Tag: tariffs

China Welcomes a New Partnership With Japan, But Will Tokyo Seize This Golden Opportunity?

Japan’s historic relations with China are marked by negativity, but in spite of this, in the modern era China seeks to turn a new page on Sino-Japanese relations and engage in a co-equal economic partnership within the framework of Belt and Road centred cooperative measures. Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Hua […]

While The Federal Reserve and White House Both Manipulate a Weaponised Dollar, Chinese Monetary Policy Remains The Essence of Balance

What China’s partners want While the Chinese Renminbi is frequently mentioned when discussing de-dollarisation throughout Asia and Latin America, the fact of the matter is that China’s interests in de-dollarisation are primarily motivated by the desires of Beijing’s trading partners rather than by Beijing itself. This is certainly the case in […]

Turkey and Iran’s Partnership Has Been Strengthened as Both Neighbours Face Common Challenges From Similar Sources

In geopolitical relations, partnerships are formed as much on the basis of having shared goals as they are on the basis of facing shared challenges. While the modern histories of Iran and Turkey are highly divergent and while prior to the 20th century the Ottoman and Persian empires were great […]

Duterte is Right in Proposing Lower Tariff Thresholds to Help The Poor and Restrain Corporate Oligarchs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is working closely with House Speaker (and former President) Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to drastically cut import tariffs on foodstuffs including fish and meat. Meanwhile, Duterte has reiterated his threat to seize rice hoarded by local oligarchs who stand accused of artificially inflating the price of rice, making […]