The Chinese government, for the first time, has explicitly accused the US and UK of being behind the “pro-democracy” protests in Hong Kong
“China is a sleeping lion,” Napoleon Bonaparte said. “Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.” A new Cold War is upon us, only this time the giant is no longer deep asleep; stirring as it begins to wake.
The first cargo train, loaded with 37 containers, left the Belgian city of Liege this week to travel to the capital city of China’s Henan province. The freight route is part of China’s ambitious One Belt One Road project.
This year, leaders of the eight-member Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) convened in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao.
From space exploration to peaceful atomic projects to billion-dollar projects, the relations between Russia and China show “exemplary interstate relations,” as Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping put it during their meeting in Beijing.
If you followed international headlines this week, you may have been alarmed to see the shocking revelation that, despite wanting a closer relationship with China, Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte was now ready to risk war with Beijing to ‘protect the territorial integrity of his country’.
For Beijing, war-torn Syria is a golden opportunity for reconstruction business. For Damascus, prosperity means peace.
China has published a report listing the woes of American democracy, including human rights, interventions and discrimination.
The “Human Rights Record of the United States in 2017” report is a response to the US State Department’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.
Beijing has warned against military intervention at a “crucial phase” in the Syrian conflict, urging countries not to jump to conclusions over the alleged chemical attack in Douma. The US is considering a strike against Damascus.
Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe voiced strong support for Russia during the talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Shoigu. While stressing “the united position” on the international arena, the minister said that one of the main goals of the visit was to send a message to Western powers.