America’s Quest for Geopolitical Olympic Gold in Asia Comes Up…Tin

American diplomacy wipes out at the 2018 Winter Olympics!

The Korean unified team is on parade as Mike Pence sits and stews.

And American ignorance on parade as so-called experts struggle with the baffling hostility between Japan and South Korea!

China Watch offers an exclusive look at the injustice at the heart of the Japan-South Korean relationship, and America’s ongoing collusion with Tokyo.

China Watch also asks Where’s Shinzo?  Did Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sit or stand during the entry of the Korean unified team at the Olympic opening ceremony?  Did he do both?

Will the Quad awaken in the Maldives?  Taiwan takes its cues from the Pentagon China hawks to engage in earthquake anti-diplomacy against the PRC.  Blunder or canny strategic coup?

The questions and the answers this week on China Watch.

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Moon fails to bring Pence, Kim together at reception

Moon rejects Abe’s call to resume Korea-U.S. military drills

NBC analyst under fire in Korea for ignorant comment

At the Olympics, South Korea Says “Enough” to a Century of Japanese and U.S. Betrayal

The real reason behind Emergency in Maldives--$30 million bribe to SC judges

US, India must save the Maldives

(Taiwan quake) State says no thanks to China aid offers

Death toll from earthquake rises to 15 (Subsequently the remains of two more mainlanders were recovered, bring the death toll to 17, of whom 9 were mainlanders)

China lodges protest to Japan over Taiwan issue

Beijing says US bill on reciprocal visits to Taiwan ‘threatens stability’, calls it violation of ‘One China’ principle

Taiwan to host US at defense event

General MacArthur’s Conspiracy to Start a War with China! New Documentary Release & Interview! For purchase at Newsbud Store or for Purchase or View via Amazon or Vimeo

The Korean War was a desperate and dubious battle in which the US was ready to try anything and everything to overcome its strategic and tactical disadvantages.  Biological weapons, nuclear weapons…and Douglas MacArthur’s plans for a strategic breakout via escalation of the Korean conflict to a regional war.  Everything was on the table.

Douglas MacArthur made the first US attempt to parlay a Korean crisis into an existential confrontation with the People’s Republic of China.  With the US milsec establishment, his ideas are more popular—and dangerous—than ever.  My documentary uses first hand testimony and declassified archives to finally reveal the truth behind this long-suppressed event.

At the Olympics, South Korea Says “Enough” to a Century of Japanese and U.S. Betrayal

The split between the Republic of Korea on one side, and the United States and Japan on the other, has become glaringly apparent at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

ROK President Moon Jae in has broken with Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe in pursuing direct outreach to the DPRK—the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, a.k.a. North Korea.

The US and Japan have responded with snubs, sitdowns, and calls for engagement to be abandoned after the Olympics and a return to an exclusive policy of harsh sanctions and coercion.

American pundits are mystified why South Korea isn’t lining up with the United States and Japan on North Korea policy.

Well, it’s because the U.S. strategic position in Asia is founded on backing Japan… to the detriment of Korea.  And that policy is in trouble.

American obliviousness was summed up by a comment on NBC’s Olympic coverage that aroused fury in South Korea.

As the Japanese team marched into the stadium, Joshua Cooper Ramo, NBC’s designated Asian know-it-all, declared:

“Japan, a country which occupied Korea from 1910 to 1945. But every Korean will tell you that Japan is a cultural and technological and economic example that has been so important to their own transformation."

Korea Times covered Ramo’s remarks under headline: NBC analyst under fire in Korea for ignorant comment .

Ramo by the way, is a big shot at Henry Kissinger’s consulting company, a protégé of Time Magazine (and Broadcasting Board of Governors jefe) Walter Isaacson, and a Mandarin speaker.

He ought to know better.  But apparently he doesn’t.

This isn’t just ancient history.  It’s white-hot current politics, and a Korean craving for justice for the suffering they endured at the hands of Japan…and America’s continuing collusion with Japan in denying it.

South Korea’s estrangement from the United States as collateral damage of America’s fatal and persistent tilt toward Japan.

