The Chinese science fiction film The Wandering Earth (Liu Lang Di Qiu) shattered boxes offices in 2019. Directed by Frant Gwo, the movie follows the Liu family’s post-apocalyptic space mission to save Earth from Jupiter’s gravitational orbit. The film’s thematic statements and successful public reception are a reflection of China’s increasing confidence in its space exploration program.
Simran Sawhney writes on China’s lucrative Belt and Road Initiative and its appeal to NATO’s Eastern European allies.
As the world’s prominent powers rush towards progressing artificial intelligence, Maria Pepelassis analyzes the motivation for achieving dominance in this new frontier.
China’s Top Gun rip-off was a box-office dud, yet its involvement with the Chinese air force reveals grand political ambitions.
President Putin calls artificial intelligence “the future” and has increased R&D for militarized AI. Another technological race for global supremacy is on.
Karl Ngo investigates what a shift in NATO’s direction would mean to its current military support in Sub-Saharan Africa and its possible involvement in the South China Sea territorial dispute.
How the courts attempt to reel in a giant have affected Taiwan
China’s OneBelt, OneRoad initiative is building massive infrastructure projects throughout Eurasia. Marko Gombac examines how China plans to bring economic prosperity and stability to a tumultuous region.
An interview with Director-General Catherine Y. M. Hsu of Taipei’s Economic and Cultural Office in Toronto
As rumours swirl of preparations for a fifth North Korean nuclear test, our program editors consider how the international community should respond the next time.