Category: China

Military hysteria over N. Korea may lead to catastrophe

The examples of Iraq and Libya have convinced the North Korean leadership that only nuclear deterrence can protect them, so no sanctions can dissuade them, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. Pyongyang will not relinquish its military program under pressure of sanctions and military threats, because the examples of Iraq and Libya have convinced it that […]

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte ditches U.S. for China

Tough-talking Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his country’s “separation” from long-time ally America Thursday, declaring that he was pivoting instead to China. The leader — who has been compared to Donald Trump — made his comments during a visit to Beijing, which he used to pave the way for what he calls a new commercial […]

Iran deal fight for every preposition, victory for diplomacy

During nuclear talks Iran was strongly opposed to a Western proposal of installing security cameras at nuclear facilities, which would allow foreign inspectors to monitor them round-the-clock. Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar says it’s one of numerous major hurdles to overcome.

Negotiations with Iran signify inability to use military option

What follows is the text of FNA’s interview with Ms. Sepahpour-Ulrich: Q: The Iranian side says that the Americans’ shift of positions led to the failure in striking the deal Thursday night. What is your viewpoint on this issue? What are they seeking to gain by changing position? A: I believe that the view from […]

Worrying financial crisis is happening in China, not Greece?

While all Western eyes remain firmly focused on Greece, a potentially much more significant financial crisis is developing on the other side of world. In some quarters, it’s already being called China’s 1929 – the year of the most infamous stock market crash in history and the start of the economic catastrophe of the Great […]

NY Stock Exchange hacked by Anonymous, China or no one?

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) was offline for over three hours on 8 July and everything from an internal computer glitch to Chinese hackers and even Anonymous have been blamed. So what really happened? The facts (as we know them) Just after 8am local time, the NYSE issued an alert to say “a reported […]

China-US war ‘inevitable’, according to state-run newspaper

China’s Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun holds up a report on China’s Military Strategy during a press conference at the State Council Information Office in Beijing, China. A state–run newspaper in Beijing published an editorial on Tuesday calling war between China and the US “inevitable” if Washington doesn’t stop its protests over Chinese military actions […]

China warns US Poseidon spy plane in disputed S.China Sea

The Chinese navy warned a US surveillance plane flying over artificial islands that Beijing is creating in the disputed South China Sea to leave the area eight times, according to CNN, which was on board the flight on Wednesday. At one stage, after the American pilots responded by saying the plane was flying through international […]

U.S. ups military presence in Pacific, China’s main concern

The US will continue to invest in future weapons systems especially relevant to the Asia-Pacific’s complex and dynamic security environment as part of its rebalance to the region, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said. These include high-end capabilities such as a new, long-range stealth bomber and a new, long-range anti-ship cruise and investments in areas like […]

Tentative nuclear deal could lift U.S. sanctions against Iran

Representatives from six countries reached a tentative agreement today in Lausanne, Switzerland, that, if finalized, would limit Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for the end of U.S.-led sanctions. The deal is set to be completed by June 30, though there are reportedly still important details to be settled. According to Reuters, Iran would suspend two-thirds […]

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