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  • Hillary Clinton Warns Britain on Potential Trade Deal with Trump

    10/15/2017 6:30:25 PM PDT · by familyop · 176 replies
    VOA, Reuters ^ | October 15, 2017 | VOA, Reuters
    LONDON — Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cautioned Britain on Sunday over its push to secure a trade deal with U.S. President Donald Trump after it leaves the European Union. Clinton, the Democratic Party candidate who lost out to Trump in last November's election, also said Britain would face serious disruption if it left the EU without a negotiated deal with Brussels. The British government has talked up the prospect of bilateral trade deals with the United States and others as one of the major benefits of leaving the EU following last year's surprise referendum vote to leave. Asked...
  • China may be Trump’s best hope to ‘make America great again’

    10/13/2017 7:03:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Asia Times ^ | October 13, 2017 | Ken Moak|
    China is not America’s enemy or competitor or whatever name the US anti-China crowd labels it with. It is not challenging US global supremacy or stealing its jobs, as many in America claim. On the contrary, the Chinese and US economies are increasingly intertwined, becoming each other’s largest trade partners and major investors. What’s more, a large number of US states (such as Iowa) and cities (Los Angeles) are dependent on the Chinese market and investment to sustain economic growth. The two countries are also cooperative in geopolitics, working together to defuse the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, holding frequent high-level...
  • North Korea’s luxury goods imports amount to $666m in 2016: lawmaker

    10/13/2017 12:56:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | October 12, 2017 | Jo He-rim
    North Korea imported $666 million worth of luxury items last year, which takes up 17.9 percent of the year’s total imports, a lawmaker here said Thursday. According to data from the Chinese Customs revealed by Rep. Yoon Sang-hyun of the Liberty Korea Party, the communist state’s imports of luxury goods increased by $59 million, or 9.8 percent, from 2015. The luxury goods included upmarket electronics, cars, leather products and watches. Electronics made up the biggest import value at $330 million, followed by high-end cars with $260 million. The reclusive state also imported some $16 million worth of liquor and drinks....
  • US Customs vows to block imports of seafood and goods from North Korea workers

    10/07/2017 8:55:24 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    WQAD ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2017
    US Customs vows to block imports of seafood and goods from North Korea workers POSTED 10:11 AM, OCTOBER 6, 2017, BY WQAD DIGITAL TEAM U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it is ready to block U.S. imports of seafood — as well as any other goods — produced by North Korean laborers who work in China. An Associated Press investigation tracked salmon, squid and cod processed by North Koreans working at Chinese factories and shipped to American stores, including Walmart and ALDI. The North Korean workers found in Chinese factories aren’t allowed to leave, and receive only a fraction of...
  • How To Stop ISIS From Getting Their Hands on American-Made Guns

    10/03/2017 1:25:38 PM PDT · by Mafe · 21 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | October 3, 2017 | Sam Bocetta
    In order to stop the threat of ISIS in Southeast Asia, the US government must take measures to cut off ISIS’ access to firearms from the United States. A few days ago, Reuters reported that the Trump administration is preparing legislation that would make it easier for American gun manufacturers to sell weapons abroad. Aides are supposedly preparing to shift oversight of non-military firearms from the State Department to the Commerce Department. This development is worrying, because at present ISIS – and other terror groups – rely on US made weapons. A major portion of ISIS’ growth in recent years...
  • Will the Korean Economy Outgrow Japan’s?

    09/24/2017 9:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    InvestAsia ^ | September 24, 2017 | Reid Kirchenbauer
    It’s easy to think that South Korea doesn’t stand a chance of ever surpassing Japan. After all, the Korean economy is now barely over 1/4th its size. That’s despite strong growth over the past few decades. Japan was Asia’s most important regional power for centuries – at least until China caught up in 2010. However, Korea is a slightly poorer country and has just 50 million people compared to 120 million in Japan. You’d be correct in saying Korea probably won’t catch up to its larger, more populous neighbor in the short to mid-term. But there are several reasons why...
  • India Eyes $8 Billion Worth 100 Avenger Predator Drones from US

