On July 23, 2019, Russian warplanes intruded into South Korean airspace. They were accompanied by two Chinese bombers. The outstanding questions are whether the incidents represented a China-Russia challenge to US primacy, and whether an alliance is on the cards.
Joe Biden, who served as Vice President under Former US President Barack Obama, stated that the TPP in its current form was unacceptable and if elected as President, he would only make the US join the agreement if parts of it are “renegotiated”.
The ability to mobilize several thousand misinformed youths to paralyze airport operations showed the mastery of the radicals to use modern media platforms to spread false or fake news to rally the crowd.
The internal re-organization of Jammu and Kashmir came about with the abrogation of an extra-ordinary law weaved into the Indian Constitution that gave a special status to the province. It set off a whirlwind of speculations about what this act was “really” meant to achieve.
Media has played a significant role in generating huge interest in outer space issues during the Cold War Space Race. The behavior of media houses tells a lot about the political system of a country, illustrated by the different ways the US media and Soviet media reported on the issue.
Polls in Taiwan on the issue of independence and unification indicate that most residents support keeping the status quo. Does that mean supporting independence? It does if one believes Taiwan is already independent. Otherwise it doesn’t.
Into its second term with a resounding majority, the domestically upbeat government at the center in India is experiencing international turbulence, generated by a cause not unknown, a moody United States of America.
The general strike called by Hong Kong’s anti-extradition bill netizens on August 5, 2019 wreaked havoc in the city. The general strike reflected both the strengths and weaknesses of the anti-extradition movement and offered some clues on how to resolve the impasse.
From the Chinese perspective, openness and inclusiveness are perhaps the most attractive points about the BRI. For the Chinese government, the BRI is a multilateral vehicle designed for those who want it for developmental purposes based on market forces.
The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed US officials, reported that Cambodia had signed a secret pact with China to allow the latter exclusive rights to part of the Kingdom’s Ream Naval Base on the Gulf of Thailand.