- China conducts war games in the Taiwan Straights and Taiwan is the target.
- Investigators are not being allowed to visit the bombing site of the alleged chemical weapons depot that was struck by missiles during the U.S. led attacks. It's been 11 days thus far.
- There were some hopes that China-U.S. trade tensions were beginning to ease but that hope appears to be fading quickly as Goldman Sachs CEO supports Trump's efforts to even out trade with China and other restrictions are being placed on Chinese telecommunication giant ZTE over national security concerns among other news related to the trade tensions.
- China's Belt Road Initiative (BRI) continues to face more scrutiny in Europe and more financial hurdles back at home in China. This creates major geopolitical implications for both China and the world, particularly the Eurasian continent.
- There is talk that North and South Korea might agree to end the truce from the North South War officially before Kim meets with Trump.
- Russia rejects UN proposal for independent investigation into chemical weapons attacks at Douma raising questions of why?
- Both Russia and Syria are being accused by Ms. Nauert, spokesperson for the State Department and US Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Kenneth Ward.
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