background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Imad Naffa Twitter tweets related to: Solar, Stunner, Exports, Products, Energy and more. News and views on emerging markets from the Financial Times. Why The President Doesn't Present A Bold Plan To Create Jobs And Jumpstart The Economy. Are China and US Destined to Clash? August 1 is Army Day in China.

Are China and US Destined to Clash?

Recent improvements in Sino-US military ties are welcome, but conflicting interests mean tensions might still be inevitable. In a recent piece in the New York Times, Mike Mullen, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, stressed the importance of improving Sino-US military relations. Mullen acknowledged that PLA-Pentagon ties have frequently been characterized by ‘misunderstanding and suspicion,’ and complained that Beijing continues to employ bilateral defence ties as ‘a sort of thermostat to communicate displeasure.

When they don’t like something we do, they cut off ties. That can’t be the model anymore.’ How the deficit got so big. A Tale Of Two Countries: The Growing Divide Between Silicon Valley And Unemployed America. Editor’s note: Guest contributor Jon Bischke is a founder of RG Labs and an advisor to Altius Education, Fatminds and Udemy. You can follow him @jonbischke. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. -Charles Dickens from A Tale of Two Cities For people who spend most of their days within a few blocks of tech start-up epicenters such as South Park in San Francisco, University Avenue in Palo Alto or the Flatiron district in New York, last week’s jobs report must have created some cognitive dissonance.