On the Events in Hong Kong: the Show Must Go On? By Vladimir Terehov

22 August 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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Recently, the NEO has been looking at the situation in and around Hong Kong from different angles. It is hard to disagree with the viewpoint that the external chaos of recent months in the streets of Hong Kong (which is, among other things, one of the world’s financial centers) has increasingly shown signs of a hybrid war waged against the Second World Superpower.

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John Pilger: We Are in a WAR SITUATION with China!

22 August 2019 — RT

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to legendary journalist and film-maker John Pilger on a round-up of all the latest issues. John describes the current state of global affairs as in a state of world war, warning that the ‘coming war on China’ he warned about…has now arrived, he also discusses the Hong Kong protests and why they have grown, along with US involvement in the unrest. He discusses the collapse of the global nuclear arms control framework with the end of the INF Treaty and the beginning of a new arms race with Russia, amid a situation where he describes it as Washington’s goal to break up the Russian Federation under Putin. He also warns of the increased risk of nuclear war as nuclear superpowers such as Pakistan and India are also entering major tensions between each other. John Pilger also discusses his concern with John Bolton being at the ear of Donald Trump, how Brexit has created mass-distraction in the UK from the most pressing of issues at home (such as austerity and the NHS) and abroad. He slams sanctions on Venezuela and Iran and also updates us on the condition of Wikileaks founder and publisher Julian Assange, after he visited him recently in Belmarsh prison.

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U.S.-UK Deep State Tries to Grab Hong Kong By Eric Zuesse

21 August 2019 — Greanville Post

Images and context in Western media are subject to expert manipulation and should not be believed as presented.

What can explain these recent instances, proven by Agence France-Press, in which outright frauds — lies (in the form of faked photos and videos) — are being spread online to support the agenda of breaking off, from China, Hong Kong (which has historically always been a part of China), so as to make Hong Kong an ‘independent’ nation?:

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Roots of Chaos in Hong Kong were Planted in Washington By Salman Rafi Sheikh

22 August 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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A significant part of US foreign policy rests on the notion that it should promote the ‘politics of chaos’ as this chaos, as I pointed out earlier, plays a key role in maintaining US hegemony on the international stage. This ‘politics of chaos’ is thus not just a strategy against rival states and strategic competitors; it is also a display of the US deep-state’s obsession with running the world unilaterally and denying other (emerging) powers their due status and the ability to challenge the US primacy.

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All along the watchtower: The follies of history

18 August 2019 — Asia Times

The ultimate American imperial dream is to engineer a Chinese vassal state

By Pepe Escobar, Cambodia

There must be some kind of way outta here
Said the joker to the thief
There’s too much confusion
I can’t get no relief

Business men, they drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
None were level on the mind
Nobody up at his word

-Bob Dylan, All Along the Watchtower (immortalized by Jimi Hendrix)

Nothing beats the beguiling, stony smiles at the Bayon temple near Angkor Wat in Cambodia’s Siem Reap to plunge us back into history’s vortex, re-imagining how empires, in their endless pursuit of power, rise and fall, usually because they eventually get the very war they had sought to avoid.

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China News Links 19-20 August 2019

20 August 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so check back

Are Recessions Inevitable?
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/08/20/are-recessions-inevitable/

11 Reasons Why So Many Experts Believe That a US Economic Crisis Is Imminent
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/08/20/11-reasons-why-so-many-experts-believe-that-a-us-economic-crisis-is-imminent/

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The Crisis in Hong Kong: Selected Stories

20 August 2019 — Global Research

Hong Kong in the Crosshairs of Global Power and Ideological Struggles

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

Hong Kong is one of the most extreme examples of big finance, neoliberal capitalism in the world. As a result, many people in Hong Kong are suffering from great economic insecurity in a city with 93 billionaires, second-most of any city. Read more…
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America’s “Hybrid War” against China has Entered a New Phase By Christopher Black

14 August 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

China and the Zombies of the Past

The hybrid war, being conducted against China by the United States and its gaggle of puppet states from the UK to Canada to Australia, has entered a new phase.

The first stage involved the massive shift of US air and naval forces to the Pacific and constant provocations against China in the South China Sea and the Taiwan Strait.

The second stage was the creation of disinformation about China’s treatment of minority groups, especially in Tibet and west China.

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China News Links 16-17 August 2019

17 August 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so check back

US Seeks to Become World Political Schemers
https://journal-neo.org/2019/08/17/us-seeks-to-become-world-political-schemers/

US continues to have predominant military influence in Africa, expert says
https://tass.com/world/1073849

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