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05.02.2017

US Trade Hawks and the China Bogey

US Trade Hawks and the China Bogey

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram* New US President Donald Trump has long insisted that its major trading partners having been taking advantage of it. Changing these trade terms and conditions will thus be top priority for his administration, and central to overall Trump economic… »

30.12.2016

China and Europe–Comparisons and Futures

China and Europe–Comparisons and Futures

By Johan Galtung To understand something we often compare it with something else. A recent Harvard study found 26.7% of world car production in China and 13.3% in USA; US economy bigger but China leading in export with 8 of the 12 biggest harbors;… »

30.12.2016

2017 Seen as Turning Point for Liberal Democracies

2017 Seen as Turning Point for Liberal Democracies

By Jorge Valero | EurActiv.com* Western democracies will be further challenged next year, as populist parties are expected to make gains in Europe, while China and Russia increasingly set the global agenda, taking advantage of a US withdrawal. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, American political scientist Francis Fukuyama… »

15.12.2016

The Coming War on China

The Coming War on China

By John Pilger * A major US military build-up – including nuclear weapons – is under way in Asia and the Pacific with the purpose of confronting China. John Pilger raises the alarm on an under-reported and dangerous provocation. 4 Dec 2016 – When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967,… »

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… »

12.09.2016

G20 Summit: for the first time the West couldn’t dictate, but had to listen

G20 Summit: for the first time the West couldn’t dictate, but had to listen

IN FOCUS, 12 September 2016, By Asif Aziz – Astute News 9 Sep 2016 – China has spent months organizing the G20 Summit in Hangzhou. They had their own ideas and it was a sort of coming out for Chinese, showing to the international community that they… »

30.08.2016

The Global Power Imbalance

The Global Power Imbalance

Johan Galtung* This editorial 444–the number calls for attention–is dedicated to a global overview, the world “right now”, so unstable with imbalances everywhere that what we are living is fluxes and jumps. Let us start with two major relations: nature-human, USA-Rest. Look… »

08.08.2016

Chinese tourist mistaken for a refugee after filing wrong German paperwork

Chinese tourist mistaken for a refugee after filing wrong German paperwork

A Chinese tourist in Germany ended up in a refugee home for nearly two weeks after accidentally signing an asylum application form. The man had intended to file a report about his missing wallet. The 31-year-old backpacker from China, who spoke neither German nor English, said he had wanted to… »

13.07.2016

Waiting for calm in the South China Sea

Waiting for calm in the South China Sea

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague was the international organisation issuing the ruling concerned sovereignty and land usage, as well as maritime rights and jurisdiction issues, that hold over the South China Sea. Its foretold conclusions unleashing a readied barrage of ‘not on my watch’ statements by China’s Xi Jinping. »

05.07.2016

China’s workers organize simultaneous protests in multiple cities

China’s workers organize simultaneous protests in multiple cities

07.2016 Supporting the Workers’ Movement in China China’s workers organize simultaneous protests in multiple cities The Walmart Workers’ Network, an online group with an estimated 10,000 members across China, has gained considerable publicity over the last month as its campaign against more flexible working hours gains momentum. »

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