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: Global competitiveness report a wake-up call on the economy
It was a rather gloomy picture presented in this year's Global Competitiveness Report issued by the World Economic Forum. The report is said to be an indicator of how close an economy is to the "frontier" of competitiveness in the various areas of the economy. While the definition of "competitiveness" is somewhat elusive, and perhaps rather subjective, it does include as a basic element the notion of productivity increases, and in that sense has a real basis in reality. ...2019-10-11
William Jones: Beware of the doomsday prophets
As little Greta Thunberg was making her prime-time appearance at the UN Climate Summit, in an almost hysterical state, railing against world leaders who were talking about "fairy tales of eternal economic growth" while the world was facing "mass extinction" because CO2 levels have not been brought down to "net zero," I could not but feel a little sorry for this poor child from Sweden. But psychologically, she is undoubtedly in a very fragile state. I don't know who put her there, but it is well-nigh criminal that they have done so. Even more criminal is the attempt to put her on a world tour to spread her irrational fears of "mass extinction."...2019-10-08
William Jones: The BRI promotes the dialogue of cultures
Much has been written recently in the Western media about China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Numerous Western think-tanks have devoted units of their establishments to study the BRI. And even many of those individuals and institutions that have taken a positive view of the project (and many have not), there is still an undertone of suspicion that somehow, for all the good it has achieved, it is still motivated primarily by Chinese political interests and should, therefore, be approached cautiously....2019-10-08
William Jones: “Right to Develop”—Center of Human Rights
The release of China’s White Paper on Human Rights comes at an important time when the world has been witnessing to the recent violence in Hong Kong, where many of the activists are claiming that their lawful rights were being endangered by a proposed draft law for extraditing criminals. In the course of this turmoil, time and again the claims were made that China was a “human rights violator” and this by the very people who were shutting down the Hong Kong economy and making it impossible for many Hong Kongers to even learn their livelihood. ...2019-09-29
William Jones: Don’t Draw the Wrong Conclusions from “American Factory”
The recently released documentary film “American Factory” by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar is another one in the genre of films that are aimed at depicting the life and the trials of the American working class and the travails of modern capitalism. Reichert has done a number of these films, but “American Factory” has gained a greater amount of notoriety because it depicts a Fuyao auto-glass factory in Ohio which was set up by a Chinese entrepreneur, Cao Dewang, on a site of a closed General Motors assembly plant, hiring many of the American workers who had been laid off from their GM jobs after the 2008 financial crisis. ...2019-09-27
William Jones: U.S. legislators grovel before Hong Kong 'activists'
The high point of this week's U.S. trip by the Hong Kong "activists," who have been leading elements in what has been months of destruction of the economy and the infrastructure of Hong Kong and has almost brought business and tourism to a virtual halt, was a "hearing" on Capitol Hill sponsored by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CEEC). The CEEC was set up as a "watchdog" on Chinese activity when the Clinton administration succeeded in getting Congress to grant Permanent Trade Status passed for China in 1999, a prerequisite for China's entry into the WTO. So hearings in the CEEC always involve a clear anti-China bias....2019-09-23
William Jones: If Congress has its way, U.S. commuters will have to take the bus
It seems as if the U.S. Congress is determined not to allow any major infrastructure development in the United States, in the near future at least. Lawmakers have tagged on a proviso to the pending U.S. defense bill which would ban the use of federal funds by transit agencies for the purchase of Chinese rail cars made by Chinese state-owned companies. And for the debt strapped states and cities, the Federal support they receive for such expenses as mass transport is a must. A more draconian Senate version of the bill also includes buses produced by Chinese-owned companies....2019-09-17
William Jones: U.S. sanctions on Chinese nuclear firms: Attack on global development
On September 3, China issued a new white paper entitled "Nuclear Safety in China" which elaborated on China's basic principles and policies in the field of nuclear security, sharing its concepts and practices of regulation, and clarifying its determination to promote global nuclear safety governance and the actions it has taken to achieve this. The document also underlined how China's rapid expansion of nuclear energy is part of their program to move toward "clean and efficient energy"and to reduce China's dependence on coal....2019-09-09
"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,