Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Double Doubling and the Two One-Hundred-Year Goals

Before the 19th Party Congress concludes, let me brief you on some housekeeping issues that are scheduled to be affirmed. The Double Doubling This is an affirmation that, by 2020, China will have doubled its 2010 (1) overall GDP, and (2) average per capita GDP of the rural population. The second target is to ensure […]

19th Party Congress

The Party and the People This week, the Communist Party of China (“CPC”) will convene its 19th Party Congress. It is the assembly of Party representatives held every five years to choose its leaders. In March next year, the representatives of the people of the various ethnic nationalities of China will gather for the 13th […]

Trump Video: “Maybe it’s the calm before the storm”

Issuing extremely cryptic messages to the press corps after a dinner with some of the nation’s top military commanders, Donald Trump appears to go out of his way to ask in a throaty, alluring tone, “you guys know what this represents?” After a reporter asks what he means he replies in a sort of throaty, teasing tone, “Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.”

The Three Oldest Classes (老三届 “Lao San Jie” or “LSJ”)

Legacy Of The Cultural Revolution With China’s upcoming 19th Party Congress in mid-October, approximately half of the people known as the Lao San Jie (the “LSJ”)老三届, or the Three Oldest Classes, will begin to retire from China’s top leadership.  Born between 1947 and 1952, the LSJ were the oldest kids in junior and senior high […]

No Time to Back Down

Investors will watch to see the latest details out of President Trump’s proposed tax reform as we start the last quarter of the year. On the economic front, we have ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings. Non-Farm Payrolls & Unemployment Rate: Non-Farm Payrolls, the Unemployment Rate and Average Hourly Earnings […]

Liberty Blitzkrieg

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. - Albert Camus

Hidden Forces

"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." - Voltaire

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"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." - Voltaire

Touch Stone Connect

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