Did China Just Blink?

Opening the automobile market is a great first step Every country in the world would love to have successful automobile manufacturers, including China.  China is the largest auto market in…

It’s time for China to Grow Up

“Keep a low profile and bide your time.” Deng Xiaoping, former Chinese leader and architect of China’s reform program   For three decades, Chinese foreign policy was guided by Deng…

Trump’s Trade War: Crazy or Genius?

Stock markets dive.  Advisers quit.  Republicans fret (at least some of them).  Democrats concur (at least some of them).  Industries and companies take sides.  Countries protest and promise retaliation.  It…

Is Trump Finally Going to Get Tough on Trade with China?

Candidate Donald Trump said China is “raping” the US on trade and that China’s trade surplus constituted a huge transfer of wealth from the US to China.  He said that…

Xi: Having his cake and eating it, too

In his opening speech at the 19th National Congress for the Communist Party, Chinese President Xi Jinping said he wants the market to be the “decisive” mechanism in the economy,…

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…