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- The FBI Pay Benjamin Wey A Visit : The Financial Investigator – Investigators with the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the offices of Benjamin Wey’s New York Global Group yesterday, seizing documents and conducting interviews with employees.
According to one NYGG official, Wey’s Manhattan apartment was also raided. As of now, no charges have been filed and it was not clear what NYGG transactions were of interest to the FBI.
- Is Obama’s ‘Economic Populism’ for Real? | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone – My first thought, when I heard about this deal, was that Schneiderman was deciding to compromise on robosigning and other post-securitization abuses, in exchange for a mandate to go after the much bigger crimes, which took place in the origination/securitization stages.
The securitization offenses were massive criminal conspiracies, identically undertaken by all of the big banks, to defraud investors in mortgage-backed securities. If you’re looking for an appropriate target for a massive federal investigation, one that would get right to the heart of the corruption of the crisis era… well, they picked the right target here.
If they were to do a real clean sweep on securitization, the federal prisons would end up literally teeming with senior executives from the biggest banks. A lot of very big names would end up playing ping-pong and cards in Otisville and Englewood.
The question is, how real of an investigation will we get? The fact that Schneiderman’s co-chairs are Lanny Breuer and Robert Khuzami make me extremely skeptical. I’m actually not sure that both men, in an ideal world, wouldn’t be targets of their own committee’s investigation.
- Iraqis Voice Outrage as Haditha Massacre Trial Ends in No Jail Time for Accused U.S. Marines – The last of the U.S. marines charged in the 2005 Haditha massacre of 24 Iraqi civilians, Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich, received no jail time after he pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty and avoiding charges of involuntary manslaughter. Under his sentencing, Wuterich now faces a maximum penalty of a demotion to the rank of private.
- Testimony by Mikkal Herberg Before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, January 26, 2012 | ChinaFAQs – I have been asked to speak about China’s approach to securing its energy supplies and implications for the United States. I will discuss China’s approach, whether it is impacting global energy markets and the competitive prospects of American energy companies, how Beijing’s energy security drive is influencing maritime territorial and sea lane disputes in the seas around Asia, and some suggestions on U.S. policy towards the developments.
- Testimony by Sarah Forbes Before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, January 26, 2012 | ChinaFAQs – Good morning and thank you for the opportunity to contribute to the deliberations of this Commission. My name is Sarah Forbes, and I am a Senior Associate for the Climate and Energy Program at the World Resources Institute. I am also manager of the World Resources Institute’s Shale Gas Initiative. The World Resources Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan environmental think tank that goes beyond research to provide practical solutions to the world’s most urgent environmental and development challenges. We work in partnership with scientists, businesses, governments, and non-governmental organizations in more than seventy countries to provide information, tools, and analysis to provide for human well-being.
- What Shale Gas In China Means For The United States | ChinaFAQs – Considering the speed with which shale gas has shifted the U.S. energy outlook, this is an important moment to consider the implications of the development of China’s shale gas resources. China appears to have significant reserves of natural gas trapped in shale. According to a 2011 EIA study, China overlays eight basins containing 1,275 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of technically recoverable resources, which is larger than the study’s estimate for the U.S. (862 Tcf).
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- Projections During Nuclear Crisis Included Evacuating Tokyo – NYTimes.com – The Japanese government’s worst-case scenario at the height of the nuclear crisis last year warned that tens of millions of people, including residents of Tokyo, might be forced to leave their homes, according to a report. Fearing widespread panic, officials kept the report secret.
- Columbia University Press » Blog Archive » Ho-fung Hung: South China’s Protests Are Not as Subversive as Many Think – “China’s escalating popular violence against local authorities and humble petition to the central government in the last two decades should be understood in light of [a] longstanding Confucianist conception of authority. This conception persists despite all the ideological and political revolutions of the twentieth century…
- Better-off Chinese travel abroad for Lunar New Year > Global Times – "The Spring Festival travel rush has spread to other countries, as many better-off Chinese people decide to celebrate the traditional holiday in a different way," said CYTS's vice president Li Jing.
- Ray LaHood’s son barred from leaving Egypt – John Bresnahan and David Rogers – POLITICO.com – Exclusive: Egyptian authorities are barring several U.S. citizens — including Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s son — from leaving the country after Egyptian government forces raided the offices of Washington-backed groups monitoring recent parliamentary elections there.
