World Watching Geo-Politics Archived # 20

 

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Valley Morning Star | 01 May 2018

PARIS (AP) — French far right leader Marine Le Pen is joining other anti-immigration populist leaders from around Europe for



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Global stocks climb after Xi promises trade reforms

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Xi spoke of opening China’s economy in his speech. Photo: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Markets around the world are rallying Tuesday morning after Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech pledging to significantly lower tariffs on imported cars and emphasizing that China wants a “greater balance of international payments.”





The British Empire Is Un-Masked, But Desperate

Dr. David Kelly. “Suicided” after testifying against Blair’s “sexed up dossier” that lead to the Iraq War.

The British Imperial Lords are in a state of shock. Their frantic effort to save the Empire came crashing down Tuesday when the scientists at Porton Down refused to lie for the Empire — refused to say that the nerve agent in the Skripal case came from Russia. Recall that it was David Kelly, the head of the Defence Microbiology Division at Porton Down and a member of the inspection team in Iraq, who blew the whistle on Tony Blair’s “sexed up” dossier claiming that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. As a scientist he refused to lie. Kelly was “suicided” as a result, and the illegal and genocidal war went on.

This time, neither George W. Bush nor Barack Obama are around to provide cover for the Empire’s lies. President Trump, to the dismay of the British and American oligarchs and press whores, has refused to say (or tweet) a word about the Russian role in the Skripal case. He spoke to Putin afrter the incident without mentioning it, and, just yesterday, told the press yet again that “getting along with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing.”







President Trump: “We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago”

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Despite President Trump previously calling the US’ relationship with China “one-sided”, Trump once again insisted there is no impending trade war. Taking to Twitter this morning, the president tweeted: “We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented the U.S. Now we have a Trade Deficit of $500 Billion a year, with Intellectual Property Theft of another $300 Billion. We cannot let this continue!”





Very Least, Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over

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TEPCO is finally admitting that Fukushima radiation has been leaking to the Pacific Ocean all along. And it’s NOT over….









 













The Times of India | 2018-03-21

SINGAPORE: Singapore‘s parliament Wednesday passed a controversial law giving authorities the power to block all electronic communications at the scene of a





 









Hillary Clinton had another embarrassing tumble in India while on her endless book tour. 

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China Reveals Largest Defense Budget In Three Years

China’s government has been relatively vocal in transforming itself into a serious threat against the West — by modernizing its military in anticipation of future wars with Washington. It it therefore not surprising when the official Xinhua news agency reports that China will increase its defense budget by 8.1 percent in 2018, up marginally from last year’s 7 percent.

China has undoubtedly given America’s military-industrial complex and clueless politicians in Washington a stern message, by increasing its defense budget to the highest levels in more than three years, even as the country insists it does not mean harm.

According to the annual budget report, submitted to the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress Monday, the 2018 defense budget will be 1.11 trillion yuan (approximately 175 billion U.S. dollars). In 2017, the country spent roughly 1.02 trillion yuan (approximately 161.87 billion dollars) on its military budget in 2017, or about 1.3 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP).

The United States is the only country that outpaces China in defense spending, with the Pentagon’s expenditures exceeding four times Beijing’s, according to the latest report of the 2018 Military Budgets via the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

In a speech at an annual Meeting of China’s National People’s Congress, Premier Li Keqiang suggested the country faced “profound changes in the national security environment,” requiring a stronger military.

As we stated before the conference, geopolitical strategists are concerned about President Xi Jinping aggressive military buildup and power grab, which has put Beijing on a crash course for military conflict with Washington.

“In the Asia-Pacific, the dominant role of the United States in a political and military sense will have to be readjusted,” said Cui Liru, former president of the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, a think tank under the Ministry of State Security that often reflects official thinking. “It doesn’t mean U.S. interests must be sacrificed. But if the U.S. insists on a dominant role forever, that’s a problem.”