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Stop the Gucci and Prada Talk

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 20/04/2019 - 9:05am in

Chinese and Russian People Want to Live Too! Andre Vltchek I hear this again and again, whenever I speak in the West: What kind of Communism is that, in China? In all big cities, they have Prada and Gucci in every major department store.” Western leftists are obsessed with this topic. They do not even realize how ridiculous, how racist their arguments actually are! China, with some 6,000 years long history, 1.3 billion inhabitants and the second largest economy in the world, has almost eradicated extreme poverty in the cities, and in the countryside. For the first time in modern history, people are moving from the urban centers to the villages. The great Ecological Civilization effort is demonstrating to the world how to save the environment, and the planet. The country is firmly back with its brilliant model of “Communism with the Chinese characteristics”. Its foreign policy is more and more internationalist. But the more progressive, independent-minded and kind to its people China becomes, the more it is attacked and antagonized by the West. The …

Is Trump for Detente or Militarism? – A Talk with Stephen Cohen

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 19/04/2019 - 11:55pm in

Professor Stephen Cohen dicusses Trump's policies on Russia and China on Real News Network.

Why China’s Current Account Balance Approaches Zero

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 16/04/2019 - 11:55pm in

China's once-hefty current account surpluses are falling away. What are the implications?

The Moon, So Hot Right Now

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/04/2019 - 5:00pm in


After decades of neglect, suddenly everyone is landing on the moon again.

Dutton Looking At Life After Politics By Launching An Exclusive Line Of Potato Dumplings

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/04/2019 - 10:26am in

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Minister for the Dark Arts Peter Dutton has started to look at options for life after politics and announced his first venture being an exclusive line of potato dumplings to be marketed and sold in both China and Australia.

“I am confident that I will retain my seat of Dixon however it doesn’t hurt in life to have a back up plan,” said Minister Dutton. “I think my new potato dumplings will be a winner, as who doesn’t love a spud.”

“We also will be marketing the dumplings heavily and launching a special promotion. Buy $10,000 worth of dumplings and win a free lunch with Me, Peter Dutton.”

When asked where he got the idea for the potato dumpling and why the sudden urge to market to China, Minister Dutton replied: “The idea came to me over lunch one day. I was sitting there counting the money that was left on the table when I thought, hmm you’re onto something here Pete.”

“Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to start peeling a few spuds.”

Mark Williamson 

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Japan – A quiet geo-economic giant

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/04/2019 - 2:00pm in

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Economics, Japan, China

Dr. Masahiro Matsumura In the turbulent world politics involving extensive international coverage, stable and humdrum Japan does not have much of a presence. Yet, Japan is the world’s largest creditor nation while continuously playing significant roles in trade, direct investment and economic assistance. Japan in the background has reinforced itself as a leading geo-economic power while having almost thoroughly eliminated its huge non-performing loans in the banking sector and other structural vulnerabilities over the so-called “lost two decades” consequent on its bubble burst in the early 1990s. Let us examine it by deploying the famous 5 Es of prof. Djawed Sangdel. Emphasizing Japan’s world-largest public debts that amount to nearly 240% of its GDP is misleading given that its public assets amount to nearly 200% and that the holding of the government bonds by the Bank of Japan, practically, a part of the government, amount to more than 80%. This is consistent with the good stability of a strong yen and very low long-term prime rates. On the other hand, the U.S. faces deepening structural …

How American Recycling Is Changing Now that China Won’t Take It

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/04/2019 - 5:17pm in

The US recycling approach of using the rest of the world as it garbage barge has come to an end. What next?

It’s Time to Rethink How Recycling is Done

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 01/04/2019 - 6:00pm in


China doesn’t want to sort your trash anymore.

Defence of European Empires Was Original NATO Goal

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 31/03/2019 - 11:27pm in

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NATO, Africa, Canada, China, USSR

by Yves Engler, March 30, 2019 The first installment  in this series discussed how NATO was set up partly to blunt the European Left. The other major factor driving the creation of NATO was a desire to bolster colonial authority and bring the world under a US geopolitical umbrella. From the outset Canadian officials had an incredibly expansive definition of NATO’s supposed defensive character, which says an “attack against one ally is considered as an attack against all allies.” As part of the Parliamentary debate over NATO external minister Lester Pearson said: “There is no better way of ensuring the security of the Pacific Ocean at this particular moment than by working out, between the great democratic powers, a security arrangement the effects of which will be felt all over the world, including the Pacific area.” Two years later he said: “The defence of the Middle East is vital to the successful defence of Europe and north Atlantic area.” In 1953 Pearson went even further: “There is now only a relatively small [5000 kilometre] geographical gap between southeast …

The Sino-US Trade War – Why China can’t win it

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 30/03/2019 - 7:00pm in

Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarević Does our history only appear overheated, but is essentially calmly predetermined? Is it directional or conceivable, dialectic and eclectic or cyclical, and therefore cynical? Surely, our history warns. Does it also provide for a hope? Hence, what is in front of us: destiny or future? One of the biggest (nearly schizophrenic) dilemmas of liberalism, ever since David Hume and Adam Smith, was an insight into reality; whether the world is essentially Hobbesian or Kantian. As postulated, the main task of any liberal state is to enable and maintain wealth of its nation, which of course rests upon wealthy individuals inhabiting the particular state. That imperative brought about another dilemma: if wealthy individual, the state will rob you, but in absence of it, the pauperized masses will mob you. The invisible hand of Smith’s followers have found the satisfactory answer – sovereign debt. That ‘invention’ meant: relatively strong central government of the state. Instead of popular control through the democratic checks-&-balances mechanism, such a state should be rather heavily indebted. Debt – …

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