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China and India’s tech workers in Silicon Valley October 30, 2019

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Why China’s tech workforce can’t gain traction in Silicon Valley

by Mark Magnier; Inkstone

https://www.inkstonenews.com/tech/why-chinas-tech-workforce-cant-gain-traction-silicon-valley/article/3035536

 

I thought the article is fair and quite balanced and it spells out the weakness of China’s tech workers who are trying to make it in the U.S.

I agree with many points mentioned in this article on China’s tech workers not able to make it in Silicon Valley as well as their Indian counterparts. I believe specifically that these Chinese tech workers are Chinese students who came from China, graduated from American universities and worked primarily for software companies in the Valley. I’ll go one step further and say that what this article addresses about Chinese workers more or less happens in other industries in America too.

China’s rise threatens America’s leadership position in the world which makes American companies’ CEO, majority of them white males, nervous. Trump’s trade war and immigration policy don’t help either.

Most alarming to me is the facts that, I quote “Students, professors and researchers of Chinese descent face growing suspicion as potential spies.”

Will China invade Taiwan? October 26, 2019

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Could China Really Invade and Take Over Taiwan by Force?

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/could-china-really-invade-and-take-over-taiwan-force-90646
Imagining this:
 
Some time after the unlikely event of a DPP’s win of the upcoming presidential election in early 2020, be it one month, one year or two years, China announces that it has taken over the islands of Jinmeng (金門) and Mazhu (馬祖) after a bloodless invasion overnight. Penghu (澎湖) is the next target. Plans for a full-scale invasion of the island of Taiwan have long been drawn up but the invasion isn’t on the table just yet.
 
China also announces that “Operation Cutting the Head of;斬首行動” has begun. In the same announcement, China says that this is an internal affair and it warns other country to staying clear of seas surrounding the island. In other words, an areal and a sea blockades are in effect immediately.
 
What will the U.S. do?More sanctions against China? Propose to sell more defensive weapons to Taiwan? Send in an additional aircraft carriers to the Eastern Pacific Ocean? In other words, possibly not much different from Obama’s responses against Russia after invasion of Crimea.
 
What will Taiwan’s official response be? Declare independence and activate military reserves? Ask the U.S.to send in more marines to Taipei?
 
What willTsai Yingwen and DPP top officers’ next move be?Fly to Japan, hide in Japan’s official office in Taipei or send Mayingjiu to Beijing to negotiate a surrender to PLA in secret?
 
Will Taiwan’s stock market drop 65% overnight? Maybe it is 75% instead.
 
This will definitely qualify as a “black swan” for the stock markets around the world.
 
Are you prepared for it?
 
 

9 Dashed-Line and DF-21D or DF-26 July 6, 2019

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China Likely Tested Missiles That Can Kill Aircraft Carriers in the

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DF-21D 東風-21D range: 1,500 km

DF-26 東風-26 range: 3,000-4,000 km

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II range: 2,778 km

A question:

If FD-26 has a range of somewhere between 3,000 and 4,000 km, does it render FM-35 Lighting II useless?

If FM-35s are useless, are aircraft carriers useless against China?

Nationalistic tide in China will rise June 7, 2019

Posted by hslu in China, Cold War, 特朗普, 美國, 習近平, Economics, Trade, Travel, Trump, U.S. Foreign Policy, 川普, 中國.
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Lenovo branded ‘unpatriotic’ by Chinese consumers in nationalistic backlash

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American companies which will take the first hits are Apple, Boeing and GM. Other notable American companies such as Starbucks, McDonald’s and Pizza Hut, will suffer too. Their revenue will drop and EPS will take a hit. Stock market will take notice because recession is not very far away.

Chinese tourists to the U.S. will decrease. Chinese students studying at U.S. universities will gradually drop.

Buckle up. Things will become very ugly in a hurry.

無獨有偶 October 3, 2018

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She is the first one to go down. There are definitely more to come. Chinese government is probably talking to others about how much they have to pay back to avoid jail time.

