3/18 Flight Plan & Malaysian Opposition: Target China, p.2

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The actual 370 flight plan is revealed below, in context. It's also a basic primer on US 'smart power' operations in the world war that was greenlighted by 911 to "collaboratively" restructure the US dominated post-WW2 'new world order' it can no longer rule solo. Now Obama coundelor, Zbigniew Brzezinski geostrategically theorized an analogue (see his Strategic Vision) to his earlier guides for 'total tyranny' global domination (see previous digest issue).
Future digest issues will explore forces, rival-capitalist blocs led by China & Russia, heroic anti-imperialist occupation fighters and revolutionary groups - all referred in "if you aren't with us, you're with the terrorist". P.S. the website search function will get you - and any you share it with - over 10 years of critical information so urgently needed.

MH370 picture exclusive: Pilot wears anti-government slogan t-shirt amid fears he hijacked missing jet
3/17/14 http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/missing-malaysian-airlines-fligh...
The pilot, Capt Zaharie, father-of-three, was a fervent supporter of Anwar Ibrahim - jailed for homosexuality hours before the Malaysia Airways jet disappeared. The pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is pictured in a T-shirt with "Democracy is Dead" slogan as fears emerge he could have hijacked the plane as an anti-government protest....On Twitter and YouTube he backed human rights groups and campaigners for internet freedom in Malaysia... The slogan on his T-shirt, as he poses with his pal Peter, is dated May 5, 2013 - the date of the country's elections which led to violent protests against alleged poll fraud. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim called activists on to the streets and Capt Zaharie "liked" YouTube videos posted by Ibrahim....

U.S. Addresses Conviction of Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim
3/7/14 http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/03/223148.htm
The United States has followed the trial of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim closely. The Court of Appeal overturned his acquittal by the High Court on March 7. Mr. Anwar was sentenced to five years in prison, and the court released him on bail until appeals are exhausted. The decision to prosecute Mr. Anwar and his trial have raised a number of concerns regarding the rule of law and the independence of the courts. In this high-profile case, it is critical for Malaysia to apply the rule of law fairly, transparently, and apolitically in order to promote confidence in Malaysia’s democracy and judiciary. The United States and Malaysia have a strong partnership and in the spirit of that relationship, U.S. officials on many occasions have raised with the Government of Malaysia our concerns about the trial of Mr. Anwar. We will continue to follow the case closely.

PM Najib Razak met Soros in New York
10/11/12 Steven Gan, http://hornbillunleashed.wordpress.com/
Prime Minister Najib Razak had a private meeting with billionaire financier George Soros in New York on Sept. 27, 2010. The hush-hush meeting was first revealed last week by Subang parliamentarian R Sivarasa during his debate  with Perkasa information chief Ruslan Kassim, was held at the luxury Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. Malaysiakini confirmed the Najib-Soros meeting with a source who has direct knowledge of the event...Malaysiakini, too, came into the line of fire over links with MDLF, investment fund  that owns a 29% stake in the news website. MDLF raises capital from banks, governments and funding agencies, including the Soros foundation.
The prime minister’s meeting with Soros, accused of funding NGOs in Malaysia through his Open Society Foundations to push for regime change. Najib, who became prime minister in 2009, made his maiden speech at the UN General Assembly in New York the same day he met with the billionaire financier. In his UN speech, Najib mooted a ‘global movement of the moderates’  to reclaim the agenda for peace and pragmatism.On the sidelines of the general assembly, Najib also met with UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and held talks with several heads of government. Among those who accompanied Najib on that trip were Foreign Minister Anifah Aman and Malaysian ambassador to the United States Jamaluddin Jarjis....
On Sunday, former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad joined the chorus accusing Malaysiakini of working with Soros to engineer a regime change so as to “put his nominees as prime minister and ministers in the Malaysian government”. “My view of Soros is that he is still a rogue currency trader and he compounds this evil by using the money to put his kind of people to rule the countries targeted by him. And Malaysia obviously is one of his targets,” Mahathir wrote in New Straits Times...concluding “A vote for the opposition is a vote for Soros.

