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In today’s featured cartoon, Maarten Wolterink comments on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s vow of a “peaceful reunion” with Taiwan earlier this month. He illustrates Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen being crushed under the heel of a Communist boot, pointing to China’s growing military and political pressure, which has sparked international concerns.
Peter Brookes pays tribute to British Conservative politician Sir David Amess, who was murdered Friday. The 69-year-old MP was stabbed multiple times at a church in his constituency in Essex. Amess had served as MP since 1983, and was the second serving MP to be killed in the past five years, after Labour’s Jo Cox in 2016.
Martin Rowson mocks UK PM Boris Johnson for the country’s new rules allowing in more foreign lorry drivers as it faces a shortage of them due to the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit, among other reasons.
Koza Janek hits out at the Catholic Church for the global scale of child sexual abuse in recent decades. Earlier this month, an independent inquiry revealed that the French Catholic Church’s clergy had committed over 210,000 cases of sexual abuse between 1950 and 2020.
Adam Zyglis jokes about US President Biden’s rescue plan to ease supply chain problems that are weighing down the country’s economic recovery. Biden recently announced that the Port of Los Angeles will work round the clock with major companies including Walmart, UPS and FedEx to clear the port backlogs.