President Donald Trump is threatening to slap tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese imports as trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies reach new heights.Here’s how economists and China-watchers are reacting to the brewing trade war:William Zarit, chairman of American Chamber of Commerce in China, in an interview with Bloomberg TV:"If there is a next $200 billion, depending on what those products are, I think the USTR will continue to minimize the hit" on the U.S. economy. Part of the U.S. strategy is to limit Chinese investment, licensing and joint ventures of high-tech technologies that it sees as in its "national economic interests.""China needs to open it up. Innovation is done globally. Open up the innovation globally and open up the investment so that both China and the U.S. and other countries can really benefit from this Made-in-China 2025 strategy."Rajiv Biswas, Asia Pacific chief economist at IHS Markit in Singapore:“The Trump … [Read more...] about What Economists Say About Trump’s New China Trade Threats
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Sunderland will enter the Checkatrade Trophy for the third consecutive this season - only this time it’s a requirement rather than a choice. For the last two years the Black Cats have accepted an invitation to be one of 16 academy sides taking part in the competition. However, now they’re a League One side it is a requirement that they enter a first team. So what does that mean for Jack Ross’ side? Here’s a closer look at this season’s competition and also the rules which Ross will be bound by when selecting his sides for the competition. Are there any team selection rules for Sunderland? Yes. In previous years Sunderland’s U21 side would be allowed to field up to four player over the age of 21. To ensure teams respect the competition the EFL also made selection rules for the first teams entered too. Those rules require first teams - which includes Sunderland this season - to field a minimum of four qualifying outfield players, with a number of … [Read more...] about Sunderland in the Checkatrade Trophy: Everything you need to know including team selection rules
US President Donald Trump says de-nuclearisation will start “very quickly”, after a historic meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. After a year of trading insults, the two leaders sat down together in Singapore, before signing a “comprehensive” document. Tuesday’s meeting marked the first time a sitting US President had ever met with a North Korean leader. And rhetoric from both sides suggested big strides had been made. “We’ve decided to leave the past behind,” Mr Kim said. “The world will see major changes.” Mr Trump said he had “developed a very special bond” with the North Korean leader, the third ruler from a dynasty which has overseen a secretive, isolated regime notorious for its repression and brutal prison camps. He said the meeting went “better than anybody could have expected”. The four key points, as set out in the declaration signed by the two leaders, are: - The United States … [Read more...] about What did Donald Trump agree with Kim Jong-un and what does it mean?
Father's Day is almost upon us once again, and dads everywhere are quivering with excitement. Okay, maybe that's an overstatement. Mother's Day has long outshone Father's Day, and many dads display a lack of interest as though it were a badge of honour. But we know, deep inside, that you all love a bit of pampering – a day out that's all about you, or a nice gift (as long as it's not a pair of socks). So we've trawled the internet for our favourite prezzies. There are pans for the chefs, whiskies for the whisky aficionados, sports car experiences for the petrolheads and stylish watches for trendy dads. The best gift experiences 1. Lee Valley VeloPark cycling experience £45pp, visitleevalley.org.uk Britain's love affair with cycling is showing no signs of slowing down. Thanks to the success of our professional cyclists in the Olympics and Tour de France, an increasing desire to be more active, and to live more eco-friendly lives, life on two … [Read more...] about Father’s Day gift guide: what to buy your old man this year
Love Island fans have been glued to their screens since the ITV2 show launched in 2015. And, next month, a fresh batch of super-hot singletons will arrive in the infamous reality show villa. With the help of Caroline Flack and narrator Iain Stirling, they'll compete to find Mr or Mrs Right under the glare of the spotlight. This year, Danny Dyer's daughter, Dani, is tipped to be among the cast for 2018, while producers are said to have cracked-down on smoking to amp-up the tensions within the group. But what happened to the previous contestants? And does the dating show really work? Here, Mirror Celebs examines how many of the Love Island couples actually stayed together after the show - and where our favourite pairs are now... SERIES 3 Winners: Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies These two were so adorable they sailed to victory, last summer. Unfortunately, despite scooping the £50,000 cash prize, they went their separate ways in Decemeber. “With sadness, we’ve decided to … [Read more...] about Here’s what happened to the Love Island couples after the show