Trump’s latest Chinese tariffs are a $1 billion tax on housing

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Trump is reportedly preparing to slap new tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods

President Donald Trump wants tariffs on $ 200 billion of Chinese goods despite looming trade talks
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Chinese billionaire Jack Ma reportedly retiring from Alibaba on Monday

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U.S. Targets Chinese, Russian Companies Over Illegal Shipments To North Korea

In a continuation of the implementation of existing UN and U.S. sanctions on North Korea, the Treasury Department on Wednesday announced actions against Chinese and Russian companies involved in facilitating illicit shipments on behalf of the reclusive communist nation.
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‘Rudely trampling on international trade rules’: Chinese media beat drum against US

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Currency controls impact Chinese buyers’ interest in Seattle housing: Real estate expert

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Trump to propose 25-percent tariff on $200 bln of Chinese imports: source

The Trump administration plans to propose slapping a 25-percent tariff on $ 200 billion of imported Chinese goods after initially setting them at 10 percent, in a bid to pressure Beijing into making trade concessions, a source familiar with the plan said on Tuesday.


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Trump sets tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods; Beijing strikes back

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said he was pushing ahead with hefty tariffs on $ 50 billion of Chinese imports on Friday, and the smoldering trade war between the world’s two largest economies showed signs of igniting as Beijing immediately vowed to respond in kind.


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A Chinese State Bank Offered Dinner With Trump for $150,000. The Trump Campaign Was Not Amused

China’s second-largest state-owned bank offered wealthy clients the opportunity to have dinner with the American president for $ 150,000 a ticket, spurring a complaint from Donald Trump’s re-election campaign to the U.S. Department of Justice.

A branch of China Construction Bank Corp. invited high-net-worth clients willing to pay the ticket price to a May 31 dinner in Dallas, according to an invitation seen by Bloomberg News and confirmed with bank staff. Chinese participants would have the opportunity to communicate with U.S. “tycoons,” take photos with Trump and get his autograph, according to the invitation.

While Trump was expected to host a $ 50,000-a-head fund-raising dinner with the Republican National Committee in Dallas that night, it’s illegal for U.S. political campaigns to accept donations from foreign nationals or from corporations. That means only the Chinese bank’s customers with U.S. passports would be eligible to attend.

Officials with Trump’s campaign and the RNC said they had no knowledge of the Chinese bank’s advertisement before Bloomberg News asked about it. The campaign alerted U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ office about the solicitation, said a person familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified discussing a potential law enforcement matter.

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China Construction Bank’s Shenzhen branch said organizers in China promoted the event to the branch and then some employees marketed it, adding that the outlet itself wasn’t involved. The bank will strengthen internal management and marketing oversight, it said in an emailed statement.

The bank earlier forwarded a statement from VVISA, a Shanghai-based travel agency, which said it assisted with other groups that initiated the offers to participate in the event.

The invitations were circulating in China even as Trump met with President Xi Jinping’s top economic envoy to discuss a resolution to the ongoing trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies. Some version of the solicitations included references to signs of progress in negotiations and ZTE Corp., the sanctioned Chinese telecommunications equipment maker promised a personal reprieve by Trump earlier this week.

Trade Frictions

As Sino-U.S. trade frictions have eased recently, Chinese businessmen including representatives from ZTE were invited to Dallas to attend President Trump’s dinner, and thus discuss cooperation and development with U.S. political and business elites,” the invitation said. The Shenzhen branch later reissued the invitation Thursday to remove references to trade friction and ZTE.

Notably, the tickets advertised by the Chinese flier were three times more expensive than those selling to U.S. donors for Trump’s Dallas event. The fund-raiser was previously reported by the Dallas Morning News, which obtained U.S. invitations to the event.

“We do not accept foreign donations of any kind,” a Trump campaign official said in a statement, declining to be identified by name. “Since it has been brought to our attention, we have notified the appropriate authority about this unauthorized flier.”

Client Treat

Construction Bank’s solicitation was confirmed by two people at the bank who said the dinner was a treat for private banking clients of the Shenzhen branch, and that they’ve already received some queries from private and state businessmen. The deadline for the registration is May 25 and applicants must hold U.S. visas and go through a background screening process to show they don’t have U.S. criminal records.

