U.S. Challenges China’s Claim Of Expanded Air Defense Zone With B-52 Patrol

China sends a message, and the U.S. responds. What happens next is anyone’s guess.

China Relaxes One Child Policy

China’s Communist Party has announced a significant change to the nation’s infamous “One Child” policy.

The End of the Affair

To maintain growth China needs to consider its priorities.

Edward Snowden Leaves Hong Kong For Russia And Parts Unknown

Despite an extradition request from the United States, Edward Snowden left Hong Kong overnight on a flight to Moscow and parts unknown.

Report: Edward Snowden Charged With Espionage And Other Charges

Not surprisingly, Edward Snowden has been formally charged in connection with the leak of classified NSA documents.

Do Personal Relationships Matter In International, Or Domestic, Politics?

Does it matter if political leaders like each other on some personal level? Sometimes it does.

Edward Snowden, Leaker Of NSA Data Mining Stories, Steps Forward

Meet Edward Snowden, the 29 year old CIA/NSA contractor who has confessed to leaking the details of the NSA’s data mining projects.

China And The Future Of World Oil Markets

The world oil markets aren’t too far away from being hit by the shock of massively increased demand from China. Somehow, we’ll have to adapt.

Boom

North Korea has conducted its third test of a nuclear weapon.

China Starting To Get Irritated With North Korea?

North Korea’s latest provocations may be testing the patience of their patrons in Beijing.

Green Eyeshade War

Will a disagreement over accounting rules increase the bad feelings between China and the U. S.?

China Is Every American Politician’s Favorite Scapegoat

American politicians are using China as a scapegoat for America’s problems.

Why Pick On China?

Signs Of Trouble In The Chinese Economy

Signs are brewing that the Chinese economy is slowing down significantly.

Obama’s Solar Panel Tariffs Threaten To Destroy An American Business

Bill Keith built a successful business making solar-powered ceiling fans. The President’s trade policies are in the process of destroying it.

Iran in the News

Some troubling, sad, and downright puzzling stories

China’s Economy Cooling Down?

China’s economic engine may be sputtering.

Did The United States Betray Chen Guangcheng?

What seemed like a diplomatic success has begun to unravel very quickly.

China Will Continue Buying Iranian Oil

There’s a big hole in the latest sanctions against Iran.

China Is Not A Model For America, Or The World

China’s government may be more “efficient,” but it’s hardly a model for the rest of the world.

Get Serious

Is the United States a serious country? Should we be?

Why iPhones Aren’t Made In America

It’s not just low wages that have kept technology manufacturing jobs out of the United States.

Wukan Protests End

Wukan Revolt Continues

China’s Ghost Cities