Top mainland envoy talks up ‘cross-strait peace’

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The meeting between Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council head Andrew Hsia (夏立言) and the head of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (國台辦) Zhang Zhi-jun (張志軍) came to a close yesterday, with Zhang emphasizing the importance of “peaceful cross-strait development.”

“Do not fail to notice the street lamp before it has gone out. Do not realize the value of peace until you lose it,” were Zhang’s parting words after mentioning that both governments have gained much from the seven-years of cooperation, and also further concluding three other “resolutions” from his trip to Kinmen.

The three resolutions include “a peaceful and stable Taiwan Strait,” “to enrich people on both shores’ well-being,” and “to continue down the road of peaceful development,” Zhang said, and hoped a second Hsia-Zhang meeting could be possible in the future.

Mainland Affairs Council Deputy Minister Steve Lin (林祖嘉) also pointed out that the meeting had an important meaning, as it saw discussions of important issues such as a continual cross-strait exchange, Taiwan’s future participation in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the reciprocal establishment of cross-strait representative offices and travel hubs for Chinese tourists in Taiwan. The deputy minister hoped the issues discussed will bear fruit soon.

Lin also said that the Kinmen-Fujian water pipeline, environmental concerns about garbage on the Kinmen’s shores, and the “Little Three Links” (小三通) were also Kinmen-related issues discussed during the meeting.

Knives of Peace

Kitchen knives being made in Kinmen from old artillery shell casings symbolize that the two sides of the Taiwan Strait have buried the hatchet and are working for peace, the Chinese official said.

Zhang also said he hoped the two sides can maintain peace while visiting the steel knife factory that makes knives from the shells fired by China at Kinmen between 1958 and 1978.

During the 1958 Taiwan Strait Crisis, the People’s Liberation Army fired around 450,000 shells at the Kinmen Islands located just kilometers off China’s coast to try to retake them from the Republic of China (Taiwan).

More recently, Kinmen has become famous for its production of cleavers made from the PLA shells.

Go back home, TSU: Kinmen

Kinmen Council members protested yesterday in response to the brawl that occurred before Zhang’s arrival at Kinmen’s Shuitou Harbor, caused by youth wing members of the Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU, 台聯青年軍) who hurled smoke grenades and clashed with pro-unification supporters.

Hung Li-ping (洪麗萍) along with other council members had arrived at the Treasure Island Resort Hotel (金沙大地國際渡假飯店), where the meeting was held, to stage protests against the TSU’s violent actions.

The council members condemned the violent methods, saying that the Hsia-Zhang meeting was held to discuss the improvement of Kinmen’s livelihood, and chanted “Kinmen needs livelihood; we condemn violence” and “Go back home, TSU.”

The Kinmen County Police Department also reported arresting three TSU youth protesters who hurled grenades, and one civilian who attacked the protesters. The police finished their inquiries and the recording of statements last night.

The department also denied being biased in its management of the case and said it will maintain a legal, neutral stance throughout the investigation.

CORPORATE FASCISM: The Destruction of America’s Middle Class

A new kind of fascism has taken over America: the merger of corporations and government whereby corporate power dominates. With the emergence of ever-larger multinational corporations — due to consolidation facilitated by the Federal Reserve’s endless FIAT money — the corporatocracy has been in a position to literally purchase the U.S. Congress.

A James Jaeger Film featuring RON PAUL, Congressman/Presidential Candidate; PAT BUCHANAN, Author/Political Analyst; G. EDWARD GRIFFIN, Author/Producer; EDWIN VIEIRA, Author/Constitutional Attorney and TED BAEHR, Founder of MovieGuide and Christian Film & TV Commission.

A result of the corporate purchase of Congress is that many of the nation’s “laws” have been re-configured to benefit WE THE CORPORATIONS, rather than WE THE PEOPLE. “Laws” like NAFTA and GATT resulted in the outsourcing of the U.S. manufacturing base and the destruction of the Middle Class. This is nothing less than the 1 Percenters abusing the 99 Percenters. Known as “monopoly capitalism,” “crony capitalism,” “mercantilism,” “globalization,” “the new world order,” and/or “free trade” — this is NOT your Grandfather’s capitalism.

Life in the ghetto: “Danes can not even sit on their balcony and eat a pork sandwich”


“I ought to be happy; politicians have in recent years invested heavily in the disadvantaged areas. They have spent millions to improve the physical environment, the homes have been refurbished, fine new trees are planted… But the human and social development out here has completely stopped, or maybe even worsened.

Immigrant gangs are stronger than ever … and young people’s hatred of Denmark thrive. It is deeply, deeply troubling, and I fear for the consequences for Danish society, if the politicians do not immediately wake up and do something drastic’.

The call comes from 40-year-old Khaled Mustapha …

‘It is simply not attractive [for Danes to live here]. Yes, we have some students who give it a chance, but they move out of here again as soon as they can. … Ethnic Danes feel unsafe here, and I understand that. They can not even sit out on the balcony and eat a pork sandwich or set a Danish flag on the table without the risk of being accosted.’

‘I hear them, for example. say they hate Denmark and the Danes. And here we are talking about young people who are born and raised in Denmark. When I ask them how they can hate people they have never met, they reply that the Danes are racists who hate Muslims. … I simply do not believe our society can bear this developlent, if this mentality continues to spread over the next 10-20 years. … the youths are attracted by radical religious environments and immigrant gangs, where they come together to hate Denmark.’

False Rape Accuser: Latvian-born Alesia Riabenkova








A Manhattan model who once dated actor Gerard Butler brought rape charges against a fashion photographer — but the case fell apart when she claimed he got her pregnant and a DNA test proved he was not the father, The Post has learned.

Latvian-born stunner Alesia Riabenkova, who has done work for Guess and graced the covers of Glamour and Elle magazines, met the lensman at a Long Island City lounge in October to discuss her struggling career.

The two chatted over champagne about a potential photo shoot and then went back to his condo in a nearby luxury high-rise.

About 45 minutes later, Riabenkova told a doorman she had been raped by the photographer and asked him to call 911, said his lawyer, Tom Kenniff.

Police arrested the lensman, and he spent a night behind bars. Prosecutors soon downgraded the charge to sexual misconduct because they found holes in her story and her rape kit tested inconclusive, Kenniff said.

Then, in January 2015, Riabenkova made a shocking claim — telling prosecutors she was impregnated during the alleged rape and wanted an abortion.

The DA’s Office told the clinic to preserve the biological material, and Kenniff immediately asked for a DNA test.

The results proved his client was not the father, and on May 15 the case was thrown out and sealed.

Riabenkova, 22, refused to talk to a Post reporter on Friday at her swanky Flatiron building, saying through a doorman that she was “sick.”

Asked whether his client would file a civil suit against the catwalk stunner, Kenniff said, “We are exploring all options.”

“She tried to destroy my client’s life, and she should be punished for it,” Kenniff, railed about Riabenkova, who will not face false-report charges.

Kenniff — who said his client fooled around with the model but did not have sex with her — said she appeared completely calm in the elevator ride down and in the lobby after making the allegation.

“The surveillance footage showed her sipping from a water bottle in the lobby without a care in the world while waiting for the police to arrive,” Kenniff charged.