ANYA CHINAPPI WRITES – On Friday, Mar. 10, after seven years of tension, Saudi Arabia and Iran agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations in a deal brokered by China. The agreement was reached in Beijing after four days of previously undisclosed talks between the rival countries. With the current strain in…Full Article CHINA: A DARING DIPLOMATIC DEEP DIVE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
THE 5G GRAND PRIX: A SIMPLE EXPLANATION
ALI AL-SABAH WRITES – The previous waves of mobile communication were driven by European and American countries. The race has shifted – now dominated by China and American. Many might ask why it is even a race — why is the gaining of faster speeds such a whirlwind that seems…Full Article THE 5G GRAND PRIX: A SIMPLE EXPLANATION
CHINA: THE LONG-AWAKENED GIANT
ALI AL-SABAH WRITES — Two hundred years ago, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte famously remarked that “China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep for when she wakes up she will move the world.” The potential, the sheer will of the people, and the challenge that the country posed were not so…Full Article CHINA: THE LONG-AWAKENED GIANT
ANGLO-CHINESE RELATIONS: WHY IS RAPPROCHEMENT UNLIKELY?
ASSOCIATE EDITOR ZHI JIAO DANIELLE GOH WRITES — Just last week, Chinese Sukhoi-30 advanced fighter jets briefly entered Taiwan’s airspace. It happened as Taiwan announced that its largest annual live-fire drill would be held next month. At the same time, news about British ministers considering plans to support Taiwan were…Full Article ANGLO-CHINESE RELATIONS: WHY IS RAPPROCHEMENT UNLIKELY?
CHINA: China-EU Trade Talks Get Heated over Imbalances in Eastern Europe
FAHAD ALSUDAIS WRITES– As China and the European Union (EU) started a new round of trade talks in early April in the EU capital of Brussels, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang wrote in a column in the German business newspaper Handelsblatt that China is not attempting to weaken the developed…Full Article CHINA: China-EU Trade Talks Get Heated over Imbalances in Eastern Europe
CHINA: Does Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Have a Future
MINGYI LI WRITES–The CFO of Huawei, Mengwan Zhou, was arrested by Canadian officials on December 1st, 2018, for allegedly covering up violations of sanctions for Iran. Now she is facing extradition to the US. Her arrest has drawn sharp criticism, mainly from skeptics of US motivations. Are these fair criticisms?…Full Article CHINA: Does Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Have a Future
US-CHINA RELATIONS: TRUMP POLICY IS HUAWEI OFF …
KISHORE MAHBUBANI WRITES — Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s finance chief, is under house arrest in Vancouver. The US is trying to extradite her over fraud allegations related to sanctions against Iran © Bloomberg It is clear that the US government has made a strategic decision to go after Huawei, the…Full Article US-CHINA RELATIONS: TRUMP POLICY IS HUAWEI OFF …