MarketWatch: “BBC investigates Apple supplier, saying it found workers asleep on iPhone production line”

  An undercover investigation by BBC reporters into Chinese iPhone factories has found that workers are still being mistreated and that tin used in Apple Inc. gadgets could well come from dangerous illegal mines where children’s lives are put at risk. [by Karen Friar | December 19, 2014 | MarketWatch] For its “Panorama” documentary, which…

Huffington Post: “How the ‘Internet with Chinese Characteristics’ Is Rupturing the Web”

  China is openly undermining the United States’ vision of a free and open Internet. Motivated by maintaining the fragile balance between information control, social and political stability, and continued modernization and economic growth for an online population of over 600 million, the Chinese government is attempting to alter how nations understand their role in…

Public Citizen Press Release: “Leak of Obama Administration Trade Pact Proposal Reveals Negotiations Affecting Net Neutrality, Limits on Data Privacy Protections”

  For Immediate Release:Contact:Angela Bradbery (202) 588-7741, [email protected] Symone Sanders (202) 454-5108, [email protected] Leak of Obama Administration Trade Pact Proposal Reveals Negotiations Affecting Net Neutrality, Limits on Data Privacy Protections U.S. Internet Governance Policy Should not be Designed in Closed-Door, Industry-Influenced Negotiations of U.S. Trade in Services Agreement WASHINGTON, D.C. – While a domestic debate about net…

CSUSTL letter to Senator Sherrod Brown

  The following is the text of a letter written by Terence P. Stewart, President of the Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws, regarding “The Leveling the Playing Field Act” introduced by Senator Sherrod Brown. December 10, 2014 The Honorable Sherrod BrownUnited States Senate713 Hart Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510-3505 Dear Senator Brown: On behalf…

Press Release: Senator Brown Introduces Legislation to Strengthen American Manufacturing by Restoring U.S. Trade Law

  Wednesday, December 10, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced legislation today that would improve the ability of the U.S. to crack down on unfair foreign competition resulting from violations of trade law. The Leveling the Playing Field Act would restore strength to antidumping and countervailing laws used by American companies…