Category: Politics

All Roads Lead to China: Trillion-Dollar Belt and Road Initiative

June 27, 2019 · 3 MIN READ
One of the biggest stories in Asian business is China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative, President Xi Jinping’s signature foreign policy venture that aims to redraw global trade routes. It is estimated to cost more than $1 trillion USD, making it arguably the largest overseas investment programs ever undertaken by a single country. This could likely change the global eco-economic and geopolitical balance of power.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Finally Speaks Out│Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Apr 20, 2018 · 4 MIN READ
On Saturday, March 17, 2018, The New York Times first reported Cambridge Analytica ‘improperly’ harvested millions of Facebook users’ data. Facebook says as many as 87 million people may have had their data accessed. Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded to the situation. “We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve you.”

A Chinese Empire Reborn As Presidential Term Limits Removed

Mar 11, 2018 · 2 MIN READ
China’s legislative body, the National People’s Congress, has voted overwhelmingly to remove presidential term limits from its constitution, giving President Xi Jinping “the right to remain in office indefinitely.” The vote was widely regarded as a rubber-stamping exercise. Two delegates voted against the change and three abstained, out of 2,964 votes.

The New Age of Corporate Monopolies

Jan 04, 2018 · 4 MIN READ
The Walt Disney Co. has recently announced that it had reached a $52.4 billion deal to acquire the bulk of 21st Century Fox assets. The Disney-Fox deal will also give Disney a majority control of the video streaming service Hulu. Some of the classics 20th Century Fox movie studio has produced include Titanic, the original Star Wars film, and Alien. After this deal goes through, Disney will own the rights to every Star Wars.