From Wheat To Oil & Gas – How Russia Invasion Of Ukraine Affects Europe’s Food Supply, And Even Your Loaf Of Bread

Putin might be a mad dictator to the Western countries, but he is not crazy, let alone stupid. On the contrary, he could be smarter than the U.S. and NATO, based on his political chess game so far. He tactically recognized the independence of two self-proclaimed and pro-Russian republics in eastern Ukraine, before sending troops […]

... written on Feb 25 2022

U.S. & NATO In Confusion – How Putin Cleverly Invades Ukraine Without Making It Look Like An Invasion

With Ukraine surrounded in the north, east and south, the shelling and mortar fire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine had begun. The attacks, including a car bombing, were quickly blamed on the Kremlin. Western leaders and Ukrainian officials accused Moscow of orchestrating the havocs to justify an […]

... written on Feb 22 2022

Australia’s Poseidon Spies On China Warships, But Quickly Complains When The Chinese Navy Retaliated With A Laser

When China sent two warships – Type 052D destroyer “Hefei” and Type 071 amphibious ship “Jinggangshan” – to deliver aid to Tonga and the Solomon Islands, they had to sail through the Arafura Sea between New Guinea and Australia. The Chinese Navy also knew that the Australian military would not let them pass by without some sort […]

... written on Feb 21 2022

The Pathetic U.S. 5G Speed – Not Only 4 Times Slower Than China’s, But Slower Than Old 4G Networks

Donald Trump had been booted and Joe Biden has been crowned. The United States has seen a change of its president. Following the footstep of his predecessor, president Biden has continued the tech war against Chinese tech companies. Americans are being banned from investing in Chinese firms, including Huawei, China Mobile and even China General […]

... written on Feb 18 2022

Australia-China Ties Remain Hostile – But New Zealand Upgrades Trade Deal With China That Could Bring Record $50 Billion

While Australia, the United States’ “deputy sheriff” in the Asia-Pacific region, has chosen to remain hostile with China, it’s a different story with its neighbour, New Zealand. The Kiwi has just officially upgraded its 2008 free-trade agreement (FTA) with China that will give exports greater access to the Chinese market. New Zealand was the first […]

... written on Feb 15 2022

Russia Armed & Ready – But The U.S. Blinks & Ordered Its Troops In Ukraine To Leave Immediately

Stocks dropped on Friday – the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) tumbled 503.53 points while the technology Nasdaq Composite fell almost 3%. Oil prices, meanwhile, jumped with energy stocks like Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips gained more than 2%. Defence stocks such as Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin jumped 4.5% and 2.8% respectively. But shares of travel […]

... written on Feb 13 2022

A Deal Doomed To Fail – China Playing Tai-Chi While The U.S. Losing Patience With “Phase-1” Trade Deal

About 2 years since a trade deal between the United States and China – called “Phase One” – went into effect on 14 February 2020, the deal appears to be nothing but a promise meant to be broken. From the start, the deal was doomed to fail simply because it lacks sincerity, not to mention […]

... written on Feb 10 2022

Careful What You Wish For – Malaysia Could Face U.S. Economic Sanctions For Funding Taliban Terrorists

In August last year, many cheered when the Taliban took over the Afghan capital, Kabul. From China to Pakistan and from Russia to Malaysia, people were celebrating the collapse of the U.S.-backed Afghan government. But there were different reasons for celebration. Beijing celebrated because its bitter rival – military superpower America – had been humiliated […]

... written on Feb 08 2022

After F-35C Stealth Fighter Jet Crash, The U.S. Most Advanced Jets Seem To Be “Rusting” On Board Aircraft Carrier

About a week since the U.S. Navy embarrassingly lost an F-35C Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter in the South China Sea, all the efforts to recover the jet is still ongoing. The most advanced jet, which crashed into the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson on January 24 and then fell into the water, […]

... written on Feb 02 2022

Stock Market Sell-Off Is Not Over Yet – And The IMF Downgrades Global Growth As Economies Of U.S. & China Slow

While the Federal Reserve is expected to signal that a rate hike will happen as soon as March – with more tightening policies to fight inflation – the stock market volatility will likely continue. In fact, the stocks sell-off is not over yet, judging by other factors on the table like the geopolitical tensions in […]

... written on Jan 26 2022

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