U.S.-China Trade and Jobs: It’s All A Matter Of Perspective

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
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The China Apologists Say All Is Great With U.S. Manufacturing

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.
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Workers Riot At Apple Factory In China

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
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Pentagon bought 1 million counterfeit parts from China

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 […]
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Why should Congress pass China currency legislation

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, […]
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The Populists Tackle China’s Currency Manipulation

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 […]
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Congress Tackles Clean Energy Tax Incentives

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 […]
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Census Bureau Purchasing Components Made Overseas

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.
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Clean Energy Manufacturing Jobs & Earth Day 40th Anniversary

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 […]
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the truth of the unemployment

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 […]
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Trade Enforcement Works Thank You Mr President

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 […]
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Umm, manufacturing?…Umm, China?…

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 […]
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Hu Knew

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 […]
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U.S. Trade deficits with China since 2001

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, […]
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Treasury Sec. Geithner Visits Pennsylvania Today

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 […]
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Why Is The Wall Street Journal So Chummy With China?

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 […]
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Japan’s Stunning Hubris: Automotive Protectionism

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, […]
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China is Unhappy with Spy Label

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 […]
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Someone To Craft Manufacturing Policy

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 […]
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You Either Support America’s Manufacturers Or You Don’t

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 […]
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Stronger Trade Policies From Obama’s Trade Representative

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 […]
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Obama Makes An Important Trade Move

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 […]
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