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. Advertisements
Der Spiegel has a great piece about bribery and corruption at Airbus, an explosive situation having the potential to tear the company into pieces. It risks also putting a strain on the Franco-German relationship, at a time of crises when their cooperation seems more necessary than ever to keep to boat afloat.
Der Spiegel says that one side is playing football while the other cricket : At the moment, both sides are heading for the most extreme form of Brexit: A breakup with no deal at all. […] This is even understandable, from their perspective, because a soft Brexit would mean that Britain would have to continue abiding…… Continue reading Brexit : toward a cold break
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
The European keeps asking for more openness of the Chinese market. Could the Nineteenth Congress reserve any pleasant surprise ?
Emmanuel Macron has been elected a few months ago with a reform program and now he wants to deliver at the EU level. It would be great for Europe if at least half of its proposals would become reality, but only the future can tell us if this will be the case. Of course, Macron has…… Continue reading Fuite en avant
Angela Merkel won her fourth Bundeskanzlerin mandate, but lead the CDU/CSU to the worst result (32%) since 1949. The Jamaika coalition (CDU/CSU, FDP, Grünen) is anything but a gift to the seasoned Doktor Merkel, and she is expected to go politically to the right, to get tough on immigration and on recalcitrant East Europeans. As…… Continue reading Merkel IV : Twilight of the Gods