And it’s getting worse.

And US-Japanese collusion has deepened with the administration of Shinzo Abe, a conservative and historical revisionist determined who wants to celebrate Japan’s imperial achievements in the 20th century, not apologize for them…and has positioned himself as America’s indispensable ally as the U.S. struggles with its declining clout in Asia.

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The Road to Nuclear War with China Runs Through Taiwan

Nukes are coming back to Asia!

America’s Nuclear Posture Review is out, and it offers a blueprint for a nuclear war with China.  China’s not gonna like it, you’re not gonna like it, but it’s the Pentagon’s miracle cure for declining US conventional strength in Asia.

It’s another sign that the uniformed military, its anxieties, and its priorities are at the heart of US foreign policy.  The acronyms you want to watch for are SLCS, LRSO, and B O O M.  The powderkeg you want to keep your eye on is Taiwan, where it looks like the hegemon hopes and nuclear fantasies of the China hawks are going to collide.

And foreign influence in Australia is real!  In a China Watch exclusive, I uncover a genuine foreign influence scandal at the heart of Australia’s national security establishment.

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Nuclear Posture Review 2018

China firmly opposes U.S. Nuclear Posture Review: spokesman

US Nuclear Weapons Returning to Asia

Taiwan as Partner not Problem

China needs more nuclear weapons to deter US threat, military says

China, Russia no military threat to Australia, Julie Bishop says

China an ‘extreme’ threat to Australia: ASIO

ANU wins US funding for submarine and nuclear strategy research

Submission to Australian Parliament

General MacArthur’s Conspiracy to Start a War with China! New Documentary Release & Interview! For purchase at Newsbud Store or for Purchase or View via Amazon or Vimeo

The Korean War was a desperate and dubious battle in which the US was ready to try anything and everything to overcome its strategic and tactical disadvantages.  Biological weapons, nuclear weapons…and Douglas MacArthur’s plans for a strategic breakout via escalation of the Korean conflict to a regional war.  Everything was on the table.

Douglas MacArthur made the first US attempt to parlay a Korean crisis into an existential confrontation with the People’s Republic of China.  With the US milsec establishment, his ideas are more popular—and dangerous—than ever.  My documentary uses first hand testimony and declassified archives to finally reveal the truth behind this long-suppressed event.

The CIA, Wormwood, and Gall: The Facts, the Accusations & the Cover-up

In this special episode, China Watch tells the story that Errol Morris missed in his acclaimed documentary Wormwood.

The film has focused attention on the mysteries surrounding the death of government scientist Frank Olson.  Olson fell 13 stories to his death from a New York hotel window in 1953.  He died after—but possibly not because—he was dosed with LSD by the CIA.  Why Frank Olson died—and maybe why he had to die—leads us to one of the most persistent controversies of Cold War America.

Did the US use biological weapons during the Korean War?  The US government says No.  Frank Olson apparently thought otherwise.

This week, in a special edition of China Watch, Wormwood and Gall, I look at the story: the facts, the accusations, and the cover-up. And, in a China Watch exclusive, I point to indications of another terrible crime, one that might provide the key to the death of Frank Olson.

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Dirty Little Secrets

Charles Bailey, Ph. D.

Code Name: Artichoke transcript

The True Story of Brainwashing and How It Shaped America

Cries from the Past: Torture’s Ugly Echoes

General MacArthur’s Conspiracy to Start a War with China! New Documentary Release & Interview! For purchase at Newsbud Store or for Purchase or View via Amazon or Vimeo

The Korean War was a desperate and dubious battle in which the US was ready to try anything and everything to overcome its strategic and tactical disadvantages.  Biological weapons, nuclear weapons…and Douglas MacArthur’s plans for a strategic breakout via escalation of the Korean conflict to a regional war.  Everything was on the table.

Douglas MacArthur made the first US attempt to parlay a Korean crisis into an existential confrontation with the People’s Republic of China.  With the US milsec establishment, his ideas are more popular—and dangerous—than ever.  My documentary uses first hand testimony and declassified archives to finally reveal the truth behind this long-suppressed event.

