Democrats knock Trump over ‘broken promises’ on China currency, NAFTA renegotiations

House and Senate Democrats on Tuesday released a report on President Trump’s “broken promises” to American workers, included the administration’s decision not to label China a currency manipulator, its failure to date to launch NAFTA renegotiations and a lack of action on various “Buy American” proposals. [Charlie Mitchell] April 25th, 2017 [Inside U.S. Trade]  The…

TRUMP’S REAL CHINA CURRENCY BLUNDER

What was worse about President Trump’s decision to let China off the currency manipulator hook (for now) was its geopolitical rationale. [Alan Tonelson] April 20th, 2017 [Industry Today] What was worst about President Trump’s decision yesterday to let China off the currency manipulator hook (for now) was not the scrapping of a long-time campaign promise…

Polluting Plants Shut by Officials Found Still in Use

China’s environmental protection authority says several factories continued to operate illegally after inspectors had closed them down. [Bibek Bhandari] April 21st, 2017 [Sixth Tone] China’s environmental watchdog has the power to close factories, but its authority is apparently easy to ignore after inspectors leave. The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) recently discovered that several factories…