White House Trade and Manufacturing Policy Director Peter Navarro Discusses U.S. -vs- China Trade Confrontation…

Last month the White House presented a 36-page outline of the U.S. position toward trade with China (full pdf below).  White House National Trade Council and Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Director Peter Navarro delivers a presentation to discuss that report.  Very well worth watching:


Report below:


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90 Responses to White House Trade and Manufacturing Policy Director Peter Navarro Discusses U.S. -vs- China Trade Confrontation…

  1. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    I guess sundance is forsaking going out to watch a fireworks show tonight

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  2. Ordinaryman says:

    Excellent to the point presentation that everyone can understand.

    Liked by 5 people

    • White Apple says:

      Boring as hell speaker. Yes, great information but his delivery puts one to sleep.

      Liked by 1 person

      • A2 says:

        Well. may I suggest you read the report and annexes 😀
        The read the US National Strategy Report 2017.

        The come and complain because it isn’t the soundbites that suit your attention span.

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        • Donna in Oregon says:

          A2 I’ve read the report twice now. Fabulous job on the part of Navarro.

          Here is what keeps going thru my mind. We don’t need a larger population because AI and robotics will replace the types of workers that China and Mexico provide. Even in the fields we’ll use robotics, we won’t need Mexican field workers.

          This is why Obama was running around with his hair on fire talking about a living wage. The Globalists know these high population countries are going to have huge problems.

          I hope the price of goods does go up along with quality and craftsmanship. It’s important not to waste resources. The USA built stuff to last, the Chinese build for a throw-away society. Their business model is not going to stand the test of time. They are replaceable.

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          • Jedi9 says:

            Yes indeed, you are correct! If you really want to hit the point home more then just factor how much waste is being produced by China that sacrifices our environment for profit! Landfills being filled with Chinese cheap stuff, pristine forests being raped (Africa) animals losing their habitats as a result, and now just wait when they start drilling in the South China Sea while they arbitrarily make up boundaries snubbing international rulings while bullying their neighbours as they rob their sovereign fishing rights.


          • Ramon Esquivel says:

            Obviously you are correct. China is a production economy as they don’t have the pipeline of consumers to use the majority of what they make. So they MUST export.

            But don’t forget they are producing what their customers, predominantly American companies, tell them to make. So, they can’t be blamed for all the ills of the process. Until American’s recommit themselves to spending more for quality and realize that quantity of shoddy quality is worthless, then nothing will change.


      • Mrs. E says:

        I disagree. I did not want to miss a word! Delivery like a professor, who has a subject to teach to the world. He was excellent! Everyone can now understand this highly complex issue.

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    • Jedi9 says:

      Yes I do concur and I couldn’t be more happier that finally we are at a point as a country of being able to challenge China on their economic aggression and their deceptive practices. This report I have read several times and I have also been circulating it as much as possible in order to help spread the word. IMO this is just the beginning on calling out China, because as it is now China have their tentacles in almost every advanced country in the world with the goal of controlling their financial their institutions by way of proxy and eventually replacing the dollar with the RMB/Yuan as the worlds reserve currency. This also goes hand in hand with trade, as well as political influence that they have been buying in order seep in deeper of controlling the worlds money flow.

      Just over three weeks ago I had visited China to meet my wifes family for the first time. We went to a small quaint town by the Ocean called Yan Tai where my wife is originally from. Quite a lovely city, and the people are very nice and very decent folk. During our time President Xi JinPing was an hour away in Qingdao for a world summit event so security was tight where policemen where stationed on every corner in the Yan Tai. I guess being in a city that is an hour away warrants even having security on high alert in neighboring cities. I joked to my wife that I guess “you have the numbers for the man power to pull off such security measures. She just rolls here eyes at me.

