Geraci on Al Jazeera said: “Without the US, TPP is dead. Alternative regional trade agreements are also unlikely amongst the remaining countries, because without the US covering their backs and opening its market, no country would have any interest in antagonizing China. While trade is beneficial on average for both countries involved, it is not beneficial for all the citizens. Trump may not be concerned too much about the average wealth or the average U.S. citizens, rather, he would probably be more concerned about the low income of the people who voted for him and supported him, and even if pulling out of TPP is detrimental to the overall US economy, it would be beneficial to the group of voters that support him, hence his anti-TPP stance.”
Geraci has been interviewed by Italian RaiNews to discuss the impact of Trump on Chinese economic development. On the margin, he believes Trump’s presidency will be slightly positive for China. On one hand, Trump has made a promise to raise tariffs for imports from China into the U.S. But Geraci points out that one thing is the rhetoric used during the election period and one other thing is what the President will do afterwards. Obviously he needs to take care of the mid-western voters, people who are particularly hit by the economic recession, and he needs to show he is doing something to help them, without affecting the relationship with China too much.
Geraci on CCTV Dialogue calls for a European Union to stick to economic cooperation only and to re-think grand plans for momentary and political integration. That is break up of the Euro. He also hopes that Angela Merkel loses elections next year. Today,Pope Francesco proclaimed the International Day of Peace and Geraci reminded CCTV audience that the life of an Italian, a German, a Chinese are all equally worthy regardless of religion, colour and nationalitynglish language.
Geraci on CCTV Dialogue discusses the importance of enhancing mutual understanding of cultures in order to enhance China-EU relationship. He strongly emphasised the need for cross cultural learning to start at early age, high school or even earlier. Without such early exposure, university students fail to grasp the differences and the challenges. In other words, starting at University is too late.
The RMB is now officially part of the SDR basket. Until couple of years ago, many people in China, including finance experts, had never heard of SDR. The big question is now, “What is the direction of causality between RMB Internationalisation and importance of SDR”. In other words, will the accession to SDR push for more reforms so that RMB internationalization may progress faster? Or, could it be that, since even the RMB is in the basket, the importance of the SDR will be declining, from already pretty much insignificant levels? Geraci was guest on CCTV Dialogue to discuss with issues, together with Xiang Songzuo.
Geraci was a guest for Al Jazeera TV to discuss Mao’s legacy in today’s China. He thinks today’s China is totally different from China in 1950. China is today 70% capitalist and 30% socialist. He divides Chinese people into two groups. The older people and the younger people. The people who are older have benefits from the last thirty year’s economic reform. They do have memory, but they don’t think much about Mao. The people who are younger have never suffered as they parents and grandparents did, so they are also not very interested in knowing what happing in the past. He divides Chinese people into two groups. The older people and the younger people. The people who are older have benefits from the last thirty year’s economic reform. They do have memory, but they don’t think much about Mao. The people who are younger have never suffered as they parents and grandparents did, so they are also not very interested in knowing what happing in the past.