Daniele Scalea, President of Centro Studi Machiavelli, spoke to Radio Libertà, interviewed by PierLuigi Pellegrin about his article "The nightmare of Shanghai is a warning: we must stand up to the lockdown fanatics". Scalea described the horrors of the Chinese policy of "zero covid" and warned against the possible re-proposition of this model also in Italy.
A communist regime, China's, is giving us an example of where the frenzy for mass confinement and the goal of "zero covid" can go. The reference is to the lockdown ordered in Shanghai.
A Taiwan invaded and in the hands of People's China would give Beijing worldwide control of electronics manufacturing. For now, Chinese President Xi draws "red lines", such as the one he has indicated as not surmountable, in recent days, for the visit to Taipei of the speaker of the US Congress, Nancy Pelosi.
The situation between China and Taiwan certainly remains tense despite the fact that the context is quite different from the Ukrainian one. Both Asian countries are well aware of potential developments in Europe. In the meantime, the media-propaganda war is already underway and it is to be hoped that it will not go beyond that.
Russian military aggression is an indicator of what could happen. Authoritarian powers may become convinced that the time has come to reshape the world by taking advantage of the weakness shown by Biden.
In China censorship of films, video games or comics from abroad is common. But at the same time Beijing has invested many resources in video games to increase its soft power or to strengthen its national identity.
The heavens are a little more crowded in early 2022. There are more players, more systems in orbit...and more threats. The final frontier will enjoy increasing consideration in the coming years and decades.
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa dreamed, together, of undermining the economic-diplomatic supremacy of the West. Years later, the objective has not been achieved, nor does it appear truly feasible.
L'enorme espansione della forza nucleare cinese, insieme ai rapporti su un nuovo bombardiere intercontinentale, suggerisce che Pechino stia abbandonando la posizione di deterrenza nucleare minima.