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Post Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:28 pm
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China: NASA mistakenly banned Chinese researchers from conference
October 20, 2013

Hong Kong (CNN) -- Sorry, no Chinese researchers allowed! Oh wait, seems like that was a misunderstanding. Please do come.

NASA's management apparently misinterpreted a security law when it barred Chinese researchers from attending the space agency's Kepler Science Conference in November, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported Sunday. Xinhua said NASA sent a letter to Chinese scientists inviting them back and cited excerpts from the letter.

NASA did not immediately respond to a request for comment early Sunday morning.

The confusion apparently stemmed from a U.S. law passed in 2011 that prevents NASA funds from being used to collaborate with China or to host Chinese visitors at its facilities.

NASA had announced that Chinese nationals would not be allowed to attend the conference for NASA's Kepler space telescope program at the Ames Research Center due to national security.

The space telescope has been searching for planets outside of our solar system.

Earlier this month, China slammed NASA for its decision to ban Chinese scholars from the conference, calling it "discriminatory."

Gong Li, an official with the Party School of the China Central Committee's Communist party, said the ban was similar to previous U.S. action against the former Soviet Union during the Cold War. He said it also illustrated U.S. fear of China's fast development.

NASA didn't release an official statement on its website due to the U.S. government's partial shutdown earlier this month.

But some U.S. scientists joined in decrying the decision and called for a boycott of the conference.

"In good conscience, I cannot attend a meeting that discriminates in this way. The meeting is about planets located trillions of miles away, with no national security implications," Geoff Marcy, an astronomy professor at the University of California, Berkeley, wrote in an e-mail to the organizers.


U.S. Republican Rep. Frank Wolf, who drafted the 2011 law, issued a statement on his website that sought to correct "inaccuracies" about the restrictions first reported by Britain's Guardian newspaper.

"I was concerned to read an October 4 article in The Guardian that reported on poor guidance about these policies with regard to restrictions on Chinese nationals attending a conference next month at NASA Ames Research Center. Unfortunately, the article is riddled with inaccuracies, as is, it appears, the guidance provided by NASA Ames staff to the attendees," Wolf wrote.

"As you know, the congressional provision -- which has been in place since early 2011 -- primarily restricts bilateral, not multilateral, meetings and activities with the Communist Chinese government or Chinese-owned companies. It places no restrictions on activities involving individual Chinese nationals unless those nationals are acting as official representatives of the Chinese government."

Security fears

Wolf said NASA officials may have believed the decision was needed because of extra temporary restrictions on foreign nationals after a potential security breach by a Chinese citizen at a NASA facility earlier this year.

In March this year, a Chinese aerospace contractor who worked for NASA was arrested at Washington's Dulles International Airport as he boarded a flight to Beijing.

Bo Jiang, who worked at NASA's Langley's Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, was charged with making false statements to U.S. authorities by failing to disclose all of the electronic devices he was carrying on his one-way flight.

Wolf, who oversees congressional funding of several agencies, told reporters in March he believed Jiang was spying and had access to highly sensitive documents, including source codes for high-tech imaging used in missiles, unmanned aerospace equipment and other technology desired by the Chinese government.

LOL@NASA did not immediately respond to a request for comment

I bet not...but let me respond and tell you what this WHOLE fucking planet already knows...

LOL@a U.S. law passed in 2011 that prevents NASA funds from being used to collaborate with China
funny !!!

No...what happened???

Post Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:44 am
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China to be more involved in global affairs, says prez
3rd November, 2013

Chinese President Xi Jinping has reiterated the country will adhere to the path of peaceful development and vowed to never seek hegemony.

He added that China will assume more international responsibilities and participate more in international affairs and system reforms.

According to the China Daily, Jinping made the remarks in Beijing while meeting the foreign participants of a meeting of the 21st Century Council, a top global think tank.

He said China is a constructive agent in promoting world peace and development, and will continue to learn from advanced development concepts and other countries' experiences to harmoniously develop with other nations, the report said.

He said the meeting enhanced mutual understanding between China and the world.

