New York Times, By Alan Wong & Chris Buckley, September 28
Hong Kong — In a significant escalation of their efforts to suppress protests calling for democracy, the authorities in Hong Kong unleashed tear gas, mobilized riot police with long-barreled guns and closed a subway station Sunday to disperse crowds that have besieged the city [...]
China rejects open nominations for Hong Kong leadership
AP, August 31
China’s legislature on Sunday ruled against allowing open nominations in elections for Hong Kong’s leader, a decision that promises to ignite political tensions in the Asian financial hub.
The legislature’s powerful Standing Committee ruled that all candidates for chief executive must receive more than [...]
And remember how they supported unions, the (informed) workers supported unions, and hell, most of America wanted to see those plants opening up here because, jobs? And it was only a small handful of conservative morons who were all Socialism!!!!!, which of course neglects the fact that the same “socialism” was expanding production into [...]
Well, the Chinese seem to be taking the name “China Sea” seriously. First came the dispute with Vietnam, the Philippines, and probably any nation with a couple of dinghies and a drunk captain over the South China Sea.
Reuters, By Kathy Chen & Stian Reklev, June 3
Beijing – China said on Tuesday it will set an absolute cap on its CO2 emissions from 2016 just a day after the United States announced new targets for its power sector, signalling a potential breakthrough in tough U.N. climate talks.
Progress in global climate negotiations [...]
Officials have been clamping down on credit to puncture the property bubble but are clearly having second thoughts as money supply weakens and bad debts accumulate.
The Telegraph, By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, June 1
China’s central bank is exploring direct purchases of bonds and other assets to support key sectors of the economy in case [...]
The dwindling world of Communism is getting more and more aggressive: towards each other.
Chinese authorities said Sunday that more than 3,000 Chinese had already been evacuated from Vietnam after protests over China’s decision to move an oil rig into disputed waters of the South China Sea spiraled into riots last week in which [...]
(CNN) – China has evacuated more than 3,000 of its citizens from Vietnam and is sending ships to retrieve more of them after deadly anti-Chinese violence erupted last week over a territorial dispute between the two countries.
Five Chinese ships will travel to Vietnam to help with the evacuation, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua [...]
Reuters, May 17
Beijing – More than 3,000 Chinese nationals have been evacuated from Vietnam, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday, following deadly rioting that stemmed from an outpouring of rage over Chinese oil drilling in a disputed area of the South China Sea.
The violence was triggered by China’s positioning of a $1 [...]
Pax Americana continues to crumble before our eyes. The belief that the United States has a divinely-inspired obligation to police the entire world has always been most strongly held among Americans themselves; some of the beneficiaries of this largesse, such as the Vietnamese and most recently the Iraqis, never quite showed the gratitude America felt [...]
ChinaNews reports the Chinese Government has initiated a diplomatic foray to resolve the Middle East peace issues.
A spokesman for the Central Committee says:
China is the largest importer of Oil from the Middle East. It is compelling to our strategic interest that there be peace in the Middle East and no interruption to [...]
North Korea is an oppressive, tyrannical, and genocidal regime. One can only hope that, between rehab and this report, Dennis Rodman will stop making an ass of himself:
Deutsche Welle, February 15
The US and China have agreed to cooperate more closely in combating global warming during a visit by Secretary of State John Kerry to Beijing. The top US diplomat also urged Beijing to ease its internet controls.
Beijing – In a joint statement on Saturday the US and China said [...]
CNN, By Sophie Brown, December 14
China’s first lunar rover landed on the moon Saturday, less than two weeks after it blasted off from Earth, Chinese state news reported.
The landing makes China one of only three nations — after the United States and the former Soviet Union — to “soft-land” on the moon’s surface, [...]
Some of the more troubling parts of this Alt-Market piece excerpted here: