White House Releases Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Report: USA v China…

White House Trade Policy Adviser Peter Navarro discusses the release of the White House Trade and Manufacturing Policy report (full pdf below) on China.

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Today, the White House Office of Trade & Manufacturing Policy (OTMP) released a report outlining how China’s policies threaten the economic and national security of the United States.

OTMP studied how China seeks to capture, through its “Made in China 2025” plan, the emerging high-technology industries that will drive future economic growth. China is targeting industries ranging from artificial intelligence, aerospace, and augmented and virtual reality to high-speed rail and shipping and new energy vehicles. Many of these “Made in China 2025” industries have important defense applications.

OTMP outlines how China aggressively seeks to acquire American technology and intellectual property through multiple vectors including: physical and cyber theft, forced technology transfers, evading United States export controls, export restraints on raw materials, and investments in more than 600 high-technology assets in the United States worth close to $20 billion.

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183 Responses to White House Releases Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Report: USA v China…

  1. A2 says:

    Everyone who visits and /or comments on this site needs to read this report.

    Many of us are hoarse trying to get the US government to understand theses facts, tactics and strategy by the PRC over the past two decades.

    Finally, this President and his team have clearly delineated the problems and will now take corrective countermeasures.

    The rest of the world will appreciate the findings as we are all in the same boat.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      Here is a typical example right out of Wikipedia – Vitamin C.

      “In 2011 an American suit was filed against four Chinese companies that allegedly colluded to limit production and fix prices of vitamin C in the United States. The companies did not deny the accusation but say in their defense that the Chinese government compelled them to act in this way.”

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_C

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    • fleporeblog says:

      Thanks A2! Peter Navarro has that swagger that Secretary Pompeo talks about. He has grown so much since he became more involved with our team. His demeanor and body language lately is so reassuring to me. He knows that our Lion 🦁 is all in and is ready, willing and most importantly able to destroy the Chinese on every front imaginable.

      China 🇨🇳 has some serious problems folks!

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      • fleporeblog says:

        Peter Navarro and Lou Dobbs are absolutely right that the mathematics is devastating for China 🇨🇳!

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        • USTerminator says:

          Lot of economists say that the tariffs will result in higher prices. Maybe, but the government will collect the tariff tax that will either lower the deficit or not have to collect other taxes from taxpayers anyway. In the mean time the American workers and companies prosper.
          Do you know why Uniparty and foreign countries freak out at Trump’s tariffs? because they know it works and they are the one will pay for entire bill. Trillions dollar at stake, couldn’t be more right.

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      • Once countries-who-care read the above report, China’s problems will ESCALATE.

        • NO country aside from the USA has the capability or leverage to prevent Cheatin China from robbing them BLIND.

        • Those countries will be blocking China from accessing their markets, acquiring their businesses, and Joint Venturing with their businesses.

        • They’ll also be preventing their businesses from forfeiting their IP and future asset value by operating in China.

        • They’ll finally be expelling Chinese citizens from their countries and cancelling Chinese visas.

        On the other hand, I’ll bet that the countries who MIGHT care have leaders who’ve been paid NOT to care, along with EVERY country run by a Dictator.

        They’re virtually ALL SCREWED … unless they partner with President Trump to Make the World’s Businesses Secure Again.

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    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      I have been writing for more than 10 years that China is the clear and present danger. Some Americans have gotten filthy rich stripping America clean of know-how, technology and tax-paying private sector jobs.
      “Free Trade” has never been anything more than a marketing gimmick to impoverish the middle, working class and enrich those that already have more than they need.

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      • noswamp says:

        ““Free Trade” has never been anything more than a marketing gimmick to impoverish the middle, working class and enrich those that already have more than they need.”

        I could not have said this better myself. Enter Trump, and these players now want to “talk” and expect our POTUS to listen to their tired arguments about why its best for us to allow them to keep ripping us off. Trump says no more talking, action only. Similar to this video:

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    • Learning all the PRC sneaky, arm twisting, deceptive and out right extortion to acquire IP is truly shocking. They have mastered every form of espionage. We may be able to use their tactics against them. President Trump is a genius at turning the tables on his opponents.

      Technology Co.’s must be beyond extremely careful. The “Made in China 2025” needs to be made a narrative in the media so that people understand why & what P. Trump is doing to help America and the world. That will never happen with the MSM, but we can spread the word on soc media.

      Reading the report gave me ammunition!

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    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      Executive Summary:
      China steals by any means possible. America leaves doors open. A few Americans get filthy rich. China grows from the purchase of political influence via the backdoor.

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    • Zippy says:

      “Many of us are hoarse trying to get the US government to understand theses facts, tactics and strategy by the PRC over the past two decades”

      Until those in the US government fear that they will not be elected or reelected regardless of how much funding they get from their REAL owners, those multinational corporations and banks who want this, you can get as hoarse as you can imagine to ZERO effect. Far too many US voters are both ignorant of this and entirely under the spell of an MSM which is on the side of globalists.

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      • noswamp says:

        “Far too many US voters are both ignorant of this and entirely under the spell of an MSM which is on the side of globalists.”

        There are more than what you think that are awake my friend. I suspect millions awake, tens of millions know something is wrong and are close to being awakened. And more and more dems are seeing the dem party for what they are: whitewashed graves with nothing inside of them but bones. November will be the first sign…

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    • Newhere says:

      Thanks. I have skimmed this report, and flagged it for future reference/study.

      I have two questions for those more versed in this issue:

      (1) The “skilled” immigration angle. My impression is that another plank of the strategy is what we might call “human intel” — by which I mean sending students by the droves to U.S. universities and companies to dominate “high-skill jobs of the future,” many of which I suspect (but don’t know) end up taking the knowledge home, working for Chinese companies in the U.S., or otherwise exporting the knowledge/know-how. They also contribute to wage suppression and exclusion of the U.S. workforce from participation in vital sectors.

      Educated immigrants are treated/regarded differently in the U.S. political debate than illegal immigrants — but seems there’s also a lucrative business model around it: Huge profits for universities (the number of foreign students has skyrocketed, largely b/c they pay full freight and aren’t eligible for most U.S. financial aid). It’s easier to get a “professional” or “skills-based” visa if you’ve gone to a U.S. university. Not that it’s all that hard anyway — supposedly skills-based visas are tied to “need” (i.e., companies have to show there aren’t any qualified Americans and then can sponsor visas for cheap, usually high-tech work) but you can imagine how that goes. Other easy visa paths, as well. And imagine our enforcement efforts on over-staying a work visa.

