Tag Archives: China

US threatens to withdraw from UNHRC

By Ameen Izzadeen The Donald Trump administration has read the Riot Act to the United Nations Human Rights Council. It has threatened to withdraw from the UNHRC, unless the council agrees to toe Washington’s line. The warning came through a … Continue reading

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China between war and peace

By Ameen Izzadeen China has read the Riot Act. The warning, as forthright as forthright could be, is aimed not only at regional countries with whom China is embroiled in territorial disputes, but also at the United States, which is, … Continue reading

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From a casino foreign policy to principled foreign policy

By Ameen Izzadeen The United States Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal was here this week. President Maithripala Siriesena will visit New Delh on February 15 while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make a reciprocal visit in March. Within … Continue reading

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The balance sheet of China’s new Asian bank

By Ameen Izzadeen Two years after the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference where 44 Allied nations gathered to form the World Bank, governors of these nations met at Savannah, Georgia in the United States. The Bank had not agreed on a … Continue reading

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China shaken by Muslim revolt in Xinjiang

By Ameen Izzadeen On Thursday, May 22, China was shaken by a twin suicide bombs. At least 31 people were killed and some 100 injured when Uighur separatists threw explosives and ploughed two off-road vehicles through a crowd in Urumqi, … Continue reading

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Obama in Asia to rivet the pivot

By Ameen Izzadeen Economic warfare can be as deadly as nuclear warfare. It can kill thousands if not millions. A decade of economic sanctions imposed on Iraq prior to the United States’ invasion of that country in 2003 caused the … Continue reading

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China’s strategy and new cold war undercurrents

By Ameen Izzadeen High-level movements across the Asian diplomatic chess board in the past two weeks have once again brought to the surface the undercurrents in Asian politics. The movements involved Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang’s visit to India and … Continue reading

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