US and China inch toward the point of no return on trade

Trump’s rhetoric raises stakes in global game of chicken TAISEI HOYAMA and ISSAKU HARADA, Nikkei staff writers — April 07, 2018 05:01 JST U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are pushing each other’s limits on trade. © Reuters WASHINGTON/BEIJING — The U.S. and China are digging their heels in deeper on trade…

Trump proposes $100bn in new tariffs on Chinese goods

From AFP and AP President (GANGSTER) Donald (CORLEONE)Trump instructed the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods on Thursday in a dramatic escalation of the trade dispute between the two countries. Trump’s surprise move came a day after Beijing announced plans to tax $50 billion in American…

Trump’s move to deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border has been tied before…. But is it mostly “get tough” political theater?

The certifiably insane Don Corleone Trump administration hasn’t determined how many troops it will seek to have deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says: “We’re going to be sending as many troops as we need.” (April 5) AP President Trump is taking a lot of heat for his decision to deploy…