World powers need to help the US win a trade deal with China, says ex-Trump negotiator

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KEY POINTS One “critically important” thing to a trade deal is unity from allies — and it is in the “self-interest” of Europe, Japan and others to work with the U.S. on those trade issues, he added, said former top White … Read More

Graham: ‘Accept the pain’ that comes with trade between US and China

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said on Sunday that Democrats should not criticize President Trump for taking on China over trade as they have complained for years about Beijing’s policies but done nothing. “Every Democrat and every Republican of note has said China cheats,” Graham … Read More

China announces it seeks ‘calm’ end to trade war, as markets tank and currency hits 11-year flatline

China signaled Monday it is now seeking a “calm” end to its ongoing trade war with the U.S. and President Trump voiced optimism about a deal, as Asian markets crumbled and China’s currency plummeted to an 11-year low following the latest tariffs on $550 billion … Read More

China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US products

China on Friday announced tariff hikes on $75 billion of U.S. products in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest planned increase, deepening a conflict over trade and technology that threatens to tip a weakening global economy into recession. China also … Read More

Trade war explodes as Trump clashes with US firms over ‘order’ to abandon China, block fentanyl shipments

President Trump’s trade war with China boiled over Friday as Beijing slapped retaliatory tariffs on America and the president declared he’s ordering U.S. companies to prepare to leave the country and relocate back home — prompting pushback from corporate America. “Our great American companies are … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 23 August 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, Amid considerable stupidity and the incredible admission from the Editor in Chief of the New York Times this week, something else stands out.  We’ve known for years that the “diplomatic” statements that come from the likes of … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 16 August 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, The Hong Kong airport is back open after being shut down completely this week, with over a thousand flights canceled.  Riot police showed up in force, and Chinese officials are issuing one stern warning after another as … Read More

Trump Seeks out Personal Meeting With Xi Jinping to Resolve Hong Kong Crisis

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Protesters occupy the departure hall of the Hong Kong International Airport during a demonstration in Hong Kong on August 12, 2019. (Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) “I know President Xi of China very well. He is a great leader who very much … Read More

Hong Kong protests: US lawmakers warn China may be preparing Tiananmen Square-style crackdown

U.S. officials warned Wednesday that China could be preparing for a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown in response to Hong Kong protests, as footage captures the menacing movement of military convoys near the border and Beijing ratchets up its rhetoric toward the demonstrators. House … Read More

Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas Amid Continuing Pro-Democracy Rallies

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People holding umbrellas gather at Victoria Park to take part in an anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, Aug. 11, 2019. Suzanne Sataline contributed to this report from in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters Sunday … Read More

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