With trade with the United States increasingly in doubt, a few Yiwu vendors said they were becoming less interested in the U.S. market. In the flag section, some appeared to be appealing instead to China’s rising nationalism. On the flag floor, the corridors were a scarlet sea of red national flags, red Chinese Communist Party pennants and other souvenirs. … [Read more...] about In China, an election bellwether flashes for Donald Trump
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If Biden wins Biden is clearly the candidate of Silicon Valley, which leans decidedly liberal despite some pockets of conservatism. More important than ideology, however, is stability, and it’s widely assumed that having a steady presence in the White House would be a big improvement over the chaos of the past four years. Yes, the risk of someone like Elizabeth Warren being named Attorney General causes plenty of heartburn, but it’s still preferable to four more years of chaos. A Biden win would bring more stability to the tech labor market, allowing companies to make plans and actually stick to them. And while Biden hasn’t spoken much about the issue, it’s fair to assume that the restrictions Trump has imposed on immigration, especially H1B visas, will mainly be lifted, giving tech companies access once again to the international talent it desperately needs. … [Read more...] about Would a Democratic sweep help or hurt Silicon Valley?
This despicable conspiracy theory is something Trump himself flicked at early on in the pandemic, but never fully embraced. Even the currently-under-indictment Steve Bannon, a frequent crony of Giuliani’s, seems to only walk up to the line of saying China manufactured the virus, without ever crossing it. While Giuliani has speculated about the virus’s origins before, outright stating this claim as fact is a step beyond. Even for someone who is, at present, infamous for participating in what appears to be a shady disinformation campaign against Joe Biden, this is a new low. … [Read more...] about Here’s something about Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Borat 2’ scene that’s even more incriminating