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.
Expertise : International Politics; Macro economy
A new report by the congressional "China Task Force" issued on September 30 reflects and expands on the new wave of McCarthyism now sweeping through Washington like a rapidly spreading virus. The authors of the report, House Republican Leader Representative Kevin McCarthy (no relations to Joe McCarthy according to reports) and Democrat Michael McCaul, the chairman of the task force, attempted to get House Democrats to sign on to their report, but failed, perhaps more for petty political reasons than for real philosophical differences.
We are now celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations in October 1945. But when the representatives of a large portion of the world's nations gathered for its founding in San Francisco, the most important person responsible for the project was not present. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had died several months earlier, in April, 1945 at the age of 63.
It has been 75 years since the founding of the United Nations (UN) in San Francisco in 1945. Perhaps the most important institution to emerge from the devastation of the World War II, the UN was the brainchild of former US president Franklin Roosevelt who really did indeed "hate war." He wanted to create a forum in which nations could gather as equals in order to discuss controversial issues and avoid going to war, but strong enough to take action if there were a threat of war. This was the work Roosevelt hoped to follow up when the war was over.
Trade in services now is extremely important in the world. For most countries, almost 50% of its economy is from services, like services mobile tele communication. It affects every area of manufacture production, every area of medical production. And especially now with COVID-19, which is also I think major focus in the trade fair, all the technologies which can be used, AI, 5G communication, tele medicine in order to create a more comprehensive and effective medical system.
The decline of the US infrastructure in real terms is obvious to anyone with eyes to see. Our roads are filled with potholes, our railroads are slow and uncomfortable, (often dangerous), and our bridges are collapsing. But the cause is not, as President Donald Trump has been persuaded to believe, some "trade deficit" with China.
Recent allegations raised by a lengthy Bloomberg article on October 4 claimed that intricate spyware had been placed on equipment utilized by Apple and Amazon by PLA hackers and had been distributed by them to 30 different U.S. companies, including the U.S. Government thus jeopardizing their cybersecurity. The story was said to be based on “extensive interviews with government and corporate sources”, although no names were mentioned.