Mekong River a New Front in US-China Rivalry as Beijing Ups Spending over Downstream Countries

The Mekong River has become a new front in US-China rivalry, environmentalists and officials say, with Beijing overtaking Washington in both spending and influence over downstream countries at the mercy of its control of the river’s waters. It’s a confrontation in which the Trump administration – which has largely maintained funding for an Obama-era…

US Seeks New ‘Alliance of Democracies’ to Take on Authoritarian Chinese Regime, Says Mike Pompeo

Upping the ante on China over its expansionist policies and alleged cover-up of the COVID-19 outbreak, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has pitched for a new “alliance of democracies” to counter the challenges posed by the authoritarian Chinese regime. Echoing President Donald Trump that the US has had “enough” with China, Pompeo announced…