TEXT ON FRONTPAGE: Here you find important intel information, that we find as 'need to know only' ! - It's for all serious developed countries, or it's intelligence staff, or for any information gathering departments you might have developed... Find bits and pieces of information from the flow of information nowadays, and also update on your intelligence. Check in here once a week, to see what you might have missed !
- So to speak in short - we shoot worldwide here - and add information we might see as important for you to know about!
*things that get leftout many times - in normal media reports*
To preserve reading space we don't add so many pictures to the small intel articles.
Is it a fun page ? -No, but it only take a few seconds to check it .
CHINA had 770 million 4G users at the end of 2016, double the number from a year earlier, data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology showed yesterday.
More than 58 percent of China’s mobile phone users were 4G subscribers at the end of 2016, said Zhang Feng, spokesperson and chief engineer of the ministry.
There were 386 million 4G users at the end of 2015.
China has the world’s largest 4G network and is aiming to add 2 million 4G base stations, mainly for townships and villages, by 2018.
China is also researching and testing 5G technology with a goal to commercialize it by 2020.
SHANGHAI DAILY: South Korea court declares Hanjin Shipping bankrupt !
Fri, 17 Feb 2017
The axe finally fell on South Korea’s once-mighty Hanjin Shipping yesterday as a Seoul court declared it bankrupt after struggling for years under the weight of billions of dollars worth of debt. Hanjin filed for bankruptcy protection in August owing US$5.37 billion as creditors refused to bail it out, with dozens of its vessels stranded outside around the world as they were refused entry to ports. An accounting firm hired by the Seoul court concluded earlier this month that the company’s liquidation value would be greater than its worth as a going concern. The firm, which was once South Korea’s biggest shipping firm and the seventh-largest in the world, has since been forced to sell most its assets at home and abroad to pay off debts, with most of its 1,500 workers laid off. “We will try to ensure that the bankruptcy process would enable the firm to pay off debts to all debt holders in a fair and proper fashion,” the court said in a statement. Trading in the firm’s Seoul-listed shares was also halted yesterday. Hanjin’s demise represents the biggest bankruptcy in container shipping and news of its impending doom last year caused chaos in the global industry. Most of its fleet of 141 ships were banned from docking in the US, China and many other countries because of its failure to pay ports for their services. The family-run firm started going under after the shipping industry suffered its worst downturn in six decades caused by slumping global trade. Mismanagement by top executives — including the late former owner’s widow who took helm in 2007 despite having no experience in business — is also blamed for its collapse.
FAKE NEWS AND FALSE INTEL INFORMATION
The most egregious on the list are the bogus intelligence on Saddam Hussein’s “mobile biological weapons laboratories” and Iraq’s program to procure “yellow cake uranium” from Niger. The fake intel told by Presidents dates back more than 30 years.
On December 23, 1981, President Ronald Reagan told the American people false statements in TV!
Reagan actually told the American people in a Christmas address that the Polish government of General Wojciech Jaruzelski was establishing “concentration camps” in his country after declaring martial law. *check speech below*
-“As I speak to you tonight, the fate of a proud and ancient nation hangs in the balance. For a thousand years, Christmas has been celebrated in Poland, a land of deep religious faith, but this Christmas brings little joy to the courageous Polish people. They have been betrayed by their own government. "
“The men who rule them [the Polish people] and their totalitarian allies fear the very freedom that the Polish people cherish. They have answered the stirrings of liberty with brute force, killings, mass arrests, and the setting up of concentration camps.”
He probably got fake intel. Made up bullshit from his intel services.
In other words - Guesses passed on as TRUTHS.
The world has recently discovered a new problem ! FAKE NEWS !
Here's how they combat in PRAGUE:
Czech FAKE NEWS watchdog kicks off operations !
1 Jan. 2017 — A Czech unit set up to combat fake news ahead of the country’s two crucial elections starts operations on Sunday.
The Center Against Terrorism and Hybrid Threats, an analytical section of the Interior Ministry, plans to rebut disinformation that could be spread with the aim of manipulating elections by what the counter-intelligence community believes are Russian-backed websites. Czechs will likely pick their lawmakers in October. The presidential election is coming up in early 2018. President is Milos Zeman. And Mr. Zeman, 72, has yet to announce whether he plans to run for re-election. /END/
Expect more fake news from Russia, top NATO general says.
