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BRICS implicit support for China in its trade dispute with United States

Friday, July 27th 2018 - 08:45 UTC
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Five of the biggest emerging economies on Thursday stood by the multilateral system and vowed to strengthen economic cooperation in the face of US tariff threats and unilateralism. The heads of the so-called Brics – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – met for an annual summit dominated by the risk of a global US- led trade war, although leaders did not publicly mention President Donald Trump by name. Read full article


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  • chronic


    From the right wing alternative media Washington Post:

    Jul 27th, 2018 - 02:20 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Brasileiro

    Free Trade? Sponsored by the state force? Interesting.

    Maybe Trump is part of MBL.

    Jul 27th, 2018 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    chronic i.e pathological
    “He is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the former chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush.”
    So he doesn't have any particular credentials, as a writer other than being partisan. If that's your best offering, its decidedly lame.

    Jul 28th, 2018 - 02:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Trump is going to crush canoookiestan just for fun.

    Jul 28th, 2018 - 12:31 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Jack Bauer

    “So he doesn't have any particular credentials...” says Terry. I'd like to know TH's credentials ...ah, I forgot, by any chance is he also an expert on international affairs and the negotiation of free-trade agreements ? just asking...

    Jul 28th, 2018 - 04:53 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • DemonTree

    “Trump is going to crush canoookiestan just for fun.”

    And you wonder why people call Trump fans deplorable.

    Jul 29th, 2018 - 12:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “Trump is going to crush...” He's going to mess up 'biggerly' like everything else he touches. Lets see who blinks first.
    chronic i.e pathological
    Canuckistan: First attested in a 1993 article in the US anti-Semitic publication The Liberty Bell.
    You need to go back to your bedroom and replace those missing white sheets.
    ”Trade within NAFTA has grown almost four times since 1993. U.S.-Mexico trade has grown by six times. NAFTA trade totals some $1.24 trillion a year. That is about $2.4 million a minute. This is more than U.S. trade with the European Union (EU) and 1.9 times what the U.S. trades with China.
    NAFTA’s trade and investment supports up to 14 million U.S. jobs. 9 million of those jobs are linked to trade with Canada. 4.9 million U.S. jobs are linked to trade with Mexico, which is seven times greater than the number of jobs (700,000) believed tied to US-Mexico trade in 1993.
    Canada and Mexico are America’s top two export markets. A large majority of U.S. states have Canada or Mexico as a first or second trade partner. This trade is very important for U.S. farmers. In 1993, they exported $8.9 billion in products to our two neighbors. Those sales were $43 billion last year.“
    ”I'd like to know TH's credentials” Apparently being a lot quicker off the mark than you are.

    Jul 29th, 2018 - 03:32 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Brasileiro

    Oh really. Either the USA throws thousands of atomic bombs in America, or America will be on the side of China. Alongside China we will have market to do trade, protection against the dollar and arms against USA.

    Jul 29th, 2018 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Jack Bauer

    Me : ”I'd like to know TH's credentials”
    TH : “Apparently being a lot quicker off the mark than you are” your arrogant, unsupported, biased opinion. I though your claim would be because you are an expert on economics and int'l law....

    Just to show that your opinions regarding Lula and his wife are usually based on nothing but the lack of reliable information, in a previous post (which you apparently did not see) under “Lula, the only hope for millions..” (‘cause if you had you’d probably froth at the mouth and then reply something stupid), where I commented that the ‘triprekis” was the first irregularity discovered by the FP that pointed to Lula’s corruption – which you bravely and naively contested – pls note that Marisa signed the contract for the apartment in 2005, with Bancoop (the construction consortium for federal public servants bankrupted by its president, the then PT treasurer Vaccari Neto – due to the inexplicable ‘disappearance’ of R$ 100 million belonging to the consorium members), and back then it would indeed be a one-floor, shitty apartment – IF (the flat had not been switched for # 164A, and) construction had not been taken over (at Lula’s request) by OAS - with whose president (Leo Pinheiro), Marisa personally coordinated the reforms in 2014, to guarantee it was upgraded to attend her “nouveau-riche” taste…

    1000s of atom bombs ? why don't you stick to marijuana....

    Jul 30th, 2018 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “your opinions regarding Lula and his wife are usually based on nothing but the lack of reliable information, ... Marisa, signed the contract for the apartment in 2005, with Bancoop”
    No she didn't here's a direct evidentiary rebuttal ”At that moment, the cooperative regime ended. But Mrs. Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva did not exercise, at that moment, .. her option for (?)orney’s Office accusation. None of the company’s 4 employee testimonies – some of which even participated in the bidding processes – produced any materiality that substantiated the accusation.“
    ” testimony of Pedro Dallari, a professor at the University of São Paulo (USP) Law School, who provided legal advice to Bancoop in 2008, has ruined this thesis. Dallari started advising Bancoop when the São Paulo State Attorney’s Office began to monitor the cooperative in a public interest civil action that resulted in an agreement which allowed the cooperative members to choose between transferring the construction work to a construction company or leaving its completion under Bancoop’s responsibility.”

    Jul 30th, 2018 - 05:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Read the below link......(or google it, if it doesn't open)

    Laudo comprova que Marisa Letícia assinou acordo de compra do ...

    Looks like it puts your fanciful narrative in the “lixo”.
    If you insist on getting your information from Lula's site, you'll never get reliable information,
    just a lot of fake news.

    Jul 30th, 2018 - 08:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “If you insist on getting your information from Lula's site, you'll never get reliable information,
    just a lot of fake news.” I don't believe that for the reasons at http://en.
    But given the going amount for the price of corruption that have been revealed. The claimed amount in Lula's case is absolutely small potatoes. Nor is there any history in his case. The established corrupt have given every appearance of being so their whole lives.

    5. The expert's report as proof of Lula's innocence.
    As can be seen, the definitive proof of Lula's innocence is the FP Report No. 1576/16 (333), which proves: the original numbering suffered a change by insertion (and not a subtractive alteration ), so that number 174 was the original number , and number 141 was the overlapping number (334).
    In fact, a beautiful irony of the criminal process: when everything indicated that the best and most reliable evidence would justify Lula's conviction, then (a) a documentary evidence produced by the Indictment destroys the imputation of the Complaint, …After all, the erasure represented by the overlapping of number 141 , in the housing unit of the adhesion proposal subject to the approval described in Event 3 (325), does not constitute fraud committed by Marisa Letícia, but correction of error by the previous insertion of number 174, with the purpose of identifying the correct property subject to the contract. And there's no need to say anything else!
    Juarez Cirino dos Santos is Criminal Lawyer, Professor of Criminal Law at UFPR, President of the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Policy - ICPC and author of several books.

    Jul 30th, 2018 - 11:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Take look at the link below (or 'google' it):

    As provas da Lava Jato contra Lula no caso triplex - Política - Estadão

    Your conspiracy theories are just wild attempts to defend the indefensible.

    Jul 31st, 2018 - 04:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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