Tag: China

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U.S. Announces New Plans On Maritime Cooperation With ASEAN, Eyeing China

STATE DEPARTMENT — The United States has announced new plans to expand maritime cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as ASEAN leaders gather in Washington for a special summit seen as a show of solidarity in regard to China. ASEAN members Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam claim parts of the South China Sea — a waterway claimed […]

POLITICS

Taiwan’s Foreign Minister — Lessons Learned

In an interview with CNN’s host Fareed Zakaria, Taiwan’s foreign minister said his country is studying Ukraine’s response to the Russian invasion with the view of learning from it. “We try to see what we can learn from Ukraine in defending ourselves,” Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told Zakaria. “There are two things, of course,” Wu said. “The first is asymmetric […]

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India Accuses Chinese Phone Maker Xiaomi Of Forex Violations

India’s anti-money laundering agency took control of the bank accounts of Xiaomi Technology India, it said. India accused Xiaomi Corp. of breaching the country’s foreign-exchange laws and seized 55.51 billion rupees ($726 million) from a local unit of the smartphone maker, in India’s latest clash with a Chinese company over their activities in the market. India’s anti-money-laundering agency took control […]

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Iran Seeks To Expand Its Military Cooperation With China

TEHRAN — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi expressed Wednesday his government’s desire for closer cooperation with China in remarks made during a visit by the Chinese defense minister, state media reported. According to the report, Raisi told China’s Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe that Tehran sees its ties with Beijing as strategic. Closer cooperation would serve to confront what the Iranian […]

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Defense Intelligence Agency Officials See Trouble Brewing In Space

According to press reports, Defense Intelligence Agency officials are warning of “dramatic” increases in the pace and scope of space operations by competitors, with China and Russia growing their in-orbit space assets by 70% since 2019. “Russia and China, our primary strategic competitors, are taking steps to undercut the United States and our allies in the space domain,” DIA Defense […]

EDITORIAL

As I Leave This Lovely Island Jamaica

In March 2018, I set foot on this beautiful island, Jamaica, for the first time. Over the past four years, I have climbed the scenic Blue Mountain, visited the natural Dunn’s River Falls, watched the glorious sunset over the Lovers Leap, visited the beautiful beach in Montego Bay, tasted the aromatic Blue Mountain coffee and Appleton rum, enjoyed the iconic reggae […]

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Top News Headlines Around The World

Support For Garvey Bill Pan-Africanists say first national hero deserving of solo spot on new $100 note Amidst raging debate over the images of national heroes and late prime ministers on new banknotes set to be released this year as the country marks its 60th anniversary of Independence, one bill has found favor with Rastafarians and Pan-Africanists — the $100 […]

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Top News Headlines Around The World

Jamaica’s Winter Olympics campaign ends as 4-man bobsled finish 28th BEIJING, China – Jamaica’s Winter Olympics campaign ended Saturday night (Jamaica time) as the four-man bobsleigh team failed to make it to the fourth run at the Yanqing National Sliding Centre in Beijing, China. Read more at — Jamaica observer.com Israel PM: New Iran Nuclear Deal Coming ‘Shortly’ Will Be […]

EDITORIAL

China — Is The West Stupid?

In a virtual address at the World Economic Forum, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has warned against a bloc confrontation and economic decoupling by countries, especially those in the West. In President Xi’s view, the world has witnessed significant changes never before seen in history. He said today we are living “in a new period of turbulence and transformation.”  He also […]

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Chinese Think Tank Puts China On Geopolitical Risk Alert For 2022

A Chinese think tank, the Centre for International Security and Strategy (CISS) at Tsinghua University has warned China on the geopolitical risks it will confront during this year. These include among others: 1. Policy Changes in the South China Sea with a new president assuming office in the Philippines. 2. Increased tension between Washington and Beijing on several fronts. 3. […]