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Crying Uncle With seeming impunity, U.S. President Donald Trump has helped Taiwan and called for an investigation into the coronavirus mistakes in China. In response, Beijing agreed to a lopsided trade deal in favor of the U.S. China had a $345 billion trade surplus with America last year. By contrast, Canberra suggested an investigation of the coronavirus and China responded with AD/CVD duties on Australian barley, has now advised against buying cotton from Down Under, and may be threatening a similar ban on coal from the now, not so “lucky” country. Australia had a surging trade surplus with China, which contributed 8.5 percent to Aussie GDP. Canberra is now checking its honor at the door and suggesting the two sides should w...

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