In 2013, the National Credit System of China was conceived and began to take shape. It is a system having little to do with financial credit and a great deal to do with social and political behavior. It is a method for China to control its citizens through a process of rewards and punishment.
Money to reimburse parents while teachers strike, but no money or desire to return to the bargaining table?
The European Union has come under increasing economic and political stress in recent years, for reasons such as the economic crash of 2008 and a massive increase in the number of asylum seekers.
On Thursday 23rd June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. This article gives the author's first impressions of the referendum campaign, and the aftermath of the result
On August 3rd, 2019, a human rights activist, freedom fighter, and a selfless custodian of democratism was arrested and detained. 143 days later, Omoyele Sowore was finally released.
Discussing politics or religion in polite company is asking for trouble. However, the consequences of avoiding political discussion could be much worse than the discomfort they cause; we'd be subjecting future society to increased political polarisation where leaders are unable to hear each other.
Narendra Modi came into power in 2014 and consolidated his hold in 2019. Momentous changes have taken place under him, and it appears that he may emulate the famed Indian king Chandragupta. But there are many pitfalls faced by the Congress party that need tackling.
Brexit and the US Presidential election result have been linked together as anti-establishment protest votes. But is that really the case? What are the similarities and what really motivated Brexit?
The United States of America is the world's pinnacle of democracy. Throughout the years, third-world countries fighting for democracy have always looked to the stars and stripes for inspiration and help. That's why America's politics have always had a ripple effect on third-world politics.
In Chinese culture, obedience is a virtue. It is taught from an early age. Parents feel it is their right and duty to force their will on their children, often doing this well into adulthood. This article looks at Chinese obedience in the present but also within a historical perspective.
For more than 200 years, Canada has been deaf to the calls for union with America and has maintained its independent status as a sovereign nation.
The Union Jack is one of the most recognisable on Earth. But where does this famous flag come from? How does it relate to the four home countries of the United Kingdom? And what is its future?
Germany has apologized for the Nazis, but Turkish authorities have not done the same regarding state-sanctioned genocide. This is why we can never forgive Turkey for their crimes.
An in-depth look at the French citizenship process from the basic requirements to all the necessary paperwork. Prepare yourself by learning the steps to become a French citizen outlined in this guide.
In the novel 1984, Orwell creates a world where government surveillance is constant. Similarly, it now seems our privacy rights are also limited. Yet in both cases, it is the people who permit it.
Why Does Iran Hate America? - The 1953 CIA coup that ousted a democratic government in Iran, the subsequent Iranian revolution, and the Iran-Iraq War have generated hate towards America.