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Hong Kong Ensnared In U.S.-China Showdown

The Trump administration’s declaration  that the United States no longer considers Hong Kong autonomous from China, given Beijing’s increasingly aggressive policies there, could pave the way for reprisals from Washington and a potentially dramatic reshaping of Asia’s economic geography. The U.S. announcement was made a day before China’s parliament approved a new security law for the semi-autonomous region that gave Beijing broad powers to crush dissent there.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

Also Read: ASEAN, India Unlikely To Pressure Beijing Over Hong Kong National Security Law

Focus On US As Main Opponent, Says China military Strategist

China needs to pick its battles wisely and concentrate on its main opponent the United States, according to a prominent Chinese military strategist, widely credited with shaping the Trump administration’s hawkish views against Beijing. Retired air force major general Qiao Liang said Washington’s open contest with Beijing to contain China’s rise had attracted other parties to join the attack, but he advised the Chinese leadership to avoid being distracted and focus on the main adversary.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

Also Read: Destined For Conflict? Xi Jinping, Donald Trump And The Thucydides trap

India Sidesteps Trump Offer To Mediate On China, Says In Talks With Beijing

India is in talks with China to deal with the most serious military standoff on their disputed border in recent years, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, sidestepping U.S. President Donald Trump’s offer to mediate. Soldiers have been facing off in the remote Ladakh region in the Himalayas since early May, accusing each other of trespassing and in recent days they have dug in defences and brought equipment.

Read Here – Reuters

Trump Offers To Mediate ‘Raging’ India-China Border Dispute

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U.S. President Donald Trump said he had offered to mediate a standoff between India and China at the Himalayan border, where soldiers camped out in a high-altitude region have accused each other of trespassing over the disputed border. “We have informed both India and China that the United States is ready, willing and able to mediate or arbitrate their now raging border dispute,” Trump said in a Twitter post.

Read Here – Reuters

Also Read – A China-India Clash Would Be Xi Jinping’s Grand Mistake

China Has Two Paths To Global Domination

Xi Jinping’s China is displaying a superpower’s ambition. Only a few years ago, many American observers still hoped that China would reconcile itself to a supporting role in the liberal international order or would pose—at most—a challenge to U.S. influence in the Western Pacific… Now, however, the signs that China is gearing up to contest America’s global leadership are unmistakable, and they are ubiquitous.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

Trump’s ‘New Cold War’ Aims To Hold China At Bay

The United States and China are coming dangerously close to a collision in the South China Sea, a clash that could easily turn rhetoric and threats of a “New Cold War” into actual armed conflict. The sea moves come against the background of a rising war of words, with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi saying over the weekend that, “Some US political forces are taking hostage of China-US relations, attempting to push the ties to the brink of a so-called New Cold War. This is dangerous and will endanger global peace.”

Read Here – Asia Times

China And US Must Find Ways To Avoid New Cold War, Says Chinese Foreign Minister

China and the US should try to avoid a new Cold War and find new ways to cooperate despite their differences, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday. “We need to be alert to efforts by some political forces in America to hijack China-US relations and who try to push the two countries towards a so-called ‘new Cold War’.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

Also Read: Blackmailing China Over COVID-19 ‘Daydreaming’: Chinese FM

The China Question

Politicians pushing globalisation like Clinton may have told the public that the purpose of NAFTA and of China’s admission to the World Trade Organization (WTO) was to open the closed markets of Mexico and China to “American products made on American soil, everything from corn to chemicals to computers.” But U.S. multinationals and their lobbyists 20 years ago knew that was not true. Their goal from the beginning was to transfer the production of many products from American soil to Mexican soil or Chinese soil, to take advantage of foreign low-wage, nonunion labor, and in some cases foreign government subsidies and other favours.

Read Here – Tablet

In The Post-Pandemic Cold War, America Is Losing Europe

The COVID-19 pandemic has opened the world’s eyes to the true nature of the Chinese regime, countless articles have told us in recent weeks. And perhaps they are right. But in Europe, it is the U.S. response to the virus, even more so than China’s, that is deeply unsettling politicians and the wider public.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

The Pandemic Is Shaking The Dollar’s Supremacy

After three years of US President Donald Trump abusing America’s dominant position in the global monetary and financial system, his administration’s disastrous response to the COVID-19 pandemic will further erode faith in the dollar. And if the days of America’s “exorbitant privilege” come to an end, so will much else.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

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