America’s increasing resistance to China’s rise is rooted deeper than the will of the President and his trade war. Once having believed that Beijing could be socialized into the status quo international order through economic development, Washington has recalibrated its China stances to incorporate the growing belief that the country will pose a challenge, rather … More Washington’s Turn Against China
I never knew the origin of my own surname. It’s not a common surname, it stands out and it’s a question which confounded me for years. It’s trivial of course, yet always interesting to know. Sometimes people would ask me and I simply didn’t know. Why this is important? A surname reveals heritage, its an … More The Origin of the Surname “Fowdy”: A family history insight
It’s been close now to two years since that fateful day in which Britain voted to relinquish its membership of the Union and opt for a “new pathway” which its adherents claimed “would be in the world”. May I say that for as stupid as to how I may appear, I voted for that. I … More Brexit Isn’t Worth It.
I am surprised, but I am also happy. The past year has been unquestionably tense for those interested in Asian Affairs. For the first time in decades there was a seemingly serious, uncontrollable and ugly risk of a catastrophic land war on the Korean Peninsula. As North Korea pursued a defiant barrage of missile and … More The long and bumpy road to peace begins, but just who would have guessed it? (On Trump vowing to meet Kim)
This Friday marks one whole year since the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. In an election result which shocked the world the previous November, the tycoon had vowed to “Make America Great Again” and thus won the support of enough disillusioned blue collar Americans to win via the electoral vote. … More Repulsive, morally bankrupt and Dangerous: A Year of the Trump Administration
Will the decent GOP voters who thought he couldn’t be worse than “Crooked Hilary” re-think their position? Donald Trump somehow managed to become the President of the United States at the beginning of this year having scraped an election by snapping up a host of working class swing states in the North East and Midwest … More A few quick thoughts on Trump
在六月八日英国有一个一般选举，其中有几个重要问题：经济，教育，健康和欧盟。保守党和劳动党要政府，可是保守党的机会高得多了。劳动有很多的问题，从去年他们的政治家之间有很大的战争。然而，很多的年青人对保守的政府很有生气，对他们的来说，生活的价格很高，高的教育的学费也太高了。所以他们希望一个劳动党的政府。 虽然很多的年轻人想劳动，但是保守党说劳动对经济不是很好，在他们看来劳动的经济能力有很多的缺点。由于这些的对话很多的商人怕劳动党，所以这些人想保守党，不过，保守党对英国的情况有好处吗？从昨天保守给大家他们的老人的政策。在他们到得这个政策时很多的人感生气，也说这个政策是不公平的。 我认识这个政策是错的，虽然保守的赢机会很高，他们做出很多的问题。保守的前途的成绩要看很好的年轻人政策，年轻人对保守的生气太高了，不过，我不想劳动党。为什么？他们的领导人是一个很大的玩笑。然而这个一般选举，我不告诉我的选择。