The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is down to its final haggling. Last week, negotiators from 12 countries met in New York to resolve the remaining issues. Alan Bollard, APEC Secretariat Executive Director, joined the Elite Talk show from People's Daily not long ago. TPP and the future trade order in the Asia-Pacific region is among the topics he discussed during the show.
Divisive identity politics now in play in France, with official stigmatization of Muslims (Muslim pop. in France ca. 8 percent) and 116 attacks on Muslims or Mosques in just the 2 weeks following commando-style executions of journalists, citizens and suspects 5-7 January in Paris; the PM denigrating Muslims in a national address ['he said to me "I am ashamed to be Muslim...' ; 'We are proud to be French...' ] and French TV beginning to distinguish French from French Muslim...and even suggesting the possibility of deportation (Zemmour).
Should ring alarm bells.