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China Puts Bombers on High Alert*

China Puts Bombers on High Alert*

By Tyler Durden

The U.S. has seen evidence that the Chinese military is preparing “for a potential North Korea contingency“, CNN reports citing a U.S. defence official, and adds that Chinese air force land-attack, cruise-missile-capable bombers were put “on high alert” on Wednesday.

The official added that the U.S. has also seen an extraordinary number of Chinese military aircraft being brought up to full readiness through intensified maintenance.

The official said that these recent steps by the Chinese are assessed as part of an effort to “reduce the time to react to a North Korea contingency.”

Among the contingency options listed is the “risk of an armed conflict breaking out as tensions on the peninsula have risen in the wake of multiple North Korean missile tests.”

There has also been ratcheted up rhetoric from the US and Pyongyang, with the latter’s state media warning Thursday that a pre-emptive strike by North Korea would result in the U.S. and South Korea being “completely destroyed in an instant.”

Beijing has long been concerned about potential instability in North Korea should the regime in Pyongyang collapse, fearing both an influx of refugees and the potential of reunification under a South Korean government closely allied to the U.S.

Meanwhile, China remains opposed to the U.S. military’s presence in South Korea, protesting the recent U.S. and South Korea decision to begin deploying elements of the THAAD missile defense system.

Given the close economic links between North Korea and China, U.S. military officials have said that Beijing is critical to solving the North Korean situation, with President Donald Trump recently commending Chinese President Xi Jinping for Chinese efforts to curb Pyongyang’s activities.

Earlier on Thursday, Nikkei reported that as a form of ratcheting up pressure on North Korea, China may halt crude exports to North Korea should Pyongyang conduct its sixth nuclear test, “signalling a tougher attitude by Beijing.”

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Meanwhile, with much confusion over the current whereabouts of the Carl Vinson aircraft carrier, and various other U.S. naval forces around the globe, here is the latest map courtesy of Stratfor.

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Chinese Firm Halves Worker Costs by Hiring Army of Robots to Sort out 200,000 Packages a Day*

Chinese Firm Halves Worker Costs by Hiring Army of Robots to Sort out 200,000 Packages a Day*

A viral video showing an army of little orange robots sorting out packages in a warehouse in eastern China is the latest example of how machines are increasingly taking over menial factory work on the mainland.

The behind-the-scenes footage of the self-charging robot army in a sorting centre of Chinese delivery powerhouse Shentong (STO) Express was shared on People’s Daily’s social media accounts on Sunday.

The video showed dozens of round orange Hikvision robots – each the size of a seat cushion – swivelling across the floor of the large warehouse in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

A worker was seen feeding each robot with a package before the machines carried the parcels away to different areas around the sorting centre, then flipping their lids to deposit them into chutes beneath the floor.

Comment: Wait till the robots malfunction, and see what the cost is then!

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15 More Nations Ready to Sign onto the China’s AIIB*

15 More Nations Ready to Sign onto the China’s AIIB*

By Kenneth Schortgen

Last week saw the first new set of signatories join the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB) since the original 57 nations joined on the institution’s inception back in 2015.  And with these 13 new countries buying into China’s alternative to the West’s International Monetary Fund (IMF) bank, a total of 70 countries have recognized the shift that is taking place from West to East in the global financial system.

However these new 13 members are not the only ones suddenly rushing into the AIIB, as an announcement on March 25 shows that 15 more governments have applied to join, which would make the number of countries joining the AIIB equal to nearly half the total number of countries currently recognized in the world.

Fifteen new members will soon join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which will bring the total number of members to nearly 90, AIIB President Jin Liqun announced on Saturday.

The comment came after the bank expanded its membership to 70 last week by approving 13 countries and regions as new members.

Jin said the participation of new members from North and South America, Africa and Europe will bring positive changes to the AIIB’s operations, implying that the bank will expand investment outside of Asia. – China Daily

As of today there are 193 recognized nations in the world today, with 177 of them having an annual GDP of just over $1 billion, and only 61 having an annual GDP of over $100 billion.  This means that the majority of nations in the world are ripe for potential development, which China is already pursuing through its Belt and Road project meant to connect the world in both trade and development.

Original List of Founding AIIB Members:

  • Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

List of New Additions to the AIIB on March 23, 2017:

  • Afghanistan, Armenia, Fiji, Hong Kong, and Timor Leste, Belgium, Canada, Ethiopia, Hungary, Ireland, Peru, Sudan and Venezuela.

