Do you believe it? It is totally unbelievable: Ever since US President Joe Biden moved into the White House starting January 2021, his administration has not stopped bashing Beijing. So unfailing is this unmistakable act of global aggression, even the Times, one of America's authoritative newspapers, finds this act of barbarism newsworthy enough to report about it.
The world's most eye-catching issue is and always will be centering on or around Taiwan--even after the hopeful virtual summit when the US President Joe Biden and Xi candidly discussed Taiwan and the related matters.
China's first high-speed rail line across the Gobi Desert symbolizes a modern China amid political storms posed here and there now and then by the United States and its allies: The challenges that the bullet train has to face—include the inhospitable terrain on the train railway; the track; high wind and the sand storm, and the top engineering scientists involved in building the tract and keeping the train and its passengers safe—are far too comparable and inseparable between this "China's first bullet train" and that destiny of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Politicizing international education, Australia passed its first foreign interference law in 2018, sparking a dispute with China, which has always wanted to focus on the development of a healthy bilateral relationship with Australia.
With the historic proposal resolutely passed by the Chinese Communist Party, President Xi Jinping is now the third monumental Chinese leader—after Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping—whose unprecedented achievements and unparallel leadership have been enshrined in the history of the party, destined for greatness.
As China is rising rapidly, the world wonders: Some people either wonder whether this is true, or they are unhappy--as all along they have been living in a US-led world, which shapes our physical environment and our political thinking. That is utterly understandable.
Amid talks of US military training the Taiwan forces, the US intelligence warned that satellite images have revealed that China is upgrading and reinforcing airbases along its southeast coast close to Taiwan, indicating Beijing may be stepping up its plans to take the island by force.
As the world wonders whether the US President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping (among other leaders) would ever meet at all, the 21-member Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation has announced this week that they are due to meet virtually. At long last!
President Xi's recent speech on democracy delineated the paramount importance of China's brand of democracy, which has so far been cloaked under "authoritarianism", a term bestowed upon China by Westerners. It is, of course, misleading.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern is Standing Tall Among her Peers in the Region. She is far more "mature" and outstanding in communication skills—all round--than the Australian "boys" in her backyard. They have been behaving more like boxers than leaders of a nation.
Until now, the US and China have been operating on the assumption of competition and rivalry, leading to diplomatic war of words, and eventually military conflicts over the issue of China's reunification with Taiwan.
Some years ago, on my birthday our daughter who (was graduating that year from the university) gave me an unforgettable gift or two: one was tiramisu and the other a book, The POST AMERICAN WORLD. We happily ate the first gift, an Italian piece of cake, but I kept the second as "food for thought", which continues to be relevant till this day--when in 2021, America's fate in Afghanistan was sealed just as the book had predicted.
This article is but a scenario—a fictional creative writing--penned by Augustus K. Yeung, a free-lance--writing to express his strong desire for a peaceful Cross-Strait reunification, and world peace. He alone takes all the responsibility.
Fighting COVID-19 under worldwide normal conditions is already a challenge. Why did Japan decide to go ahead with the Summer Olympics at the time when the virus appeared to be getting out of control in the country? All the people in the world were holding their breath, waiting to see how the anti-virus war would be won. Tokyo did it--as the Olympic Games got off the ground without inflicting human casualty.