Michael B. KelleyEditor,Yahoo Finance•April 5, 2018

China's Xi has a key advantage over Trump in any trade war

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If the world's two largest economies are heading toward a trade war, time is on China's side.

"Don't forget: The Chinese have a very long-term view," Bloomberg News Chief Content Officer Marty Schenker argued on Wednesday, while noting that Chinese President Xi Jinping no longer has term limits. "He's going to be there long after Donald Trump is gone. So they're in this for the long haul, and they're playing hardball."

On Tuesday evening, the Trump administration announced 25% tariffs on more than 1,000 industrial technology, transport, and medical products amounting to about $50 billion in 2018 imports. China swiftly countered with proportional tariffs of up to 25% on more than 100 U.S. goods. The latest move followed a previous round of reciprocal tariffs worth about $3 billion.

And while Chinese officials encouraged negotiations, Beijing doesn't seem to be backing down.

"Even though China and the U.S. have not publicly said they are in a trade war, the sparks of such a war have already started to fly," an editorial in China's government-backed Global Times newspaper announced. "There are some people in the West who think that China looks tough for the sake of a domestic audience, and would easily make concessions. But they are wrong."


There's no telling how long the trade tensions will last. Trump faces pressure that don't exist for Xi, including criticism for market turmoil and political risks in the run-up to 2018 midterm elections. At the same time, the American president is buoyed by the popular notion that a rising China has taken advantage of the current trade relationship.

"Does [Trump] care what this is doing to the markets?" Greg Valliere, Chief Global Strategist at Horizon Investments, wrote in a new note. “Yes, of course, but he has an election to win, and a base to satisfy, so the markets may have to endure the volatility for months to come."

Trump tweeted that the trade war with China was already lost, blaming previous U.S. administrations.

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We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented the U.S. Now we have a Trade Deficit of $500 Billion a year, with Intellectual Property Theft of another $300 Billion. We cannot let this continue!
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He later added: "When you're already $500 Billion DOWN, you can't lose!" When asked about the tweet, new top White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said he was "not sure what exactly he's referring to."

In any case, markets are jittery as China patiently matches the Trump administration's moves.

"This is a game of chicken, with both sides seeing the other as the bigger chicken," Scott Kennedy, a China scholar at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies, told Bloomberg. "They are positioned in a way that could create miscalculations on both sides and create an escalatory ladder."

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David - 16 minutes ago
On the real GDP ranking (PPP), China has already overtaken America as the NO.1 Economic Power House in the world. And this happened thanks to globalists with their short-sighted greed selling out American middle class and raising an entire class of rich Chinese middle class out of thin air. Now if U.S. can no longer command the superpower prestige and dollars begin to lose its worldwide reserve status, as more and more nations adopt Chinese Yuan as its reserve, we Americans will then feel real pain.

E - xercise Your Brain
Exercise Your Brain38 minutes ago
Only the mega-globalists worry about their sweet slave labor from China. Honest businessmen will profit from the US consumer because the middle and working classes are getting wealthier by the month and closing the US Wage Gap. Sorry greedy businessmen, time to scurry or profit by accepting.

Acrimony7 - 42 minutes ago
@scott we need more than term limits.
we also need campaign limits in time AND donations.
I say, give then 2-4 weeks before elections to campaign. NO commercials allowed. One broadcasted debate a week and Town Hall style meetings with the people.
why?
it's not because I hate commercials. I think that if they were forced to make their point instead of slandering each other, we would get a better idea who we were actually electing. I think if they didn't need so much money for campaigning they could actually express their morals and values rather than having them bought by special interest groups/corporations.
Capping donations to $50 and then capping the all donations combined amount that each person running could take in, would force them to be able to budget wisely, something we need badly in our government.
more changes besides congressional term limits need to happen.
and think about that happening. do you know what those elected officials get FOR LIFE after serving??? if we had term limits, there would be more people on the tax payers backs!
I agree, things need to change, BUT, you don't put up a stop sign before you build the road.
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Mark - 52 minutes ago
The biggest are the Social Security trust funds (16 percent), the Federal Reserve banks (12 percent), China (8 percent), Japan (7 percent) and mutual funds including money-market funds (6 percent). Facts

Ted E. Bear - 54 minutes ago
@scott, term limits won't get rid of The Donald fast enough. Allowing Presidents, Senators & Congressmen to be Recalled by Special Election would!!

Mark - 58 minutes ago
Ted China only owns about 7% of our debt. The debt is owned by future tax payers paying the federal Reserve back with interest. Look up the numbers

Ted E. Bear - 1 hour ago
@michael obviously knows NOTHING about History. Before & during World War II, China was our friend & ally. And since Nixon's trip to China, we have been a lot more friendly towards each other. Lastly, and very importantly, they BUY most of our DEBT, allowing YOU to live the life style that you live.

Ted E. Bear - 1 hour ago
@goodguy as of around 10 am this morning, the Dow was at $24,373.22, but since January 26th, it is down from $26,616.71 or $2,243.49 or a LOSS of 8.5% in just 2 months. On the other hand, after the Stock market slipping for 2 more months from the Republican Great Recession of 2007 under Obama, hitting the low of $6,443.27 on March 6th, 2009, the Stock Market then had 96 straight monthly increases, under Obama. And it reached $19,827.25, on January 20th, 2017, when Trump took over. That's an increase of 308.8%.

Now, please explain to us what Trump did to make the stock market do anything??

The ONLY thing that I see, is that he crashed the Market in his announcement of increasing Tariffs. If he did anything else, I'm not aware of it so please tell us all. How I see it, the market has been constantly rising since March 6th, 2009, and Trump has been claiming the credit for that. You don't get to sit there and DO NOTHING, and Take the Credit for your predecessors GREAT POLICIES!!
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d - 1 hour ago
LOL, how many times I have to say it, it's not the politician policy to build China it's US CEO's policy. Trump can't do anything if 500 fortune companies CEOs would rather make short term profit by doing things in China. Just ask Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon how big their off shore offices in India and China. Rest my case.

Tony - 1 hour ago
if you lose the election, you are not a politician any more. How will you carry out your vision?

jim - 1 hour ago
@Adel B, Agree, but many many media people hate the USA, just like those NFL players & many celebs. Get rid of all Fake news people, this country wil;l be Great Again.

Rita H. - 2 hours ago
The GOP has been party before country for years. Time for them to go home.

Vincent - 2 hours ago
In a perfect world

Keith - 2 hours ago
Removing Trump, Pence and the whole Trump Administration is great for America..

Big Daddy - 2 hours ago
They are trying to satisfy the American voter - who should be worried about what is good for America.

Piper - 2 hours ago
Trump is killing the markets and you still don't get it. At least Stormy got $130,000 for what he's doing to you.

James - 2 hours ago
Well Adel B,,, baloney, China's hourly wage in 2012 was $1.36 an hour,, it has not increased much (look it up, it is a fact) SO Tariffs just like the tax cut for companies and the upper 1% of the people, DOES NOT HELP AMERICA at ALL !!

Vic - 2 hours ago
Trump only cares about what's good for Trump

Chris - 2 hours ago
Da, comrade

john - 3 hours ago
Adel, are you conceding a dem victory in the midterms as well as a meltdown in the markets? Apparently, you think that will be good for America.

keith - 3 hours ago
Seniors who depend on monthly checks from their investments worry about the market. And they worry about Trump's recklessness with good reason!

Dre - 3 hours ago
@goodguy There is another reason that many people don't have a retirement plan going. There are people who don't make enough to afford them an outlook past the current month. For these people, their only option is SS that they pay into every paycheck to actually be around when/if they get to retirement.

douglas - 3 hours ago
And a trade war with China is NOT good for America.

JoeR - 3 hours ago
Definitely not trump !

oohay - 3 hours ago
Are you advocating for a one-party political system?

DAVID - 3 hours ago
Trump is not good for America.

cyle - 4 hours ago
And none of those are good for America

Michael - 4 hours ago
That’s a pretty asinine comment.

NFS - 4 hours ago
Therein, lies the problem ... they aren't concerned about anybody but themselves and their handlers.

Sinister Minister - 4 hours ago
General Tso`s chicken is good for America, please do not tax it

Mr Podman - 4 hours ago
I want a coal mining job and an $80 coffee maker made in Ohio.

S - immons
Simmons4 hours ago
They worry about what is in it for them; screw everybody elese.

brjbbrjb - 4 hours ago
There is no such thing as America, unfortunately. Since the very rich run the country they make the rules and that is not good for the average person. Sorry folks but capitalism has gone nuts. It worked great long ago but right now it is poisonous.
How can you reverse the momentum? Good luck on that one since they have you brainwashed and no, nuclear war is not the answer.

NRA is RUSSIAN - 4 hours ago
They're just looking out for who elected them - corporate America.

Fred - 4 hours ago
and how is this good for America?

scott - 5 hours ago
Why America needs term limits

chris - 5 hours ago
......which will be the midterm elections, and the stock market.

SeaTurt1e - 5 hours ago
@michael now Russia, on the other hand...

SeaTurt1e - 5 hours ago
You're new around here, aren't you, Adel?

Robert R - 5 hours ago
@Heff Giot oyur own med colored filter on dontchya?

JERRY G - 5 hours ago
Adel B....paid troll

Shin-Ryu - 5 hours ago
Adel B, there's a reason he's called The Ego-in-Chief... he cares what people say and think about him more than he cares about doing what's right for the country.

Steven - 5 hours ago
And what's good for America is not Smoot-Hawley 2.0...
The Smoot-Hawley Tariff increased 900 import tariffs by 40 percent. It worsened the Great Depression. It holds many lessons for today.
The Smoot-Hawley Tariff increased 900 import tariffs by 40 percent. It worsened the Great Depression. It holds many lessons for today.
The Smoot-Hawley Tariff increased 900 import tariffs by 40 percent. It worsened the Great Depression. It holds many lessons for today.
www.thebalance.com

tellu l - 5 hours ago
Hmmmm,you'll be paying more for practically everything...Good for Americans?

J - Lo
JLo5 hours ago
When are they going to get around to that?

michael - 5 hours ago
China makes #$%$. Very poor quality goods rather pay more for better quality.

Heff - 5 hours ago
It's interesting to watch the US Leftist Media root for China much the same way they rooted for NK over Trump.

michael - 5 hours ago
China is not our friend. Never has been never will be.

Agitated American - 5 hours ago
Your kidding right? Their focus is on donors, reelection and their future lobbyist job!! Maybe an off shore bank account or two.....the nations service NEVER enters their minds!!

goodguy - 6 hours ago
tammy, the stock market is still up since the beginning of the Trump presidency. My portfolio will be fine. It's actually amazing how many people still do not have a retirement plan going.... either just plain idiots, or people that actually believe it is the government's responsibility to take care of us. It is not. All that said, the stock market is entirely way too sensitive to daily headlines. Thank algorithms for that.

kenneth - 6 hours ago
the only thing the crooks in Washington care about is whats good for them and how rich they can get they could care less about us and prove it all the time

Degan1990 - 6 hours ago
Heretic!!! You renounce and repent immediately!!!

tammy - 8 hours ago
That stock market is retirement for many Americans....Trump fans sure do fail when it comes to connecting the dots.

BryanM - 11 hours ago
LOL

nothing to say - 11 hours ago
I'm for America!
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Jim - 55 minutes ago
Not when you support trump and Putin

Brian - 1 hour ago
@jim If you really think this you're either nucking futs or a russian provocateur. Most likey the latter.

Bill - 1 hour ago
Then why did you vote for Trump

Joseph - 1 hour ago
I'm for America too. That is why I enlisted in the Army just after my 17th birthday, went to Vietnam, put in another 29 years in the Reserves after my three on active duty and repeatedly swore to uphold and defend the constitution of the United States. That is why, to secure our national defense and improve out economy, we need to get this mentally troubled lying idiot out of the White House as soon as we can,.

O - 1 hour ago
Good. You are ready to live with less, own less and pay more for what you will buy. I'm in, too, if it means jobs in manufacturing again. I'm just waiting for all the tRumpies to lose their little minds when Walmart starts charging $30. for a toaster, not $4.99.

jim - 2 hours ago
great, but too bad most media people hate the USA and try to destroy the USA by all means. Bet many media people are communists in disguise.

Ferndawg - 2 hours ago
#John Every morning I tell myself the exact thing and by 12:00 Noon I find myself engulfed and feeling I should try to reach just one TRUMPTARD... It's not easy to try and help people who don't realize what the Heck is going on with our "GREAT USA" ....

Samuel K - 2 hours ago
America and its citizens first.

john - 2 hours ago
Keith, you can't reason with these brainwashed, red hatted, gun toting
illiterate rednecks. You should already know that.

keith - 3 hours ago
We all are for America! But what is good for American trade is the issue. This trade war will hurt our farmers who are already squeezed to the max. If you have driven through rural America you have seen the dwindling number of farms over the past 20 years. This trade war would devastate them as China is their largest market and China has other markets they could turn to and leave our agriculture products rotting. There are many other things we export to China, so don't be too smug that we would win a trade war with them. In addition, China has been buying our nations debt bonds and at very favorable rates. Do you think that would continue if we were to hurt them economically? Don't just trust that things are being done in our entire nation's best interest...research the subject and when our leaders are wrong, say they are wrong; whether you voted for or like them or not! Be real Americans and stand up for what is right.
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P - eace
Peace3 hours ago
Nothing wrong with your statement. We are all for America but for the right reasons. We all know it is for the wrong reason, just to appease his base. Unfortunately they are the same people who would be the beneficiary of this mayhem. I am just hoping I am wrong but it doesn't look that way.

Kevin/Erica - 3 hours ago
@Rick So then you’re for just continuing to take it up the a zz just like the last 20+ years (kinda like your boyfriend does to you)?!? OK yea makes sense, NOT!!!!

Kevin/Erica - 3 hours ago
@Fred How about just fair and unbiased?!?

Kevin/Erica - 3 hours ago
@Rhino let all hope Mueller gets back to his mandated scope of the investigation and stops charging people for stealing someone’s lunch when the were in the 3rd grade! In which case the “Russian collusion” investigations will be over! Then let’s hope a special council get appointed to investigate REAL CRIMES and starts putting hitlery, oscuma and the rest of the former regime on trial!!!

Rhino - 3 hours ago
I am for America too. Let's hope this country is truly resilient and gets control of this bozo come November. Go Mueller!

DonaldTrump=Syphilis4Brains - 4 hours ago
I'm for Wakanda!

Howard - 4 hours ago
@ Rick. Why would you have to call someone a idiot just because he has a different view then you. It just shows how low your IQ is.

Noelle - 4 hours ago
You’re certainly living up to your name. Must be one of those “they took our jerbs!” people.

Rick - 4 hours ago
I am also for America idiot but a trade war with one of your largest trading partners has global significance Japan ,Korea, the EU will have to follow suit our economies are intertwined squeeze a zit(like Donalds head) and the pus goes all over Dennison is an imbecile when you start a ball rolling down hill it picks up speed and rolls away from you no matter how fast you can chase it this is the simple version of international trade for a verifiable cretin like you.

ron - 4 hours ago
If that is you, Donald, then why do you bend over for Putin?

Hologhost - 5 hours ago
So you think Trump is an idiot too?

Fred - 5 hours ago
@xesecre you should live in a different country where the media is controlled

xesecre - 5 hours ago
Too bad our liberal media isn't :(

SeaTurt1e - 5 hours ago
Bold stance there.

Landis 59 - 5 hours ago
So you are against the tariffs - right?

mightythor - yesterday
The key sentence (and the key Chinese advantage): " When asked about [ Trump's ] tweet, new top White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said he was “not sure what exactly he’s referring to.” "
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Ralph Torello

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HARVARD - 6 minutes ago
he’s telling you, trump doesn’t know what he is doing, never has.

Mike Liny - 1 hour ago
@C Oak Again with you calling the kettle black. All you do is cast stones. And I have to seriously doubt your claim to be a "native indian." You pulling and Elizabeth Warren?

jim - 2 hours ago
Folks, 8 out 10 new cars sold in this country are Foreign Made, now people complain about jobs ?

Samuel K - 2 hours ago
Larry Kudlow is giving an evasive answer.

Keith - 2 hours ago
He also said I usually only get coffee

david w - 2 hours ago
Kudlow is 100% stock holders dream not us the little guy.He will squeeze Trump for a buck or two more at Wall Street but no wage increases for the middle class workers,the poorest.

eyes - 4 hours ago
China is so mad this could backfire on Trump! Especially since we’ve borrowed so much from China, and cannot pay the interest. It’s not all about keeping jobs in America on the table with this war.

brjbbrjb - 4 hours ago
He is talking about isolating America from the rest of the world and maintaining control over the cost of living in order to keep it climbing sky high while convincing the electorate that keeping them in power will do the opposite. Lies, lies and more lies. The theory is that corporations other than their own will willingly drop their prices and that never happens. How much was a gallon of gas back in the sixties?
Breakfast at a restaurant? Your rent or house payment? Compare those to your wages then and now. Cost of living X40 and wages X10? That makes you 4X poorer.

Douglas - 4 hours ago
@JL The point is that we do not know what to believe spewing out of the orange buffoons mouth these days. Does he have days where he takes his meds then skips them for a couple of days? This guy we call President is off his freaking rocker. You cannot believe him and you most certainly cannot trust him. So are we going to get screwed like he screwed Stormy Daniels? Or is that DT's oedipus complex showing again?

A YAHOO USER - 4 hours ago
HISTORICALLY THE GUY SHOULD HAVE SAID" NO COMMEN"T BUT EVERYBODY WANTS TO GET 15 SECONDS OF FAME THESE DAYS THEY ALL RECKLESSLY CONTRADICT TRUMP DAYS OR WEEKS... AFTER APPOINTMENT

Wheelin - 5 hours ago
Kudlow is a hack that has gotten more wrong over the years than he ever got right.

Good Luck With That - 6 hours ago
Quit watching CNN fool

Jimmy - 7 hours ago
"GOV is the problem, not the solution." -Reagan

alwaysagentleman - 7 hours ago
Still no tax returns? What is Hair Donny Deal Maker Drumpf hiding? Russian associations? How much does Trump owe the Russian mobs? Our Constitution was written by the wealthy, for the wealthy in order to protect their wealth. If you are not worth 20 million dollars and have a half million dollars in income a year you don't count. All politics is at the local level. Vote a straight democratic ticket or it will only keep getting worse.

In principle, I support these tariffs. Families cannot operate at the speed of business. In America, we make it too difficult for working families to survive and thrive. We need more good jobs than we need lower prices as 99% of us have to labor or had to labor before we can consume. That being said, in practice, tariffs rarely have the desired outcome of more permanent good jobs and higher domestic production. What happens is executive management just lines their pockets with money extracted from us poor people because of higher prices. Protection and tariffs have to come with eliminating executive bonuses and stock options associated with a protected business or industry.

tramp is still a lying hypocrite for not being patriotic enough to release his tax returns and prove to the American citizenry that he is working for us and not Putin. Remember this; tramp does not trust YOU enough to release his tax returns.
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Theo - 7 hours ago
@mightythor For your information: the about 7 Billion simple descendants os the first human being not being a monkey have in the history of mankind in the name of the people the choice in a senseless blood shedding war or peace. When a senseless blood shedding war has started then there are in the history of mankind for the people many key sentences available, for instance the key sentence that both enemies will loose before both enemies have on the road to peace to make the peace settlements to end the war in order to get peace again. So in a war people have first to decide on which side one is in order to pick a socalled “key sentence” that will explain why the people are fighting in the name of the people a war with the enemie. So in a war it just depends in the history of mankind on which side one is to pick one ore the other socalled "key sentence".

have on the road to peace the peace settlements to end the war in order to get peace again.

So also in this trade war with the people of the Yellow Danger in China, which trade war the people in America and the people of the Yellow Danger will loose, before the people of America and the people of the Yellow Danger in China have on the road to peace to make the peace settlements to end the war in order to get peace again.

So on the road to peace you didn’t pick in the trade war with the people of the Yellow Danger in China that both enemies will loose before both enemies have on the road to peace to make the peace settlements to end the war in order to get peace again the key sentence of your own in democratic sense democratic elected president mr. Donald Trump “We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented the U.S. Now we have a Trade Deficit of $500 Billion a year, with Intellectual Property Theft of another $300 Billion. We cannot let this continue!”.
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David - 7 hours ago
@JL Trump is costing US Citizens not the Chinese 50 billion a year now $150 billion a year not considering the loss income from sales of products covered by the Chinese tariffs.

David - 7 hours ago
One should research a list of items no longer made in this country. Anyone considering the lead time to create a production facility from scratch in this country.

Dono P - 8 hours ago
@JL the easiest way to try and level the playing field was to import less from China. If they are restricting American goods we could do the same. We don’t have to buy so much inferior products from China.

Dono P - 8 hours ago
@Deklin you are an idiot. Have you ever wondered how the majority of Americans live, how they survive in the richest country in the world. The majority doesn’t live like Trump and Wilbur Ross.

C Oak - 9 hours ago
the usa has a habit of casting stones and blaming their victims, ever since they stole the lands and culture from native Indians, but this time they will hit a wall.

Dr Phil - 9 hours ago
Stephen G try spell check

Michael - 11 hours ago
How is it possible that Trump graduated with a degree in economics and does not seem to understand macro economics 101.