He said that China will actively converge its interests with others'; respect all countries' independent social-system and development-path choices; engage a more active opening-up strategy in economic cooperation; and promote regional and global security cooperation, featuring equality, transparency, openness and inclusiveness, the report added.


Post Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:56 am
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China maps out its first air defense ID zone
November 24, 2013

Ministry says move will ensure sovereignty, order and security

China has established its first air defense identification zone in accordance with Chinese law and international practices to safeguard its sovereignty, the Ministry of National Defense announced on Saturday.

The move allows early-warning time and helps China protect its sovereignty and territories, and guarantee regional air security, officials and analysts said.

An air defense identification zone is a defensive area of airspace established by a coastal state beyond its territorial airspace, explained Wang Ji, a Chinese expert on domestic and international law from an institution affiliated with China's air force.

It is used to identify, monitor, control and react in a timely manner to aircraft entering this zone that are potential air threats, Wang said.

The East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone includes the airspace within the area enclosed by the outer limit of China's territorial waters and six other points.

People's Liberation Army air force spokesman Shen Jinke said two scouting planes have completed the zone's first patrol with the support of surveillance and fighters.

The military is capable of effectively controlling the zone, Shen said. It will not influence international airlines' flights, he said.

The zone was created to safeguard China' sovereignty, territory and security while maintaining flight order, Ministry of National Defense spokesman Yang Yujun said.

"This is a necessary measure China has taken to exercise its right to self-defense," Yang said.

"It is not directed against any specific country or target. It does not affect the freedom of flights in the airspace."

He emphasized China has always respected the freedom of flights in accordance with international law. The zone's establishment does not change the legal nature of the related airspace, and normal flights by international airlines will not be affected.

It is also in line with the United Nations Charter to exercise the right to self-defense, he added.

Naval Military Academic Institute researcher Zhang Junshe said: "The zone shows China's resolve and determination to defend its national sovereignty. It can also help maintain flight security in the region and avoid air accidents. It is in accordance with current international practice."

Since the 1950s, more than 20 countries, including the United States, Canada and China's neighboring countries, such as Japan and South Korea, have successively established air defense identification zones.

On Saturday, the ministry also issued the Aircraft Identification Rules for the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone, which states aircraft flying in the zone must abide by these rules and provide identification, including flight plans, radio contact, transponders and logos.

The regulations also require aircraft in the zone to follow the instructions of the zone's administrative organ or the unit authorized by the organ.

China's armed forces will adopt defensive emergency measures to respond to aircraft that do not cooperate in the identification or refuse to follow the instructions, it said.

"We hope all parties concerned work actively with the Chinese side to jointly maintain flight safety," Yang from the ministry said.

The scope of the zone covers China's Diaoyu Islands and is located 130 km from Japan's territory. It overlaps with Japan's air defense identification zone.

The zone is different from territory and, therefore, does not infringe upon other countries' sovereignty, Zhang said.

"The zone's coverage area is determined by China's need for air defense and flight order," said Yang, the ministry spokesman.

"The easternmost point of the zone is actually so close to China that combat aircraft can quickly reach China's territorial airspace from it.

"It is necessary for China to identify any aircraft from this point to assess its intentions and examine its identifiers so as to allow enough early-warning time for responsive measures to maintain air security."

China will establish other air defense identification zones at the right time after necessary preparations are completed, Yang said.

Later on Saturday, Junichi Ihara, director general of the Asian and Oceanic Affairs Bureau with Japan's Foreign Ministry, lodged representations to China's acting ambassador to Japan, Han Zhiqiang, because the zone includes the Diaoyu Islands.

Japan also claims the islands.

But Zhang said Japan's representations are meaningless because the islands belong to China.

Officials of Japan's Ministry of Defense held a meeting and vowed to strengthen surveillance over China, reported China Central Television.

"The zone's founding has adequate legal basis," Wang said.

"China's domestic laws and regulations, such as the Law of the PRC on National Defense, the Law of PRC on Civil Aviation and Basic Rules on Flight, also clearly stipulate the maintenance of territorial land, air security and flight order."

