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Trump restarts freedom of navigation tours, setting up dispute with Xi

Trump restarts freedom of navigation tours, setting up dispute with Xi

Wars take years to begin. Huge forces must build and certain norms must collapse under the weight of those forces. 421 more words

What China is planning next for The South China Sea – and How the U.S. Should Respond

What China is planning next for The South China Sea – and How the U.S. Should Respond

I don’t get a lot of traffic on these China pieces, and I don’t know why, I’m fascinated by what is happening over there, this next tidbit is deeply troubling — since I believe it sets up some kind of future US/China confrontation. 1,930 more words

China’s overseas investment: Opportunities and Challenges.

Written by Robert Taylor.

Aspiring to expedite the emergence of their country as a global economic power, in late 2000 the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leaders launched the ‘going out strategy ‘ as one of the pillars of economic and social development, integral to which is the promotion of outward foreign direct investment. 1,240 more words

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Understanding the US/China economic dynamic is not easy -- here is honest data and an honest analysis -- from Belt & Road to GDP

Beijing’s mixture of political and economic priorities may not result in an overall Belt and Road policy formula that is workable. Christopher Whalen May 21, 2017 A great deal of attention is being paid by Western media to China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, the most ambitious foreign-policy initiative yet for paramount leader Xi Jinping. 

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China’s overseas acquisition spree has mysteriously cooled -- telltale signs of recklessness are now emerging

Mergers and acquisitions by Chinese entities have fallen off sharply in the first four months of the year, underscoring a shift in the economic and political climate… 806 more words

China economy changing rapidly

. By Jack Sidders and Vinicy Chan Bloomberg May 10, 2017, 12:00 PM EDT May 11, 2017, 2:47 AM EDT Cross-border purchases tumble 67 percent after a record 2016 Sellers respond by demanding break fees as high as 10% China’s Biggest Foreign Acquisition Frenzy Is Ending China’s biggest-ever foreign acquisition frenzy is ending almost as […]

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China pushes Taiwan and then pushes again

Hsu Ming-huei of the Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Health and Welfare speaks May 8, 2017, about China’s attempts to block Taiwan from attending this year’s World Health Assembly.

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