The world is witnessing China’s consistent grind of expansion that doesn’t seem to stop anytime soon. But the Trump administration always finds their way to bring Jinping one step down. Mekong cooperation sounds like another Trump card.
China has almost never abided by the spirit of the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence, a truth underscored yet again by the events over the last three weeks. Though the Chinese leadership continues to make all the right noises, the situation on the ground at the border remains tense.
By alienating one of NATO founding members, Trump may have set in motion the eventual dissolution of an alliance that has been the bulwark of the free world against oppressive powers of the East for decades.
China plans to introduce a fundamental change to its relationship with Hong Kong. Like all its previous attempts, China’s new plan has received a severe backlash from Hong Kongers and with it from the international corridors.
While coronavirus has been rightly treated as an immediate threat, the mainstream media has largely ignored news stories equally in need of international attention, such as the crisis in the Middle East.
While much of the world’s attention is trained on Covid-19’s spiraling death toll, China aims to end Hong Kong’s autonomy and clip the freedom it has enjoyed for the past 23 years, and which is meant to last for at least another 50.
What are the reasons for the shortcomings of democratic societies like the US and Europe vis-à-vis authoritarian regimes like China and North Korea in crisis management?
Multiple advisories over the last week claim that state actors and criminal groups are targeting institutions on the front line of the Covid-19 response.
The United States has said that it was sending additional troops to the Middle East, after hundreds of protesters stormed its embassy compound in Iraq, setting fires and chanting — ‘Death to America!’