User Profile: Fiona McAllister
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The boundaries within Washington’s politics are becoming very distinct: What you oppose I will support, and what you support I will oppose. [Read more]
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has repeatedly spent taxpayers’ money flying chartered planes for ordinary business trips and even for vacations, accumulating costs of approximately $400,000, a matter which has been controversial throughout the United States. Five Democratic congressmen have called [Read more]
The West’s anti-terrorist actions have resulted in terrorism becoming more globalized, the refugee crises becoming globalized and increasingly intense power struggles. [Read more]
The EU and the rest of the world are forming the opinion that the U.S. is heading down the road of nationalism. [Read more]
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to sanction Russia due to suspected interference in the 2016 U.S. election as well as the crisis in Ukraine. The bill imposes economic sanctions against select Russian persons and entities, and the expanded list of sanctioned targets includes a special category of European [Read more]
South Korean President Moon Jae-in is currently on a five-day visit to the United States. He chose the U.S. as the destination for his first visit since coming to power. South Korea, regardless of who is in power, always considers the U.S. to be its superior; the only difference between them is a matter of degree among [Read more]
Facing this kind of colossus, the USS Fitzgerald should have taken care. [Read more]
Trump’s current political troubles will very likely continue to get worse and develop into a slow fermentation rather than a political storm. [Read more]
Trump’s aspiration to fundamentally change American politics is separated from reality. [Read more]
Trump’s government has advanced a new policy toward North Korea: maximum pressure to compel North Korea to change its behavior. [Read more]
The North Korean nuclear problem has been dragging on for a long time. The new U.S. administration wants to make a breakthrough on the issue, but this is nothing new. Washington needs to find a direction in which to direct such a breakthrough; it must not become confused by superficial appearances.
America should fully recognize that unilateral trade wars and making threats of extortion will mean that both sides lose out. [Read more]
While there is no doubt this is Trump’s government reiterating its East Asia policy, it also highlights one important aspect of that policy: the U.S. still lacks a clear Asia-Pacific strategy. [Read more]
Trade between the U.S. and China has long been the ballast of U.S.-Sino relations, but since Trump was elected president, concerns for the future of U.S.-Sino trade have been increasing. This is because the new president has claimed that he wants China to be classified as an “exchange rate manipulator,” and this is [Read more]
As they deal with the current state of the nation, how are the Republican Party and the Democratic Party — Trump and his opponents, respectively — ever going to settle the ever-expanding social divergence in the U.S.? [Read more]
On Feb. 8, President Trump sent a letter to Chinese Premier Xi Jinping that garnered widespread international attention. The letter has been interpreted as demonstrating the importance of U.S.-Sino relations, indicating that the direction U.S.-Sino relations are taking has affected the nerves of both parties now that [Read more]
Seoul’s independent diplomacy is almost dead, even its ability to independently think politically is seriously withering. [Read more]
Trump’s character is completely different from that of several previous presidents. [Read more]
Trump’s trade team is a line-up of trade protectionists; his highly powerful hawk faction is assembled and ready to start a trade war any minute. [Read more]
In the event that Washington provokes China on our core interests ... Washington will lose and will be forced to show respect to China.
Trump is a wild card and China is going to need diplomatic imagination to deal with him. [Read more]
Some American officials have anonymously stated in the Western media that the U.S. will not tolerate the Chinese government pressuring the family members of Chinese fugitives who have escaped to the U.S. to urge them to return to China and surrender to the authorities. Not long ago, Yang Xiuzhu, whose name topped the [Read more]
The Kremlin announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone with Donald Trump on Nov. 14, and Beijing announced that Trump also spoke for some time with Premier Xi Jinping on the evening of the same day. The Kremlin revealed that both Putin and Trump believe U.S.-Russian relations to be in an [Read more]
America will vote in its general election this Tuesday, and it is possible that the preliminary results will be available by midday on Wednesday in Beijing. This year's election is undoubtedly the most sensational election there has been in a long time, and the closer we get to its final moments, the more unclear it [Read more]
The American election still has a month to go, and it is now peak season for an “October surprise,” and Clinton and Trump are spending all their energies slinging mud at each other. In the past week, team Hillary, with the support of her media, has fiercely revealed details of Trump’s large business losses, [Read more]
Their biggest concern is who — Trump or Clinton — will be worse for China? [Read more]
Trump's prejudice toward China is deep-rooted.
