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asiaWorld GDP Forecasts for 2030

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Standard Chartered forecasts the top 10 countries in the world by purchasing power parity GDP in 2030. 1. China: $64.2 trillion 2. India: $46.3 trillion 3. US: $31 trillion 4. Indonesia: $10.1 trillion 5. Turkey: $9.1 trillion 6. Brazil: $8.6 …

asiaWill North Korea Dismantle Nuclear Weapons Production and Stabilize with South Korea?

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In a New Year’s Day speech, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un made an offer toward denuclearization. Kim indicated that North Korea wants a deal and is interested in another summit. Kim would put nuclear production capability as part of negotiations. …

asiaUS and China Aircraft Carriers and World Military Power 2025-2050

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There has been various speculation about China having five aircraft carrier by 2025 and up to ten aircraft carriers by 2049. Only two of China’s five aircraft carriers would be anywhere close to the capabilities of the US supercarriers. The …

asiaClueless and Naive on Climate Agreements Because Leaders Do Not Keep Promises

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David Attenborough made a lot of nature documentaries and is interviewed by the BBC as some kind of climate expert. In an interview with the BBC, Attenborough and the UK’s Chief Scientist (probably UK Chief Science Advisor Mark Walport) celebrated …

africaHistorical and Social Reasons Why Sacrifice As a Plan Fails

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There were some emails about my article about being able to feed 40 billion people with today’s agricultural productivity. Food, energy, water, and ecosystems are connected. The complexity of those systems is secondary. Why do people have large families? What …

asiaZeihan, Japan and China

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I noticed a couple of days ago a video by Peter Zeihan that made predictions about the US withdrawing as the global cop which would trigger World disorder, wars of the frequency seen between 1800-1945 and collapse in global trade. …

asiaRise of China and Strictly Business Competition in the World

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There have been many books written about the rise of China and great powers going to War. Harvard political scientist Graham Allison called the problem “the Thucydides Trap,” in which the country in relative decline so fears the rise of …

asiaDeveloped Country population from 17% to over 50% of World by 2050

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The population of the World’s developed countries is currently a little over 1.3 billion people. This is about 17% of the world population today and will be about 50% of the world population by 2050. China, Mexico, Thailand and Turkey …

asiaTesla scaling up rollout in Europe and Asia

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Tesla sent out invitations to reservation holders living in Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, Italy, and Belgium. A significant number of Tesla cars will be made for Europe and Asia in the first quarter of 2019. Da domani #Model3 al #Tesla …

asiaRail, Grid and Trade will strengthen connections as power balance shifts in Asia

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China, India and ASEAN all will have in the range of 5-8% per year GDP growth from now to 2030. This means they will nearly double or more than double their economies. India should surpass Japan’s GDP in terms of …