Observations

Comments made by prof Geraci as well as editorials about China

1. "Special Administrative Measures for Cross-border Service Trade in Hainan Free Trade Port (Negative List) (2021 Edition)" Uniformly lists national treatment, market access, local presence, and financial services Cross-border trade and other aspects provide services to overseas service providers...
The G20 Environment Ministers' Meeting in Naples ended with the approval of an important joint statement, the result of weeks of negotiations. Never in a G20 "Environmental Communiqué" so many themes together. There are three macro thematic areas along which...
 With forest fires raging in the United States and Russia and floods ravaging parts of Western Europe, environment and energy ministers from the Group of 20 industrialized countries met on Thursday for two days of talks ahead of the...
The UK, even in the education sector, tries to live without the European Union. While applications from EU students to enter UK universities have been flat since 2016, applications from non-EU students to enter UK universities have decreased in...
Thomas L. Friedman, author, political commentator and weekly columnist for The New York Times, and Wang Huiyao, president of the Center for China and Globalization, discussed online the future of globalization and China-US relations on March 29.  PLEASE NOTE  This text...
On the New York Times, Thomas Friedman tries to get his American compatriots to understand that highlighting what China is doing, in which fields it is still behind and in which fields it is ahead of us does not...
Globalisation is an important driver of income inequality within countries, but mostly via financial rather than trade channels. Several explanations exist to explain the increasing income inequality within nation states since the 1980s. An inequality indicator that clearly points towards...
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the largest contract chipmaker in the world, is building a plant to make 3 nanometre chips, semiconductors expected to be up to 70 per cent faster and more power-efficient than the most advanced in production...

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