A closer look at the significance of a recent development with respect to COVID-19 in mainland Southeast Asia.
Source : France culture, Tara Schlegel, 27-03-2020 Entretien | La recherche se focalise sur les traitements et les vaccins, analyse le professeur Didier Sicard, mais elle néglige l’origine animale de l’épidémie. Spécialiste des maladies infectieuses, il affirme qu’il faut retourner sur le terrain, étudier de plus près la chaîne de transmission des coronavirus. Didier Sicard … Continue reading “Didier Sicard : « Il est urgent d’enquêter sur l’origine animale de l’épidémie de Covid-19 »”
The kicking off of track laying work spotlighted the development of a key infrastructure project within the bilateral relationship.
Par Chris Hamilton – Le 16 décembre 2019 – Source Econimica D’abord, la carte du siècle… littéralement. Pour ceux qui sont plongés dans le fiasco actuel des prises en pension (REPO), des QE et de la monétisation… il est utile de prendre du recul et de clarifier ce qui provoque la défaillance du système économique … Continue reading “Les femmes et les naissances, aussi faibles que possible”
Entretien |La recherche se focalise sur les traitements et les vaccins, analyse le professeur Didier Sicard, mais elle néglige l’origine animale de l’épidémie. Spécialiste des maladies infectieuses, il affirme qu’il faut retourner sur le terrain, étudier de plus près la chaîne de transmission des coronavirus. https://www.franceculture.fr/sciences/didier-sicard-il-est-urgent-denqueter-sur-lorigine-animale-de-lepidemie-de-covid-19 Pour Didier Sicard, il faut notamment « essayer de reconstituer … Continue reading “[Passionnant et important] Didier Sicard : « Il est urgent d’enquêter sur l’origine animale de l’épidémie de Covid-19 »”
Par Barbara Crossette − 2005 −Source World Policy Journal De toutes les morts politiques violentes du XXème siècle, aucune de celles qui concernaient les États-Unis ne fut entourée d’autant de zones d’ombres que le mystérieux crash aérien qui tua le président pakistanais Mohammed Zia ul-Haq en 1988. Cette tragédie coûta également la vie à un … Continue reading “Qui a tué Zia ?”
The Covid 19 pandemic is the second major crisis of globalization in a decade. The first was the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, from which the global economy took years to reach a semblance of recovery. We did not learn our lessons from the first, and this is perhaps why the impact of the second … Continue reading “COVID-19 and the Death of Connectivity”
London, March 24, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The African Union has taken delivery of 2,000 test kits from the Chinese government and is expecting additional 10,000 of them along with other crucial medical supplies needed to fight the spread of Covid-19 across the continent Already, Ethiopia has started distributing China’s donations of medical supplies. READ ALSO: COVID-19: ITALY APPROVES … Continue reading “African Union takes delivery of test kits, masks, protective suits from China to fight covid-19 in Africa”
Mar 23, 2020 Picture: A growing number of Southeast Asia airlines are suspending flights or even completely grounding their planes as multiple governments have decided to introduce strict immigration regulations in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The latest to announce a tough measure was Singapore Airlines, which said on March … Continue reading “Airline Carnage In Southeast Asia Reaches New Dimensions”
Mar 22, 2020 Picture: Myanmar insists to have avoided the coronavirus pandemic so far despite being surrounded by three countries battling the virus, including China where the outbreak started. As of March 20, 176 suspected cases have been tested starting from January, with none having returned a positive result, the government said. Additionally, 12 suspected … Continue reading “Myanmar, Laos Claim To Still Be Coronavirus-Free”
China’s poor rural neighbor says it has no cases. That’s unlikely to be true.
