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U.S., Britain, France Launch Missile Strike on Syria

Friday night the U.S. and allies Britain and France launched a missile attack on targets in Syria in retaliation for last week’s chemical attacks on the Syrian population that killed 43 civilians. Trump tweeted, “A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not ...

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China Caves – Says it will Open Markets and Decrease Auto Tax

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday announced plans to allow foreign companies greater access to China’s financial and manufacturing sectors and to reduce China’s 25% tariff on imported automobiles. “In a world aspiring for peace and development, the Cold War and zero-sum mentality look even more out of place,” said Xi during a 40-minute speech to business leaders on the ...

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How the Chinese Obtain our Tech Secrets

An interesting dichotomy has surfaced of late in regard to how our world-dominant technology sector has been infiltrated by, among others, China. Both willingly and unwillingly on our part. Let us begin by examining how this intellectual property transfer/theft is ostensibly given to the Chinese by American corporations looking to tap a new market of 1.4 billion consumers. What is ...

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China Softens – Agrees to Negotiate over Trade Deficit

The stock market made a sharp recovery on Monday after China offered to negotiate better trade deals to decrease its trade surplus with the US. The Dow Jones jumped 669.4 points Monday (the biggest single-day gain since 2008) following a massive loss last week amid concerns of a trade war between the US and China. The market fluctuations came after ...

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China Responds to Impending Tariffs

On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum that authorizes the U.S. Trade Representative to determine what type of tariffs should be placed on China to handle the country’s unfair trade practices. The memorandum says that the U.S. Treasury Department should consider restrictions on the communist country “to address concerns about investment in the United States directed or facilitated by China ...

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China Responds to Tariffs by Targeting Trump’s Voter Base

In response to President Trump’s trade offensives, China is planning to implement tariffs on key agricultural exports like soybeans, sorghum, and live hogs – a move that will disproportionately affect states that voted for Trump. Retaliatory plans were laid out last month during a meeting between China’s Commerce Ministry and Chinese companies that import significant amounts of US farm products. ...

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Putin Wins Presidential Election (Big Surprise…)

Vladimir Putin won the Russian presidential election on Sunday with an expected landslide victory that saw him earn over 75% of the vote. With an approval rating around 80% and support from the ruling party and state media, his victory was never in question. Putin’s fiercest rival – opposition leader Alexei Navalny – was banned from participating in the election. ...

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China Expands Party Policing to All Government Workers

The National People’s Congress on Sunday approved a sweeping government overhaul that cements the Communist Party’s control over key functions of the government. “To turn today’s crushing momentum against corruption into a crushing victory, we must further strengthen the party’s leadership,” said party official Yang Xiaodu. The changes include the formation of a “National Supervision Commission” that will be tasked with ...

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Xi Jinping Can Now Remain President of China for Life

It’s official– Chinese lawmakers have passed a constitutional amendment that abolishes term limits for its President, meaning Xi-Jinping will remain as the country’s leader for the rest of his life. Xi’s predecessor put the two-term limit in place in 1982 to protect China from lifelong dictatorships, but now the country’s National People’s Congress (NPC) has been manipulated to abolish these limits. ...

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