Why China could lead the next phase of globalization

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Wolfgang Lehmacher Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industries, World Economic Forum Donald Trump is on his way to becoming the 45th president of the United States. Among his promises are a 45% import tax on Chinese products, the cancellation of the Paris climate agreement and, as was confirmed today, the end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. If he doesn’t […]

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أغسطس 23rd, 2017

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The 5 US housing markets Chinese investors like most

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Chinese buyers spend more money on US residential real estate than any other foreign investors, and now we have a better sense of where they’re putting their money. By conducting in-depth interviews with 120 agencies throughout mainland China, real estate platform Investorist compiled a list of five US housing markets where Chinese buyers are projected to spend the most […]

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أغسطس 23rd, 2017

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Chinese investment along the Silk Road is soaring

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(Hong Kong) — Mergers and acquisitions by Chinese companies in countries that are part of the Belt and Road initiative are soaring, even as Beijing cracks down on China’s acquisitive conglomerates to restrict capital outflows. Chinese acquisitions in the 68 countries officially linked to President Xi Jinping’s signature foreign policy totalled $33 billion as of […]

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The Tree of Languages Illustrated in a Big, Beautiful Infographic

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Call it counterintuitive clickbait if you must, but Forbes’ Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry made an intriguing argument when he granted the title of “Language of the Future” to French, of all tongues. “French isn’t mostly spoken by French people and hasn’t been for a long time now,” he admits,” but “the language is growing fast, and growing in the fastest-growing […]

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Playing with Fire: Trump’s Iran policy risks cloning North Korea

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James M. Dorsey | As US President Donald J. Trump gropes with a set of bad options for responding to North Korea’s rapidly expanding nuclear and ballistic missiles program, he risks creating a similar, potentially explosive dilemma in the Middle East with his efforts to tighten the screws on Iran, if not engineer an end […]

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U.S Foreign Policy on Yemen is ‘The Mother of All Lies’

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David Swanson | The Mother of All Lies is this: you can fix things by blowing them up. Alcoholics should not drink, and people who cannot watch TV and distinguish it from reality should not watch TV. Donald Trump watches a lot of TV and may very well believe what it teaches, namely that blowing […]

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أغسطس 16th, 2017

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The Turkish-Chinese Strategic Partnership Is Stronger

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Andrew Korybko | The Turkish Foreign Minister trumpeted his country’s strategic relations with China after a meeting with his counterpart on the sidelines of last weekend’s ASEAN Summit. As reported by Reuters, he said that – quote – “We take China’s security as our security…We absolutely will not allow in Turkey any activities targeting or opposing China. […]

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أغسطس 16th, 2017

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Why Eurasian Union is a Better Deal Than the European Union

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Translated from Russian by Kristina Kharlova “The European model is the Imperial model” Interview with Russian President’s adviser Sergey Glazyev Rustem Falyakhov  Sergey Glazyev  — Sergey, you took part in the St. Petersburg’s economic forum — what was most important? – The most important is the confirmation of the course for the openness of the […]

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أغسطس 14th, 2017

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Charlottesville – the rise of US fascism & the destabilisation of US politics

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The violent movement by US fascists, seen in the death and violence in Charlottesville, is immediately due to the encouragement to them given by the policies of the Trump administration and its links with the alt-Right. But behind that lies the destabilisation of US politics by economic neo-liberalism ever since Reagan.

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أغسطس 14th, 2017

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The ‘Anglo-Saxon’ Political Crisis – from Reagan & Thatcher to Trump & Brexit

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​Every day the media reports deepening political destabilisation gripping both major ‘Anglo Saxon’ countries – the US and UK.  Most important for the world, of course, is US political instability where almost daily crises hit the Trump administration – resignation of the President’s Chief of Staff, sacking of the head of the FBI, public attacks by […]

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American Military support for Lebanon

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Ambassador Elizabeth Richard participated today in the delivery of eight M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and armored field artillery ammunition supply vehicles to the Lebanese Armed Forces at Port Beirut. These are the very first of a total shipment of 32 Bradleys that will be delivered in the coming months. This contribution to the Lebanese Armed […]

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أغسطس 14th, 2017

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US Starts Building ‘Maritime Operations Center’ in Ukraine

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American specialists have launched the construction of a maritime operations center at the Ochakiv Naval Base in Ukraine, the United States Navy reported on its website. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on July 25. “The Seabees, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, have been in Ochakiv since April to establish contracts, obtain construction permits, and perform other […]

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أغسطس 14th, 2017

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How Former ‘Islamic State’ Militants Wind Up In Ukraine

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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) is, for most people, a symbol of ultimate evil. Formed around a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam, the “state” is widely recognized as a terrorist organization guilty of mass war crimes and ethnic cleansing. Fears of ISIS spreading are common throughout Europe. But ISIS may already have […]

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LEBANON SOON .. WILL BENEFIT FROM ITS OIL AND GAS

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Written by Lina Younis NNA – Despite the upbeat measures adopted by the Lebanese state in the oil and gas sector which jumpstarted in the year 2010 and continued till 2013, the Lebanese people are still awaiting the completion of this process pending the approval of other needed requirements to benefit from this vital sector. […]

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أغسطس 10th, 2017

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Russia looks to boost trade with India via North-South corridor

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Once carried out, the project of the International North–South Transport Corridor (INSTC) will contribute to the economic partnership between Moscow and New Delhi as it tackles long distance, which has been holding these relations back, Amarendra Parida, the spokesman of the Indian Embassy in Russia, said Tuesday.  “We recognize that geography is a factor. Both […]

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أغسطس 10th, 2017

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