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  • Don't Overrate EU Brexit Negotiating Power

    12/08/2020 11:41:09 AM PST · by Brian Griffin
    12/08/2020 | Brian Griffin
    Many people in the UK are fearful of the imposition of WTO-allowed tariffs on future UK exports to the EU. As an American, this is somewhat of a mystery as American exports to the EU are already subject to EU-imposed WTO-level tariffs. There is no audible bellyaching whatsoever in the USA about EU-imposed WTO-level tariffs on American exports to the EU. To allay UK fears, I wish to point out that the effect of EU tariffs on the incomes of UK citizens could be offset by UK Treasury compensatory payments to impacted UK citizens paid out when they retire, financially...
  • Indo-China trade relations in focus as border face-off intensifies

    09/03/2020 10:41:02 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 4 replies
    US News ^ | Sep 3, 2020 | Reuters
    India banned 118 more mostly Chinese apps on Wednesday, a move that could intensify simmering tensions between the two countries following a recent deadly skirmish at a disputed Himalayan border site, and raising concerns about the longer-term impact of $82 billion of trade. The latest apps include Tencent Holdings Ltd's popular videogame PUBG. India imported $65.3 billion worth of goods from China in the fiscal year ended March 2020, and exported $16.6 billion, according to the country's Commerce ministry... India has also been planning to impose higher trade barriers and raise import duties on around 300 products from China and...
  • Trump says could 'decouple' and not do business with China

    08/23/2020 8:29:12 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan Wolfe
    U.S. President Donald Trump, in a Fox News interview airing Sunday, raised the possibility of decoupling the U.S. economy from China, a major purchaser of U.S. goods. In a video excerpt, Trump initially told interviewer Steve Hilton “we don’t have to” do business with China, and then later said about decoupling: “Well it’s something that if they don’t treat us right I would certainly, I would certainly do that.”
  • Biden Would End Border Wall Construction, But Wouldn't Tear Down Trump's Additions

    08/05/2020 5:58:39 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | August 5, 2020 | Barbara Sprunt
    Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden says if elected, he would not tear down the parts of the barrier along the U.S. Southern border built during the Trump administration — but he would cease construction. "There will not be another foot of wall constructed on my administration, No. 1," he told NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro during an interview... "I'm going to make sure that we have border protection, but it's going to be based on making sure that we use high-tech capacity to deal with it. And at the ports of entry — that's where all the bad stuff is happening," the...
  • How Democrats Are Supporting Election Interference by Foreign Companies; Foreign companies who stand to lose if Trump wins are participating in an election interference boycott

    07/26/2020 8:42:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/26/2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    If you have Dove soap or Axe deodorant in your bathroom, Lipton tea or Breyers in your kitchen, you're buying Unilever products. The huge British-Dutch multinational made $60 billion last year and is known for its leftist politics. But Unilever may have gone beyond virtue signaling to election interference. Unilever is one of the biggest foreign companies to join the Facebook boycott by leftist pressure groups. The boycott’s goal is to suppress conservative speech on social media, especially by President Trump, before a presidential election, by convincing advertisers to withhold ads from Facebook until it complies. While Facebook already censors...
  • Trump Threatens Renewed Trade War, Kudlow Says China To Be 'Held Accountable' For Coronavirus

    05/02/2020 5:33:49 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 35 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 05/02/20 | Wesley Dockery
    President Trump on Thursday renewed threats to slap new tariffs on Chinese goods as retaliation for China’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak... Trump’s tariff threat triggered a selloff on Wall Street. By market close on Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had fallen 622 points. In an interview on Friday, top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said the U.S. would hold China “accountable” for the virus. “On the China business, it’s up in the air. They are going to be held accountable for it. There’s no question about that. How, when, where and why — I’m going to leave...
  • Wilburine – December 15th a “Good Time” to Apply More U.S. Tariffs on China

    12/02/2019 3:35:48 PM PST · by BeauBo
    Consrvative Treehouse (Fox Business) | December 2nd, 2019 | sundance
    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appears on Fox Business to discuss the status of the U.S-China trade “negotiations” :::nudge-nudge, wink-wink::: and highlights the ‘phase-1’ fulcrum is China committing to the $50b Ag purchase without condition. Secretary Ross also notes the December 15th date just happens to be “good timing” if the U.S. team is “forced” to put more tariffs on China. LOL.
  • Who is Paying for the Trade War with China?

