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Opinion | Welcome to HK Mr. Gregory May: China needs you to help steer the stale relationship back on track

Since the trade war initiated by former president Donald Trump, and the war of words chosen by Joe Biden's administration both the US-led West and China have appeared to be wanting in courtesy. Feeling tired of it all, looking for a way out of this doldrum, the US is now making a positive move: Anthony Blinken, the Secretary of States gave a speech at George Washington University, praising Chinese students, "thanking" them for their "contributions" to American society.

Opinion | It's Anthony Blinken at his best: Listen to his speech at the George Washington University

The problem with the U.S. is the lack of a consistent China policy. It has apparently failed to have one voice, allowing some of their leaders to say one thing only to be followed by other opposing views, complicating bilateral U.S.-China relations.

Opinion | From the beauty of Himalaya to the blue ocean of Asia Pacific

If you are dreaming of a white Christmas in Himalaya, your dream is not too far off; it will be fulfilled as soon as the Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity Network is completed, a plan which is now being seriously set into motion between Nepal and China.

Opinion | Queen Elizabeth II: Monarch who's remembered for keeping her promise

Few lives are as well chronicled as the Queen's. She's been unfairly criticized as head of a dysfunctional family and praised as the epitome of everything great about Britain. But what was she really like?

Opinion | Ugly Russia-Ukraine conflict took a tiny turn showing human-heartedness

What's the price of peace? This question could be partially answered when Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov auctions off his Nobel Peace Prize medal. The proceeds will go directly to help children displaced by the conflict in Ukraine.

Opinion | Gorbachev respectfully buried in Moscow mourned by peace-lovers but fell short of a full state funeral

Russians who came for a last look at former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday mourned both the man and his policies that gave them hope. Carrying a bouquet of flowers, President Vladimir Putin went to the hospital where the former leader was first pronounced dead.

Opinion | China-India collaboration can put wind in the ASEAN sails

In 1975, when I was a doctoral student, I lived in a co-op housing, sharing a room with a bright and humorous graduate engineering student from India. He told me a joke, "An American was boasting to the Indians about their cables and wired-webs; one Indian retorted, "We've more advanced technology. If you don't believe, dip underground; it's wireless."

Opinion | Solomon Islands fought back against bullying

Back in 1973, attending a post graduate education program at the Ontario College of Education, I witnessed something similar that happened in the following incident, which the readers will soon get to read.

Opinion | Rick Duke, US envoy or emissary? The hidden message: China, a 'Russian ally' echoed by Australia

What drama is going on in the Asia-Pacific region – as directed by the U.S.? Any clear-eyed person can see that the U.S. is staging a drama – with a political purpose. Suggested Erving Goffman's Theory of Dramaturgical Sociology.

Opinion | Shouldn't the world turn to Switzerland for inspiration?

One young good-looking man, then two, three…and soon half a dozen broke out from a German POW concentration camp: One made it to the train station but before boarding, a guard asked a few questions, and he answered in fluent German; however, when the guard wished him good luck, he blurted out, "Thank you" in native English.

Opinion | United defensive strategy against COVID-19 is key to weathering world-wide uncertainty

More than two years ago, Covid-19 and its variants started to ravage across the world, leading to infections and death by the million; on February 14, conflict between Russia and Ukraine broke out, causing millions of refugees to cross borders into other parts of Europe. The conflicts in Eastern Europe have led to widespread sanctions, including finance, food security, energy supplies, etc., throwing the entire world into chaos.

Opinion | How one little female leader plays it cool and fools the US oppressor

On the world stage, a man and a woman in the West are emerging: They are Elon Musk, business magnate who is keenly courted by the world's political leaders, and Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand Prime Minister, who is hard pressed by the Biden administration.

Opinion | How's Vietnam, 'the most heavily bombed country in the world,' coping with US-China rivalry

Amid high fear and great pain, that little Vietnamese teenage girl – who was catching fire from a napalm bomb, running naked – absorbed the world's fancy, stirred people's heart; this was the stunning picture posted on the front page of Time magazine, a living testimony of America's atrocity in the Vietnam War (1954-75).

Opinion | Horror of Japan's assault at Pearl Harbor only led to nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Mr. Antonio Guterres, the humane UN Secretary General had earlier said at the start of this year's annual Non-nuclear Proliferation Conference that the world was "just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation."

Opinion | One old wizard, two difficult US presidents

The world took a deep breath as Nancy Pelosi, the old wizard made her quiet entrance which was followed by an equally quick exit – the Harry Porter way of stick-riding in and out of Taiwan, the “forbidden island”, much earlier than expected, saving the China’s PLA and the US 7th Fleet from trading bullets, cannon balls and bombs.
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