REUTERS 18 FEB 2017
MUNICH (Reuters) - Russia was behind a false report of a rape by German soldiers in Lithuania that was intended to undermine support for NATO's new eastern force, a senior NATO general said on Saturday, warning Europe to expect more such "fake news".
THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF FUCKED UP NEWS INTEL FLOW HERE!
TIMES OF INDIA: Pak test-fires first 'submarine-launched Nuclear-capable missile'.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017
The launch of the nuclear-capable Babur-3 missile, which has a range of 450 km (280 miles) and was fired from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean, is likely to heighten long-running tension between India and Pakistan.
And then the next day, they write like this :
TIMES OF INDIA: Pak's Babar-3 cruise missile launch fake?
Tue, 10 Jan 2017
A day after Pakistan announced the successful launch of the nuclear-capable Babur-3 cruise missile, Times Now today quoted a defence and satellite analyst as suggesting Islamabad country may have faked the launch.
Suggesting means he is guessing.
(There we are again - where is the truth -? Which one of these 2 news or intel above about Pak. is fake ? )
Both are not correct.
-And it goes further:
"hussain0216" SENIOR MEMBER at WWW.DEFENCE.PK
-Everything Pakistan has is COMPUTER GENERATED.
Colonel (retired) Vinayak Bhat, an imagery expert, has told India Today TV that the video of the launch released by the Pakistan Army appears to be computer-generated. He also said the colour of the missile changes from white to orange in the video released by Pakistan. Even the speed of the missile is impossibly high, he said.
So fucking great - an "expert" Colonel - .... What to say.
Check Twitter also:
Source : https://twitter.com/rajfortyseven
Notice video closely at 7s. Missile was flying with canister for almost 8 secs? Cavitation canister??
The above is a screenshot, the video is further down below.
My own guess is that this seems like a launch :
But exactly WHAT was launched ?
Why don't everyone just stick to the truth and stop guessing ! No news flow manipulations, please.
You fuck up the world intel on my website.
Next time : Have some Generals or Admirals from other countries with you, as invited visitors, that can confirm the launch, please !
*Now you can go fuck yourselves*
French employees can legally ignore work emails outside of office hours
That 10 p.m. email from your boss? It's your right to ignore it.
That Saturday ping from a colleague with “just one quick question?” A response on Monday should suffice.
If you're in France, that is.
French workers rang in a new year at midnight — as well as a “right to disconnect” law that grants employees in the country the legal right to ignore work emails outside of typical working hours, according to the Guardian.
Stupid old religions against the modern mankind living in a Universe with galaxies and missions for Mars.
Even your government leaders are not immune to criminal god-belief.
Last year, the head of Tajikistan's elite police force defected to the Islamic State.
In a video posted to YouTube, he called the government "dogs" — and promised to bring jihad to Russia and the United States.
/ Different efforts to STOP Islam have only radicalized believers. /
/ Muslims in Central Asia can be punished for talking about religion outside of a mosque or carrying an unauthorized Koran. /
France says it was the subject of 24,000 cyber-attacks against defense targets last year.
Sunday 08 Jan 2017-
Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said such attacks were doubling every year and this year's presidential elections could be targeted.
He said it would "naive" to think that France was immune to the type of cyber-campaign that targeted the US election, which has been blamed on Russia.
Mr Le Drian is overseeing an overhaul of France's cyber-security operations.
Cyber-attacks in France have increased substantially in the last three years and have become a serious threat to the country's infrastructure, Mr Le Drian said.
He said that thousands of external attacks had been blocked, including attempts at disrupting France's drone systems.
In April 2015, a powerful cyber-attack came close to destroying French TV network TV5Monde, which was taken off air.
A group calling itself the Cyber Caliphate, linked to so-called Islamic State (IS), initially claimed responsibility. Later it was said to have happened from within Russia.
Source : http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38546415
UK military breath mask-maker aims for smog-hit in northern China !
