CNN recently repeated an article from Financial Times on the news China has temporarily overtaken the United States as the world's largest net oil importer. In spinning this news, their narrative went as follows: "China has overtaken the US as the world's largest net importer of oil, in a generational shift that will shake up the geopolitics of natural resources." First of … [Read more...] about CNN and Financial Times spin news of China topping U.S. in importing oil as shake up to geopolitics of natural resources
Back in October 4, 2011, I predicted the Occupy Wall Street movement would fizzle, simply because the U.S. corporate media were not behind it. pug_ster argued Obama's first term supporters were starting to become disillusioned, "Just today the Unions, Moveon.org and many other left groups whom have supported Obama in the past are joining this protest." While true, I still … [Read more...] about A powerful infographic of America’s inequality perception gap
This is a good start, but we need more articles like this in the Mainland press, not just HK: West has no reason to be smug Graeme Maxton says Western leaders who lecture the rest of the world about democracy, human rights and the free market should first practise what they preach, then learn to respect other … [Read more...] about Good to see Chinese media going on the offensive in an unapologetic manner
@DeWang already addressed this topic, but I felt it appropriate to add a more visual perspective on this, and a simple commentary to the last blog entry simply does not suffice. I did an image search on the term "Hong Kong education protest", and here are just a few of the numerous pictures that appeared. The question that comes immediately to my mind is: Anyone notice all … [Read more...] about A Follow Up on the Hong Kong Curriculum Protest – Who’s doing the “brainwashing”?
The Economist is often held prisoner by its own prejudice arising from its whatever-China-does-internationally-is-wrong stance, and a recent article on the South China Sea disputes proves it. Behold the latest offering from intellectual dungeons of the The Economist: "The devil in the deep blue detail". Sadly, but not surprisingly, the newspaper warns against the … [Read more...] about The Economist and the South China Sea: It is “complex” if I can’t understand it