Chinese, U.S. trade unions seek closer ties

Via People’s Daily China’s top trade union leader, Wang Zhaoguo, and a group of visiting U.S. union leaders Wednesday agreed to explore new ways to cooperate. Wang told Anna Burger, president of Change to Win, a coalition of U.S. unions representing 6 million workers, that Chinese trade unions hoped to strengthen cooperation with Change to … [Read more…]

Leaflet: Free Tibet is a hoax; don’t fall for it

Download PDF. On the face of it, the Free Tibet movement seems to be one of those ‘feel good’ causes nobody can argue against, like helping disabled children, or saving the rainforest. All kinds of disparate groupings, from socialists to socialites, and fascists to fashionistas can be found outside the Chinese Embassy, shouting themselves hoarse … [Read more…]

China Outpaces U.S. in Cleaner Coal-Fired Plants

Via New York Times TIANJIN, China — China’s frenetic construction of coal-fired power plants has raised worries around the world about the effect on climate change. China now uses more coal than the United States, Europe and Japan combined, making it the world’s largest emitter of gases that are warming the planet. But largely missing … [Read more…]

China of great help to Africa in fighting global financial crisis: Zambian minister

Via Xinhua. WASHINGTON, April 25 (Xinhua) — China is of great help to African countries in their efforts to deal with the current global financial crisis and the worst world economic downturn since the Great Depression in the 1930s, Zambian Minister of Finance Situmbeko Musokotwane told Xinhua here on Saturday. Musokotwane, who is in Washington … [Read more…]