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14.05.2014

China – Book review: The Man Who Stayed Behind

China – Book review: The Man Who Stayed Behind

The Man Who Stayed Behind By Sidney Rittenberg and Amanda Bennett Simon & Schuster, published 1993 Reviewed by Tony Henderson What a story. He really was a believer – in the Communist ideals… and why not. Thrown in jail in China for long spells, not just once but… »

08.02.2014

China Ready to Work with CELAC

China Ready to Work with CELAC

Beijing, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) China declared today to be ready to work with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to establish, before the end of 2014, the common forum approved at the recent summit of the regional body held in Havana. The spokesman of the… »

22.12.2013

Bolivia Joined the Space Age with Satellite Tupac Katari

Bolivia Joined the Space Age with Satellite Tupac Katari

Beijing, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Today the putting into orbit of Tupac Katari satellite joined Bolivia to the countries with ingenuity of this type, which do not exceed fifty in the world and only reaches six… »

02.12.2013

Currency speculation: the real WMD

Currency speculation: the real WMD

I already reported in Pressenza, in September 2011, the role that Saddam Hussein’s Oil-for-Euros may have played in the Iraq War, similar to Gaddafi’s Gold Dinar: “Attempting to understand what is happening in Libya without looking at the global crisis runs the risk of oversimplifying things. We could say “It’s… »

24.08.2013

Few Silver Linings in Egypt for the United States…or China

Few Silver Linings in Egypt for the United States…or China

Recent events in Egypt provide significant food for thought for China policy idealists and realists. The liberal West’s chosen panacea for China—millions of young people taking to the streets and voicing democratic slogans—produced an embarrassing military coup and an appalling massacre in Egypt. If news… »

14.07.2013

No to uranium plant in Jiangmen

No to uranium plant in Jiangmen

Jiangmen, about one hundred miles up the Pearl River from Hong Kong, has been the scene of thousands taking to the streets in protests against a proposed uranium mining and manufacturing project in that area. Authorities backed down over the project following marches by thousands of residents and pressure from… »

12.03.2013

Nuclear sabre-rattling in North East Asia: Can Godzilla be tamed?

Nuclear sabre-rattling in North East Asia: Can Godzilla be tamed?

Godzilla, a giant monster mutated by nuclear radiation, first appears in a 1954 Japanese science fiction movie by the same name, ravaging Japan in a symbolic warning about the risks of nuclear weapons. For a couple of decades Godzilla was very popular, appearing in more than 28 films as well… »

08.03.2013

China calls for calm after North Korea threats

China calls for calm after North Korea threats

China has called for “calm and restraint” after North Korea reacted to a new series of UN sanctions with vows of a nuclear strike and cancellation of peace deals with South Korea. “China calls on relevant parties to exercise calm and restraint, and avoid actions that might further escalate tensions,”… »

10.11.2012

China Expected to Replace U.S. as World’s Largest Economy by 2016

The balance of economic power is expected to shift dramatically over the next half century, with fast-growing emerging-market economies accounting for an ever-increasing share of global output, according to a new OECD report. [/media-credit] Source: OECD calculationsDivergent long-term growth patterns lead to radical shifts in the relative… »

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