5-reasons-why-the-dow-jones-skyrocketed-by-300-points-on-friday

The Dow skyrocketed on Friday, rising more than 300 points.The DJIA has virtually erased the 550-point plunge it suffered at the beginning of December.Here are the factors behind today’s massive upswing.Before the stock market opened on Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average looked like it would close out the week with a cautious gain.But the…

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newt-gingrich’s-essential-primer-on-the-challenges-of-communist-china

While the media frequently reduces U.S.-China relations under the Trump administration to a so-called “trade war,” the U.S. federal government has, after decades of willful blindness and neglect, embarked on a multifaceted mission to reorient the relationship towards America’s national interest. This underappreciated, revolutionary effort was borne of an almost intuitive understanding by President Trump,…

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china-fires-up-‘great-cannon’-denial-of-service-blaster,-points-it-toward-hong-kong

Protest organizers come under fire from network traffic barrage China is reportedly using the ‘cannon’ capabilities of its massive domestic internet to try and take down anti-government websites in Hong Kong. The team at AT&T Cybersecurity reports that LIHKG, a forums and social news site being used to organize protests on the island, has been…

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dow-crushed-after-new-trump-tariffs-threaten-us-credibility-worldwide

Dow Jones falls as US-China tensions escalate.US ISM Manufacturing data weighed on the stock market with another decline.Donald Trump has announced fresh tariffs on Brazilian and Argentinian steel imports despite an existing agreement to the contrary.The Dow endured a 200 point hammering to start the week. Diplomatic relations between the US and China soured, and…

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dow-pops-while-trump-trade-war-hits-unsettling-milestone

The Dow bounded into the holiday season with a recovery during December’s first trading session.Today is the one year anniversary of an important trade war event.Trump commemorated the occasion by boasting that tariffs hadn’t hurt – and may have even helped – the stock market.The Dow shook off its Black Friday slump this morning, rising…

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unprecedented-leaks-underscore-deep-discontent-inside-china

Beijing usually takes pride in its tight grip of the information that flows inside and outside of China. However, several recent incidents seem to reveal that Beijing’s iron fist may be losing its grip. Only a week ago, The New York Times reported on the Xinjiang Papers, a 403-page collection of reportedly classified Chinese documents—including speeches by Chinese leader…

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china-bans-us-military-visits-to-hong-kong,-sanctions-us-ngos-over-support-for-protests 

China’s Foreign Ministry said Monday that it had suspended all US warships and military aircraft from visiting Hong Kong, and also declared sanctions against several US non-government organizations (NGOs) for their support of pro-democracy protesters, reported Bloomberg. “In response to the unreasonable behaviors of the US side, the Chinese government decides to suspend the review…

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gloves-come-off:-china-“insists”-existing-tariffs-must-be-scrapped-for-“phase-1”-trade-deal

Until now, China had largely kept the key hurdles in the ongoing US-China trade talks close to the vest, fearful that “breaking the embargo” so to speak on what have been confidential talks so far, could anger the US side. Now in a surprise diplomatic reversal, one which has the intent of signaling to the…

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china-braces-for-december-d-day:-the-“unprecedented”-default-of-a-massive-state-owned-enterprise

Something is seriously starting to break in China’s financial system. Three days after we described the self-destructive doom loop that is tearing apart China’s smaller banks,  where a second bank run took place in just two weeks – an unprecedented event for a country where until earlier this year not a single bank was allowed…

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the-broken-china-model

You see it in the maps. In 2015, 1.4 million Hong Kongers voted in elections in which pro-Beijing candidates swept the city’s 18 district councils. Last week, 2.9 million Hong Kongers voted and pro-democracy candidates won every district but one. That is an increase in turnout of more than 100 percent and a stunning rebuke…

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