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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

US Trade Talks with China Must Ultimately Fail

Submitted by Steve Brown… Regardless of public opinion about the impeachment trial and how it will go — whether for or against — once again Washington is all show and no go. Even though the impeachment gambit must fail, the current idea that the administration will simply romp home to victory in 2020 is not…

China Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads; Hundreds Infected As Human-To-Human Transmission Confirmed

Health officials in Wuhan, China reported 139 new cases of a new mystery virus over the weekend, now rapidly spreading to other provinces and surrounding countries, reported CNN. As of Monday morning, three people have died from the pneumonia-like illness, and globally there have been more than 200 reported cases, noted Reuters.  Beijing confirmed two cases of coronavirus Monday,…

China’s Birthrate Dropped To Historic Low In 2019

January 18, 2020 1:05 PM ET The birthrate in China hit its lowest point in 70 years during 2019. The country’s population climbed to over 1.4 billion for the first time, while the birthrate fell to 10.48 babies per 1,000 people, the National Bureau of Statistics said Friday. “The lesson from other East Asian countries…

Some Of Your Favorite Apps Could Be A Threat To National Security

January 17, 2020 3:58 PM ET The U.S. military is cracking down on service members’ use of certain popular apps because the information collected by those apps could pose a threat to national security. Large apps releasing data collected about its users to marketing and research companies is a common occurrence, but some apps, ranging…

China’s Economy Grows at Slowest Rate In Decades

Trade war with US major factor in slowdown Though still within government forecasts, China’s economy weakened to its slowest growth rate in nearly three decades. Lower domestic demand and a trade war with the United States were behind the drop, experts have said.The world’s second-largest economy grew by 6.1% in 2019, making last year China’s…

Neil Patel: Everyone Is Wrong On Skilled Immigration

Neil Patel Co-Founder and Publisher, The Daily Caller January 16, 2020 4:37 PM ET The immigration debate in our country has been dominated by huge corporations who want more (and cheaper) workers and by liberal advocacy organizations who want America to take in as many people from developing nations as possible, partly for humanitarian reasons…

Economist Slams ‘Insignificant’ Trade Deal With China

Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu signed the Phase 1 trade deal on Wednesday.The mainstream was generally bullish on the news, but there was some underlying concern because the deal did not bring substantive tariff relief.Peter Schiff broke down the deal in his latest podcast, saying that despite all the hype, the deal was…

Exclusive–Ortiz: Phase One China Trade Deal Is Another Victory for American Businesses

Getty Images President Trump scored another major victory today with the signing of phase one of the China trade agreement, which further reorients the global supply chain in America’s favor. The trade deal comes on the heels of Congressional approval of the USMCA, which is the largest and most consequential trade deal in history, as…

Donald Trump Signs Phase One Trade Deal with China

President Donald Trump hosted a signing of the phase one trade deal with China on Wednesday, marking a significant milestone in pressuring China for fairer trade relations with the United States. “Today we take a momentous step,” Trump said, claiming the deal helped “right the wrongs of the past.” H.E. Vice Premier Liu He represented…

US To Remove China “Currency Manipulator” Designation Ahead Of Treade Deal; Yuan Jumps

For anyone still seeking definitive confirmation that the Treasury's "Currency Manipulator" designation is nothing more than a political tool, here it is: moments ago Bloomberg reported that just five months after the Treasury tagged China as a currency manipulator on August 5 - the first such designation in 25 years  - when the trade war…
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