An American strike on Syria could very conceivably be the shot that is heard around the world. It could lead to a Third World War involving the most important players and economies on the world stage.
|By: freeman Saturday September 7, 2013 4:00 pm|
|By: DSWright Tuesday September 3, 2013 6:40 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.
|By: DSWright Thursday August 22, 2013 10:00 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.
|By: Michelle Chen Saturday August 10, 2013 5:20 pm|
Apple’s growth and reputation for innovation have long been built on the shaky foundation of rock-bottom wages and poor labor conditions in Chinese factories. Now, a new investigation by the New York-based advocacy group China Labor Watch has further revealed the abuses, including wage violations and chemical exposures, at the warped core of Apple’s corporate empire. The report focused on Apple supplier the Pegatron Group, which has become a major producer of an upcoming new model for a scaled-back “cheap iPhone” for lower-end markets.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday July 8, 2013 4:59 pm|
Stephen Maing’s documentary High Tech, Low Life reveals the efforts of two of China’s most visible bloggers, Tiger Temple and Zola, two very different reporters with apparently different motivations whose work scaling “the Great Firewall” walks the fine line between political dissidence and social commentary.
|By: Michelle Chen Saturday July 6, 2013 4:00 pm|
Many workers struggle to hold onto their job, but when you’re feeling especially insecure about your employment situation, you might want to try to hold onto your boss instead. Last month, a worker-led siege at a factory near Beijing gave the world a dramatic glimpse into the workplace dynamics of Chinese capitalism.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday June 25, 2013 10:20 am|
The Obama administration really wants to catch Edward Snowden but the two countries that could make that happen, Russia and China, have zero desire to help. Apparently finding out a foreign government has been effectively spying on everyone in your country puts you in an uncooperative mode.
|By: DSWright Friday June 7, 2013 4:00 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.
|By: DSWright Tuesday June 4, 2013 6:40 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 and chief beneficiary of increases in oil production.
|By: DSWright Monday June 3, 2013 7:35 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.