The Chinese government’s reaction to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong will have direct implications for China’s internal development and its future role in the region.
Nicolas Sarkozy has decided to return to the French political stage in hopes of becoming the next president of the conservative party Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP). He will also seek to win the French presidential election in 2017. Evidence suggests that Sarkozy will achieve his objectives.
Chinese military modernization is a strictly defensive move taken in response to aggressive neighboring states.