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In the ROC the Kuomintang Party is the one which has worked for closer ties to the PRC, and President Ma Ying-jeou has signed 21 agreements (mostly dealing with trade, tourism and the like) with the PRC. It is the leftist opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which has opposed the Kuomintang's policy of closer and cordial relations with the PRC. On November 29, 2014 the people the ROC went to the polls, and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) routed the Kuomintang. Economic integration between the PRC and the ROC a thing accomplished and presumably irreversible, but now the pace of that integration may slow.
President Xi Jinping's and the Communist Party's strategy for the next stage of China's development is domestic. The four comprehensives are: -comprehensively achieving a moderately prosperous society; -comprehensively deepening reform; -comprehensively governing the nation according to the law; -comprehensively and strictly governing the Party. The PRC is looking for stability and improving relations in international matters. Look at its relations with the ROK. Just recently the two countries initialed an FTA, and high end delegations from country are frequently shuttling off to the other's capital for negotiations.
Elizabeth Warren has a moral obligation to prove to America that she cannot beat Hillary Clinton in democratic primaries. She can only do this by running in these primaries. A Clinton/Warren primary fight would be the ugliest in US history.
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Dear World, We’re Sorry

Beyond Category Wrote: Feb 08, 2015 3:51 PM
There are results from the US's incompetence. Just this last week the ROK said that will not install the US THAAD (Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense) system in the ROK, This refusal pleases the PRC. And then there's that upcoming meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Japan, China and South Korea in March, the first in three years. The result of this pivot to Asia is to make the US irrelevant in Asia.
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Early Presidential Prospects

Beyond Category Wrote: Jan 21, 2015 5:21 PM
Also Sowell neglects to mention a most successful Republican, President Harding, who single handedly led the nation out a severe economic contraction in 1921, and set the stage for the Roaring Twenties. Harding once serve as a Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, but never as Governor. President Coolige was Governor of Massachusetts for only two years 1919-20. But his example is sorely missing from today's politicians. He called out the National Guard to suppress and break a strike of a police in Boston-with the assertion that "there is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anytime, anywhere."
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Early Presidential Prospects

Beyond Category Wrote: Jan 21, 2015 5:11 PM
Sowell should have mentioned that if Senator Warren challenges Secretary Clinton for the Democratic nomination it would be the ugliest primary fight in the history of the Republic.
The last honest person associated with Harvard was Fighting Joe Story, and he died in 1846. It's been a long time Harvard.
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The Ironies of Oil

Beyond Category Wrote: Jan 01, 2015 8:45 AM
Oil at $60 a barrel makes the DPRK more dangerous. It may be able to replenish its strategic oil supply and have a few more military parades etc.
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Are Facts Obsolete?

Beyond Category Wrote: Dec 30, 2014 6:03 AM
Last week Sowell all but accused Mayor de Blasio of having "some residual decency." Now I suppose it's possible for a democrat to have decency, but decency is a stranger to Mayor de Blasio. The Mayor trivialized the murder of two NYPD officers, by making it all about him. There's nothing new about this. That's the kind of people democrats are. Sowell should apologize for his remarks because democrats have no residual decency.
Just keep parading your ignorance. it's hilarious.
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