Mar 17, 2020 Picture: The coronavirus pandemic is throwing entire Southeast Asia in turmoil as travel restrictions and business closures are getting more extreme and widespread and tourism has almost come to a standstill. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte from March 17 has put the entire Philippine island of Luzon under an “enhanced community quarantine” until … Continue reading “Virus Frenzy: Philippines Locks Down Luzon, Thailand Closes Bars, Malaysia Seals Up”
Mar 04, 2020 Picture: The Cambodian government is close to signing a deal with the local subsidiary of French-owned, Singapore-based renewable power producer The Blue Circle to construct the energy-starving country’s first wind power farm. “Both sides expect to sign an agreement soon. I expect it will be done by June,” said Victor Jona, director … Continue reading “Cambodia To Get Its First Wind Power Farm”
The World Heritage site in Laos is endangered by mega-projects and Mekong dams.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi will meet with his ASEAN counterparts in Laos amid alarm over the COVID-19 epidemic.
With Bernie Sanders now having won New Hampshire (and probably Iowa, where he won the popular vote) and confirmed his position as the frontrunner for president in the Democratic Party primaries (the New York Times’ poll guru Nate Silver is giving him a better than 40% chance of gaining enough delegates by the end of … Continue reading “The Red-Baiting of Bernie Sanders Has Begun and is Already Becoming Laughable”
Taiwan has strengthened measures for preventing the spread of African swine fever in outlying Kinmen County, and the country as a whole remains on high alert, according to the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture Feb. 5. The additional actions follow the discovery of pigs washed ashore in the county’s Lieyu Township that tested positive for … Continue reading “ASF prevention measures strengthened in Kinmen”
Russia’s defense minister said it is sending out invitations to NATO states to take part in annual Moscow-led military drills called the “International Army Games.” Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu has invited “troops from 90 countries including NATO members,” the ministry said on its website on Friday, January 24. The games include events such as tank … Continue reading “Russia Invites NATO Militaries to Come Compete in the International Army Games”
A closer look at the broader significance of a recent arms delivery.
Jan 25, 2020 Picture: The success of TCEB’s exhibition industry this year will be attributed to the wider success of Thailand as a destination primed for the economic growth of its investors. Thailand’s per-capita GDP grew at a rate of 3.47 per cent in 2019 and is expected to grow by 3.55 per cent in … Continue reading “A Fresh Framework for Success in 2020”
In recent years, the regime has looked to be stuck in static thinking.
Photograph Source: Gauthier DELECROIX – CC BY 2.0 Do you remember SARS? Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) was so contagious; a SARS-afflicted man on an Air China flight in 2003 infected 20 passengers sitting at a distance away from him and two crew members. The simple act of flushing the toilet spread the deadly lung disease and health care … Continue reading “SARS-Like Disease Could Become a Pandemic”
The first white I met in Laos was a man of about 50. He was hunched over on a couch in the shabby lobby of a mini hotel, by the Savannakhet bus station. Not a big tourist attraction, the city does have an elegant Catholic church and dinosaur bones in a museum. When I addressed…
Photograph Source: Marion S. Trikosko, U.S. News & World Report Magazine – Public Domain Every year, until The Revolution comes again, the counter-revolution manipulates the historic birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, that so many people fought for, as their symbol of Black “integration” into imperialism and “non-violent” acquiescence to, at best, Barack Obama’s cynical … Continue reading “Martin Luther King and the Black Revolutionary Tradition”
I’m in Vientiane, a sleeping beauty just starting to wake up. I’m typing this at Spirit House, because it’s quiet. Three tables away sit two middle-aged monks. Checking their smartphones, they’re just chilling. Puffing a cigarette, one flashes his purple nipple episodically. In his cage, a crested bird whistles, while others, flying freely, chirp. The…
Photograph Source: Mark Heard from Calgary, Alberta, Canada – CC BY 2.0 Throughout the world, mega droughts are hitting hard with a ferocity not seen in decades and in some cases not seen in centuries. It’s not merely coincidental that as global warming accelerates droughts turn more vicious than ever before. All of which begs … Continue reading “Mega Droughts Engulf Countries”
Since President Trump’s assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, widespread alarm has centered on whether he is again dragging us into another war like Iraq, to detract from his impeachment. The bad news is that the situation is even more potentially disastrous. As a political-cultural geographer who has long studied the history of U.S. military … Continue reading “A War on Iran Would be Different From Iraq, and Far, Far Worse”
This is not an article intended to praise Qassem Suleimani, the Commander of Iran’s military who was whacked by President Trump with several Hellfire Missiles fired from a US drone at his vehicle outside the Baghdad Airport. What I do decry, however, is the almost universal characterization of Suleimani as “the baddest of the bad,” … Continue reading “US Jingoism Promotes Mindless Support for War with Iran”
At face value, the Financial Times’ article, “Laos’s Belt and Road project sparks questions over China ambitions,” reads like a politically-motivated attack on infrastructure development in Asia. Because it is. The article’s subheading, “High-speed train line in one of … The post Landlocked Laos is Finally Being Unlocked appeared first on Global Research.
