Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: How China Is Trying to Fix Its Slowdown DealBook Supported by March 5, 2019 Good Tuesday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) Beijing promises business relief China’s premier said today that his government would respond to an economic slowdown by cutting taxes, easing burdens on the private sector and giving markets a bigger role, Keith Bradsher and Chris Buckley of the NYT write. 2019 is a “crucial year” for China’s economy, Premier Li Keqiang, the second-ranking official in the country after President Xi Jinping, said at the opening of the National People’s Congress in Beijing this morning. He said the trade war with America had “had an adverse effect,” adding, “We must be fully prepared for a tough struggle.” … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: How China Is Trying to Fix Its Slowdown
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Ryan Pickrell, provided by Published 3:45 pm CDT, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 REUTERS/Stringer The Chinese People's Liberation Army is pushing ahead with its ambitious plan to build a modern, capable "blue-water navy" that will dominate China's neighbors, showcase Beijing's rising power and one day even threaten the US Navy. China has one aircraft carrier in operation, another undergoing sea trials, and a third one in development, putting the Chinese navy on track to begin fielding carrier task forces as it gains experience with carrier operations. Type 001 Liaoning Kin Cheung/AP China's Type 001 Liaoning, a refitted Soviet "heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser," is the sister ship of Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier. This vessel was officially commissioned into the PLAN in 2012, and it was declared combat ready in 2016, even though its primary purpose is to serve as a training platform. "For what the Liaoning is, I think it's pretty good at its job," Matthew … [Read more...] about China’s sea power is growing— here’s what their future carrier strike group may look like
WASHINGTON — When the Justice Department unsealed criminal charges detailing a yearslong effort by a Russian troll farm to "sow division and discord in the U.S. political system," it was the first federal case alleging continued foreign interference in U.S. elections. Earlier Friday, American intelligence officials released a rare public statement asserting that Russia, China, Iran and other countries are engaged in ongoing efforts to influence U.S. policy and voters in future elections. The statement didn't provide details on those efforts. That stood in contrast with the criminal charges, which provided a detailed narrative of Russian activities. Russian activities have also been outlined in previous criminal cases. A look at what is known about foreign efforts to interfere in U.S. elections: WHAT IS THE U.S. WORRIED ABOUT? The U.S. has a lot of concerns; ballot tampering, hacking into campaigns, open and covert attempts to sway voters. Friday's announcement didn't suggest that … [Read more...] about Is there interference in the 2018 US midterm elections?
Updated 1:02 am PDT, Thursday, October 18, 2018 Police vehicles are parked near a vocational college in Kerch, Crimea, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. An 18-year-old student strode into his vocational school in Crimea, a hoodie covering his blond hair, then pulled out a shotgun and opened fire on Wednesday, killing scores of students and wounding dozens of others before killing himself. less Police vehicles are parked near a vocational college in Kerch, Crimea, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. An 18-year-old student strode into his vocational school in Crimea, a hoodie covering his blond hair, then pulled ... more Photo: Sergei Demidov, AP Police vehicles stand near a vocational college in Kerch, Crimea, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. An 18-year-old student strode into his vocational school in Crimea, a hoodie covering his blond hair, then pulled out a shotgun and opened fire on Wednesday, killing scores of students and … [Read more...] about Wounded in Crimea school attack to be flown to Russia
By Muhammad Yamin Published: October 17, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Just like the calls against the CPEC having a colonial agenda, now there are calls that the Saudis have the same agenda in Pakistan. PHOTO: TWITTER/ PTI OFFICIAL Earlier this year, when the election campaign in Pakistan was running at fever pitch, I found myself listening to an old classic by The Who. The song was Won’t Get Fooled Again and the line that got me pondering was “meet the old boss, same as the new boss”. I shuddered when I heard this line while watching parties push their candidates. It was literal horse-trading as politicians scrambled to capture the number of seats required to secure the government for themselves. We are barely a few months into the new government and people are already questioning and debating the current government’s decisions. For example, take the matter of the Saudi government pledging to set up an oil … [Read more...] about Is Saudi Arabia “taking over” Pakistan?