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Canada installs Chinese underwater monitoring devices next to US nuclear submarine base

Canada installs Chinese underwater monitoring devices next to US nuclear submarine base

  • Ocean Network Canada confirms addition of hi-tech sensors built by Chinese scientists to its marine observatories in Pacific Ocean
  • US state department has ‘nothing to say’ on matter
PUBLISHED : Monday, 22 October, 2018, 1:02am
UPDATED : Monday, 22 October, 2018, 2:29pm
While the eyes of the world have been on the strategic tussle between Beijing and Washington in the South China Sea, Chinese scientists, with the help of the Canadian authorities, have succeeded in positioning four monitoring devices in waters just 300km (186 miles) off the United States’ Pacific coast.
The instruments, which use hi-tech sensors to monitor the underwater environment, are connected to the Ocean Network Canada (ONC), a grid of marine observatories stretching from the northeast Pacific to the Arctic. While the network is operated by the University of Victoria in British Columbia, its four new additions are the property of the Sanya Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering, a unit of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which also developed and built them.

The devices were placed on the Endeavour segment of the Juan de Fuca Ridge by a remote-controlled submersible owned by the Canadian Coast Guard on June 27. Now fully operational, they can be used to provide real-time streaming of data to the Chinese institute’s control centres in Sanya, a city on the island province of Hainan, and elsewhere.

While the ONC confirmed it had sited the Chinese devices within its network, it declined to provide any information about them or say how they might be used.

The Chinese institute was equally reticent, and while the Canadian foreign ministry acknowledged the receipt of a request for comment it did not immediately reply.

The US state department said it had “nothing to say” on the matter.

What is known is that information collected by the devices will help Chinese marine scientists better understand the environment of a strategic waterway close to the United States, and get a close look at the structure and operation of one of the world’s largest and most advanced underwater observatories.

While there is no evidence to suggest China’s military is involved with the project – there is also no suggestion the devices can be used to track submarines or other vessels – maritime environmental data is equally valuable to both civilian and non-civilian researchers.

The ONC is primarily a scientific research facility, but it does also have a defence contract to help the Canadian military monitor Arctic waters with the help of a surveillance system powered by artificial intelligence technology, state broadcaster CBC News reported last year.

Some Chinese government research websites have suggested the positioning of the monitoring devices could be a precursor to China building its own network in the region.

Exactly why Ottawa was prepared to give Beijing such unfettered access to its observatories is a moot point, but it comes at a time of growing rivalry between China and the US, and strained relations between Canada and its powerful neighbour to the south.

The Strait of Juan de Fuca is one of the world’s busiest waterways. Across the strait to the south, not far from the city of Seattle, is one of the United States’ two strategic nuclear weapon facilities – Naval Base Kitsap – which is home to a nuclear submarine shipyard and the only dry dock on the country’s west coast capable of accommodating a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.

Whatever the devices end up being used for, Chen Hongqiao, a researcher at the Centre for Canadian Studies at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in Guangzhou, said there was no doubting the sensitivity of the issue.

“Deep sea observation networks are highly sensitive, and closely related to national security,” he said. “Countries don’t open them up to third parties unless there is a high level of trust and confidence.”

The decision to give China such access could have only come from highest corridors of power on both sides, he said.

“Such collaboration is very unusual. The implications go far beyond science, [so] it could have only happened with a nod from the top on both sides.”

China and Canada signed a memorandum of understanding in 2013 to collaborate on marine observation, according to China’s State Oceanic Administration, but until recently few actual projects had been initiated.

While it may be a coincidence, the deployment of the Chinese devices came less than a month after the US imposed what Ottawa described as “unacceptable” tariffs on imports of Canadian steel and aluminium. Canada retaliated with duties on US$12.8 billion worth of goods it imports from the US.

In the months since then, Beijing and Washington have become embroiled in a punishing trade war, while tensions between their respective militaries have also spiked.

