Trans-Pacific Partnership Secrecy Raising Doubts About Legitimacy

By: Monday November 4, 2013 9:31 am

Have you heard of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Then something has gone wrong for the wheelers and dealers. You aren’t supposed to know about it. The TPP is, in theory, a free trade deal to foster economic cooperation between the United States and allied countries in the Asia-Pacific region. In truth it is “NAFTA on [...]

Kerry Labels Assad ‘Hitler’ Despite Dining With Him, British Sold Syria Chemical Weapons For Civil War

By: Tuesday September 3, 2013 5:46 am

It’s that time again. As the war drums start pounding the foe-of-the-moment starts being compared to Adolf Hitler. Unfortunately for Secretary of State John Kerry, who recently made the Assad-Hitler comparison, his realization seems to be quite sudden as photos have surfaced of Secretary Kerry and his wife dining with the Assads. Kerry – who compared [...]

Chinese Communist Party Memo Warns of ‘Seven Perils’

By: Thursday August 22, 2013 8:24 am

Senior Chinese Communist Party leaders have been briefing party members about the dangers facing the party in the coming years. Identified in a secret memo as the “seven perils”, the concerns center around Western ideas creeping into Chinese society and the threat they pose to the party’s continued dominance of the country. Communist Party cadres [...]

So About That Cyberwarfare Summit With China…

By: Friday June 7, 2013 2:08 pm

President Obama – in what could be called at this point performance art – is sitting down with the Chinese President in hopes to convince the Chinese to back off their cyberwarfare ambitions. Can you say 讽刺? And as if previous disclosures of the U.S. government’s cyberwarfare program on American and foreign peoples was not [...]

China Gets Iraq’s Oil

By: Tuesday June 4, 2013 6:04 am

Accompanying the fall of longtime American frenemy Saddam Hussein and the rise of Shiite majoritarian rule has been a shift in Iraqi oil contracting. In the post-war Iraq export economy China has become the dominant customer becoming the chief beneficiary of increases in oil production. Since the American-led invasion of 2003, Iraq has become one [...]

U.S. And China To Hold Talks On Controlling Internet

By: Monday June 3, 2013 6:02 am

In response to a reported wave of cybertattacks, the United States and China will be holding talks on how the two countries can create new rules for regulating the internet. The talks will be ongoing and are set to start in July. The United States and China have agreed to hold regular, high-level talks on [...]

Sheldon Adelson Admits To Bribing Foreign Officials

By: Monday March 4, 2013 5:58 am

Las Vegas Sands Corporation, run by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, has admitted in an SEC filing that it likely broke the law by violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In its annual regulatory report published by the commission on Friday, the Sands reported that its audit committee and independent accountants had determined that “there were likely [...]

North Korea Tells China More Nuclear Weapons Tests Coming

By: Friday February 15, 2013 5:53 am

Only a few days after North Korea conducted its third nuclear weapons test the rogue state has told its closest ally it plans one or two more nuclear tests this year in hopes of driving American foreign policy. North Korea has told its key ally, China, that it is prepared to stage one or even [...]

Foxconn Workers Organize In Communist China

By: Monday February 4, 2013 9:05 am

When Chinese Communist Party leader Deng Xiaoping formally embraced Neoliberalism in the late 70s it was the final victory for the right-wing within the party. What followed was an opening up of China to Western business for the presumed benefit of all. In reality, China would invert the Maoist principles of the cultural revolution to [...]

Treasury Declines to Label China a Currency Manipulator

By: Wednesday November 28, 2012 7:45 am

The Treasury Department once again declined to label China a currency manipulator, despite arguing that the yuan “remains significantly undervalued” and should rise further. They basically patted themselves on the back and tried to show that their policy of engagement with China has worked to this point. China “has substantially reduced the level of official [...]

Yes, Overvalued Currency Remains a Huge Economic Problem for the US

By: Tuesday October 30, 2012 11:41 am

After Mitt Romney put the issue of Chinese currency manipulation into the Presidential race, economists and analysts rushed to explain that such manipulation isn’t happening, and anyway Romney is dishonest, and his policies, if carried out, would start a trade war. I responded that, even if you accept that China has stopped manipulating their currency, [...]

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