East Asia

Xi Jinping

China’s Success Against Covid Dwarfs The West’s

Libertarians/neoliberals in The West can’t believe the enormous extent of China’s success at keeping down the rates of disease, and of death, and of unemployment, from covid-19, because China’s policies on covid are, and have been, the exact opposite of libertarian/neoliberal. (What’s called “libertarian” in America is called “neoliberal” throughout […]

Ortega

Nicaragua: From Taiwan To China

On Thursday 10 December, Nicaragua officially broke off diplomatic relations with Taiwan and established relations with China. The official statement said that “the government of the People’s Republic of China is the sole legal representative of the whole of China, and Taiwan is an integral part of the territory of […]

Putin and Xi Jinping in 2019

Russia-China Alliance At The Tipping Point

The initiative by Beijing to propose a virtual meeting between President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday radically transforms the geopolitics of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s relentless eastward expansion and the Western military deployments on Russia’s borders. The announcement of the meeting in Beijing came within […]

China yellow peril

China: The “Yellow Peril”, Really?

President Biden is replaying the “yellow peril”: China would steal our patents, foster corruption and destroy the environment before imposing its totalitarian regime by force. Fortunately, the United States and NATO would protect democracies and peace. But then how to explain the alliance between Beijing and Moscow, which should feel the same fear? It would simply be the “alliance of dictatorships”. For anyone who lived through the Cold War, this narrative rings hollow.