China

Haochen Zhang

Tied for First Place in the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is Haochen Zhang of China.

He plays here Three Movements from Igor Stravinsky’s Petrushka.

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(a treat for the Music Promotion Foundation)

The Gazprom Deal

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$400 Billion Energy Deal

President Xi Jinping of China and President Vladimir Putin of Russia are about to sign a historic $400 billion energy deal that would see Russia supplying natural gas to China for 30 years. The deal has the makings of free trade, extraction fees are waived by Russia and tariff duties are waived by China.

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Chinese Hats

Now these are better distractions than hackers if you ask me.

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US Charges Chinese Hackers

America formally charges Chinese officials for computer hacking.

As if the Us does not hack Chinese computers regularly.

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What do they want to do, charge these Chinese in court?

Dumping Cold Money

The Chinese are buying everything on sight.

This may not be because they want to buy everything in sight.

This may be because they are getting rid of cold money.

This may be because they are dumping the US dollars.

This may be because they are switching to a different currency.

Unless the US Federal Reserve Bank validates to the world

exactly how much gold it holds in their vaults

to guarantee the amount of cash that it has printed,

China and the rest of the world will dump their US dollars,

and/or convert the cash into gold.

And what I have said will come true—-

that the US dollars will be devalued to only a fraction of its value today.

 

Chinese Soldiers

More of these fierce, warlike, round knees.

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Another Chinese Soldier

Another of those fierce, warlike, lovely Chinese soldiers.

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Gong Li

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Chinese Nuclear Sub

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