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HORIST: Does Trump negotiate WITH or LIKE the Asians?

There is a great difference between negotiating WITH Asians and negotiating LIKE Asians. In dealing with both China and North Korea, Trump maybe using the Asian approach to maximum advantage.  It is a distinction worthy of exploring. Having been involved in scores of negotiations with the Chinese – government and business leaders, as well as street vendors – I think I ...

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President Trump Extends An Olive Branch In Trade Negotiations

The talks of trade tariffs between the United States and other countries, specifically China, have wreaked havoc on global stock markets for the last four months. With the two biggest economies in the world seemingly at odds, who can blame investors for being nervous. On Sunday, President Trump extended an olive branch to China ahead of the second round of ...

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Oil Rises as Trump Exits Iran Nuke Deal

On the surface you would think this is a deal about Iran and its proliferation of nuclear weapons. Yes, it is, but the immediate impact is being felt in the oil markets as the world reacts to President Trump pulling out of the Iranian nuclear deal. West Texas Intermediate oil rose as much as 3.1 percent to $71.17 a barrel ...

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Chinese President Celebrates Karl Marx

Karl Marx is “the greatest thinker of modern times,” said Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday during a speech in Beijing. The speech was part of a week-long program honoring the 200th anniversary of German philosopher Karl Marx’s birth in 1818. “Writing Marxism onto the flag of the Chinese Communist Party was totally correct,” said Xi, who recently celebrated the 170th ...

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Made in China

“Study the past, if you would divine the future.” – Confucius It may have been first said by Confucius, uttered by the great Spanish philosopher George Santayana, and written about by the likes of Gibbon in The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. If you do not know history, you are doomed to repeat it. In the context of ...

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Trump is Open to Rejoining the TPP, Only If a Better Deal is Negotiated

Last year, the Trump administration withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), but is now signaling officials to explore rejoining if only a “substantially better” deal is negotiated.    “Would only join TPP if the deal were substantially better than the deal offered to Pres. Obama. We already have BILATERAL deals with six of the eleven nations in TPP, and are working to ...

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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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