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Is the Middle Kingdom Equipped for Legislation against Cyber Hostility?

Preamble In the epoch of digital interconnectivity, the ubiquity of the internet has revolutionised the paradigm of communication, knowledge acquisition, and trade transactions. Nevertheless, the upsurge of social networks, web-based dialogues, and virtual conglomerates has not only broadened the spectrum of interaction but also catalysed the emergence of cyber hostility. This nefarious phenomenon

Here’s how China is responding to US sanctions – with blocking laws and other countermeasures

U.S. sanctions have further strained relations between the two superpowers. narvikk/iStock/Getty Images Plus Bashar Malkawi, University of Arizona After a recent meeting between U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and officials in Beijing, China released a statement demanding “practical action” over the issue of sanctions. The implication was that the punitive measures – imposed

Fresh fears over China’s expansion in South Pacific

Welcome to “News of the Week. In today’s episode, we discuss China’s expanding presence in the South Pacific, particularly the Solomon Islands, and the concerns raised by Australia. China and the Solomon Islands recently pledged to enhance their security cooperation, sparking alarm over China’s growing influence in the region. Australia demands transparency and

US laws to promote home-grown industries will hurt African economies

ph. Shutterstock Jonathan Munemo, Salisbury University The Biden administration has ratcheted up protectionism and industrial policy amid surging economic tensions with China. Legislation passed in 2022 unlocked hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies to spur domestic production of renewable energy and electric vehicles, and to support other decarbonisation goals. The legislation is

Quick Travel Guide – Pingyao

Pingyao is a charming and well-preserved ancient city located in Shanxi Province, in northern China. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best-preserved ancient walled cities in the world, with a rich history, culture, and tradition. Here are some reasons why you should visit Pingyao: Ancient city walls and

How China makes economic plans: key moments explained

Mark Greeven, International Institute for Management Development (IMD) A meeting of some of China’s most senior politicians at the end of April 2023 concluded with a fairly cautious assessment of the country’s economic recovery. Things are improving, they said, but domestic demand needs to improve. The meeting in Beijing, headed by President Xi

China’s Peace Envoy Engages in Discussions on Ukraine-Russia Conflict

China’s peace envoy is actively involved in talks regarding the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia. This reflects China’s emerging role as a mediator on the global stage. The envoy’s participation aims to address escalating tensions and find a peaceful resolution. China’s involvement is driven by its economic interests in the region, as

The Geopolitics of Asia: Navigating Regional Tensions and Alliances

Asia is home to diverse cultures, economies, and political systems, making it a complex and dynamic region in terms of geopolitics. Understanding the intricacies of regional tensions and alliances is crucial for countries seeking to navigate the political landscape and maintain stability in the area. Historical Background and Context Asia has a rich