(Answered) POLI330N Week 6 Assignment: Current Event – Free and Fair Trade or Budgetary Issue



Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

For this assignment, respond to one of the following options:

Option 1: Find a recent article (less than one month old) from a reputable news source concerning a Free and Fair Trade issue between at least two countries.

  • Summarize the article.
  • What is the issue?
  • Explain why this issue is important to the global community.
  • Evaluate the source.
  • What is your opinion?

Option 2: Find a recent article (less than one month old) from a reputable news source concerning a proposed budgetary change.

  • Summarize the article.
  • What is the issue?
  • Explain who is affected most from the change?
  • Evaluate the source.
  • What is your opinion?

Writing Requirements (APA format). Refer to the APA manual.

  • Length: 3 full pages (not including the title or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double-Spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title and Reference page required
  • APA cite article with link
  • Scan copy of article required

This activity will be graded based on the Assignment Grading Rubric.


S.-China Trade Issues


The article “Trump ‘torn’ over U.S-China trade deal as officials push to fulfill its terms” published by CNBC on May 8, 2020, talks about the U.S.-China trade deal that was signed to end the trade war between the U.S and China. The two countries have engaged in a trade war that started in 2018 and escalated in 2019. According to the article, President Donald Trump’s cabinet officials gave statements indicating that both parties in the trade agreement were committed to fulfilling their obligations promptly despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The Commerce Ministry in China shared similar sentiments indicating that the two sides were focusing on enhancing the atmosphere for the institution of Phase 1 of the trade deal. This implies that the U.S. will reduce the tariffs it imposed on Chinese products and services, while Beijing will increase the importation of agricultural and manufactured products and services from the United States.

Despite this progress, the article indicates that the U.S President showed intent to terminate Phase 1 of the trade deal his country signed with China in mid-February. In his statement, the President accused China of mishandling the outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan in December 2019. President Trump attributed the thousands of job losses and deaths in the U.S to the mishandling of the disease by Chinese authorities. As a result……………..Kindly click the icon ABOVE to purchase and access the full sample at only $10