Building tariff castles will only entrench trade war

According to a source at a major UK automaker cited by Politico, “the wheels have started turning” at the United Kingdom’s Department for Business and Trade on an

China has a quant quake because there’s no citadel

China is tightening the grip over quantitative trading after experiencing its own version of a “quant quake,” a reference to the summer of 2007 when a number of

Main reasons for national pride in China and the US

Many surveys show that the majority of citizens take pride in their countries, but few have examined the main reasons why people are proud of their countries. Using

Washington at odds with international consensus

Speaking to the media in Brazil on Thursday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said of the situation in Gaza that “we all share the same goals” and

Spring Festival movies chart new, inspiring cultural trends

At the beginning of the Year of the Dragon, the 2024 Spring Festival film season has unexpectedly set some records after seeming devoid of blockbusters. To begin with, the

Wealthier, urban Americans have access to more local news – while half of US counties have only one outlet

Is local news readily available in your town? Do reporters still cover your school board and other municipal meetings? If you answered yes, you

TikTok shouldn’t be a scapegoat of US political game

US President Joe Biden’s recent appearance on TikTok as part of an outreach to young voters ahead of the November election has, expectedly, sparked a controversy given his

When China is a value trap and Japan a growth play

Two recent articles from Barron’s, my old home before Bloomberg Opinion, struck me for their observations on the two biggest economies in Asia. One noted that Toyota Motor

Tribal bloodshed shines spotlight on instability in Papua N. Guinea

A tribal clash in Papua New Guinea’s remote highlands in which at least 26 people were killed has put a growing internal security problem under the microscope in

Candidates’ aging brains are factors in US presidential race

The leading contenders in the 2024 U.S. presidential election are two of the three oldest people ever to serve as president. President Joe Biden is 81. Former President

Electioneering tariff talk belies the reality

There has been plenty of hoopla about the effectiveness of tariffs when it comes to correcting what in the eyes of US policymakers is unfair trade imbalances. Particularly

Lessons to be drawn from Trump’s betrayal of European allies

On February 10, in one of those remarks bordering on the outrageous, the candidate who the Republican Party, also known as the Grand Old Party (GOP), will likely

It’s the Year of the Dragon − associated with good fortune, wisdom and success

Among China’s traditional holidays and celebrations, none ranks higher in importance than the Lunar New Year ‮٩‬A‮>‬ل‮٧‬s‮&‬~. Also known as the Spring Festival‭

Change-or-ruin mindset main obstacle to economic talks making any real progress

Although the exchanges between the two sides at the Third China-US Economic Working Group Meeting that concluded on Tuesday in Beijing were described as “in-depth, candid, pragmatic and

Two priority tasks highlight rural work challenges

The No 1 central document for the year that the central government released on Saturday focuses on rural development. It provides indicators of the priorities for the rural

Urban agriculture best practices can transform gardens, city-farms

Urban agriculture is expected to be an important feature of 21st century sustainability and can have many benefits for communities and cities, including providing  Among those benefits,

Zhejiang’s rural vitalization inspiring for nation

This year’s No 1 central document, as a tradition, focuses on rural vitalization, drawing inspiration from the Green Rural Revival Program in Zhejiang province. The initiative, planned and

Teens on social media need both protection and privacy – AI could help get the balance right

Meta announced on Jan. 9, 2024, that it will protect teen users by blocking them from viewing content on Instagram and Facebook that the company deems to

Washington’s disinformation-fueled crackdown on Chinese companies continues unabated

The United States’ Department of Homeland Security recently executed a search warrant at the Ohio-based US subsidiary of Qingdao Sunsong, a Chinese automobile parts manufacturer that a congressional

Bipartisan games shouldn’t derail San Francisco consensus

The US presidential election scheduled for Nov 5 is critical for both Democrats and Republicans. For years, the presidential candidates of both parties have used China as a

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