The Shenzhen branch acquired the tickets from VVISA, according to a person familiar with the matter. Both the bank and the travel agency earn commissions from the sales, said the person, who asked not to be named discussing internal bank business.

VVISA said the invitations were initiated by a U.S. foundation and a Chinese entrepreneurs group and assisted by VVISA, with no relation to Construction Bank. The event is still proceeding and VVISA is cooperating with many institutions, it said in the statement, adding that participants are paying on their own.

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The company's president welcomed Beijing's announcement to open up its auto industry.
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Chinese Hackers Targeted Japanese Defense Firms for North Korean Secrets, Experts Say

Chinese hackers have targeted Japanese defense companies, possibly to get information on Tokyo’s policy toward resolving the North Korean nuclear impasse, according to cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc.

The attacks are suspected to come from a group known as APT10, a China-based espionage group that FireEye has been tracking since 2009. One of the lures used in a “spear-phishing” email attack was a defense lecture given by former head of UNESCO, Koichiro Matsuura. Two attacks took place between September and October 2017.

“Lure content related to the defense industry suggests that a possible motive behind the intrusion attempt is gaining insider information on policy prescription to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue,” said Bryce Boland, chief technology officer for the Asia-Pacific region at FireEye.

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs didn’t respond to a faxed request for comment Friday. After a similar FireEye report involving U.S. targets last month, ministry spokesman Lu Kang said that China opposed all kinds of cyber attacks.

The suspected attacks coincided with a dramatic escalation in tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program as Kim Jong Un tested a hydrogen bomb and U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy” the country. The U.S. and Japan have been coordinating their diplomatic and military pressure campaigns against the country, and neighboring China is anxious to avoid a clash on its border.

Tensions have eased since the two Koreas started talking ahead of the Winter Olympics and Winter Olympics and Trump granted an unprecedented meeting with the North Korean leader. Earlier this month, the foreign ministers of China and Japan agreed to work closely to push the regime to surrender its nuclear weapons program, although Japanese officials continue to express skepticism about Kim’s willingness to make a deal.

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The latest cyberattacks mirror other recent hacks with geopolitical overtones investigated by FireEye. Among the most recent, a wave of incursions on mainly U.S. engineering and defense companies linked to the South China Sea, where China’s claims for more than 80% of the water clash with five other nations. In 2016, the website of Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party was attacked months after the party won elections, securing its leader Tsai Ing-wen the presidency.

“We believe APT10 is primarily tasked with collecting critical information in response to shifts in regional geopolitics and frequently targets organizations with long research and development cycles,” Boland said, citing firms in construction and engineering, aerospace and military, telecommunications and high-tech industries.

In an unusual development, the hackers inserted lines of text in the malware associated with the Japanese attacks mocking the security researchers. Such gems included, “I’m here waiting for u,” “POWERED BY APT632185,NORTH KOREA,” and “According to the analysis report, Some Japanese analysts have always been portrayed as a bit of joke.”

Also under attack since November 2017 have been Japanese healthcare companies. “China’s new push on pharmaceutical innovation as a national priority, along with rising cancer rates, will likely drive future espionage operations against the healthcare industry,” Boland said.

Mandiant, a unit of FireEye, alleged in 2013 that China’s military might have been behind a group that had hacked at least 141 companies worldwide since 2006. The U.S. issued indictments against five military officials who were purported to be members of that group.

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Trump’s latest tariff threat is a ‘ridiculous’ attempt at intimidation: Chinese state media

"This latest intimidation reflects the deep arrogance of some American elites in their attitude towards China," the state-run Global Times said in an editorial.
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Chinese New Year Gala Skit Featured Actress In Racist Blackface Makeup

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During what is reportedly the world’s most-watched television show, China’s Spring Festival Gala, a Chinese actress donned blackface makeup in a skit where she played an African woman. The skit aired on the nation’s state broadcast channel CCTV, which supposedly drafted to highlight the union between Kenya and China after the latter country built a high-speed railway in the African nation.

