Their announcement of R&D cooperation on a Japan-based 2-nanometer semiconductor facility shows both parties’ strengths can help leading-edge supply chains.
In their inaugural Economic 2+2 meeting, ministers called for fair and transparent development financing for third countries, export controls, and supply chain solutions.
The “one country, two systems” spirit has died. The highly-choreographed ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China was a farce.
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At 99 years old, Dr. Kissinger may still be clear-headed, but China has changed and its growing coercion of Taiwan threatens East Asia’s peace and stability.
Member countries should also reflect on why they reelected Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who is criticized for being under China’s influence.
It can halt energy imports related to the Sakhalin 1 crude oil extraction project and Sakhalin 2 natural gas development project.
At the Japan-US Security Consultative Committee (2+2) talks, both sides stressed the need to “closely coordinate” on options, including the ability to strike enemy bases.
Taiwan possesses advanced technology in public health and other areas. To block its participation at China’s behest undermines the UN’s work.
Support for the Olympics, a global infrastructure push and millions more Covid vaccines all fit into the Prime Minister’s agenda.
The joyless faces and grim accounts of the meeting are not very encouraging. Fortunately, there was one important common ground: North Korea.
Western sanctions over human rights and Hong Kong appear to be working, as China’s foreign exchange reserves have hardly increased since 2017, revealing the totalitarian regime’s...