The Chinese government announced that it will now allow couples to have two children instead of one — a welcome move but one that still leaves the state in charge of family sizes.

Although currently not a negotiating member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Russia may reap the benefits of TPP because of separate trade deals between various TPP member-states and the Eurasian Economic Union.

The Chinese Communist Party newspaper Study Times advocated Communist China's eventual participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

After the pro-transparency group WikiLeaks released the intellectual property chapter of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “trade” regime, the outcry around the world and across the political spectrum was swift and brutal. Among the many problems highlighted by critics of the scheme: the assault on national sovereignty and self-government; the threat to free expression, privacy, whistleblowers, and freedom of information; the generous handouts to Big Business cronies in everything from pharmaceuticals to Hollywood; conscripting Internet Service Providers (ISPs) into serving as agents of the transnational TPP regime; and much more.

The bombing of the hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on October 3 is but the latest tragic unintended consequence of a war that no longer has any strategic purpose.

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