Daily Archive: March 26, 2018

Will the Putin-Xi Era Supersede the Western Liberal (Dis)Order?

The Chinese constitutional amendment allowing Xi Jinping the possibility of further presidential terms — staying in power long enough to bring “national rejuvenation” combined with the Russian election re-confirming Vladimir Putin in the presidency have assured consistency and continuity for the Russia-China strategic partnership way into the next decade. This will facilitate the interaction between the Belt and Road Initiative...

The West’s ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ Mantra is Wrecking Lives & International Relations

Western society is flirting with a disturbing trend where people are being denied the time-honored ‘presumption of innocence’. The same undemocratic method is even being used against nations in what is becoming a dangerous game. Imagine the following scenario: You are a star football player at the local high school, with a number of college teams hoping to recruit you....

Taiwan: a Pawn in Donald Trump’s Plan for US-China Battles on Anything and Everything

From a telephone conversation with the Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen to the recent signing of the Taiwan Travel Act (TTA), US President Donald Trump has signalled his administration is amending Washington’s long-held China policy. The TTA encourages exchange visits between US and Taiwanese officials at all levels. In December, Trump signed the National Defence Authorisation Act which calls for mutual...