Fan is being made an example to warn the others and the entertainment industry to stop the tax avoiding practice.

Way to go, China.

I personaly like to see a few of them go to jail for what they did.

殺一儆百,亂世用重典.

Taiwan has serious corruption problems, i.e., kick backs, false bidding process, in government projects too. Will someone in 蔡英文’s government step up to the plate and rid these thugs too?

懷舊絲路自由行 – 前言 August 27, 2018

Posted by hslu in China, 習近平, One Belt One Road, Travel, 一帶一路, 中國.
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今年 (2018) 8 月 20 號是我們俩結婚41週年的紀念日。為了慶祝這個日子,我很早就開始計劃我們的絲路之旅了。

其實我早就想去敦煌的莫高窟看看了,可是一直沒有適當的機會。年復一年,日復一日,拖到現在才有時間,才有閑情,才有機會。一旦打定主意,就去看看吧:趁我們兩個還走的動的時候去絲路走一走,了了我們去絲路看一看的夢。本來我想從八月中開始,預訂在烏魯木齊慶祝我們的結婚紀念日,然後用二十幾天的時間慢慢的去河西走廊走它一遭。可惜事與願違,因為我們在上海有事,只好從七月底開始我們的絲路行程。

八月中開始比七月底開始要好一點因為河西走廊的溫度會比較低一點,西安也不會太熱。好吧,熱就讓它去熱吧。撐個傘,戴個帽子,多喝水,忍一忍。先把上海的事辦完,再去旅遊。能夠隨緣,還可以一箭雙鵰,就怎麽辦吧。

絲路旅遊跟其他的景點有一點大不相同的地方:新疆和甘肅太大了。沿著絲路走,從一個城市到另外一個城市好遠啊。我打算從烏魯木齊開始一路往西安的方向走。光這一程就要2500多公里,比臺灣從南到北的394公里要遠的多了。去敦煌還要加四百多公里來回。如果要去張掖,武威和酒泉這幾個城市還要繞道。去陝西的天水,還要多一些路。這還不算市區內塞車和開車去不同景區要走的路。這一來一往我估計要增加至少1000公里的路。全程就差不多要4000公里。如果跟旅行團坐大巴士去絲路旅遊,一個鍾頭走八,九十公里,光是坐車就要四,五十個鐘頭。這還不算停下來上廁所,吃飯,買東西,等人,上下行李等等這些免不了的雜事。十幾天的行程,光坐車就要好幾天。真累啊,你說是不是?

不管是比較文明的美國團還是素質比較差的中國團,我實在是不想跟旅行團去。如果可能,就算在旅遊途中,我都不想打亂我的生活起居。我當然知道這不容易做到。可是,跟旅行團去,那是一定沒辦法做得到的。我不想每天晚上十點半把行李弄好,早上六點鍾起來,睡眼惺忪的趕七點吃到飽的早飯,八點左右退房,搶搭八點半的汽車。其實,八點半開車已經是對得起大家了。沒見你五點半起來,趕七點半出門就不錯了。

上了大巴士,找到自己的位置。坐幾個鍾頭的汽車,馬不停蹄的趕兩,三個景點,吃我不想吃的飯,看我不想看的地方和住我不喜歡住的旅館。歸根結底,我就是不喜歡把控制權交給別人,像一隻牛一樣被牽著鼻子走。既然如此挑剔,那就沒什麽好說的,自己動手,開始計劃吧。

對我來說,絲路是中國最值得去的地方,也是除了上海和江南以外我最嚮往的地方。它有源遠流長千百年的歷史,有無數先人一步一步踩出來的腳印,有山崖峭壁上栩栩如生的雕刻,有影響深遠的梵語佛經,有古聖先賢留給我們回味無窮的詩句,有輝煌燦爛的戰功,有流傳千古的豐功偉業。當然,絲路也有數不盡的屍骨,有看不到的幽魂,有流不完的淚水,有聽不到的哭泣,有唱不完的悲歌。

