On the Wire | News & Analysis from the Web for the Week of November 19

G20, forged in crisis, faces major test next week: Donald Trump.  Reuters 11/23
“When G20 world leaders met for the first time in 2008 their mission was a desperate one – to rescue the global economy from the worst financial crisis in more than 70 years. They were successful. . . .”

U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy.  NY Times 11/23
“A major scientific report issued by 13 federal agencies on Friday presents the starkest warnings to date of the consequences of climate change for the United States, predicting that if significant steps are not taken to rein in global warming, the damage will knock as much as 10 percent off the size of the American economy by century’s end. . . .”

Republican senators urge vote on new NAFTA deal this year.  Reuters 11/21
“Twelve U.S. Republican Senators on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to submit the deal to update the North American Free Trade Agreement to Congress for passage by year-end, before Democrats assume control of the House of Representatives. . . .”

Lighthizer: China has not corrected actions that led to tariffs.  Politico 11/20
“China has not changed unfair and discriminatory practices that prompted President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on around $250 billion worth of Chinese goods, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Tuesday. . . .”

Trump ups the ante in fight against China’s flagrant IP theft.  The Hill 11/19
“The Trump administration is advancing a groundbreaking attack — if it is sustained — on Beijing’s unceasing theft of American intellectual property (IP). . . .”