US seeks allied regime in Malaysia as millions funnelled to opposition
4/12/13 or at nilebowie@gmail.com
Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (R) speaks during an election campaign in Kuala Lumpur April 10, 2013 (Reuters / Bazuki Muhammad)
As Malaysia gears up for its most critical general election ever, a prominent opposition figure has come forward with allegations American foundations organized protest rallies and channelled funds to the opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR) coalition that has received extensive training and backing from US government-funded foundations.
Washington has often seen Malaysia’s leaders as stubborn, and as the unpopularity of the ruling coalition increases, organizations like the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) have significantly greased the wheels to improve the US-friendly opposition’s chances of coming to power through multi-faceted media campaigns and support for anti-government street demonstrations. On one side, Malaysia’s former PM Dr. Mahathir Mohamad often caught the ire of Washington for his unceasing criticism of Israel and US foreign policy, while the incumbent PM Najib Razak has toned down the rhetoric and has pursued a business friendly approach with the West, while deepening economic ties with China.

On the other side, de-facto opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who formerly served as Deputy PM under Mahathir’s government, leans closely to the United States.

During his political tenure, Anwar was sacked for implementing IMF austerity measures while Mahathir spearheaded Malaysia’s recovery from the 1997 Asian financial crisis through currency controls and protectionist measures. After his political fall, he served as Chairman of the Development Committee of the World Bank and IMF in 1998, and later chaired the Washington-based Foundation for the Future, a US-funded think-tank established by Elizabeth Cheney, the daughter of the former US Vice President. Anwar enraged many in Muslim-majority Malaysia when he stated that he would support a policy to protect the security of Israel in an interview with the Wall Street Journal – a stark contrast to the ruling coalitions’ firm stance in support of Palestine. Anwar’s unique credentials and close ties to the US make him undeniably preferred in Washington

The National Endowment for Democracy or NED, a Washington-based foundation that supports democratic initiatives and US-friendly opposition groups abroad, provides over $1 million to various projects in Malaysia each year. The NED constantly comes under fire for the overtly political nature of its programs with senior US political figures in leading roles in the foundation.

In addition to funding electoral watchdogs, human rights monitors and news websites that slant toward the opposition, the International Republican Institute (IRI) has received millions for its Malaysian programs, which assist “political parties and their associated think tanks in being effective representatives of their constituencies.” IRI is chaired by conservative Senator John McCain, known for his extremely aggressive position in favor of Israel and US conflicts overseas, while other leading figures have held senior foreign policy positions in the Reagan and Bush administrations. “IRI works in countries important to U.S. interests, where we can make a difference… IRI focuses on three tasks: helping political parties broaden their appeal, ensuring that they rule justly once elected and aiding civil society in guaranteeing good governance… IRI can help catalyze the efforts of democratic activists in a country -- so long as they want change more than we want it for them,” writes IRI’s president, Lorne Craner, who previously held a position in the US State Department.

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) for International Affairs also receives a huge budget for their Malaysian projects. Madeleine Albright, former US Secretary of State, a famous cheerleader for American exceptionalism and NATO militarism, chairs NDI. In addition, both former US Senator Thomas Daschle and former AIPAC director Kenneth Wollack have high positions in NDI. Malaysia’s opposition coalition won historic gains in the 2008 elections and took control of key states such as Penang and Selangor. According to the NED’s website, IRI received $802,122 in 2010 to work with“state leaders in Penang and Selangor to provide them with public opinion research, training and other resources to enable them to be more effective representatives of their constituents”. IRI claims that it “does not provide direct funding to political parties” in Malaysia, but their lack of transparency, significant budget and emphasis on helping broaden the appeal of political parties in opposition-held states suggests at the very minimum that funding is taking place indirectly.
NED is funded primarily through the US Congress, within the budget of USAID, the US agency for development assistance, which is part of the US State Department – this means that the money NED gives to foreign countries comes from public funds paid by US taxpayers. Funding mostly flows to its two main component parties, the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI). NED is required to publish its financial disbursements, but this doesn't apply to the smaller foundations that it in turn finances, such as the IRI and NDI, both the main recipients of funding in Malaysia.

