Make no mistake, this “loan” is not being made to assist Venezuela. It is with the intent to economically enslave the country so China can exert control over it. The US is guilty of doing this as well, but it should be alarming this is happening from China in the Americas.
For a brief period earlier this year, it appeared that Beijing had finally had enough of supporting its “ideological allies” in Caracas when it decided to limit its “exposure” to Venezuela after the country struggled to make interest payments on a $19 billion loan.
Source: China Offers Venezuela $5 Billion Loan To Support ‘Ideological Ally’ Maduro
This is an extremely interesting article about the view of Trump from the Chinese Perspective…….
I have just spent a week in Beijing talking to officials and intellectuals, many of whom are awed by his skill as a strategist and tactician…He [Yafei] worries that strategic competition has become the new normal and says that “trade wars are just the tip of the iceberg”. …In Chinese eyes, Mr Trump’s response is a form of “creative destruction”.
Source: Chinese sentences of the day another view of Trump
On July 4, North Korea tested a Hwasong-14 ICBM, rushing closer to posing a major nuclear threat to the U.S. Just a few weeks later on July 28, the Kim Jong-un regime tested its second ICBM, this time with a range that may include major cities in the continental U.S. To make matters more concerning, the Defense Intelligence Agency has said that North Korea could successfully arm an ICBM with a nuclear warhead as early as next year.
Source: The International Law of Anticipatory Self-Defense and US Options in North Korea
The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued judgments in two appeals concerning EU counterterrorism sanctions against Hamas and the LTTE (Tamil Tigers). Siding with the EU Council on key issues, the judgments offer a relatively permissive interpretation of the Council’s procedural obligations in extending existing counterterrorism designations compared to that of the EU General Court (GC).
Source: The Court of Justice of the EU Delivers Judgments on Hamas and Tamil Tigers Sanctions