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  • The China hawk who captured Trump's 'very, very large brain' (Good article)

    12/10/2018 3:35:12 AM PST · by cba123 · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/30/2018 05:17 AM EST Updated 12/02/2018 11:11 PM EST | By BEN SCHRECKINGER and DANIEL LIPPMAN
    Washington veteran Michael Pillsbury has quietly become a key figure behind Trump's confrontational China policy, to the dismay of Beijing — and some fellow China experts. -- A day before President Donald Trump departed for the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, several top officials gathered in the Oval Office to strategize about Trump's highly anticipated meeting there with China's president. Seated around Trump's Resolute Desk were Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. On couches a few feet away were White House chief of staff John Kelly, Trump's son...
  • More Anti-Trump Propaganda flowing out of the Main-stream Media - This times it's China.

    12/04/2018 9:14:49 PM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies
    Self | 5DEC18 | editorial staff
    It started with the Washington Post... The story (or narrative) from The Washington Post was about the "successful trade talks" between Donald Trump and Xi Peng in China. WaPo claimed that it wasn't true. They went on to say that the talks were all nonsense and confusion. They went ahead, quoting a former U.S. government official (unnamed, of course, but implied that he was an expert who was said to have been in contact with Chinese officials. This "expert" claimed that Beijing are “puzzled and irritated” by the Trump administration’s behavior, and widespread confusion across media claiming the 'truce' as...
  • Trump Says China to Cut Tariffs on US-Made Cars in Potential Lift for Tesla, BMW

    12/03/2018 4:40:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | December 3, 2018 Updated: December 3, 2018 | al Reuters
    WASHINGTON/SHANGHAI—U.S. President Donald Trump said on Dec. 3, that China had agreed to cut import tariffs on American-made cars, a potential boon for automakers including Tesla Inc and BMW who manufacture in the United States for export to China. Trump, fresh from agreeing on a 90-day cease-fire in his trade war with China at the meeting of the G20, said on Twitter that “China has agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on cars coming into China from the U.S. Currently the tariff is 40%.” The move, if realized, would bolster U.S. car manufacturers who were hit hard when China ramped...
  • Kudlow: US to end subsidies for electric cars, renewables

    12/03/2018 12:57:48 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/18 | Megan Keller
    White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Monday the Trump administration will end subsidies for electric cars and renewable energy sources, Reuters reports. Kudlow said he expected subsidies for electric cars would end by 2020 or 2021, according to the report. The remarks were made in response to a question about what the administration would do about General Motors' plans to layoff 15,000 people and shutter five plants across North America. The company's plans have sparked outrage in Washington from both parties. Trump last week floated cutting GM's subsidies for electric vehicles and raising auto tariffs to punish the...
  • Donald Trump walks off G20 stage...caught muttering ‘get me out of here’ on hot mic

    12/03/2018 8:05:03 AM PST · by MNDude · 44 replies
    DONALD Trump was caught saying “get me out of here” after he walked away from world leaders before a group picture was taken at the G20 summit. The US President strolled off the stage in Buenos Aires, leaving the baffled Argentinian President Mauricio Macri standing centre stage on his o
  • Trump says he'll be 'formally terminating NAFTA (Immediately)

    12/01/2018 11:40:14 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    CTV ^ | 12-1-2018 | AP
    <p>BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- U.S. President Donald Trump says he will shortly be providing formal notice to Congress that he will terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, giving lawmakers six months to approve the replacement he recently signed. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One while returning to Washington from Argentina, Trump says: “I will be formally terminating NAFTA shortly.” Seeking to gain leverage with skeptical lawmakers to approve the revised trade pact, Trump says Congress “will have a choice” as it considers the agreement he signed with the leaders of Mexico and Canada on Friday during the Group of 20 summit. He says they can choose between the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or “pre-NAFTA, which works very well.” Trump has made renegotiating NAFTA a centerpiece of his presidency.</p>
  • Trade Truce by China and U.S. Gives Both Sides Political Breathing Room