      The last time I was in China, I was working in Beijing in 2012 where I lived for approximately 3 years, working as a teacher and in finance and I was amazed by how much as changed since then especially their customs and immigration process. When me and my wife first arrived at the Shanghai airport the first thing we had to do was get fingerprinted, where visitors are required to use a machine to finger print both hands and all digits. This was all very new to me, and of course I am not sure how it is in the states currently as I have not been home once in the last eight years to know if we have implemented the same type system when entering the country. However, I felt that this was a pretty invasive process. After getting finger printed, I had to stand in line for another 30 minutes to present my passport to the immigration official and again I was finger printed in front of the official as well as having to stand in front of a device to have my face scanned for facial recognition data base. The equipment they are now using for this process is all very new and state of the art so when I submitted to this process, I felt a little violated on so many levels I really didn’t know what to express, only to mentally note of having read earlier about China’s “social credit system and the rise of the surveillance state was very Orwellian on steroids.


      The above link was published 2 days ago and only heightens my fear in what China is trying to do by implementing a system that gives them autonomous control by extending this system to companies over seas. I wonder how long it will be that this will be an issue, and mind you it is a very serious one, if you are like me who loves freedom, privacy and all the perks that goes with being able to express yourself along the lines of free speech. This very idea of a ‘social credit system that China is trying to get the world to adopt threatens those freedoms, and I have to say now I will be first to step up to fight this, as this can not be allowed to happen and I will keep talking about it until it is an issue that will be addressed.

      Lastly, on this same trip, my wife, her sister and her kid and me went to a local mall to do a little light shopping. I had a brief moment of reprieve where I step outside to puff a little on a cigar. ( I have a vice for fine Cubans) Shortly after lighting up and having a few puffs suddenly this robotic voice started talking as to address me specifically from a remote speaker box affixed on the outer wall of this mall which was loud enough that it jolted me with its echoing to freeze still. It was advising me that the area I was in was a non smoking area and that I needed to go to place where designated smoking was allowed. The sound of had this buzzed alarm in between pauses like something you might expect to hear from some sci-fi movie or something. When I put out my cigar I went back inside to join my wife. Shortly after, there were about four security guards at the entrance. I had notice on the ceiling there were security cameras everywhere and I came to the conclusion that they were watching me the entire time. Of course I was aloof to this realization, even though I knew about this a while back and silly me didn’t use more scrutiny with my behavior and more vigilant about this realization about China and their surveillance state. It is true, that China has gone Orwellian, and to be quite frank I found it unnerving. Even though I enjoyed the time with my wife’s family, I was sure glad to be out of there and returning to Hong Kong. Unfortunately for me, I may have to go back, but I figure I have to travel as a minimalist and curtail my behaviors as to not draw unwanted attention to myself.

      Another article I posted earlier on another thread 2 days ago, but I thought I post it here is how Chinese propaganda is now in overdrive in order to attack Trump and his constituents as it pertains to trade. If China isn’t worried then why go through such lengths as to spread such discord against the very same person who is on to their practices of deception and is willing to sanction their bad behavior? It seems to me if they want to make this go away, then they might revert back to happy face and obfuscate time itself in order to wait out the storm, instead it seems they may appear to be panicking at the right moment by poking the bear further as to antagonize a apex predator into reacting. However, they may just decide to double down and go tit for tat, and that is where this becomes very dangerous to the point they will corner themselves even further.


      Lastly, just as the presenter in the video stated that Navarro’s report is very telling that China does not have an answer for, and their media apparatuses are not talking about it, I linked an article below that was published on the 4th, shortly thereafter Navarro’s report went public that is very telling on this front. What this suggest to me, is there must be a lot of truth to this report as the entire shift in world trade relations is about to be reset and China is coming to that realization with little to no answers to stem that tidal wave of change about to happen, so they are scrambling and looking to divert attention from their ambitions of “made in China 2025.” They indeed miscalculated that their golden goose (America) would continue laying golden eggs for them to feed their unquenchable thirst for the lavish things they just got a taste of with their new found wealth and to prop up their feudalistic fantasies of being economically dominant in the world. UH, well that is until Donald Trump became president, who at present moment they do not have an answer for and their golden goose just flew the coop never to be seen again.


