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
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
The Russia -US -China -Taliban Talks in Moscow Are Bad News for India By Andrew Korybko, April 25, 2019
Sri Lanka and New Zealand: The Real Link By Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, April 25, 2019
Right on Cue: Indian Media Blames Pakistan for the Sri Lankan Terrorist Attacks By Andrew Korybko, April 24, 2019
Emperor Akhito’s Abdication: A New Era for Japan’s Military? By Tom Clifford, April 24, 2019
Planning Can Save the Planet: China Chooses Renewable Energy By Sara Flounders, April 24, 2019
Trump and Pakistan’s PM Khan Might Have Just Ruined Iran-India Relations By Andrew Korybko, April 22, 2019
Bloody Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka By Stephen Lendman, April 22, 2019
As the 2019 Indian General Election Takes Place, Are the Nation’s Farmers Being Dealt a Knock-Out Blow? By Colin Todhunter, April 22, 2019
Sri Lanka Explosions: More than 200 Killed, Churches and Hotels Targeted By Countercurrents.org, April 22, 2019
Russia-China-Pakistan Economic and Strategic Relations: Russia’s Ambassador To China Strongly Hinted At Moscow’s Interest In N-CPEC+ By Andrew Korybko, April 20, 2019
US-North Korea Summit 3.0? Pyongyang Accuses Pompeo and Bolton of Creating “An Atmosphere of Hostility and Mistrust” By Stephen Lendman, April 19, 2019
The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, April 16, 2019
India
Russia’s Diplomatic Interventions in India: After Netanyahu, Putin Tries to Help Modi Get Re-elected By Andrew Korybko, April 15, 2019
Preparing for “Tomorrow’s Wars,” India Shoots Down Satellite By Deepal Jayasekera, April 15, 2019
International Criminal Court: US/NATO Imperial Tool By Stephen Lendman, April 15, 2019
ICC Refuses to Investigate Crimes in Afghanistan, U.S. Torture By Center for Constitutional Rights, April 15, 2019
After Brazil, India Might be the Next BRICS Country Invited to Join NATO By Andrew Korybko, April 14, 2019
Like America with “Russiagate”, India Is Now Obsessed with “Pakistangate” By Andrew Korybko, April 11, 2019
Somalia, Afghanistan: A Tale of Two Failed States By Eric Walberg, April 10, 2019
Himalayan Glaciers on the Eve of Destruction By Pepe Escobar, April 09, 2019
West Finds New Anti-China Puppet in Wake of Thai Elections By Tony Cartalucci, April 08, 2019
The Mission Impossible of President Moon Jae-in By Prof. Joseph H. Chung, April 07, 2019
Pentagon Obsession: China, China, China By Pepe Escobar, April 05, 2019
Syariah Law Matters: The Kingdom of Brunei’s Stoning Affair By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, April 05, 2019
Brunei’s Phased Adoption of Islamic Law By Andrew Korybko, April 04, 2019
China’s PLA Troops in Venezuela Is Game Changer By M. K. Bhadrakumar, April 04, 2019
Belt and Road Initiative in Full Swing in Europe By Federico Pieraccini, April 03, 2019
China’s President Xi Jinping in Italy: It’s the Maritime Ports! By F. William Engdahl, April 02, 2019
The Lake Baikal Water Bottling Scandal Says a Lot About Russia-China Relations By Andrew Korybko, April 01, 2019
Japan, A “Necessary Evil”? Keeping Women Out of Medical Schools Won’t Fix What Ails the Japanese Medical Profession By Prof. Chelsea Szendi Schieder, April 01, 2019
Bolton Torpedoed the Trump-Kim Hanoi Summit By Mike Whitney, April 01, 2019
“NO to GMO”: 2019 Indian General Election: Manifesto Demand for Indefinite Moratorium on GMOs By Colin Todhunter, April 01, 2019
India
Russia’s Response to India’s ASAT Missile Test Wasn’t What New Delhi Expected By Andrew Korybko, April 01, 2019
China – and Macron’s U-Turn By Peter Koenig, March 31, 2019
Xi’s Visit Sets Tone for China-EU Relations By Liu Caiyu and Yang Sheng, March 30, 2019
China-Italy Cooperation and the “Devil’s Alternative” By Francesco Maringiò, March 30, 2019
‘Every War Is a War Against Children’ By Kathy Kelly, March 29, 2019
“The Africa Spring”: The US Is Stoking Congo’s “Deep State” Civil War in Order to “Contain” China By Andrew Korybko, March 27, 2019
