With Brexit day only weeks away, and still no deal in place, now might not seem the best time for British politicians to flip the table over.
But this week, 11 Members of Parliament have done exactly that. On Monday, seven members of the opposition Labour Party announced tha
t they were fed up of their leader Jeremy Corbyn, citing reasons ranging from rampant anti-Semitism to hi
s lack of leadership on Brexit. They will Theresa May tactics of pandering to the harder-line Brexiteers in her own party and
elsewhere. That means it’s now hard to see this new group as anything other than a pro-EU bloc in the UK Parliament, dissa
tisfied with the pro-Brexit positions of both government and opposition.
Why does that matter?
Brexit has made the politics of the UK in
credibly hard to read. Both frontbenches are committed to delivering Brexit. The government agreed a way to achieve this
with the other 27 EU member states. Yet the UK Parliament hates the deal, infamously handing May the heaviest defeat in the history of the
House of Commons.
And it hates the deal for reasons all across the political spectrum (that’s right, the Brexiteers hate the deal just as
much as the Remainers).
Since the 2016, Brexit has redrawn the ideological lines of politics in the UK. Professor Sara Hobolt at the London Sc
hool of Economics explained that there “are more people now who are willing to identify as either Brexiteers or Remainers than as supporters of any par
ty. This new divide is more tribal than old party politics, with both groups tending to be inherently distrustful of one another.”
”The people that are making those threats, I’m guessing, are the ones that killed my son. They may feel like we’re talking about this too much,” says Pricil.
Her two other sons, Sins Dmitri and Jovency agree.
”But we’ll never give up,” says Dmitri.
An earthquake in 2010 and successive hurricanes have destroyed much of Haiti’s infrastructure that hadn’t already collapsed under corruption and government mismanagement.
Haiti protesters take the day to gather food and water as they prepare for more possible conflict
Haiti protesters take the day to gather food and water as they prepare for more possible conflict
Rage at life stripped of any apparent hope that things will get better is a clear motivation for the riots that gripped the country that began two days before Roberto was killed on February 9.
Promises from the Prime Minister might serve to dilute some of that immediate anger. But the country is teetering on the brink of more chaos, with further protests being threatened by opposition leaders.
But the rule of law in the form of government has already largely slipped away in the slums, which have become no-go areas for police.
Roberto’s death has reinforced a widespread view among the poor that the state is their enemy.
A sad irony — given that his ambition had always been to be a policeman.
ically possible, it does not make any sense from a commercial or political point of view.
Such a practice would be tantamount to suicide for a high-tech giant. If the Chinese governme
nt forced Huawei to do this, it would be stifling the country’s emerging industries. But intelligence can
not be mentioned in the same breath as Huawei’s contribution to China’s industrial prosperity and national interests.
Hyping the alleged Huawei threat has violated the basic spirit of seeking truth from facts. The West is prioritizing ide
ology and considering excluding China as political correctness. Many people in Europe are aware of the lies, but
still beating the drum for a certain value orientation rather than conducting an objective analysis.
The world is changing, and if Europe keeps prioritizing ideology and political correctness in dealing with every new situation, that would be dangerous.
What Europe needs is not only the ability to distinguish between right and wrong, but also the co
urage to make its own independent choices. Europe’s cooperation with Huawei on construction of a 4G
network is already an established fact, but it seems now that beneficial collaboration has become one of the biggest risks.
film is a reflection of a nation’s comprehensive strength.” The Guardian published an article headlined “China challenges Hollywood with own sci-fi blockbuster.”
This is in line with how people see today’s global affairs. China is making contributions to global development with its own strength and its own way.
Different from the US sci-fi blockbusters which advocate individual heroism, The Wandering Earth pro
poses China’s collective spirit. Take the climax of the movie: When all the plans to save Earth faile
d and Earth is about to hit Jupiter, many other countries, which had decided to give up, were moved and inspired by a br
ave Chinese girl. They then chose to salvage Earth from its doom together with Chines
e. Such a Chinese blockbuster presents a new appearance of sci-fi and successfully moves audiences of different countries.
Likewise, the key to improving the world’s understanding of China is to find a
n echo in each other’s hearts. Today, mankind still faces many international hot
issues, such as environmental protection, anti-terrorism and the reconstruction of the world financial o
rder. To solve these problems, we need global participation and cooperation, and China should play a constructive role.
These problems are also common challenges facing China and the US. Both Chi
na and the US should take their responsibilities. The two countries are mo
re likely to cooperate on these issues which could be the basis for building mutual trust.
countries, who claim their nations represent public interest, globalism is becoming a tool in the fight between capitalist forces an
d national will. As a result, state power is eroded by capital, leading to alienation and political strains in some countries.
It is believed that some countries cannot bear the negative effects of globalization. The main reason for t
his is that capital is equipped with increasingly powerful characteristics that weaken nations’ capa
bility to control their capital and eliminates sovereign states’ ability to embody the will of the people.
