Iran resets its foreign policy calculus

(Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Beijing,  May 17, 2019.) The unannounced overnight visit by Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to Pakistan on Thursday can be seen at the very minimum as forming part of a diplomatic campaign in the backdrop of the war clouds building … Continue reading “Iran resets its foreign policy calculus”

Washington Preparing to Throw the Kitchen Sink at China

Dear emerging markets fund manager: If you think the trade war is ending this year, I want my money back. China is returning to its subsidy playbook and plans on subsidizing companies hit by tariffs. The latest recipient is tech companies, according to an article in the South China Morning Post on Friday. State subsidies to favored industries were a key … Continue reading “Washington Preparing to Throw the Kitchen Sink at China”

Sea Life Trust Planning a media trip to Iceland in relation to their Beluga Whale Sanctuary

During the 18th and 19th of June this year, Sea Life Trust is planning a media trip in relation to their Beluga Whale Sanctuary. The media will be offered to join Sea Life Trust and cargo-airline Cargolux for the arrival of the Beluga whales Little White and Little Grey to Iceland, and take the opportunity … Continue reading “Sea Life Trust Planning a media trip to Iceland in relation to their Beluga Whale Sanctuary”

Tense US-China Relations Could Pose Risks for Russian Economy – Moscow

“This will affect the global economic growth rate, and we greatly depend on it, because if the Chinese economy slows down, the demand for hydrocarbons and other commodities will also slow down. This will hit Russian exports”, Akimov said on the sidelines of the annual conference Digital Industry of Industrial Russia that was held from 22-24 May in the Russian high-tech hub … Continue reading “Tense US-China Relations Could Pose Risks for Russian Economy – Moscow”

Venezuela : comprendre la guerre qui vient.

Alors que les tensions s’aggravent toujours un peu plus entre le Venezuela et les Etats-Unis, le journaliste Romain Migus livre son analyse d’une guerre qui semble aussi inéluctable que protéiforme. Le rôle des Etats-Unis et de leurs alliés «Toutes les options sont sur la table.» Le 23 janvier 2019, date de la tentative de coup … Continue reading “Venezuela : comprendre la guerre qui vient.”

Attention au malheur du FMI, car le jour viendra où la caisse de l’état se videra comme en 1985 si le changement ne s’opère pas dans l’immédiat

« Les démagogues font autant mieux leurs affaires qu’ils ont jeté leur pays dans la discorde »Esope C’est bien triste comme c’est tout à fait normal le principe fait que les dépenses suivent la croissance des nouveaux besoins qui se développent à partir de la croissance du taux démographique et dans l’état actuel, l’Etat n’a … Continue reading “Attention au malheur du FMI, car le jour viendra où la caisse de l’état se videra comme en 1985 si le changement ne s’opère pas dans l’immédiat”

Peut-on planifier le développement capitaliste ou socialiste?

Dans un texte publié la semaine dernière sur notre webmagazine Les7duQuébec.com nous expliquions que : « La croissance ce n’est pas le développement et nous ne pouvons espérer que le capitalisme soutienne un développement social « planifié » lui qui ne sait même pas assurer sa croissance continue.» La crise économique contemporaine Dans un texte … Continue reading “Peut-on planifier le développement capitaliste ou socialiste?”

Amazon Launches Support for Traditional Chinese Books on Kindle

May 24, 2019 Picture:  Readers around the world can now enjoy a growing selection of more than 20,000 Traditional Chinese language books with the free Kindle app and on Kindle devices Authors can now publish Kindle books in Traditional Chinese with Kindle Direct Publishing SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(Nasdaq:AMZN)—Amazon announced today that Kindle customers around the globe can … Continue reading “Amazon Launches Support for Traditional Chinese Books on Kindle”

Pourquoi le bannissement de Huawei par Trump est un pétard mouillé ?

Par Moon of Alabama − Le 23 mai 2019 La page « Monde » du Washington Post résume un article sur les conséquences du bannissement par Trump du fabricant chinois d’équipement de télécommunication Huawei : Un très important concepteur de puces et des sociétés de télécommunications britanniques ont suspendu leurs relations avec le géant chinois de la technologie pour des raisons de sécurité. … Continue reading “Pourquoi le bannissement de Huawei par Trump est un pétard mouillé ?”

