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Alignments Against Phase One; Coal Fired Electric Cars; Market Openings

Alignments Against Phase One The markets reacted today to negative news about the state of the U.S. – China trade war. Craig Allen, President of U.S.-China Business Council said he is pessimistic, suggesting that Xi Jinping does not trust Donald Trump and any phase one agreement will be both marginal in substance and temporary.  Complicating the situation are developments surrounding Hong Kong, with Beijing threatening to retaliate for U.S. Senate legislation censoring Beijing, and now young people in Taiwan reacting by giving more support for the independence of Formosa. A top U.S. negotiator said today that they are neither optimistic nor pessimistic since they don’t know where the situation is going to wind up. Meanwh...

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