In the primary election of the DPP, Tsai is challenged by William Lai, a former Premier of the Executive Yuan. Lai’s popularity rate is higher than Tsai in most polls. It is quite likely that Tsai will fail to win the nomination of DPP and lose the chance of being re-elected in the general election.
A series of blasts in the island country of Sri Lanka targeting three churches and two five-star hotels resulted in the death of 253 people. Given the magnitude of the attack, it could easily be categorized as one of the deadliest in South Asia.
The new Japanese Emperor Naruhito has been enthroned at the start of a new era known as the Reiwa reign. Due to his failing health and old age, Emperor Akihito decided to step down and retire in favor of his son Crown Prince Naruhito.
India’s Election Commission has carried out the largest democratic elections in the world by relatively free and fair means. It may be a good time for the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award the upcoming Peace Prize to India’s Election Commission.
In late 2017, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress issued an Advisory Interpretation for the very first time. It arose from the intense debate about establishing joint Hong Kong and Mainland immigration facilities at the new Hong Kong High Speed Rail station.
Considering the historical dominance of US companies in the telecommunication semiconductor business and the software platforms powering smartphones, there is a legitimate concern as to whether Huawei can survive the US sanctions.
With the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative, China’s international profile in education and research is going up. This phenomenon can be termed geo-intellect, a subset of China’s global power project.
China is developing weapons that could take out US space systems in a conflict. In response to this threat, the Trump Administration has proposed a US Space Force to protect US interests in space. The USSF received a mixed reception and faces a long road to its creation.