Geopolitics Watch: Reading Trump’s ZTE Tweet, Sino-US Trade, and North Korea

President Donald Trump’s May 13 tweet about working with Chinese leader Xi Jinping to help ZTE find “a way to get back into business, fast” raised many eyebrows. (See our earlier article for more on the ZTE ban.) SinoInsider, however, has been anticipating a U.S. reprieve since the conclusion of the Sino-U.S. trade talks in …

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Politics Watch: Subtle Signals of Sino-US Trade Progress Surface

On May 7, Chinese financial magazine Caixin carried an interview with new People’s Bank of China president Yi Gang. Yi said that China would persevere with its strategy of opening up financial markets, a decision based on national circumstances. He added that China’s opening up would continue regardless of trade tensions with the United States. …

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Why We Predicted Coming Peace on the Korean Peninsula

By Don Tse and Larry Ong On April 27, the leaders of North and South Korea met at the demilitarized zone and signed a joint statement of “peace, prosperity and unification” of the Korean Peninsula. “South and North Korea confirmed the common goal of realizing, through complete denuclearization, a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula,” the statement read. …

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Politics Watch: Decoding the Politburo’s ‘Communist Manifesto’ Study Session

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Politburo studied “The Communist Manifesto” during an April 23 group study session. At the session, Party members, cadres in government organizations, and high-ranking cadres were encouraged to study the Manifesto and the classic works of Karl Marx. The backdrop: 1. On April 16, the United States commerce department banned U.S. …

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