In my recent article on Philippines' ultimately absurd legal challenge to China's claims in the S. China Sea, I noted how that conflict arose from the prevailing wind to diss China's interests in the post WWII world. The cause for that are many. No doubt China's relative weakness vis-a-vis the West and/or Soviet Union, its plunge into a major civil war in the aftermath of … [Read more...] about Is China a Real Victor of WWII?
It seems that every time Xingjiang is in the news it is when something bad has occured. Doesn't anyone question why there are no good news out of Xingjiang? I will be honest here, I really hated the mainstream western press portrayal of events in that region of China. The general narrative is that China invaded and colonized that region. Today, the native people there faced … [Read more...] about Alternate View from Xingjiang
It is often said Chinese government propaganda like Xinhua, People's Daily, are highly agendaed and utterly unreliable. But how about America's government propaganda? Here's a recent example as illustration. Recently, news of protesters killed in Maoming over a chemical plant made suspicious rounds - only in the usual propaganda outlets, Radio Free Asia, Voice of America, … [Read more...] about Fact Checking US Government Propaganda On Maoming PX Protest Death
During my teenage years, I dreamed of becoming a jet fighter pilot. Believe it or not, I was accepted by the U.S. Air Force Academy, and had I opt for that career, I would certainly have seen my share of war. Anyways, few days ago, my family visited the U.S.S. Midway aircraft carrier in San Diego. The ship and the airplanes on it have been decommissioned for couple of … [Read more...] about The U.S.S. Midway and the Phantom F-4 jet fighter
Slideshow below are random shots I took while at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park today. I admire the efforts at this facility in educating the public about endangered animals as well as their active role in helping to stop some species from becoming extinct. On the topic of poaching, I think there is something to be said about the rich countries versus the poor. … [Read more...] about San Diego Zoo Safari Park and few thoughts on conservation