This past week has been a catastrophic seven days that shook America. Some of the debris may have fallen on President Donald Trump. Most importantly, the Trump administration has lost the plot on China The tragic Memorial Day murder of a black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, highlights that […]

Stranger things have happened. Everyone was expecting US President Donald Trump to go nuclear by de facto sanctioning China to death over Hong Kong. In an environment where Twitter and the President of the United States are now engaged in open warfare, the rule is that there are no rules […]

Region has emerged as an economic zone as closely integrated as the European Union by David P. Goldman – May 21, 2020 Economic historians may date the start of the Asian century to May 2020, when most Asian economies bounced back to full employment while the West languished in coronavirus […]

Japan’s military rise has been stealthy but strong and is increasingly concentrated on China’s perceived threat by Bertil Lintner When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said last month that the Covid-19 pandemic was the biggest national crisis since World War II, it was widely overlooked that just weeks earlier his […]

Restrictions on semiconductor sales to Chinese companies are ‘unacceptable’ to Seoul by David Goldman South Korea has told Washington that restrictions on semiconductor sales to Huawei and other Chinese companies are “unacceptable,” according to industry sources.  Seoul is trying to mediate between Beijing and Washington following the US Commerce Department’s […]

As US reevaluates its relationship with China, Asian giant’s export data show increasing regional integration by David P. Goldman May 11, 2020 China’s March export value rose 8.5% year on year, diverging widely from analyst forecasts which foresaw a 12% decline. Strong exports growth to Asia, and especially Southeast Asia, […]