Diplomatic efforts show the strategic importance of the Middle East to Beijing, which as an ally of Iran could encourage a measured approach

Washington’s energies may be diverted from its rivalry with Beijing – but observers warn that past flashpoints failed to hand China an advantage


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

‘I’d rather be found dead in a ditch’: Durham Miners’ chief triggers Tory MPs after telling them to stay away from annual event

In an interview with the BBC, Durham Miners President Alan Mardghum dismissed suggestions that Conservative MPs, particularly in the northeast of England, should be welcomed to the July gala, despite four out of the seven constituencies in the Durham area…

WHO promises pandemic review but savaged by U.S. as China pledges $2 billion

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Monday an independent review of the global coronavirus response would begin as soon as possible and it received backing and a hefty pledge of funds from China, in the spotlight as…

Grave of enslaved African man vandalized in ‘retaliation’ after UK statue toppled

Protesters in England cheer as a statue of Edward Colston, a 17th century slave-trader, is torn down. British officials said Thursday the grave of an enslaved African man has been vandalized in an apparent “retaliation attack” after protesters in the…

Indoor plant with four leaves sells for $8,000 in New Zealand

An indoor plant with just four leaves has sold for more than NZ$8,000 (£4,000) in New Zealand, as the public’s passion for horticulture surges during the pandemic. Houseplants have become especially popular among millennials, experts say, many of whom are…