Washington dairy and the USMCA

'It's like a death by a thousand cuts': Manitoba dairy farmers react to new trade agreement

'It's like a death by a thousand cuts': Manitoba dairy farmers react to new trade agreement

While some Wisconsin farmers are happy about the new trade deal President Trump negotiated with Canada and Mexico, others are skeptical.

"China has initiated an unprecedented effort to influence American public opinion, the 2018 elections, and the environment leading into the 2020 presidential elections", Pence said in a speech at the conservative Hudson Institute. "China wants a different American President", Pence said.

China angrily denounced on Friday renewed U.S. allegations that it was interfering in upcoming American midterm elections. China responded with $60bn in tariffs on American products. "They do not want me, or us, to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade".

While touting USMCA as a good deal for Canadians by securing access to its largest trading partner and the largest market in the world, Trudeau acknowledged farmers' sacrifices. The new U.S. -Mexico-Canada agreement would sunset Class 7 and open wider Canada's need for milk products to American businesses. "Canada's closed and supply-controlled system had embarked on a program that essentially dumped milk proteins on world markets and moved American dairy farming and processing jobs, along with thousands of additional high-quality jobs, from the U.S.to Canada".

The initial hope for the U.S.is that the new round tariffs signals its relentlessness on the application of pressure to force China's hand in making a deal when actual negotiations finally materialize.

Pence also slammed China's militarization of contested areas in the South and East China Sea, its practice of "debt diplomacy" in developing countries, and its efforts to convince other nations to sever ties with Taiwan.

Pence followed that up, saying intelligence assessments found that China is targeting US state and local governments as well as officials to exploit any divisions between federal and local levels on policy. In September past year, in the middle of playing host to American trade negotiators to revive Nafta/USMCA, he flew to Xiamen to attend the 9th summit of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) nations.

Bloomberg Businessweek cited 17 unnamed intelligence and company sources as saying that Chinese spies had placed computer chips inside equipment used by about 30 companies, as well as multiple US government agencies, which would give Beijing secret access to internal networks.

They also said it was the first time a senior United States official had delivered such a "broadside" against China on an array of issues.

Pence accused the Chinese of suppressing its citizens at home with the creation of "an unparalleled surveillance state", of brutally repressing religious minorities and of oppressing countries overseas through loan programs that favor Beijing and leave those nations beholden to China.

In what was billed as a major policy address, Pence sought to build on President Donald Trump's speech at the United Nations last week in which he alleged that China was attempting to meddle in the pivotal November 6 elections to punish him for of his trade stance.

Mr Pence said: "As a senior career member of our intelligence community recently told me, what the Russians are doing pales in comparison to what China is doing across this country". He condemns a Chinese ship passing this week within about 40 meters of the USS Decatur, calling it "reckless harassment".

"Our government will continue to vigorously defend and advance Ontario's economic interests", Ford said.

Recommended News

  • U.S. Senate plans procedural vote on Kavanaugh in bitter confirmation fight

    U.S. Senate plans procedural vote on Kavanaugh in bitter confirmation fight

    Confirmation would be a crowning achievement for Trump, his conservative base and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky. As noted by USA Today, Friday's vote essentially stops Democrats from filibustering and pushing off a vote on Kavanaugh .
    Chinese spying microchips found in Apple, Amazon computers

    Chinese spying microchips found in Apple, Amazon computers

    Supermicro said it was unaware of an investigation, while United States investigators, including the FBI, declined to comment. Apple never had any contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation or any other agency about such an incident.
    More photos of Melania Trump’ s visit to Ghana

    More photos of Melania Trump’ s visit to Ghana

    Although it happens rarely, this is not the first time that Melania has recycled one of her fashion favorites. The week-long tour is the longest solo global trip she has made without the United States president.
  • Packages Laced With Ricin Sent To The Pentagon

    Packages Laced With Ricin Sent To The Pentagon

    The envelopes, which contained the deadly poison ricin according to officials cited by U.S. media, were discovered on Monday. The other letter was addressed to the US Navy's top officer, Admiral John Richardson, one official said.
    Protecting your Facebook information from hackers

    Protecting your Facebook information from hackers

    If this is the case, you'll be prompted to log back into your account as well as any other apps you use with your Facebook login. According to Facebook, the hackers exploited three bugs in this feature, using its weaknesses to breach the privacy of accounts.
    Cubs set for tiebreaker game to settle NL Central

    Cubs set for tiebreaker game to settle NL Central

    The Central winner would then host the WC winner in one half of the NLDS, with the West winner hosting Atlanta in the other half. Jose Quintana was scheduled to start for the Cubs, while the Brewers had yet to name a starting pitcher as of Sunday evening.
  • Chelsea Won't Challenge Liverpool and Manchester City Due To This - Reds Legend

    Chelsea Won't Challenge Liverpool and Manchester City Due To This - Reds Legend

    Mourinho added: "What I can do to improve things I do, and I will improve the things that depend on me and my work". In fact, the best football United played this season was against Spurs when they lost 3-0.
    Amazon will raise company's minimum wage to $15 for all United States  employees

    Amazon will raise company's minimum wage to $15 for all United States employees

    In a 2015 article in The New York Times, employees described a "soulless, dystopian" work environment. Sanders said that no worker employed full-time in the United States should be living in poverty.
    GE Stock Soars After CEO John Flannery Unexpectedly Ousted

    GE Stock Soars After CEO John Flannery Unexpectedly Ousted

    GE is hoping he will continue the process of shedding non-performing assets and deleveraging the company's balance sheet. We will be working very hard in the coming weeks to drive superior execution, and we will move with urgency.
  • Does Sony's Venom Have a Post-Credits Scene?

    Does Sony's Venom Have a Post-Credits Scene?

    Venom , the character, is a reptilian alien "symbiote" whose touch turns ordinary people into super-powered monsters. Still, Venom is an entertaining watch with plenty of light moments between Brock and Venom , the "loser" symbiote.
    US terminates 1955 treaty with Iran after UN court ruling

    US terminates 1955 treaty with Iran after UN court ruling

    The court said assurances offered by Washington to ensure sanctions do not affect humanitarian conditions were "not adequate". He also said that there are existing exemptions for humanitarians purposes in the sanctions regime.
    US Democrats can sue Donald Trump over emoluments, judge says

    US Democrats can sue Donald Trump over emoluments, judge says

    But a violation of the Emoluments Clause, a prohibition set forth by the Constitution, could potentially be a bigger deal. Department of Justice spokeswoman Kelly Laco said the government "will continue to defend the president in court".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.