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Hong Kong: "Occupy 2.0" forces government retreat, for now

Yesterday, for the second time this week, the Central district of Hong Kong was brought to a standstill by huge demonstrations. Read more...

China: Tiananmen, 30 years on

100 years of the Chinese revolution

On 4 May, 1919, in Beijing, some 3,000 students demonstrated outside the home of the Minister of Communications, a notoriously pro-Japanese figure. Read more...

Self determination for Kanaky! Down with French imperialism!

On November 4, 174,154 voters, from a population of 268,000, in Kanaky voted on the question: "Do you want Nouvelle Calédonie (New Caledonia) to access full sovereignty and become independent?" Read more...

Trump-Kim summit, the latest gambit in the "Great Game"

The news that the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has returned from his talks with Kim Jong-un with three US citizens released from prison in North Korea appears, at first sight, to validate the " Read more...

China: The Communist Party's Nineteenth Congress

The 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party will open in Beijing tomorrow, October 18, and is scheduled to last for a week. Read more...

Myanmar: Stop the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya

As we go to press, more than 120,000 Muslim Rohingyas have fled from their homes and camps in Myanmar’s Rakhine state (also known as Arakan) since a military offensive against supposed terrorists bega Read more...

The Threat of another Korean War

US President Donald Trump, so far a spectacular failure in his domestic policies, is compensating for this by exercising his power as the Commander in Chief of the most powerful nation in the world. Read more...

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