If China plays the card of the holiday economy to hit back on the US in the trade war, Americans may have an unforgettable Christmas this year with price hikes for Christmas trees, plastic reindeer, glittery wreaths and even Bibles.
How much transnational unity and how much national freedom does the EU need to prevent it falling apart while giving individual societies enough liberty?
The United States’ trading partners are at a crossroads. The US trade war with China transitioned to a threateningly precarious stage after the US Treasury Department labeled China a “currency manipulator” in a tit-for-tat response to Beijing’s weakening currency.
Here is a timeline of the escalating violent protests in Hong Kong since June, which are aimed to trample the rule of law, sabotage social order, undermine national sovereignty and the “one country, two systems” principle.
Is a color revolution taking place in Hong Kong? We think so, although this one is somehow baffling.
On 10 May 2019, Vietnam became one of the first countries to successfully establish a 5G-powered phone call. It was a milestone for the country given Hanoi’s ambitious plan to deploy a 5G network for commercial operations by 2020 using domestically-developed technology.
To begin with, Japan and South Korea are going through the darkest hour in their relationship. The Japanese cabinet removed South Korea from its white list of trusted trading partners on August 2.
After more than a year of deliberation, ASEAN adopted the ‘ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific’ (‘the Outlook’) on 23 June 2019. The Outlook then got an airing at the ASEAN Regional Forum meetings in Bangkok.
After the 11th round of trade talks ended inconclusively, the US trade representative solicited domestic opinions on Washington levying tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese products. But a majority of the US enterprises opposed this idea.
The human rights organization warns gun violence has led to a “human rights crisis” in the US. The killings of 31 people in attacks at the weekend have renewed pressure on President Trump to strengthen gun controls.
Regional order in the Asia-Pacific is getting more complex and contested due to real politics and great power rivalries.
Why does it matter so much whether the United Kingdom heeds the call from the US to ban Huawei? It’s an issue of whether the UK can safeguard its independent decision-making.
An increasing number of the world’s people are facing “extremely high” water stress, but a great deal can still be done to reverse the damage.
The China-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has shifted to lending in national currencies in order to reduce the negative impact of the US-driven trade war.
Turkey is not a country that lets threats go unanswered. Twice already, Ankara has followed through after announcing plans to invade Syria.
In evaluating an ambassador’s capacity, one would question the frequency, quality and level of communications that the ambassador has with the host government.
The RTI Act provides a practical regime for ensuring peoples’ right to information, which has been upheld by the Supreme Court in several judgments as a fundamental right
HSBC has said that its greater China chief executive Helen Wong was resigning from the bank
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report on Friday that the yuan’s exchange rate was “broadly in line with medium-term fundamentals” and China’s central bank “has had little foreign exchange interventions in recent years”, a conclusion that clarifies China’s innocence from currency manipulation.
“Sobering” is perhaps the most optimistic response to the message contained in the IPCC report on Climate Change and Land, which sets out how the climate crisis is impacting the land upon which we rely for our continued existence.
In our July update of the World Economic Outlook we are revising downward our projection for global growth to 3.2 percent in 2019 and 3.5 percent in 2020.
Chinese officials allowed the country’s currency to drop below the psychologically important point of seven to the dollar on Monday.
The last rites for Sushma Swaraj, the former foreign minister and a BJP stalwart, were conducted Wednesday to the sounds of ceremonial bugle and Vedic mantras, the widely different tunes emblematic of the woman herself who harmonised many different chords in her persona.
Donald Trump’s decision to label China a currency manipulator cranks up the trade conflict between the world’s two biggest economies. It adds uncertainty to an already jittery mix on the global markets.
Just two weeks after taking office, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson took the side of his kindred spirit Donald Trump when the UK announced it would join the US naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz.
Until July 2019, Indonesia’s Anti-Corruption Commission (KPK or Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi) had not, since its establishment in 2003, lost any of the hundreds of cases it brought to full trial. This was a remarkable achievement in a country renowned for entrenched and widespread corruption at the highest levels.
China and ASEAN also have some disputes on some key issues including the exploitation of petroleum resources. Besides, some countries want to strive for more interests before negotiations take place.
Anwar Ibrahim recently reiterated his policy stance that Malaysia should move away from race-based policies and instead focus on needs-based policies that target the poor. He further called for this shift to be accelerated.
Regarding terrorism, the US President Donald Trump said in his inaugural speech that “we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth”.
The principal founder of the WTO-based global trading order, the United States, appears hell bent on tearing it down by flouting its rules and undermining its core institution — the appellate board at the heart of its dispute settlement process.