Steven Mnuchin warns of NAFTA pullout if talks fail

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin explicitly warned Thursday that the U.S. would pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement if the administration doesn’t get what it wants in current renegotiations. [Sean Higgins | January 12, 2018 | Washington Examiner] “We expect that will be renegotiated, or we’ll pull out,” he told reporters during a Thursday White House briefing. It was…

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Trial Over Theft of Wind Technology Spotlights U.S.-China Tensions

A dispute over the alleged theft of wind-turbine technology is slated to go to trial in Wisconsin on Monday in a test case for intellectual-property battles between the U.S. and China. [Erin Ailworth | January 6, 2018 | Wall Street Journal] Federal prosecutors accuse Chinese wind-turbine maker Sinovel Wind Group Co. 601558 -4.29% Ltd. of stealing the source code for software that…

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Press Release: CPA Letter to President Trump Seeks Strong Remedy for China’s Theft of America’s Solar Manufacturing Industry

Washington, DC- The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today sent a letter to President Trump supporting effective trade remedies, including strong global tariffs, that would protect and reinvigorate our country’s solar manufacturing industry. Trade cheating, subsidies and technology theft by the Peoples Republic of China has led to the bankruptcies of nearly 30 American companies — and…

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White House preparing for trade crackdown

President Donald Trump’s administration is preparing to unveil an aggressive trade crackdown in the coming weeks that is likely to include new tariffs aimed at countering China’s and other economic competitors’ alleged unfair trade practices, according to three administration officials. [Andrew Restuccia and Doug Palmer | January 8, 2017 | Politico] Trump is tentatively scheduled…

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