Tag: china

Crumbling Chinese fortune (cookies)

Hello, good morning and welcome to President Xi Jinping, head of the world’s largest single-party state and non-acknowledged head of Chinese industry, banking and espionage. Depending on who you believe, Xi has either come to conduct business at the highest…

That was the year that was

It’s that time of the year when most journalists and commentators review the past year and what they’ve written about during that year. You can read about notable passings on other sites, I’ll just mention Sir David Frost. Those in…

On the other hand

North Korea: So North Korea has executed that ‘despicable  human scum’ Chang Song-thaek. Denounced in gloriously over the top language he was dropped, cropped and chopped in short order. Four days from being hauled out of a public meeting to…

A dangerous miscalculation?

China flexes it’s muscles: The long-standing row between China and Japan concerning the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands has just taken a more serious turn. For a good explanation of the background to the row this article on the BBC website covers all…

North Korea

North Korea I wondered why I had nearly three hundred hits in a twenty four hour period then realised that a reader had put a link on a Dutch online newspaper. Thank you whoever did that. The crisis continues and…

Miscalculations Machiavelli would not have made.

Despite the press frenzy over the resignation of an elderly German CEO of a multinational company I’m sure you’ve noticed that other, perhaps more worrying things have been happening in the World. North Korea Ignoring both outright warnings and advice…

Why China Won’t Own The World Anytime Soon

‘They’re a one-party communist State and you actually believe their figures. Are you nuts?’ Now, God knows (if he, she or it exists), I’m not an economist. Anybody looking at my personal accounts would immediately realise that. My true ‘economic…