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Truck trailers and cargo containers at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Washington. Truck trailers and cargo containers at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Washington, May 10, 2019 (AP photo by Ted S. Warren).

How Will Trump or Biden End the Trade War With China?

, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020

Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, WPR Newsletter and Engagement Editor Benjamin Wilhelm curates the week’s top news and expert analysis on China. Guest contributor Thomas Lee wrote the lead story in China Note this week.

Amid a global pandemic and a summer of natural disasters and social unrest in the United States, it might be easy to forget that the country is still locked in a destructive trade war with China. Not that China itself is far from the minds of the two major U.S. presidential candidates, especially President Donald Trump. During last week’s Republican National Convention, Trump not surprisingly went full throttle on bashing China in his acceptance speech, going as far to say that “China would own the United States” if his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, won the election. ...

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