President Trump Says: US in a “Good Place”, Rebukes Dr. Doom Fauci on His C-19 Coronavirus Comments

President Trump Says: US in a “Good Place”, Rebukes Dr. Doom Fauci on His C-19 Coronavirus Comments

#PresidentTrump, #C19Coronavirus, #US #China #economy, #WhiteHouse, #NYSE $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Tuesday, President Trump publicly criticized Dr. Anthony ‘Doom’ Fauci for his comments on the C-19 coronavirus chaos, and said the US is in a “good place” despite a rise in virus cases. “Well, I think we are in a good place. I disagree […]

Gap Between Hong Kong and China is Gone Forever

Gap Between Hong Kong and China is Gone Forever

Hong Kong really does have a new normal, adjust your portfolio quickly as change is coming at a rapid rate. Hong Kongers are scrubbing their social media accounts, deleting chat histories and mugging up on cyber privacy as China’s newly imposed security law blankets the traditionally outspoken city in fear and self-censorship. China’s authoritarian leaders […]

China Economy Stages a Rebound

China Economy Stages a Rebound

#CHINA #ECONOMY #CORONAVIRUS China’s factory activity picked up pace in June, official data showed Tuesday, although analysts warned weak global demand and a potential coronavirus resurgence are weighing on its longer-term recovery. The world’s second-largest economy has been whirring back to life after the virus and sweeping lockdowns prompted a near-halt in activity at the […]

World War 3: Not a Race War an Economic War

World War 3: Not a Race War  an Economic War

Welcome to World War III Despite increasing personal financial hardship, most people remain unaware of the economic war presently unfolding, many people are convinced a Race War is upon us, they are so terribly wrong. This is about the power of the State, their wealthy donors and their enforcers. George Floyd, Eric Garner and a […]

“China Will Pay for Its Economic, Biological ‘Aggression'”

“China Will Pay for Its Economic, Biological ‘Aggression

Trade adviser Peter Navarro says there will be “serious consequences” for China’s role in the spread of the C-19 coronavirus chaos around the globe. In an interview Mr. Navarro, who serves as  director of trade and manufacturing policy, defended his accusation that China withheld information and personal protective equipment from the world community at the […]

President Trump ‘Furious’ with China’s Actions

President Trump ‘Furious’ with China’s Actions

The White House is “furious at what China has done in recent days, weeks, and months,” and President Trump will present ideas for holding the Asian nation accountable for its actions concerning the C-19 coronavirus chaos and with its aggressions against Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other countries, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said Friday.  […]

China US Trade Update

China US Trade Update

Trade negotiators from the United States and China will hold a phone call as early as next week, citing people familiar with the matter. The call will include Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. The talks will be about progress in implementing a phase-one deal after U.S. President Donald Trump […]

What we should be demanding from our Governments after the Coronavirus

What we should be demanding from our Governments after the Coronavirus

Here is a list of things I think we should be demanding from our Governments after the Coronavirus. 1 Decriminalize Cash If Governments do have the power to lock us down, imagine what would happen if you are in that situation and your bank collapses, or the Government wants to restrict your financial transaction. This […]

Coronavirus infects manufacturing activity in the United States

Coronavirus infects manufacturing activity in the United States

The coronavirus pandemic caused manufacturing activity in the United States to post a historic decline in April, according to an industry survey Friday, and it may stay depressed for some time. The plunge in the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) manufacturing survey was not unexpected and actually slightly less severe than economists had anticipated, as […]

Trump Vs China is the Big News

Trump Vs China is the Big News

London and New York stocks sank on Friday after US President Donald Trump lashed out at China over the coronavirus crisis, bringing back bad memories of a damaging standoff between both countries over trade. The eurozone’s key equity markets were shut for a public holiday as were several exchanges in Asia. Investor nerves were tested […]

Politics: We are doing it wrong

Politics: We are doing it wrong

Politics in the modern era has descended into a war of sound bites and Tweets. No longer are there deep philosophical arguments exploring ideas and direction. There is just short, sharp jabs and while they are entertaining they are not moving humanity forward. Case in point, the Coronavirus China was wrong to cover it up, […]

