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04.09.2015

Party-pooper West-Plus messes up by not attending China’s World War II victory celebrations

Party-pooper West-Plus messes up by not attending China’s World War II victory celebrations

Seventy year’s on from the defeat of Japan in Asia and China has held a military style anniversary parade, inviting the world’s leaders to come together but the at-odds US and European government’s leaders stayed away, also their fellow travellers such as Japan, so integral to these proceedings, but also missing… »

03.09.2015

Japan’s ‘Chapel of the Thunder Gods’

Japan’s ‘Chapel of the Thunder Gods’

Titled, “Somber reflections on the last days of the Pacific War at the ‘Chapel of the Thunder Gods'”,  Hong Kong-based journalist Steven Knipp was published in Time on this day marking the 70-year anniversary of Japan’s surrender. (Extracts follow, for the full article see: http://time.com/4021062/japan-kamikaze-ww2-museum/ ) In recent weeks,… »

27.08.2015

China tells Israel ‘don’t send workers to settlements’

China tells Israel ‘don’t send workers to settlements’

China has demanded that the Israeli government should sign a bilateral labour cooperation agreement so that Chinese construction workers sent to Israel are not employed in settlements in the occupied West Bank, Haaretz newspaper revealed on Sunday. The newspaper pointed out that the Chinese government has agreed to send thousands… »

14.08.2015

The battle between neoliberal and democratic values

The battle between neoliberal and democratic values

A delegation of Humanists was recently invited to Greece in order to give two presentations at the TEDx event in Anogeia on the island of Crete, they also participated in meetings with members of the Greek national and local government.  Antonio Carvallo, former General Secretary of the Humanist… »

19.07.2015

Greece’s geopolitics

Greece’s geopolitics

Located in the Eastern Mediterranean and facing three continents, Greece, the weak link of the European Union (EU) and NATO, has strange relationships with Russia, China, Iran, Israel and Egypt. Simultaneously it is the bottleneck in migration issues, and contributes to the energy security of the EU, hosting the Trans… »

13.07.2015

Disappearance of human rights lawyer Ms. Wang Yu and her family

Disappearance of human rights lawyer Ms. Wang Yu and her family

A Press Release from The China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group (The Concern Group) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) CHINA: The Disappearance of human rights lawyer Ms. Wang Yu and her family. And the subsequent disappearances of her colleagues A Press Release from The China Human Rights… »

01.07.2015

China hailed as leader for new climate plan

China hailed as leader for new climate plan

By Kitty Stapp for IPS Environmental groups are praising China following the formal submission of Beijing’s highly-anticipated climate change strategy to the United Nations Tuesday. The plan includes a commitment to peak emissions around the year 2030, reduce carbon intensity 60 to… »

13.06.2015

Stop using China as an excuse for inaction on climate change

Stop using China as an excuse for inaction on climate change

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Invoking Yellow Peril tropes over China’s carbon footprint fails to recognise the fact its energy use is tied to our consumption, the country’s coal demand is dropping and Chinese people care more about climate than… »

04.06.2015

Increasing tension in the South China Sea

Increasing tension in the South China Sea

An increasingly tense situation is developing between many countries in the Far East at the moment. China this week has been criticised by the USA for reclaiming land and building harbours and airstrips in the South China Sea. The dispute goes back to the end of the Second World War… »

27.05.2015

China: Honda workers want more from their union

China: Honda workers want more from their union

Five years ago, in late May 2010, more than a thousand workers at the Nanhai Honda automotive components plant in Foshan were creating history; staging a high-profile, ground-breaking strike that would come to symbolize the rise of the workers’ movement in China. The strike secured the workers a 35 percent… »

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