Archive for the ‘Communist China’ Category

One thing Biden got right

March 9, 2009

Remember when Joe Biden said there would be countries challenging the new President, within six months of his taking office? That was one thing Joe was spot on correct about.

Latest in the parade of enemies of Freedom is Communist China. The AP reports:

The Pentagon charged Monday that five Chinese ships shadowed and maneuvered dangerously close to a U.S. Navy vessel in an apparent attempt to harass the American crew.

Defense officials in the Obama administration said the incident Sunday followed several days of “increasingly aggressive” acts by Chinese ships in the region. The incident took place in international waters in the South China Sea, about 75 miles south of Hainan Island.

Let’s see, the Iranians are building nuclear bombs, the North Koreans are launching missiles, and the Russians are taking over military bases we need to supply our troops in Afghanistan.

In case you are grasping how big a problem this is, let’s review our Dear Leader’s recent gaffe filled visit with the Prime Minister of Great Britain. That was explained, by the President’s own staff, as BHO and his team being “overwhelmed.” Wait! It gets worse!

A well-connected Washington figure, who is close to members of Mr Obama’s inner circle, expressed concern that Mr Obama had failed so far to “even fake an interest in foreign policy”. …

As I said before the election, “President Obama” is Putin’s wet dream. BHO’s own choice for VP, agreed with me, although he put a bit more politely.

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Al Gore needs to take his road show to China

September 25, 2008

Al Gore, who founded and runs a company that sellsCarbon Offset Credits,” is calling for “civil disobedience to stop the construction of coal plants.”

Perhaps Mr. Gore needs reminding of the rapid rate that Communist China is building dirty coal fired power plants.

Instead of trying to sabotage the US economy, he should try taking his show to Communist China and see how well it plays there.

The age of the Chinese Gymnasts

August 13, 2008

The NY Times wouldn’t touch the Edwards story, but they are reporting on the age question of the Gold Medal winning Communist Chinese “women’s” gymnastics team.

In Chinese newspaper profiles this year, He was listed as 14, too young for the Beijing Games.

The Times found two online records of official registration lists of Chinese gymnasts that list He’s birthday as Jan. 1, 1994, which would make her 14. A 2007 national registry of Chinese gymnasts — now blocked in China but viewable through Google cache — shows He’s age as “1994.1.1.”

Another registration list that is unblocked, dated Jan. 27, 2006, and regarding an “intercity” competition in Chengdu, China, also lists He’s birthday as Jan. 1, 1994. That date differs by two years from the birth date of Jan. 1, 1992, listed on He’s passport, which was issued Feb. 14, 2008.

The other gymnast, Jiang, is listed on her passport — issued March 2, 2006 — as having been born on Nov. 1, 1991, which would make her 16 and thus eligible to compete at the Beijing Games.

A different birth date, indicating Jiang is not yet 15, appears on a list of junior competitors from the Zhejiang Province sports administration. The list of athletes includes national identification card numbers into which birth dates are embedded. Jiang’s national card number as it appears on this list shows her birth date as Oct. 1, 1993, which indicates that she will turn 15 in the fall, and would thus be ineligible to compete in the Beijing Games.

The bottom line is that those kids are exactly as old as the Communist Chinese government says they are. When they were actually born has nothing to do with it.

The International Olympic Committee also doesn’t have the balls to call the Communist Chinese government on it.

Update: For those of you too young to remember that whole Cold War thing, here is a Public Service Announcement:


It is pretty much expected that the Communist countries will cheat early and often.

We now return you to what ever reality you were comfortably enjoying.

Communist China running true to form

July 30, 2008

Nobody who pays attention can be surprised by this:
China to censor Internet during Games

China will censor the Internet used by foreign media during the Olympics, an organising committee official confirmed Wednesday, reversing a pledge to offer complete media freedom at the games.

Controlling information and punishing those who access information the government doesn’t like is what Communists do.

This reminds me of the Kos Kiddies/DUmmies gleefully listing those they would ban from the airways and print if they gained power.

Bill Clinton linked to Communist Chinese crackdowns in Tibet

April 13, 2008

According to the LA Times, “A firm that has donated to the president’s charity is accused of collaborating with the government in its crackdown on Tibetan activists.”

File under hardly surprising. Billy Jeff Clinton has never had a problem taking money from the Communist Chinese government before. At least now he isn’t handing over US Military secrets for the cash.

