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Chinese lunar rover makes first tracks on moon, state media reports
Dec/ 15. 2013 - Following yesterday's first soft landing on the moon by China - the first for any nation in 37 years - they have now deployed
a rover to explore the surface.
The so-called "Jade Rabbit" rover detached itself from the much larger landing vehicle early Sunday morning, approximately seven hours after the unmanned
Chang'e 3 space probe touched down on a fairly flat, Earth-facing part of the moon.
USS Cowpens: Why China forced a confrontation at sea with US Navy
Dec. 13, 2013 - A recent incident occured in the South China Sea when the USS Cowpens – a guided missile warship, which was “lawfully operating” in the
area - had to change course to avoid a collision with a Chinese ship. Dean Cheng, senior research fellow for Chinese political and security affairs at the
Heritage Foundation explains that the Chinese are making an important statement by their actions.
"If the US wants to operate in these waters, then it should be prepared to be operating under a high
state of tension. If the US doesn’t want tension, then it’s very simple: leave.”
- Source: CS Monitor
China's new 54.9 petaflop supercomputer may be world's fastest
Jun. 4, 2013 - A new Chinese supercomputer, called Tianhe-2 or Milkyway-2, has a theoretical speed of 54.9 petaflops.
It has 32,000 multicore Intel Xeon Ivy Bridge chips, and 48,000 Xeon Phi chips, a co-processor based on Intel's MIC (Many Integrated Core)
- The current fastest supercomputer in the world, according to a biannual Top 500 list, is at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.
It runs at nearly 18 petaflops, far short of the new Chinese machine, which reportedly cost 1.7 billion yuan to develop.
- Source: Shanghaiist
- Compare Cray Triton at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Report on new Milkyway-1 - Jack Dongarra
Slideshow: The top 5 fastest supercomputers and their power management challenges - EDN Network
Authors: China Rapidly Taking Over World Economically
June 3, 2013 - An editorial piece in the New York Times says that China is becoming the world's economic superpower.
A meeting between President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping are scheduled to meet this week at Rancho Mirage, Calif to work out complex
relations between the two countries. The authors of the new book say that the U.S. should first hold China accoountable for the alleged
hacking of U.S. computers.
- Heriberto Araujo and Juan Pablo Cardenal, authors of the book "China's Silent Army," say China's attempt this past week to buy American pork
producer Smithfield Foods and French resort company Club Med are indicative of the West's problem.
- Source: NewsMax
US takes swipe at China following hacking accusations
Mar. 28, 2013 - The growing threat of widespread hacking of business and government computers by the Chinese has prompted the
U.S. take action by barring the purchase of information technology made by companies linked to China's government. The legislation was buried
in a spending bill signed by President Barack Obama on Tuesday.
- Source: Fox
China: 336 Million Abortions in Barely Four Decades
Mar. 20, 2013 - Since China instituted limits on population growth in 1971 336 million unborn children have been aborted there.
- The staggering number of abortions should prompt mourning for the victims, but it should not be shocking, said pro-life observers of China's
policy, because the Communist government has enforced a coercive "one-child" policy for more than 30 years.
- Source: Religion Today
China's belligerence called 'crisis greater than Iran'
Feb. 1, 2013 - According to Asian analyst Michael Klare, China's new agressive attitude in the South China Sea and its tensions
with Japan and the Philippines could become a bigger problem than Iran's nuclear aspirations.
The U.S. has defense treatys with Japan and the Philippines.
- A crisis in the East or South China Seas would pose an even “greater peril” due to the prospect of a U.S.-China military standoff that
could threaten Asian economic stability.
- Source: Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin - WND
Tokyo looking to expand military - Japanese responding to China's growing aggression
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