The United States cannot openly support “Taiwan independence”, but it manages to obstruct China’s reunification through the use of Taiwan’s separatist forces. This is also known as playing the “Taiwan card”.
These are the largest military exercises since 1981, and the largest since the establishment of the Russian Federation.
China has always placed ASEAN squarely on the first page of its foreign cooperation agenda, regarding ASEAN as a priority in its foreign policy and a key region for the development of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Time pushes forward, with less than half a year until the U.S. midterm elections this coming November, and a president whose lawyer is currently under an FBI investigation; the Trump administration is in a tussle, not only for its mandate, but also for its survival.
During this year’s review China received 1,963 written questions from 42 members, and had answered 1,627 questions from 33 members before July 11, with the remaining questions submitted after June 28 to be answered within one month.
China’s economic rise and the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) economic association have provided the African continent with a range of new development partners and opportunities unmatched in its post-colonial history.