Getting Real About China

China’s harsh suppression of political dissent, from Hong Kong to Xinjiang, and its close ties to Russia, Iran and North Korea, have finally laid to rest the dream many Western leaders have had since the 1990s: that “constructive engagement” would eventually, inevitably lead to more openness and democracy. [by Wesley K. Clark | October 10,…

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China currency push takes aim at dollar

Protests over democracy in Hong Kong may be preoccupying the Chinese leadership, but a subject of still greater international importance is being played out this week behind closed doors in Washington. China is bidding to enter the heart of global finance by establishing its currency, the renminbi, as part of an ubiquitous monetary unit used…

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Students ‘think manufacturing’ at expo

CPA member Roger Sustar of Fredon Corporation helped sponsor the second annual Think Manufacturing Student Expo in Willoughby, OH. [Reposted from Crains Cleveland Business | By Amy Popik | October 9, 2014] Students got a glimpse into the world of manufacturing at the second annual Think Manufacturing Student Expo at South High School in Willoughby…

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Why Pursue a Balanced Trade Goal?

The economy-gutting results of US trade policy are caused by Congress’ prime directive to the President.  Reduce trade barriers. Why is that the wrong goal? Because, while plausible, it’s primary result has been to enable foreign trade cheating, 40 years of deficits, de-industrialization and job losses. CPA has placed a high priority on Balanced Trade…

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