Sometimes a top-down, authoritarian system can simply move more quickly in times of crisis. But that doesn’t necessarily equate with making the right decisions.
In 2018, Minnesota was the number three state for raising pigs in the U.S.
Impeachment may be the main drama of the coming months, but the rest of the world isn’t going to sit and wait.
China is probably willing to use force, and take a big hit to its international standing, if it deems the protest a threat to the Communist Party and the system. But the cost would be substantial at a time when China can ill afford it.
China has been effective at limiting the international damage from revelations that it has sent as many as 1 million people, most of them Uighurs, a Turkic Muslim minority, to what it calls vocational training camps — and what others call reeducation camps.
No matter how much power President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping think they have to shape their countries’ economic relationship, there are a lot of important things well beyond the control of either.
What the U.S., Russia and China decide to do and how they do it will help determine how badly Venezuelans suffer and for how much longer.
China, the United States and Taiwan have managed tense times before. But the status quo appears increasingly fragile. If someone cracks it, we’re not risking a trade war. We’re risking a real war.
More stories are trickling out about Chinese influence campaigns that target business and state leaders, or seek to influence students or universities. If we’re shocked, we shouldn’t be.
China is hiding a dirty secret in the far northwest corner of the country.
Will the U.S. threaten and complain, sanction and penalize? Or will it create and innovate, coordinate and lead?
Without any action by Tuesday, a temporary exemption will expire and tariffs of 25 percent on European steel and 10 percent on aluminum will go into effect.
In some important ways, Donald Trump is the U.S. president China wants.
Kim’s visit to Beijing this week, including a photo op with China’s newly confirmed leader-for-life Xi Jingping, could change a whole lot of calculations.
China needs Xi to recognize his limitations.
Over the last three decades, China has emerged as the largest importer of American soybeans, with more than 1 billion bushels in 2016.
Chinese leaders know they need economic reform; they just don’t want to pay the democratic price that comes with it.
Some varying – at times contradictory – analyses.
China has invested $46 billion in the U.S. since 2000, most of it in the last five years, according to a new report. Cirrus is the largest Chinese-owned company in Minnesota, with 650 workers.
The country’s leaders understand that it’s no longer enough to spit out even more cheap consumer goods for the world market.