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13.02.2016 Tony Henderson

New China – the writing on the wall

New China – the writing on the wall

Although this writing was completed in 2003 and the paragraphs on ‘no external debt’ will appear out of order, best bear in mind that all that is spoken of in this essay is still ‘in potential’ and the riddance or change in policy related to debt is also a variable … »

11.02.2016 Tony Henderson

Fish ball riots in Hong Kong’s Mongkok

Fish ball riots in Hong Kong’s Mongkok

In Hong Kong 2016 the Lunar New Year was being happily celebrated across the territory and in the crowded ever-popular Mongkok district it was the perennially delightful scene of crowds and snack stalls, kids and elders alike all enjoying seasonal affairs – when the government’s urban guerrillas arrived and another … »

09.02.2016 Tony Henderson

Taking back our common lands and life

Taking back our common lands and life

There has always been something suspicious about what once was termed ‘global warming’, then became climate change – which no one can deny is taking place. Then the issue was further refined and the core point became man-made negative changes in the environment due to industrial processes, also in animal … »

05.02.2016 Tony Henderson

Vietnam war, Viet Cong, and “The Tunnels of Cu Chi”

Vietnam war, Viet Cong, and “The Tunnels of Cu Chi”

The Tunnels of Cu Chi A harrowing account of America’s “Tunnel Rats” in the underground battlefields of Vietnam, by Tom Mangold & John Penycate – Ballantine Books. A friend asked me to read this book and I am glad I did. Not that it gave any pleasure but because … »

02.02.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Suu Kyi calmly takes the stage

Suu Kyi calmly takes the stage

“Burma was brimming with anticipation as its legislative hue changed suddenly from green to red on Monday. After decades of effort, the National League for Democracy (NLD) assumed a majority of the Union Parliament, leaving hopes at an all-time high for swift and genuine democratic reform in a country that … »

01.02.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

International Convention for the Cessation of War

International Convention for the Cessation of War

For over 60 years, North and South Korea have been on the verge of war. Earlier this month, North Korea claimed to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb which triggered talks over fresh sanctions and punitive measures. On both sides of the Peninsula, governments are so concerned with national defense … »

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