John - 13 hours ago
@JL. Trump has no point. Fools never do.

stephen g - 13 hours ago
kudlow was on w tv w bot foxB stuart varney and on the radio with msnbcs hugh hewitt and he sounded very positive--and kudlow is a "
free trader". as a dem im leery of extremists like kudlow...even tho he was an sds menber....[oops..who knows what the sds was...and what it morphed into? do you due diligence!1 kudlow was an extreme lefty RADICAL!!]. but...the issue of china stealing intellectual property [not to mention the loral aerospace debacle under clinton] is pretty key here. if some soybean farmers have to find naother marklet for several months....so be it-----we are all in this together. hopefully our ag people can take the hit and it will be shgort term. of course....there are NO TARIFFS...it will take months to implement them...and THAT alone gives the prezi a decent period of time to negotiate a better outcome for all [see trudeau on nafta today!!].
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JL13 hours ago
It's only a key sentence if you are a moron. Trump is saying we are already being raped 7 days a week. For 500 billion a year. How much worse can it get? We get raped 7 days and 7 nights a week? We should get screwed for 800 billion? A year? Or should we say enough is enough. Larry did not get the metaphor. It's like saying the punch line in a joke, but only some people understand the punch line. Larry is a numbers guy and not a metaphor or analogy guy. Does not change the fact that we are already down 500 billion a year. Whether it is 800 or 400 billion? We are still getting screwed. That's the point Trump makes.
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EatTheOligarchy - 14 hours ago
No longer does anyone even know. Emperor Trump has lost his mind.

sagesse - 14 hours ago
@Deklin - Please cite your sources. Many have not heard that one.

Joseph - 14 hours ago
@DanS Yes, but he has been going to 12-step meetings for nearly 20 years now and is in recovery. That is more than you can say for his boss.

Douglas M - 14 hours ago
@Seth -- yeah .. it's VERY apparent he's bouncing off walls ... chewing his funky toe nails ...and thrashing around in the manure pile in the Rose Garden ... nothing rational or healthy about it ... at all. Obviously --- no hope .. he's gotta go .... ASAP.

Eric - 14 hours ago
DanS you do realize of course that Trump's 'winning' results in our country's losing?

Douglas M - 14 hours ago
@DanS -- "Trump wins again" ? ..... no no no ... TRUMP wins CAGADA ! (google it ... you might learn something A-wipe.)

Douglas M - 15 hours ago
Trump was actually referring to the big smelly dump he'd left in the official residence toilet bowl this morning. It was a spectacular and impressive stinky mess by all confirmed accounts although our informants requested anonymity to protect their source of employment. They did add, they would be willing to testify if necessary and if they can be insulated from the wrath of "the official occupant".

JMs - 15 hours ago
Trump blames everybody. Then he will take credits for all.

DanS - 15 hours ago
@Seth -- Exactly ... and, it only irritates the commie Chinese and libs, like you, to wit's end. Trump wins again.

DanS - 15 hours ago
You do know that Larry Kudlow has been busted for snorting cocaine? ... like, multiple times?

Seth - 16 hours ago
Trump can’t control the large amounts of bs he spews

SteveMac213 - 16 hours ago
Nobody ever is.

susan - 17 hours ago
Trump is way out of his league with these world leaders.

Brain plumber - 17 hours ago
Will you surprised that those clowns that Trump hired know nothing if what they are doing or talking. These people all have the white supermacy mentality that worry that China will eventually replaced n displaced America as the no1 super power in the world n they will do all kinds of absurd things to stop China.

AP - 18 hours ago
That is why Communist and now dictatorial government is wrong for free trade. They values and systems don't match with democracies.

Junna - 18 hours ago
Libtards love china. Lolol

Kerry - 19 hours ago
@Charles1, Yes because that J.A. Clinton signed them into WTO.

Charles1 - 19 hours ago
The truth Moronic Trump stated is wrong. You can't have capitalism and tariff in the same sentence. Free market dictates that the most efficient producers win. We're never going to be able to pay workers $5 a day for a 16 hr. day that enables us to produce products as cheaply as China. Cost of Production always has been and always will be in their favor. Why do you think Donald and Ivanka have ALL their stuff made overseas, with 90% in China? If he pays $2 for a tie from China, he nets $98. IF they have to pay an American company $14 for the same tie, he nets $86. He gets it, he just doesn't want you to.
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theRabbit - 19 hours ago
@Deklin -- no, the Russians are trying to undermine America. TRUMP is just his useful idiot in that endeavor.

peppy - 19 hours ago
"We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented the U.S. Now we have a Trade Deficit of $500 Billion a year, with Intellectual Property Theft of another $300 Billion. We cannot let this continue!" - You have the right to believe in lies and falsehoods, but not the right to distort truth - which Trump just stated.

Deklin - 19 hours ago
@Nicholas
I guess you were too stupid to understand Mueller when he said the Russians have been trying to undermine Trump since he was elected.
Get it, Comrade Dumbschiit?

Nicholas - 19 hours ago
@Deklin - thanks for that info Vlad. Give your daddy Putin a big hug for all of us. Thanks for playing.

Deklin - 19 hours ago
I have to admit, I am especially pleased to see the Sniveling Liberals rooting against Trump (and hard working Americans) in a potential trade war.
It's going to play extremely well in November...for the GOP, that is.
LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Eric - 20 hours ago
Trump is a spoiled rich kid who doesn't understand how most Americans live. It's easy to spout "America First" but when 78% of full-time workers live paycheck to paycheck, price will ultimately win out for most consumers and the U.S. can never compete with China on price. Without higher wages, most people will not buy Made in U.S.A because it's more expensive and people listen to their wallets.

lowrider - 20 hours ago
China is ready to play hardball...trump just wants to hear applause from his base. Trump has NO concept of free trade...he is a fan of crony capitalism where he gets to determine which state or which industry wins/loses and most importantly who he can punish with his power...does he really care if Iowa farmers lose out? Not really!

JSUSA - 23 hours ago
as if anyone has ever known whats going on in the oval office?

redel9587 - 19 hours ago
China's key advantage is that they've had Most Favored Nation Status for the last 40 years. It was a good idea for the first 10-15 years to get China away from Communism, and into the World Market. For the last 20-25 years, it's been a way for the Chinese Gov't to subsidize specific industries(steel, solar panels, etc.) to put others out of business & then monopolize the World Market in these areas.
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redel9587 - 8 minutes ago
sc-A tax on corporations is a tax on the people. What is the difference? No difference.

redel9587 - 10 minutes ago
Embur12-Example of Conservative Math-"Memorize your multiplication tables".
Example of Liberal Math(with a broad viewpoint, considering all sides of an issue & critical thinking)-"If Johnny has 2 goldfish & buys 2 more, how many Dogs live in London?"

Embur12 - 17 minutes ago
@Dom Our limping economy @ 2.5% vs Obama's booming economy of 1% for 8 years. Yeah liberal math at it's finest...

Charles - 28 minutes ago
China real advantage is that they make 'knockoffs' (counterfeits) on almost every American product.

Buster South - 30 minutes ago
@Derrick ---then why do business in China? We should look to Viet Nam for manufacturing.

Buster South - 32 minutes ago
@Derrick --Bingo!!!!!

Lanakii - 48 minutes ago
please do not say intelligent things on Yahoo. it ruins the flow of stupidity.

sc - 1 hour ago
Corporate warfare is the same as gov't subsidize. What is the different? No different.

NeilR - 1 hour ago
China is not "away" from communism. Our political leadership has been delusional on that issue for 30 years.

Derrick - 2 hours ago
Why do you think Uber couldn't do business in the PRC? The government created hurdles for them, but no hurdles for their copycat competitor. Why do you think Alibaba took off, and not eBay or Amazon? Same. Why do you think you can buy pirated American software, movies and tons of counterfeit designer goods right out in the open? The PRC government knows this robs the West of revenue, which is why they allow it. They hate us. Deal with it.

Derrick - 2 hours ago
@keith The point is that we should reduce our deficits so that we wouldn't have to issue as much debt. The idea is to improve the tax revenue base of the US, and level the playing field by having the same access to the PRC as we give them to our domestic markets. You haven't been there, I have, and I've done business there. We don't force foreign companies to enter into joint-ventures with US firms as a prerequisite for doing business in the USA. They do. And they force you to open up your technology, business processes to your JV partner, who invariably will reverse engineer (if not steal) whatever you have. And of course you have no legal recourse in the PRC, the judicial system is a joke, there are barely any laws. Oh, and some firms get their computers seized, as the PRC will pretend it has something to do with national security. Of course they're searching your customers lists and software, and giving it to a PRC firm, but hey... it's the cost of doing business in the PRC.
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keith - 3 hours ago
So what are you really saying is that they copied the American markets? You seem to discount the fact that China has purchased the majority of America's debt bonds and at very favorable rates, saving our nation hundreds of millions each year. Do the math, do you think that will continue if we hurt them economically? I think not. And keep in mind that no other country other than Russia showed interest in purchasing our debt.

crazy - 3 hours ago
By our own hand, we have created a MONSTER. (Aka a capitalistic communist regime).

oohay - 3 hours ago
Ban the Chinese from using the Dollar and confiscate their green bucks. Problem solved. (And use force to have them pay for the Korean war bills and the Vietnam war bills. They have spoiled too many good games and deserve the punishment.)

brjbbrjb - 4 hours ago
Greed is fear under the rug. Who do you know is more afraid than trump?
That is exactly why he feels he has to put on the bully act.

Hologhost - 5 hours ago
America subsidizes plenty of its own markets. Farm subsidies have been going on since the 1980's. We just like to pretend that we do not do these things.

scott - 5 hours ago
Our fault. In out lust to outsource jobs we have been exploiting nations instead of building their economy. Now they have the manufacturing capacity that we use to have. The world will leave the us GOP greed behind .... to work with Putin

Steven - 5 hours ago
Yes, it's called 'Capitalism.'

DennisG - 5 hours ago
@james - It wasn't always that way. In more recent years, it has BECOME the American way.

redel9587 - 6 hours ago
Jared-Yet Another who complains about $60 Billion in tariffs, but had NO problem with a 35% corporate Tax rate.

Anonymous - 6 hours ago
China is still a communist country.

Degan1990 - 7 hours ago
Yeah and Obama won a damn peace prize three weeks after taking his first term in office. That's the problem with all these so called awards and accolades, it's all a fix, rigged to lend support to a failing system. Like a bunch of ingrates patting themselves on the back for a #$%$ up job well done. Most favored my #$%$, they allow the worst of manufacturing practices in their country in exchange for ownership of the technology and 100% output control. They'll stroke your #$%$ all day long to keep you in their favor, all the while they got your and your business on the hook and you can't get out of it once you're in. Won't even go into their waste management practice which amounts to them mandating waste as an ingredient on all their exports and goods, including food and children's toys. What a #$%$ mess!
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Mancave Dweller - 7 hours ago
Another advantage is they have a competent leader

Wolf - 8 hours ago
@redel9587 China still a communist country, they just like the dollar. Don't get twisted.

Dom - 9 hours ago
Our limping economy growing at 2.5% versus China's at 6.5%,,,, who will win the TRADE WAR, ???

Jared - 9 hours ago
Cant blame china for what America sold it's self out on. we shipped everything out of the country because Rich company's want to get richer just like your presidents new tax bill wake up Idiots

Iglesias Preset - 11 hours ago
Redel lets remind everyone they have been LYING ABOUT THEIR CURRENCY VALUATION on the world stage for decades. Xi and the PRC doesn't give a sheet about fair trade. Scotty below me is right we are addicted to cheap prices, and cheap chinese made products and need to focus more on obtaining stuff anywhere but China. Anyone who is remotely educated on the Chinese economy knows how slanted and biased it is towards technology & copyright thieving government backed Chinese companies can do whatever they like and always have most of the chinese marketplace share. EVERY 1st world nation needs to start a trade war with these thieving roundface clowns they can't fight everyone at once.
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scotty - 11 hours ago
When Clinton admitted them to the WTO, he gave them a 15 year moratorium to dump into trade. One only needs to look at our trade deficit with them since then. It mirrors the fact that we've had no real wage growth since the same time. Their economy has been growing at a 10% clip since then. We're at what? 1%? We gave them a huge advantage. We almost did it again by giving them until 2030 to comply with the non-binding climate accord; while they are the largest contributor to greenhouse emissions. 104% Debt to GDP ratio, 8 YEARS after the recession ended? That's crazy stupid. We gotta stop this bleeding before we hit the next cyclical recession we won't be able to afford to buy our way out of.
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Gary - 12 hours ago
And silly children believe that getting most of the products produced in other countries is a good thing for America, and our children's futures, because the products are cheaper.. My God liberals are morons!!

arthur - 12 hours ago
Key advantage - the US has a Moron as President. Not my opinion SoS Tillerson's

redel9587 - 12 hours ago
Joseph-"We also subsidize a segment of our economy like agriculture". We've already discussed that.

redel9587 - 12 hours ago
John F-Another guy who complains about the tariffs(no, I don't like them, except when a country is dumping product below cost), but loved the 35% Tax on corporations.

redel9587 - 12 hours ago
Anonymous-"Mist corps want to move from China to southeas asia. China wI'll b3 in a bind and not won't this war, as tlno country is as diversified as the us"...Put down the pipe & any sharp objects.

Joseph - 12 hours ago
China should sell all U.S stocks and bonds, the make us pay them all the billions we owe in them. How is that for a trade war

Joseph - 12 hours ago
We also subsidize a segment of our economy like agriculture

Anonymous - 13 hours ago
Redels comment is beyond igno rant
Mist corps want to move from China to southeas asia. China wI'll b3 in a bind and not won't this war, as tlno country is as diversified as the us

Greg - 13 hours ago
Are you in lala land China is a Communist country you have been watching too much CNN or other Fake News People like you who regurgitate false facts are the problem. Do us all a favor and check your facts Joker

John F - 13 hours ago
"it's been a way for the Chinese Gov't to subsidize specific industries"

The US subsidizes industries as well. The US consumer is the one who has demnded CHEAPER and CHEAPER products. Now Trump has set up the ultimate strategy oif inflation., Worse than that, there is nothing that will help workers because prices on everything we b uy will be more AND the companies have no reason to hire more people ifthey get a higher price without having to do anything. That increased price will just go to shareholders.

james - 13 hours ago
@Yao That is the American way, think not about society but only of yourself. Am I not 100 percent correct?

Yao - 14 hours ago
Every nation knows China doesnt play fair, and the republicans and democrats have surrendered to that truth except Trump. If anyone is worried about the stock market and midterms, they are all about themselves and not this country.

Clint45 - 14 hours ago
More Sinister than that....US Represenitives like Harry Reid, and the Hillary obama types have been making deals with China, Islamic, and Russian, and other special interests members for a long time, even dating back to Bill C. But...Yaaa....

john - 14 hours ago
China is still Communist, at least what passes for Communist these days.

Shanda - 14 hours ago
meanwhile in China, little boys (because they gave all the little girls away) are slaving away chained to a factory floor

richard - 14 hours ago
Gee redel9587, last I checked they are still a communist country. The truth is capitalism is an economic theory, not a politicial. It really doesn't care about what government is in office as long as the government doesn't ask much of the companies.

redel9587 - 14 hours ago
Joseph- Your explanation makes sense, considering China in the mid-1970s, and the Ping-Pong diplomacy.

redel9587 - 14 hours ago
Handi-I agree on coal, but steel is a strategic industry. "tariff only hurts the consumer." But you had NO problem with a 35% Tax on corporations?

Joseph - 14 hours ago
Most-favored-nation means you get treated the same as everyone else. It comes from a term in trade law from the 1930s. It confuses the ill-informed and that is why it has been replaced with "normal trade relations." ALL European nations have MFN/NTR status. Any country that is a WTO member automatically has MFN status. Giving China MFN status back from 1979 to 1999 simply meant to treat it like any other member of the GATT or WTO. The only countries that do not have it are North Korea and one or two other wacko states.

Perhaps you are thinking of the "Generalized System of Preferences" that were legal under the GATT to give special treatment to poor countries. It was mostly a way for England and France to favor their ex-colonies in Africa.
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redel9587 - 14 hours ago
Border-Since you don't know what MFN is, perhaps you should leave this discussion for the adults.

Joseph - 14 hours ago
It is pretty hard to find a product line in which they actually "monopolize the world market." And there is little evidence that they subsidized steel or solar panels other than by directing credit. Moreover, they are still a pretty communist economy, with a lot of private companies and still a big state sector.

Border Closed - 14 hours ago
Most favored nation??? LOL. Go make a living there and raise your family!

redel9587 - 14 hours ago
shootfirst-Thanks for sharing. Your Participation Trophy is in the mail.

Handi - 14 hours ago
The US can do that same instead of not supporting strategic industries (coal and steel is not; Solar, Wind, Semiconductor, LCD are) and then using tariff too that only hurts the consumer.

redel9587 - 14 hours ago
Gotcha-But thank goodness our former RACIST Marxist-in-Chief is no longer President.

RealAmerican - 15 hours ago
I love the solar energy reference. Remember how Obama's Green Energy Stimulus spent BILLIONS it and at the end of the day, Chinese bought it up for 10 cents on the dollar after Obama cronies made Billions off American Taxpayers.

shootfirst - 15 hours ago
smart move, and, as a result, the dotard is their #$%$

gotcha good - 15 hours ago
They are moving away from Communism and we are moving towards a Dictatorship nation. Isn't it grand??? :c

redel9587 - 16 hours ago
User- It was the term, at least in the past. I agree except "MOST Favored" should mean "something Better" than treating each other the same. I don't believe European nations have MFN with the USA, but perhaps Greece may get it for some designated time, while they work out of their mess.

A Yahoo! user - 16 hours ago
No, MFN status just means that WTO memebers will treat each other the same, economically. For example if USA lowers a tariff on imported OLED big screen TV's from Korea, then USA must lower that tariff for imported OLED big screen TV's for all other WTO members, such as China.

I think what you are referring to is China's agreement of "ascension" into the WTO, which encourages open and free trade amongst members. China was "given/agreed to" WTO membership in 2001, with the expectations that those laws governing China's economy would gradually change to be in line with other WTO members economic policies/rules/regulations. Things like opening markets to imports, eliminating import quota's, protecting intellectual property, not stealing technological advantages, honoring patents...etc.

However, China has done little to move from a state "owned" economy, to one with government oversight and regulation and enforcement of economic policies and laws. Also China has increased protectionist policies, not allowing imports, or sometimes allowing favored technology imports with quotas; setting technologie transfere as a "payment" for a limited opening of it's market (for example large commercial jet transports)...etc. Also, China ignores common safety and regulation rules common with most other WTO members, such as providing safe working environments for employees, and ignore common safety measures in products produced...etc; which gives China an unfair advantage with other WTO members who do enforce common safety measures.

In other words, China is taking advantage of WTO, at the cost of other WTO members, which is not "free trade" in any sense.

Trump is correct to work within WTO rules (which allows tariffs to provide equal competition of imports and domestically produced goods), to protect USA economy from Chinese predatory economic policies. If China doesn't move faster in their ascension and move to a free economy, they should be kicked out of WTO.
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redel9587 - 16 hours ago
Stephen-Is the article about China or a centuries-old concept? Is the article about Haiti or a country that no longer should have Most Favored Nation Status? Get your Blathering Points straight before you make irrelevant comments.

redel9587 - 17 hours ago
J M-I agree. Subsidizing corn to produce ethanol makes as much sense as stripping the Grand Banks of fish to make fertilizer. Or you mean like Obama choosing his Rich Buddies to make Green Boondoggles(Solyndra) and Michelle's Buddies to design a $535 Million ObamaCare Website that didn't work?

Stephen K - 17 hours ago
Red: most favored nation status is common among trading partners, the concept goes back centuries. Get you facts straight.

J M - 17 hours ago
You mean like how your US government subsidize Boeing & the farmers, etc, to put others out of business?

redel9587 - 17 hours ago
James-"You can blame Nixon for that." No you can't. Today, China would be a belligerent Communist power, the same as N Korea, with 1000 times the resources. Napoléon Bonaparte said it over a century ago: “China is a sleeping giant...When she wakes, she will move the world“. Perhaps with enough power to join with the Soviet Union in blowing up the world. Perhaps we've only postponed it, OR, now they have too much to lose.

Jason - 17 hours ago
'China away from Communism"? Yikes

James M - 18 hours ago
You can blame Nixon for that. He opened Red China to the world market. Prior to this China was a third world country.

redel9587 - 18 hours ago
Covfefe-I agree. So should we keep doing it? Perhaps you may agree with Trump on something. And why didn't the Liberal Media mention it? Because it doesn't fit the Agenda of Bashing Trump?

NoCovfefeHere - 18 hours ago
And it's been renewed annually by both Republican and Democratic presidents.

Anonymous - 18 hours ago
And Democrats allowed them to do it.

TRUMP trumps Obama - 19 hours ago
Yep... we should STEAL their solar panel technology, and BUILD HERE!!

Jimmy - 20 hours ago
Things were going just fine before the tariffs expired in the mid 90s.
It's actually a company's advantage to make the product where the demand is. The employees are buying the product, and money stays in the system.
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David - 27 minutes ago
Jimmy, you obviously know nothing about economics. It's the to the companies advantage to maximize it's profits. Reduced costs are always good.

James - 1 hour ago
@ian It started with Nixon and Kissinger you SF.

Joseph - 1 hour ago
What tariffs "expired" in the mid 90s? The U.S. has not had a major lowering of its tariffs since the 1960s. Nothing expired in the 1990s.

ian - 2 hours ago
We can all thank the impeached bill willie Clinton.

Charles - 2 hours ago
So Jimmy, You think the Chinese people are not buying the products made in China ?

awwgt - 3 hours ago
@Jerry - You must not know that the Toyota Tundra is made 100% in San Antonio, Texas. You seem to forget that bringing jobs home will also cause foreign companies to withdraw from America. So the street runs both ways.

Wingman - 3 hours ago
Things were not fine - they've been stealing our intellectual property since before Nixon and they have not stopped. This theft paved the road to their present day and will continue to create their future unless this is addressed. Trade imbalance is not the problem, theft is. And that is the single portion we must win.

Cowgirl - 3 hours ago
Hey Marxist - trump licks the boots of communist dictators EVERY DAY. He called Putin to congratulate him on yet another win in a manipulated system. You guys have no issue with that, do ya ? The media reports on what Trump does, as they should. If you don’t like what you read choose a better candidate next time.

