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Chiu-Ti Jansen
Opinion

Opinion

Chiu-Ti Jansen

Donald Trump’s ‘soybean solution’ to the US-China trade war is much ado about nothing

  • The ‘phase one’ trade deal is heavy on the window dressing and does not address contentious topics such as state subsidies and support for industrial initiatives
  • While more is expected of a ‘phase two’ deal, the US president is unlikely to embark on trickier trade negotiations next year with an election looming
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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