Communist China’s ‘Day of Reckoning’ Looms

Communist China’s ‘Day of Reckoning’ Looms

The Chinese Communist regime is going to face “a day of reckoning” for the global coronavirus pandemic, not only killed Americans but damaging its economy. The Big Q that is being debated in Washington now about holding China financially responsible for America’s health crisis and corresponding economic impact. When we find evidence and we will find […]

President Trump Turns Up the Heat on the UN’s World Health Organization

President Trump Turns Up the Heat on the UN’s World Health Organization

Friday, President Trump accused the World Health Organization (WHO) of helping the Chinese communist regime to conceal the number of its citizens that have been infected by its latest virus. “I do believe they knew,” the president said at Friday’s briefing of the coronavirus task force, suggesting that the WHO was aware that President Xi […]

Pressure is On UN’s WHO Chief to Step Down for Helping China Cover-up its Virus Attack

Pressure is On UN’s WHO Chief to Step Down for Helping China Cover-up its Virus Attack

The Fog of War obscures much about the novel coronavirus pandemic. But 2 facts are certain, 1) China’s Communist authorities have lied, concealed and misled about the origins of the epidemic and the toll of the virus in China, and 2) the World Health Organization has acted as Beijing’s handmaid. The result: The global toll of this […]

Congress Must Embrace Non-partisan Proposals to Combat This Economic Crisis Caused by China’s Virus

Congress Must Embrace Non-partisan Proposals to Combat This Economic Crisis Caused by China’s Virus

$USO $BA In this time of global crisis and economic uncertainty, both Democrats and Republicans have been seeking to exploit the China Virus pandemic in pursuit of partisan policy objectives. Bad policy! The Washington Free Beacon has come up with 10 elements to fix and shield the US economy from the WHO/China Virus crisis. Congress should […]

The US To Reassess its Trade with China in Wake of Coronavirus Outbreak

The US To Reassess its Trade with China in Wake of Coronavirus Outbreak

The US and the West cannot be dependent upon China for Key pharmaceuticals, President Trump’s policies are changing that and bring the API and medical equipment manufacturing home. Thursday, Fred Fleitz, the President of the Center for Security Policy, told the press that the US must make “some very serious demands on China” regarding the […]

President Trump’s Labeling COVID-19 as a “Chinese Virus” is Correct

President Trump’s Labeling COVID-19 as a “Chinese Virus” is Correct

If any 1 country deserves to have the name “Chinese” attached to a pandemic, it’s China, which did all it could to conceal the outbreak rather than contain it. For weeks, China covered up the coronavirus pandemic. And in the days and weeks after the crisis became evident, China left its airports and borders open, […]

“Coronavirus Has Not Hurt President Trump’s China Trade Deal”

“Coronavirus Has Not Hurt President Trump’s China Trade Deal”

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Reuters he does not expect the coronavirus outbreak to have a material impact on the Phase 1 US-China trade deal, although that could change as more data becomes available in coming weeks. Finance officials from the world’s 20 largest economies aka G-20, said Sunday they would keep a close watch […]

President Trump Lauds China’s Use of the Death Penalty in Drug Trafficking Cases, which he says the US “is Ready” to Adopt

President Trump Lauds China’s Use of the Death Penalty in Drug Trafficking Cases, which he says the US “is Ready” to Adopt

President Trump praised China for giving the death penalty to drug dealers. Answering a question about fentanyl crossing the US-Mexico border during a White House event Monday. President Trump invoked conversations he had with Chinese President Xi and his country’s crackdown on dealers of the powerful synthetic opioid. “I met with President Xi on the […]

2020: US-China Trade Deal Fully Enforceable

2020: US-China Trade Deal Fully Enforceable

Documents to be released Wednesday will show skeptics that a Phase 1 US-China trade agreement will be fully enforceable, including a pledge by China to refrain from manipulating its currency, USTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday. President Trump is due to sign the trade pact with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at a ceremony at […]

2020: America First, USMCA, China Trade Deal ‘Phase 1’ Could Come Back-to-Back

2020: America First, USMCA, China Trade Deal ‘Phase 1’ Could Come Back-to-Back

 2 of the “biggest and best trade deals ever in American history” could be signed within a week of each other, according to assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro.  The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will likely pass the Senate, with a bipartisan vote, as early as this […]

