Let’s talk about human rights with China

Chinese media commend Theresa May for ‘sidestepping’ human rights. How important is for China that the PM of important country like the UK is mute regarding human rights, should human rights be mentioned during such visit, and I am not talking just about May but basically about any high profile Western politicians? Read few comments.

Portrait of Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen gate. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Will the next conflict be between big powers?

While for few years ISIS as non-state actor stole a lot of attention the topic of global competition is noticeable in the Donald Trump’s National Security Strategy. How do you see this theme, maybe even trend, of competition among nations, any reasons for worries that competition may lead to conflict? Read few comments.


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Expectations are high for Trump’s first Asia visit. But…

A lot is eclipsed by the North Korea nuclear program but as President Donald Trump prepares for his first trip to Asia how (un)clear are the priorities of his administration in this region, what are/should be those priorities? Read few comments.


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China’s Communist Party congress: Xi Jinping at the top of the world?

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President Xi Jinping: Credit: http://english.gov.cn/

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China like Nazis? RIP: Liu Xiaobo (1955 – 217)

As Nobel Prize winner Liu Xiaobo died in the hospital under close guard of the regime many observers are bringing the example of another Nobel Prize winner Carl von Ossietzky who died in Nazi hospital. What do you think about this comparison, what does it tell us about Chinese regime?

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One Belt, One Road: What is/should be the reaction of the West on China’s initiative?

Absolute majority of Western leaders is skipping upcoming One Belt, One Road meeting in Beijing. There is also criticism that this is a missed opportunity but on the other hand there is still also some suspicion what the OBOR initiative really means. Is it more about economy, trade or about Chinese geopolitical ambitions? So in your opinion how should the West (I know it is not the homogenous entity) react on OBOR? Read few comments.

China’s One belt, One Road initiative (click to enlarge). Credit: graphicnews.com

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Why is China criticizing THAAD in South Korea?

China once again denounces the deployment of THAAD, Russia is also critical. In your opinion, is THAAD a right answer to North Korea missile threat and how do you perceive the objections of China, Russia that it damages the regional strategic balance and stability? Read few comments.

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, (THAAD). Credit: https://www.army.mil

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