China is investing in major infrastructure projects worldwide, including a railway network that would connect it to Singapore and the countries of the Southeast Asian mainland. Is China laying the groundwork to become the dominant power of the 21st century?
During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump raged over all the US jobs that he claimed had been lost to China, and said he would go with a program of “America First” when it came to trade deals with that country. Now we learn he is considering amending sanctions on Chinese phone maker ZTE because his Read More
Financial journalist Dinny McMahon talks about shadow banks, ghost cities, and massive loans that could end the Chinese miracle.
The prospect of an indefinite tenure worries both detractors and supporters of President Xi Jinping, the man poised to become China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong.
Rare-earth elements are essential to current and emerging technologies and one country controls their supply.
The US has become completely reliant on China for all its major defense systems. This dependence lies in the mining and manufacturing of the rare earth elements essential to everything from nuclear weapons to iPhones.
President Donald Trump has railed against China for stealing US jobs. But the Asian giant is struggling with some of the same problems American manufacturers face and some Chinese companies are even finding it cheaper to move their factories to the US.
China’s pollution problems have caused domestic unrest, threatening not only the country’s stability, but that of the United States and the rest of the world.
Can China turn its economy around by fighting pervasive corruption? More than its own future will be determined by the answer to that question. China has become too big to fail.
Western media conglomerates, aching for a piece of the pie, have been complicit in covering up China’s problems for many years. But recent catastrophes that could not be hidden from public view are evidence that the Great Firewall of China is showing its first cracks.
What you may not know about China and the remarkable events unfolding there — and why it is a problem for us all.
Why did the president back away from a commitment that federal agencies use green electronics? Buried in a recent Executive Order on sustainability is recycled rhetoric that undermines long-standing federal policy.
Red-light cameras are the American manifestation of Big Brother’s unblinking eye. In China, the surveillance state takes no chances with its vision.
As the US and world debate whether expanded foreign intervention in Syria is justified—and why, we thought this primer on the unspoken issues in another war theater might provide food for thought. Here, then, we repost a September, 2012 WhoWhatWhy article looking at less noble reasons for the Afghan conflict. While you read this, you may feel like taking a hard look at Syria and asking: Is this situation truly different, or are strategic and financial concerns again the justification the political and media establishment will not openly discuss?
More evidence that Osama bin Laden was an excuse for perpetual war, and grabbing mineral resources.
China recently kicked out a foreign reporter for…well, probably for trying to do her job. Here’s a side-splittingly funny bad translation of a press conference where another reporter tries to get answers, and a government spokesman does the Funky Chicken.
Need some motivation in this new year? Watch this time-lapse of a 30-story hotel that came together in just 360 hours. And it’s even super-earthquake resistant. Sorry, Charlie….Made in China.
Video Gets Deservedly Bad Rap There are nasty, ugly, racist tv ads. And then there’s this. Click on picture above to watch the video. Story on this from Salon. ——–China’s Poisoned Children The Chinese government is covering up the fact that hundreds of thousands of children living near industrial areas in China are suffering Read More
Few will pay attention to this reshuffling of power in the military-spy-diplomat axis. And we’ll probably never get the real story anyway. But we can always try to understand….
With the recent events in the Middle East and the union busting in Wisconsin, Americans can learn something useful about fighting back from our neighbors across the pond. In the UK, a group of ordinary citizens decided to disrupt business as usual: By spreading the word on Twitter and holding nation-wide protests of the largest cell phone provider Vodafone, they demanded the company pay up for billions in taxes owed.