Don’t believe the hype about the decline of America and the dawn of a new Asian age. It will be many decades before China, India, and the rest of the region take over the world, if they ever do.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may seem very different, but they are united in their apocalyptic religious visions. Their respective beliefs may be propelling them on a collision course with potentially horrific consequences.
North Korea would like to test missiles and advance its nuclear program, while smuggling arms to some potentially bad actors for extra cash. The U.S. would like North Korea to stop doing all of these things. Neither side is particularly interested in finding out what happens should the other press the issue. And thus North Korea and the U.S. find themselves in a very strange Kabuki war.
Unique good-neighbourly relations between Russia and China makes an important contribution to the construction of a new world order, the strengthening of a multipolar world and respect for one’s choice of the way of national development, as well as to compliance with international law.
Medvedev noted the big importance of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and China 60 years ago. “Interaction between the two biggest countries of the world was and remains a factor of truly geostrategic magnitude,” he said.
A Chinese commentator says his country needs to stand up stronger to the West.
This week we’re turning the tables at Beijing Dispatch: Instead of offering the usual foreign-correspondent musings about China, Forbes invited an outspoken Chinese essayist to take a few shots at the U.S. and the rest of the West.