13 New Members Awaiting Approval as of March 25, 2017 (TBA)

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Moscow and Beijing Establish BRICS Monetary Transactions Framework in Gold*

Moscow and Beijing Establish BRICS Monetary Transactions Framework in Gold*

Trading in local currencies has already started — and lays the groundwork for facilitating BRICS transactions in gold

Recent progress made in streamlining trade in local currencies has brought Moscow and Beijing closer to creating a financial architecture that could facilitate transactions in gold.

As we reported last week, Moscow and Beijing took another step towards de-dollarization with the opening of a yuan clearing bank in Russia. And earlier this month Russia’s Central Bank opened its first-ever foreign branch in Beijing to allow for better communication between Russian and Chinese financial authorities.

China and India’s gold

China & India’s Gold

According to an article published yesterday by Sputnik, progress made in promoting bilateral trade in yuan is the first step towards an even more ambitious plan — using gold to make transactions:

  1. The clearing center is one of a range of measures the People’s Bank of China and the Russian Central Bank have been looking at to deepen their co-operation. […]
  2. One measure under consideration is the joint organization of trade in gold. In recent years, China and Russia have been the world’s most active buyers of the precious metal.
  3. On a visit to China last year, deputy head of the Russian Central Bank Sergey Shvetsov said that the two countries want to facilitate more transactions in gold between the two countries.

Russian Gold 2017

 

The possibility of trading in gold has been discussed by Russian officials over the last year. Last April, First Deputy Governor of the Russian Central Bank Sergey Shvetsov told TASS:

“BRICS countries are large economies with large reserves of gold and an impressive volume of production and consumption of this precious metal. In China, the gold trade is conducted in Shanghai, in Russia it is in Moscow. Our idea is to create a link between the two cities in order to increase trade between the two markets.”

Future plans to facilitate transactions between Moscow and Beijing in gold would certainly explain why the two countries are leading gold producers and buyers. Creating a BRICS “gold marketplace” would be an excellent way of bypassing the dollar while also using a “currency” that could be easily recycled for trade with other member nations.

And while trading in gold won’t happen overnight, BRICS states have already moved towards creating a “new financial architecture” that “tackles the dominance of the U.S. dollar in global finance”:

The initiatives taken by the member nations of BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) to set up a new financial architecture at its eighth summit held in October 2016 in India have recently been under the spotlight.

In order to avoid the International Monetary Fund (IMF) type of loan conditionalities and tackle the dominance of the United States (US) dollar in global finance, the new institutions set up by the BRICs are expected to provide a much needed change in the global financial architecture.

These institutions include the New Development Bank (NDB), the BRICS-led Contingency Reserve Fund (CRF), and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

As one financial expert noted recently:

In recent years, the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – have been taking small steps to reduce the primacy of the dollar in international trade. China has been leading this effort in recent years.

I recently came across this headline published by the South China Morning Post: “Moscow and Beijing join forces to bypass U.S. dollar in world money market.” You see, Russia and China have been working towards stronger economic ties for years.

The latest sign of this cooperation happened March 16, when the Central Bank of Russia opened its first overseas office in Beijing. The local news called this “a small step forward in forging a Beijing-Moscow alliance to bypass the U.S. dollar in the global monetary system.”

Trading in yuan is just the first step.

There are much bigger plans in the works.

[FYI: Genghis Khan ~ The Mongol Empire:

August 21, 1264 Kublai Khan becomes the Great Khan.

After a protracted civil war, Ariqboqe surrenders to Kublai Khan at Shangdu. This solidifies Kublai Khan’s power and allows him to once again begin campaigns of conquest. He finally defeats the Song Dynasty in southern China and puts his own regime in place, called the Yuan, which makes the Mongols the first non-Chinese people to conquer all of China. ”

The word “yuan” means “origin of the universe.”

1368 The Ming Dynasty reclaims China and the Mongol Empire ends.

After Kublai Khan, the Mongols disintegrate into competing entities and lose influence, in part due to the outbreak of the Black Death. In 1368, the Ming Dynasty overthrows the Yuan, the Mongols’ ruling power, thus signifying the end of the empire.]

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The World Protests on Behalf of Vaccine-Injured Children*

The World Protests on Behalf of Vaccine-Injured Children*

By Christina England

Around the world, parents, grandparents and caregivers are protesting in anger against the dangerous vaccinations they believe are killing their children.

One such protest, spearheaded by Sallie O. Elkordy, is taking place on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Ms. Elkordy explained in her blog, brightfuture83, that this walk, aptly named the “Empty Stroller Walk” because protesters have been asked to walk while pushing an empty stroller, was originally the idea of a grieving grandmother, Sherry Frady, who tragically lost her granddaughter, Bella, following her eight-week routine vaccinations.