According to the NDI’s official website, it conducts “state-level parliamentary workshops in Selangor and Penang” because “opposition parties have had limited experience in government, many of the parliamentarians elected in 2008 lacked a fundamental understanding of parliamentary processes and of representing constituent concerns.” Starting from 2007, Malaysians have shown support for Bersih, an electoral watchdog group known as the ‘Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections.’ Bersih has organized rallies calling for electoral reform, which many criticized as being as thinly veiled anti-government protests due to the participation of key opposition figures. Bersih coalition leader Ambiga Sreenevasan, recipient of the US State Department’s Award for International Women of Courage, has under pressure conceded that Bersih accepted funds from US government-linked foundations such as NDI, and the Open Society Institute, headed by billionaire financier George Soros. Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim, a Malaysian senator and former opposition figure, has recently issued statements detailing American involvement in funding and organizing the Bersih rallies. Aziz said that Americans from US-based foundations were calling the shots and outlining the functions and operations of Bersih. “In the meeting, I was offered to head the watchdog because they said I have the credentials, integrity and credibility for the post. They told me that the movement was to ensure free and fair elections in the country,” said Tunku Aziz, disclosing that he was offered some $4,000 monthly plus other perks and allowances for his position. Aziz also accused Malaysia’s opposition leader of using Bersih to channel support to his political campaign, “Anwar makes good use of his international networking to get these funds. I don’t know whether Bersih leaders knew it or not. But Bersih is Anwar’s vehicle to receive international funds under the guise of democracy and free and fair elections...

Let’s not ignore the elephant in the room – the real purpose of American resurgence of interest in the ASEAN bloc is to fortify the region as a counterweight against Beijing.
PM Najib Razak has attached primary importance to Malaysia’s relationship with China, as he looked to Beijing to revive Malaysia's export-oriented economy after the 2008 global financial crisis. Sino-Malaysian exchange in areas such as finance, infrastructure development, science and technology, and education have never been higher.
China has been Malaysia's largest trade partner, with trade figures reaching $90 billion in 2011 while Malaysia is China’s largest trading partner among ASEAN nations. Washington’s backing for Malaysia’s US-friendly opposition must be seen in the context of its moves to bolster its military muscle and dominance over the Asia-Pacific region in line with its ‘Pivot to Asia’ policy. Malaysia has sovereign rights over the Straits of Malacca, China’s most critical supply routes that transport oil and other materials vital to its continued economic development. Aside from its strategic location, Malaysia has a booming economy that averages around 7 percent annual growth, it is the world’s third largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) after Qatar and Indonesia, and the country has holds over 4 billion barrels of proven oil reserves
Malaysia is a key player in Southeast Asia, and Washington is doing what it can to tip the scale in favor of the opposition after its success in the 2008 elections. In 2013, the opposition coalition is relying on votes from those dissatisfied with the status quo and a large demographic of young voters who want to challenge the ruling coalition’s infallibility at the polls. Under the watch of the ruling coalition, Malaysia was transformed from an exporter of rubber and tin into a key industrial player with a strong domestic automobile industry. The ruling coalition has overseen stable economic growth, while promising 3.3 million new jobs in the high-income sector and attracting multi-million dollar investments. As critical elections loom in the country and critics ask whether the untested opposition is able to guarantee continued growth, voters deliberating between the ruling coalition and the opposition will also indirectly be choosing between China and the US. The results of the upcoming election are expected to be the closest ever, and the potential for political turbulence is at an all-time high. The millions that have been funnelled to Malaysia’s opposition is proof that Washington has a regional agenda of its own.

