Illustration: Craig Stephens

Opinion | More than just hot air: ‘spy balloon’ shows Beijing is in a retaliatory mood

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The incident is just one recent example of Beijing testing Washington’s ‘guardrails’, with Xi also reportedly planning a trip to Moscow. After a number of affronts by the US, including a new chip embargo and a deal with the Philippines to access military bases near Taiwan, China is showing it is capable of turning tough.

Illustration: Craig Stephens

Opinion | More than just hot air: ‘spy balloon’ shows Beijing is in a retaliatory mood

The incident is just one recent example of Beijing testing Washington’s ‘guardrails’, with Xi also reportedly planning a trip to Moscow. After a number of affronts by the US, including a new chip embargo and a deal with the Philippines to access military bases near Taiwan, China is showing it is capable of turning tough.

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Weakened by Covid-19 and catastrophic floods, Pakistan’s disintegrating economy is causing unrest and terrorism to spill across its borders. For the sake of regional security, India must make peace with Pakistan and combine forces to tackle terrorism.

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Illustration: Craig Stephens

Opinion | More than just hot air: ‘spy balloon’ shows Beijing is in a retaliatory mood

The incident is just one recent example of Beijing testing Washington’s ‘guardrails’, with Xi also reportedly planning a trip to Moscow. After a number of affronts by the US, including a new chip embargo and a deal with the Philippines to access military bases near Taiwan, China is showing it is capable of turning tough.

14 minutes ago

Opinion | Balloon has darkened the diplomatic skies over US and China

The predictable outrage from China hawks in Washington over the suspected spy balloon has pushed Biden into another political corner. A wholly avoidable blunder on Beijing’s side, the incident has for now deflated hopes of de-escalating US-China tensions.

The predictable outrage from China hawks in Washington over the suspected spy balloon has pushed Biden into another political corner. A wholly avoidable blunder on Beijing’s side, the incident has for now deflated hopes of de-escalating US-China tensions.

1 hour ago
Balloon has darkened the diplomatic skies over US and China

Opinion | Pakistan’s economic crisis is fuelling a terrorism rise in South Asia

Weakened by Covid-19 and catastrophic floods, Pakistan’s disintegrating economy is causing unrest and terrorism to spill across its borders. For the sake of regional security, India must make peace with Pakistan and combine forces to tackle terrorism.

Weakened by Covid-19 and catastrophic floods, Pakistan’s disintegrating economy is causing unrest and terrorism to spill across its borders. For the sake of regional security, India must make peace with Pakistan and combine forces to tackle terrorism.

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Pakistan’s economic crisis is fuelling a terrorism rise in South Asia

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