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China property bubble bursting

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8:41am
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China Housing Market Bubble Start to Pop as Economy Faces Hard-Landing:

China’s property bubble has already started to burst as the country struggles to avoid a hard-landing after the housing market became overheated with soaring prices.

China’s commercial and residential property sectors are not doing well, especially in the city of Hangzho, which...

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Snowden’s double-edged sword

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 24, 2014 at 11:49am
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Edward Snowden is the hero of those seeking to protect privacy of Americans.

He’s also certainly the hero of the Russian and Chinese military and intelligence services, who don’t exactly speak on camera.

The New York Times and Spiegel revealed, based on Snowden leaks, how the NSA managed to penetrate a Chinese computer equipment...

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Knife attack at Chinese train station leaves dozens dead

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 7:30am
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At least 29 people were killed Saturday after assailants wielding knives stormed a train station in southwestern China, in what has been described as “an organized, premeditated violent terrorist attack.”

From the Associated Press via ABC News:

More than 10 assailants slashed scores of people with knives at a train station in southern...

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Japan and India tag-team to contain China

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:07pm
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Japan and India don’t necessarily have the warmest relationship with their neighbor, China.

China hasn’t exactly lessened tensions by enforcing a no-fly zone over Japanese islands. And its rapidly expanding military efforts haven’t brought comfort to India’s government, especially with a long history of border tensions.

Since it has become apparent that the...

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Beware Glenn Greenwald bearing leaks

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 12:40pm

Just as the NSA-Snowden leak story was being broken by The Guardian via Glenn Greenwald, and to a lesser extent at The Washington Post, I thought about writing a post with the title this post bears.  In the crush of other things, and the uncertainty as to what was involved, it didn’t...

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Lü Lingzi, Chinese grad student killed in #BostonMarathon bombing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 8:00am

The third person killed in the bombing of the Boston Marathon has been identified.

Via Riehl World News:

The third person killed in the Boston Marathon bombings is a 23-year-old Chinese graduate student at Boston University who came to the U.S. because it was her dream to get a better education.

Identified by her...

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And now we juxtapose progressive Senate rock star and Chinese real estate bubble

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 10:16pm

I’m watching a 60 Minutes segment about the Chinese real estate bubble:

China has been nothing short of a financial miracle. In just 30 years, this state-controlled economy became the world’s second largest, deftly managed by government policies and decrees.

One sector the authorities concentrated on was real estate and construction. But...

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Hey China, only we can attack The NY Times

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 6:45pm

There are Times that we need to stick up for The NY Times.

Whatever we have said about The Times, we don’t regret.

But we stand with The Times when it gets hacked by China:

For the last four months, Chinese hackers have persistently attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems and...

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Weak Horse, the movie

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 9:45am

If you had any doubt who is the weak horse, witness the change in the story line of the just released remake of Red Dawn, as described by Sonny Bunch in The Washington Free Beacon:

Sometime between the start of production and the remake’s release, which was delayed due to the production...

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Elizabeth Warren did not Google “China commodity prices collapse”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 24, 2012 at 8:54am

Elizabeth Warren famously wants us to be more like China and devote even greater percentages of our GDP to infrastructure construction.

Warren is making this push despite the fact that we already spend huge sums on infrastructure, we just don’t do it very efficiently as state and local governments have proven to...

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Blind Chinese dissident puts Obama in bind (video)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 5:56pm

Via The Hill:

Chen Guangcheng’s daring escape to the U.S. embassy turned into a major political headache for President Obama on Thursday as Republicans accused the administration of naively handing the blind human rights activist back to Chinese authorities….

Embassy officials say Chen left the embassy of his own volition to be reunited...

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Hoekstra ad actress recants and begs forgiveness

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 2:36pm

I previously posted regarding Pete Hoekstra’s commercial about jobs being shipped to China, and the cries of racism because an Asian woman played the role of an Asian woman in China in the commercial.

The woman’s identity was outed by a blog called Angry Asian Man, which noted what was about to...

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Saturday Night Card Game (Who should have played the role?)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 6:21pm

I posted earlier in the week about the Super Bowl commercial run by Pete Hoekstra, who is running for Senate from Michigan against Debbie Stabenow.

The commercial was part of a DebbieSpendItNow.com campaign highlighting the loss of jobs in Michig...

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The most popular video of the week was ….

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 3:00pm

No, not the video I posted of Nancy Reagan.

It was, according to Israel Matzav, a video of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wishing China a Happy New Year, receiving 40 million views not including people who viewed it on Chinese television:

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