Clete Willems on U.S.-China relations under Biden

first_img– Advertisement – Bilateral relations between the world’s two largest countries have deteriorated significantly over the last few years due to a trade war, U.S. sanctions against Chinese companies, and increased American support for Taiwan as well as India.Trump and his administration have blamed China for its unfair trade practices, intellectual property theft, and more recently, the coronavirus pandemic.Willems pointed out that the “phase one” trade deal between the two countries addressed some of the concerns the U.S. has over China’s practices. To rein in an 18-month trade war, both countries signed a trade agreement this year that pushed China to strengthen its intellectual property protection plan and increase its purchase of American manufacturing, energy and agricultural goods and services over two years.“If you look at the agricultural market access, if you look for the IP changes, that was some real meaningful stuff and I think that will be a lasting legacy,” Willems said. He added that export controls imposed on Chinese tech giant Huawei, which was labeled a national security risk by Washington, sent the firm into survival mode.“There’s clearly been some successes to point to. I do think that in a lot of respects, there’s a long way to go,” he said, adding that he hopes that if Biden wins, the former vice president can “pick up the torch” from Trump and deal with some of the major issues concerning China that have yet to be addressed. When asked if there was a chance that the U.S., under a Biden administration, may rejoin the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, Willems pointed out the deal faced bipartisan opposition in Congress. While Biden may potentially look at the agreement again, there would need to be renegotiation of some of the provisions before the U.S. considers rejoining the pact, according to Willems.   Being tough on China is what unifies a polarized United States right now, according to former top White House trade negotiator Clete Willems.A day after Americans voted, the race between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is still up in the air — with six states yet to be called by NBC News.Regardless of who takes the White House, the relationship with China will remain more or less status quo, said Willems, a partner at Akin Gump.- Advertisement – “The truth of the matter is that being tough on China is what unifies us in a polarized nation right now. We’re polarized in our politics but we are not polarized on China,” he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” on Thursday.Willems said that if Biden wins, he would be constrained by the political environment and will unlikely go back to some of the China positions he held in the past that were seen as relatively weak.Still, there would likely be more predictability in Biden’s policies. “You’re not going to have tweets announcing tariffs in the middle of the night kind of thing, but overall the trajectory is going to be more or less the same. I think China is going to have to deal with that reality moving forward,” Willems said.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement – President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Londonderry, New Hampshire on October 25, 2020. Democratic Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a voter mobilization event in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 12, 2020.Getty Imageslast_img read more

Sumner County residents like rest of world feels 4.7 magnitude earthquake early this morning

first_img Loading …Emergency dispatchers in Sedgwick County says they have received well over 80 calls reporting the earthquake. That is not the purpose of the emergency dispatch center, and people are advised not to call to report earthquakes unless there is an emergency associated with the call.Follow us on Twitter. Sumner Newscow report — Sumner County was part of a 4.7 magnitude earthquake which was centered near Cherokee, Oklahoma that shook most of the state of Kansas according to the U.S Geological Survey.It was reported around 1:42 a.m. Thursday, November 19th. A more exact epicenter is 13 km SW of Cherokee, Oklahoma. This was comparable to the 4.8 magnitude felt on Nov. 12, 2014.The furthest away that someone reported feeling the earthquake was in Tucson, Arizona which is 1,231 miles from the epicenter. The closest reported to USGS was in Carmen, Oklahoma, only 9 miles away. The earthquake shook in 9 states including Kansas, Arizona, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Colorado and Illinois. Did you feel the earthquake at 1 a.m.? Yes. I was awake. Yes. It woke me up. No. I slept right through it. View Resultscenter_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (6) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Restaurant Guro · 247 weeks ago Felt In Wichita! Report Reply 0 replies · active 247 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Randy, Caldwell USA · 247 weeks ago Felt like I was on my honeymoon, In vegas. You know where you put a quarter in the machine and it vibrates for awile. But after i woke up, I realized that was over 35 years ago and I’m still in Kansas. Report Reply 0 replies · active 247 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down charlie · 247 weeks ago I hate to be the sour-puss of such a fun event, but do the oil companies in Oklahoma pay for damage to my property since the quakes are caused by injection wells, or the State of Oklahoma who is in bed with them? I do not look forward to this being an occurance that we have on a regular basis, unlike the press. Report Reply 1 reply · active 246 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Sarah · 246 weeks ago Finally someone is on board and knows what is REALLY going on. Have fun fighting insurance for repairs. Don’t plan the drilling to stop anytime soon. There are a few companies who have realized fracking and earthquakes are most likely associated with each other. AFTER there were earthquakes with the epicenter around the fracking sight. Hmm WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!! Here is a law that you will just love…NOT!!! http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/04/23/36503… While at least eight bills were filed this session in Oklahoma to prevent cities and counties from banning drilling operations, the two that passed through the House this week are SB 809 and SB 468. SB 809 would allow “reasonable” ordinances related to “road use, traffic, noise and odor,” but would not allow any outright bans — the bill prohibits the direct regulation of oil and gas exploration, drilling, or fracking. SB 468 would make it so that any interference with oil and gas production would be considered a “taking” of property, meaning royalty owners could seek compensation. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down charlie · 246 weeks ago I see I received neg. marks. I guess these people think the earthquakes are caused by Al Gore and global warming. I will now go stick my head in the sand, and maybe it will go away without doing anything. Sarah is right on. BTY, oil royalties in the family and we did not ask for protection. I think someone who passes laws have their hand out. MY, my. Report Reply 1 reply · active 246 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 246 weeks ago Perhaps they agree with you, but just don’t care for your demeanor. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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