Notes on the News

By Gwydion M. Williams Canada Drowns, Business Hesitates Government: It’s Not a Bad Habit China: the New Civilisation that the Soviet Union Failed To Be Snippets OLIMBY Covid: Survival of the Worst China’s Sputnik Moment? Unhappy Rich People Did Modern Humans Invent Cold-Blooded Murder? Canada Drowns, Business Hesitates “Atmospheric rivers are typically several thousand kilometers … Continue reading Notes on the News

The United States does not support Taiwan independence.

The US and the UK recognise that Taiwan is part of China.  Yet they speak as if  Taiwan’s independence might be endangered and Taiwan need their protection, military if need be. The BBC gives the impression that Taiwan is under threat.  It is ambiguous, as at times it is very careful about stating that the Chinese planes … Continue reading The United States does not support Taiwan independence.

Aukus – Parliament Notes 1

There is NATO, there is Five Eyes (the Anglo-Saxon English speaking alliance between Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the UK and the US); there is the Quadrilateral Security Dialog—the so-called "Quad"—a strategic engagement between Australia, India, Japan, and the United States, there is the 1971 Five Powers Defence Arrangements, (Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and the UK).   Now … Continue reading Aukus – Parliament Notes 1

Why isn’t the British left excited by what’s happening in China?

Diary of an ex-Corbyn foot soldier (September, 2021)  Dictionary definition of “foot soldier”: “…a dedicated low level follower…”  Michael Murray: murraymicha@gmail.com; FaceBook: Michael Murray London Contents:   (1) “Why isn’t the British left excited by what’s happening in China?” (2)  “The Uyghurs and China” (1) “Why isn’t the British left excited by what’s happening in China?” Introduction “Okay. … Continue reading Why isn’t the British left excited by what’s happening in China?