WorldMeets.US Video Cast: Cyber and China Trade Analysis with Dan Collins and Xander Dal Riata

Join Managing Editor
William Kern, the China Money Report's Dan Collins and the Webmaster of Xander Dal Riata for a discussion of the
shifting balance of economic power eastward, the battle between
governments and industry over surveillance and encryption, and whether
we can believe anything that passes through the lips of government or
industry officials on these subjects.

Issue One - The US-China-Japan Nexus: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe just
concluded a state visit to the United States during which he delivered
an extraordinary speech to a joint session of Congress. Speaking
entirely in English, Abe said: "I offer with profound respect my eternal
condolences to the souls of all American people that were lost during
World War II," but amazingly, he pointedly did not apologize for
Imperial Japan's enslavement of the "comfort women" – young women either
kidnapped or otherwise suborned into being sex slaves for the Imperial
Japanese Army. In so doing he may have won points in Washington but he
pissed the heck out of the Chinese and Koreans. Why? What's his game?

Two - With the U.S. tech giants under fire from governments for
instituting encryption, which came about to calm users betrayed by
corporate cooperation with the NSA and other spy services, China is
working on an anti-terrorism law that would require all manufacturers
with access to the China market to build back-doors into their products
and provide encryption keys for the authorities to use. What is the
status of China's anti-terror law and will U.S. manufacturers like Apple
and Google comply?

Issue Three - President Obama is
making a big push to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership - a trade deal
that would govern 40 percent of all U.S. exports and encompass 40
percent of the world's GDP and 26 percent of the world's trade. Where
does China fit into this, and can we believe assurances by TTP advocates
that the deal would boost labor and environmental standards rather than
diminish them, and prove less destructive to the U.S. middle class than
NAFTA and other recent massive trade deals?

About the panel:

Collins, is founder of, a world leading
financial site covering financial and
geopolitical issues around the rise of China and how the world should
prepare for the next global superpower. Dan has lived in China almost 20
years and speaks fluent Chinese.

Xander Dal Riata is the
creator of, an open-source technology and
economics awareness portal founded in 2009 dedicated to sharing
information buried by corporate news editors.

William Kern is
the founder and managing editor of WorldMeets.US, an educational
non-profit organization dedicated to showing the American people what the rest of the
world really thinks about United States.