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
Confrontation of Superpowers in Afghanistan: China Envisages Military Presence in Strategic Wakhan Corridor By Masud Wadan, August 31, 2018
A New Space Race for a New Cold War By Andrew Korybko, August 30, 2018
Are Trump Regime Hardliners Sabotaging US -North Korea Talks? By Stephen Lendman, August 30, 2018
Mao Zedong
No, the UN Did Not Report China Has ‘Massive Internment Camps’ for Uighur Muslims By Ben Norton and Ajit Singh, August 30, 2018
UN Report on Myanmar Ignores Western Imperial High Crimes By Stephen Lendman, August 28, 2018
China and the Planetary Environment, Climate Change By Shane Quinn, August 28, 2018
Nepal’s Anti-Conversion Law Is More About National Security Than Christianity By Andrew Korybko, August 28, 2018
Trade Wars: Is There an Off-Ramp? Towards a Global Catastrophe? By Askiah Adam, August 25, 2018
Monsanto Liable for Agent Orange Damage, Vietnam Reiterates By Khanh Lynh, August 25, 2018
Why the United States Will Not Leave Afghanistan Voluntarily By James ONeill, August 25, 2018
America Needs the Philippines More Than the Philippines Needs America? Duterte Has Made It So By Adam Garrie, August 24, 2018
China’s Strategic Interests in Central America: El Salvador Breaks Off with Taiwan By Andrew Korybko, August 24, 2018
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Beijing’s Alternative Idea of Globalization By Prof. Fabio Massimo Parenti, August 24, 2018
How China’s Mobile Payment Ecosystems Are Making Banks Obsolete By Ellen Brown, August 24, 2018
Leaving Afghanistan Won’t be Easy By Philip Giraldi, August 23, 2018
Shifting Alliances? India’s Purchase of Russia’s S400 Air Defense System. America’s Response By Andrew Korybko, August 22, 2018
Beijing’s Bid for Global Power in the Age of Trump By Prof Alfred McCoy, August 22, 2018
Video: The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation in 2018: Helen Caldicott By Dr. Helen Caldicott and Michael Welch, August 22, 2018
Trump’s Threat of New Tariffs on Chinese Imports By Peter Koenig and Press TV, August 21, 2018
Amidst Turkish Crisis Indian Rupee Falls to All-time Low By Deepal Jayasekera, August 20, 2018
Afghanistan: The War That Shames America By Eric Margolis, August 19, 2018
Turkey’s Financial Crisis Raises Questions About China’s Debt-driven Development Model By James M. Dorsey, August 19, 2018
Pakistan at a Crossroads as Imran Khan Is Sworn In By James M. Dorsey, August 18, 2018
Video: U.S. Aggression and Militarization in Korea and the Asia-Pacific Region By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, August 17, 2018
America’s Infowar against China’s Belt and Road Initiative (OBOR) By Andrew Korybko, August 16, 2018
Video: Taliban Pushes Back Against ISIS Expansion in Afghanistan. Increased US Troops Deployed By South Front, August 15, 2018
The 73d Anniversary of the Bombing of Nagasaki: Unwelcome Truths for Church and State By Dr. Gary G. Kohls, August 14, 2018
The Uyghur Militant Threat: China Cracks Down and Mulls Policy Changes By James M. Dorsey, August 13, 2018
Gina Haspel CIA Torture Cables Declassified By The National Security Archive, August 13, 2018
The Other Hiroshimas: A Review of Napalm: An American Biography By Robert Barsocchini, August 13, 2018
The Self-Imposed Impotence of the Russian and Chinese Governments By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, August 12, 2018
UN Sanctions Against North Korea, Encouraging De Facto Biological Warfare By Carla Stea, August 11, 2018
Washington Has Lured the EU into An Anti-China Trade Front By F. William Engdahl, August 11, 2018
Afghanistan: The Legacy of the British Empire. A Brief History By Dana Visalli, August 10, 2018
Saudi Arabia and Iran Woo Incoming Pakistani Prime Minister By James M. Dorsey, August 10, 2018
Russia-Pakistan Relations: Towards a Strategic Partnership? By Andrew Korybko, August 10, 2018
Economic Reforms and Workers’ Rights in the People’s Republic of China By Prof. Chris King-Chi Chan, August 10, 2018
The Moral Legacy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki By Prof Rodrigue Tremblay, August 09, 2018
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Gratuitous Mass Murder, Nuclear War, “A Lunatic Act” By Stephen Lendman, August 09, 2018
Video: The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Film They Didn’t Want You to See By Stop the War Coalition, August 09, 2018
