New Free Trade Zone in the Xinjiang Uyghur Region

This week’s News on China. Sources: • Xinjiang free trade zone, Global Times • Australian Prime Minister Albanese met with Xi Jinping, Global Times SCMP • “Why the Philippines is exiting the Belt and Road,” Asia Times “Philippines reveals locations of 4 new strategic sites for U.S. military pact,” Reuters • “Huawei surges into the […]

Politicians and Tech CEOs Are Calling for Regulation of Artificial Intelligence: Can the Public Trust Them?

The first week of November 2023 was a big one for artificial intelligence. On Monday, October 30, US President Joe Biden issued a broad executive order (EO) aimed at promoting new standards for AI, which the White House claims will protect Americans’ privacy and provide safety from AI-related threats. On Wednesday, the US announced the Read More...

There is No Chinese “Debt Trap” in Sub-Saharan Africa, According to the IMF

This week’s News on China. Sources: • “IMF denies ‘debt trap,’” South China Morning Post, 24.10.2023 “‘Unimpeded trade’: China begins to deliver on US$10 billion promise to African businesses,” SCMP, 28.10.2023 • “China develops the ‘most advanced memory chip in the world’,” SCMP, 26.10.2023 “Xiaomi launches home-grown cross-device system with HyperOS, as US-sanctioned Huawei moves […]

Shadow Armies Are Waging an Invisible War on Us All

The Global Information Battlefield and the Censorship Machine The world of psychological operations and information warfare is complex and often controversial. Our investigation explores the role of the United States government in this sphere, its partnerships with private enterprises and academia, and the emergence of a new Department of Defense (DOD) doctrine that views the Read More...

Chinese consumers are favouring Huawei as Apple sales slump

By Rhod Mackenzie There is mounting evidence that Apple is losing its Chinese customer base. Primarily, this pertains to the newest iPhone 15 model, which has not been selling well in this crucial foreign market. Its sales declined by 6% in September compared to the previous year, according to the research firm GfK. Furthermore, another […]

Five Ways Your Privacy Is Under Attack – And How To Protect It

“There’s a way to look at digital communications in the past. I can’t go into detail of how that’s done or what’s done, but I can tell you that no digital communication is secure.” Those were the startling words shared by former FBI Counter Terrorism agent Tim Clemente just over a decade ago on CNN Read More...

Backlash Looms as US Ignores Dutch Interests to Hinder China

Illustration: Chen Xia/GT The US doesn’t seem to be hesitant for a second to sacrifice its allies so as to contain China. The tightening chip export restrictions show that it is willing to do whatever it takes to hinder China’s technological development. But that doesn’t mean its allies will unconditionally follow such an extreme approach […]

Five Ways Your Health Is Under Attack – And How To Protect Yourself

Your body, mind, and spirit are under attack. It’s time to fight back. In the course of my work as an independent journalist I have explored many important topics which provide crucial context on the pressing issues of the day. This has ranged from geopolitical discussions, political corruption, child abuse and trafficking rings, and so Read More...

Why Failed Psychiatry Lives On: Its Industrial Complex, Politics & Technology Worship

by interviewers, I have talked about the components of the psychiatric-pharmaceutical-industrial complex, along with how psychiatry meets the political needs of the ruling class and dysfunctional families. In addition to these financial and political explanations, a fundamental cultural reason why psychiatry lives on is Western society’s worship of technology.