US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said two Canadian citizens being kept in custody by China are unlawfully detained and they should be returned. Pompeo made the accusation on Friday during a joint press conference after the US-Canada 2+2 ministerial meeting.
According to media reports, China is drafting a replacement for the “Made in China 2025” plan, with a new program promising greater access to China's markets for foreign companies and playing down China's bid to dominate manufacturing.
US national security adviser John Bolton unveiled the Trump administration's new Africa strategy on Thursday that takes aim at China and Russia. He accuses China of using "bribes, opaque agreements and the strategic use of debt to hold states in Africa captive to Beijing's wishes and demands." Bolton claimed the "predatory practices" pursued by China and Russia "inhibit opportunities for US investment; interfere with US military operations; and pose a significant threat to US national security interests."
History is re-examined and revaluated for its own sake. The new Silk Road is a “Silk Road Economic Belt”.
After Taiwan's nine-in-one local elections last month, there have been quite a few analyses explaining why Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) suffered big losses. These include analyzing the crises that hit Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen and the DPP besides the the island's geopolitical crisis. These analyses not only reflect the people's dissatisfaction with DPP's rule, but also delve into the reason behind them collectively exercising their rationality.
May won no confidence vote.
It is conceivable that some Western media will be biased, but China's national interests are as significant as those of other countries and must be defended.
Instead of questioning the celebration of foreign festivals as blind worship of other traditions, a better choice could be encouraging parents to try harder to dig up more values of traditional Chinese festivals, preserving old ways of celebrating them while developing more interesting methods to attract our children to them.
There is enough resentment against marketing calls and mounting worries over privacy. It could get worse with AI jumping onto the bandwagon.
Apprehensive about a major revenue source drying up, some colleges have started to prepare for the worst.
Trump may believe he showed goodwill to China, but he is actually feeding the belief that Meng's episode is nothing more than a political case.
Meng's case is a typical example of political issues made to look like legal ones. The best way to settle it is through both legal and diplomatic means.
Although the new Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act will be enacted in about four months, the Abe regime still needs to properly handle issues such as how to build a long-term comfortable working and living environment for foreign workers, how to ensure foreign workers enjoy the same medical welfare as Japanese and how to legally protect foreign workers' rights and interests.