Xi is asserting himself. Putin is asserting himself. Trump is asserting himself. All 3 have something to prove.
That isn’t the healthiest situation for the globe.
(From The Hill)
China rebuked on Thursday a measure passed by the U.S. Senate promoting closer ties between Washington and Taiwan, calling it a violation of the “One China” that has governed relations between the U.S. and Beijing for decades.
“China is strongly dissatisfied with this and resolutely opposes it, and has already lodged stern representations with the U.S. side,” Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for China’s foreign minister, told reporters at a news briefing, according to Reuters.
Hua’s comments came a day after the Senate unanimously passed the Taiwan Travel Act, which promotes visits between U.S. and Taiwanese officials at all levels and encourages Taiwanese cultural and economic representatives to conduct business in the U.S.