It is hard for me to pick out the important parts of the speech of Mike Pence, America’s Vice-President, on China, delivered nearly a month ago. It is a MUST READ. I agree that it could be as significant as the speech by Churchill calling the Soviet Union as the country behind a ‘Iron Curtain’.
Brahma Chellaney says that Sierra Leone is the next country to pull out of the Belt and Road Initiative and that India is right to have stayed out of it.
America expresses concern over China’s attempts to take over Taiwan by non-peaceful means. Fair enough.
China’s manufacturing PMI and export data were weak [Link]