Who wins a trade war between the US and China?

If Conor McGregor loses his fight against Floyd Mayweather but earns more than $75 million, way more than he ever earned for any other fight, is he really going to…

Will China actually help with North Korea?

Even Donald Trump, who once tweeted his appreciation for China’s help on North Korea and then followed a few months later with a tweet that said “so much for China…

Capitalism kills? Think again.

“Capitalism kills” read one of the signs at the protests at the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany where a reported 100,000 people took to the streets, cars were burnt, property…

Chinese Exceptionalism: Is China the new role model?

Is China on the way to becoming the new role model for the world, supplanting the US?  Not so fast.  Yes, China has been on a roll for forty years. …

Donald Trump: Good for Free Trade?

America’s most protectionist president in recent history might just become the best thing to happen to free trade in decades.   Days before the start of the G20 Meeting in…

US v. China Showdown: Is China still communist?

My first job in China was to manage a joint venture in a remote mining town.  Our partner was an old-line Chinese state owned enterprise—a real communist organization.  The CEO…

US v. China Showdown: China is still a low income country

  My experience is that, when Americans go to China for the first time, the first two things they notice and comment on are 1.) that Chinese people often don’t…

US v. China: The “Frenemy” Showdown

Donald Trump has said China is “raping” the US.  He accused China of perpetrating the greatest heist in history by taking wealth from the US.  Then he broke 40 years…

US out of TPP: Is that good for China?

Signaling that he is indeed serious about trade, one of Donald Trump’s first acts in office was to put a halt to US participation in the Transpacific Trade Partnership or…

Trump on Taiwan: New Sheriff or New Policy

Donald Trump poked China with a stick this week by speaking on the phone with the President of Taiwan, something that hasn’t happened since 1979 when the US formally recognized…