Xi’s China rising, Trump’s America waning

In less than a year in office, US President Donald Trump has managed to alienate more allies and provoke more enemies faster and more decisively than any of his predecessors in recent history. All of a sudden, we face the simultaneous threats of war from the Korean Peninsula to the Middle East. Meanwhile, US’ chief rival,… Please follow and like us:

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Trump to lay out ‘America First’ security strategy

President Donald Trump is set to lay out Monday a new National Security Strategy built upon his trademark “America First” slogan, which is expected to have economic security at its core. The US leader, who has dismantled the legacy of Barack Obama on issues ranging from climate change to free trade, and isolated Washington on the… Please follow and like us:

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EU’s Taxlandia Game Is Propaganda at Its Finest

Taxlandia Game I’m not a fan of what is sometimes called the “European Project.” Yes, one of the original goals – free trade between European nations – was admirable and has generated significant benefits. But what started as a positive idea has morphed into a Brussels-based superstate that pushes bureaucratization, centralization, and harmonization. This is why… Please follow and like us:

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Elites lie, Americans die

Washington knew free trade was harmful to Americans’ health. Everything you’ve been taught was wrong. The elites have been peddling lies. You don’t have to take my word for it – a Harvard economist says so. And we all know if someone from Harvard says it, it must be true. Dani Rodrik, professor of International Political… Please follow and like us:

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Free trade studies agreed on as Li meets with Canadian PM Trudeau

Premier Li Keqiang and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meet the press after the second meeting of the Annual Dialogue between the Chinese premier and the Canadian prime minister in Beijing, Dec 4, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua] China and Canada are willing to conduct feasibility studies toward a free trade agreement in an open and pragmatic manner, Premier… Please follow and like us:

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How Free Trade Helps Americans Have Higher Incomes and More Jobs

The Trump administration continues to move on its campaign promise to restructure the North American Free Trade Agreement, with round five of NAFTA negotiations starting last week. In the heat of the discussions between officials from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, it’s easy to lose sight of the benefits that free trade affords all Americans.… Please follow and like us:

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Canadians have mixed feelings about free trade with nation: Report

Canadians see both opportunities and challenges associated with a possible Canada-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA), according to the results of public consultations by the Canadian government. Canadians recognize the significant opportunities for Canadian businesses and consumers offered by the Chinese market, and the importance of China for the future of the global economy, according to a… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Leaves APEC, Arrives in Hanoi

U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, Saturday evening for a state banquet, followed by a day of meetings with Vietnamese leaders. He has been in Danang, where he attended the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, one of several such events during his five-country Asian tour. At the close of the meeting Saturday, the… Please follow and like us:

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Open economy ‘benefits all’, Xi says

Joint efforts needed for a bright future, he tells APEC business leaders meeting President Xi Jinping sent a strong message of pursuing open global economies, supporting free trade and building a multilateral trade system in a highly anticipated speech delivered at the APEC CEO Summit in Vietnam on Friday. He called economic globalization an irreversible historical… Please follow and like us:

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‘Trump effect’ jams up APEC free trade consensus

Asia-Pacific ministers struggled Thursday to agree on a joint statement on free trade, a rare tussle over a normally routine document that highlights how Donald Trump’s protectionist “America First” stance is knotting up global trade relations. World leaders are gathering in the Vietnamese city of Danang this week for the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)… Please follow and like us:

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Which will it be, GOP? Patriotism or globalism?

Donald J. Trump made opposition to free trade a potent instrument for vanquishing his foes and capturing the White House in 2016. Candidate Trump thundered against NAFTA (the North American Free Trade agreement) and vowed to scrap TPP, the TransPacific Partnership, aka Obamatrade. Blue collar Democrats deserted their party in droves, marched beneath his ensign, and… Please follow and like us:

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How the Media Use Experts to Fool Readers on ‘Free Trade’

The Washington Post and Reuters earlier this month reported on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement and consulted two of the mainstream media’s favorite think tanks on trade — The Woodrow Wilson Institute and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. What they didn’t mention in their articles was that both organizations take large… Please follow and like us:

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China’s opening up helps world economy: Chinese ambassador

WASHINGTON – China’s outward-looking vision will continue to bring about win-win scenarios for China and its partners across the world, including the United States, Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said on Monday. In an article published on CNN.com, Cui noted that China will hold the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party… Please follow and like us:

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NAFTA needs to be renegotiated

America’s trade negotiators are now in the process of crafting a 2.0 update of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Fortunately, it now appears that Donald Trump’s intention on NAFTA is to mend it, not end it. The trade deal has been a stunning economic success for all three nations: Canada, Mexico and the… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Battling His Own Subordinates over Trade, Loyalty

President Donald Trump is growing frustrated with the “globalists” in his administration, and at one point this month, he ordered his staff to start bringing him tariffs on subsidized imports. Trump was apparently getting tired of excuses when it comes to trade policy, in an incident first reported by Axios on Sunday. Trump told the roomful… Please follow and like us:

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