Tag: trade

Xi, Trump

Donald Trump Threatens $100 Billion More Tariffs Against China

“In light of China’s unfair retaliation, I have instructed the USTR to consider whether $100 billion of additional tariffs would be appropriate under section 301 and, if so, to identify the products upon which to impose such tariffs,” Trump said in a statement released by the White House.

Donald Trump signs tariffs on steel and aluminum imports next to industry workers at the White House on March 8, 2018

Finch: Hysteria over Trump and Tariffs

The hysteria over tariffs with conservatives and Republicans is almost amusing. Do we not understand Trump? He always starts out with a big blast, a wide-reaching plan and predictably, everyone overreacts with endless cries of the coming apocalypse. He then pulls back, zeroes in on his targets and negotiates. 

Michael Pillsbury: Tariffs Are ‘Just a Pin Prick’ Compared to What’s Needed to Halt China’s ‘Predatory Policies’

Michael Pillsbury, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and author of The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower, described the Trump Administration’s implementation of tariffs on aluminum and steel imports as insufficient measures towards curbing China’s goal of displacing U.S. geopolitical global dominance.