Key Element in ‘Phase 1’ Trade Resolution: China Implements Foreign Investment Law

Key Element in ‘Phase 1’ Trade Resolution: China Implements Foreign Investment Law

China has unveiled a regulation on implementing the foreign investment law (FDI) to better protect the legitimate rights and interests of foreign investors. Premier Li Keqiang signed a State Council decree to publish the regulation. It takes effect on 1 January 2020, the same day when the law becomes effective. As a matching regulation to […]

President Trump: “Had Very Good Talk With China on Trade and…”

President Trump: “Had Very Good Talk With China on Trade and…”

Friday, President Trump Tweeted Friday that he had “a very good talk” with President Xi Jinping of China on trade and that Beijing “has already started large scale purchases of agricultural products and more.” “Formal signing being arranged,” President Trump said in the post, in which he noted further that “progress” was being made because he and […]

The Beijing Report on the US-China Trade Dispute Resolution

The Beijing Report on the US-China Trade Dispute Resolution

Wider, deeper opening up to reshape China’s economic landscape Opening up has been among the major policy moves that underpinned China’s huge economic growth over the past decades, and even though protectionism is on the rise, the country has been steadily delivering its promise of opening its doors wider. At a Key economic conference earlier […]

President Trump’s Trade Deals are “Pro-Growth, Remove Uncertainty”

President Trump’s Trade Deals are “Pro-Growth, Remove Uncertainty”

Monday, white House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said trade deals with China, Canada, and Mexico will strengthen the economy, adding that exports will double with China under the P-1 of President Trump’s new agreement.  “These deals are both pro-growth and yeah, they do remove some uncertainty,” he said. “They also increase incentives to invest…I think […]

US Trade Deal with China Will Boost Global Economy

US Trade Deal with China Will Boost Global Economy

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday a “P-1” trade deal between the United States and China was “very good” for global economic growth, and added that the 2nd phase could come in several steps. The United States and China cooled their trade dispute Friday, announcing a “P-1” agreement that reduces some US tariffs in […]

“2020 Will Be a Very, Very Strong Economic Year”

“2020 Will Be a Very, Very Strong Economic Year”

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow predicts that Y 2020 “will be a very, very strong economic year” as the jobs market only stands to get stronger in the wake of Friday’s China-US trade deal. “I think it will be pro-growth. I think it will help business confidence and business investment,” Mr Kudlow said. Kudlow spoke […]

President Trump Signs Hong Kong Bill that May Strain Relations with China

President Trump Signs Hong Kong Bill that May Strain Relations with China

Wednesday, President Trump signed a bill into law that expresses US support for Hong Kong protesters, a move that may strain relations with China and further complicate the president’s effort to wind down his trade war with Beijing. The legislation, S. 1838, requires annual reviews of Hong Kong’s special trade status under American law and […]

Commentary: Dragging down China with Turmoil in Hong Kong is an Illusion

Commentary: Dragging down China with Turmoil in Hong Kong is an Illusion

Despite Beijing’s strong and repeated opposition, the US Senate last Tuesday passed the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019. By passing the bill, the Senate has not only shown indifference to the chaotic situation on the ground and the need to end violence and restore order, but also tried to embolden […]

China Wants a Trade Deal, Invites US Negotiators to Beijing…

China Wants a Trade Deal, Invites US Negotiators to Beijing…

China has invited Top US trade negotiators for a new round of face-to-face talks in Beijing in its continued efforts to strike a limited deal, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The report said Chinese Vice Premier Liu He invited US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for a meeting in Beijing, […]

President Trump,”US Will Hike Tariffs on China Without Trade Deal”

President Trump,”US Will Hike Tariffs on China Without Trade Deal”

The United States will raise tariffs on Chinese imports if no deal is reached with Beijing to end a trade dispute, President Trump said Tuesday, threatening an escalation of the action that has damaged economic growth of the world’s 2nd largest economy severely. Speaking at a cabinet meeting at the White House, President Trump said […]

