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CNN (January 3)

2019/ 01/ 05 by jd in Global News

“Evidence is mounting that the US-China trade war is dealing a blow to the American stock market. Stocks plunged on Thursday after Apple (AAPL) blamed a big sales miss on slowing growth in China and rising trade tensions. China’s massive manufacturing sector… has tumbled into contraction. And trade trouble helped fuel the biggest one-month decline in US factory activity since the Great Recession.”

 

Bloomberg (July 15)

2018/ 07/ 15 by jd in Global News

“As the world’s largest exporter, China continues to benefit from robust global demand, but the increase in tensions and trade barriers with the U.S. is weighing on the outlook…. President Xi Jinping may ultimately have to choose between softening his multi-year campaign to control debt levels, or letting growth dip below the target of 6.5 percent.”

 

Business Times (March 28)

2018/ 03/ 30 by jd in Global News

Kim Jong Un’s visit to Beijing “is only the latest sign of moving geopolitical plates over the Korean stand-off. Following spiralling tensions in the peninsula in 2017 over the North’s nuclear weapons and missile programmes, 2018 has brought unexpected, and what could yet prove remarkable, diplomatic respite that has seen a mini-rapprochement between North and South.”

 

Reuters (March 27)

2018/ 03/ 30 by jd in Global News

Oil prices are holding firm, “supported by concerns that tensions in the Middle East could lead to supply disruptions, although further rises expected in U.S. crude output loomed over markets.”

 

Washington Post (September 27)

2017/ 09/ 29 by jd in Global News

Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have “escalated from a game of blind man’s bluff to a drag race of nuclear chicken,” with the fate of the Pacific resting on the whims of “Rocket Man” and President “Dotard.” This is how things go “in Toontown, where two of the planet’s most unstable state actors call each other names and spin the roulette wheel toward nukes and annihilation.” What else is there to do, but “pray that we and the planet survive the Dotard and the Rocket Man?”

 

Fortune (August 12)

2017/ 08/ 13 by jd in Global News

“As many in the United States and abroad are watching as tensions grow with North Korea, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk issued a warning about artificial intelligence,” urging followers to keep their priorities straight. Musk pointed out that AI was riskier than North Korea and “also warned that artificial intelligence should be regulated the same way anything that could pose a danger to the public is.”

 

New York Times (June 13)

2017/ 06/ 14 by jd in Global News

“Tensions are reaching a dangerous pitch on the Korean Peninsula, testing the leadership of South Korea’s new president, Moon Jae-in…. In effect, Mr. Moon finds himself pincered between two rival powers, China and the United States, while facing an existential threat from the dictator next door.”

 

New York Times (February 3)

2017/ 02/ 05 by jd in Global News

“It didn’t take long for tensions to flare between Iran and President Trump, and both sides have to share the blame.”

 

Washington Post (July 12)

2016/ 07/ 14 by jd in Global News

“China is increasingly asserting itself as a great power, and nowhere is its rise more likely to lead to war than in the South China Sea” where tensions have been rising with nations who dispute China’s claims. “These tensions are likely only to increase in the wake of the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling Tuesday undermining China’s claims and bolstering those of the Philippines, one of the closest U.S. allies in the region.” We have not escaped from “perilous waters.” In fact, “China is more prepared for a confrontation than Western experts may expect.”

 

Bloomberg (October 6)

2014/ 10/ 06 by jd in Global News

“Eleven days into the Umbrella Revolution, it’s clear Beijing won’t back down. President Xi Jinping won’t accede to the movement’s universal suffrage proposal or sacrifice Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to ease tensions.” Unless the students “face reality and plot an endgame,” they risk becoming “irritants” to average Hongkongers. If, however, they can win a few concessions, the students “can demonstrate that they gave Goliath a good fight and achieved something substantial.”

 

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