Asia

The “Chinese dragon” of the last two decades may be faltering but it is still hailed by many as an economic miracle. Far from a great advance for Chinese workers, however, it is the direct result of a consolidation of power in the hands of a small clique of powerful families.
Trade War
The unspoken US policy objective behind the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou on trumped up charges, consists in breaking China's technological lead in wireless telecommunications. What is at stake is a coordinated US intelligence initiative to ban China from playing a strategic role in the 5G global mobile phone network.
China’s exit in October 1949, from the sphere of US control, was perhaps the heaviest blow to strike American post-World War II global hegemony. China’s successful drive for independence had been anticipated in Washington for many months.
Hundreds of young Chinese, in front of the British Consulate in Hong Kong, sing God Save the Queen and shout “Great Britain Saves Hong Kong”, a rally call in London by 130 parliamentarians demand that British citizenship be given to residents of the former colony.
The Great Chessboard: Will a Renewed U.S. ‘Operation Cyclone’ Threaten Afghanistan’s New Silk Road Future? By Matthew Ehret-Kump, September 27, 2021
Afghanistan: Before and After US Intervention By Prof. John Ryan, September 26, 2021
Eurasian Consolidation Ends the US Unipolar Moment By Pepe Escobar, September 26, 2021
De-Listed Anti-China Terror Group “Rises from the Dead” By Brian Berletic, September 25, 2021
China in Action: Carbon Neutral by 2050 By Peter Koenig, September 25, 2021
A Tale of Two Speeches: Presidents Xi and Biden at the 2021 United Nations General Assembly By Andrew Korybko, September 24, 2021
A Parable of (All-American) Violence By Kelly Denton-Borhaug, September 24, 2021
Pakistani Diplomacy Is on a Roll By M. K. Bhadrakumar, September 24, 2021
Afghanistan: Ex-Bagram Inmates Recount Stories of Abuse, Torture By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska, September 23, 2021
Eurasia Takes Shape: How the SCO Just Flipped the World Order By Pepe Escobar, September 23, 2021
One Year on Since the Farm Laws – India’s Farmers’ Struggle Set to Intensify By Colin Todhunter, September 22, 2021
US Will Not Undertake Hasty Withdrawal from Afghanistan: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin By TOLOnews, September 21, 2021
Do Face Masks Reduce COVID-19 Spread in Bangladesh? Are the Abaluck et al. Results Reliable? By Prof Denis Rancourt, September 21, 2021
“It Wasn’t IS-K”: US Military Admits that Hellfire Missile Strike on Kabul Was a “Mistake” – But US Often Does Not Know Whom It Is Droning By Prof. Juan Cole, September 20, 2021
9/11 and Afghanistan Post-Mortems: Lessons in Safe Logic By Edward Curtin, September 20, 2021
India State of 241 Million People Declared COVID-free after Government Promotes Ivermectin By Infowars.com, September 20, 2021
Somewhere Over the Afghan Horizon, U.S. Drones Still Fly By Dr. Edward Hunt, September 20, 2021
‘AUKUS’ Military Alliance Is Another Western Attempt to Isolate China By Sarang Shidore, September 17, 2021
The Winner in Afghanistan: China By Prof Alfred McCoy, September 17, 2021
An American General Has Suggested that His Country Could Attack China By Tom Clifford, September 16, 2021
US Plans to Support and Finance the Afghan Mujahideen from Early 1979 By Shane Quinn, September 16, 2021
South Korea: Combating the COVID-19 Regime in Seoul One Step at a Time By Emanuel Pastreich, September 16, 2021
Why the Taliban Had to Change. “Regime Change” Pre-negotiated with Washington? By Dr. Zlatko Hadžidedić, September 15, 2021
Foreign Devils on the Silk Road By M. K. Bhadrakumar, September 15, 2021
Sinophobia Meets Prison Labor in a Think Tank Down Under By Pepe Escobar, September 14, 2021
“Excess Mortality Attributable to Suicides” in Japan Surged Due to “COVID Restrictions” By Zero Hedge, September 13, 2021
Kabul Drone Strike Was CIA-Military Murder By Patrick Martin, September 13, 2021
Agrifood Conglomerates: Smashing the Heads of India’s Farmers: A Global Struggle Against Tyranny By Colin Todhunter, September 13, 2021
How the US Trained the Afghan Mujahideen to Produce War Propaganda By Dan Cohen, September 11, 2021
9/9 and 9/11, 20 Years Later By Pepe Escobar, September 10, 2021
September 11, 2001: The 20th Anniversary of “The Big Lie” By Philip A Farruggio, September 09, 2021
“America’s Longest War” Is Not Over! By Brian Terrell, September 09, 2021
What to Expect from Taliban 2.0 By Pepe Escobar, September 09, 2021
Taliban Get a Government! By M. K. Bhadrakumar, September 09, 2021
Video: Taliban Unveil Their Government, Giving Many Reasons for Concern By South Front, September 09, 2021
The Biden-Ghani Call Might be More Damning than the Trump-Zelensky One By Andrew Korybko, September 08, 2021
