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Trump’s Trade Deal Steals a Page From Democrats’ Playbook

December 2, 2019
Ana Swanson, Emily Cochrane | The New York Times
House Democrats return to Washington on Monday facing a difficult choice: Should they hand President Trump a victory in the midst of a heated impeachment battle or walk away from one of the most progressive trade pacts ever negotiated by either party?
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Chinese officials cast doubt on long-term US trade deal, report says

October 31, 2019
Eamon Javers | CNBC
U.S. stock index futures turned lower on Thursday morning following a report, which cited unnamed sources, that Chinese officials have been casting doubt over the possibility of a long-term trade deal with the U.S., despite the two sides closing in on an initial “phase one” accord.
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Trump to Meet Chinese Envoy Amid Hopes of Trade War Truce

October 11, 2019
Ana Swanson | The New York Times
President Trump will meet with China’s top trade envoy at the White House Friday afternoon amid growing expectations that the United States could soon announce a trade truce that would help defuse tensions with China.
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China trade talks resume in Washington

October 10, 2019
Kayla Tausche | CNBC
Reports say that high-level trade talks have yet again stalled, sending markets on a wild ride
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U.S., Japan Reach Trade Deal on Farm Goods, Digital Trade

September 26, 2019
Vivian Salama, Josh Zumbrun | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed a trade-enhancement agreement that will lower agricultural tariffs in Japan, industrial tariffs in the U.S. and set new rules for digital trade between the world’s first- and third-largest economies.
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Trump Says He Wants ‘Complete Deal’ With China

September 21, 2019
Vivian Salama, William Mauldin | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump rejected suggestions that the U.S. would accept a partial trade agreement with China, saying his administration is “looking for a complete deal.”
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Here are key topics in the US-China trade talks

September 20, 2019
Kayla Tausche | CNBC
A Chinese delegation about 30 officials deep has been meeting with U.S. trade officials led by the Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish. The Chinese side is led by its Vice Minister of Finance Liao Min.
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Trump was so angry after China’s trade retaliation that he wanted to double tariffs

September 4, 2019
Kayla Tausche, Jacob Pramuk | CNBC
President Donald Trump wanted to double tariff rates on Chinese goods last month after Beijing’s latest retaliation in a boiling trade war before settling on a smaller increase, three sources told CNBC.
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Trade war taking toll on American farmers

August 29, 2019
Andrea Mitchell | NBC News
The president's trade war with China is already taking its toll on American farmers, who are seeing sales of American soybeans, pork and wheat evaporating as China retaliates against the Trump tariffs and switches to other markets.
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