- China’s burning issue: waste incineration plants, pollution and public protest | chinadialogue – The state remains unprepared for the pollution and protests its ambitious garbage-incineration plans could generate
- Reshoring: five reasons why China will remain the world’s factory | beyondbrics | News and views on emerging markets from the Financial Times – FT.com –
- Military Prepares Realignment: More Drones, Special Forces – WSJ.com – The Pentagon plans to expand its global network of drones and special-operations bases in a fundamental realignment meant to project U.S. power even as it cuts back conventional forces.
The plan, to be unveiled by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday and in budget documents next month, calls for a 30% increase in the U.S. fleet of armed unmanned aircraft in the coming years, defense officials said. It also foresees the deployment of more special-operations teams at a growing number of small "lily pad" bases across the globe where they can mentor local allies and launch missions.
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- The SOPA War: A Frantic Call, an Aborted Summit, and Dramatic New Details on How Hollywood Lost – The Hollywood Reporter –
- East Africa Is the New Epicenter of America’s Shadow War | Danger Room | Wired.com –
- Norway could shut China out of Arctic Council after diplomatic snubs | World news | The Guardian – Chinese relations with Norway have been frosty since Oslo-based Nobel committee announced that dissident Liu Xiaobo would be peace laureate
- Schell: Obama’s China ‘Drive-By’ | Asia Society – But, the brevity and terseness of the President's remarks on China were a clear indicator that he wanted to keep his comments discreet enough not to do anything to disrupt the always delicate state of U.S.-China relations, which his administration has rightfully treated as America's most important evolving, diplomatic relationship.
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- Apple’s iPad and the Human Costs for Workers in China – NYTimes.com – The explosion ripped through Building A5 on a Friday evening last May, an eruption of fire and noise that twisted metal pipes as if they were discarded straws.
When workers in the cafeteria ran outside, they saw black smoke pouring from shattered windows. It came from the area where employees polished thousands of iPad cases a day.。。
“We’ve known about labor abuses in some factories for four years, and they’re still going on,” said one former Apple executive who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity because of confidentiality agreements. “Why? Because the system works for us. Suppliers would change everything tomorrow if Apple told them they didn’t have another choice.”
“If half of iPhones were malfunctioning, do you think Apple would let it go on for four years?” the executive asked.
- Apple: getting it a bit wrong in China | beyondbrics | News and views on emerging markets from the Financial Times – FT.com – Amongst the general adulation surrounding Apple’s results on Tuesday, there was one complaint. The company messed up in China.
- Design space: A high-end radiator for China – FT.com –
- Philippines may allow greater U.S. military presence in reaction to China’s rise – The Washington Post – Two decades after evicting U.S. forces from their biggest base in the Pacific, the Philippines is in talks with the Obama administration about expanding the American military presence in the island nation, the latest in a series of strategic moves aimed at China.
- Newt Threatens China and Russia With Cyberwar | Danger Room | Wired.com – Newt Gingrich isn’t the only politician who’s freaked out by China and Russia’s online spying. But the new Republican presidential frontrunner may be the highest-profile political figure all but openly calling for cyberwar with Moscow and Beijing.
“I think that we have to treat state-based covert activities as the equivalent of acts of war,” Gingrich said in response to a question about countries that target U.S. corporate and government information systems. “And I think that we have to respond to that and create a level of pain which teaches people not to do it.”
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- Guangdong Carbon Program to Be China’s Largest, New Energy Says – Bloomberg – A program to curb the increase of greenhouse gas emissions in China’s Guangdong province will probably be the largest of the nation’s seven test climate- protection systems, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
Guangdong is seeking to cut the amount of carbon emitted per unit of production in its economy by 19.5 percent in the five years through 2015, New Energy Finance said yesterday in an e-mailed research note. Other regions have lower targets, with Chongqing and Hubei set reductions of 17 percent.
- China: Tibet Burns, But Where Are the Chinese Public Intellectuals? · Global Voices –
- Call For Boycott After Comments – Former student leader Wang Dan has called for a boycott of a newspaper owned by prominent Taiwanese entrepreneur Tsai Eng Meng who defended Beijing’s military crackdown on the 1989 democracy movement in Tiananmen Square.
Tsai, the chairman and CEO of the Want Want Group, which owns the China Times, told the Washington Post on Saturday that the June 3-4 crackdown was “no massacre,” despite Chinese government figures that say hundreds were killed in the incident.