"Singles’ Day poses something of a quandary for China’s government, which welcomes the shot in the arm to the economy but looks askance at rampant materialism,” The Wall Street Journal reports. Last year’s sales of $14.3 billion in goods far surpassed “the numbers seen on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping sprees that follow Thanksgiving in the U.S.,” and this year, the sales are expected to be even higher.
Hillary Clinton said she would ‘ring China with missile defense’ if Beijing fails to take action on North Korea’s nuclear program, according to leaked documents
"We're going to ring China with missile defense. We’re going to put more of our fleet in the area,” Clinton said in a private 2013 speech that was disclosed by WikiLeaks. “So China, come on. You either control them or we’re going to have to defend against them.”
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