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28.04.2016

New economy, same old problems for China’s workers

New economy, same old problems for China’s workers

04.2016 Supporting the Workers’ Movement in China New economy, same old problems for China’s workers Workers employed in China’s new online companies are increasingly taking to the streets in protest as their bosses fail to pay wages and lay off staff without any compensation. CLB noted last week… »

27.04.2016

China, Russia & India unite against US intervention in Asia Pacific

China, Russia & India unite against US intervention in Asia Pacific

The statement cautions against the internationalization of the disputes By Ankit Panda, www.thediplomat.com Two days ago, in Moscow, the foreign ministers of India, Russia, and China released a joint communique outlining areas of trilateral agreement between the three countries. As I discussed in The Diplomat, the… »

21.04.2016

Soros spreading mis-information on China, why?

Soros spreading mis-information on China, why?

Is it worth reporting, as such as Bloomberg does, on comments made by billionaire investor (read speculator) George Soros who is saying China’s March credit-growth figures should be viewed as a warning sign? Soros was speaking at an Asia Society event in New York April 20, 2016, which society may… »

09.04.2016

China: activists get years of prison for supporting HK’s Occupy protests

China: activists get years of prison for supporting HK’s Occupy protests

On April 8, 2016, reporter Karen Cheung writing on Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) website announced the jailing of four Guangzhou (just over the border from Hong Kong-Shenzhen) activists facing jail terms for inciting subversion of state power. All they did was show support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy… »

06.04.2016

China’s factory workers fight to protect basic labour rights

China’s factory workers fight to protect basic labour rights

At a time when some senior government officials are advocating reform of the Labour Contract Law so as to make life even easier for business owners, China’s factory workers are fighting a rear-guard action to ensure that their basic labour rights are protected and enforced. Overall, the number… »

04.04.2016

Obama’s nuclear summit – it wasn’t…

Obama’s nuclear summit – it wasn’t…

Obama gathered ‘world leaders’ in Washington this past week to once again attempt to justify his ‘Nobel Peace Prize’.  He failed.  (In the final group photo Kiev’s Petro Poroshenko is standing behind Obama.  He grabbed $335 million in US military aid while at the event.  That should tell you… »

23.03.2016

Japanese Calligraphy: an interview with Chikako Fukami-Thomsen

Japanese Calligraphy: an interview with Chikako Fukami-Thomsen

Calligraphy, the key to express Japanese culture; thoughts put into ink. Chikako Fukami-Thomsen swas born in Kyoto, Japan, and now lives in Zurich. She has been working with calligraphy and painting (Nihonga) since childhood, and has taught calligraphy in Japan, in the USA, and is presently teaching in… »

13.02.2016

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… »

22.01.2016

China-Iran: heralding regional changes, the visit of Xi Jinping to Tehran

China-Iran: heralding regional changes, the visit of Xi Jinping to Tehran

China: Iran’s Friend in Sanctions, Ally in Post-Sanctions Era By Ebrahim Rahimpour, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia, Oceania, and CIS Countries Xi Jinping, Secretary General of China’s Communist Party and the President of the People’s Republic of China, is to visit the Islamic Republic of Iran on January 22 and… »

21.10.2015

China, Ancient Greece, Agrarian Economies and Reason

China, Ancient Greece, Agrarian Economies and Reason

It is not all in “capitalism” that is evil or negative – it is the sort of predator Capitalism with its deliberate waging of wars for profit – such as the war banks (case in point – the opium banks of yore) and the sort of colonialism that must be… »

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