Beijing, US to Lift Tariffs as Talks Advance

Beijing, US to Lift Tariffs as Talks Advance

Thursday, China and the United States have agreed to cancel in phases the tariffs imposed during their months-long trade dispute, the Chinese commerce ministry said. The interim US-China trade deal is widely expected to include a U.S. pledge to scrap tariffs scheduled for 15 December on about $156-B worth of Chinese imports, including cell phones, […]

China’s Promise: “No Forced Tech Transfers + Access to Finance”

China’s Promise: “No Forced Tech Transfers + Access to Finance”

Tuesday, China Tuesday promised more improvements in conditions for foreign companies including an end to officials pressing them to hand over technology; a Key irritant in its tariff war with Washington. The announcement adds to a number of market-opening promises by the government, which is trying to make China’s cooling, state-dominated economy more productive. Beijing […]

Phase 1 of US-China Trade Deal Covers Intellectual Property

Phase 1 of US-China Trade Deal Covers Intellectual Property

The initial deal on US-China trade will include much of the scuttled May deal’s agreement regarding IP (intellectual property) and will target enforcement mechanisms, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said early Thursday, adding that he hopes the Chinese negotiate in “good faith.” “The good news about this phase one … is it adopted virtually […]

China Trade Talks on Target for Deal in November

China Trade Talks on Target for Deal in November

$SPY Equity indices in the Asia-Pacific region ended Tuesday on a higher note. Japan’s Nikkei Closed, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng +0.2%, China’s Shanghai Composite +0.5%, India’s Sensex -0.9%, SKorea’s Kospi +1.2%, Australia’s ASX All Ordinaries +0.3%. S&P 500 futures are up Tuesday, suggesting there is pace for the underlying gauge to extend gainers after it […]

China Vs USA for Tech Supremacy

China Vs USA for Tech Supremacy

China on Sunday said it aims to become a “great power” in the online world and took a swipe at Washington on trade, kicking off its annual conference promoting the Communist Party’s controlled and censored version of the internet. US-China rivalry is increasingly playing out in the digital sphere, as Beijing pursues dominance in next-generation […]

President Trump has China “Where He Wants Them on Trade” + Closing Market Summary

President Trump has China “Where He Wants Them on Trade” + Closing Market Summary

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Stock market guru, Jim Cramer said President Trump has the upper hand in the China trade distpute because tariffs are hurting the Chinese economy way more than the US economy. “Hate him or like him, he has them where he wants them,”  Mr. Cramer said on TV Friday. “I always […]

Hunter Biden Resigns Chinese Board

Hunter Biden Resigns Chinese Board

“Whatever happened to Hunter? Where the hell is he?” President Trump asked his rally crowd. “Let’s do another T-shirt. Where’s Hunter?” Soon after the rally, President Trump’s 2020 campaign website started selling $25 T-shirts emblazoned with “Where’s Hunter?” Forcing him out of his low-profile stance on the brewing China-Ukraine scandal. President Trump has called on […]

China Vs NBA

China Vs NBA

The National Basketball Association won’t gag its personnel or apologise over a team executive’s tweet that ignited a firestorm in China, commissioner Adam Silver insisted Tuesday, standing firm despite a growing backlash that imperils the league’s lucrative Chinese following. The tweet last Friday by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong […]

President Trump Doing “Lord’s Work” when it comes to the US Economy

President Trump Doing “Lord’s Work” when it comes to the US Economy

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Friday, the White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow declared President Trump is doing the “Lord’s work” when it comes to defending the US economy in terms of dealing with China, and said he does not believe there is a recession in sight under current scenario. “I know everybody wants […]

“China Trade Talks May Yield Positive Surprises”

“China Trade Talks May Yield Positive Surprises”

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speculates that next week’s China trade talks with the US could very well stun everyone. Mr. Kudlow held out hope for progress in opening China’s financial services markets to American companies in trade talks next week, adding the US team was heading into them “open-minded.” “There could be positive […]

President Trump: “‘Nice Victory’ on EU Trade Tariffs”

President Trump: “‘Nice Victory’ on EU Trade Tariffs”

$BA, $EADSF Thursday, President Trump hailed as a “nice victory” when the United States got the Green light to place tariffs on European Union goods in a row over EU aircraft subsidies. Wednesday’s decision by the WTO left Scottish whisky makers, Spanish winemakers and French cheesemakers fuming as the US tariffs targeted products from countries […]