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  3. litlbit2 says:

    No fear, he in lock and load mode! No step for a stepper. The one person that is the glue for many including me. Thank you so very much Sundance. Take your time. Happy Fourth

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  4. USTerminator says:

    Trade and economic are truly we are winning and winning big. Finally, we seem to have government (yes I mean Congresses as well) to think and take some constructive actions and full Executive from President down to be all in supporting American industries, workers and people. MAGA

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  5. I can’t say it enough. Thank God for Trump. He was made for this struggle. And thank you to SD for being about the only venue that correctly perceives the peril, as incredible as that is. I’ve watched the video and am reading the report now.

    I urge folks to re-read the Bloomberg article that was posted up here as it captures the realization among Chinese intellectuals that Xi has overplayed his hand at this juncture. Remember too, for these folks to go public with criticism is a barometer of how serious they feel Xi’s error is. Pretty serious I’d say.


    money quote:

    “Has China completed the task of ‘getting rich’? Has China completed the primary stage of socialism as Deng Xiaoping described? Can you begin to compete directly with the United States and other Western countries?” Yu wrote. “China should rethink its general strategic direction.”

    a resounding NO to all that.

    The CCP cannot engage in a trade war with the US, and risk the political-social turmoil associated with factory layoffs. They won’t survive. I am more convinced than ever that China will have to weather significant political reform before substantive economic progress can resume. Here’s the conundrum however: they cannot survive sustained prosperity either as with that will come expanded expectations and political diversity. This is a huge rock and hard place. The CCPs in a box that Trump’s predecessors always managed never to put them in. Traitors, red and blue!

    What options are there for Xi to save face? WW3 is one. Currency devaluations, the other. Let’s just say, limited options.

    Forget everything else. This is the battle of our lives. Trump is God’s man.


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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      From your Bloomberg link:

      “…“Anti-China views are becoming the consensus among the U.S. public and its ruling party.”…”

      Well, the Chinese government does not have anyone to blame for that except themselves, with their activities the past 30+ years culminating in the 36 page report shown above.

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      • I would differ on that point somewhat Deplorable. POTUS has said he doesn’t blame our trade partners for advantaging OUR political class’ seditious sell-out. The swamp traded away our exports. Why?

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        • We got sold out by the ______ in Washington!

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        • WSB says:

          Yes, however, the Chinese steal and cheat as they breathe. They are inherent criminals.

          Liked by 7 people

          • emet says:

            They could not have been successful without the criminals and traitors in our government

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            • WSB says:

              I don’t quite know the answer to that, emet.

              My first real job was working on the Great Wall Hotel in Beijing. For the architecture firm that joint ventured with the Chinese government. It was the first one. 1982.

              The Chinese stole plans, flipped them for two satellite hotels to support the large one. They stole concrete for other buildings.

              Note, my firm created concrete factories because the communists forgot how to make a strong mix on their own. The Chinese invented concrete, but they forgot how to make it after years of Mao.

              Then, Sheraton was supposed to run the operation. At the last minute, the Chinese government decided they would run it on their own.

              One year later, the entire 1000 room hotel and its kitchens were trashed. The Chinese didn’t know how to handle it and begged Sheraton to come back in.

              Can’t make it up.

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              • Annie says:

                great story..thanks for sharing it…

                Liked by 4 people

                • WSB says:

                  YW, Annie!

                  I knew what the Chinese have done has always been rotten, having worked in HonkKong awhile years later. But I never really put two and two together until PT came out and retrained my memory of all of my experiencees.


        • Fools Gold says:

          Yes and Navvaro stated that from the onset regarding blame. However, he didn’t remove the word aggression from the 1st column of the chart which I specifically agree with in calling a spade a spade. The swamp rats don’t control the MEGA man or the MAGA agenda!

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  6. Tim says:

    if anyone can find a link to the matrix / chart shown in the talk please post a link in the comments.
    I tried to find it but failed.

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  7. YvonnePearson says:

    China is a bully.
    The communists (or masons) in the USA helped China become the bully.
    If Silicon Valley is waking up, I guess that is a good thing.
    Just tell the World Trade Org to go to hell.

