Author: Kawala Xie

Recent media reports have been buzzing with images of a bloodied and defiant Trump being escorted away by security officers. These scenes are likely to garner more support for him among voters, especially after a close race with Joe Biden. Trump is expected to secure the Republican nomination for the upcoming election, despite the challenges he faces. Experts believe that both Trump and Biden will take a tough stance on China, with Trump potentially making it a top foreign policy priority if re-elected. The recent attack on Trump could temporarily boost his support, but the long-term impact remains uncertain. While…

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Scott has been wanted by the US since 2014 and was the subject of an Interpol “red notice” in 2018. According to Interpol, a red notice is a request to law enforcement worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition, surrender, or similar legal action. The Chinese authorities located and detained the suspect at the US’ request, stating that the suspect did not commit any child sex crimes in China. This follows a US move to send two fugitives back to China in June, despite the lack of an extradition agreement between the two countries. Law enforcement cooperation…

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During her visit to China, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina emphasized the importance of deepening political mutual trust between the two countries. China pledged support for Bangladesh’s independent foreign policy and development path, while opposing external interference. Hasina expressed gratitude for China’s support for Bangladesh’s economic development and commitment to actively participating in the Belt and Road Initiative. The two sides also discussed trade, digital economy, and infrastructure cooperation, with more than 20 memorandums of understanding signed. China has offered US$1 billion in economic assistance to Bangladesh, while expressing willingness to strengthen industrial investment cooperation and safeguard common interests of…

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Ruby Osman, a China specialist at the London-based Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, emphasized the need for clarity in the UK’s approach to China. She believes that the different strategies followed in recent years have lacked coherence. David Lammy, the new Foreign Secretary, outlined Labour’s strategy towards China as one of “compete, cooperate, and challenge” with a touch of “progressive realism.” Osman highlighted the importance of engaging with different perspectives to address global issues effectively. The Chinese foreign ministry expressed hope for improved relations with the UK based on mutual respect and cooperation. However, experts like Shi Zhiqin suggest…

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Beijing and Moscow are strengthening ties with developing nations through platforms like Brics and the SCO, aiming to counter Western influence. In the face of Western isolation, Russia relies on China for trade, while China faces economic pressure from the US. Both countries have pledged to defend a multipolar world, focusing on deepening ties with the Global South. However, the partnership faces challenges due to differing views on specific issues. For example, Russia’s resistance to Chinese proposals like the SCO Development Bank shows potential conflicts. China is also exploring alternative trade routes to Europe, impacting its relationship with Russia. While…

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In a recent incident, the Philippines has been accused by the Global Times of engaging in “illegal transport and repair” operations on the BRP Sierra Madre, a second world warship grounded on a reef. The footage shows the Philippine military transferring supplies while being surrounded by Chinese coastguard ships. China insists that the Philippines had promised not to send construction materials to repair the grounded ship under President Duterte’s administration. Despite this, the Philippines has taken a tougher stance in the South China Sea dispute, increasing supply missions to the Sierra Madre and even allocating funds for a permanent structure.…

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China’s public security minister Wang Xiaohong and US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas recently had a productive video call, focusing on anti-narcotics and law enforcement cooperation. They agreed to deepen their collaboration in various areas, including drug control, repatriation of illegal immigrants, and combating transnational crime. The discussions between China and the US have intensified since the summit between Xi Jinping and Joe Biden, with a particular focus on addressing the fentanyl crisis. Wang has been instrumental in leading efforts to curb fentanyl production in China for the benefit of the US. Additionally, efforts are being made to address issues…

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China’s “overcapacity” issue stems from a reduction in local consumption due to the pandemic, rather than a deliberate attempt to undercut Western competitors, according to Marc Otte de Ruyt, co-chair of the Europe-Asia Centre in Brussels. 18:59 Why the EU, US are concerned about China’s overcapacity China has accelerated development in its new energy sector, causing friction with the US and the EU, who have both intensified measures on Chinese goods. De Ruyt highlighted the EU’s current sensitive position amid global instability and the risk of protectionist measures as elections approach. Amid divisions over Ukraine policy in Europe, China’s recent…

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