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Winning the Trade War: China Backs Off Tariffs on U.S. Farm Products

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President Donald Trump can claim victory in the latest round of the battle for fair trade with China as Beijing has announced that it will remove tariffs on U.S. Agricultural products without requiring any reciprocal moves from the Trump administration. China’s Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council announced Friday that it will postpone tariffs on U.S. pork and soybean ...

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Apple’s Labor Practices To Build New iPhones Violated Even Chinese Standards

Apple and its manufacturing partner, Foxconn, violated Chinese labor rules by hiring temporary workers to produce its latest iPhone model, a Chinese Labor Watch (CLW) report revealed Monday. The report found that Apple’s Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou, China — the largest iPhone factory in the world — violated China’s rule that bars temporary workers from exceeding 10% of a factory’s ...

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Winning: China to Meet with U.S. Officials in D.C. for Trade Talks

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U.S. and Chinese officials reportedly agreed to schedule trade talks in early October amid an escalating tariff war between the two countries. (Related: Trump is Winning the Trade War with China) Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He agreed to open talks during a phone call, The Washington Post reported Thursday, citing China’s ...

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Hong Kong Withdraws Extradition Bill That Ignited Summer-Long Protests

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam withdrew the implementation of an extradition bill that ignited a summer of peaceful and violent protests throughout the region. The bill would have allowed Hong Kong criminal suspects to be extradited and tried in mainland China, which many Hongkongers interpreted as an intrusion on the region’s independent government system. “The government will formally withdraw the ...

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The Threat From China Means Conservatives Must Rethink Industrial Policy

Editor’s note: This piece is part of American Renewal, a new policy and opinion project by the Daily Caller News Foundation. Read a mission statement here, and see the landing page and all the articles here. When the idea first surfaced in the late 1970s that the United States should adopt a national industrial policy, mainstream “free market” conservatives decried ...

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‘We Don’t Want To Be Servants To The Chinese!’: Trump’s New Tariffs Against China Take Effect

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The U.S. imposed a 15% tariff Sunday on Chinese imports valued at $111 billion including tools, apparel, footwear and electronics, The Wall Street Journal reported. A second 15% tariff on $156 billion worth of Chinese smartphones, laptops, toys, video games, among other things, will be implemented on Dec. 15, according to WSJ. “Tariffs will not impact American consumers that much ...

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Just Like the Green Movement in Iran, There Is Much the US Can Do To Aid Freedom in Hong Kong

Among the headlines the mainstream media is pushing, hidden in the middle toward the bottom, is the news about the freedom fighters protesting in Hong Kong. Just as with the Green Movement that sought the overthrow of the oppressive Islamofascist mullahs in Iran, the United States has an opportunity to advance freedom in the world by aiding those who are ...

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Graham On US-China Trade War: ‘Until They Feel The Pain, They’re Not Going To Stop’

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that U.S. consumers would have to be willing to feel some pain in order to make China finally end its unfair trading practices.  Graham commended Trump for labeling China a currency manipulator, something he said Bush and Obama weren’t willing to do.  China announced on Friday a 25% tariff on American automobiles ...

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University of Kansas Researcher Indicted for Fraud for Failing to Disclose Conflict of Interest with Chinese University

A researcher at the University of Kansas (KU) was indicted today on federal charges of hiding the fact he was working full time for a Chinese university while doing research at KU funded by the U.S. government. Feng “Franklin” Tao, 47, of Lawrence, Kansas, an associate professor at KU’s Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (CEBC), is charged with one count ...

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CBP at LA/Long Beach Seaport Seizes Over 52,000 Illegal Gun Parts from China

LOS ANGELES — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport in coordination with the Machinery Center of Excellence and Expertise (CEE), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), intercepted and seized 52,601 firearms parts in violation of the Chinese Arms Embargo. The seized items described as sights, stocks, muzzles, brakes, buffer kits, and ...

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China Sends Letter To More Than 30 Foreign News Outlets Urging More ‘Objective’ HK Reporting

China sent a letter to foreign news outlets Thursday urging journalists to be more “objective” and “impartial” in their reporting of the Hong Kong protests that have been ongoing since June. Protesters in Hong Kong have reached their 12th consecutive week of demonstrations against an extradition bill that would send criminal suspects in Hong Kong to mainland China for trial, ...

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