Trump to order probe into China's intellectual property policy

Trump to order probe into China's intellectual property policy

President Trump plans to get tougher on trade with China.

Trump will instruct his chief trade adviser on Monday to investigate allegations that China violated USA intellectual property rights and forced companies to share their technology in order to do business there, Politico reported.

The move, which is not yet an official investigation, could lay the groundwork for one. Therefore, China's crystallizing dominance in global production and trade networks, as well as their further extension into Eurasia through grand projects such as the Belt and Road initiative are seen as real national security challenges for the U.S. Likewise, China's massive military investments in state-of-the-art aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines and stealth fighters are interpreted as part of a systematic endeavor to balance and surpass the worldwide influence of the U.S.

Should an investigation find wrongdoing, Trump could impose tariffs against Chinese imports, which would mark a significant escalation in his efforts to reshape the trade relationship between the world's two largest economies.

The statement Friday does not mention any specific actions China would be willing to take, although some Chinese scholars and state media have called on Beijing to take on a shuttle diplomacy role to facilitate talks between the US and North Korea. The officials said this matter, and the trade issue, are not connected.

The nuclear threats of North Korea against the US, which attract major global attention on the other hand, represent part of China's indirect response route via "hard politics".

The official, who was speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that he doesn't believe this will lead to a period of conflict between the US and China, adding, "this is simply business between two countries".

An official continued on to say that there is more than $600 billion of intellectual property theft against US companies with China responsible for a huge portion of that. The incredible ascendancy of China as an economic powerhouse over the course of the last decades has now reached a point of maturity, and Beijing is apparently flexing its muscles to enter the worldwide stage as a major political actor.

To stop BJP's 2019 march, Opposition parties to meet in Delhi today
The meeting was about to talk and discuss the strategy against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi the leading Central Government. Shivakumar in Raichur, also flew down with him till Ballari, from where he left for Delhi.

The measure would seek to address what the USA business community has described as flagrant trade violations by China, which employs a variety of rules and practices to wall its market off from foreign competition and pressure US companies to part with valuable product designs and trade secrets - or to steal them outright. -China trade ties and of resolving differences "through dialogue and consultation". "The results are there for all to see".

The President of the United States Donald trump and his Chinese counterpart, XI Jinping, called on North Korea to stop provocations.

President Trump plans to call for an investigation into China's intellectual property practices, according to reports Friday.

"I think China can do a lot more", Trump told reporters on Thursday.

Kennedy of CSIS says business leaders express a range of opinions, depending on how much they discrimination they face in China and how key Chinese profits are to their business. Trump has accused China of failing to rein in the nuclear ambitions of its ally North Korea, even as he makes ever sharper threats against Pyongyang.

The trade investigation is expected to be only one part of a multi-pronged push by the Trump administration to counter perceived Chinese trade abuses, which Trump frequently railed against as a candidate. Instead, he is leading the administration is dusting off a variety of powerful and unilateral measures under US trade law, many of which the United States stopped using after the creation of the WTO, which has its own mechanisms to settle trade disputes.

The United States has previously complained at the WTO about Chinese trade policies, including its "Made in China 2025" initiative, which seeks to have Chinese-made materials account for 70 percent of manufacturing inputs within the next eight years.

Related Articles

  • Rumours Suggest The Justice League Movie's Ending Has Been Changed

    Rumours Suggest The Justice League Movie's Ending Has Been Changed

    Each of the men offered up a unique vision for the movie and they both had very strong ideas about the direction of the film . Justice League opens in theaters on November 17, 2017 . "It's starting to feel like it's really working".
    Single-engine plane crashes near Adrian, two seriously injured

    Single-engine plane crashes near Adrian, two seriously injured

    Rescuers pulled a man and a woman from the plane, who were reportedly hanging upside down inside the aircraft, Richert said. According to the Ashland County Sheriff's Office, the plane was a 1943 North American SNJ 4 used by the U.S.
    Trump's approval rating rebounds amid North Korea tensions

    Trump's approval rating rebounds amid North Korea tensions

    Now, Trump is at 45 percent approval with 53 percent of likely voters disapproving of his job performance. The poll surveyed 25,589 people and showed 61 percent chose Trump compared to 39 percent who chose Obama.
  • BJP urges Oppn not to politicise Chandigarh stalking case

    BJP urges Oppn not to politicise Chandigarh stalking case

    He said the woman's father had said that there was no pressure on the family. "What wrong has he done?", Vij asked. After the incident, Kundu filed a complaint and the duo was booked on charges of stalking and attempt to kidnap.
    Trump warns North Korea that U.S.  is `locked and loaded´

    Trump warns North Korea that U.S. is `locked and loaded´

    The Associated Press reports that Yun is the only USA diplomat in contact with representatives of the North Korean government. Trump says tens of millions of Americans support his tough position on North Korea's nuclear threat.
    The NBA's Top Pick Has Been Traded

    The NBA's Top Pick Has Been Traded

    Others think that he’ll continue to use the picks himself and construct a young core that can emerge after the Cavaliers vs. Fultz is an ideal scoring guard to run alongside him, and can also take over point guard duties if the Simmons experiment fails.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut 2016 second-round pick Roberto Aguayo

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut 2016 second-round pick Roberto Aguayo

    The Bucs' investment in Aguayo, who had left Florida State as the most accurate kicker in NCAA history, is what hurts the most. On Friday night, he continued his struggles by missing two kicks in the Bucs' preseason opener, including an extra point.
    Tainted eggs not a risk to public health, FSA claims

    Tainted eggs not a risk to public health, FSA claims

    Four major British grocery chains have withdrawn such products, including sandwiches and salads, the FSA said in a statement . The UK authorities together with retailers organized a withdrawal of such products from sale.
    FTSE 100 falls as N Korea tensions weigh on shares

    FTSE 100 falls as N Korea tensions weigh on shares

    Gold prices turned higher after unease over North Korea , reversing the downward move after the jobs data lifted the dollar. Economists polled by MarketWatch are forecasting a 0.2% monthly rise for both measures, after flat reading the prior month.
  • Global effort on North Korea gets Beijing boost

    Global effort on North Korea gets Beijing boost

    But U.S. intelligence officials told Reuters there was still no reliable evidence that North Korea had fully mastered the process. Alongside its ritual ballistic missile tests, North Korea has conducted nuclear tests on five occasions, two of which in 2016.
    Champions Chelsea reduced to nine and beaten 3-2 by Burnley

    Champions Chelsea reduced to nine and beaten 3-2 by Burnley

    But they held out, fully earning a result that sees them match their tally of Premier League away wins in the whole of last season.
    Stocks rally, but end a bit lower

    Stocks rally, but end a bit lower

    The broader Topix fell 1.1 percent to 1,617.90 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 shed 1.0 percent to 14,375.72. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 0.1% to 2,482 as of 1:45 p.m.