Pentagon Schedules Its China War for 2018

This week on China Watch, America  aches for its manhood measuring moment in Asia; but will China oblige?  Pacific Command’s Admiral Harry Harris is promising big doings in the Indo-Pacific—you know, that region that isn’t supposed to have China in it—in 2018.  Will the Chinese rise to Admiral Harris’s bait prematurely…or will the PRC continues to dodge direct confrontation until it has built its way to military dominance?

Pushback against Chinese influence throws a revealing light on the American national security state’s latest outpost: the University of Texas! And China Watch reveals its invincible magic weapon against the PRC and the Chinese Communist Party.  A secret available only to viewers who subscribe to Newsbud and join the best and best informed community of free thinkers on the Internet.

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New Defense Department strategy elevates threats from Russia, China over terrorism

Managing Asia’s Security Threats in the Trump Era Michael Swaine, now with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, is perhaps the highest-profile figure in the shrinking coterie of China specialists who are “engagement-minded” i.e. haven’t bought into the idea that the solution to America’s Asian headaches is a systemic clash between the PRC and the United States.  Swaine’s detailed, cautious and critical discussion of the “Taiwan card” is an indirect indication that the China hawks who have the upper hand in US China policy right now hope to play the “Taiwan card” in a major way.

Trudeau Not Sorry Russia, China Not Invited to Vancouver Meeting on North Korea

China rejects Vancouver talks on North Korea crisis as illegitimate

Raisina 2018 Dialog: Quad Naval Chiefs Have All Eyes on China

Witch Hunt in Oz!  My China Watch episode from June 2017 concerning the conundrum Australian National University faced in choosing between Chinese money and partnership with government security services.  The parallels with the University of Texas case are striking and perhaps not coincidental, considering that ex-DNI James Clapper became a visiting scholar at ANU—just like ex-CIA Director John Brennan is going to be a visiting scholar at UT-Austin!  Hands across the Pacific!

Fall 2017 Letter from ISP Director Steve Slick “We have reached an agreement with the CIA to participate in the Agency’s Visiting Intelligence Officer Program.  The Agency will assign a Resident Intelligence Officer on a full-time basis to the LBJ School faculty to teach, conduct research, and counsel students interested in national security careers.”  Call it the “Spookiversity of Texas at Austin”.

Senator Cruz letter to UT President Fenves

BLF FARA Registration for its work on behalf of USCEF

Arthur Miller’s Vast Archive Comes to the University of Texas at Austin

Across China: China’s youth obsessed by cat sniffing

General MacArthur’s Conspiracy to Start a War with China! New Documentary Release & Interview! For purchase at Newsbud Store or for Purchase or View via Amazon or Vimeo

Douglas MacArthur made the first US attempt to parlay a Korean crisis into an existential confrontation with the People’s Republic of China.  With the US milsec establishment, his ideas are more popular—and dangerous—than ever.  My documentary uses first hand testimony and declassified archives to finally reveal the truth behind this long-suppressed event.

America’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like China

This week on China Watch, from managed trade and market access to media and propaganda to oligarch-inflected national policy, America’s beginning to look a lot like China.  We look at that weird and revealing Jeff Bezos/Jack Ma doppelganger phenomenon.  Two rich guys.  Two e-commerce giants.  They both own newspapers.  They both do a lot of work for their governments.  And it looks like they’re both working hard to mess with each other.

Also, citizens of Hawaii learn that nuclear deterrence against North Korea and hosting US Pacific Command headquarters are not boring.

The war of words between the US and the PRC up over telephones, hotels, and Tibet.

And the pieces on the Central Asian chessboard are in motion, and it looks like the US is moving its pieces backwards..or sideways.  In a Newsbud exclusive, the CIA’s alleged magic weapon, Fetullah Gulen looks to be making a China move.

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False Missile Alert Interrupts Basketball Game

Collapse of Huawei deal with ATT ‘will threaten China-US trade ties”

Can the Chinese government now get access to your Grindr profile?

