House Foreign Affairs Committee Spars Over China Export Controls

Another day, another hearing on China on Capitol Hill. The House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on Feb. 28 titled “Combatting the Generational Challenge of CCP Aggression”, with the main topic members and witnesses from the State and Commerce departments being export controls. Lastly, “decoupling” was brought up by Chairman Michael McFaul (R-TX) and…

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Currency Misalignment Monitor, March 2023

New monthly index tracks currency misalignment based on latest market rates Dollar is 11.2% overvalued Japanese yen 27.7% undervalued Chinese yuan 18.9% undervalued CMM is a partnership between the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) and the Blue Collar Dollar Institute (BCDI). Today we are launching our Currency Misalignment Monitor (CMM). The CMM uses the…

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Record U.S. Goods Trade Deficit in 2022 As Electronics, Vietnam Imports Rise

Key Points The U.S. goods trade deficit ballooned to $1.19 trillion in 2022, an increase of 9% from the previous year. This is a U.S. and world record. Imports of electronic goods, machinery & appliances, and vehicles account for more than half of the trade deficit. While China continues to be the leading source of…

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