China

A NIGHTMARISH VISION OF GOING BACK TO THE FUTURE (…just because a big bad-boy dreams of playing with very nasty toys) Memories of the Korean War are bad enough for anyone who lived through it, so having a nightmarish vision

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MAKING NICE WHILE TALKING TOUGH WITH EACH OTHER… (in a setting of ostentatious grand luxury) Things have really changed in this world of ours. Who could have guessed, even just a few short months ago, that the leader of the

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HAS NORTH KOREA BECOME AN ASYLUM RUN BY BI-POLAR INMATES… (…aiming for another round of aggression?) Ever since the end of WWII, when we and our erstwhile Soviet Russian wartime allies partitioned the Korean peninsula for occupation purposes, much in

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DON’T CRY TO ME…AMERICA… (…it’s just a bit of Peronismo to tide you over…don’t you know.) President Trump’s flurry of executive orders from his first week of work suggests his term in that Oval Office will create an even more

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THE FIRST DEBATE…EQUIVALENT TO A NASTY FOOD-FIGHT… (…between two kids squabbling over which one is offering us the better brownbag menu) The first debate of the 2016 Presidential campaign flooded out over the broadcast channels last night. As usual, it

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STRATEGIC STEALTH MOVES… (…for expanded economic hegemony in East Asia) The presidents of both Taiwan and China will be meeting for talks in Singapore shortly, after more than a half century of each opposing and pretending that the other had

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THE CHINA SYNDROME IS NOT VIRTUAL…BUT REAL (a classic case of economic acid reflux combined with divisive internal political power plays) We make no pretense of being an expert about history (although it’s been a very strong area of interest

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RELEASED FROM THE DEPTHS OF A DEEP BLUE SEA… (…a small fragment may help resolve the mystery of a missing airliner) Eighteen months ago Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 mysteriously veered 180 degrees from its planned flight path to Beijing, China,

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A BEIJING POWER-POINT EXTRAVAGANZA (… so…eat your heart out…Hollywood!) The recent summit conference in China was a Beijing power-point extravaganza rivaling anything seen in those multitudes of award “shows” we have over here…so…eat your heart out…Hollywood…that mob over there really

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SHORT-SIGHTED PERSPECTIVES CREATE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES (which are…further driving the Russia bear to cozy up to the Chinese dragon…) Both the EU and the US have probably shot themselves in the foot, so to speak, by the way they’ve handled the

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