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Trump Confirms $34B Tariffs on China, Possible $516B More

President Donald Trump confirmed to reporters on Air Force One flight to Montana Thursday that tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods will go into effect at the end of the night, another $16 billion in two weeks, and another up to $500 billion more if China refuses to change unfair trade practices.

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U.S. Levies Tariff on $50 Billion in Chinese Tech Goods

The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that it would levy $50 billion of tariffs on certain Chinese tech imports, implement investment restrictions, and enhance export controls on Chinese tech on the basis of national security.

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Woodson: Amazon’s China Problem

Amazon has a China problem, because they have agreed to do business in a way that may end up compromising Amazon’s intellectual property.

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China Gets only Brief Mention in Trump’s 2018 State of the Union Address

President Trump has often been critical of the Chinese government, and it figured prominently in his National Security Strategy as a major “strategic competitor” for the United States, but China was only mentioned briefly during his 2018 State of the Union Speech.

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Five Ways Donald Trump’s National Security Strategy Challenges China

President Donald Trump’s administration has published the 2017 National Security Strategy, the first of this presidency. The document focuses heavily on the threat communist China poses to American influence on trade, defense, technology, and human rights.

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Report: Obamatrade Undermines Intellectual Property, Crushes Freedom of Expression

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 other countries contains a chapter on intellectual property rights that could impact freedom of expression, according to The Guardian. This news comes after Breitbart News reported there is a controversial chapter on immigration law within the Trade in Services Act (TiSA), another part of President Obama’s trade pact.

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Censorship, Prices, and Pirating Strangle Chinese Console Gaming Market

While Sony and Microsoft debuted their PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles in China within the past year, only 9 million out of China’s 515 million gamers use a console. Due to content censorship, prices, and pirating, Sony and Microsoft are expected to sell less than 550,000 consoles, combined, this year, with online PC and mobile games expected to haul in $16.8 and 4 billion, respectively.

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Hollywood Swinging Hard for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Hollywood moguls and the vast majority of leftist entertainers have joined forces in a last-ditch effort to bully wavering Democratic lawmakers into backing President Obama’s fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as the centerpiece of what he calls his “pro-trade agenda.”