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PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE:

The dramatic growth of China in our generation is often ignored in prophetic calculations. It is not a traditional foe of Israel, and had not been considered a major threat to the End Times world empire until recently. It is the most populous nation on Earth, and recently has made a huge impact on world economies.

It allows a state-approved Christian presence but severely persecutes the immense house-church movement.

China is involved in a massive military build-up that threatens Taiwan, South Korea, and other Asian countries. It is apparently involved in massive cyber- attacks on the Internet. It is, therefore, a prime example of Jesus' prediction of "wars and rumors of war in the days leading up to the Tribulation (Matthew 24:6). China will also be a participant in the Battle of Armageddon, as one of the "Kings of the East" that will cross the dried-up Euphrates river to join the campaign (Revelation 16:12).



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Bill Gates to Build Next-Gen Nuclear Reactors With China

Dec. 7, 2011 - Bill Gates is having discussions with China to jointly develop a new kind of nuclear reactor similar to the TerraPower project he promoted in his home state of Washington.
"The idea is to be very low cost, very safe and generate very little waste," said the billionaire during a talk at China's Ministry of Science and Technology.
Source: Fox

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China's Hu urges navy to prepare for combat

Dec. 6, 2011 - The U.S. and China's neighbors have expressed concerns over China's naval ambitions. Chinese President Hu Jintao told his navy they must prepare for military combat. Hu said: "Our work must closely encircle the main theme of national defence and military building."
Source: Yahoo

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Will World War III be between the U.S. and China?

Nov. 26, 2011 -
China's vast military machine grows by the day. America's sending troops to Australia in response. As tension between the two superpowers escalates, Max Hastings warns of a terrifying threat to world peace.
This article reminds us of the US struggle against China during the Korean War. They were a formidable opponent then, and after three years of fighting against them we were glad to negotiate a compromise peace agreement and the armistice line that still divides the two Koreas today.

Since that time the U.S. has has sustained strategic dominance of the Indo-Pacific region. However, China’s new economic power is being reinforced by their military build-up. Their navy is growing fast. They are using aircraft-carriers and sophisticated missile systems. At this rate is is possible that China and the U.S. will face armed conflict again.

Source: Daily Mail



Phony Religious Freedom in China

Oct. 26, 2011 - Chuck Colson exposes the duplicity of the Chinese in regard to their treatment of Christianity in their country. They have sponsored an exhibit about the history of the spread of Christianity in China from the Tang Dynasty onward. However, at the same time, they are brutally repressing Christians today.
ChinaAid, an organization that exposes the persecution of Christians in China, says the exhibit is “a government propaganda ploy” intended to deflect attention from reports of growing religious persecution in China.
Examples of the ongoing persecution of Christians are also given in this article.
Source: Chuck Colson - Breakpoint

China delivers jolt to U.S. Middle East influence
Sets up collision course over issue of Palestinian statehood
Aug. 30, 2011 - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has evidently given up on trying to reach a peaceful solution with Israel before going to the U.N to request their recognition. Chinese President Hu Jintao has assured Abbas that they will support their bid for statehood. He wrote to Abbas that China has, "always supported the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people to establish an independent state."
Source: G2 Bulletin - WorldNetDaily

'Pakistan gives China access to top-secret U.S. helicopter from Bin Laden raid'
Aug. 15, 2011 - The Financial Times has reported that one person in intelligence circles that, against U.S. wishes, Pakistani authorities allowed Chinese military personel to examine the secret U.S. helicopter that crashed during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden last May.
The engineers were shown the wreckage and allowed to take photographs of it, as well as take samples of the "stealth" skin that enabled the American military to enter Pakistan undetected by radar, the Financial Times reported him as saying.
Source: Haaretz