Image Source: quapan – CC BY 2.0 Much of what passes for left commentary in the U.S. emerged from the post-WWII synthesis of radical right economics with a fey liberal notion of democracy. In recent years this synthesis has been given the name neoliberalism. Left largely untouched have been the premises and analytical architecture of … Continue reading “Neoliberalism and the End of Politics”
A closer look at Laos’s economy amid its success in achieving eligibility for graduation.
Taiwan has stepped up efforts for preventing an outbreak of African swine fever ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, as the government continues its commitment to protecting the country’s hog farming industry. With large numbers of travelers and an increased demand for pork products expected during the celebrations, several enhanced measures have … Continue reading “Executive Yuan announces New Year ASF prevention measures”
Dec 30, 2019 Picture: TCEB teams up with THAI and THAI Smile to launch APAC MaxiMICE, a new promotional campaign specifically designed to attract corporate customers in the Asia Pacific region. Highlighting a series of privileges including special airfare, the new incentive scheme aims to boost a quality MICE market and has a goal to … Continue reading “TCEB teams up with THAI and THAI Smile to tap into MICE in APAC”
The world situation is much worse than generally acknowledged. This last December, the coinciding meetings of NATO and of the climate change Congress of Parties (COP25) were barely reported, much less analyzed, even though the delegates held the fate of humanity in their hands. To some degree, their unelected delegates are not accountable to the … Continue reading “The Military and Climate Change/Justice”
Les sanctions nuisent au tiers de la population mondiale Par Sara Flounders − Le 3 décembre 2019 − Source workers.org La forme de guerre moderne la plus insidieuse et la plus répandue de Wall Street et du Pentagone, agissant en coordination, passe largement inaperçue et incontestée. Cette attaque calculée fait reculer des décennies de progrès … Continue reading “La guerre des États-Unis contre les sans-défense…”
Imports of canned Vietnamese pork products have been banned after a pork liver paste from the Southeast Asian country tested positive for African swine fever virus, according to the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture Dec. 25. Announcing the decision, COA head and Central Emergency Operation Center Director Chen Chi-chun said the suspect item was identified … Continue reading “Imports of canned Vietnamese pork products banned”
Dec 25, 2019 Picture: The Lao government is seeking input from academic and other research to help formulate strategies for poverty alleviation after acknowledging that it is only making slow progress. The Poverty Reduction Fund (PRF) under the country’s ministry of Agriculture and forestry has initiated the research concept on community-based poverty reduction, inviting Lao … Continue reading “Laos Seeks Scientific Solutions For Poverty Reduction”
Dec 12, 2019 Picture: BANGKOK, Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited (“Bangkok Bank” or the “Bank”) announced today that the Bank has entered into a conditional share purchase agreement with Standard Chartered Bank (“Standard Chartered”) and PT Astra International Tbk (“Astra”) to acquire their aggregate 89.12% shareholding in Indonesian bank PT … Continue reading “Bangkok Bank to strengthen regional position through acquisition of Permata in Indonesia from Standard Chartered Bank and Astra International”
Photograph Source: mathiaswasik – CC BY 2.0 At one of his permanent fascist-style campaign rallies on December 10, 2019, the day the U.S. House of Representatives rolled out Articles of Impeachment, United States President Donald J. Trump told an adoring Pennsylvania crowd that U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren “has a fresh mouth.” The meaning of this … Continue reading “Midnight Ramble: A Fascist Rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania”
