William JonesWilliam Jones has been the Washington Bureau Chief for the Executive Intelligence Review (EIR).
Expertise : International Politics; Macro economy
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William Jones has been the Washington Bureau Chief for the Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) since 1994. He has studied China and the Eurasian Landbridge in recent 20 years. He has started his research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative since 2013. He is the co-author of the EIR report From the Silk Road to a World Landbridge.
William Jones: Phase one agreement could be a phase change in Sino-U.S. relations
On January 15, U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed the phase one agreement on trade to great fanfare. While there is still much concern that the phase one agreement is insufficient in the long run to resolve the overall trade dispute and that many of the contentious issues will have to be resolved in the negotiations for a phase two, or even a phase three negotiation, the tensions have receded. The signing of the agreement also allowed Trump to wax eloquent about his personal relationship to Chinese President Xi Jinping, whom he congratulated on achieving this agreement....2020-01-19
William Jones: Taking a broader look at the debate on 'human rights' in Xinjiang
The concept of human rights has a great variety of connotations about what it actually means in practice. The notion is generally accepted by all nations. But in different societies, with different forms of government and social interaction, human rights may take different forms, often as a result of cultural, social or political differences.The United States has often attempted to present itself as the "arbiter" of human rights. ...2020-01-15
William Jones: Trump begins a slippery slope with assassination of Soleimani
U.S. President Trump's unfortunate decision to follow the advice of his neoconservative advisers to assassinate Qasem Soleimani has placed the world on the slippery slope towards war and chaos – and not only in the Middle East. While Soleimani was reviled in the West for his role in terrorism, he was highly revered by the Iranian people as a fighter for Iran going all the way back to his service in the Iran-Iraq War. Those demonstrations some weeks ago protesting the economic conditions in Iran, which Secretary of State Pompeo and others were lauding as the beginning of a more pro-Western opinion, have now been replaced by millions out in the street mourning their fallen leader. ...2020-01-07
William Jones: Draw-down of U.S. forces in Africa & Mideast presages Pacific buildup
U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has not minced any words about his intent on reshaping U.S. force deployments in order to confront a "rising China" in the Asia-Pacific region, redeploying U.S. forces from Africa and the Middle East to the Asia-Pacific region.In addition to the military redeployment, the U.S. Congress has launched a campaign to revive the strategies of the Cold War against China in an attempt to divide or to cripple that country....2019-12-30
William Jones: A Great Nation on the Rise
China’s development over the last 70 years has been absolutely breathtaking. Because of the commitment of the Party to improving the people’s livelihood, problems that developed along the road were always ultimately resolved on the basis of that commitment.With the reform and opening-up, China was then open to the world in all respects, and thus was given an opportunity to accelerate its own development process with increased trade and foreign investment to accelerate its own development process....2019-12-26
William Jones: Neocons shaping a new enemy image of China
Since the declaration of this policy, the attempt to paint China as a major "opponent" to the US has become something of a whole-of-government affair. It is highly ironic that this occurs at a time when you have an elected president, whose explicit goal had been to create a working - and friendly - relationship with both China and Russia. But US President Donald Trump' s unfortunate focus on trade as the key to reviving the American economy has unfortunately contributed to this as well. ...2019-12-25
William Jones: The Path Forward
The Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) , held in late October, received lots of attention. The session gathered 202 members and 169 alternate members, who discussed a work report presented by General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Xi Jinping, followed by review and adoption of the Central Committee's decisions contained in a draft document on upholding and improving the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics and advancing the modernization of China's governance system....2019-12-23
William Jones: Phase one deal, light at the end of the tunnel?
A lot of people breathed somewhat easier as the announcement came out that U.S President Donald Trump was ready to accept the partial agreement negotiated with China on trade and would not impose the tariff increase on Chinese products scheduled for December 15. There was little fanfare regarding the agreement, though. President Trump agreed to it at a meeting of his advisers on Friday and Michael Pillsbury, who has a strong bias against China but is an adviser to the president on China, elaborated on the discussion with the president on Fox's Lou Dobbs....2019-12-18
"2016: G20 and China"
This book from the "history" of the G20's past and present, a comprehensive discussion of the G20's origin and role, agenda,