A New Tone in US-China Relations?
Project Syndicate, Jan 25, 2021ANDREW SHENG, XIAO GENG
Both the US and Chinese governments must start to understand that combining cooperation with competition is the best way forward. Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping, both chastened by four years of Trumpian disruption, have a real chance to reverse the course of bilateral relations.
Containing China is not a feasible option
by Martin Wolf, FT.com, February 2, 2021
“… most countries want good relations with both the US and China. They will not willingly choose the US over China.”
“The real challenge the [Western countries] face is not China, but restoring [the values of freedom and democracy] at home.”
by Matt DeButts, SupChina, February 4, 2021.
“In China, especially, some tasks are enormous. How to reconcile rising prosperity with deepening repression; to love a country even as one critiques it; how to navigate identity — foreign, black, gay, or anything else — in a homogenous populace with scarce vocabulary for those who don’t belong.”
The City with 16,000 Electric Buses & 22,000 Electric Taxis
Youtube video, Fully Charged Show.
This episode is overflowing with positivity as Elliot visits a world-leading city in which the drive to go electric has resulted in 16,000 electric buses and 22,000 electric taxis. The commitment to convert is simply astounding with incredibly well thought out infrastructure and facilities to support the switch to electric. Elliot finds that not only is the air cleaner, but people are happier and the services are significantly improved.
China in the Caribbean podcasts, by Rasheed Griffith.
Interviews with Dr Keisha Brown, Dr Evan Ellis, Jeremy Goldkorn, Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente, Lev Nachman, Eric Olander, Jordan Schneider, Jared Ward, Alicia Nicholls, Dr Anonio Alleyne and myself.
Find Rasheed’s podcasts at chinacaribbean.buzzsprout.com
US-China investment flows belie geopolitical tensions
FT.com, February 4, 2021
“.. the US and China now have one of the largest and fastest-growing bilateral investments in the world”
“.. the Caymans has vaulted to the top among overseas destinations for US investors, outstripping the UK, Japan, Canada and other countries.”