El - 4 hours ago
...unless another country can reduce the same product at a fraction of the cost..... companies no longer care about the community, or employees.

NRA is RUSSIAN - 4 hours ago
Please have some sort of experience in an area before you make a comment about it. Your comment could not be further from the truth.

Jimmy - 5 hours ago
@중량 Your taxes ran textiles out :)
Not all states lost it.

Jimmy - 5 hours ago
Prices didn't go down on anything when NAFTA went into affect, or when the tariffs expired. You guys can pull the sky is falling routine with somebody else.

Dennis - 7 hours ago
@Jerry automation? We live in a global economy where cheap labor is part of the equation. As far back as 40 years ago I can remember suppy ships of food for Navy ships being replenished with food from 40-50 countries supplying us food.

rodneyt - 7 hours ago
If the products are made in America you have to pay insurance and higher wages to the employees doubling or tripling the cost... people don't move the China in Mexico because they hate America it's the cheap labor

Jerry - 8 hours ago
How many billions did Apple make last year? Not one Apple product is made in America, they are made in China. How many billions did Nike make last year? Not one Nike product is made in America, they are made in China and Vietnam. Put more import tariffs on all companies who manufacture their products in other countries using cheap labor and they will come back home and hire American workers.

Dom - 9 hours ago
@rich88865
Too hard for Trump... who knew economics was so so so very hard!! Who knew!!

Glenn - 9 hours ago
Jimmy, you are so smart? Why don't you run for President?

sean - 10 hours ago
as usual we will only beat china through automation. there are computer controlled clothing machines in work. if the industry comes back, you may need to be a robotic engineer or programmer. trump's dark ages mentality might ironically create innovation. but don't expect any windfalls for low skilled workers

rich88865 - 11 hours ago
go take a econ 101 class

marxist masher - 11 hours ago
Does anyone notice that the entire lame stream media media does every thing in it's power to oppose the orange buffoon. Even if it mean siding w/ the USA's adversaries. Hey Reuters nice to see u licking the boots of an oppressive communist regime. Good job

Justin - 14 hours ago
The only system the money a corporations money stays in is their shareholder/executive system. That's why wages have stagnated for years.

Ger - 14 hours ago
Lol you have no concept of microeconomics. Americans demand cheap products. How do you propose to make pants to sell at 4$ a pair when Americans demand 15-20$ an hour plus time off and benefits with pension?

중량 - 18 hours ago
No, you make the product where the resources are. It's why textiles left New England in the mid 19th cent. They found it much more cost effective to produce fabrics where the cotton grew. It certainly wasn't because New Englanders stopped wearing clothes.

Jimmy - 20 hours ago
@TRUMP trumps Obama Common sense does seem to elude a few :P
I made a mistake up there. That should have been expired in the early 2000s.

TRUMP trumps Obama - 20 hours ago
not when you can get slave labor! just ask tim #$%$!

keith - yesterday
Walmart, Target, Amazon and other retailers need to change production to other countries.
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John - 9 minutes ago
You realize these are retailers, right?

Learning Owl - 20 minutes ago
soy beans too

dwayne - 28 minutes ago
@keith. These companies do not produce anything. They sale what others make.

Richard Blaine - 28 minutes ago
Americans buy the cheapest of everything. I know, if you had a choice of an American made product for $10 and a Chinese product for $7, you'd buy the American product. Well, you're lying and that's why we have a trade imbalance and why this isn't a trade war - China just pays workers about 10% of what US workers make so they charge less.

DrVermin - 34 minutes ago
None of those companies you mention produce anything. They buy stuff made by other companies. Please get some education.

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Exercise Your Brain40 minutes ago
No they will be forced to move back to the US, keep in mind that was their ENTIRE business strategy; undermine the US middle and working class. Unimaginative fools.

*BobSmith* - 40 minutes ago
So do Donald and Ivanka!

Arsen - 1 hour ago
Retailers producing stuff? Wouldn't that make them manufacturers?

O - 1 hour ago
tRump makes his MAGGOT hats in China, as well as his clothing line, Ivanka's shoes and clothes, etc etc etc...... guess who else needs to change production.

Terry - 2 hours ago
@keith, you mentioned retailers rather than manufacturers. You are right about one thing though. These companies should source their products from other countries and not rely so heavily on China.

AMercer - 2 hours ago
These companies are not producers. They are retailers. Sure Walmart has some generic/store brand type products but they are not bankrupting anyone.

H - 3 hours ago
Don't forget Trump Inc. They need to move out of China and come back to USA.

John - 3 hours ago
Yeah that would work geniuses then you would #$%$ about prices going up and blame that on Obama or Hillary

El - 4 hours ago
Those companies make almost no products...Amazon has the echo line, and fire tablets.... Learn about retail.

Bean - 4 hours ago
Morton. Retailers do not make the items. They resell them.

Jeff - 4 hours ago
61 thumbs up for a comment that makes absolutely no sense.

NRA is RUSSIAN - 4 hours ago
@goodguy a brief scan of his history shows he's just like you

Whoever - 5 hours ago
Oh yeah, move jobs to other countries other than China, but the Americans still don't get the jobs back. So what's the difference?

SeaTurt1e - 5 hours ago
Down with China, up with Indonesia!

BenJi4 - 5 hours ago
Keith, they don't manufacture anything, so good idea.

goodguy - 6 hours ago
They produce nothing, you idiot. Gotta be a liberal....

Thomas - 6 hours ago
Production?

kenneth - 6 hours ago
what we need to do is get rid of the greedy union and make our own stuff

Xj - 7 hours ago
When's the last time you bought a Walmart TV? They don't "produce" much of anything.

The Chosen One - 10 hours ago
HP, Dell,.........keep going

Donald - 12 hours ago
That is not happening anytime soon, and these tariffs suck

kej - 13 hours ago
I don't understand this article--SO-they are making this about TRUMP and Xi
when the problem is US manufacturing jobs verses Chinese manufacturing jobs.
If the Chinese have an advantage--how is caving in and letting them keep that advantage going to help the USA in the long run! So are they saying ALL is lost and we should not TRY?
Or are they saying ---the USA already lost so just let CHINA have their WAY?
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ANTIFAmoron - 2 hours ago
Yes and Yes. Yahoo is Communistic

l - 2 hours ago
@Charles you just proved your ignorance.

l - 2 hours ago
@kej thank you for pointing this out!

l - 2 hours ago
because Yahoo and Newsweek are anti-American

Charles - 2 hours ago
@kej And I take it you'd be ok with all the housing subsidies and food stamps those workers will be using?

RichardV - 2 hours ago
So raising prices is going to help the American people?

kej - 2 hours ago
@Charles --I'm only go to tell you this once--The minimum wage is an artificial tax on goods and services imposed by the government.
If we did not have a minimum wage--more people would have jobs-teenages specifically.

Keith - 2 hours ago
Americans will not work for less than $1 an hour..

AMercer - 2 hours ago
The thing is Trump is trying to pick a fight there is no way he can win.

Steve - 2 hours ago
@keith exactly- in the modern world you are either a Blockbuster (out of business) or a WalMart (adapting to the Amazons of the world)

James - 2 hours ago
Get this to your stupid brain trumptards. American will NEVER work in a manufacturing job for $15/hr. They barely able to work in fast foods for that. Only illegal immigrants are willing, but you guys are deporting them.

CommonNotSo - 3 hours ago
I understand it. YAHOO will commit any treason to undermine Trump, even if they betray the US to do it.

Charles - 3 hours ago
If manufacturing moves from China it's not coming back to the US. It'll go to India, Mexico ect.. The US is the LAST place major manufacturing will locate, unless the republicans succeed in doing away with the minimum wage and officially make us a third world country.

keith - 3 hours ago
The only way to win in world markets is to produce products that everyone needs. Our country has fallen down in this area. The steel industry is a perfect example. They did not do anything to improve their plants or productivity, did not invest in technology helping to produce a better, less expensive product and other countries did. Wages are higher in our country but if they had reinvested their products still would have been purchased by our allies. They did not and now they cry and get bailed out by a trade war that benefits them and hurts others including our farmers. Trump has an issue with seeing all sides of a problem. No debt investigation so outcomes are always iffy. The market both domestic and international see the dilemma it's the American people who seem to be confused.
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TRUMP trumps Obama - 3 hours ago
they are saying, "We are a Iibturd rag, and everything TRUMP does is wrong."

Douglas - 3 hours ago
@William And you just another ignorant trumpflake.

Walt - 3 hours ago
The mgf issue is really a labor cost issue. See Angelo's recent post.

awwgt - 3 hours ago
@Steven - If it is true, he was NOT President at the time. And, how many Presidents have been reported to have had movie stars killed or business associates killed? And these things happened WHILE they were President. Funny.

Angelo - 3 hours ago
kej, the bigger problem is that the US CAN'T compete with China on manufacturing jobs. How can a company pay $20 per hour plus benefits vs. $2 per hour w/o benefits and compete. The wage scale and the cost of living in the US prevent us from being a manufacturing leader. We need to ove on from the thinking that these manufacturing jobs are coming back, retrain our work force, and use our technology advantages to keep us ahead.

Steven - 3 hours ago
Funny though that the media hasn't reported any previous US President f@#$%^&* a porn star while his wife was pregnant. I think I would have remembered.

William - 3 hours ago
The writer of the article is probably a commie and Obama supporter.

fuckyeatspenises - 3 hours ago
00 is not familiar with the EPA.

fuckyeatspenises - 4 hours ago
Basically yes. The left has been at war with America for years. If you need evidence just look at how the media is treating President Trump. Always negative and always reporting garbage like Stormy Daniels.

El - 4 hours ago
Xi will be China's leader for a long time, even if China's economy declines a bit....Trump is out either way, but if the economy declines, the GOP is finished. They can't keep it up.

jim - 4 hours ago
@Steven So your saying America s(^^$ ,D(*&^ ? YOU ARE NOT AN AMERICAN.

Mike C - 4 hours ago
Can we have 1, just 1, yahoo article that is PRO-American?

ARTHUR J M - 4 hours ago
absolutely!!!!

Dpg - 4 hours ago
Great point. Their disdain for Trump is to the detriment of the best interest of the U.S.

DavosThomasMatters - 4 hours ago
They are just anti-Trump aka Anti-American...

Howard - 4 hours ago
Bottom line. We can blame Bill Clinton fore all this free #$%$ trade.

jaz - 4 hours ago
price of goods go up so you end up paying the tax

Hologhost - 4 hours ago
Manufacturing is never coming back to America like it was in the 50's. Even if manufacturing comes to this nation it is an robotic plants with minimal jobs. America has moved over to software development and service. We are the largest exporter of tech service in the world. People need to start living in reality. This is the strongest growing section of the world economy and people need to get involved. Pining away for what was is never going to work.

DennisG - 5 hours ago
@SeaTurt1e - "Now I Get It!"....

First, a good paying job is better than no job at all. So instead of making $40 an hour, a worker gets $20 an hour...isn't that better than a minimum wage service job?

Second, so it's okay that China goes is dumping toxic waste into the earth, water and air...as long as it's over there. The US has some of the most stringent pollution laws (and employment laws) in the world!
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Steven - 5 hours ago
What's there to understand? The article is simply saying that China has the advantage in any trade war against the US. It's similar to saying the Golden State Warriors would have the advantage in any game against the Phoenix Suns. No one is saying the Suns should cave in or let the Warriors have their WAY on the court. But whatever the Suns decide to do, it really doesn't matter much, cuz they s@#$ d@#$ and have very little chance of winning, much like the US.

SeaTurt1e - 5 hours ago
@00 dude, you just described communism. The state controls the means of production.

SeaTurt1e - 5 hours ago
The "advantage" China has is they're willing to pay their workers less than American workers are willing to be paid. So hey, if you're willing to take a 50% pay cut, all those jobs will come flooding back! (And the pollution, btw.)

chris - 5 hours ago
Thats what the liberals will tell you!

goodguy - 6 hours ago
The MSM sucks.

00 - 10 hours ago
Chinese government can control their companies whereas US government has no control over theirs. When US government can tell their businesses what to or not to do is when a solution to the trade problem can be found.

Mark - 20 hours ago
lets see we pay more for electronics or they pay more for food.
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Buster South - 29 minutes ago
@El ---all of us need 5 TVs, right?

Buster South - 30 minutes ago
@LaMay --buy from South Korea(Samsung) or Japan(Sony).

Jim - 45 minutes ago
Wow, all these comments China can buy food elsewhere. Ok, now what is the other side of the coin? Oh yeah there are other options for electronics, not to mention opportunity for perhaps developing and expanding domestic production. China exports to the U.S. account for 4% of their GDP. U.S. exports to China account for 0.7% of our GDP. Yeah, enough with this one sided trade war China has been waging.

Keith - 2 hours ago
More like we pay more for electronics and they buy food from another country

Sab - 2 hours ago
China already set up trade pacts with other countries in South America on agricultural products. They will be the biggest winners.

LaMay - 3 hours ago
China has the upper hand because they can buy food from other countries like South America. However, most of our electronics come exclusively from China. Americans are going to come out on the short end of the stick on this one.

El - 4 hours ago
Lol....you think China can't do without U.S. food?! U.S. food is a luxury....good luck watching FOX news on your $5000 TV.

Steven - 4 hours ago
Food literally grows on trees. Does electronics?

Kevin - 5 hours ago
But we produce nothing

kenneth - 6 hours ago
no there stopping the food from coming there

Anonymous - 6 hours ago
China will buy their food from other countries, no problem.

Good Luck With That - 6 hours ago
@Steve stupid you voted for hillary #$%$

Steve - 7 hours ago
@Max man are you really that naïve? You think this is about a phone? Wow you trump supporters are a special kind of stupid.

Xraycat - 7 hours ago
China has owned the largest share of American pork production for a few years now, since they bought Smithfield (among others). China's tariffs on American Pork are actually tariffs on themselves. China absolutely relies on pork from the US to feed its people. And as for electronics, they make a lot, but so does Taiwan and South Korea. Apple uses Foxconn in China to build the iPhone and if you've been a PC-enthusiast for the last 15+ years you'll undoubtedly be aware that Foxconn has a reputation for producing mostly junk. Worst motherboards in the history of motherboards. Taiwan, however, makes solid, quality PC components. Sure China can make up some of its food imports from other countries, but their population is so large they will have some pretty hangry people. America wins this trade dispute. And if it escalates into a military dispute, America wins that too.
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Mancave Dweller - 7 hours ago
Or they go somewhere else and our farmers starve

Kenneth - 8 hours ago
Make the electronics here...fair is fair...or we lose our edge...thanks to Obama we are sinking quickly...

Alex - 8 hours ago
Small price to pay for jobs here, people off welfare, and and end to our crumbling county.

LJ - 8 hours ago
EXACTLY.

Max - 9 hours ago
I can go a lot longer without upgrading my phone than the Chitcoms can go without food. LOL

MegaPisces - 10 hours ago
we need tto end our addiction to electionics. food is more important.

Ian - 10 hours ago
@Robert there are entire meat plants in places like iowa that send their meat to china, what are you talking about.

0 0 - 11 hours ago
Trumpanzees, why wouldn't China just get food from other countries? LMAO at your stupidity.

john d - 11 hours ago
China can buy food from Canada, Australia, Brazil, Argentina..where can US buy big screen TV

Dan - 11 hours ago
They can get food from pretty much any other trading partner, and don't even need us for much else. They have the advantage simply because we need cheap electronics. (You can keep saying you don't while typing into a phone that should cost thousands of dollars based on what it is and what it does)

pablo picasso - 11 hours ago
they win, they'll eat rat meat and rice, while we cry about our cell phones

Barnard - 11 hours ago
Once alot of food is not coming in well thats alot of hungry people. Alot of hungry people are gonna be alot of angry people. Sooner or later they gonna wanna eat lol

Robert - 12 hours ago
The only problem is that China doesn’t import really any major food products from the US. It either utilizes its own large domestic agriculture industry or will import from nearby India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines

F..Mi - 12 hours ago
It doesn't matter to them, there are other countries who will gladly pick up the slack. Australia will benefit from what we lose out on selling to China in the produce. Most people who haven't taken econ thinks there is only one supplier when there are a lot of suppliers in this global economy. It's econ 101 folks, supply vs demand.

Ken - 13 hours ago
they buy from somebody else because our prices went up...

DanB - 14 hours ago
Lol you expert farmers crack me up.

Dustin - 15 hours ago
@Everyone who says about global market. Where are there 3 Billion extra bushels of soy laying around? We produce about 1/3 of global supply. China bought 3.00 billion of 3.9 billion bushels produced in 2017. Where do you think they are going to get it from? https://www.statista.com/statistics/263926/soybean-production-in-selected-countries-since-1980/

Mark - 17 hours ago
we can live without cheep Chinese electronics, but china can not live without selling them for inflated prices . feed a few billion people in a month or two without growing something you have never grown . it really doesn't matter to anyone but Walmart.

Resistance is Mandatory - 17 hours ago
Leave it to dumb Americans to think China gets most of what it needs from the US, when China trades with everyone. They won't have shortages , they won't have price hikes etc etc, but the US will have price hikes and shortages and when it hist American consumer packet books and elections then the tune will change. Stock market is already in a decline equivalent to the depression because of Dumb donny. China won before it started with donny.

mike - 18 hours ago
@ Vulture Capitalist ,, Even though we have the best resources , and the worlds cheapest food production . Ya , a lot of their starving nations can feed them this week , lol That will take years upon years to compete with our agriculture

mike - 18 hours ago
Bet I get hungry faster than needing a new phone ,,lol

mike - 18 hours ago
@ Reason , Just like that openes up some factories here and in Vietnam , India , and other allies

Reason - 18 hours ago
Australia and China have a free trade agreement and Australia is already one of China's biggest suppliers of fresh food and wine, I am sure they will be more than happy to supply pork as well.

America is not indispensable to the rest of the world. American tariffs on Chinese imports just opens the market to other countries.

HoDo - 18 hours ago
The problem is:
1. There are other sources for food (soybean from Brazil, etc.). It takes only months to grow new crops from other places.
2. There is no other source for the electronics. It takes years to build factories and train people who work at those factories.
At the end, the ones who would lose more are Apple, Boeing, Broadcom, HP, Dell... to name a few.
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Owan - 18 hours ago
@Vulture Capitalist did you forget we are 42% of their exports. No nation consumes like the U.S

Steve - 18 hours ago
No, they just buy animal feed soy from other countries. Easy . US farms go broke , sadly .

Vulture Capitalist - 20 hours ago
They can buy food from many other countries, however we can't find another country to buy low cost electronics.

Matt - yesterday
Fair trade is a must for the future of America. You cannot have a one sided trade where China breaks the rules and fudges the prices and their money valuation anymore even though many people with no backbone or concern for the USA argue against getting tough with China. Their markets should be open to the USA like ours are to them but that is not true, they also tax many more imports from us then we do from them. Then their is the currency manipulation to artificially make their products cheaper. There has to be a fair and even playing field for all countries to compete fairly. You cannot have some countries cheating on trade.
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Lincoln6Echo - 2 hours ago
@DennisG-- Kinda how we sold our WTC tower steel to them?

DennisG - 3 hours ago
@Alpha - You're right when you said that "businesses negotiate prices on both sides" but the problem is when one side undercuts other competitors by so much that it puts their competitors out of business so they can later become the sole supplier of the product (just like when China got caught dumping their steel into the EU market...selling their steel for less than it costs to manufacture and ship so they could put the EU steel industry out of business, be the sole supplier, and then raise prices to whatever they want because they would have been the only place to get it from).

Steven - 4 hours ago
@CBL77
Probably cuz China only brought the complaint to the WTO yesterday. Basically, it's a violation of WTO rules because the US promised that it would only employ Section 301 tariffs based on the outcome of a WTO dispute and now the US is going back on its word and unilaterally imposing tariffs based on the questionable premise of "national security." We have heard directly from the WTO though in the form of a warning against what the US is doing.
World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevedo expressed concern at U.S. President Donald Trump's plan for tariffs on steel and aluminum on Friday, an extremely rare intervention into a WTO member's trade policy.
World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevedo expressed concern at U.S. President Donald Trump's plan for tariffs on steel and aluminum on Friday, an extremely rare intervention into a WTO member's trade policy.
www.reuters.com

DennisG - 4 hours ago
@A Sane Man - The US is a country of consumers. If a company can get $100 for a pair of jeans, they will do it. Does it cost that much to produce, market and sell those jeans? No.

As far as an iPhone...does it honestly cost that much to produce an iPhone? No, it doesn't cost a quarter of the selling price. Is it worth that much? Well, worth is a perception issue and so people who think it's worth it will wait in long lines overnight and pay $900 so they can get one.

DennisG - 4 hours ago
@Zion NP - The problem is that it is hard to find a product that is "Made in the USA'. China has flooded our market with their goods or "American" goods that are made in China. And yes...we did it to our self!

CBL77 - 4 hours ago
Why do we then only hear from former this and former that, if the tariffs are a violation of WTO rules why haven't we heard from the WTO?

Interesting I read an article a week ago that stated they were in conformance to WTO rules because they employed Section 301 tariffs...that's section 301 of the 1974 Trade Act.

DennisG - 4 hours ago
@Eric - Good points. The American worker can be a hard worker. This can be proven by foreign manufacturers using American workers in their factories in the US. Why are those manufacturers so successful? We need to look at their processes and incorporate them in our business models.

