All content tagged: trade war

The Saker - 2020-02-27 - Original post - cached version

A. B. Abrams on Today’s Great Power Conflict for The Saker Blog “A. B. Abrams is the author of the book ‘Power and Primacy: A History of Western Intervention in

Strategic Culture - 2020-01-28 - Original post - cached version

Who would have thought that the entire geopolitical reality we live in, as well as the patently partisan impeachment procedure, could be explained through Trump’s policy on Iran? Russia, EU, Israel-Palestine, Latin America, the U.S. and impeachment – yes, all roads lead to the Islamic Republic...

Strategic Culture - 2020-01-28 - Original post - cached version


The Commerce Department has abandoned long-expected rules to tighten controls on US firms’ exports to Huawei, China’s national champion in broadband technology and the world leader in 5G Internet equipment. The Wall Street Journal this morning reported that the Defense...

Strategic Culture - 2020-01-25 - Original post - cached version

The delusional views of diehard federalists in Brussels are probably going to be responsible for the EU itself falling on its own sword. When BBC pro-EU journalists have to admit the reality, Brussels should take heed and get rid of Guy Verhofstadt.

The last time anything quite so...

The Duran - 2020-01-24 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris breakdown the US-China phase one trade deal.

Who came out ahead? Will there be a phase two deal?

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Strategic Culture - 2020-01-20 - Original post - cached version

Coming decade could see the US take on Russia, China and Iran over the New Silk Road connection


The Raging Twenties started with a bang with the targeted assassination of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani.

Yet a bigger bang awaits us throughout the decade: the...

Strategic Culture - 2020-01-17 - Original post - cached version

Fears grow that a phase two accord between Beijing and Washington will struggle to get off the drawing board

Gordon WATTS

Great expectations were replaced by even greater euphoria after China and the United States finally hammered out a phase one trade deal just...

The Duran - 2019-12-23 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by Steve Brown…

On the US dollar as reserve currency, that is a tough thing to break especially for China since the yuan is not freely convertible. China has renminbi and yuan; one they peg to the dollar and the other is circulated in China. Try converting USD to yuan in...

Strategic Culture - 2019-12-12 - Original post - cached version

New EU leadership vows to use ‘language of power’ to push more forcefully bloc’s trade and security agendas


The European Union’s newly installed leadership promises a more assertive and commanding role in global affairs after years of playing a mere bit...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-12-05 - Original post - cached version

The week started with Señor Trumpanzee announcing an expansion of his trade war antics against Brazil, Argentina and France (and its only Wednesday!)-- followed by grandstanding self-destructive nonsense about trade with China that caused domestic and world markets to crash.


Down With Tyranny - 2019-11-28 - Original post - cached version

A NY Fed study shows what anyone with any sense has long known, namely that Trump was full of shit last year when he claimed China would be paying for his trade war tariffs by cutting the prices on Chinese goods to absorb import taxes (as much as 25%) when the goods hit U.S. shores....

The Duran - 2019-11-20 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by IFIMES…

Does our history only appear overheated, while it is essentially calmly predetermined? Is it directional or conceivable, dialectic and eclectic or cyclical, and therefore cynical? Surely, our history warns. Does it also provide for a hope? Hence, what is in...

Strategic Culture - 2019-11-19 - Original post - cached version

Abe may have outmaneuvered an in-a-hurry Trump with their FTA, but looking forward, risks remain high

William PESEK

In an anxiously awaited speech on his China trade war this week, US President Donald Trump spent a surprising amount of time talking about – well, Japan.


Strategic Culture - 2019-11-07 - Original post - cached version

A 10 percent drop in manufacturing and dwindling investment due to tariffs could lose him the election

Jon Basil UTLEY

Decisions based on false or misleading information can lead to wrong and harmful solutions. The constant harping on Chinese trade having “cost” America...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-11-04 - Original post - cached version

It surprised me to see Trump's coalition in the Midwest falling apart. In the most recent Morning Consult state-by-state Trump tracker, it doesn't look like rural America will be coming to his rescue in 2020. His net approval in state after state he won in 2016 in underwater:

Down With Tyranny - 2019-09-20 - Original post - cached version

Without consulting Congress, Trump started a disastrous trade war with China that has, for example, destroyed the American soy bean sector-- likely forever. The economies of rural counties across the country are already in recession. Dairy farms, corn farmers, wheat farmers... are all...

Strategic Culture - 2019-09-12 - Original post - cached version

The departure of the China hawk might clear the way for a trade-and-technology deal


President Trump needs a trade deal with China as quickly as possible to avert a sharp slowdown of the US economy, as recent polls have made clear. There won’t be any deal unless the US...

