This week, let’s put down our midsummer cookout plates long enough to remember sacrifices made across generations to secure independence, peace and prosperity. We might also reflect on how British trade interference with goods like stamps and tea helped spark the Fourth of July holiday.
It is unusual for a country to wage war on a company, which makes the ongoing United States-Huawei dispute so strange and disconcerting. The Trump administration has prohibited US firms from doing business with the Chinese tech behemoth and is trying to convince other countries to ban Huawei equipment from their
As US-China friction escalates, the rhetoric in Washington has grown increasingly ugly and hostile. The Trump administration, concerned about intellectual property theft and other questionable behaviour on the part of Beijing, has embarked on a program of targeting students and professionals of Chinese descent.
President Donald Trump’s planned meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit, June 28-29, has created optimism that a deal to restore normal commercial relations may be possible. However, without extensive changes in Chinese policy and law — and tough enforcement provisions — any deal will prove
President Donald Trump has called out China for unfairly subsidising its state-owned enterprises, not enforcing intellectual property protections, placing trade restrictions on US firms, and pressuring them to hand over technology in exchange for market access. If these problems are eliminated, more US companies
When President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet in Japan later this week to discuss their nations’ worsening conflict over trade and commercial relations, the course of the global economy may depend on which Donald Trump shows up. Trump has veered for months from threatening to bring down the
With US President Donald Trump defending his decision to slap additional levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods and China threatening to take counter-measures, the trade war has entered a new phase of turbulence, igniting more anxiety among investors. Though officials from the world’s two biggest economies
The 10-minute segment that ran on Chinese state television this week showed cadet trainees of the People’s Liberation Army scrambling over towering walls, dragging enormous tyres, crawling through mud and shouting motivational slogans as President Xi Jinping exhorted the academy to be ready to fight and win a modern war.
Trade wars are good, and easy to win. So President Donald Trump said last year as he embarked on his first round of tariffs on foreign imports. It seems that things have proven so good and easy that he’s readying for another bout. Trump is prepared to increase a 10 per cent levy on $200 billion of imports from China
A month ago, I declared that President Donald Trump’s trade war against China looked like it might be winding down. I was wrong. Instead of capitulating in exchange for some agricultural purchases and other minor concessions, Trump is doubling down. He’s raising tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports