The Donald Trump Presidency · US China rivalry

Is Trump Calling Out Xi Jinping?

During the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised to counter the influence of a rising China. Perhaps, as his recent phone call with the Taiwan President suggests, this new approach is already here. “Is Trump Calling Out Xi Jinping?”, Pat Buchanan, December 6, 2016: Like a bolt of lightning, that call of congratulations from Taiwan President Tsai… Continue reading Is Trump Calling Out Xi Jinping?

Barrack Obama · US China rivalry

Does the world respect President Obama? Part 2: China

For the purposes of answering the question suggested by the title as done in part 1, I will use the definition of ‘respect’ provided at Vocabulary.com. According to Vocabulary.com, the definition of respect is to ‘regard highly; think much of’. Furthermore, the definition of respect includes ‘to respect one’s judgement’. Following this initial definition, comes the time to answer the… Continue reading Does the world respect President Obama? Part 2: China

US China rivalry

A Westerner’s Guide to China

China’s reincarnation to superpower status is well in swing. Its economy has overtaken Japan’s as the second largest on Earth after only the U.S, its industrialisation has been utterly unprecedented in swiftness and scope, and it is currently engaging in the largest military buildup in the World. To give proper perspective to the spectacle going… Continue reading A Westerner’s Guide to China