China’s invasion of Taiwan is a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ according to reports from the CIA
The war in Ukraine is reportedly affecting Beijing’s calculations on how to invade the island-nation.
The Director of the CIA Bill Burns, says China is determined to use force in Taiwan, which it sees as a breakaway region.
Burns is playing down speculation that Chinese president Xi Jinping could move onto the island after a key Communist party meeting, which is scheduled for later this year.
“I suspect the lesson that the Chinese leadership and military are drawing is that you’ve got to amass overwhelming force if you’re going to contemplate that in the future,” he says.
The CIA has also reportedly seen China stepping up its purchases of Russian energy. However, Beijing is being careful about not experiencing any western sanctions.
Washington maintains a “strategic ambiguity” approach to Taiwanese affairs and security.
Meanwhile, China’s Foreign Ministry believes “China is firmly against all forms of official interaction between the Taiwan region and the EU”.
Beijing’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lijian Zhao says China is against “any force or individual to play[ing] the ‘Taiwan card’.
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Rise in parents purchasing homes for adult children sparks concerns
A growing trend of parents buying houses for their adult children is causing a stir, raising questions about the potential downsides of such arrangements. While the gesture may seem benevolent, experts warn of the pitfalls associated with this practice.
Financial advisors express concerns about the impact on both generations’ financial independence. By providing ready-made homes, parents might inadvertently hinder their children’s ability to learn crucial financial lessons, such as budgeting, mortgage management, and property ownership responsibilities.
The trend also sparks debates on the long-term implications for the housing market. Critics argue that such parental interventions can distort property prices and exacerbate existing affordability challenges, particularly for younger individuals aspiring to enter the property market independently.
There’s a call for a broader societal discussion on the balance between parental support and fostering financial autonomy. While the intention is often rooted in care, the unintended consequences of sheltering adult children from financial realities are prompting a reassessment of this well-meaning practice.
Victoria’s Secret criticized for trans woman’s apology
Victoria’s Secret is facing backlash after issuing an apology to a transgender woman who had a negative experience while trying on bras at one of their stores.
The incident has ignited a debate about inclusivity and sensitivity in the fashion industry.
The controversy began when the trans woman, who remains anonymous, visited a Victoria’s Secret store to shop for bras. She reported feeling uncomfortable and discriminated against by store staff.
In response to her complaint, Victoria’s Secret issued an apology, acknowledging the incident and expressing their commitment to diversity and inclusion.
However, the apology itself has come under fire from both supporters and critics.
Some argue that the brand’s apology is insincere and merely an attempt to save face, while others believe it is a step in the right direction towards a more inclusive shopping experience for all customers.
The incident raises important questions about how brands should handle situations involving discrimination and whether their apologies are genuine or performative.
It also highlights the ongoing challenges faced by transgender individuals when accessing spaces traditionally designed for cisgender customers.
As the fashion industry continues to evolve, many are calling for a deeper examination of inclusivity and sensitivity, not just in policies but in practice.
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