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Is the Jones Act a help or hindrance in confronting China?

06/05/2020. Category: Raves & Rants. Topic: , .

If China is assumed to be a grave geopolitical threat, is the 100-year-old Jones Act an asset? If the United States and China are on a collision course – be it a Cold War-style confrontation or worse – does the Jones Act leave the United States better prepared or at a disadvantage?

The Jones Act of 1920, introduced by Senator Wesley Jones, is a federal law that regulates maritime commerce in the United States, requiring goods shipped between U.S. ports to be transported on ships that are built, owned, and operated by United States citizens or permanent residents.

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