China’s 70-anni Parade Displays Economic and Military Might (Video)

China’s 70-anni Parade Displays Economic and Military Might (Video)

China’s Communist Party (CNC) celebrated its 70th anni in power with a parade Tuesday showcasing the country’s economic growth and newest weapons. The nationally televised event opened with a military honor guard carrying the Chinese flag through Tiananmen Square, the country’s symbolic political heart, before thousands of spectators who waved flags. Artillery guns fired a […]

Trade Key Global Growth Risk, Recession Unlikely

Trade Key Global Growth Risk, Recession Unlikely

Incoming ECB President Christine Lagarde said the global economy is likely to dodge an outright contraction, though the trade tensions remain the Key threat to the growth outlook. “It is not in the baseline to have a recession,” Ms. Lagarde said in a TV interview Tuesday. “That said, it’s mediocre growth, it’s at risk because of essentially […]

Police Face Off with Hong Kong Protesters

Police Face Off with Hong Kong Protesters

Protesters in Hong Kong threw Molotov Cocktails (gasoline bombs) and police fired tear gas Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances. Hong Kong is in the 4th month of sometimes violent protests that occur every weekend. They started with opposition to a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include demands for greater democracy. Most […]

China’s is in a ‘Vice’,Tariffs May Go to 50 – 100% if it Does Not Align with US Trade Policy

China’s is in a ‘Vice’,Tariffs May Go to 50 – 100% if it Does Not Align with US Trade Policy

President Trump is resday to significantly ramp up pressure on China if a trade deal is not agreed to soon, according to an outside adviser to the White House who called tariffs so far “low level.” In an interview in Hong Kong Thursday with the South China Morning Post, Michael Pillsbury said President Trump has been “remarkably restrained […]

China Facing “Real” Problems, Trade Uncertainty Abound

China Facing “Real” Problems, Trade Uncertainty Abound

Thursday, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that trade uncertainty issues are giving China “real” structural problems, as the nation’s supply chains are starting to “hollow out.” “China is no longer really the cheapest place in the world to manufacture,” Secretary Ross said in a TV interview, adding the US does not know what China wants […]

US FedEx pilot was arrested in China and released on bail

US FedEx pilot was arrested in China and released on bail

A FedEx pilot was arrested in China and released on bail, the company said Thursday, amid an ongoing row with Beijing over the US firm’s delivery irregularities involving telecoms giant Huawei. Todd Hohn, a former US Air Force pilot, was arrested by Chinese authorities a week ago as he waited for a commercial flight in […]

Huawei Set to Expand

Huawei Set to Expand

Huawei will step up its presence in the global market for computer hardware, a top company official said on Wednesday, as the Chinese telecom giant weathers a US assault on its 5G network and smartphone business. Deputy chairman Ken Hu said the strategy is based on expectations that “incredible computing power” is going to be […]

Hong Kong Protesters Bombarded Government Buildings with ‘Molotov Cocktails’

Hong Kong Protesters Bombarded Government Buildings with ‘Molotov Cocktails’

Thousands of protesters clad in black masks, caps and shades to obscure their identity, ran through the streets of Hong Kong setting street fires and blocking roads in the heart of the city. Authorities moved quickly to douse the fires and police fired volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters, including in the bustling shopping […]

Commentary: The World is in Need of the End of US-China Trade Disputes

Commentary: The World is in Need of the End of US-China Trade Disputes

On Thursday morning, 5 September,Chinese and US chief trade negotiators spoke on the phone call, China initiated the call, agreeing to hold the 13th round of high-level economic and trade talks in Washington in early October and maintain close communications going into that negotiation. The message, made public, lifted the stock markets in many countries, […]

President Trump Wants ‘Near Term’ Results From Renewed China Trade Talks

President Trump Wants ‘Near Term’ Results From Renewed China Trade Talks

The Trump Administration wants to see “near term results” from renewed US-China trade talks in October, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday. Speaking on network TV, Mr. Kudlow confirmed that the top US and Chinese trade negotiators would meet in early October but a date certain had not been set. The 14-month US-China […]

