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The US and China Play With Fire

Michael T. Klare Le Monde diplomatique
Long before Speaker Pelosi's plane touched down on, relations between China and the United States had been on a downward spiral. Isn’t it time to set aside the blame game and resume talks on measures that could reduce the risk of violent conflict?

Five Big Questions About Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit

Zhu Zhiqun Think China
Amid the furore following Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, US academic Zhu Zhiqun answers five questions on everyone's minds about the visit — Does the US Congress follow its own version of China policy? Why has Beijing responded so vehemently?

Cable News Wants War With China Over Taiwan

Branko Marcetic Jacobin
On TV news, a jingoistic discourse is already developing over the Taiwan crisis — and not just on the right. The result could be another disastrous great-power conflict, this time with China.

Why Labor Won in Australia

Thomas Klikauer CounterPunch
Despite years of media support by Murdoch for the unloved and self-appointed bulldozer Scomo and Murdoch’s daily attacks on Labor, Labor still won. Worse, Australia is a country that is known not as a democracy but as Murdochracy.
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