Category Archives: USA

When Taiwan defers payments for US weapons – Wendell Minnick

Strong rumors – denied by the government – suggest Taiwan is planning to defer payments for US weapon systems to the US, writes the Asia Sentinel. Defense expert Wendell Minnick suggests that would give the Obama administration a good argument to back out of already closed weapon deals.

Taiwas asks US to release weapons – Wendell Minnick

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou urged the U.S. to release F-16 fighters and submarines during a speech May 12 at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies, writes Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

Where to make money in China – Helen Wang

Celebrity author Helen Wang taps into the excitement of Western companies to enter the China market. The paper JingDaily asks her wide ranging questions on her book on China’s middle class, The Chinese Dream. Focus on health care and education, she advises foreign companies.

The price tag of anti-Chinese rhetoric in the US – Shaun Rein

The US could lose 1 to 2 trillion US dollar in revenue if they successfully scare away Chinese investors, writes Shaun Rein in CNBC, quoting a recent Asia Society report. “Fear mongering about China by American politicians and businessmen like Donald Trump has made Chinese think twice about investing in the U.S.”

Taiwan arms purchages help US economy – Wendell Minnick

Image via Wikipedia Ending US weapon sales to Taiwan might also end a very lucrative trade that has helped the US economy greatly, writes Wendell Minnick in Defense News. Taiwan…

Is the Chinese dream also the American dream? – Helen Wang

Helen Wang by Fantake via Flickr Helen Wang, author of The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World’s Largest Middle Class and What It Means to You, will address on…

The looming curreny war – Andrew Leung

Image by Fantake via Flickr A currency war is looming with the US threatening to┬áimpose punitive tariff mechanisms which may trigger a global trade war, writes Andrew Leung at his…

Looking for China’s soft power – Shaun Rein

US senator Charles Schumer via Wikipedia Is China closing its doors, as companies like GE, BASF and Siemens say, or is it more open than ever, as the country’s officials…

As no.2, China cannot hide anymore – Arthur Kroeber

Arthur Kroeber by Fantake via Flickr While China’s rank as the second economy in the world means little in material terms, it has an important psychological effect on its international…

American fear and anger towards China – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr Shaun Rein is shocked by the American fear and anger towards China, including the misplaced rethoric against China’s currency, he reports in CNBC. “Many…