recurring 'news' comment by US State Dept and thinktank experts: this good side of this 'tragedy' is how it has brought so many countries together with one goal...no mention these 'supporters' are US client states
LATimes 3/17: Navy guided-missile destroyer Kidd, with a crew of 314 and its MH-60 Seahawk helicopters, will travel through the Strait of Malacca to the South China Sea.
The Navy will continue deploying P-8 Poseidon and P-3 Orion submarine-hunting aircraft. The P-8 Poseidon, the Navy’s newest submarine-hunting aircraft, arrived Saturday to search for the missing airliner.... The Navy called the P-8 “the most advanced long range anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare aircraft in the world.” The first operational squadron deployed in Japan in December. The Navy plans on spending $33.6 billion for 122 P-8s according to the Government Accountability Office. The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a four-engine turboprop patrol aircraft was used in the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.blockade. The Navy said the P-3 will remain in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for now. The P-8 will move to western Australia to aid efforts in the south....

...Jeffrey Beatty, security consultant and former FBI special agent, says "It certainly is possible to fly through the mountains in that part of the world and not be visible on radar. Also an experienced pilot, anyone who wanted to go in that direction, could certainly plot out all the known radar locations and easily determine, where are the radar blind spots?"
It's the type of things the Americans did when they went into Pakistan to go after Osama bin Laden.". 3/17 http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/17/world/asia/malaysia-airlines-plane/

Malaysia blamed for US run operation with its previously admitted 'unconfirmed theories' on which search arrangements were based and changed to suit its real 'search' agend
Amid Search for Plane, Malaysian Leaders Face Rare Scrutiny
3/13/14 www.nytimes.com/ 2014/03/13/ world/ asia/ missing-jet-exposes-a-dysfunctional-malaysian-elite.html -
Theories Grow Without Facts on Lost Flight Worldwide bafflement at the disappearance of an airplane has challenged Malaysia's paternalistic political culture and exposed its elite ...has clung to power without interruption since independence from Britain almost six decades ago...

Malaysia failing credibility test as flight confusion deepens
3/13/14 Reuters www.reuters.com/ article/ 2014/ 03/ 13/ us-malaysia-airlines-confusion-pictures
"The Malaysians deserve to be criticized - their handling of this has been atrocious," said Ernest Bower, Southeast Asia specialist at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington...U.S. officials said Malaysia's failure to disclose the military's radar tracking data until days after the plane's disappearance meant important evidence may have disappeared. "The lack of communication about what is going on is catastrophic," said one Western regulatory source, asking not to be identified. "We are in the fourth dimension here."...Perhaps the greatest confusion was generated by the Malaysian military's revelation Sunday that the plane may have turned back from its scheduled path off Malaysia's east coast before disappearing. Officials did not give more details on the suspected "turnback" until Wednesday, leaving a gap filled by speculation the government was hiding something and doubts over whether the search was being conducted in the right place. On Wednesday, Malaysian officials confirmed they tracked an unidentified aircraft into the Malacca Strait, hundreds of miles and off the opposite coast from where the jet went missing...
U.S. Southeast Asia specialist Bowers said Malaysia's apparent mishandling of the situation could have long-term strategic consequences in a region where China's economic and military might is growing rapidly. "They have no maritime domain awareness, it doesn't look like they have a strong command and control structure and they're not well coordinated with friends. Sadly, that's what the MH370 situation demonstrates. It's not good and it fits with the narrative I believe is forming in Beijing that China should and needs to take control."

