The central theme of Trump's president is "America First." Most Americans understand that to mean putting American interests, American prosperity, American well being first above all else. As an American, I personally have no quarrel with this. In fact, as a world citizen, I think if every nation can look primarily after itself and not after other nations (which in … [Read more...] about Is Trump Really About America First?
[This piece was initially published on global research.] Trump started his trade war with China over a year ago. After a year of escalations, two high-profile G20 meetings and months of on-off-on again negotiations, the trade war has the world tittering on the edge of a global recession. In the run-up to last month’s G20 meeting, Trump had boasted that “it’s … [Read more...] about On Trump’s Misguided Trade War with China
[An edited copy of this article under the title "America should not blame trade – or its trading partners – for its ills " is initially published at the South China Morning Post (pdf archive here)] Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are leading a new American awakening on global trade. According to the new emerging consensus, America has been the victim of bad trade deals - … [Read more...] about America at a Crossroad: Rethinking Trade, Geopolitics, and Economic Well-Being
The U.S. Congress is running scared. With a mid-term election coming up and a populace that is unhappy about the economy, they have resorted to be mad about something, and that something appears to be China - specifically China's valuation of the Yuan (RMB). The argument goes: China is keeping the yuan artificially low. In keeping the Yuan low, China is stealing job from … [Read more...] about The Politicization of the Yuan
The following is a translation of an op-ed published published in China Review News. May 27, 2010 – Opinion: the Foxconn Incident is a Reflection of the Growing Pains Associated with China’s Traditional Mode of Development The recent spate of suicides at Foxconn in China has brought unprecedented attention to this major international manufacturing subcontractor of electronics … [Read more...] about Opinion: the Foxconn Incident is a Reflection of the Growing Pains Associated with China’s Traditional Mode of Development