Let’s continue the analysis of the duties that Trump has imposed on steel imported from China and how China intends to respond, using numbers to assess the actual impact, beyond the rhetoric and diplomacy.
Italian newspaper “Il Foglio” has discussed a politicized version of the debate between “More Europe or Less Europe? More free market or more protectionism?” quoting Salvini and Di Maio, the leaders of League and Five Star Movement. Here is my opinion.
The saga between Tesla and the Chinese government is indicative of the balance of power between a country that has built its economic success on the control of tariffs and investments, and an innovative company in the new energy vehicle industry that tries to penetrate the Chinese market.
What is perceived as a strong point in Brussels – is the fact that so many countries have formed a single market – is instead exploited by China, and rightly so to its advantage, and thus becomes a point of weakness of the Union itself.
Theresa May‘s visit to Shanghai. In Brussels, they hope that May’s mission will fail to show that there is no life outside the EU. As expected, China lifts ban on beef for other countries, not just for Italy. We cooperate more with the UK.
Economic Protectionism or Liberalism. We discussed this topic in Al-Jazeera talk-show with other guests. Protectionism or free markets? Below are the basic points of dialogue on TV.
China arctic strategy. What is the official Italian policy regarding the Arctic? The Mediterranean that risks being closed to the north by these new Arctic routes and to the south by the growing importance that Africa has in the eyes of China.
One of the main objections that I’ve recently received is the following: “what if the current shareholder wishes to sell out? In that case, it seems clear that the government cannot put any obstacles and cause the transaction to fail because in that case, it is the seller, the old shareholder, that would forgo the opportunity to cash in”. Here’s my answer.