      Why do you think the political and corporate class always lectures that Americans are “falling behind” and they can’t find qualified STEM workers? My suspicion is that it’s a negative feedback loop: companies become addicted to a cheap labor-force, so critical entry-level jobs go to foreign workers who amass the experience that makes them “qualified” . . . so even when U.S. citizens get credentialed for these jobs, they’re blocked out at each phase and then several years out appear to be “unqualified.” I could go on about this — more dynamics — but you get the idea. I guess the question is whether this hunch is correct — all part of the picture?

      (2) Where does the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and multinational finance fit into this dynamic? It’s easy to see why they love U.S. policies and outlook. But China’s orientation seems truly nationalist — which is bad for big business. On one hand, I don’t think most nominally “U.S. companies” are driven (currently) by national loyalties (i.e., no qualms moving production to China, Mexico, wherever); on the other hand, they don’t want any government impinging on their profits with things like forced technology transfers or theft, and they certainly hate ANY “localization” requirements like linking business licenses to using domestic labor or inputs, R&D partnerships, etc.

      So far, big business has loved the U.S. answer to China: unilateral national-economic disarmament, under the lofty banner “liberalism” and “progressivism” (i.e., relinquish all leverage of national interests to be a “model” for the future, and China will somehow inevitably do same because “human progress” knows no alternative, while the Chamber knows that once it amasses enough leverage itself, ALL governments and their people are forced to bend to and live with extractive, monopolistic profit-making).

      My guess is that China’s been playing a game with the gilded Chamber/Finance monster — dangling irresistible deals to lure in the infrastructure/know-how etc., each with a price that benefits China as a sovereign; and the Big Business/Finance monster, for its part, gobbles up the deals while pushing the U.S. and the “liberal order” harder and harder, idea being eventually it will over-power (or at least hold in check) China’s nationalism, and the stateless NWO assumes dominance.

      So, is Trump’s plan essentially to be more like China, minus the theft? Does China’s leadership have the perspective to realize it’s good for BOTH countries to keep the force of the NWO monster in check — i.e., not to fight Trump’s agenda to shape policies back toward overall national gain, because in the big picture, it disempowers the forces that would destroy China’s national economic interests, as well? I’ve learned from SD that China doesn’t do win-win — but is it possible there could be a little win-win in play here?

      If not, what is the dynamic, and any idea what the endgame looks like?

      Thanks (and sorry this is so long).

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      • Newhere says:

        Editing issue: in point (1): educated immigrants v. illegal immigrants is imprecise shorthand; I mean educated/skilled (largely legal, often “temporary”) immigrants v. low-skilled, mostly illegal immigrants.

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      • With respect to point 2: prostitutes go with whomever hires them. Thus we the the USCOC advocating against US economic interests. Economic globalism largely equals Chinese economic nationalism. Like the President says, this makes sense from the Chinese perspective (I wish we would adopt pro-American economic policies), but are contrary to our interests.

        What remains unsaid in this report is Chinese financing of political operations in the US. It is prolific, especially on the west coast. That’s the real collusion.

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        • Newhere says:

          Thanks. Incredibly clear and simple. Economic globalism largely equals Chinese nationalism.

          Does that mean Trump is negotiating with all stick (no carrots)? What do you imagine is the calculus on the Chinese side? (and what’s to stop them from a fallback of pure gridlock hoping to wait it out — even if it means 8 years?) Does the current order have any downside for China too, that might be harnessed to help gain a little cooperation? Thanks again.

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      • Maquis says:

        I’d say you’re dead on, New.

        Granted, their strategy is Full Spectrum Theft, with countless elements, but your observations are accurate, these are elements of their scheme. No doubt.

        As far as win-win is concerned, they just don’t think that way. PDJT will offer that solution, but they will only accept it when they are forced to, and I suspect it will be a limited time offer. Yes, they are fools, yes, global prosperity could bless all, but despots much prefer power.

        As Reagan said of his plan to defeat the Soviet Union: “We win. They lose.”

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        • Newhere says:

          Thanks. Does it matter that China holds such a large share of U.S. Treasury bonds? Chinese leverage?

          The assumption of an “all stick” position is that we hold irresistible leverage. Believe the leverage primarily is the massive U.S. consumer market. Many think this dynamic creates a mutual incentive among the people and our Corporate/finance overlords for the “real economy” to generate decent paying jobs, which in turn produces income that fuels our consumer economy. But actually they don’t need us to have good incomes and our own money — much better for us to have debt, which equals revenue stream (interest payments, derivative financial products, fees) and makes us easier to control. What goes unspoken is that consumer debt is a feature of our economy, not a bug.

          It’s no accident Americans increasingly pay more and more for essentials like housing, healthcare, food and transportation. Of course the Uniparty answer is government “belt-tightening,” as if U.S. sovereign debt functioned like household debt, but as a sovereign fiat currency it really doesn’t. There’s always a money source — and we are trained to worry about the U.S. treasury simply “printing money” (intuitively, it seems reckless and unsustainable) but “printing money” really takes the form of selling bonds and tweaking interest rates to incentivize big banks to buy them — effectively pumping deposit reserves to the big banks on the theory that the “liquidity” will induce more lending in the “real economy” (banks don’t like to hold deposits — they like to be leveraged). But really the financial sector moves this new cash infusion through the financial economy with things like stock buy-backs; it doesn’t use it in what we think of as the “productive” economy. Actually making something or hiring someone is extremely costly/low-margin, unpredictable and risky. “Investors” prefer the manipulable, risk-free financial economy, and U.S. money-production feeds directly into it.

          There’s no endpoint. The U.S. as a government can’t technically go “bankrupt” as long as it has sovereign currency. It’s people can just increasingly become slaves to debt. Feature, not bug.

          Long digression, but point being: is ownership of U.S. treasury bonds a source of leverage for China? (Thanks — and sorry again for long post!)

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          • Maquis says:

            I’d say China is more at risk with its US debt position than we are. What if we simply renounce the debt? “Write it off”?

            Call it a down payment on economic justice, or a long overdue response to the Global Domination Scheme of the Chinese Communists.

            If we are willing to essentially cut them off, kick them out, isolate them as never before, Walmart be damned, then where’s the downside to rejecting their financial debt claims?

            This report makes clear that the only way to solve the Chinese economic war, is not to play.

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            • Jedi9 says:

              We can do that! China still owes the US 1.3 trillion in defaulted loans, and those loans are still valid should China decide to call the US debt in! That would offset what we owe them by 5 billion!

