China preparing for war

Clifford Cunningham | 8 Aug 2016 China and Russia will conduct joint naval drills in the South China Sea after China’s Defense Minister warned the military, police and public to prepare for a “people’s war at sea.” China’s Defense Ministry signaled its intention to conduct joint naval exercises with Russia in the South China Sea…

JOHN PILGER: A Preview of The Coming War on China

Foreign Policy in Focus | 19 July 2016 John Pilger is a world-renowned journalist, documentary filmmaker and author. He has twice won Britain’s highest award for journalism. His films have won television academy awards in Britain and the US. Two of his films, on Cambodia and East Timor, are rated with the most important of…

South China Sea ruling will ‘intensify conflict’ – Chinese envoy

Reuters | 13 July 2016 An international tribunal’s ruling denying China‘s claims in the South China Sea will “intensify conflict and even confrontation,” Beijing’s ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday. The ambassador, Cui Tiankai, also told an international forum in Washington that Beijing remains committed to negotiations with other parties in disputes over…

A vaccine scandal in China causes an outcry

The Economist | 1 April 2016 The latest in a long line of medical abuses reveals widespread corruption, dismal lack of supervision and harmful distortions in the public-health system WANG SHENGSHENG, a lawyer who lives in Guangzhou in southern China, is the mother of a newborn baby. The province’s health officials advised her, she says,…