A new security deal forms between the United States, the UK, and Australia, seemingly to counter communist China. Under it, Australia acquires nuclear-powered submarines.
The European Union boosts efforts to rival the influence Beijing has gained through its Belt and Road Initiative.
International voices calling to support Taiwan are getting louder, as more push to help defend the island.
At the same time, Beijing is seeking a new national image. Officials are even trying to create so-called “new forms of human civilization.”
The star of Marvel’s latest movie is facing backlash from China after he spoke publicly about his family history.
Stock prices for casino companies operating in Macau take a plunge after Beijing kicked off a regulatory rule in the world’s biggest gambling hub.
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