    09/24/2017 11:03:09 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Defense World ^ | September 22, 2017 | Vishwanath Patil
    Predator C Avenger Drone (Image: General Atomics) India has plans to buy 100 jet propelled Avenger predator drones from the US costing an estimated $8 billion for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Besides joint projects under the bilateral Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI), in her first major engagement with a foreign counterpart, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman talks on September 26 with the US officials will focus on India-US defence cooperation, maritime security, avenger predator drones, counter-terrorism and other major issues of mutual concern, the sources added. Issues related to American defence companies seeking guarantees of retaining control of propriety...
  • Chelsea Handler: ‘Maybe We Trade’ Trump for Kim Jong-Un

    09/22/2017 4:27:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/22/17 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler praised North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s warning letter to President Donald Trump this week, writing on her social media account that the threatening letter sounded “a little bit more sane” than Trump — and suggesting the two countries trade leaders. “Uhhhh. Kim Jung’s letter to @realDonaldTrump is a little bit more sane than @realDonaldTrump. Maybe we trade?” the host of Netflix’s Chelsea wrote in a tweet late Thursday night. In a letter to Trump this week, Kim called Trump a “gangster fond of playing with fire” and said the president’s speech at the...
  • Trump Bypasses Congress to Open Up World Markets to U.S. Gun Makers

    09/20/2017 7:43:25 PM PDT · by upchuck · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sep 20, 2017 | AWR HAWKINS
    President Trump is ready to shift rules to allow American gun makers more leeway in selling arms and ammunition to foreign buyers. This would mean expanded markets for AR-15s and American made 5.56 and .223 ammunition. According to Reuters, aides to President Trump are finalizing “a plan to shift oversight of international non-military firearms sales from the State Department to the Commerce Department.” And the shift in rules governing sales to foreign buyers can be accomplished without Congressional approval. Moving oversight from the State Dept. to Commerce places things in the hands of a department more interested in upping trade...
  • China sees new world order with oil benchmark backed by gold

    09/05/2017 7:37:59 PM PDT · by bkopto · 44 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | 9/1/2017 | Damon Evans
    China is expected shortly to launch a crude oil futures contract priced in yuan and convertible into gold in what analysts say could be a game-changer for the industry. The contract could become the most important Asia-based crude oil benchmark, given that China is the world's biggest oil importer. Crude oil is usually priced in relation to Brent or West Texas Intermediate futures, both denominated in U.S. dollars. China's move will allow exporters such as Russia and Iran to circumvent U.S. sanctions by trading in yuan. To further entice trade, China says the yuan will be fully convertible into gold...
  • POTUS Trump Warns U.S. May Stop All Trade With Countries Doing Business With North Korea

    09/03/2017 10:12:05 AM PDT · by davikkm · 64 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Joshua Caplan
    Following North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, President Trump warned countries doing business with North Korea may no longer trade with the United States. “The United States is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea,” tweeted President Trump on Sunday afternoon. U.S. halting all trade with other countries would have massive economic ramifications for the global economy. Below is a list of top U.S. trading partners. On Sunday, reporter John Bennett with CQ Roll Call asked, “Mr. President, will you attack North Korea. With First Lady Melania standing with him, Trump...
  • BOOM! American Manufacturing Expanded in August at Fastest Pace in Six Years

    09/02/2017 11:25:03 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/01/2017 | John Carney
    American factories accelerated in August at the fastest pace of expansion since 2011, data from the Institute for Supply Management showed Friday. The ISM purchasing manufacturers surveyed showed all six of the biggest manufacturing industries ramped up activity in August. The monthly purchasing managers index rose 2.5 points to 58.8, reflecting employment rising to its highest level since June of 2011, an increase in production and rising inventories. Economists had expected a reading of 56.5. Any reading over 50 indicates growth. Exports and new orders continued to show strong growth, although these slowed from July. The Bureau of Labor Statistics...
  • President Trump Continues Strategic Trump Doctrine – Economic Leverage (short title)

    08/27/2017 4:53:51 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 25, 2017 | Sundance
    It must be pointed out; it is up to us to do so. The corporate media are hopelessly deficient in their coverage and explanations of how strategic objectives for national security are being delivered through a Trump Doctrine via economic leverage. The results are stunningly effective, yet few have noticed, and even fewer seem willing to articulate...... The sanctions against Venezuela, while targeted, are only one small outcropping of a much larger geopolitical strategy that U.S. President Trump has initiated for the past eight months with jaw-dropping success: From OPEC (Saudi Summit) to the EU and Baltic States (Poland Pre-G20);...
  • Trump's Trade Doctrine