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            • Deplorable Nazarene Zealot says:

              How about we write the debt off to the ID theft of a few years back?

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      • dalethorn says:

        Americans are strangled by Student Loan Debt, which is now larger than ALL of our nation’s credit card debt combined! Now, think of the competitive opportunity for India, China and others: They make sure their students can “afford” the Student Loan Debt, since those students will bring home the bacon.

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      • Beenthere says:

        Regarding your idea about cheap educated immigrants forcing American STEM workers out of the market.-ABSOLUTELY CORRECT!!!

        The American educated Chinese nationals work in company’s departments where English is not a high priority. For example any science labs, biostatistics in pharmaceutical companies, backrooms in the financial industries,… You will hardly ever see American educated Chinese nationals in a medical practice, CPA accounting, marketing, law,…. Why? Need to be fluent in English.

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        • Newhere says:

          We really need to fix our whole corporate-economic legal and policy framework root and branch. Seems like every angle feeds the same trend. Daunting.

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      • zorrorides says:

        Well said, Newhere

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    • Theresa Keys says:

      Technology is only half of it. They buy up farms and food processing companies. Plan to make the world their rice bowl.(aside: during the great potato famine Ireland was exporting food to England. The big estate owners were sellig the grains not affected by the potato blight to those who could afford it, having used the poor Irish labourers to harvest their crops). Also China buys fishing rights from developing pacific island nations or puts up a sports facility or two then uses worst practice fishing to completely strip out the local fishing. This leaves the fishing devastated for years and all the islanders are left with is a stupid stadium and a suspiciously wealthy politician.

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      • Newhere says:

        Ugh. This gets really depressing.

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        • dalethorn says:

          It’s one thing when a predator like China rapes a bunch of small nations or provinces, which can sometimes be recovered by us as new friends (hopefully North Korea will be one of those), but when the globalists use China to bleed a great nation like the USA half to death, to make money *and* further their atheistic/demonic agenda, well that’s another thing entirely. A lot of devoted patriots gave their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to build this great country, and to see thugs like Schumer, Pelosi, and others willing to destroy it with their evil acts – is just intolerable.

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  2. progpoker says:

    And, I learned a new word…monopsony- sometimes referred to as a buyer’s monopoly, is a market condition similar to a monopoly. However, in a monopsony, a large buyer, not a seller, controls a large proportion of the market and drives prices down.
    You’re welcome!!

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    • Cliff Indiana says:

      Ala Walmart!

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      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        And Amazon. And previously, Borders, Barnes and Noble, and Waldenbooks, etc.

        And FedCo and Costco…

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        • Everywhereguy says:

          The classically mentioned example of a typical monopsony entity is a government’s military, which is the only buyer for many kinds of military equipment, and hence has pricesetting power and power over terms/conditions…

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    • MTK says:

      Yes then they hold up paying the bills. After a period of time has past they come out with a take or leave payment typically about 80% of the value. I’ve seen it done numerous times to sellers and suppliers that ship before payment. It is an ethical outrage that companies do this.

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      • Mickturn says:

        There is also the power large companies have over small ones. Sears was notorious for making large contracts for lawn mowers and appliances. The small firms were elated to get the large contract and borrowed to invest so they could meet the large orders. Then the next year Sears would, knowing the small companies were leveraged into massive loans, would force the small company to accept less money for the same products. Many smaller concerns were driven into bankruptcy. I suspect the large companies mentioned above are doing the same thing. China is doing similar things by buying up all the raw materials sources…putting a stranglehold on everyone else, including the US!

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      • Orville R. Bacher says:

        Typical large company strategy- force their small suppliers to finance the big corporation’s inventory. Look at Walmart’s accounts payables- their suppliers are all getting slow paid.

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        • Mickturn says:

          I worked with a small company in Illinois that made seat belt sensors (back then, relay contacts) for automobiles of all types. The owner told me GM actually audited his books to see what his actual costs were then paid him a slim 15% profit on top of that. He said it was good work but he made so little it eventually closed him down, it took so much time he couldn’t afford to make other items and get a real return on his investment…a sad commentary how large companies squash small ones!

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    • GB Bari says:

      Which is what the DOD is – a single large buyer in the domestic military market. It controls the market completely. Unfortunately instead of using the monopsony to get the biggest bang (no pun intended) for the taxpayers money, it sometimes creates cozy relationships with suppliers where the real priorities are less visible.

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      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        $70.00 hammers come to mind…

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      • thedoc00 says:

        You have zero understanding of all the rules and requirements under the Fixed Forward pricing Agreements, ALL contractors are forced to used when dealing DoD. These rules were put in place by congress to “level” the playing with DoD contracts. Also, read the FAARS, to get another perspective of how contractors are required to bid and report costs. Are there issues with some of the contractor pricing, yes. But allot of the issues are caused by the rules and regulations enacted by the government, which drive up costs and actually prevent allot of economies of scale industry could apply.

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        • dalethorn says:

          And I thought we were killing most of those regulations?

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        • GB Bari says:

          Sorry you are incorrect. I have a very extensive understanding of that arena being recently retired from working 39 years with a *major* DOD high tech contractor and going through many annual compliance audits.

          Despite everything you cite, cozy relationships still exist, especially where competing sources are limited. AFAIK, my company kept its nose clean since we never were cited for any problems. But several times I ran across inside information on a few other suppliers that was *not* complimentary. Fortunately they were caught by DCAA or DCMA by the time I learned about it, but those incidents were not reported by the media, curiously.

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  3. wheatietoo says:

    Woah. Peter Navarro really hits hard and spells it out.

    I’m on Page 12 and he isn’t pulling any punches.
    And the thing is…it’s all true!

    There is no way that China would allow the US to do to them, what they’ve been doing to us.

    But that is the basic difference between a Communist Country and a Free Country like ours.
    US companies are privately owned.
    They are free to move their operations wherever they like…and take their trade secrets and technological intellectual property with them.

    This is what “Free Trade” has done to us.
    We didn’t protect our US companies from the unfair competition of cheap imports.

    We have heaped on the Regulations and Taxes…including the Minimum Wage requirement…and then expect our domestic companies to compete with cheap imports from foreign manufacturers who didn’t have any of those burdens.

    It’s no wonder that our US companies fled to other countries to take advantage of the lower wages and lower regulatory burden.

    It’s like there was a concerted effort to drive our US companies away.

    Protectionism is a good thing.
    Only the globalists and their paid shills say that it is not.

