Pressure is up on US president Trump to act against China in trade issues. Trump has been avoiding harsh action up to now, and political analyst Victor Shih warns that with a major political conference ahead, moderation will not be high on the country’s agenda, he tells Bloomberg.Read More →

The deal between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping on a mutual trade peace, reached a hundred days ago, might be over, and was not very realistic to start with, says economist Arthur Kroeber, author of China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® to the South China Morning Post.Read More →

President Xi Jinping’s position at the helm of his country seems pretty secure, says political analyst Victor Shih, author of Factions and Finance in China: Elite Conflict and Inflation to the Economist. Although, his support at the next layer in the Party seems pretty meagre, he adds.Read More →

Arthur Kroeber by Fantake via Flickr As the world’s economic forces prepare to gather for the G20 in Seoul, the debate is not focusing on what real issues, says Arthur Kroeber in The Guardian. Lack of trust and failing economic systems are key for both China and the US. “Appreciation wouldRead More →