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Party Plenum Indicates Limits To Xi Jinping's Power

THIS BYSTANDER DRAWS two points of note from the recently concluded Fourth Party Plenum, the four-day annual meeting of China’s 350 most powerful officials. The first is that President Xi Jinping has not centralized power as comprehensively as has been supposed. 616 more words


Facing A Slower Chinese Economy, Xi Needs A Winning Party Plenum

THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND held its forecasts for China’s GDP growth this year and next unchanged in its latest quarterly economic outlook even as it trimmed those for the world economy. 839 more words


KEXIM Capitalizing on Revisions to Korean ECA Legislation

Last week Magic Circle firm Freshfileds Bruckhaus Deringer hosted an International Project Finance Association (IPFA) conference in Seoul’s Yeoeuido Conrad Hotel.  The event soon turned into a KEXIM love-fest.   1,178 more words

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Our So-Called Foreign Policy: Cracks in the U.S. China Policy Consensus?

Sitting here in a suburb of Washington, D.C., it’s impossible to know how the Hong Kong democracy protests will end. A little easier is gauging their implications for U.S. 910 more words


Universal Barter & Trade Economic System

In My last blog post I revealed money to be a terror weapon used by government to universally enslave every human being on this planet, as well as 100% inherently and intrinsically worthless. 2,225 more words


North Korea Travel Log

The final frontier.  That’s what comes to mind when asked how it felt to travel to Pyongyang and back (for my first time) last week.  After having spent perhaps far too much time thinking, reading and talking about North Korea in the past decade +, my five-day sojourn was nothing less than the adventure of a lifetime.   2,576 more words

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