he year 2022 witnessed several tensions in EU–China relations, mostly due to COVID-19-related supply chain disruptions, the Russia-Ukraine War, and Taiwan.
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and China, especially in the field of technology, gains further momentum.
Below we take a closer look at the “One China” policy and Taiwan’s political status.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought the broadened range of political, economic, and strategic partnerships of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with Russia and China to the fore, and renewed a scholarly focus on the two Gulf states’ pivot to the East.
hree years ago, when the Wall Street Journal reported that China had signed a secret agreement with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen granting Chinese armed forces exclusive rights to a Cambodian naval installation in the Gulf of Thailand, Beijing denounced the report as “fake news,” saying, it has “never made any such agreement as reported by foreign media outlets.
A full 80 years later, the Solomon Islands has suddenly become the centre of superpower confrontation once again, but this time between the United States and an ever-increasingly militaristic and imperialistic China.
hina-Lithuania relations reached a breaking point in July 2021 over Lithuania’s decision to allow a Taiwanese representative office to open under the name of “Taiwan” in Vilnius.
The danger, however, is that we might narrow down the issue to a narrative of authoritarian China abusing the rights of minorities and therefore needing to be confronted.
State Secretary Antony Blinken didn’t mention China by name, but warned, “Others are watching.
s a violation of international law that reneges on its commitment to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty under Article 1 of the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, Russia’s February 2022 invasion is a test case that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is watching closely to assess U.
mid escalating tensions between Moscow and the West over Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin paid an official visit to China to finalize the negotiations over a new $80 billion natural gas agreement.
conomic relations between China and Israel are witnessing remarkable developments in recent years.
n article by Gideon Rachman in the Financial Times last July is a prime example of western intelligentsia’s limited understanding of China’s unhindered rise as a superpower.
ecent months have seen the People’s Republic of China (PRC) adopting an increasingly belligerent posture towards Taiwan, as evident in undertaking aerial incursions into the latter’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in unprecedented numbers and repeated statements denouncing any move by the island toward seeking formal independence.