China’s Currency Manipulation Is A Response to Trump’s Tariffs

Many years before President Trump won the 2016 presidential election, he labeled China a country that manipulates the value of its currency to hurt the United States in trade. “When will the US government finally classify China as a currency manipulator?” Trump tweeted in 2011. “China is robbing us blind and @BarackObama defends them.”

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Secrecy in RCEP trade deal threatens Asian democracies – The Nation

If completed it could have devastating consequences for standards in agriculture, services and manufacturing, and the lives of billions of people, yet the negotiations are happening behind a veil of almost total secrecy. Trade experts from across Asia assessed the RCEP negotiations against criteria for transparency, public participation and good governance and found great cause for concern.

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Honduras Files Appeal Against WTO Ruling That Allowed Tobacco Plain Packaging – Intellectual Property Watch

by , Intellectual Property Watch The World Trade Organization last month released the long-awaited ruling of its dispute settlement body on Australia’s legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products, finding in favour of Australia. Yesterday, Honduras filed a formal appeal against the ruling.

China refutes U.S. accusations on tariffs, intellectual property issue – Xinhua |

She said the U.S. move not only targeted China, but also regarded the whole world as an enemy, which will drag the global economy into danger, adding that the trade disputes will inhibit the growth momentum of global trade, impact the confidence of all parties in world economy, and endanger the well-being of all people.

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