How Trump Led the U.S. and China to the Brink of a Trade War

Bloomberg
Bloomberg
May 3, 2018 · 8 min read
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By Saleha Mohsin and Andrew Mayeda

Chinese finance officials had high expectations entering the first major meeting with new American counterparts last summer. President Donald Trump had feted Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort a few months earlier, suggesting the two nations would enjoy warmer ties than his campaign-trail attacks had implied.

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