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COVID-19 and the new world order


On 1 July 2020, the first real-time conference in Europe past the early-spring lockdown took place at the Diplomatic Academy Vienna. This highly anticipated event, entitled From the Victory Day to Corona Disarray 75 years of Europe’s Collective Security and Human Rights System Legacy of antifascism for the common pan-European future, was organized by the … Continue reading

Policy beyond politics – The UN Security Council should urgently address Covid-19 (part 2)


Further to the points of view undersigned authors expressed nearly two months ago (see: https://www.neweurope.eu/article/the-un-security-council-should-urgently-address-covid-19/), it is to a deep regret that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) still misses to adopt the much-needed Council Resolution to address the COVID-19 (C-19) pandemic event. This paralysis is largely due to the tensions between two of its … Continue reading

Policy beyond politics – The UN Security Council should urgently address Covid-19


Further to the points of view undersigned authors expressed nearly two months ago (see: https://www.neweurope.eu/article/the-un-security-council-should-urgently-address-covid-19/), it is to a deep regret that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) still misses to adopt the much-needed Council Resolution to address the COVID-19 (C-19) pandemic event. This paralysis is largely due to the tensions between two of its … Continue reading

Non-Permanent members lead the Security Council through COVID-19


Building up on the recent analysis of the IFIMES (International Institute of the Special Consultative status with the UN Eco-Soc) and its call for a formidable multilateral action; “The International Security Dimension of Covid-19 and the Pivotal role of the UN SC”, the founder and CEO of the London-based think-tank  furthers that argument, while explaining … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, April 20, 2020


Just when we thought China couldn’t make itself more unpopular, China made itself more unpopular. Perhaps it was charity. Perhaps it was delusion. We don’t like thinking bad things about others, especially if we sacrificed our jobs and economies to have our stuff made more cheaply by them. Saying bad things about China was as … Continue reading

Some Muslim countries shamefully joined China in defending its cultural genocide of Uighurs


At a session of the U.N. Human Rights Council this month, 22 mostly Western ambassadors joined in a letter expressing concern about China’s mass detentions in the Xinjiang region and calling for “meaningful access” for “independent international observers.” It was another tepid gesture in what has been a weak international effort to respond to Beijing’s … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, September 18, 2017


China’s situation is growing more and more similar to North Korea’s. They seek to “match” the US in military strength, but aim to do so without US economics. Without the economics it will be hard to match anything. Slowly, but surely, the US is chipping away at money going into China. Stocks were up in … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, August 22, 2016


There really isn’t much news this week in the Pacific. China and Russia practice war games in the disputed South Sea while the US and South Korea practice their war games near the Korean Peninsula. Taiwan’s government continues what is expected of the new regime: Status quo, strength, and corruption crackdowns—two of which don’t exactly … Continue reading

International tribunal rejects China’s claims in South China Sea


An international tribunal in The Hague, The Permanent Court of Arbitration, has delivered a sweeping rebuke on Tuesday of China’s behaviour in the South China Sea, from the construction of artificial islands to interference with fishing, and ruled that its expansive claim to sovereignty over the waters had no legal basis. The tribunal also said … Continue reading

Cadence of Conflict: Asia, June 13, 2016


Taiwan has a new Sheriff. Former President Ma, whose regime pursued secret talks with China, wanted to visit Hong Kong just after leaving office. Remember, on the books, Taiwan is still at war with China. Since 2003, former Taiwan presidents must file 20 days before international travel as a matter of national security. Ma filed … Continue reading

A worried China tries to urge Philippines to ditch its South China Sea case


China urged the Philippines on Tuesday to ditch its attempt to solve South China Sea territorial disputes with an international tribunal and instead negotiate with Beijing directly, following the arbitration panel’s latest request for input from China. The Philippines has asked the tribunal in The Hague to declare China’s claims to virtually all the South … Continue reading

China to send 700 combat troops to South Sudan, where civil war has affected China’s investments