Xin Qiang, a professor at Fudan University in Shanghai and deputy director of its American Studies Centre, said that such was the sensitivity of the collaboration between China and Canada, that the US might seek to curtail it.

Just last week, US senators sent a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking him to ban mobile operators from using equipment made by Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in their 5G networks.

“The same could also happen to the undersea network,” Xin said. “The Americans are too powerful, the Canadians can hardly say no.”

Shocking study reveals 72 per cent of French youngster want to leave France

Shocking study reveals 72 per cent of French youngster want to leave France


Better career opportunities, a stable political situation, or even a better climate… A lot of reasons are behind France’s youth desire to leave their country.

Of France’s 18-24-year-olds, 72 per cent are contemplating leaving France, reveals a Yougov study.
Around 2.5 million French were expatriates in 2017, says the Foreign Ministry. This number doubled since 2000, when it was around 1 million.
But now, this number is about to grow even more as now France’s youth majority want to leave France. This will to leave is motivated primarily by finding better “career opportunities” (40 per cent) and seeking “new adventures” (46 per cent).
There are other reasons besides better career opportunies or new adventures, like “the price of a plane ticket”, a “stable political situation” in the country they would arrive in and a “nice climate” too.
If these criterias are filled, 23 per cent of French people are willing to leave France for good. This study can be related to what we reported yesterday, on the “French flight” to Hungary.

Mexico Says There Are Up to 10,000 in the Caravan Heading for US

Mexico Says There Are Up to 10,000 in the Caravan Heading for US

Fox News reports about 5,000 or 7,000 to 10,000 foreigners are heading to the U.S., mostly Hondurans. These people are openly looking to Democrats to help them get into the country. The timing is perfect for them. The propaganda has already begun, even on Fox.
Brian Stelter and other Democrats can claim there is no organization to the up to 10,000-strong caravan of future illegal aliens but that rings hollow. The cartels are definitely involved in organizing this caravan and so are Hispanic-Americans. Also involved is Pueblo sin Fronteras which is funded by several groups funded by George Soros’s foundation.
This is coming as the election draws near and anyone turned away will have a tragic story to tell. The media will blow up them up into fake headlines as they did with the child separation story.
The incoming Communist president Obrador could have a hand in it. Obrador said it’s a human right to enter the U.S. illegally. He also promised to flood our borders.
This is a typical leftist tactic — overwhelm — so nothing can be done. If we don’t take them in, we will be labeled immoral and the Democrat media will promote that.


About 700 Mexican law enforcement guarded the border bridge filled to capacity with thousands of future illegals, but they were indifferent to the people below who were crossing the river.
The hordes swarmed at the Suchiate River and crossed easily.
The river separating Guatemala and Mexico is the primary crossing point for tens of thousands of Central American immigrants who migrate north each year looking for work, welfare, and to break our immigration laws.
The caravan, numbering anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000, is composed of young, unemployed men, women with children, some families and unaccompanied juveniles. Most are from Honduras.
Once into Mexico, the migrants received water and medical care in a nearby warehouse.
The young men Fox News spoke to said the caravan would resume moving north to the U.S. after everyone was off the bridge.  An organizer for Pueblos Sin Frontiers said they could leave in the next few days.


Mexico also says it asked for help from the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR. A spokesman for the group says it will use the same international criteria used to adjudicate caravan claims as, say, Syrian refugees in Turkey, namely a “well-founded fear of persecution because of race, religion, nationality, social group or political opinion.”
What a sick joke. The U.N. and Mexico working together? We trust this?
The U.N. is providing medical services, food, shelter and whatever else they need.
Mexico will not issue transit visas as they did last year, meaning if immigrants are caught wandering around Mexico, they will be deported. They could start with the Caravan, but will they?
We keep hearing about the deteriorating conditions in Central America. That is Central America. They are always deteriorating. We can’t possibly take all these future Democrats in.
The administration of new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador takes over in December and he has already said he believes in open borders. He especially believes in flooding the U.S. border. It wouldn’t come as a surprise if he is behind this.
And just in time, the former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobsen penned an article for The Hill claiming there is “extreme chaos” in the Trump White House. Nothing suspicious about this timing or what she said.