Steven - 4 hours ago
And that even playing field for all countries to compete fairly in is called the WTO. In this case, just because China is outplaying the US at its own game, the US decides to completely bypass WTO rules by unilaterally implementing tariffs on the flimsy pretense of "national security." If the US doesn't have what it takes to hang with the big boys, maybe it should move down to junior varsity, or perhaps simply become a cheerleader?
The proposed steel and aluminum tariffs are a complete violation of WTO rules, says former Deputy Trade Representative Matt Gold.
The proposed steel and aluminum tariffs are a complete violation of WTO rules, says former Deputy Trade Representative Matt Gold.
The proposed steel and aluminum tariffs are a complete violation of WTO rules, says former Deputy Trade Representative Matt Gold.
www.cnbc.com

Hologhost - 4 hours ago
Living in the 90's much. China's has not devalued it's currency in years. All evidence and in fact markets show that China has been pushing to prop up the value of the Yuan, which does not make their products cheaper overseas, it makes them more expensive. Do some actual research before you spout off about a subject that Donald himself has no clue about.

Frank - 6 hours ago
@Matt - Yahoo is the wrong place to use facts and common sense!

Degan1990 - 7 hours ago
Exactly and they are low hanging fruit when it comes to a trade war, they already got us by the balls and squeeze them just so they can feel them between their fingers when they do it. We strike at them, they continue to squeeze on us all day and on average nothing really changes from them anyway.

Jimmy - 7 hours ago
And you think the US does devalue the #$%$ out of it's currency? I was looking at Trucks and a loaded GMC is 80K!!!! You can't make it up! Unreal.

Tom Lee - 7 hours ago
If China is cheating why USA not try to cheat the same way?

Neo-Geo - 10 hours ago
@HC Okay, so tell him why he knows nothing about trade.

Iglesias Preset - 11 hours ago
Matt exactly what I said they lie about their currency valuation and have a hand in all major corporations in China. ALL 1st world countries need to gang up on China at once not just let the US stand alone calling out the greedy roundface lying PRC. If everyone gets involved China will have no choice but to change.

HC - 11 hours ago
@matt you know nothing about trade so go back to flipping burgers at mcdonalds

Rudi - 12 hours ago
The USA has always been an unfair player itself. It subsidizes its own economy through it's war industry.

mark kram - 12 hours ago
China can if it wishes sell our bonds at bargain basement prices in an effort to lock up our debt markets and in turn lock up our economy.

Cheesehead - 13 hours ago
The only question is if the owners of this world will destroy America for trying to take away their cheap salve like child labor!

First world nations CANNOT have FREE trade with third world nations. Most of the people in third world nations cannot buy first world nation goods and first world nations cannot compete with the cheap slave like child labor! All it does is drag down our wages! FAIR trade not FREE trade.

It is most ironic how America complained about trade taking good jobs. Now all of the sudden they are complaining about this. It has nothing to do with the policy but the man implementing it! That's how sad and gullible people are.
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Ken - 13 hours ago
As far as making their products cheap, have you seen working (and living) conditions in most of Asia? Have you compared your wages to someone doing the same stuff outside the US? The issues are much more complicated than 'cheating'.

Kevin - 13 hours ago
Sounds like China plays the game better than we do. And people like Matt just whine...well Matt, here is a big chunk of Republican cheese to go with that whine. But beware. That cheese is old an stinky..

Bioce Fuel - 13 hours ago
Cryme a river.

john - 14 hours ago
That blather sounds real good, but what is going to happen is a recession in the USA.

Joseph - 14 hours ago
And what do you think holding the target for the Fed Funds rate at 0.25 for six years in a row does to a currency? Remember that China burned through $1 trillion in holdings of U.S. dollars two years ago trying to RAISE the value of the renminbi. That is intervention to make imports cheaper and exports more expensive.

All countries cheat on trade. The question is to keep it limited. We fought for 25 years to replace the GATT with something that would have strong dispute resolution mechanisms. We got that in the WTO and now we are throwing that away.

Alpha - 14 hours ago
This is capitalism not communism or socialism. Go throw your "level playing field" talk out the effing window. Businesses negotiate prices on both sides, getting the deal they think is fair. Having Big government step in and throw a wrench into the world economy because he feels emotional today is unbelievable. You imbeciles who support this 80 year old child are even worse. You make excuses for every last idiotic thing he does. A trade war with china will kill midwest farming. This WILL KILL US JOBS AND BUSINESSES. WAKE UP. Republicans have pushed so far right they now sound like fascists. Enough is enough. Come November they are all getting voted out
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Shanshan - 14 hours ago
Do you really think the US has been fair to other countries? Cruel oil must be traded with the US dollars, so the US naturally can control oil price and make money from every trade using $. The US has been sanctioning China via banning many products in techniques to import to China. China couldn't buy these sanctioned products. Besides, that's the US companies voluntarily buy goods from China, why don't you blame your own companies? The exaggerated deficit figure Trump claimed is not mainly due to China, think about yourself. China repeatedly says let's talk and negotiate at table, otherwise trading war will make both lost. But Trump likes show and making noise. Americans like war. Why? Trump wants to fulfill his campaign promises to show his supporters for the middle election. If you want to pay for the trading war lost in the future and if you want to pay for Trump's game for his middle election regardless of the country interest, who cares.
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B.J. - 15 hours ago
Lol yeah, fair and life, have never mixed.

gotcha good - 15 hours ago
Keep telling yourself that as farmers have to pay 35-50 thousand a year in tariffs. Guess the cost of bacon is going up.

side - 15 hours ago
The trade deficit with China is way much less than Trump claimed. The iPnones sold in China were all made in China, the GM cars sold in China were all made in China, you can name a very long list. All those products sold and made in China were not calculated as the exports from USA. On the other hand, very few companies from China build factory and sell products directly in US. US companies have over $3.5 trillion profits overseas, largely because they built factories oversea and sold products there.
Plus, Chinese students paid billions of tuition fee to US colleges each year. Those are not included in the trade number. Over all, US is enjoying very fair trade with China right now. If start a trade war with China, the consequence will be no winner.
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stephen - 16 hours ago
@A Sane Man if you are hungry what would rather have an iPhone or biscut

Morton - 18 hours ago
You want to make 100 times more money than a Chinese work there but you want fair.

Kerry - 18 hours ago
@ A Sane Man- Do you wish to continue to bend over?

Kerry - 19 hours ago
@Matt- Amen to that!

Mike - 19 hours ago
The backbone of American stupidity is the culture of "toughness"! And they think that other nation cannot be tough! Only America has that power...idiot

A Sane Man - 19 hours ago
Fair trade is not the same as equal trade. The fact is American businesses shop where they get the best deal just like the average consumer and American consumers benefit. For instance, would you rather pay $100 for a pair of jeans sewn in the US or $50 for jeans sewn in Bangladesh? You think an iPhone 10 is expensive now? How much do you think it would cost if it were made in America? The conservatives rage about the "commie liberals," but if we are talking about the American government regulating business to create jobs in American, that sounds a lot like a state-run economy, doesn't it?
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Robert - 19 hours ago
The fact you think that the United States gets the bad end of our trade deals is ridiculous. We are the most expensive and inefficient country to export to due to protectionist policies. Learn about trade before forming an opinion.

Quasimodo - 19 hours ago
America has the habit Too of Bullying and being Thugs to other countries Like Japanned South Korea and Mexico who cannot always stand up to America's pressure

Jack - 19 hours ago
@Eric - Excellent post. Because we have just about the highest standard of living in the world, our wage levels are higher than most countries. As a result we are at a very special disadvantage for the manufacturing of products that have a relatively high labor content. Clothing is sort of the classic example. No one has yet figured out a way to effectively automate clothing production; it still involves people with sewing machines. I look in my closet at my shirts and I see almost none made in China; most now seem to be made in Sri Lanka, Indonesia or Jordan. Chinese labor is becoming too expensive for clothing production. So I think our future lies in automating what we do manufacture and focusing on the products that you mention - the things that will sell in China and elsewhere. We can do it but we have to get our eye on the ball and quit whining about companies like Carrier moving to Mexico.
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Zion NP - 19 hours ago
Both Eric and Derrick make points that merit consideration; kudos to both.

Kevin - 19 hours ago
Who the hell is thumbs downing your comment? It must be a bunch of communist #ChinaTrolls

Zion NP - 19 hours ago
@Jack : I agree; and no one (with notable exception) is being forced to buy Chinese goods. Pay attention to what you buy.

Jack - 20 hours ago
Last year China sent us $506 billion worth of goods and we sent them $130 billion of our products. To make up the difference China accepted $376 billion in our IOUs. Apparently they like our IOUs better than the stuff we produce.

kevin - 20 hours ago
If you place tariffs on goods from other countries, they'll reciprocate and place tariffs on the goods we export to their countries.
Majority of the goods that the Chinese have placed tariffs on, come from the RED DISTRICTS OR STATES where Trump got his votes.
Ivanka Trump, does have her products manufactured by cheap labor in China, then brought to the USA for consumers to buy them. Why didn't the Twitter in chief, place tariffs on her products?

Zion NP - 20 hours ago
@This is not Change I appreciate : What people are undeserving ? And Trump "ain't exactly cerebral", Kemosabe.

Derrick - 20 hours ago
@Eric It's not just manufactured goods. I agree, many of those jobs have disappeared, and in a decade or so, they'll disappear in China, as robotics is improving by leaps and bounds. The problem with the PRC are the taxes, de facto trade restrictions, the "I hate America" mantra of the higher levels of the Communist Party, and the insistence that you share all of your technology with your "joint-venture partner". Oh, and they'll insist that you must have one, to do business in the PRC. Been there, done that.

Eric - 20 hours ago
America is great at many thing but manufacturing is not one of them. Japan and Germany produce higher quality products while China produces cheaper products. Why would they want American products? American workers need to stop crying and step up their game. China loves American entertainment and fast food. So, they are more than willing to buy American products when you give them something they want.

GOPisTHEscandal - 20 hours ago
@Sam
But you are the one complaining like a snowflake.

This is not Change I appreciate - 20 hours ago
Nice to see someone else with brains and reasoning. Trump is playing poker and he is a really good negotiator. We needed a President with a backbone. Appeasing people and countries has not been working, never will. Socialism always fails. Only one that fails when you give people or countries things they do not deserve is the USA.

Zion NP - 20 hours ago
You can, you do, and you learn to live with it. Period.

Derrick - 20 hours ago
I absolutely agree, Matt. As much as I abhor Trump, he's finally taking action on something that is at least two decades overdue. I've done business in the PRC for years, and I can tell you that it is not a level playing field. It never will be, unless the US, Japan and the EU stand together. Unfortunately, that alone makes it problematic, because banding together would be much like the OPEC cartel; there will be benefits for selling each other out, like Airbus getting contracts at Boeing's expense. It's a problem that has to be attacked, and very carefully monitored by all of the PRC trading parties. Personally, I don't care about the cliche'd "long-term view" of the PRC, they'll suffer more than we will.
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Sam - 20 hours ago
1 out of four people gave you a thumbs down. I think these people need to be held in snowflake detainment camps till we get America back on track

ken - 20 hours ago
Matt shops at KMart and gets excited about the Blue Light Special, because he can buy products from China where the average annual salary is well under $10K. Yet he complains about fair trade. Go figure.

Old School Nupe - 20 hours ago
Don't trade with them and tell the president to stop letting them manufacture his goods.

M - 20 hours ago
You have to address the deficit before you're going to achieve anything with tariffs. Deficit spending is the reason there is a trade gap with China.

SPAMLANDFILL - 20 hours ago
the PROBLEM is PROFITEERING of which the GOP HEARTILY approves....VOTE

WHOCARES - 20 hours ago
What do you have for trade?

trijamms - 20 hours ago
All trade is fair trade. No one has a gun to your head. If you don't like lower prices, then buy higher priced American goods. Keep government out of trade and quit acting like a Commie.

Blah - 20 hours ago
Another peabrain with hardly a single credit of economics from a community college under his belt, gurgling nonsensical stale vomit.

Peaj - 20 hours ago
time is not on china time on the trade war like with the illegals coming from the south and Mexico should be scared with the USA there will be a trade war with them too

William - 20 hours ago
We, Meaning our corporations and the American consumer created the problem with China. As long as we are in the race for the cheapest products both cost and sale price we are not going to solve this issue of imbalance.

L33 - 20 hours ago
Tariffs don't fix a trade deficit, it just raises prices.

Anonymous - 20 hours ago
Would you like your shyt to go up. We enslave their people to do our dirty work so the rich can get richer and tell you idiots it “keep prices low.” Flatten up the CEO pockets. You whites started that junk, now you’re complaining. Guess slavery ended in America so you had find a way to enslave another people of color.

michael l - 20 hours ago
trouble is you and trump cant get the rest of the world to agree sinvce your such azzwipes to everyone. sad...

Matt - 23 hours ago
@mightythor ........that sounds true but if you saw what was going on in Washington you would realize a big part of our problem was our trade negotiators and certain congressman who were making deals not for the USA but for them. I saw negotiators look the other way on loophole often and knew they wanted to be lobbyist for those countries some day. It was criminal the goings on in Washington and most voters did not realize how crooked or naive some people were there doing the negotiations. They would slip little loopholes into agreements or rig a limit. Like when Japan was manipulating currency in their favor and agreed to ship in only 60% of the estimated number of machine lathes sold the USA. Trouble is the estimate was set high so in effect, their 60% represented over 100% of the lathes to be sold that year. That was a favorite way to rig trade, estimate high and then base % a country agreed to is actually enough to still take all of the market. You analysis is wrong, some American jobs needed to go away since foreign products were cheaper due to union greed and other costs, but we expect fair trade meaning no currency manipulation or special tariffs the are not reciprocal or human rights abuse or breaking of the rules agreed to.
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Al - 23 hours ago
@Ken This is not the Chinese problem. US companies CHOSE to manufacture their products over there.

Matt - 23 hours ago
@SeanO ...I know Stanley and visited them in New Britain Conn over a 40 year period. They could start making their products here again or in other low cost countries. China cut their prices by over 60% to get Stanley business but once all Stanley products were there, prices started to increase. A good study will prove they are no longer the cheapest supplier. Even here, if we start making more steel efficiently which will happen, Stanley saws and other products will be competitive here if the unions don't act out.

Matt - 23 hours ago
@Mike J .................Mike, then you have not faith in the American workers or business men. The world runs on the American economy, when we do well, they do well. But it is time finally to educate those countries about building their own economies without the need for a trade imbalance. If they do not start getting realistic and agreeing to a fair trade practices, then the American industrial animal spirit will prove how we do not need them if their trade is unfair. There might be some pain for us for awhile but those countries do not want to see us focus on making their products with automation and other means.
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Matt - 23 hours ago
@Unbelievable! ..........nickel and diming is a part of business. The Chinese manufacture needs to walk away from the deal if he cannot make a reasonable profit for the price he is negotiating. Set you bottom line and stick with it. Trying to make it up in overproduction is a fools game in most cases. You must know your costs exactly or have a reasonable idea taking into consideration hidden costs. There is a point were high production of a product cannot wring out further cost reductions. I was involved in both low and high production products and each has a intelligent lowest price you can accept. You try to get more but if desperate for business, you do not go below that bottom line price an risk losing your shirt.
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Unbelievable! - 23 hours ago
@Unbelievable! For Christ's sake, l can't say #$%$?!

Matt - 23 hours ago
@Unbelievable! ...........oh, I do, since I was involved in sales world wide for over 30 years. I went to the countries and negotiated deals for them to buy from us or deals for use to buy a product from them. Nickel and dime as you say is just a part of business. The Chinese manufacturer should know his costs and what the bottom line is for him. Crying about a deal where you lost money only says you are not good at your job. I walked away from many deals when to much was asked of us and in some cases a few months later, got the order anyway since the customer knew our price was as low as we could go, not the cheapest but the best overage value for them at that price. In other cases, when I walked it was simply the best thing to do for my company. Never met a Jewish middle man but expect there are some. A business does not deserve to survive if they cannot negotiate and walk when necessary.
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James - yesterday
Matt is right on many points. This article by Michael B. Kelley is subtly biased against Pres. Trump in that he ignores some of the most basic facts in his headline. Xi is a totalitarian leader of a country based upon a nearly endless supply of what we would call slave labor. A more insightful and unbiased writer would have addressed the reality of China's currency manipulation, product dumping, expansionist goals and serious standard of living failures. While many behoove China's ability to manufacture, it is widely ignored that it comes at the cost of their environment and quality of life. China may hold a great deal of USA bonds/debt, but they also mask immense debts internally. Millions of Chinese workers have jobs but far too many of them work in campuses where they have little more than a bed at night. One wonders if the subsistence farmer in China is better off with his poor home, warm bed and being surrounded by family over those workers who relinquish the rural areas to live in the domiciles inside guarded grounds to work for petty wages.
There is also the hidden elephant of the comparatively few Chinese millionaires who are allowed to operate and gain wealth while the relatively many Chinese are kept in thrall by labor practices and widespread poverty coupled with authoritative rule.
China has goals, and is acting upon them, which they can achieve due to their totalitarian government of expansion of empire, securing mineral resources, dominating manufacturing and ultimately securing China's future very long term with a vision of our planet running out of resources to support a burgeoning population. No one surpasses China in knowledge of out of control population growth and the difficulties of maintaining such a large population.
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Ken - yesterday
@Stopthemadness! it's amazing you and trump haters default to troll or bot when facts or even an opinion that differs from their own. good luck with that.

Mike J - yesterday
The trade is fair. What isn't fair is, their money evaluation and the manufacturing subsidies. But we took their garbage money and effectively laundred it. The American debt they bought is the bargaining chip Xi really has. He's got Trump by the balls, but Trump isn't smart enough to realize that. If they flood the market with the debt they bought, sure they lose money too (and lots of it) but that could stoke another recession or worse. Our equity market isn't strong based on organic growth, its strong based on the level of manipulation in the system.

THEBUK - yesterday
You're an idiot!!!!!!!!!!

SeanO - yesterday
@Small Government :: The FICA-funded "Social Security Trust Fund" is the #1 creditor to the FED and the Communist-Party ruled Red-China is the #2 creditor to the FED, it is all to pay for the "Rich-Free-Ride".

Matt - yesterday
@Small Government .............since a countries currency is compared to the US dollar as the exchange rate. If we were manipulating our currency in a bad way meaning we printed more money to drive down its value, then our lower value dollar would have an exchange rate with those countries where their money is worth more American dollars. But, we see the opposite taking place in some countries. China pushes their currency down so a American dollar can buy more Yuen so Chinese product priced in so many Yuen can be bought for less US dollars effectively making their product cheaper.

SeanO - yesterday
@Matt :: Very True. Well Said.

Ken - yesterday
thanks Matt, well said....It's time to get these cheap #$%$ china products out of here. Trump will win this trade war at the expense of Walmart and Costco shoppers. China just need to purchase 300 billion more in product or we just tariff the excess 300 billion. maga

Matt - yesterday
@Joe ........... I traded with the EU, China, S. America, etc. and they all have their games. Some partners are good but even Germany and England take advantage if they can. I flew to Germany within an hour of learning about a back door deal they were trying that would cost the USA 80 million. Their answer to me when I said that we had a contract that they agreed to, was they would tear it up and flush it down the toilet. We still got our way but they all treat trade with the USA different since we have been so easy in the past. Everyone has their gimmicks due to poor trade agreements. TPP was another mistake and Trump was right to cancel it until a better deal can be had. A claw hammer is needed now when you see 600-800 billion a year in trade imbalance. These other countries are not that good or efficient. We lose our industries when the USA government looks the other way and does not enforce good trade laws. Japan almost killed the auto and machine tool industry simply by weakening their currency to 3 times less then fair value for about twenty years then it is was or is today. We also had to transfer technology to them to do business there and put up with high tariffs that we did not impose on their products. We will see how ineffective screaming is since up to now, we haven't screamed and we haven't gotten anywhere. Things have to change.
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mightythor - yesterday
Want to know who is responsible for one-sided trade? Look in the mirror. Every time you shop, you vote with your dollars. You vote at the poling place once a year, but you vote at the checkout counter every day. By buying foreign-made goods, you are voting to ship American jobs, technology and money overseas. You're going to go out and do it again tomorrow, so stop blaming the Chinese (and the politicians, and the greedy corporate CEO's, and all the other scapegoats).

Stopthemadness! - yesterday
@Unbelievable! Troll...MUTED.

Joe - yesterday
No one disagrees with this. But that doesn't mean you therefore break out a claw hammer.You might have had leverage if you were part of TPP and hadn't #$%$ off the EU, and you all collectively put pressure on them. But no, it's more "manly" to scream loud and expect everyone to cower ... albeit ineffective

Unbelievable! - yesterday
You have no inkling what goes on behind the scenes. The Jewish middle men nickel and dime the Chinese manufacturers to death, so they have no choice but to over produce just to make ends meet.

Small Government - yesterday
Currency manipulation? The US is the biggest currency manipulator in the world. We just keep printing money when we need to in order to sustain our growing debt.

Unbelievable! - yesterday
If the #$%$ would stop nickel and diming the Chinese manufactures to death, they wouldn't have to over produce to make ends meet!

DR LOGIC - 16 hours ago
China needs our food a lot more than we need electronics. They depleted their fishing industry already and fresh water is a big future issue
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Ottostar - 18 minutes ago
We don't need plastic toys painted with lead. We don't need melamine milk, cesium jewelry, and poisonous dog treats. Chi-commies are ruthless animals that hate us, and we will have to kill them sooner or later. War is inevitable. The United States has Corn, Wheat, Vegetables, Fruits, Rice, Meat in abundance. We do not need China. We can make everything we need here. Time to re-tool and get about it.

FemmeBaby2k1 - 22 minutes ago
really?
Really? I don't think you any logic or think before you talk.

Minchu - 1 hour ago
You are Dr.? Dr in what area?