GUILTY! GUILITY! GUILTY!

January 4, 2008

HRC’s Chinese Connection, convicted felon and democrat fundraiser, Norman Hsu has been convicted once again. This time it’s three years in a California state pen. He still faces federal fraud charges in New York.

This is not a surprise to those who pay attention

December 9, 2007

From the Weekly Standard:

An official of the Chinese government last week confirmed that Beijing is supporting U.S. enemies around the world.

Yuan Peng, director of the Institute of American Studies, part of the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, said that “in the world, almost all enemies of the United States are China’s friends.”

The rare admission confirms the view of some critics who say China’s arms sales to rogue states like Iran, Syria and North Korea are based on a deliberate strategy of indirectly confronting the United States.

Japan is getting back into the projection of military power game

September 3, 2007

From Strategy Page is the story on Japan’s new warships:

Japan launched the first of its new helicopter-carrying destroyers, the Hyuga, amid great fanfare. This vessel, officially 13,500 tons, will be able to carry helicopters. Plans are for them to mostly carry SH-60 helicopters, but the Hyuga will give Japan its first real power projection capability since 1945.

This ship in the same weight range of the European “Harrier carriers” (the British Invincibles, the Italian Garibaldi, the Spanish Principe de Asturias, and the Thai Chakri Narubet-classes). While this ship is currently planned to carry helicopters only, European experience (particularly from the British) has shown that this can be an effective platform for fixed-wing aircraft, like the F-35B. That makes the designation of “helicopter carrying destroyer” technically true, but in reality a useful fiction. In essence, they could act as small aircraft carriers or as a landing platform helicopter like HMS Ocean if transport helicopters are used.

In essence, Japan will have a ship about the size of the vessels that were the centerpiece of the British response to a crisis halfway around the world 25 years ago, with a flight deck and an offset island. They performed well, too – just ask Argentina. The Hyuga means that Japan is back in the power projection business.

I can understand Japan making this move. The likely next President of the United States has a history of extremely close ties (in the way of massive and illegal “campaign contributions”) to the Communist Chinese government.

Communist China running true to form

June 15, 2007

The Washington Times Inside the Ring Column has the story:

New intelligence reveals China is covertly supplying large quantities of small arms and weapons to insurgents in Iraq and the Taliban militia in Afghanistan, through Iran.
U.S. government appeals to China to check some of the arms shipments in advance were met with stonewalling by Beijing, which insisted it knew nothing about the shipments and asked for additional intelligence on the transfers. The ploy has been used in the past by China to hide its arms-proliferation activities from the United States, according to U.S. officials with access to the intelligence reports.
Some arms were sent by aircraft directly from Chinese factories to Afghanistan and included large-caliber sniper rifles, millions of rounds of ammunition, rocket-propelled grenades and components for roadside bombs, as well as other small arms.
The Washington Times reported June 5 that Chinese-made HN-5 anti-aircraft missiles were being used by the Taliban.

The weapons were described as “late-model” arms that have not been seen in the field before and were not left over from Saddam Hussein’s rule in Iraq.

Ahhh…that Clinton Odor

February 15, 2007

The Investor’s Business Daily points out that it’s Clinton business as Usual for Hillary Rodham Clinton:

Amazing how fast corruption’s odor trails the Clintons. Just as Hillary announces she’s running for president as her own woman, we now learn her brother got loans he never had to repay. Same old grifters.

That should be a warning, because the seedy memory of the Clinton scandals has faded since Bill and Hillary left the White House in 2001, pardoning criminals, signing book deals and perhaps carting off the silver on their way out.

The couple abused the office of the president by selling political favors in exchange for campaign contributions. The two were so shameless in shaking money out of those who sought White House access that one collaborator, Johnny Chung, compared their operation to putting coins in a subway turnstile.

In return for campaign donations, they allowed U.S. technology to be sold to the Chinese, rented out the Lincoln bedroom to Hollywood second-stringers, indulged in improbably profitable commodity trades, and, for their finales, pardoned a long string of atrocious criminals, confident that their last-minute abuse of office would be forgotten as the nation turned its focus to a new president.

As we gear up for the 2008 election, voters should think long and hard about whether they want another eight years of these ethics as Hillary presents herself as a potential first female president.

HT to Kim at WizBangBlog