New Internationalist

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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.

Filed in: China United States

From this month's guest editor: John Pilger

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

Filed in: China

Fat

A young South Korean‘s attempts to avoid conscription by becoming obese cause uproar in his family. Written by Krys Lee.

Filed in: Fiction Korea, South

Taking matters into their own hands

Labour rights in post-socialist countries such as Russia, China and Vietnam are being fought for from outside, not within, official trade unions. Tim Pringle reports.

Filed in: China Russia Trade Unions Vietnam Work

Culture of the heart: from China to the West

A great-grandfather’s autobiographical account reveals a window into the past and present, writes Peter Kenworthy.

Filed in: China Culture

A good day for the Philippines

Iris Gonzales reports on the historic ruling against China’s claim over disputed territory.

Filed in: China Philippines

The Mekong River is not for sale!

The landscape, and the local peoples’ livelihood, have irrevocably changed, Gary Wockner reports in this photo essay.

Filed in: China Laos Thailand Vietnam

Mongolia’s dzud disaster

Plunging temperatures test the survival skills of the country’s nomadic herders, as this photo essay by Madoka Ikegami shows.

Filed in: Mongolia

China’s economic woes risk trickling down to civil society

The country’s recent clampdown suggests deep concern over future levels of unemployment, writes Jessica Toale.

Filed in: China Economics United Kingdom

Forest bathing

Escaping the pressures of modern life in Japan. By Tina Burrett and Christopher Simons.

Filed in: Environment Forests Health Japan

Introducing... Freddy Lim

Who would have imagined that a tattooed heavy-metal musician would break the stale stand-off in Taiwanese politics? Richard Swift asks.

Filed in: Taiwan

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