In MSNBC’s daytime lineup, host Katy Tur was shocked when she met Iowans who supported President Trump and his trade war with China.
The U.S. shouldn’t be complacent after winning the first round of the trade war. China is a formidable strategic competitor and will remain so for many years to come.
For the first time in a long time, the United States and China are striking a deal to set up better trade relations for both countries.
The Jan. 11 election outcome will have a profound effect on foreign policy strategies and relationships between Washington, Beijing, and Taipei throughout 2020 and beyond.
The stock market and wages are important means to an end. But though the market is booming now, conservatism doesn’t fail if it drops.
The U.S. and China have such different economic and political systems and different sets of values. We may have to settle our differences through other means, beyond a trade agreement.
The Chinese have for decades banked on the world, and in particular its richest nation, prioritizing money over all else, including evidently its long-term national interest.
Western companies are walking a very thin line between losing access to the Chinese market and losing their customer base everywhere else — and this can’t last forever.
Free traders have the same view of trade war as Quakers do of real war: that it is never the answer.
While extradition of those on trial provoked this year’s protests, it is a movement for democracy that is at the heart of the demonstrations.
The political goal of handouts is another example of how Trump thinks he can throw around billions of dollars, seized by the government through taxes, to get whatever he wants.
A quick glance at the yield curve, which has predicted every recession for the past 50 years, shows the possibility of another recession in the near future.
While we hoped freer trade with the West would lead China toward liberal democracy, the result has been an increasingly oppressive government.
The popular narrative goes that because President Trump launched a trade war against China, China has retaliated by tariffing agriculture products from red states that voted for Trump. False.
The global economy isn’t healthy, and everything isn’t hunky dory. But the trade issue is the icing on the cake, not the main story.
The ongoing economic brinkmanship between China and the United States is hurting all parties involved, yet no one is happy with the status quo.
What China did this week is the strongest counteraction it has taken so far in its ongoing trade war. It might have achieved the desired effect of causing market panic, but it will end up hurting China the most.
Don’t listen to the left scream that tax cuts caused a slowdown, and don’t listen to the supply siders who say tax cuts would be working great, were it not for tariffs.
The trade war between China and the United States isn’t a conflict that will remain confined to the economy. It’s a risky play in a new Cold War.
Chinese President Xi came to the summit with serious economic and political challenges domestically. President Trump was in a stronger negotiation position. So what happened?
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