The hit on state power by capital not only leads to financial chaos, triggering financial and economic crise
s, but can also generate social and political woes. Western countries’ easing financial regulations resulted in the 2008 financial c
risis. In recent years, developed countries are experiencing increasing economic and political challenges, which a
ctually are extensions of the 2008 financial crisis. Some of them are yet to be addressed.
Economic liberalization faces challenges in the developed and developing world.
one with the UK in 2017 and another with India the following year. By exploiting the power of these regional countries, Japan aims to secure military provisions for its SDF in t
he Indo-Pacific region from the US, Canada, Australia and India and in the North Atlantic region from the US, the UK, France and Canada.
This has laid the foundation for Japan to broaden its SDF activities and ensure military provision with its par
tners. It is a small-scale bilateral military alliance system centered on Japan. This shows Japan’s long-term strategic plan.
Since the 21st century, Japan has clearly labeled China as its biggest real and potential rival. Especially since Shinzo Abe took office, he spared no efforts at contai
ning China. During Abe’s first term, the Japanese government raised the idea of the “arc of freedom and prosperity.” When
he became prime minister for a second time, the policies advocated by his cabinet, including the values-based alliance, the alliance of
maritime democracies, the democratic security diamond and the freedom corridor, have all kept China in focus.
Because of the ACSAs with Australia and India, Japan can militarily constrain China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions. In the A
tlantic, it can also exert forceful intervention in China’s policy in Europe, North Africa and West Africa.
In some areas where China’s military strength has not reached, Japan has crafted its military pla
n in advance by utilizing its bilateral alliance system, trap-falling China’s military strategy into a passive position.
Bhumibol Adulyadej and sister of the present King, married an American and relinquished her title in 1972. After returning to Th
ailand in 2001 following her divorce, she resumed royal duties and enjoyed prestige among the Thai people, although her royal title has not yet been restored.
Around 20 military coups have taken place in Thailand since the country became a constitutional mo
narchy in 1932. The Constitution was also amended in 2017 during the military government’s rule.
In this context, the Thai Raksa Chart party (Thai Save The Nation, or TSN) tried to break the v
icious circle in Thailand’s politics by nominating Ubolratana as the prime ministerial candid
ate. The probability of her winning the election would have been high if she were allowed to contest. Her victory would have brought back political sta
bility to some extent. TSN is linked to former Thai leader Thaksin Shinawatra, who enjoys popular appeal in the country. Thaksin carried out several pol
icies that benefited the grass roots and won him their support. Even though he was ousted in 2006, his influence remains strong.
In the upcoming election, I believe pro-Thaksin parties can still have high public app
roval ratings. But considering the latest military-drafted constitution which gives considerable
rights to bureaucrats and military, it is still not known whether a pro-Thaksin politician can be elected prime minister.
A terror strike by Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed killed at least 40 India paramilitary police and injured many others in the India
n-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, Indian media reported. Blind anger toward China was ignited after it.
Some Indian analysts sought to link the deadly attack to “China’s continued protection” of the perpe
trators. By refusing to back India’s appeal to list Masood Azhar, leader of terrorist outfit Ja
ish-e-Mohammed, as a global terrorist by the UN, they argued, China is supporting terrorism against India.
Citing China’s refusal to support the bid to have Azhar blacklisted by the UN, India in recent years has aggressively bl
amed China for allying with Pakistan in shielding terrorists. It disregards the fact that as a victim of terrorism itself, China has
pledged to support the international community’s anti-terrorism efforts and stands ready to work with India and all other countries to fight terrorism.
As for the issue of listing Azhar, Beijing has reiterated its stand several times that New Delhi should pr
ovide solid facts and proofs for banning Azhar. China has reason to cautiously handle the issue. Observers worry that blacklisting Azhar co
uld be used by India to increase its military pressure on Pakistan, thus risking exacerbating tensions between the two countries.
Since Myanmar embarked on its political transition, political elites in the country have championed that peace is the premise for econo
mic and social development. In the first two years of the government led by National League for Democracy (NLD), Nay Pyi Taw devoted a lot
of efforts to promoting national reconciliation with the hope of making a major breakthrough and consolidating public su
pport. Regrettably, results are not satisfactory. The NLD government is currently locked in a stalemate over national reconciliation.
It has also performed poorly in boosting the economy and improving people’s lives. Main economic in
dicators suggest that since the NLD government assumed power, Living standards haven’t su
bstantially improved, and more economic problems have surfaced to plague the country. One of the main rea
sons why the NLD lost seats in the 2018 elections is the government’s lackluster economic performance. If the ec
onomy doesn’t improve, it will inevitably affect the NLD’s potential for victory in the 2020 election.
Therefore, the NLD government is now attaching increasing importance to economic and livel
ihood issues. It has issued a string of policies to attract foreign investment. Take the new Mya
nmar Companies Act. Under the law, foreigners are permitted to take up to a 35 percent stake in local companies and bu
sinesses with foreign stakes of more than 35 percent will be classified as a foreign company, which facilitates co
operation between foreign investors and local businessmen and will help attract more foreign investment.
rts with the Chinese team to strive for the conclusion of a deal that meets the interests of both sides.