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  8. Okay, so how do I enroll in Mr. Navarro’s trade economics class? That was incredible! I could’ve listened to so much more… 20 minutes was no where near long enough! Also, if that room of mostly half-glazed over grimacing faces is representative of DC’s “think tanks” then I think I know another reason why our country has been in such bad shape! 😛

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    • Dutchman says:

      Remember, it was ivh league ‘best and the brightest’, overeducated idiot elitist who got us involved in an unwinnable war in Viet Nam.

      And they thought THAT turned out,so well, they did it AGAIN, in Afganistan and Iraq.

      And found fighting a war to lose to be SO great, they applied the same strategy to trade war we’ve been in, and losing, for last 20-30 years.

      Intellectual giants, common sense pygmies, the overeducated idiot syndrome, run amok.

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  9. litlbit2 says:

    I was in China several years ago and at that time in discussions about hotels the policy was explained to me. Was the USA business could build in China and allowed to operate for seven years. After that the assets would become the property of China. I also ask about the reason for so many workers on projects without much modernized equipment? The response was a enormous amount a labor intensive work was used to control unrest through being overworked. The highway maintenance work or field work I seen being preformed backed up those statements. I would not have lasted long with that process. Had to be better ways.

    It may or may not have been true in all applications. However one must wonder how all the growth occurred so rapidly in a society that its people are not driven by capitalism but instead by the state?

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    • WSB says:

      Government-induced growth. Fake capitalism. The Chinese are wizards at lying about everything.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Questioning says:

      What growth? Self reported; just like the USSR….

      Liked by 1 person

      • litlbit2 says:

        When I was there the spiel was about all the incoming corporations, jobs, the addition of the outer belt roads and the ideas of how fast they were going to just move out. Then build another belt road. At that time the 3 gorges dam was expanding as the people, without choice were being move to the new city high rise with a window a/c unit and a clothesline. Ducks out of water.


      • svenwg says:

        When construction is counted as part of GDP, the blatantly obvious conclusion is that the GDP of China is extremely overstated due to the number of ghost cities that have been built and are in the process of being built.

        That is why they can never win a trade war (what trade war?) as their real economy is far smaller than what they tell the world.


  10. 335blues says:

    America leads the way, and invites all countries wanting to stop communist chinese
    predatory practices to join the throw down.
    Communist china is not our friend. They are the sworn enemy of all capitalist, non-communist countries, and are living a delusion that they will someday control the world.
    Trump has my full approval to do whatever is necessary to stop the communists.

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  11. Dutchman says:

    I think calling them ‘comunists’ is a distraction lending credence to the ideological claptrap veneer they use to justify their actions, to the masses.
    “CONmunists might be better, but corruptocrats more accurate, yet.

    Their Government system is totally corrupt, and they export the corruption to the world, corrupting every other government that they can, including ours.

    And just as Iran used the pallets of OUR cash, to finance its hegemony in the middle east, China has used the $ it stole from us, thru ‘trade’ to finance its export of corruption.

    Its economy is addicted to the trade imbalance,, and can not handle a reset;

    No silk road, for YOU!

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    • WSB says:

      Yep…to a T!


    • A2 says:

      They(China) are running into major problems with the BRI as southeast Asian countries understand the debt trap and the the trade-offs, from Vietnam (major protests against China) and successfully getting Google to stop showing their islands as claimed by China, to Malaysia that has stopped the BRI China funded rail development, to Sri Lanka, who leased their port and now regret it.

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    • 335blues says:

      When the chinese communist party ceases to exist, and they no longer control the whole of china
      then I will stop referring to them.
      Your characterization of them as “corruptocrats” certainly works in part, as do many more
      descriptions. But the chinese communist party is that, and so much more.
      The communist party are vicious DICTATORS (here is another description that works)
      who are responsible for daily executions of chinese people who stand against
      or sometimes even merely complain about how things are run, and decisions made.
      The number murdered by the communist party is a state secret, but probably runs
      thousands per year. In a bad year it may run over ten thousand.
      This alone makes the communist party much more than mere “corruptocrats”.
      You use your description, and I will use mine.


