So proclaims the provocative headline of commentary from the official Xinhua news agency that spread widely on major Chinese news sites on Thursday (in Chinese) and has since become the subject of much teeth-gnashing on Chinese social media sites.
The essay, which warns that China faces poverty and misery [...]
If our leaders could have recognized the signs ahead of time, do you think that they could have prevented the financial crisis of 2008? That is a very timely question, because so many of the warning signs that we saw just before and during the last financial crisis are popping up again. Many of the [...]
Hezbollah and Lebanese security officials’ fears have become reality during the past two weeks. The explosion that targeted the heart of Hezbollah’s most secure neighborhood and the bomb ambush of one of the party’s convoys along Chatoura Road leading to the Syrian border on [...]
As far as dark days go, July 24, 2012, is akin historically to Feb. 18, 1932, when Japan proclaimed the state of Manchukuo as the governing body for the region of Manchuria, which Japan had invaded and detached from China.
This July 24 marks the first anniversary of China’s creation of the “Sansha City” prefecture [...]
Tens of thousands of Russian troops have been placed on alert after a suspected Israeli airstrike destroyed advanced, Russian missiles recently delivered to Syria.
In a July 13 report from the official Russian news agency, ITAR-TASS, The Russian Defense Ministry has announced what is being described as “the most ambitious [check alert] in the [...]
As Internet access and Russia’s development gap grow, public opposition is likely to grow into a critical mass in the coming decade. This will force Putin into a corner from which there will be only two possible outcomes: his political demise or an ever harsher campaign of political repression. Putin had his chance to leave power with some honor and a successor who might have [...]
Today, off the coast of Virginia on the USS George H.W. Bush, the U.S. Navy successfully landed an X-47B drone aboard an aircraft carrier for the first time.
“It isn’t very often you get a glimpse of the future,” Secretary [...]
MOSCOW — “So tell me some good news,” Nadya kept demanding.
Nadya is Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the informal leader of the punk group Pussy Riot, who is serving two years in a penal colony for the crime of felony hooliganism — for a 40-second performance in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Nadya is allowed one [...]
Making strong comments before Antony’s arrival, Major General Luo Yuan warned India that it should be careful with words and deeds. “India should be very cautious in what it does…in what it says,” Lou said, adding that India was the only country in the world that was enhancing its military prowess citing China as a [...]
Here are a few reasons why leaders have decided to weaken the ruble.
During a flight some time ago, I met a small businessman from Perm who had owned a hosiery factory. He ended up closing it down, renting it out as a warehouse and moving to Europe. He said that too many visits by government inspectors ready to fine him for any little infraction — real or imagined — [...]