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  • Trump's new Pentagon chief says his priority is 'China, China, China'

    Patrick Shanahan took over from Jim Mattis, to whom he was deputy, and told a meeting of top brass and civilian Pentagon bosses that his focus was on the fast-growing power of China.

    Mail Online
  • China feels the squeeze of Trump’s trade war as more tariffs loom

    Talks begin this week in Beijing to end the trade war – and even titans such as Apple are feeling its impact It epitomises China’s position in the global economy that a seismic warning about its health last week came from a US company: Apple. The iPhone maker cut sales forecasts, citing the unforeseen “magnitude” of the economic slowdown in China – a vital growth market. At the same time the head of Baidu, China’s biggest search engine, warned his employees that “winter is coming” in the world’s...

    the Guardian
  • Trump may be winning the trade battle with China. But China may end up winning the war

    China's economy has taken a beating in recent weeks as the trade war bites. And it may get worse. "So far, the trade war has had a much bigger impact on Chinese growth than US growth," Bank of America Merrill Lynch says. But Beijing has been throwing all available stimulus options at its economy, and it's just getting started. US corporates are feeling the pinch. And longer-term, the US is losing its economic dominance. Donald Trump may be winning the trade battle with China. But China could...

    Business Insider
  • ‘Cause of death: the Trump presidency.’ Climate experts autopsy Trump’s first 2 years.

    Two years in, the presidency of Donald Trump has been a possibly fatal disaster for our livable climate, a number of climate and clean energy experts told ThinkProgress. During the 2016 presidential campaign, countless climate experts voiced their concern about Trump, who had infamously called climate change a “hoax” and said it was “created by [