China’s friends will increase with growth – People’s Daily Online

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English: US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron trade bottles of beer to settle a bet they made on the U.S. vs. England World Cup Soccer game (which ended in a tie), during a bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit in Toronto, Canada, Saturday, June 26, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Logo of the People’s Daily 中文: 人民日报题字 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This article published in China’s People’s Daily Online is RECOMMENDED READING.

via China’s friends will increase with growth – People’s Daily Online.

Of course, with friendship comes geopolitical leverage.

Sadly, it seems that David Cameron has permanently blotted his copy book and is banned from the “playground”. I fear that the UK will need to wait for David Cameron’s successor to buddy up to China. Also part of me wonders whether UK drugs giant GSK has been targeted in China because of Cameron? Meanwhile, China’s trade with Germany reaches new records, on the strength of friendship, and common understanding.

Any thoughts?

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The Italian Trade Unions’ Proposals For Inclusive Growth In Italy And Europe – Social Europe Journal

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This article published by the Social Europe Journal is WELL WORTH A READ. Check it out!

The Italian Trade Unions’ Proposals For Inclusive Growth In Italy And Europe.

With proposals from the Italian Trade Unions, I was expecting a series of progressive solutions, using the state to support social measures. However, I was surprised at the intellectual strength of some of the arguments. The UK’s Labour Party or the current Government in France could perhaps use this article as a “strawman” proposal for prioritizing economic policies?

Any thoughts?

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