China's first aircraft carrier 'starts sea trials'
Aug. 11, 2011 - In the midst of a rapid Chinese military build-up they have deployed their first aircraft carrier. The 300m (990ft) carrier is a refitted former Soviet warship. The first voyage is only a test run for the ship.
The BBC's Michael Bristow in Beijing says China is years away from being able to deploy this carrier as a potent military tool. Even so, the country's neighbours will be worried.
Source: BBC
China's first aircraft carrier makes maiden trip - Space Wars
As China launches aircraft carrier, Taiwan presents 'aircraft carrier killer' - The Telegraph

Massive Global Cyberattack Targeting U.S., U.N. Discovered; Experts Blame China
Aug. 3, 2011 - The online security firm McAfee will announce details today of the world's most extensive case of cyber-espionage. Some 72 networks -- 49 of them in the U.S. -- were infiltrated, resulting in a massive loss of information. And if even a fraction of that information is used to produce better competing products, or give the thieves a competitive advantage in key negotiations, this information could result in a huge economic loss.
Targets for the intrusions -- identified from logs tracked to a single server -- included computer networks of the United Nations secretariat, a U.S. Energy Department lab, some dozen U.S. defense firms and a U.K. defense contractor.
Analysts believe that the attacks came from China.
Source: Fox

Report: China building electromagnetic pulse weapons for use against U.S. carriers
July 25, 2011 - China is apparently developing electromagnetic pulse weapons (EMP) for use against U.S. aircraft carriers in future conflicts over Taiwan.
Portions of a National Ground Intelligence Centerstudy on the lethal effects of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and high-powered microwave (HPM) weapons revealed that the arms are part of China’s so-called “assassin’s mace” arsenal - weapons that allow a technologically inferior China to defeat U.S. military forces.
Source: Washington Times

China's Women Shortage Fuels Trafficking
June 2, 2011 - By 2020 China will have approximately 40 million more men 19-years and younger than women.
The problem started in 1980 when China launched its controversial "one-child" policy. The aim: limit births to one child per couple and keep the country's population below 1.2 billion. The government claims the policy has prevented 400 million births.
There simply are not enough available women for the number of men who want to start families.
Source: CBN

Why Beijing's Largest House Church Refuses to Stop Meeting Outdoors

Apr. 26, 2011 - In spite of harassment, detentions and arrests, the brave members of an unregistered house church with about 1000 members continues to meet in the open in hopes of achieving freedom of worship.
Source: Christianity Today

Anger on the streets: unrest in Iran, Algeria, Yemen, Morocco and China

Feb. 21, 2011 - In Algeria, peaceful protests against corruption in government are ongoing. In Iran, Yemen and Algeria violent protests continue. Even China is affected by the mood in the Middle East after an online call for "the jasmine revolution" demonstrations in 13 cities.
The Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy estimated that more than 100 activists across the country were taken away by police, prevented from leaving home or were missing.
Source: Guardian - UK

China's hostile space capabilities worry US: official

Feb. 4, 2011 - A new study from the Pentagon gives a 10-year National Security Space Strategy (NSSS). It warns that China is developing "counterspace" weapons that could shoot down satellites or jam signals.
China in 2007 shot down one of its own weather satellites using a medium-range ground missile.
Source: Space Daily
Other unusual recent headlines about China:
Chinese cyber-spies penetrate Foreign Office computers - Guardian - UK
Why is China building eerie 'ghost cities'? - WorldNetDaily

China's new stealth fighter may use US technology

Jan. 23, 2011 - China has a new stealth fighter that could pose a significant threat to American air superiority. It is likely that they copied US technology to produce the plane.
Balkan military officials and other experts have told The Associated Press that in all probability the Chinese gleaned some of their technological know-how from an American F-117 Nighthawk that was shot down over Serbia in 1999.
Source: Fox

What's at Stake in US-China Summit? Pretty Much Everything

Jan. 18, 2010 - President Barack Obama hosts a meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao tonight. President Obama hopes for a better working relationship with the Chinese government on a host of issues...
... from Iranian and North Korean nuclear ambitions to disputes over subsidized steel and software piracy, from human rights and climate change to control of sea lanes and currency exchange rates.
Source: AOL News
Where did that come from? U.S. failed to detect Chinese stealth fighter - WorldNetDaily
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