Search found 2491 matches

by Sertorio
Sun May 12, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trade War
Replies: 78
Views: 1034

Re: as though the whole world could be America...

If a large country like India can have a viable democracy, so can China. Why do you believe that cass? The two may be of similar demographic size but their respective civilizations and historical experiences bear no obvious resemblance to one another. Quite right. Besides, India's democracy may fal...
by Sertorio
Sat May 11, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trade War
Replies: 78
Views: 1034

Re: Not all Europeans fear Russia! Think geography & history

U.S. goods trade deficit with China tumbles to five-year low Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. goods trade deficit with China, a focus of the White House’s “America First” agenda, shrank to its smallest in five years in March, which could embolden President Donald Trump as he escalates...
by Sertorio
Sat May 11, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trade War
Replies: 78
Views: 1034

Re: Not all Europeans fear Russia! Think geography & history

U.S. goods trade deficit with China tumbles to five-year low Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. goods trade deficit with China, a focus of the White House’s “America First” agenda, shrank to its smallest in five years in March, which could embolden President Donald Trump as he escalates...
by Sertorio
Fri May 10, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trade War
Replies: 78
Views: 1034

Re: Not all Europeans fear Russia! Think geography & history

- The Baltic countries have been independent since 1991, almost for the first time in their entire history. They are small countries - Poland is a juggernaut next to them - bordering a powerful one, and they feel, quite reasonably, that America is "the only game in town" as far as solution to their...
by Sertorio
Fri May 10, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trade War
Replies: 78
Views: 1034

Re: Not all Europeans fear Russia! Think geography & history

- The Baltic countries have been independent since 1991, almost for the first time in their entire history. They are small countries - Poland is a juggernaut next to them - bordering a powerful one, and they feel, quite reasonably, that America is "the only game in town" as far as solution to their...
by Sertorio
Fri May 10, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trade War
Replies: 78
Views: 1034

Re: Trade War

Does this discussion has to degenerate into yet another clusterfuck? It's between Trump and Xi. Get over it. Nothing relevant can happen between Trump and Xi. But a few things could happen between the US and China... How do you separate them? In spite of his threats, I do not think that Trump actua...
by Sertorio
Fri May 10, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trade War
Replies: 78
Views: 1034

Re: Trade War

Jim the Moron wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 9:23 am
Does this discussion has to degenerate into yet another clusterfuck? It's between Trump and Xi. Get over it.
Nothing relevant can happen between Trump and Xi. But a few things could happen between the US and China...
by Sertorio
Fri May 10, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trade War
Replies: 78
Views: 1034

Re: Trade War

cassowary wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 7:28 am

Try persuading your fellow Europeans to defend themselves from the Russians instead of relying on the Americans.
We do not need to defend ourselves from Russia. But if we did, we could do it on our own.
by Sertorio
Fri May 10, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trade War
Replies: 78
Views: 1034

Re: Trade War

"Beijing miscalculated" https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/us-china-trade-tariffs-imposed-overestimated-trump-deal-11522070 This concise commentary does a good job of separating all the nationalistic chaff from the essence of the trade conflict - that essence being Trump vs Xi. Over th...
by Sertorio
Fri May 10, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trade War
Replies: 78
Views: 1034

Re: Trade War

US and China firms braced for Tariff shock The US is set to increase tariffs on $200bn (£153.7bn) worth of Chinese products on Friday, in a sharp escalation of their damaging trade war. Tariffs on those Chinese goods will more than double to 25% at 04:01 GMT, and Beijing has vowed to retaliate. The...