Hong Kong’s billionaire debt kings are losing their mojo

The tide is turning for Hong Kong’s tycoon families. All of a sudden, the younger generation has to work a lot harder to convince banks and investors that

A month after Prigozhin’s suspicious death, the Kremlin is silent

Why Yevgeny Prigozhin’s private jet plummeted into a field northwest of Moscow is still a mystery. The Russian military leaders he tried to oust with his armed rebellion

India and Vietnam are partnering with the US to counter China

This fall, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is slated to lead a bipartisan group of U.S. senators to China. The planned trip, like other recent visits to China

NASA report finds no evidence that UFOs are extraterrestrial

NASA’s independent study team released its highly anticipated report on UFOs on Sept. 14, 2023. In part to move beyond the stigma often attached to UFOs, where

Why China’s real estate crisis should make the global travel industry nervous

Once upon a time – in 2019 – tourists from China were among the best-traveled in the world. They collectively spent more than US$250 billion abroad – nearly

Better Sino-EU relations a global stabilizer

Meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday on the sidelines of the annual G20 Summit in New Delhi, Chinese Premier Li Qiang said that:

Ancient texts depict all kinds of people, not just straight and cis ones

I study Greek and Latin literature and have noticed that ancient authors wrote about sex, homoerotic feelings or relations, and gender more often than we assume. A

Kim Jong Un hosts Chinese and Russian guests at N. Korea’s 75th anniversary celebration

North Korea invited visiting Chinese delegates and Russian artists to a paramilitary parade featuring rocket launchers pulled by trucks and tractors, state media said Saturday, in leader Kim

US must heed call to turn South China Sea into sea of peace, friendship and cooperation

The United States conducted a joint naval sail with the Philippines in the South China Sea on Monday, an obvious provocative move considering the tensions between China and

Everyone’s talking about the Global South, but what is it?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says his country is “becoming the voice of the Global South,” and that at the upcoming Group of 20 meetings being held in

‘There is great disorder under heaven, the situation is excellent.’

For decades, China has experienced a serious imbalance in its real estate sector. “Houses are for living in, not for speculation,” For decades, banks provided credit

Quran burning in Sweden prompts debate on freedom of expression vs incitement of hatred

The Swedish government is concerned about national security following several incidents involving the burning of the Quran that have provoked demonstrations and outrage from Muslim-majority countries. The

How Russian history sheds light on Putin and Prigozhin – and the dangers of dissent

In Russia, failed coups portend turmoil and collapse. They also herald greater repression, and a tightening of centralised control. This is because Russian history has swung back and

With fewer than 1,500 Catholics in Mongolia, Pope Francis’ upcoming visit brings attention

Pope Francis is set to make the first-ever visit to Mongolia, a country with fewer than 1,500 Catholics, all of whom have come to the faith since 1992.

How a hip-hop mindset can help teachers in a time of turmoil

While hip-hop has created a lot of good memories, good music and good times, the culture has gifted society much more than just entertainment. As a 

Navigating the intersection between AI, automation and religion

In a era marked by rapid technological advancement, we are seeing everything from artificial intelligence to robots slowly seep into our everyday lives. But now, this technology is

Why was Putin asked to stay away of BRICS summit?

Vladimir Putin will be the odd one out when leaders from the BRICS economic bloc of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa meet in Johannesburg this week.

A raid on a Kansas newspaper likely broke the law. But which one?

A central Kansas police chief was not only on legally shaky ground when he ordered the raid of a weekly newspaper, experts said, but it may have been

As BRICS cooperation accelerates, is it time for the US to develop a BRICS policy?

The leaders of the BRICS group of large emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – meet in Johannesburg for two days beginning on Aug.

Is conflict in Ukraine a reminder to China of the risks in attacking Taiwan?

U.S. defense strategists warn that China may use the distraction of the war in Ukraine to launch military action against Taiwan. They believe Chinese President Xi Jinping is determined to gain control over the breakaway province – which has been beyond Beijing’s control since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 – before he leaves office.

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