Strategic Culture - 2019-09-08 - Original post - cached version


According to the great military thinker, Maj. Gen. J.F.C. Fuller, ‘the object of war is not victory. It is to achieve political goals.’

Too bad President Donald Trump does not read books. He has started economic wars against China, Russia, Iran, Cuba and Venezuela...

Need To Know News - 2019-09-02 - Original post - cached version

We agree that the Fed should not bail out the Trump administration - but that's because we don't think it should bail out any administration.

Down With Tyranny - 2019-08-31 - Original post - cached version

Jason Butler is the newest candidate Blue America has endorsed. He's running for a North Carolina seat (NC-02) that is about half suburban and half rural. The incumbent, George Holding, is just a good-for-nothing corporate shill and Trump rubber-stamp and enabler. Butler was fuming...

Strategic Culture - 2019-08-27 - Original post - cached version

China has already won the critical engagement in the conflict between Washington and Beijing


As the United States and China escalate the past year’s trade dispute into full-scale economic war, the decisive fact in the conflict has gone entirely unmentioned:...

The Duran - 2019-08-25 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts:

The main problem with the US economy is that globalism has been deconstructing it. The offshoring of US jobs has reduced US manufacturing and industrial capability and associated innovation, research, development, supply chains, consumer purchasing...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-08-24 - Original post - cached version
He says he's "The Chosen One" and maybe he is-- but not God's Chosen One, Putin's and Franklin Graham's

Immediately after Trump occupied the White House Elizabeth Mica warned that "What we know about malignant narcissists is that they psychologically decompensate once they achieve the...

Strategic Culture - 2019-08-16 - Original post - cached version

Trade war with US, Hong Kong protests showing no signs of slowing – is China on the verge of a collapse? If the collapse does come, what next? Are America’s fingerprints on the protests, as China claims?

Strategic Culture - 2019-08-13 - Original post - cached version

There’s been panic this month over tariffs, currency, and the ‘inverted yield curve.’ Here’s what it really means.

Christopher WHALEN

Is the U.S. economy headed for another recession? The short answer is no.

After a decade of aggressive market manipulation by the Federal...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-08-11 - Original post - cached version
China has evolved from producing food and toys to creating sophisticated AI machinery and 5G phone networks. Here a Chinese chocolate factory. Photo: Reese Erlich

-by Reese Erlich

China is coming after us! Time to steel ourselves for battle against the human-rights-...

Web of Debt - 2019-08-09 - Original post - cached version

When the Federal Reserve cut interest rates on July 31st for the first time in more than a decade, commentators were asking why. According to official data, the economy was rebounding, unemployment was below 4%, and GDP growth was above 3%. If anything, by the Fed’s own reasoning, it should have...

The Duran - 2019-08-07 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Serban V.C. Enache via Hereticus Economicus:

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the economic and political divorce unfolding between the US and China. President Trump announced last week he would add 10 percent tariffs on $300...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-08-06 - Original post - cached version
Don't Be So Sure by Chip Proser

In the August IBD/TIPP poll of registered voters, which closed before the Trump supporter massacred 22 people in an El Paso Walmart and before China signaled they had stopped buying America agricultural products-- a signal that there is likely to be a...

The Duran - 2019-08-06 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the economic and political divorce unfolding between the U.S. and China.

President Trump announced last week that the U.S. would add 10% tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese goods starting Sept. 1. When...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-08-02 - Original post - cached version

Yesterday, the Dow was flying-- celebrating the interest rate reduction-- and reached 27,188 before Trump announced another round of tariffs against China. Markets immediately plummeted, the Dow crashing nearly 300 points to 26,700.  World markets continued trending downwards today, the Dow...

Strategic Culture - 2019-07-17 - Original post - cached version

Southeast Asian nation has dramatically whipsawed between US-China trade war winner to potential next big tariffed loser

David HUTT

The popular consensus is that Vietnam has been one of the world’s biggest US-China trade war winners, as global supply chains shift production away...

Strategic Culture - 2019-07-16 - Original post - cached version

The Trump administration last week cut its fourth and biggest arms sale to Taiwan, sparking a furious condemnation from Beijing that the US was undermining its sovereignty and “grossly interfering in China’s internal affairs”.

The weapons deal reportedly worth some $2.2 billion is...

