The West portrays itself as a defender of human rights, but does it still have a right to moral leadership?

The West portrays itself as a defender of human rights, but does it still have a right to moral leadership?

The United States, Britain and European nations have a history of ‘weaponising’ human rights in foreign policy. Throughout late imperial history, China has rarely blamed other nations, their religion or race, for domestic problems. Martin PowersAn opinion piece in South China Morning PostMarch 4, 2021 The term “human rights” is properly a feature of the […]

How China won its war on poverty

How China won its war on poverty

China 1983 © Jan Oberg, Oberg PhotoGraphics Documentary with Lawrence Robert Kuhn January 6, 2021 When the history of the 21st century is to be written, there is no doubt that the story of China’s eradication of poverty – i.e. lifting about 700 million people out of it – will be seen as a milestone, […]

China’s real threat is to America’s ruling ideology

China’s real threat is to America’s ruling ideology

U.S. Department of State/Chinese President Xi Delivers Remarks at a State Luncheon in His Honor at the State Department December 29, 2020 Richard Hanania Across the political spectrum, there is widespread agreement that America must get serious about the threat posed by China. As the Trump administration comes to a close, the State Department has […]

The 10 Commandments of the ‘free world’, drifting towards the perilous faith of Sinophobia

The 10 Commandments of the ‘free world’, drifting towards the perilous faith of Sinophobia

By Gordon Dumoulin TFF Associate in Beijing December 14, 2020 When numbers do not add up anymore, people turn to faith… I couldn’t suppress the feeling of a sense of a religious undertone when I went through the following report of more than 70 pages, released a little while ago by the US Secretary of […]

A glimpse behind the facade of Western China policies

A glimpse behind the facade of Western China policies

Gordon Dumoulin TFF Associate November 28, 2020 Not a day goes by without China appearing in Western news or social media. Almost exclusively with negative reports of human rights violations in Xinjiang or the security law in Hong Kong, government propaganda, or serious concerns that China and its communism will take over the world. Originally […]

Will China’s bruited $400 bn. investment in Iran make Beijing an oil Gulf power?

Will China’s bruited $400 bn. investment in Iran make Beijing an oil Gulf power?

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) holds talks with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province, June 10, 2018. (Xinhua/Ding Lin) August 31, 2020 By Niranjan Jose The relationship between China and Iran has been in the spotlight recently. A huge, 25-year deal is reportedly being considered that would see $400 billion of Chinese […]

China: Everything proceeds according to plan – Complete interruption of relations with the US

China: Everything proceeds according to plan – Complete interruption of relations with the US

Pepe Escobar August 26, 2020 Let’s start with the story of an incredibly disappearing summit. Every August, the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) converges to the town of Beidaihe, a seaside resort some two hours away from Beijing, to discuss serious policies that then coalesce into key planning strategies to be approved at […]

The China Fear Factor

The China Fear Factor

August 24, 2020 Michael Wong Vice President of Veterans For Peace, Chapter 69 America vs. China: “A Clash of Civilizations” Hillary Clinton famously said, “’I don’t want my grandchildren to live in a world dominated by the Chinese.”   During his tenure, President Obama launched his “Pivot to Asia,” moving 60% of US naval power to […]

In times of Corona, history’s train is speeding up: Reboot humanity!

In times of Corona, history’s train is speeding up: Reboot humanity!

Gordon Dumoulin July 27, 2020 While most people all over the world are debating the current health, geopolitical, and economic developments in the COVID19-era, the history train has already left the station quite some time ago for a drastic new destination as this era is a transformative time for humanity and earth; whether we like […]

ObergComment: How the West lost Iran to China and others – and why

ObergComment: How the West lost Iran to China and others – and why

📌 We know that many of our readers would like to see some short, pointed posts here. So, in contrast to the longer, more analytical articles we usually publish – normal for an academic institution – an Oberg Comment is a short text by the editor of The Transnational, Jan Oberg, which alerts you to […]

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