Oil and natural gas are undergoing an important crisis, as they are running out worldwide. In this context, powers like Russia and China have chosen to detach from the reliance on Middle Eastern oil, and have been seeking to create their own regional independence to the point companies such as Gazprom and Sinopec have overtaken US and European former leaders like ExxonMobil and Shell. What does this imply for oil security in Northeast Asia? And how are these countries coping with sustainability and oil consumption?
On 30 June 2020, the Chinese Government passed the Hong Kong Security Law, a much debated piece of legislation which was welcomed with strong protests both in the region and at an international level.
How will the new law concretely affect Hong Kong? And how did international actors respond to it?
In May 2020, a spark of conflict re-ignited a long-standing border dispute between China and India.
How can the two nuclear powers de-escalate the tensions?
Ping-Pong Diplomacy between Japan and China is causing tensions to rise in the East China Sea.
Is there a solution to the Sino-Chinese frictions?
International concerns increase as the already crumbling China-US relations further deteriorate during the COVID pandemic, possibly into political conflict.
President Trump recently decided to suspend US fundings to the World Health Organization, accusing the body of mismanaging the current COVID-19 crisis and being too China-centric. While the rivalry between Beijing and Washington dates back to the 1970s, today, the tension between the two superpowers could lead to a catastrophic response to the virus.
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