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ASIA FILES

The 21st century world order changing in ways which the previous generation could not have easily imagined. One of the primary factors in the current transition from a unipolar world order to a multipolar world order - is the continent of Asia. Leading the charge in the new plurality is China, followed by India, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and the Asean group members. Follow 21WIRE's Asia Files for key news and though-provoking features on this global regional powerhouse...

REPORTS: India Deploys Air Defense and Fighter Jets to Border with China

AMN | India has deployed a quick-reaction air defense system to the Ladakh region to try and rebalance border dispute.

Insurgents Attack Pakistan Stock Exchange, Killing Three

AP | Food supplies were found on the bodies of the gunmen, indicating they had planned a long siege.

China vs India: Who Really Benefits?

Tony Cartalucci | In the end, this standoff serve the interests of neither nation, but it does serve the interests of Washington’s desabilization plans for the region.

Economic Vice: Why is the US Still Sanctioning Syria?

Tony Cartalucci | US sanctions against Syria have long since outlived the alleged motivation, but will they ever end?

Border War: Standoff Leaves 20 Indian Soldiers Dead in Confrontation with Chinese Army

21WIRE | First loss of life in 45 years and comes after weeks of tension between the two sides.

COVID-19 Crisis: Why is West copying all China’s COVID policies?

21WIRE | Has the Coronavirus crisis initiated a process of harmonization for global fascism?

SUNDAY SCREENING: ‘Have Fun in Pyongyang’ (2020)

SUNDAY SCREENING | An insight into life and understanding how an isolated country survived the Cold War, famine in the 1990s, and the never-ending diplomatic and military standoffs.

China’s New ‘Coronavirus’ Surveillance Grid: 24/7 Tracking, Big Data, Drones – A Permanent State

21WIRE | China’s ‘national monitoring experiment’ will not go away after COVID-19 is finally ‘contained.’ Rather, the measures will be permanent.

New Indonesian Capital in Borneo: From Rural Misery to Grody Dreams of Urban Glory

Andre Vltchek and Mira Lubis | On the ground tracking the latest grand project, and yet another re-distribution of the national wealth into the hands of transnational elites.

China Looks to Traditional Chinese Medicine to Treat Coronavirus

21WIRE | China’s mobilization efforts against COVID-19 have not only been with allopathic treatments, but also from the field of traditional Chinese medicine.

Coronavirus Exposes Hong Kong’s Fake ‘Pro-Democracy’ Mobs

Joseph Thomas | Behind the US-led agenda is a racist, anti-Chinese campaign to use the territory as a vector to project power into mainland China.

COVID-19 and Total Social Control: ‘This is No Futuristic Scenario’

F. William Engdahl | It’s not difficult to see exactly how governments and selected corporations are using the threat of pandemic to lock-down various aspects of society and force the public into accepting restrictions and mandatory protocols.

Andre Vltchek on Duterte and Why Philippines Defied Trump and Embraced China

21WIRE | Will Duterte survive after breaking with so many long-standing institutions and policies?

SUNDAY SCREENING: ‘Back to Fukushima’ (2019)

SUNDAY SCREENING | Residents torn about whether to return to their homes after a nuclear meltdown.

Exclusive: The Philippines Are Choosing New Allies – Asia is Watching

Andre Vltchek | Will the most popular President in the history of the Philippines be able to, against all odds, change the foreign policy of his country?

Coronavirus Death Toll in China Reaches 724, with over 34,000 Cases Worldwide

21WIRE | Beijing is now implemented stringent quarantine measures and travel restrictions across affected regions.

Duterte: ‘US-Philippines Military Collaboration Agreement is Toast’

21WIRE | This is likely to set the scene for further geopolitical dramas between Manila and Washington.

Coronavirus: Number of Cases Surpasses SARS, China Holds Thousands ‘Under Observation’

21WIRE | New virus has passed SARS rates, with travel bans and road closures now sparking panic across multiple provinces.

Central Vietnam: An Enduring Legacy of How Far Washington is Willing to Go

Andre Vltchek | All of this must be remembered, because it is all still happening today.

The Sadness of Submissive, Quietly Recolonized Malaysia

Andre Vltchek | The story of a country whose ‘elites’ and ‘intellectuals’ put personal interests first, allowing the West to colonize their nation.