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Phoebe Braithwaite is openDemocracy’s submissions editor.
No to TTIP
The Chinese elite's repression and falsification of national history fuels its ability to support violations of human rights around the world, says Jasper Becker.
Behind its rhetoric of anti-imperialist defiance the Pyongyang elite starves and enslaves its people. Jasper Becker talks to North Korean escapees who offer chilling testimony of Kim Jong Ils world of luxury and fear.