May 23, 2019

China throws trade war tariff exclusion lifelines that it thought it would never need

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By Finbarr Bermingham From South China Morning Post Beijing has been working on the exemptions for six months Roll-out signals trade war has gone further than China expected When officials in Beijing started consulting lawyers six months ago about protecting Chinese industries from potential tariffs on imports from the United States, they were not certain […]

Trump: Farmers to get $15B amid China trade war

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From Newsmax President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration was planning to provide about $15 billion in aid to help U.S. farmers whose products may be targeted with tariffs by China amid a deepening trade war. “We’re going to take the highest year, the biggest purchase that China has ever made with our […]

China retaliates against Trump, hikes tariffs on $60B of US goods

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From Newsmax Sending Wall Street into a slide, China announced higher tariffs Monday on $60 billion worth of American goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest penalties on Chinese products. Duties of 5% to 25% will take effect on June 1 on about 5,200 American products, including batteries, spinach and coffee, China’s Finance Ministry […]

You need to up your recycling game. Here’s why (& how)

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By Angela Horn from Care2 As I write this, I have four separate recycling bags in my walk-in-closet-slash-storage-area. And that’s not including the growing pile of brown paper bags I keep forgetting to return to the guys that deliver our organic veggies every week. The first bag contains our general recycling (paper, recyclable plastics, glass […]

China and the Caribbean’s future

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By Tennyson Joseph from Trinidad Daily Express China’s highly anticipated second Belt and Road International Cooperation Forum (BRF) wrapped up on April 27. Initially not including Caribbean nations, the country’s signature policy has gained increasing momentum in the region since 2017. So far, several Caribbean countries, such as Barbados, Jamaica, Dominica and Grenada, etc, have […]

Worldwide Caribbean Telecoms Mobile and Broadband Market: 2029 Worldwide Prospects, Share, Crucial Players, Size, Competitive Breakdown and Regional Forecast

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From Micro Finance Post The Caribbean Telecoms Mobile and Broadband market report considers the present scenario of the Caribbean Telecoms Mobile and Broadband market and its market dynamics for the period 2019−2024. It covers a detailed overview of various market growth enablers, restraints, and trends. The study includes both the demand and supply sides of […]

Why doubts about China’s Belt and Road Initiative persist among its neighbours

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By Josephine Ma, Lee jeong-ho. Sarah Zheng From South China Morning Post Beijing’s global infrastructure drive will be in the spotlight this week when dozens of heads of state converge for the second Belt and Road Forum. In the third of a four-part series, Josephine Ma, Lee Jeong-ho and Sarah Zheng look barriers to the […]

Trade war reflects US fear of China’s state-led economic model, says member of Beijing’s political elite

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By Frank Tang From South China Morning Post Kong Dan, the former chairman of the state-owned Citic Group and Everbright Bank, urges Beijing to stick to its development path over adopting a western model Speech at Moganshan Research Institute comes at a time when US and Chinese negotiators are said to be near an agreement […]

The return of the Cold War in the Caribbean

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By Scott B. MacDonald From Global Americans The Cold War is back in the Caribbean, but this not your father’s Cold War. While many of the actors are the same, the roles and motivations have changed. China has filled the void left by the Soviet Union as the main challenger to U.S. hegemony. Beijing’s goals […]

Antigua: PM praises China’s humanitarian role in Caribbean

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From teleSur China has approved a grant of US$90 million to help us to provide social housing; those are the practices of a caring government.” China’s aid program and financial assistance has done more for the Caribbean region than either the World Bank or the ever-critical U.S., said Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne, Caribbean […]