Tag Archives: Xi Jinping

Hong Kong and Beijing: A Tale of Two Cities

The current protests show that Hong Kongers aren’t just interested in money, and mainland elites worry that Hong Kong won’t remain a separate territory where they can safely store their money.

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Two Sessions – One Outcome?

For the first time since Mao passed away in 1976, China does not expect tomorrow to be better than today.

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How Trump Is Tied to China, Literally

Clothes making can provide deep insights into both the character of global leaders and commercial realities.

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Putin’s Russian Power Grab: The Global Context

The Russian President aims at staying in power forever. Who are his role models?

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Assessing “Phase One” of the US-China Trade Deal

Will China really halt technology transfers that it has required under many joint venture deals with U.S. companies?

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1984 Revisited: The Rise of the Neo-Authoritarians

The graphic warnings in George Orwell’s prophetic novel 1984 are as relevant today as they were when it was first published 70 years ago.

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Rare Earths: China’s Strongest Card

The U.S. imports 80% of its rare earths from China, but accounts for just 4% of China’s rare earths exports. This gives China a significant advantage.

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US-China Trade: It’s Politics, Stupid!

A better safety net for Americans is the issue that should be addressed with at least as much vigor as tariffs on Chinese goods.

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The Hanoi Summit, from Beijing’s Perspective

The failure to reach an agreement between Trump and Kim is not considered a failure by China’s leaders.

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Xi Jinping: Smooth Talker vs. Brass-Knuckle Operator

China’s president talks high-mindedly about economic globalization. Sounds good, until you see his latest global export strategy – tools for human control.

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