He Warned Apple About the Risks in China. Then They Became Reality.

Doug Guthrie, once one of America’s leading China bulls, rang the alarm on doing business there. He spoke about his time at Apple.

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Britain Signs Major Trade Deal With Australia, Its First After Brexit

The agreement will include a cap on tariff-free imports for 15 years, a measure intended to appease British farmers concerned about a flood of beef and sheep imports.

#agriculture-and-farming, #australia, #customs-tariff, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #morrison-scott-1968

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U.S. and E.U. Agree to Suspend Feud Over Aid for Airbus and Boeing

The agreement, coming as President Biden prepares to meet European leaders, ends a 17-year dispute over aircraft subsidies.

#airbus-industrie, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #boeing-company, #customs-tariff, #europe, #european-union, #federal-aid-us, #international-trade-and-world-market, #tai-katherine-1974, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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Boris Johnson’s ‘Global Britain’ Makes Shaky Start at G7 Summit

The prime minister’s plan to introduce his vision of a nimble, trade-savvy U.K. was upended by a spat over Northern Ireland.

#european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #group-of-seven, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #northern-ireland, #united-states-international-relations

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Europe’s Summer of Recovery Is More Fragile Than It Looks

An anticipated surge of tourism in Portugal is suddenly not at all certain — a symbol of the global economy’s continued struggle with pandemic uncertainty.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #european-union, #eurozone, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #recession-and-depression, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #wages-and-salaries

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Wonking Out: Economic Nationalism, Biden-Style

China is the new Japan, and chips are the new chips.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #harris-kamala-d, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Ambassador Tai to Outline Biden’s Goal of Worker-Focused Trade Policy

The U.S. trade representative will call for stronger worker protections in trade policy as the administration looks to curb the negative impact of globalization.

#canada, #china, #forced-labor, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #mexico, #north-america, #tai-katherine-1974, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #united-states-mexico-canada-agreement

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U.S. and Europe Look for Tariff Cease-Fire as Biden Heads Overseas

The Biden administration is trying to ease trade tension with allies, in part to help counter China.

#airbus-industrie, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #boeing-company, #group-of-seven, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #world-trade-organization

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Senate Passes Bill to Bolster Competitiveness With China

The wide margin of support reflected a sense of urgency among lawmakers in both parties about shoring up the technological and industrial capacity of the United States to counter Beijing.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #democratic-party, #energy-department, #innovation, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #law-and-legislation, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #national-science-foundation, #politics-and-government, #research, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #shortages, #space-and-astronomy, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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America Is Driving the Global Economy. When Does That Become a Problem?

New trade data suggests the outlook for the U.S. economy will depend in part on the rate of recovery of other nations.

#consumer-behavior, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-trade-and-world-market, #united-states-economy

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China Moves to Tame Inflation Before Prices Rise Too Much

Rising costs at its factories could trickle out into the rest of the world economy.

#china, #consumer-behavior, #currency, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #inflation-economics, #international-trade-and-world-market, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #renminbi-currency, #stockpiling, #united-states-economy, #us-dollar-currency

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Make China ‘Lovable,’ Xi Said. But Don’t Expect Softening.

Xi Jinping’s remarks to top Communist Party leaders suggest Beijing will focus on courting allies rather than easing its rhetoric against the U.S. and Europe.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #territorial-disputes, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping

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Biden Administration Moves to Unkink Supply Chain Bottlenecks

A swath of recommendations calls for more investments, new supply chains and less reliance on other countries for crucial goods.

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Senate Poised to Pass Huge Industrial Policy Bill to Counter China

The broad support for the bill highlights how competition with Beijing is one of the few issues that can still unite both political parties.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #international-trade-and-world-market, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #senate, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Expands Trum-Era Ban in Chinese Firms Linked to Military

The new order includes firms engaged in making and deploying the surveillance technology used against Muslim minorities and dissidents around the globe.

#china, #china-mobile-ltd, #china-telecom, #china-unicom-hong-kong-ltd, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #international-trade-and-world-market, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Portugal’s Bike Boom: How the Country Is Meeting the Demand

To meet a jump in demand, the country’s bike-making industry is building new factories, hiring workers and dealing with parts shortages.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-tariff, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #portugal

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How ViacomCBS’s Content Deals Cost U.S. Taxpayers $4 Billion

A new report details ViacomCBS’s use of a labyrinthine tax shelter to sell rights to its shows and films overseas.

#cbs-corporation, #corporate-taxes, #intellectual-property, #international-trade-and-world-market, #law-and-legislation, #media, #mission-impossible-movie, #redstone-shari, #spongebob-squarepants-cartoon-character, #tax-shelters, #taxation, #viacom-inc, #viacomcbs-inc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Global Shortages During Coronavirus Reveal Failings of Just in Time Manufacturing

Global shortages of many goods reflect the disruption of the pandemic combined with decades of companies limiting their inventories.

