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  • Russia Offers 2.5 Million Acres of Land to Chinese Farmers

    08/14/2018 11:34:12 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Aug 14, 2018 | Sarah Zheng
    Russia has made 1 million hectares (2.5 million acres) of arable land available to foreign investors – and while that could be boon for Beijing as it struggles with limited supplies of soybeans in its trade war with the US, analysts are concerned about the quality of the plots available. Valery Dubrovskiy, director of investment for the Far East Investment and Export Agency, a non-profit organisation, said on Tuesday that several Chinese companies had already expressed an interest in the deal. With the China-US trade war showing no signs of abating, and after Beijing slapped 25 per cent tariffs on...
  • Trump’s Trade War Is Rattling China’s Leaders

    08/14/2018 8:48:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 14, 2018 | Keith Bradsher and Steven Lee Myers
    BEIJING — China’s leaders have sought to project confidence in the face of President Trump’s tariffs and trade threats, but as it becomes clear a protracted trade war with the United States may be unavoidable, there are growing signs of unease inside the Communist political establishment. In recent days, officials from the Commerce Ministry, the police and other agencies have summoned executives from exporters to ask about plans to lay off workers or shift supply chains to other countries. With stocks slumping into bear territory and the currency dropping 9 percent against the dollar since mid-April, censors have been deleting...
  • THE DISAPPEARED: Chines businessmen and CEOs keep disappearing in ‘state-sanctioned abductions’

    08/13/2018 11:02:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | March 2018 | Zach Dorfman
    China’s global kidnapping campaign has gone on for years. It may now be reaching inside U.S. borders. Before he disappeared from his luxury apartment at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong on Jan. 27, 2017, Xiao Jianhua, a Chinese-Canadian billionaire, favored female bodyguards. Why, exactly, was unclear: Perhaps he simply liked being surrounded by women; perhaps he trusted them more than men. Whatever the reason, those guards weren’t much help when a group of mysterious men showed up at his apartment that January day and took him away. According to anonymous sources who viewed the hotel’s internal video feed...
  • Capital Flight -- The Strategy Behind Trump's Sanctions

    08/13/2018 10:52:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/13/2018 | By Monty L. Donohew
    When there is war, conflict, or instability, vulnerable human beings flee, seeking refuge in safer countries. Everyone is familiar with the plight of refugees, and the challenges refugees create for surrounding nations. People need and deserve support, and it requires resources to meet this need. When there is war, conflict, or instability, vulnerable capital and wealth also flee. The "problem" of fleeing capital is different, however. Because capital and wealth are not as encumbered and physically restricted as are human beings, especially in the modern electronic age, capital moves far from the source of instability. Capital flight makes support of...
  • Trump's China moves begin to embolden some Asian Pacific Rim states

    08/13/2018 11:11:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/13/2018 | Monica Showalter
    President Trump's trade war with China is a multi-pronged thing, given how closely the east Asian states of the Pacific Rim are being affected. Those states are all U.S. allies, and the reason we project so much naval power in the Pacific. While we are seeing a lot of doom and gloom talk in the endless 'analyses' you always see in Pacific Rim affairs on the economic side of things, including China itself declaring there will be 'no winners' (typical for the nation that is facing disaster itself), along with some stories of Pacific Rim states getting ready to profit from...
  • Trump's trade war advantage: The US economy is 'firing on all cylinders,' says expert

    08/12/2018 11:06:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 13, 2018 | Weizhen Tan
    • "We have to realize that perhaps China isn't as strong as when we at first think. China is still figuring out also how to deal with this trade situation, how to ensure the stability of its domestic economy," said Curtis Chin, an Asia fellow at the Milken Institute. • Speaking to CNBC's "Squawk Box," Chin also "totally" disagreed with the view that U.S. President Donald Trump's policies are backfiring. China's power may have been overrated and the U.S. economy is staying strong, meaning that U.S. President Donald Trump has an advantage in the trade war, according to one expert....
  • German EM Altmaier: We won’t let Washington dictate us with whom we can do business

