Trump to ramp up trade pressure on China with call for probe

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Trump to ramp up trade pressure on China with call for probe

- news.abs-cbn.com
13 Aug 2017
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Monday will order his top trade adviser to determine whether to investigate Chinese trade practices that force US firms operating in China to turn over intellectual property, senior administration officials said on Saturday.

Trump Administration to Begin Probe of Alleged Chinese Technology Theft

13 Aug 2017
WASHINGTON--The Trump administration announced plans Saturday to pressure China over alleged intellectual property theft, adding the threat of trade retaliation to an ongoing campaign seeking greater cooperation from Beijing in the North Korean nuclear crisis.
- wsj.com

Trump White House to look into China's trade practices

- money.cnn.com
13 Aug 2017
On Monday, Trump is expected to direct U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to look into alleged Chinese violations of U.S. trade, including forced intellectual property transfers and patent thefts, according to senior administration officials who spoke Saturday.

Trump Administration Plans Trade Actions Against China

13 Aug 2017
The American Chamber of Commerce in China was not aware that the U.S. would be using Section 301, and also warned the U.S. side to be prepared for countervailing measures by China. Bloomberg reports that one potential tit-for-tat measure by China could involve stemming the amount of soybeans imports, which already numbers 12.5 million tons. "Autos, aircraft and rare-earth ...
- chinausfocus.com

Trump Cautious on China Inquiry Over Intellectual Property Theft

- newsinn.org
13 Aug 2017
The Ministry of Commerce posted a statement on their website saying, "China urges the U.S. to act cautiously and make a fair decision to avoid any negative impact on the normal economic and trade exchanges between China and the U.S.". Twelve major Chinese aluminum exporters and the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association plan on filing a complaint with the U.S. ...

U S reportedly plans trade action over Chinese theft of intellectual property

13 Aug 2017
The Wall Street Journal and New York Times stories said U.S. officials are looking into using Section 301 of the 1974 Trade Act, which would allow Washington to launch an investigation into China's trade practices and, within months, raise tariffs on imports from China or impose other sanctions.
- japantimes.co.jp

Trump to hit China on intellectual property theft

- afr.com
13 Aug 2017
The Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property in Washington estimates the US loses more than $US225 billion annually in counterfeit goods, pirated software, and that theft of trade secrets could be as high as $US600 billion. China has been fingered as the chief culprit.

Trump May Roll Out Probe Into China and Intellectual Property Theft, Sources

13 Aug 2017
"I firmly believe that we need to impose costs on China," Gordon Chang, who has written extensively about China, told NBC News. "But on the other hand, I think the Chinese would justly feel double-crossed" if the investigation was announced so soon after the U.N. vote., and if U.S. officials had made prior assurances to China about the trade action.
- nbcnews.com

White House details plan to ratchet up trade pressure on China

- politico.eu
13 Aug 2017
Sen. Ron Wyden, top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, has already urged Lighthizer to launch an investigation of China's forced technology practices. "The administration has been unable to make progress on these issues in dialogues with China, including as part of the Comprehensive Economic Dialogue," Wyden said previously.

Trump orders probe of China's intellectual property rules

13 Aug 2017
FBI probes Charlottesville deadly car ramming Death toll from violence at US far-right rally climbs to 3 Trump condemns 'egregious' Virginia violence 'on many sides' One dead amid violence between US far-right and counter-demonstrators Trump orders probe of China's intellectual property rules Car rams into crowd at violent Virginia rally: witnesses Trump denounces 'hate' ...
- arabstoday.net

Trump to Wait on China Intellectual Property Probe

- bloomberg.com
13 Aug 2017
In a report to lawmakers last month, the USTR accused China of engaging in "widespread infringing activity, including trade secret theft, rampant online piracy and counterfeiting, and high levels of physical pirated and counterfeit exports to markets around the globe."
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