UN Habitat Assembly begins second session
- Daily Brief
- June 6, 2023
Implementation of the US pivot to Asia remains haphazard and piecemeal.
China’s ‘president for life’ may face unexpected resistance at the Beidaihe conference.
The annual discussions occurred amid renewed questions about US commitment to the Indo-Pacific.
The use of plausibly deniable fishing militia to defend sovereign claims is an attractive option.
If China renegotiates Malaysia’s debt, it could cause a cascade of demands from other countries.
Beijing’s slow-burning ambition to control the strategic sea appears to be a nearing completion.
The president has commenced his second term with the former anticorruption tsar as his deputy.
Beijing could use civilian control techniques in the west as a template for its policies in the east.
A focus on short-term gains may lead to blowback for Beijing and Russia’s state-owned oil company.
Xi is hastening military reforms by ousting officers who may oppose his joint force vision.
This week’s high-profile gathering will be the greatest test yet of President Xi Jinping’s leadership.
In trying to escape Australia’s neocolonial attitudes, Pacific nations may become indebted to China.