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President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He hold up the signed “phase one” trade deal President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He hold up the signed “phase one” trade deal in the East Room of the White House, Washington, Jan. 15, 2020 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).

What Does the ‘Phase One’ U.S.-China Trade Deal Actually Accomplish?

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020

Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, WPR Newsletter and Engagement Editor Benjamin Wilhelm curates the week’s top news and expert analysis on China.

With the signing of a “phase one” trade deal Wednesday, the United States and China have finally pressed pause on their protracted trade war. At a White House signing ceremony that was attended by Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, President Donald Trump called the pact a “sea change in international trade.” But what does it actually accomplish? ...

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