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Pompeo seeks international coalition to counter China

The Trump administration is the first that has taken the threat from China seriously. The Chinese communists are not just ruling inflicting tyranny at home, they are seeking to expand their influence overseas. They want economic and then military control over countries around the world in an effort that will eventually deny the United States allies and markets. We have no choice but to oppose

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Trump punishes China for abusing Hong Kong

President Trump Tuesday moved to punish China for its crackdown on Hong Kong, denying privileges to the capitalist enclave that help China make money off of it and sanctioning Chinese leaders. According to the Washington Examiner: President Trump has signed legislation imposing sanctions on senior Chinese officials as punishment for imposing restrictive national security laws on Hong Kong. He used a Rose Garden news conference

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Gordon Chang: China wants Biden to be president

Of course, they do. China expert Gordon Chang says the Chinese Communists know they have more to lose with President Trump in the White House. “I think that they probably would like to see Vice President Biden elected. You know, both candidates have vulnerabilities on China, but President Trump’s attitudes on China are much more resolute,” Chang said during an appearance on NewsmaxTV “Biden has

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Bolton book: Trump sought China President Xi’s help with reelection

President Trump asked Chinese President Xi to purchase U.S. agricultural products to help farmers and, therefore, Trump’s own reelection effort, according to former National Security Advisor John Boltons unreleased new book, The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir. From a Wall Street Journal excerpt of the book: Trump said approvingly that there was great hostility to China among the Democrats. “He then, stunningly,

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Trump Threatens to Cut Off All Trade With China

President Trump Thursday threatened to end the U.S. trading relationship with China in the wake of China’s handling of the coronavirus. “There are many things we could do,” Trump told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo. “We could cut off the whole relationship.” “Now, if you did, what would happen?” Trump asked. “You’d save $500 billion if you cut off the whole relationship.”

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Trump Poised to Propose Letting Taiwan Into the WHO

The U.S. has circulated a draft proposal to give Taiwan “observer status” in the World Health Organization, according to Fox news. There is no reason other than to appease China that Taiwan is not in the organization, and furthermore, no other reason that Taiwan is an international pariah. Meantime, the Chinese Community Party is viciously oppressing the Uighurs in Xinjiang Province, not to mention its

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Video || Trump Signs “Phase One” Trade Deal With China

He is the first president to stand up to modern China’s egregious trade practices, which has included all kinds of cheating, including currency manipulation, use of slave labor, and stealing intellectual property. This deal begins to address some of that. It also keeps many sanctions on the Chinese until more gets done. Meanwhile, China will buy some $200 billion of U.S. products. What all those

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Trump Trade Deal Gets China to By $200B Worth of U.S. Goods

Well, just in time for the reelection campaign to begin. Looks like he got some concessions from the Chinese. But what he needs in manufacturers and farmers who are hurting to find some buyers on the other side of the Pacific. According to the Washington Examiner: President Trump will sign on Wednesday “phase one” of a trade deal with Beijing, giving the president a partial

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Pence: NBA a ‘Wholly Owned Subsidiary’ of China

Vice President Pence Thursday assailed the NBC and Nike for their hypocrisy, pretending to stand for social justice — except when it comes to their bottom line, which dictates that they not anger communist China over Hong Kong. All this is true. How about calling on Americans to reconsider buying products made in China, and to call on businesses to start finding other low-wage countries

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John King: Trump “Deserves a Lot of Credit for Standing Up to China”

CNN’s John King knows. I covered the White House with him from the Clinton administration into the Obama administration, which is about when I think he left the beat. We listened time and time again as administration officials promised to get tough with China, call it out for intellectual property theft, brand it a currency manipulator, etc., etc., etc. And nobody never did nothing. Meantime,

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Trump’s Tariffs are Working, Causing China Economic Pain

Republican proponents of unlimited free trade don’t like President Trump’s tariffs on China. And Democrats who have long supported tariffs seem to dislike them now because . . . they’re Trump’s tariffs. Also disliking the China tariffs? China. For years in Washington I have heard politicians and administration officials talk about the rampant cheating by China, its near-slave labor costs, its theft of American technology,

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Trump to Bar Chinese Companies from Investing in U.S. Tech Firms

This should have been done a long time ago. But we finally have a president who recognizes that China is out to supplant us as the globe’s leading superpower and that its growing power, driven by a strongman consolidating his position, needs to be confronted. From the Wall Street Journal: President Donald Trump, already embroiled in a trade battle with China, plans to ratchet commercial

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