China "vicious" in targeting US farmers; Beijing's Anaconda approach to Taiwan; "Maximum Pressure" on North Korea looks over; Xinjiang arrests soar; Facebook China; Esports; Faye Wong

President Trump tweeted this morning about China being "vicious" in targeting tariffs against US farmers:

Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

China is targeting our farmers, who they know I love & respect, as a way of getting me to continue allowing them to take advantage of the U.S. They are being vicious in what will be their failed attempt. We were being nice - until now! China made $517 Billion on us last year.

July 25, 2018
I wonder what the threat to no longer be “nice” will bring.

Other things on my radar today:

  • Trump's tweet is likely in response to criticism of his administration's decision to give $12 billion in subsides to farmers affected by tariffs imposed by Chi…

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