Bloomberg News Fires Reporter For Investigating Corruption In Chinese Government

By: Friday November 22, 2013 10:04 am

Thanks everyone for the incredible outpouring of sympathy and support. It has really helped me and my family get through this. — Mike Forsythe 傅才德 (@PekingMike) November 18, 2013 Some disturbing news is leaking out from a surprise firing of a Bloomberg News journalist. The reporter, Mike Forsythe, is a well respected expert on China [...]

Incumbency Has Its Privileges: When Criticized by Romney on China, Obama Administration Announces Trade Enforcement

By: Monday September 17, 2012 11:06 am

The United States has filed the latest in a series of trade actions against China at the WTO, this one objecting to unfair dumping of subsidized Chinese auto parts. But the relatively limited scope of the action, along with the political context, suggests this is about more than just unfair trade practices. The case brought [...]

US Announces Trade Enforcement Action on Chicken Tariffs

By: Tuesday September 20, 2011 10:13 am

This was rumored yesterday, and now we know: the US has filed another complaint against China at the WTO, this one over Chinese tariffs on US chicken producers. The United States filed a complaint Tuesday with the World Trade Organization that says China violated international trade rules when it imposed tariffs last year on U.S. [...]

Labor Struggles to Break Free From Cultural, Structural Barriers

By: Monday September 5, 2011 10:47 am

The World Trade Organization ruled today that the US legally imposed tariffs on Chinese tire imports last year. These tariffs were imposed in response to a United Steelworkers petition, showing that Chinese firms were dumping substandard tires on US markets, causing “material injury” to the domestic tire industry. This victory at the WTO is a [...]

House Vote Scheduled on Chinese Currency

By: Monday September 27, 2010 8:32 am

The House will vote as soon as Wednesday on the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act, which passed the House Ways and Means Committee last Friday on a voice vote. While some tweaks were made to comply with international trade rules, the bill would still allow US companies the ability to petition the Commerce Department [...]

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