As a U.S.-China Trade War Looms, Are Trump and His Trade Hawks Winning?

Location manager Lee Erwin unloads corn from a trailer at the Heartland Co-op in Redfield, Iowa, April 5, 2018 (AP photo by Charlie Neibergall).
Location manager Lee Erwin unloads corn from a trailer at the Heartland Co-op in Redfield, Iowa, April 5, 2018 (AP photo by Charlie Neibergall).
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After a relatively quiet first year in the White House, President Donald Trump is delivering on his campaign promises to get tough on trade, especially with China. In 2017, the Trump administration launched a number of investigations into foreign trade practices but took little action beyond abandoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which the Obama administration had negotiated with 11 Pacific Rim countries. Trump also threatened to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement if Canada and Mexico did not bow to his demands to renegotiate the deal. NAFTA talks are still ongoing. But then, in just the first few months […]

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