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Report: John Bolton Says He Knew in Advance Huawei’s CFO Would Be Arrested

National Security Adviser John Bolton says he knew in advance of the arrest December 1st arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Sabrina Meng, according to National Public Radio’s Steve Inskeep. “I knew in advance. That is something we get from the Justice Department,” Bolton reportedly told NPR. The arrest occurred in Vancouver, Canada on the same day President Donald Trump and top administration officials had dinner with their Chinese counterparts in Buenos Aires. Bolton attended the dinner. This likely means that he knew of the likely impending arrest even as he…

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Huawei CFO Arrest is a ‘Declaration of War’ Says Editor of Global Times

The arrest of a top Chinese technology executive by Canadian authorities acting at the behest of the United States is threatening to upend the Trump administration’s efforts to sustain a trade truce with China. The arrest of Sabrina Meng, the chief financial officer of China’s largest mobile phone marker, has been condemned by Chinese officials, who are calling for her immediate release. The U.S. has reportedly requested Meng be extradited to New York, where she would reportedly face federal charges of violating Iran sanctions. Hu Xijin, the editor in chief of the…

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Buenos Aires Trade Truce Seen as a ‘Trap’ and a ‘Disaster’ by China Hawks

The trade truce between the U.S. and China delays their economic battle but creates little hope for lasting resolution of the deep divide between the two nations on the future of the global economy, according to many China analysts. President Donald Trump and China hawks in his administration have frequently criticized prior U.S. presidents for being out-maneuvered and out-smarted by China’s tactic of engaging in endless negotiations and holding out the promise of reform while continuing to carry out its economic predation.  The Obama administration spent years in what was…

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Trump to Hold Off on Tariff Hikes Against China, Negotiations Continue

The White House announced Saturday that President Trump has agreed not to further raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports from ten percent to 25 percent as he had previously threatened, after a dinner meeting at the G-20 summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. In exchange, China will agree to purchase a “not yet agreed upon, but very substantial” amount of agricultural, energy, industrial, and other product from the U.S., to reduce the trade imbalance between the two countries, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in the…

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Trump Debating China Deal or No Heading into G20

President Donald Trump left for the G20 summit Thursday and meetings including President Xi Jinping of China as he debated whether or not to do a trade deal with China or keep tariffs. “I think we’re very close to doing something with China, but I don’t know that I want to do it,” Trump told reporters before boarding Marine One on the White House South Lawn. “what we have right now is billions and billions of dollars coming into the United States in the form of tariffs or taxes. So…

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Trade Trucers Push President Trump to Back Off on China Tariffs

Talk of a “trade truce” is once again threatening to disrupt U.S. attempts to rein in China’s predatory economic practices. The United States and China are “exploring” a trade deal in which the Trump administration would hold off on imposing new tariffs or raising existing ones in exchange for “new talks,” officials from both governments told the Wall Street Journal. The Trump administration is divided into rival camps when it comes to China. The Trucers include Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, many Treasury staffers, and National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow.  They…

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Navarro Will Attend the Trump-Xi Meeting at G-20

Peter Navarro will be traveling to the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires and attending a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese dictator Xi Jinping this week. It had been reported earlier this month that Navarro might be excluded from the meeting. Navarro, the White House’s chief trade advisor, is one of the Trump administration’s fiercest critics of China. The news was first reported by the South China Morning Post. A White House source has confirmed it to Breitbart News. Navarro’s attendance at the meeting raises hopes that President Trump…

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White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro Takes China, Wall Street Globalists to Task

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro took Wall Street globalists and China to task on Friday, blasting them for trying to work against President Trump’s efforts to end unfair Chinese trade practices for the good of the American worker. “President Trump has done an incredible job on trade. He has had the courage and wisdom to stand up to the globalist elites, to stand up to the countries of the world that are engaging in unfair trade practices, non-reciprocal trade, high tariffs, using [the] United States as the bank of the…

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Bloomberg: Trump Tariffs Not Costing U.S. Jobs as Free Traders Claimed

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum are not costing American jobs as free traders had claimed they would, a new report by Bloomberg Businessweek admits. For the last year, free trade organizations, the Chamber of Commerce, and the establishment media has claimed that Trump’s 25 percent tariffs on imported steel and ten percent tariff on imported aluminum would cost hundreds of thousands of jobs. This year, the free trade apparatus claimed that there would be 430,000 American jobs wiped out by Trump’s tariffs. Now, free traders admit that…

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