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Trade Policy Pickle; Africa Unshackles Science

Trade Policy Pickle The Chinese lowered expectations for any outcome from this week’s bilateral negotiations with the U.S. by taking off the table President Trump’s key demand of extracting the government’s heavy role in the economy. Some analysts are arguing that the 2020 Trump campaign wants to use success stories like the trade agreement with Japan, updating NAFTA and equilibrating the terminal dues structure of the Universal Postal Union. The lack of a trade agreement with China is not only a failure but a risk to the U.S. and global economy.  Tariffs against Chinese goods are scheduled to be increased on 15 October and again on 15 December. These will clearly further threaten the economy – and the re-elec...

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