War Crimes: 10 Children Killed by US Airstrike in Afghanistan. UN By Asharq Al-Awsat, March 26, 2019
Anti-NATO Speaking Events in Regina and Winnipeg By Global Research News, March 26, 2019
The President’s “Nuclear Button” Isn’t Actually a Button, but a Briefcase Called the Nuclear Football By All That's Interesting, March 25, 2019
Can Japan Join the Multipolar Revolution – Or Will US Imperialism Bring It to Heel? By Federico Pieraccini, March 25, 2019
China: From Population Dividend to Reform Dividend By Cai Fang, March 24, 2019
China-Africa Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Africa Sees the Way Forward By Wang Linggui, March 23, 2019
Is Beijing Losing Its Footing in South China Sea? By Haley Zaremba, March 23, 2019
Bridge Between Developed, Developing Worlds. China’s Status in the Global Economy By Xu Xiujun, March 23, 2019
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Global Value Chains Need to be Built By Zhang Zhongyuan, March 22, 2019
Will Grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 Planes Affect US-China Trade Relations? Russia’s Competing Aircraft Irkut MC-21 By Stephen Lendman, March 21, 2019
Greenwashing? The Green Marches Are Mute on the “War Factor” By Nazanín Armanian, March 20, 2019
China-US Relations: From Trade War to Hot War? By Dr. Leon Tressell, March 20, 2019
EU Dilemma: How to Deal with China By Pepe Escobar, March 20, 2019
North Korea Warns ‘Gangster-Like’ Tactics of Bolton and Pompeo Undermining Nuclear Talks By Jessica Corbett, March 17, 2019
ICC Tribunal Declares Trump and Duterte Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, March 17, 2019
The US-Taliban Talks Are “Renewing” the US Occupation of Afghanistan By Masud Wadan, March 16, 2019
Can China and Russia Survive in this Unharmonious World? By Andre Vltchek, March 16, 2019
US-Taliban Talks: Real or Illusory Progress? Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Mineral Wealth By Stephen Lendman, March 15, 2019
India’s Agrarian Crisis: Dismantling ‘Development’ By Colin Todhunter, March 15, 2019
Plight of Women in Indian Prisons By CJP, March 14, 2019
Artificial Intelligence: Concerned About Facial Recognition AI? What About Behavior Recognition Software? By Matt Field, March 14, 2019
Trade War
China-US Trade War: Trump Threatens China After Multiple Rounds of Negotiations. By Stephen Lendman, March 12, 2019
Commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM) “Concerned” about China’s “Belt and Road” (BRI) By Andrew Korybko, March 12, 2019
The Media’s 6 Biggest Lies About North Korea By Mike Whitney, March 12, 2019
Poetry from Fukushima on the 8th Anniversary of the Earthquake-Tsunami-Nuclear Meltdown By Lit by IMAGINATION, March 12, 2019
The Belt and Road Initiative: Chinese Agribusiness Going Global By Grain, March 12, 2019
Washington Is Waging a New Dimension War Against China – And Will Lose Out Bitterly By Peter Koenig, March 12, 2019
US Negotiations: Masters of Defeats By Prof. James Petras, March 11, 2019
Intelligence Contractors Make New Attempt to Provoke Tensions with North Korea By William Craddick, March 11, 2019
Marco Polo Is Back in China – Again By Pepe Escobar, March 11, 2019
Fukushima: Nuclear War without a War By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, March 10, 2019
Eight Years Ago: The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in Perspective By Dr. Helen Caldicott, March 10, 2019
A Fancy Hypocrisy: China, Australia and Coal Mania By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, March 10, 2019
A Well-Kept Open Secret: Washington Is Behind India’s Brutal Demonetization Project By Norbert Haering, March 10, 2019
Monsanto, Bayer, Cargill and India’s Prime Minister Modi: Doing Business or Corporate Imperialism? By Colin Todhunter, March 10, 2019
Neoliberalism and “The Vietnam Model”. Who Won the Vietnam War? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, March 09, 2019
Pakistan: The Global Pivot State By Andrew Korybko, March 09, 2019