• This US-China downturn may be difficult for Taiwan 23 Feb 2020 17:30 Many Taiwan policymakers hold the view that US-China tensions create favorable conditions for closer US-Taiwan relations. As the thinking goes, the less beholden Washington is to maintaining stable relations with Beijing, the more it will be willing to …
  • No Weapon Left Behind: The American Hybrid War on China 23 Feb 2020 04:24 From Strategic Culture The New Silk Roads or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) were launched by President Xi Jinping in 2013, first in Central Asia (Nur-Sultan) and then Southeast Asia (Jakarta). One year later, the Chinese economy overtook the U.S. on a PPP …
  • Spotlight on green news & views: $10 billion from Bezos for climate; survey—250,000 solar jobs 23 Feb 2020 02:19 CRITTERS AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS Aldous J Pennyfarthing writes—Donald Trump Jr. wants to murder an Alaskan bear for some reason: “I really wish Donald Trump Jr. were restricted to shooting at living things that are less intelligent than he. That would …
  • ISIS, al-Qaida join forces in West Africa 23 Feb 2020 02:01 NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania — Groups linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State, at war with each other in the Middle East, are working together to take control of territory across a vast stretch of West Africa, U.S. and local officials say, sparking fears the …
  • Coronavirus Spreads as New Cases Double in South Korea 23 Feb 2020 01:55 Coronavirus spread to more countries and the numbers of new cases and deaths outside of China climbed, with special concern focused on South Korea where the infection count doubled in a single day — raising fears that another Asian country was losing …
  • Bleak Outlook on Trump's India Visit 22 Feb 2020 21:33 By: Neeta Lal Although India is looking forward with rapt anticipation to US President Donald Trump’s February 24-25 visit to New Delhi, it isn’t likely that much will happen beyond the usual grip-and-grin photo ops.  While a half-dozen pacts are being …
  • Coronavirus incubation could be longer than 14 days; global infection numbers rise 22 Feb 2020 21:25 BEIJING — Scientists are studying reports that the incubation period for the new coronavirus could be longer than the currently believed 14 days, potentially casting doubt on current quarantine criteria for containing the virus amid an increasingly urgent …