L’Hexagone inondé de faux billets de banque en provenance de Chine

De faux billets de banque en provenance de Chine massivement écoulés via des plateformes de vente en ligne ont fait l’objet de nombreuses saisies à travers tout le territoire français. Les autorités préviennent les commerçants et la population, rapporte Actu 17. Une vague de faux billets a déferlé sur la France il y a quelques … Continue reading “L’Hexagone inondé de faux billets de banque en provenance de Chine”

That Time US Bombers Burned Down a Japan-Occupied Chinese City Killing 20,000

By none other than Curtis LeMa in his first mission in the Asian theater One week before Christmas in 1944, nearly 200 American planes raided the Chinese city of Wuhan, dropping 500 tons of incendiary bombs. Thousands of Chinese lives were lost in this incident, which has received very little attention in the intervening decades. … Continue reading “That Time US Bombers Burned Down a Japan-Occupied Chinese City Killing 20,000”

Trump Is Such a Loser He Torpedoed His Own North Korea Deal Because He Was Afraid of Heat at Home

Knew it was the right thing for peace and for his country. Decided to look for number one instead Here’s something you don’t expect to hear at a conference: “Send Lady Gaga to North Korea.” That was the most audacious idea emerging from a recent North Korea academic conference this past March at the University … Continue reading “Trump Is Such a Loser He Torpedoed His Own North Korea Deal Because He Was Afraid of Heat at Home”

The Dangerous Demise of Disarmament

Photograph Source: Community of the Ark of Lanza del Vasto – CC BY-SA 3.0 Donald Trump and his national security team have weakened virtually every aspect of American foreign policy over the past two years.  U.S. bilateral relations with both Russia and China have worsened, driving Moscow and Beijing into their closest relationship in more … Continue reading “The Dangerous Demise of Disarmament”

War is War on Mother Earth

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair “In order to achieve the massive systemic and cultural transformations required for mitigating climate change…we’re going to have to deal with the socially sanctioned, institutionalized violence perpetrated by U.S. foreign policy that is pouring fuel on the fire of global warming.” – Stacy Bannerman Climate Change Causes War  There is … Continue reading “War is War on Mother Earth”

The (Small-d) Democrat’s Dilemma

The Trump presidency has been a disaster for the country and the world; a second Trump term would be calamitous.  The menace must be stopped. The sad fact is, though, that for Trump to lose in 2020, a (big-D) Democrat will have to win. This means that the responsible thing for (small-d) democrats to do … Continue reading “The (Small-d) Democrat’s Dilemma”

Gaslighters of God

And Elohim Created Adam by William Blake, c. 1795 A number of evangelical Christians tell us that Donald Trump’s presidency is heaven sent, which indicates that they know God’s will and can even speak for God. In reality, they are using God to gaslight their followers and other citizens into believing that Trump’s presidency is … Continue reading “Gaslighters of God”

The Espionage Act and Julian Assange

It seemed flimsy from the start, but the US Department of Justice is keen to get their man. What has certainly transpired of late is that Mike Pompeo was being unusually faithful to the truth when director of the CIA: every means would be found to prosecute the case against WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. His … Continue reading “The Espionage Act and Julian Assange”

Senator Schumer’s Divine Mission

Back on 31 March 2019 I wrote an essay entitled “God and U.S. Foreign Policy.” The central figure in that essay was Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Pompeo is a Christian fundamentalist who believes that God is at work when it comes to both sustaining Israeli society as well as the U.S. foreign policies that underpin it. … Continue reading “Senator Schumer’s Divine Mission”

China Unveils 600 km/h Magnetic-Levitation Train Prototype

China on Thursday rolled off the production line a prototype magnetic-levitation train with a designed top speed of 600 km per hour in the eastern city of Qingdao. The debut of China’s first high-speed maglev train testing prototype marks a major breakthrough for the country in the high-speed maglev transit system. The testing prototype, which … Continue reading “China Unveils 600 km/h Magnetic-Levitation Train Prototype”

2019 China Tariffs to Cost Every US Household $800 — The Federal Reserve

The gang at the trailer park said they welcome having somewhat less money as they have more than they know what to do with it NY Fed just published some interesting numbers on President Trump’s Trade War with China. Available here: link, the Fed note states that per recent study:  “The 2018 tariffs imposed an … Continue reading “2019 China Tariffs to Cost Every US Household $800 — The Federal Reserve”

Nigeria:Lagos-Ibadan rail project’ll be in April 2020 —CCECC

London, May 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Executive Director, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, Mr Jacques Liao, has given the assurance that the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan rail project, which is at 79 per cent completion, will be concluded in April next year. Liao, who made this disclosure while interacting with journalists at the corporate headquarters of the company … Continue reading “Nigeria:Lagos-Ibadan rail project’ll be in April 2020 —CCECC”

Les gauches européennes renouent-elles progressivement avec le protectionnisme ?

