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China's foreign minister slams Trump tariffs

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Swedish appliance manufacturer Electrolux halts $250 million project in Springfield, Tennessee, in response to Trump's tariff announcement. So it begins.

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2018/03/02/electrolux-tennessee-springfield-plant-trump-tariff-aluminum-steel/391059002/

In the last couple of days, we've started trade wars with Canada, Mexico and Germany. Meanwhile, Trump still hasn't acted on the sanctions he's supposed to impose against Russia.

I'm sure that's just a coincidence.

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Starting a trade war is always a bad idea, not least because the instigator always starts in a position of weakness as they start first.

All affected countries will retaliate, but they have the freedom to choose which industries to retaliate in, whereas America has already decided with steel and aluminium.

Unsurprisingly, the other countries will target the industries that would cause the most economic damage to America

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Everybody is speaking like a politician. Those days are over. Any situation in the world with the word "war" in it always conjures up situations for debate. So now there will be a debate, all countries in the world will threaten to retaliate, They will get it out of their system how the United States under the leadership of President Trump will destroy the world economy, then they will finally make new trade deals. Politicians must act like this to save face.

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Everybody is speaking like a politician. Those days are over. Any situation in the world with the word "war" in it always conjures up situations for debate. So now there will be a debate, all countries in the world will threaten to retaliate, They will get it out of their system how the United States under the leadership of President Trump will destroy the world economy, then they will finally make new trade deals. Politicians must act like this to save face.

True.

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I guess we are going to see a lot more Dodge chargers in Germany.................heheheh

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I guess we are going to see a lot more Dodge chargers in Germany.................heheheh

And a little less Volkswagens in the U.S................hehehe

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So the advisor close to trump who unloaded his stocks just before trump made his announcement is no big deal right?:-/

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Lash out at our allies, defend Putin and Xi.

Trump’s FSB handlers certainly have a sense of humor.

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Can the Chinese really complain? Here is a list of the all the hi tech companies that are blocked in China:

Social media

Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Google Hangouts, Google Blogspot, WordPress.com, Line, KakaoTalk, TalkBox, selected Tumblr sites, FC2, Soundcloud, Hootsuite, Adultfriendfinder, Ustream, Twitpic, Instagram

Newspapers and media

New York Times, New York Times Chinese, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, BBC Chinese, Chosun Chinese, WSJ, WSJ Chinese, Flipboard (international version only), Google News, YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, LiveLeak, Break, Crackle, selected international Wikipedia pages, selected Chinese Wikipedia pages, Wikileaks

Search engines

Google, DuckDuckGo, Baidu Japan, Baidu Brazil, Yahoo Hong Kong, Yahoo Taiwan

Work and productivity

Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Slideshare, iStockPhoto, Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail (inc Gmail’s IMAP, SMAP, and POP servers), Google Translate, Google Calendar, Google Groups, Google Keep

Online tools

Flickr, Google Play, Google Picasa, Feedburner, Twitter URL shortener, Google URL shortener, Bit.ly, Archive.org, Pastebin, Change.org, 4Shared, The Pirate Bay, OpenVPN

Redux: gagging Google

Yes, a lot of those are Google services. Let’s recap the Google blocklist in full:

Google search, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Play, Google Translate, Google Calendar, Google Picasa, Google Groups, Google Keep, Google Voice, Google Wallet, YouTube, Google Earth, Google Earth, Google Chrome homepage, Google Code, Google Blogspot, Google Feedburner

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Wang Yi is correct.

It's time to react and show the US that they cannot behave like a schoolyard bully.

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I wanna become a diplomat and slap international sanctions on the US for...too many to list.

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Even Trump's own party are slamming this lunacy.

What a moron.

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Even Trump's own party are slamming this lunacy. 

If it hurts the establishment and they’re not on board with it and freaking out about it, then he’s probably doing the right thing.

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If it hurts the establishment and they’re not on board with it and freaking out about it, then he’s probably doing the right thing.

That didn't take long.

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Thank you President Trump!

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