's population of 1.3 billion, says the academy. It cites sex-specific abortions as a major factor, due to China's traditional bias towards male children. The academy says gender selection Continue Reading

New Technology Warfare: China will soon have the power to switch off the lights in the West

From Telegraph UK The recent hanging of Briton Akmal Shaikh in China proves that Beijing has no need to worry about what Britain thinks, argues Con Coughlin. The year is 2050, and a diplomatic dispute between China and Britain risks escalating into all-out war. But rather than launching a barrage of ballistic missiles and jet fighters to destroy key British targets, Beijing has a far simpler plan for defeating its enemy. It simply turns off Continue Reading

China may build Middle East naval base

From Telegraph UK In a sign of the growing confidence of the Chinese military, Admiral Yin Zhuo said that the country may set up a base in the Gulf of Aden in order to support missions against Somali pirates. Since the end of last year, China has sent four flotillas to the Middle East in order to take part in anti-piracy operations together with US, European, Indian and Russian warships. The latest mission, which departed from China in Continue Reading