Here we go again. In the Washington Post’s ‘Wonkbook,’ Dylan Matthews trumpets the tired old canard that American consumers benefit from the low price of Chinese imports. Matthews cites a […]
In a New York Times Economix blog post, David Barboza suggests that things are looking better in U.S.-China trade because America's exports to the People's Republic are increasing. Barboza cites a U.S.-China Business Council study that
President Obama and Governor Romney continue to take to the airwaves with competing ads that claim each is tougher than the other in confronting China's predatory trade practices.
Not so long ago, the U.S.-China Business Council released a study showing that U.S. exports to China have risen over the past decade. Their point was, isn't this great-- trade with China means that U.S. exports keep growing.
The presidential campaign is in high gear, and both candidates are firing back and forth with "I can do more to save manufacturing than you can" and "I can do more about China than you can."
Let's look at some simple stats... U.S. manufacturing employment in January 2000: 17,292,000 U.S. manufacturing employment in January 2012: 11,860,000
It's interesting to see the U.S.
Kudos to Matt Miller in the Washington Post for asking the $295 billion question-- WHO'S GOT THE GUTS TO FINALLY GET TOUGH ON CHINA?
The New York Times' Keith Bradsher reports that China's domestic economy has been stumbling of late due to a slowdown in construction and a sluggish retail market.
We've reported frequently on the abusive labor practices and suicides at Apple's Foxconn factory in China. Essentially, Apple outsources the production of its iPad and iPhone to a massive
Last fall, we pondered whether Apple could start building iPads and iPhones in the U.S. Our conclusion was, YES, Apple could indeed start assembling products in the U.S. Some key points:
Tremulous times in the world of U.S.
An analysis of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) from Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Media Director Steven Capozzola.
America’s defense supply chain put at risk by purchase of counterfeit, salvaged products from China. The U.S. Department of Defense has been buying counterfeit electronic parts from China. A Senate […]
If you want to field a good baseball team, you don’t just show up on opening day and say “Let’s play.” No, you carefully plan your team. You make sure […]
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has long been a cheerleader for globalism, and has led the charge for “free trade.” One could say that his naive enthusiasm for the […]
The U.S. must address China’s deliberately undervalued currency. What few seem to understand is that we are already in a trade war with China. It’s not one that we launched, […]
Both the U.S. and Germany are high-wage economies with a substantial union workforce. However, Germany is an export powerhouse, while the U.S. runs massive annual trade deficits. Why is this […]
Hey everyone: QUICK TRIVIA QUESTION: Where are iPads and iPhones manufactured?… Need we even tell you the answer? Aren’t all of you quite obviously aware that these omnipresent, hi-tech gizmos […]
ABC World News has been running segments this week about the importance of buying American-made products. In addition to their reality-TV-style experiment of refurbishing a suburban Dallas home with only […]
In advance of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s visit to China tomorrow, members of the House Populist Caucus today issued a statement urging him to release a determination on Chinese currency […]
Scott Boos at the Alliance for American Manufacturing has published an analysis of Congressional efforts to boost domestic clean energy technology and producton… Yesterday, the House Ways and Means Committee […]
The Census has been purchasing promotional materials for Census 2010 that were manufactured overseas, and Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL) is not happy about it.
On Thursday, April 22, 2010, the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, groups representing workers, industry, and environmental groups will be lobbying Senate offices, urging members to support policies that ensure […]
When will we learn that outsourcing to China proves hazardous to our health?… The Miley Cyrus line of bracelets and necklaces contain toxic levels of cadmium. As the Associated Press […]
Nearly one year ago, President Obama invoked a trade law known as “421” for the first and only time in the decade the law has been in effect and imposed […]
U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and National Economic Council Director Larry Summers have co-authored an op-ed ahead of the G-20 urging an international agenda that focuses on “work to stabilize […]
Recently, the U.S. Treasury Department delayed publication of its semi-annual report on currency. The three-month rollback was intended to give China an opportunity to demonstrate progress on adjusting its undervalued […]
Hu knew. Chinese president Hu Jintao knew that upon coming to Washington for Obama’s nuclear security summit he would have to have a serious chat about currency with President Obama […]
In 2005, China incrementally budged its currency after heavy pressure from the U.S. The move was expected to “trim the trade gap” between the two countries. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, […]
As the Pittsburgh Post Gazette is reporting, U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is scheduled to visit Pittsburgh today, where he will be “greeted by a chorus of calls to bolster […]
The Wall Street Journal says the U.S. is “wrong” to protest China’s “fixed yuan-dollar rate.” Their explanation is that many countries adopt a fixed rate, so as to ensure market […]
Here’s a scenario you didn’t see: The North American International Auto Show got underway last week and not a single Japanese car was allowed. Such a slight would be unthinkable, […]
Recently, China has dumped a flood of subsidized OCTG (Oil Country Tubular Goods) steel pipe into the U.S. market. Known as OCTG pipe because it is used for the extraction […]
The Associated Press reports that China has criticized last week’s U.S.-China Commission (USCC) report for asserting that Chinese spies are aggressively stealing U.S. secrets. Beijing warns that the report is […]
On Friday, the Wall Street Journal trumpeted the news that a Chinese firm will be the exclusive supplier to one of the largest wind-farm developments in the U.S. and that […]
Bloomberg News reports that the Obama administration may elevate Ron Bloom, head of the government’s auto task force, to a job that would set U.S. manufacturing policy more broadly. The […]
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has done it again. In contrast to their stated interest in supporting American manufacturers, they’ve criticized someone who wants to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. In […]
In Pittsburgh today, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced that the Obama administration will take a more aggressive approach to supporting American industrial workers through greater protection of labor rights […]
The Obama administration has announced that it will bring its first trade case against China in the World Trade Organization (WTO). The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has launched a case against China […]