China is to send 700 combat troops to South Sudan in what analysts describe as a significant shift from its stated policy of non-interference in African conflicts. The first Chinese infantry battalion to take part in a UN peacekeeping mission will be equipped with drones, armoured carriers, antitank missiles, mortars and other weapons, “completely for … Continue reading

China refuses carbon emissions reductions, unless western countries pay for it


While President Obama challenged China at the United Nations to follow the U.S. lead in pushing for drastic reductions in national carbon emissions to save the planet from “climate change,” it appears that China has dramatically different ideas. As in: no. According to a document deposited at the Geneva-based U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) … Continue reading

Chinese media says “Vietnam doomed to lose”


The following is translated from Chinese media: Due to instability in the Middle East, China has determined to extract the oil and gas in the disputed waters in the South China Sea. China has the equipment and technology to do that. The problems are what other claimants to the disputed waters will do to stop … Continue reading

China takes dispute with Vietnam to UN


China took its dispute with Vietnam over its deployment of an oil rig in contested waters to the United Nations on Monday, accusing Hanoi of infringing on its sovereignty and illegally disrupting a Chinese company’s drilling operation. China’s deputy ambassador Wang Min sent a “position paper” on the rig’s operation in the South China Sea … Continue reading

Courage and defiance: The Philippines act of standing up against China


I refer to the report of TJ Burgonio “Philippines defies China warning,” in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 29 with regard to the Philippines’ act of filing the pleading on the sea dispute. To quote from the said report: “Unfazed by threats of sanctions from China, the government yesterday said it was pursuing its case … Continue reading

U.N. panel accuses North Korea of crimes against humanity


Torture, deliberate starvation and other abuses carried out by North Korean authorities — possibly on the orders of supreme leader Kim Jong Un himself — constitute crimes against humanity and should be referred to an international court or tribunal for prosecution, United Nations investigators said Monday. “These crimes against humanity entail extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions … Continue reading

China takes propaganda war with Japan to United Nations


China took its propaganda war with Japan to the United Nations on Wednesday, questioning Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe‘s motives for visiting a controversial war shrine and calling on him to correct his “erroneous outlook” on history. Abe’s December 26 visit to Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine, where Japanese leaders convicted as war criminals are enshrined along … Continue reading

China: What Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iran, Israel, and the U.S. have in common


The opinions expressed are those of the author, and not necessarily those of China Daily Mail. If there is a nation (not “state”) that can successfully convince the Arabs, the Jews and the Iranians to sit down simultaneously for a talk, it could be the Chinese. With the historical cultural links and for immense economic … Continue reading

Philippines expects early U.N. ruling on sea dispute with China


The Philippines expects an early ruling from the United Nations’ tribunal on its arbitration case questioning China’s claim on the South China Sea, Manila‘s foreign minister said on Thursday, in the first public announcement of hopes for a swift outcome. Friction over the key shipping route has surged as China uses its growing naval might … Continue reading

Syria is a diplomatic challenge for China


China’s approach to the Syria crisis has been driven by a desire to avoid any US led military intervention. Beijing’s dissatisfaction with the West’s intervention in Libya in 2011, following Security Council decision 1973, has led it to be far more circumspect in the case of Syria. It has joined Russia in vetoing three UN … Continue reading

China President Xi Jinping urges military to expand, strengthen


As China becomes a superpower, so with it comes the need for a stronger military. President Xi Jinping told the Navy this weekend that he wants his military to train harder, strengthen their defense capabilities and protect the country’s “sovereignty, security and development.” Last week, President Xi was at the Shenyang military theater of operations where he … Continue reading

China bans Philippines president unless Manila withdraws from territorial dispute


China has demanded the Philippines drop its arbitration case with the United Nations on territorial disputes as a condition for allowing President Benigno Aquino to visit a Chinese trade fair, diplomatic sources say. The demand prompted Aquino to cancel the trip to Nanning for the opening of the annual China-ASEAN Exposition on Tuesday. “There were … Continue reading

Is China’s space program shaping a celestial empire?


