Daily Archives: July 8, 2018

America escalates trade war with China – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

China Shipping Line at the Port of Los Angeles - California

China Shipping Line at the Port of Los Angeles – California – USA
Photo Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

America’s trade war with China is now official. On July 6th, the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced that an additional 818 Chinese goods, amounting to approximately $34 billion, now face a 25 percent import tax on arrival at US ports. Goods affected include Chinese-made vehicles, aircraft, boats, engines, and heavy equipment. Check the USTR website for the complete list.

“We must take strong defensive actions to protect America’s leadership in technology and innovation against the unprecedented threat posed by China’s theft of our intellectual property, the forced transfer of American technology, and its cyber-attacks on our computer networks,” said US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on June 15th.  “China’s government is aggressively working to undermine America’s high-tech industries and our economic leadership through unfair trade practices and industrial policies…”

In retaliation, China…

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I was born in British Guiana in 1942 – By Geoff Burrowes

was born in British Guiana in 1942

By Geoff Burrowes

1942 was a different world from today. Many of the buildings were the same – white wooden buildings with red roofs but cars all looked like black shoe boxes with silver bumpers, front and back. And they were any colour as long as it was black. There was a war on in faraway Europe and the Middle East and Far East, although we didn’t see much of the fallout.

I didn’t know my Uncle Angus who was a navigator on a Fleet Air Arm Liberator flying out of Gander in Newfoundland. But I didn’t know that I didn’t know him so I guess that was OK.       Continue reading

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