Speaking live on The Mary and Sallie show, Mrs. Frady told listeners about the death of her granddaughter in the hope that others may learn from their experiences.

Mrs. Frady began the show by explaining to listeners that before her granddaughter’s eight-week vaccinations, Bella was a healthy baby girl. Sadly, this was about to change.

She stated that:

“Bella had eight vaccinations on that day, including the Prevenar and the hepatitis B. We took her home and she ran a slight fever. 

We gave her Tylenol; the nurse never told us that you shouldn’t give a baby Tylenol for fever, as a fever actually is their way to fight off the toxins from the vaccines, but we gave her Tylenol and after that she felt fine. 

There was no indication to any problems, she never had a runny nose, she never had sniffles, she never had any signs of being ill, until October 3, and on that night she was more fussy and wanted her mom. 

I sat up with her ’til 2am, rocking her, singing to her, watched TV. She was a co-sleeper, how do I broach the subject, um, but I laid her in her spot on the bed and about an hour later I got in bed beside her and she was fine. Her mom was still up with her grandmother. 

So, I went to sleep and about two hours later I woke up and I could feel something was wrong but I didn’t know what. I always wake up before she does to get her bottle and automatically I went to fix her bottle and after I fixed her bottle I came back to bed and by that time my daughter was already in bed asleep on the other side of her and I tried to wake her up and she wouldn’t wake up and it was just a horrible, horrible experience to realize that she wasn’t breathing.”

According to Mrs. Frady, the family was informed by the hospital that Bella had died of double pneumonia and extensive brain damage, caused by encephalitis, a common side effect of vaccinations. Angered by the tragic events of that day, Mrs. Frady wanted to warn others about the dangers of vaccinations. She explained that encephalitis was one of the many adverse reactions listed on the vaccination inserts, which she explained are never offered to parents before vaccinations.

Please join Mrs. Frady and Ms. Elkordy on Sunday, March 5, 2017, and on the first Sunday of every month, on your local Main Street at any time throughout the day, in memory of the many children who have died or have been injured following routine vaccinations.

Similar Protests Have Taken Place Worldwide

England

In 2009, a mother, Ms. Allison Edwards from Shropshire, U.K., whose son became autistic after receiving the MMR vaccine, was granted permission to demonstrate outside the House of Commons, in protest of MP’s (Members of Parliament) expenses

She told the BBC:

“My son is severely autistic, he is doubly incontinent, he has very little speech, if any at all. He can’t feed himself, he can’t dress himself, he is really going to need to be led around by the hand for the rest of his life … I had to fight for his nappies, the most basic need for his disability and I can’t get what I need and I saw an MP put an expenses claim in for nappies; that is appalling, absolutely appalling.”

On the Age of Autism, she explained her plight in more detail and explained why she felt the need to protest. She wrote:

“You see I have been virtually screaming for the past five years for help through our National Health Service to provide my poor, speechless, doubly incontinent autistic son with the right amount and type of pads. When he turned 5 years of age I was allowed 3 free per day that figure never budged. He is now 12 years old and uses 8 per day. I have to supplement the extras out of my own pocket. In fact he wouldn’t wear the hot and uncomfortable, rustly yellow poly-backed type he was provided with and frequently ripped them and ate the contents causing major distress. How I have dreamt of an MP’s face in front of me when clearing up those night-time messes!”

It is easy to understand her anger and frustration and she is not alone.

Belgium

In 2012, a group of parents from Belgium whose children had died following vaccinations placed a row of tiny white coffins outside the Ministry of Health. They demonstrated their anger by attaching two vaccine syringes in the sign of a crucifix onto each coffin, symbolizing the death of a child snatched cruelly by vaccinations

One coffin, inscribed with the words RIP Notre Fille Stacy, meaning Rest in Peace Our Daughter Stacy, stood out from all the rest. Underneath, carefully placed, was a photo of a baby girl dressed in white. What message could be stronger and more poignant than this, to demonstrate the anger felt by grieving parents on the first day of the World Immunization Week, arranged by the World Health Organization.

World Immunization Week is an annual event organized by WHO to unite countries worldwide for a week of vaccination campaigns, public education and information sharing with the idea of promoting vaccination awareness. It is doubtful this was the kind of vaccination campaigning or vaccination awareness that WHO had in mind, as these parents gave their own interpretation of vaccination awareness by distributing leaflets on the dangers of vaccination demanding vaccination freedom for their country.

Mr. and Mrs. Sirjacobs, parents who organized the protest, said that they were outraged that so many babies and children were being injured and killed after vaccinations. They had organized the protest in memory of their own daughter Stacy, a premature baby who had died just days after receiving nine routine vaccinations at just eight weeks old.