Joseph - 1 hour ago
The world is awash in corn, soybeans and wheat right now. There are plenty of places to buy beside the United States.

martin - 3 hours ago
There are plenty of agricultural powers in the world such as Brazil, Argentina, Russia, France, Mexico, Canada etc.

brjbbrjb - 4 hours ago
Beliefs are fear. How much has the price of water increased over the last 50 or so years? Tap water used to be drinkable, remember?

tammy - 8 hours ago
LOL Why do you folks believe fruits and veggies don't grow anywhere but the US? However, I don't think we're going to get technology from Bolivia. I'm guessing you also forgot that China was cutting deals with Europe while Trump kissed Putin's #$%$ at the last summit.

00 - 10 hours ago
They can't get them from other countries? Yes they can.

GJM - 19 hours ago
Not to mention that China is one of our largest creditors...they hold Trillions in U.S. bonds (money we needed to keep the government open because our leaders can't balance a budget). Or the Billions in stocks, land and corporations they own in the U.S.
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Buster South - 29 minutes ago
@Minchu --swallow it?

Minchu - 1 hour ago
I don;t think we Chinese will rush sell the T-Bill bought from you, we just stop buying future T-Bill. Your deficit grow every year, so find other country to fill the gap, now that our investment is under appreciated.
BTW, whoever suggest bankcrupt those liability, think more about it. It took 200+ years (lots of sacrafice, hardworking and luck ) to build your credit as today, if you people want to screw it up for short term gain, we Chinese may just swallow it.

Jon - 1 hour ago
GO Bankrupt on CHINA!!! THEN DECLARE NATIONAL SECURITY and DENY their ABILITY to COLLECT on ANY SECURED ASSETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! F them! They WERE CHEATING ANYWAY!

vorg_t - 1 hour ago
@jim LOL...I am pretty sure anything related to Defense is made right here in US.
That's one goal of TRUMP tariffs, attracting US companies back to US

vorg_t - 2 hours ago
+GJM You don't know 5h111t. China hold 1.1 Trillion and they been selling off starting a few years ago, not just now.
For the record, they are not loans but Treasuries. Know the difference before spewing out stuffs, makes you look idi 0tic

jim - 2 hours ago
@GJM, Look, almost nothing is made in USA any more, even new cars use parts from 5 different countries. Jet engines are made in foreign countries, GE makes jet engines in China, and computers, phones, etc etc, that's where jobs are gone.

Gade - 2 hours ago
@Amadeus Wow, panic much? These tariffs are the best thing to happen in 40 years. The US doesn't need china for anything.

lennox - 3 hours ago
What is china going to do sell them, in that case they will have no value and china will loose all its savings, the US wont, because those have already been sold the money is not going out of the US system, its only going to change hands.

Rich - 3 hours ago
@Steven Wouldn't their short (not sure if that's the right word for a currency) amount need to exceed their long amount for that to work? Assuming they don't have a short position already - it would take a long time to create a 1.2T short.

Ronald - 4 hours ago
ah, first things first. China owns about 6% of our debt...1.2 trillion or so. I don't consider 1 of something "trillions". Second, they own what in the US? Cause they don't, countries naturalize stuff all the time. So the only leverage that provides is for us (we can gladly take that "stuff" back China). On the debt they do hold, what...they are going to start dumping it and allow the value of that debt (their assets) to crash? OK....

FEK - 4 hours ago
Trillion, not plural, or 6% of all outstanding government debt. You are way overestimating their leverage.

charles - 4 hours ago
they hold $1 trillion, not 'trillions', GJM

brjbbrjb - 4 hours ago
Which is basically the reason they are having a hay-day. They kept their cost of living down a lot compared to what happened and is continuing to happen in the USA. Change is a constant. What was great 60 years ago no longer works.
In the name of freedom the rich have raped the citizens and that will cause self-elimination. Evolution 101.

Amadeus - 4 hours ago
That's right, That's why this is so remarkably stupid, like a whole other level of stupid. Xi goes home at night laughing. China could literally kill the dollar and collapse our economy whenever they want to. The dollars already on the decline as it is. Pretty much balancing out or worse any thing anyone might have gained from that whole tax thing. The price of gas alone has gone up 40c/gal the last few months.

Steven - 5 hours ago
@nortonutilities
China can put a massive short the US dollar before they start dumping US treasuries. That way, they can actually make money while watching the US economy go up in flames.

nortoncommando - 5 hours ago
It's like owning huge stock in a company, you can't sell it without dropping the value. The only advantage is if it appreciates.

Frank - 5 hours ago
That GJM is why the Chineese will not hold these Tariffs. They can not afford the US to fail, or we just stop paying them for our debt. What are they going to do?

Shane - 5 hours ago
Oh, that's the easy one. If China pushes to devalue our dollar that makes their debt worth less when they go to sell it. they will take massive losses if they try to unload it.

SeaTurt1e - 5 hours ago
The US should just call this company I keep hearing ads for on the radio... it says don't let the credit cards TRICK you into thinking you have to pay them back! That's what the US can do about its Chinese debt!

BAX - 5 hours ago
That's all due to the unbalanced trade "deals" the past administrations have screwed us with. We had the markets all tied up until we allowed companies to move overseas and to Mexico for cheaper labor. If that wan't a National Security Threat what is?

Joaquin - 6 hours ago
@GJM If China stops buying US Treasuries the effects would devaste our economy just like in 2007 and the dollar would tank. If that happens buy GOLD! It will skyrocket.

Ken - 6 hours ago
They manuulap their curranancy, we owe about 16.5 trillion, however that's still 2x our Gdp

Degan1990 - 7 hours ago
they need to turn those in.

Jerry - 8 hours ago
The uninformed abortion survivor has spoken

LJ - 8 hours ago
Another liberal DF.

Albert - 10 hours ago
You're an idiot. They are not one of our largest creditors. The long since sold most of their US Tresury Certificates off. Even at the highest level of debt, they only held 8% of the national debt. Our biggest debt is to our selves.

beast - 11 hours ago
That's a two sided argument, China didn't get where they were, by themselves.

Max - 11 hours ago
@Charles no let's make the military even bigger, then default on the bonds and tell them to come get it if they can

Max - 11 hours ago
@user that's called way out of control inflation and would make all of the savings of hard-working Americans worthless

sdiddle - 11 hours ago
less than 2 T

Chris - 11 hours ago
And two of our states control 25% of the worlds food supply. So there’s that little tidbit. Stocks are worthless if you starve to death

A Yahoo! user - 12 hours ago
@DJ25 A few other nations own part of the debt, like Japan, about $1.7 trillion, France, England Germany...etc. Also USA owns some of the debt of other nations.

A Yahoo! user - 12 hours ago
@Charles No, we would have to reduce the amount of social engineering (welfare and special tax breaks), or the debt will keep getting bigger and bigger, regardless of military spending.

A Yahoo! user - 12 hours ago
@International Also, if China put all their bonds up for sale at the same time, then the price would be very low to get anyone to buy.

A Yahoo! user - 12 hours ago
@Well Armed Lamb Actually Japan owns about 1.7 trillion of the debt. Also, many people forget that USA owns part of the debts of other nations.

A Yahoo! user - 12 hours ago
That would be like me buying 100 shares of Microsoft, and saying that Bill Gates should be afraid of me owning him!

Well Armed Lamb - 12 hours ago
Nonsense....yes China is the largest foreign holder of US debt but china's portion only works out to about 1.3 Trillion...more than half our debt about 10.5 Trillion is in American hands

SCOTT - 12 hours ago
Hey Syanis if that was even remotely believable which it isn't, then Trump's volatility is definitely the real concern for everybody ,,not just America...Not making America great that is fact not fake news...

Syanis - 12 hours ago
Actually China isn't that large of a creditor as played out and China is not just getting out of being a creditor of the US but dumping US bonds which started during the Obama years. China during the Obama years called the US far to unstable and volatile.

Greg - 13 hours ago
How will China collect if we default I will tell you they can not. They have no way of making us pay and if we default it wont mark my credit rating it will maybe stop other countries to nt buy our bonds but the country will be debt free kinda like a reset the real problem will be for the rest of the world the effects would hurt other countries not the American People The debt is a political game.

Anonymous - 13 hours ago
These debt holder comments are so dumb. The federal reserve holds over 80% of us debt

Cheesehead - 13 hours ago
What exactly is China going to do when they need soybeans?

MegaMeaty - 13 hours ago
What really matters is energy, and food. China needs to sell things to get that. The US has an abundance. Money is made up by man, and is utterly meaningless if we want it to be.

user - 13 hours ago
I'm sure we can print a few trillion dollars every week.

International - 14 hours ago
Yeah right! If you sell our bonds, others would buy. They can’t sell if no one buy!

Shanshan - 14 hours ago
@too legit to quit, Japan sold a lot at the end of 2017. China bought more and now is No. 1 holder of the US debt.

too legit to quit - 14 hours ago
Wrong. China does not own Trillions. China spent the last months of 2016 selling debt and calling in loans, decreasing its total to less than $1.10 trillion. Japan then took the top spot among foreign creditors at $1.11 trillion, though only by default, as the country decreased its holdings of U.S. debt by about $23 billion.

Japan and China each own about 5.5% of the national debt. Japanese-owned debt doesn't receive nearly as much negative attention as Chinese-owned debt, ostensibly because Japan is seen as a friendlier nation and the Japanese economy hasn't been growing at an 7% clip year after year.

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shootfirst - 15 hours ago
yep, the dotard has no play, China has all the power, all the chips

DanS - 15 hours ago
GJM -- Are you really that stupid? The reason that China has been hoarding so much U.S. treasuries is so that they can keep their currency low relative to the U.S. dollar. If they unwind their U.S. treasuries position, the yuan will become stronger relative to the dollar, making their goods more expensive. Their economy will crash big then. It happened to the Japanese decades ago when they did the same currency manipulation with their own yen while they were our #1 trade partner. That's why Japan has been in a long-term recession since then.

Charles - 15 hours ago
We would have to significantly reduce the size of the military to reduce our debt. Let's do it.

chris c - 15 hours ago
Our government owes us, we the people, far more than we owe China.

James C - 15 hours ago
We hold most of our debt

Frank - 15 hours ago
@Owan it'd weaken the dollar and cause interest rates to rise.

Patrick - 16 hours ago
The Chinese do not hold most of our debt.

DJ25 - 17 hours ago
China only owns 1.17 trillion in bonds. The other 19 or so trillion is owed by either the U.S government or by the American public themselves.

Shu - 17 hours ago
GJM, I am a Chinese, and I know our custom well, Chinese don't do kidnapping. Mutual respect is the key to dealing with Chinese.

Owan - 18 hours ago
This is one of the worst arguments. The debt is nothing as other would be more than happy to pick it up.

TRUMP trumps Obama - 20 hours ago
Maybe we'll just have to BALANCE THE BUDGET!!! Another great point!! THANKS FOR THAT!!!

murray - 20 hours ago
The media takes Chinas side?
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Joseph - 1 hour ago
I would hope that the media take the side of truth and reason and help protect our country from Trump.

O - 1 hour ago
Any different than tRump taking Putins side and the sheep just say baaaaaa?

Dave - 2 hours ago
ban panda express

Ryan - 3 hours ago
Anything that goes against Trump. Why do you think they are now supporting socialism?

Vladimir Mike - 4 hours ago
@murray It's Bloomberg

Joe - 4 hours ago
@Steve Liberal jerk alert! So you just want to lay down and have china walk all over you! yep thats a liberal!

Joe - 4 hours ago
@steven So your a liberal #$%$ who like to be bullied!

David - 4 hours ago
Liberals concerned about "facts" all of the sudden? Too funny!

Hologhost - 4 hours ago
The truth takes no side, that is the damn problem with people on the right. The truth takes no side. Xi does have the advantage over a short term president. He can wait him out, even if Trump somehow miraculously wins again, he still can wait him out.

steven - 5 hours ago
because trump is wrong

toughznuff - 5 hours ago
@murray "The media takes Chinas side?" if it can be used as a smear against Trump they will take whomever's side!

Jon - 6 hours ago
Proper policy requires weighing pros and cons with objective thinking that isn't clouded by patriotic bias. Understanding the full complexity of the situation demands recognizing the advantages the other side has in a trade war. That's important perspective, one you're sure as heck not going to get from the White House. This article isn't "taking China's side." It's helping readers learn the full complexity of the situation. Sorry it offends your patriotic sensibilities, snowflake.

David - 6 hours ago
No, what they're doing is trying to present all sides to the issue. It's not about sides, it's about facts.

Degan1990 - 7 hours ago
Of course they do all their articles and reporting is done on equipment made in China.

Steve - 7 hours ago
The media is simply making you aware of the fact we have a moron in the oval office!

jeremy - 7 hours ago
the media would kill their own mothers if it meant insulting Trump

thomas - 7 hours ago
What is happening to our country when the American media takes the side of our opponent? Sad. They hate Trump soooo much.

rj117 - 8 hours ago
Liberals taking sides with dictators that's nothing new.

Dom - 9 hours ago
@scotty
So slow day at the gas pump.... why read it?

Max - 10 hours ago
Leftards cheering for the Chitcoms.

Phil - 10 hours ago
the Media loves dictators thugs and socialists

Jeremy - 10 hours ago
That's because China owns the media.

Stefan - 10 hours ago
Just stating the harsh facts.

marxist masher - 11 hours ago
ALWAYS

sdiddle - 11 hours ago
they would sacrifice anything to get rid of potus..............ANYTHING

scotty - 11 hours ago
The tabloid-driven media takes any side that's against Trump. The new norm.

Syanis - 12 hours ago
Of course, its China or Trump and as always Trump is wrong. Hitler could come back reincarnated and start WW3 and the media would support him if his opponent was Trump.

Icy Moon - 13 hours ago
When your POTUS is asked what he's going to do about this and answered "I don't know." why are morons like you still taking a bigger moron's side?

Les Deplorables - 13 hours ago
The MSM is Socialist!

scott m - 13 hours ago
of course. that is b clintons legacy

Grady - 13 hours ago
WHY NOT ? TRUMPS AN #$%$ HOLE!

Yao - 14 hours ago
The democrats take it from the backside.

ROBBY - 14 hours ago
Trumpy supporters take Russia’s side, so...

Phil - 14 hours ago
The media would take the devil's side if he was against Trump...

JN - 14 hours ago
I'm sorry you see reporting facts as taking sides.

James7 - 14 hours ago
His advantage is that if anybody doesn't like his policies he can just kill them. Let the media deal with that!

Tillerson rocks - 15 hours ago
seriously?!!!! is that what you care about? Media?

shootfirst - 15 hours ago
China has control, the dotard is playing a fools game and he, as always, is he biggest fool

bogey buster - 16 hours ago
What is the Trumptard obsession with "sides"?

Seth - 16 hours ago
It’s not about taking sides but reporting truth and intelligence. Something Trump obviously severely lacks.

Mitsecl - 16 hours ago
While the trump instructs foreign leaders to skip the American press. FACT

stace - 16 hours ago
TRADE WARS ARE GOOD AND EASY TO WIN - Donel Tump

Freedom - 16 hours ago
the media take the anti trump side which is favorable to the communist

DR LOGIC - 16 hours ago
They already own most of Hollywood.

SYD - 16 hours ago
Another shining example of Trumptard ignorance. They love to speak on subjects they know nothing about. Sad.

Walk-Off - 16 hours ago
Trump takes Russia's side? Did you not watch the Trump/Bill O'Reilly pre-super bowl interview last year?

Charles - 16 hours ago
Liberal media is owned by a lot of commie sympathizers.

Dom - 16 hours ago
-Cos Trump is a moron..... we can not compete on price....china gets its wine, food etc from Australia instead.....Boeing and US farmers are is skrewed!!!

JOAT - 16 hours ago
ANYTHING TO BASH TRUMP!!! YES THEY DO!!

brad - 17 hours ago
Chinese propaganda brother. Money can buy anything. Even treason.

Bubba Zanetti - 17 hours ago
What do you expect them to do; side with a loser?

Resistance is Mandatory - 18 hours ago
No the tell the truth about the situation, China will win this. America is a third rate economy now.

Kristan - 18 hours ago
good, a nice reminder that we still live in a free country.

Bob - 18 hours ago
The state controlled media always takes sides against those who disagree with their socialist/communist views.

DonaldTrump=Syphilis4Brains - 18 hours ago
You sound like a female dog, murray. Quit whining and man up, ya silly p___y you.

Joseph - 18 hours ago
They aren't taking sides. China can take the long view because they control the press, and don't have to worry about elections. It's just a fact.

Romeo - 18 hours ago
So you expect the media to be biased in your favor?

Anonymous - 18 hours ago
Pathetic liberals on here making excuses and name calling because they know its the truth murray.

Anonymous - 18 hours ago
rcee you need to grow up. And get a clue. Pathetic idiot.

rcee - 19 hours ago
Trumpsters amaze me. Pointing out a key advantage China has is not taking sides. Seriously, is it only when the news says "Trump is the grandest of them all" that you people take it seriously? Grow up!

Matt - 19 hours ago
Msm is fascist.

peppy - 19 hours ago
The liberal media is Anti-American - always was and always will be until their sheep viewers realize it and EDUCATE THEMSELVES.

RR - 19 hours ago
are YOU a billionaire? lol....MAGA 2016-2024!

Stproz - 19 hours ago
yup and the paper pusher who produce nothing...You buy a $1000 from a dude and he buys $300 from you a month WHO HAS THE POWER? COmmon Sense the ones complicating it are the one profiting off screwing the American worker

Robert - 19 hours ago
Are you surprised? They hate this country.

Sky - 19 hours ago
Well, the Dotard is completely incompetent in business, so there is that.

murray - 20 hours ago
If you believe that I have some land west of San Diego thats in your price range doofus.

Macro - 20 hours ago
The media is just reporting - you can't stand the truth, can you?

murray - 20 hours ago
Lets leave your ole lady outta this bubba

Vin - 23 hours ago
I wonder if 500 years ago, before government, if people really cared who won and who lost? Or did they just care about getting goods from the other side of the world?
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David - 30 minutes ago
Open a history book if you can read.

Skittles - 4 hours ago
You can go back around 245 years ago - Ever hear of the the Boston Tea Party???

DANIEL - 4 hours ago
They cared about who won and lost. Tariffs are not a creation of Trump.

Vin - 4 hours ago
@Sensei there were kingdoms and i'm not gonna correct my typo for the fourth time

Sensei - 4 hours ago
500 years ago it was 1518... I'm "pretty sure" there were governments...

Jeff - 4 hours ago
@BAX They weren't out to conquest for their leaders. Most exploration was financed not for exploration, but for trading. Didn't you ever take a history course?

BAX - 5 hours ago
Now that's about the dumbest thing I've heard today. 500 years ago groups of people were out to conquest for their leaders. I'm pretty sure the losers who were killed and their women raped sort of cared about it!

Degan1990 - 7 hours ago
Back when we hunted or grew our own food? Or maybe traded favors for goods or pelts? Don't worry in a few years well be right back to that again.

Kenneth - 8 hours ago
GREED

De - 8 hours ago
*Before modern nation-states had carved up the world into territories owned by (the government of) one country or another, rather than just the people who lived there.

Vin - 9 hours ago
Typo sillies: ^big government...and yes I wanted to stimulate that grey mass between your ears. I am well aware of my history. Thank you very much

gamisarios - 10 hours ago
gold based dollar to be announced soon China will return our intellectual property that's what this all about

A Yahoo! user - 12 hours ago
@Robert Actually "government" goes back way further, at least 5,000 years ago, Egypt, Babylon...etc. But even way back say 100,000 years or so there were "tribes" and "clans", and they even traded goods back then. Government has just morphed over time as humans learn to be more sociable and deal with ever increasing population and social complexities.

Marc - 12 hours ago
The Chinese Boxer Rebellion was a reason for that war. The British were running a huge trade deficit with China over tea, spices, silk, and the Chinese were not buying any British goods. So the Brits introduced opium from Burma another British colony to China to get them addicted and balance the trade inbalance.

Robert - 12 hours ago
You realize government of nations has existed for the past three thousand years, correct. Five hundred years ago was the middle of the Renaissence.

Syanis - 12 hours ago
Back then you did NOT trade what that country already had or could make. You traded what they didn't have for what you didn't have. This same idea in today's world would leave China broke and a 3rd world country as they don't have much to offer other major players don't already have themselves besides money while China lacks a lot with tech, food, and having a massive population that is burdening them.

Dont Be A Tool! - 14 hours ago
500 years before Government? Really?

Vin - 15 hours ago
@Russ N silk, porcelain, tea, cotton comes to mind

HAHAhillarylost - 18 hours ago
500 years ago?? For 2000 years before that Countries and Governments Like The Romans England, France, Portugal, Spain,Belgium,and many others sent their armies to conquer the World over trade and wealth, they murdered millions of people and enslaved millions..Learn history, the World didn't just start when you were born.

Russ N - 19 hours ago
um, what goods would that be??? You talking Marco Polo ?

Macro - 20 hours ago
500 years ago - international trade existed. Read some history.

AdamB - 20 hours ago
Commerce has always driven human growth. And government has always held it back.

Vin - yesterday
Government 🙈😆

Vin - yesterday
*big governemnt

DisHodor - yesterday
Imports from China declined 14.7 percent in February. It's a good start! Buy American!
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Clay - 35 minutes ago
Hope you got the tax break to pay for it. Or is it just an extra pack of cigarettes each month

Sssy - 58 minutes ago
Not importing from China far from equal to buy American, it’s just replaced by South America, Vietnam or SE Asia , and China has investments or own many of their factories, not many people can afford to buy American.

El - 3 hours ago
Like American TVs....none....American Cellphone....none.....top end computer....Mac Pro $3000.... The U.S. is moving to services...not manufacturing...evolve or die.

cyle - 4 hours ago
Buying American is 10 times the price

Joe - 4 hours ago
@Bill I don't!!

Joe - 4 hours ago
@David We can do it here! Where do you think they learned it from! they stole everything they make almost!

