TRUMP IS RIGHT TO SAVE ZTE

Senators are lining up to tell Trump he shouldn’t cut Chinese company ZTE any slack.  They’re wrong.  Trump is right.  Here’s why.   Punishment should fit the crime   They’re…

A Potential Win-Win for the Odd Couple, Trump and Xi

“I look forward to being with President Xi in the not too distant future. We will always have a good (great) relationship!”   Above is taken from a Trump tweet…

A Bag NAFTA Idea: Trading investor protection for “jobs”

Would the Trump administration really deliberately leave American companies vulnerable to being cheated and mistreated overseas in an attempt to prevent them from moving jobs out of the US?  Does…

Did China Just Blink?

Opening the automobile market is a great first step Every country in the world would love to have successful automobile manufacturers, including China.  China is the largest auto market in…

It’s time for China to Grow Up

“Keep a low profile and bide your time.” Deng Xiaoping, former Chinese leader and architect of China’s reform program   For three decades, Chinese foreign policy was guided by Deng…

Trump’s Trade War: Crazy or Genius?

Stock markets dive.  Advisers quit.  Republicans fret (at least some of them).  Democrats concur (at least some of them).  Industries and companies take sides.  Countries protest and promise retaliation.  It…

Is Trump Finally Going to Get Tough on Trade with China?

Candidate Donald Trump said China is “raping” the US on trade and that China’s trade surplus constituted a huge transfer of wealth from the US to China.  He said that…

Xi: Having his cake and eating it, too

In his opening speech at the 19th National Congress for the Communist Party, Chinese President Xi Jinping said he wants the market to be the “decisive” mechanism in the economy,…

Who wins a trade war between the US and China?

If Conor McGregor loses his fight against Floyd Mayweather but earns more than $75 million, way more than he ever earned for any other fight, is he really going to…

Will China actually help with North Korea?

Even Donald Trump, who once tweeted his appreciation for China’s help on North Korea and then followed a few months later with a tweet that said “so much for China…