Rason could in theory act as the saltwater terminus of a 50 mile (80 km.) trimodal transport corridor from Jilin province’s Hunchun inland port to the wide Pacific Ocean.
News on the street is that Chinese investment is quietly pouring into India, much of it below the radar screen because it is channeled in via third countries.
China is an ideal environment for the development of robo-taxi ride-hailing because most car travel in China consists of short trips at low speed.
Xi now has more power than any Chinese leader in decades, but he still can’t change the laws of economics.
Economically speaking, China can’t afford a trade war with the United States, but politically speaking, Trump can’t afford one either.
The economic benefits of better population policy and increased women’s empowerment won’t show up in the next quarter’s growth figures, but they will show up in the next generation’s.
The unstated aim seems to be to get inefficient and often corrupt Communist Party apparatchiks out of the business of government.
Unless CFIUS has access to intelligence that the rest of us lack, there seems no reason to be suspicious of Broadcom.
The only certain thing in the North Korean nuclear story is that everyone involved in it—the North Koreans, the Western experts, the political analysts, the news media and the U.S. government—has a vested interest in believing it.
Without any organized opponents, Xi may ultimately find himself heading a faction of one.