Hong Kong Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Vows to Fight China’s National Security Bill

Hong Kong’s most prominent activist said he had no plans to leave in the wake of U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s offer of citizenship to millions of residents, saying he would prefer Britain to impose harsh sanctions against China. “I’ve no plan to leave, Hong Kong is my hometown,” Wong told Bloomberg Television in an … Read more Hong Kong Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Vows to Fight China’s National Security Bill

Trump’s Actions Are a Response to Media Ridicule, LSE Professor Says

Jun.02 — Peter Trubowitz, professor of international relations at the London School of Economics, comments on Donald Trump’s response to the protests engulfing the U.S. following the death of George Floyd. “This has been simmering and it has boiled over now. The president needs to address it,” Trubowitz said on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Trump Invokes Law-And-Order Image

Jun.01 — Matthew Goodwin, professor of political and international relations at University of Kent, discusses President Donald Trump pivot to a law and order image amid the violent protests that are sweeping the country, how this could play out in the upcoming election in November and how coronavirus has impacted U.K. politics. Goodwin speaks on … Read more Trump Invokes Law-And-Order Image

The Point: Why has China’s active defense been dubbed as ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy?

China has been accused of using so-called wolf warrior diplomats to increase its influence around the world, but what’s driving China to pursue active defense? Guests: Prof. David Moser Associate Professor, Beijing Capital Normal University Xie Tao Dean, School of International Relations & Diplomacy, Beijing Foreign Studies University Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download … Read more The Point: Why has China’s active defense been dubbed as ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy?

Post-pandemic global order: Greater unity or greater division?

As people struggle with a pandemic that has turned the world upside down, its consequences for individuals, nations and the world are already being considered. The post-pandemic era will pose undeniable difficulties and challenges, particularly to foreign policy and international relations. Where do notions of global governance and multilateral cooperation now stand? How badly has … Read more Post-pandemic global order: Greater unity or greater division?

Netanyahu denounces the charges against him as his trial on corruption charges goes underway

Israeli PM Benyamin Netanyahou goes on trial for corruption on May 24. Yossi Merkelberg, professor of international relations and social sciences at Regent’s University, was our guest. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like … Read more Netanyahu denounces the charges against him as his trial on corruption charges goes underway

Western countries’ interference in HK affairs meant to weaken China

Throughout the Hong Kong unrest, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and other organizations acted as facilitators, working on behalf of Western governments to provide planning, training, funding and materials for the Hong Kong protestors, and stirring up public support for them. Their blatant interference in China’s internal affairs amounts to a flagrant violation of … Read more Western countries’ interference in HK affairs meant to weaken China

China Cabinet Adviser Shi Discusses Government Policy for Hong Kong

May.22 — Shi Yinhong, an adviser to China’s cabinet and a professor of international relations at Renmin University in Beijing, discusses the government policies for Hong Kong. Premier Li Keqiang said China will improve national security in Hong Kong, a day after it announced dramatic plans to rein in dissent by writing a new law into the city’s … Read more China Cabinet Adviser Shi Discusses Government Policy for Hong Kong

The Point: What do China’s pledges on WHA mean to the global fight against the coronavirus?

Chinese President Xi Jinping voiced support for the WHO and announced a series of concrete proposals, including the sharing of Chinese-made vaccine. What do China’s pledges mean to the global fight against the coronavirus? Guests: Prof. Chen Hong, Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Studies Centre at East China Normal University; Dr. Andrea Feigl-Ding, Founder … Read more The Point: What do China’s pledges on WHA mean to the global fight against the coronavirus?

Dissertation (Un)interrupted

Aidan Milliff, an MIT PhD student in international relations and security studies, had his work in India cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to return home to the United States. Here he discusses the challenges to finishing a dissertation in the midst of a pandemic, and the many people who helped get … Read more Dissertation (Un)interrupted

How has the pandemic affected the world order?

As the coronavirus continues to sweep the world, turning off most of the global economy’s lights, it has also begun reshaping international relations. Tensions have mounted between China and the U.S. and the war of words between the world’s two biggest economies seems to intensify daily. Meanwhile, changes are also affecting the global order. So, … Read more How has the pandemic affected the world order?

Wang Yi to attend the BRICS video conference on Tuesday

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend a BRICS video conference on the pandemic held on Tuesday. Russia is the rotating chair country of this year’s meeting. Wang said he will talk with other foreign ministers about the impact of the coronavirus on international relations and strengthening the BRICS countries’ cooperation in facing the global … Read more Wang Yi to attend the BRICS video conference on Tuesday

The Point: What can we learn from the Wuhan lockdown?

Wuhan in central China is lifting a 76-day lockdown on Wednesday. Can the city prevent a second wave of the coronavirus outbreak while easing travel restrictions? Guests: Prof. Xie Tao, dean of the School International Relations and Diplomacy at Beijing Foreign Studies University; Lu Shi, associate professor with the Department of Public Health Sciences at … Read more The Point: What can we learn from the Wuhan lockdown?