Australia is being coerced into war with China over Taiwan by US strategists, Nury Vittachi writes in Pearls and Irritations this morning. ANU Professor of strategic studies, Hugh White, wrote in the Australian last week that there is a much greater advantage for Australia to live in a Chinese-dominated Asia than to join a US Continue Reading →
any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.
Foreign Policy magazine (FP) last week reported that Mark Zuckerberg has failed in his most recent attempt to get facebook into China. Zuckerberg has been courting Chinese officials to promote facebook’s new geographic filtering mechanism that allows governments to manipulate the information available to their citizens. FP reports that the Chinese government is more concerned Continue Reading →
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced in Beijing this week a new strategic relationship with China and an end to the close military ties with the USA. “America has lost now. There are three of us against the world, China, Philippines and Russia. It is the only way”, he told an international trade conference. Meanwhile in Continue Reading →