taxis in Japan. An Asian or Asians implicated in Special Counsel Robert Mueller'sinvestigation.
A combustible situation on the Korean Peninsula — despite President Donald Trump's
assurances otherwise. These are among the bold predictions for next
year offered by members of the Asia Society family. Take a look at what
else we think is going to happen in 2019, and see how we
did last year.
Rudd on U.S.-China Relations: What Happens Next?
the recent G20 summit in Buenos Aires, President Trump
agreed to delay planned tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese
exports, thus staving off a major salvo in the burgeoning U.S.-China
trade war. In a speech delivered last week at Asia Society, Kevin Rudd
argues that Beijing and Washington aren't out of the woods yet. The
U.S. approach to China, Rudd says, is shifting from "strategic
engagement" to "strategic competition."
Sharma: We Are Now in an Era of Deglobalization
In the decades following the Second World War, the world's economies
embraced free trade, cross-border investment, and economic
integration to an extraordinary extent, ushering in an era of
globalization that, until recently, had seemed permanent. But Ruchir Sharma,
an economic analyst at Morgan Stanley, argues that this era has now
ended — and that our new phase of "deglobalization" will
have unpredictable consequences for the world.
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