    08/12/2018 9:43:09 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    Action Forex ^ | 8-13-2018 | ActionForex
    German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier launched strong attack on Trump for his tariffs and sanctions. He told Bild am Sonntag newspaper that “this trade war is slowing down and destroying economic growth – and it creates new uncertainties.” Meanwhile, the agreement between the EU and US “can only be first step”. Altmaier emphasized “Our goal is a global trade order with lower tariffs, less protectionism and open markets.” Regarding US sanctions on Iran, Altmaier also pledged the Germany and EU will continue to support companies doing business with Iran. He warned that “we won’t let Washington dictate us with whom...
  • Donald Trump is using the strength of US economic power

    08/12/2018 9:33:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | August 12, 2018 | Michael Busler
    Unlike the prior administration who was more than willing to give away America’s wealth and power, President Trump understands US economic power. And he is using the wealth and power of the United States to the country’s full advantage. President Trump knows that since the US is holding all of the aces it is time to use them and really start winning. The US economy is the world’s largest America’s economy is bigger than the combined economies of the rest of the G7. Our total annual output which will exceed $20 Trillion this year, is almost 25% of the world’s...
  • Iran's president says he'll talk to Trump "right now"

    08/12/2018 7:21:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | 12 Aug 2018 | Zachary Cohen,
    Washington (CNN)Iranian President Hassan Rouhani issued a challenge to President Donald Trump on Monday, saying the Islamic Republic would welcome talks with the US "right now." "I don't have preconditions. If the US government is willing, let's start right now," Rouhani said during an interview that aired on state television late Monday local time, just hours before the US renewed sanctions on Iran. "If there is sincerity, Iran has always welcomed dialogue and negotiations," Rouhani said. Trump's national security adviser John Bolton, when asked about the offer by CNN's Jake Tapper, dismissed it as possible "propaganda." "Let's see what really...
  • U.S. Takes Trade Fight to Smaller Nations

    08/12/2018 9:36:46 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 08/12/2018 | Lucy Craymer Josh Zumbrun
    The White House push to confront rivals over trade has spread beyond the world’s biggest economies such as China and Europe to include poorer countries that also see the U.S. as a critical market for their goods. Since President Trump took office 18 months ago, the U.S. Trade Representative has launched wide-ranging reviews of the eligibility of less-developed countries for a federal government program that lowers tariffs for thousands of the products they export to the U.S.
  • Russia Looks To Get Rid Of USD In Oil Trade – “Too Risky For Trade”

    08/12/2018 7:54:19 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 21 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 8/12/18 | L Todd Wood
    Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov declared today that Russia may get rid of the U.S. dollar when trading oil contracts internationally. The official stated this on the program “Sunday Evening with Vladimir Soloviev” on the TV channel “Russia 1”, reported Russian news outlet RIA Novosti. “We have significantly reduced our investments in US assets, in fact, already the dollar, which was considered a world currency, becomes a risky tool for settlements,” he said.
  • Russian premier Medvedev warns U.S. against crossing red line on sanctions

    08/10/2018 1:51:47 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | Aug 10, 2018 11:41 a.m. ET | Yaron Steinbuch
    Moscow issued a stern warning to the US on Friday against ramping up sanctions against Russia, saying the Kremlin will retaliate with economic, political and unspecified “other” measures. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s warning reflects Russian fears over the impact of new restrictions on its economy and assets, including the ruble, which has lost nearly 6 percent of its value this week on sanctions jitters, according to Reuters. In a sign of how seriously Russia is taking the threat, strongman Vladimir Putin discussed what the Kremlin called “possible new unfriendly steps by Washington” with members of his Security Council. They said...
  • Cracks may be starting to show in Xi Jinping's absolute rule over China because of Trump's trade war

    08/11/2018 3:16:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 10, 2018 | Rosie Perper
    The intensifying trade war between China and the US has caused a massive rift between the countries, but sources say tension is also rising internally among elite members of the Communist Party of China. Over the past decade, President Xi Jinping has worked diligently to consolidate power and cement his rule over China, claiming control over the country' military and government and cracking down on all forms of political dissent. In the process, Chinese propaganda has pushed hard on the portrayal of China as a strong, nationalistic country, with Xi at its core. Several sources close to the government told...
  • 'The Elite' Freaks Out When Trump Puts Americans First

