Battle lines have been drawn as the United States, or more specifically, President Donald Trump, seems to have settled into full-scale trade war against China. Recent months have seen tensions mount as shots and counter shots have been taken, with the two countries squaring off and going head to head. The latest move saw President Trump file a ban on Huawei products in the United States in perhaps one of the most outlandish and brazen moves possible. Huawei is, of course, the Chinese brand most commonly known for making smartphones. It is also no secret that Huawei also happens to be the fastest growing and second biggest manufacturer of smartphones in the world.
It seems that the words Trump and controversy are permanent bedfellows. Virtually nothing that the United States president does is not met with some level of controversy. In fact, it seems to simply be the level of controversy that each move will cause that is in question, not if there will or won’t be controversy.
In yet another earth shattering move, drawing crowds of angry protestors into the streets, a new bill was announced for consideration. The bill would require that all United States citizens be identified only by the gender of their birth, with no recognition of any kind given to transgender alterations made after. This would impact all identification of each individual, and become permanent under the Trump administration. Hence, all gender would hence be known not as a choice, but as a biological condition. [Read more…]