Afghanistan, Corporate Media and the Declining Image of the United States By Abayomi Azikiwe, September 07, 2021
Gazprom Neft Switches to Yuan Payments in China By Tsvetana Paraskova, September 07, 2021
Did the US Support the Growth of ISIS-K? By Alex Rubinstein, September 07, 2021
Who Controls Afghanistan? The Panjshir Revolt “Becomes Footnote”. The US, China, Russia, Iran, Turkey Powerplay By M. K. Bhadrakumar, September 06, 2021
We Failed Afghanistan, Not the Other Way Around By Matt Taibbi, September 06, 2021
New Text Messages Reveal 2nd Battalion 1st Marines Were Given “a Countdown” before Kabul Airport Bombing – It Started About Two Hours Out – They Are Now Being Silenced By Jim Hoft, September 06, 2021
After Afghanistan . . . a Truth Commission? By Robert C. Koehler, September 06, 2021
British Army Permitted Shooting of Civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan By Ian Cobain, September 06, 2021
COVID-19 “Fun with Figures”: Food for Thought By William Walter Kay, September 05, 2021
US Reputation Is in Tatters, It’s Time to Bring Those Responsible for Afghanistan Disaster to Account By Scott Ritter, September 03, 2021
Afghanistan Recessional: Will It Lead to a War with Iran? By Philip Giraldi, September 03, 2021
Afghanistan: To Recognise, or Not to Recognise, that’s the Question By M. K. Bhadrakumar, September 03, 2021
The Fall of Kabul, “The Fall of Democracy”. Hubris of Western Plutocracies By Junaid S. Ahmad, September 02, 2021
As Biden Threatens More War, Don’t Forget the Afghanistan Invasion Was Illegal By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, September 02, 2021
US Covert Operations in Afghanistan, Support for Extremists By Shane Quinn, September 02, 2021
North / South Korea COVID Divide By John Goss, September 02, 2021
US Slips Out of Kabul but Is Vengeful By M. K. Bhadrakumar, September 02, 2021
Back to the Future: Talibanistan, Year 2000 By Pepe Escobar, September 02, 2021
What Did the US Get Wrong About Afghanistan? By Clive Stafford Smith, September 01, 2021
Amazon “Economic Terrorism” and “Predatory Prices”: The Destruction of Competition and Livelihoods By Colin Todhunter, September 01, 2021
Afghanistan Collapse Reveals Beltway Media’s Loyalty to Permanent War State By Gareth Porter, September 01, 2021
US Drone Attack Kills at Least 10 Afghan Civilians—Including 6 Children By Jake Johnson, September 01, 2021
Kabul Is Not Saigon. Afghanistan: Drug Trade and Belt and Road By Peter Koenig, August 31, 2021
UK Planning for Strikes Against ISIS in Afghanistan Says Head of Royal Air Force By Chris Cole, August 31, 2021
Afghanistan: A Tragically Stupid War Comes to a Tragic End By Rep. Ron Paul, August 31, 2021
Taliban Has a Package Deal with US. Coast Is Clear for New Government in Kabul By M. K. Bhadrakumar, August 31, 2021
Afghan Crisis Must End America’s Empire of War, Corruption and Poverty By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, August 31, 2021
Video: The Chaotic Aftermath of Kabul’s Airport Attacks By South Front, August 31, 2021
“Where Have All the Flowers Gone”?: “Something Surreal” About the Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal Scenario By Renee Parsons, August 31, 2021
Corporate Media Politicize WHO Investigation on COVID Origins to Vilify China By Joshua Cho, August 30, 2021
1.6M Moderna Doses Withdrawn in Japan Over Contamination By Yumiko Urasaki and Yuko Nomura, August 30, 2021
Military Contractor CACI Says Afghanistan Withdrawal Is Hurting Its Profits. It’s Funding a Pro-War Think Tank. By Sarah Lazare, August 30, 2021
Viral Infographic Reveals the Shocking Amount of Military Hardware Biden Handed to the Taliban By Zero Hedge, August 30, 2021
Afghanistan and the Sham of Democracy Promotion By James Bovard, August 30, 2021
A Political Windfall for the Taliban. Supported by the US By M. K. Bhadrakumar, August 30, 2021
“I Was Living Like Scarface”: The Ludicrous Costs of the War in Afghanistan Revealed in New Documents, Testimonies By Alan MacLeod, August 27, 2021
Political Future of Biden, Taliban Depends on What Happens to Afghans By Michael Jansen, August 27, 2021
Video: Taliban Forming Government, Steadily Consolidating Power By South Front, August 27, 2021
The Neocons Speak: Afghanistan as Political Real Estate By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, August 27, 2021
U.S. Costs to Date for the War in Afghanistan, in $ Billions FY2001-FY2022 By Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, August 26, 2021
And So It Begins Again: The Media Recycles Afghanistan War Lies By Patrick Martin, August 26, 2021
Video: The Truth About the GMO Situation in India and How it Destroys the Family Farm By Colin Todhunter, August 26, 2021
Afghanistan Then – The Whole World Today By Dr. Rudolf Hänsel, August 25, 2021
War, Herbicides and Moral Disengagement By Robert C. Koehler, August 25, 2021