When There Was Magic in San Francisco and Prague

San Francisco and Prague are beautiful cities. In San Francisco it’s the lucent blue of a vast bay, pastel homes climbing formidable hills, and a magnificent bridge spanning the chasm where bay and ocean meet. In Prague it’s the low-slung, graceful Charles Bridge spanning the river that winds through a bejeweled city. Above, cathedral spires pierce the sky and Prague Castle looms over the ancient … Continue reading When There Was Magic in San Francisco and Prague

RCEP–A New Free Trade Arrangement in East Asia

Click here to listen The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement signed on Sunday in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, is seen as a major coup for China. Its growing influence in the Asia-Pacific underlines America’s declining voice under President Trump who pulled the US out of a trade pact of its own, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. So will RCEP cement China’s position more firmly as … Continue reading RCEP–A New Free Trade Arrangement in East Asia