Washington needs to take a fair look at Sino-US trade – Editorial – Global Times

In an important editorial, China’s influential newspaper, the Global Times argues that Washington needs to take a fair look at Sino-US trade. It reports that the first China-US Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED) kicked off in Washington Wednesday with the mission to expand the 100-Day Plan to a one-year scheme and to consolidate bilateral economic cooperation.

Source: Washington needs to take a fair look at Sino-US trade – Global Times

The case presented by the editorial is quite compelling. Of course, ‘win-win’ is the best outcome.

But the Trump presidency seems to lurch from crisis to crisis, with an increasing pull towards American nationalism and the Far Right.

With powerful domestic audiences, both the US & Chinese leaders need to find ‘win-win’ solutions, otherwise world trade could quickly be at risk.


Opinion – Britain: back to being the sick man of Europe? – the Economist

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Prime Minister Winston Churchill gives the “Victory” sign to crowds in London on Victory in Europe Day. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a must-read and deeply alarming article from the Economist. It looks at the likelihood of Britain again becoming the sick man of Europe.

Source: Britain: back to being the sick man of Europe?

The scenario is chilling, bringing on the terrible twins, namely the economic implosion of the UK and Corbyn‘s Marxist state.

Conservatives are like lemmings going to slaughter. Sure, conservatism is about ‘tradition’ but not trying to recreate the past which is history. Whether it’s nationalism, xenophobia or simply creating a new wild-west for hedgefunds and newspaper owners is secondary to avoiding he imminent national disaster. The UK’s heading for a national train crash and we need to mount a rescue team, now.

I remember the UK in the seventies, with the three-day week, power outages and the 1972 miners’ strike. I was a young man and went to work overseas. Are today’s British young are ready to go overseas? I fear that too many are listening to the ‘Pied Piper of Islington‘.

Are there no young, telegenic conservative MPs that still believe in public service, people who are prepared to put their career on the line defending convictions? Don’t the Conservatives have a John McCain?

[See the ‘The absolutely remarkable life of John McCain – Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large – CNNPolitics.com‘, following disclosure of his brain cancer]

Please, is there a doctor in the ‘House’?