    ‘America First’ means looking after our US companies who create jobs and pay taxes here.
    It’s a matter of survival.

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    • A2 says:

      Yes, Wheatietoo, it is all true. What is also a big red flag is that with the anointment of the Chairman for life, Xi Jinping, he has made clear publicly that ‘exporting the Chinese model’ is a legitimate alternative to free, fair, reciprocal trade and western democracy. It is a political-economic model, as well as a social model. It is Marx, Orwell, dressed up with Chinese characteristics. That is why CCP political units are now required to be inserted in foreign company boards that do business in China. I could go on and on…..

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      • wheatietoo says:

        I noticed this from the Daily Mail.

        Kim Jong Un doesn’t look very happy in these pictures.

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        • cali says:

          This meeting took place before the summit with president Trump. Compare and contrast the difference in body language and facial expression.
          This young leader was genuinely moved meeting with our president as seen in pics.

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        • A2 says:

          It is all in the eye of the beholder. The last photo you published is a redux of the Pres Trump/ Kim meeting in Singapore (see the flags and staging). There are other happy face photos. What is important, in my opinion, is that KJU does not keep his visits secret anymore. A growing confidence as he is now a nuclear power.

          China is backing him up (and to the world saying they support denuking). China has relaxed border controls in Dandong. Both China and Russia are calling for the lifting of US unilateral sanctions, now that the US and SK have delayed or cancelled the up-coming military joint exercises. THAAD will be next. Kim will meet Putin soon.

          The KWP (their communist party) have published in their official publication, Rodong Sinmun, just the other day:
          “Capitalism is a gloomy society as it has no future, says Rodong Sinmun in an article Saturday.

          The imperialists talk much about “democracy” and “material prosperity” in capitalist society but it is nothing but a poor excuse to cover up the true colors of the society, unpopular, corrupt and declining, the article says, adding:

          “Democracy” being advocated by the imperialist reactionaries is not for the toiling masses, and it is fake democracy for a handful of the exploiting classes.

          The multi-party system is also deceptive. Various parties are said to take the reins of government by turns in capitalist countries, but those parties are all the bourgeois political ones representing the interests of business tycoons which have different names.

          It is a malign tumor of capitalism that the rich get ever richer and the poor get ever poorer. The increase of the material wealth in capitalist society makes the inequality of the material life more unbearable, so that the toiling masses lead a miserable life.

          It is capitalist society where even those on a certain living standard always get anxious about the future as they may get poor any time.

          Capitalism is a corrupt society which is like heaven for the rich but like hell for the poor.

          Capitalism looks prosperous and developing, but it is capitalism that makes the society decay and people mentally and physically ill.

          Capitalism is neither a prosperous democratic society nor everlasting one. It is a corrupt society rushing headlong into its doom”.

          Chairman Porcine echoed this in Beijing.

          At least an honorable moment in South Korea:
          “Today, About 200 South Korean people including North Korean escapees gathered in Seoul to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of American student Otto Warmbier who was tortured in a North Korean labor camp.”

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          • pgroup says:

            “The multi-party system is also deceptive. Various parties are said to take the reins of government by turns in capitalist countries, but those parties are all the bourgeois political ones representing the interests of business tycoons which have different names.”

            Shock. Even the commies understand the Deep State and the globalists. Who could know that the commies detest what the deplorables detest?

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            • zorrorides says:

              Pgroup and Wolfmoon, hey –
              With the Chicoms, UniParty and Deep State reaches its apex. They have Dear Leader, Central Committee, with Commissariats and Prefectures. Not a big diff from our recent thirty years.

              Vive le President Trump!

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          • wolfmoon1776 says:

            I despise the chutzpah of these murderous communists….

            Who KNIFE capitalism in the back as they call it weak….

            Who CORRUPT capitalism by giving BAGS OF MONEY to people like Bill and Hillary Clinton who they advance, and then have the GALL to call capitalism corrupt…..

            Who SABOTAGE capitalism by attacking and undermining the government over it, the culture around it, and the media through which we see it, CREATING the very Deep State they now attack.

            BLAME THE VICTIM. It’s what they do.

            TO H377 with these evil commies. LITERALLY to h377 with them.

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        • Mickturn says:

          I’m sure he’s been told to ‘Eat your Peas’ and shutup!

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        • dalethorn says:

          How would it feel to be a tiny dictator surrounded by huge deadly forces? Kim knows.

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      • Rhoda R says:

        I don’t know whether it was Xi or Alibaba that warned the US against trying to fight globalization.

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          Obviously we can’t fight “globalization” – that is a PHENOMENON. What we CAN and SHOULD fight is GLOBALISM – the pernicious idea that we require an all-powerful, corrupt, bureaucratic global elite (obviously favored by the Chinese communists) to rule over us – RIPPING power from the hands of the people and the nations that should watch out for them.

          GLOBALISM destroys everything mankind has learned about justice and truth, as it tries to amass power over the people themselves, riding on the winds of globalization to undeserved control.

          GLOBALISM should never be mistaken for GLOBALIZATION. It it the selling of the former as the only way to deal with the latter that has nearly ruined the world.

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        • noswamp says:

          “I don’t know whether it was Xi or Alibaba that warned the US against trying to fight globalization.”

          It was Ma from Alibaba that came the closest to saying this, he has been preaching for years that the Chinese needed to build up their own middle class and their own consumer base and their own brand to produce and sell Chinese goods inside their own country to their own consumers not Americans or Europeans. He knew the spigot could have been turned off and wanted to protect China. And in fact the country was moving in that direction, problem is, it was way way too slow. Also, it was easy money for Xi and his cronies(they have made billions), and they like the FBI never thought Trump would be President thus China is 10 years behind the eight ball now.

          We don’t care though. America First! Thank god for our POTUS. I can’t wait to hear his speech tonight!

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      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        Yep. And we used to export Democracy and Western Values, while the DEMONcRATs whined “imperialism” or “colonialism”…

        Now they’re curiously silent… wonder who’s been paying their bills all these years?

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        • dalethorn says:

          The Constitution forbids our people to accept foreign titles and emoluments (money, graft ….), but I think we have a lot of officials who have crossed those lines. Our disfunctional justice dept. no longer has the will to stop this nonsense.

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    • USMCLt says:

      Reading this report I was struck by the realization that none of this could have come about without the assistance of US politicians and large US corporations. The alleged Russian tampering in our elections is a puny nothing burger in comparison to this fire sale of our nation’s wealth. US corporate executives and politicians are responsible for this mess and should be held individually accountable.

