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Biden’s Afghanistan Pullout Could Make the China Problem Harder

There are several strategic and political rationales for why U.S. President Joe Biden decided to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan and end the United States’ role in the conflict. Shifting away from overemphasized counterinsurgency operations is logical, it’s self-evident that nation-building as once conceived is unachievable, the costs of maintaining current operations seem high…

Seaborne CFR China met coal prices hit 10-year high

Seaborne metallurgical prices, basis CFR China, hit the highest level in a decade on June 24, with PLV CFR China assessed at $308/mt, the highest since August 2011.Not registered?Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience.Register NowMarket participants told S&P Global Platts that combined supply tightness and healthy demand have contributed to the…

U.S. Bans Imports of Some Chinese Solar Materials Tied to Forced Labor

AdvertisementContinue reading the main story Much of the world’s polysilicon, used to make solar panels, comes from Xinjiang, where the United States has accused China of committing genocide through its repression of Uyghurs. Workers installing solar panels at a photovoltaic power station in Hami in China’s Xinjiang region in 2011.Credit…Polat Niyaz/Featurechina, via Associated Press June…