The Duran - 2019-07-06 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by Steve Brown…

Florida Senator Marco Rubio posted a typical whining comment on June 28th, “The Administration stopped issuing sanctions waivers for Iranian oil exports in May, yet China just received massive oil cargo from Iran. The tanker Saline, capable of carrying 1...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-06-19 - Original post - cached version

I can't say I watched the whole Chris Matthews town hall in Montgomery County, Ohio (Dayton), a county that swung from 145,997 (52.5%) for Obama and 128,679 (46.3) for McCain in 2008 and 137,139 (51.5%) for Obama and 124,841 (46.88%) for Romney in 2012 to 123,909 (47.97%) for Trump and 122,016...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-13 - Original post - cached version

Brandon SMITH

For many years I have examined how wars of all types have been used by the money elite to distract the masses and maintain a certain level of influence over social and political systems. But war is not only a useful tool for keeping the status quo. Some wars, particularly...

The Duran - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou discuss US President Donald Trump’s G20 threat of more tariffs on China if President Xi Jinping doesn’t show up to Japan and sit down for a summit with the President Trump.

Is this a new low in US diplomacy or...

The Duran - 2019-06-09 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the tariff deal reached between the United States and Mexico to “stem the tide of migration”.

US President Trump announced that the tariff threat in response to a surge in illegal migration to the U.S....

Down With Tyranny - 2019-06-08 - Original post - cached version
McConnell and Child by Nancy Ohanian

With Señor Trumpanzee away making a fool of himself in Europe, Senate Republicans are hissing and snarling in a way they would never do if he were in town. Even the queen of toadies, Mitch McTurtle, warned that Senate Republicans-- he believes he,...

The Duran - 2019-06-06 - Original post - cached version

Via Zerohedge…

Han Jun, the Chinese vice-minister of agriculture and rural affairs, says American farmers risk losing the entire Chinese market in the deepening trade war, reported South China Morning Post.

The US began collecting 25% tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-04 - Original post - cached version


Despite the Robert Mueller report’s conclusion that Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia during the 2016 presidential race, the new Cold War with Moscow shows little sign of abating. It is used to justify the expansion of NATO to Russia’s borders, a move...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-04 - Original post - cached version

Every empire is a dictatorship. No nation can be a democracy that’s either heading an empire, or a vassal-state of one. Obviously, in order to be a vassal-state within an empire, that nation is dictated-to by the nation of which it is a colony. However, even the domestic inhabitants of the...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-06-01 - Original post - cached version

Yesterday, Carlos Tejada reported in the NY Times that Trump "threatened to hit Mexico with new tariffs, escalating his immigration fight with America’s largest trading partner. And with that, he showed, once again, that he’s ready to employ trade as an all-purpose tool for his policy...

The Duran - 2019-05-21 - Original post - cached version

Via Zerohedge…

On Monday, Beijing woke up to a new, and far more dire trade war reality for its flagship telecom company: Google which in 2005 bought Android, whose software has since become the most popular mobile operating system in the world, said it would stop supplying Huawei...

The Duran - 2019-05-21 - Original post - cached version

Via Zerohedge…

Back in April of 2018, when the trade war with China was still in its early stages, we explained that among the five “nuclear” options Beijing has to retaliate against the US, one was the block of rare-earth exports to the US, potentially crippling countless US...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-19 - Original post - cached version

Moon of Alabama

The dwindling empires’ main propaganda outlet, the New York Times, continues its anti-China campaign. It is now by blaming China’s president for the failure of trade negotiations with the United States.

How Xi’s Last-Minute Switch on U.S.-China Trade Deal Upended It...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-05-18 - Original post - cached version

There are a lot of farmers losing a lot because of Trump's pig-headed, badly-handled trade wars. Including, presumably, a lot of sleep. Family farms are particularly badly hit and farmers have been losing their land; many more are on the verge of bankruptcy. Soybean farmers have been hit worse...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-05-17 - Original post - cached version
War against Iran is a wet dream for Bolton

In December of 2016, John Bolton hadn't infiltrated the Trumpist Regime yet. When Alex Campbell predicted a war, it was Bannon, a war of civilizations kind of maniac, who was telling Trump what to do. He's gone and now Bolton is running the...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

by Noah

Once again, we, the citizens of the United States of America, will pay because of the incompetence and mental illness of Putin's big orange fist puppet. Every thing Trump is doing to America, from his $enate-approved appointees to his destructive policies which they...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

Donald Trump fancies himself as a deal-maker. His foreign and economic policies, however, are more akin to those of a Mafia extortionist. At a minute after midnight on May 10, Trump hiked tariffs from 10 to 25 percent on $200 billion of Chinese imports. He also threatened a 25 percent tariff on...


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