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?
Beijing has major risks to bear, too, if the trade squabble drags on for too long. Here’s why it would be in Xi’s best interest to reconcile with Trump.
The commission’s call for unity is especially timely and poignant because Italy is ready to jump on China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, despite mounting security concerns from the EU.
When Chinese President Xi Jinping’s autocracy asks Western companies to jump, the response is usually, ‘How high?’
In 2019, Sino-U.S. relations will be defined by the trade war, potential reunification with Taiwan, and the escalation of the new space race.
Cooler heads have to prevail to ensure Meng Wanzhou’s arrest doesn’t become a catalyst that worsens the trade war.
President Trump and President Xi are working to resolve potential tariff hikes. This doesn’t change the degree to which the U.S. feels threatened by a rising China.
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