Tag Archives: China

Tom Hayden :
There may be an alternative to Obama’s pro-corporate trade deal

It seems unlikely, but should Obama decide to extricate himself from an inconvenient initiative, here’s a way out. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | May 10, 2014 President Obama’s recent progressive initiatives — pursuing diplomacy with Iran, opening … Continue reading

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Jack A. Smith :
Obama’s foreign policy bait and switch

Obama focused on defending his policies from the warhawks instead of the ‘pivot’ to Asia and maintenance of unilateral global hegemony. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | June 22, 2014 President Obama chose to ignore the most … Continue reading

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Jack A. Smith : Obama, China, and the Middle East

Samantha Powers, Susan Rice (“two cats among pigeons”), and President Obama. Photo by Charles Dharapak / AP. Foreign policy pivot?Obama, China, and the Middle East Obama has transferred the brunt of U.S. foreign/military policy away from the Middle East and … Continue reading

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Jack A. Smith : Obama and Romney Differ Little on Foreign Policy

Obama and Romney: Birds of a feather? Caricature by DonkeyHotey.Birds of a feather? Obama and Romney havesimilar views on foreign policy The back and forth between the candidates on international issues is largely about appearance, not substance. By Jack A. … Continue reading

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James McEnteer : Feeling Trapped?

Traffic jam in China. Photo from MSN.Feeling trapped?Miner problems, major paralysis We may not be hung up in a Chilean copper mine or a Chinese traffic jam, but we’re stuck just the same in our own intractable dilemmas… By James … Continue reading

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Steve Weissman : Chinese Revolt Exposes Washington’s Folly

Rebiya Kadeer” : Her skirts are hardly snow white. Photo from the Sunday Morning Herald.Chinese Revolt Exposes Washington’s Folly Rebiya Kadeer, the fascinating woman at the center of the cock-up, would never be taken for a modern-day Mata Hari. By … Continue reading

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Greg Moses : Chinese Dragon in Aftershock?

Chinese dragon: still snorting through the global depression? Image from Scrape TV.Still time to put jobs first? In the chatter of Chinese ministers sounds a worry that the ‘socialist market economy’ could come out of the economic crisis fatter than … Continue reading

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Jonah Raskin : Red Bard: ‘The Poems of Mao Zedong’

If I had to compare Mao to an American I’d say he was akin to Whitman, though I’d add that Whitman’s lines are longer, that the rhythms feel different and the voices aren’t the same. Mao is never as tender … Continue reading

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Roger Baker : Getting a Read on this Economy Business

‘We can now observe that the creation of unlimited credit by unregulated investment banks, together with peak/near peak oil causing a steep oil price rise, is together enough to trigger a panicky deflationary spiral that has its own complex dynamics.’ … Continue reading

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Dude. 2,700-Year-Old Marijuana Stash Found in China.

Marijuana: A Tribute.‘The 789 grams of dried cannabis was buried alongside a light-haired, blue-eyed Caucasian man, likely a shaman of the Gushi culture, near Turpan in northwestern China.’By The Canadian Press / November 27, 2008 OTTAWA – Researchers say they … Continue reading

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Varieties of State Capitalism : China’s Plan to Kickstart its Economy

An elevated highway site near Hangzhou, the sort of project that would be financed in a new economic stimulus package. Photo by Qilai Shen / European Pressphoto Agency.‘China has a more efficient kind of state-nourished capitalism; they can mandate that … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart and the Loss of U.S. Jobs

‘Report shows Wal-Mart has played a major role in creating a record trade deficit with China’By S.M. Willhelm / The Rag Blog / September 11, 2008 Wal-Mart claims it creates jobs across America, but a new report shows a much … Continue reading

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