Baby Steps: The Pentagon can now only buy American flags made in U.S.A.

21WIRE + Wash Post | As of Friday, American flags purchased by the U.S. military must be completely made in America.

Shocker: China Dumps $50 Billion in US Treasury Paper, Leaving Europe to Pick Up Slack

21WIRE + Zero Hedge | China sold second-largest amount ever of US Treasuries In December: and guess who comes to the rescue?

Suicidal Man Jumps Into Tiger Pit at Chinese Zoo

21WIRE + Mail Online | He later claimed he ‘sacrificed himself’ in order to champion the plight the Bengal tigers.

The Elite’s Playbook of Geopolitical and Ideological Quests

Andrew McKillop | Your guide to understanding where this new the new multi-polar Titanic may be heading.

‘China Default’ at end of January could rock world markets

21WIRE + Forbes | Fears of a ‘major default contagion’, due to hit on January 31st – have already begun to cascade.

It’s Official: China Becomes Largest Trading Nation – Now What?

James Hall | We all knew this was coming, now what happens?

Brain Drain USA: Trend Towards China and India Attracting US Sci-Tech Talent

Patrick Henningsen | What happens when Asia attracts America’s best, brightest, and most daring young science and technology talent?

Cameron Looks to China to Supply Europe’s First Internet Censorship Wall in Britain

21st Century Wire | The UK’s latest fabricated crisis is set to give up way too much power to this Chinese company.

Loose Ends: Ed Snowden’s ‘magic thumb drive’ and other NSA fantasies

21st Century Wire | It seems surrogates of the state have been out in full force, condemning the actions of the former intelligence employee.

On A False Premise: US looks to G8 Summit to build ‘consensus’ over Syria

21st Century Wire | These claims are unsubstantiated.