The United States has a tradition of imposing trade tariffs to address bilateral trade imbalance: Washington did that to Japan; and has been doing it to China since former US President Donald Trump assumed power.
On May 8, John Lee Ka-chiu, 35 years a police officer, and more recently former secretary for security, was elected as the sixth-term chief executive designate of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
Mr. John Lee Ka-chiu, Hong Kong's sole chief executive candidate, has been questioned that his predominant police experience may hamper his knowledge of and governance for leading Hong Kong. In this article the readers will find enough of what Mr. Lee has said in his campaign manifesto, or election pledges that echo what Alex Lo has been saying all these years, showing that Mr. Lee is well-informed with regards to his general understanding of the serious social ills of Hong Kong.
Yesterday in history (April 26, 1984), President Ronald Regan arrived in China for his 6-day state visit. This historic visit is of great significance in the bilateral history of China and the United States.
As they say, "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder." While the neighboring Western nations around the Solomon Islands see "threat" to the region, I see "beauty" in this new change: With a nation like China, which is on the rise, the Solomon Islands stand to gain economically without any threat to peace in the region.
People the world over who have watched the Russia-Ukraine conflict on T.V. no doubt believe that President Vladimir Putin is on the wrong side of history: for invading Ukraine by amassing Russian troops along the border and marching into Ukrainian territories since February 24, forcing millions of refugees to cross the nearest borders for refuge, causing hundreds of helpless and unarmed civilians in Bucha to die violently.
Across East Africa, below-average rainfall has created some of the driest conditions in four decades, according to the United Nations, leaving more than 13 million people facing severe hunger. Seasonal harvests have sunk to their lowest levels in decades, malnourished children are filling hospitals, and many families are walking long distances to find help.
One moment, the US president Joe Biden is threatening the leader of China—warning him against the risk of aiding Russia – and the next mean thing that this man is doing is to target innocent people, including "Putin's daughters, accusing them of hiding riches," according to Agencies.
The United States is at it again: This time it is pressuring two influential OPEC leading members, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to expel Russia from a larger oil-production alliance, only to be resoundingly "rebuffed".
Russia is expected and has obviously gained the upper hand in this controversial conflict, turning the world into two divisions, with the United States and its Western allies imposing sanctions, and other nations urging the warring factions to get down on the negotiating table and work out a resolution for peace.
The United States as a world hegemony is used to sanctioning opponents and rivals since it emerged victorious after World War II. China had been sanctioned before during the Korean conflict. It has survived.
China has become the target, the rival and the one to bash until the Russo-Ukraine conflict flared up. As U.S. President Joe Biden says in Poland, the conflict is not going away in weeks, or months, so the ASEAN region can settle down to trade, build and consolidate.
Amid COVID-19 and its variant Omicron which has taken away millions of lives, sidelining senior citizens in the thousands, and crippling the world's health and economic systems for two years, the Chinese people like many others all over the world are emotionally drained, wondering when all this is going to end!