Josh Rogin Twitter Thread

Amazon is struggling to find its place in China

The details of the CIA’s deal with Amazon

China to fund construction of counter-terrorism base in northern Afghanistan

Large numbers of foreign jihadists take part in Idlib battle against Syrian government

U.S. suspends at least $900 million in security aid to Pakistan

South Korea to unveil decision over ‘comfort women’ deal with Japan

General MacArthur’s Conspiracy to Start a War with China! New Documentary Release & Interview! For purchase at Newsbud Store or for Purchase or View via Amazon or Vimeo

Douglas MacArthur made the first US attempt to parlay a Korean crisis into an existential confrontation with the People’s Republic of China.  With the US milsec establishment, his ideas are more popular—and dangerous—than ever.  My documentary uses first hand testimony and declassified archives to finally reveal the truth behind this long-suppressed event.

Changing Tides: The Post American Era in Asia

This week on China Watch:  South Korea isn’t behaving like a docile American ally.  There’s a reason for that and you’ll only learn the backstory here.  And weird doings in Taiwan! Taiwan security services accuse a pro-mainlander public figure of getting half a million dollars from the PRC for a media influence operation.  We apply the smell test to this allegation.

Meanwhile, the People’s Republic of China is doing that global superpower thing!  Chinese media beats a dog in the water—that’s Donald J. Trump—and Xi Jinping does a mega-exhibition of PRC military power.  Defense contractors, start your engines!

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South Korea to unveil decision over ‘comfort women’ deal with Japan

Shame in San Francisco: America’s Betrayal of Korea My Asia Brief report on the profound sense of grievance and injustice at the joint US-Japan betrayal of the Republic of Korea that eats at the heart of anti-China containment alliance

Prosecutors: China paid Wang for propaganda

New Party suspected of trying to create paramilitary

Row over Trump’s mental health divides US

General MacArthur’s Conspiracy to Start a War with China! New Documentary Release & Interview! For purchase at Newsbud Store or for Purchase or View via Amazon or Vimeo

Douglas MacArthur made the first US attempt to parlay a Korean crisis into an existential confrontation with the People’s Republic of China.  With the US milsec establishment, his ideas are more popular—and dangerous—than ever.  My documentary uses first hand testimony and declassified archives to finally reveal the truth behind this long-suppressed event.

Welcome to 2018: America’s Trumpster Fire Burns Into Asia

Happy New Year!  ‘Tis the season for flapdoodle!  Team Trump keeps the North Korea pot boiling over the holidays with a PRC oil sale accusation!  Taiwan tiptoes into the Quad!  Maybe we’ll be calling it the Quint or the Quad and a Half soon!  Japan’s Okinotoroshima Island, the secret shame of lawfare, creeps back into the Asia equation.  And alert Fox News!  the Chinese Communist Party’s war on Christmas is real!

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Chinese Ships Spotted Selling Oil to North Korea

South Korea Seizes Ship Suspected of At-Sea Oil Transfer to Benefit North Korea

China Denies Involvement in Illicit Oil Shipments to North Korea

Taiwan passes ‘transitional justice law’ to review Chinese Nationalist Party record

Island Games: Okinotoroshima Edition

Japan and Taiwan sign memorandum of understanding on search and rescue, but fishing dispute remains unresolved

Hunan Hengyang: Party Cadres Should Turn Not Observing Foreign Holidays Into a Conscious Activity (in Chinese)

The Sellout in Oz My China Watch special report on the most consequential and under-reported Asia story of the year: the coordinated US-Australian deep state campaign to deny Australia an independent or pro-PRC foreign policy

General MacArthur’s Conspiracy to Start a War with China! New Documentary Release & Interview! For purchase at Newsbud Store or for Purchase or View via Amazon or Vimeo

Douglas MacArthur made the first US attempt to parlay a Korean crisis into an existential confrontation with the People’s Republic of China.  With the US milsec establishment, his ideas are more popular—and dangerous—than ever.  My documentary uses first hand testimony and declassified archives to finally reveal the truth behind this long-suppressed event.

