Over the past several years, the People's Republic of China (PRC) has stepped up its courtship of America's state and local officials. A growing stream of Governors, Mayors, County Commissioners, school superintendents, college presidents and university officials have been making the pilgrimage to Beijing and other Chinese "sister cities," in efforts aimed at wooing Chinese investors to their communities and in search of export opportunities to China's growing consumer market.
The intense mutual lobbying between local U.S. and Chinese officials is expected to hit a new zenith in mid July, as our nation's state Governors gather in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the summer meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA). Their Chinese counterparts will join them there at the NGA's first U.S.-China Governors Forum.
After pulling out of the recent Republican Leadership Convention held in New Orleans because he had a cold, Jon Huntsman has been the picture of health. There’s a hardly a press opportunity he hasn’t availed himself of now that he is an official candidate for the Republican nomination for President.
Huntsman, the former Obama administration’s ambassador to China, has been trading in on his experience with America’s chief creditor by hobnobbing with someone else who knows something about relations with the gigantic Asian nation — Dr. Henry Kissinger (pictured).
After witnessing the massive economic crisis swamping the European Union and euro-zone countries in particular, the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR or UNASUL) has slowed plans to create its own continental central bank and regional currency.
“When we started UNASUR the idea was to create a single central bank and a single currency, but the experiences of Europe led us to park the initiative,” explained Rafael Follonier, the Argentine representative to UNASUR. “In the European Union the single currency is a corset preventing members from leaving.”
In an exchange on Fox News, Dick Morris and Sean Hannity discussed conspiracy theories about the IMF, the Federal Reserve, and the G20 Long Summit, and sounded as if they were almost ready to believe them, but is there any truth to these theories?
During presidential campaigns, candidates have constantly promised Americans “change,” from Dwight Eisenhower's "Mandate for Change" to Barack Obama's "Change We Can Believe In." Such promises are not new to the voting public as one will see when closely examining the forces at play such as the Trilateral Commission and principally the Council on Foreign Relations.
By definition, a conspiracy is when two or more people work in secret for evil purposes. The John Birch Society believes this definition fits a number of groups working against the independence of the United States. Extensive study has shown us that history is rarely accidental.
This article originally appeared on August 25, 2010, at The New American website and is reposted here with permission.
After serving with distinction as a U.S. Army officer in China during World War II, Captain John Birch was murdered by Chinese communist forces 65 years ago on August 25, 1945. The war had ended only ten days earlier.
The following article, "John Birch: In the Story of One American, the Ordeal of His Age," by Patricia Hurley originally appeared in the June 16, 1986 issue of The New American magazine. We are posting this article today in memory of John Birch, namesake of The John Birch Society, who was killed in China on this day 65 years ago.
In 1945, ten days after the end of World War II, a young American soldier was brutally murdered in a deliberate attack by Chinese Communists.
Here's a brief review of a very revealing book, especially for those who viewed Glenn Beck's programs this week about the 1969 radical manifesto, "You Don't Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows." This book review originally appeared in the July 5, 1999 issue of The New American magazine as a helpful guide to those interested in a deeper understanding of elite power politics and the larger cultural-social revolution which is the "prefigurative dimension" of the political revolution that is battering and undermining American society, institutions, and values.