Start with intellectual property. TPP was gutted of protections for ideas after Trump left. America’s creative economy depends on them. The United States has to rejoin TPP. Biden could set the stage by insisting that U.S. participation would require a re-fresh of the deal that included more intellectual property rights. But say something new. Explain this as being about cultivating U.S. entrepreneurship. It’s about rewarding small businesses for bringing their ideas to market. … [Read more...] about Biden’s pre-Trump language on trade needs updating
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The national security law that came into effect June 30 is widely seen as a means to curb dissent after anti-government protests rocked Hong Kong last year. It has raised questions over whether and to what extent Communist Party leaders in Beijing will respect the “one-party, two-systems" arrangement promised to the former British colony for a half-century after China took control of the semi-autonomous in 1997. … [Read more...] about Stocks rise on stimulus moves but US-China tensions simmer
"Mitch is the architect of D.C.'s dysfunction," she said. "He's dismantled Congress’ ability to work for us so that special interests keep him in power. He & his family personally profited from China trade deals that have taken away millions of U.S. jobs and are wrecking KY's economy." … [Read more...] about WaPo gives three Pinocchios to claim from Dem challenger that McConnell made money from China
We looked the other way when Buddhist and Taoist temples and statues, along with mosques and churches, were damaged or destroyed, and religious leaders were jailed, all at the direction of the Chinese government. We stood idly by as they infringed upon the territory of other sovereign states, including U.S. allies like Japan and Taiwan. We have largely tolerated their massive, systemic disregard for the freedom of the press. We were willing to forgive, forget, or ignore all of those transgressions and many more for the sake of our economy, but we have now come to a breaking point. … [Read more...] about Will Hong Kong go the way of Xinjiang?
White House officials said that the Federal Communications Commission will be able to auction 100 megahertz of “mid-band” spectrum beginning in December 2021 for use as soon as mid-2022. It has previously been used for shipboard and airborne radar systems. … [Read more...] about Pentagon offers military airwaves for 5G wireless networks