Since 2019 there has been a precipitous decline in life expectancy in the US and a very marginal decline among its peer countries. However, China has continued to experience a rise in life expectancy uninterrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and has now overtaken the US for the first time.
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Opposing the new age of US militarism: Britain’s junior role in new threats to world peace
Organised by No Cold War Britain
China has overperformed on renewable energy development goals in the last three Five Year Plans (FYP). Already, ambitious implementation of the current FYP at the local level is boosting overperformance at the national level.
The visit to Taiwan of the Congressional delegation led by Nancy Pelosi is the latest, and by far the most serious, in a series of provocative actions by the US over the Taiwan question.
The implications of going ahead with the visit, given the repeated warnings from China that the status of Taiwan is for them an existential issue, were clear.
The US views Latin America and the Caribbean as its “back yard,” expressed in the Monroe Doctrine since 1823 and put into practice in countless military invasions, coups and, more recently, hybrid wars against peoples and governments not aligned with the US. It is now discussing how to respond to China’s increasing trade and investment in Latin America.
The US’s economic position has weakened greatly. But its military power is still very great. Therefore, the US attempts to move issues onto the military terrain. This explains its escalating military aggression.