After nearly a decade as the world’s largest exporter of goods, China is hosting the first annual China International Import Expo. Slowly but surely, China is replacing the United States as the world’s “Buyer of Last Resort.”
For more than 70 years after the Second World War, a close-knit relationship formed across the Atlantic Ocean. Donald Trump’s brand of radical unilateralism has fractured that fraternity. In the new world order, China, the European Union, and the United States will be scrambling to gobble up the pieces.
Hu Fu, the premiere Academician of Political Science at the Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica, passed away recently at the age of 86. He was the model of the liberal intellect. His legacy left a lasting impact on the transformation of Taiwanese democracy, from noted political commentator Lei Chen to former President Ma Ying-jeou.