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Will Trump Give America’s Science Lead to China?

If the president gets his way on the science budget, my advice to Americans is to start studying Chinese.

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Neocons Have a Long List of Endless-War Ideas for Donald Trump

The Democrats’ “Russia-made-Hillary-lose” hysteria has pushed a weakened president toward hawks who support massive U.S. military intervention worldwide. (Pictured, at center, neocon Robert Kagan.)

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 READ MORE



The U.S. May Be Pushing Australia Into War With China

No one wants to bomb or occupy the U.S. ally. But that could change if America’s military-industrial establishment continues to assert its global dominance with force.

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 READ MORE



Dwindling Global Groundwater Could Soon Drive Up Food Prices

Researchers say that the rapidly increasing abstraction of groundwater for irrigation is depleting aquifers in key food-producing regions in the U.S., China and India.

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National Insecurity

Voters drawn to Donald Trump because they believed he would rein in interventionism abroad and deal with festering problems at home are in for a disappointment.

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Trump’s Military Nostalgia (or ‘Victory at Sea’ All Over Again)

The president’s talk of rebuilding the U.S. military has been influenced deeply by the “Victory at Sea” documentary series and the war movies of Trump’s youth.

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‘Last Week Tonight’ Host John Oliver Talks to the Dalai Lama About Reincarnation (Video)

The exiled Tibetan leader’s next earthly life is a contentious political issue for China.

Posted on Mar 6, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



China Trumps U.S. in Tackling Climate Change

China’s impressive emissions targets are more significant than Donald Trump’s threat to exit the Paris Agreement.

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Is Trump Headed for War With China?

Sooner or later, if the president doesn’t dial down his rhetoric on China, its leaders will surely ratchet up theirs.

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‘Hooligan Sparrow’ Takes an Unflinching Look at China’s Crackdown on Human Rights Activists

The documentary chronicles gender rights advocate Ye Haiyan’s struggle with Chinese authorities, and it also makes filmmaker Nanfu Wang a target of officialdom in her native country.

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 READ MORE



Exxon Predicts Energy Demand Will Rise 25 Percent by 2040

Population growth will spur the increased need, and oil will remain the primary source, according to a corporate report.

Posted on Jan 6, 2017 READ MORE


China on My Mind: Robert Scheer Interviews Hollywood Producer Janet Yang

On KCRW’s “Scheer Intelligence,” Truthdig’s editor in chief speaks with the veteran filmmaker about Donald Trump’s belligerence toward China and the experience of the American film industry doing business with the all-too-convenient “evil empire.”

Posted on Dec 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Donald Trump Picks ‘China Hawk’ Peter Navarro to Lead Newly Created Trade Council (Video)

Enter Navarro, an economics expert who threw in early for Trump’s candidacy and shares some of the president-elect’s more controversial views on foreign policy—in fact, Navarro’s ideas have guided Trump’s own on one very significant subject.

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The U.S. Military’s Role in Asia in the Age of Trump

It would be wise to look once again for alternatives to our militaristic policies in Asia, for more equitable ties with Japan and South Korea, and for a shift away from confrontation with North Korea and China.

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U.S. Becoming a Popular Destination for Rich Foreigners Avoiding Corruption Charges

Wealthy politicians and businessmen suspected of wrongdoing in their native lands are fleeing to a safe haven where their wealth and influence shields them from arrest.

Posted on Dec 11, 2016 READ MORE


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The Fake News That Will Take Us to War With China (Video)

A major, underreported U.S. military buildup for the purpose of confronting China—a campaign that involves nuclear weapons—is underway in Asia and the Pacific.

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‘The Boat Rocker’: An Unsettling Book About the Moral Dimensions of Modern Journalism

How timely it is to read this strange, intense novel from Ha Jin about the glories and limits of the press. A former soldier in the Chinese army who chose to stay in the U.S. after the Tiananmen Square massacre, Ha Jin has lived and worked under two very different sets of rules.

Posted on Nov 19, 2016 READ MORE



Big Profits Seen for China’s Wind Energy Companies

The Chinese government is committed to stringing eight new ultra-high-voltage power lines, designed mainly to transmit electricity from wind farms, across the country.

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 READ MORE



Unipolar No More: American Power at the Crossroads

Moscow’s frustration of Washington’s agenda to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, and China’s plan to link numerous Asian and European countries in a vast transportation and pipeline network, represent a growing international challenge to and curtailment of U.S. power.

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China Is Buying Land in Africa and South America to Ensure Its Food Supply

With the effects of climate change threatening food supply as population grows, “China is positioning itself for the struggle to come—the struggle to find enough to eat,” says a leading U.K. climate scientist.

