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US and China nearly collide amid communication breakdown

What we've got here is a failure to communicate ... and it's already resulted in at least one close call. US military officials this week said that an American spy plane and a Chinese fighter jet nearly collided over the South China Sea last week. The US plane was flying in international airspace, and a Chinese J-16 fighter cut in front of its nose, forcing it to fly through the jet's wake. The Pentagon called it an “unnecessarily aggressive maneuver”; Beijing said the spy plane "intruded" its territory.

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Putin Past the Point of No Return | Finland's Former PM Alexander Stubb | GZERO World

Putin's Europe Problem

We're proud to announce that GZERO has won the Silver Telly Award for general political commentary for this episode of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer (which was originally published online March 21, 2022.)

The West is already at war with Russia.

NATO boots may not be on the ground, but the US and its allies are helping Ukraine with arms and cash, and by upping the pressure on Moscow with tough sanctions. Vladimir Putin knows this, but he's fighting a 20th-century war in 2022 — and losing on global PR and social media.

Meanwhile, the ripple effects of the conflict are spreading well beyond Ukraine's borders. And one country watching very closely is Finland.

On this episode of GZERO World, Ian Bremmer talks to former Finnish PM Alexander Stubb, who explains why his country has gone from longtime neutral actor to NATO hopeful.

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Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Chinese Premier Li Qiang


Russia to China: a little privacy, please?

Sometimes even the best of friends can’t help secretly looking through each other’s text messages, flirting with each other’s spouses, or — given the chance — peeking at each other’s hypersonic missile technology.
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G-7 alignment & US political challenges | Quick Take | GZERO Media

G7 alignment & US political challenges

Ian Bremmer's Quick Take: Hi everybody. Ian Bremmer here and a happy Monday. Quick take to start off your week as President Biden is back in the United States after the G7 Summit in Hiroshima.

What do we think? How did it go? Well, I mean a couple of very different takes. First of all, the G7 is enormously aligned, most particularly on Russia. I have never seen this level of outpouring of support. Every individual member of the G7 engaged personally with Ukrainian President Zelensky, the level of international aid coordination, diplomatic engagement, military support across the board continues to be at exceptionally high levels, not what Putin would've expected, not what the G7 would've expected before the Russian invasion, and that certainly helps to put Zelensky in a stronger position to negotiate with the Russians after a counter offensive over the coming months.

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Episode 6: Can the US and China find common ground?


Listen: "I think we're entering into a period when it will be more attractive to invest outside of the US and to invest in China and Pan-Asia than we've probably seen in the last few years," says David Bailin, Chief Investment Officer at Citi Global Wealth.

In the latest episode of Living Beyond Borders, a podcast produced in partnership between GZERO and Citi Global Wealth Investments, Bailin is joined by Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, to get the latest on the relationship between the United States and China, and their power over the rest of the world.

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The “yes but” behind Russian oil exports

The International Energy Agency reported Tuesday that Russia’s oil exports hit a post-invasion high in April of 8.3 million barrels per day. That’s up from the monthly average of 7.7 million in 2022. Those with the bad habit of reading only the headlines might think this is good news for Vladimir Putin and his war on Ukraine. Not quite.

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Two intertwining arrows between China and India's Flags

Louisa Viera

Is India the new China? Not quite

India recently overtook China as the world’s most populous country – albeit just. This demographic shift inspired a flurry of hot takes suggesting that India will soon replace China to become the world’s leading manufacturing powerhouse.

For now, China remains the world’s largest manufacturing hub, but an aging population and rising labor costs raise questions about whether its position is under threat.

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A sightseeing spot in China's Ningbo is crowded with tourists.


Hard Numbers: Chinese travel bug, Iran on the high seas, another mass shooting in Serbia, Proud Boys found guilty, Peru’s unlucky shoe criminals

274 million: Restless after years of restrictions on their movement, Chinese travelers made 274 million domestic trips during the recent five-day May Day holiday, 19% more than during that same period in 2019, before COVID hit. Analysts say this jump is yet another sign of China’s economic rebound.

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