Relations

Washington "One-China" Policy Dead As Pompeo Lifts Restrictions On US-Taiwan Relations

The embattled Trump administration has just nuked the decades long US recognition of the “One China” policy status quo in what surely constitutes the biggest shot across Beijing’s bow after months of anti-China escalation. Despite the globe’s attention focused on the Capitol protest chaos and Democrats readying a charge to impeach under Pelosie, Secretary of State…

"We Don't Need A World Where China Becomes Another US": Beijing Offers Vision For Restored Sino-US Relations Under Biden

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi issued some blunt statements on the deteriorated state of China-US relations during a recent wide-ranging interview in state media: “We don’t need a world where China becomes another United States. This is neither rational nor feasible. Rather, the United States should try to make itself a better country, and China will surely…

US Deep State Preempts Reset In Relations With Russia

Via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The flurry of U.S. media claims this week about alleged Russian cyber-attacks on government departments came just as Joe Biden was officially declared President-elect. As usual, there is no evidence to back up the sensational claims, but the objective seems to be to ensure that the incoming Biden administration maintains,…

Franchise Relations Deteriorate As Pandemic Wreaks Havoc On Small Business

By Tyler Durden According to a new WSJ report, the virus pandemic has unleashed enormous stress, destroying the cozy relationships between franchisees and executives at burger chains, hotels, and other types of shops. WSJ’s Micah Maidenberg and Heather Haddon outline how the virus-induced downturn in the economy has led store owners and corporate execs at…

Franchise Relations Deteriorate As Pandemic Wreaks Havoc On Small Business

According to a new WSJ report, the virus pandemic has unleashed enormous stress, destroying the cozy relationships between franchisees and executives at burger chains, hotels, and other types of shops.  WSJ’s Micah Maidenberg and Heather Haddon outline how the virus-induced downturn in the economy has led store owners and corporate execs at Subway, Econo Lodge,…

Biden Will Preserve Trump’s China Tariffs & Trade Deal As “Rapid Reset” Of Relations Looks Unlikely

Joe Biden just confirmed that President Trump has forever altered the American foreign policy framework – once dominated by a pro-free trade bipartisan consensus closely guarded by the deep state – by confirming that he will not immediately move to scrap the ‘Phase 1’ trade deal or – and this is critical – move to…

American Election Is Not A Reset For Better Global Relations

Via The Strategic Culture Foundation, One contradiction about the American presidential election is this: for all the intense media attention and commentary around the world one would expect the result to perhaps portend immense consequence. The mundane reality, though, is that there will be little of appreciable consequence for US relations with the rest of…