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Cadence Column: Asia, July 16, 2018


Global trade has become too congested and inbred. Enemies make vital weapons parts for each other—well, enemies of the US make vital weapons parts for the US, but don’t return the favor. Western companies outsourced to developing markets, then were surprised at workplace hazards, loss in consumer trust, and didn’t seem to anticipate that by … Continue reading

Trump to win more trophies from China in the 2018 trade war


US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is said to be visiting China beginning from May 3 Thursday. It means the trade war negotiation is about to enter into the direct bargaining stage and, if done smoothly, a deal would be finalized very quickly. Trump’s victory appears to be too easy and more fruitful than anticipated. The … Continue reading

Ignorance is no excuse – Chinese tourists are learning how to behave


Two Chinese tourists in Berlin in early August “were arrested after posing for photos while making the Nazi gesture in front of the historic Reichstag building …… German law forbids the use of some symbols affiliated with banned organizations in public, such as gestures, uniforms and flags, including those linked to the Nazis.” A tour … Continue reading

China, Germany step up as U.S. retires from world leadership


The U.S. traditionally takes point in the search for common approaches to the big global issues of the day at G-20 summits. Not this time. When world leaders meet in Hamburg on Friday, China and Germany will move in to usurp the U.S.’s role. The U.S. traditionally takes point in the search for common approaches … Continue reading

Germany warns that liberal world order would end if US cedes leadership to China and Russia


Germany’s veteran finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, urged the U.S. to limit Russian and Chinese influence or risk bringing about “the end of our liberal world order.” The comments by Schaeuble, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet since she took office in 2005, are one of the strongest expressions of concern among European policy makers … Continue reading

China slams EU Commissioner’s ‘slitty eyes’ comment


China expressed disdain Wednesday over European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger’s use of the term “slitty eyes” to describe Chinese people in a leaked recording of a speech to business leaders. In the comments, secretly filmed at a Hamburg event earlier this month, Oettinger — the commissioner for digital economy who was last week named to the … Continue reading

Germany shames U.S. with its policies toward refugees, China, and Russia


Maher Zain, a 1981-born singer who was just eight when his Lebanese family was admitted by Sweden, is the latest showcase that Muslim immigrants can make contributions to world peace rather than causing troubles to their receiving countries. With millions of fans in Europe, England, Malaysia, Indonesia, Palestine, Pakistan and China, Zain’s anti-war songs [Note … Continue reading

‘Fear and greed’ drive Australia’s China policy, says Prime Minister


Tony Abbott has admitted at the highest international level that Australia’s policies towards China are driven by two emotions: “fear and greed”. The Prime Minister’s candid appraisal of Australia’s primordial motivations, given with a grin in private conversation with Germany’s Angela Merkel last November, is a long way from the prolix platitudes of official documents. And it … Continue reading

Britain, Germany, France, Italy and others considering joining China-led investment bank, against US advice


The United States urged countries on Tuesday to think twice about signing up to a new China-led Asian development bank that Washington sees as a rival to the World Bank, after Germany, France and Italy followed Britain in saying they would join. The concerted move by U.S. allies to participate in Beijing’s flagship economic outreach … Continue reading

China’s says its New Silk Road will be America’s ultimate nightmare


The following is a translation from Chinese media. The website of a Spanish media outlet reported on October 9 that while the US “New Century” is rapidly aging, the Beijing–Moscow-Berlin strategic trade alliance may be a reality in the future. The website said: Beijing and Moscow leaders attach great importance to the alliance, in which … Continue reading

China uses D-Day anniversary to praise Germany, slam Japan


China used the 70th anniversary of World War Two‘s D-Day landings on Friday to praise Germany for its contrition over its wartime past and slam Japan for what Beijing views as Tokyo‘s continued denial of its brutal history. China has increasingly contrasted Germany and its public remorse for the Nazi regime to Japan, where repeated … Continue reading

Taiwan’s KMT party exhibits pre-Nazi-like behaviour


Mitch Yang, spokesman for the 1996 Taiwanese student protest in Los Angeles when China launched a missile during Taiwan’s first Presidential election, has been warning about this sort of thing. “I see a strong similarity between what Ma is doing and what happened in Germany when Nazis… eventually, gradually, turned the country into a dictatorship,” Yang said. … Continue reading

Germany presents Xi Jinping with historical map of China, which excludes Tibet, Taiwan and Xinjiang


Last week German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping at a dinner where they exchanged gifts. Merkel presented to Xi a 1735 map of China made by prolific French cartographer Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville and printed by a German publishing house. According to an antique-maps website, d’Anville’s map was based on earlier geographical … Continue reading

This is why Germany doesn’t want China anywhere near Berlin’s holocaust memorial


Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Germany for the next two days, meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel and other German officials. It’s the third leg of Xi’s European Union trip, and an important one – as Deutsche Welle notes, Germany is China’s most important trade partner in Europe. There is, however, once place that Xi isn’t … Continue reading

