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2014 Protests in Asia


I was in Hong Kong a few weeks before the Umbrella Movement broke out. And I made a prediction: The protests would change nothing, China would do nothing, there would be a lot of noise, then it would fizzle out and the 2017 elections would go forward as planned. It looks like I was right. … Continue reading

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, December 22


China made two well-crafted blunders which Beijing likely considers a success. China called for US arms sales to Taiwan to cease, then Xi went to Macau where democracy supporters could protest him more directly at the second inauguration of Macau’s CEO. Macau’s protest was reportedly led by Jason Chao (周庭希). Japan removed the most at-risk … Continue reading

China’s President Xi urges greater military use of space


Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the air force to adopt an integrated air and space defence capability, in what state media on Tuesday called a response to the increasing military use of space by the United States and others. While Beijing insists its space programme is for peaceful purposes, a Pentagon report last year highlighted … Continue reading

China facing widening inequities and corruption


In spite of its spectacular rise as a global economic power, China is now grappling with concerns such as peasant income declining, widening inequity, worker unrest and corruption, farm productivity dwindling, according to Manoranjan Mohanty, political scientist and faculty member at the Council for Social Development, Delhi. Delivering the Founder’s Day lecture organised by the Madras Institute of Development Studies … Continue reading

Xi Jinping begins African tour in Tanzania amid anti-China sentiment


Chinese President Xi Jinping began on Sunday a tour of Africa that underlines the continent’s strategic importance to China both for its resources and as a market place, signing more than a dozen trade and cooperation deals with Tanzania. Visiting, Tanzania, South Africa and Republic of Congo on his first trip abroad as president following … Continue reading

New Cold War: Sino-Russian bloc more active and expanding


At its recent summit meeting, China and Russia’s major bloc, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, was more active and expanding. More active China provides USD10 billion loan to other 5 members and member states have vowed to intensify their economic cooperation; Its leaders signed an announcement expressing its stance to counter the West: It opposes resolving … Continue reading

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