Weak governance, fractured politics fuel violence in Catalonia

by Cristina Font All the international mainstream media have Catalonia on their front pages again. While the new Catalan riots might have taken foreigners by surprise, but in Spain, we had anticipated this for months.   This author's article. Global Times, Monday, October 21, 2019 (Beijing) The fourth general strike in less than two years … Continue reading Weak governance, fractured politics fuel violence in Catalonia

The Brexit Diary: Monday’s “meaningful vote” in the House of Commons

By Hashim Ahmed After three years and four months of toing and froing, is the Brexit saga finally coming to an end? Prime Minister Johnson is expected to hold a ‘meaningful vote’ in the House of Commons on Monday 21st, October, with view to ratifying his re-negotiated deal with the European Union. It will be … Continue reading The Brexit Diary: Monday’s “meaningful vote” in the House of Commons

Xi’ visit to Spain packs enormous potential as Belt and Road prospects look bright

By Cristina Font Published: Global Times 28/11/2018 Chinese President Xi Jinping has an agenda full of state visits this week, culminating in the G20 summit in Argentina on December 1. He is expected to meet US President Donald Trump to discuss China-US tensions triggered by the trade war and security rows in the region. Preceding the G20 summit, … Continue reading Xi’ visit to Spain packs enormous potential as Belt and Road prospects look bright

Catalonia issue wallows in uncertainty

By Cristina Font Published: Global Times 19/09/2018 On September 11, Catalan people celebrated the "Diada" (their regional day) in keeping with tradition. According to authorities, one million people came together to rally for a Catalonia separate from Spain. Even though it all started a year ago and so much has happened in Spain since then, … Continue reading Catalonia issue wallows in uncertainty

EU-China can set a ​standard for global governance

By Cristina Font Published: Global Times 19/07/2018 For the last few days, US President Donald Trump has been creating one controversy after another all along his trip through Europe. During the NATO summit in Brussels, Trump neither followed the standard protocol nor the agenda of the event. His complaints against Europe continued in London before … Continue reading EU-China can set a ​standard for global governance