Checkmate, Trump’s China Syndrome (Videos)

Economy, Politics

by N.Morgan

 

The complicated and complex relationship between China and the United States spans the pages of history.

China has notoriously taken advantage of the goodwill shown by the United States on the financial front and the trading scene.

President Trump has been very open in his opinion about how for years China has been unfair in its trade practices with the United States.

President Trump: “China has consistently taken advantage of the American economy with practices that undermine fair and reciprocal trade”.

Examples of unfair trading are:

  • China has pursued industrial policies and unfair trade practices—including dumping, discriminatory non-tariff barriers, forced technology transfer, overcapacity and industrial subsidies—that champion Chinese firms and make it impossible for many United States firms to compete on a level playing field.
  • China’s industrial policies, such as its “Made in China 2025” plan, harm companies in the United States and around the world.
  • China imposes much higher tariffs on United States exports than the United States imposes on China.
    • China’s average tariff rate is nearly three times higher than the average United States rate.
    • Certain products are even more imbalanced. For instance, the United States charges a 2.5 percent tariff on Chinese cars, while China currently maintains a 25 percent tariff on cars from the United States.
  • China has banned imports of United States agricultural products such as poultry, cutting off America’s ranchers and farmers from a major market for their goods.
  • China has dumped and unfairly subsidized a range of goods for the United States market, undermining America’s domestic industry.
    • In 2018 alone, the Trump Administration has found dumping or unfair subsidies on 13 different products, including steel wheels, cold-drawn mechanical tubing, tool chests and cabinets, forged steel fittings, aluminum foil, rubber bands, cast iron soil pipe and fittings, and large diameter welded pipe.
  • In January 2018, the Trump Administration found that China’s overproduction of steel and aluminum, and the resulting impact on global markets, is a circumstance that threatens to impair America’s national security.
  • The United States has run a trade in goods deficit with China for years, including a $375 billion deficit in 2017 alone.

China has aggressively sought to obtain technology from American companies and undermine American innovation and creativity. There have recently been reports that China actively sends Chinese “agents” to the United States, often disguised as students, to learn about and steal new technologies and intellectual resources.

  • The value of China’s intellectual property theft costs United States innovators billions of dollars a year, and China accounts for 87 percent of counterfeit goods seized coming into the United States.
  • United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) Section 301 investigation identified four of China’s aggressive technology policies which put 44 million American technology jobs at risk:
    • Forced technology transfer;
    • Requiring licensing at less than economic value;
    • Chinese state-directed acquisition of sensitive United States technology for strategic purposes; and
    • Outright cyber theft.
  • China uses foreign ownership restrictions, administrative review and licensing processes to force or pressure technology transfers from American companies.
    • China requires foreign companies that access their New Energy Vehicles market to transfer core technologies and disclose development and manufacturing technology.
    • China imposes contractual restrictions on the licensing of intellectual property and technology by foreign firms into China but does not put the same restrictions on contracts between two Chinese enterprises.
  • China directs and facilitates investments in and acquisitions of United States companies to generate large-scale technology transfer.
  • China conducts and supports cyber intrusions into United States computer networks to gain access to valuable business information so Chinese companies can copy products.

President Trump has begun taking long overdue action to finally address the source of the problem, the unfair trade practices of China which hurt America’s workers and our innovative industries.

The Chinese Revolution of 1949

On October 1, 1949, Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong declared the creation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The announcement ended the costly full-scale civil war between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Nationalist Party, or Kuomintang (KMT), which broke out immediately following World War II and had been preceded by on and off conflict between the two sides since the 1920’s. The creation of the PRC also completed the long process of governmental upheaval in China begun by the Chinese Revolution of 1911.

The “fall” of mainland China to communism in 1949 led the United States to suspend diplomatic ties with the PRC for decades.

The outbreak of the Korean War, which pitted the PRC and the United States on opposite sides of an international conflict, ended any opportunity for accommodation between the PRC and the United States. Truman’s desire to prevent the Korean conflict from spreading south led to the U.S. policy of protecting the Chiang Kai-shek government on Taiwan.

For close to thirty years after the Chinese revolution of 1949, there were few contacts, limited trade and no diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Until the late 1970s, the United States continued to recognize the Republic of China, located on Taiwan, as China’s true government and supported that government’s holding of the Chinese seat in the United Nations.

History of Chinese Foreign Trade

Beginning in the late 1970s, China reversed the Maoist economic development strategy and, by the early 1980s, had committed itself to a policy of being more open to the outside world and widening foreign economic relations and trade.

The opening up policy led to the reorganization and decentralization of foreign trade institutions, the adoption of a legal framework to facilitate foreign economic relations and trade, direct foreign investment, the creation of special economic zones, the rapid expansion of foreign trade, the importation of foreign technology and management methods, involvement in international financial markets and participation in international foreign economic organizations.

