2020 follows on from a year in which the world’s economy grew at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, and the continued rise of protectionist policies and trade disputes.
Though the United States remains Japan and South Korea’s most important trade and security partner, and an important trading partner of China, its actions in the region show it is acting out of step with the three, and appears more side-lined than ever before.
China’s growth is being realized within the existing international order. China has no reason to sabotage it nor the intention to supplant America’s global preeminence.
The Phase One deal contains potential for escalation, leaves much of the tariffs in place and does not deal with some of the broader and more difficult challenges experienced by the two economic superpowers, yet Beijing and Washington appear considerably optimistic.
China’s space program is guided by a three-phased plan released in 1992.
The ugly violence can bring Hong Kong nothing but ruins.
President Xi’s visit to Myanmar will make a blueprint for China-Myanmar cooperation, help build high-quality Belt and Road, and translate the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor into practice, in a bid to push forward major infrastructure projects for interconnectivity for the favor of the two peoples.
The assassination will further put the Trump administration in diplomatic jeopardy when dealing with countries like France, Germany, China and Russia.