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Pro-Beijing Media Accuses Hong Kong Student Leader of U.S. Government Ties

The face of Hong Kong’s student democracy movement came under furious attack by a pro-Beijing newspaper today, upping the ante in the fight over the former British colony’s political future.

Will Russia and China Hold Their Fire Until War Is the Only Alternative? — Paul Craig Roberts

Obama’s September 24 speech at the UN is the most absurd thing I have heard in my entire life. It is absolutely amazing that the president of the United States would stand before the entire world and tell what everyone knows are blatant lies while simultaneously demonstrating Washington’s double standards and belief that Washington alone, because the US is exceptional and indispensable, has the right to violate all law.

China mulls joining Eurasian Development Bank

The two-day summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) kicked off on Thursday in Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan, with the possibility of China joining the Eurasian Development Bank (EADB), anti-terrorism and expanding SCO membership expected to be high on the agenda, said analysts.

West's antics pushing Russia closer to China

The Ukraine crisis is not just about Eastern Europe, it is also about the world order. The Kremlin is seeking Washington's recognition of what it regards as its core national security interests.

SCO summit to issue documents on expansion, WWII anniversary - Chinese Vice FM

The upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit will issue a string of documents on expansion and a resolution marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, a vice Chinese Foreign Minister said on Tuesday.

Russia to boost software exports to China, get more servers in return

Russia and China plan to increase technology cooperation, with Moscow set to increase exports of software in exchange for data storage, Russia’s Communications Minister said.

Vanishing point …

First, passenger airliner MH370 vanished from Planet Earth. Then MH370 vanished from the news cycle. First, MH17 was shot down by "Putin's missile" - as Planet Earth was told. Then MH17 vanished from the news cycle.

China calls for ceasefire to stop loss of civilian life in Gaza

China's special envoy on Middle East Affairs Wu Sike on Sunday called on Israel to immediately stop the military operations against the Gaza Strip and put an end to the blockage it imposes on the coastal enclave.

Nobel Prize winning economist praises $100 bn BRICS bank created to counter Western dominance

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has praised the new development bank founded this week by the BRICS countries for creating a financial institution that could counter the Western-dominated IMF and World Bank.

Faced With Western Freeze-Out, BRICS Bank Is a Coup for Russia

Top of the agenda at the sixth summit of the BRICS developing nations beginning Tuesday is the founding of two multilateral financial institutions designed to erode the dominance of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund as arbiters of the global economic system.

BRICS neutrality on Ukraine a diplomatic win for Putin

A summit of the BRICS group of emerging market countries will abstain from criticizing Russia's recent actions in Ukraine, Brazilian officials said, a diplomatic victory for President Vladimir Putin.

Russia to Invest $60-70 Bln in Gas Pipeline to China

The construction of Power of Siberia gas pipeline to supply Russian gas to China is expected to begin shortly, at a cost to Russia of $60-70 billion, Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov said Wednesday during his visit to China.

Italy seized 'weapons of mass destruction' parts

Customs officers in the northern Italian port of La Spezia have identified a shipment from China found last autumn as materials that could be used to make weapons of mass destruction.

Provoking World War III - Antagonizing the Dragon and Bear

It is not prudent and it is not safe to stick an iron rod into a dragon’s mouth. Whatever they say in the West about dragons… but here in Asia, the dragon is revered as the greatest fabled creature on Earth and in the sky. The dragon is wise and patient, and it hardly ever uses force first. But if treated with disrespect and aggression, it is capable of retaliating in a deadly, determined and powerful way.

US Defense Secretary Menaces China at Singapore Forum

In a menacing and provocative speech in Singapore on Saturday, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel directly accused China of “destabilising, unilateral actions asserting its claims in the South China Sea” and warned that the US “will not look the other way when fundamental principles of the international order are being challenged.”

China slams Pentagon’s chief over threats

A top Chinese military official has criticized US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel for threatening his country over a dispute with Japan, state television reported.

US to China: Avoid risk of confrontation

The US has issued a strong warning to China, calling on Beijing to avoid regional tensions by attempting to interfere with freedom of overflight in international airspace.

Baiting Dragons, Bears and Lions - A Dangerous Game for Washington

Baiting the Russian Bear, the Chinese Dragon, and the Iranian Lion has proven to be bad politics and bad politics produce bad results.

Rapprochement between Russia and China dangerous for dollar - economists

The rapprochement between Russia and China may have a negative impact on the position of the dollar as the world reserve currency, CNBC reports citing an investment manager at West Shore Group and partner at Tangent Capital Partners, Jim Rickards.

China vows year-long crackdown in Xinjiang in wake of bombings

China’s Xinjiang region has started a “one-year crackdown” on “violent terrorist activities,” the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday, providing no further details.

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Russia, China veto U.N. bid to refer Syria to international court

Russia and China vetoed on Thursday a resolution to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court for possible prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the country's three-year civil war.

Bomb blasts in China's Urumqi

An unknown number of people were killed and injured after explosions occurred Thursday morning at an open market in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Satellite data on missing MH370 to be released

Satellite data from the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane will be released to narrow down the search, the Malaysian government says.

Big Brother USA's spy charges are absurd - China Voice

As the most notorious surveillance country, the U.S. indictment of Chinese military officers seems almost insolent in a world still reeling at the scope of the U.S. spy network.

China, Russia pledge wide-ranging cooperation

China and Russia on Tuesday vowed to beef up cooperation in a wide range of fields, including finance, trade, energy and transportation infrastructure.

China pivot fuels Eurasian century

A specter is haunting Washington, an unnerving vision of a Sino-Russian alliance wedded to an expansive symbiosis of trade and commerce across much of the Eurasian land mass - at the expense of the United States.

China slams US hacking claims against military personnel

China has slammed the US for indicting five Chinese military personnel for hacking, warning that the allegation will jeopardize relations between the two countries.

China, Russia naval drill focuses on maritime threat

Directors of both Chinese and Russian naval forces taking part in the joint drill said Sunday that the exercise was aimed at improving their capacity in coping with maritime security threat.

Chinese camp hit near Boko Haram stronghold

Ten people unaccounted for after suspected Boko Haram fighters attack Chinese facility in northern Cameroon.

Matthias Chang on Malaysian Flight MH 370

Matthias Chang Wen Chieh was political secretary to Malaysia's former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Matthias Chang speaks about MH 370 flight

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