China warned of ‘substantial’ trade war tariff increases by US President Donald Trump if deal is not reached

In a speech in New York, the US president reiterates that scheduled 15 percent tariffs will be imposed on December 15 if a deal is not reached Interim agreement expected to include a US pledge to scrap tariffs scheduled for … Read More

Europe’s East Faces Economic Threat From Falling Populations

The Church of Our Lady before Tyn, right, stands among residential and commercial property on the city skyline in Prague, Czech Republic, on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. The Czech Republic posted its biggest ever budget surplus last year after the … Read More

China’s Trade War Retaliation Against Trump’s Rural Base Boomerangs

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A farmer plows his fields in the small northeastern agricultural town of Eaton, Colorado, on Feb. 10, 2017. With a population of just over 5,000 residents, 71% of the town’s registered voters cast their ballots in support of President Donald … Read More

Hong Kong just entered a recession. Experts say economy will ‘remain weak’ amid protests, trade war

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KEY POINTS Hong Kong’s government said domestic consumption weakened amid ongoing anti-government protests. It also cited the protracted U.S.-China trade war as another factor, as Hong Kong reported “an enlarged decline” in exports. With no end in sight for either … Read More

Hong Kong’s Unrest Poses a Threat to China’s Legitimacy

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In  December 2004, the Heritage Foundation’s Hong Kong office hosted a speech by Henry Hyde, Chairman of the then-named House International Relations Committee (now the Foreign Affairs Committee.)    Hyde, a veteran of World War II who fought in the … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 25 October 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, We’re all home now from the annual Feast of Tabernacles, which by all accounts was a wonderful experience at each of the five sites we sponsor.  There was surprisingly good attendance and the friendly, joyful atmosphere you’d … Read More

Hong Kong protesters mock China leaders, defy face mask ban

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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters donned cartoon character masks and mocked China’s leaders while forming human chains in defiance of a ban on face coverings at public assemblies. Gathering along the city’s subway lines Friday night, many … Read More

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