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Is A Thaw Coming In US-China Relations?

The news about U.S.-China relations has been decidedly negative lately, particularly since U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s fiery speech criticising the Chinese government on October 4. But now, amid the trade war and continuing tensions in the South China Sea, there are glimmers of hope for a thaw.

Read Here – The Diplomat

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China’s Third-Quarter Growth Rate Slows More Than Expected As Economy Feels Trade War Impact

China’s economy grew at a slower quarterly pace than expected, expanding 6.5 per cent in the three months ended September, as the country’s trade war with the US exacted a toll on exporters and manufacturers. The quarterly growth pace lagged the 6.6 per cent expected in a Bloomberg poll of economists, and was slower than the 6.7 per cent clip in the second quarter, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics in Beijing.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

After The Trade War, US-China Relations Will Not Be The Same Again

“A glass is easily broken, but difficult to repair,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said last week in New York, in reference to the current state of China-US relations. But, even if present differences can ultimately be resolved, there’s no going back to how things were. The glass may not yet have shattered, but it is cracked. 

Read Here – South China Morning Post

Donald Trump Issues A Scathing Rejection Of ‘Globalism’

“We reject the ideology of globalism” in favor of the “ideology of patriotism.” So spoke the American president from the pulpit, in the high church of the first ideology, before a congregation nominally convened in a spirit of global cooperation. Ahead of his address at the annual gathering of the United Nations General Assembly, the buzz around the building was not about whether the world would witness a confrontational Donald Trump, but rather about who specifically the president would single out for attack.

Read Here – The Atlantic

Also Read: The World Just Laughed at Donald Trump

China And America May Be Forging A New Economic Order

As the U.S.-China competition expands across multiple domains, there are even worries that trade tensions could, over the long term, make the prospect of a military confrontation between the two more likely. Which raises the urgent question: How does this end?

Read Here – The Atlantic

Trump To Slap Tariffs On $200B More Chinese Goods

President Donald Trump announced that the United States will impose a 10 percent duty on an additional $200 billion of Chinese imports as of next week, quickly escalating a trade war that has hit broad swaths of the global economy.

Read Here – Politico

Also ReadU.S. China Trade War: Analysis of Latest Developments

‘Made in China 2025’: Is Beijing’s Plan For Hi-Tech Dominance As Big A Threat As The West Thinks It Is?

For China, the original idea behind MIC2025 was simply to catch up with other countries, a tall order even by its own admission. Look no further than the new-generation information technology sector, one of the plan’s 10 target industries. After more than two decades and billions of dollars spent, China has yet to commercialise a home-grown operating system for computers, or a microchip, not to mention breaking into the global computing market that Microsoft and Intel dominate.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

How China’s Middle Class Views The Trade War

Never before has China’s fast-growing middle class confronted such daunting economic challenges, which mainly stem from domestic causes but have expanded to include escalating tensions with the United States. As a result, the members of this crucial group have developed an acute sense of anxiety.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

China Trade Outlook Darkens As Donald Trump Threatens Total Tariffs

China’s chances of escaping the trade conflict with the US with only minor damage to its economy just got slimmer. On Friday, US President Donald Trump doubled down on his threats to impose higher tariffs on the nation’s goods, saying he’s ready to tax all imports “at short notice”.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

Lies, Damn Lies, And Chinese Statistics

Is the GDP true? Of course, it isn’t. But that isn’t really important in some ways. Almost all numbers in China are open for debate. As anyone who spends time dealing with the place knows, China is full of data and numbers, and while some may be true, that doesn’t mean the data set being described is complete.

Read Here – The Interpreter

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