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A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television’s Lunar New Year variety show, although some people in Beijing were left wondering why it would be considered offensive.

The skit was shown Thursday night on state broadcaster CCTV and depicted the opening of a Chinese-built high-speed railway in Kenya. It featured actors in monkey and giraffe costumes, while the actress in blackface donned an exaggerated false bottom and a basket of fruit on her head.

The segment was meant to celebrate Sino-African relations, but many viewers blasted it online for cultural insensitivity.

The performance was part of CCTV’s annual Lunar New Year gala, which draws an audience of up to 800 million and is said to be one of the most watched programs in the world.

In the skit, Black women who were dressed as attendants on the newly built train system were featured, with others dressed in animal garb. The actress, Lou Naiming, in the role of a Kenyan mother praises China for bringing the rail system to the African country.

VOA adds that most who viewed the skit didn’t see it as a racist dig and instead feel that the critique of the blackface usage is overblown.

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AT&T urged to cut commercial ties with Chinese phone maker

US lawmakers are urging AT&T, the No. 2 wireless carrier, to cut all commercial ties to Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies and oppose plans by telecom operator China Mobile to enter the US market because of national security concerns, said two congressional aides. The warning comes after the administration of President Trump took a harder…
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DJI is the biggest name in drones by a country mile. Think of it like Apple for drones: Its machines aren’t always the fastest or have the best battery life, but you can put a remote in anyone’s hands and have them up and grinning in under two minutes.

But according to Homeland Security’s resident conspiracy theorist, DJI might really be a screen for a massive Chinese government information and cyber-warfare campaign.

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Two Chinese executives get life in prison for $7.6 billion Ponzi scheme

A Beijing court sentenced two men who led a $ 7.6 billion Ponzi scheme to life imprisonment on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.
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Chinese firm’s trader linked to unmasking of Bloomberg chat users

Moataz Abed, the trader who seems to have been in contact with an e-mail address that blasted out a list of anonymous Bloomberg chat participants, works at Noble Group, a China-based energy trading company that has tried to root out names of unidentified analysts, The Post has learned. In 2015, publicly traded Noble sued rival…
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Dou Zecheng had a career-changing 36-hole run Sunday in the rain-delayed Digital Ally Open to become the first Chinese player to earn a PGA Tour card and win a Web.com Tour event.

The 20-year-old Dou was 15 under in the final two rounds in the rain-delayed tournament at Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate, shooting a 10-under 61 in the morning and adding a 66 in the afternoon for a three-stroke victory.

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Chinese Style, Served Over-Easy

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The Met Costume Institute’s latest show merits a much more thoughtful wander than the crowds will allow. But do not feel that you’ve missed a learning opportunity.

The day after this year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York, the carcass of a massive, white tent still dominated the monumental staircase up which Rihanna had paraded her much parodied gilded-egg scramble. And that mixed-up metaphor may well be the most accidentally iconic of an exhibition that scores a lot of easy points, but misses so many more important others.

First things first: this year’s show, China: Through the Looking Glass, is huge, visually stunning and will be a tremendous success. The beauty of haute couture gowns interspersed throughout the Met’s impressive Chinese art galleries is breathtaking.

The show merits a much longer and more contemplative wander than the crowds will allow, if only to fully take in the workmanship of the pieces on display. That said, do not feel you’ve missed a learning opportunity because, as is all too often the case with fashion, all that brilliance remains on the surface. You’ll get the point of it from a simple walkthrough (in fact, you probably know it already).

That is quite a letdown from an exhibition whose opening description sets up complex themes of “subordinated otherness” between the “binaries” of a “simulacrum” West and an “authentic” East, only to drop them in favor of a “positivistic examination” of cross-cultural dialog. Translation: This is all very complicated so we’re just going to show you some Chinese looking dresses.

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Left to right: festival robe, Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford evening dress, woman’s court robe, and Ralph Lauren ensemble. (Image: The Metropolitan Museum of Art/BFAnyc.com/Joe Schildhorn)

Despite liberal use of the word “interpretation” to describe the exhibits, there is a lot more application and appropriation going on here. And some comic misinterpretation. A Christian Dior gown stands in a room of ancient poetry on calligraphic tablets but is decorated in characters copied from a letter about a stomachache. As Fashionista reminds us, “When it comes to cultural appropriation and accidental racism, the fashion industry doesn’t have the best track record.” To be fair, the many Chinese visitors snapping selfies on the members-only opening day showed no discomfort.

