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How China Overtook the U.S. as the World's Major Trading Partner
Trading Places: A Global Shift
Today's animation comes from the Lowy Institute, and it pulls data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) database on bilateral trade flows, to determine whether the U.S. or China is a bigger trading partner for each country from 1980 to 2018.
The results are stark: before 2000, the U.S. was at the helm of global trade, as over 80%of countries traded with the U.S. more than they did with China. By 2018, that number had dropped sharply to just 30%, as China swiftly took top position in 128 of 190 countries."
Stop Being Manipulated - Notes Attached Hello; here’s an item I want to share with people; particularly those transitioning from the military to civilian/commercial worlds. Part of being a high performer involves being able to deal with people, including difficult people. In the military, there are direct mechanisms and approaches that can be employed to mitigate manipulation, subversion, coercion and harassment. You have rank; the Uniform Code of Military Justice; you can write Memorandums for the Record; you have also a culture that does not leave much room for such activity. Power structures are more fluid in the commercial/civilian world, and we all need to adapt our experience to continue forth with success. Responses to manipulation, subversion, coercion and harassment is not clear cut in the outside world. So, you may find yourself unprepared in dealing with such issues. All this to say there may be good reasons for interpersonal tension, but such tension should be