China

And the Winner is… Islam

  For the 30 years since The McLaughlin Group began to run on network television, the Christmas and New Year's shows have been devoted to the conferring of annual awards. The first award on the Christmas show is "Biggest Winner." This year, clearly, one of the world's big winner was — Islam. For this was [...]

China Celebrates Outwitting U.S. in the WTO

  This month, communist China is celebrating its 10th anniversary of joining the World Trade Organization. The subtitle ought to be China's 10th anniversary of cheating the United States. The globalists talked the U.S. into supporting this cozy trade relationship with China by getting American manufacturers and farmers to salivate at the prospect of gaining [...]

The Brutality of “Population Control”

About a month ago this tragic story from China surfaced in the Western media (the UK’s Guardian).  It’s a terribly sad story about a mother, Ma Jihong, who died on an operating table in Lijin, Shandong province, when she was forced by state officials to have a late-term abortion.  Why were they forcing her to [...]

Did FDR Provoke Pearl Harbor?

On Dec. 8, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt took the rostrum before a joint session of Congress to ask for a declaration of war on Japan. A day earlier, at dawn, carrier-based Japanese aircraft had launched a sneak attack devastating the U.S. battle fleet at Pearl Harbor. Said ex-President Herbert Hoover, Republican statesman of the day, “We [...]

It’s Not Easy Subsidizing Green

  The bankruptcy of “green jobs” darling Solyndra is still in the news because it could cost U.S. taxpayers $535 million due to a federal “stimulus” program loan guarantee. The Silicon Valley solar-panel maker’s failure comes on the heels of another “green” corporate-welfare beneficiary going under, Evergreen Solar. These deals were big losers for Americans. Both businesses [...]

China-Watching in the Vatican

Whatever its other accomplishments, Henry Kissinger’s new book, On China, ought to cause serious reconsideration of that now-familiar refrain, “China-is-the-lead-country-of-the-future.” Kissinger’s analysis of Chinese history has been criticized, as has his reticence about evils like the massacres at Tiananmen Square. But his conclusion -- that China’s future depends on the resolution of the conflict between [...]

The China Model: Looking at Population Control

On March 9, 2009, I found myself sitting in a modest concrete farmhouse, deep inside the labyrinthine network of rural farming villages that make up Lipu County, China. Warm, clear sunlight streamed in the house's open back door, a rare break from the unending drizzle that seems to plague southern China in the spring. Pinned [...]

One Child Policy Leads to Human Trafficking

  According to a report in the Caixin Century magazine, population control officials in the Chinese province of Hunan seized at least 16 babies born in violation of the one-child policy, sent them to state-run orphanages, and then sold them abroad for adoption. In the words of Steven W. Mosher, China expert and president of the [...]

American Timidity?

America's founding documents -- the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Federalist Papers -- are, when read, potentially lethal. Debates about American exceptionalism abound. Writing in the Wall Street Journal before the bombings in Libya, Daniel Henninger brought these currents together in the context of present Arab world turmoil as they relate to Chinese [...]

The 2012 Dark Horse?

Most conversations in Washington these days end up running down the list of likely GOP candidates who will run for the presidential nomination in 2012. The strengths and weaknesses of Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, and Haley Barbour are quickly calculated; but when it comes to [...]

Outlaw: One Priest in the Underground Chinese Church

"Chu lai! Chu lai!" Guang-Zhong Gu awoke in the pre-dawn hours, bathed in the sweat of a balmy Shanghai September. Unfamiliar voices barked, "Come out! Come out!" Lights overhead flashed on. The cold steel snap of ammo clicked into machine guns. Fists pounded at the doors lining the long corridors of the Xujiahui Seminary, normally [...]

The lepers of China

I knew that leprosy still existed in parts of Africa and India, but had no idea there were so many people living with it in China. According to Brian Palmer of Slate, the government no longer forces people with leprosy into isolation, but many small colonies remain:  China has pledged to improve living conditions for [...]

Is America in Decline?

A group called "Before It's News" recently provided a heavily hyperlinked article with the unwieldy title, "Is America in Decline?  24 Statistics About the United States Economy That Are Almost Too Embarrassing to Admit."  Here's a sample from the middle: #6 One prominent economist now says that the Chinese economy will be three times larger than the [...]

Our Lady, Help of Christians — and presidents?

Well this is interesting: First Lady Michelle Obama said last month that her husband “always carries a picture of Mary Help of Christians in his wallet.” She made her remarks while visiting a house of the Salesian community in Ronda, Spain. Under the title of Help of Christians, Our Lady is the patroness of the [...]

Underground Catholic priest and nun murdered in China

Lest we forget that our Catholic brothers and sisters in China are still suffering great persecution: A priest and a nun who were both members of China's underground Catholic church were murdered in the north of the country this week but the motive was not clear, police said Thursday. AsiaNews, a Vatican-based news service, said [...]

Flipping Freeways

Via Within the Crainium, a great little story on a clever solution devised by some Dutch architects to address the problem of traveling by car between China and Hong Kong: One of the most vexing aspects of traveling between mainland China and Hong Kong is the car travel: People in the former drive on the right [...]

Let’s Pretend We’re Jesuits in China

Drawing crackpot connections between seemingly unrelated things is a key skill for a writer. Whatever is actually happening in the world, he can use it to prove a point about whatever he was thinking about already. Metaphysical poet John Donne took a flea that he squished with a fingernail and stretched it out as a [...]

Drawing Mohammed not the right approach…

On Friday, Sky News reported that the Chinese government would be sterilizing 10,000 southerners over a period of four days to make sure local population quotas are met. (Today will be the fourth day.) Many are being sterilized against their will, and in some cases, government officials are imprisoning the elderly parents of those who [...]

China forces sterilization on its southern citizens

On Friday, Sky News reported that the Chinese government would be sterilizing 10,000 southerners over a period of four days to make sure local population quotas are met. (Today will be the fourth day.) Many are being sterilized against their will, and in some cases, government officials are imprisoning the elderly parents of those who [...]

Gendercide’s tidal wave coming soon to China

It's no secret that China has been practicing gendercide -- the mass killing of unborn girls by abortion -- for some time. Now this interesting piece in the UK's Mail Online outlines the problems Chinese society will be facing by 2020, when there will be 30 million more men of marrying age than women. As [...]

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