World watch – Monday

Sunday GMT


For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.


  1. sorethumb

     /  April 23, 2018

    Yes, much of China still lives in deep poverty, but the fact that it moved 250 million+ people from subsistence farming into urban middle-class lifestyles, in less than two generations, is an unprecedented economic miracle. The breathtaking picture at the top of this letter is of Shenzhen, whose population went from 30,000 in 1979 to now 10,000,000+. Sixteen Chinese cities have a population over ten million. These are staggering growth stories most Westerners have never heard. The US has only two metro areas of comparable size.

    Chengying Jiang wanted the proposed ban to take effect “immediately”.

    “I come from China, most Chinese people coming to NZ are richer than local people these years. I clearly know what happens in China. Chinese government seriously ban people buying houses for investment in China now.”

    The Chinese government did that because there were not enough properties for owner-occupiers and investors, he said.

    “Therefore, those investors may target overseas properties. Many Chinese people are very very rich! They can easily buy the entire NZ without any help from bank! If we open to them, even we build one million new houses are not sufficient.”

  2. Blazer

     /  April 23, 2018

    Communist China is a success story…then?

  3. seer

     /  April 23, 2018

    Carla Ortiz Shocking Video From Syria Contradicts Corp. News Coverage
    The Jimmy Dore Show
    Published on Apr 21, 2018

  4. sorethumb

     /  April 23, 2018

  5. Gezza

     /  April 23, 2018

    57 people killed (dunno how many injured yet) registering to vote in suicide bomber attack in Kabul. ISIS.

    What? Trump destroyed them! o_O

    Yeah. Right. >:D

  6. Gezza

     /  April 23, 2018

    Another US mass shooter with an AR15 or several – in Nashville. Currently on the loose and a manhunt launched.

    According to 1ewes, the FBI had previously confiscated this young nutter’s guns, but his father got them back & gave them back to him. Probably a Trump voter.