Starting in March 2019, thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong to show their dislike for a law that would allow suspected criminals, who had allegedly committed a crime in mainland China, to be extradited from Hong Kong back to China to face trial. Some Hong Kong citizens were concerned that this law could be used against political dissidents as well as those who committed criminal acts. Eventually the Hong Kong government withdrew the bill, but the protests kept going.
China has announced a population decline. Is population decline an impending threat to your Future? On Nov 16, 2022, the World Population Review published a report on the state of Lithuania, a small nation on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Lithuania is one of a great number of nations whose population is in a serious state of decline.
In the short time since the “Belt and Road Initiative” was announced by President Xi Jinping of China in 2013, it has grown to be home to the largest piece of economic infrastructure in human history. We examined this project in a video entitled “One Belt One Road” in 2019 but a great deal has happened since. This massive project warrants a second look.
The One Belt and One Road initiative is the most visionary and far-reaching international development since the 1940’s. This remarkable trade network, unprecedented in scale and potential, now promises to stimulate not only trade and commerce across Eurasia and Africa but also to contribute to cultural understanding and peaceful development.