"China should and needs to take control."
US 'DIPLOMATICALLY' PRESSURES CHINA TO 'COOPERATE' - MORE UIGUR 'UNREST'-MADE-IN-USA-EVER-READY 'AL QAEDA' & CO.
"...Because two-thirds of the passengers were Chinese, one group with a conceivable motive to hijack the plane would be militant members of the Muslim Uighur ethnic group in China. Malaysian and Chinese news reports identified one passenger as Uighur, but US officials said they had no evidence the passenger was associated with militant groups..."
As U.S. Looks for Terror Links in Plane Case, Malaysia Rejects Extensive Help
3/17/14 By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and SCOTT SHANE http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/17/world/asia/as-us-looks-for-terror-link...
A version of this article in print March 17, 2014, page A6 of the New York edition with the headline: As U.S. Looks for Terror Links in Plane Case, Malaysia Rejects Extensive Help.
With malicious intent strongly suspected in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, American intelligence and law enforcement agencies renewed their search over the weekend for any evidence that the plane’s diversion was part of a terrorist plot. But they have found nothing so far, senior officials said, and their efforts have been limited by the Malaysian authorities’ refusal to accept large-scale American assistance....after the plane went missing March 8, American investigators scoured their huge intelligence databases for information about those on board but came up dry. With no obvious motive apparent, US investigators are considering a range of possibilities, though they caution all remain merely speculative. Among them are involvement by Al Qaeda’s Southeast Asian affiliate, which once discussed recruiting commercial pilots in Malaysia to crash a plane; an act by members of China’s Uighur minority, who have recently become more militant and could conceivably have targeted a plane headed to Beijing; a lone-wolf attack by someone without ties to established terrorist groups; or even a suicidal move by a troubled individual...
Because two-thirds of the passengers were Chinese, one group with a conceivable motive to hijack the plane would be militant members of the Muslim Uighur ethnic group in China. Malaysian and Chinese news reports identified one passenger as Uighur, but American officials said they had no evidence that the passenger was associated with militant groups. Abdullah Mansour, leader of the rebel Turkestan Islamic Party, told Reuters on Friday in an interview from his hide-out in Pakistan that the Uighur “fight against China is our Islamic responsibility.” But he made no mention of the missing airliner. Investigators are keeping in mind the long history of Qaeda connections and terrorist plots in Southeast Asia, including the 2002 double bombing of nightclubs in Bali, Indonesia, that killed more than 200 people, carried out by Jemaah Islamiyah, a regional militant group with close ties to Al Qaeda.
As investigators focus on the pilots and study possible motives for a hijacking, certain tactics Al Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiyah considered years ago may be newly relevant. In 2001, leaders of the two groups discussed recruiting a Malaysian or Indonesian commercial pilot for a terrorist mission, according to a book by American author Kenneth J. Conboy, who specializes in militant groups in Southeast Asia.Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the chief planner of the Sept. 11 attacks, considered using such pilots for a second wave of attacks on buildings or landmarks in the United States. Yazid Sufaat, a Malaysian who studied biochemistry at California State University and experimented with biological weapons for Al Qaeda before Sept. 11, proposed crashing a commercial airliner into a passing American warship, the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk, according to a local intelligence report cited in Mr. Conboy’s book on Jemaah Islamiyah, “The Second Front.”Mr. Yazid was free from 2008 until last year, when he was detained in Malaysia and charged with helping to recruit fighters to send to Syria. He remains in custody.

[Malaysian] Officials Dispute Report That Malaysian Jet Kept Flying For Hours
3/13/14 http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/13/289758523/officials-dispu...
This post is being updated. Just a few hours after a stunning report from The Wall Street Journal — headlined "U.S. Investigators Suspect Missing Airplane Flew On For Hours" — the Malaysian officials in charge of the investigation say that the WSJ story's central premise isn't true....If the Malaysian official's account is correct, then the underpinnings of the Journal's story are knocked away....Update at 4:25 p.m. ET. The WSJ eventually ran a correction saying the data did not come from the engines; instead American investigators believe the plane kept flying past its last known contact based "on an analysis of signals sent through the plane's satellite-communication link designed to automatically transmit the status of onboard systems. The Journal, isn't the only news outlet reporting Thursday evidence..... Bloomberg News writes...

