Hard to believe it has been over 20 years since that fateful day. They’re remembering the fallen in Hong Kong… The Hong Kong demonstrators massed in a downtown park, holding candles around a June 4 memorial and a replica of the Goddess of Democracy statue that was built in Tiananmen Square before tanks and troops [...]
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China to Europe: ‘Your worn out welfare society and outdated labor laws induce sloth, indolence and penalize hard work.’By mw | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Bailouts, Banks, China, europe
Jin Liqun explains with crystal clarity the prerequisite conditions for China’s potential role as a “white knight” riding to the financial rescue of the Eurozone. To whit – if it is not good for China, and it is not a good investment, China is not going to participate in the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF). Then in explicit terms, with no BS, no mincing of words, and no diplomatic artifice, Jin Liqun lectures Europe on exactly the problem with the Eurozone labor laws and welfare state.
The administration that has initiated so much that is unprecedented in American politics, introduced an unprecedented new Thanksgiving tradition – carving up our currency for the holidays.
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I’ve been genuinely intrigued at how much fiction and reality have been intersecting recently. See, there’s this film called MOON and it follows the story of a guy working on the far side of the moon who figures out that there’s a lot more to his mission than collecting the natural resource Helium-3. It’s a [...]
There are few images as iconic as this, and none that serve as both a realistic and symbolic portrayal of the war China has waged against freedom and free thinkers. And while this one was snapped on June 5, 1989, I felt the need to share it today. Because as Americans we should remember Tinananmen [...]
Looks like last week’s nuclear test angered a key ally too. From Bloomberg: China suspended government exchanges with North Korea after Kim Jong-Ilâ€™s regime last week tested a nuclear device and fired short-range missiles, Yonhap News said. China has halted plans to send officials to North Korea and wonâ€™t accept visits from Kimâ€™s government either, [...]
Well, North Korea has the worldâ€™s attention. Exploding a nuclear bomb and launching missile tests will do that. All thatâ€™s left now is for the world to respond. North Korea has long been a foreign policy conundrum, frustrating a long line of U.S. presidents whoâ€™ve attempted to stop the so-called hermit nation from threatening its [...]