On Winning the ‘Trade War’ with China

On Winning the ‘Trade War’ with China

According to The Trump Administration, America is winning the trade war with China. However, the Middle Kingdom’s economic machine may be slowing, but President Xi Jinping is unlikely to sue for peace anytime soon, at least not on terms acceptable to American interests. China’s economic system is antithetical to American democratic capitalism. Its buccaneer commercial policies flaunt the […]

Commentary: Violence in Hong Kong Must End Now

Commentary: Violence in Hong Kong Must End Now

Rioters in Hong Kong at the weekend Saturday again resorted to escalating violence. They stormed government and legislative offices, threw petrol bombs at police and set fire to multiple locations including police HQ’s. Facing flagrant violent acts, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government and the Hong Kong police took decisive measures to enforce […]

Confusion clouds China’s social credit system

Confusion clouds China’s social credit system

From penalising irresponsible dog owners to blacklisting dissenters, critics warn China’s social credit system enables authorities to define “desirable and undesirable behaviour” and could allow unprecedented control of citizen’s lives. The fledgling initiative has sparked fears the authoritarian state is tightening its grip on an already heavily monitored public, ensuring that only those strictly adhering […]

President Trump, “I will not let China ‘rip us off'”

President Trump, “I will not let China ‘rip us off

The United States began imposing additional tariffs on Chinese goods Sunday, but U.S. President Donald Trump said the sides would still meet for talks later this month. President Trump Tweeting, said his goal is to reduce US reliance on China and again urged American companies to find alternate suppliers outside China. This fresh round of […]

President Trump, “We are going to win the fight”, as He ‘Slaps On’ Fresh Tariffs…

President Trump, “We are going to win the fight”, as He ‘Slaps On’ Fresh Tariffs…

“We’re going to win the fight,” President Trump told reporters. “We are having conversations with China, meetings are scheduled, calls are being made. I guess the meeting in September continues to be on, it has not been canceled,” he said. The White House has not announced a date for that meeting. Tariffs kick in on […]

US, China to talk trade Thursday: Trump

US, China to talk trade Thursday: Trump

President Donald Trump said US and Chinese trade officials were due to hold discussions on Thursday, days before Washington is due to raise tariffs on billions in Chinese goods. “There’s a talk scheduled for today at a different level,” Trump told Fox News Radio, without elaborating. He rebutted prior news reports skeptical of his claims […]

New China tariffs a ‘job killer,’ US footwear industry tells Trump

New China tariffs a ‘job killer,’ US footwear industry tells Trump

President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on China are a “job killer,” US shoe companies warned Wednesday, pleading for them to be canceled. In a sharp deterioration in the US-China trade war, Trump last week ramped up the punitive duties for the vast majority of US imports from China. The five percent increases, which will take […]

Slow boat to China: cargo ships urged to cut speed and pollution

Slow boat to China: cargo ships urged to cut speed and pollution

Moving cargo ships into the slow lane, an idea French President Emmanuel Macron floated at the G7 summit in Biarritz, would be one way to cut maritime transport’s giant carbon emissions footprint. Here, AFP looks at how the debate took shape and is evolving: – Ecological impact – Shipping represents 2.3 percent of carbon dioxide […]

America is Leading the Free World Again

America is Leading the Free World Again

President Trump emerges from the G-7 Summit in France as the unchallenged Leader of the free world. Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, praised President Donald Trump’s accomplishments, and said under his leadership, “America is finally leading again.” Her comments came in a Tweet Monday night She wrote: “Under @realDonaldTrump “We are standing up to China. […]

US Fed should help defeat Trump in 2020: ex-Fed official

US Fed should help defeat Trump in 2020: ex-Fed official

A former top US central banker leapt into the political fray on Tuesday, calling on the Federal Reserve to oppose President Donald Trump’s reelection effort next year. Bill Dudley, the influential former president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, also said the Fed should not “enable” Trump’s escalating trade war with China by lowering […]

President Trump Notes ‘Positive Step’ in China Trade Dispute

President Trump Notes ‘Positive Step’ in China Trade  Dispute

President Trump has scaled back a US-China trade dispute partly blamed for a global economic slowdown, declaring Monday that the 2 sides will begin serious negotiations soon. President Trump said his trade negotiators had received 2 “very good calls” from China Sunday. He said the Sunday evening conversations were a sign China is serious about […]

