Tensions Continue to Swirl around the “Taiwan Problem”


An overarching “Taiwan problem” continues to gravitate toward the center of the entire system of relations between the two leading world powers, and it is becoming the focus of a regional political vortex that is sucking in other players that hold varying degrees of significance. As is always the case with this kind of event, the developments that go along with it are characterized…

Can Business Prevent US-China Relations from Becoming Fractured?


The flood of events that has occurred recently affecting the politics of relations between the two leading world powers (the United States and China) cannot bring about anything but a feeling of numbing hopelessness for observers. If it were not for the common sense that raises its head in the economic sphere. Notably (and mainly…

Depletion of the World Ocean: Is It a Shared Responsibility or Should We Look for Someone to Blame?


Despite the fact that agriculture has been developed for many thousands of years, humanity is still forced to get some of the food it consumes from the wild. For example, a significant portion of people’s diet worldwide is comprised of fish from oceans and rivers. The chief consumer of fish…

Towards a New Gold Standard? Or a Currency War with China?


Rumors have it that the remaining months of 2020 may bring drastic and explosive changes in the world’s financial system. But such “doomsday” rumors have been floating around every beginning of fall during the last few years. Why? – The US dollar is getting weaker and weaker. It is not quite on a free fall, but still remains a major trading currency and a key world reserve…

On the Latest Video Summits Held between the EU and PRC


Sino-European relations remain one of the chief components in the world’s rapidly changing political puzzle. On top of that, this component itself often undergoes transformations, and NEO keeps track of this process on a more or less constant basis. The last time we addressed this topic was because of a series of events that occurred at the beginning of the summer…

Situation around Taiwan Continues to Worsen


As reported earlier in the New Eastern Outlook, tensions around Taiwan are continuing to intensify. An increasingly more defined foreign policy course pursued by Washington aimed at normalizing its diplomatic relations with Taipei and at allowing Taiwan to transform into a fully-fledged independent country is the main reason behind these negative…

The US is Preparing for War with China


Over the past few years, due to the policy followed by the White House, relations between the US and China have been spiraling downward at a rapid pace. Not only is the trade war, declared by Washington, intensifying between the two largest world economies, but territorial issues in the South China Sea, where the United States is trying to engage in “patrolling freedom…

On the Trade and Military Agreement between Iran and China


In the last two or three months, leading media around the world have been paying attention to the “imminent” signing of a bilateral document, described as a Trade and Military Partnership, between China and Iran. The New York Times claims to obtain “an 18-page proposed agreement”. This may well be the case, as…

Guo Wengui – So Anti-Chinese that even US Establishment Cannot Stomach Him


In some very rare cases, it is better to read British conservative, right-wing press, like The Economist or the Telegraph, instead of the mainstream liberal sheets like The Independent or The Guardian. That is if one wants to come somehow closer to the truth. The Economist is extremely biased; it is pre-historically conservative, anti…

Issue of Taiwan’s Newly Designed Passport Covers


Only a few days ago, the author discussed what could be behind the move to leave out the “Republic of China” (ROC) title on the official name plate of the Taiwan Representative Office in the Republic of Somaliland (which practically none of the nations recognize as a state). And, more recently, there has been another piece of news about a redesigned cover…

By Making Relations with China Worse, Washington is Damaging its Ties with the EU


In recent years, against its own volition the world has witnessed a rapid deterioration in US-Chinese relations, which have already landed on a low level that has not been seen throughout the entire history of their official contacts since 1979. As Fox News reports, even US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admits that current relations between…

PRC President on China and Tibet


President Xi Jinping’s speech at the 7th Central Symposium on Tibet Work on August 29 (an event seemingly dedicated to some of the country’s domestic issues) included quite a noteworthy message on foreign policy stemming from two inter-connected issues: the history of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and characteristics of modern politics…

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