Category Archives: Beijing

The Commodity Supercycle Portends Great Depression II Starting 2014.

September 4, 2013 – The Commodity Supercycle: Discussion of the supposed commodity “supercycle” tends to focus more on the “super” and less on the “cycle.” But all true cycles eventually head down. This one could turn in 2014. The current … Continue reading

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China Arrests Christian Sect Members Over Doomsday Chat – NYTimes.com

  December 20, 2012 – Chatter of Doomsday Makes Beijing Nervous:  By the time Saturday rolls around (or not) it will be self-evident whether the doomsday predictions espoused by some Christian sects and New Age followers of the Mayan end-of-world … Continue reading

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Japan Premier Warns About Chinese Military – WSJ.com

March 19, 2012 – Japanese Prime Minister Warns About Chinese Military:  The Japanese Prime Minister stated that, “Circumstances in our surrounding regions are increasingly severe, complicated and remain uncertain, as depicted in moves by North Korea including nuclear and missile … Continue reading

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Gold Plummets $87 an Ounce in a single Day!

March 1, 2012 – Gold and silver tumble on Fed remarks: Pictured above, gold fell $87 an ounce in one day (nearest liquid futures contract) COMEX. One gold contract is 100 ounces, therefore, $87 X 100/oz. = $8,700 won or … Continue reading

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The “Blame Game” on Gasoline and Crude Oil Prices.

February 27, 2012 – ‘Stupid’ and Oil Prices: The Associated Press image above tells the tale of rising gasoline prices, generated from rising crude oil prices. Note: Your editor is politically neutral, so that I may bring you as close … Continue reading

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China’s Paradox of Prosperity.

Click here for the “China’s Paradox of Prosperity – Video. February 25, 2011 – The Paradox of China’s Prosperity: This short video examines the paradox of China’s seemingly endless growth.  Will it slow down or stop and if so, when? The … Continue reading

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And I thought Only the United States “Cooked the Books.”

February 23, 2012 – Influential Report to Warn of Economic Crisis Unless State-Run Firms Are Scaled Back: There is a new rush for reform in China. An exclusive preview of an economic report on China, prepared by the World Bank … Continue reading

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Amid Murders, Mexico Quietly Thrives.

February 13, 2012 – Amid Murders, Mexico Quietly Thrives: If Mexico’s drug violence is so relentless and gruesome, then why are Marriott, Hilton, InterContinental and other hotel chains piling into the market? Largely because tourists and business travelers keep piling … Continue reading

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The Inside Story of Life in Iran.

February 7, 2012 – The Inside Story of Life in Iran: Prices on many imported goods are way up, reflecting a weaker Iranian currency. One measure of the profound anxiety now coursing through Iranian society can be seen on Manouchehri … Continue reading

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Accuses U.S. of Bullying China on U.N. Oil Sanctions.

January 27, 2012 – Iran accuses U.S. of bullying China on U.N. sanctions: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (pictured above) said that sanctions against Iran amounted to worthless paper and accused the United States of bullying China into going along with … Continue reading

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