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As China Trade Talks Begin, Trump Faces Pressure to Make a Deal

January 30, 2019
Vivian Salama | The Wall Street Journal
As the U.S. and China resume high-level trade talks Wednesday, President Trump sees himself with the upper hand given China’s lagging economic growth, but there is pressure for Mr. Trump and his administration to cut a deal too.

President Trump’s trade war with China

December 7, 2018
International relations with China and Saudi Arabia.
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White House corrects Kudlow: 90-day U.S.-China trade truce began Dec. 1

December 4, 2018
Jonathan Swan | Axios
Hours after President Trump's chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters that a 90-day trade war truce between the U.S. and China will begin Jan. 1, the White House issued a correction stating that the truce actually began on Dec. 1.
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Trump Says U.S.-China Relations Have Taken 'Big Leap Forward'

December 3, 2018
Vivian Salama | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump, fresh off his meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping in Argentina, said on Monday that U.S.-China relations have taken a “big leap forward” and he pledged his love to the American farmers whom he said would be the “big and fast beneficiary” of renewed talks.

Looking ahead to the 116th Congress

November 23, 2018
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U.S. Car-Import Probe Advances as Trump Plans Trade Meeting

November 13, 2018
Jennifer Jacobs, Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
The White House is circulating a draft report by the U.S. Commerce Department over whether to impose tariffs on automobile imports to protect national security, three people familiar with the matter said.
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Trump Sweet-Talks Xi, Trying to Ease Trade Fears Before Midterms

November 3, 2018
Mark Landler | The New York Times
When President Trump said Thursday he held a “long and very good conversation” on trade with President Xi Jinping of China, it kicked off a brief rally in financial markets and a flurry of questions about why the tensions between Washington and Beijing had suddenly eased.
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