Japan’s Hashima Island: Brutal History and the Most Haunted Island on Earth By Andre Vltchek, August 08, 2018
On Anniversary of Nuclear Attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Black Alliance for Peace Supports Demand for Immediate Global Denuclearization By Black Alliance for Peace, August 07, 2018
United States
North Korea and The Washington Trap By Prof. Joseph H. Chung, August 07, 2018
A “Purely Military” Target? Truman’s Changing Language About Hiroshima By Prof. Alex Wellerstein, August 07, 2018
The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Was a “Human Experiment for Developing Nukes” By Fars News Agency, August 07, 2018
“Naya Pakistan”: New Pakistan Should Apply to Join the Eurasian Development Bank By Andrew Korybko, August 06, 2018
Hiroshima Child By Nazim Hikmet, August 06, 2018
Chinese State Oil Major Suspends U.S. Oil Imports Amid Trade War By Tsvetana Paraskova, August 06, 2018
The Satanic Nature of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki By Edward Curtin, August 06, 2018
The Bombing of Nagasaki August 9, 1945: The Un-Censored Version By Dr. Gary G. Kohls, August 06, 2018
Imran Khan: Pakistan Needs a Strong New Leader By Eric Margolis, August 05, 2018
Why West Fears ‘Made in China: 2025’ By F. William Engdahl, August 05, 2018
Afghanistan: The Taliban Have Fought the U.S. to the Negotiating Table By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, August 04, 2018
Two Knockout Blows to US Imperialism: De-Dollarization and Hypersonic Weapons By Federico Pieraccini, August 04, 2018
China Says Willing to Team with Syria’s Assad in Push to Retake Territory By Asia Times, August 03, 2018
The Long History of America’s Violent Intervention in Afghanistan By Gregory Shupak, August 02, 2018
Russia’s Naval Strategy in the Indian Ocean By Andrew Korybko, August 02, 2018
US Meddling in Cambodian Elections is Foiled By Joseph Thomas, August 02, 2018
The Yellow Peril Comes to Washington. Is China Also Involved in “Election Meddling”!? By Philip Giraldi, August 02, 2018
On 65th Anniversary of Korean Truce, Activists Criticize the US for Delaying Real Peace By Kevin Zeese, August 02, 2018
Pakistan’s Elections and the Rise of Political Consciousness by the Pakistani People By Junaid S. Ahmad, July 31, 2018
Findings and Non-Findings: Malaysia’s MH370 Report. The Mysterious Disappearance of Boeing 777 en Route to Beijing By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, July 31, 2018
Pakistan and China’s Belt and Road By Andrew Korybko, July 31, 2018
Video: The Faces of North Korea By Andre Vltchek, July 29, 2018
Imran Kahn Declares Victory in Pakistan’s Election By Stephen Lendman, July 29, 2018
North Korea Begins Dismantling Key Facilities at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station By Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., July 28, 2018
Violating Singapore Summit Agreement on Denuclearization: Pompeo-Haley Pressure UN Security Council to Increase Strangling Sanctions against DPRK By Carla Stea, July 28, 2018
“Attempted Military Coup” in South Korea? By Dr. Konstantin Asmolov, July 28, 2018
Towards Ending the 65 Years of Armistice: Understanding the Process for Peace in Korea By Gregory Elich and Zoom in Korea, July 28, 2018
“Give Peace a Chance on the Korean Peninsula” By Rev. Jesse Jackson, July 28, 2018
How the Media Wove a Narrative of North Korean Nuclear Deception By Gareth Porter, July 28, 2018
Pakistan Elections: Poised for Challenging “Political Innings” with Imran Khan By K M Seethi, July 27, 2018
US Maximalist Stance on Denuclearization Holds Korean Peace Process Hostage By Stuart Smallwood, July 27, 2018
Electing the Cornered Tiger: Imran Khan in Pakistani Politics By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, July 27, 2018
BRICS Bank Fails to Live Up to Hype By Thulebona Mhlanga, July 26, 2018
America’s Largest Creditor: Will China End U.S. Trade War with a “Debt Reset”, by Dumping U.S. Treasury Holdings? By Chris Marcus, July 25, 2018
Entering a 1984 Tripolar World Order, Trump-Style By Michael T. Klare, July 25, 2018
BRICS and the Fiction of “De-Dollarization” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, July 24, 2018
The Real Problem with Palm Oil By Tim Hunt and Mackenzie Denyer, July 19, 2018
India: The Assault on Scholar and Social Activist Swami Agnivesh By Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, July 18, 2018