Tag: Economy

All Roads Lead to China: Trillion-Dollar Belt and Road Initiative

June 27, 2019 · 3 MIN READ
One of the biggest stories in Asian business is China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative, President Xi Jinping’s signature foreign policy venture that aims to redraw global trade routes. It is estimated to cost more than $1 trillion USD, making it arguably the largest overseas investment programs ever undertaken by a single country. This could likely change the global eco-economic and geopolitical balance of power.

A Chinese Empire Reborn As Presidential Term Limits Removed

Mar 11, 2018 · 2 MIN READ
China’s legislative body, the National People’s Congress, has voted overwhelmingly to remove presidential term limits from its constitution, giving President Xi Jinping “the right to remain in office indefinitely.” The vote was widely regarded as a rubber-stamping exercise. Two delegates voted against the change and three abstained, out of 2,964 votes.

The New Age of Corporate Monopolies

Jan 04, 2018 · 4 MIN READ
The Walt Disney Co. has recently announced that it had reached a $52.4 billion deal to acquire the bulk of 21st Century Fox assets. The Disney-Fox deal will also give Disney a majority control of the video streaming service Hulu. Some of the classics 20th Century Fox movie studio has produced include Titanic, the original Star Wars film, and Alien. After this deal goes through, Disney will own the rights to every Star Wars.