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 […]

Shame in San Francisco: America’s Betrayal of Korea

This week on Newsbud’s Asia Brief with Peter Lee: Shame in San Francisco: American Betrayal at the 1951 San Francisco Peace Conference and the Roots of Korean-Japanese Conflict. Do not miss this in depth presentation of almost forgotten historical events that helped to shape the current geopolitical climate of conflict. Newsbud is 100% people funded, […]

Asia on the Brink! And Does the New York Times Have a Stick of Dynamite for Xi Jinping?

This week on Newsbud’s China Watch with Peter Lee: Asia on the Brink!  Korea Votes and Kim Jong Un Collects Hostages.  Is Admiral Harris in China’s Sights?  And Does the New York Times Have a Stick of Dynamite Waiting for Xi Jinping? *Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter **Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel ***Support […]

How a US Fiasco in Macau Birthed North Korea’s Atomic Bomb

Newsbud Presents the Community Member Exclusive Series Asia Brief with Peter Lee. This week: The inside story of how the Treasury Department botched its sanctions game against North Korea and China and directly led to the first North Korean atomic bomb test. Do not miss this in depth presentation of historical facts that directly led […]

Plan Trump: If North Korea Doesn’t Give Up Its Nukes…We Screw China!

This week on Newsbud’s China Watch with Peter Lee: The Trump administration has a plan for North Korea; and a plan for China if North Korea doesn’t work out.  Plus: Meet Miles Kwok.  And the weirdest Donald Trump statue yet. Newsbud is 100% people funded! Support Newsbud’s Phase 3 Kickstarter today. *Follow us here at […]

Annals of Insubordination: The Lasting Legacy of MacArthur’s Attempt to Start a War with China

This week on Asia Brief with Peter Lee: How close did we come to World War III in 1951?  A lot closer than you think.  The untold story of Douglas MacArthur’s last ditch attempt to start a war with China. *Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter **Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel Watch Episode Preview […]

We’re at the Tipping Point on North Korea…and Who’s Lying About that Aircraft Carrier?

This week on China Watch with Peter Lee: North Korea takes a hostage and plans for a nuclear test.  North Korea diplomacy a la Trump to be tested this week…without the USS Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group.  What happened? The answers to that and more only on Newsbud’s China Watch. *Follow us here at Newsbud […]

America in Korea: Blood, Bombs & Blunders

Introducing a new feature for the Newsbud Community- A special segment titled Newsbud’s Asia Brief with Peter Lee. Peter Lee, who is considered one of the world’s top experts on Asia, provides in-depth coverage, vital context and background on important Asian issues. This week: America in Korea: Blood, Bombs, and Blunders.  The forgotten history of […]

ICBM Madness in North Korea and China’s Mission Impossible

This week on China Watch with Peter Lee: Ultimatums, aircraft carriers, and backchannel messaging fuel the North Korean nuclear crisis as Trump makes his big Asian move and much more! *Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter **Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel Show Notes North Korea threat ‘can’t go on’ Trump strategy on North Korea: […]