Taiwan Occupiers Demand Government Withdraw From Trade Agreement

By: Friday March 21, 2014 10:32 am

Activists in Taiwan have been occupying Taiwan’s legislative building for four days, demanding Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou withdraw Taiwan from a controversial trade agreement. The occupiers want President Ma to withdraw from the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement, an agreement opponents say will flood business and jobs to the People’s Republic of China.


When common wisdom dies uncommonly fast

By: Monday August 12, 2013 1:30 am

As I wrote a few days ago, for years the Nuclear Power Industry and it’s paid servants in Congress have been singing the virtues of countries like Japan and Asia in general and their nuclear power use.

About two years ago those refrains got Fukishimaed royally…but not nearly so much as the people who lived in Northeast Japan.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Donald Gross, The China Fallacy: How the U.S. Can Benefit From China’s Rise and Avoid Another Cold War

By: Saturday December 8, 2012 1:59 pm

In the not-so-distant past China was a country that struggled to feed its own people. An estimated 20 to 45 million Chinese died of starvation between 1958 and 1962. China’s population today is over 1.3 billion, more than four times the population of the United States. The challenges China faces in moving from a developing to a developed nation are unique and daunting, made even more difficult under the scrutiny of a globally connected modern world.

GRITtv: They’ve Got Healthcare, Why Don’t We?

By: Thursday May 22, 2008 5:05 pm

Tonight on GRITtv we take a look at healthcare in Canada, Germany and Taiwan, preview the new film War Inc, and check out a documentary-in-progress about “The Most Dangerous Man In America.”

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