This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Xi Jinping’s speech on ‘the humiliation of the Chinese nation for centuries’ China’s history since the May Fourth Movement Xi Jinping’s ‘China Dream’: revenge for centuries of humiliation Xi Jinping’s speech on ‘the humiliation of the Chinese nation for centuries’ Last week on December 18, China’s president Xi Jinping gave a solemn speech in the Great Hall of the People, marking the 40th anniversary of Deng Xiaoping’s policy of reform and openness. In my opinion, the most important part of that speech was his goal of “wiping out the humiliation of the Chinese nation for centuries.” He made the same allusion in March of this year in a major speech to the National People’s Congress – a meeting where he made himself a dictator for life and modified the constitution to incorporate “Xi’s Thoughts” on … [Read more...] about World View: Xi Jinping’s Speech on ‘the Humiliation of the Chinese Nation for Centuries’
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Heather Long, The Washington Post Published 5:52 am PDT, Thursday, August 16, 2018 WASHINGTON - The typical wisdom is that economy is the No. 1 issue on voters' minds when they head to the polls. With unemployment closing in on a 50-year low, stocks near record highs and growth picking up, the possibility exists that the economy could give Republicans enough of a boost to eat into a "blue wave." President Donald Trump believes he can do it. He vowed Wednesday that his party will do much better than expected on Election Day 2018 because of the strong economy - and his charisma. "The Democrats give up when I turn out," he told The Wall Street Journal, indicating he'll make at least 50 campaign appearances in the next 82 days. Yet there's a problem for Trump and his party: The economy isn't the dominant issue on the 2018 campaign trail. Only 14 percent of Americans say economic issues are the most important problem facing the nation today, according to Gallup. That's a … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: The U.S. economy is thriving. Can Republicans ride that to a midterm upset?
TOP hotel boss Sir Rocco Forte has urged Theresa May to embrace the "national freedom" that will come with a full, clean Brexit. The global entrepreneur, who has hotel chains all across the continent, says little will change for his business after we leave the EU, and slaps down scare-mongering warnings from other business chiefs. In an uplifting article in the Daily Mail today, he said the big business lobby were peddling "untrue" myths about what will happen after Brexit, saying he won't have any problems recruiting for his firms. The international hotelier has a chain of 11 establishments - including three in Germany, three in Italy and one in Belgium. Urging Mrs May to embrace Brexit's opportunities as she gathers her cabinet together to Chequers today, he wrote: "national freedom beckons if the Government seizes the moment and truly liberates us from the bureaucratic and undemocratic monster of the EU". The only way she can rebuild her authority is to deliver on the decision of … [Read more...] about Top hotel boss Rocco Forte urges Theresa May to embrace ‘national freedom’ by taking Britain fully out of EU – despite moaning business chiefs
News / UK and world by Press Association May 17, 2018, 1:08 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Theresa May has pledged Britain’s support for Balkan nations, saying their security and stability is linked to that of the rest of Europe. The Prime Minister said on Thursday that the UK would continue its “longstanding and enduring commitment to the region”. Mrs May, who joined other European leaders at the EU Western Balkans summit on Thursday, said that “history tells us that if the western Balkans are stable and secure, then all of Europe is more stable and secure”. She said: “The region’s recent past has undoubtedly been difficult and Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia still face many threats to progress today. “Serious and organised crime. Corruption. Terrorism. Youth unemployment. Illegal migration. Religious and political … [Read more...] about PM pledges to continue ‘enduring commitment’ to Balkan nations
SUNNY summer days are in abundance across the UK, and as temperatures rise, one in five people across the country are experiencing pollen allergies. Here's the latest on today's pollen count. What's the pollen count today in the UK? Across most of Scotland and the north of England, there is a low pollen count today. However, the rest of the UK has a medium pollen count this Thursday. What's the pollen count in London? Like most of the nation, today's pollen count in London is at a medium level, according to the Met Office. What can hay fever sufferers do? To try and combat the affects of hay fever, you can try a number of things: put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes shower and change your clothes after you've been outside to wash pollen off stay indoors whenever possible keep windows and doors shut as much as possible vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth buy a pollen filter for the air vents in … [Read more...] about What is the UK pollen count today, what level is it in London and what can hay fever sufferers do?