      • 335blues says:

        In their history, the chinese communist party has murdered somewhere between
        50-100 million of the chinese people. I do not believe even they know exactly how many people they have murdered. After arrest for a crime against the party, there follows a 5 minute “trial”, after which a party member enters the room and puts a 9 millimeter bullet
        in the head of the “guilty”. The body is then removed to be burned in a crematorium,
        and the “guilty” is never heard from again.
        I have visited china and heard directly from the mouths of people who spoke in secret under risk of certain death about family members disappeared.
        As long as the communist party exists, I will continue to call out the inhumanity
        of these “people” who kill their own with impunity.
        To do less would be to dishonor the millions of dead who made the mistake of getting on the wrong side of the communist party.

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        • I’m not sure they are wasting the bodies by cremating them…

          A new report claims that China is still engaged in the widespread and systematic harvesting of organs from prisoners, and says that people whose views conflict with the ruling Chinese Communist Party are being murdered for their organs.

          The report — by former Canadian lawmaker David Kilgour, human rights lawyer David Matas, and journalist Ethan Gutmann — collates publicly reported figures from hospitals across China to show what they claim is a massive discrepancy between official figures for the number of transplants carried out throughout the country. They blame the Chinese government, the Communist Party, the health system, doctors and hospitals for being complicit.

          “The (Communist Party) says the total number of legal transplants is about 10,000 per year. But we can easily surpass the official Chinese figure just by looking at the two or three biggest hospitals,” Matas said in a statement. The report estimates that 60,000 to 100,000 organs are transplanted each year in Chinese hospitals.

          According to the report, that gap is made up of executed prisoners, many of them prisoners of conscience locked up for their religious or political beliefs. China does not report its total number of executions, which it regards as a secret. The report’s findings stand in stark contrast to Beijing’s claim that, since the beginning of 2015, China has moved from almost completely relying on organs from prisoners to the “largest voluntary organ donation system in Asia.”

          At a regular press conference Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China has “strict laws and regulations on this issue.” “As for the testimony and the published report, I want to say that such stories about forced organ harvesting in China are imaginary and baseless — they don’t have any factual foundation,” she said.
          The National Health and Family Planning Commission, which oversees organ donations in China, did not respond to a request for comment for this piece.



  12. Donna in Oregon says:

    China’s economic aggression is pervasive. There is some shuffling going on with the big banks and their money laundering for the Global Cartels. President Trump’s NAFTA negotiations has caused a disturbance in Globalist operations.

    Our friends in Canada and China:

    How Chinese gangs are laundering drug money through Vancouver real estate

    “B.C. Attorney General David Eby has reviewed the report, and recently travelled to Ottawa to inform a federal committee of his concerns. His message was blunt. Eby testified that Canada’s anti-money laundering system has completely failed. He told the committee that gangsters have been openly carrying hockey bags stuffed with hundreds of thousands in drug cash into B.C. casinos, and there has not been a single prosecution.”

    “In an interview with Global, Eby said the Australian report shows “that Vancouver is now recognized internationally as a hub of transnational money laundering.”


    Colombia shuts down Chinese money laundering network linked to Sinaloa cartel

    And now this attempt:

    China’s ICBC Ordered by Fed to Boost Money-Laundering Safeguards

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  13. A2 says:

    A2 says:
    June 20, 2018 at 3:01 am
    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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    • A2 says:

      I have warned about this. Now we have leaked info from the Chinese Ministry of Truth:
      Propaganda notice:

      First, regarding the U.S.-China trade conflict:

      Three “Don’t Relays”: Don’t relay comments from Trump, from U.S. government spokespersons, or from U.S. officials. Don’t relay U.S. news reports or commentary on the trade conflict without waiting for response from the Ministry of Commerce.

      The China Securities Regulatory Commission will soon organize experts to lead the chorus in stabilizing market expectations. The next step will be for the People’s Bank of China to take to the stage with substantive policy moves to boost high-quality economic development.

