US And China Announce Climate Deal

By: Wednesday November 12, 2014 5:36 am

The United States and China have announced that they have reached a climate deal after extensive negotiations over a nine month period. According to the announcement the US will reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025 while China is claiming its peak year for emissions will be [...]

Was NSA Head Insider Trading?

By: Thursday October 23, 2014 8:09 am

According to documents filed by former NSA Director Keith Alexander, the head of the NSA was speculating in commodities linked to China and Russia while receiving asymmetric information on the countries as part of his job. The use of asymmetric or non-public information for financial gain is a crime known as insider trading. The shares [...]

Hong Kong Protests Continue With Major Crackdown Looming

By: Monday October 20, 2014 5:39 am

I'm told the man is HK journalist Ronson Chan. Sequence of photos as police pepper sprayed him while he was reporting pic.twitter.com/1vNpoupGxs — Alex Ogle (@Alex_Ogle) October 18, 2014 The pro-democracy protests known as Occupy Central have continued on despite constant attacks from Hong Kong authorities in the form of police or undercover agitators. But [...]

Hong Kong Police Officers Suspended After Video Of Beating Occupy Central Protester Goes Viral

By: Wednesday October 15, 2014 7:46 am

With Beijing and the authorities in Hong Kong unwilling to negotiate, Occupy Central pro-democracy protesters have been forced to continue their protests in Hong Kong for the right to a free election in 2017. Initially the Hong Kong authorities were hoping to wait the protesters out but have apparently lost patience and are now trying [...]

Hong Kong Chief Executive Will Meet With Protesters, Camps Assaulted By ‘Pro-Government Gangs’

By: Friday October 3, 2014 7:47 am

Woman who refuses to reveal ID shouting slogans in Mandarin through a megaphone against #OccupyCentral in MongKok pic.twitter.com/wn5pNhAMRN — SCMP VideoMoJo (@SCMPVideoMoJo) October 3, 2014 Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying, has agreed to meet with Occupy Central pro-democracy protesters to discuss their demands. Though, not surprisingly, he has refused to resign. The offer of [...]

Protesters Continue To Occupy Hong Kong, Stockpile Supplies, Prepare For Chinese National Day

By: Tuesday September 30, 2014 7:09 am

Protesters in Hong Kong continued to maintain control throughout the Admiralty district everywhere but the government headquarters. Though police and protesters clashed over the weekend, currently the police are withdrawn. How long the police will remain withdrawn is the question of the day as protesters are stockpiling supplies and preparing for a new police assault [...]

Occupy Central And Pro-Democracy Protests Shut Down Hong Kong

By: Monday September 29, 2014 5:34 am

#HongKong police tear gas & pepper spray attacks on pro-democracy supporters births the #UmbrellaMovement pic.twitter.com/k4HpxdiKwd — Phelim Kine 林海 (@PhelimKine) September 29, 2014 Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong against creeping influence from Beijing were met with a severe police response as students and other activists were teargassed. The crackdown appears to have backfired with more [...]

Ferguson Crackdown Loses US Credibility On Human Rights Around The World

By: Wednesday August 20, 2014 4:23 am

47 people were arrested in #Ferguson last night as a quiet protest turns violent: http://t.co/vVDmvDSVK1 pic.twitter.com/Pg3r28414K — The Root (@TheRoot) August 20, 2014 The police riots in Ferguson, Missouri are causing a headache for more than just local and state politicians. Not only has the federal government felt compelled to get involved in hopes of [...]

Blackwater Founder Erik Prince To Advise Chinese Firms In Africa

By: Monday July 7, 2014 10:25 am

Former Navy SEAL and Blackwater founder Erik Prince has a new security venture. This time he is helping Chinese firms to “take the drama out of Africa” by consulting on how the businesses should establish themselves and operate throughout the continent. Africa has become a major target for Chinese investment to secure access to the [...]

Russia And China Complete $400 Billion Energy Deal

By: Wednesday May 21, 2014 6:00 am

PHOTO: Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping celebrate 'gas deal of the century' between Russia, China http://t.co/IMxSdjuyRH pic.twitter.com/6L1iNDQwHM — RT (@RT_com) May 21, 2014 There seems to be an emerging and unfortunate pattern in US foreign policy. The US overreaches, face plants, and China somehow ends up the true winner. In Iraq, China buys nearly half [...]

China To Become World’s Leading Economy This Year

By: Wednesday April 30, 2014 9:26 am

Can we finally write off neoliberalism as a bad idea? Due to alterations in how the World Bank calculates wealth China is set to surpass the United States as the world’s largest economy this year. Previous predictions imagined China overtaking the US in the next decade. While America’s once robust middle class shrivels and opportunity [...]

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