Tag Archives: China

Despite Problems in the Construction Industry, China Continues to Grow

June 26, 2023

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– by Paolo Balmas – Chinese GDP grew by 4.5% in the first quarter of 2023 on an annual basis, and by 2.2% on a quarterly basis. Once again, the results of the Chinese government’s economic management have surpassed the expectations of economists around the world, including those who participated in the Reuters survey, which […]

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Sull’orlo dell’incidente diplomatico

December 18, 2021

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Taipei Taiwan

Durante una conferenza organizzata dalla Casa Binaca, il Summit for Democracy, la ministra taiwanese Audrey Tang, durante la sua presentazione, ha fatto proiettare delle diapositive digitali dove era raffigurata una mappa della Cina con Taiwan in un colore differente da quello della Cina continentale. L’immagine è rimasta sullo schermo per circa un minuto. Gli ufficiali […]

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The Challenge of China for a Changing U.S.

October 22, 2019

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China Trade

– Remarks by Andrew Spannaus – at the American Studies Center, Rome, October 7, 2019. In the past few years I have been concentrating on the macroeconomic drivers of what I call the “revolt of the voters” across the Western world. This is the approach I want to start with in looking at the U.S.-China […]

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Italy Looks to China

April 25, 2019

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New Silk Road

Italy caused a political firestorm in mid-March when it announced that it would be joining China’s Belt and Road Initiative by signing a memorandum of understanding during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Rome from March 21 to 23. As the first G-7 country to accept a formal agreement to participate in the initiative, also […]

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China to Build a Bridge with EU Funds

January 19, 2018

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China will build a bridge in Croatia with funding from the European Union. The China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) won a tender for the construction of the bridge in Peljesac, beating out an Italian-Turkish consortium and the Austrian company Strabag. The bridge will cost approximately 280 million Euros, and is the first infrastructure project […]

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Changes in the Energy Sector

January 12, 2018

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Australian LNG

– by Paolo Balmas –  The decision made years ago by China to reduce coal consumption for electricity production and favor the use of liquid natural gas (LNG), makes it possible to predict that China will surpass Japan in terms of LNG consumption in a not too distant future. For the moment, Tokyo remains the […]

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New Sanctions on North Korea

September 13, 2017

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– by Andrew Spannaus – The United Nations Security Council has approved new sanctions on North Korea in relation to the nuclear test of Sept. 3. The measures ended up being weaker than what the United States had originally requested, due to the compromises needed to guarantee support from Russia and China, which agreed to […]

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At War Against China

September 9, 2017

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(free) – by Paolo Balmas – In an interview with the American Prospect published just two days before leaving the White House on August 18th, 2017, then chief strategist of the Trump administration Steve Bannon argued that the United States is at war, an economic war against China. According to Bannon, Washington should focus “maniacally” […]

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