People in China's smog-hit northern cities are buying an unprecedented number of air-pollution-blocking masks and a British-made product is becoming a hit among well-informed buyers.
Squirrels have stolen over 40 candy bars from Toronto store. :-)
Source: BBC NEWS. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38561897
CNBC: Flood the zone with headlines so no bad news breaks through: Trump's week ahead strategy.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017
Team Trump is going to make lots of news, so no one piece of bad news will break through the media clutter.
Iran says it will not renegotiate nuclear deal
REUTERS -2017-01-15 Sunday.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will not renegotiate its nuclear agreement with world powers, even if it faces new U.S. sanctions after Donald Trump becomes president, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday.
Over 900 terrorists seeking to enter Russia from abroad exposed in 2016
TASS [Russian State News] - 2017-01-15 Sunday.
At the same time, Secretary of the Russian Security Council admitted the existence of the problem of undercover cells of international terrorist organizations operating in Russia.
Facebook Germany says it will start tackling fake news in weeks
TECHNICAL NEWS - 2017-01-15 Sunday.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Facebook said on Sunday it would update its social media platforms in Germany within weeks to reduce the dissemination of fake news.
Facebook is rolling out new tools in Germany to help combat the spread of fabricated news stories.
China says 2,500 wartime Japanese chemical weapons destroyed
THE WASHINGTON POST - 2017-M01-D17
China’s military says more than 2,500 abandoned Japanese chemical weapons collected from northern China, including Beijing and Tianjin, have been destroyed at a facility in Shijiazhuang in a four-year disposal process.
CHINA DAILY: Chinese Earth observation satellites come online
Phase one of China's first commercial high-resolution Earth observation satellite constellation is in operation, according to its developer.
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, the country's main space contractor, has released several images taken by the SuperView 1A and 1B, the first two satellites in the SuperView system.
The images show the Potala Palace and a local convention center in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet autonomous region, and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.
The SuperView 1A and 1B were launched atop a Long March 2D carrier rocket on Dec 28 from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi province. They entered their preset orbits on Tuesday and have sent more than 1,200 ground images back to the control center, according to the State-owned CASC.
China already operated the Gaofen network, which is comprised of four satellites, but that system mainly serves government departments and the public sector rather than businesses, said Yang Yike, director of high-resolution satellite projects at CASC.
The two identical satellites are part of the SuperView network of at least 24 Earth observation satellites, which CASC expects to become one of the worlds largest commercial providers of space imagery and geospatial data, said Yang.
The whole system will be operable by 2022, he said.
Rocket to cut cost of missions
CHINA DAILY: 10 January 2017 08:00
China conducted on Monday the first flight of a new solid-fuel carrier rocket, which designers say can save clients about $10 million on each mission compared with similar US products.
Clients can alter specifications for the Kuaizhou series to suit requirements.
The Kuaizhou 1A blasted off from a launch vehicle at 12:11 pm at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China to lift three small satellites - Jilin 1C, XY S1 and Caton 1 - into a sun-synchronous orbit.
Jilin-1C is a multifunctional Earth-observation satellite designed to obtain high-resolution monitor video of a designated area. It is tasked with serving multiple civilian purposes including land resources survey, environmental protection, transportation and disaster prevention and relief.
XY-S1 and Caton-1 are two experimental mini satellites. XY-S1 was made by the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp to test a new low-orbit, narrowband satellite communications system. Caton-1 was developed by privately owned Beijing Caton Technology Co to demonstrate technologies for the company's maritime satellites.
The launch was carried out in accordance with market discipline and commercial contracts, marking a landmark in China's commercial space sector, according to CASIC. The company previously said the launch contract was worth about 100 million yuan ($14.5 million).
In China, a commercial space mission generally refers to space launch activity paid for by an entity other than a Chinese government or military department. Despite China having a long history of space exploration, commercial space is a new idea that is becoming popular among State-owned space contractors as they are eager to seize lucrative opportunities in addition to government-assigned tasks.
In mid-February, CASIC set up a commercial launch provider - Expace Technology Co - to take charge of Kuaizhou rockets' marketing. The contract for Monday's launch was signed in April, becoming the first deal for Expace Technology.
