PATRICK POLESHUK WRITES– It’s hard to believe: Yet in times of government-oriented mass murders, targeting of political opponents, and the overall suppression of free speech, lies a miraculously happy country, according to so-called scientific opinion polls. So, amid much human-rights criticism from western allies and the global community alike, why…Full Article Philippines: Anti-Drug Dragon Duterte as Happiness-Maker
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PATRICK POLESHUK WRITES — In a cutthroat economic environment in which trading is perceived as a zero-sum game, the placement of tariffs on roughly $250 billion worth of Chinese goods is merely perceived as keeping things fair. President Trump has held to this view since his 2017 ascension to office,…Full Article CHINA: Is China First to Fall Victim to Trump’s Trade War?