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Cambodia Warns of Foreign Regime Change ̶...

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US and European-driven regime change efforts persist even in Asia where socioeconomic progress and stability have been on the rise. So persistent are these efforts that regional leaders have openly warned about them recently. Reuters in its July 4th article, “Cambodian PM says those seeking ‘regime change’ risk return to war,”…

US vs China: Smartphone Wars

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If Washington’s goal was to pressure and isolate China by targeting smartphone giant Huawei, it seems to have accomplished the exact opposite. In the process, the US has only accomplished in exposing its own growing weakness and unreliability as a trade partner amid a much wider, misguided and mismanaged “trade war.” While we’re only talking about smartphones…

Why is The Financial Times Smearing Thailand?

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Southeast Asia has become a defacto battleground for the wider war waged between the United States and an emerging China. The nation of Thailand, possessing the second largest economy in ASEAN and a pivotal partner for China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has just emerged from turbulent elections in which…

The West’s Losing Battle for Hong Kong

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Another pivotal battle is being fought over Hong Kong between Beijing and political forces backed by the special administrative region’s former British colonial masters. At the heart of the battle is a proposed law that will allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China, Taiwan or Macau. The BBC in its article, “Hong Kong lawmakers…

US NED-Funded Meddling Exposed in The Philipp...

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With little else to offer the nations of Southeast Asia, the US has opted instead to wield the familiar and well-honed weapon of political subversion to peel potential partners away from Beijing in Washington’s continued bid to rescue its waning primacy in Asia-Pacific. The most recent manifestation of this can be seen in the Philippines…

New Thai Government and America’s Asia ...

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After much uncertainty and a turbulent election, Thailand now has a new government led by its newly elected prime minister, Prayuth Chan-o-cha. This bodes well for Thailand’s stability and development as well as its growing ties with its ASEAN neighbours as well as with China. For the US and its attempts to reassert “primacy”…

US-backed Agitators Go “Missing” ...

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The Western media along with multiple US and European funded “rights” groups have sounded the alarm over what they claim is a wave of assassinations and physical attacks on “activists.” The particular target of these claims is Thailand. Articles like the Sydney Morning Herald’s “‘They sent an assassination squad': Thai exiles speak of life in fear,” allege: The attacks on…

Washington’s “Tiananmen” Li...

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Washington and its allies across the Western World have been particularly eager in observing this year’s anniversary of their version of the 1989 Tiananmen protests. It has become an opportunity to add political pressure atop economic pressure already being exerted on Beijing by Washington in its bid to encircle and contain China’s rise. This pressure comes mainly…

Human Rights Hypocrisy: Defending Billionaire...

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In the wake of Thailand’s recent elections, US and European-backed opposition forces were caught flatfooted, reeling from losing the popular vote to the military-linked Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP). Additionally, “rising political star” as the Western media refers to him…

US Diplomacy Sours in Southeast Asia

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Under the cover of “security threats” and promoting “democracy,” Washington has increased the frequency and amplitude of threats and pressure aimed at China’s partners around the world and specifically in Southeast Asia. The Southeast Asian Kingdom of Thailand, still erroneously…

As Thai-Chinese Relations Grow, So do US Thre...

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The Southeast Asian Kingdom of Thailand, a nation with nearly 70 million people and the second largest economy in the region, has accelerated already growing ties with China over the past 5 years. These ties include military purchases to replace Thailand’s aging US hardware with…

New US Ambassador to Australia Obsessed with ...

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US Ambassador to Australia Arthur Culvahouse Jr. wasted no time at his new diplomatic post to begin strong-arming Canberra into adopting Washington’s confrontational policy vis-à-vis Beijing. A Reuters article published by the South China Morning Post titled, “China using…


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