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Using trade as a weapon is not a new tool for countries to inflict on another for purposes of economic harm.
Trade Weaponization and China
Using trade as a weapon is not a new tactic for countries wishing to cause economic losses to their opponents. Furthermore, the practice has become increasingly apparent today, as we have seen with the rise...
Admiral Philip Davidson, the commander of United States Indo-Pacific Command, has warned that the U.S. remains highly vulnerable in the event of a Chinese aerial attack and that the country’s air defense system, THAAD, will be insufficient to protect American interests from Chinese threats.
THAAD Insufficient to Combat Chinese Military, US Admiral Warns
Admiral Philip Davidson, the commander of United States Indo-Pacific Command, has warned that the U.S. remains highly vulnerable in the event of a Chinese aerial attack and that its air defense system, THAAD, will be...
The United States, European Union, Canada, and Britain launched coordinated sanctions against Chinese officials over their involvement in persecuting the Uyghur minority in Xinjiang.
Western Nations Take Aim at China for Uyghur Persecution; Japan Stands Out
The United States, European Union, Canada, and Britain launched coordinated sanctions against Chinese officials over their involvement in persecuting the Uyghur minority in Xinjiang. The sanctions are also part of the West’s attempt to display...
The U.S. and Japan have agreed to work together to prevent Chinese military aggression towards Taiwan.
Japan, US to Cooperate on Defending Taiwan From Beijing Aggression
The U.S. and Japan have pledged to prevent military aggression by Communist China towards Taiwan, the democratically governed island Beijing sees as a rightful part of its territory.  U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin brought up...
A Pfizer executive has said the company may raise the price of its coronavirus vaccines given the “significant opportunity.”
Pfizer May Raise Price of Its COVID-19 Vaccine
A Pfizer executive has said the company might raise its coronavirus vaccines’ price given the “significant opportunity.” The suggestion was made by Frank A D’Amelio, CFO & executive VP of global supply for Pfizer, at...
IOC president Thomas Bach at a launching ceremony as mascots of the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Bing Dwen Dwen and Shuey Rhon Rhon are unveiled at Shougang Ice Hockey Arena on September 17, 2019 in Beijing, China. Bach shook hands with the Chinese Communist Party on a deal to have the IOC purchase olympic vaccines from Sinopharm and Sinovac.
IOC Makes Deal With Communist China for Olympic Vaccines
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has made a deal with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to purchase and supply China’s state-owned Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines to Olympic athletes at the coming July Tokyo Olympics and...
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi recently said that the U.S. had cut off bilateral dialogue at “all levels” in the past few years and that this was the main reason for deterioration in relations on both sides.
China Proposes ‘Peaceful Dialogue’ While Building Up Military Capabilities
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi recently said that the U.S. had cut off bilateral dialogue at “all levels” in the past few years. It was the main reason for the deterioration in relations on both...
Japan has been hit by an earthquake of 7.3 magnitude. The incident occurred off the coast of Tohoku, only weeks before the 10th anniversary of the March 2011 earthquake, its subsequent tsunami, and nuclear disaster.
Japan Rocked by 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake has jolted Japan’s Tohoku coastline occurring just weeks before the 10th anniversary of the March 2011 earthquake, its tsunami, and nuclear disaster. The recent quake measured 6 on the Japanese seismic intensity...
An employee of German company Va-Q-Tec fills dry ice into a vacuum-insulated cooling container at the company's headquarters in Wurzburg, south-central Germany, on December 1, 2020. Japan is facing a shortage of dry ice required to store Pfizer BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, which requires storage between -60 and -80 celsius.
Japan Facing Dry Ice Shortage as Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Begins
Japan’s drive to counter the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus, which causes the pandemic disease the China-centric World Health Organization (WHO) coined as “Coronavirus Disease 2019,” or COVID-19, through vaccination is running into challenges. Dry ice manufacturers...
Photograph of the southeast side view of Shimadzu Corporation E1 Building (headquarters) in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.
Japan’s Shimdazu Corporation Begins Sale of Coronavirus Surface Test Kits
Japan’s Shimdazu Corporation began the sale of test kits for the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus on Monday, according to Kyodo News. The company boasts these testing kits are a first of their kind in the world,...
President Biden has warned communist China that it should expect “extreme competition” from the United States.
China Should Expect ‘Extreme Competition’: Biden
President Biden has warned Communist China that it should expect “extreme competition” from the United States. But he also says that he does not want to forge a conflict-oriented relationship with Beijing. In an interview...
De Facto ‘Sixth Eye’: Japan Provides Intel on China, Indo-Pacific Assistance Spanning 2 Administrations
In December, Japanese diplomats provided the United States and Britain with intelligence showing the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang Province, said a source close to U.S.-Japan relations who wished to...