News links of interest:
“No Country is an Island — Or is It?”
- Interdependence with all its benefits and costs, opportunities and risks, clearly is an inescapable fact of life for most countries. That’s because they’re either too small or too poor or some combination of the two to prosper through their own devices.
- The United States, however, isn’t like most countries. It’s big enough to be sufficiently diverse to create needed specialization within its own borders. And it’s wealthy enough to fund its own continuing innovation and to provide all the demand its producers need.
- Today, it looks like U.S. leaders are just as determinedly prioritizing the preservation of their globalist ideologies — and indeed, worldviews — over hardheaded calculations of American national interest. Fortunately for them, the Mainstream Media as always will help them disguise their agenda or cloak it in innocuous-sounding language.
- For imagine the firestorm if the riffraff found out that Washington’s economic strategy is now — needlessly — “America Last.”
“Israel’s occupation is more complex than a genocide”
- Raphael Lemkin [was] a Polish Jew and lawyer who after fleeing Nazi Europe succeeded in introducing the term “genocide” into international law. Lemkin and the UN convention’s drafters understood that genocide did not require death camps; it could also be achieved gradually through intentional and systematic abuse and neglect.
“China should be bold in acquisitions”
[Global Times via People's Daily -- October 11, 2014]
- As China rises, new acquisitions tend to create a worry that the West might be setting a trap for China.
- Although Japan’s interest in acquisitions shrank at the end of the 1990s, its competitive capability remained strong. Continuing to do business with the U.S. was essential for Japan. The economic recession ruined Japan’s domestic economy but not its international competitive strength.
“China an important driving force for world economic recovery: Li”
[Xinhua link -- October 12, 2014]
- The government loosens it control on market regulation and strengthens supervision, in order to create an environment for fair competition in the market, which encourages a new boom of grassroots entrepreneurship and mass innovation, Li said.
- Furthermore, Li said China will make its market more accessible to foreign companies, promising to enforce fair business rules and make earnest efforts to protect intellectual property rights.
“Alibaba Invests $50M In App Maker Peel”
[China Money Network link -- October 10, 2014]
- Alibaba, which just completed the world’s largest IPO last month raising $25 billion on the New York Stock Exchange, previously invested US$5 million last year in one of the start-up’s four previous venture funding rounds.
- Peel, based in Mountain View, California, is a smart pone [sic] mobile app that allows users to remotely control their home video and TV contents.
I need some fresh air.
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