Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 14, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers his New Year speech via state broadcasters in Beijing, capital of China.[Photo/Xinhua]

Zhang Jun, Project Syndicate: China’s Vision for the Next 30 Years

Achieving the lofty development goals China's leaders have set will not be easy. But with a clear development blueprint and a powerful leader whose political clout all but guarantees continued reform, the country seems to be in a strong position to sustain its unprecedented economic success in the coming decades.

SHANGHAI – Every five years, the Communist Party of China convenes a National Congress, where two key decisions are made: who will lead China for the next five years, and what path to development those leaders will follow. The CPC’s recently completed 19th National Congress did all that and more.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 14, 2017

For the Chinese Media, Trump’s Visit Was the Easiest Since Nixon -- Nick Frisch, New Yorker

Start North Korean talks with nuclear test ban -- William Lambers, The Hill

Pakistan’s political and economic deterioration continues apace -- F.M. Shakil, Asia Times

As governments squabble, poisonous smog grips North India -- Nivedita Khandekar, Asia Times

Al-Qaeda Has Rebuilt Itself—With Iran’s Help -- Adrian Levy & Cathy Scott-Clark, Defense One

Defeating Iran will require the US to go global -- Adam Ereli, The Hill

Turkey: Friend or frenemy? A tangled relationship keeps getting worse -- Steven A. Cook, Salon

Russia’s ‘pivot to Asia’ hinges on the Korean Peninsula -- Daniel Hurst, Asia Times

Russia's Economy Is Growing With Borrowed Money -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

How the West should prepare for a post-Putin Russia -- Ivan Krastev, Defense News

Trump and Putin: What Comes Next? -- Nikolas K. Gvosdev, National Interest

When exactly will Britain leave the EU? UK parliament debates -- Elizabeth Piper, Reuters

Britain’s mess extends beyond Brexit -- John Lloyd, John Lloyd, Reuters

Here Is How America Can Bring Peace to Ukraine -- Doug Bandow, National Interest

Northern Ireland’s internal divisions matter more than a hard border -- Ian Acheson, CapX

Venezuela Defaults, What Now? -- Frances Coppola, Forbes


Matthew Putnam said...

The US congressional report "Global Trends 2030" estimates that China will usurp the US militarily by this time. They have already become the largest trading economy in the world a few years back. The US approach in altering trade deals with China is well overdue and must happen in order to slow down or even reverse this massively destabilizing power transition.

Aizino Smith said...

I would just like to point out Rehab is more sane than Jays and Freds of the world.

Rehab tells it like it is. Those other dudes are kumbaya choir boys.

"Rehab Dughmosh, a Muslim woman who tried to murder people with a golf club and a knife in a Canadian Tire store last June, appeared in court Friday and was furiously defiant:"

"Damn your legislation, damn your nationality, go to hell. Hey you infidels, I do not worship what you worship." - Rehab

At a previous court appearance in June, Dughmosh exclaimed (through an Arabic interpreter, of course):

"I meant to harm those people. I reject all counsel here. I only believe in Islamic Sharia law. I would like to revoke my Canadian citizenship that I received. I don’t want to have any allegiance to you." - Rehab


Do we need golf club control?

"I meant to harm those people." - Rehab

Meanwhile liberals croak "Derp dee DERRRR!"

Jay Farquharson said...

"But what’s notable is that Trump made such a noise about China’s supposed “rape” of the US through currency manipulation when he was campaigning to be President.

He once accused Beijing of perpetrating “the greatest theft in the history of the world”.

Now he is following the same script on commerce as all his predecessors."


"deal with President Trump last year to keep jobs at its Indianapolis plant, is readying itself for a final round of layoffs at the facility.

More than 200 employees will lose their jobs in January, Fox News reported."


"Reports that Wisconsin will pay $3B in subsidies in return for Foxconn opening a display plant there have been confirmed, with a breakdown of the incentives. It’s been noted that with the full sum kicking in only if Foxconn provides the maximum quota of 13,000 jobs, the subsidies would amount to the state paying $231,000 per job …"


Aizino Smith said...


A Tax increment Finance district or something similar. It has been around for 2 generations.

Not the best way of doing business.

If it is a wash, it is still a benefit two different ways.