Tag: China

Trump’s “Prosper Africa” Strategy Is An Admission Of Defeat But Also A Wily Trap

National Security Advisor John Bolton recently announced the Trump Administration’s new “Prosper Africa” strategy, which is basically a tacit admission of defeat acknowledging that the US’ objectives there haven’t been achieved since the end of the Old Cold War, but it’s also a wily trap for encouraging China and Russia […]

The Return of The Balangiga Bells is a Victory For Duterte’s Policy of Non-Aligned Multilateralism

The Balangiga Bells return to their rightful owners  In 1901, American soldiers seized the bells of the Church of San Lorenzo de Martir in Balangiga, Eastern Samar, during the violent Philippine-American war. The bells remained on US soil as largely forgotten war trophies although for many Filipinos the long awaited return of […]

China Confirms Arrest of Second Canadian as Pressure Mounts on Ottawa to Free Political Prisoner Meng Wanzhou

China’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed the arrest of Canadian national Michael Spavor. Spavor is a businessman who is perhaps most famous for organising tours of the DPRK (North Korea) for westerners. Spavor met with DPRK leader Kim Jong-un long before Donald Trump ever did and reportedly helped to arrange some of […]

Russia’s Railroad Expertise Could Reshape African Geopolitics

Sudan’s proposal to have Russian companies help construct the East-West and North-South Trans-African Railways could reshape African geopolitics if Moscow succeeds in leveraging its possibly newfound strategic position in this sphere to “balance” between the two emerging blocs in the modern-day “Scramble for Africa”.   Sudan just proposed during an […]

Trump Accidentally Admits That China is Correct About Meng Wanzhou

On 11 December, three important developments occurred regarding the political imprisonment of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. First, with no formal extradition request from the United States forthcoming, a Canadian judge temporarily freed Meng on a whopping $10 million bail. Then it was announced that former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig was arrested in […]

On World Human Rights Day, The Inhumane Treatment of Huawei Meng Wanzhou by Canadian Authorities Becomes Clearer

After summoning the Canadian Ambassador in Beijing, China has now summoned the American Ambassador to discuss the status of Meng Wanzhou – the Chinese political prisoner who remains behind bars in Canada in spite of having committed no wrongdoing. While China has warned Canada of “grave consequences” if Meng is not […]