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December 5, 2018
Members of parliament found British Prime Minister Theresa May’s ministers in contempt, ordering release of the government’s complete legal advice on proposed terms for Brexit. The government had been trying to rush the proposal through to avoid too many second thoughts. The attorney general published a summary and answered questions, but advised that release of the complete version was not in...
William Pesek November 30, 2018
The world’s 20 largest economies gather in Buenos Aires for the G20 summit. Participants include the European Union and 19 nations, seven of which are in Asia. Asian nations worry about the ongoing trade fight between China and the United States, along with the threat of more tariffs, could trigger inflation and global recession. “The China-US trade brawl is the economic equivalent of giant...
Patricia Zengerle and Matt Spetalnick November 29, 2018
The US is weighing the possibility of new background checks and restrictions for Chinese attending US colleges. The goal is to protect national security and prevent intellectual property theft in sensitive areas. “In June, the U.S. State Department shortened the length of visas for Chinese graduate students studying aviation, robotics and advanced manufacturing to one year from five,” reports...
Euan McKirdy and Hilary McGann November 27, 2018
Every step in Brexit negotiations and new procedures creates winners and losers for industries and workers throughout Europe, the United Kingdom and beyond. Members of the European Union reached draft agreement with the government of UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and the UK Parliament’s approval is now required. “Under the draft agreement, the UK will stay inside the bloc's single market...
Nayan Chanda November 27, 2018
Intellectual property theft is the heart of the trade war between the United States and China. “While ramping up tariffs on products gets headlines, the US has quietly stepped up its counter-intelligence and law-enforcement machinery to foil Beijing’s multi-directional espionage efforts aimed at challenging US hegemony,” explains Nayan Chanda, founding editor of YaleGlobal Online, in his column...
November 20, 2018
Great Britain has reached a draft agreement on how it will proceed in exiting its European Union membership. Key players are unhappy, and the Irish – both the nation and Northern Ireland – quarrel whether no deal actually means a hard border. WTO rules require border checks between different customs rules. The British argue for a “better agreement,” too, with numerous disagreements about more or...
October 27, 2018
The United States under Donald Trump has unleashed a protectionist agenda and that is pushing Asian economies closer together – including China and Japan, two bitter foes before and during World War II. “Tokyo and Beijing have long been at odds over past military confrontations and present territorial disputes,” reports BBC News, but now Asia’s two largest economies are aiming for more trade,...