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Ian Bremmer’s article in the March 2010 issue of Prospect is well worth reading. The world’s two great powers are growing dangerously hostile to one another. Could this be worse than the cold war? Previous posts have raised the increasing conflict between China and the US. President Hu Jintao’s attendance at the nuclear disarmament conference… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

I have expressed growing concern over the dangers of the deterioration of US-China relations – the Obama visit, Taiwan arms sales, Dalai Lama, Google, cybersecurity and the trade deficit, with the likelihood of China being branded a ‘currency manipulator’ by the US Treasury on 15 April. The leaders on both sides have realized these dangers… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

The World Commerce Review of March 2010 contained the following article: China’s Future Role on the World Stage Stanley Crossick The world stage is changing fast and China is changing fast. In order to examine China’s future role on the world stage, we must first address the ways the world and China are changing. It… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

The following article appeared in the World Commercial Review of December 2009 Trading With China: Win-Win Or Zero Sum Game? Stanley Crossick A casual reader of the European and American media might be forgiven for thinking that many people see the West losing out to China over trade. It is understandable that many, including of… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

Keith Bradsher’s article in the New York Times of 17 March is breath-taking but worrying for the West. It confirms the incredible drive by China to lead in all relevant technological developments. Just imagine that China may produce this year two-thirds of the global output of PV panels, despite Europe’s long start. And last, and… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

Yesterday’s post reported on the non-attendance of Premier Wen Jiabao at the small leaders’ meeting on 17 December. Wen’s explanation of what happened was the same as previously reported in the Chinese media, except that the latter said that the meeting was held by the US. Wen did not repeat this. It’s hard to understand… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

Writing in BusinessWeek on 12 March, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman said global economic growth would be about 1.5% higher if China stopped restraining the value of its currency and running trade surpluses. “We should not be afraid of what the Chinese might do if we pressure them to stop this currency manipulation,” Krugman said.… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick