The Old-School Answer to Global Trade

Editor’s note: Free trade skepticism has, before Trump, been more concentrated in the Democratic Party than the Republican Party. President Trump’s trade reform agenda took the issue away from Democrats who feared agreeing with him. This is an article describing how Democrats can and should get active on trade reform once again.  The alternative to…

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One Trump Victory: Companies Rethink China

Editors note: The prospect of “decoupling“ from China is now entering the debate in a positive way. The trade war is nearing a possible truce, but global companies are nevertheless moving to reduce their dependence on Chinese factories to make the world’s goods. [Keith Bradsher | April 5, 2019 | New York Times] Companies around…

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Warning: Europe May Put U.S. Military at Risk by Using Chinese 5G Tech

Excerpt: “the directive of China’s 2017 Intelligence Law legally requires that ‘any organization or citizen shall support, assist, and cooperate with’ the security services of China’s One-Party State.”  Six retired U.S. defense officials issued a statement on Wednesday warning that European and Asian partners could put American military operations at risk if they use Chinese…

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Beijing’s Fight for the Final Frontier

Editors note: Greg Autry is a member of the Cpa advisory board. While the eyes of the world were focused on China’s Chang’e 4 lunar lander this January, Beijing was also quietly establishing a beachhead in America’s booming commercial space sector. Chinese attempts to steal U.S. space tech go back to the space shuttle, but…

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Cattle industry expert calls for proper meat labeling

The process of meat labeling in the United States might be in need of a serious government intervention, according to former rancher Bill Bullard.  [Tess Bonn| March 14, 2019 | The Hill] https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/434046-former-rancher-calls-for-government-intervention-on-meat-labeling Bullard said, thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), multinational meat packers, which control 85 percent of the market, are able to import cheaper beef…

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CPA Letter Calling For Investigation Into Chicago Rail Deal with China SOE

CPA Seeks Review of Chicago Transit Authority Railcar Purchase Contract with Chinese firm may flout Buy America Act For Immediate Release Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) has formally requested that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) review the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA’s) $1.3 billion contract with CSR Sifang, a company owned by the Chinese…

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