“Sneaky’’. That’s how China views the visit of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen to the US. So sneaky, in fact, that it’s a provocation deserving of “resolute countermeasures”. Her trip is hardly under the radar, so Beijing doesn’t mean “sneaky” as in slipping in unnoticed, more that Washington is attempting to normalise such visits as part of a strategy to end its “One China” policy without officially announcing it. Under “One China” the US recognises that the government of the People’s Republic of China is the only government of China.
Burst dam is disastrous for Ukraine’s economy – and possibly its war
There is still a question mark over the cause of the dam’s destruction – but the odds firmly favour Russia.