Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Chinese, Uzbek presidents talk bilateral ties, cooperation

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AIIB, a paradigm power shift

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46 countries seek to join AIIB

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China’s high stakes in Yemen conflict by M.K. Bhadrakumar

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AIIB: Taiwan applies to Join China-Led Bank

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China's Finance Ministry welcomes Kyrgyzstan to join AIIB

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Dilip Hiro, Afghanistan's China Card

Tomgram: Dilip Hiro, Afghanistan's China Card | TomDispatch

Dilip Hiro considers one of those failed efforts -- in Afghanistan, where the planet’s former “sole superpower” now seems to be losing out not only to local Taliban militants, whose strength has been on the upswing, but to the power it may fear most: an economically rising China. In these years, from the Middle East to Africa, that country has had an uncanny ability to sweep up the imperial spoils, especially local energy resources, without sending a soldier into battle. Now, it seems, China may be in the process of doing just that in Afghanistan.

Japan will not join AIIB by March 31 deadline

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WowShack: Indonesia's answer to Buzzfeed has insane potential


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S. Korea weighing when and how to join TPP

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

South Korea, Vietnam initial free trade deal

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Juche in the United States: The Black Panther Party’s Relations with North Korea, 1969-1971 by Benjamin R. Young


Abstract
In 1969, the Black Panther Party (BPP) established a relationship with the North Korean leadership that was based upon the principle of self-reliance (under the rubric of the Juche ideology), the transnational goal of Third World revolution, and a mutual antagonism toward American intervention around the world. Although the U.S. government forbade its citizens from travelling to North Korea, BPP leader Eldridge Cleaver along with other Panthers bypassed travel restrictions and visited North Korea to join anti-imperialist journalist conferences in 1969 and 1970. In North Korea, officially known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Panthers found a new ideology and a government that was critical of the U.S. government. The Panthers established an alliance with North Korean leaders who they recognized as an independent force within the world communist movement. They believed that the “Black colony” inside the United States could learn from the DPRK’s self-reliant stance in political, economic, and cultural matters. This study adds to recent scholarship on the global influence of the BPP and opens a new field of inquiry, as the BPP-North Korean relationship has not been analyzed in-depth.
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Taiwan expresses interest in joining AIIB

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AIIB: A morality play for India

China’s foreign policy fired all eight cylinders on Saturday. There has been a stampede of countrieswanting to be founder members of the Asian Infrastructure Development Bank [AIIB] – South Korea, Australia, Brazil, Russia, Netherlands, Switzerland, Georgia and so on. Even Taiwan — if only Beijing could find a way to admit an entity that it considers a part of China. Monday is the deadline for aspiring applicants.
Clearly, the United States’ ‘pivot’ to Asia is in trouble, big trouble, and without the pivot, there is uncertainty how a steady erosion in America’s standing in Asia can be averted. The US has been badly exposed as being at odds with the prevailing sentiment in the Asian region. The AIIB has busted a hole into the US’ ‘pivot’ strategy through which even the Indian elephant can pass. A Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement with the obsessive idea of ‘containment’ of China seems more problematic than ever.

China welcomes Denmark, Australia to AIIB

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Busan emerges as hub port in Northeast Asia


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Saturday, March 28, 2015

China welcomes Netherlands, Brazil, Georgia to AIIB

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Australia Has Decided to Join AIIB: PM

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국립국악원 창작악단 10주년 프로젝트 [이면을 빚다, 이면의 숲을 거닐다]

창작악단 초연 시리즈 [아리랑 비상하다]

Hong Kong actively seeking to join Asian infrastructure bank, says financial secretary

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China Welcomes South Korea's Application to Join Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

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Yuan and Gold: Old Enemies Should Finally Become Friends


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Otaku summit: Half a million fans to attend event in Japan to celebrate anime


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Russia Announces Decision to Join AIIB

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Australia to Apply for Joining AIIB

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China, Kazakhstan Sign $23 Billion in Deals

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Chinese Business Expansion

Thursday, March 26, 2015

ETF Paves Way to China's Bond Market in London

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China Vows Anti-terror, Maritime Security Cooperation with Pakistan

China Vows Anti-terror, Maritime Security Cooperation with Pakistan

China, Indonesia Sign Deal to Boost Cooperation

China, Indonesia Sign Deal to Boost Cooperation

AIIB: Indonesia seeks major role in Chinese-led infrastructure bank

Indonesia seeks major role in Chinese-led infrastructure bank


Red Light Jihad: Islamic insurgency in Thailand’s strangest party town



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South Korea to join China-led infrastructure investment bank (AIIB)

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Chinese Business Buying Up Prestige Brands

Sunday, March 22, 2015

South Korea to sign free trade deal with New Zealand

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Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91

BBC News - Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91
Lee Kuan Yew at National Day celebrations in Singapore (09 Aug 2014)

Korea is pulling out all the stops to popularize its cuisine

Korea is pulling out all the stops to popularize its cuisine


That is me enjoying my favorite Korean dish sundubu-jjigae in Seosan South Korea.
The beer is also excellent. :-)

While the World Wasn't Looking, Crisis-Prone Taiwan Had A Political Revolution

While the World Wasn't Looking, Crisis-Prone Taiwan Had A Political Revolution


To live in Taiwan is to live in a state of perpetual change – and occasional crisis. While the world focused on the mass protests in Hong Kong against the potential loss of its sovereignty to Beijing in 2014, Taiwan’s political revolution received scant attention from Washington and the capitals of Europe. It is unsurprising. In its grand project to steer China toward free trade and international norms, the United States has steadily reduced its political commitments to Taipei over the past half century out of expediency. The result? Not only does China remain a dictatorship and a flagrant violator of human rights but the long American slide toward appeasement has both emboldened Beijing and compromised international security.
- See more at: http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/158755#sthash.xzaVWFW2.dpuf

Korea to join China-led AIIB bank

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