"Thousands of people protesting a Chinese envoy's visit to Taipei clashed with police in Taiwan's capital, injuring at least 150 people." ( http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=74651§ionid=351020406 )
"Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni had earlier rejected negotiation as an option in dealing with Iran, saying any dialogue might "be interpreted as weakness"." ( http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=74602§ionid=351020104 )The struggle between Taiwan and Beijing and between Iran and Israel are part of the greater global struggle between revolutionary socialism and reactionary capitalism. Socialism is in it's revolutionary/progressive phase of development while capitalism--long past its peak--is in its reactionary phase, and at this time all struggles for state power throughout the globe can truly be understood only from this perspective. Another way of saying the same thing is that one cannot understand what is happening in the world without scientific communism.