US, China sign historic phase one trade deal

‘It doesn’t get any bigger than this’ President Trump signed a landmark trade agreement with China, heralding a period of detente in a trade war between the world’s two largest economies fueled by decades of complaints that Beijing was manipulating its currency and stealing … Read More

China’s to sign US trade deal in Washington next week

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The Phase 1 deal reached last month is expected to cut tariffs and boost Chinese purchases of US farm, energy and manufactured goods while addressing some disputes over intellectual property. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water … Read More

‘World’s largest drug dealer’: U.S. set to sanction China over fentanyl scourge

DEA temporary drug scheduling safeguards set to expire. An example of the amount of fentanyl that can be deadly after a news conference about deaths from fentanyl exposure, at DEA Headquarters in Arlington Va. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) The U.S. … Read More

Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong; China furious

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BEIJING (AP) – China reacted furiously to President Donald Trump´s signing of two bills on Hong Kong human rights and said the U.S. will bear the unspecified consequences. A foreign ministry statement Thursday repeated heated condemnations of the laws and … Read More

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

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

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

US-China reach trade war ‘pause’

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The U.S. and China have reached a partial trade pause. President Trump, speaking at the White House, said: “We’ve come to a very substantial phase one deal”…adding it will take three to five weeks to get written. The deal includes intellectual property, financial … Read More

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