Sino-Thai high-speed railway project gets go-ahead

Way cleared for the first 253km portion of the railway that will ultimately connect Bangkok to China's sprawling express rail network By Frank Chen Bangkok has given the green light to Thailand’s first high-speed railway, spearheaded by China, an on-again-off-again project that was once hailed as the crowning project of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative. Thai … Continue reading Sino-Thai high-speed railway project gets go-ahead

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Automatic Job Storm Coming

BY JOHN MAULDIN Almost every weekday, some arm of the US government issues some sort of economic statistic. News media and financial analysts review and report it. Then 99.9% of the adult population, and probably 90% of the financial industry, forget all about it. And they’re probably right to do so. The monthly jobs report isn’t … Continue reading Automatic Job Storm Coming

Crises in Middle East could change Asia’s energy security dynamic

India and China are not only trying to reduce their dependence on oil from the Middle East, but also considering renewable energy alternatives; meanwhile, China-Russia-Iran-Pakistan could become a new energy supply axis in the near future By Alam Srinivas   Crises brewing in the Middle East could have major ramifications for energy security in Asia, … Continue reading Crises in Middle East could change Asia’s energy security dynamic

China may once again be the leader in mankind’s technical adventure

By Tom Velk and Jade Xiao In this essay, we weave together four apparently different ideas, showing how they are, in fact, closely linked. One: China is not now, nor has it ever been, “less developed” than the West. Two: China did not have a Western-style industrial revolution, but rather had sophisticated industrial/technical skills, albeit … Continue reading China may once again be the leader in mankind’s technical adventure

Hague Tribunal Exonerates Slobodan Milosevic Again

by Andy Wilcoxson, via Strategic Culture More than eleven years after his death, a second trial chamber at the UN War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague has concluded that former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic was not responsible for war crimes committed in Bosnia where the worst atrocities associated with the break-up of Yugoslavia took place. Buried in … Continue reading Hague Tribunal Exonerates Slobodan Milosevic Again