Tag Archives: China

Hong Kong Democracy; Why so Angry?



Hong Kongers are protesting a proposed extradition law that would allow China to extradite criminals from Hong Kong. Now that the law has been put on ice people are asking why people are still protesting. In this episode Stephen goes through Hong Kong’s Constitution to show the reasons why the average protester is still in the streets.


Farm Aid; The Costs of a Trade War



Sonny Perdue and the Trump Administration announced an additional sixteen billion dollars in aid to farmers struggling with the trade war. The question is, how and why is the government paying farmers billions of dollars for goods there’s no market for. This is everything you need to know about this bailout.


The Trade War Continues; Trump Introduces New Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Goods



In an escalation of the trade war with China, Trump introduced a whole slate of new tariffs. There are some debates over the economics of these tariffs, but here are the basics of what just happened, and what happened the last few times we imposed tariffs in this war.


The Fight For the Arctic; America, Russia, and China Need to Chill



With global warming and the melting of the ice caps, new waterways and land are opening up in the Arctic. This week Pompeo is going on a tour of Arctic countries to try to convince them to mobilize against Chinese and Russian influence in the Arctic region. Here is what’s happening between the major players in this coming “Cold War”.


The Trade War’s Second Front; Negotiating Peace With Japan



We recently saw Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visit the White House to negotiate a one on one peace deal with Trump. Here are the sticking points keeping a deal from being signed, and the conflict that lead up to this point.


Trump’s Unwaivering Iran Sanctions Effort; Trump Cancels Waivers On Iranian Oil Purchases



In an effort to further hurt Iran, Trump on the 22nd canceled waivers for countries to purchase Iranian oil. Seventy two percent of Iran’s exports are Oil, so this will be another major blow to their country. Several problems have recently emerged from China’s refusal to comply to Saudia Arabia’s conflict of interest over changing oil price incentives. Here’s what’s going on with Iranian Sanctions.


China’s Belt and Road Initiative Finds A Home In Italy



Xi Jinping is currently in Italy looking for their official support regarding his Belt and Road Initiative. This would be the first G7 member to endorse the program. None of the other G7 members are thrilled about this. Here’s what’s going on.


Top 5 Takeaways China’s 2019 Economic Policy Summit



Every year thousands of Chinese politicians get together to discuss the future of the economy. This year the main focuses were a slowdown in GDP growth, a two trillion yuan tax cut, a new foreign investment law, China’s “Hidden Debt” problem, and of course the trade war. Here’s what happened.


How Do You Solve a Problem Like Korea? Bolton and Pompeo Conflicting Policies



After the fateful meeting in Hanoi everyone’s wondering what’s next. Problem is, our Secretary of State and National Security Advisors have opposing answers to that question. We’ll have to see which one wins the ear of Donald Trump.


After the Iran Deal; What’s the Deal With Iran Today?



After the US left the Iran Deal and people stopped paying attention, the conflict continued. The United States imposed two sets of sanctions designed to destroy their economy, and they seem to be doing a pretty good job.

First Sanction Set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDJSBm32GSU

Second Sanction Set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FayBHt5tGSU