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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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.

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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.
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.
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) architecture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. has defense treatys with Japan and the Philippines.
Source: Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin - WND
Tokyo looking to expand military - Japanese responding to China's growing aggression
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