Archive for the ‘China’ Category

April 15th, 2021 - 7:14 pm § in America, Biden, China, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Russia

Biden’s foreign policy takes shape

Every nation’s foreign policy is driven by self-interest and domestic politics, and the U.S. is no exception. That reality is reflected in the foreign policy actions the Biden administration announced on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Keep in mind that President Biden has been involved in domestic [...]

April 14th, 2021 - 9:55 pm § in China, Foreign Affairs, Racism

Play the All-Star game in Taiwan!

Baseball’s poobahs missed a great opportunity when they (quite properly) fled the Undemocratic Republic of Georgiastan. A “great opportunity to seed new markets, build its brand, and address growing anti-Asian sentiment in the United States, … [and] help protect and defend global d[...]

April 12th, 2021 - 11:02 pm § in China, Foreign Affairs

China’s strategy to seize an ocean

The South China Sea is very valuable real estate. About a third of the world’s seaborne trade passes through there, and it’s rich in resources, including oil and fisheries. It’s also of great strategic importance; if China could control it, and keep other nations out, Southeast Asi[...]

April 9th, 2021 - 4:21 pm § in Biden, China, Politics

Nobody likes Biden’s defense budget

Republicans think it’s not enough; Bernie Sanders thinks it’s too much. Read stories here and here. Photo: China has two combat-ready aircraft carriers, with a third under construction, and more planned (details here and here) Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

April 7th, 2021 - 7:14 pm § in China, Foreign Affairs

U.S. needs 6th generation fighter

“The Air Force must field its Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) fighter soon if it wants to compete with China,” Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, the senior officer over America’s fighter fleets says. A prototype has already flown (see story here). But he wonders whether “our na[...]

April 1st, 2021 - 8:20 pm § in America, China, Foreign Affairs, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

8 years in prison for a door knock?

Yes. It’s possible, if you’re talking about Georgia, the defendant is black, and the door knock was a protest against a racist voter suppression law. Read story here. After all, that state’s racists just made it a crime to hand a water bottle to a black voter waiting hours in line [...]

March 23rd, 2021 - 4:31 pm § in America, China, Foreign Affairs

China’s up to more no good in the South China Sea

China’s ongoing efforts to seize the South China Sea tend to fly under the radar because they’re piecemeal, incremental, and low-key. But their cumulative effect over time has major impact. The upshot is that China ignores international law and other nations’ rights, and asserts ra[...]

February 25th, 2021 - 3:19 pm § in America, Biden, China, Donald Trump, Politics

Is Biden too soft on China?

If you ask Republicans, they’ll say yes, but that doesn’t mean much. These days, they’re not right about much of anything. And because everything they do comes across as partisan sniping, when they claim “Biden is soft on China,” that immediately provokes skepticism. Ov[...]

February 15th, 2021 - 10:35 pm § in America, Biden, China, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

Former Aussie PM: How the U.S. and China could avoid war

“Officials in Washington and Beijing don’t agree on much these days, but there is one thing on which they see eye to eye: the contest between their two countries will enter a decisive phase in the 2020s. This will be the decade of living dangerously. No matter what strategies the two sides p[...]

February 10th, 2021 - 6:15 pm § in China, Law and Courts, Racism

California cops perplexed by savage shoving attacks

This wasn’t a robbery. This 91-year-old man apparently was attacked because he’s Asian. Or maybe the attacker is just mad at the world. Moments later, he assaulted two other people. In a similar attack in San Francisco a few days earlier, an 84-year-old Thai man was killed. That assailan[...]