Easier for China to face tariffs than bend to U.S. pressure

Reuters | March 04, 2019

China will acknowledge concessions made in any trade deal with the United States for the sake of stabilizing shaky relations, but is unlikely to yield to demands it alter its economic model even if faced with continued tariffs, many trade experts believe. U.S. President Donald Trump has warned he could walk away from a China deal if it were not good enough, even as his advisers touted “fantastic” progress toward an agreement to end a dispute that has put tit-for-tat tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of each others’ goods.

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President Trump declared a national emergency on February 15, 2019. This gives him special powers, which he says will help him fund a wall along the US-Mexico border. The President can declare a national emergency if the nation is "threatened by crisis, exigency, or emergency circumstances," according to the Congressional Research Service. This would be the 32nd active national emergency in the US, since the National Emergencies Act was enacted in 1976.

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President Trump declared a national emergency on February 15, 2019. This gives him special powers, which he says will help him fund a wall along the US-Mexico border. The President can declare a national emergency if the nation is "threatened by crisis, exigency, or emergency circumstances," according to the Congressional Research Service. This would be the 32nd active national emergency in the US, since the National Emergencies Act was enacted in 1976.

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