      [Vice Premier] Liu He has indicated that this stage of the U.S.-China trade conflict requires calm and rationality. Each department should strengthen its contribution to the stabilization of market expectations. We stop negotiation for now, acting tit for tat, roll out corresponding policies, hold public opinion at a good level without escalating it, limit scope, and strike accurately and carefully, splitting apart different domestic groups in US. The trade conflict is really a war against China’s rise, to see who has the greater stamina. This is absolutely no time for irresolution or reticence.

      Don’t attack Trump’s vulgarity; don’t make this a war of insults.

      Note different implementation stages in the breakdown of the [U.S. tariffs on Chinese exports worth] US$50 billion: levies on the $34 billion from July 6 are highly likely to happen. Levies on the remaining $16 billion will be considered on July 13, and take effect at the beginning of August, if approved.

      All media should prepare well for protracted conflict. Don’t follow the American sides’ fluctuating declarations. Play down the correlations between the stock market and trade conflict.

      Second, other matters:

      Give prominence to reports on economic bright spots and developments, showing our economy’s prospects for continued steady improvement. Emphasize economic reports using important page placement and timing. Interview experts recommended by each department; websites and Weibo and WeChat accounts must emphasize suitable forms of network propaganda.

      To re-emphasize: do not make further use of “Made in China 2025,” or there will be consequences. (June 29) [Chinese]

      (I warned about this that since early June all references made to China 2025 have been eliminated on Chinese media platforms).

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  14. emet says:

    Foreign powers bullied and robbed China for well over 100 years. Russia, Japan, and European countries bit off pieces, and demanded reparations when China fought back. China was forced to open its ports and markets, on the term of foreign countries. When it resisted, it got pummeled in the Opium War. The US supported the corrupt KMT and Chiang, and his family stole what was left. Chiang’s brother in law TV Song was probably the richest man in the world at the end of WW2. Can anyone say that China has been treated fairly? And up to now, they have taken advantage of the corruption and stupidity of our leaders, which bear a striking resemblance to the corrupt Manchu dynastey.


    • A2 says:

      Your historical analysis has big gaping holes in it. That is the CCP position. I guess, no history for you unless signed sealed and delivered by those who rewrite history and tried to destroy it.

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    • LK says:

      Thanks for sharing. I live in Asia, am half Chinese myself and I hear that same story all the time which they always use to gain sympathy from unknowing folks. Yet what China does not say is how it annexes other nations via “migration waves?” Look at Taiwan (formerly Formosa), Japan (formerly populated by Jomon/Ainu majority before the Yayoi/Chinese flooded them), Singapore (now 75% Chinese and still they keep importing more), etc. They even tried to seize control of Indonesia long ago despite being minority foreign labor workers, but got culled by the Dutch colonial powers back then… Also once they are successful in stealing your land via “migration” technique they will be racist against the original inhabitants, which Chinese view as ‘savages, barbarian’ etc. Heck, all non-chinese are considered inferior regardless whites, blacks, browns, jews. They are raised to believe they are the “supreme race” on earth. You can see this even in the older literature (from B.C. and their sayings) and even now in public schools the teachers encourage this kind of behavior. Half breeds like myself even get discriminated against for not being chinese enough? (was told that in job interview for accounting, despite being top student in university) They always hire people and make policies based on race. With all this in mind, I do think China has been treated too kindly and it is time people treated them “fairly” aka tit for tat. Why should we be taking their nonsense? It is time they prove how they are the “supreme race”.


  15. A2 says:

    Third: “China presses Europe for anti-U.S. alliance on trade”

    “BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) – China is putting pressure on the European Union to issue a strong joint statement against President Donald Trump’s trade policies at a summit later this month but is facing resistance, European officials said.

    In meetings in Brussels, Berlin and Beijing, senior Chinese officials, including Vice Premier Liu He and the Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, have proposed an alliance between the two economic powers and offered to open more of the Chinese market in a gesture of goodwill.

    One proposal has been for China and the European Union to launch joint action against the United States at the World Trade Organization.

    But the European Union, the world’s largest trading bloc, has rejected the idea of allying with Beijing against Washington, five EU officials and diplomats told Reuters, ahead of a Sino-European summit in Beijing on July 16-17.”


