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China Warns US Trade Deals Off If Tariff Hike Goes Ahead

Beijing (TNA) – China’s government renewed its threat Thursday to scrap deals with Washington aimed at defusing a sprawling trade dispute as the White House prepared to release a list of Chinese goods targeted for tariff hikes. US President Donald Trump has threatened to raise tariffs on up to $150 billion of Chinese goods in response […]

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US Sanctions and Tariffs Create Distrust and Enmity

Brussels (SCF) – The United States has reached a new low in international relations. Not only does President Trump tweet and otherwise comment insultingly about leaders (“Little Rocket Man”) and various nations (“shithole countries”), he has gone out of his way to alienate friends and allies by imposing tariffs on some of their exports. This is in addition […]

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China Can Hold Trump’s Trade War Hostage

Beijing (SCF) – Calling Donald Trump a bull in a china shop would be a kindness. His approach to foreign affairs has been at times a refreshing stick in the eye to the global post-WWII institutional order. But, in recent months it has morphed into something more dangerous. And his desire to solve the Gordian […]

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China: Now Home to Nine of the World’s Largest Tech Firms

Beijing (teleSUR) – Just five years ago China had only two of the world’s biggest public tech firms. China is now home to nine of the world’s largest public tech companies in terms of market value. They include Alibaba, Tencent, Ant Financial, Baidu, Xiaomi, Didi Chuxing, JD.com, Meituan-Dianping, and Toutiao. With well over a billion citizens and an […]

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Philippines: We Will go to War Over South China Sea Violations

Manilla (teleSUR) – The government of Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has fired off a stern warning to China regarding the natural resources in the South China Sea region. The Philippines foreign ministry vows that the country will not shy away from going to war over the disputed region. The official, on Monday, stated that there are several “red lines” or actions – if […]

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Will Oil End the American Century?

Washington D.C. (NEO) – The American Century, so triumphantly proclaimed in a 1941 Life magazine editorial by US establishment insider Henry Luce, was built on the control of oil and on an endless succession of wars for that control of global oil. Now, ironically, with the illegal and unilateral cancellation of the Iranian nuclear agreement […]

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Playing US Sanctions: China Walks a Fine Line in Iran

Beijing (AMN) – Chinese businessman Sheng Kuan Li didn’t worry about sanctions when he decided in 2010 to invest $200 million in a steel mill in Iran that started producing ingots and billet within months of the lifting of punitive measures against the Islamic republic as part of 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran. With no operations […]

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Trade War: China puts Retaliatory Tariffs on US Products

Beijing (GPA) – The new tariffs are a sign that China is prepared for Trump’s trade war despite not wanting it. In the weeks following several changes in US trade policy aimed at China such as new tariffs on steel imports (which only affect .01% of China’s GDP) and an attack on solar panels (a market where […]

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Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un Meet in Beijing

Beijing (GPA) – Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke with Kim Jong Un in a surprise meeting that took place in Beijing yesterday. In his first trip abroad Kim Jong Un, leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) paid a surprise visit to Beijing in preparation for upcoming negotiations with South Korea and the […]

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As Wall Street Sinks Global Markets, China’s Policies Build Independence & Immunity

Beijing (MPN) – China has been faced with — and continued to grow throughout — a previous U.S.-triggered global recession just under a decade ago. While the current condition of the markets is nothing like the end of 2008, there is still the same fear in the West that China is somehow on the brink of catastrophe. The […]

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