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Chinese Gulags still booming despite reforms

Torture is still commonplace in Chinese detention centers. Despite reforms adopted in recent years, police abuses continue to be used to extract confessions and the courts continue to condemn those who have admitted their guilt under ill-treatment. These accusations are part of a new report issued by the human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW). The usual mistreatment of detainees include chaining for days to ‘special’ chairs, called “tiger ...Read full article...

Nightmares from Vietnam are not over yet

Up until the invasion of Iraq, Vietnam was probably the deadliest example of mass murder in a non-war combat event. Vietnam was not a war, although it is often labeled as such, because there were never two contending sides. The only contender was the American Army. On the other side, there were the Vietnamese people. In the same way it happened in Iraq after 9/11, the United States invaded ...Read full article...

Obama Threatens China with Nuclear Weapons

Washington intends using nuclear and conventional weapons to defend Japan if necessary. No nation in world history ever threatened humanity’s survival more than America. None operates more recklessly. Lunatics in charge wage endless wars of aggression against nonbelligerent countries. Peace and stability are verboten. Direct and proxy wars rage. More are planned. In six years in office, Obama waged preemptive wars of aggression against seven nations. He has lots ...Read full article...

China attracts plenty of interest to its Asian Development Bank

Even countries like the United States, which opossed China’s initiative from the the beginning, now want to participate. China took another step Tuesday to realize its dream of leading an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the first multilateral financial institution that will not be dominated by the United States or its allies. Today was the deadline given by China for interested partes to apply and more than 45 nations have ...Read full article...

Worsening eating habits due to ‘globalization of western diet’

Processed foods high in sugar, fat and starch are driving the growth of unhealthy foods. The world’s diet has deteriorated substantially in the last two decades, a leading nutrition expert said on Monday, citing one of the largest studies available on international eating habits. Poor countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia are seeing the fastest increases in unhealthy food consumption, while the situation has improved slightly in Western Europe ...Read full article...

China: The Largest Cheap Labor Factory in the World

China’s system is one of despotic capitalism, under a “Communist” label. Wages are exceedingly low, productivity is high. These are the social realities of commodities “Made in China”, marketed Worldwide. China is an advanced capitalist economy integrated into the World market.  Wages for non-skilled labor in Chinese factories are as low as 100$ a month, a small fraction of the minimum wage in Western countries.    The factory price ...Read full article...

China and Russia make Military Cooperation a Priority

The second and third most powerful armies in the world increased their military relations during the last APEC meeting in Beijing. The visit of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to the Chinese capital has highlighted the desire of both countries to deepen military exchanges. Shoigu and his Chinese counterpart, Chang Wanquan, stated that cooperation in this field is “a priority“. “Our military cooperation has great potential, and Russia is ...Read full article...

China and Russia grow stronger while the US decays

The family photo of the Asia–Pacific (APEC) summit in Beijing this week said it all. BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping, as host, in the center. To his right, the man representing his best ally, Vladimir Putin from Russia.Both were almost inseparable at every public appearance. The Russian head of state even offered his coat to China’s first lady, Peng Liyuan, during the welcoming ceremony, in a move that ...Read full article...

Chinese Empire rising in the East hosts APEC Meeting

BEIJING – China begins to host Monday the APEC Summit, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group that brings together 21 economies representing more than half of the world’s GDP. Having become the second largest economy in the world, Beijing wants to leave no doubt in the meeting that it knows its place in world commerce and politics, especially because the meeting is attended by, among others, US President Barack Obama, ...Read full article...

Chinese-Russian Alliance Challenges West

In his book titled “The Sino-Russian Challenge to World Order,” Gilbert Rozman says both countries have much closer ties than commonly thought. They’re deepening. United they challenge US hegemony. Leonid Bershidsky is founding editor of Russia’s leading business daily, Vedomosti. He expects ties between both nations to strengthen and endure. Russia needs to pivot East. China needs access to its enormous resources. According to Bershidsky, both countries “are made ...Read full article...

Japanese government recommends the evacuation of 2 million people

Japanese authorities recommended on Monday the evacuation of more than two million people in several provinces because of the risk of flooding and landslides as the country faces the potential destruction of typhoon Phanfone, which until now has caused has left one dead and five missing. After touching down for a few hours, the front moved northeastward back into the Pacific with winds of up to 220 kilometers per ...Read full article...

China attempts to Crush Hong Kong’s Independence Dream

The biggest challenge for democracy that China has experienced in 25 years reached its peak today. Hong Kong Police in assault uniforms, fired tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters who paralyzed the center of the Chinese autonomous territory to demand free elections. Concentrations began a campaign of civil disobedience, culminating a week of protests initiated by the student movement, on strike since last Monday. The ...Read full article...

Fine print of the food wars

Creating ‘ownership’ of seed through patents and intellectual property rights and imposing it globally through the WTO, the biotech industry has established a monopoly empire over seed and food. by Vandana Shiva The Asian Times July 25, 2014 Monsanto and friends, the biotech industry, its lobbyists and its paid media representation continue to push for monopoly control over the world’s food through its seed supply. This “empire” is being ...Read full article...

De-dollarization, check. Military security, check. Energy security, check!

While the United States is busy isolating itself from the rest of the world, China and Russia have taken the opportunity to secure an important set of goals that have been coming for a long time. Both Asian giants have not only managed to negotiate the de-dollarization of their economies, but now, they have also secured their energy resources and trade while demonstrating that together or even perhaps separately, ...Read full article...

Obama bribes Eastern nations in search for support of U.S. war policies

United States and the Philippines have signed a military pact Monday, allowing greater presence of U.S. troops in the Asian country. The agreement, signed just hours before the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama to Manila is part of the strategy of political, economic and military U.S. shift towards Asia. Philippines, the oldest ally of Washington in the region, is the last leg of Obama’s Asian tour, which began ...Read full article...
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