Asia

The surprise collapse of a small Inner-Mongolia Chinese bank, Baoshang, has suddenly focused attention on the fragility of the world’s largest and largely opaque banking system. The timing is very bad, as China struggles with a sharp domestic economic slowdown.
Last November, He Jiankui, a Chinese biology professor at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Shenzhen announced that he and his team had created the World’s first “genetically edited babies”: twin babies Lula and Nana.
North Korea's "health system is the envy of the developing world" according to the World Health Organization: WHO director-general Margaret Chan said the country had "no lack of doctors and nurses"
Pivot to Asia: China is threatened by the US military in the South and East China Sea. War with China is currently on the drawing board of the Pentagon as outlined in a Rand Report commissioned by the US Army
Beijing’s Strategic Option? China Reduces Its Exports of “Rare Earths” By Stephen Lendman, June 11, 2019
India Complies with US Sanctions against Iran, Iran Keeps Begging It to Reconsider By Andrew Korybko, June 11, 2019
US-China Relations: Trump Is Waging “Psychological Warfare” on Xi By Andrew Korybko, June 11, 2019
The SCO Summit in Bishek, to Address US Threats, Geopolitics of the Region, Cooperation By Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan, June 11, 2019
The US-Mexican Deal Advances “Fortress America”, Softens China’s “Counter-Sanctions” By Andrew Korybko, June 10, 2019
The Downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17: Mahathir Opens a “Ukraine Political Pandora’s Box” By F. William Engdahl, June 10, 2019
Pakistan-Russia Relations: Upcoming Putin-Khan Meeting on Sidelines of SCO Summit By Andrew Korybko, June 09, 2019
The Pentagon’s “Pacific Bellicosity” Is Threatening Both Russia and China By Andrew Korybko, June 08, 2019
It’s Not a US-India “Trade War”: Delhi and Washington Are Just Trying to Get a Better Trade Deal By Andrew Korybko, June 07, 2019
Chinese Students Might be the “Trade War’s” First Civilian Casualities By Andrew Korybko, June 07, 2019
How the U.S. Navy Sold the Vietnam War By Gareth Porter, June 06, 2019
The US-China Trade War Can be Traced Back to the Failed Tiananmen Square Color Revolution By Andrew Korybko, June 05, 2019
How US “Good Guys” Wiped Out an Afghan Family By Jessica Purkiss and Mateen Arian, June 05, 2019
From the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit to the G20: United Eurasia Stands, Divided It Falls? By Andrew Korybko, June 04, 2019
Top US Journalists Spread Fake News Claiming North Korean Official Was ‘Purged’ – Then He Shows Up on TV By Ben Norton, June 04, 2019
South Asia’s Role in the Pentagon’s “Indo-Pacific Strategy Report” By Andrew Korybko, June 04, 2019
Belt and Road, Consolidation of Russia-China Economic Relations: President Xi Jinping in Saint Petersburg By Andrew Korybko, June 03, 2019
The Pentagon’s “Indo-Pacific Strategy Report” Is All About Containing China By Andrew Korybko, June 03, 2019
Does Modi’s Re-Election Threaten India’s Muslims? Religion is Poisoning Indian Politics By Azaz Zaman, June 03, 2019
Flight MH17
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Has Dismantled the West’s Official Narrative About Malaysian Airlines MH17 By Andrew Korybko, June 01, 2019
The 2019 Beijing Consensus of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations By Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, May 31, 2019
Australia’s Suspicion of China’s South Pacific Investments Is a Zero-sum Game By Andrew Korybko, May 31, 2019
Full-blown US-China Trade War? Rare Earths – US Has So Much to Lose, China Barely Feels the Loss By Tom Clifford, May 31, 2019
China Has Three Trump Cards to Win the US-China Trade War By Jin Canrong, May 29, 2019
US-China Trade War: Are Rare Earths China’s “Ultimate Weapon”? By F. William Engdahl, May 27, 2019
Bolton Threatens to Force Africa to Choose Between the US and China By Glen Ford, May 25, 2019
Russia Sides with Pakistan in South Asia’s Tit-for-Tat Missile Tests By Andrew Korybko, May 25, 2019
Iran’s Relations with India and Pakistan. Couldn’t Be More Different By Andrew Korybko, May 24, 2019
India’s Strategic Alliance with U.S.: Towards an Anti-Russian Military Pivot By Andrew Korybko, May 24, 2019
Hardball Trump Regime Tactics Against China Doomed to Fail By Stephen Lendman, May 23, 2019
Voltaire’s Analysis of Chinese Civilization. A Model for a “Better Europe” By Prof. Dr. Gjergj Sinani, May 22, 2019
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Will Not be Thwarted by BLA Terrorist Threats By Andrew Korybko, May 22, 2019
Video: The Coming War on China. Documentary By John Pilger, May 22, 2019
Iran
Dueling Agendas: Russia and China v. the US By Stephen Lendman, May 21, 2019
Backlash in US-China Trade War. China Defies Sanctions against Iran, Resumes Purchase of Iran Oil By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, May 21, 2019
