Archive for the ‘CHINA’ Category

Tibetans refuse to sow spring crops in protest against Beijing

In CHINA, TIBET on 11/04/2009 at 6:53 PM

Tibetan discontent at Chinese rule has taken a new twist, with farmers refusing to till their fields in a show of passive resistance against Beijing. So anxious are officials at the latest action that they have sent in troops from the People’s Liberation Army to work with farmers – or in their place if need be – to carry out spring planting in mountainous regions able to support only one crop a year. Local sources said that many farmers in areas of Sichuan province with large ethnic Tibetan populations have decided to down tools and leave their barley fields fallow this year… The Times


Hyperinflation Will begin In China And It Will Destroy The Dollar

In AMERICA, CHINA, ECONOMY on 18/01/2009 at 9:01 AM

The conventional wisdom on China is dead wrong. Specifically, there is a widespread belief, as expressed by Goldman Sachs, that “China will keep the yuan trading within a narrow range in 2009 due concerns about exporters.” Worse still, others are even predicting that China will devalue its currency! The sheer wishful thinking is astounding! The idea that “China will keep the dollar peg to help its exporters” ranks all the way up there with “Housing prices always go up” and “You can spend your way to prosperity”… Market Skeptics

Chinese yuan set to replace dollar

In AMERICA, CHINA, ECONOMY on 03/01/2009 at 10:32 AM

Beijing has launched the experiment of using the yuan as a reserve currency in relations with 8 countries. Chinese exporters are asking to charge in yuan instead of dollars, because the U.S. currency is losing value. But China needs to revise its model of development, too much inspired by eighteenth century mercantilism. While the comments of economic observers have focused on what is happening to U.S. public debt and to financial markets overseas, the news media rarely mention what is happening in Asia, almost as if there were not a strong correlation between the two phenomena. But it is logical that a substantial accumulation of foreign exchange reserves in China, Japan and throughout Asia corresponds to an unprecedented supply of dollars, the global reserve currency.Asia News

And now the Manchurian microchip

In AMERICA, CHINA, CIA / FBI, COMPUTER / INTERNET / WEB on 18/10/2008 at 11:41 AM

The geniuses at Homeland Security who brought you hare-brained procedures at airports (which inconvenience travelers without snagging terrorists) have decreed that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This means The Investigator — at the risk of compromising national insecurities — would be remiss not to make you aware of the hottest topic in U.S. counterintelligence circles: rogue microchips. This threat emanates from China (PRC) — and it is hugely significant. The myth: Chinese intelligence services have concealed a microchip in every computer everywhere, programmed to “call home” if and when activated. The reality: It may actually be true… Criptome

In CHINA, TIBET on 10/03/2008 at 2:39 PM

Flag of Tibet

don’t let them do that to you
– justice –
start your own currency
make your own stamp
protect your language
make your own flag
raise your flag
damn colonists
ignore their patronizing
tear off their blindfold
open their eyes
with a flag and a trumpet
go to the top
of your highest mountain
and raise your flag
raise the flag

by Bjork