Rebooting Canada’s failed NAFTA strategy

By Danny Lam, Research Associate Environment & Security, University of Waterloo. Canada’s NAFTA strategy is in big trouble. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen here meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in February 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick) Canada’s NAFTA strategy is in trouble, to the extent that… Please follow and like us:

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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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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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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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‘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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Trump’s Asia trip shows U.S. at risk of being sidelined in the region’s economic future

WASHINGTON — For all of President Donald Trump’s efforts to build personal relations with leaders and to reassure allies during his first Asia trip, the most significant thing that has happened may have been what did not happen. From Tokyo to Seoul to Beijing, Trump has received maximum ceremonial honors — a “state visit-plus,” the Chinese… 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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Why Asia Is The Future Of Global Banking

Nicolas Aguzin, chairman and CEO of J.P.Morgan, Asia Pacific, in this wide-ranging interview, discusses the steady progress in China’s financial liberalization efforts; challenges global banks face with already-huge Chinese players in the electronic payment space — like Tencent; why India’s Aadhaar system (biometric iris and fingerprint scanning), with 98% of the adult population registered, may become… Please follow and like us:

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US, Mexico, Canada to launch talks amid Trump vow to remake trade

The US, Canada and Mexico are about to sit down at the negotiating table in a bid to rework a wide-ranging regional free trade agreement that Donald Trump once sought to trash. Washington (dpa) – US President Donald Trump has spent years blasting the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as the worst trade deal “ever”… Please follow and like us:

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Obstacles at Bay, Beijing Steps up Control Over Disputed South China Sea

Beijing has reached a new peak in its bid to control the widely disputed South China Sea after pacifying rivals, keeping Washington away and building out artificial islands that are ready for military hardware. China will be able to keep three fighter-jet regiments on the same number of islets that it has constructed in the sea,… Please follow and like us:

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Trump wants bilateral trade deals but individual nations can’t do it or are reluctant

WASHINGTON �� In his first swing through Europe as president, Donald Trump left little doubt that he would pursue his “America first” policy in economic relations, creating a stir by denouncing Germany’s trade surplus with the U.S. and promising to end it. “The Germans are bad, very bad,” Trump was quoted as saying during a meeting… Please follow and like us:

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Trump: New Trade Deal with Mexico, Canada ‘Very Possible’

President Donald Trump says U.S. relationships with Mexico and Canada are good and it is “very possible” the three countries can reach a new accord to overhaul the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump said Thursday on his Twitter account that he received calls the day before from Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian… Please follow and like us:

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Pence Says Trade Relationship with South Korea is ‘Falling Short’

During his visit to South Korea this week U.S. Vice President Mike Pence described the security alliance between the two countries as unwavering, unshakable and ironclad, but in an address to business leaders in Seoul Tuesday, he said the bilateral economic relationship is in trouble. “Despite the strong economic ties between the United States and South… Please follow and like us:

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Crackdown on Trade ‘Cheaters’ Raises Concern in Asia about US Trade Policy

Strong trade ties between the United States and nations in Southeast Asia are under a cloud as a U.S. investigation into trade imbalances gets underway. Regional governments say the apparent policy shift has spurred concern and anxiety. A 90-day investigation by the U.S. Commerce Department of countries with large trade surpluses with the United States follows… Please follow and like us:

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Donald Trump’s first 100 days worst ever, according to the mainstream media. Really?

The mainstream media is breathlessly reporting President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office is officially the worst ever. “When you add up the totality of it … I actually think this may be the worst hundred days we’ve ever seen in a president,” CNN’s David Gergen declared. The LA Times editorial board decided to do… Please follow and like us:

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