Month: May 2021

Risk of Nuclear War Over Taiwan in 1958 Said to Be Greater Than Publicly Known

The famed source of the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, has made another unauthorized disclosure — and wants to be prosecuted for it. By Charlie SavagePublished May 22, 2021Updated May 23, 2021 WASHINGTON — When Communist Chinese forces began shelling islands controlled by Taiwan in 1958, the United States rushed to back up its ally with military force — …

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World’s Most Vaccinated Nation Is Spooked by Covid Spike

Seychelles has seen a surge in coronavirus cases despite much of its population being inoculated with China’s Sinopharm vaccine. By Sui-Lee Wee May 12, 2021Updated 9:34 a.m. ET “Marie Neige, a call center operator in Seychelles, was eager to be vaccinated. Like the majority of the residents in the tiny island nation, she was offered China’s Sinopharm …

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Biden’s Taiwan Policy Is Truly, Deeply Reckless — NYT opinion

May 5, 2021 By Peter Beinart Mr. Beinart is a contributing Opinion writer who focuses on U.S. foreign policy. “Media coverage of President Biden’s foreign policy tends to focus on his efforts to withdraw from Afghanistan, get tough on Russia and negotiate with Iran. But none of those may prove as consequential as Mr. Biden’s quiet, …

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Jack Ma Taunted China. Then Came His Fall.

April 28, 2021 By Eswar Prasad Mr. Prasad is a professor at Cornell University and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “Ant Group, China’s biggest fintech conglomerate, was preparing last November for its initial public offering. Analysts projected it would raise $34 billion, the largest sale of shares in history. The company, founded by Jack Ma, …

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