    12/02/2018 7:15:56 PM PST · by Innovative · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | Dec. 3, 2018 | Keith Bradsher and Alan Rappeport
    The agreement reached by President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China to effectively pause their trade war and work toward a pact appears to be aimed at giving the two leaders some political breathing room after an escalating fight has begun inflicting economic damage on both sides of the Pacific. The temporary truce, forged over a working dinner on Saturday night in Buenos Aires, does little to resolve the deep differences between the two nations and is more a political agreement than a substantive one. Both sides immediately positioned the cease-fire as a domestic victory while staking out areas...
  • Putin Snubbed, Forced To Meet with Turkish President Instead of Trump

    12/02/2018 2:31:57 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | December 2, 2018 at 12:57pm | Jack Davis
    The G-20 summit in Argentina was supposed to be part of the carefully choreographed diplomatic dance between two of the world’s most powerful leaders. Instead, Russia’s aggressive action against Ukraine prompted President Donald Trump to cancel a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, leaving Putin filling his summit dance card with other partners, Newsmax reported. Putin met instead with Turkish President Recip Erdogan, who used the time to try to convince Putin to hold a summit on the situation in Syria’s Idlib province, where Russia-based Syrian forces are slowly squeezing the last pockets of resistance, Reuters reported. Putin also...
  • POTUS Trump should be praised for his G-20 progress with China and here’s WHY

    12/02/2018 1:48:25 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 5 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/2/18 | USA Features
    Winning: As the usual suspects pick apart the high-profile meeting between POTUS Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aries on Saturday, there were definitely some positive things — for both countries — that came out of it. Already Western pundits and commentators are downplaying what was discussed and, more importantly, what was agreed upon as little more than a reprieve: In exchange for POTUS holding off imposing 25-percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods come January 1, Beijing agreed to immediately begin “not yet agreed upon, but very substantial” amount of...
  • ‘We don’t want him here’: Saudi crown prince is a protected pariah at G-20 summit

    12/02/2018 11:55:17 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    MSN ^ | 12-2-2018 | Anthony Faiola, Anne Gearan
    The legions of protesters demonstrating at a leaders summit here have unfurled a sea of standard-issue signs, ranging from “No to Imperialism” to “Yankees Go Home.” But a newer rallying cry also appeared on a smattering of homemade posters. “Mohammed bin Salman, Assassin!” For Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Group of 20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires has amounted to a key test: his first appearance at a major international event since the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi who was a frequent critic of the kingdom’s de facto leader.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 11/30/2018

    12/01/2018 4:57:54 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/1/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Former President George H.W. Bush, Bush 41, father of former President George W. Bush, died Friday night at the age of 94..... To the G20 summit... When they posed for a group picture Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bim Salman were at opposite ends of the picture..... The "big meeting" of the G20 summit is set for tonight when President Trump has dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping..... A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska at around 830am local time Friday, 1230pm Eastern US time..... A third week of Saturday "yellow jacket" protests in France against...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 11/30/2018

    11/30/2018 3:58:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/30/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There were Israeli air attacks in Syria late Thursday evening Israel says that when Syrian air defenses activated a missile landed in the Golan Heights..... President Trump cancelled a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin because of the incident involving three Ukrainian warships blocked and seized by Russian border police for entering waters controlled by Russia...... President Trump arrived in Argentina for the G20 summit last night. A highlight of the summit involving the world's 20 largest nations economically will be the meeting of the leaders of the two economic superpowers, the United States and China..... President Trump's former...
  • G-20 Summit Buenos Aires, Argentina 30 November – 1 December 2018.....

