DHS to announce major counterfeit bust

Editor’s note.  This Fox News clip with Peter Navarro describes an important new initiative to stem the flood of counterfeit goods into the US. It also calls into question the longstanding program of allowing small international mail items into the country tariff-free.  Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan and assistant to the president…

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China’s Quest for Capital: Motivations, Methods, and Implications

Editor’s note: The US China Economic & Security Review Commission had a very important hearing showing why we should not be seeking greater financial integration with China. Here is the video of that hearing.  AGENDA | Hearing on “China’s Quest for Capital: Motivations, Methods, and Implications” [January 23, 2020 | USCC.gov] 9:15 AM – 9:20 AM:             …

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How China Obtains American Trade Secrets

Editor’s note: Keith Bradsher does a good job laying out the mechanisms of China’s state sponsored technology theft and forced transfer. Its the tip of the iceberg. Companies have long accused Chinese rivals of swiping or seizing valuable technology. Beijing promises to ban those practices, but enforcement could be tough. [Keith Bradsher | January 15,…

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Press Release | CPA Offers Cautious Support for ‘Phase One’ China Agreement

Continues to seek tariff increases, exchange rate fix Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) offered its initial support for the ‘Phase One’ China deal concluded today by the Trump administration. CPA’s members are cautiously supportive and believe the president’s use of tariffs and other leverage remains necessary to address China’s IP theft and other…

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Give Trump’s Tariffs a Fair Test

Editor’s note: This is an excellent article by Peter Navarro. Paragraph three and four capture CPA’s analysis and why we differ from conventional economists. Tariffs to preserve or build industries are an investment in future jobs, innovation and production.  Conventional economic models ignore how they boost investment and national security. [Peter Navarro | January 13,…

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Eastern Promises: Our German Problem

Editors note: Germany talks multilateralism while acting unilaterally for its own Germany First interests. This article explains why we cannot expect to Germany to help us in the US China conflict. It’s comforting to believe that frequently rocky US-German relations over the last three years have been due largely to President Trump’s personal approach —…

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