China, the World’s Largest Economy- With Limits

The commercial Chinese trade in 2013 exceeded, for the first time, 4.000 billion dollars, making the Asian giant the first commercial power in the world. In fact, in 2013 the total exports and imports from China reached USD 4.16 trillion with an increase of 7.6%. More specifically, China’s exports increased by 7.9% to 2.21 trillion dollars… Read More China, the World’s Largest Economy- With Limits

Taiwanese Protesters still Fight…for the Right Cause?

After the demonstrators (most of them students and activists) occupied the Taiwanese Parliament on the 19th of March 2014, and protests are still going on, the government has instructed the police to restore order and clean-up the Parliament from what it described as an “unlawful” act that went against the principle of democracy. The police… Read More Taiwanese Protesters still Fight…for the Right Cause?

Taiwanese Protesters Rebel Against Trade Pact with China

An alarming group of students and demonstrators recently burst into the Taiwanese parliament to protest against the China trade pact. On the evening  of 19th March demonstrators occupied the Taiwanese parliament in order to stop the ruling party, the Chinese Nationalist Party (the KMT, Kuomintang of China, Zhōngguó Guómíndǎng, 中國國民黨) to further proceed with the… Read More Taiwanese Protesters Rebel Against Trade Pact with China

Hungary and the nuclear option: going backward or looking ahead?

Greenpeace activists staged a demonstration in front of Budapest’s landmark Liberty Statue 10 days ago, to protest against the expansion of the Paks nuclear power plant. Under the agreement that was settled by the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, with Moscow a few weeks ago, the Hungarian government will receive a thirty-year loan of  10… Read More Hungary and the nuclear option: going backward or looking ahead?