Japan soft-selling its remilitarization to the world

Japan soft-selling its remilitarization to the world

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida rides on a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Type 10 tank during a review at JGSDF Camp Asaka in Tokyo on November 27, 2021. Photo: JiJi Richard Javad Heydarian February 5th, 2023 Prime Minister Kishida goes on a diplomatic offensive in the West as Tokyo cranks up defense spending to counter […]

Why BRI is back with a bang in 2023

Why BRI is back with a bang in 2023

Photo Credit: The Cradle Pepe Escobar February 1, 2023 As Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative enters its 10th year, a strong Sino-Russian geostrategic partnership has revitalized the BRI across the Global South. The year 2022 ended with a Zoom call to end all Zoom calls: Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping discussing all aspects of the […]

Pepe Escobar: Why BRI is back with a bang in 2023

Pepe Escobar: Why BRI is back with a bang in 2023

Photo: The Cradle Pepe Escobar January 23, 2023 As Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative enters its 10th year, a strong Sino-Russian geostrategic partnership has revitalized the BRI across the Global South. The year 2022 ended with a Zoom call to end all Zoom calls: Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping discussing all aspects of the […]

Li Xing: Why the global democratic alliance is nothing more than a Western fantasy

Li Xing: Why the global democratic alliance is nothing more than a Western fantasy

Illustration: Craig Stephens Li Xing 19 January 2023 – The West likes to argue that market capitalism and political liberalism go hand in hand; in reality, the former has proved far more powerful than the latter – Having made countries around the world economically interdependent, the West should not expect them to jeopardise their global […]

Wang Wen: Beyond China, as more nations reject the US-led order, 2022 will go down as the year of ‘de-Westernisation’

Wang Wen: Beyond China, as more nations reject the US-led order, 2022 will go down as the year of ‘de-Westernisation’

• From China’s socialist path to Latin America’s left turn and Asean’s neutral stance, more countries are quietly but firmly spurning the Western world order • Instead, they seek to favour national interests, a more democratic form of international politics and mutual respect Wang Wen January 6, 2023 The global significance of 2022 has been […]

John F. Copper: Why the US is provoking war with China in Taiwan

John F. Copper: Why the US is provoking war with China in Taiwan

John F. Copper December 15th, 2022 US intelligence agencies do not say China is preparing for an invasion of Taiwan. Why? Taiwan’s role as the ‘reverse great wall’ in US containment policy and Xi’s 2049 reunification deadline are missing from Western narratives. They explain why the US is provoking war with China in Taiwan and […]

Caitlin Johnstone: Ukraine as weapons testing site

Caitlin Johnstone: Ukraine as weapons testing site

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin welcoming Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to a meeting at the Pentagon, Aug. 31, 2021. (DoD, Jack Sanders) In addition to advancing longstanding U.S. geo-strategic aims, it seems the proxy war in Ukraine is also being used to sharpen the imperial war machine’s claws for a looming hot war with China […]

Jan Oberg: The West’s ”Sanctionitis,” Militarism and Other Self-destructive Impulses

Jan Oberg: The West’s ”Sanctionitis,” Militarism and Other Self-destructive Impulses

Jan Oberg November 18, 2022 This article was written in October for the distinguished China Investment – a magazine sponsored by China’s National Development and Reform Commission. It was published in November here in both Chinese and English. Due to the reactions to my articles there, it looks like I shall become a regular contributor […]

Caitlin Johnstone: Advocating World War Three Is Just Mainstream Punditry Now

Caitlin Johnstone: Advocating World War Three Is Just Mainstream Punditry Now

Caitlin Johnstone November 9, 2022 Listen to a reading of this article Mainstream punditry in the latter half of 2022 is rife with op-eds arguing that the US needs to vastly increase military spending because a world war is about to erupt, and they always frame it as though this would be something that happens to the US, […]

Erik Solheim: The leadership of the Communist Party Of China is a historical necessity

Erik Solheim: The leadership of the Communist Party Of China is a historical necessity

Erik Solheim October 21, 2022 A voice of reason and knowledge – an open mind based on a lot of international experience. Here is a short interview at China’s international broadcasting – CGTN’s – Channel on YouTube. Do visit CGTN itself and “See the Difference.” More about Erik Solheim

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