East Asia

Yiwu to London train

EU, China Draw Closer In Post-Pandemic Setting

The 10th annual Strategic Dialogue between the European Union and China on June 9 can be regarded as marking the resumption of structured big-power diplomacy in the post-Covid-19 setting. It was both a symbolic and substantive event, preparing the ground for the forthcoming EU-Summit. At the virtual event on June […]

Trump hits back at G7

G7 Walks Towards A Long Sunset

The US President Donald Trump will be completing his first term with foreign-policy legacies, which, even detractors must grudgingly admit, are game-changing for world politics. Debris of monumental proportions surrounds him — Paris Accord on climate change, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, JCPOA, World Health Organisation and so on. But Trump’s demolition […]

Enough With The Consensus Already!

In theory, politicians and doctors who have studied for a long time are scientists. But in practice, few have a scientific approach. No one today wants to take responsibility for the allegedly sanitary measures that have been taken. They all take refuge behind collegial decisions, the invocation of science and consensus.

Anti-China infowar

The Volleys Of An Information War Against China

A strategic information campaign against a particular state usually involves a number of elements and layers. While officials and diplomats gradually increase the aggressiveness of their rhetoric, “independent” media outlets publish a range of articles from life stories to special investigations. They may differ in tone and subject matter, but […]

People's Congress of China

The 13th National People’s Congress of China

The “Two Sessions” are critical in the Chinese system of governance, where the state submits the annual performance reports of the past year and plans targets & policies for the next year. It is widely attended by representatives of all political parties, regions, and technocrats. It is the highest platform […]