From trade to TikTok: How US-China decoupling affects everyone

From trade to TikTok: How US-China decoupling affects everyone

Four decades of policies that encouraged China to become more economically integrated with the world are unravelling. Before he died in 1994, former United States President Richard Nixon had an “uh-oh” moment of historic proportions, at least according to his speechwriter William Safire – a moment of doubt that is reverberating to this day. “I asked him – on the record – if perhaps we had gone a bit overboard on selling the American public on the political benefits of increased trade [with China],” Safire wrote in an opinion piece…

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China, US envoys to discuss phase one trade deal: Report

China, US envoys to discuss phase one trade deal: Report

As China-US ties grow increasingly tense, their chief negotiators will reportedly talk on August 15 to review the pact. Senior United States and Chinese officials will review the implementation of their phase one trade deal and likely air mutual grievances in an increasingly tense relationship during an August 15 videoconference, two people familiar with the plans told the Reuters news agency. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, the principal negotiators for the two countries, will participate in the meeting, an initial six-month review of the…

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Indonesia’s economy shrinks for first time in more than 20 years

Indonesia's economy shrinks for first time in more than 20 years

Southeast Asia’s largest economy contracted by 5.3 percent in the second quarter due to coronavirus curbs. Indonesia’s economy contracted for the first time in more than 20 years in the second quarter as efforts to contain the coronavirus dealt a blow to consumer demand and business activity in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. Gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by a bigger-than-expected 5.32 percent in the April-June period from a year ago, according to data from Statistics Indonesia, the first contraction since 1999. The economy had been expected to shrink 4.61 percent,…

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Vote Obaseki Because He Resisted Godfatherism, Wike Tells Edo People

Vote Obaseki Because He Resisted Godfatherism, Wike Tells Edo People

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has revealed why the people of Edo State should re-elect the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki. Speaking during an interview the governor believes his Edo counterpart has earned the confidence of the people by resisting what he called ‘godfatherism’ in the state. “The mere fact that Obaseki resisted this godfatherism should be the one reason Edo people should vote for him. There are so many things about this election; it has nothing to do with Obaseki like I said,” Governor Wike said on Tuesday in Port…

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Ka3na, Lilo evicted from #BBNaija House

Ka3na, Lilo evicted from #BBNaija House

Ka3na and Lilo have been evicted from the Big Brother Naija lockdown show on a first eviction night of the 2020 Big Brother Naija show. Ebuka had announced earlier that all housemates stand the unfortunate chance of eviction aside the head of the house and the deputy, but in a twisted, he later announced that four housemates have been massively voted for by the public to be evicted, which include – Praise, Lilo, Ka3na and Eric. After a tensed moment, Big Brother called in each housemate seated at the lounge…

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