Editor’s note: This is President Trump’s statement on implementing tariffs on the next tranche of $200b of Chinese imports. It also adds the intent to go further, targeting yet another $267b of imports, if China does not change its behavior. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2018 Today,…Details
Necessary response to China’s continuing unfair trade practices Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today strongly praised a White House announcement of additional tariffs on approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. The tariffs, which take effect on September 24, are part of the Trump administration’s continuing response to China’s theft of intellectual property and forced transfer…Details
“This is part of a comprehensive war against religion,” Jin said. “The Communist Party has begun to see religion as a competitor… They want all of us to pledge our loyalty to the party” [Anna Fifield | September 16, 2018 | Washington Post ] BEIJING — The services at the Zion Church were different from usual on…Details
Editor’s note: This article shows the (Peter) Navarro-ization of the world. “Death by China” is now implicitly accepted in the western world. As the United States grew more hostile toward Chinese investment in the country this year by blocking a handful of high-profile deals, many investors and advisers were confident China would find opportunities elsewhere. [Andrew…Details
Editor’s note. More indications that China will not be winning its trade war now that the US has (finally) engaged after 24 years. BEIJING—Investment in factories, railways and other projects in China so far this year grew at its slowest pace in more than a quarter-century, pointing to challenges in government efforts to arrest an economic…Details
Editor’s note. A high end men’s shoe company moves some production back to the US. On the whole, American brands haven’t exactly earned a reputation for being expert shoemakers—bar perhaps the hardworking boots worn by cowboys or coal miners. Fine footwear has largely been left up to the experts across the pond, with cobblers in…Details
Editor’s note. Professor Michael Pettis lays out the finite possibilities for China responding to the fact that it cannot rely on US consumers in the future for its full employment project. China’s debt problems have emerged so much more rapidly and severely this year than in the past that, combined with swirling rumors about the…Details
Sales factor apportionment (SFA) is, in our view, the best way to tax all firms – domestic, multinational and foreign – fairly in an integrated world economy.