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        I agree. The undermining has had an AMERICAN FACE. Multinationals are a useful thing, but they have been undermined all the same. Many of them serve the interests of whichever nation manipulates them best – usually CHINA.

        Boardrooms have been played like kindergartens. Buzzwords like “globalization” and “diversity” were used to undermine them in CLASSIC communist fashion. The fake news media ably assisted. Virtue signals were like bullets that don’t obviously kill smarts, but they ricochet around and take out the business. Riding to the top on virtue signals taught in Ivy League colleges became the way to advance when IDEAS and BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE were SPARSE.

        People who don’t understand the business should not be on boards, IMHO. The FAKE NEWS MEDIA promotes very unhealthy “feel-good” ideas about business AT THE TOP to not only introduce business-destructive ideas, but also to create the very elite which now threatens us.

        Better that the board of a pipe company include a PLUMBER than some elite carpetbagger who chimes in on every issue with the latest PC virtue signal.

        Liked by 8 people

        • dalethorn says:

          Yes! How many employees of U.S. corporations are warned by their bosses to “not discuss politics” at work, when in reality those employees might discover who is robbing them of their economic future.

          Liked by 2 people

      • Mickturn says:

        Yep they are all in on stealing our Wealth!

        Liked by 1 person

    • Mickturn says:

      “It’s like there was a concerted effort to drive our US companies away.”
      You get the picture, it’s a pattern…and guess WHO is getting paid to destroy America this way…the Lobbyists and Politicians along with their crooked business Hacks!

      Liked by 3 people

      • Dogstar_K9 says:

        The moral of this thread section was how correct Ross Perot was. I could believe his family was threatened for giving the American people a peak behind the curtain.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Orygun says:

        The funny thing is that they told us they couldn’t defeat us militarily so that only left them with an economic war which they have been fighting since WWII. The large corporations were more than happy to get in bed with the corrupt politicians which destroyed all the small businesses. It was easy to convince the large corporations to close factories and move over seas to increase profit.

        This destruction of the fiber of American life couldn’t have taken place without the corrupt politicians who are so many as to be impossible to name. Some rough measures are going to have to be taken and it remains to be seen if our politicians are ready to make them. No one in the judicial system or government does anything but give lip service to the Constitution.

        Illegals aren’t the only people who need to be deported.

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    • Newhere says:

      “U.S. companies are privately owned.”

      Yes — but that also means foreign-owned, which also means globalization has (unfortunately) made it more complicated to talk about “U.S. industry” or “U.S. companies” versus “Chinese” companies.

      Maybe need to distinguish between U.S. companies that are still actually tied economically to the United States (and its people) as a nation, versus companies that might incorporate here and take whatever advantages they can and use “the U.S. brand” but effectively are global companies, loyalties to themselves.

      At this point, the answer does involve some change to regulation, tax, the goals and rules of the administrative state. Need to re-align risks and incentives so that corporate interests and risks are tied to where they’re doing business — the resources, infrastructure, administrative functions they benefit from and the vaunted “consumers” that ostensibly are their whole purpose. Globalization has severed what were once mutually-dependent and mutually aligned incentives between businesses, banks, individuals and the communities holding it all together.

      Call it a “truly” free market or whatever — it has to involve CHANGING laws, regs and bureaucratic missions that no longer serve the citizens. Just wiping them out won’t work.

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      • Maquis says:

        Let’s just call it Liberty, and De-Sino-ize America.

        Also, something must be done to reign in Multi-Nationals. They are little better than the NGOs that vastly out-number representatives of nations at certain global conferences: Too much power, little accountability, no Patriotism, not much transparency and much smarmy self-superiority.

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      • dalethorn says:

        I’d suggest that instead of digging through all of the usual investor and board member documents to see who owns what and what obligations they have, we should start with the Trump doctrine and evaluate each business on how they contribute to the U.S. versus how they contribute to others.

        Call them a “Net Supporter” of the U.S., or a “Net Detractor”, and rate them on how far they are from the middle – i.e. the farther up the net supporter scale the better, and the farther down the net detractor scale the more they need a fast kick in the rear end.

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  4. progpoker says:

    I continue to be amazed by the Herculean effort our VSG President is putting forth. I just have to read about it and I’m overwhelmed. Of course, if I spent less time laughing at all the leaky liberals emoting on twitter, I’d have more time to grasp how he does it. I think there is Divinity involved, though. He is no mere mortal!!

    Liked by 13 people

    • sat0422 says:

      Does anyone believe that we have had any previous president in the past 30 years that understood China? We have been led down a primrose path by economic morons.
      I do remember reading a book back in the early 70’s titled “The Secrets Business.” It was like a mini ice cream cone compared to what has developed during the past 50 years. I will add that the USA has been asleep at the wheel.

      Liked by 7 people

      • USMCLt says:

        Each of those previous presidents of the past 30 years (Bush I, Clinton, Bush II and Obama) understood China quite well and was likely in on the scam.

        Liked by 11 people

        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          That is my belief. They (previous Administrations) knew and gave permission to other countries, including China, to take advantage of us. They allowed it….It was deliberate…in my opinion….and the Fake News Network helped by not reporting any of this, as well.

          Their show of American Patriotism is all an act, to keep this scam going on. They hate WeThePeople. Traitors.

          Clues (or dots):
          *George W. Bush was the only president to have a MBA, from Harvard Business School.
          Bush knew and allowed imbalanced trade.
          *Bill/Hillary, as we all know, sold our secrets to China, and who knows what else, now that we know the purpose of the Clinton Foundation.
          *Bush Sr, quoted “Read My Lips.” gives new meaning…’listen to what I say, not what I do’.
          *BO, the American-hating Muslim…need I say more…

          Thank God…God showed up and helped us get Donald J. Trump to the White House thru Monster Votes.

          Liked by 5 people

          • wolfmoon1776 says:

            I remember it all the way back to Nixon. Everybody LULLED us with “Oh, we’ll keep an eye on China! We won’t let them get away with anything.”

            What nobody saw was how the communists were ALREADY UNDERMINING NIXON – forcing him into concessions to CALL HIMSELF A SUCCESS. Watergate and China were intimately tied, the Soviet Union was the marriage broker, and evidence-hiding Hillary and her Dem-commie friends were the flower girls.

            The smart way to go at both China and Watergate would have been for Nixon to say “We will open trade with China, who we KNOW WILL CHEAT – who is using this as a STRATEGY AGAINST US – and we will FORCE THEM INTO FAIRNESS every step of the way. And while we’re at it, I’m going to FIGHT THEIR WATERGATE SCAM tooth and nail, PURGE the CIA that set me up, and CLEAN OUT the communist media.”

