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China ups the game in the South China Sea

Posted by seumasach on September 14, 2016

Pepe Escobar


12th September, 2016

The Joint Sea-2016 started this Monday; that’s the fifth annual China-Russia naval drill, featuring stalwarts from both navies in action at the eastern waters of Zhanjiang, in Guangdong province, the HQ of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Nanhai Fleet.

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A Sinophile in command in Australia

Posted by seumasach on September 22, 2015

A Sinophile in command in Australia, China elated


Indian Punchline

18th September, 2015

The Chinese press nicknamed the new Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ‘sweet dumpling’, ‘sugar bomb’ – apparently a rough translation of his surname, which in Chinese works out to Tang Bao, meaning a sweet custard-filled bun. Beijing is elated that Turnbull has taken over as prime minister in Canberra, summarily replacing Tony Abbott.

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China has its way on APEC free-trade deal

Posted by seumasach on November 15, 2014

The US-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is now dead in the water. The same fate can be expected for the TTIP, the corresponding US-backed free trade deal with Europe.


11th November, 2014

Beijing: APEC leaders agreed to work towards possible adoption of a “historic” free-trade deal proposed by China, in a victory for the Communist giant as it strives for a bigger role in formulating global trade policy.

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US the loser in Asia push

Posted by seumasach on December 14, 2011

Tanaka Sakai

Asia Times

14th December, 2011

Translation by Hase Michiko

In his remarks to the Australian parliament on November 17, President Barack Obama declared that the United States was making the Asia-Pacific region a top priority. While promising a continued US military presence in the region, Obama also expressed his intention to strengthen US-China cooperation.

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