Read the story in full on VacTruth.

Guyana

In 2015, News Guyana reported that another parent whose baby had died as a result of vaccinations had protested outside the clinic to demand justice for her baby boy.

They wrote:

“The mother and a group of other women protested the clinic as they cry out for justice.

She explained that her son was given a vaccine, which was intended for a 5 – year – old child, after the nurse mixed up his clinic card with that of his cousin.”

They continued:

“K. Critchlow was written on both cards and that’s why she mix them up. He was a very healthy baby when he attended the clinic to get his four-month vaccine, the nurse wrote down all the vaccines in the clinic card before administering the vaccine, and then she go and take out all of the vaccines and put it there and give my son the vaccine for a five year old baby.”

She further noted that she woke her son up to nurse him when she saw him bleeding through his nose.

“When I took him to the hospital they said that he was dead … they said his had brain haemorrhaged and they took a sample … so when we went to ask the nurse if she given him the right vaccine they said it was a mistake.”

Critchlow said the nurse confessed to administering the wrong vaccine; however, they are now trying to cover up the matter and were trying to retrieve the toddler’s clinic card in an attempt to make changes to their record chart.””

The protests continue when parents in China also felt the need to protest on behalf of their vaccine injured children.

China

In 2016, the South China Morning Post reported that approximately 70 parents of vaccine-injured children had protested outside the health commission in Beijing amid a heavy police presence. They stated that:

“The parents gathered at the main gate of the National Health and Family Planning Commission along with about 10 children who were fit enough to join the demonstration.

They wore blue caps and white masks bearing short slogans, urging justice and awareness about their children’s plight.

According to photographs provided by parents, they held up white T-shirts that read “compulsory vaccines lead to disabilities in children.”They were prevented from wearing the shirts.”

The report continued:

“The protests came after mainland authorities sacked and demoted 357 officials and arrested 202 suspects for their alleged involvement in a scandal in Shandong province, where a racket involving illegally traded vaccines worth 570 million yuan (HK$683.3 million) had thrived since 2010.

After nearly three hours of peaceful protest at the commission, the parents were told to address their grievances to the commission’s petition office.

Parents said they came from across the country but met each other while seeking medical treatment for their children in Beijing.

Yi Wenlong, 47, from Shanxi province, said 67 families signed a petition to take legal action against the commission for “turning a blind eye to poor monitoring of children’s vaccines”.

“The victims developed problems as early as eight years ago, while some were afflicted only recently,” Yi said.”

There are currently 134 new vaccine bills being introduced throughout the U.S., threatening to either limit or completely eradicate vaccine exemptions.  As a consequence, it is likely that the number of protests similar to those I have outlined will increase in number as more and more children become vaccine casualties.

For evidence-based research on vaccinations, visit the GreenMedInfo.com Research Dashboard.

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Four-Year-Olds Forced to Mine for Cobalt to Make Smartphones Work*

Four-Year-Olds Forced to Mine for Cobalt to Make Smartphones Work*
By Jessica Murray

Credit: Sky News

young children get paid 8p per day for 12 hours of work – Credit: Sky News

A recent undercover investigation by Sky News has revealed that children as young as four are working in mines to retrieve an substance to make mobile phones work. The investigation discovered that the mineral that the children are mining for is called cobalt, and is an essential component of batteries for smartphones and laptops, according to recent reports. Despite the army of children working in the mines to extract it for as little as 8p per day, the crucial component makes billions for multinational companies such as Apple and Samsung. Together with the incredibly low wage that the young children are paid, they are also made to work in terrible conditions with no safety equipment. The footage from Sky News shows that the children are made to continue working during heavy rain when they are wearing no shoes and have to carry large and heavy bags through the dirt.

 

Credit: Sky News

Credit: Sky News

 

Credit: Sky News
Eight-year-old mine worker Dorsen told Sky News,

“When I’m working here I’m suffering. My mother, she’s already dead, and I have to work all day and my head hurts me.”

He told reporters from Sky News that despite working for 12 hours each day, he had not made enough money to eat for the past two days. Every day the children descend into hand-dug shafts without any protective equipment, meaning that the tunnels frequently collapse on top of them. The mines where the children are exploited are located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where half of the world’s cobalt is located. If the children mess up their work in any way they are threatened with a beating. 11-year-old Richard told the media outlet,

“When I wake up every morning I feel terrible knowing I have to come back here again. Everything hurts.”

Sky News claimed that, due to the fact that there is very little regulation which requires companies to trace their cobalt supply lines, it is very likely that the majority of smartphones contain a battery with cobalt that was mined by children in the central African nation, particularly as this is where the majority of the element lies.

