Chinese state media announced Friday that Communist Party leader Xi Jinping has ordered the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to “enhance their combat readiness,” without elaborating what threat has made preparation for combat so urgent.
Various sources are reporting this news.. it’s quote from ABC NEWS in its summation of odd events: A U.S. government employee in southern China suffered a brain injury after reporting strange “sensations of sound and pressure,” a strikingly similar account to what American personnel experienced in recent years in Cuba, State Department officials said on Wednesday. In a health alert to … Read moreGovernment official suffers “brain injury” in China
Big waves came from the South China Sea late this week when China seized a US Drone that was operating in waters.. The nation’s decision stepped up tensions in the maritime world between China, Taiwan, and the United States.. Enter Donald Trump’s Twitter. President-elect Donald Trump reacted to the news by telling them he doesn’t … Read moreChina's drone choice: Return to sender or listen to Donald Trump?
This is Beijing, one picture BEFORE a parade and after.. People were so excited to finally see a blue sky in the city, they whipped out cameras to capture the moment.. (http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/04/asia/china-beijing-blue-sky-disappears-after-military-parade/)The CNN article linked doesn’t mention much about this, but I wonder if it was also utilized by China: Manipulating weather. Back in 2008 … Read more
This past week, China suffered from a massive explosion. Then another one. This weekend, a US military base in Japan had a series of explosions.. Meanwhile, North Korea and South Korea are exchanging battle cries while the world waits–again–to see if the conflict will begin anew. And this.. Twenty-two vessels, 20 aircraft, 40 armored vehicles … Read moreExplosions and drills: The dogs of war in the dog days of August
Chemical plant in China’s Shandong hit by explosions | News | DW.COM | 22.08.2015 YET MORE EXPLOSIONS? China’s Xinhua state news agency reported a blast in a chemical factory on Saturday. The agency reported that nine people were injured in the explosion which occurred in the eastern Huantai county in Shandong province. Fire engines were … Read moreChemical plant in China's Shandong hit by explosions | News | DW.COM | 22.08.2015
Fear for Saturday night.. here’s a link to read: China’s unfolding market crash resembles 1929’s Black Thursday, plunging world economy into depression
Dateline China: Fire sends smoke skyward in Tianjin at site of previous explosions Keep in mind, this is the same exact location where the explosion happened. This is a new fire.. From CNN: Fires shot plumes of black smoke into the sky Saturday at the site of a chemical warehouse in Tianjin, China, where explosions … Read more
Read more here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-11/china-weakens-yuan-reference-rate-by-record-1-9-amid-slowdown This is going to have a global effect
AP: The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement that data from the Office of Personnel Management and the Interior Department had been compromised. “The FBI is conducting an investigation to identify how and why this occurred,” the statement said. The hackers were believed to be based in China, said Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine … Read moreAP: The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement that data from the Office of Personnel Management and the Interior Department had been compromised. "The FBI is conducting an investigation to identify how and why this occurred," the statement said. The hackers were believed to be based in China, said Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican. Collins, a member of the Senate intelligence committee, said the breach was "yet another indication of a foreign power probing successfully and focusing on what appears to be data that would identify people with security clearances." A U.S. official, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the data breach, said it could potentially affect every federal agency. One key question is whether intelligence agency employee information was stolen. Former government employees are affected as well.