Previously, U.S. policy had been to insist that maritime disputes between China and its smaller neighbors be resolved peacefully through U.N.-backed arbitration. But in a July 13 statement, Mr. Pompeo said the U.S. now regards virtually all Chinese maritime claims outside its internationally recognized waters to be illegitimate. … [Read more...] about Pompeo keeps China attacks going during Indonesia visit
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The event, also the first national-level cultural festival to be held offline since the outbreak of COVID-19 in China, includes stage performances, poetry reading clubs, academic seminars, as well as various activities promoting poetry and fine traditional Chinese culture at local schools, shopping malls, bookstores and residential communities. … [Read more...] about China’s 6th national poem festival to open in Nov
Apart from BECA, India and the U.S. also sealed an MoU on Technical Cooperation in Earth Observations and Earth Sciences, and an agreement to extend duration of the MoU regarding the Global Center for Nuclear Energy Partnership. The two sides also signed an agreement on electronic exchange of customs data and a letter of intent regarding cooperation in traditional Indian medicines. … [Read more...] about India-U.S. 2+2 dialogue | U.S. to support India’s defence of territory
Fundamentally, there is a contradiction insofar as while Sri Lanka's external policies are driven by geo-economic considerations, the agenda pursued by India and the US is paramountly geopolitical, drawn from a perspective that the island is a 'permanent aircraft carrier', as a former Indian national security advisor once candidly put it. … [Read more...] about Why is Modi pushing Rajapaksa on the Tamils?
Thanks to the effective containment of COVID-19, China has reportedly surpassed the United States for the first time to be the world's biggest film box office. Movie ticket sales in China for 2020 climbed to 1.988 billion dollars on Oct. 18, surpassing North America's total of 1.937 billion dollars, the Hollywood Reporter reported, citing data from Artisan Gateway. … [Read more...] about “Honest Thief” tops North American box office for 2nd weekend in a row