politics Archive

chinaChina is spending millions on engineering and geological work for the 84 mile rail tunnel to Taiwan

In 2017, Chinese Academy of Engineering completed a detailed design for an 84 mile long Tunnel to Taiwan. The Academy is the largest central governmental advisory body on infrastructural construction. Beijing included a cross-strait high-speed rail network in its then-new …

citiesChicago having more total murders than cities of LA and NY combined leads for calls for Mayor to resign

There was an anti-violence demonstration in Chicago which also called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign. Chicago has had more total murders in 2016, 2017 and 2018 than the combined populations of Los Angeles and Chicago. This is despite having …

economic impactShark Tank Kevin O’Leary seems optimistic about trade war and trusts Kudlow, Mnuchin and Ross

Kevin O’Leary is a Canadian businessman, author and television personality. He co-founded O’Leary Funds and SoftKey. He is famous for being on the Shark Tank TV show. Kevin has a net worth of over $400 million. China also has higher …

economic impactIran’s miserable economy and wasteful foreign wars have resulted in an angry populace

Iran’s official unemployment rate is 12% and oil exports have declined by about half a million barrels a day and might decline even further as the effect of the renewed U.S. American sanctions increases. Iranian people have no confidence in …

artificial intelligenceEthical and Economical Questions Surrounding AI – C2 Montreal AI Forum

This is a AI Forum at C2 Montreal. This is sponsored by Element AI. Yoshua Bengio, Element AI Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec The Ethical and Economical Questions Surrounding AI In this talk, one of the most prominent researchers in …

chinaChina likely to remove all limits to family size this year

China is planning to scrap all limits on the number of children a family can have. The State Council, China’s cabinet, has commissioned research on the repercussions of ending the country’s roughly four-decade-old policy and intends to enact the change …

canadaCanada Trudeaus could combine for longest rule

Pierre Trudeau was the 3rd longest service Prime Minister and Justin Trudeau is likely to win a second term. A full second term would make Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada for 8 to 9 years. Pierre had four terms …

chinaTrump is letting ZTE get back into business

Chinese technology company, ZTE, earlier this month suspended its main operations after the US Commerce Department banned American supplies to its business. “President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way …

koreaSouth Korea thinks a peace agreement is North Korea is near

South Korea sees a path to a peace agreement with North Korea and an end to the over 65 years old state of war with North Korea. The Korean War never officially ended. Hostilities were suspended for all of these …

antiagingBased upon his father’s lifespan Xi Jinping will be President of China until 2043

China has voted to remove term limits on Presidents of China. Xi Jinping will turn 65 this year. Xi Jinping’s father was Xi Zhongxun. His father lived until he was 89. Xi Jinping will likely be President of China for …