China


Trump Offers To Mediate South China Sea Debate

U.S. President Donald Trump has offered to act as a mediator in the continuing South China Sea dispute. It comes before the imminent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines, where all parties central to the debate will be in attendance. Whilst all parties central to the […]


Data Retention And “Pre-Crime”: Concerns For Privacy And Human Dignity

In China, the U.S., the United Kingdom and Canada, pilot projects of crime-predicting artificial intelligence have been utilized by police services in an attempt effectively prevent crimes from occurring. Predictive algorithms are vastly more comprehensive and wide-reaching compared with human analysis. With that said, there are very real ethical and […]


China Punishes Human Rights Activists

A United Nations panel has demanded that China release and compensate three activists that have been punished for promoting human rights. In fact, this follows a nationwide crackdown in China on human rights activists, which was initiated by President Xi Jinping in 2015. As a result,  around 250 people were […]


The United States Withdraws Membership From UNESCO

The US has announced that it will officially withdraw its membership from the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on December 31, 2018. The US State Department released a statement regarding its departure on October 12, stating that it will establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO, citing […]


U.S. Dismissed North Korean War Allegations

Following a tweet by President Donald Trump, North Korean officials have alleged that the United States declared war on their country. The tweet, in which Trump says North Korea “won’t be around much longer,” has been brushed off by U.S. representatives as posturing. The reality is that Congress has yet […]