    08/25/2017 4:37:04 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies
    RCP ^ | August 23, 2017 | Betsy McCaughey
    Most shoppers prefer to buy American. But given a choice between an American-made product and a cheaper import from China, Mexico or another low-wage country, they'll go for the bargain. That's one reason millions of American factory workers have lost their jobs. In last year's presidential election, Donald Trump put the collapse of American manufacturing center stage. He pledged to take on China -- our biggest trade rival -- and to rip up the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. He told rallies in Indiana and Pennsylvania that "we cannot continue to allow China to rape our...
  • Fair Trade for Thee, but not for Me

    08/19/2017 7:22:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | August 19, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    “Nobody wants to buy something that was made by exploiting someone else,” Ben & Jerry’s and Fair Trade co-founder Jerry Greenfield likes to tell us. Let’s hope he doesn’t drive an electric vehicle, doesn’t use a laptop or cell phone, and doesn’t rely on wind or solar power. We’re constantly confronted with slogans and lectures about fair trade, human rights, sustainability, environmental and social justice, little people versus Big Corporations. Most of these terms reflect perspectives and agendas of the political left, and are intended to stifle discussion and advance those worldviews. But most of their self-avowed adherents never look...
  • Why would a Chinese civilian flight go out of its way to fly directly over US base in Guam?

    08/18/2017 12:59:53 PM PDT · by cba123 · 17 replies
    OK folks, here is a website I have been following recently. It is a youtube website, but it is a live channel version, broadcasting a live feed. In short, it is sort of, a live news feed. That said, they run with stories from other sources. Some sources are very good. I'm not sure, whether this one is. I find it slightly fascinating to follow, when they are up to date. They seem to be working through the process of what they are providing, as they develop. That said, I am not certain this is an actual news story. But...
  • Trump gets rid of Stephen Bannon, a top proponent of his nationalist agenda

    08/18/2017 11:53:52 AM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/18/2017 | Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker, Robert Costa and Damian Paletta
    <p>President Trump on Friday dismissed his embattled chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon, an architect of his 2016 general election victory, in a major White House shake-up that follows a week of racial unrest, according to multiple administration officials.</p> <p>Trump had been under mounting pressure to dispense with Bannon, who many officials view as a political Svengali but who has drawn scorn as a leading internal force encouraging and amplifying the president’s most controversial nationalist impulses.</p>
  • China says its bullet train technology was stolen, days after US trade probe move

    08/17/2017 1:48:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    SCMP ^ | 17 August, 2017 | Wendy Wu
    China says its bullet train technology was stolen, days after US trade probe move Officials urged to do more to protect intellectual property in commentary published two days after US announcement PUBLISHED : Thursday, 17 August, 2017, 8:32am UPDATED : Thursday, 17 August, 2017, 8:32am Beijing has apparently hit back at US plans to investigate intellectual property violations by China, with officials urged to do more to protect bullet train technology from theft. The call came in a commentary published in the official Procuratorial Daily on Wednesday, two days after it was announced that US President Donald Trump would authorise...
  • Live: NAFTA Talks Kicks Off in Washington

    08/16/2017 3:35:26 PM PDT · by Mechanicos
    YouTube ^ | 8/16/17 | New China TV
    The first round of negotiations on a new North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) kicked off Wednesday in Washington.
  • “There are Trillions of Dollars at Stake”…

    08/15/2017 12:51:09 PM PDT · by Bratch · 13 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | August 15, 2017 | sundance
    There are trillions of dollars at stake; you might have heard us mention that before.  At no time was it more clearly evident than RIGHT NOW. All anxiety is driven by the economics of politics.  Oh, they’ll point to other excuses; but those who understand the larger elements within multinational corporate and government finance totally understand this is all about money. Economics is money. Money is Economics. Every syllable and syntax by every oppositional entity, and the authorities who are directing them, are related to the current economic threat that is President Trump. Those who really understand this dynamic; those who...