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Cadence of Conflict: Asia, April 7, 2015

When viewing China as a corporate conglomerate attempting a hostile takeover, with the goal of complete market monopoly in every sector, Asia’s conflict only starts to make sense. But the problem goes deeper. According to credible, anonymous reports, there are “mental health conditions” that are frequent in Chinese-Asian culture. Specifically is the belief that, “If … Continue reading

China sends armoured carriers into Hong Kong Streets amidst democracy protests

If there is one issue sure to make the business community nervous about the future of Hong Kong, it is the prospect of the leaders in Beijing miscalculating the political situation in the city. This looms as a larger concern for business figures than the direct impact of the pro-democracy Occupy Central movement. Against this … Continue reading

China Daily Mail makes a mark in the international media

China Daily Mail features a mixture of reposted articles about China, as well as original feature articles and opinions from over sixty contributors. Most of the reposted articles are blocked in parts of China, or the whole country, and these are provided as a service to expats inside China. Some of our most prominent stories, … Continue reading

China moves to isolate Philippines, Japan

The Philippines and Japan’s charm offensives towards China appear to have failed as Beijing seeks to isolate both powers within the region. In recent weeks both the Philippines and Japan have made a number of overtures to China aimed at mending strained bilateral ties. Just this week, for instance, the chief of staff of the … Continue reading

China’s People’s Daily attacks US constitution

The People’s Daily continued its blitz on constitutionalism yesterday, with its overseas edition running another front-page commentary attacking US constitutional governance. The criticism comes amid an escalating debate over which political direction China is heading, ahead of a series of leadership meetings. The article, titled “American constitutional governance is more in name than in reality”, … Continue reading

Murder is contagious in Hong Kong

It’s been a busy and grisly weekend for Hong Kong police detectives.On Friday, Saturday and Sunday different people in different parts of the city committed three separate murders. Each was committed with a knife and in each case the murder scenes were gory. First on Friday police discovered the dismembered heads of an elderly couple … Continue reading

Suicides by anti-corruption fighters in China highlight serious problems

SCMP says in its report today titled “Graft-fighters’ suicides linked to pressure of Xi’s corruption crackdown”, “A spate of recent suicides by local anti-graft and judiciary officials may be linked to a sweeping crackdown on corruption launched by new Communist Party boss Xi Jinping, analysts say.” Before Xi Jinping’s blitz against corruption, the CCP (Chinese … Continue reading

China’s best-educated leader

Li Keqiang, who in March will probably become Prime Minister of China, graduated from law school and obtained his doctorate in economics at the prestigious Peking University, making him the best-educated leader in the history of the PRC. 57-year-old Li currently holds the Deputy Prime Minister position, but his entry into the powerful Standing Committee … Continue reading

China: Websites often critical of Beijing challenge NYT report on Wen Jiabao

SCMP says in its report titled Web sites often critical of Beijing challenge report on Wen Jiabao’s family wealth: “Independent media based in free democracies are usually quick to jump on sensational scandals involving political leaders. “But some overseas Chinese media took a very different approach to a recent report targeting the family of Premier Wen … Continue reading

China: Wen family hits back at ‘lies’ on hidden fortune

In my post entitled Chinese censors block New York Times on October 27, I said, NYT’s report “must be well founded. Otherwise, the people who think that their worth is exaggerated will come out to reveal the true value of their assets. “Since it is true, the Chinese authorities simply resort to wide-ranging censorship to … Continue reading

A Chinese megacity is on the verge of bankruptcy

While most “developed world” people have heard of Hong Kong and Macau, far fewer have heard of China’s province of Guangdong, which is somewhat surprising. With over 100 million people, a GDP of nearly $1 trillion – the biggest of all Chinese provinces, this South China Sea adjacent territory is perhaps China’s most important economic dynamo. … Continue reading

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