News on China from April 3rd and 4th: headlines are in no particular order, excerpts are all sections I have highlighted from the articles and put into my own words. Despite Growing Pains, Megacities Rise in Urbanizing China (Caixin Global) //The authorities want farmers to move out of the country side to free up farm … More The Feed: April 3rd and 4th China News
Ruining Trump and Xi’s April 6th and 7th diplomatic proceedings at Mar-a-largo through an underground nuclear test would be too easy for North Korea, and yet, the meeting between the North’s eternal enemy and now fraught friend is set against a backdrop of circumstances that presents this very opportunity. … More Would North Korea Snub China with Another Weapons Test?
As it stands now, Taiwan has everything to lose from the United States’ inaction.
… More No, Taiwan is Not a Geopolitical Pawn, Lets Talk About Coercive Diplomacy
China’s Credit Crisis, ICBM MIRV (10)’s, new VPN restrictions, birth-rate busts, and 2016 economic snapshot … More Weekly Wrap Up Jan. 22 – Feb. 5
A Book Break down (so you don’t have to!), so you can save time & money. … More Book Breakdown: The China Challenge
This Weekly Wrap Up is jam-packed with trending news: Trump, Chinese manufacturing in India, and Mao-era GDP inflations! … More Weekly Wrap Up Jan 8-21
Brief: Donald Trump’s nomination of China-hawk Peter Navarro as head of the White House’s Trade Council has sparked concern about the future of US-China relations. However, historically US presidents have reversed their ‘tough on China’ policies in the face of diplomatic, economic, and security issues. Implications: This type of fear mongering and propaganda plays directly into … More ‘Tough on China’ Historically Never Comes to Fruition
Information wars and trade wars are just the beginning for this week’s Weekly Wrap Up. … More Weekly Wrap Up: (Jan 1-7)
4 Sept. 2016 (5 Sept. US time) Hong Kong elected 30 pro-democracy candidates to the Legistlative Council, including prominent members from the 2014 Umbrella Revolution. With only 40 electable positions, Hong Kong has shown that it remains steadfast in its pro-independent ideals. … More Hong Kong’s New Legislative Blood
Here are some of this week’s headlines not covered in the PDB … More Weekly Wrap up # 1 (29 Aug. – 4 Sept.)