            THAT is the Nixon who could say “I am not a crook – I’m going to send thousands of them to JAIL.”

            Too late to rewrite that history. NOT too late to do it right this time.

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        • GB Bari says:

          I disagree. While those presidents weren’t stupid, they were uninformed and somewhat naive about China’s deceitful intentions and methods. Also look at the timelines noted in the report. The Chinese have repeatedly adjusted their methods to adapt to evolving laws in this country, always devising workarounds and craftier ways to evade those laws.

          In light of the glaring evidence and history with China, I’d shut down all U.S. business with China and evict all current and former Chinese nationals from every company that deals in advanced, new, and emerging technologies. I’d reset every trade deal to zero. If they want to do business, every new deal will be on terms that prevent *all* of the abuses detailed in that report. Period.

          Harsh? Yes.
          But despite what some desperately want to have us believe, this IS a war.

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  5. wheatietoo says:

    From the Report:

    “Technology-Seeking, State-Financed Foreign Direct Investment”
    (Page 16)

    How is this not an aggressive hostile act by a foreign government?
    Answer: it is.

    And we have foolishly been letting it happen.

    Liked by 10 people

    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      We have to be tough with China. Remember when America was prosperous?

      Yeah. It was BEFORE 1972. BEFORE we built up China.

      We don’t need trade with them. We didn’t before – we don’t need it now. Made in Japan was HEALTHY. Made in China has been UNHEALTHY.

      People act as if failure to trade AT ALL with China is some horrible future. I say the horrible past from trading with them was what we had under Obama. IMAGINE CUTTING OFF THE MONEY SUPPLY to the ChiComs, and sending it to JAPAN and EUROPE instead. Heck – even RUSSIA. It’s not a zero-sum game. There are GOOD MERCHANTS who can have our money. SHOP ELSEWHERE.

      We don’t need CHEATIN’ CHINA.

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  6. progpoker says:

    Just made it to page 12 and I cannot understand what business owner in their right mind would move their company to China. The end result will be a total loss for said business owner. Is their thinking that short-sighted or do they believe it won’t happen to them??

    Liked by 8 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      I think they get lured in by the low wages, low taxes and low regulatory burden…that they are escaping from here.

      They get dollar signs in their eyes, thinking about that large profit margin they will have, in importing their products back into the US market.

      As I recall, the stock market would usually reward them with a big bump for “moving operations overseas”.
      For a while there…it was like the new-best-thing.

      Boardrooms caught the ‘Going Global’ virus.
      They patted each other on the backs, at cocktail parties.
      You were a member of the ‘in crowd’, if you moved your factories to Asia.

      Liked by 8 people

    • thedoc00 says:

      This is the result of bottom line driven focus with a day trader mentality. US business leaders have extremely business and profit horizons as the are obsessed with impact on pay-off performance in very short term.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Rhoda R says:

        Not just in whether to go overseas or not – too many times business decisions are made with an eye to the next quarterly statement and the bonuses accrued therefrom.

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    • sat0422 says:

      For many business owners, the production of a product could only be found in China. I remember a speaker who talked about mini cars ( a huge business ) and how when he acquired the NASCAR business, he could only find a producer in China.
      The world has been so busy making sure that the USA became a “service economy” and that manufacturing shut down, that it seemed normal to go to China.
      Now we Know.
      It’s no wonder that the USA leads the world in cancer. I’m just saying that even our apple juice, until recently, all came from China and do not forget the warnings about our pet food. Cancer everywhere and spreading. My advice is “do not eat anything produced in a communist country.” Sometimes, it slips by, especially in kid foods and candy. Look at the containers too. Made in China is everywhere.

      Liked by 13 people

    • Maybe it was “trendy” to move operations to China.
      “Everyone is doing it and we might get left behind!”

      Liked by 3 people

    • jmclever says:

      I had the same thought. Maybe they dont find out about the bad practices until its too late. I doubt the ChiComs are up front about these policies.

      Liked by 2 people

  7. Pointman says:

    Trump will level the trade playing field with the rest of the world, or close America to their goods. For reasons of volume production, China needs to export, and into big markets. Albania or Turkmenistan just won’t do.

    https://thepointman.wordpress.com/2018/06/17/76164/

    Pointman

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  8. Piggy says:

    Technology is key. Whomever creates or owns the next great technology will have control. Better be us.

    Liked by 6 people

  9. maiingankwe says:

    I’m reading the report and was floored when I had read that China has 40,000 spies worldwide. I wonder how many of them are in our country alone?

    One also has to include the number of people working in these companies and willing to sell the Chinese their secrets. I’m sure that number there is quite high as well since loyalty isn’t what it used to. Plus, it doesn’t hurt the Chinese that some Americans are just greedy and more than willing to sell out the company they work for. Heaven forbid if these employees feel they’ve been slighted some way somehow, it just makes it easier on their so-called conscience.

    All I can say is thank goodness we have a highly intelligent president with highly intelligent cabinet members like our Wilbur Ross among others. It’s amazing how they working for free just to save our country. Now that there is loyalty and patriotic. I’m serious though, working for free for all of us to thrive? It just warms my heart and helps me sleep better at night knowing they are doing all they can for all of us. We are so Blessed.
    Be well,
    Ma’iingankwe

    Liked by 9 people

    • Remington..... says:

      I have confidence that PT and his team will sort this problem. I also think there will be some pain for the people of our Country. Here’s hoping people understand what’s going on; and can short term for long term gains. I fear that we have become soft as a society.

      I’d also feel a lot better if we had about ten PT’s in queue we keep this success going.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Mickturn says:

      Spies don’t typically care about govt. secrets, they’re after Industry secrets…technology. Why do you think there are so many ‘Chinese’ citizens in our universities and high tech sector…Oh DUH!

      Liked by 3 people

    • madschu.bam says:

      russia has 140k..

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  10. Feanor says:

    Hey USG, while you’re at it, my market research reveals a fleet of Chinese pharma cos with “R&D” facilities clustered around Princeton, NJ.

    Most of these facilities appear extremely small — with maybe one or two confirmed employees.

    From just an OSINT perspective, it looks highly suspicious.

    Liked by 7 people

  11. Publius2016 says:

    Remember to watch the Senate…They love to meddle and protect their Global business model at the expense of the American Worker.

