Day: January 28, 2020

US-China Trade Deal: An End To A Brutal Economic Conflict?

Two of the world’s largest economies have been engaged in a bitter economic feud for the past two years. Washington has been setting increasingly harsh trade barriers on Beijing in order to economically coerce China into stopping unfair trade practices. According to the Congressional Budget Office, increased tariffs have resulted

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Diego: Galapagos Species-Saving Giant Tortoise Returns Home

Long before the Galapagos National Park was created in 1959, several tortoises were extracted from the Galapagos Islands with scientific purposes. Diego, a giant tortoise over 100 years old native to the Galapagos Island, was one of them. More than 80 years ago, he was extracted from the archipelago to

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Will New Hong Kong Liason Create Greater Peace In China?

This past week, China’s Hong Kong liaison Wang Zhimin was removed from office and replaced by Luo Huining. The 65-year old Luo is a semi-retired leader in the Chinese Communist Party. This new role as liaison makes him the main point of contact between Beijing and Hong Kong. He replaced

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U.S. Coercion: Trump Threatened Tariffs On European Powers Over Iran Deal

Shortly following the U.S. assassination of top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, three European signatories to the Iran Nuclear Deal, France, Britain, and Germany, announced that they would be triggering the dispute resolution mechanism within the treaty. The dispute mechanism will mean that the signatories have 30 days to resolve the

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