EU’s New Effort to Rival Chinese Influence

The European Union on December 1, 2021, unveiled EUR 300 billion investment towards infrastructure projects to developing countries between 2021 and 2027. This EU’s “Global Gateway” project focuses on sustainability, with emphasis on digital, climate and energy, transport, health, and education and research. According to the EU, they will provide investments for their partners toContinue reading “EU’s New Effort to Rival Chinese Influence”

10 Chinese and Russian Naval Vessels Circumnavigate Japan

Just 8 days before the Japanese national election took place, on October 23, 2021, the Chinese and Russian naval vessels crossed the Osumi Strait. In effect, the 5 Chinese and 5 Russian naval vessels circumnavigated the island of Japan, starting from the Tsugaru Strait and ending in Osumi Strait. The annual provocation from the ChineseContinue reading “10 Chinese and Russian Naval Vessels Circumnavigate Japan”

Japanese LDP Victorious in the General Election

The general election of the lower house of the Japanese parliament convened on October 31, 2021. Even though the result of the election portrayed another strong performance by the governing Liberal Democratic Party, the majority of the media have been depicting a grim election result for the LDP running up to the election. Major JapaneseContinue reading “Japanese LDP Victorious in the General Election”

German General Election

On the 26th of September 2021, German citizens went to the polls to elect the members of the 20th Bundestag (German Parliament). The center of attention for this election was to elect the future governing political party and the next German Chancellor. After Chancellor Angela Merkel revealed that she would step down from politics altogether,Continue reading “German General Election”

New 100th Prime Minister of Japan

The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (自由民主党) commonly referred to as “Jiminto” in Japanese, held their party leader election on September 29, 2021. The party leader election chooses their party president for the next 4 years, while presidents who’ve won the election held between periodic 4-year elections only serving the remainder of their predecessor. TheContinue reading “New 100th Prime Minister of Japan”

Trudeau’s Liberal Party Remains as the Minority Government

The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for a snap general election in August just as his poll numbers were riding high compared to his rival candidates. The snap election was set for September 20, however, PM Trudeau’s ratings dipped after he decided to call for a snap election. The reason behind the dip inContinue reading “Trudeau’s Liberal Party Remains as the Minority Government”

California Governor Gavin Newsom Wins the Recall Election in a Landslide

In the second-ever recall election which reached the ballot in California, Governor of California Gavin Newsom won the recall election in a landslide with 63.9% of votes. To this day, Arnold Schwarzenegger is the only candidate who won the recall election against the incumbent Governor in California, where he outran the incumbent Governor Gray DavisContinue reading “California Governor Gavin Newsom Wins the Recall Election in a Landslide”

20th Anniversary of 9/11

On the 20th anniversary of the tragic September 11 attacks, US leaders came together to promote unity and relinquish the anguish of families of those affected. The US President Joe Biden visited three sites of the hijacked plane crashes, as he made rounds to the first responders. Along with President Biden, former President Bill ClintonContinue reading “20th Anniversary of 9/11”

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to Resign

The Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on September 3 announced that he would not be running in the upcoming Liberal Democratic Party “Jiminto” presidential election. His decision to refrain from running in the next presidential election came days after the speculation into decisions he will have to make for the House of Representatives election. WithContinue reading “Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to Resign”

Report on the Origin of COVID-19

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), an intelligence agency in the United States government released a report on their findings of the origin of SARS-CoV-2. In the unclassified summary of the report, the intelligence community assesses that the likely origin of COVID-19 is China, however, the precise origin in regards to whether it’s aContinue reading “Report on the Origin of COVID-19”

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