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The coming war on China

The coming war on China: A major US military build-up – including nuclear weapons – is underway in Asia and the Pacific with the purpose of confronting China. This is provocative and dangerous, argues John Pilger in his special report.

Tax avoidance: An in-depth and global look at how corporations and rich individuals are looting the public purse – and why governments are allowing them to get away with it. Edited by Josh Eisen and Richard Swift.

December 2016, Issue 498

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  • From this month's guest editor: John Pilger

    From this month's guest editor: John Pilger

    Journalist John Pilger introduces the December edition of New Internationalist magazine.

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  • The coming war on China

    The coming war on China

    A major US military build-up – including nuclear weapons – is under way in Asia and the Pacific with the purpose of confronting China. John Pilger raises the alarm on an under-reported and dangerous provocation.

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  • Bikini was just the beginning, bombs still threaten the islanders

    Bikini was just the beginning, bombs still threaten the islanders

    John Pilger visits the Marshall Islands and its bomb survivors, still blighted by US nuclear weapons.

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  • Tax cheating, easy living

    Tax cheating, easy living

    Josh Eisen and Richard Swift tour the offshore world to find out why governments are drowning in debt.

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  • Tax avoidance: the damage done

    Tax avoidance: the damage done

    Tax avoidance is anything but a victimless crime, with some of its most pernicious effects in the Global South, Stephanie Boyd shows.

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  • Fox in charge of the hen house

    Fox in charge of the hen house

    Alain Deneault explains how states legalize tax fraud.

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  • Whose money is it anyway?

    Whose money is it anyway?

    Dan Hind explodes the self-righteous excuses of tax cheats.

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  • The dissimulation game

    The dissimulation game

    Tax avoidance is a worldwide system involving many destinations and layers of financial manipulation. We chart a few of the strands to show who wins and who loses.

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  • Ending the offshore bonanza

    Ending the offshore bonanza

    There are ways to change the irresponsible system of tax avoidance, as Niko Block demonstrates.

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  • The dictionary of deceit

    The dictionary of deceit

    New Internationalist dissects the language of high finance with low motives.

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  • Acts of conscience on a bended knee

    Acts of conscience on a bended knee

    Mark Engler reflects on how one man's protest made waves around the US.

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  • Film reviews

    Film reviews

    Malcolm Lewis reviews Chi-Raq and The Unknown Girl.

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  • Music reviews

    Music reviews

    Louise Gray reviews releases from Louise Bichan and Sun Ra.

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  • Book reviews

    Book reviews

    Latest releases, including fiction by Vamba Sherif.

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  • Southern Exposure: Sucheta Das

    Southern Exposure: Sucheta Das

    A sole story by Sucheta Das.

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  • Country profile: South Sudan

    Country profile: South Sudan

    Eleanor Hobhouse considers the state of Africa's newest nation, five years after independence.

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  • Only Planet

    Only Planet

    The latest cartoon by Marc Roberts.

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  • Sexism A and sexism B

    Sexism A and sexism B

    There's accidental sexism, and then there's persistent misogyny, writes Kate Smurthwaite.

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  • A word with Moby

    A word with Moby

    The singer and musician talks to Graeme Green about fame, frustration and failing systems.

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