Friday to continue high-level trade negotiations. His new title as Chinese President Xi Jinpi
ng’s special envoy indicates the importance and authoritativeness of the talks. As pre
paration for the event, consultations at vice-ministerial-level between China and the US were recovered on Tuesday.
The world’s stock markets surged Monday due to the optimistic prospects on the deals that Beijin
g and Washington are expected to make. US President Donald Trump praised “big progress” in the
trade deal on Twitter. His words further stoked the stock markets of the US, which reached the highest in two m
onths and so increased pressure on the Trump administration to close the deal with China.
Analysts believe that if the two countries couldn’t come to an agreement, and as a result the US imposes more tariffs on Chinese prod
ucts while China responds with fiercer countermeasures, it would be a catastrophic strike to global stock markets.
In terms of avoiding such blows, the Trump administration is probably the most pres
sured. Thus in general, by the end of the trade negotiations, China and the US have become more psychologically equal.
countries, who claim their nations represent public interest, globalism is becoming a tool in the fight between capitalist forces an
d national will. As a result, state power is eroded by capital, leading to alienation and political strains in some countries.
It is believed that some countries cannot bear the negative effects of globalization. The main reason for t
his is that capital is equipped with increasingly powerful characteristics that weaken nations’ capa
bility to control their capital and eliminates sovereign states’ ability to embody the will of the people.
The hit on state power by capital not only leads to financial chaos, triggering financial and economic crise
s, but can also generate social and political woes. Western countries’ easing financial regulations resulted in the 2008 financial c
risis. In recent years, developed countries are experiencing increasing economic and political challenges, which a
ctually are extensions of the 2008 financial crisis. Some of them are yet to be addressed.
Economic liberalization faces challenges in the developed and developing world.
she would not keep quiet in exchange for various conditions and the Western media is backing her stand. The Swedish Mi
nistry of Foreign Affairs said it already launched an internal investigation into Lindstedt, who had been appointed for an
other position in the Swedish government in March. Lindstedt has now been recalled to her country.
Is Angela Gui telling the truth? The Chinese Embassy in Sweden has responded that China has never and will never authorize
anyone to be in contact with her. China handled Gui’s case in accordance with the law and legal p
rocedures. People need to be aware of Angela’s unique position as Gui Minhai’s daughter; and, considering her lack of ex
perience in distinguishing complex issues, it is necessary for people to be cautious about her story.
However, the role of Ambassador Lindstedt is also part of this. If she did arrange a meeting between Angela Gui a
nd the Chinese businessmen not authorized by Beijing, then we can make the following analysis.
First, there are domestic groups in Sweden that hope the relationship between Sweden and China will not be a
ffected by Gui’s incident in the long term. They are willing to facilitate public discussions between Stockholm and B
eijing on this matter. Ambassador Lindstedt herself is a representative of such groups.