Tag: china

Mystic Reg peers into the smoke and makes predictions for 2016

If you thought that 2015 was an interesting year, you’re just going to love 2016. It started off with a series of 47 dull thuds, then really got going with a large—5.7 on the Richter Scale—bang. Before we get into…

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…

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…

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…