La question du protectionnisme pourrait être un élément de recomposition du Parlement européen. Ikars/ShutterstockLa récente approbation de l’accord de libre-échange entre l’Union européenne (UE) et Singapour, le premier signé avec un pays appartenant à l’Association des nations de l’Asie du Sud-Est (ASEAN), ne constitue pas une nouveauté dans la pratique commerciale européenne de ces dernières … Continue reading “Les gauches européennes renouent-elles progressivement avec le protectionnisme ?”

Politique commerciale des États-Unis : l’Europe au pied du mur

La guerre commerciale entre les États-Unis et la Chine remet en question jusqu’au modèle d’intégration européenne. Alexandros Michailidis / Shutterstock La fin de la campagne pour les élections européennes a quelque chose de paradoxal. Alors que les Européens se focalisent à juste titre sur les conséquences d’un éventuel hard Brexit (sortie sans accord), sur la montée … Continue reading “Politique commerciale des États-Unis : l’Europe au pied du mur”

En Hongrie, on peut critiquer l’UE à volonté, mais pas le gouvernement de Viktor Orban

Depuis la première élection du Parlement européen (PE) au suffrage universel en 1979, les élections européennes sont longtemps restées des « élections de second ordre », centrées davantage sur des enjeux nationaux que sur des questions européennes. Conséquence ? Peu d’attention accordée à l’Union européenne (UE), à son fonctionnement et à ses politiques. La donne a changé depuis … Continue reading “En Hongrie, on peut critiquer l’UE à volonté, mais pas le gouvernement de Viktor Orban”

Européennes : cinq infos indispensables avant d’aller voter

Le vote pour renouveler le Parlement européen a lieu entre le 23 et 26 mai 2019. parsucco/Pixabay, CC BY-SADes millions d’électeurs s’apprêtent ce dimanche à choisir les 751 membres du Parlement européen parmi 28 états membres et représenter ainsi 512 millions de citoyens à travers l’Union européenne. Ces élections européennes, un gigantesque exercice démocratique, auront de profondes conséquences … Continue reading “Européennes : cinq infos indispensables avant d’aller voter”

Senate Committee Votes to Raise Defense Spending for Second Year in a Row to $750 Billion

The Senate Armed Services Committee advanced a major defense spending bill in a closed session this week, agreeing to the Trump administration’s $750 billion request and raising U.S. defense spending to levels not seen since the height of the Iraq War. If it passes the House and Senate, the bill would authorize the second major … Continue reading “Senate Committee Votes to Raise Defense Spending for Second Year in a Row to $750 Billion”

NICE Actimize’s AI-Infused Transaction Monitoring Solution to Transform China’s SPD Silicon Valley Bank AML Operations

May 23, 2019 SPD Silicon Valley Bank will implement NICE Actimize’s next-generation Suspicious Activity Monitoring solution to detect complex financial crimes while increasing productivity HOBOKEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading the industry with AI-based solutions designed to streamline anti-money laundering operations for global financial institutions, NICE Actimize, a NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) business and the leader in Autonomous Financial … Continue reading “NICE Actimize’s AI-Infused Transaction Monitoring Solution to Transform China’s SPD Silicon Valley Bank AML Operations”

Myomo® Announces Participation in Beijing Trade Show

May 23, 2019 Myomo to Attend with Ryzur Medical to Assess Chinese Market Opportunity CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & BEIJING–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Myomo, Inc. (NYSE American: MYO) (“Myomo” or the “Company”), a wearable medical robotics company that offers increased functionality for those suffering from neurological disorders and upper limb paralysis, announces its participation in the China International Fair for … Continue reading “Myomo® Announces Participation in Beijing Trade Show”

CONSTRUCTION DU NOUVEAU CHU DE BOBO-DIOULASSO

 Parmi les projets emblématiques marquant le rétablissement des relations diplomatiques en mai 2018 entre le Burkina Faso et la République populaire de Chine, figurent des infrastructures sanitaires et routières.  Dans ce lot d’infrastructures, il y a la construction d’un nouveau Centre hospitalier universitaire(C.H.U) à Bobo-Dioulasso. Comme on le sait, l’opinion publique est déchaînée à propos … Continue reading “CONSTRUCTION DU NOUVEAU CHU DE BOBO-DIOULASSO”

Anger as Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

London, May 23, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Botswana has lifted its ban on elephant hunting in a country with the world’s highest number of the animals, a decision that has brought anger from some wildlife protection groups and warnings of a blow to lucrative tourism. The southern African nation is home to an estimated 130,000 elephants. The lifting … Continue reading “Anger as Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting”

