2018 Summarized In Two Photos

Nothing lasts forever...

And these two photos (no matter how coincidental or misconstrued), appear to sum up the quo's shifting status and the accelerating demise of the unipolar order (or at least that's the way Chinese state-owned media would prefer you think about it).

An editorial (link in Chinese) in state-owned tabloid Global Times published yesterday (June 10). proclaimed...

“Against the backdrop of the chaotic meetings of the G7 of the West..."

"the SCO summit in Qingdao was particularly fruitful, and caught the world’s attention..."

Unilateralism is strong on the surface, but in reality it’s difficult to sustain..."

Difficult indeed.