2019 will end soon. As in previous years, this year the journey of world politics is very dynamic. Some issues electrify the world, both positive and negative nuances. Some of the issues of world politics greatly affect political conditions and domestic policies in every country in the world. Here are some of the world political news that gets the spotlight in 2019.
2019 G20 Summit
The G20 Summit is an annual event of the G20 countries to discuss the global situation and formulate a global agreement as a policy reference. This year, the G20 Summit was held in Osaka, Japan. At this year’s summit, 8 issues or themes were formulated, namely health, women’s empowerment, regional development, global economy, trade and investment, environment and energy, innovation, and employment. This Summit will continue in 2020 and will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Greta Thunberg’s breakthrough and climate change issue
In 2019 this will also be a momentum of awakening to the importance of policies to prevent climate change and global warming. This was triggered by the action of a girl named Greta Thunberg. This 16-year-old girl from Sweden is an environmental activist. For the first time, the action is small and simple (at school) and then receives a lot of support and spreads globally. One of the actions that received a lot of exposure was his presence and speech at the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23, 2019.
In his speech, Thunberg raised many stories about the effects of climate change and satirical world leaders who are ignorant of this climate change. Although there are many pros and cons, the action of Greta Thunberg becomes one person who has the courage and gets a lot of awards, one of them is Time Person of the Year. The Greta action is further supported by data from the World Meteorological Organization which states that the impact of climate change is getting worse at the end of 2019.
Hong Kong Protest
Another world political news is about the protests of the people of Hong Kong. This action is also called the Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill. This action was triggered by the issue of the Fugitive Offenders amendment bill issued by the Hong Kong Government. This issue made many people take to the streets to demand that the amendment bill be canceled. However, unfortunately, there were riots in the mass action. The incident was caused by the Hong Kong Police allegedly committed many violations in the handling of mass actions. These violations make the mass action bigger.
China-USA trade issue
As two countries with large economic conditions and the center of the world economy, the relationship between China and the USA has worsened in 2019. This is due to the new tariff policy for Chinese products in the USA. This policy has an impact on the decline in Chinese economic growth. This also makes the global economic situation in uncertain conditions.
Impeachment of Donald Trump
The latest and most recent world political news is, on December 18, 2019, the House of Representative of USA approved 2 articles of impeachment to the President of the USA, Donald Trump. This impeachment was caused by Donald Trump who used his power arbitrarily and obstructed Congress’s performance. However, this impeachment has not removed Trump from the White House but has continued to the level of the US Senate. If approved at the senate level, Trump must step down from his position as president. Trump is the third president of the USA to get impeachment.