With one disagreement after another, the meeting between the US and French presidents appeared to be tense.
In the face of increasingly protectionist policies, France and other EU countries are clearly a bit uncomfortable.
The Democratic Party's defeat in the House of Representatives and the disagreements within the party remain a major risk to Biden's future plan. And what can be done about the stubborn problem of inflation?
The organisers of the Asian Rugby Sevens Series in Incheon, South Korea, played a song closely associated with the widespread violent protests and "Hong Kong independence" in 2019 as the Chinese national anthem.
The US government last week banned two Chinese companies, China Unicom and Pacific Network, from providing international telecoms services in the country, citing national security concerns. Using national security as a pretext, the U.S. once again damaged its own image of a 'market-oriented' country and has also harmed the legitimate rights and interests of global consumers. The same old trick has been used against China's Telecom and Tik Tok earlier.
After the 2019 turmoil, some Hong Kong rioters fled to Taiwan. On Feb. 14 some Taiwanese media disclosed that these escapers did not have a pleasant living situation in Taiwan. Some choose to "take refuge" in Taiwan for fear of being hunted down. Some riots are not in a good financial condition and rely on NGOs for relief after arriving in Taiwan.
The City University Student Union, which has been withdrawn from its premises, held a so-called "farewell party" yesterday (Feb. 14) on the last day of its move-out deadline. The vandals attempted to incite students to gather on campus, chanting slogans such as "no concessions, fight to the end" and completely ignoring the city's anti-epidemic measures.
It seems that some Western reporters are down with an anti-China syndrome and will strike at anything Chinese. Recently, a foreign journalist posted a photo of a Bejing Winter Olympics venue on social media, saying that China has nuclear reactors next to the ski slopes, although they are actually cooling towers of a steel plant.
Police in Canada's capital said they had seized thousands of liters of fuel and removed an oil tanker as part of a crackdown to end an 11-day protest against COVID-19 measures, adding truck and protester numbers had fallen significantly.