About time: Chinese firms will be forced to adhere to U.S. accounting standards

About time: Chinese firms will be forced to adhere to U.S. accounting standards

FPI / August 12, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes The Trump administration has followed through on a key and far overdue promise to mandate stringent U.S. accounting rules for Chinese companies that trade in U.S. markets. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made the recommendation to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week, and it’s fully […]

China hints at ‘Black Swan event’: Failure of Three Gorges Dam could kill millions in Wuhan, Yichang

China hints at ‘Black Swan event’: Failure of Three Gorges Dam could kill millions in Wuhan, Yichang

FPI / July 27, 2020 Analysis by Jason Orestes “Made in China” already doesn’t have the strongest connotation associated with it, and it appears this may even apply to mainland Chinese infrastructure. China has upped spending on dams in the last several years to combat flooding, namely on the Yangtze River: the longest river in […]

‘Disappeared’: The disturbing way China treats its dissenters and whistleblowers

‘Disappeared’: The disturbing way China treats its dissenters and whistleblowers

FPI / July 20, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes What China doesn’t like, it assumes control over. If you say something the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) disapproves of, you often end up just disappearing or fleeing the country. It’s not unheard of at all for people who speak out against communist policy to just go […]

Allies belatedly join U.S. in opposing China’s Huawei 5G security threat

Allies belatedly join U.S. in opposing China’s Huawei 5G security threat

FPI / July 16, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes After being essentially the only power standing up to the Chinese threat of Huawei 5G expansion, America is finally getting some much overdo solidarity from its allies. The Trump administration has repeatedly sounded the alarm that Huawei is not to be trusted and is effectively an […]

The changing U.S.-China-Russia military balance has little to do with budgets

The changing U.S.-China-Russia military balance has little to do with budgets

FPI / July 1, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes Conventional analysis of the world’s militaries always places the U.S. at the top, and by a wide margin. The most common measure is defense spending, a metric by which the U.S. is so far and away number one it looks like it’s not even a contest. […]

America stands alone against the Chinese 5G threat

America stands alone against the Chinese 5G threat

FPI / June 24, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes America is essentially the only major power standing up to China’s 5G expansion. The Trump administration has campaigned fiercely to dissuade its allies against the use of Huawei, which it rightfully accuses of being an extension of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that will operate under […]

Zoom censored U.S. accounts on China’s orders, continuing slavish trend by American tech

Zoom censored U.S. accounts on China’s orders, continuing slavish trend by American tech

FPI / June 15, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes Zoom Video has seen an absolutely meteoric ascension this year. State-mandated business closures and coronavirus panic have forced many to conduct business via digital meetings, and Zoom has been a massive beneficiary. It reported arguably one of the greatest quarterly earnings ever recently, seeing its users […]

As lockdowns end, data points to huge U.S. economic recovery

As lockdowns end, data points to huge U.S. economic recovery

FPI / June 9, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes After demonizing small business owners wanting to reopen to support their families and sanctimoniously lecturing you for daring to want to return to the gym or the beach, Democratic politicians and their major media allies have been vocally supportive of literally millions of Americans partaking in […]

It took a pandemic: U.S. acts after Chinese fraud cost investors millions

It took a pandemic: U.S. acts after Chinese fraud cost investors millions

FPI / May 29, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes The U.S Senate just unanimously passed legislation that would bar and remove Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges that do not comply with U.S. audit standards. The uniformity of this passage was a bit stunning and very encouraging to see that finally mandating fair play in […]

Coronavirus slamming poor countries with Chinese debt; Here’s how ‘great predator’ will respond

Coronavirus slamming poor countries with Chinese debt; Here’s how ‘great predator’ will respond

FPI / May 21, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes The destruction China has exported to the U.S. and the world continues to grow. Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump are exploring ramifications that include an intentional default on Chinese debt. Frankly, this is a somewhat tepid punishment. China owns some $1.1 trillion of American treasuries, […]