going to be very severe economically,” Trump said. “We’re going to tariff a lot of their products coming in.”
Most leaders go out of their way to avoid antagonizing their counterparts and wading into their delicate domestic politics.
The exchange also revealed another one of Trump’s political tools: his fervent effort to in
ject an appeal to his base — in this case on a signature issue, trade — into almost every political situation.
Trump vs. Congress
Trump also launched a mini-campaign rally, seizing on the Senate vote undoing his emergency declaration, to spell
out his hardline policies on immigration and the wall — always with an eye on his most loyal voters.
In an interview published by Breitbart News this week, Trump revealed another aspect of his character — a sens
e that he is being persecuted unfairly — that helps him identify with voters who feel neglected by political elites.
He hasn’t been able to talk to his people for the last six years, let alone govern,” Ghanem
tells CNN. “(These protests) are about getting back their dignity.”For years the country has faced rising
unemployment and a debilitating financial crisis as a result of a collapse in oil revenues, which has often led to prot
ests. But Ghanem argues these demonstrations should not be viewed in the same way.
”We are seeing a unique sequence of events we haven’t seen since the 90s. These prote
sts remind me of the protests that my mother used to drag me to when I was young,” she explains.
In the last several weeks, Ghanem says she joined several marches and while they may
have started as student-led demonstrations, she saw a broad cross-section of the population — some of who
m have never been politically active before — in the streets with a clear demand: No fifth term for Bouteflika.
As time has gone on, activists have added calls for the elections to be scrap
ped altogether, and for a more drastic overhaul of the country’s government.
The preparation work for China’s groundbreaking science and technology innovation board
is in full swing, with more supporting measures in the pipeline and detailed rules to be ann
ounced soon, China’s securities watchdog and the Shanghai bourse said on Wednesday.
“On the whole, related work for the new board has gone rather smoothly. And we will continue to make solid and meticulous pr
eparations to launch this major reform in an effective way,” said Yi Huiman, the newly appointed chairman of
China Securities Regulatory Commission, when convening his first news conference on Wednesday.
President Xi Jinping said in Shanghai in November that China will lau
nch a science and technology innovation board at the Shanghai Stock Exchange, which wi
ll adopt a registration-based system. Draft regulations and rules were released on Jan 30.
Detailed rules of the new board will soon be announced and take effe
ct, after necessary modifications in line with public opinion that was solicited based on
the draft version, said Huang Hongyuan, president of the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
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