REPORT: Second migrant caravan: New group rushes to join ranks, deportees vow return to America

REPORT: Second migrant caravan: New group rushes to join ranks, deportees vow return to America

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As the massive migrant caravan pushes toward the southern U.S. border, a second group of about 1,000 people from Honduras is rushing to join the main group — which reportedly has swelled its ranks with several people who’ve already been deported.

As the massive migrant caravan pushes toward the southern U.S. border, a second group of about 1,000 people from Honduras is rushing to join the main group — which reportedly has swelled its ranks with several people who’ve already been deported.
The caravan, which has around 5,000 to 7,000 members, was on the move again Monday morning, departing the southern Mexico city of Tapachula. The smaller group trailing it entered Guatemala from Honduras late Sunday, according to the Associated Press.
The article goes on to state the following:

“They catch you, and you try to get back,” said Imner Anthony Fuentes, a 29-year-old who reportedly was deported for the sixth time from the U.S. five months ago. He has a son and a U.S. citizen girlfriend living in Birmingham, Ala., according to the Washington Post.

'This Is Not a Right or Left Issue': Pirro Echoes Trump's Threat of Military to Stop Migrant Caravan

10,000 Voters Change Teams, Join Republican Party Ahead of Midterm Elections

10,000 Voters Change Teams, Join Republican Party Ahead of Midterm Elections

By Cillian Zeal
October 21, 2018 at 9:46am
Exterior shot of voters inside polling places with curtains pulled.
Is Wyoming a bellwether state? Republicans should certainly hope so — since, in America’s least populous state, over 10,000 voters have changed their registration over to the GOP in just the past few months.
According to County 10, in Freemont County, Wyoming, data from the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office reveals 12,509 individuals changed their party affiliation between July 6 and Sept. 20.
Of those, the vast majority changed to Republican — 10,402 voters.
The data revealed that “6,057 Democrats changed and registered as Republicans” and “4,355 Unaffiliated persons changed and registered as Republicans.” Only 430 Republicans, meanwhile, changed sides and went over to the Democrats.
“It is absolutely vital that anyone analyzing these party change numbers understand that these numbers are tied to a person’s voter registration and do not represent total ballots cast in the election, and that these numbers do not indicate for whom a person voted,” State Election Director Kai Schon said.
It’s worth noting that 701 also changed their party affiliation again and went back to their original party.
So, what does this mean? It’s hard to say that it’s a state that’s really up for grabs; Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in Wyoming back in 2016 by a margin of 68 to 22 percent and both of the state’s senators are Republicans.

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There’s also not much one can glean from party registration qua party registration, especially in a midterms year in a state where the Republican Party is as secure as it is in Wyoming.
However, the trend since the hearings to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has been a marked increase in enthusiasm among members of the GOP — something that these numbers would tend to reinforce.
An NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll from earlier this month found that “the wide Democratic enthusiasm advantage that has defined the 2018 campaign up to this point has disappeared.”
“In July, there was a 10-point gap between the number of Democrats and Republicans saying the November elections were ‘very important,’” NPR reported.
“Now, that is down to 2 points, a statistical tie.”
That shift, according to pollsters, came from conservatives who were riled up over the Kavanaugh hearings.
“The result of hearings, at least in the short run, is the Republican base was awakened,” Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, told NPR.
However, it’s important to note that the Wyoming registration data only goes up to Sept. 20 — just days after Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s identity had been revealed and Democrats hadn’t yet sunk as low as they eventually would in the confirmation fight. It’s unlikely that the bulk of these changes of party came in response to the Kavanaugh controversy.
So, is it an outlier? Is it the sign of an incipient “red wave?” None of the above? It’s impossible to discern, but it’s certainly interesting. Perhaps most importantly, it’s yet another reminder of how urgent voting will be this Nov. 6.

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