Tag Archives: Xi Jinping

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.


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.


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.


Tariffs, Made in America; The US/China Trade War Nears a Conclusion



The trade war has been raging for a while, but it might soon end. China has been actively offering resolutions including, most recently, a trillion dollar program focused on buying American exports in order to zero out any trade imbalance. Here are the most recent updates and what is going to happen next.