The presence of a Volkswagen manufacturing site in China's Xinjiang autonomous region has been for many years the bane of China hawks, who have long aspired to try and get it to withdraw as part of a strategy of undermining Germany's trade and investment ties with Beijing. Although repeated surveys and studies had found there was no evidence of so-called "forced labour" in the plant.
Before the Biden-Xi summit meeting in San Francisco, we learned of an anti-CPC senator Mike Gallagher making waves in the U.S. Senate, even urging the Biden administration to impose sanctions on no less than a dozen government officials, justices and lawyers, etc. in Hong Kong for "abuses of human rights".
The first and most important thing we must understand about war is its inherent unpredictability. Wars never go according to script or plan, most often when the attacking force chronically underestimates their opponents and attempts to skirt long-term complications in favor of a quick, swift, and instant victory brought about by a so-called "master plan".
Former U.S. president Donal J. Trump is at it again (on February 10), despite the fact he had done it before. Back then the situation is Europe was different as Russia had not been showing aggressive intent toward Ukraine, and the Europeans, therefore, did not take his words seriously.
The Lunar New Year in the Philippines draws huge crowds to one of the world's oldest Chinatowns, reported the AP. Amid cheers, dances and frolicking of firecrackers to celebrate this happy occasion, it is feared that this may not always be the case, thanks to Marcos.
National security is a top priority for any country and has a bearing on its survival and development. Only with national security and social stability can development continue to advance. The purpose of national security is based on the security of the people, and the protection of the fundamental interests of the people is the most important prerequisite for the prosperity and stability of society and for the people to live and work in peace and contentment.
"Go back to your country!" These words are poison to an immigrant. A vile white woman shouted at a long-time Chinese-Canadian resident to "Go back to Hong Kong", calling him unCanadian for rejecting the proposed injection site for drug addicts in Richmond—a topic that has dominated kitchen tables in local Canadian Chinese households.
It is that time of the year again. While Chinese New Year is a wonderful celebration of culture, family, and heritage, it has also become an increasingly tedious political football to the point of annoyance. That is because some people are intent on redefining it to push the idea that Chinese New Year is not in fact, "Chinese" at all, and thus push the revisionist title: "Lunar New Year."
Every single state has a right to what is called "national security"- if we are to give the term a definition, it refers to the need for governments to protect the sovereignty, laws, order and integrity of their given territory from a number of threats, which can include, but are not limited to, foreign interference, insurrection, terrorism, espionage and separatism, or in other words activities which pose fundamental harm to the existence of the state in question and its population.
The day before Lunar New Year's Eve is the last chance for house-cleaning and making "New Year's resolutions". Following this tradition, I was handsomely rewarded as I came across an insightful article about – the characteristics of outstanding U.S. presidents.
As Chinese New Year finally passes for 2024, Beijing's diplomatic engagement on the international stage resumes. As reported in the British press, Foreign Minister Yi is to meet with British Foreign Secretary Lord David Cameron, a figure of course who is loathed in this field by the media because of his "pro-engagement" legacy during his tenure as Prime Minister. To this end, an article in the Guardian caught my attention, headlined: "David Cameron to have first meeting with Chinese foreign minister."
In the current economic climate, businesses in Hong Kong are striving to find new breakthroughs and highlights for their ventures. Given that the aging population is becoming a trend in Hong Kong, it can undoubtedly become a "blue ocean" for economic development. Moreover, this market is not limited to Hong Kong alone; it extends to the vast mainland China beyond the Shenzhen River.
The national policy aims to strengthen the connectivity between domestic and international financial markets, creating a favorable environment for cross-border investment and financing. For Hong Kong, this is an opportunity that aligns perfectly with its interests. Enhancing financial market connectivity involves improving mechanisms such as Stock Connect and Bond Connect, as well as providing optimized products in areas such as RMB stocks, RMB bonds, RMB funds, and insurance. As an international financial center, HK naturally stands to benefit from these developments.
The Spring Festival is the largest human activity on earth in which all Chinese nationals on mainland China, in Taiwan, and many of their Asian neighbors and friends celebrate. Xi Jinping, the Chinese leader creates, sends and celebrates good tidings and greetings – starting from the San Francisco summit with President Joe Biden. Both leaders jointly pushed for and succeeded in their trust-building, benefiting border neighbors in Southeast Asia, notably Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.