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: Who's 'mucking about' in Hong Kong, and why?
The world has been taken by surprise by the violence and the duration of the ongoing turbulence in Hong Kong. While demonstrations in Hong Kong do occur on occasions, the violent eruptions coming out of this demonstration was unexpected. However, it is probably not "spontaneous."...2019-08-13
William Jones: New US tariffs cannot Trump China
US President Donald Trump's rash measure of imposing a new 10 percent tariff on Chinese goods on top of the 25 percent already levied threatens to hurt the US economy. It may also create a major blowout in international financial markets. In addition, this attempt to play hardball with the Chinese side in these all too important discussions could totally poison the atmosphere for amicable talks with China on any issue in the future....2019-08-07
UN ambassadors contradict media hype on Xinjiang
Ambassadors from 50 countries assigned to the United Nations Office at Geneva wrote a letter to the President of the Human Rights Council and the High Commissioner for Human Rights to voice their support for China's position on issues related to the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region....2019-08-06
Is UK-U.S. "special" relations in danger after the British ambassador's leak?
The publication of excerpts of secret cables containing vicious attacks against President Trump from British Ambassador to the United States Sir Kim Darroch to the British Foreign Office has really thrown a monkey wrench into the much-touted Anglo-American "special relationship."...2019-07-10
Xi-Trump meeting takes trade dispute off hair-trigger
The meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping on June 29 on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Osaka helped to deflate the tensions in the U.S.-China relations that had been building lately as a result of more strident rhetoric coming from some members of the Trump Administration. In particular, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s rather outlandish characterization of the Belt and Road Initiative as “shackles” for those countries that participated in it raised some very strong comments from the Chinese Foreign Ministry....2019-07-02
What could we expect from a Xi-Trump meeting?
The world breathed a sigh of relief when it was announced that President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping spoke by phone and then announced that they will be meeting on the sidelines of the Osaka G20 summit. Not only Wall Street, which quickly revived on the news, but also Main Street felt relieved. The overhanging crisis engendered by the trade dispute was felt by most people as a threat to their livelihoods. And the fact that the phone call was initiated by the White House indicated that perhaps President Trump was prepared to find a solution and would recede from his policy of “maximum pressure.”...2019-06-25
The U.S. Could Be Shooting Itself in the Foot with Huawei Sanctions
The near-hysteria in Washington over the expansion of Huawei worldwide and its development of 5G technology has provided some much sought ammunition for politicians here in Washington with a dearth of ideas for resolving America’s economic woes, and may have some short-sighted benefit for them among a populace fearful that the direction of American society is on a downward spiral. Finding a scapegoat for the country’s dilemma apart from the powers in Washington that actually determine the fate of the nation, is always a welcome relief for those power-brokers who hold themselves above scrutiny. And preventing a competing nation from becoming an integral contributor to the vital communications networks on which the world increasingly depends is an added boon. And yet the attempt to undermine Huawei from becoming a bigger player in the world’s communications systems may in fact sabotage the growth of U.S. companies engaged in the same field....2019-06-17
China grows weary of the U.S. moving the goal posts on trade
The publication by China's Ministry of Commerce of the policy white paper “China's Position on the China-U.S. Economic and Trade Consultations” last week, coupled with China's Ministry of Commerce's research report on U.S. gains from bilateral trade cooperation on Thursday, are really China drawing a line in the sand, noting that their patience was running out with the continual shifts in U.S. policy in resolving the contentious trade negotiations. How many times have we seen the two sides approaching some type of agreement when suddenly President Donald Trump, or one of his advisers, makes some remarks about issues that remain unresolved and throws everything into turmoil?...2019-06-10
"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,