Category Archives: China

The Case For Free Trade

The Marxists and Socialists are winning the day, folks.   Apologies for the simpleton buzzwords but they are all the rage these days. The escalation of the trade war is bad, bad, bad news and could if we are not careful, … Continue reading

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On This Day In History: Opium War II Officially Begins

March 3, 1857 – France and the United Kingdom declare war on China Opium Wars CHINESE HISTORY Opium Wars, two armed conflicts in China in the mid-19th century between the forces of Western countries and of the Qing dynasty, which ruled China from 1644 … Continue reading

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The Elusive China Trade Deal

Forbes asks the $382 billion question this morning,  Is A China Trade Deal Slipping Away? President Trump and Chinese leaders are trying to put a positive spin on their marathon trade talks, but the fact is that there is little … Continue reading

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Trade Talks & The Chinese New Year: The Year Of the Pig [In A Poke]

  ‘Don’t buy a pig in a poke’ might seem odd and archaic language. It’s true that the phrase is very old, but actually it can be taken quite literally and remains good advice. The advice being given is ‘don’t … Continue reading

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Inside China’s High-Tech Dystopia – Bloomberg

In part three of Hello World Shenzhen, Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ashlee Vance heads out into a city where you can’t use cash or credit cards, only your smartphone, where AI facial-recognition software instantly spots and tickets jaywalkers, and where at least … Continue reading

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The Increasing Risk of A Major China Trade Debacle

In case you missed our Week In Review, let us reiterate our concern about a potential major debacle in the U.S.-China trade negotiations. It appears President Trump and his negotiating team have, once again, painted themselves into a corner with … Continue reading

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Inside China’s Future Factory

Over the past 40 years, the fishing village of Shenzhen has been reborn as a futuristic metropolis bursting with factories. Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ashlee Vance travels to the heart of China’s tech revolution to witness this new reality firsthand, as part … Continue reading

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Hmmmm…

I’m focused on the picture in the People’s Daily tweet.  Are those what I think they are? China has been keeping its promises to uphold environmental protection since the first global commitment in 1972. Over 40 years gone by since … Continue reading

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Why Communist China Has So Many Billionaires – Bloomberg

By one estimate, China mints a new billionaire every two days, far exceeding the rate of countries like the United States. But how did China remain a nominally Communist state while becoming a hotbed for billionaires-in-the-making? Bloomberg QuickTake explains how … Continue reading

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Selling China ETF

Selling the China EFT, ASHR, into the close at $22.46 (corrected from earlier price $22.65 typo see here) for a 1.17 percent return.   Not happy with the price action and having doubts that the low-level sherpas in Beijing can move … Continue reading

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