Compared to Trump, Clinton is actually at a great disadvantage; despite plenty of media outlets believing Clinton will undoubtedly win, this could just be the fantasy of wishful thinking. [Read more]
Pyongyang has always put unbearable pressure on the U.S.-South Korean alliance; trying to force North Korea to surrender or concede is probably unrealistic. [Read more]
It has been reported that the United States and the Philippines staged “side-by-side” joint military exercises on April 4, 2016. What needs paying attention to is the substance of the “drills to seize the islands” — they are clearly intended as provocation.
These kinds of military exercises are part one of [Read more]
Europe, the birthplace of two industrial revolutions and the location of two world wars, is also still the main battlefield for U.S.-Soviet Cold War tensions. To integrate Europe, it was France and Germany, etc., that set the European coal and steel community in motion after the Cold War, and soon after, it showed [Read more]
Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump has been unapologetically indiscreet as of late, and yet his popularity continues to rise, causing confusion among observers of American politics.
In contrast, the Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton must immediately remedy her indiscretions, [Read more]
America is not hell, but neither is it paradise. [Read more]
<i>The most bewildering aspects of this year's election are the consequences of the frequent and inherent polarization of American politics; the Occupy Wall Street left-wing resistance movement is Sanders's foundation, whereas the xenophobic, extreme, and prejudiced tea party movement is the crux of Trump's [Read more]
Everybody's hopes of seeing a fairy tale showdown between two big political families have now been shattered; the election as it now continues is an unprecedented joke. [Read more]
If Sanders were to take the presidency, he may take an even tougher and more extreme viewpoint than Clinton. [Read more]
The U.S. is not focused on reality. Instead it is driven by, and even restricted by, its own concepts. [Read more]
The ignorance of Americans about the rest of the world is apparent to everyone around the globe. [Read more]
<i>China cannot do what the U.S., Korea and Japan should be doing. The U.S. and North Korea have always been hostile toward one another, and this has resulted in the current nuclear problem. China cannot, and should not, turn its own relationship with North Korea into a hostile relationship. Wen Zhong's thoughts on [Read more]
On Dec. 16, the U.S. government announced that it will sell Taiwan an arms package totaling $1.83 billion. On the same day, the foreign office assistant minister Zheng Zeguang was ordered to summon U.S. Embassy Beijing Deputy Chief of Mission Kaye A. Lee to discuss this serious matter.
Zheng Zeguang pointed out [Read more]
The U.S. and Singapore issued a joint statement from Washington on Dec. 7. Singapore agreed to [allow] the U.S. to perform regular, short-term deployments of P-8 anti-submarine surveillance aircraft from Singapore.
In its strategy of "rebalancing the Asia-Pacific," the U.S. is adding weight to the Singaporean scale. [Read more]
The atmosphere of terror enveloping the entire world has apparently not stopped the U.S.’s meddling and unyielding attitude in the South China Sea. [Read more]
Despite the United States' strategic withdrawal, its goal of maintaining hegemony in the Middle East has not changed. [Read more]
At today's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit meeting in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, one of the greatest sources of suspense concerned the extent to which the U.S. would squeeze the issue of the South China Sea into discussions which should have predominantly concerned Asia-Pacific trade [Read more]
The U.S.'s methods are overly excessive and extremely dangerous; who would want to follow them in taking these risks? [Read more]
The South China Sea was never originally problematic; the U.S. has come and turned it into a problem. [Read more]
On the evening of Oct. 13 in Las Vegas, five Democratic Party presidential candidates took part in the debate for the U.S. 2016 general election. The front-runner in the Democratic Party race is former Secretary of State, former New York State Senator and former First Lady Hillary Clinton. During the debate, Clinton [Read more]
By passing through these 12 miles with no gunfire, no radar, no helicopters, etc., the U.S. is using this operation to threaten Chinese sovereignty under non-threatening conditions. [Read more]
She messed up, and as a result, wants to attack China as a way to gain an audience and forgiveness from the public. [Read more]
By only taking in 5,000 to 8,000 Syrian refugees, the U.S. is way off the mark, and setting a 2016 deadline for receiving refugees just adds to the irony of Europe’s current refugee crisis! [Read more]
The U.S. and China ought to develop new ways of thinking, and sort out the bottleneck situation of cooperating in militarily secured territories. [Read more]