Monthly Archives: December 2017

China’s Latest Plans To Dominate Robot, Smart Car And Railway Industries By 2020

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2125765/chinas-latest-plans-dominate-robot-smart-car-and-railway China’s latest plans to dominate robot, smart car and railway industries by 2020 Shipbuilding, agriculture, medical devices and new materials also targeted as Beijing seeks to upgrade nation’s industrial power PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 December, 2017, 2:02pm UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 December, 2017, 11:29pm   Jane Cai China has unveiled three-year plans to increase […]

“Martin Luther:  The Man Who Rediscovered God And Changed The World;” By Eric Metaxas

“Martin Luther:  The Man Who Rediscovered God And Changed The World;” By Eric Metaxas   www.fortunascorner.com      It is timely as we celebrate the birth of Christ and Christmas that a new biography is published on a “16th century revolutionary,” who “rediscovered God and changed the world.”  Carlos Erie reviewed Eric Metaxas’s new biography […]

At An Air Show In China, Drones — Not Jets — Are The Stars

At an Air Show in China, Drones — Not Jets — Are the Stars The New York Times · by LAM YIK FEI · December 28, 2017 Dozens of drones waiting to perform in a light show at Hannan General Aviation Airport in Wuhan, China, in November. Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times WUHAN, China — Need […]

Is This China’s Secret Weapon?

Is This China’s Secret Weapon? By Peter Pham, www.forbes.com View Original December 28th, 2017 Shutterstock Everywhere around the world, we hear many David and Goliath stories of the small defeating the big. We’ve read about how smaller groups of determined soldiers, such as those in the battle of Marathon, were able to beat larger armies. As a […]

The KGB Playbook For Infiltrating The Middle East

The KGB Playbook for Infiltrating the Middle East By Michael Weiss, www.thedailybeast.com View Original December 28th, 2017 This is the second article in a three-part series based on never-before-published training manuals for the KGB, the Soviet intelligence organization that Vladimir Putin served as an operative, and that shaped his view of the world. As former Director of […]

What’s That Rocketing Into The North Korean Sky? A Baseball!

What’s That Rocketing Into the North Korean Sky? A Baseball! Satellite data and tales from defectors reveal the isolated nation’s secret sporting passion https://www.wsj.com/articles/whats-that-rocketing-into-the-north-korean-sky-a-baseball-1514391399? A satellite photo shows the Moranbong Softball Field in Pyongyang, North Korea.PHOTO: PICTOMETRY By Andrew Jeong Dec. 27, 2017 11:16 a.m. ET 5 COMMENTS SEOUL—Curtis Melvin, a researcher at Johns Hopkins University, was […]

Documents Shed Light On North Korea’s Startling Gains In Sea-Based Missile Technology

Documents shed light on North Korea’s startling gains in sea-based missile technology By Joby Warrick, www.washingtonpost. com View Original December 27th, 2017 A few months after the collapse of the Soviet Union, a group of American investors and Russian scientists struck a deal to begin marketing one of the crown jewels of Moscow’s strategic arsenal: an entire […]

With A Minor Tweak, F-35s Could hoot Down North Korean Missile Launches — But There’s A Catch

With a minor tweak, F-35s could shoot down North Korean missile launches — but there’s a catch By Alex Lockie, www.businessinsider.com View Original December 27th, 2017 An F-35 Lightning II demonstration aircraft takes off during the AirPower over Hampton Roads open house at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., April 24, 2016. U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman R. Alex […]

North Korea Illegally Buying Oil From China, Satellite Images Suggest

North Korea Illegally Buying Oil From China, Satellite Images Suggest By Pritha Paul, www.ibtimes.com View Original North Korean vessels were spotted on the West Sea engaging in illegal oil trades with Chinese ships multiple times in October, by the United States reconnaissance satellites. The images in question were recorded Oct. 19, before the latest sanctions on North […]

Social Media And War: How Facebook And Twitter Are Reshaping Conflict In The Twenty-First Century

Social Media and War: How Facebook and Twitter Are Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century By Rebecca Greig, www.newsweek.com View Original A Russian online troll farm is exposed by a disgruntled former employee: “You may think of yourself as a hero but in reality you’re just a little son of a bitch;” A Ukrainian “Facebook warrior” sources everything from fuel to fruit through social networks: “It’s all […]