Trump Must Tread Carefully With His Asian Bankers

As Donald Trump angles to make America’s debt burden great again, he has some finessing to do with his bankers. No, not Russia in this case, but China and Japan, both by far the biggest holders of U.S. Treasuries with a combined $2.3 trillion. South Korea’s $95 billion stockpile also has folks in Seoul curious about […]

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China’s Big Sticks

The Trump administration’s China-bashing strategy is based on the mistaken belief that a newly muscular US has all the leverage in dealing with its presumed adversary, and that any Chinese response is hardly worth considering. Nothing could be further from the truth. Read Here – Project-Syndicate

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The Death Of OPEC

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is dead. Saudi Arabia killed it. Now, OPEC is just a toothless zombie, attracting attention, but without having any impact on the living. Read Here – Project Syndicate

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In Xi Jinping, Echoes of Reagan

With the world looking to China for assurance that it can manage its slowing economy and tumultuous stock market, President Xi Jinping has begun pushing a remedy that sounds less like Marx and Mao than Reagan and Thatcher. Read Here – The Boston Globe

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How Would The Next U.S. President Deal With China?

The new president of the United States will have to deal with a rising and more assertive China on a wide range of issues, including Asia-Pacific security, trade, and cybersecurity. U.S.-China relations will likely continue to be a mix of competition and cooperation. The central question for bilateral relations is: Can the world’s two largest […]

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China’s New Silk Road Dream

For centuries the Silk Road, stretching across deserts, steppes, and mountains, linked the imperial dynasties of China with Europe. Chinese rulers used the thoroughfares to expand their power and influence deep into Asia. Today a newly assertive Chinese empire—this time, a communist one—is undertaking a gargantuan project to re-create those ancient trade routes and the […]

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Not Temporary Fixes, But Structural Reforms

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang‘s recently published article on China’s reform drive and international cooperation shows the country’s pragmatism and determination, and charts a new and unprecedented blueprint that will also benefit world economic growth. Li’s article titled “China’s economic blueprint”, which was published in the Economist magazine on Nov. 2, depicts the direction and […]

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Truth-Telling On China’s Economy

As the leaders of 17 countries gathered in the Philippines Wednesday for the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping stated the obvious. “The Chinese economy is a concern for everyone,” he said. “We will work hard to shift our growth from just expanding scale to improving its structure.” Read Here – BloombergView

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