Mainland China is sanctioned for selling dual-use civilian materials but island supplier of key explosive for artillery shells appears to get friendly advice to redirect sales to EU.
Top American diplomat said a mouthful when he wheeled out the adage about being ‘on the menu’ if you are not at the table as a dining guest.
In tiresome call that sounds more absurd as time goes on, American diplomat keeps demanding that Beijing talks Moscow into ending the conflict.
In a year full of elections, clan-dominated politics has shown the innate authoritarian streak in many democracies.
Hong Kong and Uygur groups make noise, then pull out of official inquiry by special commission in Ottawa looking into foreign electoral interference.
Putin and Xi think their countries need ‘manly men’, racial unity is a strength, and ‘wokeism’ is destroying the West. A pioneering decade-old Pentagon study agrees with them.
China’s contrasting political repression and economic development in Tibet and Xinjiang does not hold a candle to US-sponsored state terrorism by Israel against the Palestinian people.
Different treatments of Alexei Navalny and Gonzalo Lira by mainstream media and governments a glimpse into how Western propaganda works.
‘Yellow’ and ‘blue’ Hongkongers argue over meaning of racist rant at Chinese-looking protester in the ethnic neighbourhood of Richmond.
When it comes to its own survival, Beijing is probably a better student of the two perennial philosophers of war than Washington and Brussels.
Now we know how racial mass murders are committed by watching one live on our computer and TV screens.
The status of the city as an outpost of the imperial West, and as a wedge against mainland China after 1997, has come to an end. Its bright future is to be another Chinese city, but not just.
Influential author Parag Khanna says the Belt and Road Initiative is exactly the blueprint needed in this age of uncertainty and instability.
China’s cancellation of the Argentine football team’s mainland tour may have more to do with new president Javier Milei than the star player.
Doom and gloom warnings about the two economies resemble zombie apocalypse films, offering cheap thrills for a short time, if nothing else.
Ai Weiwei joins a long line of dissenters such as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Liu Xiaobo who became disenchanted by the West.
The Basic Law as the constitutional foundation of the city contains two equally legitimate but contradictory visions which, in the end, prove to be incompatible.
China most likely runs global cyberespionage, but it’s nothing compared to the US and its allies, as shown in the latest domestic CIA spy case.
Abuse and constant references to Chinese Communist Party by senator right out of McCarthyite era and reason for world to be wary of America.
On Washington’s telling, Beijing is spreading authoritarianism through producing goods and building infrastructure around the world while the US is promoting freedom and democracy by bombing and selling weapons.
Mega-starred series Expats keeps generating controversies, with the latest being allegations of censorship as the city’s viewers can’t watch two premiered episodes.
While it’s unclear whether Iran can be blamed for the drone killing of three US soldiers, it’s American decision makers like the president who put them in harm’s way in the first place.
Jens Stoltenberg may sound like an anti-China hawk but he seems to have no idea what Beijing wants from the wars in Ukraine and Palestine.
Domestic lawsuit hearings on US complicity follow International Court of Justice’s same-day ruling that Israel has a genocide case to answer.
The country’s best known ‘liberal’ post-war philosopher has come out in support of Israel’s scorched-earth military campaign in Gaza.
Sunak and Cameron can keep repeating the same lie about our city but the UK domestic security law introduced last year is even more restrictive and has been denounced by UN rights chief.
In trying to fight Beijing, Washington is causing irreparable damage to the world economy and it may be too great for even America to bear.
This year may see a farcical replay of the vicious presidential election of 1800, marking extreme partisanship and distrust of government that led to civil strife.
John Mearsheimer, in an interview, also argues South Africa’s case of genocide against Israel before the ICJ will further isolate the Jewish state and the US, while Palestinians face the bleak prospect of apartheid or ethnic cleansing.