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Kaleidoscope By Perry Diaz  During the McCarthy witch-hunting era, the “duck test” was used to identify a person’s ideological leaning. It works this way: “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.” Thousands of people’s lives were ruined during this period that came to be known as the Second Red Scare. Yes, Read More …

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Kaleidoscope By Perry Diaz There is a new virulent disease that infected a group of people in Washington, DC. So far, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) cannot isolate the organism that’s causing the mysterious disease. It’s so mysterious that it makes a lot of people wonder when – not if – they would be infected by the disease. But for some strange Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz In a matter of days, the Philippine government took strong actions against the two most powerful countries in the world – the United States and the People’s Republic of China.  Now, that’s what I call “wow, wow!”  Yep, a double wow, indeed.  But as it turned out, the country was hit with a double whammy! The first whammy was China’s seizure Read More …

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By Miles Yu The Washington Times War hysteria in China has not been this screechy since the 1970s. The newly appointed supreme leader President Xi Jinping has completely revamped the command structure of the People’s Liberation Army and given the world’s largest military force a central mission: get ready for a war, quickly. Much of China’s call to arms is related to Beijing’s increasingly unyielding Read More …

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has issued a veiled warning to China not to challenge Japan's control of disputed islands. (AAP)

SOURCE: AFP US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has issued a veiled warning to China not to challenge Japan’s control of disputed islands as Tokyo’s new government vowed not to aggravate tensions. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida met with Clinton on the first trip by a top Japanese official since Japan’s conservatives returned to power last month. Clinton announced that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would visit Read More …

From left, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith, and US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta take part in a news conference at the annual Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations, Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Perth, Australia. (Matt Rourke/AP)

By Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  Christian Science Monitor  In addition to last year’s agreement to rotate US Marines through Australia, the US and Australia are now cooperating on advanced military space equipment that will help tackle ‘space junk.’ Perth, Australia The US military said on Wednesday it will station in Australia an advanced radar to help track space junk threatening satellites and is working toward Read More …

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By Scott Stearns Voice of America BEIJING — Asia-Pacific leaders meeting in Russia this week are expected to discuss how best to reconcile border disputes in the South China Sea. Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and China all have competing territorial claims. Chinese patrols in contested waters, and a nehttp://globalbalita.com/wp-admin/plugins.phpw Chinese garrison on a disputed island put rival claims to the South China Sea Read More …

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By Joseph A. Bosco and Wallace C. “Chip” Gregson The Christian Science Monitor  Alaska News & Features Some China scholars have begun to accuse Beijing of “salami tactics” in seeking to seize gradual control of the South China Sea. The term evokes disturbing echoes of Nazi Germany’s incremental aggression until it was ready for all-out war. Applying World War II terminology to China’s current behavior Read More …

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Source: GMA News BEIJING – China’s top state newspaper warned visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday not to seek advantage from tensions in the West Philippine Sea (also called South China Sea), ahead of talks likely to focus territorial disputes and other sources of discord. Beijing and Washington have both stressed hopes for steady ties, especially as they confront domestic political hurdles. Read More …

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) speaks at an event on peace and security in Rarotonga, Cook Islands on August 31, 2012. Clinton vowed that the United States would remain committed to the South Pacific "for the long haul" and offered new aid (AFP Photo/Jim Watson)

By Shaun Tandon and Neil Sands AFP US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the South Pacific was big enough for both the United States and China but urged the Asian power to distribute its growing aid fairly. Clinton vowed that the United States would remain committed to the South Pacific “for the long haul” and offered new aid as she became the first Read More …