CHINA SATELLITE CITING DISMISSED
3/13/14 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-satellite-spots-floating-objec...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Authorities cited unspecified “new information” as the basis for expanding the search WH spokesman Jay Carney told reporters ...“it’s my understanding that based on some new information that’s not necessarily conclusive — but new information — an additional search area may be opened in the Indian Ocean...The US is “consulting with international partners about the appropriate assets to deploy,” Carney said at a White House news briefing Thursday.
US officials, Malaysia’s defense minister and a Malaysia Airlines chief executive played down or dismissed a series of leads... remains unknown whether the plane is on land or in water, east of the country or to the west, or somewhere far beyond. As the search area continues to widen, the U.S. Navy said Thursday that it was shifting one of its ships involved in the hunt, the destroyer USS Kidd, from the Gulf of Thailand northeast of Malaysia to the Strait of Malacca on the western side of the Malay Peninsula... also announced it would add P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the search Friday...described as the world’s most sophisticated “long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft.” It will join Navy P-3C Orion surveillance aircraft already patrolling as part of the massive international operation.
Earlier the Wall Street Journal said U.S. investigators believe Flight 370 remained in the air for four hours after its last confirmed location. That report, quoting two unidentified sources familiar with the U.S. investigation, cited evidence from flight data from the Boeing 777’s engines — information the report said is automatically transmitted to the ground.
But Malaysian authorities categorically denied the report and said engine data were unavailable after the plane disappeared from civilian radar at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday. The last transmission from the engines came at 1:07 a.m., Malaysia Airlines chief executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said — 26 minutes after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur...
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board officials said Thursday they had no information to back up the Journal report that the plane had remained airborne for hours. They spoke on condition of anonymity since they were not authorized to comment...
“We are pretty much back at square one,” said Richard Aboulafia, vice president of analysis at the Teal Group Corporation in Fairfax, Va....the combination of transponder and communications failure, together with the lack of debris and the possibility the plane turned around, suggested some kind of hostile takeover by passengers or crew he said.

USNATO PRESSURES 'NON-MEMBER' CLIENT STATES TO SUPPORT ITS MASSIVE 'HUMANITARIAN' MILITARY EXPANSION
3/18/14 http://www.voanews.com/content/search-for-missing-plane-expands-across-a...
The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane has expanded again and now covers more than 7 million square kilometers, extending from Central Asia in the north to the vast waters of the Indian Ocean to the south... Authorities say that whoever took control of the plane had a deep knowledge of the jet and its systems....Chinese experts and security officials have been helping with the investigation since the plane vanished. However, what China's review of its radar data has uncovered remains unclear.
The New York Times reported the plane's intended route appears to have been altered by a computer system mostly likely programmed by someone in the cockpit with knowledge of advanced aircraft systems. Speaking anonymously, U.S. officials told the Times that development reinforces the theory foul play was involved and will likely increase scrutiny of the plane's pilot and co-pilot... The search area is now so extensive the U.S. called back the USS Kidd naval destroyer searching in the Indian Ocean. U.S. officials say it makes more sense to look for the jet using long-range surveillance aircraft.
related VOA articles
Mar. 12: Chinese satellite images of possible debris are released and determined not to be related to the plane
Mar. 13: Malaysia rejects Wall Street Journal report that MH370 flew for four hours after its last known contact
Mar. 14: Search now includes South China Sea, Malacca Strait and Indian Ocean

China: No Terror Links Among Chinese Passengers on Missing Jet
3/18/14 http://www.voanews.com/content/china-no-terror-links-among-chinese-passe...
Huang Huikang, China's ambassador to Malaysia, said Tuesday "China has conducted a thorough investigation on the background all 154 of the plane's passengers from the mainland. So far, [China] has not found any actions that jeopardized Malaysia Airlines MH 370 flight. So we can rule out the possibilities of Chinese passengers suspected of being involved in any kind of terror or jeopardizing activities

