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Donald
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« on: August 05, 2017, 12:42:05 am »

....internet users in China only get to access what the Chinese Communist Party want you to see on the internet, alot like what would happen in NZ with the Green Party  in power😳


China targets 'harmful' websites in 3-hour drill for internet providers.
China ordered internet service providers to participate in a drill Thursday for taking down websites deemed "harmful" by the Beijing government.

The three-hour drill, billed as an opportunity for participants to test their "emergency reponse" skills, was viewed by critics as the latest attempt by China to tighten censor controls on Internet data centers and cloud companies, which host website servers, Reuters reported.

According to a document attributed to cyber police, China’s Ministry of Public Security called for the drill to “tackle the problem of smaller websites illegally disseminating harmful information,” the news agency reported.

China has been tightening its grip on the internet in recent years, especially since President Xi Jinping took office in 2012. Most recently, Jinping has increased data surveillance and censorship rules ahead of a key Chinese Communist Party meeting in the fall, the 19th Party Congress, the New York Times reported.

Recent attempts to crack down on virtual private networks, which are used to bypass China’s firewall, have resulted in major changes like Apple removing VPN apps from its app store last week.

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently defended the company's move, saying it was simply complying with Chinese laws. But critics accused Apple of appeasing the government of a nation that accounted for about $8 billion of its revenue in the fiscal third quarter, as Fox News reported.
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2017, 02:44:03 pm »


from the Los Angeles Times....

A grand bargain with China could remove North Korea's nuclear
threat — but it would destroy America's global influence


Washington also needs to end the fantasy of North Korean denuclearization,
which, short of all-out war, will never happen.


By MICHAEL AUSLIN | 4:00AM PDT - Thursday, August 03, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida on April 6th. — Photograph: Xinhua/TNS.
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida on April 6th. — Photograph: Xinhua/TNS.

WITH North Korea's latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, one apparently capable of reaching California, the American foreign policy community is struggling to find a way — short of war — to end the threat from Pyongyang. In the media and behind closed doors, some are suggesting that the U.S. should approach China for a grand bargain.

The idea is deceptively simple: China would intervene in North Korea, most likely by removing Kim Jong Un from power and installing a puppet in his place. In return, the U.S. would withdraw or significantly reduce our forces in South Korea and potentially forces farther afield in Asia.

This may sound like an effective, realpolitik means of breaking a decades-long stalemate. After all, American presidents have been saying for years that China is the key to solving the North Korea puzzle. Such a pact would force Beijing into taking action rather than offering platitudes. It would also end the charade of American sanctions, which are regularly watered down or undercut by China and Russia. Most of all, it would rid the world of Kim — a brutal, dangerous despot — and end his family’s absolute rule.

But in reality, a grand bargain with China is likely to destroy America's global influence, making it impossible for Washington to maintain stability in strategic areas, particularly in Asia and Europe. Indeed, merely proposing an agreement of this sort would make the U.S. into a paper tiger and compromise American credibility in Asia and around the world.

A grand bargain would effectively transfer America's dominance to China. No matter how the White House spun such a deal, world leaders would infer that the U.S. had gone hat in hand to China. Recognizing China as the true foreign power on the peninsula, South Korea and other Asian nations would tilt inevitably toward Beijing. It's also possible that South Korea and Japan, among other countries, would decide that they had no choice but to develop nuclear weapons for their own national defense.

Moreover, having seen the U.S. kowtow, Beijing would likely take a more assertive posture in the South China Sea and push Washington further, demanding a more comprehensive drawdown of American military forces from East Asia. Even if Washington refused to buckle, Sino-U.S. relations would enter a period of heightened tension and antagonism, undoubtedly encouraging both Moscow and Tehran to double down on their destabilizing behavior.

In short, a bargain would spell serial diplomatic failure for the U.S. As frustrating as it may seem, our long-standing strategy of containment and deterrence toward North Korea remains our best hope. This strategy will test our patience, but there are a few policies the White House can adopt to make its position more credible.

First, Washington ought to acknowledge openly that North Korea is a country with weapons of mass destruction that can strike not just other Asian countries, but also the continental United States. Washington also needs to end the fantasy of North Korean denuclearization, which, short of all-out war, will never happen. That will at least free up American diplomats from endless, meaningless negotiations. It is better to be feared by Pyongyang than held in contempt for our willingness to believe that it might one day give up its nuclear program.

Second, the U.S. should announce an assured destruction policy in response to any use of nuclear weapons by the North. If Pyongyang has no intention of using its weapons, then we have little to worry about. But if Kim is tempted to do so, our threat may give him pause, or create rifts within the elite that could result in Kim being neutered. This move would also outflank any attempts at nuclear blackmail by Kim, since Washington would make clear that the use of nuclear weapons would result in the complete destruction of his regime.

Finally, the Trump administration would be wise to commit to a comprehensive missile defense program in order to defend against North Korea's relatively limited, though lethal, ICBM capability. The cost of exploring all possible means of missile defense, including air-based and space-based directed-energy weapons, is a small investment next to the potential of a catastrophic war.

Acknowledging our diplomatic failures and taking these steps would increase our chances of containing North Korea. The alternative — a misguided and rushed grand bargain with China — would do little to end Pyongyang’s threat, and almost certainly would spell the end of American global primacy, leaving the world a far more uncertain and unstable place.


• Michael Auslin is a fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and the author of The End of the Asian Century.

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-auslin-north-korea-china-grand-bargain-20170803-story.html
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 02:46:00 pm »


Naturally, due to Trump's limited-attention-span and difficulty comprehending BIG words, Trump will eventually get bored with the North Korean problem as Kim Jong-un continues to give the stupid Orange Goblin the one-finger salute, so the clown in The White House will eventually do a deal and hand the problem over to China to deal with and in return exit from the Chinese sphere-of-interest in the wider Asian region, including in the South China Sea. Trump will “Make China Great Again” because he is a stupid fuckwit who is out of his depth.
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2017, 09:25:31 pm »

...yeah...went snorkeling with sharks here at Koh Tao yesterday, "living on the edge", they were to scared to attack me, guess they were kiwirail sharkes🙄
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