China is displaying the same kind of ability to anger and alarm almost all its neighbours as the old Germany once did.
Certain similarities over the decades are unnervingly similar, though. Then, the new rising power on the global scene was Germany just as today it is China. The old declining power was Britain [...]
In discussing the Senkaku Islands conflict, this article suggests that the risk of World War III is high enough to be worried.
The clash between China and Japan over five small islets in the East China Sea has gone into hyper drive over the last month with China’s declaration of a new Air Defense Identification [...]
‘”Experts know quite well that it takes U.S. missiles 15 to 16 minutes to reach Moscow from the Barents Sea,” Putin said, according to the Associated Press.’
Apparently, nuclear attack is on the mind of Putin. Is it on the mind of anyone in the West?
The Russian leader replied that the United States hasn’t [...]
Ukrainians taking to the streets to protest their government’s refusal to strike a trade deal with the European Union may be the first of several post-Soviet states facing the choice between Russia and Europe as Georgia and Moldova gear up for their place on the bargaining table.
Decades have passed since they [...]
Beijing, in its dispute with Japan, risks repeating the errors of an earlier era that led to war
Will we sustain an open global economy while also managing tensions between a rising autocracy and democracies in relative economic decline? That was the question posed by the arrival of imperial Germany as Europe’s leading economic and [...]
‘The post criticised the US as “an initiator of plots” to overthrow the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and “create internal chaos” in China.’
Someone in China is very worried about a revolution and blames the US as chief facilitator.
The post called on every Chinese person to be on the alert for “Western anti-China [...]
China expert Gordan Chang told Fox News on Monday that the clash between the United States and China over airspace is “inevitably pushing the region” to war.
Chang spoke to Fox’s Jenna Lee about China’s establishment of a vast “air defense zone” over the East China Sea. The communist nation demands that civilian [...]
“Accidental wars only happen in the movies. What’s happening now in the East China Sea is a calculated Chinese provocation that could lead to war.”
Right! This whole idea of accidental war is nonsense. China knows exactly what it is doing. And it is on a path to war unless we get out of its [...]
‘The rise of China, the setbacks to U.S. power in Iraq and Afghanistan and the long economic stagnation of Japan suggest tectonic shifts are under way in the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region.’
The sudden crisis that has loomed over the islands that Japan calls the Senkakus and that China calls the Diaoyus [...]
Chinese president Xi Jinping has been compared with the ruthless chairman Mao Zedong.
His moves to consolidate power and his ideology have both come under scrutiny.
The crackdown on corruption and Xi’s emphasis on “mass line” — a leadership method created by Mao Zedong that calls for Party officials to forge stronger ties with the [...]