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Trump’s trade deal with China looks designed to implode

Trump’s trade deal with China is so weak it looks like it’s designed to implode. The language in the deal leaves a lot of room for argument, it’s not hard to leave and, the enforcement mechanism turns every dispute into a game of political football. Plus, no one in Washington […]
Trump’s trade deal with China looks designed to implode
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While you weren’t looking, the trade war with China went off the rails

America’s trade war with China has lost its way. Instead of pushing for structural change in China’s managed economy, the Trump administration is negotiating to get US-China trade where it was before the tit-for-tat tariffs started. This story is starting to sound like a loop, and it’s unclear how the […]
While you weren’t looking, the trade war with China went off the rails
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The US and China are reportedly close to finalising parts of a trade deal

The US and China are close to finalising sections of a phase-one trade deal, a US trade representative said Friday, according to CNBC. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke with China’s Vice Premier Liu He on Friday, according to the USTR. US stock indexes soared […]
The US and China are reportedly close to finalising parts of a trade deal