Asia

Trump Accidentally Admits That China is Correct About Meng Wanzhou

On 11 December, three important developments occurred regarding the political imprisonment of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. First, with no formal extradition request from the United States forthcoming, a Canadian judge temporarily freed Meng on a whopping $10 million bail. Then it was announced that former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig was arrested in […]

The Charter Change Draft Just Passed by The Philippine House Insults The Intelligence of True Reformists

The Philippine House of Representatives just voted in favour of a draft constitutional reform package on its third and final reading. The draft is largely the brainchild of House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and as such, represents a grave disappointment for those who had high hopes for her Speakership. The final vote tally was […]

European Governments Are Giving Their Own Populations a Very Small Taste of The Colonial Experience

There can be no denying that much of Europe is about to enter a winter of discontent. Perceived and real problems ranging from the phenomenon of trickle-up neo-liberal economics to real terms price inflation, the stagnation of economic growth and the simultaneous cutting of traditional social programmes has left many […]

On World Human Rights Day, The Inhumane Treatment of Huawei Meng Wanzhou by Canadian Authorities Becomes Clearer

After summoning the Canadian Ambassador in Beijing, China has now summoned the American Ambassador to discuss the status of Meng Wanzhou – the Chinese political prisoner who remains behind bars in Canada in spite of having committed no wrongdoing. While China has warned Canada of “grave consequences” if Meng is not […]