    11/29/2018 10:22:28 PM PST · by caww · 32 replies
    caww ^ | 11/29/2018 | caww
    The anchor of the local TV news station in Buenos Aires said of all the world leaders there for the G2 Summit the people are the most fascinated with are President Trump and The First Lady.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 11/29/2018

    11/29/2018 3:55:56 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/29/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The peace talks are underway behind the scenes in Qatar, but the war in Afghanistan continues with 30 civilians killed in a US airstrike in Helmand province Wednesday..... The President's son-in-law Jared Kushner is set to receive Mexico's top award today..... His wife Ivanka Trump will help represent the United States at the inauguration of Mexico's incoming President.... Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Ukraine deliberately staged the incident in the Kerch Strait last Sunday.... A prosecutor in Argentina launched an investigation of Mohammed Bin Salman as the Crown Prince arrived there Wednesday for the G20 summit..... The US Senate...
  • Macron Lectures On Global Warming At Davos As France Misses Climate Targets

    01/24/2018 12:30:17 PM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/24/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    French President Emmanuel Macron made global warming a central part of his World Economic Forum speech on Wednesday in Davos, pledging to close all of his country’s coal-fired power plants by 2021. Macron’s anti-coal pledge comes as Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot announced France failed to meet its 2016 global warming target to limit greenhouse gas emissions to 447 million metric tons. Hulot said France would revise its global warming targets to better align with its Paris climate accord commitment to go “carbon neutral” by 2050, Reuters reported. Macron has been one of the most vocal supporters of the Paris climate...
  • The U.S. Isn't the Only Major Country Not Meeting Its Climate Goals

    11/28/2018 8:59:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    TIME ^ | November 27, 2018 | By JUSTIN WORLAND
    Three years ago, world leaders from nearly every country around the world laid out specific plans to fight climate change that included strategies to slash their greenhouse gas emissions. Those commitments generated optimism that the world might finally address global warming and helped seal the deal on the Paris Agreement. Now, the majority of G20 countries aren’t following through on their promises, according to a new report from the United Nation Environment Programme. And, even if countries followed through, the world would fall short of limiting temperature rise to safe levels. The backsliding is largely the result of increased economic...
  • Argentina's advice ahead of G20 summit: get out of Buenos Aires

    11/28/2018 1:41:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2018 | by Hugh Bronstein
    BUENOS AIRES - Argentina will launch a massive security operation in coming days to try to ensure a calm meeting of the leaders of the G20 bloc of nations in Buenos Aires, calling a national bank holiday on Friday and shutting down the city’s main business district. With local merchants riled about losing business on Friday and Saturday, and anti-globalization protesters preparing to march, the government has advised anyone not involved in the G20 to take Friday off and get out of town for a long weekend. The lockdown of parts of the city will start on Thursday night and...
  • G20 nations doing LESS than nothing on climate (emissions increasing in 15 of the 20 nations)

    11/23/2018 9:51:10 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    BurnMoreCoal.com ^ | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2018 · 4:37 PM | PARIS CLIMATE HOAX
    As summarized by CNN, below, a new report by climate action advocacy group Climate Transparency confirms the Paris Climate Hoax. Emissions are actually increasing from 15 of the G20 nations. As of now, not a single G20 country is meeting climate targets, research shows. Here are clips from the report’s executive summary:
  • Climate Hoax: Not A Single G-20 Country Is Close To Hitting CO2 Emission Targets

    11/15/2018 6:21:49 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Environmentalism: A new report calls the lie on the grand Paris climate change treaty. None of the promised cuts in CO2 emissions that 200-plus countries made will come close to preventing a climate "catastrophe." And many of the industrialized nations aren't even living up to the promises they did make.
  • No pressure on India to buy F-16 fighter jets from US: Envoy

    10/28/2018 2:34:52 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    DNA ^ | Sunday, October 28, 2018 | PTI
    Caption -- Donald Trump and PM Modi at the G-20 Summit, PTI The United States is not going to put pressure on India to buy F-16 fighter jets or any other defence system, a senior US diplomat has said here. United States Consul General in Mumbai Edgard Kagan said India has purchased more than USD 15 billion worth of American defence materials and the US is "very proud" of the expanding defence ties between the two countries. Asked if there was a threat of the US imposing trade sanctions on India after its multi-billion deal with Russia for the S-400...