How to understand China's market economy fight 0

China’s Market Economy Ploy

China’s communist party leaders want recognition as a market economy for their nation, but government officials in other nations, particularly the United States, are opposed. President Xi Jinping and his ministers in Beijing believe...

How to understand Vietnam and the illicit animal trade 0

Vietnam’s Illicit Animal Trade

A taste for rare and exotic animals and a desire to flaunt newfound wealth have transformed Vietnam into the world’s largest trafficking hub for rhinoceros horn. Despite global protections the rhinoceros, which scientists classify...

New bank raises funds for China's global domination 1

Xi Jinping’s New Bank

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will replace the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, according to Xi Jinping and his colleagues in the Chinese Communist Party. The new bank, known as the AIIB,...

How to understand Korean 2

A South Korean Hell

On the Korean peninsula north of the demilitarized zone, established in 1953 at the end of the Korean War, the population remains trapped in a prison built by the Kim dictators. But south of...

How to understand recent moves by Xi Jinping in China 0

Xi Jinping Gets Serious

Xi Jinping wants more time to execute his plans for China. One analyst, Willy Lam, a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, says, “Like his good friend Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping wants...

How to understand Japan's investments in Africa 0

Japan’s Investments in Africa

Japan’s investments in Africa are rising fast. No longer can the Japanese avoid spending large sums on new ports, railways, and roads on the world’s second largest continent. They are competing with the Chinese,...

How to understand recent developments in Myanmar under Suu Kyi 0

Myanmar and Chinese Money

Myanmar’s new leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, finds herself at a critical juncture. As head of the nation’s first democratic government since the military seized power in 1962, she now has the chance to bring...