Tag Archives: Region: China

Kyrgyzstan – from Registan.net

Like probably everyone else who stops by here, I’ve spent the better part of the past two days and part of the nights and early mornings glued to #freekg and diesel.elcat.kg, peeling off temporarily to follow links that are posted to other news and analysis. The pictures, videos, and firsthand posts from witnesses and feverish […]

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Side elements of Upheaval
by michaelhancock

As others, I continue to refresh my news sources for Kyrgyz details.  While reading all I could find, I noticed that Sarah’s post was quite unique.  What struck me was how Registan can’t help but be the anti-FP blog.  To be more specific, the fact that FP has two stories that seem to see the […]

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Senators to Obama: Stop Sending Tax Dollars to China

By Scott Paul

March 4, 2010    OurFuture.org

Four Democratic senators want to ensure that tax dollars are creating clean energy manufacturing jobs in America, not China. Now, they are under vigorous attack by the Obama administration and multinational companies, many of whom have heavily subsidized operations in Europe and Asia.

The senators are absolutely right: There should be no compromise in building the clean energy economy. It must be made in America. Otherwise, we’re simply trading dependence on oil from the Middle East for dependence on manufactured parts from China. And that’s not a trade-off worth making.

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Global Survey: 74% Critical of Neoliberal Capitalism

Sao Paolo, Brazil wealth vs poverty

By Ernesto Carmona 

A global survey commissioned by the BBC revealed that 74% of 29,000 respondents in 27 countries are critical of neoliberal capitalism. This is a reversal from a 2005 survey by the same firm, GlobeScan, which found 63% in favor of a free market. The only Latin American nations surveyed all hold free trade agreements with the US, and all reject neoliberalism by vast majorities. France and Germany believe strong regulation can cure problems with capitalism.

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China, America and the Economic Crisis


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Why did President Obama…fail so much in China?

By John Kusumi

Barack Obama, often portrayed as a change agent, changed nothing in his recent visit to China as the U.S. President. Heck, he didn’t even bring back a Panda, much less any freed prisoners of conscience! Continue reading

Obama Completely Snookered by the Chinese Regime

By John Kusumi

This is a repost, originally found on the Secret China web site:

China arranged fake ‘students’ to meet Obama
By Xia Yu /Secret China Staff Nov. 17, 2009

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CSN publishes letter to Obama re: China trip upcoming this month

By John Kusumi

Dear President Obama,

The China Support Network is aware that you will visit China soon. We are a human rights group with a long history of solidarity with Chinese dissidents and their pro-democracy movement seeking reform in Mainland China to include freedom, democracy, and human rights. Continue reading

Why have 60 million quit the Chinese Communist Party?


By John Kusumi

The “Tuidang” campaign has urged Chinese people to Quit the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) since 2005. There has been success, notably that 60 million people have quit the CCP and related organizations. On Sunday, October 4, 2009 an assembly was held on the Boston Common to mark this achievement. Continue reading

The Secret of China’s Miracle Economy: The Government Owns the Banks Rather than the Reverse

By Ellen Hodgson Brown

“The banks — hard to believe in a time when we’re facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created — are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. They frankly own the place.”

— U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Democratic Party Whip, April 30, 2009

While the U.S. spends trillions of dollars to bail out its banking system, leaving its economy to languish, China is being called a “miracle economy” that has decoupled from the rest of the world. Continue reading

Tibet in 3rd generation of martial law

Tibet monastery cropdBy Scott Ludlam

Dharamsala is a capital without a country; home to the Central Tibetan Administration and the Parliament in Exile, the Tibetan Children’s Village, and key cultural institutions. It is a refuge, a time capsule, a seedpod, a living archive and seat of an active democracy. At the home of the Parliament, the Speaker gives us a wry insight into the world of Tibetan democratic intrigue as we try to get our heads around the complex politics of the Diaspora. 

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Film suppression spawns media storm over land grab from Uyghurs

Uyghur activist Rebiya Kadeer and her daughter (New Matilda)

Uyghur activist Rebiya Kadeer and her daughter (New Matilda)

When the Chinese gov learned that The Ten Conditions of Love would be screened in Australia, it pressured the Melbourne International Film Festival to withdraw it. This, on top of the July 5th genocide of Uyghurs (up to 10,000 have ‘disappeared’), has brought global attention to this Uyghur documentary starring Rebiya Kadeer, labeled a “Muslim terrorist” by the Chinese government.

This is eerily reminiscent of the neoliberal land grab in New Orleans, and in Gaza.  ~RA

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Can Hip-Hop save Falun Gong?

Famous heckler Wenyi Wang stands between John Kusumi of the China Support Network and Timothy Cooper of Worldrights.

Famous heckler Wenyi Wang stands between John Kusumi of the China Support Network and Timothy Cooper of Worldrights.

Does anybody remember the news story, “Heckler interrupts U.S. and Chinese Presidents on the South Lawn of the White House”? That would be Falun Gong’s Dr. Wenyi Wang, who was with us again on Sunday, July 19 2009. Continue reading