President Trump Regret’s Not Slapping Higher Tariffs on China

President Trump Regret’s Not Slapping Higher Tariffs on China

Sunday, when President Trump said he had 2nd thoughts about escalating the trade dispute with China, he meant that he wished he had raised tariffs on Beijing even higher, the White House said. President Trump, who announced higher tariffs on Chinese goods last week, raised eyebrows during a meeting with UK PM Boris Johnson at […]

Black Clad Hong Kong Protesters Return To Violence

Black Clad Hong Kong Protesters Return To Violence

Saturday, Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the 12 Summer-long anti-government protests for the first time in nearly 2 weeks. Hundreds of black-clad protesters armed with bamboo poles and baseball bats fought with police officers wielding batons on a main road […]

Australia Speaks Up About The Trade War and Defends The Principle of International Law

Australia Speaks Up About The Trade War and Defends The Principle of  International Law

Australia’s prime minister yesterday urged nations in Asia to stand up for their ‘independence and sovereignty, with tensions high in the disputed South China Sea where Beijing is under fire for increasingly bullish behaviour. Scott Morrison’s comments came after the United States slammed China for its ‘escalation in the waterway, a key global shipping route […]

Trade War Continues Between China and The U.S.

Trade War Continues Between China and The U.S.

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce says that its new tariffs will be applied to more than 5,000 U.S. products in two phases. The first stage would come into effect on September 1 and the second one on December 15. China announced that it will impose additional tariffs worth 75,000 million dollars on imported products from the United […]

Hong Kong Government Ignores Protests Yet Hopes For Peace

Hong Kong Government Ignores Protests Yet Hopes For Peace

Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam yesterday said she hoped ‘calm will prevail after a massive weekend march passed without clashes between police and demonstrators, but again refused to give ground to protester demands. Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the heart of the city on Sunday in a show of peaceful protest after escalating […]

China Increases Participation In Foreign Trade

China Increases Participation In Foreign Trade

Chinese local authorities said on Monday that Guangxi Zhuang region in China foreign trade has reached USD37.51 billion in the starting 7 months of the current year, adding 23.8 percent year on year, according to Xinhua. The customs authorities of Nanning, the regional capital, said that the increase came as a 19.6 percentage points more […]

Hong Kong’s Violent Protest Escalation Timeline

Hong Kong’s Violent Protest Escalation Timeline

Beijing, August 18: Anti-China forces in the West have colluded with local anti-China elements to cause the prolonged unrest in Hong Kong, the Chinese official news agency Xinhua says in a detailed report. ‘Foreign nationals were seen meeting and talking with radical protesters. Recently, leaders of “Hong Kong independence” groups secretly met with officials of […]

Rap Video Featuring Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Movement

Rap Video Featuring Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Movement

“Get those foreign agents outta town”, roars a music video by a patriotic Chinese rap group, one of a slew of creative efforts by Beijing attacking Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement as violent and spurred on by overseas governments. The rap video, overlaid with clips of protesters clashing with police and breaking into Hong Kong’s legislative […]

US and China Talk To End Trade War

US and China Talk To End Trade War

Washington and Beijing are working actively to revive negotiations aimed at ending the trade war that has rattled world markets, Donald Trump’s chief economic advisor said Sunday. If teleconferences between both sides’ deputies pan out in the next 10 days “and we can have a substantive renewal of negotiations,” Larry Kudlow said on “Fox News […]

President Trump Knows How to Deal, We Will Get China Trade Deal His Way

President Trump Knows How to Deal, We Will Get China Trade Deal His Way

Sunday on TV, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said he is optimistic about a trade deal with China because doing business deals is President Donald Trump’s strong suit. In a network TV interview, Mr. Navarro said he is optimistic that the President will “do the right thing for America“in negotiating with China. “One thing […]

Trump Warns China Violence Against Hong Kong Could End Trade War Resolutions

Trump Warns China Violence Against Hong Kong Could End Trade War Resolutions

US President Donald Trump on Sunday warned China that carrying out a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters would harm trade talks between the two countries. “I think it’d be very hard to deal if they do violence, I mean, if it’s another Tiananmen Square,” Trump told reporters in New Jersey. “I think […]

