US Rejects China-Russia’s Demand! Massive Military Drill on North Korea Coming!

This week on Newsbud’s China Watch with Peter Lee: If there’s a war on the Korean peninsula don’t forget to thank PACOM and its stubborn refusal to accept dual suspension.  And there’s an interesting explanation for the Doklam Plateau confrontation that’s making the rounds.  It’s one that explains Bhutan’s silence on the issue but doesn’t […]

Here Is The Reason The U.S. Does NOT Want Peace with North Korea!

This week on Newsbud’s China Watch with Peter Lee: All of a sudden, the best-laid plans for denuclearizing Korea, confronting China on the Doklam Plateau, and pushing around Singapore all go sideways at once!  Uncertainty in Asia!  Get used to it! *Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter **Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel Watch Episode […]

Say G’day! To Australia’s National Security State

It’s a brave new world in Asia that looks a lot like the crappy old one.  Australia goes all in on China containment and levels up to national security state;  the war over Vietnam’s Internet escalates; and India-China confrontation misses its offramp. *Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter **Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel Watch […]

India Blinks! Soros in Asia; and Pattycake with Miles Kwok

The Bhutan situation may not be developing to India’s advantage; Marawi, meet Mosul; George Soros and his European multilateral intervention model explore opportunities in Asia; and Miles Kwok plays pattycake with the New York Times as they parallel construct the Wang Qishan corruption story. *Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter **Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube […]

Bumrushing China Containment in India and Australia

This week on Newsbud’s China Watch: Bumrushing China Containment in India and Australia.  What’s really going on between the Indian Army and the PLA in Bhutan?  Spoiler: it’s not a threat south to the Siliguri Corridor.  It’s competition between China and India east west along the Himalayan tier.  We’ll also take a look at Australia’s […]

It’s Not Just China Containment Anymore…It’s China Rollback

This week on China Watch.  The Most Dangerous Letters in the world are still CPEC.  But don’t forget about SCS and DPRK!  The pot’s boiling in Asia.  It’s no longer Team China Containment.  It’s Team China Rollback, and it’s gearing up for a run at the PRC.  India is making the big move with a […]

White Twilight, Ameristralia Edition

This week on China Watch: White Twilight Ameristralia Edition!  America copes with its declining clout in Asia with help from a special friend Down Under.  It’s official: the United States places its strategic bets on Australia as a vital anti-China counterweight.  Bye-bye Philippines!  Hello Straya!  Watch it!  Only on Newsbud! *Follow us here at Newsbud […]

Pentagon Revs Up Regime Change Meatgrinder in Asia

The ISIS campaign of murder in Asia continued last week.  But the rise of ISIS, the jihadi threat the West loves to hate, but can’t seem to stamp out, masked an equally important phenomenon: the return of the US military to a leading role in the business of security, chaos, and bodycounts as Trump turns […]

Witch Hunt in Oz! and Media Steps Up to Spin the ISIS Crisis

A big story dropped in Australia concerning Chinese influence in local politics.  It’s also a story of geopolitics and the pivot and applying the US Russia-threat infowar model to Asia.  But first, a look at how the Western media is handling a story I covered last week on China Watch: the remarkable fact that ISIS […]

ISIS Crisis Hits Asia

The stakes got higher for China this week as ISIS exploded in China’s two core strategic zones–the South China Sea and Central Asia–with an insurrection in the Philippines and the murder of two Chinese nationals in Pakistan.  Funny coincidence?  Maybe.  Maybe not.  Maybe ISIS is using a niche strategy to pursue its resurrection in Asia […]

Miles Kwok on Fire! A Renegade Billionaire Takes on the Chinese Communist World, or At least Xi Jinping’s Piece of It

This week on Newsbud’s China Watch with Peter Lee: Miles Kwok on fire!  Along with the rest of the planet! In a two and a half hour periscope broadcast on May 29, Miles Kwok went pretty far, and maybe a little further than he intended to, picking fights with journos, billionaires, communists, and maybe the […]

One Belt One Road One Backlash

This week on Newsbud’s China Watch with Peter Lee:  the OBOR Forum was China’s claim to global leadership; but there’s plenty of people out there, powerful people, who don’t want to see that happen.  And they’re doing something about it. *Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter **Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel ***Support Newsbud on […]

China Goes on Offense against America in East Asia

This week on Newsbud’s China Watch with Peter Lee: China Feels OBOR afterglow…and Goes on offense!.  With Trump MIA, the PRC moves on Korea and the Philippines…against Taiwan and Singapore…and into Malaysia. *Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter **Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel ***Support Newsbud on Kickstarter Watch Episode Preview Watch Members Only Full […]

The Dark Heart of Asia: George Kennan and America’s Pivot to Japan in 1948

In this week’s episode Newsbud’s Asia Brief with Peter Lee: The Dark Heart of Asia: George Kennan and America’s Pivot to Japan in 1948 looks at a crucial decision made by US planners:  To close the books on World War II and place America’s Asian bets on Japan as the keystone of an anti-Communist security […]

One Belt One Road and Two Wars? China Spars with North Korea and India

This week on Newsbud’s China Watch with Peter Lee: One Belt One Road and Two Wars?  China Spars with North Korea and India.  Also, Miles Kwok goes large.  Day of reckoning for Erdogan’s Uyghur adventure.  And anti-Chinese agitation shadows Indonesia. *Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter **Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel ***Support Newsbud on […]