Joe - 4 hours ago
@steven Just cause you are incapable of anything does not mean we are not!

brjbbrjb - 4 hours ago
So that means that the cost of living has gone down in America? Good luck on that one!

steven - 5 hours ago
what is it americans make other than weapons

Degan1990 - 7 hours ago
Now the next step, open up them shops and let new blood pour back into those old veins.

David - 7 hours ago
What US electronics company does anything than ASSEMBLE electronic components largely manufactured in China and to a lesser degree manufactured overseas with a minimal few components produced in the US?

JMs - 9 hours ago
That's the right way to cut the deficit with China instead of the trade war.

Bill - 11 hours ago
@CHRIS Hate to say this but many Japanese and Taiwanese products are made in main land China.

Bill - 11 hours ago
@jack ok don't buy Dell computers or Apple phones.

Bill - 11 hours ago
What exactly is an American good is it one from parts from out side the US , even Dell computers are made in China as are your Apple cell phones, most cars have parts from all over the world or even assembled in other countries and sold as American. So what do we and only we make?

J - 12 hours ago
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/06/us/politics/us-china-trade-deficit.html
The trade deficit that President Trump has often railed against hit historic highs last year.
The trade deficit that President Trump has often railed against hit historic highs last year.
www.nytimes.com

jack - 12 hours ago
For 60 days stop buying China #$%$ that you don't need. 60 days is all it will take. How hard is that?

Robert - 12 hours ago
Well then make American goods of better quality

Marc - 12 hours ago
I want to buy an American PC, wide screen TV, phone, oh wait no such things exist,

CHRIS - 12 hours ago
Or Taiwanese, or Japanese......just don't buy China.

Jaden - 12 hours ago
I doubt American jobs are coming back. If we don't buy from China, we buy from Vietnam, Indonesia, or other third world countries. We simply do not have competitive advantages comparing with the low wages of the third world countries.

peter_the Great - 13 hours ago
No thanks ... other than mechanisms for killing others the U #$%$ A doesn't make anything worthwhile in quality

Icy Moon - 13 hours ago
Too bad most of that will go up in price and Trump only buys Chinese

Roger - 13 hours ago
The only way I pay more for something made here is if it was made by a union worker.

Ken - 13 hours ago
Please tell me where I can buy American! Does anybody really think the mass production factories which left the country will come back? Last I heard the wages in Mexico are 10%, the workers are not unionized, there is not much expectation of health insurance coverage and water cooler breaks.

Grady - 13 hours ago
NOT! China Can #$%$ TRUMP SMALL BRAIN ANY TIME!

Loveyourself - 14 hours ago
Most American products are made in CHINA by AMERICAN COMPANIES. Did you know that, just take a look at the thing you use everyday. China is the WORLD LEADER in manufacturing GOODS.

Handi - 14 hours ago
Why don't you buy America at any price? I will not!

fengfeib - 15 hours ago
The month imports from China declined more than 18%; however, the US. trade deficit increased $57.4 billions.

shootfirst - 15 hours ago
hilarious...

SteveMac213 - 16 hours ago
@peppy and you believe anything right dummy?

SYD - 16 hours ago
American products are garbage.

Jeff - 16 hours ago
@Dishodor... So, by that you mean we should not purchase any of Trump or Ivanka's cheaply made products that are made over seas? Right? Great idea. Let’s make American produced goods great again.

communicator - 18 hours ago
Buy American what?? We hardly manufacture anything anymore.

Anonymous - 18 hours ago
@peppy removing Chump would be great news.

dave - 18 hours ago
Back that with facts? I know you can’t , liar.

Trekker - 18 hours ago
Buy American? Big Problem.
Our biggest corporations get most of their stuff made in China.
They have been for years.

LarryS - 19 hours ago
Citations?

axeman - 19 hours ago
The US trade deficit is at a 9.5 year high. I think you need to look at th e raw data. last year had a HUGE deficit. January's deficit was HUGE. and it dropped to about average in February. So yeah, it declined from Jan to Feb. that doesn't mean 'it is a good start'.

peppy - 19 hours ago
Dumb liberals see this great news, but they are TOO STUPID to do anything else except call for an end to the good news and remove Trump

dwainm - 20 hours ago
Buy American ! Tax China!

David - 20 hours ago
buy from any friendly country that plays by the WTO rules. china is not friendly and they don't play by the rules.

Hendrick Parks - 20 hours ago
please post where you got this data. I did find an article about a decline of china imports in February. Oddly it was in 2016.

Macro - 20 hours ago
Buy American ? LMFAO !! Seriously - what's there to buy that's made here? VERY LITTLE !!!

GotYouAllFooled - 20 hours ago
That means you aren't buying any of trumps stuff since it's made in China

Michael - 22 hours ago
If the trade imbalance is your definition of "this issue", then the early evidence suggests that Donald's tariff's nonsense is what needs to be amended.

Unbelievable! - 22 hours ago
Oh alright, how much is American Child Porn these days?

DisHodor - 22 hours ago
@Michael So you would agree that we need to work toward amending this issue, right?

Michael - 22 hours ago
Here's something else that happened in February. How does this fit in with your "good start".

https://www.nasdaq.com/article/us-trade-deficit-widens-more-than-expected-in-february-20180405-00495
-A report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday showed the U.S. trade deficit widened by more than anticipated in the month of February..
-A report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday showed the U.S. trade deficit widened by more than anticipated in the month of February..
-A report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday showed the U.S. trade deficit widened by more than anticipated in the month of February..
www.nasdaq.com

DisHodor - 23 hours ago
@Sig Here are some American apparel companies(mostly men's). I hadn't known about them until some else shared them with me:
Allen Edmonds
American Apparel
American Giant
American Trench
Askov Finlayson
Baldwin
Duck Mason
Columbiaknit
Gitman Bros
Grown and Sewn
Left Field NYC
LC King
Schott
Westerlind Outdoors
Welcome Stranger
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Sig - yesterday
Buy American what?

Sig - yesterday
Such as????

Chris - 15 hours ago
Not surprisingly, Yahoo News sides with China over the US.
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El - 3 hours ago
Nope...just telling the Truth...you can hide, or face the truth.

xesecre - 5 hours ago
Who didn't see that coming :)

Zeno - 7 hours ago
Not surprisingly the Right Wing can’t freaking read because after reading the article NO WHERE is there any support for China over the US, you inbred morons. The article is just giving statistics on trade. Man you people are just stupid beyond belief

David - 10 hours ago
NO Chris,the media is reporting WHAT COMES OUT OF TRUMPO'S FAT MOUTH,AND THE W.H!!

Stefan - 10 hours ago
Just stating the obvious.

JOES QUANTUM GARAGE - 11 hours ago
alotopropoganda YAHOE FO THE BRAINWASHED CRAVEN SLAVES== F CHINA

Brandon - 11 hours ago
Chris People like you are the problem with America. It's not about "sides". What do you want Yahoo to do? Support America and push a nationalist agenda because it makes you feel good about yourself instead of reporting the facts? Yeah no thanks. There's a word for that. It's called propaganda. Sorry you didn't get your daily dose of propaganda from this article. Instead you got logic and facts, this article isn't picking a side it's reporting on the facts of everything.

Awake - 12 hours ago
You effin empty creature. REALLY.

Cluckyoucluckercluck - 12 hours ago
Syanis, Trump has adopted many of Hitler's tactics in brainwashing normal German citizens in the time between WWI and WWII. So if you're saying Hitler has been reincarnated, I think we know who he came back as - a petty little vindictive con artist with the desire to be king of the world. History: learn it or it will repeat itself.

arthur - 12 hours ago
Not surprisingly, Trump sides with Russia over the US.

SCOTT - 12 hours ago
Hey Chris if you actually looked at the situation and realized the can of worms the dotard is opening and the long term effect it will have on Americans you would agree as well...Flying by the seat of your pants with out any knowledge of the consequences is the Trump way and it doesn't work..Trump couldn't manage a McDonalds for crying out loud..C'mon man get off the Jimmy Jones effect with the nitwit...Not making America great by any stretch of the imagination...

Syanis - 12 hours ago
Hitler could come back reincarnated and start WW3 and the media would side with Hitler as long as Trump is on the other side.

Alpha - 14 hours ago
No, they side with reason over moronic, ill advised hostilities that will hurt us business and kill US farming. This is capitalism, not socialism or communism. The government should not interfere with business negotiations because 80 year old child feels emotional from some thing he saw on twitter today

Miguel - 14 hours ago
Just like they side with North Korea

Cynthia - 15 hours ago
I swear I did not see your post, wrote the same thing 5 mins ago

Phillip - 19 hours ago
Yahoo loves China
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James - 1 hour ago
Must be that communist bond.

A Yahoo! user - 19 hours ago
Wow, could this mean the U.S. might start producing things again!?
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Sean - 4 hours ago
Nope, manufacturers will just move their factories to India

brjbbrjb - 4 hours ago
Right and the price of gas or electricity will go down and all will be well. lol

JimboMania - 5 hours ago
It does

SteveMac213 - 16 hours ago
No.

TRUMP trumps Obama - 19 hours ago
and mexico... and vietnam... and india. the work will be spread.

Lay - 8 hours ago
So they will pay more for food and the US will pay more for luxuries.
Sure China has the advantage ...
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Joseph - 58 minutes ago
@Gade There is a lot of ag production capacity in the world today. The world is awash in wheat and corn and there are a lot of beans.

Gade - 2 hours ago
@Sean lol, it takes land to produce food. Hard to produce more land.

Sean - 3 hours ago
Nope, China will switch food suppliers.

Steven - 19 hours ago
If we all stopped buying Chinese goods it would have a real impact. If we bought more US goods it would help. Look at the labels when you buy.
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Steven - 3 hours ago
@00 something as simple as apple juice at your local grocery store.

Steven - 3 hours ago
@JasonB True, and that is why we have the trade gap.

00 - 10 hours ago
Show me the substitute products made in America first.

SteveMac213 - 15 hours ago
Lol.

JasonB - 18 hours ago
Most people are more concerned with price.

Steve - yesterday
We buy more from them, so their advantage is they'll lose more business than us. We have the most diversified, largest and stable economy in the world. Nearly every natural resource imaginable and the largest and most knowledgeable workforce. They have an economy based on exports to us and other countries.
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james - 7 hours ago
Umm no

Chris - 11 hours ago
These posts sound like they are coming from TRumptards who understand zero about tariff and consequences.

Thomas - 12 hours ago
@Mike - Precisely why corporations have no business being considered a 'person'.

Icy Moon - 13 hours ago
No you don't EUROPE has the diversified, largest and stable economy in the world. Your natural resources are mostly from Asia or Europe or Africa and knowledge and workforce is OUTSOURCED

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JL13 hours ago
Exactly right. If we told China to screw off. You keep your #$%$, and we will keep ours. we are done doing import and export business. China would fold like a tent. They have silk and we don't. We don't really need their #$%$. Made in China indeed. Ok, you make your #$%$. We won't buy it. Then what? Supply and Demand is the fundamental of economics. They can supply it. But if we do not demand it? Then what? They going to sell to Europe? The Euro is toast. See England. Sell to Iran? Good luck. Sell to Japan?. Those two countries hate each other. See history. China going to sell to Mexico? No. South America? No. Australia? That's their last choice. And Australia ain't stupid. They will say, we will buy your #$%$, but at a reduce rate. Oh, what about electronics? Between the USA and Japan and S Korea? We don't need China. A new world order might be in order. China better not step out of line. Oh, we owe them 2 trillion? So what? 30 countries still owe us from WWII.
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illini21 - 14 hours ago
Corporate greed is also a big problem.

Mike - 14 hours ago
If what you said were true, the USA could be self-sustaining. All products sold in America would be made in America and bought by Americans. That's not the way the world works. Corporations are not patriots; they are members of the global marketplace.

Brian H - 14 hours ago
And how many allies does America have these days?

shootfirst - 15 hours ago
false on every front...the US workforce sucks, we buy all their stuff, they buy our soybeans and remant pork products, farmers suffer, US consumer suffers, China remains the victor...the dotard is China's #$%$. Just wait until they dump the trillions of debt they hold, not to mention they own huge chunks of the US

DAboys - 15 hours ago
We have the largest and most stable economy, not for long if Trump doesn’t get impeached soon!

Seth - 16 hours ago
Odd every electronic I open up says internals are either made in China, South Korea or Taiwan. Electronics make up a large portion of American households.

mike - 17 hours ago
@ Donald , We are still the #2 largest manufacturing nation , with much less man power , but their products are still a little low tech ,but are getting better , Yes we have fuel and food , but also the best high tech . Fools like you will give that away . And when it's gone their prices will rise until your paying their workers and the shipping also , but you have no vision , so go to your gay rights rally

mike - 17 hours ago
@ R , Bet your slant eye heros are hungry soon , Ya they buy our food . And will pay a lot more from any nation that can produce food that even comes close to what we can .

mike - 18 hours ago
@ Alie , No Slick Willie gave you Wally world and that store is full of minorities and dems

Owan - 18 hours ago
@Eric it actually may help those who seem to have a whole burning in their wallet.

Owan - 18 hours ago
@Eric do you know what the majority of Chinese make?

go chargers - 18 hours ago
keep dreaming moron. we are not the manufacturing giant of 50 years ago.and are workforce is a joke.

donald m - 18 hours ago
So why are Trump's family goods not made in USA ????????????????

Alie - 19 hours ago
Yea tell that to all the Trumpian Walmart shoppers... fugly Americans that only care about prices will not be happy.

R - 19 hours ago
@L33 Yes, gets paid a lot more for producing a lot less. Who buys our debt? The Chinese.

R - 19 hours ago
What a simplistic and ignorant understanding of economics and trade you have. Our trade deficits are because we buy what China sells. They don't want or need what we sell.

Mike - 19 hours ago
Wrong!!!!

Donald - 20 hours ago
And yet we have virtually no manufacturing, gasoline is the #1 export, followed by agriculture. We can't win when we don't make the things we need. We the consumer will just pay more. Trump is a moron, and the whole world knows it.

Eric - 20 hours ago
America has no advantage because 78% of full-time workers live paycheck to paycheck while means price is the most important factor for most consumers and the U.S. can never compete with China on price. People ultimately listen to their wallets because the rest of America doesn't help pay your bills just because you're a fellow American.

RPM - 20 hours ago
WRONG. You amateur world economists are entertaining.

Macro - 20 hours ago
Steve - I don't know who fed you that garbage bud, but it is not the resources or the economy that matters, it's the tenacity and the willpower. Besides, we not be so rich if we hadn't outsourced our work to China. The sun is rising in the east and in case you hadn't noticed, it's begun to set in the west.

What The F* - 20 hours ago
Are you serious? There are over 1 billion people in China...... we are barely at 300 million

L33 - 20 hours ago
Yes, but we have a workforce that gets paid a lot more than China, which is most important. Unless you want to be paid $1 an hour to assemble things.

NutHouse - yesterday
@Joe the debt is actually our advantage. Trump just has to say that he won't honor their treasury notes and you'll see China buckle in a heartbeat. This would be the nuclear option that no sane person or country would want to experience from either side. But Trump isn't sane so China would have no choice but concede.

NutHouse - yesterday
@Steve exactly right! People are afraid of the short term implications but we have to be willing to stand up for ourselves. We definitely have the upper hand we just have to be willing to fight for it.

Paul - yesterday
@Steve You did your homework. And you got your facts straight. Libs and progressives (you know, those who hate America and it success, and think the rest of the world, despite constant and formidable failure, has a "better idea") are bent on creating FUD all the time. But they're always wrong. Still, I guess, they believe "If we can't be right, we should be wrong as loudly and offensively as possible".

Dave - yesterday
They don't have to sell your debt, they can stop buying your future debt which drives up interest rates further lowers your ability to refinance, and that affects factories, workers, investors and everyone else. China didn't buy your debt to make profits, give that a hard think why.

Paul - yesterday
@Richard Potable water is not as scarce as you'd like to think. Desalinization is a technology we are very good at (sell it to many other countries, including China, where potable water IS a significant issue).US Oil reserves are still much larger than we'd need to 1,000 years of use - even if it were to grow at the current rate. So..#$%$-de-doo about "not being in the top 3".Even if we were "trade cut off" from the rest of the world, the US would thrive just on national agri and mfg to meet and exceed our own consumption.Trump's act of drawing a line in the (fair trade) sand is wise, and is already being effective. So sit back, worry if you must, but enjoy the win.
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E - yesterday
@Richard, your observations lack some perspective. Our natural resource levels are not low as you suggest. Rather, many of our mines have been shuttered due to dumping by other nations and environmental law. As for oil, we have shale and oil sand deposits in North America that outstrip most of the Middle East. As for water, that is a problem that corrects over time by development shifts. Desalination is also an option there. Furthermore, the real issue for the states mentioned is not water for populations but for agriculture. As a side, China has such large water problems they are resorting to large scale cloud seeding for their plains. So, on a pure geographic boundary issue, no one will tell you that the US does not hold an advantage over China in resources.
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Richard - yesterday
Hello Steve:
Potable water is becoming scarce. California, Nevada and other states are having major issues as the water table is at very low levels. Minerals are no longer plentiful and the US is not in the top three countries with oil reserves in the country even though the country is exporting oil to other countries. Check your facts my friend.

Steve - yesterday
@Joe If they sell our debt, they'll have to do it at a discount. There are many investor here willing to take that discount. They don't want to eliminate their reserves, that would crash their currency. We can build a supply chain and there are many, many, many countries that would willingly supply us as well.

Steve - yesterday
@rancidcheeto When lacking a rational point to make go straight to insults. Liberalism is a disease.

Steve - yesterday
@lieNoMore So you agree that it's still based on exports and they are trying to change that. Good. But they aren't there yet as they still export far more than they import.

lieNoMore - yesterday
You are wrong and using the outdated Japan model for China. China has a giant growing internal market and that is one of the major things we trade with them for. You are making the same mistake Trump is by thinking the Japan model applies to China.

Thomaso - yesterday
the USA is a large country, but it is not the greatest country with the most resources, best ever workforce, greatest this and bandstand that. I think it actually ranks about 32 or 36 in those respects.

rancidcheeto - yesterday
you are truly clueless

tarssandstirpes - yesterday
hit the nail (imported from China, sadly) right on the head.

Joe - yesterday
They won't. We have no supply chain here. What it means is we still buy from them, have to pay more, and they still have the leverage of holding our debt.

Essentially China is loaning you money for your debt financed tax cuts and government spending, and then you're still complaining while living on the credit card.

pitstainer - yesterday
Soybeans and rice are more important to Xi's life than flatscreen TV's are to Trump's first and/or second term. If there are Chinese food riots, Xi may be overthrown and executed.
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Minchu - 53 minutes ago
Looking at the ratio of thumb up /Thumb down about this post, is this really American's understanding? Your destiny is not so promising.

Joseph - 1 hour ago
Have you ever taken any econ Jessu? Do you understand the concept of "perfect competition" and a "homogeneous commodity?" The world oilseeds market his extremely efficient. Countries do not raise or lower products. market prices rise and fall. It won't take dramatic increases in prices for more soybeans to start flowing from Paranagua and the River Plate grain terminals to China. Look at USDA's WASDE estimates. There is a lot of old crop carryout. Beans store well. China can get most of its ag import needs elsewhere. And it is happy to take US grains as long as the tariff gets paid. That means Chinese farms will pay somewhat more for soybean meal and U.S. farmers will get paid somewhat less for beans. And yes, I have a M.S. degree in ag econ and was an ag economist for the Federal Reserve for years. I have been back and forth to Brazil for 49 years now and know their soybean sector pretty well. They have room to continue to expand.
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Joseph - 1 hour ago
@Mancave Dweller Farmers won't starve. They will just see the value of the price of their land drop.

brjbbrjb - 4 hours ago
Trump is not concerned with your cost of living and neither are his billionaire friends.
Gang-bangers need to eat too and they WILL eat.

Mancave Dweller - 7 hours ago
Or they buy it somewhere else and our farmers starve. Then you'll see riots. You think we're the only country growing soybeans ?

Andrew - 15 hours ago
Wow, you are stunningly under informed. Stick to watching WWE Wrestling

Dustin - 15 hours ago
@dani check below. There isn't an infinite amount of soy. Good luck.

TruSage - 19 hours ago
I don't think you understand what's going on here. Trade wars are to disadvantage the seller, not the buyer. Soybean and rice farmers here are who will feel the pain as will flat screen tv makers in China

Troy - 19 hours ago
You're really stupid if you think that's even possible. He just became President for life. You think that happened by accident?!?

Russ N - 20 hours ago
yeah, the Chinese are going to throw rocks at soldiers! Sure

xyz - 20 hours ago
They don’t get a lot of rice from the US and South America has the capacity to pick up the soybean market unfortunately. The Chinese put some thought into which products they chose, lots of secondary suppliers.

Eric - 20 hours ago
The real enemy of Americans is low wages. 78% of workers live paycheck to paycheck, that means price will ultimately win out and the U.S. cannot compete with China on price. Unless wages increase, Americans will not buy Made in America because it's more expensive and most people are struggling financially and will listen to their wallets. Nobody helps pay your bills just because you're a fellow American.

Jessuprodriquez - 20 hours ago
@Mike J https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/world-leaders-in-soya-soybean-production-by-country.html
World leaders in soya production based on annual data released by FAOSTAT, the USA leads the way, followed by Brazil.
World leaders in soya production based on annual data released by FAOSTAT, the USA leads the way, followed by Brazil.
World leaders in soya production based on annual data released by FAOSTAT, the USA leads the way, followed by Brazil.
www.worldatlas.com

Jessuprodriquez - 20 hours ago
Anyone who thinks that Brazil and Argentina can fill the void of US Soybeans is misinformed dramatically. Before you start spewing nonsense, you need to actually go look at the numbers. Although I'm positive everyone here is an Ag commodity expert, please take a quick look at the current harvest rates for Brazilian Soybeans and also note that they are harvesting at 40% moisture! If China imposes tariffs on US Soy, South America and any other soy producing country will raise prices dramatically as well. Its also nice to point out that the US and South America also have opposite harvesting times as well.
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Hendrick Parks - 20 hours ago
@ pitstainer I bet you have a flatscreen TV. Plus we are the ones that would hurt if they put tariffs on soybeans

dani - 22 hours ago
Soybeans can be imported from Latin America. Time also for African countries produce soybean so they will sell it at half price to China.

