China Threatens Australia’s Iron Exports

China has just threatened to stop Australia’s iron exports pipeline to Beijing. China’s recent threat to Australia is what they describe as a “wake-up call”. This came about due to Australia’s inquiry into the COVID-19 virus. Scott Morrison, the Prime Minister of Australia, called for an inquiry on where the virus originated.  The threat is a sizable one, as Australia … Read More

China Pressured to Write Off Country Loans

China is under pressure to write off loans that it has saddled on other countries.  Currently, numerous countries owe China money. This is mainly due to their massive infrastructure plan called the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).  The BRI is China’s plan to link multiple countries. It’s aim was to create networks through seas, rails, and roads. These networks would … Read More

Apple Eyes Production Shift from China to India

Apple is looking to shift its current production capabilities from China to India.  For the longest time, China has been the production hub of numerous companies. However, the pandemic has changed all that. With the country in lockdown and factories in a standstill, companies are starting to look for alternative solutions.  Tech giant Apple is one of these solutions. For … Read More

Participation Fee Is Waived For The Online 127th Canton Fair

The current global pandemic, COVID-19, caused many event organizers to either cancel or postpone events. The 127th Canton Fair was not spared of this necessary move of postponement. The initial schedule of mid-April did not push through. In early April, however, the Canton Fair organizers announced that the 127th Canton Fair will now be held online from June 15 to … Read More

Japan State of Emergency Extends; Restrictions Loosen

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has extended the country’s state of emergency, but is also loosening certain restrictions. Japan’s nationwide state of emergency is being extended until the end of May. Abe said that this month will be one where they will resolve the state of emergency. It is also a month of preparation for after the pandemic. While a … Read More

Oil Prices Drastically Drop from New US-China Trade Spat

Oil prices have significantly dropped again after another trade spat between the United States (US) and China. The pandemic is still on-going. It has already affected various countries, their economies, and businesses around the world.  Various countries though are beginning to “recover’. Or at least they think they are. Some countries are continuing to enforce their community quarantines. Others are … Read More

China’s Zijin Mining Warns PNG Over End of Gold Mine Lease

China’s Zijin Mining issues a warning to Papua New Guinea (PNG) if the lease for a co-owned gold mine is not renewed. Relations between China and PNG are currently rocky. Their continued relationship currently depends on a gold mine. This gold mine is owned by both China’s Zijin Mining and PNG’s Barrick Gold Corp.  The message from China is clear: … Read More

Join Us In Searching For Shangri-La (No, Not the Hotel Chain)

Dear Readers, Yes, many may think I have lost my mind. Maybe that is a good thing. And if that is what you call it – I suggest you try it – we should separate our minds from our brains anyway. This week’s podcast is a follow on style of last week’s “transformation” podcast. The world is changing, and last … Read More

China Gives Billions of Vouchers to Jumpstart Spending

The Chinese government is hoping to jumpstart store spending by giving out billions worth of vouchers. The Chinese government has given out vouchers worth billions of yuan. It is their hope that people will go back to stores and start spending again after the pandemic has shocked people to stop.  Apart from the vouchers, the government has also added many … Read More

North Korea Reports Panic Buying

North Korea has just reported sightings of panic buying at certain stores at Pyongyang. The reports originated last Monday that some people were panic buying at certain stores and groceries. Sources reported this news to the NK News station.  This has resulted in more shelves coming up empty. Shortages for certain items are also becoming apparent. One cause for concern … Read More