    08/10/2018 7:14:18 PM PDT · by vannrox · 6 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 10AUG18 | Kirt Schlicher
    Authored by Kurt Schlichter via Townhall.com, Of all Donald Trump’s many sins against the Great Church of the Transnational Leftist Establishment, his greatest may be his stubborn refusal to subordinate the needs of the normal citizens of the United States to the dogmas of our alleged betters. He rejects the secular civic religion of our betters, one that urges the sacrifice of regular folk’s interests on the altar of their self-regard and cheesy self-interest. Trump is a heretic, a blasphemer, and it’s no surprise they want to burn him at the stake. Horrors! He demands that the Europeans fund...
  • China's communist leaders reportedly starting to buckle under pressure of Trump's trade war

    08/10/2018 3:38:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 10, 2018 | Ben Blanchard and Kevin Yao, Reuters
    A growing trade war with the United States is causing rifts within China's Communist Party, with some critics saying that an overly nationalistic Chinese stance may have hardened the US position, according to four sources close to the government. Chinese President Xi Jinping still has a firm grip on power, but an unusual surge of criticism about economic policy and how the government has handled the trade war has revealed rare cracks in the ruling Communist Party. A backlash is being felt at the highest levels of the government, possibly hitting a close aide to Xi, his ideology chief and...
  • China should cut its losses in the trade war by conceding defeat to Donald Trump

    08/10/2018 9:22:56 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 26 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Friday, 10 August, 2018, | Xu Yimiao
    Xu Yimiao writes that China is running out of retaliatory tariffs against the US and has watched other major parties like the EU and Japan close ranks against it. Before the trade war gets more severe, Beijing’s leaders should seek direct talks with Trump, and may have to swallow their pride
  • China should cut its losses in the trade war by conceding defeat to Donald Trump

    08/09/2018 11:13:43 PM PDT · by vannrox · 45 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 10AUG18 | Xu Yimiao
    Xu Yimiao writes that China is running out of retaliatory tariffs against the US and has watched other major parties like the EU and Japan close ranks against it. Before the trade war gets more severe, Beijing’s leaders should seek direct talks with Trump, and may have to swallow their pride Some serious discussions are going on in China as the country faces an escalating trade war with the United States, slowing domestic growth and increasing investment restrictions in the US and Europe. There seems to be recognition that the previous playbook drafted by hardliners has not worked and Beijing...
  • Chinese Exports Accelerate Even as Trade War Escalates

    08/09/2018 2:37:12 AM PDT · by cba123 · 13 replies
    Maritime Logistics Professional ^ | 8/9/2018 | By Elias Glenn and Ben Blanchard
    China's exports surged more than expected in July despite U.S. duties and its closely watched surplus with the United States remained near record highs, as the world's two major economic powers ramp up a bitter dispute that some fear could derail global growth... (please see link for full article)
  • Farmers Backed Trump But Suffer from His Trade War

    08/08/2018 8:58:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/08/2018 | Steven Hilding
    President Donald Trump is clearly concerned about the plight of American farmers. He pushed the Department of Agriculture to make available up to $12 billion of temporary relief to those farms caught in the middle of his tariff war – starting this Labor Day. It’s laudable that he wants to address this problem, but let’s remember that it was a problem of his own creation. America is a breadbasket to much of the world because of our exceptional farmland. We have about two-and-a-half times as much arable land as does China, for instance, with about the same landmass. That means...
  • Trump's approval rating remains high among his rural base, even as trade war rages, polls show

    08/08/2018 9:49:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    CNBC | August 8, 2018
    Link only due to site not working for me: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/08/trump-still-has-high-approval-among-rural-base-in-farm-states-poll.html Hopefully you'll have an easier time with it. I can't even scroll down to see who the author was or read the article, but based on the headline it looked interesting. Let me know.