Monday, December 9, 2019
No menu items!

China

Trump Must Make A Trade Deal To Avoid Consumer Pain

US President Donald Trump’s former adviser has divulged the thinking in Washington behind pushing for a mini trade deal. Clete Willems, the former White House negotiator, says Trump must make a deal because any further tariffs on Chinese goods will...

Bridge No One Wants Opens Three Years Late

The world’s longest sea crossing bridge has finally opened after years of delays - but no one seems to care. Chinese President Xi Jinping cut the ribbon on the Hong Kong to Zhuhai Bridge and heralded a new era of...

Check Out Your Luck And Love For The Year Of The Pig

The Chinese New Year is here - and 2019 is the year of the pig. Here, we look at what you can expect the year to bring if you were born a pig, and if you are likely to...

Trump Ready To Trigger Global Trade War

The world is waiting with bated breath to see if the threatened trade war between China and the USA kicks off as expected. Investors are on edge and markets in Asia have slumped to levels last seen in November. The markets...

Xi Grabs Power To Become Leader For Life

Abolishing presidential limits on Chinese leaders is a signal at home and abroad that president Xi Jinping intends to remain a leader for life. Xi came to power in 2012 and is 64 years old. Barring ill-health and other unforeseen...

Two-Speed Housing Market Sees Boom And Bust At The Same Time

House prices are going through the roof in some global cities, but others in the same country have fallen through the floor, according to a new study. Although house prices in China are soaring – by up to 31.7% in...

What Do You Do About A Problem Like Korea?

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un may be bonkers in his pursuit of prolonging his dynasty by threatening the world with nuclear incineration, but he has called the bluff of the world's most powerful leaders. So far, the combined diplomatic efforts...

China’s Trillion Dollar Silk Road Is A Smooth Operation

China wants to invest billions of dollars in a new Silk Road – a global bloc to kickstart trade across the world. The old Silk Road was a 10,000 mile trade route from East to West dating back to the...

Climate Treaty Agreement Is Economics In Action

You may not have realised, but this week, you have seen economic theory in action at a pure level. At last, the US and China have signed a deal to slow the world’s climate change crisis. As the planet’s largest polluters,...

Chinese Yuan Joins The World’s Elite Currencies

The Chinese yuan or renminbi has now joined the global elite of currencies after a historic vote by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The yuan becomes the fifth currency to have special drawing rights (SDR) accorded. The Chinese currency now sits...
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Beware Smartphone Juice Jacking, Warns LA District Attorney

Expats and tourists find public USB chargers to charge smartphones and other devices useful but charging stations may infect...
- Advertisement -

Historic Ban For Helmet Attack NFL Player

The longest ever national Football League suspension has been handed out to Cleveland Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett after a shameful attack on an...

Plugging Into The World’s Fastest Broadband

Britain’s Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is pledging to open the internet to every home in the UK by offering free superfast broadband - but...

Governments Worried Sick Over Heathcare Spending

Healthcare spending is a big issue for voters around the world - but which countries spend the most? The big surprise is the United States...

Is It Possible For Any Politician To Tell The Truth?

It’s fast becoming impossible for ordinary voters to know which politicians to believe. The days of honest statesmen brokering deals behind closed doors in smoke...