New US Ambassador: Improved US-China Ties Top Priority
3/18/14 http://www.voanews.com/content/new-ambassador-says-improved-us-china-tie...
"The United States-China relationship, one of America's most important bilateral relationships will shape global affairs for generations to come. We simply must get it right," he said.
Ambassador Max Baucus succeeds Gary Locke, who stressed human rights in his farewell speech, during which he said China’s development depends on rule of law, an independent judiciary and freedom of speech. Less than 24 hours after landing in Beijing to take up his new job, Baucus, a former senator, told reporters strengthening economic ties was his top priority, but he will urge Beijing “to support the laws, norms, values and human rights” that support the international system. The US has sought China's cooperation on a number of issues, including efforts to end North Korea's nuclear weapons program, and to end the Syrian war. But have often had conflicts, including over China's increasing territorial claims in the South China Sea

US First Lady Heads to China Wednesday
3/18/14 http://www.voanews.com/content/us-first-lady-to-visit-china/1873305.html
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama travels to China Wednesday for a weeklong tour with her mother and daughters. White House officials say Obama's trip will focus on education and will steer clear of contentious issues between the United States and China, such as human rights and trade. Both of Obama's predecessors (wives) addressed contentious matters while visiting China. During a 2008 trip, Laura Bush urged China to put more pressure on the military government of Burma (also known at Myanmar). And in 1995, Hillary Clinton attended the United Nations Women's Conference in Beijing and gave a high-profile speech urging China to improve its human rights record.

a few US 'concerns over China's aggressive, hegemonic military buildup'
Breakthrough after US warns China on North Korea
1/21/11 http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/21/us-korea-north
Obama warned Chinese President Hu Jintao if Beijing did not step up pressure on North Korea the US would redeploy more forces in Asia

China opposes Vietnam's illegal exploration in South China Sea
5/30/11 http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90776/90883/7394083.html

Cold War mentality hinders peace in Asia-Pacific
6/8/11 http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90780/91343/7403599.html
As the world's political and economic center of gravity is gradually shifting eastward to the Asia-Pacific region, the geopolitical landscape and security structure of the region are undergoing profound and complex changes. What are the intentions of the United States, which recently announced its "return to Asia" and its desire to increase its military presence in the Asia-Pacific region? What contributions will China make to the Asia-Pacific security cooperation? What creative thinking will China and the United States adopt to improve military ties? What defense and security policy will other Asia-Pacific countries adopt?...U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates who also participated in the forum said on June 4...said ending its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will deepen and advance U.S. military presence and military power in the Asia Pacific region to keep its security commitment to Asian allies...laughingly he said before the defense ministers, senior defense officials and security experts from many countries he would bet anybody that in five years, U.S. influence in this region will be just as strong, if not stronger than now. Analysts believe the United States seeks to boost confidence of its Asian allies to alleviate their doubts...Wu Xinbo, deputy dean of the School of International Relations and Public Affairs of Fudan University, said...It is difficult for the US to change its strategy of using concerns...over China's growing strength to contain China....
Avoiding third-party involvement in South China Sea issue(...)

rudely interrupting US divide/conquer m.o. will need immediate attention
Leaders to solidify ties between Beijing, Moscow
6/16/11 http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90776/90883/7411377.html
Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Moscow to start an official visit that will see a host of political and economic pacts between the two important states inked. Hu and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will discuss cooperation plans between the two global powers over the coming 10 years...The presidents will deliver a joint statement on the international situation and major international issues....

