quinta-feira, agosto 09, 2018


China suspendou a importação dos SUV da Mercedes fabricados nos EUA

Os três erros fatais de Xi

1—Não existe tal coisa a que os mentores de Xi chamam “Chinese exceptionalism”;

2—A América, mesmo ferida, é um gigante cultural, tecnológico, energético e militar;

3—A China tem o mesmo problema genético da Alemanha: não dispõe de autonomia energética, mineral e alimentar. E tem um grande problema histórico, que se agravou: uma população envelhecida que é mais do que quatro vezes a população dos Estados Unidos da América;

Recomendação aos meus queridos conterrâneos: preparem-se para reforçar as alianças com ingleses e americanos, sem deixar cair as boas relações com a China e Bruxelas, claro.

Mas a prioridade das prioridades portuguesas tem um nome: África!

Handling of U.S. trade dispute causes rift in Chinese leadership: sourcesBen Blanchard, Kevin Yao
Reuters, August 9, 2018 / 8:52 am 
“Many economists and intellectuals are upset about China’s trade war policies,” an academic at a Chinese policy think tank told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the issue. “The overarching view is that China’s current stance has been too hard-line and the leadership has clearly misjudged the situation.” 
Under Xi, officials have become increasingly confident in proclaiming what they see as China’s rightful place as a world leader, casting off a long-held maxim of Deng Xiaoping, the former paramount leader who said the country needed to “bide its time and hide its strength”.

“The Outlook Has Become Grim”: Trump Trade War Causing “Rare Cracks” Within China’s Communist Partyby Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge, Thu, 08/09/2018 
Over the weekend, Trump claimed on Twitter that the US is winning the trade war with China for one simple reason: whereas US stocks are back to all-time highs, the Chinese market has tumbled and remains mired in a bear market. Now, another - less naive - indication has emerged suggesting that the US is indeed getting the upper hand in the ongoing trade feud: according to Reuters, the trade war with the United States is “causing rifts” within China’s Communist Party, with some critics saying that China’s overly nationalistic stance “may have hardened the U.S. position.”

Two models: Building Stuff (China) or Bombing Stuff (Us)?
In this Summer Solution episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy contrast the situation with China, a perhaps emerging superpower, to the United States, a possibly declining superpower. As the US grew powerful as an empire of debt, extracting resources and equity from economies colonized by their debt rather than their military armies, what happens when China begins doing the same? Lots of complaints from U.S. officials who want American lenders to take over debt markets the U.S. has overlooked in the past few decades. They look at the case of Africa where Chinese mobile phone manufacturers and tech entrepreneurs are radically altering the telecom landscape left wide open to them after the departure of Nokia. What happens when the African consumer becomes wealthy enough to transform the Chinese global power play?

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