A China Food Crisis More Dangerous than Trade War? The African Swine Fever (ASF) Outbreak By F. William Engdahl, May 21, 2019
The Pakistan Based “Baloch Liberation Army” (BLA): A Foreign-Backed Feudal Terrorist Group By Andrew Korybko, May 21, 2019
US-China Trade War: Beijing Warns Trump Against “Going Too Far” By Stephen Lendman, May 21, 2019
Trump’s Trade War with China: Imagine What Would Happen if China Decided to Impose Economic Sanctions on the USA? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, May 21, 2019
The U.S. Ultimatum on Huawei Is Backfiring By Andrew Korybko, May 19, 2019
Oil and Global Rivalry By John Foster, May 18, 2019
Are Sino/US Trade Talks Doomed to Fail? By Stephen Lendman, May 18, 2019
Trump – from China to Iran to Venezuela – Threats and Sanctions Everywhere – A Chronicle of Disorganized Chaos Foretold By Peter Koenig, May 17, 2019
Towards a Culture of World Peace By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, May 16, 2019
Trade War
China-US Trade War: Hiatus or Busted Deal? By Dr. Jack Rasmus, May 15, 2019
The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): Crucial to the Convergence of Civilizations? By Andrew Korybko, May 14, 2019
Cleaning Out the Nutters: Paul Keating, China and Australia’s Security Establishment By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, May 14, 2019
The U.S.’ Welcome of China on Afghan Peace Process Headed for Win-win Results By Andrew Korybko, May 13, 2019
Battle for India: Russia’s S-400 vs. America’s THAAD By Andrew Korybko, May 13, 2019
Tashkent, Uzbekistan: The City with 2200+ Years of Written History By Sufyan bin Uzayr, May 13, 2019
The Gwadar Terrorist Attack Exposed the International Media’s Double Standards By Andrew Korybko, May 12, 2019
Washington Had the Wrong Approach to US-China Trade Talks from the Start By Andrew Korybko, May 11, 2019
Why Does Trump Like Communist Vietnam? Because It’s Capitalist. By Mark Karlin, May 09, 2019
A Chinese Caribbean? Washington Not Happy About “New China Focus” in Cuba, Venezuela and Panama By F. William Engdahl, May 09, 2019
Sri Lanka Slammed the “Indo-Pacific” Concept as a Threat to China and Russia By Andrew Korybko, May 08, 2019
Panama’s Win-win Cooperation with China Will Continue Under Cortizo By Andrew Korybko, May 08, 2019
Britain’s Prime Minister and the Huawei Scandal By True Publica, May 06, 2019
Trump’s Threatened Tariffs Undermine China’s Trust in Negotiating with America By Andrew Korybko, May 06, 2019
It’s Crunch Time for China’s Central American Strategy By Andrew Korybko, May 06, 2019
First Genetically Modified Babies Case in China. Bioethics Approach after Latest Official Investigations By Manuel Zunin, May 05, 2019
China’s Belt and Road Initiative: A Tectonic Shift in the Geopolitical Balance of Power By Mike Whitney, May 04, 2019
China-Laos Economic Relations. The Broader Strategic Implications By Andrew Korybko, May 03, 2019
American Imperialism and China’s May 4th Movement By Christopher Black, May 02, 2019
Putin’s Wholehearted Defense of China’s Belt and Road Puts Him at Serious Odds with India’s PM Modi By Andrew Korybko, May 01, 2019
Sri Lanka: Candidate for a New NATO Base? By Peter Koenig, May 01, 2019
The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Is the Perfect Opportunity for Pakistan to Pivot to Africa By Andrew Korybko, May 01, 2019
China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Towards a Just World? By Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, May 01, 2019
US and NATO Attack Afghanistan and Iraq By Comitato No Nato, April 30, 2019
Afghanistan, the Forgotten Proxy War By Janelle Velina, April 30, 2019
US Navy SEAL Officers Attempted to Cover Up Evidence of War Crimes By Josh Varlin, April 29, 2019
Sri Lanka: US-Saudi Terror Targets China’s Allies By Tony Cartalucci, April 29, 2019
The Otto Warmbier Scandal Is All About Challenging Trump’s Credibility By Andrew Korybko, April 29, 2019
Where the Silk Roads Meet the Mighty Mekong By Pepe Escobar, April 29, 2019
Foreign Intrusion: Easter Sunday attack in Sri Lanka by ISIS and Who Else? By Shenali D Waduge, April 29, 2019
Japan Leads the Way in Child Health: No Compulsory Vaccines. Banned Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Vaccine By Kristina Kristen, April 28, 2019
Towards Russia-China Economic Integration: Interpreting President Putin’s Speech at the 2019 Beijing BRI Forum By Andrew Korybko, April 27, 2019
China Challenges US Sanctions, Invites Syria to Belt and Road Project By Arabi Souri, April 27, 2019
Sri Lanka Blasts: Terrorism Targets Another Ally of China? By Tony Cartalucci, April 27, 2019
Did Russia and China Get the US to Accelerate Its Diplomatic Drawdown in Afghanistan? By Andrew Korybko, April 26, 2019
Belt and Road Forum in Beijing and How Western ‘Reports’ Are Smearing China By Andre Vltchek, April 25, 2019