China could be on the cusp of a new movement that markedly improves the lives of its workers, or the world could see this movement wither through a lack of organizing expertise or because of government crackdown. It's the moment of truth.
The restriction on American travel to Cuba not only limits our freedom, it actually prevents the presumed goal of our policy to open up Cuba. That's just plain dumb. And the same goes for our economic "boycott".
China's cache of foreign currency means that its central bank cannot easily raise interest rates to fight inflation. Thus, Chinese companies are starting to import and stockpile commodities. It's a tense mess with the highest of stakes.