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China to wage 'cold war' with USA, CIA expert says

China to wage 'cold war' with USA, CIA expert says

World
July 21 (UPI) -- China is waging a 'cold war' against the United States of America, a CIA agent told an Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. "I would argue ... that what they're waging against us is fundamentally a cold war - a cold war not like we saw during THE Cold War [between the U.S. and the Soviet Union] but a cold war by definition," Deputy Assistant Director Michael Collins of the CIA's East Asia Mission Center told the Washington Post Columnist and Associate Editor David Ignatius who moderated Aspen Security Forum in Colorado Friday. "A country that exploits all avenues of power," including "economic, military" to undermine the standing of its rival compared to its "own standing without resorting to conflict." Collins added that the threat is not necessarily coming from China itse...
Players my age usually go to Qatar or China – Ronaldo

Players my age usually go to Qatar or China – Ronaldo

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Cristiano Ronaldo says he is "grateful for the opportunity" given to him by Juventus, as players of his age "usually go to Qatar or China".The 33-year-old Portugal forward has joined the Italian champions for £99.2m after nine years at Real Madrid."To come to this club at this stage of my career, I am very happy," he said at his presentation in Turin. Ronaldo also said he hopes to be the "lucky star" as the Italian side attempt to win the Champions League. He added he had not received any other offers.Ronaldo scored ...
Ozone hole mystery: China insulating chemical said to be source of rise

Ozone hole mystery: China insulating chemical said to be source of rise

Science
Cut-price Chinese home insulation is being blamed for a massive rise in emissions of a gas, highly damaging to the Earth's protective ozone layer. The Environmental Investigations Agency (EIA) found widespread use of CFC-11 in China, even though the chemical was fully banned back in 2010. Scientists have been extremely puzzled by the mysterious rise in emissions. But this report suggests the key source is China's home construction industry. Just two months ago, researchers published a study showing that the expected decline in the use of CFC-11 after it was completely banned eight years ago had slowed to a crawl. There were suspicions among researchers that new supplies were being made somewhere in East Asia. Rumours were rife as...
China retaliates as US tariffs take effect

China retaliates as US tariffs take effect

World
Beijing has hit back after US tariffs on $ 34bn (£25.6bn) of Chinese goods came into effect. The 25% duties apply to Chinese machinery, electronics and other hi-tech equipment including cars, computer hard drives and LEDs.Tariffs on an additional $ 16bn (£12.1bn) of Chinese goods are set to take effect in two weeks, Mr Trump has said.The US is prepared to target up to $ 500bn (£377.8bn) more, he has warned, unless Beijing yields to Washington's demands.Mr Trump's administration contends that China has deployed predatory tactics to try to overtake US technological dominance.These allegedly include requiring US companies to hand over technology in exchange for access to China's market.China's Commerce Ministry said it would be "forced to make a necessary count...
Study: Plastic will pile up in wake of China recycling ban

Study: Plastic will pile up in wake of China recycling ban

Technology
China's decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to pile up around the globe, and wealthy countries must find a way to slow the accumulation of one of the most ubiquitous materials on the planet, a group of scientists said. The scientists sought to quantify the impact of the Chinese import ban on the worldwide trade in plastic waste, and found that other nations might need to find a home for more than 122 million tons (110 million metric tons) of plastic by 2030. The ban went into effect Dec. 31, 2017, and the stockpiling trend figures to worsen, the scientists said. Wealthy countries such as the United States, Japan and Germany have long sent their plastic recyclables to China, and the country doesn't want to be the world's dumping ground for plas...