China’s share of weapons in the international market is shrinking

Weapon/Army 06/28/22, 19:26

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), China's arms exports in the period 2017-2021 fell by nearly a third compared with the previous five years (2012-2016). Specifically, China accounted for only 4.6% of total global arms sales, compared with 6.4% in the period 2012 - 2016. Meanwhile, the United States ...

Laos falls into China’s debt trap

Economy 06/28/22, 19:03

2022 is a challenging year for Laos. The country has fallen into the Chinese debt trap, following countries such as Sri Lanka and Pakistan.  At present, the rising public debt is a major worry for Laos.  According to the World Bank, the nation's public debt last year totaled 14.5 billion dollars, and ...

Xi has launched four key measures to stay in power: Commentary

China 06/27/22, 09:59

According to ET, Xi Jingping recently implemented four key measures to secure his tenure in office after the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. First, place Wang Xiaohong, a confidant, as Minister of Public Security On Jun 24, at the end of the 35th Conference of the Standing Committee ...

U.S.-led alliances ramp up to counter China’s aggression

China 06/27/22, 09:46

The White House announced on June 24 that five countries, including the U.S., Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, have formed an informal group.  The group, named Partners in the Blue Pacific (PBP), aims to boost economic and diplomatic ties with Pacific island nations. In the statement, the White House ...

Taiwan Strait tensions: Is the CCP applying Sun Tzu’s Art of War?

China 06/24/22, 04:45

Tensions escalate in the Taiwan Strait, with rising risks of war. So why does Taiwan, a little island with only 24 million people, attract so much attention and 'devotion' from Beijing? Is the Chinese Communist Party applying Sun Tzu's Art of War to delude the whole world? This in-depth analysis ...

Taiwan deploys jets to warn off Chinese warplanes in air defense zone

Weapon/Army 06/24/22, 00:52

According to Reuters, China sent 29 aircraft into Taiwan’s air defense zone on June 21. Taiwan then scrambled jets to warn them away. It is the third-highest number of Chinese warplanes sent to Taiwan’s skies in 2022. Taiwan has constantly complained about China’s frequent air force operations near its territory, often ...

China further tightens officials’ families business

Social problem 06/22/22, 09:06

Xinhuanet reported on June 19 that in the newest move to fight corruption, the General Office of China Communist Party's Central Committee issued the "Regulations on the management of business by the spouses, children of leading cadres in doing business." The "applicable objects" of the "Regulations" are mainly the party and ...