Opinion: China became a modern nation 100 years ago – but there’s no big party

One hundred years ago this month, on May 4, 1919, the streets of Beijing exploded in angry protest marches. Students at Beida (Peking University) and other universities were venting their fury, along with large numbers of the city’s residents, against the government’s secret decision to hand a former German colonial position in China straight over to Japan instead of rightfully returning it to China. Read More …read more Source:: Calgary Herald       

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Two Nuclear Problems, One Policy: Maximum Pressure

President Donald Trump faces two high-stakes nuclear problems with two rogue regimes. And in the pursuit of elusive grand bargains, he has relied heavily on one tool: “maximum pressure.” But with neither North Korea nor Iran has the strategy yielded the ultimate nuclear deal so far. With North Korea, Trump introduced an escalating series of sanctions and harsh tweets (remember “Rocket Man”?) that, after a tense few months of brinkmanship in summer and fall 2017, yielded quickly to maximum engagement. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have now held two summits, exchanged letters, and in Trump’s words “fell in love.” For Iran, the pressure phase looks nowhere near… Read More

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Opinion: Let’s work on climate, not weaponizing the Constitution

Last week, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal issued its opinion on the constitutionality of the federal government’s carbon-pricing framework. A 3-2 majority of the court agreed Ottawa can impose a gradually rising floor price on greenhouse gas emissions across the country, confirming the consensus view of Canada’s legal experts. Read More …read more Source:: Calgary Herald       

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Former Uber exec says it slumped at IPO because investors don’t ‘understand the Uber story,’ and predicts a comeback fueled by autonomous technology (UBER)

Uber’s first day of trading was not a rousing success, with stock slumping almost 8% from its IPO price. Emil Michael, a former high-ranking executive at Uber, told CNBC this happened because investors do not properly understand how valuable the company is. He said that the company’s work on autonomous driving technology will drive future growth and reinvigorate the share price. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that it will take more than one day to judge Uber, and said factors like the trade war with China had dented performance. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. A former Uber executive trying to explain the company’s lackluster performance on its first… Read More

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