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Push for Martial Law in Hong Kong Could Save, or Destroy, the Economy

After Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam made remarks on Tuesday that indicated she might invoke a law that would give her broad emergency powers to deal with the protest movement, arguments about whether such a move would save, or destroy, Hong Kong’s economy have boiled across the island and among international observers.

TOPSHOT - Police officers point their guns at protesters in Tseun Wan in Hong Kong on August 25, 2019 in the latest opposition protests to a planned extradition law that has since morphed into a wider call for democratic rights in the semi-autonomous city. - A Hong Kong police officer …

South Korean Lawmaker Claims Japan Violated North Korea Sanctions

A nasty diplomatic dispute between South Korea and Japan grew even more intense on Thursday as a South Korean lawmaker accused the Japanese of shipping banned materials to North Korea on 30 different occasions over the past 20 years, in some cases shipping items that were useful in the production of nuclear weapons.

This file photo dated 18 January 2001 shows trucks at the port in Osaka stopped beside the 16,104-ton North Korean freighter Dok Chon to load bags of rice for shipment in aid to North Korea. Most North Korean ships were effectively barred from entering Japan from 01 March 2005 as …

Report: Canada Seeks U.S. Help as China Retaliates Economically for Huawei Arrest

CBC News reported on Sunday that Canada is frustrated with the United States for not doing enough to resolve tensions between Ottawa and Beijing – tensions which escalated into an economic showdown after Canada detained Chinese tech mogul Meng Wanzhou of the Huawei telecom corporation for extradition to the U.S. on charges of fraud and violating sanctions.

China expands ban on Canadian canola imports to second firm

Politico: What’s Actually in ObamaTrade

From Politico: Vietnam slaps tariffs of 70 percent on U.S. cars and machinery, 35 percent on U.S. chemicals, 30 percent on U.S. biscuits and baked goods, and 25 percent on U.S. recording equipment. Japan marks up our oranges 16 percent

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Report: ‘Real’ China GDP Shrinks as Demand Collapses

Lombard Street Research (LSR) has reported that China’s “real” (after-inflation) GDP actually fell -0.2% for the quarter ending March 2015. Despite the official government claim of +1.3 percent growth for the quarter and +7 percent annualized growth. China’s quarterly performance

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