Tag: free trade

Lessons For The Philippines: FDI is Not “Foreign Domination” But a Win-Win Two-Way Street

In The Philippines, defenders of the 1987 Constitution’s anti-foreign direct investment (FDI) restrictions often invoke hyper-nationalism to indicate that the modernising of restrictions on FDI would lead to something akin to neo-colonialism against The Philippines. Such arguments not only misrepresent the neo-colonial nature of the class of domestic oligarchs shielded […]

China Set to Finalise Uniform Law to Streamline Foreign Direct Investment

China’s commitment to increased economic openness and continual reform and opening up has provided an anchor of stability for the world economy at a time when those who underestimated China’s determination to fulfil the ideals of perpetual reform, adaptive changes to present needs and expedited opening up, may have mistakenly […]

Do You Really Think America Would be Launching a War on Huawei if Ronald Reagan Were President?

During the 1980 Presidential election in the United States, former California Governor and Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan ran a campaign advertisement in which a narrator asked the audience whether various global events which allegedly humiliated the United States would have happened if Reagan rather than his opponent Jimmy Carter were […]