Bloomberg Radio: Sound On: Trade, Fed, and Mueller

Bloomberg Chief Washington Correspondent Kevin Cirilli spoke with Mattie Duppler, Senior Fellow at the National Taxpayers Union and former Coalitions Director for the House GOP Conference, and Marc Ross, founder of Caracal Global.

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US-China Trade Talks + Ted Allen


Last Thursday, I joined Bloomberg Chief Washington Correspondent Kevin Cirilli on Bloomberg Radio's Sound On program.

Other guests, Ted Allen, Ambassador for former first lady Michelle Obama’s education initiative, Reach Higher and Host of Chopped and Margaret Talev, Bloomberg News Senior White House Reporter.

It was a fun show on food politics, restaurants impacted by the tariffs, an update on US-China meetings, happenings on Capitol Hill, and the Super Bowl.

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Interview: US-China commercial relations


Last night I spoke with Elaine Reyes (CGTN America - China 24) on the state of US-China commercial relations, tariffs, global supply chains, Election 2018, Apple, and Starbucks.

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US-China technology and data war - political fear or business reality?


The dominance of US semiconductor technology in Chinese phones makes for great angst in Beijing. It reveals Americans firms are generations ahead in semiconductor and other technologies - we are talking 20 to 30 years. In assembly factories across the China, the critical parts that go into phones, tablets, routers, vehicles, even airplanes, are often imports from advanced economies like the United States.

The Chinese government has ambitious plans to end this dependence.

“Techno-nationalism has a long and stellar history in China,” said Damien Ma, fellow and associate director of Paulson Institute think tank in Chicago. “During Mao’s time, they always wanted to have some semblance of technological self-sufficiency. And I don’t think that in itself is surprising or odd. Many countries want it.”

Many Trump administration officials call these Chinese plans “frightening” and a direct national security threat and a sound reason to impose tariffs on Chinese products. Some American academics and politicians fear China will soon enjoy global domination of many high-tech sectors at the expense of many Western industrial economies.

Does this matter?

Will it happen?

Do you think America's biggest and best businesses are sitting still and not moving forward?

Also, do you think China can execute?

Business plans mean little if you can't execute, ship, and scale.

-Marc A. Ross

Marc A. Ross specializes in global communications, thought leader management, and event production at the intersection of international politics, policy, and profits. Working with senior executives from multinational corporations, trade associations, and disruptive startups, Marc helps business leaders navigate globalization, disruption, and American politics.