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Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Currency War Between U.S. and China, Europe Unlikely

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about President Donald Trump's tweet that China and Europe are playing a big currency manipulation game, and that the the US should match their efforts rather than just watch as other countries manipulate their currencies. Chen also discusses the trade disputes between the US and China.

In the News

Dangerous Logic At The Border: Religion And The Travel Ban

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Religion and Politics
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

A week after taking office in January 2017, Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” suspending entry to the U.S. for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The federal courts deemed this order and a second iteration that followed unconstitutional. 

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Uncertainty On Trade Is Killing American Businesses

quoting Steven J. Davisvia National Interest
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have backed away from the escalating U.S.-China trade war by agreeing to restart negotiations between their two countries at the G20 summit. Trump held off additional tariffs on Chinese goods and Xi agreed to buy more U.S. agricultural products. No formal joint statement spelling out the details of how the negotiations will move forward was provided, and given the rocky history of past negotiations, the future path of trade policy between the two countries remains in a fog. This uncertainty, as well as uncertainty with America's other trading partners, is a nightmare that has not yet ended for businesses engaged in international trade.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: What Concessions Are The North Koreans Willing To Make?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo Finance
Monday, July 1, 2019

(1:15) Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses President Trump's negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

In the News

Britain’s Theresa May Gave Putin The Cold Shoulder. Trump Joked With Him.

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Friday, June 28, 2019

As they met with Vladimir Putin in Osaka, Japan, for the G-20 summit, British prime minister Theresa May and President Trump presented sharp contrasts in their public greeting of the Russian president.

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Digitisation Will Bring Fundamental Economic Change And China Can Set An Example, Says Alibaba’s CEO

quoting Michael Spencevia The Edge Markets
Thursday, June 27, 2019
The digital economy has the power to bring “fundamental change” to how economies and businesses operate, according to Daniel Zhang Yong, chief executive of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding.
Interviews

Niall Ferguson: Investors Await News On A US-China Trade Deal

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNN
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses President Trump's economic policies and a possible US-China trade deal.

In the News

What To Expect From The G20 Summit

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia National Review
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The 2019 G20 summit kicks off on June 28 in Osaka, Japan. Given the current geopolitical climate, meetings between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin — as well as between Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping — will be of particular interest.

In the News

President Xi Of China Remains An Enigma

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia IDN-InDepthNews
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Xi Jinping, president of China, remains an enigma. You watched him on television reviewing the dancing in Pyongyang in the company of Kim Jong-un and his face is near to expressionless when in repose. He doesn’t stand like an arrogant man and we recall that time when he went out to eat in a noodle cafe he joined the back of the queue. His face doesn’t look hard, as did Hitler’s or Stalin’s or Donald Trump’s and Boris Johnson’s do today.

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When Trump Meets With World Leaders, He Won’t Be The Only One Thinking About 2020

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The New York Times
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

By the time the second of this week’s Democratic presidential debates gets underway, President Trump should be ensconced in meetings with counterparts at an international summit gathering in Osaka, Japan. But he will not be the only one in the room with one eye on political developments back in the United States.

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