Security officers stand watch Saturday before a meeting of an advisory body for the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. At a news conference in conjunction with the legislative session, trade negotiator Wang Shouwen suggested a way to solve the trade dispute with the U.S. BEIJING -- A senior Chinese trade official called Saturday for a compromise between the United States and China that aims to make a trade deal easier to reach this spring Wang Shouwen, China's vice minister of commerce for international trade negotiations, raised the possible compromise at a news conference Saturday morning in Beijing. He said China would be amenable to an agreement that gave each side an equal right to take trade actions against the other side. "Any implementation mechanism must go in both directions, fair and equal," Wang said, using China's preferred term for an enforcement mechanism. He spoke at an annual news conference given by the Chinese Commerce … [Read more...] about Chinese broach idea of applying ‘fair’ trade tool
Fair trade questions and answers
A prominent economic story of the past year has been the growing tide of trade disputes across the globe. The U.S is at the center of it – most notably with China – which means investors are often subject to daily headlines debating possible implications for global markets and the economy. But are there reasons for investors to be concerned? The short answer is that trade tensions are nothing new, and our country has dealt with the impacts of international negotiations many times over. Yet, as trade becomes increasingly global, its important for investors to understand the current environment and what may be ahead for the markets. Let’s dive into this more, starting with a quick history lesson to provide some perspective on today’s trade environment. Trade issues are nothing new Challenges with trading partners for our nation go back to its founding. The Boston Tea Party of 1773 was a protest against taxes imposed by Britain on a number of products used by … [Read more...] about BLOG: Trade tensions and your portfolio
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByVivian Wang Oct. 23, 2018 It started with a coin toss and ended with a song request. But in the hour between, the first and only debate between Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his Republican opponent, Marcus J. Molinaro, devolved into a shouting match in which discussions about New York’s challenges were largely eclipsed by name-calling and aspersions about the other’s record. Mr. Molinaro tried to seize his hour of prime-time television (the debate, held Tuesday afternoon at the CBS studios in Manhattan, was aired on tape delay at 7 p.m.) to highlight the corruption and tax increases that he said have been endemic to the current administration. Mr. Cuomo batted away those attacks, focusing instead on casting Mr. Molinaro, a former state assemblyman and current Dutchess County executive, as a … [Read more...] about Cuomo and Molinaro Spar in Bare-Knuckled Debate, Trading Shouts and Jousts
opinion Tim Swarens Indianapolis Star Published 11:11 p.m. UTC Jun 27, 2018 Victor Oladipo is a talented guy. An NBA all-star and the just crowned Most Improved Player in the league, his best days on the court seem to lie ahead. And off the court, he's shown himself to be a smart, fair-minded discussion leader who guides thoughtful conversations about hot-button issues on social media. Each Tuesday, Oladipo poses an issue-oriented question to his 253,000 Twitter followers under the hashtag #vicstuesdaytopic. In early June, the Indiana Pacers star asked about factors that lead to marital infidelity. His query generated an at-times poignant discussion about how to maintain healthy relationships. Last week, Oladipo took on the volatile issue of gun ownership, which sparked an all-too-rare civil and balanced conversation about an issue that sharply divides Americans. But it was Oladipo's question on June 12 that resonated the … [Read more...] about Swarens: Victor Oladipo asks a great question. And Twitter responds.
Denver Post sports writer Patrick Saunders posts his Rockies Mailbag every other week on Tuesdays during the season. Pose a Rockies — or MLB — related question for the Rockies Mailbag. Greetings from Cincinnati! I was going to have lunch with Dr. Johnny Fever and Venus Flytrap, but they stood me up for a chance to hang out with Jennifer Marlowe. So I had some time to kill and figured I’d catch up on my Rockies Mailbag. (For those too young to get the above reference, I’m sorry for your loss). There are a number of questions this week on similar topics, so I’ve grouped those questions together. Why is it so hard for Jeff Bridich and Rockies management to admit the signing of Ian Desmond was a mistake? Just seems like we are hearing how he is going to come around any day now … That along with the broadcast never saying a bad thing about players is frustrating for us hardcore fans. Call it like it is; the good with the bad.— Eric, LoDo No … [Read more...] about Rockies Mailbag: Ian Desmond struggles continue at the plate, Jon Gray update, trade talk and more