E - yesterday
@Mike J, your assumption is that South American can raise production without raising price. However, we all know supply curves slant upward to the right.

Tony - yesterday
Soybeans and corns are for live-stock feeding. China produces enough rice for human consumption. South America countries will fill the gap for soybeans and rice. You will not see food riots at all. This will be a trade war for pain tolerance not survive.

E - yesterday
Bingo....Correct answer goes to pitstainer.

Dave - yesterday
If there are riots... that's exactly why Xi turned the government to a one-man show, so he can jail any opponents who dare to speak out they suffered under his policies. Sadly Trump can't do that although he may be tempted to try..

Mike J - yesterday
Yes they do care about Soy... but South America can give them a better and cheaper product. They are also the bigger exporter by volume. I don't know the rice trade facts, but Soy definitely has alternatives available to anyone who doesn't like our terms.

JesseS - yesterday
You are talking about China of 50 years ago. As a country, we know China far less than they know us. Most of soybean now are the feed to pigs/chickens for meat sources in China. They grow their own rice or buy from neighboring countries.

Luther - yesterday
It will be tough for the Chinese people to overthrow their government since guns are illegal. Let's send David Hogg to China, he'll love it there.

gj - yesterday
i doubt that

Thomas - yesterday
You think we're the only country that grows soy beans and rice? Let me guess...trumpster?

SlackJawedYokel - yesterday
What's a riot is your comment.

Joe - yesterday
Yeah, look at what happened in Tianneman Square. Don't over inflate our power, it may make one feel good but it's always in one's best interest to realize weaknesses.

None - yesterday
One key advantage is that the Organized Media loves anyone but Trump.
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Norman - 5 hours ago
They did the right thing.

David - 10 hours ago
None,well even REX called trumpo a Moron!

Thomas - 12 hours ago
Trump put all this on himself. For being a liar, a cheater, and a racist sack of #$%$. Worst example of a human being. If he is one.

Samantha - 14 hours ago
@at the blue Mozilla...would you love someone who stuck their nose in a States business about what bathroom people can use? Would you love someone who did not work with Congress, but around then by issuing EO’s? Would you love someone who everytime someone criticized his policy, the race card was pulled out? Would you love someone who sponsored a health care plan that was a disaster to millions of Americans? Would you love someone who went around the world apologizing? If you loved this kind of character, you do not deserve to be an American.....

The Blue Mozi - 19 hours ago
Would you love someone who cheated on his ex-wives? Would you love someone who cheated on taxes & ran some of his major businesses to the ground? Would you want someone who acted like a spoiled brat, not very articulate, spend way more time on social media to vent his frustrations, and played way more golfs in less than 2 years. If you love this kind of character to run a country, then seriously, you don't deserve to be an American!

SauceyKitty - 19 hours ago
So what? trump loves only himself and Ivanka!

JC - 19 hours ago
They even drooled of Kim Jung Il's sister.

Nathan - 19 hours ago
Organized Media, like Fox News Corp or Sinclair Broadcasting?

Gregory - 20 hours ago
Scary, but Amorosa was correct, certain people do bow before the great trump.

Keith - 20 hours ago
If there is a trade war. The dems and MSM will be pulling for China.

Rinski - 20 hours ago
Most decent people love anyone over Trump

Bob Pettit - 20 hours ago
jeez are you dumb!!

albin - 20 hours ago
Actually no one like him in general, I mean no one.

Xally - 20 hours ago
Yep. They will rave about how great Kim Jong Un's sister is, how wonderful China is, and how great Mexico is though....

Guykill Nounverber - 23 hours ago
And in that, they have alot of common with most of the public. What's your point chief?

99 problems.... - yesterday
Didn't know fox fox hates trump

H - ad Enough Yet?
Had Enough Yet?yesterday
Boo hoo, Trump is perfect......How's that?

Charles - 12 hours ago
is this article sponsored by China?

Kevin - 20 hours ago
I'm sure China appreciates Yahoo writing propaganda on their behalf.
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LJ - 9 hours ago
Yahoo is a west coast company, FULL OF CHINESE.

Obi - 16 hours ago
70% of US news today is propaganda. Big Oil propaganda, big business propaganda, Leftists propaganda, CIA propaganda, LGBT propaganda, Alt right propaganda etc. What's your problems with a little pro-China/anti-trump propaganda thrown into the mix.

Macro - 20 hours ago
Kevin, I'm sure Yahoo appreciates you reading that 'propaganda' ....enjoy!

Gumby - 20 hours ago
And I'm sure Russia appreciates you writing propaganda on their behalf.

SPAMLANDFILL - 20 hours ago
yeppers TROLL

Joe - 15 hours ago
Yahoo...always cheering for the other guy.
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The Chosen One - 10 hours ago
Or, maybe you are always cheering for the wrong guy.

David - 10 hours ago
joe afraid of the truth about your trumpo dad?

Cluckyoucluckercluck - 12 hours ago
OK Russia bots. Donald does what's good for Donald. When this is all over and we see all the enormous conflicts of interest, you're going to find out how much of his "policy" came from putting money in his pocket- above and beyond all the money laundering.

Vince - 20 hours ago
China's key advantage is the American liberal media.
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Jeff - 4 hours ago
When we needed oil from the middle east, was it the liberal media went into countries to stabilize them and prop up puppet dictators so US companies could have their assets protected? That was the beginning of conservative globalism and it got us to the point of being the world's police force. You really think it's liberalism and "human rights" issues that gets us involved in these petty arguments all over the world? Look at where our troops are concentrated. It's always been Republican globalism and the need to protect the rights and assets of corporations.

The Chosen One - 10 hours ago
Who gave away American jobs so they could keep big bonuses? Bet it wasn't The liberal media.

David - 10 hours ago
Vince ,get fricken real,THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR MAN CHILD HURTS!!

00 - 11 hours ago
China's key advantage is America's "leader" Spanky trump.

Peter - 11 hours ago
China, Russia and any other US competitors' advantage is Trump!

Cluckyoucluckercluck - 12 hours ago
No, China's key advantage is that even the Trumps have all their garbage merchandise manufactured there.

Andrew - 15 hours ago
Except the conservative media is in agreement that this situation is bad. Except for one conservative media outlet: Faux News.

SYD - 16 hours ago
Trump's advantage is that all of his sheep are morons.

TheRealGnash - 17 hours ago
duuharrr duh huh...listen to me, I'm still a Trump lover. duuuhh Git them blacks and gays and femine ists back whur they balawng.

brad - 17 hours ago
Which they pay

Vince - 19 hours ago
@Roxane Wright , hang in there and read every day. You'll have a light bulb moment at some point

DIVIDED - 19 hours ago
China's key advantage is Trump's "bigly good brain"

Alie - 19 hours ago
@TRUMP trumps Obama You do know that calling someone a commie hasn't been taken seriously since the 1950s... we know you #$%$ love McCarthyism but that would require you knowing what that is... education is poor among the deplorables.

Roxane Wright - 19 hours ago
I'd say their advantage is we have an ignorant imbecile in office

TRUMP trumps Obama - 20 hours ago
yep... both are American hating COMMIES!!!

redskinjim - 20 hours ago
Buy America
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James - 1 hour ago
@Thomas, yes I do.

Thomas - 19 hours ago
@redskinjim, the union in the United States is very strong. The workers can strike at any time and carry guns in their pockets. The operating costs in the United States are also high. Tell me, do you want to establish your factory here?

GotYouAllFooled - 20 hours ago
Tell trump to make his items in America then we will talk

Michael - 12 hours ago
It takes a lot of food to feed the population of China. Does Europe have the food to replace the United States imports?
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Joseph - 57 minutes ago
There are a lot of soybeans in the world. They don't "need" ours. Brazil produces nearly as many as we do and has been selling more and more to China.

FuManchuJr - 12 hours ago
@ejhickey the moron,

Why would China get soybeans from US when they can get higher protein soybeans from Brazil !

And the Brazilian soybean has a higher protein content than US.
"Brazil’s share of soybean exports to China, the world’s top buyer of the commodity, grew to the largest on record in 2017 and looks set to expand again this year, helped by competitive prices and the high protein content of its crops."
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-trade-soybeans/soy-source-brazils-share-of-soybean-exports-to-china-hits-record-idUSKBN1FE111
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Brazil's share of soybean exports to China, the world's top buyer of the commodity, grew to the largest on record in 2017 and looks set to expand again this year, helped by competitive prices and the high protein content of its crops.
Brazil's share of soybean exports to China, the world's top buyer of the commodity, grew to the largest on record in 2017 and looks set to expand again this year, helped by competitive prices and the high protein content of its crops.
www.reuters.com

FuManchuJr - 12 hours ago
Don't be that ignorant !
China gets soybeans from Brazil and Argentina, beef from Brazil and Australia and pork from EU and Australia.

In fact South American countries like Brazil and Argentina export a lot of farm products like chicken and beef to the rest of the world.
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ejhickey - 12 hours ago
They need our soybeans more than we need anything from them. W/o soybeans they can't feed their people. Food shortages in China will lead to massive social unrest threatening the current rulers

dave - 4 hours ago
The Liberals are always on the other side when it comes to America.
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O - 1 hour ago
WRONG DAVE. I'm a lib, stop speaking for people you do not know and do not like.

Sean - 3 hours ago
The American side you mean.

Tired of Excuses - 12 hours ago
China's domestic economy is way overleveraged compared to the US economy...they thought the gravy train would last forever....no exports and they are kaput...
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Joseph - 59 minutes ago
Exports equal 19 percent of China's GDP. Only a fourth of those go to the U.S. A disruption in 5% of their economy isn't going to stop their economy.

00 - 10 hours ago
Buildings are classified as asset on the balance sheet no? Do they do that in Taiwan too?

Senorita Fox - 12 hours ago
You need to buy the book Economics 101 for the Real Dumb ones.

Tired of Excuses - 12 hours ago
@FuManchuJr ...empty buildings in new cities and banks with no assets...

FuManchuJr - 12 hours ago
References please....

Rex - 19 hours ago
well we shall see

Keith - yesterday
Besides me -how many here drive Chinese cars ??
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brjbbrjb - 4 hours ago
How much does a pound of bananas cost now? How about 50 years ago?
Your rent or house payment? etc, etc. Now your wages? Case closed.

DR - 12 hours ago
@shootfirst Have you looked at Cadillac lately? The ATS and XTS are best in class.

DR - 12 hours ago
@dancing_grandpa If less food is exported to China, food prices will drop. That's not hurting Trump voters. In fact, it would help them.

a - 13 hours ago
@Truth ever heard of Volvo?

shootfirst - 15 hours ago
not really sold here, but Volvo is owned y them I guess, and, they build some cars...but, more importantly, who is foolish enough to own an American car?

Joseph M - 15 hours ago
Besides me - how many people can't find American made products because our manufacturing and jobs were shipped overseas. See how that works Keith. Bet you can find plenty of cheaply made Chinese junk though.

JB - 15 hours ago
@dancing_grandpa, not long ago the people were against subsidies for farmers, now they are suddenly sympathetic to farmers. Cannot keep up with these whirly-birds. Certainly, there are other crops that can be encouraged if the Chinese decide to eat something else.

mod - 17 hours ago
If cars could talk, they would speak in Chinese with the option of English.

AP - 18 hours ago
BTW, it is fair to put 25% tariff on Chinese auto and auto parts. They do same to US exported autos.

AP - 18 hours ago
@Nathan - All most all cars that GM sells in China are made in China with technology and knowhow shared by GM. SAIC, one of the GM JV partner company, is now strong and exporting cars and setting up manufacturing plants in other countries too.

Steve - 18 hours ago
How are driving cars with Chinese COMPONENTS ? All of you .

Nathan - 19 hours ago
GM sells more cars in China than America.

xyz - 20 hours ago
Numerous people drive cars made in China, you just don’t know it. Look into the NAFTA negotiations, where they talk about percentages of cars made. China ships over the cars in parts and then they’re assembled in North America with other parts added in.

Truth - 20 hours ago
the Chinese make cars?

dancing_grandpa - 20 hours ago
Besides me how many farmers sell 40% of there fruit to China or 33% of the soy beans, or 30% of there pork. Oh 100% of Trump voters who will suffer . Who cares about Stupid people any way

Andy - 20 hours ago
Kieth@ Please check see how many parts in your American cars has Chinese made parts in it.

David - 20 hours ago
Purchasing anything from china is funding their military and giving you a piece of junk no matter what it is.

car - 20 hours ago
Nobody my friend. Item from China are garbage.

No One - 20 hours ago
Not I

Bill Hufflewhite - 20 hours ago
I have a Pee Sof Zhit. It's the latest thing from China

Al - 23 hours ago
You haven't been paying attention. They are going to in 2019. Just because it hasn't been available to US consumers up until next year doesn't mean it is coming.

Zorle - 14 hours ago
Everybody “wants” TVs but everybody “needs” food. Mr Trump please increase China import tariffs 100% and we shall see who needs whom!
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Zorle - 14 hours ago
@VoiceOfSanity they buy safe foods from outside for themselves and export their tainted food to poor countries!

Zorle - 14 hours ago
@VoiceOfSanity no they don’t , they sell to poor countries.

VoiceOfSanity - 14 hours ago
@chris So............you're saying they don't eat their food? That's just silly.

Zorle - 14 hours ago
@VoiceOfSanity good for them. But they are too afraid to consume their home grown food...they are too toxic and contaminated.

VoiceOfSanity - 14 hours ago
China produces more wheat, rice, and pork than we do. They are second in the world in overall food production. They are the largest corn grower in the world. Facts are hard to ignore.

VinnyL - 4 hours ago
Sorry but no. We always have the edge because our relationship with China is ultimately buyer and manufacturer.

China is easily replaced as a manufacturer but America isn't easily replaced as a buyer.

When it comes to Chinese electronics and American food. They need our food a lot more than we need their electronics.
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CJ - 4 hours ago
Pretty easy to talk over the left.

z - 3 hours ago
MAGA starts at home....buy American if possible.
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Wolfson - 3 hours ago
what options do you have in electronics? i see almost none.

Ken - yesterday
There is no key advantage over Trump if you think so......well good luck with that
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BAX - 5 hours ago
@GotYouAllFooled thanks for convincing me that you liberals need a lot more than therapy dogs!

SteveMac213 - 16 hours ago
F Trump

AdamB - 20 hours ago
I can tell you put a lot of thought into this post. Never give up on that GED dream.

GotYouAllFooled - 20 hours ago
This is the guy right here that says if God told him trump did something wrong he would have to check with trump to make sure God isn't lying

Bryce and Angela - 14 hours ago
Time will tell if the immediate negative consequences to the stock market, retirement portfolios and agriculture will outweigh or not any potential benefits of trade negotiations which have yet to be made on future deals. The only certainty we have is that increasing tariffs guarantees 2018 to be an economically rocky year, at best.

Tiamat - 2 hours ago
Let's see..... China doesn't allow many of our goods to be traded openly in China....

We allow 711 BILLION dollars worth of goods of China's to hit our markets.

Who do you really think gets hurt if we stop buying Chinese goods?
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dave - 4 hours ago
Trump is in the right and is trying to fix the harm the Democrat and Rino Presidents
have done to America.

Felix - 17 hours ago
China's Xi has a key advantage over Trump, it's his minions at Yahoo.
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brjbbrjb - 4 hours ago
Blame is camouflaged fear, sorry, hidden fear.

Felix - 17 hours ago
@PEPE .....Hey PEPE, I may be wrong too, but like you say, it's my opinion, and that's why they give us a space to voice our views.

PEPE - 17 hours ago
Rather than demand yahoo write what you want to hear, consider all the facts first. Maybe yahoo is wrong, but it’s their opinion. Just like you have one. Are you a minion of trump?

partypooper - yesterday
Michael,

Xi has one advantage over Trump. He has Yahoo on his side. Trump? Well, he has many more advantages. One of them is that we don't give a hoot about what Yahoo thinks or posts here....
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SteveMac213 - 16 hours ago
Trump has Fox...fake news!

Milo - 20 hours ago
Don't worry, Trump's advantage is his big twitter account that can work 24/7.

l - 20 hours ago
yes!!!! Great comment!

GotYouAllFooled - 20 hours ago
trump has the advantage of knowing what bankruptcies are

Jason - 20 hours ago
Partypooper displays his ignorance :(

All you have is hoots you bumpkin! Worthless.

j0e71 - yesterday
And yet, here you are reading and commenting about it LMAO....you MUST give a #$%$ if you do this. Who are you trying to fool?

nidhS - yesterday
It makes no sense that Chinese play in our market in and out. What's wrong if we try to do the same in their market?
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BAX - 5 hours ago
What's "wrong" is that China doesn't allow American car manufactures to sell their cars on a level playing field in China. It took years for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles to access the Chinese market and the Chinese Government still has tariffs on many American products. Every Country we trade with has an advantage over US manufacturers/exports. Then to top it off our Government still gives our tax dollars to 151 Countries as "foreign aid"!! President Trump knows that's a sure way to cause failure and is doing something about it.Every Country in the World that has a trading advantage over the USA is going to beyouch and moan over having to treat us more fairly.
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min - 13 hours ago
That’s absolutely correct and everyone that the fourteen people have giving u thumbs down have no education

Dave - 19 hours ago
China buys up our debt when Trump runs up $1.3 trillion budgets we can't afford.

Macro - 20 hours ago
We, through corporate greed, have given all our power to China.

Unbelievable! - 22 hours ago
Because you already have your fat, pudgy fingers in everyone's pie already. Other people have to eat too, ya know.

HonestReporter - 4 hours ago
Quick math question: If we both have $500 in our pocket and you buy my product for $100 each year while I buy your product for $50, how many years does it take for me to have all your money?
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Joseph - 48 minutes ago
I spend over $100 at the grocer store every week and have some for years. They have never bought anything from me. How is it that I am doing fine?

Wiggy Teepee - 4 hours ago
sure... but you will need to buy my product every month and i will need to buy yours once every 5 years.

Wiggy Teepee - 4 hours ago
i thought it was just me, but after i read a bunch of the comments i find that many feel the same as i do... yahoo and all liberal media would fall on their own swords rather than give any credit or hope for president Trump.
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Sean - 3 hours ago
So far trump has accomplished 0, made the USA the laughing stock of the world. Sorry if liberals don’t appreciate this.

Wiggy Teepee - 3 hours ago
9 years later?? o-whats-his-name has only been gone just over one year. go smoke another J.

J - 4 hours ago
oh is that why 9 years later you still whine pisszz moan and complain about obama who fixed the bush economic collapse

Colin J N - yesterday
Then again there are fake facts and real facts. China trades heavily with other countries in Asia, Latin America (good source of soy), Europe and especially Africa. The Chinese may have some employment issues because of not selling goods to the US, but their economy is very strong and if they sell the dollar it will be very damaging to the US. We are also very much in debt to them and they can cut off the credit we need. They can get food items from Africa and Latin America. Once these markets are lost to the US it may be impossible to win them back.
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Joseph - 52 minutes ago
The BRIC term was one coined by a Wall Stree analyst to describe these emerging economies. It is not an organization and never has been. There is no special trade between them. Brazil makes all its alcohol from sugar cane, none from corn. None of these countries are ?much more advanced than America is." Where do you come up with this nonsense? Are you a Russuian troll or just an ignoramus?

Joseph - 55 minutes ago
You can repeat nonsense again and again, but it is still nonsense. Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru are all net food exporters. Outside of Venezuela, no country is in deep economic or political crisis. Brazil is stagnant, but even stagnant they have a huge ag sector. You are the ignoramus who needs to do the research.

FEK - 4 hours ago
Wow, Talking points stright out of Chinese peopaganda TV. You guys lives behind your "great firewall" of censorship way too long and is becoming delusional. No, Russia doesn't produce enough food to feed 1.4 billion people in China, most of their land are frozen and barren during their long winters as Hitler and Napoleon found out the hard way.

Mario - 4 hours ago
You know nothing dude. Most business people in China are looking for a way out of China for them and their family because they fear an impending economic slow down. I know, I have been there.

H. J. - 4 hours ago
@colin J N You are truly ignorant. The South American countries are going thru economic depression and very likely governmental changes. We ship food to them every week. You think they have enough to feed them and China. You are subversive and ignorant. Check out how much food we ship to China and the rest of the world, Including Russia, Brazil and Africa. A little research shows just how dumb your comments are and how incorrect are your statements.

Colin J N - 6 hours ago
@F..Mi Yes you are right. Jeff who is replying to me is a pitiful person apparently with no idea of what is going on in the world

JMs - 9 hours ago
@jeff They do not have to enslave you. But you can spend less and help cut the deficit. A big chunk of the deficit to U.S is as matter of fact from the surplus of Korea and Japan to China. It is a international supply chain thing. In terms of food, Russia is more than happy to fill the void

jeff - 12 hours ago
So we should beg and grovel to let them enslave us? Why don't you just go ahead and move over there and dress like a boyish sex worker for their entertainment. It almost seems that you would enjoy it.

F..Mi - 12 hours ago
@Colin J N What do you expect most people here on Yahoo probably are not very well educated. Who knows what level of education they've received. Maybe the teachers just passed them to get them out regardless if they needed remedial education. Most of the people here appear to have literacy comprehension issues. Lot of the knowledge appears to be generalized and fed by Faux News and CNN.

Colin J N - 14 hours ago
@Joseph I have a dog, but I dont need a dog since I have a gun. Out here in the rural area you really need a gun. But I am not scared. I have passports to live in the EU or parts of Asia if America gets too poor for me.

