The Chinese are spying the Western countries as aggressive as the Russians, but are far more subtle. And they’re stealing especially economic & business secrets. Advertisements
From Donald Trump to the IMF, many quarters complain about the German trade surpluses. The last one was confirmed as recently as August 2017, but the Germans have found the parade : according to IFO, the excedents are structural and, thus, impossible to shrink by government intervention.
Well, according to the Economist, it is Xi Jinping. Not necessarily because a Chinese President is already more powerful than the American one, it is because Mr Xi has now more clout than Mr Trump.
One long read in the Guardian about the The Science of Spying : How the CIA secretly recruits academics.
Mexico could elect in 2018 Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), viewed as a combination of Chavez and Trump. Does free trade, NAFTA in this case, necessarily lead to anti free trade politicians ? If there is not two without three, will Canada be next !?
It is called the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (CFIUS) and it is becoming US’ main trade policy instrument, just like the Section 301 in the 1980s. That one was offensive and was about Japan and trade, this one is defensive and is about China and takeovers. It recently prevented the acquisition…… Continue reading US keeps blocking the Chinese shopping spree
Steve Bannon, until recently main political adviser of the POTUS : [Our trade relationship] is basically that we ship raw material to China and they send back high-value manufacturing goods to our market. That happens because they appropriate our technology. Well, appropriations happen all the time, at least since the paper, gunpowder or other Chinese…… Continue reading China-bashing : thou shalt not steal