Tag: Protectionism (Trade)

Trump Contradicts Advisers on China Technology Fears

WASHINGTON — President Trump publicly objected on Tuesday to efforts within his own administration to restrict the sales of American technology to China because of national security concerns, insisting that such fears are an “excuse” and that the United States is open for business. The comments, posted on Twitter, appeared to represent a striking reversal […]

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Modi Prepares to Welcome Trump to India

NEW DELHI — Mysterious figures in sunglasses have scoped out the Taj Mahal. The hunt is on for rally venues and presidential suites. Officials on both sides of the Indian Ocean are rushing ahead with feverish preparations, including final negotiations for a much-anticipated trade deal. President Trump is expected to swoop into India for a […]

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Trump Expands Steel Tariffs, Saying They’ve Fallen Short of Aim

WASHINGTON — President Trump has announced plans to broaden his tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, saying the existing tariffs had not proved as effective as he had hoped in reviving American production. In a proclamation Friday night, the president accused foreign companies of trying to “circumvent” the 25 percent tariff he placed on foreign […]

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Trump Is Abusing His Tariff Power, Too

So here’s the story: Donald Trump has abused the powers of his office to threaten a U.S. ally. His threat is probably illegal; his refusal to produce documents about his decision process is definitely illegal. And his claims about the motivation for his actions don’t pass the laugh test. You probably think that I’m talking […]

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The Story of China’s Economic Rise Unfolds in Switzerland

SHANGHAI — Beijing’s alliance with the World Economic Forum started in 1979 with the arrival in Davos, Switzerland, of a small team of free-market economists led by a wizened Chinese intellectual, Qian Junrui, who had barely survived Mao’s Cultural Revolution. He had been imprisoned for eight years, tortured and repeatedly beaten unconscious. China and Davos […]

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