Contract reveals the Free University of Berlin is bound by Chinese law, which critics fear gives Beijing influence over teaching content
Theresa FallonWhen are people going to realize that there is no such thing as a "free teacher"? "Leading German university has been plunged into scandal after it emerged that it had signed a contract binding it to abide by Chinese law."
From a plague-struck village to Wuhan today, quarantine has helped curb outbreaks for centuries.
Theresa FallonAs the Black Death raged through Europe in 14th century, Venice enforced a rule where ships had to anchor for 40 days before crew and passengers were allowed to come ashore. The waiting period was named "quarantino", which derives from the Italian for 40.
President Emmanuel Macron has proposed a deal to compensate Iran for lost oil sales in exchange for the country agreeing to return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear accord.
Theresa FallonSr Iranian delgtn arrived in Paris on Mon to work out details of financial bailout package that Macron intends to use to compensate Iran for oil sales lost to US sanctions. In return for money, Iran wld agree to return to compliance w/ 2015 nuclear accord.
China has signed a secret agreement allowing its armed forces to use a Cambodian navy base, as Beijing works to boost its ability to project military power around the globe, according to U.S. and allied officials familiar with the matter.
Theresa FallonChina has no strategy?🤔Cambodian runway “seems far longer than needed for any normal commercial purpose...We hv some concern that China is using same playbook used in South China Sea, creating facts on the ground until it is too late for anyone to object.”
China's closest ideological neighbor wants its own 5G network.
Theresa FallonChina's closest ideological neighbor Vietnam wants its own 5G network.
Why is #EU such a laggard when it comes to their own 5G technology? There is Ericsson & Nokia which is $$. But EU is wealthy enough to afford security. Perhaps case of elite capture?
'Dry port' pins its hopes on foreign investors to spur faster growth
Theresa FallonChina's #BeltandRoad hits a speed bump in Kazakhstan. 'Dry port' pins its hopes on foreign investors to spur faster growth but will there be other investors when everyone thought that it was an infrastructure all you can eat buffet w/ China footing bill?
The two highways, totalling 300km in length, will cost US$400 million to build, and financing may take two options: wholly funded by China, or split between China and Moldova 85:15
Theresa FallonMind-boggling how people whose job it was to know what was going on in Moldova had no clue about this. 🤦♀️
China & Moldova in talks to construct 2 highways in Moldova which will run combined length of 300km & will cost estimated US$400 million.
Beijing is increasingly integrating Pakistan into its military system to fulfil its global ambitions. New Delhi: The noticeable changes in China’s foreign policy in recent months, particularly the conciliatory tone, are attributable to a large...
Theresa Fallon"There are clear indicators that China is not only strengthening Pakistan to restrict India’s growth by keeping it under direct military pressure, but that it plans to use Pakistan as the outpost for its extended global maritime reach."
China’s investments in the region plunged by nearly half in 2018, to lowest level in four years
Theresa Fallon"China is reshaping the approach of its flagship “Belt and Road Initiative” in Southeast Asia, as Chinese projects in the region plunged last year amid growing global scrutiny of Beijing’s development strategy." #OBOR #BRI #BeltandRoad
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Former foreign correspondent and author of Claws of the Panda, on Canada-China relations, says it’s time to establish a more realistic relationship with the Asian superpower.
Theresa FallonGoverning classes in Canada’s political, academic & business groups have for too long taken a dangerously naïve & benign view of the CCP regime. The blessing of the Meng affair is that it has forced leaders to reassess their views of the CCP.#Huawei
Arrest of Huawei’s executive in Poland on spying charges raises the stakes in the region.
Theresa FallonPoland, largest market in CEE, was a crucial battlefield in Huawei’s struggle to avoid getting locked out of EU.Not only has Huawei been testing 5G technology in Poland; Deutsche Telekom launched 5G coverage in central Warsaw, using Huawei technology.
Theresa FallonChinese state media made clear for 1st time that country is building its third aircraft carrier, just days before summit meeting w/ US at G20. (Do you think that sounds like saber rattling?)