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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

South China Morning Post: Chinese Vice-Premier Liu losing his title of "special envoy" representing President Xi in the latest round of talks indicated that this round was never intended to reach a compromise, but instead constituted a high-level message that China was not willing to make the concessions demanded by the US.

Frustrated by China's years of broken promises to further open its markets, subsidies to state-owned enterprises, pervasive theft of intellectual property and forced transfer of technology, President Trump is taking a leaf out of China's playbook and treating the economy and industry as a strategic asset that must be defended.

US companies should reconsider their China strategies and take into greater consideration US national security interests, balancing them with the interests of corporate shareholders. Call it "US Inc."

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Diversifying global investments in supply chains and manufacturing, expanding export markets beyond China and moving critical manufacturing back to the US, particularly in support of the defence industrial base, are smart strategies that will ultimately serve the interests of their country and shareholders.

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Interesting Op-Ed in this morning's SCMP which argues that US Corporations that do business in China have more power than they realize and should take affirmative steps to expand out of China and move to other markets like Vietnam or Malaysia in an effort to force China to change if it isn't willing to act on its own.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-05-14 06:18 PM | Reply

This is how ridiculous the cry is:

Trump's new tariff threat could make iPhones, toys and shoes more expensive - www.cnn.com

God help us if Junior Reddit and Insta-Princess don't get their designer-labelled shiny things.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-14 09:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

U.S. corporations have never put U.S. first.

That's what brought us to this point.
All China needs to do is fast track their own consumer based model, continue to print their own currency - free from DEBT.
Vietnam and Malaysia operate their economies to the Chinese model.
And the Chinese crap that fills all the stores will see quality plummet.

#3 | Posted by gitmboy at 2019-05-14 09:20 PM | Reply

US companies should reconsider their China strategies and take into greater consideration US national security interests, balancing them with the interests of corporate shareholders. Call it "US Inc."

POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

LOL and reverse the last what, 30-30 years of GOP and corporate ideology?

It's hilarious. Trump has told you guys to jump and you're all chirping "how high?"

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2019-05-14 10:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"#3 | POSTED BY GITMBOY"

Did AOC tutor you in economics? The total lack of any understanding of even basic economics on this forum is astounding. Probably explains the excessive amounts of Democrats/Communists.

#5 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-14 10:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"It's hilarious. Trump has told you guys to jump and you're all chirping "how high?"
#4 | POSTED BY JPW"

How many more comments are you going to post about GOP policies pre-dating Trump before you realize that Trump changed the GOP? Linking GOP policies under Bush to Trump is the same as linking the Confederacy polices to the Democrats. They are different animals now. Trump has fundamentally reset the board in terms of globalism, war policies, and border polices - and all 3 run 100% counter to the prior GOP positions. You might also want to check on how the Dems have adopted those ridiculous GOP policies from the Bush era.

#6 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-14 10:23 PM | Reply

Patriotism or profits?

#7 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-05-15 09:03 AM | Reply

#6 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG

Was that supposed to rebut the 'how high' assertion?

You guys have proven yourselves dangerously easy to be lead by the nose. You've willfully discarded every principle and value you've claimed to possess for a barely human pile of garbage.

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2019-05-15 09:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Hee hee!

Juden attempts to school me on economics, LOL.

I am non-aligned. I think both parties are corrupt and treasonous. LOL!

Perhaps you wish to school me on U.S. Constitution as well?

GOD BLESS the SEMITE PEOPLES, the JEWISH PEOPLES of AFRICA - there are NO others !!

#9 | Posted by gitmboy at 2019-05-15 08:47 PM | Reply

"Juden attempts to school me on economics, LOL.
#9 | POSTED BY GITMBOY "

Do you really want to discuss why your post #3 shows a laughable lack of understanding of economics? I am willing to have the debate but I will not put in the effort if you are going to one line answer or just use anti-semetic slurs.

#10 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-15 11:41 PM | Reply

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