@GordonGChang: The US thinks that if we offer concessions, that’ll be appreciated by China. The Chinese don't think that way; they pummel their adversaries into the ground, & will no doubt steal up to $100 bil in the coming 90 days of economic truce.

Dec 04, 04:49 AM

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Gordon Chang, Daily Beast, in re: Negotiation between Xi and Trump. The US thinks that if we offer concessions, that’ll be appreciated by the Chinese. Chinese don't think that way; they pummel their adversaries into the ground, and will no doubt steal up to $100 bil in the coming 90 days. Why did we do that? Ask Steve Mnuchin and Larry Kudlow. “It’s different this time,” said Kudlow. No it's not. . . The one thing we don't have is the political will to defend the American worker. Has the US leadership sat in a room with cameras and spoken of this list of [depredations]? Yes, in Sept 2105, XI sat with the predecessor president The only different thing this time is that on CNBC, China agreed to buy $1.2 trillion of stuff – agricultural. Washington continues to see this through one prism. Yes, and they place more emphasis on stack mkt results- loo at he Dow, the S&P, but not at the workers in the United States. A lot of families have been devastated buy loss of income, Awe need to see that China poses a comprehensive danger to the US, not just economic. What percentage tariff would affect China’s decision? 25%? Maybe – might be 100%; many people don’t care for tariffs but prefer a straightforward import ban, I want to stop the IP theft, the trade predation. Till now, we haven’t had a president willing to confront the challenges; we have one now, but he’s not willing to do something effective.

HuaWei: director of MI6 is now speaking against Huawei. ZTE, its competitor/compadre, again has violated a major agreement by selling Dell Eqpt to Venezuela. We need to impose a fourteen-year ban on ZTW and put it out of business. Is this the Christmas Truce of 1914 repeated, where Germans and American troops joined for schnapps and carolling then retreated and the next day began slaughtering each other again?