Asia

China:   Rise, Fall and Re-Emergence as a Global Power

China ’s re-emergence as a world economic power raises important questions about what we can learn from its previous rise and fall and about the external and internal threats confronting this emerging economic superpower for the immediate future.

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Forty years ago on April 30, 1975, the Vietnamese people, led by their Communist Party, were finally victorious in the long just struggle for national independence and unification against the US and its puppet regime in Saigon.

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Military intervention abroad, weapons export, and conscription are the next step. Japan is clearly moving towards scrapping its pacifist principles, and returning back to its militaristic past.

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Obama’s ‘Pivot to Asia’ directed against China has undergone significant developments. Not least has been the emergence of Australia as a central part of Washington’s plans to strengthen American influence and military reach across the Asia-Pacific.

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Pivot Insanity: Why is Obama Goading China? By Michael Whitney, May 30, 2015
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History of the British Empire: How the Mughals Viewed the British By Cabal Times, May 30, 2015
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A Critique of the U.S. “Grand Strategy toward China” By Prof. James Petras, May 29, 2015
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US Defence Secretary Sets Stage for Confrontation with China By Peter Symonds, May 28, 2015
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Diary from Kathmandu: Demolition Dilemmas across Nepal By Barbara Nimri Aziz, May 27, 2015
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Protests in Japan Denounce US Military Presence By Ben McGrath, May 27, 2015
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China Establishes World’s Largest Physical Gold Fund By Tyler Durden, May 27, 2015
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Collapsing Global Economy, Imploding Financial System: China Has Only One Option By Bill Holter, May 27, 2015
Central Asia: U.S. Military Buildup On Chinese, Iranian And Russian Borders
China’s Military Strategy: We will “Counterattack” if Attacked By Stephen Lendman, May 27, 2015
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Experts Warn of Military Conflicts in South China Sea: “China Will very likely Strike back if U.S. comes within 12 Miles of the Islands” By Global Research News, May 27, 2015
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Sri Lanka’s Newly Elected President Bans Glyphosate (Monsanto Roundup) – Deadly Chronic Kidney Disease Increased 5-Fold By Christina Sarich, May 26, 2015
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Official China Media Warns of “War between China and US” Over South China Sea, Unless US Backs Down By Global Research News, May 26, 2015
Agent orange : Le plus grand écocide du vingtième siècle
Vietnam’s Horrific Legacy: The Children of Agent Orange By Global Research News, May 26, 2015
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Canada, China’s “Trojan Horse”. The Toronto based Renminbi Offshore Clearing Bank, to Facilitate the Use of the Yuan on the American Continent By Ariel Noyola Rodríguez, May 25, 2015
The Spoils of War: Afghanistan's Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade
The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, May 25, 2015
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Women March for Peace, Reconciliation in Historic Korean Border Crossing By Nadia Prupis, May 25, 2015
Nuclear Adviser to Japan's Prime Minister Resigns Amidst Controversy
Japanese – Russian Dispute about South Kuril Islands: The Enemy State Clause By Dr. Christof Lehmann, May 24, 2015
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“The Vietnam Syndrome”: Fascists Flipping Burgers in Saigon or Stalingrad By Dr. T. P. Wilkinson, May 23, 2015
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Foreign Mining, State Corruption and Human Rights in Mongolia By Keith Harmon Snow, May 22, 2015
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The Pentagon’s Strategy for World Domination: Full Spectrum Dominance, from Asia to Africa By Bruce Gagnon, May 21, 2015
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US Threats against China: “Play with Fire” By Eric Sommer, May 20, 2015
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Deeply Flawed Partnership By Mel Gurtov, May 20, 2015
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Huge Spike in Neurological Diseases in Japan After Fukushima — 600% Rise in Disorders Among Evacuees By ENENews, May 19, 2015
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Diary from Kathmandu: Schoolboy Looks to Nepal’s Army with New Pride. “Our Army Rescues the People” By Barbara Nimri Aziz, May 19, 2015
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Is the US Planning a “Gulf of Tonkin” Incident in the South China Sea? By Peter Symonds, May 18, 2015
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“The Incubus of Intervention”: Conflicting Indonesia Strategies of John F. Kennedy and Allen Dulles By Jim Miles, May 18, 2015
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‘Okinawa Without US Bases’: Mass Protest Against U.S Military Presence in Japan By RT, May 17, 2015
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Myanmar and the Rohingyas: Stop the Persecution; End the Exodus By Hassanal Noor Rashid, May 17, 2015
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Over Reach of the Financial-Military Complex and the New Multi-Polar World Order By Jim Miles, May 17, 2015
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India’s Coal Industry: The Single Biggest Source of Energy By Global Research News, May 17, 2015
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Diary from Kathmandu. “Ferrying Relief to Hard-hit Villages” By Barbara Nimri Aziz, May 16, 2015
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U.S. Wakes up to “New Silk World Order” By Pepe Escobar, May 15, 2015
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Washington Post Stories on North Korea Are Highly Speculative By Jim Naureckas, May 15, 2015
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Indian Fishing Community Sues World Bank Over Environmental Damage Caused by Tata Mundra Power Plant By Pratap Chatterjee, May 15, 2015
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Developed by Monsanto, GMO Eggplant Forced On Developing Countries By Eric Vinje, May 13, 2015
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Israel Seeks in Nepal to Whitewash its Crimes in Gaza By Jonathan Cook, May 13, 2015
The Assassination of  Osama bin Laden: Glaring Anomalies in the Official Narrative
The Assassination of Osama bin Laden: Glaring Anomalies in the Official Narrative By Felicity Arbuthnot, May 13, 2015
