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Domestic Issues Of Big Powers Have Global Consequences: Experts

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Straits Times
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The trans-border political whirlwinds of today, including China's militarisation of the South China Sea and its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) infrastructure push, have been driven primarily by domestic concerns, experts told the Japan Symposium organised by the Milken Institute think-tank yesterday.

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Front Page Podcast: Concerns NZ Govt Turning Blind Eye To China Meddling

quoting Hoover Institutionvia Hawthorn Caller
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Each weekday The Front Page keeps you up to date with the biggest news in New Zealand. Today it‘s concerns our Government is complacent about China‘s influence in New Zealand, thousands paid out for wrongful meth evictions, lightning strike injures four people, and one restaurant proves you can be successful while paying the living wage. Hosted by Frances Cook.
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China To Continue Proactive Fiscal Policy: Chinese Finance Minister

quoting Michael Spencevia CGTN
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Larger-scale tax and fee cuts to the tune of nearly two trillion yuan are planned this year to ensure all industries will pay less, while urban employers can contribute a maximum of 16 percent of earnings to cover the basic pension, down from the previous 20 percent, China's top financial officer said on Sunday.

Michael Auslin - Is North Korea Likely To Denuclearize Or Are They Just Stringing America Along?

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Lars Larson National Podcast
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses North Korea and whether they will denuclearize.

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The Bank Of Japan's Never-Ending Crisis Is A Lesson To The World's Central Banks

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Central bankers searching for options to fight the next downturn should look to Japan, where policy makers are gathering for a regular review of the world’s most epic monetary stimulus program.

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‘Very Little’ Ammunition Left For Japan And Europe’s Central Banks, Rajan Says

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
While the U.S. and China are able to cut interest rates, the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank have less room to maneuver in the event of another downturn.

Trade: Parade Of Broken Promises

by Elizabeth Economyvia Democracy Journal
Thursday, March 14, 2019
The trade war between the United States and China has not given either side much to cheer about. As of January, Washington has levied 10 percent tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods, and China has reciprocated with similar tariffs on $110 billion in U.S. goods.
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Searching For World Order: America, China, Russia, Iran

featuring Stephen Kotkinvia Foreign Policy Research Institute
Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Cold War of the 20th century seems clear cut, in retrospect: a galvanizing competition to rally free and market-oriented societies against a godless communist empire. But the 21st century has brought about new, more complicated conflicts. Historian Stephen Kotkin examines U.S. relations with China, Russia, and Iran from the 1970s to the present. Professor Kotkin won the seventeenth annual Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award for Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941 (Random House), the second volume of a definitive biography of Joseph Stalin. The first volume, Paradoxes of Power, was nominated for a Pulitzer.


Cold War II

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, March 11, 2019

If you’d told me this time 30 years ago that the United States would be in another cold war with another communist superpower by 2019, I wouldn’t have believed you. If you had told me that, simultaneously, socialism would be the height of fashion with young Americans, I would have directed you to a psychiatrist.


What Began as a Very Positive Image-Boosting Initiative: Talking to Elizabeth C. Economy

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Los Angeles Review of Books
Friday, March 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses how China has fared on reaching its own official goals (for instance in terms of economic growth, governmental accountability, military power), as well as her new book The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State.