Credit: Sky News

Credit: Sky News

 

The growing demand for lithium-ion batteries for use in modern technology is the reason behind the industry that is driven by the U.S. and Chinese corporations behind the smartphone and electric car markets. The mine owners sell the retrieved cobalt to traders, who are mainly from China and do not ask any questions about the workers who are involved in mining it. Apple told Sky News,

“If our suppliers are unable or unwilling to meet our standards then we suspend or terminate business with them. Last year we removed 22 smelters from our supply chain.”

Other electronics and car firms that were contacted by Sky News during the investigation said that it is difficult to trace whether their cobalt comes from the mines seen in the footage. They then suggested that it is better for the communities involved to improve their working conditions than to terminate contracts altogether. The investigation concluded that there are thousands of unofficial, unregulated and unmonitored mines where men, women, and children are working in what has been described as slave conditions.

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Islam and Martial Arts: China’s Hui Muslim Tradition*

Islam and Martial Arts: China’s Hui Muslim Tradition*

By Eissa Da

Western media has always been saturated with images of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Li, but what we don’t hear about as often is the relation between Islam and martial arts. The early trade that led to a great relationship between Arab Muslims and the Chinese acted as a pivotal role in the spread of Islam in the Far East as well as cementing the Muslim-Chinese identity. Dating back to the 1200s, the roles early Chinese Muslims played in military leadership positions forms the beginning of this most unique connection.

Islam in China is well documented with the Hui people acting as the largest Muslim minority within the country. From approximately 19 years after the death of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ a relationship between China and Arabia was already in place. It was the third Khalifah (Caliph) ‘Uthman who initiated the first conscious efforts to spread Islam in the region, with subsequent trade missions also contributing to the spread of Islam.

The Hui Muslims came from this lineage, a unification of Arabia and China to form this unique position of authentic Chinese culture, infused with the Islamic tradition, the likes of which can still be seen to this day in various parts of the country, though mostly concentrated in the northwestern parts of China. The practice of martial arts still takes place in various Masajid (mosques) around the country, with Islamic sciences being taught at the same time.

Not only did martial arts combine with practical aspects of defence for long seafaring trade missions, but it also was a spiritual tool of many Muslim masters. The need for self-control and restraint reflect in both martial arts and traditional Islamic teachings.

The concept of Islamic self-control was used by martial art masters in the physical realm as well. With practitioners putting emphasis on both spiritual and physical aspects of training. The need for calm and collected decision making is a tradition upheld by Muslims, as seen in the tradition of The Prophet ﷺ , “The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger.” The essence of Ijtihad (diligence) in maintaining self-discipline is integral in both paths.

Various art forms such as Silat and Wushu have been perfected by Muslims of the last few hundred years, with many original martial arts being either created or adapted by Muslims as well, such as Zhaquan and Piguquan. These original developments were tools that were created often by army officials or to safeguard Muslims in China, being passed down in secret through generations.

In the history of this marriage between martial arts and Islam, there are many names to consider. We can see examples of masters such as Wang Zi Ping (1881 – 1973) and Chang Tung Sheng (1908 – 1986) who trained in their discipline while retaining their faith and using it as a means to come closer to Allah and the teachings of their religion.

Master Wang Zi Ping, acknowledged as a master of Wushu was also a learned man in relation to the Religion. He was known to lift heavy stones while reciting the Qur’an. A notable story tells of his opposition to German forces who attempted to obtain the doors of Qinzhou masjid that was inscribed with the history of the Muslims in China. Master Wang was not one to let a priceless part of Muslim identity be taken away, and so challenged the soldiers to a weight lifting competition and subsequently won.

Also, a master of various other disciplines, Wang Zi Ping was an inspiration to people, Muslim and non-Muslim alike. His mastery of a variety of martial arts allowed him to gain victory over various foreign opponents, leading to a great following of students, thus also spreading the reach of Islam amongst Chinese people.

In reality, martial arts and the Islamic tradition share a unique bond and history that within them both contain means to achieve a greater purpose. Acting as reflections of each other, the history of Islam in China led to the expansion of the Religion to the far eastern corners of the world, and the practical nature of martial arts helped defend this tradition in a way that kept the uniqueness of Chinese culture, with the absoluteness of the religion of Islam.

Amjid Ali is Wing Chun instructor and also a practicing Muslim. In the video below he relates his journey of learning, from travelling to Hong Kong and training with legendary martial artist Ip Man and close friends of the late Bruce Lee. He provides an interesting insight into the similarities between Islamic and martial art teachings.

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