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China In-Country Analysis

Policy Developments Trump Administration’s Premature Celebration Following a two-hour dinner with President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Argentina, President Trump announced that the trade war with China had come to a halt and U.S. farmers would find almost instant relief. China’s reaction to the Trump administration’s self-congratulatory backslapping was one of irritation as well as consternation regarding the sincerity of the U.S. leadership to tackle the tough issues in the relatively short 90-day timeline that was agreed to by the parties. President Trump’s disconnect from reality and his inability to grasp the complex aspects of dealing with trade negotiations could not come at a more precarious time for U...

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