#automobiles, #calvin-klein-inc, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-compensation, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-henry, #intel-corporation, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mckinseyco, #nike-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #shutdowns-institutional, #stock-buybacks, #stockpiling, #stocks-and-bonds, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states-economy

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Fears for Bangladesh Garment Workers as Safety Agreement Nears an End

The Rana Plaza collapse led to the agreement, which improved factory safety for workers. Despite a last-minute extension, its legacy may be in jeopardy.

#alliance-for-bangladesh-worker-safety, #bangladesh, #bangladesh-garment-manufacturers-and-exporters-assn, #dhaka-bangladesh, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #politics-and-government, #rana-plaza-building-collapse-bangladesh-2013, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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U.S.-China Phase 1 Trade Deal Could Set Rules for Commerce

Last year’s deal could set the rules for global commerce for years to come, leaving the door open to lavish Chinese subsidies and unilateral American tariffs.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #innovation, #international-trade-and-world-market, #liu-he-1952, #solar-energy, #tai-katherine-1974, #united-states-economy

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Pakistan’s Private Vaccinations Draw Criticism

An inoculation push, plagued with limited supplies and red tape, makes doses available to those who can pay for them. In a country with a struggling economy, most can’t.

#cansino-biologics, #china-national-pharmaceutical-group-corp-sinopharm, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #hospitals, #income-inequality, #international-trade-and-world-market, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How US Activists Are Trying to Halt the Killing of Kangaroos in Australia

A bill in Congress aims to ban all kangaroo products from Australia, setting up a clash between two very different kinds of people on opposite ends of the earth.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #australia, #indigenous-australians, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kangaroos, #meat, #pacelle-wayne, #people-for-the-ethical-treatment-of-animals, #politics-and-government, #rural-areas, #shoes-and-boots

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U.S. Activists Try to Halt an Australian Way of Life: Killing Kangaroos

A bill in Congress aims to ban all kangaroo products from Australia, setting up a clash between two very different kinds of people on opposite ends of the earth.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #australia, #indigenous-australians, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kangaroos, #meat, #pacelle-wayne, #people-for-the-ethical-treatment-of-animals, #politics-and-government, #rural-areas, #shoes-and-boots

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Colonial Pipeline Hack Shows Risk to US Energy Independence

The country relies less on foreign oil than it used to, but pipelines and grids are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks and extreme weather.

#colonial-pipeline-co, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #darkside-hacking-group, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #shale, #solar-energy, #united-states, #wind-power

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U.S. Energy Independence Threatened by Hackers and Climate Change

The country relies less on foreign oil than it used to, but pipelines and grids are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks and extreme weather.

#colonial-pipeline-co, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #darkside-hacking-group, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #shale, #solar-energy, #united-states, #wind-power

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U.S. and Europe to Begin Talks on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

The Biden administration is trying to rebuild relations with Europe, but it is moving cautiously to unwind tariffs imposed by President Donald J. Trump.

#customs-tariff, #european-union, #international-trade-and-world-market, #steel-and-iron, #tai-katherine-1974

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Why Vaccinating the World Against Covid-19 Will Be Hard

When President Biden joined a push to set aside patents for Covid shots, he entered a roiling debate over how to ensure poor countries get enough vaccine.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #intellectual-property, #international-trade-and-world-market, #inventions-and-patents, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #world-trade-organization

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What Would It Take to Vaccinate the World Against Covid?

When President Biden joined a push to set aside patents for Covid shots, he entered a roiling debate over how to ensure poor countries get enough vaccine.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #intellectual-property, #international-trade-and-world-market, #inventions-and-patents, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #world-trade-organization

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For Clean Energy, Buy American or Buy It Quick and Cheap?

President Biden says slowing climate change will create jobs. Tension between unions and environmentalists shows it’s not so simple.

#albany-ny, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #environment, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #organized-labor, #protectionism-trade, #united-states-politics-and-government, #windmills

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Wind Project Shows Democratic Tensions Over Energy

President Biden says slowing climate change will create jobs. Tension between unions and environmentalists shows it’s not so simple.

#albany-ny, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #environment, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #organized-labor, #protectionism-trade, #united-states-politics-and-government, #windmills

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How Botanical Oils Won Over the West

Though they’ve been prized since the dawn of civilization around the world, these natural elixirs have now taken on an almost religious aura for wellness types.

#beauty-concept, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #flowers-and-plants, #hair, #indigenous-people, #international-trade-and-world-market, #luxury-goods-and-services, #oils-and-fats, #skin, #trees-and-shrubs

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Complaint Accuses Mexican Factories of Labor Abuses, Testing New Trade Pact

The A.F.L.-C.I.O. and other groups are seeking to make use of a new enforcement mechanism in the updated North American trade deal.

#american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #brookfield-asset-management, #cardone-industries, #collective-bargaining, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mexico, #organized-labor, #service-employees-international-union, #united-states-politics-and-government, #united-states-mexico-canada-agreement, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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U.K. and France Send Naval Ships to Channel Island in Tense Fishing Dispute

French fishing crews are threatening to blockade a port on the island of Jersey in a standoff over post-Brexit fishing rights in the waters nearby.