不止如此,絲路還有常年積雪巍巍的山脈,有廣闊無邊青青的草原,有一望無際飄蕩的沙漠,有滾滾東流洶湧的黃河。有奔跑的駿馬,有成群的牛羊,有異國的風情,有豐盛的水果,有粗獷的美食。這神秘絲路常年埋在我的模糊不清記憶裏,讓我思念,讓我嚮往。

習近平在2013年提出一帶一路這個跨世纪的創舉。五年的默默耕耘,它的潛力令舉世震驚,也讓美國警覺到中國的強大和崛起。這個橫跨中亞歐非的大業,要以中國的經濟,科技和工業做基礎,與志同道合的國家合作,從西安開始,沿著河西走廊一路向西,經過陝西,甘肅,新疆和中西亞的一些開發中的國家,到伊朗,到中東,到非洲,到俄國,到歐洲,提高中國和絲路國家的生活水準,傳播中國的文化,風俗,習慣和語言。當然,一帶一路的發展和成功能夠幫助中國成長,除了能讓中國變成一個小康和現代化的社會以外,也能幫助中國成為世界上的一個泱泱大國,與歐美各國分庭抗禮,進而恢復中國的漢唐盛世。

我有幸能夠看到這個大計劃的開始和成長,除了憧憬它美好的未來以外,還可以親眼看到美國和其他國家竭盡所能的來抵制中國的崛起,打擊中國的利益,圍堵中國的發展,延緩中國的壯大。我希望中國能運用它的智慧,它的人力,它的資源,它的決心把中國做大,把中國做強,把中國做富,把中國做成世界上的一流強國。我也相信在我有生之年能看到這個夢想成真,能親身體驗到中國在世界上揚眉吐氣,能爲我們的子孫和中華兒女感到驕傲。

而我們這微不足道的絲路之旅,在一帶一路紮根成長的同時也無形中披上了一層更深的含義。一來,我們能踏著先人的腳步,追念他們在中國古絲路留下來的燦爛的文化遺產和輝煌的豐功偉績。二來,在中國經濟起飛,影響遍及全球的當前,我們能目睹中國新絲路的繁榮和昌盛,爲中國的崛起打下深厚的基礎。三來,在熙熙攘攘,吵吵鬧鬧的人群中,在烈日當頭,汗流如雨的日子裏,我們拖著蹣跚的步履,懷著念舊的心情,一步一步的來滿足我們夢寐已久的願望。

如此有意義的絲路之旅,何樂而不爲呢?

Flying American foreign policy by the seat of Trump’s pants June 29, 2018

Posted by hslu in China, 特朗普, 美國, 習近平, Military, Religion, Restaurants, Trump, U.S. Foreign Policy, Xi Jinping, 川普, 中國.
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Trump, the so-called THE greatest negotiator ever, flexed his negotiation muscles on the dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, over a period of more than a year. It went down the history of the mankind more or less like this:

Trump; This guy is a bad dude. But, I would speak to him, I would have no problem speaking to him.

Kim: See my missiles fly.

Source: The Vox

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Trump: This guy is a bad dude, and don’t underestimate him.

Kim: Check out my missiles.

Source: The Vox

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Trump: Kim Jong Un is a little rocket man.

Kim: Trump is a dotard.

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Trump: my nuclear bottom is bigger than yours.

Source: The New Daily

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Kim: Watch my nuclear test goes off.

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Trump: “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”

Kim: “I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire.” Trump didn’t know what dotard was. His guys Googled and they laughed.

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Trump: I am not a dotard and to provide that I’m willing to talk to Kim.

Kim: Let’s meet on 6/12 for tea.

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Trump: Kim was dragging his feet. Kim was no good and I didn’t want to talk to him anymore. He couldn’t be trusted. Let’s just calledl that damn meeting off.

Kim: I’m very serious, dotard. See, I’ve completely dismantled our nuclear testing site. No one couldn’t get in now.

Source: NPR

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Trump: I am very sorry, Jong Un. Please forgive me. It’s my bad but it’s Kelly and Tillerson’s fault. Please be patient. I’ll make it happen.

