President Xi Jinping

Self interest

The tensions between China and the US-led West are, as a result, hurting both sides where it matters ~ economically.

Storm in Paris

These ambitions are well known and have caused concerns to be voiced from time to time, especially in eastern Europe. But if the reunification of Soviet Union is ever seen as part of the understanding that underpins ties between Moscow and Beijing

Mission accomplished?

He may do well to remember, though, the rather dim view history has taken of the US President who announced the original ‘mission accomplished’ in 2003 after the Iraq War and the damage it did to America’s global standing