#channel-islands, #fishing-commercial, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

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Biden Backs Suspending Patents on Covid Vaccines

The Biden administration, siding with some world leaders over the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, came out in favor of waiving intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #intellectual-property, #international-trade-and-world-market, #inventions-and-patents, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-trade-organization

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The Side of Wall Street That Matters Most Is Begging for Infrastructure

Just look at the underlying tells in the financial markets.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #international-trade-and-world-market, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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China Is Set to Rule Electric Car Production

Fueled with money from Wall Street and local officials, automakers plan to build eight million electric cars a year there, more than Europe and North America combined.

#automobiles, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #nio-ltd, #start-ups, #subsidies-for-corporations, #xpeng, #zhejiang-geely-holding-group

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Pfizer Reaps Hundreds of Millions in Profits From Covid Vaccine

The company said its vaccine generated $3.5 billion in revenue in the first three months of this year.

#biontech-se, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #international-trade-and-world-market, #inventions-and-patents, #pfizer-inc, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Biden Can Help Make Covid-Vaccine Tech Available to Poor Countries

The West has hoarded vaccines and blocked developing nations from making their own. President Biden can put a stop to that.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #inventions-and-patents, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-trade-organization

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Widespread Commodity Shortages Raise Inflation Fears

For products as diverse as lumber and microchips, price increases are filtering through the economy.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #commodities, #computer-chips, #inflation-economics, #international-trade-and-world-market, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shortages, #united-states-economy

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Brexit Trade Deal Gets a Final OK From E.U. Parliament

The vote is the formal end of the long Brexit process, which began nearly five years ago. But mutual mistrust remains high.

#barnier-michel, #customs-tariff, #european-parliament, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #northern-ireland, #von-der-leyen-ursula

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Chlorinated U.S. Chickens Fuel British Consumers’ Fears

Denounced by politicians and reviled by food safety activists, American-bred “chlorinated chickens” have become a symbol of all the U.K. fears about a looming trade deal.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chickens, #chlorinated-chicken, #european-food-safety-authority, #food, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #poultry, #united-states

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Vaccines Made at Troubled Baltimore Plant Were Shipped to Canada and Mexico

The Biden administration said it did not know of manufacturing problems at the Emergent factory when it approved shipping millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine. The company says the doses were safe.

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China’s Solar Dominance Presents Biden With Human Rights Dilemma

President Biden’s vow to work with China on issues like climate change is clashing with his promise to defend human rights.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #factories-and-manufacturing, #first-solar-inc, #forced-labor, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #silicon, #solar-energy, #solar-energy-industries-assn, #solyndra-inc, #trumka-richard-l, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xinjiang-china

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‘We Were Left With Nothing.’ Argentina’s Misery Deepens in the Pandemic.

The economy contracted by nearly 10 percent last year, and the country faces a reckoning with the I.M.F. over $45 billion in debts.

#argentina, #blackrock-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #fernandez-alberto-1959, #georgieva-kristalina-ivanova, #inflation-economics, #international-monetary-fund, #international-trade-and-world-market, #macri-mauricio, #politics-and-government, #poverty, #recession-and-depression, #united-states

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How Can the City of London Survive Brexit?

Other European cities are eating away at Britain’s edge in financial services. The government is trying to find ways to keep it.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #deliveroo-roofoods-ltd, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #hill-jonathan-hopkin-1960, #initial-public-offerings, #international-trade-and-world-market, #london-england, #london-stock-exchange, #special-purpose-acquisition-companies-spac, #stocks-and-bonds

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We Need a High Wall With a Big Gate on the Southern Border

Immigration is America’s lifeblood, so we can’t risk losing it.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #central-america, #democratic-party, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-trade-and-world-market, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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2 Korean Battery Makers Settle Dispute That Threatened Biden’s Green Agenda

The settlement between LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation ensures that a battery plant in Georgia will go forward without hampering electric vehicle production.

#batteries, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #georgia, #intellectual-property, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kemp-brian-p, #labor-and-jobs, #ossoff-jon, #tai-katherine-1974, #united-states-international-trade-commission, #united-states-politics-and-government, #volkswagen-ag

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In 2020, There Was an Epic Collapse of Demand. Now, the Problem Is Supply.

Recent setbacks raise doubt about how quickly businesses can respond to customers who seem intent on spending freely.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #united-states-economy

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U.S. Intelligence Report Warns of Global Consequences of Social Fragmentation

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted weaknesses of the international order, said the report, which is issued every four years.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #global-warming, #immigration-and-emigration, #income-inequality, #intelligence-report, #international-trade-and-world-market, #national-intelligence-council, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Taiwan’s Drought Pits Chip Makers Against Farmers

The island is going to great lengths to keep water flowing to its all-important semiconductor industry, including shutting off irrigation to legions of rice growers.

#agriculture-and-farming, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #irrigation, #reservoirs, #rice, #shortages, #taiwan, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #water, #weather

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