    Why do you think all he heads of states or their reps have been showing up at the WH.

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  16. A2 says:


    Aaron Friedberg
    “Sharp power” in action: politicians who show themselves to be “friends of China” while in office can look forward to a nice payday when they retire. More effective than a few Confucius Institutes. bloombergquint.com/politics/2018/…
    5:01 AM – 4 Jul 2018

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  17. scott467 says:

    “Has China completed the primary stage of socialism as Deng Xiaoping described?”


    What is the ‘primary stage’ of socialism?

    Making everyone miserable equally?

    Except of course, those who are more equal than others?

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  18. emet says:

    And for the last 25 years or so our government has railed against Chinese counterfeiting and piracy, but how many cases of trafficking in counterfeit goods (18USC2320) has the DOJ prosecuted? How many people doing hard time for smuggling counterfeits or piratical copies (18USC545)? Prosecution is pretty rare considering the number of seizures of such items.

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  19. Fools Gold says:

    Good lord what an audience. I’m hang on to learn 51 lessons learned (but never reported on) while half the audience was sleeping. I’m reminded of the young man decades ago sitting in front a key board and test set that I designed and had built which had about 100 instruments or systems to test a very new and deadly weapon system for final delivery to military for 1st time. The damn guy couldn’t stay awake and had no interest. When I made sure he wasn selected for the job, he came up to me later and said why, you asshole?

    Anyway, Navarro’s chart needed to be on power point slide(s) with multiple large viewable charts so he could flip thru them as he clicked and talked thru them to keep folks interested and glued to the charts. I typically used animated graphics to help get major points across, especially involving big bucks.

    Anyway, I love this mans knowledge, faith, loyalty and commitment to USA, Trump and us!! The only other thing I can say is I would sure love to see the hidden columns in that spread sheet! I did manage to get 1 screen shot of the whole chart on my iPhone to view later.

    Thanks Sundance for putting this out there for folks to see and think about. Your the best!

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    • rashomon says:

      Totally agree with your take on the audience, Fools Gold. What a bunch of limp rags! Why all the warnings about behavior and allowing Dr. Navarro to exit out “the back door’? Why didn’t they have a Q&A session after his presentation? I would have had dozens of questions. I want to hear more from him!

      Thanks, SD, for a most educational video. Hopefully, as these trade negotiations continue, you will be so kind as to direct us to more such coverage. I’m off to read your link to the outline and everything I can find on The Net.

      My summary of TCTH: So much to learn, so little time.


    • svenwg says:

      Courtesy of a Treeper further up thread.


  20. A2 says:

    I will post one suggestion here. It may or may not be under consideration by the WH. I believe the US should sanction Chinese companies and the Chinese banks that fund them, who are instrumental in building up their South China Seas illegally claimed islands that are now being militarized.

    This falls under National Security.

    Hit those entities, sooner rather than later.

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  21. Broc says:

    I have been working in the Leisure Destination industry in China for 22 years. The word is out, and the screws are tightening. The speech Xu gave a year ago about global dominance is being shaken. Beijing is not distributing the funds to new build projects like before. Things are changing.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. youme says:

    This is China… in all it’s glory…a 3 year old high end housing construction project that goes on as far as the eye can see…already deteriorating at a rapid pace…balconies and roofs collapsing…barbed wire everywhere,,,concrete turning to dust…


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  23. tampafan says:

    I’ve posted this before, but I believe it is worth repeating: A “temporary” ban on student visas for Chinese Higher Ed students would cause turmoil and mass rebellion in China. Our colleges ALL have 20+% Chinese nationals enrolled. Absolutely depend on our education system.

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    • rashomon says:

      Better to steal U.S. intellectual property and patents, my dear. The Big Bad Wolf has been at the door since the end of WWII, and our leadership/CIA has been offering him milk and cookies with sugar on top the whole while.

      Truman rued the day he let the Dulles Bros. take over the intelligence industry. Ike warned us of the military/industrial/(Congressional) complex. JFK tried to pull in rogue interests. Ever since LBJ took over, it’s one faction after another lining Swiss bank accounts and “eliminating” anyone who threatens that power.

