China is Canada’s third largest trading partner but it is a very distant third: The US and Europe account for 60% and 8% of Canada’s exports respectively China accounts for just 2.9% of Canada’s exports and 6% of Canada’s imports 25% of those exports are raw “mineral products” like copper […]
VIDEO: Reckless US Government Spending / Borrowing Now Causing the Economy to Stall, Giving China The Upper Hand
There are three main factors in our calling for the US economy to stall in the coming months, which will give China the upper hand in trade negotiations: 1 – Government Spending Tax Cuts Stimulation Has Run Its Course The US economy has been booming for the last two years […]
The goal of a trade war is to increase access to some other countries markets. However, we can simplify the logic by reducing down from a country scale to an individual business scale. At the single company scale, Company A withholds a key product or increases price on that product […]
From an American perspective, China has a strange confidence the belies and critical weakness that is just below the surface. US President Donald Trump is fond of pointing out that China sells much more to the US than the US sells to China. He believes that this trade imbalance gives […]
The China vs United States Trade war is a constant discussion in “The West” and is highly visible because it causes companies like Apple to talk about raising consumer prices. China is very different from the United States and here is why the Chinese consumer has very little concern about […]
In our article BoycottUSA and BoycottTrump Does Not Mean Not Buying American, we explain that China is applying there retaliatory tariffs to Donald Trump supporters and no the US as a whole. That brings up the question of why China would target Boeing.
Boeing is based in Chicago and Chicago did not support Trump in the 2016 and they certainly don’t support him now:
- The map to the right shows how Chicago voted; neighborhood by neighborhood voted against Donald Trump
- Hillary Clinton had a larger popular vote that Barrack Obama in Chicago
- Chicago based musicians will not even accept a Thank You from Donald Trump
Boeing’s primary assembly plant, which is the largest building on earth, is in Everett Washington and Washington State did not support Trump in 2016. In fact Hillary Clinton won all 12 Washington State electoral votes.
Why Did China Target Boeing?
1: Boeing Is Perceived As Trump Friendly
While it is common sense and standard operating procedure for companies to quietly support their political leaders Boeing seems particularly aggressive in this area. When it looked like Hillary Clinton was going to win the 2016 Presidential Election, Boeing was there to help
Boeing, like many companies, woke up on November 9 to an unexpected political landscape. The company had been preparing for a Clinton presidency. Timothy Keating, its long-time senior VP of government operations, served under President Bill Clinton. There was even internal discussion at Boeing that Keating might join a new Clinton administration. Source: money.cnn.com/2017/02/17/news/companies/boeing-trump-dennis-muilenburg/index.html
Now the Donald J Trump has won the White House, Boeing has not unexpectedly flip flopped but they have taken it further than most, making some believe that they have a genuine support for Trump. From Presidential visits to photo opportunities to political conversation, Boeing is now tied to President Trump.
China’s State Forestry Administration announced that they will add 66000 square kilometers of of trees in 2018 in an effort to reduce pollution. That is nearly the size of Ireland. This massive investment is part of their Paris Accord commitment to forest the area about three times the size of the entire United Kingdom by 2030.
To make this happen, China will use state employees and tens of thousands of soldiers.
- Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region
- Pearl River Delta in south China
- Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan in central Hunan Province
- Yangtze River Delta
- northwestern Shaanxi and Gansu provinces
- the central plains
There is a global crisis with municipal recycling programs that is affecting YOUR community as of January 1st 2018. China is now rejecting all used plastic, except “high grades”. High Grades are used materials that are fully sorted. This means mixed plastics, aka Low Grade, will no longer be taken. The problem for us is that we rely on China’s cheap and efficient labour force to sort low grade plastics for us.
This video explains the Chinese “National Sword” policies that bans 24 different types of products (read: mixed paper, mixed plastic and mixed clothing) and how the US is beginning to deal with this.
We talked to Dr. Christina Seidel, Executive Director of the Recycling Council of Alberta about this issue earlier today. She said that “… (consumer) education is good. We need to be more careful about what goes in…(to the recycling system).
General Motors shocked the automotive world in 2009 when as part of their bankruptcy restructuring they shut down Pontiac. Many observers noted how Pontiac’s storied past, and sport focused market niche made it likely to be successful in the future. However, GM had decided that the future of automotive was […]
Just how powerful (pun intended) is the Saudi Russian oil alliance, formerly known as OPEC+? It produces as much oil and gas as the United States and Canada combined. Add in the other OPEC countries, who now take the marching orders from Russia, and you have about 45% control of […]
In this short video, three time Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Friedman explains political failings and “Woke Green Energy” lobby (note that this author drives a Tesla and has solar panels) is going to freeze Europe while giving Russia and Saudi Arabia more power. Green Energy with storage is the future, […]
This is the story of how Western automakers are inviting the Chinese to take their US & Canadian market share. Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last two years you already know that the price of everything has gone through the roof. Cars have been no exception. The […]
Below is the complete list of 64 electrified vehicles coming before the end of 2024 which means it includes a few 2025 model year products. The problems with the word complete are: auto manufacturers love to surprise consumers and shareholders with new product so there will be many more than […]
What Environmental Advancements Have Traditional Automakers Made In The Last 40 Years? Many people look at the old automakers like GM, Ford, Mercedes, Chrysler and Honda as useless and non-responsive. However the truth is quite a bit different. Here are some quick facts you are not likely aware of. Since […]