As Talks Between Washington And Pyongyang Stall, Fears Over The Breakdown Of North Korea’s Denuclearization Process Rise

This past week, North Korean official Kim Yong-chol abruptly cancelled a planned meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for this Thursday.  As both countries seek to reconcile their differences and pursue détente, the latest developments in the bilateral relationship pose deep challenges for maintaining peace and stability on […]

Japan-China Trade Agreements Brings Both Countries Together

Though China has recently been in the news for its trade policies, it had agreed to a new set of trade deals from an unlikely partner in Japan on Friday October 26th, 2018. According to the Independent and Japan Times, the two nations signed 500 agreements, including a currency swap […]

China Detains President Of Interpol, Raises Questions About China’s International Diplomacy

In late September, President Meng Hongwei of Interpol took a flight to China and mysteriously disappeared. Meng’s last message to his wife was a knife emoji, potentially indicating a dangerous situation. In early October, after Beijing confirmed that it had been holding Meng in custody,  French forces moved to launch […]

Taiwanese Anti-China Sentiment: Growing Resentment With Maintaining The Status Quo

Earlier this year, Taiwanese Anti-China Sentiment has dramatically increased following China’s claims for reunification with the island nation. This sentiment has materialized into protests organized by those who are against possible reunification of Taiwan with Beijing. Thousands gathered outside of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) office in Taipei, the capital city of […]

Amnesty International Calls On China To End Repression Of Uighur Muslims

Following claims made last month by human rights groups to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Amnesty International has unwaveringly called for China to end its repression of Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities. It is now believed that up to one million Uighur Muslims are being […]

Brutal Crackdown Of The Uyghur Minority By The Chinese Government

The Uyghur Muslim minority of China has faced what is considered as human rights abuses at the hands of the Chinese government. Such abuses have included torture, forced detainment in internment camps, and ‘re-education’ programs that have been embedded with Chinese propaganda. Although there has been strong condemnation by the […]

U.S. Imposes Sanctions On China For Buying Missiles From Russia

On September 20th, the U.S. imposed sanctions on a Chinese military agency for buying defence equipment from Russia.  The sanctions were applied under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which was passed in 2017 in response to malign activities by Russia, and it allows anyone found doing business […]