17 August 2018

Donald Trump

Ingin Dominasi Antariksa, Trump Perintahkan Pendirian Cabang Keenam Militer

KONFRONTASI-Presiden Amerika Serikat Donald Trump pada Senin mengatakan, dia memerintahkan pendirian cabang keenam militer untuk mempermudah dominasi Amerika pada bidang antariksa.

"Ini tidak cukup hanya memiliki kehadiran seorang Amerika di ruang angkasa. Kita harus memiliki dominasi Amerika di luar angkasa," kata Trump sebelum pertemuan Dewan Antariksa Nasional.

"Kami akan memiliki Angkatan Udara dan kami akan memiliki `Angkatan Antarika`". Terpisah tetapi setara. Itu akan menjadi sesuatu. Sangat penting," katanya kemudian.

China slams U.S. 'blackmailing' as Trump issues new trade threat

KONFRONTASI-U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods and Beijing warned it would retaliate, in a rapid escalation of the trade conflict between the world’s two biggest economies.

Trump’s latest move, as Washington fights trade battles on several fronts, was unexpectedly swift and sharp.

It was retaliation, he said, for China’s decision to raise tariffs on $50 billion in U.S. goods, which came after Trump announced similar tariffs on Chinese goods on Friday.

“After the legal process is complete, these tariffs will go into effect if China refuses to change its practices, and also if it insists on going forward with the new tariffs that it has recently announced,” Trump said in a statement on Monday.

The comments sent global stock markets skidding and weakened both the dollar and the Chinese yuan on Tuesday. Shanghai stocks plunged to two-year lows.[MKTS/GLOB]

China’s commerce ministry said Beijing will fight back with “qualitative” and “quantitative” measures if the United States publishes an additional list of tariffs on Chinese goods.

“Such a practice of extreme pressure and blackmailing deviates from the consensus reached by both sides on multiple occasions,” the ministry said in a statement.

“The United States has initiated a trade war and violated market regulations, and is harming the interests of not just the people of China and the U.S., but of the world.”

U.S. business groups said members were bracing for a backlash from the Chinese government that would affect all American firms in China, not just in sectors facing tariffs.

Jacob Parker, vice president of China operations at the U.S.-China Business Council in Beijing, said China would undoubtedly “begin looking at other ways to enforce action against U.S companies that are operating in the market.”

Some companies have reported Beijing is meeting with Chinese businesses to discuss shifting contracts for U.S. goods and services to suppliers from Europe or Japan, or to local Chinese firms, Parker said.

Washington and Beijing appeared increasingly headed toward open trade conflict after several rounds of talks failed to resolve U.S. complaints over Chinese industrial policies, lack of market access in China and a $375 billion U.S. trade deficit.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said his office was preparing the proposed tariffs and they would undergo a similar legal process as previous ones, which were subject to a public comment period, a public hearing and some revisions. He did not say when the new target list would be unveiled.

“As China hawks, like Lighthizer and (Peter) Navarro, appear to have gained power within the Trump administration lately, an all-out trade war now seems more inevitable,” said Yasunari Ueno, chief market analyst at Mizuho Securities in Japan.

Trump blasts Germany while making case for U.S. immigration policy

KONFRONTASI-U.S. President Donald Trump blamed migrants in Europe for violently changing the culture and for what he inaccurately described as a rise in crime in Germany as he sought on Monday to defend his administration’s widely criticized policy on illegal immigration.

Immigration activists, medical professionals, religious leaders, Democrats and some in Trump’s own Republican Party have condemned his administration for separating nearly 2,000 children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border between mid-April and the end of May.

Trump Berlakukan Tarif Impor 25 Persen atas Produk China

KONFRONTASI-Pemerintahan Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS) Donald Trump resmi memberlakukan tarif baru yang berat atas produk impor dari China senilai 50 miliar dollar AS pada Jumat (15/6/2018).

Pada tahap pertama, tarif 25 persen dikenakan pada 818 produk China senilai 34 miliar dollar AS mulai 6 Juli mendatang, sebagaimana dilansir Kontan.id pada Jumat (15/6/2018).

"Di daftar ini tidak termasuk barang-barang yang biasa dibeli oleh konsumen AS seperti telepon selular dan televisi," kata US Trade Representative, seperti dikutip National Public Radio AS.

Pada tahap kedua, Trump memasukkan produk sepeda motor dan perlengkapan teknik senilai 16 miliar dollar AS.

Namun demikian, Trump masih membuka sesi dengar pendapat untuk penerapan tarif tinggi di bagian kedua ini.

"Pertemanan yang hebat antara saya dan Presiden China Xi (Xi Jinping), serta hubungan negara dengan China adalah hal yang penting. Akan tetapi, perdagangan antar-bangsa sudah sejak lama tidak adil. Situsasi ini sudah tidak bisa diteruskan. Salah satunya, China selama ini sudah melakukan praktik tak adil soal mengambil teknologi dan hak properti intelektual AS," demikian penjelasan Trump soal penerapan tarif tinggi.

Dalam daftar senilai 50 miliar dollar AS tersebut, Negeri Paman Sam membidik produk teknologi China. Ada sekitar 1.300 produk yang diincar AS.

Trump-Kim Saling Tukar Nomor Telepon

KONFRONTASI-Presiden Amerika Serikat Donald Trump, Jumat (15/6) mengatakan telah menjalin hubungan yang baik dengan Kim Jong Un, pasca pertemuannya dengan pemimpin Korea Utara itu di Singapura.

Trump Terus Dorong Pengenaan Tarif Impor Tinggi Terhadap Produk China

KONFRONTASI-Presiden AS Donald Trump mengatakan, Jumat, di Washington, terus mendorong maju pengenaan tarif impor yang tinggi dari China senilai 50 miliar dollar Amerika, yang akan memicu perang antara dua raksasa ekonomi dunia, karena China telah bersumpah untuk memberikan tindakan balasan.

Trump Ucapkan Selamat Idul Fitri kepada Muslim Dunia

KONFRONTASI - Presiden Amerika Serikat Donald Trump bergabung dengan para pemimpin dunia lain yang ikut mengucapkan selamat Idul Fitri. Kendati dikenal sebagai pemimpin yang kerap berpandangan miring terhadap Muslim dan  imigran, orang nomor satu di AS tersebut tak lupa mengucapkan selamat Idul Fitri.

Ucapan Trump tersebut dirilis oleh Gedung Putih pada Jumat (15/6) waktu setempat. Dilansir dari situs www.whitehouse.gov, berikut ucapan selamat Idul Fitri yang diungkapkan oleh Trump:

Trump says he’ll oppose moderate GOP immigration bill

KONFRONTASI - President Donald Trump has opposed an immigration proposal that would protect migrant children separated from their parents at the US border.

The proposal, which was one of the two immigration measures crafted by congressional Republicans, was seen as a compromise between moderate and conservative factions.

It would end the "zero tolerance" policy of separating children from those who are criminally prosecuted for illegally crossing the border.

Rusia Sebut Ada Kemungkinan 'Iblis' Masuk Dalam Kesepakatan Trump-Kim

KONFRONTASI-Rusia menyatakan memiliki penilaian positif dari kesepakatan antara Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS), Donald Trump dan pemimpin Korea Utara (Korut), Kim Jong Un. Namun, Moskow menyebut mungkin saja ada "iblis" di rincian kesepakatan itu.

Germany accuses Trump of destroying trust with G7 tweets

KONFRONTASI - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has slammed US President Donald Trump for sending tweets about a recent meeting of G7 group of industrialized nations, saying those statements are further destroying trust between the United States and traditional allies in the West.

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