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Firefighters Scramble After Smoke Pours From Russian Consulate Chimney In San Francisco

With evicted Russian diplomats scrambling to collect their baggage and vacate the San Francisco consulate in hours ahead of the September 2 deadline, the AP reports that “acrid, black smoke” was seen pouring from a chimney at the Russian consulate on Friday. However, instead of sabotage, it appears the Russians were engaged in some last […]

Trump Warns Xi: Trade War With China Begins Monday

As if there weren’t enough geopolitical and social stress points in the world to fill a lifetime of “sleepy, vacationy” Augusts, late on Friday night President Trump spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping and told him that he’s preparing to order an investigation into Chinese trade practices next week, according to NBC. Politico confirms that […]

An Angry Beijing Responds: “We Will Never Dance To Trump’s Tune”

With just one day to go until the Trump administration launches the first salvo in what could develop into a full-scale trade war between the US and China, there is the issue of a diplomatic (hopefully) resolution of escalating situation in North Korea, one which Citi today said is “increasingly likely” to involve military action. […]

China Says Trade With North Korea Grew Only 10.5% In First 6 Months Of 2017

New data released by the Chinese government suggests trade with its restive neighbor, North Korea, has only increased by a modest degree since the beginning of the year, rebutting criticisms from President Donald Trump and UN ambassador Nikki Haley that the world's second-largest economy is undermining US efforts to curb trade with the North. A […]

Kyle Bass Warns Of “Tectonic Shift” In US-China Relationship

Hayman Capital's Kyle Bass ventured on to CNBC this morning to drop some painful truth bombs about Trump's "drastically changed Chinese diplomacy" and China's looming "come-uppance." Bass began by highlighting what he calls a "tectonic shift" in US-China relations in the last few days, pointing to two crucial events… 1. Things changed drastically when US […]

How America Could End Up In An Unexpected War With China

Authored by Doug Bandow via The National Interest, Three decades ago the People’s Republic of China was an economic backwater. Today the PRC sports the world’s second-largest economy. Shanghai most dramatically illustrates the country’s transformation. The city is filled with stylish office buildings, five-star hotels, luxury stores and foreign visitors. Reflecting their success, the Chinese […]

China Threatens To Bomb North Korea’s Nuclear Facilities If It Crosses Beijing’s “Bottom Line”

With everyone putting down new and/or revised “red lines“, be it on Syria or North Korea, it was now China’s turn to reveal its “red” or rather “bottom line”, and in a harshly worded editorial titled “The United States Must Not Choose a Wrong Direction to Break the DPRK Nuclear Deadlock on Wednesday” Beijing warned […]

China As A Superpower: “They Will Not Be Humiliated Again”

Via Erico Matias Tavares of Sinclair & Co., China as a Superpower – An Interview with Prof. Toshi Yoshihara Dr. Toshi Yoshihara is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining CSBA, he held the John A. van Beuren Chair of Asia-Pacific Studies and was […]

Back From Never Gone: CURRENCY WARS

In the previous episode of the currency wars, a few years ago, the Euro-Dollar exchange rate was in the spotlight. This has now completely disappeared to the background and whilst the countries of the Eurozone must be pretty happy with the weak currency (which boosts the export and increases the demand for domestically produced goods), […]

Trump Reverses, Agrees To Honor “One China” Policy In First Phone Call With Xi

In a major reversal to his stated foreign policy framework with China, in his first phone call held with China’s president Xi Jinping held on Thursday night, President Donald Trump agreed to honor the “one China” policy, easing a key source of diplomatic tension between the world’s two largest economies. The phone call came just […]