    Liked by 5 people

  12. Pete says:

    This started with Bill Clinton and al gore. You don’t think the Chinese gave them all that money for their campaigns for nothing do you?

    Liked by 1 person

    • JonS says:

      It started earlier than Clinton. HW was no help

      Liked by 3 people

    • Plain Jane says:

      In the ’70s at least maybe before, but that’s when I remember reading how we will no longer be a producing nation. It was planned by the globalists.

      Liked by 3 people

    • dalethorn says:

      GHW Bush was the ambassador to the UN when China was opened to Nixon. He was chief liason to China for Pres. Ford. He was CIA chief for a year during the time the mass murders of the Cultural Revolution came to a peak. And he was the vice-president who spearheaded the big trade deal that was launched with China in 1985.

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  13. John Matrix says:

    Wow.
    Thank you for posting this report Sundance.
    The actions, and plans of the Chinese government are truly distorting, and very diabolical for the entire world. I’m sorry but their behavior reminds me more of nazi policies rather than socialism with Chinese characteristics. Thank God our President and his team are carefully planning to counter the dystopia China presents to America,andthe rest of the world.
    Never forget by virtue of being a proxy province of china, every human suffering in North Korea can be laid at this evil government. This is a war we CANNOT lose.

    Liked by 3 people

    • dalethorn says:

      We’ve made Big Communists very wealthy, powerful, and aggressive. Who thought that would be a good idea? Don’t they still worship Mao there? The same Mao who murdered 50-60 million people and tried to enslave all of Asia?

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  14. A bit more interesting news to add to the mix:

    “Chinese yuan softens to near-year low after PBOC sets midpoint down 351 basis points”

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/2151560/chinese-yuan-softens-near-year-low-after-pboc-set-midpoint

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  15. MVW says:

    Keep the tariffs in place on all the industries. Factories will find it too economical to be outside the US selling into the US. Second part is permit speed, regulations, taxes have to be worldwide competitive. Third part is justice must not be corrupt, local and federal law enforcement. Fourth is no US media owned by foreign GO’s, NGO’s, Corps.

    I used to be ‘Libertarian’ on tariffs. Not anymore. Propaganda, sophisticated militarization of economies has changed my mind.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “I used to be ‘Libertarian’ on tariffs. Not anymore.”

      The Libertarian model sounds great and makes perfect sense from an academic and common sense level. However, textbook theory does not translate into reality. In the real sin-cursed world in which we reside, people are going to cheat to gain an advantage over others.

      Taking advantage of someone not a member of your clan or immediate family has been considered honorable and virtuous in many predominately Moslem countries for centuries. Then we wonder why these people do not “assimilate” or adhere to western customs and values.

      Liked by 6 people

  16. doohmax says:

    Isn’t funny how any new generation Chinese or Russian fighter jets alway look just like advanced US fighter jets which have been around for several years before the others show up.

    Liked by 3 people

  17. JonS says:

    Gee wiz, Lou, shut the heck up and let the man talk!

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Chinese stock market activity drops 27 per cent day after Trump’s threatens more tariffs:

    What happened to the Chinese stock market the day after President Donald J. Trump threatened an additional $200 billion in taxes on Chinese goods?

    Chinese stock market activity dropped 27 per cent.

    It was called “panic selling” by Yi Gang, Governor of the People’s Bank of China.

    https://brassballs.blog/home/chinese-stock-market-down-27-per-cent-day-after-trumps-threatens-more-tariffs

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  19. Mickturn says:

    The real problem is the ‘hidden’ bribery going on between China and the Deep State bad actors.
    If we didn’t have these slime selling out America for their own personal greed, we’d have an even playing field. Every time I hear about ‘Democraps’ and RINO’s negotiating, I see the word ‘Kickback’ instead of ‘real negotiating’. It’s way past time to shut all this down and even put some of the ‘Traitors’ in PRISON!

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Plain Jane says:

    Cheap Chinese products have turned us into greedy, needy of more of everything, throw away and replace, consumers of junk.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Mickturn says:

      I don’t buy Chinese or other import cheap crap, it typically breaks the second time you use it anyway and ends up in the trash. Buy American, get Quality, call it done! Use the money you saved not buying 5 of something to buy 1 high quality product…think ahead…we can do it!

      Liked by 2 people

      • Plain Jane says:

        I read labels and buy American since the ’70s when cheap imports started creeping into our stores. Only exception being Swedish or German manufactured superior sewing equipment, some of which is now crap made in China.

        Sometimes it’s impossible to even find specific American made goods.

        Liked by 3 people

    • John_in_IN says:

      I exhaust all other options before I buy something made in China. And often not even then. If it’s not mission critical, I’ll just do without.

      Only when we can and do buy American will we MAGA

      Liked by 5 people

    • Newhere says:

      True — but while junk is cheap, essentials like housing, healthcare, transportation and food (largely produced through the “service” economy) get more expensive through globalization, which accelerates household debt.

      So, cuts both ways. Cheap stuff, high cost of living, both = more debt, lenders happy, keep the foot on the globalization gas pedal.

      Liked by 3 people

  21. leont says:

    Don’t forget about India too. Our computer software industry is effectively dead. It is so difficult to hire a “native” American now.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Alligator Gar says:

      Yep. I’m taking night classes in full-stack web development. I am entrepreneurial minded. My class is filled with hopeful, young American kids with only one Indian guy (older). I think I’ll hire all of these kids if they prove they can hack (pun intended) the course. We’ll build a better web to keep American business great always!

      Liked by 6 people

  22. nikkichico7 says:

    I’m posting this video to show the similarities between Peter Navarro and Henry Fonda’s voices ….

    It’s 4 minutes .. doesn’t take long to hear they sound like cousins …

    Liked by 2 people

  23. Li'l D in the Big D says:

    This is so cool watching this play out. POTUS Trump puts tariffs on $50 Bil of products. China foolishly retaliates with their own $50 Bil. The Big Guy, knowing that China only has about $150 Bil to play with, shows that he is serious and puts tariffs on $200 Bil more in goods, or a total of $100 Bil over and above what China has to place with, thereby taking China out of the game in 2 steps.

    Now that there’s a hard mathematics lesson.

    Liked by 5 people

  24. billrla says:

    Want to make a difference? Do your research. Read labels. Know the country of origin. Be a discerning shopper. Buy as if your freedom depends on it. Because it does.

    Liked by 6 people

  25. dalethorn says:

    I’ve been writing technical software since 1981. I don’t remember the exact year when we became aware of the threat of having our national defense and infrastructure crippled by a nation who holds technology we depend on, if that nation suddenly decided to withhold further support or – worse yet – turn off certain things that could be turned off.

