Interview 1099 – The Asia-Pacific Perspective with Broc West

by | Oct 15, 2015 | Interviews | 5 comments

Welcome back to The Asia-Pacific Perspective, where James Corbett of and Broc West of bring you the latest news from the Asia-Pacific region. This month:

STORY 1: Will China Joins Forces Against The #TPP?
TPP: A big business pact against the Asia-Pacific working class
‘New Silk Road’ to stand as China’s answer
Australia poised to ratify China trade deal
Court rules New Zealand gov’t unlawfully withheld secret TPP documents

STORY 2: Controversial Australian Data-Retention Laws ‘Unlikely To Prevent Crime’
Data retention has started in Australia, but ISP’s aren’t ready
How To Get Around Australia’s Data Retention Scheme

#APPerspective Updates:
South Korean President Seeks Fresh Momentum on Pyongyang and Washington Alliance
Seoul to Create Special Unit to Attack North Korea Nuke, Missile Assets
Thaksin faces arrest for failing to attend trial
Tianjin hit by another fire and explosion at chemical warehouse
As Scandal Mounts, Largesse Keeps Malaysia’s PM in Power
Why Beijing Isn’t Backing Down on South China Sea (h/t @milesoftruth)

NOTE: If you’re interested Asia-Pacific current affairs and are willing to assist Broc with updating and maintaining, please get in contact with him via Twitter @brocwest or @ap_perspective or by via email: Thank you.




  1. Thank you Brock! You are nice and relatively easy to understand here, I appreciate that.

    • haha thanks rockshot! I am fully aware that my accent, stumbling over words & the speed at which I speak can make it a little difficult to understand sometimes but I can only try my best.

  2. The final text was “supposed” to be released before the Canadian election, but is being held up by lawyerly wrangling…or that’s what’s being reported:

    The USTR has released a summary:

    And the Canadian government has released a technical summary of each chapter:

  3. Just wanted to say that it was a real pleasure to hear from Broc again. I’ve always enjoyed his commentary. Its hard to find liberty oriented news from the Aussie perspective here in the sunny climes of Southern Arizona.

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