William JonesWilliam Jones has been the Washington Bureau Chief for the Executive Intelligence Review (EIR).
Expertise : International Politics; Macro economy
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William Jones has been the Washington Bureau Chief for the Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) since 1994. He has studied China and Eurasian Landbridge in recent 20 years. He has started his research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative since 2013. He is the co-author of the EIR report Form the Silk Road to a World Landbridge.
Too much 'irrational exuberance' over US recovery
If you put your faith in President Donald Trump's numerous "tweets" you would think that everything is just coming up roses with the US economy. "The US has double the growth rate than it had eight months ago," the President tweeted on August 17....2018-09-03
How Many Soybeans Can the Europeans Eat?
A trade deal between the European Union and the U.S. is said to be in the works, causing a temporary relaxation of tensions between the two....2018-08-03
Why the “Fire and Fury” on China Trade?
The world is on tenterhooks waiting for the next moves from the Trump Administration in terms of the draconian tariffs he has threatened to place on China as well as on a number of other countries, including our close neighbors Canada and Mexico. And the question remains for most people: Is he really intent on carrying out the threat (the first tariffs are to take effect on July 6) or is this merely an “in-your-face” negotiating tactic to cut a better deal for the United States? We probably won’...2018-07-02
Trump breaks with advisers in quickly reviving summit plans
In what seemed like a sudden turn-around, or two in fact, President Trump, within the course of two days, called off the summit with DPRK’S leader, and then, receiving a cordial reply to his cancellation, decided to put it back on the agenda. While we are not totally privy to what went on behind the scenes, what went “on-stage” seemed to paint a pretty clear picture.Much was made of a rather abrasive message sent out by the DPRK, again threatening a nuclear stand-off and attacking Vice President...2018-06-05
US-China trade dispute: Where there is no vision, the people perish
The recent trade dispute between China and the United States and the threat of the US sanctions on Chinese goods has fueled speculation of a trade war between the two most important economic powers in the world. While most experts are in agreement that such a trade war would be absolutely devastating for both countries, with no up-sides whatsoever, if a solution is not forthcoming at the present round of meetings between the two delegations in Beijing, the danger of such a trade war could be imm...2018-05-07
China embarking on new phase of opening-up
The 40th anniversary of reform and opening-up makes 2018 a banner year for China. The commitments made at this year’s National People’s Congress for a deepening of the “reform and opening up” policy also characterize a “new era” in the development of the People’s Republic of China....2018-04-16
Repairing the Frayed US-China Relationship
The draconian measures being proposed now by the Trump administration, if implemented, would be disastrous for the American, as well as the world economy. It would be useful to find those projects where the US and China can work together on the “frontiers of science”. ...2018-04-09
New Changes Considered for Chinese Constitution
The convening of the National People`s Congress this year is occurring at a very drmatic and decisive period in the history of China. The last five years have seen the emergence of China on the international scene not merely as a participant in global affairs, but rather as a formative force. The initiation of the Belt and Road Initiative by President Xi Jinping in 2013 really set into motion a process that has transformed the direction of the world economy. ...2018-03-09
"2016: G20 and China"
This book from the "history" of the G20's past and present, a comprehensive discussion of the G20's origin and role, agenda,