Zhang Di, a senior rocket designer at CASIC and chairman of Expace Technology, said CASIC aims at making Kuaizhou rockets the best choice of solid-fuel rockets in the international market in terms of both launch capability and price.
"We know that the US' SpaceX is very strong in this field, but we are determined to make better and more affordable rockets than theirs," he told China Daily after Monday's launch. "Currently, the average price of each kilogram of payload launched by a solid-fuel rocket is about $40,000, but our charge rate is lower than $30,000. In addition, our service is competitive when it comes to other costs such as personnel and launch facility expenditures."
Using Kuaizhou 1A, a client can save $10 million on each launch compared with US solid-fuel rockets currently available on the market, he said, explaining that the low price does not compromise its capabilities, which are as good as foreign products.
Expace is now in talks with satellite makers in Asia, Europe and Latin America, and has received procurement intentions from domestic clients for more than 10 Kuaizhou 11, a bigger and stronger type under development by CASIC, according to Di.
Liang Jiqiu, chief designer of the Kuaizhou series at CASIC, said most components installed on Kuaizhou rockets are off-the-shelf products, therefore production costs are low.
He added that clients are able to make changes to the Kuaizhou rockets' specifications based on their requirements, which is an advantage that most other solid-fuel rockets in the international market do not have because they are refitted ballistic missiles.
JIUQUAN -The rocket Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) has sent three satellites into space in its first commercial mission on Monday. The rocket, carrying the satellite JL-1 and two CubeSats XY-S1 and Caton-1, blasted off from northwestern China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at around 12:11 p.m. Monday Beijing Time, according to a statement from the center. The KZ-1A was developed from the Kuaizhou-1 rocket with improvements in adaptability. It is a low-cost solid-fuelled carrier rocket with high reliability and short preparation period and was designed to launch low-orbit satellites weighing under 300 kg. The JL-1 is a multifunctional remote-sensing satellite providing high-definition video images which is expected to be used for land resource and forestry surveying, environmental protection, transport and disaster prevention and relief purposes. The XY-S1 and Caton-1 are experimental satellites to test technologies of low-orbit narrow-band communication and VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) respectively. A rocket technology company under the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation was responsible for the launch mission. The success of the mission marks the company's capability of providing flexible, convenient, quick and economical launch services for domestic and overseas clients, said the statement.
CHINA'S LUNAR MISSION
BEIJING - China plans to launch the Chang'e-5 lunar probe at the end of November this year, from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan province, aboard the heavy-lift carrier rocket Long March-5.
The mission will be China's first automated moon surface sampling, first moon take-off, first unmanned docking in a lunar orbit about 380,000 km from earth, and first return flight in a speed close to second cosmic velocity, according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).
File photo shows a Long March 3C (CZ-3C) carrier rocket carrying a lunar orbiter for the Chang'e-5 lunar probe stands on the launch pad at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang city, Southwest China's Sichuan province, October 23, 2014
"With a weight of 8.2 tonnes, the lunar probe is comprised of four parts: an orbiter, a returner, an ascender and a lander," said Ye Peijian, one of China's leading aerospace experts and a consultant to the program.
The lander will put moon samples in a vessel in the ascender after the moon landing. Then the ascender will take off from the moon to dock with the orbiter and the returner orbiting the moon, and transfer the samples to the returner.
The orbiter and returner then head back to the earth, separating from each other when they are several thousands kilometers from earth. Finally, the returner will reenter the earth.
The development of Chang'e-5 has entered the end of its flight model phase, and relevant work is proceeding smoothly, according to CASC.
China plans to fulfill three strategic steps with the launch of Chang'e-5, "orbiting, landing and returning."
The country also plans to launch the Chang'e-4 lunar probe around 2018 to achieve mankind's first soft landing on the far side of the moon, and to conduct an in situ and roving detection and relay communications at earth-moon L2 point, according to the China National Space Administration.
"The country plans to send robots to explore both lunar poles," said the administration's vice director Wu Yanhua late last year, adding that plans to send astronauts to the moon were also being discussed.
(One of them).
The Pentagon has deployed high-tech radar to keep watch for a potential North Korean long-range-missile launch in the coming months, according to a US defense official.
*More to come each and next day*