The Economist announces its first lineup of speakers for the Open Future Festival 2019 on October 5th in Hong Kong, Manchester and Chicago

May 23, 2019 HONG KONG, May 23rd 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– Following on from its success in 2018, The Economist will host its Open Future Festival 2019 on October 5th in Hong Kong, Manchester and Chicago. Guests will be able to participate in lively talks, interactive exhibitions, immersive experiences, debates and networking with festival … Continue reading “The Economist announces its first lineup of speakers for the Open Future Festival 2019 on October 5th in Hong Kong, Manchester and Chicago”

Pékin dénonce le «harcèlement» de Washington envers Huawei

La saga Huawei-Trump continue. Mike Pompeo a accusé la société Huawei de mentir sur ses liens avec les autorités chinoises. Celles-ci dénoncent le «harcèlement» de Washington à l’encontre du numéro deux mondial des smartphones, lâché en série par nombre de ses partenaires. «Dire qu’ils ne travaillent pas avec le gouvernement chinois est une déclaration fausse», … Continue reading “Pékin dénonce le «harcèlement» de Washington envers Huawei”

Chabahar: Still Exempted from Iran Sanctions

by James M. Dorsey The Indian-backed Iranian port of Chabahar has emerged as a major loophole in a tightening military and economic noose and ever harsher U.S. sanctions that President Donald J. Trump, reluctant to be sucked into yet another war, sees as the best way to either force Tehran to its knees or achieve … Continue reading “Chabahar: Still Exempted from Iran Sanctions”

Rest in Peace, Nirvana — A Refugee Hearing in Utopia

It was the year of the Lord 2019 when the hordes of illegal migrants flooded the shores of Nirvana. The threat to this huge and peaceful nation was overwhelming. Crowds of vigilantes marched on the streets all over the country demanding the newly elected president, who using tweeters, came to power by promising newly minted … Continue reading “Rest in Peace, Nirvana — A Refugee Hearing in Utopia”

Hardball Trump Regime Tactics Against China Doomed to Fail

Washington’s geopolitical agenda is based on the notion that it can prevail against other nations by pressuring, bullying, warning, and intimidating them to bow to its interests. It works against some countries, by no means not all, notably not in … The post Hardball Trump Regime Tactics Against China Doomed to Fail appeared first on … Continue reading “Hardball Trump Regime Tactics Against China Doomed to Fail”

China Trade Week to attract more investors to Ghana

London, May 23, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC)- Yofi Grant, says his outfit is seeking to use the China Trade Week to attract more investments to Ghana. The event is expected to bring about a hundred investors and six thousand visitors to explore business opportunities between China and Ghana. … Continue reading “China Trade Week to attract more investors to Ghana”

THINKLIGHT forum: A top lineup of speakers assembled from the lighting community

May 23, 2019 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition will once again welcome fairgoers to its renowned THINKLIGHT event programme. This year the organisers have invited some of the leading figures from the lighting community to contribute to the programme through a lineup of talks, presentations and panel discussions. The concurrent event programme promises to be an … Continue reading “THINKLIGHT forum: A top lineup of speakers assembled from the lighting community”

Trump Warns China Not To Underestimate His Willingness To Sacrifice Every American’s Well-Being

WASHINGTON—Stating that he would be sticking to his guns regardless of the consequences, President Trump warned China in a White House press briefing Thursday that its leaders should not underestimate his willingness to sacrifice the well-being of every single person in the United States. “If you think for one second…Read more…

US Is About to Sanction the World if They Don’t Stop Purchasing Russian Weapons

The CAATSA (Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act) sanctions concept of economically punishing countries that continue to purchase Russian and Chinese arms is about to become much more effective after the forthcoming global application of the “European Recapitalisation Incentive Programme”, … The post US Is About to Sanction the World if They Don’t Stop Purchasing Russian … Continue reading “US Is About to Sanction the World if They Don’t Stop Purchasing Russian Weapons”

Turkey Has Folded to US Pressure, Is No Longer Importing Any Iranian Oil

Turkey blasted US sanctions but decided not actually to run afoul of them Turkey has closed its ports to Iranian oil, fully complying with U.S. sanctions against its main supplier, despite Ankara publicly criticising the United States’ move to end import waivers and warning of a struggle to tap alternative producers. The U.S. decision to … Continue reading “Turkey Has Folded to US Pressure, Is No Longer Importing Any Iranian Oil”