Asia

30.11.2016

How China’s climate revolution can stop global warming

How China’s climate revolution can stop global warming

With or without the cooperation of the US government, nations around the world have begun to take collective action against climate change. Could a new cap-and-trade market in China set a global example? The forecast for US cooperation on global climate policy doesn’t look good. President-elect Donald Trump… »

23.11.2016

Bangladesh to send back Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence

Bangladesh to send back Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence

Bangladeshi police have detained dozens of Rohingya refugees, including women and children, who have fled Myanmar’s violence-ravaged Rakhine state. Local police chief, Shyamol Kumar Nath, in the Bangladeshi border town of Cox’s Bazar said on Wednesday that security forces had detained 70 Rohingya Muslims and would send them back across… »

22.11.2016

China takes the driver’s seat on free trade

China takes the driver’s seat on free trade

Two months before the inauguration of Donald Trump as the next US President and the likely end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal, signs emerge that the Asia-Pacific region is turning towards a Plan B. During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to pull the US out of the… »

12.11.2016

Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans demand president’s resignation

Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans demand president’s resignation

Hundreds of of thousands of protesters in South Korea have taken to the streets of the capital Seoul to demand the ouster of President Park Geun-hye, who is embroiled in a power-peddling scandal.  Organizers expected as many as a million people to attend the rally on Saturday on the main street… »

11.11.2016

For a concrete refugee policy in India

For a concrete refugee policy in India

While Assam is boiling against central government’s move to grant citizenship to religious minorities from Bangladesh and Pakistan, a nationalist people’s forum is raising its voice for a concrete refugee policy for the country to deal with such situations in the future. The Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA), in a… »

21.10.2016

Opposition to nuclear energy grows in Japan

Opposition to nuclear energy grows in Japan

Opinion polls show the Japanese people oppose nuclear plants going back into operation. It underlines the scale of the problem facing the government in convincing everyone that it’s safe. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo. Before October 16, Ryuichi Yoneyama had contested four regional elections and been soundly beaten each time. »

09.10.2016

Preface to the South Korean edition of Basic Income: The Material Conditions of Freedom

Preface to the South Korean edition of Basic Income: The Material Conditions of Freedom

Daniel Raventós This book, now translated into Korean was first published in English (Pluto Press) and Spanish (El Viejo Topo) in 2007, just before the onset of the present grave economic crisis. A Czech edition was published in 2014 (Rubato). Nine years after it first appeared,… »

15.09.2016

No to nuclear tests and military exercises, yes to peace and disarmament on the Korean Peninsula

No to nuclear tests and military exercises, yes to peace and disarmament on the Korean Peninsula

On the 2nd of September, the joint South Korean-US military exercises known as “Ulchi-Freedom Guardian”, in which more than 50 thousand Korean and 25 thousand US soldiers took part to “review joint defence strategies”, came to an end. The USA has 28,000 military personnel permanently stationed on South Korean territory. … »

12.09.2016

ICAN condemns North Korea’s nuclear test, urges nations to pursue global nuclear weapon ban

ICAN condemns North Korea’s nuclear test, urges nations to pursue global nuclear weapon ban

September 9, 2016: North Korea today confirmed that it had conducted its most powerful nuclear test explosion to date, with an estimated yield of 10 kilotonnes, triggering a magnitude 5.3 earthquake. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) – a coalition of non-government organizations in close to 100 nations –… »

11.09.2016

Kazakhstan claims ‘moral right’ to push for banning nukes

Kazakhstan claims ‘moral right’ to push for banning nukes

By Ramesh Jaura BERLIN | ASTANA (IDN) – The fact that President Nursultan Nazarbayev shut down the Semipalatinsk test site “against the interests of the Soviet military authorities” even before the Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan became “fully independent”, is not widely known. The decision reflected a strong political will,… »

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