China Expected to Display Military Might During Parade this Week, Including Nuclear Missile that Could Reach U.S. in 30 Minutes

During China’s military parade this week to celebrate its national holiday, the country “might show off its rapidly developing arsenal, which may include a nuclear-capable missile that could reach the United States in 30 minutes.” Chinese media said “the Dongfeng (DF) 41 is one of a series of new weapons” that “might be unveiled during […]

U.S., 30 other U.N. Member States Condemn China’s Treatment of Muslims; China Says Criticism Violation of U.N. Charter

On Tuesday, the U.S. “led more than 30 countries in condemning what it called China’s horrific campaign of repression against Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang at an event on the sidelines of the annual U.N. General Assembly that was denounced by China.” Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan highlighted the “abuses against ethnic […]

New U.S.-China War Over Hurricane Aid to Bahamas; U.S. Officials Think China Will Use Aid to Gain Influence on the Island Nation

While President Trump has pledged U.S. aid to assist the Bahamas after the massive blow that Hurricane Dorian dealt to the island nation, U.S. officials are concerned about “the national security implications if China steps in to help fill the country’s vast needs.” U.S. officials believe that China could use the hurricane as a “back […]

Trump Blasts GM for Significant Presence in China, Urges Automaker to Move Back to U.S., But Some Analysts, Data Claim Trump’s Statements Inaccurate, Misleading

On Friday, President Trump blasted General Motors for maintaining a significant presence in China and urged the company to shift its operations to the U.S. instead. Trump tweeted: “General Motors, which was once the Giant of Detroit, is now one of the smallest auto manufacturers there. They moved major plants to China, BEFORE I CAME […]

Sorry, Not Sorry: Trump Unapologetic About His Negotiating Style When Dealing With China: ‘Sorry, It’s the Way I Negotiate’

President Trump doubled down on his style when dealing with China as the two nations have engaged in an escalating trade war, though both sides have expressed they want to secure a viable trade deal. Trump said that his negotiating style has worked for him throughout his business career and is often criticized for how […]

China Threatens U.S. Firms with Sanctions over F-16 Deal with Taiwan; Defense Analyst Calls Threat ‘Vague’, Says Sanctions Wouldn’t Impact Companies’ Bottom Lines

China threatened sanctions against any U.S. firm that is part of the $8 billion sale of F-16 jets to Taiwan, which the Chinese government has vocally opposed. On Tuesday, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency put out a statement “that the U.S. State Department had approved a possible sale of 66 F-16 fighter jets and related […]

Trump Urges President Xi to Meet Face-to-Face with Hong Kong Protesters to End Months-Long Protest; Clarifies Previous Tweet to Meet with Xi

In a tweet on Thursday, President Trump urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet with Hong Kong protesters face-to-face to bring the months-long protests to an end and clarified a previous tweet about the situation. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted about the possibility of a personal meeting between the two leaders to end the protests: “I […]

Trump Administration Delays Tariffs on Additional Chinese Imports Citing Health, Security Risks; Trump Signals Move Will Force China’s Hand to Increase U.S. Agricultural Spending

The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that the additional 10% tariff on remaining Chinese imports will be delayed until December 15, and some products will be removed from the new list of tariffs. The tariffs were originally supposed to go into effect on September 1, but the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) office cited the delay […]

U.S.-China Trade War Intensifies After China Manipulates Currency; Dow Plunges More than 950 Points

As the trade war intensifies between the U.S. and China, the stock market absorbed the effects with the Dow plunging 954 points on news that China has retaliated against President Trump’s latest tariffs. Historically, China has controlled its currency, the yuan, and on Monday, it let it fall to the lowest level against the dollar […]

China Threatens to Retaliate Against U.S. After Trump’s Surprise Tariff Announcement on Thursday; China Faces Obstacles to Retaliate ‘Due to Lopsided Trade Balance’ with U.S.

As the trade war intensifies between the U.S. and China, China threatened on Friday to retaliate against the U.S. after President Trump’s surprise announcement on Thursday that the U.S. will impose a 10% tariff on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. The Chinese government has “accused Trump of violating his June agreement with […]