Shanghai Cooperation Organization not Asia's NATO
6/16/11  http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90780/91343/7412275.html
The New York Times commented that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is to preserve security in the region without U.S. involvement. The Christian Science Monitor questioned whether Russia and China intended to form a rival "NATO of the East". Some U.S. Central Asia scholars suggest the SCO is urging Central Asian countries to oust U.S. military bases in to prevent the establishment of a U.S.-led military security mechanism...These views reflect that the mindset of the U.S. is unwilling to allow other countries to challenge its position as the "world police'.... However maintaining regional security is one of SCO's important missions....

China, Vietnam complete joint naval patrols
6/23/11 http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90776/90883/7418255.html

U.S. warns China on North Korea
12/19/12 http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/dec/19/inside-the-ring-us-warns...

1/20/13 US Warns China - Not to challenge Tokyo's control of disputed islands.
“Although the U.S. does not take a position on the ultimate sovereignty of the islands, we acknowledge they are under the administration of Japan,” US Secretary of State Clinton said

U.S. Intel Warns China Becoming ‘Mistrusted Principal Threat’
2/5/13 http://www.valuewalk.com/2013/02/u-s-intel-warns-china-becoming-mistrust...
Captain James Fanell, Deputy Chief of Staff of Intelligence and Information Operations for US Pacific Fleet...a U.S. Naval Institute Conference, described China as “hegemonic” and displaying aggression towards its adversaries over disputed islands in the south and east China seas

US should not monopolize cyber affairs
5/26/11 http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90780/91345/7392320.html

Google, what do you want?
6/10/11 http://english.people.com.cn/90001/7405815.html
The conclusion is reached that Google accusations are groundless and bear ulterior motives...tarnishing the image of China hyping the so-called China threat theory...assisting the Federal Bureau of Investigation of alleged cyber attacks from China...In fact, China is one of the countries facing the most frequent cyber attacks
It is worth noting that according to the recently released U.S. Department of Defense International Strategy for Cyberspace....network intrusions may provoke a military response...It is possible Google is trying to spark disputes between China and the US making China an experimental subject of the U.S. global cyberspace strategy. Google is disappointing... turned into a political tool defaming other countries.. turned its back to the spirit of the Internet. Google should not involve itself in international politics as a tool for political games because it will likely become a political victim and also suffer in the marketplace in case of changes in the international political situation...

Google’s Eric Schmidt warns China’s attempts to control the internet
3/21/13 http://www.newsits.com/news/technology/googles-eric-schmidt-warns-on-chi...

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CHINA'S US HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT
Summary and Full Text of Human Rights Record of United States in 2007
Results of the 2007 Hunger and Homelessness Survey released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors
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The Information Office of the State Council published a report titled "The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2007" here on Thursday. The full text may be read here:
http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2007/index.htm
The U.S. State Department released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2007 on March 11, 2008. As in previous years, the reports are full of accusations of the human rights situation in more than 190 countries and regions including China, but mention nothing of the widespread human rights abuses on its own territory.
http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2007/index.htm
Full Text | Remarks by Secretary Rice Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs > Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor > Releases > Human Rights > 2007 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices > Preface, Overview and Acknowledgements, and Introduction{...]

I. On Life, Property and Personal Security
II. On Human Rights Violations by Law Enforcement and Judicial Departments
III. On Civil and Political Rights
IV. On Economic, Social and Cultural rights
V. On Racial Discrimination
VI. On the Rights of Women and Children
VII. On the Violation of Human Rights in Other Countries...

Conclusion: No country in the world may view itself as the incarnation of human rights, and use human rights as a tool to interfere in affairs of and exert pressure on other countries to realize its own strategic interests. The United States reigns over other countries and releases Country Reports on Human Rights Practices year after year. Its arrogant critique on the human rights of other countries are always accompanied by a deliberate ignoring of serious human rights problems on its own territory. This was not only inconsistent with universally recognized norms of international relations, but also exposed the double standards and downright hypocrisy of the United States on the human rights issue, and inevitably impaired its international image.
We hereby advise the U.S. government to face its own human rights problems and give up the unwise practices of applying double standards on human rights issues.