    And all of that is only part of the threat. We are far beyond simple nuclear bombs that make a big blast and set a city on fire. The high-tech (and very secret) things we don’t see that can cripple cities without the big bangs are growing in sophistication, and if a potential enemy state gets too far ahead of us in their technology, we could lose a confrontation.

    The days of ICBM’s taking 30 minutes to arrive, and even the days of submarine-launched missiles taking a minute to arrive are getting less relevant. Our greatest danger in the near future (if not now) is the threat of being crippled within seconds by things we can’t see. Nano-robots are one such thing.

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  26. Sunshine says:

    GOOD NEWS: German carmakers just folded. They’re scraping their 10% tariff.
    http://www.breitbart.com/economics/2018/06/20/germanys-automakers-throw-white-flag-trade-offer-scrap-10-tariff/

    Liked by 7 people

  27. Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

    One thing I would like to see from the Trump administration is a REAL change in the daily press briefing. I cannot really stomach the Sarah Show. It’s not her fault that the briefing is a total train wreck of course, but it’s totally worthless, information-wise.
    I would like to see at least two briefings per week devoted EXCLUSIVELY to ECONOMIC POLICY ONLY. I would actually take the time to watch (or at least DVR) a briefing devoted to ECONOMIC information that expand on the posts like Sundance has put out above. One rule, knowledgeable journalists! Don’t care if Sarah hosts but would like Trumps team to answer questions and other business owners/CEO’s to appear. Don’t care what their politics are.
    More people need to understand the basic rudiments of our economic model. I believe many would tune in to watch a briefing like this if it was offered. Many smart & successful people would probably agree to appear if it wasn’t a room full of jerk-off media clowns.

    Liked by 4 people

    • GB Bari says:

      Something surely needs to change with those daily hubris-filled shout & smear (and that’s before Sarah says anything) sessions….”bigly.”

      Liked by 1 person

      • Benson II says:

        My suggestion is people stop whining about everything wrong with FB (I’m talking about users, not commie Zuckerberg) and tune in. President Trump White House FB page, lists his daily itinerary, Video’s usually accompany anything he’s signing and you can see the article for further information, picture of all the heads of states he meets with, pictures of all the hundreds of groups he’ met with (pastors, teachers, governors,company CEO’s) videos of his events. The list goes on. When you look at anything President Trump posts it always gets shared at least hundreds of times or more and the views are always in the thousands or tens of thousands. I have yet to see even on of Sarah’s briefings. I’ve read summaries though. I get my White House news from the horses mouth, so to speak.

        Groups that support President Trump are nice but I get tired of needing to check the stuff they post before spreading it around so don’t join. There are LOTS of very positive groups that love President Trump.

        If FB makes money off of me I don’t know how. Sell my info I guess but it seems no one is interested in my info. 🙂 I don’t advertise there and I don’t purchase from those who do.

        I don’t friend just anyone. Like minded mostly with a few tolerant leftist who might come around and it does give you a chance to share on their timeline so other lefty’s get to hear a different view than Huffpo. Of course it’s great to be able to share CTH stuff. I feel like I’m really getting some vital info out there and hopefully some more readers for CTH.

        Facebook is what you make it nothing more. You don’t have to view what you don’t want to. I never click on anything FB puts up as a headline I have the websites I visit daily for news and share so could care less what FB says is “trending”.

        BTW I’ve been using FB for at least the last 5 years and have yet to see one of horror stories we hear are rampant there. Guess I just don’t have the right friends. ha ha

        President Trump knows how to use a platform that gets all of his info out to millions.

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    • jmclever says:

      Or, you could go to the specific policy .gov agency, such as the office of the US Trade Representative, you’re interested in and read the press releases there.

      https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases

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      • Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

        That’s fine. Been there, done that. I’m talking about our taxpayer dollars used to fund a daily daily circus of idiots. Lets take a few days and highlight the Presidents successful economic battles. Why We Fight.
        It would provide MSM sound bites and hopefully develop a following among investors.

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  28. 335blues says:

    I read part of the above report, and a CONCLUSION immediately comes to my mind:
    THIS IS ECONOMIC WARFARE.
    Communist china is at war with America, and indeed the whole world.
    Nearly the entirety of china’s approach to economic development
    amounts to espionage and theft.
    And it is done at a level that is consistent with active warfare.
    Communist china is NOT AMERICA’S FRIEND; they are our sworn enemies
    who are committed to our demise.
    America must stand toe to toe with china on the
    same or better war footing they have been on for decades now.

    Liked by 3 people

  29. jmclever says:

    So, China steals our tech and sells it back to us. Then, with the money the got from us, they buy up our country so they can rule first us and then the world. Not only that, they are very focused on espionage.

    What a bunch of chumps our leaders are. Strike that. Treasonous sell outs

    Like

  30. jmclever says:

    From the report on page 4
    Mandiant described a People’s Liberation Army cyber command “fully institutionalized” within the Chinese Communist Party and staffed by more than 100,000 personnel.

    That’s an army if there ever was one, only the theater of engagement has changed.

    Like

  31. Dennis Leonard says:

    Not China,but goes along with this,
    It is working. Germany’s auto industry wants to lift tariffs on U.S. autos rather than lose the American market.

    “German automakers are moving to head off an expanded Trump trade war threat of a 25% tariff on U.S. imports of European cars. The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that Daimler, BMW, and Volkswagen have pitched the idea of both sides killing their auto tariffs, which stand at 10% in the EU vs. 2.5% in the U.S.,” Investors Business Daily reported.

    “Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross responded positively to the idea, but it comes with a big catch: The German automakers also want the U.S. to kill a 25% tax on imports of pickup trucks and SUVs.”

    President Trump’s 25% SUV tariff sure got their attention fast. Who knows, we may actually achieve a Free Trade market when all this is over.

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  32. MIKE says:

    In the very first comment posted on this thread, A2 sez everyone should read this White House trade and manufacturing policy; and he is 100% correct. This post, and the contents within the policy on scrib, is some of the most informative material you can read about. It may make you mad that the Chinese have been getting away with trade murder, but you will understand the reasons The only serious president in over 30 years is putting the clamps down.
    Gawd I love this guy, President Donald John Trump, the real McCoy.

    Liked by 1 person

  33. cybergeek says:

    All this new innovations tends create an upgrade for the system…creating more opportunities.

    Liked by 1 person

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