“May You Live In Interesting Times”

From NPR News: Trump Orders Stiff Tariffs On China, In Hopes Of Cutting Trade Gap By $50 Billion http://n.pr/2FY44Pe

From NPR News: 5 Ways China May Try To Win A Trade War With The U.S. http://n.pr/2FXaTRe

From NPR News: Dow Drops 724 Points Amid Fears Of A U.S. Trade War With China http://n.pr/2FXjWBH

From NPR News: House Passes $1.3 Trillion Government Funding Bill http://n.pr/2GOFCg9

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China makes its plays, rolling out red carpet for POTUS Trump.

npr.org/sections/thetwo-way (2017/11/09: 562989686): trump-touts-great-chemistry-with-chinas-xi-as-leaders-agree-to-closer-ties

npr.org 2017/10/24 (559889571): how-china-is-making-moves-to-be-the-dominant-player-in-the-asian-pacific-region

npr.org 2017/11/07 (562486194): ex-spy-in-beijing-on-what-his-cia-experience-taught-him-about-china

npr.org/sections/parallels (2017/11/06: 562270850): chinese-electric-carmaker-aims-to-become-a-global-brand

“Meanwhile, back at the ranch…”
npr.org 2017/11/09 (562941660: republicans-move-on-tax-overhaul-in-house-and-senate

npr.org 2017/11/02 (561639579): chart-how-the-tax-overhaul-would-affect-you

npr.org 2017/11/09 (562960732): house-gop-tax-plan-is-little-help-to-high-tax-states-like-new-jersey

npr.org 2017/11/05 (561904209): the-russia-investigations-d-c-braces-for-more-from-mueller-ripple-effects-widen

npr.org/sections/thetwo-way (2017/11/06: 561587174): the-alternative-russia-scandal

npr.org 2017/11/05 (562058208): how-russia-weaponized-social-media-with-social-bots

“The 21st Century: China, Germany, France Lead the Way in Innovation, U.S. Lags”

Trump Announces U.S. Will Leave Paris Climate Accord : The Two-Way : NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/01/530748899/watch-live-trump-announces-decision-on-paris-climate-agreement

Full Text And Analysis: Trump On Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal : NPR: http://www.npr.org/2017/06/01/531090243/trumps-speech-on-paris-climate-agreement-withdrawal-annotated

Paris Climate Accord: What’s In It? : The Two-Way : NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/01/531048986/so-what-exactly-is-in-the-paris-climate-accord

5 Changes That Could Come From The U.S. Leaving The Paris Climate Deal : NPR: http://www.npr.org/2017/06/01/531056661/5-things-that-could-change-when-the-u-s-leaves-the-paris-climate-deal

Energy Companies Urge Trump To Remain In Paris Climate Agreement : NPR: http://www.npr.org/2017/05/18/528998592/energy-companies-urge-trump-to-remain-in-paris-climate-agreement

Crafting China Policy Could Get Sticky After Trump’s Campaign Comments : NPR

http://www.npr.org/2016/11/17/502402395/crafting-china-policy-could-get-sticky-after-trump-s-campaign-comments

Excerpt: PILLSBURY: Well, it’s – in my personal view – and I really can’t represent Mr. Trump or his team – this is certainly part of the need for a well-crafted, holistic China strategy. Obama said, quite correctly, I think, if we don’t write the rules, China will. And just in the past week, the Chinese have announced they are going to try to have a regional trade framework that they negotiate and they lead.