Critics, both domestic and foreign observers (including the United Nations), say this controversial bill’s scope is too broad. Its wide reach could be abused by government officials in order to monitor innocent citizens, potentially undermining civil liberties.
Source: The Financial Times.
When media around the world mention China’s new “Silk Road” initiative, it is often portrayed as a sinister strategy by the Chinese to pull various countries in Asia, Africa and Europe out of the West’s sphere of influence and under the patronage of China. Through extensive infrastructure projects and generous loans, many fear that China is aspiring to create a proxy Empire that can rival the global hegemony of the US-led Western world order.
According to the Guardian article, South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, has suggested North Korea could be part of a bid to co-host the 2030 World Cup. In a meeting with the Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, Moon said that several countries in north-east Asia – including the isolated North Korea – could form a bloc to share hosting duties for the tournament.
It is only Tuesday, however.
Oh Dennis Rodman.
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Kim Jung Un’s sanity has been questioned for years. He is characterised and satirised as an unhinged megalomaniac with an apocalyptic desire to annihilate large parts of the world’s population by instigating a nuclear war.
However, a counter-argument can be made that Kim Jung Un is, in fact, a rational actor. Continue reading “What North Korea learned from Libya’s descent into anarchy? (How Kim Jong Un learned to love the bomb)”