    10/09/2019 5:36:36 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 5 replies
    EconPol ^ | Nov 2018 | Benedikt Zoller-Rydzek and Gabriel Felbermayr
    The greatest share of the tariff burden falls not on American consumers or firms, but on Chinese exporters... a 25 percentage point increase in tariffs raises US consumer prices on all affected Chinese products by only 4.5% on average, while the producer price of Chinese firms declines by 20.5%. The US government has strategically levied import duties on goods with high import elasticities, which transfers a great share of the tariff burden on to Chinese exporters.
  • Donald Trump’s ready to escalate US trade war if deal not agreed soon

    09/20/2019 6:14:35 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 19 replies
    South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) ^ | 19 Sep 2019 | Finbarr Bermingham
    Tariffs on Chinese goods ‘could go to 50 per cent or 100 per cent’, Michael Pillsbury says. But the American leader is not pursuing ‘cold war 2.0’, and US-China decoupling would be a ‘consequence of no agreement’ by Beijing, he says. The United States is set to ramp up the pressure on China if a trade deal is not agreed soon, a key White House adviser said... Described by US President Donald Trump as “the leading authority on China”, Michael Pillsbury said in an interview in Hong Kong on Thursday that Trump had been “remarkably restrained in the pressure he...
  • Goldman Sachs Analysis: Good Grief, Trump Might Be Serious About China

    09/15/2019 3:21:00 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 15, 2019 by sundance | Sundance
    This is funny in so many ways; especially for CTH readers who have a far better-than-ordinary understanding of the big picture Trump goals around China.(1) CNBC tweeted this story last night (note the date/time). (2) It is written exclusively from the perspective of the Goldman Sachs analysts who represent the U.S. multinational position. (3) However, the article was actually written on May 12, 13, 2019.What is funny about CNBC pushing this story, NOW, is how the claims within the CNBC story can be fact checked; and their predictions are, well, absurd (especially in hindsight).   Keep in mind this was written...
  • Prediction: the coming collapse of China’s Ponzi scheme economy

    09/08/2019 10:16:18 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 77 replies
    SCMP (Hong Kong) ^ | 27 Aug, 2017 | Jake Van Der Kamp
    So much production in industries like steel is based on demand for more production, but should that demand falter, the whole system could come crashing down... Consider crude steel production, a test-tube example of how command economies get it wrong. In the mainland this stood in June (2017) at an all time monthly record of 73 million tonnes, five times the total production in all of Europe. Why is so much steel needed? build more steel mills build more shipyards, that more ships can be built to carry more iron ore, build more shipyards... What we...
  • China’s exports to the US are falling sharply

    09/08/2019 8:50:44 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | SEP 8 2019 | Reuters
    China’s exports unexpectedly fell in August as shipments to the United States slowed sharply... Beijing is widely expected to announce more support measures in coming weeks to avert the risk of a sharper economic slowdown as the United States ratchets up trade pressure, including the first cuts in some key lending rates in four years. On Friday, the central bank cut banks’ reserve requirements for a seventh time since early 2018 to free up more funds for lending, days after a cabinet meeting signalled that more policy loosening may be imminent... China’s August exports to the United States fell 16%...
  • Chinese reaction to Donald Trump tariff wars…

    08/28/2019 1:34:18 AM PDT · by vannrox · 27 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 8-28-2019 | editorial staff
    Not, that I want to get too political, but this video that is playing all across China pretty much says it all. ItÂ’s all about the Trump Trade War. And it shows how the Chinese feel about it. This post is about a movie that is playing all over China this Summer. It is allegorical. While it is a story about a British Boxing champion, and his involvement within China, there are very CLEAR parallels about what is going on in the Trump Tariff situation. China has this alligorical movie about the Trump USA trade war with China that has...
  • Home Depot says suppliers are moving manufacturing out of China to avoid tariffs

