“RED-TAGGING” GOVERNMENT CRITICS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Red-tagging, the practice of publicly shaming and targeting an individual for allegedly sympathising with Communists, is increasingly commonplace in the Philippines. Journalists, academics, and students are at risk of facing jail sentences and physical violence without due process. However, it is unlikely

MAR MERIDIONALE CINESE E COMMERCIO INTERNAZIONALE

Il Mar Cinese Meridionale (di seguito il Mare) è un epicentro di conflitti da decenni, ed é tornato al centro dell’attenzione da quando Xi Jinping é diventato presidente della Repubblica Popolare Cinese. Il 22 gennaio 2021, Pechino ha approvato una nuova legge

CHINA’S RACE FOR LUNAR CONQUEST AND OUTER SPACE MINING

In the 21st century, China has undeniably become a fully-fledged spacefaring power. From its humble beginnings in the 1970s, the Chinese space programme has now become one of the most advanced in the world. The state has been investing heavily in the

LE AMBIZIONI SPAZIALI DELLA CINA NEL XXI SECOLO

Il programma spaziale cinese ha origine negli anni '50, e nasce dall’esigenza di costruire un'arma nucleare e i relativi vettori balistici, il progetto chiamato "Due bombe, un satellite." Il 24 aprile 1970 la Cina ha lanciato il suo primo satellite, diventando il

CHINA’S AI-POWERED SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGIES IN XINJIANG

As part of Xi Jinping’s Strike Hard campaign, an exceptionally harsh crackdown has been carried out against the Uyghur minority in Xinjiang. Through the use of artificial intelligence (AI), the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has optimised its surveillance tactics and increased their