As you read the texts on the gallery walls, the curators clearly see the intellectual shortcomings at hand, but it seems they are content to simply point them out rather than do the harder work of critiquing them and coming up with something new and enlightening.

For example, in a room dedicated to blue-and-white pottery, the contemporary gowns’ hourglass shapes bear an uncanny likeness to the ancient urns that inspired them, well beyond just replicating the illustrations. Some, such as 2011 piece by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, are even made of pottery shards. It is woman as utilitarian vessel; it is woman as fragile tchotchke; it is woman as luxury object; it is woman confined, broken and reconstructed. It rolls back two centuries of Western feminism with a silent scream about the upper-class subconscious. But apparently it merits no discussion.

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Left to Right: Jar with dragon, Roberto Cavalli evening dress, and Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton evening dress. (Image: The Metropolitan Museum of Art/BFAnyc.com/Joe Schildhorn)

Perhaps that is too heavy a political point for an art museum to make. But there are others, more pressing and relevant to both the exhibition and the world today, which also go implied yet ignored. The Chinese luxury objects on display are centuries, even millennia older than their Western counterparts. It is a reminder to developed, Western countries that the exalted status they have enjoyed for over a century is not a birthright.

History will be quick to remind us that China, India, and the Middle East had rich and refined cultures while Europeans were still struggling through the material and intellectual poverty of the Dark Ages and before the existence of the Americas was even known to them.

Today we debate whether it is possible for a fashion or luxury brand to come from China. The heritage of these goods is French, Italian, and British, n’est-ce pas? But not so long ago, the luxuries these countries enjoyed – silk, spices, carpets, jewels – came from what we now call emerging countries. Europeans were just the ones who turned up with the gold (and eventually the guns) they used to get them.

And the exhibition is strongest in the last galleries, which display the work of contemporary Chinese designers, such as couturier Guo Pei, who spent two years making Rihanna’s royal yellow robes. So the cycle may well come around again.

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Chinese designer fashion, coming out of the shadows. (Image: Misha Pinkhasov)

Which brings up another point: The demand for fashion and luxury drove the earliest waves of international trade, cultural exchange, exploration and empire-building, along with the less noble consequences of war, colonization and the slave trade. So this demand, more than simple conspicuous consumption, is a driver of change – either good or bad, depending on our intentions and level of self-awareness.

The title of China: Through the Looking Glass refers to the distortions that occur in stylistic cultural sampling and romanticized misunderstanding. But we know about that already. And like chateau-inspired McMansions, we associate it with cluelessness and bad taste. “This exhibition is not about China per se,” says the Met, “but about a collective fantasy of China.” But showing us our own fantasy is not enough. A show like the Met’s should not succumb to the same naivety.

We count on it to meet us behind the looking glass and bring us out the other side with a better understanding of things. Instead, we are left wondering: Despite this celebration of cultural dialog, how thick is its accent? To what extent does it let superficial enthusiasm pass for real understanding? That is evidenced by the reaction of many Chinese commentators on both sides of the Pacific, left howling by celebrities’ clumsy effort to reference the show’s theme at the opening gala the night before.

The real “through the looking glass moment” is fashion’s consistent ability to genuinely believe it is connecting with an issue while completely missing the point. As the museum says: “…designers are driven less by the logic of politics than by that of fashion, which is typically more concerned with an aesthetic of surfaces rather than the specifics of cultural context.” It is fashion being so smug that it doesn’t even know how much it doesn’t know. And that holds fashion back.

Fashion should be fun, glamorous and all the things this show is. But in the end, the show has too much Vogue and not enough Met. You will come out stimulated, but not smarter. Which is ok if one of the world’s leading cultural institutions is happy to reduce itself to a theme park and leave the more important show on the red-carpet outside.

A version of this article was originally published by Luxury Society.

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