Trump’s Cold War 2.0 with China Stumbles Out of the Gate

Happy holidays!  It’s time to say Goodbye! To 2017 and Hello! To a decade of cold war with China.

They say war is too important to be left to the generals.  Well, I’m getting the feeling cold war is too complicated to be left to the think tanks.

After months of diligent spadework in the US and around the world, the China hawks achieved their dream: a presidential national security statement characterizing the People’s Republic of China as a zero-sum rival.

But the rollout was awkward and ugly and the execution looks to be more of the same.  That’s bad news for America and for the rest of the world.  But the upside is still there for the Pentagon, defense contractors, and their think tank satellites and media auxiliaries, who get paid no matter how big the resulting shambles.

This week on China watch: the Pentagon’s plans to give North Korea a bloody nose; Trump’s National Security Strategy statement; the media storm ginned up around British PM David Cameron’s new job, and the Chinese Communist Party’s war on Christmas!

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US preparing ‘bloody nose’ attack on North Korea

US commandos train to capture North Korean nukes

National Security Strategy of the United States of America

China hires former British prime minister to help make One Belt One Road a reality

Ex-PM David Cameron courts City support for $1bn UK-China fund

Remember me?  David Cameron rides again on China’s Belt and Road

Why China’s war on Christmas is gathering pace

The Sellout in Oz My China Watch special report on the most consequential and under-reported Asia story of the year: the coordinated US-Australian deep state campaign to deny Australia an independent or pro-PRC foreign policy

General MacArthur’s Conspiracy to Start a War with China! New Documentary Release & Interview! For purchase at Newsbud Store or for Purchase or View via Amazon or Vimeo

Douglas MacArthur made the first US attempt to parlay a Korean crisis into an existential confrontation with the People’s Republic of China.  With the US milsec establishment, his ideas are more popular—and dangerous—than ever.  My documentary uses first hand testimony and declassified archives to finally reveal the truth behind this long-suppressed event.

Welcome to Cold War 2.0: the China Version

Donald Trump is ready to introduce Cold War 2.0 to the world, with a bigger, better adversary:  China!  It’s going to start with an expansion of the Australian war against Chinese influence to the US of A.  Before we put on that welcoming parade, let’s look at the truly ugly Deep State gains the Australian campaign brings in its wake with new foreign interference law.  And a special look at foreign influence here, in the United States.  Guess what.  If we’re going to have an honest discussion about foreign interference in US politics that reaches all the way into the White House, its not China.  Or even Russia.  Right, Nikki Haley?  Watch the experts show us how to run a high-quality duck-based anti-China witch hunt.  Also a quick look in at the Korean peninsula and Goongate!

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KOTRA expresses regret over journalist beating in China

How China made Victoria’s Secret a pawn in its ruthless global game

Trump to accuse China of ‘economic aggression’: report

The Sellout in Oz My China Watch special report on the most consequential and under-reported Asia story of the year: the coordinated US-Australian deep state campaign to deny Australia an independent or pro-PRC foreign policy

Australian Government Attorney General’s Department Espionage, Foreign Interference, and Foreign Influence

Washington begins to wake up to China’s ‘influence operations’

Is Netanyahu the De Facto Editor of Adelson’s Newspaper?  Court rules PM must divulge Phone Records with Adelson

The billionaires, lobbyists, and Christian extremists behind Trump’s Jerusalem move

This powerful Adelson-funded Israel Lobby Could Soon Rival AIPAC’s Influence in Washington

‘The United States betrayed Israel at the UN’

General MacArthur’s Conspiracy to Start a War with China! New Documentary Release & Interview! For purchase at Newsbud Store or for Purchase or View via Amazon or Vimeo

Douglas MacArthur made the first US attempt to parlay a Korean crisis into an existential confrontation with the People’s Republic of China.  With the US milsec establishment, his ideas are more popular—and dangerous—than ever.  My documentary uses first hand testimony and declassified archives to finally reveal the truth behind this long-suppressed event.

