16:19 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
The rioters occupied the Chinese University and the Polytechnic University (PolyU) which are next to large streets and the important Cross-Harbor-Tunnel. Using the universities as logistic bases and fortifications they managed to keep many roads closed throughout day and night. After some negotiations with the president of the Chinese University the rioters evacuated from there while leaving some 8,000 petrol bombs behind. They concentrated in the PolyU next to the Cross-Harbor-Tunnel. That was a mistake.
20:22 [New Eastern Outlook] (E)
Although the ordinary reader of the western media would scarcely be aware of it, the rest of the world is making fundamental changes to economic and political relationships. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the greater Eurasian region. This area of land encompasses four of the worlds officially acknowledged eight nuclear armed powers of which the eighth, Israel, is of the region geographically, but through its attitudes, policies and behaviour effectively operate outside the fundamental shift occurring in the region. While not part of those far-reaching changes occurring in the region, Israel actively does its best, as with Syria and Iran, to actively sabotage and undermine the tectonic political shifts that are occurring.
21:00 [ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights] (E)
Regional lawmakers called for the immediate and unconditional release of Mu Sochua, Vice-President of Cambodia’s main opposition party, following her detention by Malaysian authorities at Kuala Lumpur airport, and called for all ASEAN countries to respect the fundamental freedoms of Cambodian citizens.
9:20 [One World] (E)
The interview that Russian Prime Minister Medevedev gave to the Bangkok Post during his recent visit to Thailand to attend the ASEAN Summit there served to remind everyone of Russia`s skepticism towards the US` "Indo-Pacific" concept, which he believes reduces the bloc`s centrality in regional affairs and also unnecessarily pressures its members to depart from their historic position of non-alignment, though this stance shouldn`t be interpreted as signaling that Russia is against this strategy`s publicly proclaimed goals of free trade and improved regional connectivity.
8:35 [The Irish Times] (E)
The US dropped 270 million bombs on Laos during the Vietnam war. More than 40 years later, the devices are still killing people.
11:36 [Asia Sentinel] (E)
In Malaysia today, halal practices, or those that adhere to Islamic law, are deeply important for increasingly devout Muslims, who make up more than 60 percent of the population. The country’s Department of Islamic Development, known by its Malay acronym JAKIM, is the sole statutory halal certifier although it has neither fully operational forensic laboratories nor experienced staff, despite having enormous and mostly arbitrary power.
11:27 [Khmer Times] (E)
The violent protests in Hong Kong over the past seven months have significantly rocked the economy, legitimacy, and society of this financial centre of Asia. It is very alarming and a challenge for the Hong Kong government to take appropriate and effective intervention to curb the protests. The Chinese government regards the protests as “colour revolution” with Hong Kong’s characteristics due to widespread riots across the city and the collateral damages are serious and beyond Hong Kong itself.
23:04 [ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights] (E)
Lawmakers from Southeast Asia today expressed disappointment that the Cambodian Supreme Court did not grant bail to youth activist Kong Raya, urging the authorities to immediately release him along with fellow activist Soung Neak Poan, and drop all charges against them and other individuals detained solely for exercising their fundamental freedoms.
17:34 [National Justice] (E)
The most recurring story Westerners get about Japan is that their society is old and dying. The latest polling data shows that 40% of Japanese Millennials are virgins. Every year fewer couples get married and fewer babies are born than the last year. The country`s median age? 46. This sterility is caused by the Allied imposition of two known race carcinogens: liberal capitalism and feminism.
19:44 [Press TV] (E)
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he will not take back his criticism in September of India`s actions in the disputed region of Kashmir, even as Indian companies plan to stop buying Malaysian palm oil.
22:25 [The Unz Review] (E)
Everywhere, since ancient times, peole have feared government corruption for, unlike war or fraud, corrupt policies cripple nations for centuries. No society has suffered more grievously from–nor waged more protracted war against–official corruption than the Chinese. Today however, though the story not over, it is nearing a goal that could make them the envy of the world and, like most Chinese stories, theirs is a long one.
3:03 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
Tom Luongo - While President Trump keeps trying to support a stock market via noises about negotiations with China progressing well, things are spiraling out of control in Hong Kong. The protests continue to escalate and show no signs of slowing down. The goal has explicitly become attacking the legitimacy of the Hong Kong government and bringing down an economy vulnerable to a falling property market.
3:00 [The Saker] (E)
By Pepe Escobar - Deciphering who’s behind the violence leads to a long list of possibilities. “If we burn, you burn with us.” “Self-destruct together.” (Lam chao.) The new slogans of Hong Kong’s black bloc – a mob on a rampage connected to the black shirt protestors – made their first appearance on a rainy Sunday afternoon, scrawled on walls in Kowloon. Decoding the slogans is essential to understand the mindless street violence that was unleashed even before the anti-mask law passed by the government of the Special Administrative Region (SAR) went into effect at midnight on Friday, October 4.
11:11 [New Eastern Outlook] (E)
The capitalist world is in decay. The West is rotting. Anger and nihilism are pouring from the imperialist empire whose citizens are frustrated; not at peace with themselves. Imperialist North America and Europe are furious at the countries like Venezuela and Cuba because their thinkers and leaders are exposing the terrible deterioration of values which is streaming from the neo-colonialist and historically imperialist countries. But it is China and Russia who are at the forefront of spite of the Western nation and their propagandists. It is all grotesque, now.
9:41 [New Eastern Outlook] (E)
Student protests, West Papua independence struggle, monstrous forest fires, an earthquake and a collapsing economy – the increasingly religiously fundamentalist Indonesia is suddenly facing too many disasters. It cannot cope with any of them. Nothing seems to be going well for Indonesia, these days. People in West Papua are rebelling; an earthquake has devastated several communities in Ambon. The economy is slowing down, and is expected to grow only below 5%, while the population is skyrocketing, out of control.
20:03 [Asia Times] (E)
Lawrence YK Ma is the executive council chairman of the Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation and director of the China Law Society, the Chinese Judicial Studies Association and the Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation. He also finds time to teach law at Nankai University in Tianjin. Ma is the go-to expert in what is arguably the most sensitive subject in Hong Kong: He meticulously tracks perceived foreign interference in the Special Administrative Region (SAR).
13:15 [Press TV] (E)
China has slammed a decision by the United States to restrict visas for Chinese officials whom Washington says are involved in rights violations against Muslim minorities in the far-western region of Xinjiang, calling on the US to withdraw the measure.
21:16 [Zero Hedge] (E)
China has marked the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule with a parade involving 15,000 soldiers and advanced military hardware. However, as Statista`s Niall McCarthy notes, the celebrations have been overshadowed by the outbreak of fierce anti-government protests in Hong Kong which have occurred in defiance of a protest ban.
21:15 [German Foreign Policy] (E)
Since Berlin`s ceremonial reception of a secessionist from Hong Kong, the People`s Republic of China has been reducing its working relations with Germany. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi canceled a series of bilateral meetings with his German counterpart Heiko Maas.
15:00 [Voltaire Network] (E)
Clearly, some young people in Hong Kong have adopted British culture - after the handover to China of their special province. They do not know the history of their country and what they owe to the Peoples’ Republic of China. For their great grandparents, London had brought only misery and desolation, causing the collapse of the Middle Kingdom.
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