These changes not only benefited the Chinese economy but also integrated China into the world economy.

In 1985, the United States had just begun a growing trade deficit with China. During the 1990s, the United States trade deficit became a more excessive long-running trade deficit, mostly with Asia. By 2012, the U.S. trade deficit, fiscal budget deficit, and federal debt had increased to record or near-record levels following the implementation of broad unconditional or unilateral United States free trade policies and formal trade agreements during the preceding decades.

China has seen substantial economic growth over a 50 year period, and at a nuclear-security summit which took place in early 2010, President Obama hoped to ensure another 50 years of growth between the two countries. On April 19, 2010, President Obama met with China’s President Hu Jintao to discuss trade policies between the two countries.

The U.S.–China Relations Act of 2000 was an act which granted permanent normal trade relations to China; it was signed on October 10, 2000, by President Bill Clinton.

Prior to passage of the bill, China was subject to an annual review of its trade status with the United States. The act removed the review, eased some trade barriers and facilitated China’s entry into the World Trade Organization.

Despite growing commercial ties, the bilateral economic relationship (between China and the United States) has become increasingly complex and often fraught with tension. From the United States’ perspective, many trade tensions stem from China’s incomplete transition to a free market economy.

While China has significantly liberalized its economic and trade regimes over the past three decades, it continues to maintain (or has recently imposed) a number of state-directed policies that appear to distort trade and investment flows.

Major areas of concern expressed by United States policymakers and stakeholders include China’s alleged widespread cyber economic espionage against US firms; relatively ineffective record of enforcing intellectual property rights (IPR); discriminatory innovation policies; mixed record on implementing its World Trade Organization (WTO) obligations; extensive use of industrial policies (such as subsidies and trade and investment barriers) to promote and protect industries favored by the (Chinese) government; and interventionist policies to influence the value of its (China’s) currency.

Many United States policymakers argue that such policies adversely impact our economic interests, and have contributed to United States’ job losses in some sectors.

United States-China trade rose rapidly after the two nations reestablished diplomatic relations in January 1979, signed a bilateral trade agreement in July 1979 and provided mutual most-favored-nation (MFN) treatment, beginning in 1980.

In that year (which was shortly after China’s economic reforms began), total United States-China trade (exports plus imports) was approximately $4 billion.

China ranked as the United States’ 24th largest trading partner, 16th largest export market and 36th largest source of imports. In 2017, total U.S. merchandise trade with China was $636 billion, making China the United States’ largest trading partner.

Currently, President Trump is attempting to turn these failed trade policies around. The required chnages will not happen without some suffering, but once the pain is over, America will prosper again. The liberal left has been pushing their New World Order for some time now, and President Trump’s new China policy could turn the tables on the globalists.

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References

https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/chinese-rev

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_trade_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China

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

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33536.pdf

http://beforeitsnews.com/military/2018/06/chinese-national-arrested-for-conspiring-to-illegally-export-u-s-origin-goods-used-in-anti-submarine-warfare-to-china-2481675.html

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FBI Director Won’t Tell Congress If “Dossier” Formed Basis of Trump-Russia Investigation

FBI, Politics

Guest Contributor John Rolls

Two simple questions: How did the FBI’s Russia investigation start? And was it started because the Trump “dossier” was presented to somebody at the FBI?

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) asked FBI director Christopher Wray those questions at a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, but he got no answers:

“How did the Russia investigation start?” DeSantis asked Wray. “Did (FBI counterintelligence agent)Peter Strzok — was he — did he start it?”

Wray answered, “I’m  not aware of who started the investigation within the FBI.”

DeSantis followed up: “Was it started because the dossier was presented to somebody in the FBI?”

“I don’t have the answer to that question,” Wray said.

DeSantis asked Wray if he could get back to the committee with the answer:

“Well, if there’s information that we can provide that — without compromising the ongoing special counsel investigation, I’m happy to see what there is that we can do to be responsive,” Wray said.

Earlier in the hearing, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) drilled down on FBI agent Peter Strzok, the former deputy head of counterintelligence at the FBI who has been reassigned to the FBI’s human resources department after the discovery that he sent anti-Trump/pro-Clinton text messages to another FBI agent with whom he was having an affair.

Jordan told the committee that Strzok was a “key player” in the the Clinton email investigation; he changed the wording in Director Comey’s letter exonerating Hillary Clinton, swapping the term “extreme carelessness” for “gross negligence” apparently because the latter phrase might have legal implication; Strzok also was a “key player” in the Trump-Russia investigation; he ended up on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team until the discovery of his text messages; and he interviewed former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Jordan questioned why someone like Strzok would be selected for Mueller’s team — and why he’d be kicked off it:

“If you kicked everybody off Mueller’s team who was anti-Trump, I don’t think there’d be anybody left,” Jordan said. “There’s got to be something more here. It can’t just be some text messages that show a pro-Clinton, anti-Trump bias. There’s got to be something more. And I’m trying to figure out what it is,” Jordan said.

