Thu Dec 31st, 2020 at 07:04:24 AM EST
After long years of Brexit negotiations, four years of American intransigence under Donald Trump, sanctions imposed on NATO allies, ambassadors with a political agenda w/o experience in diplomacy from the School of Pompeo, flaunting International Law, choice for MAGA and ending policy of multilateralism ... even the election of Democrat Joe Biden will be insufficient to believe American ways will change bound by a destructive U.S. Congress.
After the recent trade deal with Japan, the EU again sets a priority in Asia with this EU-China deal. The lame duck president is AWOL spending most of his time on the Mar-a-lago golfcourse. His Twitter feed is filled with election fraud garbage.
The more adamant believers in a supposed Trump victory, including the president himself, have pressured Gov. Brian Kemp to call a special session of the Georgia General Assembly - the state legislature composed of the House and Senate - to effectively re-write the state's election laws so that hand-picked Electoral College voters can be chosen to award the state's votes to Trump.
China scores an EU investment deal before Biden takes office — and it wants to do more CNBC |
BEIJING — China wrapped negotiations with the European Union on an important investment deal and talked up hopes for more, less than a month before U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is set to take office.
China and the European Commission announced Wednesday that the two sides finished talks around a “Comprehensive Agreement on Investment” that gives each region’s businesses more access to the other’s market.
Both sides rushed to get a deal done — Biden is widely expected to marshal the support of traditional American allies to put pressure on China after he takes office, in contrast to the Trump administration. On the European side, there was a desire to finish an agreement before the end of Angela Merkel’s term as German chancellor in 2021, according to a source with the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China.
Negotiations had stalled this year, prior to the U.S. presidential election.
The Empire Strikes Back ...