Migrant Worker Rights And China’s Ban On Foreign Trash

Situated between the fourth and fifth rings of Beijing, mere miles away from prominent monuments and tourist destinations, an underground city of trash resides in the Xiaotangshan Town of Changping district. Human excrement lies parallel to fields of crops, and the river adjacent to the landfill has become polluted by […]

India-China Tensions Flare In Border Dispute Between China And Bhutan

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has conducted live firing drills in the Himalayas in a stand-off with Indian armed forces. In early July 2017, Indian troops intervened with PLA operations to build a road through the Dolam Plateau in Doklam, an area contested by Bhutan and China. It is estimated […]

Will The Sino-Indian Standoff Become A War?

Tension between China and India have escalated last week since the Chinese government’s decision to build a road running through the Doklam Plateau, which is unmarked territory between Bhutan and China. India views this action as a geopolitical threat to the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction. Although Indian troops trespassed the Chinese border, […]

China’s Trade With North Korea Has Increased, Despite Import Ban On Coal

Trade between China and North Korea has risen in the first half of 2017, reaching a value of approximately $2.6 billion between January and July. On Thursday, a Chinese government official stated that this number reflects an approximate 10% increase over the figures collected last year during this period. It […]

President Trump Meets With Prime Minister Modi

On June 26th, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with President Donald Trump in the White House to discuss various issues regarding Indo-U.S. relations. President Trump had previously expressed his desire to strengthen America’s relationship with India due to the country’s increasing economic strength and its strategic importance in the […]

US Criticized By China For Sailing Warship In South China Sea

Chinese officials publicly criticized the US on Sunday, July 2, for sailing a warship in the South China Sea. The warship, known as the USS Stethem destroyer, was reportedly sailing less than 12 nautical miles from Triton Island in the Parcel Island archipelago. This island is occupied by Beijing, although […]

Trump And Putin: The Commanders-In-Chief

The latest congregation of the most powerful nations of the world, which has been dubbed the G20, has rounded up in the German city of Hamburg with Heads of States and governments failing to convince America’s President Donald Trump to come back to the Paris Climate Change Agreement. However, attention […]

The Development Of North Korea’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Program: Faster Than Expected

While many easily dismissed North Korea’s nuclear capabilities before just three months ago, it is time to seriously evaluate North Korea’s nuclear threats. At the beginning of July 2017, North Korea announced that it had successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile. North Korea officially stated that the missile it tested reached an altitude of […]