Death toll from Saudi airstrike on Yemeni wedding rises to 88

By Leith Aboufadel The death toll from the Saudi airstrike on the Yemeni wedding, yesterday, has risen exponentially, the Yemen-based Saba News Agency reported this morning. According to the Saba report, at More »

Vandals Desecrated a Monument to Victims of Nazism in Poltava, Ukraine

The monument to the “Grieving mother” and monument to the victims of Nazism in Poltava was damaged on April 22nd by the hands of unknown vandals. Unknown persons painted it with Nazi More »

Armenia prime minister Serzh Sargsyan resigns

Armenian prime minister Serzh Sargsyan on Monday, April 23 resigned from his post after tens of thousands of demonstrators paralyzed traffic across the country for more than 10 days to protest against More »

Korean Americans Join Spring Action to End Wars at Home and Abroad

People across the U.S. mobilized on April 14-15 to demand an end to U.S. wars around the world. In dozens of cities, including New York, Oakland, Washington DC, and Atlanta, protesters rallied More »

Syria bombing protest erupts into RIOT as activists try to topple US President statue

By Rebecca Perring Greece: SYRIA bombing protesters clashed with riot police as demonstrations against the airstrike attack by US, UK and French forces saw furious activists try to pull down a statue More »

 

China | Succession Politics and the Cost of Eliminating Presidential Term Limits in China

By Taisu Zhang

On Feb. 25, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) issued a formal amendment proposal to abolish constitutional term limits for the presidency. Assuming the amendment goes through, which it almost certainly will, there would no longer be any formal institutional obstacles preventing Xi Jinping from staying in all three of his current positions—Party Secretary, Chairman of the Central Military Commission and President—for life. This would be an exceedingly clear signal that the “” of Chinese high politics, under which lifelong rule by a single strongman gave way to regular retirement, rotations, and collective decision-making, has collapsed, and that Xi will remain in power for the foreseeable future.

China | US officials call in question a market-oriented economy in China. China expressed grave concerns

By Zhong Nan and Ren Xiaojin

China expressed grave concerns about the Office of the United States Trade Representative accusing China, in a trade policy document earlier this week, of adopting “hostile policies” in trade activities, according to the Ministry of Commerce and analysts in Beijing.

China | La Chine sort 68 millions de personnes de la pauvreté en cinq ans

Quelque 68,53 millions de personnes sont sortis de la pauvreté en Chine au cours des cinq dernières années, grâce aux efforts de l’Administration qui a lutté pour l’abaissement du taux de pauvreté qui est passé de 10,2% en 2012 à 3,1% en 2017

Le Bureau du Groupe pilote du Conseil d’Etat pour la réduction de la pauvreté et le développement a fait état de la réduction annuelle d’au moins 13 millions de personnes.

China | China to move millions of people from homes in anti-poverty drive

Mass relocation from remote rural villages is part of Xi Jinping’s goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2020

by Tom Phillips

Xiao Ercha lives in a tumbledown shanty beside a pigsty, thousands of kilometres and a world away from the awe-inspiring skyscrapers of Beijing and Shanghai.

China | DPRK: UN official stresses urgency of reducing tensions

In this Dec 9, 2017 photo, UN Undersecretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, center, arrives at an airport in Beijing, China. Feltman met Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho and had two sessions of talks with Vice-Foreign Minister Pak Myong-guk during his four-day visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and left Pyongyang on Dec 9, 2017. (MINORU IWASAKI/KYODO NEWS VIA AP)

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