China Rolls Out New Patriotic Education Law To Consolidate Its Single-Party Regime

Global Voices

The law aims to enhance patriotism for all Chinese people both within the country and overseas, particularly citizens from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.


US Shoots Down Chinese Calls To Lift Sanctions

Voice of America

The Pentagon said sanctions do not need to be lifted in order for Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to communicate with his counterpart.


China Imposes Limits on Russian Banks

Deutsche Welle

China clearly doesn’t want to be drawn any deeper than it has to into the diplomatic and rhetorical war over Ukraine, which may partly explain its move to aid the US and EU in tightening the sanctions on Russia.


Asian Economic Heft Keeps Russia’s Economy Afloat

East Asia Forum

Asian economies, particularly China and India, have acted as alternative destinations for Russian exports as well as new sources of imports.


OPINION: China Holds Key to Dodging US Sanctions in Iran

Dr. James M. Dorsey

The stakes in the battle to save the Iranian nuclear deal go far beyond a belief that the agreement is serving its purpose in curbing potential Iranian nuclear ambitions.


Book Review: The Economic War Against Cuba

Paul Wingrove

Salim Lamrani aims to explains some of the essential background to the U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba: their origins, their provisions, how they contravene international law, and how they affect the lives of Cubans. Although not detailed enough for an academic audience, this book does offer a short chronicle and discussion of some of the key events and consequences of more than 50 years of American economic sanctions against Cuba, writes Paul Wingrove.

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