Kim: I’m not paying for my trip.

Source: Stuff.co.nz

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Trump: Kim’s country does love him and he’s got a great personality. He’s a funny guy, he’s very smart, he’s a great negotiator. He loves his people, not that I’m surprised by that. I am going to stop the joint military exercise with S. Korea and Japan.

Kim: That’s about right. Trump, you are forgiven and you are a good dotard. I will check in with my boss in Beijing later and get back to you. You know that I’ve made too many nuclear bombs and missiles.

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Lately, Kim has been reported to have laughed his socks (actually his a%&) off.

Moon and Abe were stunned.

Trump remained to be a dotard.

American navy got a few days off.

Korean and Japanese navies got lost in the Pacific Oceanlooking for American aircraft carriers.

American tax payers saved a few bucks.

The dotard Trump waked up and realized that he had been out smarted by the rocket man.

Kim promptly executed

by firing squad

a s

enior military officer who said that “they no longer needed to suffer and tighten our belts to make rockets and nuclear weapons.”

Trump won’t talk to the rocket man and no one in the White House is allowed to mention Jong Un’s name or Jong Un’s nickname in front of Trump anymore.

君子報仇十年不晚 June 15, 2018

Posted by hslu in China, Cold War, Congress, 特朗普, 美國, 習近平, Economics, Globlization, Trade, Trump, U.S. Foreign Policy, 川普, 中國.
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Source: Bloomberg

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I don’t know which side will come out ahead in this trade war between China and the U.S. but I believe the ongoing tech embargo against China will definitely put a dent on China’s “Made in China 2025” initiative. Don’t forget that ZTE’s fate, possibly Huawei’s too, is still in the hands of Trump and the U.S. Congress. It’s unfortunate that China doesn’t have anything equivalent to counter America’s punch.

However, this is not the whole story: The U.S. is not fighting a trade war with China alone. The U.S. is fighting with China, Japan, Russia, Iran, Koreas, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela and the EU, It’s not just China will retaliate, many other countries will retaliate too. All at the same time. Can Trump and America’s labor market take this assult from all sides at the same times?

I don’t think so.

A better question is: Can Trump states’ economies take the attacks before the November election?

The answer is: no.

The next logic question to ask is then: can Trump survive impeachment if Democrats take the House and the Senate in November after Trump’s trade war begins to inflict damages to the U.S. economy?

Definitely not.

As the excerpt below states, the current setback on China’s tech arms race against the U.S. isn’t all bad: there might be a silver lining for China after all.

Source: Bloomberg

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Chinese often say that “君子報仇十年不晚.” It means that “a gentleman will have his revenge in ten years.” Xi Jinping, of course, is very familiar with this concept when he deals with Trump and whoever comes after him. Trump is in the game for instant gratification and political payback. China is in it for the long haul and Xi Jinping knows it.

Well, China just got whacked by a 2×4. But, the curse could be a blessing in disguise. Chinese call this “轉機. 2025 is 7 years from now and the U.S. will do all it can to stop China from reaching this goal. But, China is no longer a 省油的燈. Even though the threat is very real and the enemy is formidable, China, with its steadfast resolve, a stable political system, the accumulation of wealth and the support of the Chinese people, will push ahead and work out a way to reach its goal in time. If it can’t be done in 7 years, China will do it by 2028 and has its revenge in 10 years if necessary.

Let’s see what China can do June 12, 2018

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China to launch $47 billion fund for investment in strategic, emerging industries – state planner

Source: Flipboard

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Hope China learned from ZTE’s lesson and learned it well.

China’s dream depends on it.

Xiong’an 雄安新區 May 22, 2018

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Xiong’an, Xi Jinping’s new city-making machine turned on

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Only possible in China.

A brand new city will be built by China from the scratch just like Shenzhen did in the 1980’s and Pudong in the 1990’s. Look where they are now in less than 3 decades.

I read somewhere that no private property will be allowed within the city.

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