What I Learned This Week

Is the Trump administration determined to cut trade and investment ties between China and the U.S.?

The current thinking by market participants is that this is just a negotiating ploy, but suppose it isn't? Rana Foroohar, the best columnist writing in the world today, wrote on this subject this week in the Financial Times. 'In my consultations, Trump administration officials have told me bluntly that U.S. business has sold their souls and IP to gain a foothold in China,' says Michael Allen, a member of the National Security Council in George W. Bush's administration who now advises corporate clients on security issues. 'They speak in terms of breaking the dependence [between the two countries] and [say] 'it will hurt now, but you'll thank us later'.' Pyrrhus, King of Epirus: 'Another such…

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