    08/21/2019 12:42:04 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 20, 2019 | Jasmine Wu
    Home Depot’s suppliers are trying to head off some of the increased costs from rising tariffs by moving at least some of their production out of China, executives told investors Tuesday. “I’m not aware of a single supplier who was not moving some form of manufacturing outside of China,” said Ted Decker, executive vice president of merchandising. “So we have suppliers moving production to Taiwan, to Vietnam, to Thailand, Indonesia and even back into the United States.” CEO Craig Menear said the tariffs on Chinese goods are projected to have a “cost impact” on U.S. sales of about 2%, or...
  • Christians laud decision to exempt Bibles from Trump’s tariff hike on Chinese goods

    08/16/2019 9:37:50 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 14 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 8/15/19 | Brandon Showalter
    Christian leaders are hailing the Trump administration's decision to remove Bibles and other religious books from its lists of Chinese goods facing a 10 percent hike in tariffs. The office of U.S. Trade Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer said Tuesday that the 10 percent tariff hike on Chinese goods starting Sept. 1 won’t affect Bibles, according to multiple reports. On Tuesday, the USTR released two lists of items that will be subject to tariffs starting Sept. 1 and items in which tariffs will be applied on Dec. 15. * * * Christian publishers are also welcoming the development because of how...
  • China exchange rate drop could continue into 2020 as it tries to offset US tariff impact: Analysts

    08/05/2019 9:48:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 08/05/2019 | by Karen Yeung and He Huifeng
    The decline of China’s yuan on Monday to its lowest level in 11 years against the US dollar could continue into 2020 amid the apparent shift in its policy stance by the Chinese authorities, who are showing increasing reluctance to provide concessions to resolve its trade war with the United States. The Chinese currency’s drop has also rattled the currency market, sending 11 regional currencies lower. The yuan slid 1.3 per cent to 7.0298 against the dollar on Monday in response to President Donald Trump’s threat to impose a new 10 per cent tariff on the US$300 billion of Chinese...
  • Gertz: Real Election Meddling Threat From China, Not Russia

    08/01/2019 9:47:11 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/01.19 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Washington Free Beacon senior writer Bill Gertz appeared on Mark Levin's radio show Thursday evening to discuss his recent interview with Chinese dissident Guo Wengui about China's efforts to influence the 2020 presidential election. In his conversation with Levin, Gertz reflected on his interview with Guo, who told Gertz earlier this week that the Chinese government has been deploying a prolonged campaign to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020. Gertz asserted the Chinese government may try to wait out Trump's time in office so it can negotiate trade deals with a new Democratic president if Trump loses in 2020. Trump...
  • Peter Navarro Discusses MAGAnomics, Tariffs and GDP with Maria Bartiromo

    08/01/2019 10:36:24 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 2 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 1, 2019 | sundance
    Navarro outlines the background of the second quarter GDP result... the two primary drags on the Q2 release are also the most volatile: Export/Import contributions (-.65%), and Inventory contributions (-.86%). However, consumer spending was much stronger than anticipated (+4.3%) showing the internal strength of the U.S. labor market and the impact of wage growth which now exceeds 5.5 percent. The rebound in Q3 is going to be very, very good.
  • Free Trade and the ‘Cheap Goods’ Delusion

    06/25/2019 7:00:19 AM PDT · by Thalean · 20 replies
    American Greatness ^ | June 22, 2019 | Spencer P Morrison
    Between 1348 and 1352 a monstrous plague—the Black Death—ravaged Europe. The disease struck young and old, men and women, saint and sinner alike. Half the population died. Whole cities disappeared. Western Civilization was on the brink of collapse. What caused this plague? Bad smells. Foul odors. The stench of decay. This was considered unequivocal, scientific fact—that is until we invented the microscope and discovered that an entire world of miniature animalcules existed right under our noses. In time we realized that these creatures caused illness: germ theory was born, and with it died the centuries-old miasma theory of disease. Received...
  • Narendra Modi is what Trump would be without constitutional restraints [BARF Alert x 2]

    06/15/2019 12:06:16 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    The Week ^ | June 13, 2019 | Shikha Dalmia
    Both my native country, India, and my adopted country, America, are liberal democracies that are right now in the thrall of right-wing populist demagogues -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India's case and President Donald Trump in America's. Few would deny that between the two, Trump is the crazier one -- a showboat with impulse control issues. Modi, by contrast, a humble tea stall owner once, is a veritable picture of discipline and restraint. Yet Modi, who got re-elected by a landslide last month, is potentially more dangerous because Indian democracy lacks strong institutional checks on his illiberal ambitions. In...