Post Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:12 am
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U.S. airlines comply with China's demand for notice of flights through zone
December 1, 2013

(CNN) -- Three major U.S. airlines on Saturday confirmed that pilots were complying with Chinese government demands that it be notified of plans to traverse the newly declared air defense zone over the East China Sea.

The demands from Beijing have resulted in tensions with Japan and the United States.

On Saturday, United, American and Delta airlines told CNN that its pilots were following Washington's advice and complying with Beijing's "air defense identification zone."

A senior official in U.S. President Barack Obama's administration said Friday that commercial airlines are being told to abide by Beijing's instruction, even if the U.S. government doesn't recognize it.

lol@even if the U.S. government doesn't recognize it

Post Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:47 am
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Biden in China amid Asia tensions over air zone
4 December 2013

Joe Biden should not repeat "erroneous remarks" on China's new air zone, Chinese state media warned, as the US vice-president arrived in Beijing.

THE BOSS HAS SPOKEN...the subordinate got and understood the message and obied.

Post Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:54 am
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Biden gets sharp rebuke in China
December 04, 2013

One day after he spoke with leaders in embattled neighbor Japan, Vice President Joe Biden met with officials in China on Wednesday amid an escalating argument between Asian nations that has attracted the attention of the United States.

A meeting between Biden and China’s President Xi Jinping scheduled for only 45 minutes this week turned into a two hour ordeal and ended with the US senator-turned-second-in-command offering brief remarks but answering no questions before a press scrum in Beijing.

Speaking with reporters amid a stalemate that started late last month between China and Japan over disputed airspace, Biden made no explicit reference to the conflict but expressed a need for trust to develop between all those involved.

When Biden finally emerged from his marathon meeting with President Xi on Wednesday, he appeared “solemn” and “weary-sounding,” according to the New York Times’ Mark Lander, and the Associated Press equated the meeting between men as an “awkward kickoff” for the vice president’s tour of China.

Instead of directly acknowledging the disagreement between China and Japan during the press conference that followed his meeting, Biden said both nations need to make use of "crisis management mechanisms and effective channels of communication” and spoke of a "new model of major country cooperation” that rests on trust.

The subordinate got and understood the message by its master allright !

Post Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:05 pm
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Biden: US and China in 'very direct' air zone talks
5 December 2013

The US and China have had "very direct" talks about concerns over China's new air defence identification zone, US Vice-President Joe Biden said.

Speaking after meetings with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Mr Biden said the zone had caused "apprehension" in Asia.

Talks in Mr Biden's Asia trip have been dominated by a new air zone declared by China, which covers islands controlled by Japan in the East China Sea.

China says its move is consistent with "international law and practice".

China announced a new Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) last month, and said aircraft flying through the zone must follow its rules, including filing flight plans.

The ADIZ covers islands claimed and controlled by Japan, and a submerged rock claimed by South Korea.
The US, Japan and South Korea have rejected China's zone, and flown undeclared military aircraft through the ADIZ.

'World not tranquil'

Mr Xi and Mr Biden met for around five hours on Wednesday.

Neither mentioned the air zone dispute when they spoke to reporters after the talks.

However, Mr Biden told US businessmen on Thursday: "I was very direct about our firm position and our expectations in my conversations with President Xi."
China's declaration of the new zone had "caused significant apprehension in the region," he said, adding that China had "increasing responsibility to contribute positively to peace and security".

Meanwhile, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said: "During the talks the Chinese side repeated its principled position, stressing that the Chinese move accorded with international law and practice."

"The US side ought to take an objective and fair attitude and respect [China's move]," Mr Hong added.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Mr Xi had said that "profound and complex changes" were under way in Asia, and "the world, as a whole, is not tranquil".

"Enhancing dialogue and co-operation" was the "only correct choice" for the US and China, Mr Xi added.

A senior White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Mr Xi and Mr Biden also spent "a substantial amount of time" discussing North Korea, including the country's internal situation and ways to push Pyongyang towards denuclearisation.

Mr Biden will meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday, before flying to South Korea.

Earlier this week, he met Japanese President Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, where he reaffirmed the US' alliance with Japan.

I quess when China mention "CHANGE"...they actually MEAN it !!!


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