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What Went Wrong? How Trump Lost His ‘Easy to Win’ Trade War with China

Aerial view of large container port. Cranes.

BLOOMBERG, JANUARY 11, 2021 After shrinking for two straight years in 2015 and 2016, China’s total shipments grew each year after Trump took office. (BLOOMBERG) – U.S. President Donald Trump famously tweeted that “trade wars were good, and easy to win” in 2018 as he began to impose tariffs on about $360 billion of imports from China. Turns out he was wrong on both …

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Trump Cancels China Talks, Raising Questions About Trade Deal

Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally

BLOOMBERG, AUGUST 19, 2020  ‘I don’t want to talk to China right now,’ president says | He calls China’s handling of coronavirus ‘unthinkable’ Bloomberg News – President Donald Trump said he called off last weekend’s trade talks with China, raising questions about the future of a deal that is now the most stable point in an increasingly tense relationship. “I …

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China’s Virus-Safety Demand Is Latest Hurdle to Trade Deal

BLOOMBERG, JUNE 25, 2020 The move comes even as the world’s major public health authorities say the virus isn’t foodborne, raising questions over why China is taking the action. By Isis Almeida, Michael Hirtzer, Tatiana Freitas and Mike Dorning for Bloomberg — The U.S.-China trade deal has just suffered a new setback. China wants international shippers of meat and soybeans to …

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Trump Says China Deal ‘Fully Intact’ After Navarro Roils Markets

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BLOOMBERG, JUNE 23, 2020 Trade adviser had set off stock slide after Fox News interview | Focus on trade deal high as U.S-China relations deteriorate By Chelsea Mes and Jeff Black for Bloomberg – U.S. President Donald Trump said the phase one trade deal with China was “fully intact,” after his adviser Peter Navarro sowed confusion and spurred a temporary stock slump with …

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