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Blinken: Domestic investment needed before trade agreements

August 9, 2021 at 5:01 PM
The U.S. needs to invest domestically in areas such as infrastructure before looking to strike new trade deals, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday, adding that investments will help allow the U.S. to operate from a position of strength when it comes to China and other competitors. The U.S.’ decision in recent decades to pursue trade agreements while not prioritizing domestic investments that other counties like China have made has hurt the U.S. economy, Blinken said in a...

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