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Is the American dream really losing its appeal in China?

“Are Chinese people falling out of love with the Western dream?” Kristin Huang asked in the South China Morning Post on Monday. The piece is a reflection of the times we live in, covering the consequences of the growing geopolitical rift between China and the West, which has been exacerbated …

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Size matters in geopolitics, so the west is excited China’s population growth is ending. But here’s how Beijing will solve it

Although a census seems at first glance insignificant, the report gained widespread coverage by the international media, who transplanted it into the context of Chinese strategic competition with the United States. How is this important?  The answer is: Population matters, especially when it comes to economics. China’s population, which is aging …

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Trade with China is key to Europe’s economic recovery, so why is the EU harming that trade with pointless political posturing?

Last week the European Commissioners announced a legislative proposal to make EU foreign-investment rules more stringent and address the alleged trade harm from foreign subsidies.  The move, which Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton has claimed would ensure that “no one can undermine the level playing field and Europe’s …

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China slams Western double standards over rocket debris and NASA criticism, with reminder about SpaceX rocket that fell on farm

Speaking on Monday during a regular press briefing, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying dismissed NASA’s comments that China wasn’t fulfilling its duty to “act responsibly and transparently in space.”  The spokeswoman said that Beijing is displeased by the double standards on the reporting of space exploration, noting the hysteria …

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China’s foreign exchange reserves soar to $3.2 TRILLION

The increase was due to the US dollar’s decline against other major currencies held in the reserves, along with rises in global asset prices, China’s central bank said in a statement on Friday. The Chinese yuan appreciated 1.2% against the dollar in April, while the greenback dropped 2.1% against a …

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China suspends economic dialogue with Australia ‘indefinitely’ amid spat over Belt & Road Initiative

In a harshly worded statement on Thursday, China’s economic planner, the National Development and Reform Commission, said the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue would be paused indefinitely. “Recently, some Australian Commonwealth Government officials launched a series of measures to disrupt the normal exchanges and cooperation between China and Australia out of …

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