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The Militarization of the Asia Pacific

Chinese naval vessel fire anti-submarine missile during the "Joint Sea-2013" drill at Peter the Great Bay in Russia, July 10, 2013.

Chinese naval vessel fire anti-submarine missile during the “Joint Sea-2013” drill at Peter the Great Bay in Russia, July 10, 2013. Source PLA Daily.

Territorial disputes in the Asia-Pacific frequently result in tit-for-tat war of words and provocation, in a region which sometimes feels like it’s teetering on the edge of all-out-war. The territorial disputes, often viewed by some as China asserting its regional hegemony and by others as US imperialism, have intensified throughout time, as the US pivots towards Asia. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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How come nobody is questioning the X-Keyscore map?

Many of the locations situated on the NSA’s poorly drawn map, of X-Keyscore’s 150 sites and 700 servers, can be classed as legitimate NSA facilities, in the sense they have been given a mandate to carry out cyber spying by those state’s closely aligned to US power. However, quite a few locations most noticeably in Russia and China open a few question over what activities these locations are conducting. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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Cambodia’s 2013 Elections: When a Democracy is not a Democracy

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The Cambodian elections to be held at the end of July have already managed to cause heated controversy, long before Cambodians take to the polls. In the run up to the elections Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen threatened to ban foreign radio programs, until he backtracked after pressure for the US government and Western media, while self-exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy returned to Cambodia to stand for elections after being pardoned by the king. On the other hand the US government has threatened to stop AID to Cambodia if the elections are unfair.

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Posted by on July 23, 2013 in China

 

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Oh the Hypocrisy! The US loses all legitimacy for Chinese Cyber espionage accusations

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Following this week’s revelations of the NSA’s Prism program, by whistle-blower Edward Snowden and further revelations that the US is hacking China, the Chinese media have been quick to point out the hypocrisy of the US government, and well for good reason.
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Posted by on June 15, 2013 in China

 

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Brzezinski on U.S.-China Ties

For all those interested, Zbigniew Brzezinski was interviewed today on CRI (China Radio International), the Podcast can be found here. For all those unaware of who Brzezinski is, he is a geostrategist and former United States National Security Advisor for Jimmy Carter administration from 1977 to 1981. Like in previous interviews Brzezinski blames both China and the US for carrying out hostile action, and warns that both nations need to renew diplomatic relations and stop escalating tension.
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Posted by on June 6, 2013 in China

 

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