China is pressing forward on its human space exploration plans, intent on establishing an international space station and, experts say, harnessing the technological muscle to launch its astronauts to the moon. Highlighting China’s intent, the country is working with the United Nations to stage a major workshop on human space technology, to be held Sept. … Continue reading

Bride trafficking to China could rise


Bride trafficking to China from Southeast Asian countries which do not border on that country looks set to grow, says the UN, with the first reported cases from Cambodia in 2012. “The numbers of identified cases are still small, but this number could rise given the social demographics in play,” Lisa Rende Taylor, chief technical … Continue reading

China rejects U.N. Law of the Sea


On January 22, Ma Keqing, the Chinese ambassador to the Philippines, was summoned to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila and handed a note verbale informing her that the Philippines was initiating a legal challenge to bring China before an arbitral tribunal under the terms of the U.N. Convention on Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The note … Continue reading

China without North Korea


North Korea’s third nuclear test is a game changer not only for the United States and Japan, but also for the regime’s last ally, China. The official Chinese reaction to North Korea’s latest provocation was stern: China is “strongly dissatisfied and resolutely opposed” to the test, and it is calling for the resumption of international … Continue reading

Chinese government may drop compulsory population control policies to avert crisis


“You’ll never see anything about it in the mainstream, but Eugenics and forced population control is a primary goal for most of the worlds governments, and the ruling class as a whole. “Even today in China there is a “one child policy” in which families are forced to have abortions if they get pregnant and … Continue reading

China, Japan move to cool down territorial dispute


China and Japan sought to cool down tensions over a chafing territorial dispute on Friday, with Communist Party chief Xi Jinping telling an envoy from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he was committed to developing bilateral ties. Xi will consider holding a summit meeting with Abe, Natsuo Yamaguchi, a senior lawmaker and head of … Continue reading

UN to consider validity of China’s claim over disputed Senkaku Islands


The United Nations is planning to consider later this year the scientific validity of a claim by China that a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea are part of its territory, although Japan says the world body should not be involved. Tensions over the uninhabited islands – located near rich fishing grounds … Continue reading

China submits East China Sea islands claim to UN


China has submitted to the UN a detailed explanation of its claims to a disputed area of the East China Sea. It argues that certain geological features prove its territory extends out to a group of islands near Japan. A UN commission of geological experts will examine China’s submission but does not have the authority … Continue reading

China Needs to Ease One-Child Policy, State Researchers Say


Chinese government researchers called on the nation to ease its one-child policy as soon as possible to cope with an aging population and labour shortage. One option is allowing all people to have a second child, three researchers including Yu Dong from the State Council’s Development Research Centre wrote in an article in yesterday’s China … Continue reading

China is testing Philippines determination to defend against intrusion


The Chinese dragon’s hunger for black gold relates to its continuous growth as an economic powerhouse. China imports seventy percent of its oil needs – supplied mostly by Russia. Fearing the prospect of disruption of oil supplies and being hostage to the demands of supplier countries, China is recklessly embarking on grabbing the rich oil … Continue reading

U.S., allies urge sanctions for North Korea firms; China resists


The United States, European Union, South Korea and Japan have submitted a list of about 40 North Korean companies to the U.N. Security Council‘s sanctions committee for possible blacklisting due to Pyongyang’s recent rocket launch, envoys said on Tuesday. The committee, which includes all 15 Security Council members, received an initial response from China that … Continue reading

China, Russia resist West’s sanctions push for Sudan, South Sudan


China and Russia are resisting a Western push for the U.N. Security Council to threaten Sudan and South Sudan with sanctions if the two countries fail to comply with demands to halt their escalating conflict, U.N. envoys said. The U.N. negotiations on Sudan and South Sudan, former civil war foes that split when the south … Continue reading

Russia and China agree on Syria, North Korea


China and Russia agree entirely with each other’s positions on the crisis in Syria and on North Korea’s nuclear program, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping said on Saturday in Moscow. “The sides hold 100 percent coinciding positions on the issues of North Korea and Syria,” Cheng, who was accompanying Vice Premier Li Keqiang on … Continue reading

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