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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 ) Ministerial talks in London failed to yield an agreement, but Japan and the UK appear to be close to a draft free trade agreement (FTA) to govern their trading relationship after Brexit. The terms of
( 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
( 4 mins read ) A South Korean court is preparing to sell assets seized from Nippon Steel in order to compensate former forced laborers and their descendants. While the sale could take time, Japan has promised dramatic retaliation if
( 6 mins read ) Prefectural governments have moved to impose new restrictions as Covid-19 cases have continued to rise across the country. While the Abe government’s medical advisory panel has warned that without action a significant spike that threatens
( 3 mins read ) President Rodrigo Duterte re-imposed movement and business restrictions for the greater metropolitan Manila region from 4-18 August, following a plea Saturday from doctors’ organizations that the system could “not hold the line much longer.” The
( 3 mins read ) Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on 30 July submitted for royal approval the names of new cabinet members who would replace those that resigned two weeks ago. There has been no announcement yet and the list
( 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 ) Nine prefectures reported record-high numbers of new cases on Wednesday, 29 July, as the number of new daily cases nationwide exceeded 1,000 for the first time. Neither prefectural governments nor the national government wants to
( 3 mins read ) The court decision issued on 28 July finding former Prime Minister Najib Razak guilty of having diverted USD 9.87 from a subsidiary of state development fund 1MDB into his personal bank account may deliver some
( 3 mins read ) After months of denying that it had any cases of Covid-19 in the country, the North Korean government convened an emergency meeting on Saturday, 28 July to announce that it would introduce an elevated state
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