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Plausible Outcomes of the Coming Trade Talks   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2019-3-5 14:58:58 |Display all floors
This post was edited by wchao37 at 2019-3-5 16:08

On the cultural side America is best compared to a mongrel dog -- her population doesn't have a known pedigree and everything is done out of expediency as in the case of gypsie cultures in Transylvania.  No words need to be honored and treaties can be shredded before the ink is dry.

In other words, she doesn't feel the need to be honorable enough as a mongrel tribe of mixed-bloods to mind the feelings or interests of the opposing party, or even those of her own allies just because the mongrel has a bigger claw.  

It is this culmination in genetic promiscuity -- cross-breeding between a wolf and a hyena -- that has produced a mongrel species that wants to lead the world but without any moral compass or financial magnitude to give that job description objective justification.

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For illustration purposes, just ask yourself how many times have you heard during the Sino-U.S. Trade Talks that China's concerns are taken up seriously by the American side?  None. Zilch. All you hear are words like IP rights, theft, forced technology transfers as if Americans have been acting like Neanderthals the last four decades.  

And the Chinese negotiators are quiet to a level that you can hear mosquitoes biting their nails as befitting behavioral traits that are nauseatingly civilized and polite.

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Post time 2019-3-5 15:13:04 |Display all floors
The same tint of haughtiness was visible during the Talks as could historically be seen in the Whites' stance towards the Native Americans exemplified by the Shawnee leader Tecumseh in the aftermath of the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794.  

Little wonder that Tecumseh wouldn't sign the Treaty of Greenville, and neither should China if it comes to sovereignty issues like structural changes demanded ad nauseum by the Americans.  

Falling short on this point means total failure on our side.

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Post time 2019-3-5 15:17:08 |Display all floors
wchao37 Post time: 2019-3-5 13:16
Right now everything is still in a limbo.

Trump is beset with problems at home and even the Supre ...

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Tariff war cost US companies and consumers US$4.4 billion a month in 2018, and;

The US economy has been damaged by the dispute that has seen tariffs applied on about US$283 billion of imports, and;
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We find that the U.S. tariffs were almost completely passed through into U.S. domestic  prices,  so  that  the  entire  incidence  of  the  tariffs  fell  on  domestic  consumers  and importersup to now, with no impact so far on the prices received by foreign exporters. We also find that U.S. producers respondedto reduced import competition by raising their prices.
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Post time 2019-3-5 16:25:04 |Display all floors
markwu Post time: 2019-3-5 15:17
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Tariff war cost US companies and consumers US$4.4 billion a month in 2018, and;

That sounds about right, Mark.

When tariff is imposed on a foreign country, the first ones to feel the pinch are the domestic consumers as the prices start to shoot up.

Only during the later stages do the foreign companies feel the pressure because no one is buying their suddenly-inflated prices.

But by then the home country has lost too much blood while trying to regain trade balance.

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Post time 2019-3-5 16:36:57 |Display all floors
The American negotiators don't talk about China's concerns or interests. They only talks about their own, and any bilateral agreements entered into with this kind of rogue and unilateral mindset will have no lasting value  

The talks are all based on groundless and fraudulent charges against China repeated ad nauseum supported by a mad man with threats of levying more tariffs -- voidable only if China makes necessary sovereignty-related changes in her financial and social structures.  That's not negotiation.  That is dictation.  And our side cannot afford to be so quiet that you can hear a mosquito bite.

In other words, just as in the case of the Kim-Trump nuclear talks, America's negotiators are using the implementation of Trumps' tariff threats as a bargaining chip in exchange for China's substantive, unilateral abandonment of sovereign rights in structuring her own economy and political infrastructure.

That's why it keeps hammering away at structural changes because to accept such a demand would mean the loss of China's sovereign rights in controlling her own destiny -- a fundamental right fought for, won and cherished by the nation's first-generation revolutionaries.

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Post time 2019-3-5 19:26:12 |Display all floors
wchao37 Post time: 2019-3-5 13:10
Yup, I am a magician and of course you had to pay admission.

So it shouldn't have come as a surpr ...

Let's see if you can make yourself disappear.

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