Nafta's China Clause Is Latest Blow to Trudeau's Asia Ambitions

Premier Doug Ford centre speaks to the media with Rod Phillips right Minister of the Environment Conservation and Parks and John Yakabuski Minister of Transportation regarding the decision to cancel the Ontario Drive Clean program in Toronto on Fr

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Now, China says the White House is using the contentious clause in the new agreement with Canada and Mexico to prevent those countries from trading with it.

The initial hope for the that the new round tariffs signals its relentlessness on the application of pressure to force China's hand in making a deal when actual negotiations finally materialize.

This could lead Mexico and Canada to remove their tariffs on USA agriculture products, he said, but that would likely be far into the future. Trump on Monday threatened to impose new tariffs on additional United States dollars 267 billion worth of imports from China and asserted that there will be no deal with Beijing unless it changes its unfair trade practices.

Pence said China was waging a sophisticated effort to sway the elections against the Republicans in retaliation for Trump's trade policies.

JPMorgan said that while the trade war was its biggest factor in downgrading Chinese stocks from overweight to neutral, it was not the sole reason. "China is meddling in America's democracy".

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That's why I kill myself for him every game, because I want to give back everything he teaches us on a daily basis. Why should the police need to be there? "There's loads of reasons why the games didn't go our way", he concedes.

He said that China now spends as much on its military as the rest of Asia combined, and is prioritising capabilities to erode U.S. military advantages "on land, at sea, in the air, and in space".

There are plenty of positive improvements for Virginia farmers in the new North American Free Trade Agreement announced October 2. He said China wanted to talk to the U.S., but he was not ready yet.

He also slammed Beijing for placing a multi-page advertisement extolling the virtues of US-China trade in the Des Moines Register, the highest-circulation newspaper in Iowa, a swing state whose longtime governor Terry Branstad is Trump's ambassador to Beijing.

The president did not offer evidence of interference by Beijing, though administration officials told reporters that they viewed a number of Chinese actions as tantamount to election interference. Canada had to make some concessions on its dairy sector in exchange to keep the provision, which allows independent panels to solve disputes involving companies and governments. It said these include specialized alloys and rare earth metals. But he pointed to a document Beijing circulated in June titled "Propaganda and Censorship Notice", which laid out a broader influence campaign, similar to Russia's ongoing disinformation campaign against the U.S.

Analysts say that Chinese leaders have long feared that Washington policy in the Asia Pacific region was created to box in China and contain its rise, and believe that Pence's speech is likely to fuel those concerns.

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He also said Mr Trump had "stooped to new depths" in mocking the testimony of Mr Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford . The FBI did interview "a number of people who submitted sworn statements that corroborated her allegations", Katz said.

He accused Chinese Communist Party officials with "rewarding or coercing American businesses, movie studios, universities, think tanks, scholars, journalists, and local, state, and federal officials".

- Senior Chinese officials have tried to influence business leaders to condemn US trade actions, "leveraging their desire to maintain their operations in China".

"Beijing compelled Delta Airlines to publicly apologize for not calling Taiwan a "province of China" on its website".

- Beijing's censors edit or outlaw USA movies that criticize China. However, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Monday there will be appropriate compensation for supply-managed farmers in Canada, which will be decided in the coming months.

Access to the Canadian dairy market had been a red line during talks, but negotiators traded increased export volumes from the Canadian auto industry for more American exports of dairy products.

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She said she believes Ford's allegations could have been investigated "thoroughly" without her having to come forward publicly. He also said Mr Trump had "stooped to new depths" in mocking the testimony of Mr Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford .

"In this context, even though the approval by the U.S. Congress is likely, the political environment in that country is characterized by very strong conflicts that could result in uncertainty in its approval", it said.

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