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    The idea that Hong Kong is a critical "window"...

    The idea that Hong Kong is a critical "window" for China is pretty well discredited these days. That was very much the case when China was closed, and in the first 25-30 years of the Deng Era, but no...
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    I'd be interested to know what you might have...

    I'd be interested to know what you might have thought about youth in East Berlin, say late October 1989?
  3. Thread: Trump's Economy

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    Manipulate the data

    According to the neutral Bank for International Settlements, the Chinese renminbi’s real effective exchange rate – that’s the one that matters, not the tourist or interbank rate – is 22.9% stronger...
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    Some thoughts while deep into the rewrite

    As is often the case when Chinese people protest against their government’s actions, communist spokespersons denounced foreign interference and a “small handful of radical elements.” In what may have...
  5. IMF World Economic Outlook, July 2019

    Weak demand, soft trade, muted inflation and much of it is due to policy mistakes such as Trumpism and Brexit. Global GDP is forecast to rise 3.2% this year and 3.5% in 2020, both down from the April...
  6. First half 2019

    In the first half of 2019, the Chinese economy grew 6.3% in real terms over January-June 2018, and insert the usual caveats about data quality here. Retail sales turned in a nominal growth rate of...
  7. Thread: Trump's Economy

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    Q-2 2019: +2.3% YoY, +2.1 Q-Q

    The US economy grew 2.3% in the second quarter, as compared to April-June 2018 and when adjusted for price changes. That is the slowest pace in two years, and comes amid revisions dating back to...
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    FactChecking the Mueller Hearings

    By Lori Robertson, D'Angelo Gore and Jessica McDonald
    FactCheck.org, July 24, 2019

    While former special counsel Robert S. Mueller reiterated in congressional testimony what he said in his...
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    Have you signed up the Ruskies to interfere in...

    Have you signed up the Ruskies to interfere in the 2020 elections yet?
    What's the hold up?
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    The New Normal ?

    Trump Hits a New Low … Again

    by Kevin Drum, Mother Jones, https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2019/07/trump-hits-a-new-low-again/.

    “Were tonight’s Trump-led chants of ‘send her back’ at a...
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    Fortune Global 500 2019

    There will be a lot of noise about how China has surpassed the US on the Fortune Global 500 list. While the rise of China is real, this perspective isn't.


    China HQ Companies _ _ _ _ _ 112
    Hong...
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    ^^ *like* CE Carrie Lam was quoted as saying...

    ^^
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    CE Carrie Lam was quoted as saying the protesters “weren’t her personal problem.”
    Now, they are marching up to her mansion...
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    Any one care to take this to another page? = = =...

    Any one care to take this to another page?
    = = =

    Clashes break out as Hong Kong protesters escalate fight in suburbs...
  14. Thread: Trump's Economy

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    Insights for people who seriously think about policy.

    The Trump Tax Reform, As Seen in the U.S. Balance of Payments Data
    By Brad Setser, Council on Foreign Relations July 3, 2019.
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    Sorry, the economic argument is quite a ways off...

    Sorry, the economic argument is quite a ways off base, and the employers of two million people didn't really factor in. Local Hong Kong companies do business where ever it makes sense, Shenzhen,...
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    Nick Schifrin isn’t a bad journalist. He also...

    Nick Schifrin isn’t a bad journalist. He also isn’t a … what was that phrase? Oh, yeah: “a full-time PBS journalist in Hong Kong.” That’s why it is a broad piece educating Americans on what Hong Kong...
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    Nick Schifrin isn’t a bad journalist. He also...

    Nick Schifrin isn’t a bad journalist. He also isn’t a … what was that phrase? Oh, yeah: “a full-time PBS journalist in Hong Kong.” That’s why it is a broad piece educating Americans on what Hong Kong...
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    I prefer sources with people on the ground. I...

    I prefer sources with people on the ground.
    I never met a full-time PBS journalist in Hong Kong (nor one from Fox), but I met dozens from CNN, Bloomberg, BBC, Reuters, and other reputable sources.
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    After yet another failed coup attempt, Mrs Cory...

    After yet another failed coup attempt, Mrs Cory Aquino said, "If you look after your marines, they will look after you."
    What I take away from that is that the armed forces are for the protection of...
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    Yes, I'm surprised, and it is pretty interesting...

    Yes, I'm surprised, and it is pretty interesting that you are not.
    How's Fox News these days?
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