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How Low Can You Go: Selling Out Taiwan To Settle U.S. Debt With China?





A ludicrous proposal from a NYT OpEd, seriously, how low can you go?

 
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Provoking China: Selling F-16 to Taiwan or The Currency Bill?





Ths U.S. tried not to "needlessly provoke" China on the F-16 deal to Taiwan, but is willing to go all out slapping the meritless Currency Bill on China's face.

 
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North Korean Bombing South's Yeonpyeong Island





U.S. stocks dropped more than one percent on Tuesday with two Korea's exchanging fire adding to the already worrisome Irish debt crisis in Europe. Europe's debt crisis has mostly been factored in, so the new development in Korea is what really jolted the market.

 
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Google Got Flack Over Leaked Diaoyu/Senkaku Sino-Japanese Boat Clash Videos





The video of the infamous collision between Japanese coastguard vessel and a Chinese fishing boat off the disputed Diaoyu or Senkaku Islands in September was recently leaked and surfaced on YouTube.

 
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Curious Crude Oil & Silver Market Actions Warrant A CFTC Investigation





Once again we find some strange activity occurring in these markets from a trading perspective, and it is time that the increased staff and resources of the beefed-up CTFC enforcement division look into crude oil and silver markets, in particular.

 
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China Furious at The Nobel Peace Prize Award





Jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for "two decades of non-violent struggle for human rights". China is totally livid and called the award "an obscenity".

 
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U.S Government Tops in User Data Request - 4,287 in Six Months!





Google unveiled a “transparency tool” that gives information about requests it receives for user data or content removal from government agencies. The most recent data set--Jan. 2010 to Jun. 2010--the U.S. reign supreme this time around with 4,287 data requests, up almost 20%.

 
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A Third Sino-Japanese War?





For centuries, the relationship between China and Japan may be best described as tense to turbulent with two Sino-Japanese wars all within the last century or so. However, the fuse was lit again this month when Japan seized a Chinese fishing boat near a disputed border. The Third Sino-Japanese War could be brewing, but with brand new battle formation this time around.

 
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A Little Rice Wine Spat: Taiwan vs. U.S. and EU





Both the U.S. and EU governments allege that a planned tax cut by Taiwanese government on domestic rice wine will create an unfair competition to imported whisky, cognac and brandy,and have threatened to file a WTO case against Tawian. As battle clouds are gathering at the WTO, it seems high time for some quick cross-cultural understanding....on rice wine.

 
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Mega Private Equity Deal in 2010: Some Fundamentals in Place





All the latest M&A activity begs the question--where the heck is private equity? Can they still compete with large companies sitting on a pile of cash? If so, who will likely be the potential candidates?

 
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New Jersey With The Luck Of The Irish





New Jersey (and several banks for that matter) got the luck of the Irish as they were able to pull an Enron accounting trick without any consequences after settling a related suit with the SEC.

 
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In Defense of the HP Board





My take as to what really happened between the HP board, Hurd, and Fisher.

 
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Oil Espionage: Don’t Mess With China!





An American geologist-- Xue Feng--was sentenced to eight years in prison for gathering data on China's oil industry.

 
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Judge Who Overturned Drilling Ban Held Oil Stocks Back in 2008, So What??





The ink of the ruling against the offshore drilling moratorium is not even dry yet, the media is already jumping all over that Judge Martin Feldman is "greased with oil investments", says Mr. Christopher Helman, an Associate Editor of Forbes.

 
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