You are here

China warns Donald Trump against approving US-Taiwan travel bill

“The so-called bill you mention, though not legally binding, severely violates the ‘one China principle’ as well as joint US-China communiques,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said. BEIJING: The Chinese government on Friday warned that the US-Taiwan travel bill, which would allow US officials to travel to Taiwan for diplomatic missions, would severely damage ties between Washington and Beijing. The warning coincided with the deadline for US President Donald Trump to sign the bill into law or reject the legislation, Efe news agency reported. “The so-called bill you mention, though not legally binding, severely…

Read More

Trump trade wind just a breeze for Asia stocks inured to pain

A file photo of US President Donald Trump. Stefan Hofer, Asia chief investment strategist at LGT Bank AG, says Hong Kong’s stock market is relatively insulated from trade war concerns with the local economy dominated by financials and property companies. Photo: Reuters Hong Kong: While trade paranoia engulfed everything from US index futures to the dollar and bond markets, it was a different story for Asian equities, as investors weighed competing risk factors affecting the outlook for a region square in the targets of President Donald Trump. Stocks across the Asia-Pacific…

Read More

Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz is stepping aside from the president’s legal team

Marc Kasowitz, the head of President Donald Trump’s outside legal team representing him in the Russia investigation is reportedly stepping aside, according to multiple reports published Thursday night. CBS News White House correspondent Major Garret first tweetedKasowitz was “out” as Trump’s attorney, while New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted he was “not gone,” but had a “lesser role.” The news comes amid reports of Trump reshuffling his circle of attorneys as the Trump-Russia probe looms over his presidency. Kasowitz received criticism for a series of profanity-laced email exchanges he had with what…

Read More

President Trump Proclaims the Start of National Small Business Week 2017

National Small Business Week is here once again! The week started off as it has since the early 1960s, with a Presidential proclamation. This year, President Donald Trump heralded the beginning of National Small Business Week with the following statement: “During Small Business Week, we celebrate our Nation’s small business owners, whose entrepreneurship and hard work bring jobs and prosperity to our communities. Small business owners embody the American pioneering spirit and remind us that determination can turn aspiration into achievement. This week, we affirm our commitment to removing government…

Read More

Trump: Slash the health research budget. Congress: No.

Budget appropriators have rejected Trump’s vision for a slimmer NIH — at least for now.Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images It has been a jittery couple of months for the health research community, as the Trump administration has been casting about for spending to cut from the federal budget. In March, the White House threatened the National Institutes of Health with a $1.2 billion budget cut this year, followed by another $5.8 billion cut in 2018. Some of that anxiety was just allayed — at least temporarily. In an agreement reached…

Read More