      Thank God, the Great Interrupter Trump rose to the occasion.


  24. Blue bongo says:

    One would think that if ever there was a regime that would want to influence the US elections it would be China.

    SD: On another note…..more winnamins…in Time no less:

    So the Iranians couldn’t be bothered to meet a EU requirement to stop money laundering and terrorism financing….Trump and Netanyahu were right.

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  25. Marxism ‘rescues’ the exploited proletariat from late-stage capitalism. It is a stage of historical development. It cannot PRECEDE capitalism. China has 380m peasants (the entire population size of the US!) They are at an agrarian stage of development scraping out a bare existence i.e. pre-capitalism, pre-proletariat. Xi is attempting what my Western eyes say is the impossible. He is straddling 3 economic stages simultaneously and trying obviously to chart a singular national course: pre-capitalism, mid-stage capitalism and late-stage capitalism in the urban centers –all at once. This would be hard enough. But he’s trying to do it without the shock absorbers of political pluralism. He’s trying to maintain absolute CCP power. I don’t think so.

    The Soviets called it The Agrarian Question. No one in Europe suspected for a second Russia would be the first out the shoot for Marxism. Why? It was the China of Europe. Stalin tried to jam Marxism through with collectivization. But the peasant/kulak mindset was stubborn. More important, they weren’t YET wage slaves to capitalism. Marxism arrived before its appointed time.

    Suppose America’s tariffs really bite such that 30-100 million first-generation Chinese factory workers must trek back to their peasant origins. Can you say massive social unrest? They’re gonna be pissed. The CCP will not survive this massive social backslide. Do you see the extreme vulnerability of China, really the CCP? In a trade war we will catch a cold. They will catch pneumonia.

    Xi is no Deng. We can see that already. Read that Bloomberg article SD posted up here recently. He has publicly gone toe-to-toe with the US threatening tit-for-tat tariffs. I see a massive train wreck. This a trade realignment for us. But it has existential implications for the CCP.

    I keep asking Sinologists to disabuse of my ugly Americanism; you know, ‘China is an ancient civilization that has forgotten more wisdom that we’ll ever know.’ So far, no takers.

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  26. Cheesehead54016 says:

    This trade stuff is so important to the American way of life yet the media cannot seem to talk about it in a way that enlightens and informs the average working, voting American. Sooooooooo important.


  27. talker2u says:

    Yes, Sundance, this was very well worth watching!


  28. MVW says:

    Amazing. Also, so few comments.

    It is heartening that Trump has the economics 100%. Once the Socialists are on a level field they will have to abandon it or look like Venezuela.

    I will pose something to add to the table. Production costs go up then safety, environment, proper health protection is not addressed. Addressing it is a competitive advantage.

    For instance, in the old days respiratory protection was not used in the coal industry and ‘Black Lung’ disease was a huge problem. Now that protection for workers is standard.

    One thing which is in denial is the impact on chronic disease by Radio signals, and these include AM, FM, SW, Cell, WIFI, Bluetooth, and radio in-between plus electronic noise. Just so folks know the significance of Chronic disease which drives up health insurance, 60% of ALL Americans are being treated for one or more and 12.5% are being treated for 5 or more chronic disease.

    Alzheimers alone costs $180 billion a year. The cost to the economy is incomprehensible. Off the chart and it is rare to find anyone with any grasp of it.


  29. By the way, Navarro is a Democrat…


  30. CountryDoc says:

    If you take 25 of these strategies with hard working negotiation, they still have 25 left. Team strategy at the white house. Narvarro is a Wolverine in the weeds tearing it up. Trump is shooting the resulting ammo. Americans will be the winners.


  31. Mongoose says:

    Here is a link from the WH to directly donwload the PDF without having to mess with Scribd.


  32. Buck Turgidson says:

    Let me add one more category: “Game America’s naive and stupidly generous immigration system and fill their universities and corporations with our citizens and agents and facilitate massive tech and science knowledge transfer back to China for free”


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