Gina joined Breakingviews in 2016 from the Financial Times, where she was the enforcement and regulatory correspondent in Washington, most recently focused on white-collar crime and cyber security. Before that, Gina was the corporate reporter for Quartz and spent seven years at the Wall Street Journal in New York, Baghdad and Detroit, covering M&A, war and cars. She also has written a book about the Khmer Rouge, trained journalists in Iraq and written from her native Seoul. Follow Gina on Twitter @GinaChon
The U.S. Justice Dept faces high hurdles in appealing a harsh ruling that cleared the $85 bln purchase of Time Warner. But since the deal closed, AT&T is raising some customer prices. The hikes came after the DOJ lost its case, but could still sway the court of public opinion.
U.S. levies on another $200 bln in Chinese goods are causing Republican lawmakers and companies to sound the alarm. They could have done so sooner – but were drunk on the president’s tax-cut plan. The timing will make it hard to stop what’s already gone too far.
Team Trump is targeting another $200 bln of Chinese goods, from fish to chemicals, for 10 pct tariffs. Both countries are also trying to reassure businesses with talk of exemptions and subsidies. That just leads to more unhealthy and lasting government influence over industry.