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

China to remove tariffs on some U.S. products, but not pork or soybeans

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A fisherman carries fish near a port in Qingdao, China’s Shandong province, on Sept. 1. Beijing agreed to exempt some animal-feed products, such as fish meal, from retaliatory tariffs. (Str/AFP/Getty Images) BEIJING —  China extended an olive twig, rather than a … Read More

German Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes US-China trade war will be over soon

German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a welcome ceremony with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang before their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday.PHOTO: DPA German Chancellor looks to start a new phase in EU ties with … Read More

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

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