I invited Bob Carr to lunch hoping to talk about his controversial role as head of UTS's Australia-China Research Institute. This job has turned the former foreign minister and NSW premier into the go-to "pro-China" voice on TV debates and at conferences, including The Australian Financial Review Business Summit last week. Some question whether he is too pro-Beijing and whether ACRI was compromised by a $1.8 million donation from controversial Chinese businessman Huang Xiangmo.
History shows that, with a bit of common sense, trade spats like the steel and aluminium tariffs Donald Trump has announced can be contained. But the question is whether Trump is listening to history. We have been here before. In March 2002, exactly 16 years ago, the George W. Bush administration imposed penalty tariffs of 8 to 30 per cent on steel imports. It was a transparent tactic to shore up the Republican vote in blue-collar swing states ahead of the mid-term elections.
The EU slapped on retaliatory tariffs on imports of Harley Davidson cycles and Florida orange juice in politically sensitive swing states. Guess what? It worked. The political cost became too high and Bush buckled in December 2003 The EU and Canada are now threatening to repeat this experiment and frankly the legal case is much stronger. Trump is not even pretending that his tariffs are in line with WTO rules, unlike Bush who at least claimed they did.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".