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COVID Limits DC; Calculating 3 November

COVID Limits DC Washington Trade Daily has long tracked the trade-related machinations in Washington but there has been less to follow as the city’s apparatus remains operationally remote. Prior to the COVID shutdown, its weekly curation of think tank events on trade, and economic and foreign policy events would run four to five pages long. Even with the capacity to operate activities virtually through webinars, Zoom meetings and other approaches, this week’s tally of events totals five and takes less than half a page to document.  Calculating 3 November Following a meeting by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with Chinese officials last week, Beijing promised to accelerate its purchases of farm commodities. The Chines...

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