By Ambra Visentin  In February 2022, China and Russia signed a Joint Statement calling for the beginning of a new phase in international politics characterised by 'true multilateralism' and based on 'peaceful coexistence in a climate of mutually beneficial cooperation'....

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Two US warships passed through the Taiwan Strait. The US Navy announced this today: it is the first time this has happened since China's unprecedented military manoeuvres near the island. Below is a brief reconstruction of the recent tensions...
By Emanuele Giordana The result announced by Thai Constitutional Court on August 24 was by no means a foregone one: 5 votes to 4 decided that Premier Prayut was temporarily suspended. Everyone was surprised: the premier general perhaps first: 'The...
  By Jan Servaes* - published first on Othernews On August 3rd residents of the Myanmar capital Naypyitaw were suddenly awakened by the sound of military helicopters in the air. The helicopters hovered over the city all day. The way to...
Relations between the People's Republic of China and the United States today represent the most important node on a global level. It is a relationship that has always been fluctuating, alternating between periods of effective and fruitful cooperation and...
By Maurizio Sacchi US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has spent a feww days in Malaysia as the second stop on her Asia tour, is scheduled to arrive at Songshan airport in Taiwan at 10.20pm tonight (ECT). Pelosi's Asian tour...
by Emanuele Giordana Ranil Wikremesinghe has been elected as the new President of Sri Lanka on Wednesday July 20th. Of the 225 voting MPs, gave 134 supported him against only 82 for his biggest rival, Dullas Alahapperuma. The reasons for...
By Maurizio Sacchi The official act came in the evening of July 13: the outgoing President has appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as Interim President to exercise the powers, duties and functions of the Office of the President with effect...
In 1948, Ceylon - as Sri Lanka was then called - gained full independence from Britain. The Empire left bequeathed large tea and coffee plantations where, as was its custom, it had imported Tamil labour from India to support...
By Maurizio Sacchi Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Friday marked the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China with a speech that emphasised Beijing's control over the former British colony as part of its vision of 'one country, two...

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