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 READ MORE



The Ugly Truth Behind Apple’s New iPhone 7

The arrival of the iPhone 7 has brought unwanted attention to the company’s globalization, tax avoidance and exploitation of workers.

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 READ MORE



A Vote for Trump Is a Vote to Undo Vital Progress on Climate Change

The scientific evidence for global warming has never been clearer, yet the Republican presidential nominee boasts that he can’t wait to tear down President Obama’s positive environmental actions.

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China’s Trans-Amazon Railway Would Punch a Path Through a Rainforest

The Asian nation’s thirst for minerals and grain and its encroaching development in South America threatens the Amazon’s forests, indigenous rights and the atmosphere.

Posted on Aug 29, 2016 READ MORE



Death to the Death Penalty in California

Voters will be confronted with competing death penalty proposals on the November ballot: the praiseworthy Proposition 62 and the defective Proposition 66.

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 READ MORE



Dragon Rising? China Seeks Closer Military Cooperation With Syria

A Chinese official on a visit to Damascus announced that Beijing intends to strengthen its military relationship with the Syrian government, but affirmed that China would avoid involvement in the civil war.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 READ MORE



Top Five Green Energy Good News Stories Today

Solar power is poised to grow sixfold by 2030 and could constitute between 9 percent and 13 percent of world electricity production by then.

Posted on Jul 4, 2016 READ MORE



China Can Harness the Winds of Change

Strategically siting wind turbines where their energy can most easily be fed into the national grid could help meet over a quarter of China’s massive electricity demand.

Posted on Jul 1, 2016 READ MORE



China Aims to Cut Meat Eating in Half

The Chinese government has issued guidelines to help wean its citizens onto a more vegetarian diet—offering huge potential health gains and cuts in greenhouse gases.

Posted on Jun 27, 2016 READ MORE



President Obama Calls for Support of TPP; Sanders Calls TPP a ‘Disaster’

Amid the recent hubbub about the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), it’s easy to lose sight of that other international trade deal with two Ts and a P in its abbreviation that’s caused a worldwide backlash in recent months.

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More Names Surface in Panama Papers Leak, but Still No High-Profile Americans

Despite the heavy media coverage of the tax-havens disclosure, few Western elites have been named at this point.

Posted on Apr 7, 2016 READ MORE



Live Blog: Is the Emerging China-Russia Axis Shifting the World’s Balance of Power?

A Brookings Institution panel explores whether closer alignment between Russia and China is changing international politics “to the disadvantage” of U.S., Europe and the rest of Asia.

Posted on Mar 24, 2016 READ MORE


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The Chinese Are Coming: First ‘New Silk Road’ Train Reaches Iran’s Capital

In a sign of China’s increasingly powerful role in Central Asia and the Middle East, a Chinese train arrived in Tehran on Tuesday after a 14-day journey.

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More Than Half the World’s Population Faces Severe Water Scarcity

A new study indicates that global water shortages are much more severe than previously thought, finding that 4 billion people suffer water scarcity during at least one month during the year, while half a billion experience it throughout the year.

Posted on Feb 13, 2016 READ MORE



Ayatollah Khamenei Lauds New ‘Strategic Partnership’ Between Iran and China

Iran’s clerical leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, spoke Saturday on the occasion of the state visit to Iran of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 READ MORE



Pakistan Turns to Coal to Keep Factories Running

To tackle chronic energy shortages, Pakistan plans to mine and burn millions of tons of coal, with help from China’s money and expertise.

Posted on Jan 20, 2016 READ MORE



Today’s Top Wind Energy Stories: Cost Down 60 Percent Since 2009 (Video)

In the United States, the cost of wind-generated electricity is down 66 percent since 2009, and there are now 50,000 wind turbines, generating enough electricity to power 19 million homes.

Posted on Jan 14, 2016 READ MORE



Nations Scramble to Compete in ‘Currency War’ as China’s Yuan Falls to 5-Year Low

China, Europe and Japan are driving down the value of their currencies in order to make their exports more attractive on the global market, leaving millions of workers in associated industries “protected or vulnerable, depending on which side they find themselves,” writes Guardian economics correspondent Phillip Inman.

Posted on Jan 7, 2016 READ MORE



China Clamps Down on Coal

A slowing economy and falling energy demand—as well as concerns over air pollution—spur Beijing to halt new coal mines and close hundreds of existing operations.

Posted on Jan 3, 2016 READ MORE



The Race Is On to Exploit a Melting Antarctica

After more than a century of protection from exploitation by military and commercial interests, a number of countries are positioning themselves to seize greater influence in Antarctica on the day its protective treaties expire.

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