Communist Party

'Hi, I'm a soybean': In trade war, China deploys cartoon legume to reach U.S. farmers

BEIJING (Reuters) - In the tense trade war with the United States, China's government has turned to an unlikely weapon: a cartoon bean.<p>"Hi, everybody. I am a soybean. I may not look like much, but I'm very important," says the animated character in a video posted on Friday on the website of China …

News (China)

What’s really behind Putin’s obsession with the Magnitsky Act

Standing by President Trump’s side in Helsinki for their first bilateral summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin made what Trump described as an “incredible” offer: He would help U.S. investigators gain access to Russian intelligence officers indicted for the 2016 election hacking, on one small …

Russia

Khmer Rouge genocide in the minds of Cambodian youth

A tradition of silence surrounds the horrific atrocities committed in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge regime during the 1970s. How does the nation's …

Asia

Parliament debate: BJP to move privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar accused the Congress president of spreading falsehoods and misleading Parliament.<p>The Narendra Modi …

India

BJD walks out as lS begins debate on no trust motion against Modi government

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) members walked out of the lok Sabha on Friday as the House began a debate on a no-confidence …

India

China Sits on the World's Biggest Shale Gas Prize. Pumping It Out Is the Hard Part

China’s shale gas industry began with a long shot.<p>Guo Xusheng, a stout and affable chief geologist at a unit of China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., …

Oil & Gas Industry

Ex-CIA Director Brennan has flipped out with Trump Derangement Syndrome and is making crazy claims

John Brennan, appointed as CIA director by President Obama, is suffering from a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome. He has become so blinded by his intense and unbridled hatred for the duly elected president of the United States that he’s now embracing crazy conspiracy theories.<p>Following …

Donald Trump

Why Donald Trump will survive his most 'serious mistake'

If anyone should be accused of treason, Limbaugh says, it's Trump's opponents.<p>"When Vladimir Putin goes back to the Kremlin and opens his 14th bottle …

Donald Trump

Chinese military scientist gets top citation for research that helps warships use full electric propulsion

A Chinese military scientist has received a first-class merit citation, with military experts saying that the scientist's contributions have made …

News (China)

China Shakes Up Telecom Leadership Ahead of 5G Rollout

Communist Party names new China Unicom chief<p>China’s Communist Party is making leadership changes in the top ranks of the state-owned telecommunications giants ahead of the country’s widely anticipated rollout of next-generation wireless networks.<p>The party’s powerful Central Organization Department …

China

HK’s 20-year secret exposed

Hong Kong reels in shock after economist Leo Goodstadt’s new book reveals that the city has been governed with unimaginably extreme ineptitude since …

Hong Kong

China releases tax reform plan

Chinese authorities have released a plan to reform national and local taxation to create a more efficient, unified tax collection system.<p>The plan, …

News (China)

Putin's decision to raise retirement age sinks approval rating, triggers nationwide protests

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings have survived reports of high-level corruption and falling living standards in recent …

Russia

Inside China’s surveillance state | Financial Times

Zhejiang Hangzhou No 11 High School, on the fringes of downtown Hangzhou in eastern China, is a green, peaceful-seeming place to learn. Gazebo-like …

China

Tanzania's President John Magufuli claims the ruling party will be "in power forever", this is what the stats say...

<i>By Jared Jeffery, Political Analyst at NKC African Economics</i><p>On Monday evening, July 16, President John Magufuli told the country that his …

South Africa

Huckabee’s Had Enough of Brennan and Comey

If fired FBI Director James Comey told you that you must forget policy differences for now and vote for Democrats this fall if you believe in this …

Conservative View

China's Rising Economic Pressure Prompts Talk of Policy Rethink

China’s economic policy could be in line for a rethink.<p>A slew of negative headlines from the escalating tension with the Trump administration and …

Asia

Philip Kerr is gone, but his historical fiction genre lives on

We crime fans love our writers. We read their works in binges, wait eagerly for the next installment of favorites, and, when a series ends, genuinely mourn. Who do I read next? That’s a question I get all the time, and I pondered it long when <b>Philip Kerr</b> died in March. His <i>Bernie Gunther</i> series was …

Books

SC stays Madras HC order for extra marks in NEET

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The supreme Court on Friday stayed the Madras High Court order directing additional 196 marks to those who appeared for the …

India

Iraqi Protests: “Bad Government, Bad Roads, Bad Weather, Bad People”

Photo source Hayder al-Khoei“The people want an end to the parties,” chanted protesters, adapting a famous slogan of the Arab Spring, as they stormed …

Middle East

Rand Paul Says ‘We all’ Meddle in Elections, Old Time Magazine Cover Makes His Case

Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul contended earlier this week that many nations, including the United States, seek to meddle in other countries' elections, …

Conservative View

Will China Undermine Trump's Iran Strategy?

For the better part of two decades, Iran’s leadership has been hedging against international isolation by developing deeper ties with China and …

Trump Administration

WSJ City PM: Trump Renews $500 Billion China Tariff Threat, Assessing the President's Fed Outburst

MUST READS FROM WSJ CITY<p>President Trump has reiterated his threat to put a tariff on every dollar of China’s roughly $500 billion in exports to the US. The President also continued his criticism of the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates.<p>In a presidency that has seen almost every …

Donald Trump

China Built an Army of Influence Agents in the U.S.

In May, a classified Australian government report revealed that the Chinese Communist Party had spent the last decade attempting to influence every …

China

Managing foreign interference and multiculturalism

by Anthony Bubalo<p>Not long ago I listened to four Australians of Chinese heritage speak at the Lowy Institute about the impact on their communities of …

Geopolitics

Xi stresses winning poverty relief battle by 2020

GUIYANG, July 19 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping has called for greater efforts to win the battle against poverty on time, and build a demonstration …

News (China)

Was John Brennan once a member of the Communist Party?

DeSantis, who is vying for Florida governor, appeared on Fox News hours later to respond.<p>"John Brennan was a disaster as CIA director," DeSantis said …

Cold War

Who is TGB, Jokowi’s strongest ally against sectarianism?

West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Governor Muhammad Zainul Majdi, affectionately known as Tuan Guru Bajang (TGB), may or may not be chosen as President Joko …

Joko Widodo

The Real Colluder-in-Chief

President Donald Trump’s recent performance at Helsinki was not optimal. Questions tossed at Trump regarding Russian meddling in the 2016 elections …

Mainstream Media

Daily briefing: China AI, Disney’s M&A win, subjective age | Financial Times

<i>How well did you keep up with the news this week? Take our quiz to find out.</i><p>In China, a national identity card is required for almost everything, …

Economics