Japan continues its economic pivot away from China towards the ASEAN countries.
"China and Iran just inked a 25-year, game-changing strategic deal covering everything from oil sales, contract bids and massive upgrades to Iran’s anti-air capabilities as well as its domestic air force."
"In recent years, the United States has become part of a growing chorus of nations that have objected to China’s claims over the South China Sea."
"Trump’s slash and burn policies towards China have always been fraught with inconsistencies."
"... The illusion that the state may disappear from world politics, giving way to trans-boundary supranational entities, has finally been dispelled."
"... for those with short memories there was a flood of it being spread on various web forums by what I believe was a army of paid disinformation agents."
"The Hungarian government has been continuously in the crossfire of criticism ... from Western European press outlets and from left-wing and liberal groups in the European Parliament."