China's Belt and Road to Nowhere Moody's Investors Service downgraded China's credit rating recently to A1 from Aa3.
The rational being that it expects the financial strength of the economy to erode, as GDP growth slows and debt levels continue to pile up.
Facts from earlier years are cited based upon availability and relevance, not to slant results by singling out specific years that are different from others.
Likewise, data associated with the effects of gun control laws in various geographical areas represent random, demographically diverse places in which such data is available.
For example, if one buys a stock or bond and sells it five years later for more than what one paid, this is considered a long-term capital gain.
The government wishes to encourage long-term investment, and as such, long-term capital gains are usually entitled to preferential treatment for tax purposes; that is, they are taxed at a lower rate than most other income. When you sell a capital asset that you have owned for more than a year at a higher price than you paid to buy it, any profit on the sale is considered a long-term capital gain.
The "road" refers to the "Maritime Silk Road," which winds through South Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean.
This research is based upon the most recent available data in 2016.
What is Beijing's response to the slowing economy and intractable debt accumulation that was just underscored by Moody's: issue a mountain of new debt in order to pave over 60 countries around the globe?
* A semi-automatic firearm fires one bullet each time the trigger is pulled, ejects the shell of the fired bullet, and automatically loads another bullet for the next pull of the trigger.
A fully automatic firearm (sometimes called a “machine gun”) fires multiple bullets with the single pull of the trigger.  * Based on production data from firearm manufacturers, there were roughly 371 million firearms owned by private citizens and domestic law enforcement in the United States in 2014.
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