Category Archives: US Congress

The dangers of Trump’s divisive economic policies – Harry Broadman

Making sense out of US president Donald Trump’s economic policies has become impossible, even for the most seasoned observers, like Harry Broadman. For Forbes he tries to make sense out of the damage Trump has caused up to now, and the decades it will cost to repair that damage.

Experts on the US-China trade war at the China Speakers Bureau

Who to turn for advice to now US president Donald Trump seems to be heading for a trade war with China – and the rest of the world? A few experts at the China Speakers Bureau have started to make sense out of the erratic behavior of the leader of the world’s largest economy. Making sense out of what the world’s second-largest economy will do will only be slightly easier.

Expect no conciliatory tone from China – Victor Shih

Pressure is up on US president Trump to act against China in trade issues. Trump has been avoiding harsh action up to now, and political analyst Victor Shih warns that with a major political conference ahead, moderation will not be high on the country’s agenda, he tells Bloomberg.

How to end double standards for US-listed Chinese companies – Paul Gillis

Oversight of Chinese companies listed in the US has been ongoing troublesome, as auditors miss access to much information considered a state-secret in China. Peking University accounting professor Paul Gillis told the U.S.-China Security and Economic Commission 26 January how to solve the conundrum

China builds amphibious Taiwan scenario – Wendell Minnick

China┬┤s military have been building out amphibious capability for their Taiwan invasion scenario, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News, quoting an annual report by the Pentagon for the US Congress.

Pork is one of the silliest problems in US-China relations – Arthur Kroeber

China-bashing occurs in the odd years, notes China analyst Arthur Kroeber in ChinaFile, because in the even years – election years – US politicians have to focus on problems American really care about. This week, in 2013, the US Senate scrutinized the Smithfield-Shuanghui pork deal, one of the more sillier problems in US-China relations, writes Kroeber.

Anti-China hysteria in US “concerning” – Shaun Rein

China is under attack in the weeks ahead of US presidential elections, yesterday as the US Congress panel released its report on telecommunication giants Huawei and ZTE. Business analyst Shaun Rein tells at The Takeaway is he concerned about the growing hysteria.

Angry Taiwan delays upgrade F-16’s – Wendell Minnick

Rising costs of the upgrade of its fleet of F-16’s have caused tension between Taiwan and the US, as the angry Taiwanese decided to postpone the already long-delayed agreement, writes defense expert Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

Next: the US China trade war – Shaun Rein

US Congress intends to pass a currency bill, potentially triggering off a trade war with China by imposing tariffs on trade, notes business analyst Shaun Rein with increasing amazement in CNBC.

Upgrade F-16’s “vital for Taiwan”, write US officials – Wendell Minnick

Seven retired US air force officials urged in a letter for an upgrade of Taiwan’s F-16 as “vital for Taiwan to defend itself and restore balance in the Taiwan Strait”, defense specialist Wendell Minnick writes in Defense News.