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South China Morning Post (August 3)

2018/ 08/ 05 by jd in Global News

“China has just ceded its four-year title as the world’s second-largest stock market to Japan, as an intensifying trade spat with the US and its campaign to reduce leverage weighed on equities.”



The Independent (December 26)

2016/ 12/ 26 by jd in Global News

“We are entering the year of President Trump – and it feels like the world is about to become a lot more dangerous.”


LA Times (November 20)

2016/ 11/ 22 by jd in Global News

“Obama’s final foreign trip was his last chance to warn the world about Trump, and to warn Trump about the world.”


Reuters (December 14)

2015/ 12/ 16 by jd in Global News

The world finally “learned its lesson and got a climate deal.” The victory in Paris “was an agreement born from a fear of failure, delivered by the smoothness of French diplomacy.” Remarkably, it took place just six years after “countries had bitterly walked away from global climate talks in Copenhagen without a deal.”


Bloomberg (November 11)

2015/ 11/ 12 by jd in Global News

“There are reasons to suspect that all the hand-wringing about China pulling down the rest of the world may be a tad overdone. Just as the country’s slump is producing obvious losers…it’s producing winners as well.” They “will help the world withstand a protracted period of sub-par performance by China,” much as the world did “when Japan’s economy downshifted dramatically in the 1990s.”


USA Today (December 16)

2014/ 12/ 16 by jd in Global News

“For 22 years, the nations of the world have been discussing ways to prevent catastrophic damage to the Earth’s climate caused by emissions of greenhouse gases…. About the best that can be said for the accord announced in Peru on Sunday, after two weeks of talks among nearly 200 nations, is that even a weak deal is better than no deal.”


New York Times (April 21)

2014/ 04/ 22 by jd in Global News

President Obama’s trip should provide opportunity to explain that America’s strategic tilt toward Asia does not mean the U.S. will abandon the rest of the world. “A volatile and chaotic world will continue to demand America’s attention, but Asia is the future and warrants being a top priority.”


Wall Street Journal (April 15)

2014/ 04/ 17 by jd in Global News

“Japan still firmly leads the world in aging.” Over a quarter (25.1%) of Japan’s population is now over 65. The next grayest countries are Germany and Italy with roughly 21% over 65.


USA Today (September 12)

2013/ 09/ 14 by jd in Global News

“Five years ago this weekend, the world economy was in uncharted waters and sinking rapidly. The bankruptcy of Lehman Bros. on Sept. 15, 2008, touched off a horrifying financial crisis…. Far too much hasn’t been done, or hasn’t changed, since those scary days when it seemed the world financial system was unraveling.” Though the consensus in favor of urgent reform has long since faded, reform is nevertheless urgently needed. Today, “the shoring up of the financial system is no better than a work in progress, and another severe crisis in the not-too-distant future is hardly out of the question.”


Economist (June 1)

2013/ 06/ 02 by jd in Global News

“Nearly 1 billion people have been taken out of extreme poverty in 20 years. The world should aim to do the same again.”