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China slapped tariffs on American cars last week. This attack, affecting $3.5 billion to $4.5 billion in sales, is the latest shot in a low-level trade war that's been waged since President Obama put duties on Chinese tires in 2009. China breaks just about every rule in the book, but retaliatory trade wars ultimately are damaging to everyone.
China's entry into the World Trade Organization - ratified 10 years ago this week - was supposed to make the world's emerging economic superpower a better international corporate citizen, but Beijing has proven to be less than an ideal team player during the past decade, U.S. officials and trade experts say.
Chinese President Hu Jintao said Sunday that China doesn't intentionally pursue a large trade surplus and that it will focus on expanding imports in the coming years.
Although global trade talks are going nowhere, the ministerial meeting of World Trade Organization members in Geneva next week will accomplish at least one item of major importance: admitting Russia to the club. Whether U.S. companies can reap the benefits of a more open Russian market will depend on the repeal of a U.S. law that has become an awkward relic of the Cold War.
Russia's expected invitation to join the World Trade Organization this month has ignited debate in Congress on a bill that targets Russian human rights abuse and a trade law that could hurt U.S. businesses.
Black helicopters and "one-world government" have long been staples of conspiracy theories across the political spectrum, but, as the saying goes, even paranoids have real enemies. Hudson Institute senior fellow John Fonte has written a new book showing that there really are people in positions of authority who would dilute national sovereignty and transfer political power to unaccountable transnational organizations.
The young man wore a long beard and pants that stopped above his ankles. He sprayed the U.S. Embassy in Bosnia with machine-gun fire.
The U.S. government has formally asked China to turn over details of its policies for censoring websites.
Now that Congress approved the long-delayed free-trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama on Wednesday night, trade experts want lawmakers to harness the momentum and turn their attention to other potential deals in what is seen as a way to boost the economy and create jobs.