China’s ‘Common Destiny’ Vs. ‘America First’

According to Immanuel Wallerstein’s world systems approach, the world is a social system. This social system is made up of conflicting forces, which both hold it together through “tension” and tear it apart as each group seeks eternally to remold the system to its advantage. This is how world politics has evolved throughout modern and … More China’s ‘Common Destiny’ Vs. ‘America First’

American tech sector frets as US-China trade tensions simmer

As US-China trade tensions ratchet up, the technology sector is fretting over the potential for collateral damage to one of America’s most important export industries. The tech industry is not directly affected by the new tariffs unveiled by the Trump administration which aim to target Beijing for unfair trade practices failure to protect intellectual property. … More American tech sector frets as US-China trade tensions simmer

US Details 25% Tariff On $50B Chinese Imports, Including Electric Cars, Medicine

The U.S. government under Donald Trump has published a list of about 1,300 Chinese exports that could be hit with 25% tariffs. The tariffs would apply to about US$50 billion worth of goods, ranging from electric cars to education material. The tariffs won’t go into effect right away. The U.S. administration said it will hold … More US Details 25% Tariff On $50B Chinese Imports, Including Electric Cars, Medicine

Why China and the US are fighting over 5G

5G has been making headlines recently. It came up in a White House memo leaked in January that argued creating a nationalized 5G network was the only way for the US to protect itself from Chinese security threats. Though lawmakers quickly dismissed the idea as an infringement on the private sector—”We’re not Venezuela,” said one … More Why China and the US are fighting over 5G

Sino-U.S. Trade War: What the Travel Industry Needs to Know

It has been a long time coming, and now it finally happened: the United States is imposing tariffs on as much as $60 billion worth of Chinese goods, and China swiftly retaliated with a proposal to impose tariffs on $3 billion worth of U.S. goods. While it still remains unclear where this will eventually take … More Sino-U.S. Trade War: What the Travel Industry Needs to Know

Mr Trump, as you ponder a China trade war, count the US$33 billion Chinese tourists spent in America

As the administration of Donald Trump ponders how best to launch its trade war with China, maximising impact on China and minimising cost to politically important voters at home, it could do worse than pause to think about tourism. And as he and his henchmen like Robert Lighthizer fulminate about merchandise trade deficits, he may … More Mr Trump, as you ponder a China trade war, count the US$33 billion Chinese tourists spent in America

How Chinese Tourism Can Rally After 2017’s ‘Trump Slump’

Various outlets have been claiming that the U.S. tourism industry is experiencing a so-called “Trump Slump.” There is no doubt that President Trump’s rhetoric and his administration’s policies have had a negative impact on inbound tourism to the United States, with the “travel ban” being the most significant overall. But many observers have pointed out … More How Chinese Tourism Can Rally After 2017’s ‘Trump Slump’

Which U.S. States Are Engaging Best With Chinese Tourists

With China now the world’s most important tourist source market, U.S. cities and states need to be able to reach out to Chinese tourists to cultivate and maintain their brands abroad. However, most states have done quite poorly so far in this endeavor while others are embracing Chinese web and social media resources. Essential to … More Which U.S. States Are Engaging Best With Chinese Tourists

Forget the Xi-Trump bromance, it’s time the US came clean on its vision for China and Asia

The foreign trips of American presidents often serve as defining moments for their administrations. And now is a particularly telling time for President Donald Trump to visit Asia-Pacific. As he tours Southeast and Northeast Asia, with stops in traditional US allies Japan, South Korea and the Philippines as well as sometime rivals China and Vietnam, … More Forget the Xi-Trump bromance, it’s time the US came clean on its vision for China and Asia

What Trump’s Odd Comment on China Trade Reveals

No Donald Trump trip would be complete without a shocking quote, and this week in Beijing, at the Great Hall of the People, the president obliged. After declaring the economic playing field between China and the U.S. “one-sided” and “unfair,” he continued with a big “but”: “I don’t blame China,” Trump told the audience of … More What Trump’s Odd Comment on China Trade Reveals