Hong Kong Protesters Flood Tourist Hot Spots and Finance Hubs With Violence

Hong Kong Protesters Flood Tourist Hot Spots and Finance Hubs With Violence

Hong Kong democracy activists kicked off a weekend of fresh rallies yesterday in a major test for the movement following criticism over an airport protest earlier this week and as concerns mount over Beijing’s next move. The new marches came as thousands of pro-government supporters many waving Chinese flags gathered in a park to condemn […]

President Trump US “deeply concerned about Hong Kong…”

President Trump US “deeply concerned about Hong Kong…”

Late Wednesday, President Trump tied a US trade deal with China to humane resolution of the weeks of protests wracking Hong Kong, hours after the State Department said it was “deeply concerned” about reports of movement of Chinese paramilitary forces along the Hong Kong border. The State Department warned that continued erosion of the territory’s […]

Why Hong Kong Matters

Why Hong Kong Matters

China’s economy has grown to dwarf Hong Kong’s since 1997, but the mainland remains deeply dependent on the crisis-stricken city as its primary economic gateway to the world. The global financial hub has been shaken by 10 weeks of pro-democracy protests which could have an impact worse than the 2008 global economic crisis, Hong Kong […]

The Violence in Hong Kong is Being Condemned Around the World

The Violence in Hong Kong is Being Condemned Around the World

Foreign government officials and experts are expressing their condemnation of the violence perpetrated by radical demonstrators in Hong Kong. Emphasizing the significance of “1 country, 2 systems” for the development of Hong Kong, they also voiced their support for the legitimate actions taken by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government and Hong Kong […]

Commentary: Violence in Hong Kong Looks Like ‘Terrorism’

Commentary: Violence in Hong Kong Looks Like ‘Terrorism’

Violent protesters staged a shameful episode of real violence and brutality in full view and broadcast on live television at the Hong Kong International Airport Tuesday. At about 8:00p local time, a group of protesters detained a traveler they claimed to be an undercover police officer from the Chinese Mainland. In lynch mob-style assaults, they […]

Hong Kong Airport Reopens, China Tells US “Lay Off”

Hong Kong Airport Reopens, China Tells US “Lay Off”

Hong Kong’s airport resumed operations Wednesday, rescheduling hundreds of flights that had been disrupted over the past 2 days as protesters clashed with riot police in a deepening crisis in the Chinese-controlled city. And rumors of China’s troops assembling at the Mainland border. Police condemned violent acts by protesters overnight and said on Wednesday a […]

President Trump, “China is Moving Troops Toward Hong Kong”

President Trump, “China is Moving Troops Toward Hong Kong”

Tuesday, President Trump Tweeted that US intelligence believes that the Chinese government is moving troops to its border with Hong Kong. President Trump also Tweeted that “Everyone should be calm and safe!” Riot police clashed with pro-democracy protesters outside the Hong Kong Airport for the 2nd day running Tuesday though calm returned to the airport in […]

Markets Rally on Trade War Shift

Markets Rally on Trade War Shift

US retailers and global financial markets got an early Christmas present Tuesday as President Donald Trump’s administration announced it is delaying tariffs on key consumer electronic goods imported from China. And news that top US and Chinese trade officials spoke by telephone early Tuesday offered further signs of a possible letup in the trade war […]

Asia Focused on US China Trade War

Asia Focused on US China Trade War

Asian markets were mixed Monday with investors gripped by concerns about the US-China trade war after Donald Trump said he was prepared to walk away from next month’s planned talks. The president’s comments spooked US investors and added to the sense of pessimism across world trading floors after the White House last week announced fresh […]

China Has Cathay Pacific Under Siege

China Has Cathay Pacific Under Siege

Shares in Hong Kong’s flagship carrier Cathay Pacific plunged more than four percent on Monday, after Beijing banned airline staff supporting Hong Kong protesters from flights going through the mainland. Cathay shares lost 4.37 percent to HK$9.85 by the break in Hong Kong, with the carrier’s parent company Swire Pacific Ltd. plunging 5.26 percent to […]

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