NEWS + ANALYSIS
DANIIL GORBATENKO

NEWS + ANALYSIS

CHINESE CONSTRUCTION BOOM WASTES RESOURCES ON MASSIVE SCALE

February 25, 2015 | by Daniil Gorbatenko

China has made enormous economic progress in the years following the death of Mao Zedong. The liberalization of the economy has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of conditions of abject misery, in which most earned little more than the equivalent of a cup of rice per day. It also brought less expensive goods and services and a productive workforce to perhaps billions of people all over the world. However, this spectacular market success has overshadowed the vast inefficiency and repression caused by China’s government as it indulges in wasteful central planning and seeks to maintain tight political control.

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RT DISGUISES KREMLIN PROPAGANDA AS ALTERNATIVE TO MAINSTREAM MEDIA

January 14, 2015 | by Daniil Gorbatenko

The entrenched bias of Kremlin-controlled mass media is obvious to those who have spent much time in Russia. The term “zombie box” has become a popular description for the news broadcasts, talk shows (even ostensibly non-political ones), and many other types of Russian programming that amount to thinly veiled propaganda in favor of President Vladimir Putin’s regime.

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