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Chinese Foreign Minister Warns Pompeo: ‘Don’t Go Too Far’

Chinese state media reported Sunday that, during a conversation last week, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Washington should not “go too far” in “actions that are harmful to Chinese interests.”

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Jordanian counterpart (unseen) a joint press conference in Amman on June 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Khalil MAZRAAWI (Photo credit should read KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images)

Many China Hawks Okay with Tariff Delay

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would delay an increase in tariffs on Chinese goods has not set off the alarm bells among China hawks that earlier signs the administration could soften its stance on China did.

Trump pictured in January: he traded playful digs with the media Saturday at the Gridiron Club Dinner

Chinese Media Gives Thumbs Down to State of the Union 2019

China’s state-run Global Times on Wednesday offered a lukewarm review of President Donald Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address, applauding his effort to build political unity in the United States but insisting the U.S. is too “deeply divided” to accomplish anything worthwhile.

Chinese President Xi Jinping stands by national flags at the Schloss Bellevue presidential residency in Berlin on March 28, 2014. Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a landmark visit to fellow export powerhouse Germany Friday, the third leg of his European tour, expected to cement flourishing trade ties and focus on …

North Korea Blasts U.S. ‘Criminal Plot’ After Trump Cancels Pompeo Visit

North Korea’s state newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, accused the United States in a column Sunday of “hatching a criminal plot to unleash a war.” The accusation came shortly after President Donald Trump’s announcement that he had instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to travel to North Korea until China resumes productive participation in denuclearization.

Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Schumer: I Think What Trump Is Doing on China ‘Is Right’

Sunday on New York AM 970 radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) praised President Donald Trump for announcing his intention to impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods on Friday. He added

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Unions Talk Port Strike Win–but Lose Jobs to Automation

As West Coast union dockworkers celebrate a tentative agreement for a five-year contract featuring even higher wages and benefits than the current $1,200-per-day, shipping companies intend to introduce new mega-container-ships and port handling equipment that will help automate away many union jobs.

Long Beach Port (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)