The most nail-biting risk of all this year is of an unintended clash between China and America over the South China Sea #TheWorldIn2021
America has done significantly worse than most other rich countries, with a mortality rate of 500 deaths per million people compared with: Just over 100 in Germany Fewer than 10 deaths per million in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and China
@SecPompeo : The world will not allow Beijing to treat the South China Sea as its maritime empire. America stands with our Southeast Asian allies and partners in protecting their sovereign rights to offshore resources.
CHINA sends a message to Trump and Ambassador Branstad by taking over 4 pages of Des Moines Register. Advertising supplement has “news” on: —China buying soybeans from South America due to “trade row” —Xi Jinping’s “fun days in Iowa” —“Beijing can set an example for the world.”