How the Chinese recruit American journalists as spies

By Nate Thayer How China Recruits Americans to Spy July 1, 2017   On Sept. 20, 2014, agents of the Shanghai State Security Bureau of the Ministry of State Security first contacted me in a bid to recruit me as a spy, requesting I pass US state secrets to them in exchange for cash payments, […]

Elephant Slaughter: Wicked Witch of the East Not Dead; in Tanzanian Jail

  Chinese Ivory Smuggler with Close Ties to Beijing Government Arrested for Murder of Thousands of Elephants By Nate Thayer October 9, 2015 Yang Feng Glan graduated with a degree in Swahili and was sent by Beijing to Tanzania in 1975 as a translator for Tazara, the 2000 kilometer Chinese government built railroad between that country […]

China Manufacturers Whistling Dixie Over Surge in Confederate Flag Sales

Skyrocketing sales of symbol of white Southern U.S. pride, racism proves boon for China as U.S. retailers, manufacturers boycott Confederate flag in wake of racist South Carolina church massacre   By Nate Thayer June 24, 2015 Sales of the Confederate flag have skyrocketed in recent days in the wake of racially charged fallout from the […]

A Heavenly Meal Located Somewhere Near Hell, China: A Food Review

A Heavenly Meal Located Somewhere Near Hell, China: A Food Review  The best meal I have ever had,  served by a restaurant whose name I don’t know, located in a city I have never figured out was where, in China By Nate Thayer July 13, 2014 You gotta admit that the Chinese have this whole […]

US to China:’H. Rights Now or Embassy St. Name Changes!’: China to US: ‘Exactly’

US Threatens to Change Chinese Embassy Street Name; Boldest Defence of  Human Rights in Decades Beijing Spokesman Responds: “Exactly” China Changed Name of  Beijing Street of U.S. Embassy to “Anti-Imperialist Street” in 1970’s:  Now Location of  McDonald’s  Selling Most Hamburgers in the World By Nate Thayer June 26, 2014 U.S. politicians are boldly moved to rename […]

The check is rarely in the mail: The dark side of freelance journalists trying to get paid for their work

The check is rarely in the mail: The dark side of freelance journalists trying to get paid for their work By Nate Thayer August 6, 2013 There is only one thing more frustrating to freelance journalists than being asked by for profit companies to work for free. That is being forced to spend months fighting, […]

Happy Chinese New Year in Cambodia: Corrupt Govt Officials Hand Cash to Hundreds of Soldiers

Happy Chinese New Year in Cambodia What a pathetic embarrassment the Cambodian government is, a B grade rip-off of the Lord of the Flies. Happy Chinese New Year in Cambodia means hundreds of police, military police and Cambodian army soldiers gathering to receive cash envelopes outside the house of one of Cambodia’s biggest crime syndicate […]

Has Kim Jong Un Had Plastic Surgery? China Says: No Comment: Pyongyang erupts following reports circulating in Chinese media

Has Kim Jong Un Had Plastic Surgery? China Says: No Comment Pyongyang erupts following reports circulating in Chinese media by Nate Thayer , January 24, 2013 http://www.nknews.org/2013/01/china-issues-censorship-order-on-official-north-korea-reporting/ NKNews.org In the wake of North Korean state media Thursday issuing vitriolic objections of the “sordid hackwork of rubbish media” who alleged their young dictator underwent plastic surgery to look […]

Out of 7,000 Internet Readers of This Blog Today, Exactly Zero Came From North Korea and Precisely One From China

Out of 7,000 Internet Readers  of This Blog Today, Exactly Zero Came From North Korea and Precisely One From China A Brief Data Report Addressing the Thousands of Speculative News Stories in Recent Days on the March Towards an IT Revolution by Pyongyang and a Commitment to a Free Press In Beijing By Nate Thayer […]

Travels With Vice President LBJ: “Son, if you do this again, I am going to poison your soup.”

Travels With Vice President LBJ: “Son, if you do this again, I am going to poison your soup.” Excerpts from Interviews with Former U.S. Diplomat Ambassador Harry E.T. Thayer by the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training Foreign Affairs Oral History Project. For Christmas, my father gave me a gift of a bound booklet he […]

Chinese Official People’s Daily Reports as Serious the Onion’s Spoof Naming Kim Jong Un ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

Chinese Official People’s Daily Reports as Serious the Onion’s Spoof Naming Kim Jong Un ‘Sexiest Man Alive’: Voice of the Chinese Communist Party Joins Legions of Others with No Sense of Humour In an excellent example of enterprising hard spot news reporting, China’s Communist Party newspaper, not known for its keen reporting antenna for detecting […]

Obama: Support Cambodian Human Rights, Democratic Freedoms, and Those Resisting the Last Murderous Thug Left Standing in South East Asia

Obama Must Side With the Rights and Dignity of  Cambodians, Not Strengthen the Last Thug Left Standing in Power in South East Asia. If Not Cambodia, where? If not now when? If the U.S. won’t support those fighting for democratic freedoms in Cambodia, a country no longer with significant political, economic, military, or strategic value […]