Donald Trump’s China Hawk Clown College Now in Session!

Donald Trump’s China Hawk clown college is officially in session!  The China hawks are getting their way on Korea, Australia, and Taiwan.  But look for US China policy to overpromise, underdeliver, and screw up in what we now love to call the Indo-Pacific Region.

It’s hard to push around the People’s Republic of China.  Maybe that’s why the US China hawk community has concentrated on whipping Australia into shape.  The Australian battle to combat PRC influence and ignore US influence passed an important milestone with Malcolm Turnbull taunting the Chinese in Mandarin and ASIO gearing up for stage two of its witch hunt against pro-PRC politicians.

Meanwhile, US Korean policy drifts into a frozen conflict.  Will Trump turn that around…by flipping the switch on red hot radioactive Armageddon?

And China hawks want to do something bold and provocative on Taiwan.   But will China play ball?

Finally, the myth of Hambantota: the BS getting peddled about the PRC and the Sri Lankan debt trap.  Who really put Sri Lanka’s wallet in the wringer?  The answer will probably surprise you.

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US will take North Korea ‘into its own hands’ if China doesn’t do more -- Haley

North Korea: Urgent need to open channels, UN says after visit

The Sellout in Oz My China Watch special report on the most consequential and under-reported Asia story of the year: the coordinated US-Australian deep state campaign to deny Australia an independent or pro-PRC foreign policy

 Security agencies flag Chinese Manchurian candidates

America quietly backed down against China again

PRC diplomat in USA: “I tell you, the day a US Navy battleship arrives at Gaoxiong, that’s the time for our liberation army to unify Taiwan by force.” [in Chinese]

China’s Debt Trap

Sri Lanka: A country trapped in debt

H’tota port officially handed over to China, receives $292 million

Sri Lankan foreign debt repayments spikes to US $3.9 billion in 2019

General MacArthur’s Conspiracy to Start a War with China! New Documentary Release & Interview! For purchase at Newsbud Store or for Purchase or View via Amazon or Vimeo

Sellout in Oz: Local Collaborators Betray Australia to Team Trump and the Deep State

This week on China Watch: Rocket Man! Big Rocket Man!  A big launch by North Korea elicits big posturing but no solutions from US pundits concerning North Korea’s nuclear weapons capabilities.  Nobody asks what Kim Jong Un wants…except China Watch.  I’ll tell you in this week’s episode.  Spoiler: The answer is a peace treaty plus a number with zeros…lots and lots of zeros.

And a special report: While you weren’t watching, the US national security state executed a takeover of Australia, with a lot of help from its local collaborators in the Australian security service and stenography assets at Fairfax Media and Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Being pro-PRC is hazardous to your career and maybe even your freedom, thanks to a smear machine of leaks, media steno, and political hatchet-work, and a pretty scary new law coming down the pipe in Australia.  Sucks to be you Straya, but soon it will suck to be America.  The “China influence” witch hunt show is wowing audiences and nailing victims during its out of town tryout in Australia, so get ready for the premiere in the United States.  China Watch takes you behind the scenes at the Sellout in Oz!

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Shame in San Francisco: America’s Betrayal of Korea A Newsbud exclusive video by Peter Lee on the sham of the San Francisco Peace Treaty with Japan and the injustice and anger driving North Asian diplomacy to this day

Sam Dastyari defended China’s policy in South China Sea in defiance of Labor policy, secret recording reveals

Turnbull government to unveil crackdown on foreign spies, lobbyists, donations this week

Labor Senator Sam Dastyari warned wealthy Chinese donor Huang Xiangmo his phone was bugged

‘Let us know next time’: how the world’s most powerful man slammed Australia over Darwin port sale

Outgoing US ambassador John Berry warns of undemocratic meddling, backs compulsory voting

Harry Harris in line to be US ambassador to Australia

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Trump Climbs aboard the China Lobby’s Hellbound Train

Great news for March of Folly fans!  Donald J. Trump has made his peace with the Beltway Asianist establishment so the China Containment Reign of Error can resume!  Bad news for the rest of us, though.