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Osama Bin Laden’s Obituary Notice. December 26, 2001 By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, May 12, 2015
Two Japanese Nuclear Reactors Have Melted Down
Fact Sheet on Japanese Military “Comfort Women” By Global Research News, May 12, 2015
Obama boasts of Bin Laden killing
The Killing of Osama bin Laden By Seymour M. Hersh, May 12, 2015
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Kathmandu in the Wake of the Earthquake: Three women in search of Muna’s House—a Nepal guide to Gongabu By Barbara Nimri Aziz, May 11, 2015
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China’s President On Russia’s Role in Crushing Fascism: “To Remember History, To Open the Future” By Global Research News, May 11, 2015
CONFRONTATION BETWEEN MILITARY BLOCS: The Eurasian "Triple Alliance." The Strategic Importance of Iran for Russia and China
The Eurasian Triple Alliance: The Strategic Importance of Iran for Russia and China By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, May 10, 2015
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Trade Wars: Monsanto’s Return to Vietnam By Desiree Hellegers, May 10, 2015
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Kathmandu, Nepal Tragedy Dispatch; Days 7-12 By Barbara Nimri Aziz, May 08, 2015
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Drone Warfare in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. Surge in CIA Strikes By Jack Serle, May 08, 2015
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The War over the Vietnam War By Don North, May 06, 2015
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Challenging India’s Neoliberal Agenda: Greenpeace India Faces Imminent Shutdown By Colin Todhunter, May 05, 2015
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In Nepal’s Next Big Quake, Hydropower Dams Threaten Catastrophe By Global Research News, May 05, 2015
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Council on Foreign Relations’ Grand Strategy: China Must Be Defeated, The TPP Is Essential to Undermining China By Eric Zuesse, May 05, 2015
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US “Grand Strategy” for War Against China Laid Out By Nick Beams, May 04, 2015
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Fukushima’s “Caldrons of Hell”: More than 300 Tons of Highly Radioactive Water Generated Daily By ENENews, May 04, 2015
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Thousands of Farmers in India Rise up Against Monsanto: Biotech Giant Known for Causing Suicides By Christina Sarich, May 04, 2015
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Protests Erupt in Japan over Anti-Constitutional Militarization Against China By Xinhua, May 03, 2015
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The Fall of Saigon By Jean Bricmont, May 02, 2015
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The Pentagon’s ‘Long War’ Pits NATO Against China, Russia and Iran By Pepe Escobar, May 02, 2015
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Organic Farming, Geo-engineering and Global Warming By Washington's Blog, May 02, 2015
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Agent Orange: Terrible Legacy of the Vietnam War By Marjorie Cohn, May 01, 2015
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Memories of Empire: Remembering the Fall of Saigon By Binoy Kampmark, May 01, 2015
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Obama Threatens China with Nuclear Weapons. Militarization of Asia-Pacific By Stephen Lendman, May 01, 2015
Blood Sugar: life in the Cambodian sugar plantations
Asia’s Agrarian Reform in Reverse: Laws Taking Land Out of Small Farmers’ Hands By Grain, April 30, 2015
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Toxic Mercury in the Mist: Holding Unilever in India to Account By Colin Todhunter, April 30, 2015
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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire—Afghanistan Reconstruction Edition By Klaus Marre, April 29, 2015
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The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO): The New Framework for Resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict By Andrew Korybko, April 29, 2015
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The Failings of Capital Punishment: Indonesia Executes the Traffickers By Binoy Kampmark, April 29, 2015
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The New York Times Deploys to Nepal: America’s Disaster Diplomacy, Geo-strategic Interests and “Soft Power” By Bill Van Auken, April 29, 2015
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Want to Help Nepal Recover from the Quake? Cancel its Debt, Says Rights Group By Kanya D'Almeida, April 29, 2015
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Making More Enemies than We Kill? Calculating U.S. Bomb Tonnages Dropped on Laos and Cambodia, and Weighing Their Implications By Taylor Owen and Ben Kiernan, April 28, 2015
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African, Asian Migrants Dying in Mass in the Mediterranean By Abayomi Azikiwe, April 28, 2015
Desestabilizando Baluchistán, Fracturando Pakistán
Oil Geopolitics and the “Economic Corridor”: Pakistan Enters China’s “New Silk Road” By Pepe Escobar, April 26, 2015
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Swedish Paper Manufacturing Giant Blacklisted for Child Labor Practices By Fatima Hansia, April 24, 2015
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Obama, Republicans Push Anti-China Trade Pact By Patrick Martin, April 23, 2015
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War is God’s Way of Teaching Geography By Dana Visalli, April 22, 2015
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Fukushima Worse than Chernobyl: “Effects of Radiation Have Become Much More Severe” — “Enormous Decline” in Animal Species By ENENews, April 21, 2015
Biopiracy, GM Seeds and Rural India
Globalization: Global Agribusiness Hammering Away At The Foundations Of Indian Society By Colin Todhunter, April 20, 2015
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Eurasia As We (And the U.S.) Knew It is Dead By Pepe Escobar, April 19, 2015
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Judge Rules Against Japan Nuclear Restart, Cleanup of Melted Reactors Non-Existent By Global Research News, April 19, 2015
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Japan Scientist: “I’ve Never seen this Before”: White Lungs found in Dolphins that Died near Fukushima By ENENews, April 19, 2015
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Marching Towards Disaster: What’s Really Behind The US Push In The Asia-Pacific? By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, April 18, 2015
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Fukushima Fallout? Emergency Closure of Fishery Along Entire West Coast: Alarming Die-Offs, Mass Reproductive Failures, Strange Diseases By ENENews, April 17, 2015