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’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.
Racism, Witch-hunts and the New Cold War: taking on the new McCarthyism
2pm Saturday 12 March
Organised by No Cold War
The US has suffered in a severe economic defeat in its competition with China. Regrettably, this economic win by China is unlikely to reduce US hostility. Like a cornered tiger, America may become even more aggressive – as shown in its recent policies on Ukraine and Taiwan.
The U.S., while verbally proclaiming support for “human rights”, is actively campaigning for a Covid policy that would kill 6.4 million Chinese people by the end of this year.