U.S. agrees to sell supercomputer to China, officials say Administration aims to embrace, not isolate, Beijing

WASHINGTON -- In a good-will gesture toward China, the Clinton administration has agreed to sell it a sophisticated $8 million supercomputer, senior administration officials said yesterday. The decision is part of the administration's strategy to embrace, rather than isolate, China despite disagreements over human rights, weapons proliferation and trade. The Clinton administration is determined to grab an ever-larger share of China's market, the fastest growing in the world, and reduce a trade deficit that could exceed that with Japan by the end of the decade.

Clinton Approves Technology Transfer to China

The Clinton Administration notified Congress today that it had approved the export of technology to China to permit the launching of a communications satellite aboard a Chinese rocket next month. President Clinton said in a letter to Congress that the transfer would not harm national security or significantly improve China's military capability in space. The President was required under a 1998 law to certify that all such technology exports are in the national interest.

UN Peacekeeping Missions and Trafficking in Women

In recent years, UN- and NATO-led international peacekeeping missions stationed in post-conflict zones have been targeted by the media and human rights watch groups for their failure to adequately confront the issue of trafficking in their assigned countries. The current criticisms leveled at UN peacekeeping operations are twofold.

Child sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers

An Associated Press investigation revealed in 2017 that more than 100 UN peacekeepers ran a child sex ring in Haiti over a 10 year period and none were ever jailed. The report further found that over the past 12 years there have been almost 2,000 allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers and other U.N. personnel around the world.

Soros’s role in the drug takeover of Colombia

Mention the South American country of Colombia to most Americans today, and what unhappily springs to mind are the twin scourges of drugs and terrorism-- and rightly so. But how many Americans are aware that it is George Soros and the London-centered financial apparatus he represents, that are directly behind this criminal takeover of Colombia?