The geographical scope of the US military is larger than the world, as even without the “Space Force” the militarization of space has proceeded apace. On this earth, there is its division into “commands.” We must not forget the US continental sprawl of bases, training grounds, bombing ranges, and oceanic military preserves, and similar uses … Continue reading “The Science of Lethality”
Comparing Howard Zinn and Yogi Berra in the same sentence probably leaves most on the left with their mouths wide open. But not so with baby boomers still on the left, and others who cling to sanity near the ninth circle of hell. Historian and Professor Howard Zinn and the great Yankees catcher Yogi Berra … Continue reading “The One Thing That US Leaders Seem to Do Well is Lie”
Taiwan is the only country in Asia with open civic space according to the People Power Under Attack report released Dec. 4 in Bangkok, spotlighting the nation’s status as a regional beacon of freedom and democracy. Published by South Africa-headquartered nongovernmental organization CIVICUS, the report divides countries and territories into five groups—from best to … Continue reading “Taiwan rated only country in Asia with ‘open’ civic space”
An African swine fever response drill is scheduled for Christmas Day in Taiwan as part of government efforts to ensure the country maintains maximum vigilance in the face of the ever-present threat from the virus, according to the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture Dec. 6. Based on the scenario of ASF outbreaks at three randomly … Continue reading “ASF drill scheduled for Christmas Day in Taiwan”
Elizabeth Warren is a neoliberal in the service of the oligarchs and plutocrats: the few and the wealthy! She stands in a long line of neoliberals who join the contemporary liberal populist parade. Long gone are the New Deal and Great Society days when at least a few social programs were enacted for some. Of … Continue reading “Elizabeth Warren: Savior of a Fallen System?”
David Harris is a hero, and he is one of my heroes. While this may sound maudlin to some, it was David Harris who was there at the beginning of the antiwar movement during the Vietnam War and who preceded that era with his work in the civil rights movement in the US South. David Harris … Continue reading “David Harris, Presente!”
Photograph Source: Studio Incendo – CC BY 2.0 It’s hard to know what to think about the student protests in Hong Kong. On the one hand, they are incredibly inspiring. The courage, determination, brilliant organizing in the face of corporate blocking of the social media platforms that have been so critical early on to coordinating … Continue reading “Student Protesters are Walking a Tightrope in Hong Kong”
The new initiative is yet another manifestation of Tokyo’s increasing defense role in the region.
Nov 15, 2019 Picture: HONG KONG –( ASIA TODAY )– Displaying a collective enthusiasm to build a safer future, 8,576 industry professionals journeyed from all corners of Asia to attend the 7th edition of Secutech Thailand, which finished its four day run on 31 October. With smart city solutions as a core theme, exhibitors and … Continue reading “Secutech Thailand 2019 draws to a successful close following positive response to inaugural ‘smart city solutions week’”
Bangkok (Thailand), 15 November 2019 – Ministers and senior officials from Mekong MOU countries – Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam – and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have concluded two days of discussions …
Présentation d’un livre traitant des violences domestiques à la bibliothèque anarcha-féministe. Aude Vincent, les éditions du ruisseau intrépide et la bibliothèque anarcha-féministe présentent l’ouvrage La cartographie de nos bleus le dimanche 24 novembre à 15h au local du Chat noir, 33 rue Puget. Ce livre traite du lourd sujet des violences conjugales, et mèle les … Continue reading “Cartographie de nos bleus – présentation de livre”