“But my hunch is it has something to do with the dossier. Director, did Peter Strzok help produce and present the application to the FISA court to secure a warrant to spy on Americans associated with the Trump campaign?”

Wray refused to discuss anthing having to do with the FISA process in an open setting.

“We’re not talking about what happened in the court,” Jordan said. “We’re talking about what the FBI took to the court, the application. Did Peter Strzok — was he involved in taking that to the court?”

Wray again refused to discuss it.

“Let’s remember a couple of things about the dossier,” Jordan said.

“The Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign, which we now know were one and the same, paid the law firm, who paid Fusion GPS, who paid Christopher Steele, who then paid Russians to put together a report that we call a dossier, full of all kinds of fake news, National Enquirer garbage.

“And it’s been reported that this dossier was all dressed up by the FBI, taken to the FISA court and presented as a legitimate intelligence document, that it became the basis for granting a warrant to spy on Americans.

“And I’m wondering — I’m wondering if that actually took place,” Jordan said. “It sure looks like it did, and the easiest way to clear it up is for you guys to tell us what was in that application and who took it there.”

Wray said the FBI has had “extensive interaction with both intelligence committees” on the FBI’s dealings with the FISA court, “and I think that’s the appropriate setting for those questions.”

Jordan was upset: “Here’s what I think, Director Wray. I think Peter Strzok, head of counterintelligence at the FBI; Peter Strzok, the guy who ran the Clinton investigation, did all the interviews; Peter Strzok, the guy who was running the Russian investigation at the FBI; Peter Strzok, Mr. Super Agent at the FBI — I think he’s the guy who took the application to the FISA court.

“And if that happened — I mean, think — if this happened, if you had the FBI working with a campaign, the Democrats’ campaign, taking opposition research, dressing it all up and turning it into an intelligence document and taking it to the FISA court so they could spy on the other campaign — if that happened, that is as wrong as gets.

“And you know what?” Jordan asked. “Maybe I’m wrong. You could clear it all up. You could clear it all up for all of us here — all the Congress who wants to know, and frankly, all of America who wants to know — you could clear all up by releasing — we sent you a letter two days ago — just release the application.

“Tell us what was in it. Tell us if I’m wrong. But I don’t think I am. I think that’s exactly what happened. And, if it did, it is as wrong as it can be, and people who did that need to be held accountable.”

Wray said he will not  hesitate to hold people accountable “after there has been an appropriate investigation, independent and objective, by the inspector general.”

Later, Rep. DeSantis asked Wray if Strzok was involved in the FBI’s conclusion that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election.

Wray refused to answer, saying the question “goes right to the heart of the special counsel investigation.”

Courtesy of CNSNews.com

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First Shot Fired in Trade War, Mexico Cancels Sugar Exports to America (Video)

Politics

(N.Morgan) In recent days, the Trump Administration has withdrawn from calls for an all out trade war with Mexico to trying to re-establish a calmer relations  with the Mexican President.

Tensions between President Trump and Mexico’s President, Enrique Peña Nieto have been high since the sharp fall out over President Trump’s purposed wall and the crackdown on illegal immigration.

Mexico that has made a preemptive step in the imminent trade dispute by canceling existing sugar export permits to the US in a dispute over the pace of shipments, Reuters reports citing a letter.

The trade flare-up could temporarily disrupt supplies industry sources were cited as saying.

In the video below, DAHBOO77 analyzes the details of this intense trade conflict.

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References:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-08/first-trade-war-shot-mexico-cancels-sugar-export-permits-us

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFjOi1ZpZVErr8EYxg8t1dQ

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Compares Trump’s “Fake News” Comment to Racism (Video)

Politics

(N.Morgan)  In the last several months, CNN has lost a lot of credibility due to dishonest reporting and the use of propaganda to sway the masses into believing in and supporting their various political agendas.

Going for the gusto, CNN’s Chris Cuomo tries to twist President Trump’s CNN is fake news stance into racism.

Cuomo stated: “‘The president, with all due respect, is once again off on the facts. And that’s not something that any of us have any desire to say on a regular basis, but it keeps being true,” Cuomo said. “‘Fake news’ is the worst thing that you can call a journalist. It’s like an ethnic disparagement. We all have these ugly words for people — that’s the one for journalists.”

In the video below, CNN’s Chris Cuomo responds to President Donald Trump after he criticized Cuomo’s interview with Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

References:

http://truthfeed.com/cringe-video-chris-cuomo-compares-trump-calling-cnn-fake-news-to-racism/51182/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtr9C4udyZjsE2dKHKzq56w

Donald Trump’s Bodyguard Has Fake Arms, Why? (Videos)

Politics

(N.Morgan) Several members of the military and law enforcement community noticed something very unusual about one of Trump’s bodyguards, after the historical inauguration.

