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World Trade Declines Due to Lower Import and Export from China

Globally, less was traded in July than a year earlier. According to the monthly World Trade Monitor, according to the Central Planning Bureau (CPB), trade volume decreased by 0.9 percent compared to June. In June, 0.7 percent more goods…

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World Trade Declines Due to Lower Import and Export from China

Globally, less was traded in July than a year earlier. According to the monthly World Trade Monitor, according to the Central Planning Bureau (CPB), trade volume decreased by 0.9 percent compared to June. In June, 0.7 percent more goods were traded between countries than a month earlier. However, the fact that global trade is now declining is partly due to the continuing decline in China.…

The Second Cold War has Begun, and Joe Biden Presents the World With A Choice

Aukus, the new US security pact with Australia and the UK, is ending the era of noncommittal towards China. The latest American turn towards Asia forces countries to make a hard choice: for or against Beijing. It was a German courtesy visit: docking with the frigate Bayern in the Chinese port city of Shanghai on a six-month mission. Such a stopover sends a social signal: while Berlin,…

WHO: Seven Million Deaths Each Year from Air Pollution

Seven million people die every year from the effects of air pollution. Therefore, it is one of the most severe threats to human health from the environment, says the World Health Organization WHO. The WHO is therefore tightening air quality guidelines for the first time since 2005. The WHO says new evidence that air pollution is already harmful at lower levels than previously thought.…

Facebook Threatens Researchers Who Study Algorithms Again

A German project investigating whether Instagram is politically polarizing and promoting misinformation or hate speech has been shut down. Facebook is pressuring researchers to obey or take legal action. The Berlin Algorithm Watch investigated how certain things appear on Instagram in response to the upcoming German elections. The aim is to investigate whether the platform owned by…

Joe Biden: No New Cold War After China Allegation

The concept of the Cold War is not something President Joe Biden believes in, the US president will say in his address to the United Nations on Tuesday. China last week accused the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom of a "Cold War mentality" in rejoinder to the AUKUS security pact of the three Anglo-Saxon countries. Biden will emphasize alliances and "intensive diplomacy,"…

Container Carriers and Chip Companies Drive Japanese Stock Market

The Tokyo stock exchange closed with a small profit on Friday. The Japanese sea transport companies, in particular, did very well in the hopes of a strong economic recovery from the corona crisis and an increase in profit expectations by the Danish competitor A.P. Møller-Maersk, the largest container carrier in the world. The chip companies were also picked up after the loss a day…

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