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( 3 mins read ) The Chinese government has responded tit-for-tat to several recent coercive measures from the US, but the pattern of retaliation has been inconsistent. For some US actions, Beijing has not responded at all. Lack of retaliation
( 4 mins read ) The Communist Party’s new “rectification” campaign is the latest incarnation of President Xi Jinping’s signature anti-corruption initiative and is focused on police corruption. Like earlier anti-corruption purges, the rectification campaign appears to combine a genuine
( 3 mins read ) Although disengagement by Indian and Chinese troops has begun on a nondemarcated border of the two countries where the Indian army and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) clashed a few weeks ago, the Indian government
( 3 mins read ) Top Communist Party leaders convened their quarterly Politburo meeting on 30 July, signaling a policy shift towards monetary tightening and containment of financial risks, after strong second quarter GDP data instilled confidence in the country’s
( 6 mins read ) HONG KONG: Election officials ban opposition candidates from LegCo elections Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam met with ministers on 28 July to discuss postponing Legislative Council (LegCo) elections scheduled for 6 September. The ostensible
( 5 mins read ) US presidential campaign politics are exerting an increasing influence on US policy towards China, creating elevated risks through January 2021. The Trump administration may seek to accelerate enactment of tough new policies against China in
( 3 mins read ) China’s industrial heartland is suffering from some of the region’s worst flooding since 1998, causing disruptions to supply chains, while threatening a short-term hit to GDP growth and a spike in food prices. Personal protective
( 4 mins read ) A US statement on the South China Sea shifts Washington’s position to align fully with a 2016 ruling by a Hague tribunal under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The new
( 6 mins read ) Absent a precipitating incident such as the arrest of an employee, non-financial corporates are unlikely to exit Hong Kong en masse. But some companies may re-allocate resources within Asia, shifting non-China-specific corporate functions away from
( 6 mins read ) The National Security Law (NSL) gives Hong Kong and mainland authorities a powerful new set of legal and enforcement tools, but it remains unclear how or whether these tools will be applied. Large-scale exodus of
Where does @KamalaHarris stand on foreign policy?
We asked her 12 questions on topics including China, trade, and climate ⤵️ https://on.cfr.org/33NiwUU
[email protected]'s account in AN EMPIRE ON THE EDGE of chain of Ponzi finance stretching from Fukien province to Boston via Guangzhou, Bengal, and London that led to tea party and revolution is wonderfully written and fills a major gap in understanding why the revolution happened.
A 1948 Japanese map of the American Civil War.
The numbered places demarcate major battles and significant sites in a roughly chronological fashion.
Without a legend or even state lines, though, the map is exceedingly difficult to read.
I guess today would be a good day to mention that I have a new book coming out in a month.
I'm sorry, but you do not belong in the #UK. #France - or several other countries you might travel through to get to the British Isles - are safe... https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/if-they-stop-us-ill-drown-myself-refugees-pushed-to-the-brink-in-calais-lmhfg89b0
"Starting Aug. 21, all US military personnel will be required to undergo coronavirus testing before departing for South Korea, a US military newspaper reported Friday." @TheKoreaHerald http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200811000939
Excited about this. Few sci-fi writers have their pulse on the zeitgeist like @NB_Chris.
I wrote the book during a year of three major personal life events, the full spectrum of grief and joy, and that intensity of feeling probably shows up in the book.
[email protected] Editorial Board: "As a Peterson Institute for International Economics report explained last month, “the market for capital is global. Shutting out Chinese firms from listing in the United States would not deny these firms access to US capital.”"
The headline and the accompanying image are great but it's amusing watching Brexit Britain to relearn what trade negotiations are like.
👏 Bravo @BBCNews 👏
My new book FAILED STATE is out today from @HarperVoyagerUS. It's the story of people trying to build a better future from the ruins of the nation they broke—and a lawyer trying to play competing factions against each other in a gamble to save his own skin