Colin J N - 14 hours ago
@Mark You are a stupid American, but then which American is not stupid? I assume you know nothing about international trade or economics. China is developing factories and agriculture in Africa. Brazil is part of a separate trade group called BRIC, Brazil, Russia, India and China, that trade together, Like NAFTA or the EU. These countries are gobilizing, trading to each other what they are best at. Brazil cannot consume all the corn ir makes so it converts it into alcohol to run their cars on. They are much more advanced than America is. Turn off the TV and do some internet research.

Joseph - 20 hours ago
If you’re that scared, get a dog

Mark - 20 hours ago
Colin your rally that stupid? Africa and South America can't even feed themselves

DMG22 - yesterday
Trump is doing what is right for the long term of our country whether he is in office or not. There is a lot that needs to be fixed so the short term might be a little bumpy while we MAGA.
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Sean - 4 hours ago
Trump does the exact opposite of what maga means

SteveMac213 - 16 hours ago
Ok trumptard.

Dave - 19 hours ago
Why is all trump's MAGA merchandise made in China?

Eric - 20 hours ago
What's right for the country is to push for higher wages. Walmart and dollar stores are popular because 78% of full-time workers live paycheck to paycheck. Price is the most important factor for most Americans and the U.S. cannot compete with China on price.

Gregory - 20 hours ago
So, prepare to pay extra for, well, everything, and that's okay? Hurts the poorest. That does not even include the note China holds on the US. Who do you think is offsetting the financing until we start paying for trump's tax cut for the wealthy and continued corporate welfare.

Macro - 20 hours ago
Trump is failing - you know it, I know it - the world knows it. Besides he's about as popular as a turd in a swimming pool.

TJ - 20 hours ago
dON'T FORGET they own a lot and I mean a lot of United States Treasuries --- !!! Big impact in many many ways.... Forget about Tariffs.

L33 - 20 hours ago
Tariffs have never worked. Look at Bush's steel tariffs and tell me how great they are, oh wait, they weren't.

Senior - yesterday
Trump is going to MAB(bankrupt)A, his standard operating procedure.
Trumptards have no idea what that free trade is part of the pillar of capitalism. There are always winners and losers in free trade. The key is for the government (if you believe in government) to re-educate/train the losers so that they are employable in the new market. Many of the trumptards today just don't have the skill set to work in a modern, world wide competitive field. They still expect a $40 per hr. work doing tasks that have been replayed by technology which is the biggest job killer. A 2000 workers steel plant 20 years ago is now replaced by a 200 workers plant with more output.
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Bill Moree - yesterday
the short sighted people will see fault in what you are saying, but pay no mind to the walmart shoppers of the world

Edward - yesterday
You most be some delusional idiot!!

jim - 2 hours ago
More than 8 out of 10 New Cars sold in the USA are foreign made. Go to the mall parking lots, and count those parked cars and find out for yourself.
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bamaguy - 15 minutes ago
Guy is absolutely right. Honda, Mercedes Benz, Hyundai all have plants in Alabama . They are all over the USA.

Guy - 2 hours ago
They have a foreign company name on them but most are actually built in America.

Food For Thought - 4 hours ago
We can't just keep exporting our wealth to other countries and maintain our quality of life. There has to be balanced trade.
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Joseph - 50 minutes ago
How are we "exporting our wealth to other countries?" Have you ever had introductory macro-micro?

CJ - 4 hours ago
500 liberal heads just exploded!

michael - 20 hours ago
Stormy clouds are coming

NEP - 17 hours ago
Dow futures down 400...............way to go 45
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BAX - 5 hours ago
That's like watching what the temperature is this week and if we have one warm day you think it's Global warming. I'll wager California isn't having a drought this year!

Dave - 11 hours ago
Yes because the market is always right about what is best for America.

cant - 12 hours ago
That’s like telling your little league team they’re a bunch of losers because they blew a 25-1 lead and only won 25-4.

jeff - 12 hours ago
@NEP. Were you conceived through co-sanguinous relationships? This would be believable based on your mentality.

cryo - 13 hours ago
stock market is way too high and interest rates are way too low...and there are too many immigrants and nonwhites in america

tjb - 13 hours ago
Markets up about 30% since the election...go have another sip of kook-aid.

Grady - 14 hours ago
YEA THANK YOU TRUMP! That means JOBS go out the DOOR HERE !

NEP - 14 hours ago
@briand Because it was down 2000 points the week before, it's obvious that you don't even own stock. All major markets are NEGATIVE for 2018

briand - 14 hours ago
Didnt see u comment the last 3 days when the market is up 800

joe - 22 hours ago
Solution is simple. BUY AND MANUFACTURE AMERICAN
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00 - 10 hours ago
To accomplish this goal American will have to work for ultra low wages, long hours with no benefits. Are we willing to do that?

SteveMac213 - 15 hours ago
Yeah, tell the Dotard that.

Michael - 22 hours ago
Before Don started all this tariff nonsense the DOW was near record highs and unemployment was near record lows. Seems like the solution should be "If it ain't broke........."

Gon-Yen - 10 hours ago
Trump made his campaign promise and resonated with the under educated Americans, and he was elected by the under educated Americans. Now he is in the White House and he is fulfilling his campaign promise to do what the under educated Americans wanted. We all should know - Do what the under educated people wanted, not the the well educated and smart folks wanted, a country can not become “great again”, can America be “great again”?

Ask yourself, America is now following the policies favored by under educated Americans. How long can we last?
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bamaguy - 2 minutes ago
“Educated “, and College Educated “ are not necessarily synonymous.

wiser2 - yesterday
as long as - investors made more profit on = made in china...there won't be any - factories moving back to usa from china......trump is a business guy should know..... most made in usa may need to be like trump......declare for = bankruptcy....
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Mario - 4 hours ago
Idiot

JimboMania - 6 hours ago
You are....a moron....I’m sure...of it

Russ N - 20 hours ago
don't have to have factories move "back" but sure don't need to close whatever is left either

Truth - 20 hours ago
trump does know, he's just lying.

Kevin - 1 hour ago
His edge is a $2 an hour work force...
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Bill - 1 hour ago
More like 10 cents

VirtualMethane - 6 hours ago
When you walk into Walmart, EVERYTHING, is made in china. A trade war, will be so easy? No, not even close.

Michael - yesterday
Tariffs & trade wars hurt consumers. The country Trump leads has a consumer-based economy. The country Xi leads does not. Advantage Xi.
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00 - 11 hours ago
@Charles , American jobs were outsourced because of corporate greed and profit motive. If American workers is willing to work for $2 per hour 18 hours a day 6 days a week without benefits then we can compete with them. Corporations are beholden to stockholders and not their employees they don't believe in "social responsibility" they only seek to maximize profit for themselves. Corporations are the problem here.

Charles - 15 hours ago
So we can have low prices that American's can't afford because their jobs were outsourced to China.

Commenter - 18 hours ago
True. We must change our thinking in order to win.

Joseph - 20 hours ago
You should study history before making that statement

firstnaturalman - yesterday
China's big advantage is that they will work for the equivalent of one bag of rice a day. US workers at $15+ per hour will never win this trade war.
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Mario - 4 hours ago
You obviously never been to China. The China of today is very different than your outdated view of the country. Chinese people like good paying jobs and prosperity as much as we do here. In fact if you go to any major city in China you'd be very surprised by the sheer number of high end cars everywhere.

DIVIDED - 19 hours ago
And you think Americans will ever work for a sack of rice?

Andy - 20 hours ago
firstnaturalman@ You don't know anything at all. Cost of living in large cities in China is higher than most city in the US.

Fritz_Schnabel - yesterday
You haven't been to China recently, huh? Stuck in the 1970's, are ya?

Kim - yesterday
Regardless of what Xi Jinping and Putin do, the liberals always think that Xi and Putin won, even before the war starts. The Chinese producing economy depends on the American consumers. They live on assembling parts and stealing intellectual properties. They have $500 billion trade surplus with the US. What will they do when we stop buying? What will be their next generation products when they have no intellectual property to steal? That is why we target high tech products while they target soybean. What will happen when 1.5 billion Chinese without food?
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00 - 11 hours ago
Putin is selling soybean to China now to make up the shortfall, how is the Chinese going to be without food again Kim?

Jason - 14 hours ago
american consumers = all of usa depends on the world. even shale oil is not enough for themselves.

SteveMac213 - 16 hours ago
@Bill Moree typical trumptard with his GED.

Commenter - 17 hours ago
The American consumer does just that... consume. We (less than 5% of the world's population) consume about 25% of the worlds manufactured goods. We are the equivalent of the world's material crack addicts. What you are assuming is that we as a country can quit cold turkey. If you've ever, EVER, seen a drug addict quit cold turkey, you'd know it's not pretty, and neither would this be. A good portion of the Chinese population is still rural and lives off the land (between 45% to 49%). Us, only 15% to 20%. We would need to make major changes overnight.

Steve - 18 hours ago
You are so wrong.

Steven - 20 hours ago
I guess we will find out when China stops buying our debt and calls in Our loans. China is the Bank and we are the ones mortgaged to the hilt and everything we own is deprecating rapidly. Who's in the Drivers Seat You (the US) or the Big Bank (China)?

Macro - 20 hours ago
China depends on American consumers (and consumers all over the world) but what you forget is American consumers depend on China for cheap goods. WE set that up buddy and now WE will have to live with it.

Roger That 1 - 20 hours ago
I am a Liberal and don't like the fact that you think we all are for China and Russia. You are a divisionalist and only add fuel to the growing chasim in this country. What we all need are moderates. People in positions of power that realize concessions need to be made by both sides in order to move forward. Both parties are guilty and maybe it's time for a third party. Call it independent, moderate, or whatever as long as they know how to negotiate.

Jason - 20 hours ago
Trump's own tweet above states we lost...READ!!!!!!!!!

j0e71 - yesterday
You are really clueless!

Unbelievable! - yesterday
China exports tons of food, so shut your mouth.

Bill Moree - yesterday
because they (the liberals) are week and go by the rule better red than dead. where people like me and you say ok you POS lets roll

TrollemAll - 14 hours ago
Xi may be in it for the long haul but the citizens live day to day. Should their currency skyrocket times will be tough and Xi may not get another term.
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Sean - 3 hours ago
He’s president for life

David - 18 hours ago
China's advantage , short version (Brains) ...look at the bright side , Bacon price was high due to shortage , but looks like prices will be coming down on that soon

JGB - 20 hours ago
"China's Xi has a key advantage over Trump in any trade war..." the only advantage China's Xi has over President Trump is the US Press and Media that want to destroy this president regardless of any real issues.
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Sean - 4 hours ago
Trumps big dumb tweet mouth did this to himself

00 - 11 hours ago
Wow that's deep...when nothing works blame others instead of taking responsibility for your own fault. Sound familiar?

SteveMac213 - 16 hours ago
@TRUMP trumps Obama damn, you are stupid.

SteveMac213 - 16 hours ago
He should be destroyed!

Nicholas - 19 hours ago
Trump is destroying himself. The press are just along for the ride.

Macro - 20 hours ago
They want to destroy trump before trump destroys America. Fair enough!

TRUMP trumps Obama - 20 hours ago
THAT'S TRUE!!! Shutting down China has been overdue for years!! And the media is taking China's side!! Fortunately THE MARKET realizes that bringing jobs/work back to US, and cutting off China is long overdue!!

Gumby - 20 hours ago
This President destroys himself. It has nothing to do with the press. The press just stand there with cameras and microphones.

charles - yesterday
Another advantage of China over US is that China has a domestic purchasing power of over 21 trillion and US is less than 19 trillion plus the Chinese purchasing power grows much fast than US. Also, US has over 21 trillion of debt and need China to finance its daily operation while China is self sufficient.
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FEK - 3 hours ago
On paper with fake data, besides no one takes your Mao-nopoly money, RMB, on the world stage, it only counts for 0.6% of international transactions.

Ed Veglia - 20 hours ago
Xi's big edge is about 80 I.Q. points.
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Mario - 4 hours ago
Is that all you got Ed? Insults, and unverifiable info? You are a moron.

00 - 10 hours ago
Obama and trump's IQ together is Obama's IQ...

00 - 10 hours ago
@Anthony , fake IQ I want to see trump's IQ test result certificate.

Anthony - 13 hours ago
Trump IQ 156
Obama IQ 118

JOE - 16 hours ago
More like 100

Macro - 20 hours ago
heheheheheh

GotYouAllFooled - 20 hours ago
At least

Elgin D. Lewis, Jr. - 14 hours ago
It is the same advantage that every world leader has over Donald Trump.

Most leaders of developed Nations are thinking about 5 and 10 years

Trump's idea of planning for the future is deciding between a Quarter-pounder, a Filet-o'-Fish, or a Big Mac, for dinner. of fish
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jeff - 12 hours ago
that they don't tolerate people like you??? in that case we should fix the problem.

tjb - 13 hours ago
Brilliant comment. Did you graduate high school?

Elgin D. Lewis, Jr. - 14 hours ago
@BassAckwards good.

Save it for somebody who cares.

BassAckwards - 14 hours ago
Too idiotic for a downvote

William - 6 hours ago
Once the markets settle and we are making the products in America again, history will show Trump saved our workers and economy. I can invest in China but you as a worker can't work in China. No liberal was up to fixing it, only Trump is strong enough.
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Sean - 3 hours ago
In fact, trumps trade war is going to destroy the last parts of American manufacturing

MARC K - 6 hours ago
lol, ok william keep believing that #$%$

David - 6 hours ago
Wanna bet?

R - 14 hours ago
Only thing hurting our market is the kit g media. They would sacrifice us to be right
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R - 14 hours ago
Lying media needs to be held accountable for damage

R - 14 hours ago
Destroy America to make a point

R - 14 hours ago
Msnbc rather see you poor than be wrong

R - 14 hours ago
CNN is a terrorist

Wolfson - 3 hours ago
america's electronics 90 percent from china, they are going to go up
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Wolfson - 3 hours ago
they can never be built in the US FOR THE SAME PRICE YOU PAY TODAY. youll have to pay 4-5 times more for that. how comew america doesnt understand basic economics?

Paul - 3 hours ago
Not if they are built in the USA!

Commenter - yesterday
And after Trump finishes his second term, the next President may be even tougher on China. And when the price of the food in China soars, there will be riots.
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Sean - 4 hours ago
Trump won’t finish the first term. Damn sure no chance to get re-elected

00 - 10 hours ago
Taiwan troll

SteveMac213 - 16 hours ago
Lol, ok dummy.

stephen - 16 hours ago
@Jose just like no first term

stephen - 16 hours ago
@Macro nope you have no idea about farming

Thomas - 18 hours ago
They can buy Soybeans from Argentina or Australia. No big deal !!

Macro - 20 hours ago
stop Mexican illegal immigration and the price of food here will skyrocket. America sure has cornered themselves into a lose, lose situation here.

Jose - 20 hours ago
Trump??? 2nd term???? YEAH RIGHT!!!!!!

Unbelievable! - 22 hours ago
@Just - Just like at McDonalds...would you like a McBeat Down with your fries?

Just - 22 hours ago
No food riots. Anyone rioting in China gets shot. Period.
Second, They will continue to buy all the beans they need, regardless of price.

Unbelievable! - 23 hours ago
And you'll eat your hat

Fritz_Schnabel - yesterday
Their hollow threat regarding soybeans is funny it's so empty.

Muricans not welcome here - 13 hours ago
To hear it from Trump, you'd think that the Government of China loads up ships full of cheap goods that nobody in America has ordered, unloads their merchandise onto the docks at American ports, and somehow forces American companies to buy them and put them in their stores.
The exact opposite is true. It is the American Companies that send their production orders to Chinese factories instead of American factories.
Since Trump can exert ZERO control over American Companies who place the orders in the first place, he's shifting the blame to the Chinese Factories who accept the orders.
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c - 2 hours ago
He does. He owns the news in China and the USA!
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Nick - 2 hours ago
Oh yeah! This "article" published in the "news" and written by a "journalist" is bought and paid for by China!

Anthony - 13 hours ago
We don't need China. We can buy cheap trinkets from India or the Philippines
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00 - 10 hours ago
HAHAHAHAHA

FuManchuJr - 12 hours ago
No you cannot because these countries are buying "cheap trinkets" from China themselves.
And you are still an ignorant moron !

Dumocrat - 5 hours ago
Other countries treat our businesses better than the democrats do.....thats why they all left

John - 3 hours ago
I am a Democrat and I stand 1000% WITH Trump.
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Fabian - 3 hours ago
You can’t fool us, democrats are too smart to say 1000%.

Maverick x - 9 hours ago
TRUMP IS THE MASTER OF THE DEAL...CHINA NEEDS AMERICA MORE THAN WE NEED CHINA...TIME FOR FAIR TRADE...MAGA!!! TRUMP 2020...APPROVAL RATING OVER 51% AND CLIMBING :)
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Sean - 3 hours ago
You got confused, 5.1% approval rating

Piper - 2 hours ago
How's everyone's investments and retirement plans doing? Thanks, Trump. Keep winning.
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SPAMLANDFILL - 20 hours ago
MOST 1st Graders ...have advantage over trump in any situation requiring clear coherent THOUGHTS
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jeff - 12 hours ago
I'm certain you can attest to the first part, which means you don't know your $hit from your diaper about the second.

SPAMLANDFILL - 20 hours ago
@ronald oh pout cry...a COWARD TROLL Called me a name...LOLOLOLOL...get a better deflection

ronald - 20 hours ago
and your momma still trying to convince the teachers to let you past 1st grade.

SPAMLANDFILL - 20 hours ago
@TRUMP trumps Obama THAT is your best Deflection....Ask Putin for NEW TROLL TRAINING son

TRUMP trumps Obama - 20 hours ago
well... that leaves you out. HAHA!!

Brad - 14 hours ago
China may decide to float some US debt then see what happens to the value of the US dollar. This stopped putting tariffs on China in the past.

John - 21 hours ago
People who think Trump is winning with these tariffs need to learn a little more about economy. This is gonna end up backfiring on on US Manufacturing as well as consumer costs.
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jeff - 12 hours ago
Are you in special ed?

Tufahund - 13 hours ago
@John
last I checked, China has a billion people to feed.They get a lot of food from us. What do we import that is that crucial?

tjb - 13 hours ago
And you know more about economics than a billionaire.

Tellie - 15 hours ago
@John yep we need to rollover, China doesn't control enough of the US yet...We aren't broke enough yet!

Russ N - 20 hours ago
there will be some pain but when its over a 4-1 ratio, AND China ALREADY had huge tariffs and market barriers for US goods, it will hurt China more than US

Macro - 20 hours ago
@GotYouAllFooled or be in jail where he belongs.

GotYouAllFooled - 20 hours ago
trump is not a good businessman. If it wasn't for the inheritance daddy left him he would be selling cars in florida

Pam - 20 hours ago
What US manufacturing? Do you mean the assembly plants? Our might was our industrial strength.

sw65 - 20 hours ago
Oh yeah people, listen to John, an expert on economics.

RPM - 20 hours ago
Lose-lose. So much winning with OrangeMonkey. He's the best businessman we've ever seen! He knows how to make deals!
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llcoolw 71 - 4 hours ago
Hillary? Is that you? Still can't figure out why you lost?

He's Socialist - 14 hours ago
Better to allow the Chinese to keep waging the one sided trade war like they’ve been doing for the last 25 years?

RPM - 20 hours ago
@TRUMP trumps Obama Is that your response? Wow. Let me guess...you dropped out in 11th grade, no college, live in a rural county in the midwest, and usually forget to pull you zipper up after using the outhouse in your backyard.

TRUMP trumps Obama - 20 hours ago
yeah... let's keep feeding China with our money until they have defenses as big as our's... that'll work.

TRUMP trumps Obama - 20 hours ago
I can do without a new iPhone... I wonder if the Chinese CAN DO WITHOUT FOOD!!
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F..Mi - 12 hours ago
They can do without American food products. All does is bring obesity and diabetes. They're gladly willing to part with it.

Gabriel - 14 hours ago
What a moron.

SteveMac213 - 16 hours ago
What a moron.

Steve - 18 hours ago
The Chinese managed ok without the US for thousands of years . They will be ok long after a place called the US has broken into a dozen bits .

mod - 19 hours ago
Ate you kidding me? All they have to do is look around their borders. Fresh fruits from Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and countries/islands near the equator. They eat mostly fish so I think they’ll be fine.

david - 3 hours ago
Trade wars are easy to win. Trump is actually correct, only thin is, China will be the winner.
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darrell3 hours ago
@david . Are there tariffs on those items? What "Rare" materials can we not get from other places?
And you you understand that the additional cost of items under the tariffs is pennies?

david - 3 hours ago
China is our supplier of rare earth minerals that is needed for a host of industries including our military. Almost all electronics and our iinformation equipment from cell phones to advanced computers in everything from vehicles to the electric grid comes from China. It would take us years to build the facilities to replace them all while the cost for those items increases 25 to 50%

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darrell3 hours ago
How so? Explain that since we have such a large deficit in trade. It can only get better.

CJ - 3 hours ago
So easy to sound dumb. So easy.

ScienceThumper - 20 hours ago
Liberals will support any non-American country. It’s virtually impossible to be a liberal AND pro-America.
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00 - 10 hours ago
Define pro-America, is that being pro pres Spanky who's a Russian stooge?

Phelonious - 16 hours ago
Define LIBERAL

Anonymous - 18 hours ago
Trumptard are dumb

ScienceThumper - 19 hours ago
@Omar-In regards to who benefits in this trade war between our country and China, are you for or against America?

Omar - 19 hours ago
Says the person who votes Pro Russia

TRUMP trumps Obama
TRUMP trumps Obama20 hours ago
#$%$ like China and Mexico... the world's 2 biggest CHEATERS!!