China seeks WWII focus on Japan during visit to Germany, but Germans feel uncomfortable about it


China wants to make World War Two a key part of a trip by President Xi Jinping to Germany next month, much to Berlin’s discomfort, diplomatic sources said, as Beijing tries to use German atonement for its wartime past to embarrass Japan. China has increasingly contrasted Germany and its public contrition for the Nazi regime … Continue reading

China rightly outraged at Japan: Moral honesty is the key for historical closure


I refer to the AFP news report, “Germany urges Japan to deal ‘honestly’ with WWII past”, December 31. To quote from the said article: “Germany said Monday it tried to deal “honestly” with its World War II past and urged Japan to do the same after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe‘s visit to a controversial war … Continue reading

A China model with a British accent


“No friends, no enemies, just interest.” Ideologically speaking, there is almost no common ground between the socialist and open-yet-authoritarian China and most other capitalist and democratic states such as Brazil, India, Russia and South Africa, not to mention Germany. Beijing is determined to gain recognition and friendship from them through all types of commercial deals so … Continue reading

EU competing with China in Latin America


German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other EU leaders have become increasingly concerned that China’s continued rise in Latin America could squeeze out European business. China has not only increased the quantity of its exports to Latin America, but also used its economic resources to expand into the high-tech market, long considered German industry’s strong suit. … Continue reading

Daimler wants to conquer China


The German company Daimller AG announced plans to build in China the largest factory in the world. The manufacturer of Mercedes hopes to conquer the rapidly growing automotive market in “the Middle Kingdom.” The new facility, which will cost about 2 billion euros, will be created by the end of 2014. It’s construction will help … Continue reading

China destroys Belgian chocolates as trade spat intensifies


Belgians are justly proud of their nation’s reputation as one of the world’s finest chocolate producers. So when Chinese authorities announced this week that they had destroyed an unspecified amount of their chocolates because they contained toxic substances, alarm bells rang. The Belgian media was swift to point out echoes of 2008, when Beijing declared a shipment of Belgian chocolate … Continue reading

China invokes WWII document to warn Japan over “stolen territory”


The Chinese Premier has used his visit to the German city where Allied terms of surrender were dictated to Tokyo, to send a stark message on recent territorial disputes. Premier Li Keqiang made use of his visit to Germany to send a warning to Japan that no country would be allowed to violate the peace … Continue reading

Chinese wine market: bright horizons for foreign producers?


The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) reported the increasing relevance of Chinese consumption trends in its last global report. China is the 5th market in the world, with a wine consumption value of over 15 million hectolitres (Mhl) per year, not too far from traditionally strong target countries like France, USA, Italy and … Continue reading

Baby milk ‘traffickers’ supply China


Blamed for empty shop shelves from Europe to Australia, networks of baby formula traffickers are shipping milk powder to Chinese parents fearful of local products, and working ever harder to meet demand. Chinese parents haunted by scandals involving poisoned baby milk will pay premium prices – three or four times as much as domestic brands … Continue reading

China’s atypical labour challenge – facts and figures


China’s working age population is set to peak in 2013, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest demographic projections. However the impact of this milestone on the country’s economy will be different from the experience of other, predominantly rich countries that have already undergone the process. While ageing, the country’s urban workforce will continue to … Continue reading

China to Poland railroad begins operations


According to the agency PAP, the first direct container train from China arrived on Wednesday at Poland‘s Łódź Olechów station. It had followed a route of almost 10 thousand kilometres through China, Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus, taking fifteen days. This is much faster than the supply of containers to Europe by sea. As reported last … Continue reading

German reporter in China says equipment sabotaged, destroyed


A German reporter investigating a case of five children killed by carbon monoxide poisoning in southwest China said on Monday his computer and smart phone were sabotaged after his hotel room was broken into. Bernhard Zand, reporter for German weekly Der Spiegel, was investigating the accidental deaths in November of five street boys in Bijie, … Continue reading

China’s economy mending; Germany’s descending


Any hopes of a Euro Zone rebound appear to have been dashed for now The eurozone’s biggest member, Germany,is being sucked into the bloc’s worsening economic quagmire, business surveys suggested on Wednesday, as similar data signalled the slowdown in China may be abating. The slump that began in Greece and spread to other smaller eurozone … Continue reading

China’s Wen in Iceland, eyes on Arctic riches


China signed accords on energy cooperation and the Arctic in Iceland on Friday as Premier Wen Jiabao started a tour of northern Europe that will focus on Chinese investment in a continent eager for funds and to trade with the rising world power. Centrepiece of the trip will be a visit to Germany, where Wen … Continue reading

March 14 1879 Albert Einstein Born


On March 14th 1879, Albert Einstein was born, the son of a Jewish electrical engineer in Ulm, Germany. Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity drastically altered man’s view of the universe, and his work in particle and energy theory helped make possible quantum mechanics and ultimately, the atomic bomb. After a childhood in Germany … Continue reading

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