Expect plenty of chaos as the US struggles to come to terms with China’s rise and America’s relative decline…and look to China Watch for tips on how to try to avoid the collateral damage.  You need China Watch…Now More Than Ever.

This week on China Watch, the Washington think tank gang is back in the China tent and back at the government trough!  Meanwhile, Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party get down to business after the 19th Party Congress.  In an exclusive Newsbud catch, it’s the embarrassment of fake news for China hawk darling Randy Schriver!  And a special report on Bollywood and bigotry and the biggest movie of the year: Padmavati!

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Interview with Li Hongzhi

Dislocated Migrant Workers Left in Cold and Confusion in Beijing

Beijing Police Detain Two Suspects in Alleged Preschool Child Abuse Case

China is pumping a lot of cash into its economy to calm investors

Syria courts China for rebuilding push after fall of Islamic State strongholds

Why China’s Three-Step Approach Won’t Be Enough to Solve the Rohingya Crisis

Is Narendra Modi the Leader of the World’s Largest Democracy…Or the World’s Most Successful Fascist?

Beheading, burning: the many threats against Bhansali, Padukone for Padmavati movie

Official Padmavati Trailer

What Padmavati gets wrong about Alauddin Khilji

Armitage’s Leak

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts

Strategic Standoff: The U.S.-China Rivalry and Taiwan

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Who Stole Trump’s Brain? The Chinese Communists or the CIA?

The Trump China brainspace is in play.  Who’s going to claim it? Xi Jinping? Or the China hawks?

In official Washington China containment is the flavor of the month, which means that the world’s China analysts, anti-Chicom advocates, milsec entrepreneurs, arms sales hustlers, and hustlers are flooding the Western media to get in their two cents, compete for the attention of the Trump White House, and make a buck.

This week on China Watch, we look at dams in South Asia, regime change in the Philippines, and of course, the Donald J. Trump circus.  And head transplants.

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North Korea heaps insults on Trump, warns he will pay dearly

Behold The Glory Of 3 Carrier Strike Groups Flexing on North Korea’s Doorstep

Nepal scraps hydro project with Chinese company; Indian company to get it?

U.S. and Nepal sign $500 million compact

Pakistan Stops Bid to Include Diamer-Bhasha Dam in CPEC

US ex-envoy plotting Duterte fall -- source

The Mutineer: How Antonio Trillanes Came to Lead the Fight Against Rodrigo Duterte

Opinion: Here goes the CIA plot again

Philippine President Duterte lashes out as approval ratings slip

Third Quarter 2017 Social Weather Survey: Pres. Duterte’s Net Satyisfaction Rating falls to “Good” +48

World’s first head transplant to be performed in China soon, says ‘radical’ US surgeon

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Screeching MSM Zombies Devour Trump Asia Trip

The Trump trip to Asia is a major inflection point for China hawks eager to put transactional diplomacy in the rearview mirror, pivot to an overtly adversarial China policy, and ignore and deny the fundamental changes in Asia that go hand in hand with both China’s rise and America’s relative decline.

Trump and China bashing got an extensive workout in the Western press, and TPP 11 and the Quad made their debut on the world stage.  A revolution in China containment?  Or more of the same?

I’m Peter Lee, and I’m the nagging voice in your head that says, Hey, are we making another trillion dollar mistake in Asia?

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Show notes

Trump is China’s Chump

China has Trump just where it wants him

Trump is Ceding Global Leadership to China

Xi Tells Zuckerberg and Cook China Is Set for ‘Unprecedented’ Reform

Dissecting the $250 Billion China Deals Trump Got for U.S.

Some Frank Advice for President Xi

11-party TPP negotiations steam ahead with room for return of US

‘We weren’t ready’ to close deal: Trudeau defends Canada’s actions on TPP

Justin Trudeau accused of ‘sabotaging’ trade deal with meeting no-show

Chinese officials pay homage to tree planted by Xi Jinping as Communist Party chiefs get in touch with their roots

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