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China is Officially a Presidential Campaign Issue

Both President Trump and Democratic nominee former Vice President Joe Biden have set their rhetorical sights on China policy as the 2020 Presidential campaign heats up. The Biden campaign unveiled its latest economic blueprint, a plan to “Ensure the Future is Made in all of America by All of America’s Workers.” It mentions China 24 times. The Biden plan is Trumpian in its rhetoric:  Confront foreign efforts to steal American intellectual property. Address state-sponsored cyber espionage against American companies.  Take aggressive trade enforcement actions against China. Address overcapacity in industries, ranging from steel and aluminum to fiber optics to shipbuilding and other sectors, and...

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