Tag: US-China relations

The Limits of Western “Creativity” Facing China

The Limits of Western “Creativity” Facing China

The disastrous numbers produced by the coronavirus crisis in the US have generated a second pandemic, one that will predictably last for just the next six months: the virus of electoral rhetoric focused on blaming an overseas enemy. Whereas the Democrats, clinging to their Cold War nostalgia,...

Alternatives to Global Conflict Between the US and China

Alternatives to Global Conflict Between the US and China

We are witnessing a period of great change in world politics. The old power structures still dominate daily politics but are no longer unchallenged. New ideas for a post-liberal order appear on the horizon. The world order has indubitably entered an “interregnum” where, as Antonio Gramsci...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: America Shows “Sincerity”?

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: America Shows “Sincerity”?

Playing by the rules requires sincerity. But we have passed from a rules-based to a laws-based system, with a madman writing the laws. International relations between the United States and China show signs of evolving into a scenario worthy of the most melodramatic soap opera. The script now...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Partner” and Politics

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Partner” and Politics

The Russians apparently have the impertinence to contest an American de facto monopoly. Newsweek informs us of a worrying trend that threatens the Pax Americana in a way that terrorism or the opposition of celebrity enemies such as North Korea and Iran can never do. The journal cites General...

Is a US-China Trade War Heating Up?

Is a US-China Trade War Heating Up?

The recently announced import tariffs on solar panels and washing machines could be a precursor to bigger trade clashes between the US and China. The Trump administration has said that it is protecting domestic manufacturers from cheaper foreign goods with its move earlier to levy import...

Making China Great Again

Making China Great Again

If the US and China think they can grow at each other’s expense, they’re snookering themselves. The final of the World Snooker Championship took place this week in Sheffield, the hardscrabble town in England’s north perhaps best known as the setting for the movie The Full...

China is a Rising Dragon, But With No Blazing Fire

China is a Rising Dragon, But With No Blazing Fire

While careful concern about China’s rise is in place, outright panic as often witnessed is exaggerated. The fast rise of China from a developing country in the 1980s to a resourceful global player with still huge untapped future potential has triggered many critical reactions. While some...

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