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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… »

15.05.2015

Violent episode in Economic Corridor movie

Violent episode in Economic Corridor movie

Pakistan: Life is cheap and miserable here. Asian Tigers, business tycoons, military strategic partners, and aggressive contractors fighting hard to find ways to suck the blood of ignorant or innocent human beings of this earth who are daily deceived through beautiful words and jargon, statistics, dreamy images and lifestyles. Irshad… »

13.05.2015

Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula?

Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula?

By Gunnar Westberg, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Can Korea be reunited after almost 70 years of complete division between North and South? This is the dream of many in the older generation in both parts of the country. The younger people in South Korea do not… »

05.05.2015

Shadow boxing by Mr Xi and Mr Chu

Shadow boxing by Mr Xi and Mr Chu

It has been almost six years since a chairman of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) journeyed to Beijing to meet the secretary general of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), now President Xi Jinping. This recent meeting in Beijing with Chu in the Great Hall of the People displayed graphic evidence… »

28.02.2015

Iran, China Moving toward Strategic Relations

Iran, China Moving toward Strategic Relations

More than four decades have passed since the establishment of official political relations between Iran and China. Although these effective players in East and West Asia have had longstanding relations as old as the history of the Silk Road, political and economic relations between the two countries have been… »

06.02.2015

A Theory of China

A Theory of China

A Theory of China EDITORIAL, 2 February 2015 by Johan Galtung, 2 Feb 2015 – TRANSCEND Media Service Penang Institute, Penang A theory serves comprehension, prediction and identification of conditions for change. Seven such historical-cultural pointers will be indicated for China; using the West in… »

07.10.2014

Hong Kong and Beyond

Hong Kong and Beyond

  Human Wrongs Watch By Johan Galtung*, 6 Oct 2014, TRANSCEND Media Service — Beijing should listen to its own excellent mantra: “One Country, Two Systems”. A part of that other system is democracy. England never practiced that during 150 years of conquest and colonialism–also fearing Hong Kong might vote themselves… »

07.10.2014

Hong Kong Occupy Central – the Adults Show Up

Hong Kong Occupy Central – the Adults Show Up

The student curtainraiser in Hong Kong appears to be over for now. A few hundred diehard students remain on post at the three main demonstration sites. In some places there are more journos than demonstrators. But don’t get the impression the movement has petered out. The grownups have appeared to… »

17.08.2014

USA blocking Chinese-Russian ban on weapons in space

USA blocking Chinese-Russian ban on weapons in space

US CONTINUES TO BLOCK CHINESE-RUSSIAN PROPOSAL TO NEGOTIATE TREATY TO BAN WEAPONS IN SPACE By Alice Slater, who is an activist with ABOLITION 2000, a network of over 2000 organizations in more than 90 countries worldwide working for a global treaty to eliminate nuclear weapons. What is it… »

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