The Secret Service agent is question, who happens to bear an uncanny resemblance to Hitman Agent 47, seemed to have very stiff and odd looking arms, that were in an strange resting position.

After further review of the video and images, the military experts observed that his hands stayed in that exact same position for hours.

Their conclusion is they believe he had fake arms so he could conceal a fully automatic rifle in the ready position under his coat.

Numerous members of the military community speculated it was likely a FN-P90 rifle.

References:

http://fraghero.com/trumps-bodyguard-fake-arms-reason/

President Elect Trump Uses Beforeitsnews.com to Help Win Election (Video)

Politics

(N.Morgan Beforeitsnews.com is the last frontier of free press, open to the public to share news and information that is important to them.

In the video below you are about to see Mainstream Media try to tear down Donald Trump for using a graphic chart, found on beforeitsnews.com, displaying contributions to the Hillary Clinton Foundation and the countries that the donations came from, no doubt MSM wanted to keep this hidden from the public.

CNN’s Brian Stelter goes on to claim B4IN does not vet their articles, while providing no evidence that the information obtained by the Trump Campaign through beforeitsnews.com was false.

Free Press allows the user to determine the validity of an article, most of beforeitsnews.com users can distingush between fact and fiction, when they have doubts they do a little research, as everyone should research every report from all news agencies, especially mainstream media that spreads government propaganda as we have all witnessed during the lastest presidential campaign.

The story goes on to highlight additional instances where the truth was suppressed in favor of the false story which the White House wanted to release to the world.

It shows how Government and media conspire together to hide negative tales from the public, keeping them in the dark totally, and when that is not possible, crafting a cover story to deliberately keep us deceived of the facts.

Notice how the commentator despritely tries to get the guest to add validity to his claim that beforeitsnews.com is a fringe website, but to no avail.

The guest will not give him the satisfaction to discredit beforeitsnews.com.

 

CNN Questions Trump’s Use Of Creepy, Fringe Websites For ‘Sources’ Of News [VIDEO]

But a look back at reports which first appeared here on Before It’s News have been proven to be true, even while the mainstream media was denying everything.

Numerous stories were presented focused on sharing how the Mainstream Media was dedicated on spoon feeding the public news which was skewed to not give the truth but give the viewer only what the government and corporate leaders wanted their media partners to say.

This one titled, “CNN Exposed, Emmy Winning Former CNN Journalist, Amber Lyon Blows the Whistle,

Let Me Repeat That:

CNN Is Paid by the US Government for Reporting on Some events, and Not Reporting on Others.

The Obama Administration Pays for CNN Content“, was published in October 2012.

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It focused on a CNN international news report which showed the truth of events in Egypt at that time.

But because the video coverage did not agree with the report from the Obama Administration, and the Hillary Clinton State Department, the truth was suppressed, the video never shown to the public.

The story goes on to highlight additional instances where the truth was suppressed in favor of the false story which the White House wanted to release to the world.

 

Another story published in August 2012 was titled, “Pens Of Mass Destruction“, and expanded on how the biased position of the current media was historically grounded in the practices which had been introduced in the 1930s, with the infiltration of the American press and educational institutions by Communists.

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The historical steps used to achieve the Communist goals for keeping the citizens away from the truth work just a well to keep the public blind to the events currently happening in 2012.

It shows how Government and media conspire together to hide negative tales from the public, keeping them in the dark totally, and when that is not possible, crafting a cover story to totally keep us deceived of the facts.

During the same year of 2012, Before It’s News stepped forward and published an article on the business of selling fetus body parts, something the Mainstream Media was not about to report.

This quiet business went on behind the scenes and was very shocking when our site presented the story to the public.

The story was bold and revealing.

Genocide Holocaust Democide in USA!

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It was also brought to light that a government authorized and approved human embryonic stem cell line was being used by companies who manufactured processed food products.

While the finished and stocked items contained no human embryonic stem cells, they had been used during the testing of the color and taste additives used in each product.

Because Beforeitsnews is free press, we get reports from insiders and whistle blowers from all across the country who share their concerns with the public, thus beforeitsnews.com often is labelled as a conspiracy website, when in fact our insiders are 2 to 3 years ahead of the crowd as displayed above.

Conclusion: 

As you can see from the above examples, mainstream media is not able to compete with alt websites like beforeitsnews.com so they resort to tearing down the last frontier of free press to lend themselves credibility.

We have no qualms about our competitors tactics for we understand how desperate they are to control what facts the public are allowed to see and what perception the public will take away from the information presented to them.

Remember 6 major corporations own all the mainstream media news sources, they shape what you see to fit their agenda.

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