War in the grey zone ~ weaponizing regulators

There is a chilling report in The Economist which says that "As the trade war chips away at its allure, China wants to retain the affection of foreign businesses. It has promised to level the playing field between them and their domestic rivals. This pledge is meant as reassurance that Chinese firms will receive no … Continue reading War in the grey zone ~ weaponizing regulators

Just when I thought things could not get much worse …

... I saw this headline in an article, datelined 6 Aug 2019, in the New York Times: The article goes on to say that "Demand for bulletproof backpacks surged after the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., in February 2018. With back-to-school season approaching, the shootings this weekend in El Paso and Dayton, … Continue reading Just when I thought things could not get much worse …

A bloody disgrace

This story, by veteran journalists Stephen Chase and Robert Fife in the Globe and Mail, is very disturbing. David Mulroney, who I have cited often in these pages, is a distinguished Canadian scholar and public servant who has served at the very highest levels in the Privy Council Office and as Canada's ambassador to China. Now, … Continue reading A bloody disgrace