Meanwhile, in the People’s Republic of Capitalism With Chinese Characteristics


(091001) -- BEIJING, Oct. 1, 2009 (Xinhua) -- Female soldiers and officers of the three services of the Chinese People's Liberation Army march at the head of the march-past of a parade in the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in central Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2009. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei) (msq)

(091001) — BEIJING, Oct. 1, 2009 (Xinhua) — Female soldiers and officers of the three services of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army march at the head of the march-past of a parade in the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in central Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2009. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei) (msq)

“On November 5, 2016, the Defense Ministry will sign a contract for the procurement of Littoral Mission Ships (LMS) with SASTIND (the State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense), which is an important part of the schedule during the Prime Minister’s official visit to China.”

Yet Another American Ally May Have Just Jumped Ship from the US to China

“China Communication Construction Company (CCCC), a State-owned infrastructure group, recently signed a contract with the Philippines’ Mega Harbour Port and Development Inc. to conduct a 208-hectare land reclamation project in Davao’s harbour,” wrote China’s state-run People’s Daily.

To be built just off the Philippines’ southern coast by “moving sediment from the seafloor to a reef,” the four islands “will be used for government offices, businesses, residences, ports and industrial land.”

Duterte Pulls a 180: China to Build Fake Islands Right Off Philippine Coast

China and Saudi Arabia held joint military drills in an effort to combat the spread of terrorism.

“Special forces from China and Saudi Arabia have held their first joint anti-terrorism drills, state media reported on Thursday,” Reuters writes, in what amounts to “China’s latest effort to expand security ties with countries in the Middle East and its Muslim neighbors.”

In Major Geopolitical Shift, China Teams up Militarily with Another US Ally

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